There’s life in the Inner West!
Issue 255 | April 10 2015
New column: Meet the Managing Bay Bitch op-shop fever
“Make mine an old-fashioned” A guide to retro boozing
X+Y Spanish Film Festival
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What ANZAC Day means to locals in 2015
There are a number of ANZAC commemorative events in April around the City of Canada Bay:
• Friday, 17 April at 6- 9.30pm • Saturday, 25 April at 5.30am
100 years on
ANZAC remembrance under the stars
Commemoration and a viewing of the the film War Horse, at St Albans Church, Great North Road, Five Dock - Free to attend. • Sunday, 19 April at 5.30am
ANZAC Day service
Drummoyne War Memorial, Council Civic Centre, Marlborough Avenue Drummoyne
• Saturday, 25 April at 5pm
Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Killoola Street, Concord • Sunday, 19 April at 11am
‘100 years of ANZAC’ dawn service
ANZAC Day service
Concord War Memorial, Queen Elizabeth Park, corner Crane & Broughton Streets Concord For more information on Anzac Day events in the City of Canada Bay, please visit our website.
‘100 years of ANZAC’ commemoration
Five Dock War Memorial, Five Dock Park, Park Road, Five Dock
leichhardt bowling & recreation club
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Inner West whispers
Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact...
Name-calling, ball-eating, wall-painting Inner Westies
Leichhardt Council is considering updating two historic structures for commercial lease – the cottage in Elkington Park and the ‘Pump House’ on the foreshore of Iron Cove. The former is being proposed as a site for a café and possibly a museum dedicated to Dawn Fraser, while the Pump House may be moonlighting as a facility for short-term ‘Pop-Up’ stores.
l l An unnamed lane between 90 and 92 Station Street in Newtown will be anonymous no more! Providing access to the back of shopfronts on King St, such as ‘Buttons Great And Small’ and Camden Villa Café, the lane has been deemed too important by Marrickville Council to continue without a title. The proposed cognomen is ‘Gentle Lane’ after a wealthy bricklayer and developer Josiah
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Satire for the soul
Bliss was it on the dawn of March 29 to be alive. But to be a longtime Greens supporter was very heaven, notes Latte Leftie.
Dear LL – Now the Inner West has gone Green can we look forward to our local ’hood becoming even more fabulously bohemian, progressive and exclusive? Penny, Newtown LL replies: I think the only sensible analogy that can be drawn to the ALP surrendering its erstwhile inner city heartland to the Greens is the Democrats losing the South to the Republicans. With such a seismic political shift we can expect some changes around these parts and I’m not just talking about dispensaries being set up along King and Darling Streets to provide free drugs to anyone over the age of five who requests them, all our roads being ripped up and converted into cycle paths, homosexual intercourse moving from grotty public toilets onto busy thoroughfares, the forced closure of all local fast-food and Max Brenner outlets, locals finally having the power to decide which cashed-up bogans come into the Inner West and the circumstances in which they arrive, and crushingly restrictive development regulations that will continue to ensure massive capital gains for existing property owners. No, the real change will be the Labor Party finally having to decide whether it wants to continuing pandering to the dregs of the reactionary lumpenproletariat and compete with Reclaim Australia and the Jacqui Lambie Network for the votes of those who believe a halal tax has been placed on their Jim Beam and Coke premix to fund the rollout of Sharia law in Australia, or take a leaf out the Greens book and pursue the cream of the visionary section of the upper-middle class by advocating for an open-door refugee policy, a punishing carbon tax and the immediate imprisonment of all hate media columnists.
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l A certain Polpetteria (meatball maker) located near the perennially packed out Cow and Moon has started to drag in the crowds. At Ballers meatballs are the staple of every meal they serve. Meatballs hit the height of hipster cool in the boroughs of New York, albeit around four years ago. In fact, the polpetteria format has been a global phenomenon and a successful import to the fussiest ball eater of all, Italia, where you can find one in most major cities. l The ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown, and the adjacent ‘We have dreaming’ one, completed by local artists Blak Douglas and Jeff Faraday, are up for heritage listing.
