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Madeleine Watts


Madeleine Watts

Madeleine is a Sydney-born writer and editor. She began writing for Concrete Playground as an editorial intern in 2010. She has since written for The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Junkee, The Lifted Brow and The Sun Herald (amongst others).

  • The Ten Best Beaches in Sydney

    From napping under palms on the northern beaches to snorkelling in the turquoise waters of a protected marine reserve, these are ten of our year-round go-tos. 

  • Surry Hills Market

    Friday 2nd November
    @ Shannon Reserve

  • Concrete Playground's 2015-16 Summer Reading List

    Ten books to get stuck into by the pool, the beach or on the couch with an Icy Pole in hand.

  • Concrete Playground's Summer Reading List

    Ten books from this year that no bibliophile should miss.

  • Gertrude & Alice

    46 Hall Street
    Bondi Beach

    T +61 2 9130 5155

  • Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

    51 Glebe Point Road

    T (02) 9552 4498

  • Concrete Playground’s Summer Reading Guide 2013

    Read books this summer. Read these books.

  • National Young Writers’ Festival Presents Tao Lin

    Wednesday 28th August
    @ Alaska Projects

  • An Evening with David Sedaris

    Sunday 19th January
    @ Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

  • Spend an Evening with David Sedaris on New Tour

    You know you wanna hear David Sedaris read his insightful, satirical, real-life stories aloud.

  • ‘A Bricolage of Shit': The Act of Killing’s New Take on Documentary and Genocide

    The Act of Killing has been the talk of Sydney Film Festival. Director Joshua Oppenheimer tells how his astonishing documentary came together.

  • Reimagining How to Build Cities on a Human Scale

    Andreas Dalsgaard, director of The Human Scale, explains how we address the contradictions of contemporary cities.

  • King Street Wharf: A New Lunchtime Sweet Spot

    King Street Wharf is becoming an increasingly central part of Sydney’s CBD and one well worth checking out. Particularly at lunch time.

  • Five Great KSW Lunches for $10

    King Street Wharf are offering a special lunchtime menu. Here are our pick of the best meals under $10.

  • Five Great KSW Lunches Under $20

    King Street Wharf are offering a special lunchtime program. Here are our pick of the best meals under $20.

  • Concrete Playground's Road Trip Essentials

    Road trips are an idealised summertime activity, but when the heats eases in autumn there's really no better time to be in the car for extended periods of time.

  • How Reasonable Things Still Get Banned by the Australian Classification Board

    I Want Your Love is in the spotlight after James Franco's YouTube rant, but it's banning is just one of many 'silly' decisions made by Australian censors over the years.

  • A Bluffer’s Guide to Whisky

    Concrete Playground is turning our bleary and debauched eyes to whisky, so come join us in the fun.

  • A Tribute to the Lansdowne Hotel (Because It Almost Burnt Down)

    It is the beloved pub of last resort. And we would have been lost without it.

  • Concrete Playground’s Summer Reading Guide

    Concrete Playground duly presents our suggestions for the best books to read over your summer.

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