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Issue 259 | June 5th 2015
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Righteous Rightie isn’t the only one horrified by man-on-man matrimony
Given recent events I feel like one of those hairy-arsed feminists who spent years screaming about being allowed to serve on the front lines only to have some crusty old general unexpectedly say, “Here’s a uniform and gun, now go get gang raped by enemy forces before being hurled on a landmine. Knock yourself out, sweetheart!” As a flagrant homosexual, I’ve spent years acting all pouty about being treated like a second-class citizen only to wake up one day to find The Parrot, The Bolter, at least four-fifths of the Abbott family, and 70 per cent of the Australian population – which is 95 per cent comprised of reactionary bogans – all dancing in the streets draped in rainbow flags while doing jazz hands to a Bronski Beat CD. I mean, I endlessly demanded the right to get married when I was certain I’d never have it but… puh-lease! Given the choice of spending my weekends (a) off my nut on party drugs getting to know new gentleman friends at an Oxford Street nightclub and (b) picking up after my balding hubby and brood of feral kiddies while marooned in some appalling outer suburban Mirvac estate, surely I’m not the only samesex-attracted individual who yearns for a bit of oldschool homophobic discrimination when it comes to the Marriage Act? And it’s not just my tribe who have reason to fear. What about all those sly heterosexuals who’ve been earnestly exclaiming, “We’ll get married just as soon as everyone can”? Well, book the reception centre, folks – the days of dressing up your reluctance to commit (because you secretly believe you can do better) as a principled political stand are drawing to a close. Christopher, Paddington RR replies: I’m more concerned about half-human, halfhorse children being born and an angry Yahweh raining down a plague of locusts once the conjugal free-for-all begins but, yes, you make some valid points.
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of Balmain will receive a temporary reprieve from the noise, air pollution and vibrations from cruise ships following the suspension of berthing at the controversial White Bay terminal. After receiving hundreds of complaints from locals and a parliamentary inquiry that recognised the mistake of moving the terminal from Barangaroo, the Port Authority of NSW agreed to put a stop to docking ships until the site is retrofitted with shore-based power and the use of low-sulphur fuel is regulated. Classified Westconnex documents have suggested that traffic in the Inner West, particularly on King Street, will worsen after the toll road is built. The Roads and Maritime Services documents claim that regardless of new roads in place, traffic congestion will increase.
The Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong, and Marrickville Mayor, Mark Gardiner, continue to call for an end to the project.
The Inner West continues to cement its place as the highlight of Sydney’s nightlife with crowds being drawn to the area for VIVID ERSKNVL, Vivid festival’s nightly event at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville. Featuring international artists, cabaret and drag shows, it’s turning out to be more fun than the lights in the city.
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You’ve probably pub-crawled it, but have you experienced the food on the Newtown and Enmore Tapas Trail? Following the success of the first tapas trail event on the 22nd and 23rd May, there’s talk of a second event later in the year.
Constructed in 1908 by the Szarka Brothers, the Enmore Theatre is the oldest entertainment venue in New South Wales. It began as a cinema and concert hall, before becoming a dedicated movie house after the Szarka Brothers joined the Hoyts cinema chain. In 1936, the theatre was bought out by Hoyts and renovated into the Art Deco style that remains to this day. From 1969 to 1984, the venue was renamed the Finos Theatre and was a Greek language cinema before being refitted in 1986 as a live music venue and returning to its original name. Now it is one of the best known venues in Sydney and a hub for high-profile local and international acts. This month the Enmore will host Hermitude, Lilly Singh and Johnny Marr.
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• Writer/actor Nakkiah Lui’s Vivid speech • Turkish ice cream in Enmore providing lavish competition to Cow and Moon • Inner Westie Gabby Malpas’ beautiful watercolours • Mr Pole Dance comp at Factory Theatre
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Breaking into the music scene is no easy feat, especially if you don’t have your own underground warehouse to attract moneyed punters. Luckily for Inner Westies, there are plenty of local venues keeping the music scene alive and looking for musicians to showcase their talent.