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This image, dating back to the 1930s, depicts some of the nursing staff outside Broughton Hall in Callan Park. Between 1915-1920 Broughton Hall was run by the Australian Army Medical Corps treating soldiers returning from the war with shell shock and other mental illnesses. Broughton Hall became New South Wales’ first psychiatric clinic for voluntary patients in 1921, later merging with Callan Park Hospital in 1976 to become Rozelle Hospital. Leichhardt Council’s Heritage Festival will include the exhibition ‘Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum’ on the on the 22nd of April, which will explore the controversial history of the Callan Park clinic. n Image courtesy of Leichhardt Council
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Marrickville Council’s Magic Yellow Bus is simply fabulous! For anyone who watched television series The Magic School Bus with envy, this bright yellow truck comes A portable playground pretty close to Ms Frizzle’s fantastical flying vehicle. This travelling play-centre stops at parks around the Inner West every weekday. Inside the bus are a range of toys and activities for children of all ages (from six weeks – 12 years). The Magic Yellow Bus gives caregivers an opportunity to leave the home and let the kids engage in creative play, without the responsibility of the clean up afterwards. Caregivers are also given a chance to mingle with other parents in the area. Because you don’t get a day off parenting, the magic bus runs 50 weeks per year, there is no need to book in advance and the service is completely free! For more information about Marrickville Council’s Magic Yellow Bus, including schedule information, visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au
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S AT U R D AY 2 5 T H A P R I L
W IT H C O M M E M O RA TE OUR N I E N O A C O LD
O UTD O O R BEERGARDEN
• ANZAC biscuits • Two-up at your local pub • Cool weather and browning autumn leaves • Midi skirts • Sneans – wearing sneakers with jeans, at last comfy footwear is in! • Rain • Hoarding Easter choccies
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FR O M 1P M - 6P M
• Getting plastered on ANZAC Day • Inner West weekend traffic • Still not knowing the details of WestConnex. When will the finer details ever be released? • Top Gear • Flaking on friendship dates. Just go!
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There’s life in the Inner West!
School Holidays Fun at The Pier
CUPCAKE DECORATING & HIGH TEA: THURSDAY 9TH & 16TH APRIL
Bring out the inner master chef in your child these school holidays at The Pier’s Decorate Your Own Cupcake and High Tea Party! Not only will the kids spend time bedazzling their cupcakes, they will also get to sit down and enjoy a delicious high tea with treats including: mini scones, a selection of sandwiches, drinks and of course, their cupcake! Tickets are $10 per child and spaces are limited, so bookings are necessary. KIDS MAY ALSO ENJOY: Kids Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5-6pm Kids Day on the Lawn Every Saturday 1-3pm
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Acting young with an Old-Fashioned
Don't call me old-fashioned but what is this drink? After struggling to find an 'on trend' concept for this week’s Road Test I posed the question to my exceedingly trendy friend over coffee. Imagine, if you will, my friend sitting there contemplating my question, cigarette in one hand while the other self-consciously plays with his beard. “Hats with neck flaps, blues music and oldfashioned cocktails,” was his nonchalant response. I too have been noticing that young Inner Westies are more than willing to fork over cash for fancy cocktails, especially if they have an Americana influence. Why are we swapping Coopers for an expensive glass of whiskey, bitters and orange? I know half of us don’t even like whiskey. Ciao hit the streets to see if an 'Old Fashioned' is worth the extra buck.
