Alison Flett

Marrickville, New South Wales

Live performance promoter

As a musician, Alison struggled to find an appropriate space to perform in. This experience motivated her to turn an old newsagency in Sydney’s inner west into a small venue. She has made it comfortable and welcoming for artists to perform in, no matter what age or stage they are at in their career. Since 2011, Alison has hosted many of Australia’s finest independent musicians. Now, she plans to expand and develop The Newsagency to include a mini auditorium that will host 80 people, making it an exclusive venue for the independent music community. “Most venues put a lot of pressure on emerging musicians to attract hundreds of people. This isn’t always possible, especially when you are a musician just starting out.”

Alison Flett