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Issue 247 | November 20 2014
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Grotesque graffiti, Glebe Point Summit and Bays Precinct revealed
l The facade of a former brothel fronting on to Enmore Road has been defaced by troglodytic graffiti involving, you guessed it, many phalluses, followed by the captions ‘I love dick’ - letting down the general standard of street art in Newtown and Enmore significantly. The comments from clients on Penny 77’s website tellingly show much more respect for the women working there than the unknown street ‘artists’. l MC Darby (daytime name: Member of Council
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Satire for the soul
Latte Leftie issues a grovelling apology on behalf of this publication following its ill-advised plan to stage a festive toga party
Dear LL – I’m writing to you on behalf of a collective of colour-blind Inner West leftists dedicated to upbraiding our progressive brothers, sisters and siblings of no fixed gender identity when they engage in unconscious prejudice. It has been brought to our attention Ciao recently sent out ‘Save the date’ emails for a “Christmas toga party”! I might expect this kind of championing of race-based privilege, ethnic stereotyping and outrageous cultural appropriation from a Murdoch organ but I was appalled to discover this publication was going to treat the toga as a mere party costume. Are you unaware of the contribution of Italian migrants to the Inner West community? Do you have any idea how distressing it must be to them to have a bunch of non-Italians – some no doubt the descendants of Carthaginians, Visigoths and Vandals – flouncing around in bed sheets, engaging in the equivalent of a blackface minstrel show? Granted, I’m not of Roman ethnicity myself but when I informed my local greengrocer Mario of your plans and offered my heartfelt apologies for the marginalisation he’d been subjected to he looked at me blankly, which I can only assume meant he was left in a state of shock by your proposed Klu Klux Klanesque end-of-year festivities. Henry, Leichhardt LL replies: If I may be permitted to use some Latin, in a culturally respectful manner: mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. After looking into this further, I discovered that not only were togas going to be worn but that antipasto plates were going to be served and opera arias played. Rest assured, I immediately put a stop to this orgy of bigotry and changed the party’s theme to ‘Pimps and prostitutes’, sorry, ‘Lower socio-economic status entrepreneurs and empowered sex workers.’ Hopefully, your collective can now attend in good conscience.
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Darcy Byrne) has been spitting off some rad press releases of late, backing up big name BFF’s in the music biz and confirming Laneway Festival as a permanent fixture at Callan Park. Although how legit was ragging on Green Convenor Hall Greenland as an “anti-music activist”, and part of a not-fun and tiny minority, despite Leichhardt Council voting unanimously to endorse the event?
Urban Growth NSW to publicly release their taskforce report on the Bays Precinct Renewal. Previously confidential and now to be officially unveiled at an invite-only conference, the report outlines major recommendations to retain shipping to the harbour, redevelop White Bay Power Station and Rozelle Rail Yard, as well provide further transport linkups with the future extension of the M4. Leichhardt Council has not been named a partner organisation despite 70 per cent of the area concerned falling in Leichhardt LGA.
l Denied entry to the G20 by the Libs, popular local MP Tanya Plibersek defiantly lived it up at this week’s other great diplomatic gathering, the Glebe Street Fair! The event was a massive hit and illustrated that every summit should have at least three stages, with no politicians talking on any of them.
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This photo was taken at the Norland Nursing College Christmas party on the 16th of December 1939. The institute was contained in a sprawling mansion on Charlotte St, Ashfield and was home to many young children whose parents weren’t unable to care for them. Let’s hope this Christmas local children look a little happier than these ones do! n Thanks to Ashfield Library
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A mo’ to go
Things we love: We can’t believe it’s time for Movember already! The only month of the year when it’s completely acceptable for males to don a ’tache, because lets face it, it can be a bit of a grey area normally. As jacaranda trees begin to bloom in our Inner West streets, so too shall moustaches sprout on the upper lips of those Inner West men lacking a lumberjack beard. We love the fact that the Newtown Fire Station is getting in on the action; let’s just hope it doesn’t prove to be a fire hazard.
• Leichhardt Council openly supporting Marriage Equality • Yoga paddle boarding, why not? • Incorporating florescent accessories into an otherwise neutral outfit (that goes for men, too) • First bite of mango for the summer
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• Buying presents for people who already have everything • The closing of the Marly bar Rooftop • Mexican fiestas • Inner West Light Rail’s lack of wheelchair accessibility • Confusion around big projects hitting the Inner West. Would the real WestConnex please stand up? • The hysteria surrounding Ebola; you’re more likely to be struck by lightning
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• Loving Movember, free hugs for locally grown moustaches! • Blooming bougainvillea • Bottling your own homemade passata
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Shake it up
As we make our way into mid-November, there’s no turning back now, Summer is well and truly here. With it comes long days at the beach, sticky bus seats, sunburn and the realisation that you need to swap your morning coffee with something a little more refreshing. Here's the best smoothies, juices and frappes to get you going!
Pulp Friction, Annandale
We’re a sucker for punny names and this one is particularly juicy (see what we did there?). Not only does it have a great name; this small café boasts a delicious range of fresh juices and smoothies. What's their greatest drawcard? Their juices are served icy cold. Try the Energiser: an orange, pineapple, mint and ginger infusion that’ll get you going like a little pink bunny!
n 14 Booth St, Annandale. Ph: 9571 5973.