The Corridor bartenders
One morning, many years ago, I remember entering my favourite charity shop where I was a regular customer, to be greeted by the sales assistant holding up a fantastic Versace padded jacket for my inspection. Laughingly, I commented that this Op-Shop even offered a Personal Shopper Service! It was a perfect choice not only in size but suitability. I wore it for years; it saw me through many European winters and still hangs in my wardrobe, not much the worse for wear. I’ve been a pre-loved devotee for many years, long before vintage was fashionable, long before there were prettified, fragrant, upmarket charity shops with laundered, colour-categorised clothes. My wardrobe contains many pre-loved gems, which have been collected over the years and still ‘keep on giving’. When I think of the meagre outlay for many of the garments I’ve bought over the years, the resulting excitement of discovering them, and the enjoyment of wearing them, I'm reminded their value per wear is unbeatable! In this extraordinarily expensive city buying secondhand makes good economic sense, not to mention it allows me to indulge my shopaholic addiction and experience the thrill of buying something ‘new’ without spending lots of money. The enjoyment of rummaging in pursuit of a bargain and unearthing a treasure can be so addictive that I have to limit my ‘Oppy’ excursions to once a week, although the urge to just pop in whenever I happen to pass a charity shop is hard to resist! (These times don’t count; they’re ‘quick reconnaissance missions' because you never know what you might miss!) Buying secondhand allows me to afford better quality clothes, which I’d never be able to buy at their original prices. I’m still amazed at what I find. Many clothes are often quite new and are of wonderful quality with expensive labels. Swing tags are sometimes still on them. Although it’s commendable that people give generously, the up-to-the-minute fashions of many donations suggest that clothes have a short shelf life in many wardrobes. Perhaps they are the result of excessive or rash purchases. Buttons missing, hem downs or zippers broken on these gems are possibly further indications of wasteful, flippant consumption. Whatever the reason, buying second-hand in part addresses this waste. Recycling clothes is not only great for the thrifty fashionista and good for the environment, but benefits the community through the profits generated by the sale of clothes in charity shops. As second-hand clothes often cost little, they are easier to let go of, so they often find their way back to the charity shops! Wins all round!
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Corridor Food & Wine Bar
This very small bar is easy to miss as you walk down bustling King Street. The bar suffers from 'cool' staff, dirty bathrooms and overpriced food. But they are famous for their old fashioned cocktail, which uses tequila and comes with a mescal float for $18. Sitting on their balcony under large fairy lights I’m starting to understand the appeal of cocktails, until I check my wallet and realise I’ll be walking home. 153A King St, Newtown Tue-Fri: 3pm-12am; Sat: 1pm-12am; Sun: 1pm-10pm
This new bar opened by the duo responsible for the Hartsyard is making Enmore even better. The New York style bar offers table service, something not often seen in Aussie bars. Highlights from the tapas style menu include hot oysters with smoked butter and scotch olives sitting on top of manchego cheese. Their cocktails are $19 a glass and although an old fashioned isn’t one of their standard creations the staff are more than happy to make one for you and they’re delicious! 125 Enmore Rd, Enmore Open Tue-Fri 4pm-midnight; Sat: noon-midnight
Make your own
A cheaper alternative could be making your old fashioned at home! You'll need: • 1 sugar cube • 4-5 drops of Angostura bitters • Orange slices • Ice cubes • 60ml bourbon whiskey • 1 glace cherry Place the sugar cube in a They do make them iike this anymore serving glass. Drizzle over the bitters. Cut a slit in each orange slice from the rind to the centre and twist. Place one orange slice in the glass. Use a pestle to gently crush the orange and sugar cube. Fill half the glass with ice cubes. Add the bourbon and stir until well combined. Add the cherry and remaining orange. Cheers!