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Mergers of any organisations (business, not for profit or public sector) are fraught with risk and pain. This doesn't mean that in order to pursue gain for shareholders, the public interest or community wellbeing, mergers shouldn't be attempted. If you are a supporter of aligning governance with how social and economic geography works, then moving towards national and regional governments in Australia is attractive. Common sense would suggest that dissolving state and territory governments and aggregating local councils should be examined. But the Baird Government's ‘Fit for the Future’ process to drive local council amalgamations in NSW is not derived from visionary reforms to government and governance. It uses seven measures based only on analysing the fiscal strength of local councils in order to promote amalgamations (read: debt, deficits and asset maintenance). After years of rate pegging, cost shifting and failed metropolitan and regional strategies, it is remarkable that local councils survive. The development sector has lobbied hard for reductions in council numbers in order to remove the red tape that ensures transparency and accountability, especially in greater Sydney. No doubt, they are quietly optimistic about the Government’s plans for 20 future councils as opposed to the current 43. Fit for the Future measures nothing about the adequacy, effectiveness and scope of services provided by different councils to local communities. It says nothing about the similar problems facing neighboring councils: a lack of affordable housing, hugely pressured recreation facilities, threats to the public domain and poor public transport. In this environment, where councils share several priorities, as well as similarly diverse and growing populations, and are located close by, the opportunity is there for Marrickville and Leichhardt Councils (and possibly Ashfield) to rise to the challenge in a progressive and sustainable manner. Each council is good at some things and poorer at others. The goal would be to raise all and not be in a race to the bottom. With a local population of 150,000, which is growing due to much urban consolidation, a new merged Inner West local government entity made up of the aforementioned councils would be in a stronger position to develop the extra playing fields for children and young people, to expand local libraries as community hubs, to further develop cultural precincts and to offer better online and face-to-face customer services. This is what merging to enhance community wellbeing and growing a sustainable organisation could mean. Getting ahead of the game is always better than sticking one’s head in the sand.
Newtown Social Club
One of the many bar offerings on King Street, the Newtown Social Club boasts snacks downstairs and a buzzing live music scene upstairs. With gigs most nights of the week, aspiring musicians can find spots supporting big acts like Frenzal Rhomb and Conrad Sewell and get paid to do so. With pool tables and a relaxed courtyard area, there’s a reason this pub has such a dedicated crowd of locals flocking there. 387 King Street, Newtown
From the mural on the ceiling to the microbrews on tap, everything about LazyBones screams cool. Showcasing artists across all genres, musicians can be sure to find their audience here with the eclectic décor and chilled vibe ensuring they’ll return. With a band-donation bowl and an occasional cover charge, this is one venue not to be ignored if you’re looking to make actual money while having a great time. 294 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
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The Red Rattler
Like a warehouse party, only legal, The Red Rattler Theatre Inc. is a massive two-storey space where musicians, artists and creatives collide. A not-for-profit business, this space is run entirely by volunteers and driven by the sad fact that too many great warehouse venues have been shut down. The venue is sure to give you exposure, with a capacity of 300 people. But as a not for profit, don’t expect to be able to pay your rent from gigs here, as the cover charge is a mere 50 cents. 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville Take a punt on LazyBones
Still the hot spot for drag nights, Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel has recently been taken over by The Spice Cellar after lockouts forced the Cellar’s CBD closure. The new basement area has been decked out with fresh décor and a bigger sound system, worthy of the DJs the venue showcases every Friday and Saturday night - generally opting for DJs with a deep house sound. Bands are also catered to in the upstairs bar, which is open seven days a week. 35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
The Bridge Hotel
Bands in the front, DJs out the back, the Bridge Hotel seems to follow its namesake by bridging the gap between very different musical genres. Hosting a variety of well-known artists like The Angels and Diesel, musicians can earn more than just fans by performing here, with tickets for some artists selling for as much as $40. Rave community Love Club also holds occasional events here with massive turnouts. 119 Victoria Road, Rozelle
