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The Seymour Centre’s Courtyard Sessions, a series of free outdoor concerts from up-and-coming local musicians, begins soon with Timothy James Bowen on the 19th January, followed by Anna Smyrk on January 26th. The Courtyard Session is a Sydney festival favourite that is  free and family and pooch friendly!

The live, outdoor, under the trees Courtyard Sessions continue until 23rd March.  For more information about the line-up visit:




Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (who also directed Turner & Hooch), this film is based on the autobiographical books by James Bowen about a man and his cat which tells the story of how Bowen, portrayed by Luke Treadaway, a homeless, recovering drug addict, ekes out a rather edgy and skint existence busking on the streets of London.

His patient, sympathetic support worker Val (Joanne Froggatt) manages to find him accommodation. One evening Bowen discovers Bob the cat guzzling his cereal. At first Bowen shoos him, but then he notices that the cat is badly injured, after which he then makes contact with his  neighbour, animal lover and activist Bettie (Ruta Gedmintas). Between Val, Bob and Bettie, Bowen’s life will never be the same. Continue reading A STREET CAT NAMED BOB