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FREE There’s life in the Inner West! Issue 276 | February 19th 2016 Reverse Garbage turns 40! WIN! FREE EVENT TIX: French Film Festival Shen Yun Mel Gibson goes bowling in Leichhardt! Paint it Black The secret history of local Aboriginal artists Fabulous Stalls FREE ADMISSION Creating Community Through Food Time. 11am-5pm Location. Leichhardt Town Hall and adjacent Carpark Come by Bus Light Rail or Bike Free Bike Valet Parking leichhardtlonglunch.com Free Kids Entertainment 3 Stages Sunday 28 February 2016 Roving Entertainment

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Inner West whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Leichhardt takes on The Plan – Inner West Starlet – Lock-outs a Royal Headache l Leichhardt WE ARE C!AO Satire for the soul Latte Leftie weighs into the vexed question of which American presidential candidate Australian voters should support Dear LL – It seems there’s never been a more exciting time to be an Australian citizen! I can only assume from the wall-to-wall media coverage, not to mention the anguished musings among my peers about whether they should vote with their vagina for Hillary or ‘Feel the Bern’, that globalisation has resulted in Australians becoming enfranchised to participate in the American primaries and general election. Which rather raises the conundrum of what opinion a good Inner Westie should express at Leichhardt dinner parties? Do I pledge my troth to the candidate who – leaving aside the four-decades-long enablement of her husband’s rapey behaviour, shameless propensity to ride on his coattails, and enthusiasm for patriarchal warmongering – is an inspirational feminist heroine? Can I opt for the 120-year-old Communist who wants to introduce free education and healthcare? Or is he subject to BDS prohibitions given his ethnic heritage? Marco, Mascot LL replies: Let’s leave aside Australians’ shameless cultural appropriation of another society’s democratic process and concentrate on the real issue here: looming class war. Once upon a time I would have been all for it, of course. But that was back when the lower orders could have been relied on to get their marching orders from the visionary progressive intelligentsia. Nowadays, we inner-city denizens must tremblingly ponder the question of how long it can be until an Antipodean Trump emerges? Given this pathetic nation’s endless aping of the reining imperial power it’s inevitable some reactionary entertainer – my money is on Ray Hadley – will get the bogans fired up. No doubt at the core of his intoxicating demagoguery will be the claim the customary deference should no longer continue to be extended to welleducated cosmopolitans. And that proletarian yobs should be unashamed of their gay marriage-opposing, multiculturalismdespising, transgender-assaulting, reality television-loving, McDonalds-eating ignorance. Winter is coming, comrades! n Email your dilemma to info@ciaomagazine.com.au. ADVERTISING Sonya Madden sonya@ciaomagazine.com.au Council is considering challenging the NSW Department of Planning in the courts after they announced the rezoning of industrial land in West Leichhardt. The decision will allow for the development of up to 315 units at Lords Road, behind Hawthorne Canal. Leichhardt Council has said that the Department of Planning is using the Parramatta Road strategy plan to justify the change, despite the strategy still being in its draft stages. Leichhardt Council had a win this week with the CEO of Urban Growth NSW David Pitchford agreeing to undertake a study conjointly with Leichhardt Council and the City of Sydney on the need for sporting fields in the Bays Precinct plan. of people are expected to gather at Belmore Park (next to Central) on Sunday to stage a party protest against Sydney’s Lockout laws. Inner West garage punk band, Royal Headache, signed to Newtown’s Repressed Records, are expected to perform. The lead singer, known as ‘Shogun’, said Sydney was increasingly “paranoid and obsessed with money”. Speaking of paranoia, the band’s show at the Opera House was stormed by police during the VIVID festival last year. l Rising FOOD Melissa Leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au l Thousands Inner West actress Odessa Young is starring in The Daughter, to be released on March 17. Odessa will also be acting in the film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play The Wild Duck alongside Aussie legends Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neil and Miranda Otto. Odessa attended Newtown High School of Performing Arts, but left before completing Year 12 because the roles just kept rolling in. Mark our words, this talented thespian is going places. the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, ‘Boomalli’ meaning ‘to strike, to make a mark, to fight back, to light up,’ in the languages of the Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri and Bundjalung peoples of New South Wales. The cooperative then moved from Chippendale to their current location on Flood Street in Leichhardt. WINE Winsor Dobbin info@ciaomagazine.com.au LOCAL history ART DIRECTOR Paden Hunter paden@ciaomagazine.com.au The Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative emerged out of the collaboration between a group of urban Aboriginal artists who sought to challenge mainstream ideas about Indigenous art in the 1980s. The two original art exhibitions of the group, ‘Koori Art ‘84’ and ‘Urban Stories’, featured works by artists who are now household names, such as Avril Quaill, Gordon Syron, Raymond Meeks, Euphemia Bostock, Fiona Foley, Michael Riley and Jeffrey Samuels. In 1987 the ensemble of artists, which also included Bronwyn Bancroft, Fernanda Martins and Tracey Moffatt, founded EDITORIAL Phoebe Moloney phoebe@ciaomagazine.com.au Boomalli has been creating magic for decades, picture by Margaret Olah Kassia Aksenov kassia@ciaomagazine.com.au ASSISTANT PUBLISHER Things we love: PUBLISHER Sonia Komaravalli sonia@ciaomagazine.com.au Contributors: Nigel Bowen, Lianna Taranto, Emma McConnell, Olivia Mackay, Russell Edwards, Maani Truu and Hannah Craft. Ciao loves you, and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent. We try and make you look your best. No responsibility is accepted by Ciao Magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information. We welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions. The opinions expressed in Ciao Magazine are those of contributors, indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction. © All rights reserved. No material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Ciao Magazine is a free publication. Distribution, advertising & editorial enquiries 460A Parramatta Road, Petersham 2049 info@ciaomagazine.com.au (02) 9518 3696. 