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When you first saw Jurassic Park, did you walk away from it thinking, “I wonder how the dinosaurs felt about all that?” No? Well you can thank your lucky stars that someone else did. Described as, “Rocky Horror meets Jurassic Park,” by artistic director Jay James-Moody, this wildly inventive musical revisits this classic film from the dinosaurs’ perspective. A chaotic hilarity ensues in this production after one T-Rex suddenly becomes male, the only male, and soon the entire pack is forced to question their identity, gender and the future of their species. It’s your basic coming of age story; just swap the people with dinosaurs, lengthy conversations with energetic musical numbers and teenage angst with spontaneous stomping and roaring. Triassic Parq, perhaps the first musical dinosaur sex comedy ever made, will be running at the Seymour Centre in Chippendale from the 17th of June until the 4th of July. n Thanks to Squabbalogic and the Seymour Centre, we have a FREE double pass to give-away for Wednesday 17th June at 7:30pm! Email email@example.com with your details to go into the running. For more info or to make a booking, visit www.seymourcentre.com
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of the entire night. Anyone looking for a good excuse for a night out, look no further than this exciting and electrifying revue. Tickets are $28. Where: Petersham RSL, visit www. sydneyhotshots.com for more info
Saturday 20th June
Jerry Liew Exhibition
Beginning at 6pm, the opening night for Jerry Liew’s exhibition of paintings inspired by the White Bay Power Station is a free event open to all. These paintings explore the iconic vista of an industrial working harbour, relics of Sydney’s past that are now silent, and portrays the toxic and decaying side of these constructs with a critical lens. Where: Leichhardt Library
Friday 19th June
But not the fine people at The Vanguard. In conjunction with Pretty In Ink Tattoo Studio, the Vanguard is hosting a beauty pageant for local tattooed women who will be judged by a panel of experts in the fields of tattoos, modelling and
fashion. This night will also feature all the usual entertainment with burlesque and live music. Where: The Vanguard, $28.80
Friday 19th June
Miss Ink Sydney
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Renowned as the number one touring male revue in Australia, the Sydney Hotshots are a group of five perfectly chiselled, handsome men with a love for tantalising every erotic fantasy in a tasteful and rhythmic fashion. Their latest show is the 'My Love Tour', featuring tributes to Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, who’s hit song 'My Love' is the theme
Based on the critically acclaimed TV show running on SBS, Nazeem Hussain is bringing his outright hilarious show to the stage in this one-man performance. Like the television show, this performance is a comedic take on the experience of growing up as an Australian of Sri Lankan-Tamil descent. Certain to make you laugh, and think, 'Legally Brown' should be a truly great night. Where: The Factory Theatre, $35.68
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There is nothing wrong with loving the classics. That being said, innovation is pretty important in music. Anne McCue is a lovely country/folk musician and songwriter but most of her tracks have been made about 70 years ago. n Django Bar, $22.70
Friday 12th June
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Out of the Twilight zone
Vietnam’s answer to the J-Pop and K-Pop phenomenon, V-Pop (there is a great joke there just waiting to happen) sensation Mai Khoi has recently relocated to Sydney and has brought her vaguely Madonnaesque, vamped-up retro sound with her. I still don’t like pop music but I’m sure this will have an audience. n The Newsagency, $16.50
Thursday 18th June
A lot of the issues around Alzheimer’s are glossed over in Still Alice, especially some of its more unpleasant physical side effects. But then again, none of us would pay to see the reality of that cruellest of all diseases. Julianne Moore has had heaps of well-deserved praise (and that statue) for her role as the early-onset sufferer and everything you’ve heard about her performance is true. Less noted has been the supporting cast – even Alex Baldwin. As Alice's bewildered husband, he’s rendered helplessly irrelevant as his wife’s condition worsens. That is the reality, and his pain and confusion are clear to see. But it’s Kristen Stewart as Alice’s wayward daughter who is a total revelation. This was her first big step out of the Twilight zone, and the way their brittle yet poignant mother-daughter scenes play out really ring true. Much more than this deserving film’s painful subject matter, they're what make it an absolute must-see. M on DVD, Blu-ray or Digital from June 3.
Gemma Bovery: Sex, satire and sourdough
Richard In Your Mind
Easy-listening psychedelia but with some really awesome and overt hip-hop influences on the drums and bass. I really like their goofy, Mighty Boosh kind of attitude and video clips. I have just one question is their name a dick joke?