Earl’s Juke Joint
From the outside it looks like a meat shop, which is no surprise as this small bar is a refurbished butchery. The bar has a bit of everything from craft Japanese beer to local Young Henrys on tap with a bit of hip hop and a New Orleans-style plush interior. With cocktails up to $22 dollars you’re definitely going to feel like a big spender in this joint. 407 King St, Newtown Mon–Sat: 4:00pm–midnight; Sun: 4:00pm–10:00pm
A Dark VICE
The latest play by Mosman playwright Melvyn Morrow, VICE takes a hard and painful look at the shameful and criminal tragedy of sexual assault in schools… A sexually precocious North Shore private schoolboy, a viceprincipal out of his depth, his flirtatious drama teacher wife, a ruthlessly ambitious department head, an old boy senior counsel and a gay trustee at the centre of all the rumours; these are the explosive players in the powder keg that is VICE. In light of the current inquiries into some of the dark practices of unscrupulous private school teachers and principals, VICE presents a hauntingly familiar view into the maze of motivations swirling around the underworld of staff and students. As Morrow himself has said, “Truth, like quicksilver, can be slithery. VICE will certainly divide audiences”. Directed by Enmore’s Elaine Hudson, VICE will be running at the King Street Theatre from the 21st of April until the 10th of May with tickets costing $30. n Thanks to Sirmai Arts Marketing, we have a FREE double pass for opening night to giveaway! To go into the draw, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
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Kids Klub Five Dock
Throughout the school holidays, there is no better place to keep your children entertained than at Five Dock Leisure Centre. With plenty of sports and activities, from rugby clinics to rock climbing, to keep them physically active as well as arts and crafts and games to keep their minds sharp, the FDLC’s holiday programs are good fun. Best of all, the last day will feature a gigantic scavenger hunt where all the kids can have a real adventure! For more information, please visit www. fdlc.com.au/latest/holiday-programs
Tutti A Tavola
Tutti A Tavola translates as ‘everyone at the table’, and that is exactly what Salt Meats Cheese’s latest event is about –
bringing people together for an Italian feast. Massimo Mele, executive chef of Catering by Massimo, will be hosting this dinner and has forged a Romaninspired menu for the night. This fourcourse feast, costing $119 per person, will be paired with a great selection of wines, beer and cocktails on arrival. For info or to make a booking, visit www.saltmeatscheese.com.au/event/ tutti-a-tavola-roman-edition
Saturday 18th April
learn from those at the top of the field and to practice writing skills. This month the group presents marketing guru Lama Jabr who marketed the book, Georgina, a number one international best seller on Amazon. Published authors Oliver Shead and Peter Hanke will then lead practical exercises. The class costs $15 and goes from 3:30-6pm at 79 Renwick St, Leichhardt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
Sunday 19th April
new initiative to show remembrance; a poppy shaped field of poppies. After the Dawn Service, held from 5:30am at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, everyone in attendance will be given a poppy to plant at Brays Bay Reserve, or to keep as a memento. Visit the Canada Bay Council website for information on their other ANZAC Day events. Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Concord
The Poppy Project
When in Roman surrounds...
The Artists Group presents another workshop for writers, an oppurtunity to
ANZAC Day is, of course, always an incredibly important day in the Australian calendar but this year marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. In recognition of this anniversary, Canada Bay Council has devised a spectacular
ANZAC centenary celebrations
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Get Married If You Can (Maybe not to a cuckold) Spirited away
Spanish Film Festival
Goodbye, so long
Last week the absolutely amazing and incomparable Sydney band Spirit Valley played their last gig here before relocating to Europe for at least the next few months. Their live shows are absolutely monster and it is shocking how rich and full a sound they can make with just the two of them.
Saturday 18th April
X+Y equals... Move closer, Nathan. Go for gold!
Ciao's pick: X+Y
Yep, some might think a drama about a maths competition (that's right – maths) is just about as appealing as sitting the HSC Extension 1 exam. And featuring an awkward teenage boy with midlevel autism, further damaged by the traumatic death of his father? That does sounds tough but, wow, what a surprise debut director Mathew Morgan’s heartwarmer turns out to be. Nathan (Asa Butterfield) in fact finds everything tough, even connecting emotionally with his patient and loving mother (Sally Hawkins). But with the help of Britain’s most delinquent teacher, the splifftoting, sarcastic Mr Humphries (Rafe Spall), Nathan scores a place in the British International Maths Olympiad team and is off to Tapei, where he’s teamed up with a precocious Chinese girl (Jo Yang). She’s easily his equal prodigy with those tricky equations, but also able to teach him a thing or two about (ahh shucks) love… This sounds sugary (yes, maybe, just a touch) but so nicely done and lovely, you won’t mind. M from April 9.
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Dendy Exlusive: It Follows
Is this the ultimate “Just Say No” sex education film? Remember kids, when you “do it”, you're having sex with everyone else your partner's ever been with. And, oh yes... there’s a demon stalking you. It intends to kill you, it will never give up but you can get rid of it by passing it on – sexually. That’s the creepy notion behind David Robert Mitchell’s startlingly original horror thriller set in desolate Detroit and starring a terrific Maika Monroe as an infected teen... Now, go on, do it... Or maybe, don't! MA15+ from April 16. n More local movies: www.ciaomagazine.com.au
The Kava Kings
These young dudes are carving out their space in the local Sydney scene with bright, feelgood ska. The trumpet is tops.
