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Through breaking news, features, event guides and insight from industry experts, Broadsheet is the authority on the cultural life of your city. We’re here to keep you across the goings on around town and to cover, analyse and comment on it all with accurate reporting, sharp photography and clear, clean design.

Our aim is not simply to tell you about a restaurant opening – we’ll spend time in the kitchen, chatting with chefs over the clatter of pans, and to the designers while poring over their drawings. What we’re excited about is not led by breathless hyperbole, but specifics. We don’t need to tell you your city has great cafes. But by telling you who’s making them great, and why, and where you can find them, we want to add to your insight into what makes the city tick.

There’s no exact science here; at the end of the day we’re writing about what we like. But we think that’s important.

On Broadsheet you’ll find daily coverage of the most talked-about openings and big-ticket events alongside the emerging, the lesser-known, and the people, businesses and movements that may have been overlooked, but are no less worthy of your attention.

We’ll keep you across the simple must-haves, too – what’s worth seeing in the galleries, or where’s the best place in town to buy a tailored suit.

We’re excited about the cities we cover. New shops, bars and restaurants continue to open, festivals pop-up every other week and decision-makers take our culture seriously. Subscribe to the newsletter and don’t forget keep in touch.

We look forward to seeing you around town.


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• The event time, day, location and price (if applicable)
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• Any other relevant information you can think of. The more, the better. Our editors have a limited amount of time and may pass over events that require extensive research.

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• A brief description of your venue, company or product, including the date it launched, or will launch
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• Links to your website and/or Instagram account
• A contact name and phone number
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Audrey Payne
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Food and drink editor, Broadsheet Sydney

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