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Can breadmaking be erotic? Anne Fontaine does manage to make it so – in fact it may be hard to ever eat a baguette again in polite mixed company. Her film involves Martin Joulbert (Fabrice Luchini) who runs a preciously rustic bakery in a French town and his obsession with his new English neighbour Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton). Her arrival ends “10 years of sexual tranquilty” for grumpy Martin but instead of reacting normally, because of her surname and his passion for Flaubert, he starts seeing, and projecting Madame Bovary's storyline onto Gemma's own life and sexual adventures in the village. Much of the wit comes from co-writer Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel of the same name. She’s the British Guardian’s cartoonist who spoofs the pretensions of the literary types who read The Guardian. It’s sly and gently amusing – if your irony antennae is acutely tuned. For the rest of us, there’s that doughy rumpy-pumpy, steamy enough for some blush-inducing. MA15+. On now.
SFF Presents: Slow West
Sydney Film Festival is co-screening a couple of its gems on limited general release at Palace this year, one of them being John Maclean's lean and eccentric western starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Michael Fassbender. They're teamed as two unlikely travel companions in a totally lawless land, inhabited by thieves, murderers, con men and assorted mad, bad men. That means Ben Mendelsohn will turn up– as menacingly superb as always. But less convincing is NZ's Middle Earth standing in as Colorado. M at Palace Norton St, 4-10th June only.
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Keeping Newtown weird – and naked
2015 Inner West Local Business Awards
We love supporting our local businesses and from the nominations for the Inner West Local Business Awards we can see that you do too. The awards are a chance for our local businesses to receive recognition for the outstanding services they provide to our community each day. In the fight for the awards, finalists across different business categories will face a tough assessment on their quality of service and staff, the appearance and presentation of the business, services and value for money. But with thousands of nominations received for hundreds of great local businesses, judging the awards will be no easy task. Nominations for the awards have closed but you can still support your favourite local business by writing a reference for any of the finalists. The awards night will be like the Logies of the Inner West, with businesses made to be the stars of the show. Tickets are selling fast; the night is expected to be a sold-out event. The 2015 Inner West Local Business Awards will be held on Wednesday, 24th June at Burwood RSL. Tickets can be purchased online at www. thebusinessawards.com or by calling 8577 5060.
Sydney Film Festival at Dendy Newtown
We just knew that when Sydney Film Festival added Dendy Newtown as a venue, they'd choose their most “out there” films to screen. Like The Tribe (above), a film so daring, outstanding and exciting that it’s probably already sold out. It's in Ukrainian – sign language only! – has no subtitles, is set entirely in a boarding school for the deaf and the actors are naked a lot of the time – you get the picture, this one breaks a lot of rules. More predictably 'Newtown' is Bikes Vs Cars. It's a globetrotting Swedish doco exploring the car-centric design of our cities, interviewing cycling activists and bloggers, and reflecting on the power of the auto industry as it celebrates the joy of all things Clover Moore-sanctioned. Less po-faced and way more fun is Deathgasm, a gloriously blood-drenched horror spoof from NZ. There's more from the Freak Me Out stream too – of course there is, this is Newtown!
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Saturday 20th June
Refugee Arts & Culture Festival
This World Refugee Day, the Addison Road Community Centre will be hosting a celebration of hope, unity and new beginnings! This one-day festival will be showcasing the cultural expressions and heritage of people from refugee backgrounds and those who are seeking asylum. Presented and produced by Settlement Services
International, this free event will feature plenty of performances, international food, various workshops and short film screenings. If you believe in a multicultural Australia, make sure to come show your support. For more information, please visit www.newbeginningsfestivial.com.au
Sunday 21st June
There goes the neighbourhood
Three Piece Suite is a string trio with a love for chamber music, from baroque through to contemporary, that will be back in Annandale this month. Their latest show, 'Masterstrokes' focuses on the three titans of Viennese Classical; Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, although it will also include the premiere of Sydney composer Gregory van der Struik’s latest piece. The concert will be held at the corner of Booth and Johnston St at Village
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small sculpture from the very first carving until the final polish. Led by Wendy Black, this workshop will be exploring the use of soapstone, a soft and malleable material that has a huge range of beautiful colours and patterns, much of which won’t be revealed until the very last polish. This event is $165 per person and will be running at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio in Erskineville. The workshop would make a thoughtful gift!
Church. Ticket are $30 per person. Where: Village Church, Annandale
Sunday 21st June
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Do you think there’s a strong music scene in the Inner West?