So many film festivals from all over the world are vying for our attention these days – just one after the other! But one that never has any trouble pulling in the crowds is just about to start at Palace Norton St and Verona from April 21. This year the Spanish Film Festival has 38 features, a complete season of award-winning, entertaining, provocative and beautiful films from across Spain, LatinAmerica and beyond. Special fiestas and screenings to look out for at Norton St include a cooking demonstration with the well-loved Spaniard chef and Freixenet spokesperson Miguel Maestre (Channel Ten’s The Living Room) before Finding Gaston on Thurs April 30, 6.00pm. Then there's a tango performance before the Argentinian Tango Glories – a film that explores the nostalgic memories of 85-yearold tango veteran Fermín Turdero, who expresses himself through the lyrics of tango songs.
Opening Night: Spanish Affair
n The Annandale, FREE
Friday 24th April
Like mixing leather with lace, this pacing, hard-rock, fiveheaded beast of a band has a sound that is very much an acquired taste. The sheer energy frontwoman Virginia Lillye puts in will make it a helluva night though.
Spain’s biggest ever box office hit – seen by over two million people in its first fortnight alone – is the inspired choice for the opening night party. It's a comedy poking mischievous fun at cultural differences in Spain as it tracks a young southerner tenaciously trying to win the heart of a Basque girl. Afterwards – there's that live-wire party. Hola! n Spanish Film Festival Opening Night Gala Tues 21 April at Palace Norton St ★ This issue and next we'll be giving away five double inseason passes in each to festival films. See below for how to enter, and make sure you pick up the next Ciao!
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The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) first landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey on the morning of 25 April 1915. One hundred years later and we have not forgotten. Leichhardt Council holds an ANZAC Day commemorative service at Loyalty Square on Darling Street in Balmain every year, celebrating the heroic bravery of the men and women who served our nation, preserving their sacrifice for eternity. As always, this event will begin with the march down Darling Street. This will begin at 5:45am and then the commemorative service will be held from 6am till 7am with President Danny Moore and Secretary James Park of Balmain RSL in attendance. This is the first march of its kind in the Inner West (RSLs usually turn to the city for commemoration ceremonies) making it a unique chance to mark ANZAC Day locally. While this is an important national event every year, this year’s 100th anniversary does hold extra weight. So please, spare the time, wake before dawn and come show that even a century after those troops waded ashore straight into hell we haven't forgotten them.
Wild Tales: Bride behaves badly
Closing Night: Wild Tales
Argentinian director Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales is a collection of six darkly funny short films united by a theme of vengeance. Pedro Almodóvar is credited as producer, and his early manic style is very evident. That may well be why it scored an ovation (very rare!) at the critic’s media screening (or was that the free Spanish rosa and tapas working?) Whatever, it’s brilliant and just gets darker and funnier as it romps towards the grand finale – a cuckold bride at a wedding reception on a hilarous rampage. It lost out as Best Foreign Film at the Oscars to Poland’s Ida… which, yes, was good... but clearly those judges weren’t given complimentary Torres wines! n Spanish Film Festival Closing night, May 10
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Sydney Comedy Festival
Do you like to laugh? Jeez, that’s a stupid question; literally everyone on the planet enjoys a chuckle. So now that we know you like humour, we should let you know that the Sydney Comedy Festival is bearing down on us again, bringing with it an absolutely amazing line-up of Australian and international comedians. The Festival will kick off in grand style with two
lavish events: the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at the Opera House and Cracker Night, which will pop up all across the city at places from the Enmore Theatre to the Concourse Chatswood. Whether you’re into satire, improv or musical comedy, you’ll find something here to tickle your funny bone. For more info or purchase tickets, visit www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au
Tuesday 21st April
10 things I hate about you
