Concrete Playground

 

 

 

 

 

Between 2010 – 2013, I contributed on a weekly basis to Concrete Playground Melbourne and Concrete Playground Sydney. I wrote theatre, film, food, drink and arts reviews as well as sponsored editorial about local entertainment, lifestyle and culture. I uploaded all my own articles, sourced and resized images as required, and helped maintain a national media database.

 

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND MELBOURNE:

 

Review: Howler, Brunswick

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/bars/howler/

 

The Secrets of the Abbotsford Quadfecta

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/arts-entertainment/culture/the-secrets-of-the-abbotsford-quadfecta/

 

Review: ‘Phedre’ at Malthouse Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/phedre-bell-shakespeare-2/

 

Review: Stovetop Café, Carlton

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/restaurants/stovetop/

 

Sponsored: Concrete Playground Runs the Tan Ultra

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/arts-entertainment/culture/concrete-playground-runs-the-tan-ultra/

 

Sponsored: The Five Best Scenic Running Routes in Melbourne

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/travel-leisure/find-your-fit-the-five-best-running-routes-in-melbourne/

 

Sponsored: Hilary Simmons takes Tan Ultra 2013

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/tan-ultra-2013/

 

Review: ‘Cowboy Mouth’ at Goodtime Studios

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/cowboy-mouth/

 

Preview: ‘Bang! Crash! Tap!’ at the Arts Centre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/bang-crash-tap/

 

Review: Gill’s Diner, CBD

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/bars/gills-diner/

 

Preview: ‘Twiggy – The Face of 1966’ at ACMI

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/twiggy-the-face-of-66/

 

Preview: Footy + Superstar + Evelyn Ida Morris at the Toff in Town

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/footy-superstar-evelyn-ida-morris/

 

Review: The Everleigh, Fitzroy

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/bars/the-everleigh/

 

Review: ‘Circa – Wunderkammer’ at Malthouse Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/circa-wunderkammer-2/

 

Preview: ‘The Glory Box’ at fortyfivedownstairs

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/the-burlesque-hour-the-glory-box/

 

Review: ‘Lost in Space/Speaking Loosely/Royalty’ at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/lost-in-spaceloosely-speakingroyalty/

 

Preview: Bastille Day Party at the Evening Star

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/bastille-day-party/

 

Review: ‘Bangarra – Blak’ at the Arts Centre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/blak-bangarra-dance-theatre-2/

 

Preview: The Second Annual Lebowski Bash at the Astor Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/second-annual-lebowski-bash/

 

Review: ‘Ten Months in a Cold Town’ at the Abbotsford Convent

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/ten-months-in-a-cold-town-snafu-theatre/

 

Preview: Unpaved Songwriter Sessions #27 at the Old Bar

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/unpaved-songwriter-sessions-27/

 

Preview: Documentary Drawing with Lily Mae Martin at the Abbotsford Convent

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/popup-school-documentary-drawing-with-lily-mae-martin/

 

Review: ‘True Love Travels on a Gravel Road’ at fortyfivedownstairs

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/true-love-travels-on-a-gravel-road/

 

Preview: ‘Herding Cats’ at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/herding-cats-red-stitch/

 

Preview: ‘Exhibition 55’ at C3 Contemporary Art Space

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/exhibition-55-at-c3/

 

Review: ‘1 Man Debate’ with Simon Taylor at Melbourne Comedy Festival

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/1-man-debate-with-simon-taylor/

 

Preview: CherryRock013 at Cherry Bar

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/cherryrock013/

 

Review: North Carlton Canteen, Carlton North

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/restaurants/north-carlton-canteen/

 

Preview: ‘I’ve An Uncle Ivan’ Launch and Exhibition at Lamington Drive

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/ive-an-uncle-ivan-launch-and-exhibition/

 

Review: ‘The Joy of Text’ at La Mama Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/the-joy-of-text/

 

Preview: Boogie 7 Festival at Tallarook

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/boogie-7-festival/

 

Preview: ‘The Shape of Things’ at No Vacancy Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/the-shape-of-things/

 

Preview: ‘John Vickery – Between the Lines’ at Founders Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/john-vickery-between-the-lines/

 

Preview: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ at the Wheeler Centre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/wheeler-centre-gala-where-the-wild-things-are/

 

Review: Massoni, CBD

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/bars/massoni/

 

Review: ‘4000 Miles’ at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/event/4000-miles/

 

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND SYDNEY:

 

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Sydney Opera House

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-comedy-of-errors-bell-shakespeare/

 

Review: ‘The We and the I’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-we-and-the-i/

 

Review: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-threepenny-opera/

 

Preview: Bizarre Bazaar at Angel Place

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/bizarre-bazaar/

 

Preview: ‘Insert Coin(s) – Level 4’ at Oxford Art Factory

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/insert-coins-level-4/

 

Review: ‘Any Questions for Ben?’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/any-questions-for-ben/

 

Review: ‘Pygmalion’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/pygmalion-sydney-theatre-company/

 

Preview: Bondi Openair Cinema at Bondi Pavilion

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/bondi-openair-cinema/

 

Review: ‘Never Did Me Any Harm’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/never-did-me-any-harm-sydney-theatre-company/