“Yes, I would say there is.” Serena, Leichhardt “I don’t think there’s a strong music scene anywhere. Venues are getting all their money from pokies these days.” Cath, Enmore “Yes, I think there is.” Jen, Leichhardt “There’s still some good places.” John, Leichhardt "The Inner West is where probably about 90 per cent of gigs I wanna hear happen. Some of my best experiences playing music have been at low key venues in the Inner West." Finn, Marrickville "There's not that many Inner West venues that are run full time with regular events." Lewis, Camperdown
As part of Reconcilliation Week, the annual awards ceremony held in memory of storyteller Pauline McLeod was held last Thursday at Glebe Town Hall. Yatemetung-Ngarringjeri woman, Pauline McLeod (1960-2003), was well-known as a presenter on children’s program Play School and nationally renowned as a master storyteller. The title of storyteller encompassed many facets of McLeod's life, sharing her culture through her work as an author, director, performer, and academic lecturer. McLeod was also a member of the Stolen Generation, only returning to her home of Delegate in Southern NSW in 1986. The Pauline McLeod awards celebrate the work of community members who promote reconciliation. Aunty Kathryn Farrawell, musician Joshua Staines, and Malcolm Smith were amongst this year's winners.
Chances are you’ve probably got it lying around the house somewhere. Untouched for years, the remnants of outdated technology are destined to gather dust until they inevitably end up in landfill. In Sydney, space is pretty hard to come by, so getting rid of your old technology might seem like a good idea. But with approximately 140 000 tonnes of electronic waste going to landfill each year, your old CDs, cassettes and VHSs might be doing more harm than you think. How can you clear your technological clutter and protect the environment at the same time?
Make a sock snake!
Whether it’s to friends, family or your local Vinnies or Salvos, your Rick Astley collection will be able to find new life in the home of someone else. While you may see your old technology as junk, you'd be surprised how many people will want to take it off your hands, with minimal effort required by you. Remember, if you plan on donating to Vinnies or the Salvos, you should always call first to make sure they are able to accept your donation.
The demise of the machines
Remember to check for Planet Ark cartridge recycling bins at these shops and battery recycling bins at Aldi or Battery World.
Do you listen to musicians from the Inner West?
“Not specifically.” Lauren, Leichhardt “I don’t know of any Inner West musicians.” Ally, Leichhardt “Maybe. I don’t really try to.” Matt, Leichhardt "Yes, I listen to local bands."
Lena, Five Dock
It is possible that your trash can have actual value. Flog it on Gumtree or Ebay. Sell your unwanted wares at car-boot sales, garage sales, market stalls and more. Unleash your inner Donald Trump; get out there and make some money, honey!
Who said household technology can only have one purpose? Old CDs hung in your veggie patch will scare birds away, or why not stick them in the microwave and shape the melted plastic into bowls, or beads or whatever takes your fancy? Just remember to wear gloves while handling the hot plastic. From floppy disk coasters to bracelets made out of headphones, you may just find a new appreciation for your old junk by thinking outside the box (or searching online).
Aunty Kathryn Farrawell awarded for her work in Glebe
So your Walkman has seen better days? Throwing it in the garbage wastes resources that could be used elsewhere. Most local councils have e-waste drop off days or collection points where old parts are mostly broken down and recycled. Check with your council as to what their policy is. Many retailers, like Officeworks and Harvey Norman, also have computer or television recycling schemes where you can drop off your old technology free of charge.
Just because the technology may be outdated, doesn’t mean you have to give up on it completely. After all, think of all the work you put into recording your Backstreet Boys mix tape from the radio. Surely if you’ve kept it all this time you planned on using it again someday? Give it a go and enjoy reminiscing over your crush on Nick Carter. This will be more enjoyable if done in a household free of any other unused clutter.
Drummoyne’s Dirty Reds Rugby Union club will host this year’s under 13’s state championships at Drummoyne Oval and Taplin Park over the three days of this long weekend. Drummoyne’s Dirty Reds are looking for some homeground support and encourage locals to drop by. Visit: www.drummoynerugby.com.au/JNR
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Childcare Open Day
Paisley Park Early Learning Centre in Leichhardt is having an open day on June 13th 9am-3pm, showcasing its historic premises in Leichhardt's oldest church, the centre's gourmet menu and dedicated team. Go to www.paisleypark.com.au for more information.