add or remove plants. If you’re home is lacking that green touch, this class could really make the difference. For more info or to make a booking, visit www.putyourheartintoit.com.au/ the-plant-series.html
Special Event 17th April
great way to mark this week of all things youth. Everyone at the event will have the opportunity to donate a couple of dollars to help support the fantastic work done at Leichhardt’s Young People’s Refuge. Established in 1975, Young People’s Refuge (YPR) is one of the oldest youth refuges in NSW. It provides supported accommodation for young women aged 13 to 17 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They have six short term beds and one crisis bed. For more info go to www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au
Welcome to the terrarium dome
A terrarium is an excellent way to add a touch of nature to your home, especially if your house lacks the space for a garden or large pot plants. At this workshop you will learn how to create the perfect closed rainforest terrarium that will never die. While these are usually sealed glass containers, they can be opened for maintenance and to
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“No, celebrate it on the day.” Michael, Abbotsford “We should get the Monday off because it gives people an opportunity to commemorate fallen soldiers, as so many people sacrificed their lives. I believe that if we should lose any public holidays we should lose the Queen’s Birthday rather than ANZAC day.” John, Balmain “We should get the public holiday because we do for everything else.” Mirella, Erskineville “Past instances of alcoholrelated violence on ANZAC public holidays don't give the day or the country a good name; a lot of people just use it as an excuse to drink.” Alex, Petersham “In my opinion we should have the Monday off because we spend the day celebrating Anzac Day so therefore we should get an extra day to do the things we needed to get done on the Saturday.” Graziella, Leichhardt "No. ANZAC Day is the 25th April. That's when it is." Campbell, Glebe
I feel like living sustainably is a lot like saving money; the trick to it is to pinch pennies wherever you can, as often as you can, rather than trying to do it in large lump sums. So in the spirit of focusing on the little things, let’s take a look at textiles and compare them for their greenness…
Photo: Rebecca Cotton, Manish Arora Design
There is no extra public holiday for ANZAC Day this year as it falls on a Saturday, should we get the Monday off?
Five Dock gets a Health Kick
Saltuary in Five Dock opened a mini health store last week, which stocks items a bit harder to find around the Inner West. The store will sell supplements, environmentally friendly cleaning products, organic food and handmade gifts. They will also stock sustainably sourced and ethically fished seafood including salmon, mackerel and sardines. Tiina Hogg, Director of Saltuary, said that she decided to open the store as her customers often complained of not being able to find the health items they were looking for locally.
Cotton has been cultivated for clothing since at least 5000 BCE and it is the most widely used natural fibre cloth in clothing. Australia is currently considered to be the most water-efficient cotton producers in the world, able to create approximately two bales of cotton per megalitre of water. This is two and a half times the global average. Cotton is also highly recyclable and as a natural fibre, it is 100 per cent biodegradable. Other than water usage, the biggest problem with cotton production is its high dependence of chemicals, primarily herbicides and insecticides, although this issue has been partially alleviated with minor genetic engineering. Rating: HH
Put your material where your mouth is
Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre threw a huge ‘Beach Party’ last week to raise funds for local resident, Oumani Browne, who has been battling fourth stage cancer for three years. The party, held at Balmain Town Hall, raised over $10,000 to cover Oumani’s hospital bills and living expenses. Lisa Smajlov, a friend of Oumani’s and one of the organisers of the party, said the funds are crucial to ensuring Oumani receives effective treatment. “The main thrust of the funds is to cover medical costs which are $2000 per cycle as they are not on the PBS,” she said. As a single mother, Oumani is also concerned about her son’s future after losing his father only a few years ago. Lisa Smajlov passed on her thanks to Leichhardt Council, Cobden & Hayson Real Estate, About Life and all the volunteers, performers and donors who made a beach party in Balmain possible.