Say NO to the Politics of Fear
The apparently reasonable idea of “protecting Australian borders” from boat arrivals conceals a subtle but implicit racism. Amidst the absurdity of Australia needing protection from a few wooden boats with refugees, this slogan uses the threat of strangers, particularly dark skinned and especially Islamic ones, as the reason behind stopping refugee boats coming to our shores. We are now seeing a government campaign worse than the decision to send troops to Iraq to fight in a poorly thought out war. It is not an isolated response but part of this government’s policy of promoting irrational fear to support both racism and hatred of Muslims, who have become a convenient scapegoat. We see this government focusing on security for its own sake, because fear allows leaders to take steps which might otherwise not be possible. The Abbott government harnesses our fear of Muslims through new counterterrorism laws that include limiting the freedom of the press, increasing anti-terrorism raids, and nearly “banning the burqa” by trying to stop covered women entering the Parliament. The government's response to the arrival of refugees by boat has significantly damaged Australia’s reputation as a supporter of international law and human rights. The decision by both major parties to commence and increase offshore processing of refugees is unlawful, irrational and excessively expensive. It cannot be sustained in the long-term. This policy totally reverses the 1950s decision by Robert Menzies (founder of the Liberal Party) to open the doors to those seeking asylum by signing the Refugee Convention, conveniently ignored by his current heirs. This policy has already resulted in two unnecessary and unlawful deaths of refugees in the care and custody of the Government’s contractors. More chillingly, while offshore processing in Nauru and Manus has been in place for over two years, no policy yet clearly states the performance requirements that the Federal Government must meet to process refugee applications. These people face an endless hopelessness that one day they may be resettled to some country, whether PNG, Cambodia or Nauru, that is ill-equipped to receive them. Research shows the devastating mental health impacts on adults and children under these conditions. The Greens stand for alternatives to this policy, which begin by recognising that Australia can actually implement humane and workable options that meet its treaty obligations. We can increase the number of refugees allowed, we can close down all offshore processing centres and abolish artificial “migration zone” rules. All refugees can have their application considered and processed in a reasonable time, with a visa to allow them to work and receive medical treatment while their children attend school.
Marrickville Organic Food and Famers Market
There’s no better way to start a Sunday morning than trawling through these bustling markets. Head straight to the Venus Whole Foods stall for the best smoothies.
The hipster mason jar makes it even tastier!
Queen Roll and Juice Bar, Newtown
This little hole in the wall serves up two staples that I would be happily left with on a desert island: freshly squeezed juices and Vietnamese pork rolls (stuffed with piles and piles of carrot and coriander).
Ignore the loopy names and try 'Love', with coconut milk, kale, banana, chia seeds and spirulin, or 'Empower', made with hand-pressed almond milk, banana, cacao, cacao nibs and mint. You’ll leave feeling 'Enlightened'.
n 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. Ph: 9999 2226
Sadhana Kitchen, Enmore
Kickstart your morning organically at this vegan friendly café. They promise the best smoothies in town and with 100 per cent organic, plant based and super food ingredients, you know they’re at least doing something different. Gulp down the Pitaya Tropical Smoothie, made with pitaya (dragon fruit), mango, orange and banana. Served in large glass jars with pinstriped straws, Sadhana's smoothies are just delightful. You'll leave patting yourself on the back for being so darn health conscious.
n 147 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Ph: 9516 1334.
Excelsior Jones, Ashfield
Not yet subsumed into the gentrified café culture further down King St, Queen Juice Bar blends up a generous amount of snapfresh fruit and vegetables all for a humble fiver, with your choice of milk, water or orange juice as a base. Apart from the usual suspects, there are some fruits on the menu you might not yet be familiar with – just another excuse to keep coming back for more!
n 1/18 King St, Newtown. Ph: 8034 7699
Ashfield’s always been known as the go-to place for authentic dumplings and cheap butchers serving up the most mouthwatering crispy duck. Off the hustle and bustle of Ashfield's main road, this trendy café gives us a whole new reason to love Ashfield. For something a little naughty try the chocolate malted milkshake or, if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, crawl into an old-fashioned spider lemonade. We know they're not technically smoothies but they are just as good.
n 139a Queen Street Ashfield. Ph: 9799 3240
Open day at dawn
Every December, as the true heat of summer rears its head, Dawn Fraser Baths opens up for a FREE day of swimming, BBQs, entertainment and more!