Run 2 Cure NB
Nicholas and Erin Raco of Annandale will be running with their four-yearold daughter in this year’s Run 2 Cure Nueroblastoma event taking place in the Domain. They will be running in memory of Caitlin, their eldest daughter who was diagnosed with Nueroblastoma Cancer in 2011 and passed away later that year.
really find it once it’s up to stage four. And because children under five have difficulty articulating what’s wrong with them, Neuroblastoma is a cancer that is hard to treat or prevent.” This will be the second time the Raco family has run in Neuroblastoma Australia’s Run 2 Cure event, raising $2000 for research last year. “It’s a great day but it still hurts,” said Nicholas. “It’s fun for my daughter with the rides and the race, but there’s still that undercurrent feeling of remembering why you are there… but it’s all for a good cause.” To other parents who may be going through a similar period of illness with their own children Nicholas advises, “Never give up, explore all the options you have and cherish every moment.”
n The Run 2 Cure fun day will take place on June 15th in the Domain. Caitlin receiving treatment for Nueroblastoma
Festa photo call outs
Leichhardt Council will be displaying a photographic exhibition commemorating the vibrant history of the Norton St Italian Festa, which has been running for over 29 years! Pics are needed of businesses and Italian families local to the Leichhardt area. Call Rachele on 0423 480 389 for more.
Nueroblastoma (NB) is a little-known form of childhood cancer mainly affecting infants under the age of two. In Australia, 40 children on average are diagnosed each year. Some forms of NB can be particularly aggressive, making the average survival rate only 50 per cent. Nicholas says the cancer’s specificity to children makes it even harder to treat. “We had never heard of it and neither had our friends,” Nicholas said. “It’s a silent killer – because you can only
AKAC 2 Million Strong
Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre welcomes its 2 millionth visitor. Affectionately known as AKAC, the centre has been instrumental in provided well-needed health and fitness facilities for locals, young and old, and of all abilities. Marrickville Mayor, Mark Gardiner was on hand to congratulate Kellie Guenther, who received a complimentary three month membership. Kellie, mother of two, regularly uses the gym and makes use of the crèche facilities while working out. Vist www.akac.com.au for more information.
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world famous Rroma sound to the Masquerade Balkan Beats Ball on Saturday June 27th as part of Open Marrickville. An inclusive event for the whole family, attendees can go incognito in masks and party the night away in true discotheque style. Mulled wine and traditional burek will also be served from the band’s caravan (named Lolo), making this one event not to be missed! 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Imagine rising sea levels, the coastline pushing past Dulwich Hill. You are forced to flee your home, in search of food and shelter. Could you cope as a climate migrant? That’s the question that They Come for Them at Night, an installation by Living Room Theatre, is asking. Drawing on academic research and field recordings, and brought to life through sound and performance, this artistic experiment forces you to experience the struggles of immigrants through a climate fiction lens. This exhibition will run on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June from 7pm. It is a free event with an optional $20 dinner afterwards. Windsor Lane, Dulwich Hill
Join the Feast
The Welcome Dinner Project has been igniting friendships between newly arrived people and established Australians for two years now. Come join their biggest dinner yet! To be a part of this festivity, simply come along with a healthy serving of your favourite recipe, a willingness to share and a desire to connect. Then you can just sit back, try a variety of great cuisines and maybe make a new friend or two. There will also be an incredible performance by an Indonesian percussion dance troupe, featuring over 80 performers! This free dinner begins at 5:30pm on June 20th. Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road
Beginning on the 19th of June, Open Marrickville is back for another 10 days of revelry and all are invited to join the celebration of cultures, community and the humanity we all share!