n You can contrivute to Team Mani's campaign by taking place in their online, silent auction at www.32auctions.com/balmainbeachparty
Hemp is another fibre that has been used to make clothing since antiquity and, as a textile, it has also seen a lot of use in sacks, ship sails and more. It requires very little water; a kilogram of dry matter needs somewhere between 300-500 litres of water (about 1-5 per cent of that required by cotton). Hemp requires few pesticides and no herbicides as it simply outgrows other weeds (it is often grown for no other reason than as a weed killer). Hemp is also self-compatible, meaning it can be grown for several years in a row in the same fields. Rating: HHHHH
For centuries, bamboo fibres have only been used in clothing as structural elements but recently it has started to be used as a primary textile. Bamboo has many advantages: it's the fastest growing woody plant, it thrives in nearly all environments, it can grow densely, and is efficient in its water use (twice that of most trees). There is no need for pesticides as it is naturally resistant and fertilisers are also unnecessary; bamboo grows back faster and thicker after every harvest. It is also good for soil quality as it does not need to be replanted. Rating:
Lyocell (or Tencel) is a relatively new fabric made of wood pulp, sourced from sustainable tree farms. As its base structure is cellulose, Lyocell is biodegradable, and breathes like cotton. The process to make Lyocell results in less emissions and wastewater than other man-made fibres and the solvent used to create Lyocell is non-toxic. While Lyocell is an environmentally sustainable fabric, its resistance to dyes means the process to turn it into garments can employ harmful chemicals – so you should research the ethos of the individual manufacturer. Rating: HHH
Message from Petersham RSL
Petersham RSL Club is a Principal Sponsor of Marrickville Councils “Marrickville Remembers” commemoration events on Sunday 19 April 2015.
The events on that day include a Commemorative March (10am-11am) Marrickville Road from Victoria Road to Petersham Road, an ANZAC Service and Unveiling of the Winged Victory Monument. Key activities conducted by the Club include: • Sunday 19 April 2015, 12.30pm, Traditional ANZAC Smoko, tickets available from the Club • Wednesday 22April 2015, 7.00pm, The Egyptian Veteran Soldiers and War Victims present ANZAC and Egypt, Dr Ashraf Sabri will discuss Egypt’s participation in World War 1, free entry • Saturday 25 April 2015, 5.40am, ANZAC Dawn Service, Petersham Town Hall The Club is also pleased to sponsor the exhibition “Politics and Sacrifice”: NSW Parliament and the ANZAC’s. The exhibition is at the NSW Parliament, entry is free and it runs until 30th April 2015. All of us should take the time to commemorate ANZAC and the First World War in a way that is meaningful to each of us.
Petersham RSL Remembers Philanthropic partying
The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (including Marrickville, Leichhardt and Canada Bay Councils) is launching a new website on April 17th, which will assist residents switching to renewable energies. The Our Solar Future project addresses the uncertainty surrounding the costs of solar energy. Mayor Porteous says the chosen suppliers of the project have been through a rigorous tender process ensuring costeffective solar installation.
n You can find out more at www.oursolarfuture.nsw.gov.au
Danny Fitzgerald Chief Executive, Petersham RSL
Message from Leichhardt Bowling Club
Anzac Day is a time when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war. Australians recognise 25 April as an occasion of national remembrance and we call it ANZAC Day. Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It is part of the nation’s history and heritage that should never be forgotten. Each year Leichhardt Bowling Club remains committed to honouring this day and to remember our Australian’s and the sacrifice they made so far from home and for our children to learn war is not about glory but the supreme sacrifice. We have live coverage every year of the march. Followed by a day full of remembrance and activity. Club memberships will be available on the day. Two Up, synonymous with ANZAC Day due to its popularity amongst Australian soldiers in the First
Message from Club Fivedock RSL
Commemoration Sunday Sunday 19th April, from 10.30am, we have our Commemoration Sunday memorial service, just in time for our completion of the renovations of the Five Dock Park Memorial and we are expecting large numbers on the day. Mike Davis, historian, has been commissioned to write the history of our Sub Branch and Mike has been busy interviewing our members and trawling through our archive material. Mike will be on deck on the 19th to answer questions and sign copies of the book. The ANZACTradition We have Two Up in the Mirrors Room from 1pm as well as a special luncheon from 12pm in the Auditorium. David Raiti Marketing Manager, Club Five Dock www.clubfivedockrsl.com.au
n 66 Great North Rd Five Dock, ph: 9712 2055
World War, is legal for just this day. Players must be RSL Clubs have always been a main hub for over 18 years of age. The club will provide an open air friends and family to meet and socialise. Clubs Two Up game (weather permitting). are owned by its members and ongoing support from its community will always be the main key Ultimately, the game is more about 'camaraderie', 'fairness' and a bit of 'good old Australian bantering'. in sustaining a long future. Here a few events that are on that we would love to see some community We are expecting another large turnout after prior support. year’s successful events, as the aim of the day is to make sure everyone just has a good time. Rats of Tobruk to be remembered at Final march Club Five Dock RSL is calling on the community Daniel Hitchcock, CEO, to line the streets Sunday 12th April to pay tribute n 82 Piper St, Leichhardt, ph: 9569 1936 to New South Wales’ 10 surviving Rats of Tobruk servicemen as they march together for the final time. The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) will be attending the special march as the Rats of Tobruk Association NSW closes its doors for good. March begins at front of Club Five Dock RSL at 10:45am and ceremony commences at the Rats of Tobruk memorial located at corner of Great North Road and Lyons Road, Five Dock at 11:30am.
