They say, “All roads lead to Rome”, but that’s not the case anymore; they now lead to Bondi. Local musician Santino Salvadore knows that better than most. Having grown up in Sicily and then moving to Scotland befor...

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Bronte local Patrick Byrne has always had artistic talent, being the son of well-known caricaturist Peter Byrne. Now Patrick has become an artist in his own right, as a musician going under the name Beso Palma, and has j...

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Local artist Nathan Sheahan is the illustrator behind this month’s cover piece featuring Matt Gilsenan and Blake Thornton. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have been ...

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Unfortunately, Indigo Point is not a real place. It sounds like it could be, even should be, a marvellous paradise on the coast somewhere, but it’s not (unless you count a random apartment block in Florida, USA). Indig...

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Nick Boshier has been an Eastern Suburbs resident for over fifteen years. In that time he has contributed some significant landmarks to the Sydney cultural landscape as one of the masterminds behind Bondi Hipsters, Beach...

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If you’ve spent any time on the coastal walk from Bondi to Clovelly, you may already know Em Ly. She’s the one who sings while she’s walking. “It’s my only time to practice,” she explained to The Beast, “I ...

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This month’s Beast cover artist, Fran Connelley, works in disability and aged care, but painting is her passion. Being able to see the water and paint has kept her sane during lockdown… How long have you lived he...

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Remember when prog-rock dominated the airwaves? Before SoundCloud rappers and indie-girl-pop took over the radio, black t-shirts were in and bands like Cog and Dead Letter Circus belted out heavy, double-kick anthems tha...

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The Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia has launched an anthology of NSW children’s authors in support of the Book Council’s work in schools across the state. The theme of the ant...

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Introducing the local artist behind this month’s cover illustration of ibises at Bronte Beach, Bondi Junction’s Iris Toren… How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Bondi area since the age of one. I l...

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