The baths will open on Sunday 7th December with free entry for everyone from 11am-4pm and this event is a wonderful way to kick off the summer, perfect for families. Other than the beautiful sun, sand and water to keep you occupied throughout the day, there will also be some great entertainment including swimming races, sandcastle competitions, life-saving demonstrations, live music and even an appearance from the Streets Paddle Pop Lion! You can literally stay the whole day; the kiosk will be open and the two fundraising BBQs, one by the swimming club and the other by the water polo club, will ensure that you do not go hungry. The baths themselves will stay open until 7pm so this is definitely an entire day of beach fun.
n For more information on the Dawn Fraser Baths and this event, visit www.lpac.nsw.gov.au/Dawn-Fraser-Baths
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Saturday 22nd November
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Starting Wed 26th November
Despite how often people throw out terms like “sustainability” and 'the growth of green technologies', we are still on a path to catastrophic climate change in this world of finite resources. Come join this festive, informative and inspiring night of film, music and talks to learn how you can be the change, so we can not only survive, but thrive in our world. From great guest speakers to the groundbreaking documentary that reveals the most destructive industry in the world, this is a truly fascinating
Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
Carols on Norton is festive community event that attracts over 3000 people every year and in 2014 they want you! The Children’s Choir is one of these annual performers and their group is open to all children and 100 per cent free and they are very welcoming to new members. Their
Led by Barilla’s head chef Andrea Tranchero, this hands-on class Spirit Lifting Singing will take you all the way to the email info@ Workshop m.au .co ine az ag Mediterranean island of Sardinia and om cia Feeling stressed and worn out? Or are its surprisingly seafood-light cuisine. Attn: Max you feeling marvellous and just want The recipe learned in this course is to get out there and sing? It doesn’t Conchiglie Rigate “alla Campidanese”; rehearsals take place at Leichhardt matter if you’ve sung to crowds of a pasta dish originating from the south Primary School on Marion St from thousands or just only to yourself in the of Sardinia that is made with local 4:30-5:30pm. Visit their website (see shower, this soul and spirit- reviving sausage, saffron pecorino and ricotta. below) to register your kids. gospel music workshop, conducted by All cooking classes run for two and n For more information or to register, Australia’s premier a cappella choir (the a half hours and will include a meal Café of the Gate of Salvation), is open with matching wine, as well as some visit www.espressochorus.com.au for everyone. This workshop will be goodie bags and recipes. The cost is held at St Mary’s Church, 21 Swanston $90 per person. Street, Erskineville from 7-9pm and n For more information, visit costs $20 per person. www.barilla.net.au/casabarilla/ n For more information, visit casabarilla.htm www.cafeofthegateofsalvation.com.au
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n Local screens
The Smith Street Band Look, Smith Street Band isn’t bad and I’d totally check out their show but it’s so powerfully Aussie, overwhelmingly so. Then again, it perfectly suits their style of pub-punk, a term I may have just invented.
n The Factory Theatre, $30
Saturday 29th November
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Is this the best film to come out of New Zealand ever?
Tales in Space This two-piece flits very strangely between bizarre and generic, which I guess still leaves them as unique. It’s indie rock with a lot of synth and electro elements and there is plenty to like; I think it will take some time for me to properly appreciate it though.
n The Annandale Hotel, FREE
The Dark Horse
Amidst all the grumbling over the box-office failure of local films recently, has anyone thought about casting their eyes across the Tasman? No, of course not, such is our disdain for our “little cousins”. But perhaps we should? James Napier Robertson’s superbly accomplished feature about a bipolar chess genius (based on a true story) was a sensation in NZ and there are plenty of lessons here on how to tell a story that packs an emotional punch. Comparisons with Once Were Warriors are inevitable but unfair. Yes, it stars Cliff Curtis – in the performance of his career – and yes, Maori social disadvantage (as well as incredible family solidarity) form the core of this tragic yet uplifting story. But the less said about that the better – this is outside the mould, and blessedly, doesn't give mental illness a falsely romantic glow (Shine). It will both confront and move you to tears. It deserves the respect (and success) it will surely get. Aussie filmmakers take note. M from Nov 20.
Isabelle Huppert is an unlikely cow farmer
It's cool for Zombie Cats
Wednesday 3rd December
Zombie Cats They call themselves indiepop; I’d say it’s trip-hop with a soul/jazz kind of attitude. There is a lot of similarity to Portishead in my opinion and the way the frontwoman sings is just as amazing and sexy. Very, very cool.
n The Vanguard, $16.80
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Hard as it is to imagine, Isabelle Huppert is a farmer in this quintessentially European romantic comedy from writer/director Marc Fitoussi. She plays fiftysomething Brigitte, long married to Xavier (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) and the couple are prize-cattle breeders in Normandy. While life is good, Brigitte’s world has been thrown into flux by their children’s recent departure from home. A party held by students on the adjoining property accelerates her crisis and Brigitte impulsively sets off for Paris under the guise of a doctor’s appointment. City life thrills her and when she meets the charming Danish dentist Jesper (Michael Nyqvist), she impulsively allows herself to be flattered by his attentions. Beautifully performed by the lead actors, there are quite a few pleasant surprises in this bittersweet and appealing fable about the choices of everyday life. And a reminder that it’s never too late to change. M from Dec 4. (Unpreviewed).
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Our addiction to screens and devices is a great subject for a savagely funny satire, but sadly, Jason Reitman’s sermonising, overly sober film isn’t one. I’m not sure what it is, though it does serve up some chilling scenarios and very sad characters, especially Jennifer Garner as the paranoid mum and Travis Trope as a teen who can only get sexually charged up via a screen. All the characters are disconnected and unhappy, and no doubt that’s Reitman’s point. But they’re all so morose that, really, how can we care? CTC from Nov 27.