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in the kitchen
Pot ‘o’ Mussels
with Melissa Leong, n www.fooderati.blogspot.com
Last week, I had the fortune of spending dawn on a mussel boat in Port Lincoln with my mate Andrew ‘Pugs’ Puglisi. Pugs has a fleet of mussel vessels in the region, which produces some of Australia’s best bivalves, bar none. So what does a mussel farmer do with mussels? The answer is not much. With produce this good, you hardly need to do a thing… and given how time poor life can be, those kinds of recipes ain’t a bad thing. Here is Pugs’ recipe for pot ’o’ mussels…just add a side of crusty bread and a little butter and you’re winning.
Wine with Winsor
Jacob’s Creek 2014 Classic Riesling
In a large pot on a medium heat, pour in the water and cover the lid until it starts to simmer. Once simmering, add the mussels and place the lid back on top. Periodically give the pot a little shake to circulate the heat, which will help the shells open. After about 5 minutes, open the lid and start removing the mussels that have opened. Once most of the mussels have steamed open, place the mussels along with their liquid in a bowl and set aside. In the same pot, pour in the olive oil, butter and garlic. Gently sauté the garlic until it becomes soft and slightly translucent. Pour in the wine, thyme leaves, most of the parsley and finally the mussels along with their liquid. Toss to combine and stir until the mussels have reheated. Serve in the pot with a little more parsley on top, along with a chuck of sourdough. Serves 4
For the past few vintages this label has delivered wine of a quality far in excess of the modest price tag. A blend of fruit from Langhorne Creek, the Clare Valley and Eden Valley, this is fresh, crisp and tightly woven with brisk refreshing acid. It is bone dry with classic citrus notes to the fore and surprising length. Lovely for drinking on its own, or paired with a wide range of fish and shellfish dishes. A bargain buy. $12.
Penny’s Hill 2013 Malpas Road Merlot
Time to mussel up?
2kg live mussels, debearded and cleaned 1 bunch continental parsley, finely chopped 1 small bunch thyme, leaves removed and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 cup water 1 cup white wine 50g butter 50ml extra virgin olive oil
A delightfully soft and easy-drinking red that underlines just why merlot is so popular. This has 14.5 per cent alcohol – standard for McLaren Vale nowadays – but carries it lightly, offering finesse and elegance. You’ll find berry and spice notes in abundance, good supple tannins, too. This is a brilliant companion to a Mediterranean-style vegetable tart. A wine with delicious mouthfeel with oak very much in the background. $25.
At the markets
n Fruit: The winter fruits are in season! This is the best time of year
Fox Gordon 2014 Charlotte’s Web Pinot Grigio
to get all varieties of apples, pears and mandarins, as well as chestnuts. Grapes are still at their prime with a crispy fresh bite. Stone fruit quality is decreasing. in bountiful stock. Why not try a green soup to kickstart winter and warm up these cooler days? www.trims.freshfoodclub.com.au
n Vegetables: Go green for veg with spinach, broccoli, celery and kale
You’ve got a licence to kale!
A recent addition to the Fox Gordon lineup, this Italian-accented white sources grapes from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills and is vibrant and fresh in its youth. A wine for enjoying well chilled, It has lashings of citrus and nectarine notes with crisp, crunchy acid – like biting into a Granny Smith Apple. A versatile food wine, this, that would go well with grilled fish dishes, salt and pepper calamari as well as roasted poultry. $22.
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