and their families have taken to get here. This tour, presented by Empty Tigers, will let you discover a whole new side to the city. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St
This World Refugee Day, the Addison Road Community Centre will be hosting a celebration of hope, unity and new beginnings! This one-day festival will be showcasing the cultural expressions and heritage of people from refugee backgrounds and who are seeking asylum. Presented and produced by Settlement Services International, this free event will feature plenty of performances, authentic international food, various workshops and short film screenings. If you believe in a multicultural Australia, make sure to come on down to this unique celebration sharing the wealth of talents that refugees and asylum seekers bring to the community. For more information, please visit: www.newbeginningsfestival.com.au. Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road
Balkan Beats Ball
“My vision has always been to celebrate Rroma Gypsy music, to promote positive Rroma cultural role models in Australia and internationally and to inspire the audience to celebrate our joyous lives,” says Sarah BedakRadic of Rroma gypsy band Lolo Lovina. And what a way to realise her vision! Renowned for its unique fusion of genres, Lolo Lovina has only gone from strength to strength with a host of international tours and awards to its name. But at the heart of what Lolo Lovina does is the cultural heritage of its members. “We stay very true to our people’s music. We are the only ones really doing authentic Rroma gypsy music here, though lots claim the ‘gypsy’ thing.” Lolo Lovina and DJ Cocek will be bringing their
Kids takeover Marrickville
A Magical Tour
Experience a new Marrickville by looking at it through a fresh and innocent eyes with some of its youngest citizens! Surprising, entertaining and fun, this theatrical event will give you a totally fresh perspective on the neighbourhood. Running from 6:30-7:30pm on Monday 22nd June, let the kids from Tempe public school take you on a tour of the places that mean the most to them and the trails they
Lolo Lovina share Rroma music
Celebrate World Refugee Day
& DJ Cocek play Balkan Rroma Gypsy Electro Beats for the whole family!
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A F ree E v ent f o r t h e Open M arri c k v ille F esti v al
Please join us and discover a whole new side of the city through the eyes of its youngest citizens.
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in the kitchen
Mandarin and Pistachio Cake
with Olivia Mackay, n www.scoffandquaff. wordpress.com
People often assume that because I can cook, I can bake. But I am not very good at following recipes or doing things carefully or methodically, which is why this is one of only three cakes I can make worth eating. The recipe is pretty forgiving and it’s also dairy and gluten-free, but please don’t let that put you off – it is still delicious! 1. Gently simmer the mandarins in a pot of boiling water for about 1.5 hours or until soft and easily pierced with a skewer. Drain and set aside to cool. 2. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin and preheat the oven to 170 C. 3. Process the pistachios in a food processor until finely chopped. 4. Tip pistachios into a large mixing bowl, sift in the baking powder and mix well. 5. When the mandarins are cool enough to handle, cut each in half across and discard the pips, then puree finely in the food processor. 6. Add the mandarin puree to the pistachio meal. 7. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and sugar mixture to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined. 8. Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 50–60 mins. Once cool, carefully remove from oven and dust with icing sugar right before serving.
Wine with Winsor
Brancott Estate 2014 Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc
I’m very impressed by the excellent value offered by the new releases under Brancott Estate’s Terroir label (you may remember the winery under its previous name of Montana). The 2013 Pinot Noir, which is the same price, is juicy and slurpable, while this is an excellent example of “out there” Kiwi sauvignon blanc, zingy and in your face with plenty of refreshment. This would be excellent with whitebait or Thai fishcakes. $18.
Hoddles Creek 2014 Pinot Noir
It is very hard to find quality pinot noir that doesn’t break the budget. It thrives in cooler regions where vineyard land tends to be very expensive. This little beauty from the d’Anna brothers in the Yarra Valley is probably the best value pinot in the country right now: varietal, flavoursome, soft and silky and deliciously drinkable. There is bright cherry fruit, savoury mushroom notes and a hint of smoky oak. You can’t go wrong with this one. $20.
Go a bit nutty
4 small mandarins 6 eggs
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250g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder Icing sugar for dusting
l 250g shelled, unsalted pistachios (or almond meal)
Mount Pleasant 2014 Elizabeth Semillon
Hunter Valley semillon is a ridiculously under-rated wine style – which is good news for consumers, because it is often underpriced. This new release from one of the Hunter’s premier family wine producers, McWilliam’s, is brisk and full of bright citrus while young, but will develop toasty characters after several years in the bottle. This is downright delicious in its youth and would be a great partner for oysters, shellfish, or old-style fish and chips. $20.
At the markets
n Fruit: All types of apples are falling from the sky, as are mandarins,
grapes and limes. Avocados have gone through the roof and, unfortunately, blueberries have gone with them. fortnight if you are budget conscious. Capsicums, cauliflowers, Lebanese cucumbers and button mushrooms are getting dear.
Brush up on your Mandarin skills
n Vegetables: Put artichokes, beetroot, leek and carrots on the menu this
AT Home with Rick Brewster
Legendary guitarist Rick Brewster of The Angels, who lives in the gourmet fields of Tasmania, confides his love of delicious, simple fare.