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A long way from Westeros
Deck the halls of marketplace
Santa’s already left the North Pole and he’s on his way to MarketPlace Leichhardt with more than a few of his friends in tow. It just isn’t Christmas until you’ve seen the man himself…
Santa Claus will arrive in spectacular fashion this Saturday at 11am in a gala parade joined by Mrs. Claus, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, all his elves, the Fairy God Mother and even his own Christmas Marching Band. At 11:30am the Live Christmas Stage Show will begin, featuring the Prince of Christmas, a dazzling cast of dancers and many more surprises. After this, you will be able to meet and greet all these amazing characters. A great treat throughout the day will be the reindeer display, which will let you see, touch and pet these graceful animals until 3pm. Once this day ends, Santa will settle into his enchanted red chair for the rest of the season to take all your Christmas wishes personally.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
A Thousand Times Goodnight
Erik Poppe’s well-intentioned but unconvincing study of an emotionally damaged war photographer, Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is our pick this week mainly because of her husband, Sir Jaime Lannister (aka Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Though GoT fans of the handsomely-bearded actor may not be too impressed with his role here as house husband Marcus, reduced to moping about petulantly while his wife tries to sort her work-life balance thing. Making school lunches? Or charging around the world’s hot spots earning big bucks and international praise? It’s a hard one... Binoche is lovely actress, but miscast, she’s too soft to be a fearless, battledhardened adrenalin junkie. Even less convincing is the role of Kabul’s jihad militants. Would they really invite a photograher from the NY Times along to document them preparing young female suicide bombers for their hideous destinies? M from Nov 27.
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n MarketPlace Leichhardt, corner of Marion and Flood Street, from
11am-4pm. For more info, visit www.marketplaceleichhardt.com.au will also include the inaugural Mr. Boylesque, the first male burlesque competition on Earth! Hosted at the Factory Theatre and running from 7:30-11:30pm, this is a truly unique event that combines all elements and forms of burlesque to make an absolutely stunning affair.
n For more information, visit missburlesqueinternational.com
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Saturday 29th November
Theatresports Cranston Cup Final
After three months of intense competition for each little titter and giggle, the Cranston Cup grand final is now just around the corner with the four remaining teams deep in practice. This year’s finalists are The South African’ts, My Two Dads, Mantaur and The True Detectives and all but the last team are Inner West locals, thus proving us the funniest part of Sydney. There may end up being as many flops as there is comedy gold, but in the end, you’ll be laughing regardless. Come for a cheer, or to boo the judges, and have a hell of a night!
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dancers, aerials and even gorelesque, to explore a very damaged kind of holiday. The show will be led by Dr Joshua as a drunk and lecherous Saint Nick. Tickets start at $34.95.
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Saturday 29th November
We wish you a Dirty Christmas
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The feathers will fly, the Swarovskis will sparkle and the props will shock and amaze you! All this and more is the kind of entertainment you can expect from the fifth Miss Burlesque Australia competition and this year
Tis the season to be jolly but this isn’t the holiday you know. Darkside Dance Collective will be bringing their own style to the holidays with their dark and slightly off-centre take on Christmas, all set to a soundtrack of rock, metal and other dark sounds. This night will feature a range of amazing performers, including singers,
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Rozelle Festival - Sunday November 30th
A memorial to pay tribute to those lost in the Rozelle Fire, Chris Noble, Bianka and Jude O’Brien, will take place at 10am on the Nelson St Stage. The ceremony will begin with a Smoking Ceremony followed by an Aboriginal musical performance. The tribute to the victims will be accompanied by a classical music performance by the Metropolitan Orchestra. They will be playing a composition of works by George Palmer (OA), written specifically for the Rozelle community. The community will then be invited to pay their respects and share messages of love, hope and healing to those impacted by the fire.
Illustrating great resilience after the tragedy of September, Rozelle locals have been putting together an exciting street fair, as unique as Rozelle is, for Sunday November 30th. By displaying Rozelle in all its creative magnificence, locals hope Rozelle’s bustling village vibe will soon return.
Corridors of artificial grass, picnic blankets, wafting smells and jingling musicians will pave the way to the Rozelle Village Fair, going all day from 10am to 4pm. At the centre of Darling Street will run a long communal table where you can enjoy lunch from the numerous food stalls amongst other festivalgoers. Two stages will bookend the street fair, serving as the playground of local musos and thespians. For kids there will be craft and art displays, a rockclimbing wall, face painting and roving performers. Local school choirs will be serenading the festival. And of course, valet parking for your bicycle will also be available.
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Win the Ultimate Picnic
Mic Conway and his National Junk Band
A national sensation, Mic Conway and his National Junk Band have received raving reviews since they started playing together back in 1998. Just as happy to blow a sousaphone as twirl a flaming baton, they are notorious for their vaudevillian antics and upbeat blues/new wave/cabaret sound. Born into a family of thespians and musicians, Mic Conway started off his musical career in the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band and also worked with the Wiggles, playing Wags the Dog.
