Our Latest COVID-19 Story from Surry Hills & Valleys

Before I was aware of the coronavirus epidemic here in Australia, I was looking closely at the news in Europe. My family lives in Madrid, Spain. Then the virus hit the United States. My eyes were glued to the news in New York, since I have many friends and colleagues there – I lived there … Continue reading Our Latest COVID-19 Story from Surry Hills & Valleys

Rustic Pearl

Rustic Pearl On the 16th of March 2020, Rustic Pearl changed its direction. In light of the pandemic unfolding globally and the news of many restaurants changing their operation to cater for a public lockdown we knew that the hospitality industry was going to soon be affected. On this day, we decided that the cosy … Continue reading Rustic Pearl

COVID-19 Stories

Last night we had a photo exhibition/storytelling event in a laneway in Surry Hills. It was a partnership between Neighbourhood Matters, Surry Hills & Valleys, Sydney Alliance, artist AstraHoward (Village Voices) and other local community organisations and people like Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Streetlevel and Belvoir St theatre. Our purpose was to hear the stores … Continue reading COVID-19 Stories

Surry Hills & Valleys is back for our third series.

Surry Hills & Valleys is back with a special COVID-19 series, telling the stories of people in our neighbourhood during a time of pandemic. First up is Greg Garrett. At the beginning it was a bit too much for me. I was getting about a dozen emails a day about COVID. It was the only … Continue reading Surry Hills & Valleys is back for our third series.

Surry Hills & Valleys on ABC TV

Baptist Minister Karina Kreminski is well known in the neighbourhood for her blog “Surry Hills and Valleys” which features stories of Surry Hills Residents. Compass explores Karina’s theology, life story and her views about the life and times of Surry Hills locals - all to illustrate what she calls her “Urban Mission.” Producer & Researcher: Noel … Continue reading Surry Hills & Valleys on ABC TV

Narelle Clarke is featured in the latest Urban Village magazine

The latest copy of the Urban Village magazine is now available. Once again, they've featured a profile from Surry Hills and Valleys: Narelle Clarke. I moved into Surry Hills when I was 18 months old. Mum and dad lived here and this was the family home. The house was built in the late 1800s. Mum … Continue reading Narelle Clarke is featured in the latest Urban Village magazine