Category Archives: Sydney CBD

Magnify Festival: Exploring Blacktown’s Art Scene

Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia, presenting an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. The organisation is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. Blacktown Arts places Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities at the heart of its program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is an initiative of Blacktown City Council and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Experience the rich artistic talent within Blacktown in a brand new way this August and September with the premiere of Magnify festival.  Reaching from The Ponds in the north to Dawson Mall in the west, Magnify will activate sites across Blacktown with music, theatre, dance, film and installations. Local artists and communities will share stories of the region through 8 new creative experiences in intimate and distinct settings.

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The legacy of family: Wild Turkey launches Master’s Keep Revival

Aged 17 years in brick and wood rickhouses and 86.8 proof, Master’s Keep is the longest aged whiskey released by Wild Turkey in the U.S.  It’s recipe harks back to a classic released decades earlier by Eddie’s father and distilling partner, Jimmy Russell.

An evening with our fathers: (George Campbell, Whisky & Tailor)

To mark the launch of Master’s Keep Revival in Australia, Wild Turkey held an intimate event at Saké in Sydney for media and their fathers.  Guests enjoyed the first taste of Master’s Keep Revival alongside a dinner menu inspired by the bold flavours of the new premium blend while special guest, chef Andy Allen, talked about the role and power of family and revival in his journey as a chef.

(Pictured: The RNB Diary, Host & MC – Marco, Georgia Dawes & Christopher Haggarty – Lifestyle Influencers)


Wild Turkey stakes its reputation on its traditional recipes that have been maintained since the 19th century with tactful innovations like the ones presented in the Master’s Keep series.   The fourth rendition sees Eddie Russell re-visit his father’s concept with a sherry signature cask finishing on 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

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Sailmaker’s limited special 2 hour Chandon Brunch

Fresh seafood, meat, salads,  two hour package of  bottomless sparkling wine, sweeping views of the harbour in the beautiful architecture of the Hyatt Regency, creates an unrivalled experience for Sunday brunch.

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Smoke: “Raising the bar”

Embracing the winter sun’s rays after work, hitting that outdoor lounge oasis with illustrious views of the harbour and a rustic interior for luxury share plates with attendants doting over your every need.   It’s the sophisticated treehouse that defined Barangaroo when it first opened and redefined our elite expectations of drinking and dining in the city.

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4 cocktails to try on World Gin Day

Chief mixologist and founder of Gin Lane & Spritz Bar, Grant Collins will be flooding Kensington Street with a day full of celebrations to mark World Gin Day.   From 12pm-5pm sip your Saturday away with the special Happy Hour gin cocktails at Sydney’s home of gin cocktails, Gin Lane.  Then, as the sun sets, make your way to Spritz Bar to enjoy
5-7pm Happy Hour featuring creations showcasing unique and authentic Victorian gins from Patient Wolf Gin Co., Hemp Gin, Lyre’s and Four Pillars.  Prior to Spritz’ Happy Hour, the venue will let drinkers get up close and personal with a “Meet the Makers” gin tasting session from 1-4pm.

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