13.4.2022 – Cr Donna Davis
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Councillor Donna Davis provides an updated on how the City fared with recent flooding and assistance available to residents. Lord Mayor Davis also gives an overview of Skate and Play, the final event of Parramatta Nights on until Saturday 23rd April. Finally Lord Mayor previews where you can remember Anzac […]
PARRAMATTA NIGHTS – SKATE & PLAY
The massive six-week event series kicks off in Parramatta’s CBD this Thursday! Parramatta Nights, the City of Parramatta’s award-winning outdoor event series, officially launches this Thursday (17 March). The program will feature an incredible line-up of family-friendly activities, including the return of the beloved Skate and Play roller-rink. Running throughout the Easter school holidays, Skate and Play (8-23 […]
30.3.2022 – John Chedid
John Chedid, current chair PCYC Parramatta speaks with Jim and Darryn about the importance a PCYC plays in local communities. John shares his plea for the NSW State Government to confirm the schedule for the new PCYC Parramatta building.
16.3.2022 – Cr Donna Davis
City of Parramatta Lord mayor Councillor Donna Davis joined Darryn and Jim to share the latest in Parramatta including return of Parramatta Nights and other events in the Autumn event series, support for small businesses in small business month, and the landmark agreement with ZEN energy to have council running on 100% renewable energy from […]
9.2.2022 – Adrian Boss OAM and Charlene Bordley
Adrian Boss OAM, BIKEast and Charlene Bordley, Captain of the Parramatta Cycling Without Age Chapter speak with Jim and Darryn all about Cycling Without Age and how they got involved. Thank you Charlene for being a guest host 🙂 Adrian awarded Order of Australia Medal in recent Australia Day Awards for his outstanding service to […]
19.1.2022 – Dr Catherine Keenan
Dr Catherine Keenan AM, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Story Factory joined Darryn to discuss why she co-founded The Story Factory, what it aims to achieve and how it helps to make sure that “Writing is agency”. If reading is access, then writing is agency.
8.12.2021 – Craig McMaster
Craig McMaster, Director, Riverside Theatres Parramatta talks with Jim and Darryn about his journey in the entertainment industry which has led him to be the new Director at Riverside Theatres. Craig shares the passion of ‘Shared Joy’ that he hopes can shine through Riverside Theatre in 2022. Spotlight joins Craig in thanking outgoing Riverside Theatre […]
1.12.2021 – Cr Bob Dwyer
Former City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer reflects back on his time as a Councillor which goes back to 1995. Cr Dwyer answers an important question of what it takes to be a Councillor for your local community.
17.11.2021 – Mihaela Cristescu
Mihaela Cristescu, secretary of New Writers Group Inc. joins Jim and Darryn in studio to share all about New Writers Group Inc, Zine West, Expression and so much more. We celebrate a belated 1st Birthday for Spotlight. Jim and Darryn read some pieces written by writers in New Writers Group.
Curtain up! Further boost to restart the arts sector in Parramatta
Parramatta’s arts sector has received a major boost in its recovery from COVID-19, with local company FORM Dance Projects receiving $278,000 in grant funding under the Morrison Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund. The new investment will enable FORM to produce Kairos, a new Australian dance production from celebrated director Meryl Tankard […]