 

Preview: ‘Insert Coin(s) – The Darkness II’ at Oxford Art Factory

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/insert-coins-presents-the-darkness-ii/

 

Preview: A Very Egyptian Cab Sav at Stinson Lane

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/a-very-egyptian-cab-sav/

 

Review: ‘The Birthday Boys’ at NIDA

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-birthday-boys/

 

Review: ‘As You Like It’ at Belvoir Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/as-you-like-it/

 

Review: ‘Anonymous’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/anonymous/

 

Preview: ‘Women, Power & Culture – Then and Now’ at New Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/women-power-culture-then-and-now/

 

Review: ‘Africa’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/africa/

 

Review: ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/bill-cunningham-new-york/

 

Review: ‘The Book of Everything’ at the Seymour Centre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-book-of-everything/

 

Review: ‘Midnight in Paris’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/midnight-in-paris/

 

Review: ‘Boxing Day’ at Old Fitzroy Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/boxing-day-tin-shed-theatre-company-2/

 

Preview: ‘Baron Wolman – The Rolling Stone Years’ at Blender Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/baron-wolman-the-rolling-stone-years/

 

Review: ‘Page One – Inside the New York Times’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/page-one-inside-the-new-york-times/

 

Review: ‘Sweet Bird Andsoforth’ at ATYP Studios

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/sweet-bird-andsoforth/

 

Review: ‘Beginners’ at selected cinemas

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/beginners/

 

Preview: Jonathan Franzen at Sydney Writers’ Festival

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/jonathan-franzen/

 

Review: ‘Blood Wedding’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/blood-wedding/

 

Review: ‘The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell’ at Old Fitzroy Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-haunting-of-daniel-gartrell/

 

Preview: Kill Devil Hills at Annandale Hotel

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/kill-devil-hills/

 

Review: ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ at Belvoir Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/neighbourhood-watch/

 

Preview: Sydney Tweed Ride at Sydney Town Hall

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/sydney-tweed-ride-2/

 

Review: ‘Bangarra – Belong’ at Sydney Opera House

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/belong/

 

Review: ‘The Coming World’ at Darlinghurst Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-coming-world/

 

Preview: ‘A Dalai Lama Portrait’ at Customs House

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/a-dalai-lama-portrait/

 

Review: ‘The Seagull’ at Belvoir Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-seagull/

 

Preview: ‘Songs of Rapture and Torture’ at Serial Space

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/songs-of-rapture-and-torture/

 

Review: ‘Once Under A Sky’ at Old Fitzroy Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/once-under-a-sky/

 

Preview: Darwin Deez at the Metro

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/darwin-deez/

 

Review: ‘Modern Worship’ at Gallery A.S.

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/daniel-askill-modern-worship/

 

Preview: Sydney Writers’ Festival at various locations

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/sydney-writers-festival/

 

Review: ‘Ruby Moon’ at Wharf Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/ruby-moon/

 

Preview: Washington at Metro Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/washington/

 

Preview: Datarock at Oxford Art Factory

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/datarock/

 

Review: ‘Smoke and Mirrors (The Return)’ at Seymour Centre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/smoke-mirrors-the-return/

 

Preview: ‘Go Font Urself’ at Roller Studio

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/go-font-urself-book-launch/

 

Review: Pocket Bar, Darlinghurst

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/bars/pocket/

 

Review: ‘Samantha Everton – Marionettes’ at Dickerson Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/samantha-everton-marionettes/

 

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Sydney Theatre Company

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/hamlet-2/

 

Preview: Sparkadia at Metro Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/sparkadia/

 

Review: ‘The Brothers Size’ at Stables Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-brothers-size/

 

Preview: ‘Jodee Knowles’ at Friends of Leon Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/jodee-knowles/

 

Review: ‘Concrete Heartbeat’ at Old Fitzroy Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/concrete-heartbeat/

 

Preview: Andrew O’Hagan and Annie Proulx at Sydney Writers’ Festival

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/andrew-ohagan-annie-proulx/

 

Preview: Phatchance + Coptic Soldier at Oxford Art Factory

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/phatchance-coptic-soldier/

 

Review: ‘Wish I’d Said That’ at Ensemble Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/wish-id-said-that/

 

Preview: Project Futures at The Vault

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/project-futures/

 

Preview: ‘Just the Ticket’ at Ensemble Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/just-the-ticket/

 

Preview: ‘Lucas Grogan – Black + Blue’ at Iain Dawson Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/lucas-grogan-black-blue/

 

Review: ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ at Sydney Opera House

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-man-who-planted-trees/

 

Preview: ‘Barry Divola – Nineteen Seventysomething’ at Surry Hills Library

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/barry-divola-nineteen-seventysomething/

 

Preview: The Fall at Metro Theatre

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/the-fall/

 

Preview: ‘No Reserve Auction’ at Global Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/no-reserve-auction/

 

Preview: Bag Raiders at The Forum

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/bag-raiders/

 

Preview: ‘May Barrie + Tori de Mestre’ at Stella Downer Fine Art Gallery

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/may-barrie-tori-de-mestre/

 

Preview: Belles Will Ring at The Gaelic

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/belles-will-ring/