Rozelle local businesses are also giving fairgoers a chance to win the Ultimate Picnic for two. The winning prize includes return flights to San Francisco, five nights of accommodation and a fabulous picnic feast in California’s Napa Valley. Runners up will receive a gourmet picnic hamper to be enjoyed somewhere a bit more local. Simply spend $20 at participating Rozelle businesses before November 28th and ask for an entry voucher. Then complete your details on the online entry form available on the Municipality of Leichhardt’s website. Next thing you know, you could be munching your way through San Fran!
observance. Most children will say it’s about getting presents. But what all these answers have in common is fun, joy, and happiness, that is what the holidays are all about, and the one place where you can certainly get all this (and more) is at Jingle and Mingle on Darling Street. Held from 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday 11th December, Jingle and Mingle is the ultimate Christmas with an abundance of festive entertainment. Peruse the stores along Darling Street for your shopping needs or sit back and enjoy the carols and other entertainment. There will be candy canes and other goodies being given out and prizes for the best costume and after it’s all said and done, you can stay on for dinner and drinks!
n For more information, visit www.rozellefest.com.au/events
Rozelle rock ‘n’ rollers
Come see Mic in his element with his gang of messy mavericks, doing circus like you’ve never seen it (or heard it) before.
Jingle and Mingle
Christmas is about a lot of things. To many it’s just about being with friends and family, to others it’s about religious
Rozelle businesses in bloom
The boutique cluster that makes up the gorgeous businesses on Darling St are strong in character, beautiful in nature and are oriented to personalised service so you feel like you really are buying from your village neighbour and supporting the local community.
Rozelle has one of the highest percentages of business owners living locally in the state, meaning that over 60 per cent of local retailers live and work in the area. This is what makes Rozelle a unique place to shop. Shop owners genuinely care about their community, and we’ve seen how the community is supporting their local retailers since Darling St’s tragic bombing. Here is a round-up of retailers that you should visit over the coming weeks, just for a chat, a coffee or to spread some Christmas cheer. But if something does catch your eye, please do what you can to support those local retailers who support the community.
Craig Amos (pictured on the front cover) is a local celebrity. Having traded the corporate life for the village life, Craig built up Rozelle’s first café to become a local landmark. The café has an eclectic menu made with the freshest produce. It is all created and prepared in-house with passion and flair by talented chefs. The specials are changed regularly to keep the menu interesting but there are always the old favourites to tempt you back for more. As the locals say: Be seen at The Bean.
Husband and wife dynamic duo Di and Yhanni Stevens (local residents) set up Tali Gallery as a way to support Indigenous communities. Their gallery is filled with beautiful pieces from as far afield as Goulburn Island (an island off the coast of Arnhem Land) to urban Indigenous art precincts within Sydney. Showcasing the best of Australian Aboriginal art, Tali Gallery represents over 50 Australian artists and is a long-standing supporter of the Indigenous Art code. Tali Gallery offers impeccable provenance with the Art Centre model of guaranteed authenticity and ethical sourcing, working with 25 Art Centres. Tali Gallery also offers affordable art and crafts and hand selected gifts to ensure that offerings are accessible to everyone and to lend further support to artists and communities.
Looking luxe, darling!
Belinda Rowe (front cover) owns and manages this beautiful store that stocks a wide range of quality designed garments and highly sought after brands such as Vigorella and Mesop. Bella Emporio, as the name implies, is an emporium of beautiful things such as homewares, jewellery, accessories, gifts and garments. At Bella (as it is known to locals) you can pick up the perfect well-priced gift – why not give a summer clutch, Turkish towel or choose from another hundred great gift ideas for that special someone.
A natural marketplace for the food conscious, About Life is the braindchild of local resident Jodie Stewart (pictured on Ciao’s front cover). Having now expanded throughout Sydney with four other stores, the About Life brand is close to the heart of Sydney’s most health-wise people. The Rozelle store stocks the widest range of organic and chemical-free produce in Sydney and houses a wholefoods café, supermarket and natural pharmacy. The culinary team is also on the cutting edge of all food trends so new products and lines are continuously being added. Stop in for an organic soy chai latte and let the About Life ambience consume you.
This is the best place to source stellar second-hand collectibles, vintage garments, knick-knacks, antiques and all things weird and wonderful. The markets has long drawn both locals and travellers alike, who are attracted to it’s off-beat trendy vibe. The market traders themselves all have great stories to tell, and the history of some of the standout items is enough to write a book on. There is always room for one more bargain at Rozelle Markets.
Stocking up on art supplies from Tilly’s, getting your hair cut at Velvet and Brown or Tom Gallo, dinner at Penny Lane or coffee at Piccolos. Do your bit to support Rozelle businesses.
Indigenous treasures at Tali
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Is the G20 summit just a joke? Ciao readers attempt to answer this troubling question for us...
n “The G20 isn't a joke. It's just that Tony Abbott is a joke.” Winsor
There is nothing better than partaking of a hedonistic summer feast but a great party usually comes with great amounts of rubbish and cost. Fortunately, it's entirely possible to be mindful of the environment and still have a ripping time. Here are some eco-friendly tips to reduce your Christmas party's carbon footprint.