Are you much of a cook? I do a lot of the cooking when I’m at home. I actually really enjoy cooking! I’ve got a few things on my menu. I do a tuna pasta bake with a lot of veggies in it and a crust that I like to do with crushed corn chips and mix that up with cheese and spring onion. Turns out pretty good! Just lately I’ve been getting into baking fish with little slices of lemon, either whiting or barramundi. I often fry Atlantic salmon as well, I like to fry it with sweet chilli sauce. If I’m in a rush I grab a chicken schnitzel from our local butcher and do a mash of potato and sweet potato and mix spring onion in the end. What do you eat on tour? When it’s the night of the gig, you sometimes go without dinner and get a late lunch or something. Usually you have breakfast at a local café somewhere. We are always looking for somewhere that does a really nice coffee. Occasionally, I have eggs when I’m away, in an omelette or poached eggs, or muesli. What is the most memorable meal you have had? Oh, wow…I remember a massive, almost the size of the table, seafood platter that I had with my wife and kids. It was at a restaurant in Hobart that did the most incredible seafood. Some of it was tempura style and prawns with all sorts of sauces you could dip it in. I’m not really into oysters or mussels but all the rest was fabulous. That was a pretty special meal.
There’s this amazing thing that’s going on in the world right now where it apparently it takes very little to become an expert at something. Or at least, several high profile hacks have brought this curious subset of the human species into the limelight. Blame the internet or not, but fake authorities have been going on as long as cave men have been eating…oh wait. In my job as a writer, I receive a lot of calls, press releases and ‘amazing’ discoveries that people can’t wait to share. Recently, I was sent a video produced by an American journalist about how our love of sushi is killing our ocean life. While not exactly incorrect, panic mongering and onesided diatribe can be a dangerous thing.
Brewster’s (second from the left) pasta tastes like an angel crying on your tongue
Do you have a favourite celebrity chef? No, I never watch cooking programs, they don’t interest me. What interests me is collecting recipes. If I have a nice meal somewhere or in someone’s home, I ask for the recipe and keep them on a folder on my laptop. Then I transfer that to my phone and use that while I’m cooking to read the instructions. What is your favourite alcoholic beverage, and which album would you pair it with? I would say probably a nice red wine whilst listening to Larry Carlton play the blues. How do the food trends of now compare to the late seventies? Back then half the places you went to had never heard of espresso coffee, for one.
Chilli Salt 1 tspn sugar 1 425g can tuna Pitted kalamata olives Frozen peas Penne pasta
We are told, in this instance that Blue Fin Tuna is close to extinction and unsustainable as a food source. Admittedly, there is truth to this when you’re talking about wild caught Pacific Blue Fin Tuna, which migrates the waters between the coasts of Japan and the USA, but it is not entirely the case when you’re talking about ocean cultivated Southern Blue Fin Tuna, a sustainably sourced, mindfully produced fish found in our very own backyard. The Tuna Cowboys in SA’s Port Lincoln for example, ‘ranch’ tuna in open waters where clean currents keep their stocks strong, well fed and able to be brought to the market sustainably. My point being, that just because you saw it in a documentary doesn’t make it true. Before you go ahead and freak out about all the bread and pasta you ate in your previously ignorant and blissful life, or extol the virtues of only eating bone broth, or even condemning people who eat blue fin tuna as devils incarnate, go and do your research. Find opposing points of view and then make up your own mind based on evidence and perspective… and not just by self-appointed gurus who have popped up overnight. It seems like such a simple notion, and forgive me those who think I’m teaching you to suck eggs but the reality is that it is easy for any of us to be swept up in the emotion or excitement of something that resonates somewhere within us. Think before you eat? Yes, we should probably all order a bit more of that from the menu.
1. Fry onion and chilli in olive oil (don’t overcook). 2. Puree peeled tomatoes and add to pan. 3. Add salt and sugar. 4. Simmer 20-25 minutes. 5. Add peas after about 10 min. 6. Drain tuna and add to the sauce with a handful of olives. 7. Meanwhile cook penne pasta 8. Mix pasta with the sauce. The Angels are playing at the Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, on July 31st - August 1st.
Penne Al Tonno Ingredients
2 x 400g cans peeled tomatoes 1 onion
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