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Editor, Film and TV Editor, Film and TV Critic, and Brisbane Editor

Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward is Concrete Playground's Editor — and also Film and TV Editor, Film and TV Critic, and Brisbane Editor. If it's on a screen big or small, happening in Brisbane and southeast Queensland, or news of national and international interest — particularly arts and entertainment — then Sarah is across it.

Sarah has also been a film critic for ABC radio for over a decade. Covering all things cinema and television, Sarah has written for Screen International since 2015, and contributed to SBS, ACMI, AACTA, Birth.Movies.Death, Flicks, Senses of Cinema, ScreenHub, ArtsHub, Junkee, FilmInk, Lumina, Metro Magazine, Screen Education and more. Sarah's background includes managing, writing for and hosting Q&As at Australian film festivals, including the Brisbane International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Queensland Film Festival and Sydney Underground Film Festival.

Favourite cinema in Brisbane: Angelika Film Centre, which is a glorious new place to see a movie.

Favourite cinema in Sydney: Golden Age Cinema & Bar, the one cinema everyone needs to go to in Sydney if they only go to one cinema.

Favourite cinema in Melbourne: The Astor Theatre, and not just because of its history with cinema cats.

  • The Belvedere

    Oxley Avenue
    Woody Point

    T +61 7 3284 2245

  • Lagoon Beach Club

    Manor Circle
    Sanctuary Cove

    T +61 7 5530 1234

  • Kirra Beach Hotel

    2 Marine Parade
    Coolangatta

    T +61 7 5536 3311

  • La Macelleria South City Square

    148 Logan Road
    Woolloongabba

  • Bli Bli Hotel

    310 David Low Way
    Bli Bli

    T +61 7 5220 8760

  • You'll Have to Wait Till 2025 to See Bong Joon-ho's New Robert Pattinson-Starring Sci-Fi Film 'Mickey 17'

    Hanging out for the Oscar-winning filmmaker's first movie since 'Parasite'? It's been delayed from 2024, so you'll now see it next year.

  • Rebel Wilson Is Touring the East Coast to Chat About Her Journey From Australia to Hollywood

    The 'Pitch Perfect', 'Bridesmaids', 'Fat Pizza' and 'Cats' star has plenty to talk about — and a new memoir to spruik, too.

  • What an Airbnb Guest Wants: Christina Aguilera Is Hosting a Luxe Two-Night Las Vegas Stay 

    Ain't no better way to enjoy a trip to Nevada — the pop icon will chat with guests over drinks, then you'll get a burlesque lesson and see her Vegas show.

  • Coming Soon: Ardo's Fourth Neighbourhood Wine Bar and Cellar Door Is Opening in Milton in March

    Already boasting locations in Newstead, Hawthorne and Graceville, the City Winery team's chain of suburban bars just keeps growing.

  • The Kid LAROI Is Getting the Documentary Treatment — and It'll Hit Your Streaming Queue in February

    Featuring chats with The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber, Post Malone and more, 'Kids Are Growing Up' will be available via Prime Video from Thursday, February 29.

  • The Hospitality Crew Behind Agnes, Bianca, sAme sAme and Honto Has Enlisted Adam Wolfers as Its New Group Chef

    Anyday's new hire will help oversee some of Brisbane's best restaurants, drawing upon his experience at Gerard’s Bistro, as well as in Sydney, New York and Spain.

  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales Is Bringing a Huge Alphonse Mucha Exhibition to Australia

    AGNSW's exclusive winter showcase will focus on the  Czech-born artist — and it has unveiled the rest of its 2024 lineup, too.

  • Sleater-Kinney Are Touring Down Under in May Three Decades After Recording Their First Album in Australia

    Fresh from releasing their 11th studio album 'Little Rope', Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein have announced a five-city tour.

  • Three-Margarita Menu at The Inchcolm Bar

    Monday 19th February - Saturday 24th February
    @ The Inchcolm Bar

  • Goodbye 'Breaking Bad' Favourite Mike Ehrmantraut, Hello Astronauts: Jonathan Banks Talks 'Constellation'

    After 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul', Jonathan Banks swaps two of the best shows of the 21st century for a thrilling new sci-fi series.

  • KFC Is Giving Away Free International Trips So You Can Enjoy Its Fried Chicken Around the World

    You just need to look for the chain's international products in the KFC app, then place an order — and you could win an overseas getaway.

  • The Five Best Waterfalls Near Brisbane You Can Swim Under

    Don't stick to the rivers and lakes that you're used to. Go swim under some waterfalls just a short drive from Brisbane's city centre.

  • 'Eras' 101: Everything That You Need to Know About Taylor Swift's Australian Tour (and How to Cope If You're Not Going)

    From what to wear to whether it's as sensational as you've heard (it is) — and how to have the 'Eras' experience at home — we've got the full Swiftie rundown.

  • Now Open: Cunnamulla Hot Springs Is Your New Excuse for an Outback Queensland Getaway

    The team behind Victoria's Peninsula Hot Springs has launched this new bathing site in the Sunshine State, which features seven geothermic pools.

  • Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail

    Sunday 28th April
    @ Various locations throughout the Scenic Rim region

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