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already know the future of the world, I'm not talking about the ministers but the people on top of them!!!” Giuseppe much about the G20 but I sure would have loved to see dear old Tony and Putin in a brawl.” Maximilian, Newtown done behind the scenes and months in advance. The actual summit meeting is networking between government leaders and officials.” Michael
n “If ever there's an opportunity for world leaders to come together and talk instead of just rattle sabres across oceans, it is a good thing. But the agenda set by the host squandered that opportunity.” Bibek, Dulwich Hill n “I think all the legwork is n “Can't say I know too
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Thank god we do not have to go through the hassle of mailing out invitations anymore! While it's completely socially acceptable to do a quick circular email or Facebook invite for parties these days, a little added effort can make opening an email as exciting as opening an envelope with your name on it. Pick a nice event banner on FB or mock up an aesthetically pleasing email on a free email platform such as Mailchimp. A photo slideshow on Prezzi can also work wonders to build nostalgia for a big birthday bash! A friendly and efficient option is simply inviting your guests over the phone.
Have a fun but eco-friendly time
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Use reusable decorations, rather than the usual disposable party decorations that end up in landfill. Fresh seasonal flowers make beautiful centrepieces and can be composted afterwards. Potted plants are an even more sustainable option and can be taken home by guests as party favours.
Australia's First All Abilities Playground, Livvi's Place in Timbrell Park, Five Dock, has been nominated for this year's National Disability Awards. The playground was created by 'Touched by Olivia', a not-for-profit organisation based in Drummoyne which has installed inclusive playspaces all over Australia. Executive Officer Rebecca Ho says Livvi's Place is special because it caters to the needs of all children with differing abilities. “Children with disabilities are not just children in a wheelchair. This playground considers broader disabilities in its design, all they way down to how the pathways," she said. Some features of the park include textured paths so that children with vision impairments know when they are approaching play equipment, and moving equipment has a seat for adults as well, so parents can support their children while they enjoy the ride.
Food & Drink
representation, or any mention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people at an event hosted on their land, is certainly not a joke.” Jenny, Stanmore
n “The lack of Indigenous
Support your community and purchase sustainable, organic food from your local organic grocer or farmer's market. (And remember to bring a reusable shopping bag!) Aim to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. Organic drinks can be purchased from your local organic grocer or farmer's market as well, but why not make your own punch from ingredients you already have on hand? Research the sustainability of the meats you are serving; sardines, kangaroo and squid are tops if you are concerned about environmental impact. Avoid disposable plates, cutlery and cups. If you don't want to do the washing up, be honest and ask your guests to bring their own plate, bowl and cutlery. You could even rent dinnerware. If you must buy disposable dinnerware, look for plates and cutlery that are both biodegradable and compostable.
When washing dishes, use biodegradable dishwashing detergents and undyed sponges. If you're using a dishwasher instead, make sure that it's full before you start the load. Tell your guests to bring containers to take home leftovers. It will make your guests happy and also be less of a clean up for you. Save leftovers from the party for easy lunches for the week. The rest of the food can be composted.
Did you know?
Love Food Hate Waste
• Australians discard up to 20 per cent of the food they purchase • For the average Australian household, $1036 of food is thrown away every year • If you add up all the food Australia wastes each year, it's enough to fill 450,000 garbage trucks • When food rots with other organics in landfill, it gives off a greenhouse gas called methane which is 25 times more potent than the carbon pollution that comes out of your car exhaust
n Words: Tina Nguyen
Leichhardt Council has announced a new bin to be launched during Recycling Awareness Week – a food scraps bin which will be directed to food recycling services, making green energy out of leftovers. The bin is available for people living in units and shared blocks, whilst stand-alone dwellers are encouraged to make use of the Council's half-price compost bin and worm farm deal. The new maroon-lidded bin takes on more than your average compost bin – meat and dairy products can also be recycled.
Getting the ball BOWling
Christopher Thomas is a remarkable man, travelling Australia’s ubiquitous bowling clubs to raise funds for the Cancer Council. He is hoping to fundraise $20,000 and smash the Guinness of Book of records for playing at the most number of bowling clubs in 12 months.
Since July, Christopher has visited 362 bowlos all up and raised over $11,000. Last week it was Five Dock’s turn. Next week he will be pushing through Wollongong and Canberra. Five Dock Tigers Club treated Chris to a community barbecue and some fierce competition for last Friday’s game. They also raised over $500. Christopher has been blown away by the kindness of the Australian lawn bowls community. “Truly everyone I have met has been more than welcoming,” he said. Christopher came up with the idea for his bowling bonanza all thanks to his father, who first taught him to love the game.
