The SpaceHi all,
I'm Boris and I have a place to rent. I live with Steven, but while I work in Sydney, I rent my room out.
Steven is in their late 20's, engineer, working at the University of Newcastle. He is friendly, easygoing and helpful.
Going back to the Unit, this is a lovely one: clean, tidy and friendly, with a super spacious room, great view, and close to everything in the heart of Newcastle. If you drive a car, you can use the visitors parking in the complex at no extra cost.
The unit is located in The Hill suburb. The Hill is one of the oldest and nicest suburbs in the Newcastle area. It is very central, close to bus and train stations, close to Darby street, to Honeysuckle area, and to the beach.
On Darby street, you will find many restaurants and cafes to enjoy your stay in Newcastle. Not far from this unit, you can also access to the Honeysuckle and Foreshore area. From there, the lighthouse is just a few minutes walk.
THINGS TO DO
Newcastle holds a variety of cultural events and festivals.
The Newcastle Regional Show is held in the Newcastle Showground annually. There are a mixture of typical regional show elements such as woodchopping displays, showbags, rides and stalls and usually fireworks to complement the events in the main arena.
The Mattara festival, founded in 1961, is the official festival of Newcastle with a more traditional 'country fair' type program that combines a parade, rides, sporting events, band competitions and portrait and landscape painting exhibitions.
The Newcastle Jazz Festival is held across three days in August, and attracts performers and audiences from all over Australia.
The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival, first started in Newcastle in 1999. This is the film festival where film-makers come together in one place to make a short film in 24 hours. It is run annually in July.
This Is Not Art is a national festival of new media and arts held in Newcastle each year over the October long weekend. Since its humble beginnings in 1998, it has become one of the leading arts festivals in Australia dedicated to the work and ideas of communities not included in other major Australian arts festivals. The umbrella program includes the independent festivals Electrofringe, the National Young Writers' Festival, Critical Animals, Sound Summit, Crack Theatre Festival and other projects that vary from year to year.
The Newcastle Entertainment Centre, located inside the Newcastle Showground is a popular venue for regular events including wrestling, concerts and monster truck shows.
Newcastle has an active youth music culture, as well as a Conservatorium of Music which is part of the University of Newcastle. It continues to support local bands and has a large underground music scene. The members of Silverchair, the highly successful Australian band, hail from Newcastle, as does the Australian band The Screaming Jets. It has a fertile punk rock and hardcore scene, which has spawned successful local acts and national acts.
Visual arts and galleries
Noted Australian artists John Olsen, Margaret Olley and William Dobell once lived in Newcastle and today the city of Newcastle is home to a wide range of public, commercial and private galleries. The Newcastle Art Gallery is home to one of Australia's most substantial public art collections outside a major capital city, and its extensive collection of works by contemporary and historical Australian visual artists presents a comprehensive overview of Australian art. Due to an ongoing space issue, the gallery is currently planning a major redevelopment. The Von Bertouch Galleries is a commercial gallery founded by Anne Von Bertouch.
Newcastle has a variety of smaller theatres, but the main theatre in the CBD is now the Civic, at Wheeler Place, (seating capacity about 1500), one of Australia's great historic theatres built during 1929 in Art Deco style. It hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dance and other events each year. Newcastle previously boasted several large theatres, among them the oldest purpose-built theatre in Australia, the Victoria Theatre on Perkins Street (built 1876, capacity 1750), saw touring international opera companies such as the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and other troupes, and played host to some of the greatest stars of the age, such as Dame Nellie Melba, Gladys Moncrieff, and Richard Tauber, (it is now closed and derelict); the Century, Nineways, Broadmeadow, (built 1941, capacity 1800) although largely used as a cinema was a popular Symphony orchestra venue (demolished 1990 after being severely damaged by the 1989 earthquake); the Hunter (capacity 1000) at The Junction, had advanced modern stage facilities, but was eventually sold and demolished to make way for a motel that was destroyed by the 1989 earthquake. The decline in theatres and cinemas from the 1960s onwards was blamed on television. Guest AccessGuests will have access to a private room with clean and comfortable linen, free wireless internet, free tea and coffee, and with access to the kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Interaction with GuestsI have little interaction with guests because I work in another city. I think this is better because they can feel comfortable to have their own agenda. Getting AroundThe apartment is a 200 meters from public transport. Very convenient if you are not driving a car. Off-street parking Other Things to NoteTea, coffee, sugar, milk will be provided.