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Mural to be moved
The 17-metre long mural along Audley St in Petersham is to be taken down and moved elsewhere, due to a succesful development proposal for the site. Marrickville Council says they have plans to re-erect the mural elsewhere. Fortunately, it was created on removable panels. Erected in 2002 in the heart of Sydney's Little Portugal, with tiles layed out by past Portugese President, Jorge Sampaio, it will hopefully be re-installed near its original home. The mural's title, “Fragile world in constant expansion”, could not be a more apt reflection on the announcement. year, these awards serve to acknowledge their effort and the vital role that independent grocers play in Australia. The finalists will gather on Saturday 22nd November at Doltone House, Sydney for the announcement of the grand finalist. We wish Tony Trim and his Leichhardt store the very best of luck.
n Trim’s Fresh Leichhardt, Shop 21 MarketPlace Leichhardt, Marion Street
Wyneham Thomas was buried last Christmas eve after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. As Wyneham already suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, the cancer could not be operated on. Christopher says he particularly enjoyed playing with his dad on the greens in his childhood town of St Kilda. visiting his Facebook page: Christopher Will for Cancer.
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The Freshest Greengrocer
“independent greengrocers provide an invaluable service to local communities. They are hardworking individuals who are up before dawn to source the best produce available” and this description most certainly fits Trim’s Fresh. Soon to be celebrating their fifth year in business, Trim’s Fresh Leichhardt has earned their loyal customer base through their commitment to being a “complete grocer”. More than just fruit and veggies, although they do have a fantastic selection of the freshest greens, Trim’s Fresh aims to provide their customers with the best available dairy, bakery and delicatessen products all sourced directly from the markets. Combined with the weekly specials that are displayed brightly at the front of their store ensures that you are always receiving great value for your money. So how has Trim’s Fresh Leichhardt taken that step ahead of the rest? By taking the very simple and vital effort of listing to their customers and finding out how to satisfy the culinary needs of the local community. In an increasingly disconnected world between store and customer, Trim’s Fresh has developed a solid reputation for their impeccable customer service and welcoming environment, built around their outstanding range of products. In an industry that is working harder and longer hours every
The Greengrocer of the Year awards is an annual event, now in its 13th year, which recognises and celebrates independent retailers for their commitment to providing outstanding produce knowledge and freshness and excellence in customer service and store appearance.
210 small businesses across New South Wales and the ACT were assessed over this year by mystery shoppers against a list of criteria set by Sydney Markets, the operators and organisers of these awards. That number has now been reduced to 16 finalists, including the Inner West’s own Trim’s Fresh Leichhardt. According to Brad Latham, CEO of Sydney Markets,
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in the kitchen
There are some foods that just scream ‘Austraaaaaaaaaalian’. The humble jaffle is one of those. OK, so this isn’t so much a recipe as it is an assemblage but there’s no denying satisfaction factor when it comes to biting into one.
I was recently in Canberra where Monster Kitchen is defying all expectations of what you think of our capital city. The sandwich may look the same, but the fillings are all (at least this is my take on Monster’s yabby jaffle, made with spanner crab) perfect for weekend, indulgent breakfasts on the balcony or late night post-vino kitchen raids.
Spanner crab jaffle
4 cups milk 50g Parmesan cheese, finely grated ¼ bunch chives, finely chopped Good pinch salt flakes Good pinch ground nutmeg Good pinch freshly ground black pepper 1 cup spanner crab meat (or go luxe and use crayfish) In a heavy-based pan on medium heat, melt the butter until bubbling. Stir in the flour a little at a time and cook until the flour smells biscuity and has turned slightly blonde in colour (about 2 minutes). Whisk in the milk a little at a time, to form a smooth, slightly thick sauce. Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the parmesan, chives, salt, nutmeg and black pepper. Stir through the crab meat until all ingredients are incorporated. 60g butter softened 1/3 cup plain flour, sifted
Wine with Winsor
McGuigan 2012 Bin Series No.2000 Shiraz
For those on a tight budget, the McGuigan Bin Series shiraz and chardonnay are reliable choices at a very reasonable price. There’s a new-look label but the value remains unchanged. Soft and easy to drink, this medium-bodied wine offers bright red and black fruit flavours, hints of cocoa, and immediate drinkability. A good portion of the fruit comes from the Limestone Coast of South Australia, which is known for quality wines more expensive than this. Pair it with roast lamb, $10-12.
Derwent Estate 2013 Chardonnay
The Derwent Estate vineyards, overlooking the river just outside Hobart, provide most of the fruit for Penfolds’ Yattarna chardonnay, which retails for around $120 a bottle. The owners also keep some fruit for their own label, however, and this is top-notch Tasmanian chardy – very clean, very crisp, and also full of interest on the palate with a creamy texture, restrained oak and a bright, lingering citrus acid finish. Try it with pan-fried whiting. Delicious. $37.
8 slices white bread Butter, softened
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Heat the jaffle iron and butter each slice of bread on one both sides. Spoon the mixture into the centre of one piece of bread and top with the other piece of bread. Toast until golden. Serve.
At the markets
papaya is as well as it is currently scarce. Passionfruit, lychees and figs are all very dear at the moment and cherries are in a wide range of price so expect very high quality for the more expensive ones.
n Vegies: Purple Congo potatoes are newly arrived and a unique buy. White asparagus from Peru is quite pricey at the moment, as are leek and the price for parsnips is rising. n www.murdochproduce.com.au n Fruit: Lemons and limes remain expensive and green
Margan 2013 Field Blend Block 11
This is probably the cheapest wine in the range of Hunter Valley winery Margan, but it is also one of the most accessible and immediately enjoyable. A no-fuss blend of shiraz, tempranillo and mataro grapes grown in the same vineyard; it is a soft, easy-drinking style of red, perfect for pairing with a summer barbecue or as a partner on a pizza and pasta night. A fun wine for immediate enjoyment. $15-16.
At home with... Marghanita da cruz
Author, gardener and ICT Consultant Marghanita da Cruz is a familiar face around the streets of Annandale, where she troves for inspiration and stories for her local history blog, Annandale on the Web. A keen chef and environmental maverick, Marghanita plates up some delicious stories about her own kitchen.
You have published five books on the history of Annandale, what first pricked your passion for local history? Whenever I mentioned that I lived in Annandale people would start to reminisce. When I asked, they were were more than happy for me to share their stories and sometimes their photos and the Anecdotal History of Annandale on the Web began! My books also draw on personal anecdotes as well as documents. You also do a lot of good work with the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery. What have you learnt working with that group? In 1998, I also got involved with the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery and Bushcare group, which was spearheaded by Beth Buchannan. Beth was an inspiring leader drawing enthusiastic volunteers. While propagating, planting, weeding or sharing a cuppa, volunteers solve the world’s problems. We are learning about the local vegetation, which we have successfully reintroduced around Annandale. This sustains the native birds who rely on these plants for survival. What is Annandale’s biggest secret? Our wonderful footpaths. Do you use any Indigenous plants in your cooking? My first introduction to lillipillies was being invited to try the fruit from a tree over the footpath on Booth Street. At the annual Footprints ecofestival, I purchase dried bush tomato, pepperberries and quandong jam. I love using the purple fruit, Dianella, and Warrigal Greens with Kangaroo. Perhaps one day, we will again be able to eat the oysters from Sydney Harbour. What is your favourite thing to make for friends? For my Christmas party, I make a Kangaroo Terrine, which goes particularly well with sparkling shiraz. For lunches it is usually whole sardines in garlic. I love okra and make special note of friends who share this taste. Sustainable fresh ingredients are my mantra.
I have some bad news
There are some very real and scary things going on in the world, documented things that science, politicians and business know are happening, many people are aware of but many of you are not worried about. Yet.
Oceans are warming. In Australian waters species that are traditionally only found in temperate waters are slowly migrating down the coast as the ocean temperature changes, this in turn is causing cooler water species to exist in smaller costal regions These species will soon no longer exist. Soil is depleting at alarming rates, we are simply not making enough soil to maintain crops at the levels we currently enjoy, especially when you consider that our population is growing! Multi-nationals, who have a very real and lucrative interest in commoditizing food and owning GM, technologies know this and that is why many are investing heavily in agricultural real estate in Australia – they are buying future profit security. Nutrition levels in our modern diet are getting scarily low. There will come a time when nutrition will become a purchasable commodity affordable only by the fortunate. Poor people will become more unhealthy while the rich live longer, until they realize that their static, mono-cultural and artificial diets cause illnesses we have not seen before, such as alarming rates of Type Two Diabetes and thyroid conditions. Land based agriculture is becoming more and more reliant on artificial stimulants and chemicals, containing less and less nutritional content, diversity of minerals and bacteria. This is making our diet nutritionally two-dimensional so we have less healthy gut bacteria and is recognized as one of the most fundamental elements to good health, physically and mentally! Nutrition effects your happiness people! Diversity is suffering as we focus more heavily on a handful of species and forget the thousands of different variants of edible species because they cannot be farmed easily. This will increase the likely hood of a ‘genetic road block’, where a disease that effects one species will decimate the industry and cause irrepairable harm to our economy and nutrient dependencies. This is the bad news, I’ll let you know about the good news next week. Things are not doom and gloom, rather interesting and delicious! Stay tuned.
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The Kangaroo Terrine is best made a day or two ahead and kept in the refrigerator. Ingredients 1kg of kangaroo mince (available from Supabarn, Annandale) 250g of macadamia nuts (if unsalted, add a teaspoon of salt to mixture) Teaspoon of ground mountain pepperberries (or freshly ground black pepper or can of green peppercorns) Teaspoon of dried bush tomatoes (or oregano) 6 bay leaves Rashes of bacon to wrap terrine 1 medium onion chopped finely 1 clove of crushed garlic 3 tablespoons of macadamia or olive oil Method Put mince, macadamias, pepperberries, bush tomatoes, onion, garlic, beaten egg and olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Place bay leaves decoratively in bottom of baking dish (this will be the top of your terrine). Line dish with bacon rashers. Spoon mixture into dish and lay bacon rashes on the top. Cover dish and place in bath in a moderate oven for 1.5 hours. Remove from the oven, place a weight on top and allow to cool, then refrigerate. Serve with crusty bread and quandong or lillipilli am.
Weekly specials, delicious produce, excellent value
MarketPlace Leichhardt, Cnr Marion and Flood St Leichhardt. Located next to Aldi Tel: 9572 6886
Vittoria coffee capsules 78g
Triple smoked ham
Grana Padano cheese
Nature’s Best water 12 x 600ml
Red seedless grapes
*Specials until Wednesday 26th of November