0402 202 951 – Sonya 0405 509 805 – Sonia Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle Printed by Spot Press, Marrickville Ngemba artist and co-founder of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative, Jeffrey Samuels, is featured in Boomalli’s exhibition, Alterity. Image: Ben Cregan Another Inner West artist’s work goes on display! We know Inner Westies love a good front-lawn giveaway but this one takes it to a new level. Ciao spotted this unique take on the classic street junkpile outside a house in Burwood, near Woodstock Park. Accompanying the old stovetop are hand-drawn masterpieces, featuring Frozen’s Elsa, along with some positive messages reading; “I am free. You can take me home. Please!!!!” and “Thank you for enjoy [sic] the picture”. Here at Ciao, we love recycling and passing on pre-loved goods to a new adoptive home. We love it even more when we see the younger generation getting enthusiastically involved in worthy, sustainable habits. We guess these little artists just really want their cooktop to go to a good home. C!ao’s voice In • Aussie red wines • Ruffles and pleats • Movie dates with yourself • Old archade games • 74-year-old socialists running for President • Mardi gras Out • Skinny jeans • Unsolicited dick pics • The GST hike • The Lockout laws (they are under review!) • $10 “gourmet” sandwiches C!ao Magazine There’s life in the Inner West! 4

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Community Life R OA D T E ST n Emma McConnell Art Supplies This cosy store has a wonderful selection of traditional art supplies considering the relatively small space it occupies. The King Street favourite has products catering for all ages and skill levels, as well as offering regular art classes to help guide you in your latest artistic endeavours. Art On King’s wares are second to none, with each new find better than the last. The friendly staff and adjoining bookstore makes the store a must-see the next time you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of Newtown. Located in the Addison Road Community Centre, Reverse Garbage truly is a hidden gem of the Inner West. This longstanding institution caters for the more sustainably minded artist, with all of their wares being either recycled or unwanted items otherwise destined for landfill. The vast array of just about everything you could imagine will get your creative juices running wild and inspire those even with the most complex of projects. If you’re willing to take the time to explore your efforts will be rewarded, especially if you prefer buying in bulk. If you’re not in a particularly artistic mood you should still stop in as there are plenty of other bargains on offer. With new stock delivered regularly you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy. Art On King: RANT Leave Arts Funding Alone The other day I took to my Facebook feed in search of some light entertainment while I was stuck on the bus resting a frazzled post-work brain. What I had in mind was just a classic cute animal video or a jealousy-provoking album of a friend’s holiday to some incredibly exotic place. Reverse Garbage: He's thinking about whether to vote for Hillary or Bernie Located in picturesque Rozelle, this bright and spacious store caters for both art connoisseurs and those who want to get creative. The maze of carefully categorised art and office supplies will leave you mesmerised, particularly if you've got a passion for stationery (as I do). There is an extensive range of gifts on offer (and plenty of wrapping paper options too!) making it difficult to leave Tilly’s without picking up something either for yourself or someone special. This is certainly the place to go if you want some expert art advice, with lovely staff on hand who are more than happy to help. Tilly’s Art & Office Supplies: Instead, I came across something posted by Senator Scott Ludlam; a video that really grabbed my attention. The clip involves a pretty badass Ludlam grilling the Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, over the fact that the Australian government invested $47 million in two US blockbuster films; Alien: Covenant and Thor: Ragnarok. What? A significant sum handed over to two wildly profitable US film franchises during a period in Australia where funding for the arts has been continuously cut, surely not? Alas, it is another example of a super-unbelievable headline about government action which you think is some weird satirical joke that actually turns out to be true. Sure, arguments were made in the clip that the investment would bring jobs to Australia for those in creative industries and that those people would learn skills at a higher standard because of US involvement. That’s great. But what about Australian films? What about Australian television shows? Surely, that money would be better appreciated by those local oddballs and creative geniuses who have projects they are desperately trying to get off the ground. It's not like Hollywood studios don't already have plenty of sources of funding without having to help themselves to Australian taxpayers' dollars. Some may think the money is better spent elsewhere, that the government shouldn’t concern itself with handouts for the production of silly plays, books and paintings when there are more pressing matters at hand. I beg to differ. Continuing arts funding is essential to the life of the nation – no matter how 'silly' the content that is produced. To keep Sydney vibrant we need an arts scene; we need the creation of beautiful spaces, the production of inspiring musicals and plays, the establishment of great galleries holding exciting exhibitions, and films and television programs to call our own. Government funding allows artists' voices to be heard, their stories to be told. Without funding we would only be seeing art made by a select few, diminishing the creative life, and thus the energy of the city. Sure, if you’d like to live in a boring husk of a city, unable to do anything a little different at night (and strapped for cash because we keep losing tourists) you might support slashing arts funding. But if you’d like to see Sydney’s art scene (or Australia’s culture for that matter) reach its full potential, to see spaces around Sydney transformed into stimulating locations, then it seems you care more about arts funding than perhaps you realise. So the next time someone says its not important, or tries to diminish the value of the arts, please speak up. n Natasha Michels Kmart Ashfield Mall: An extant reminder of King Street's povo boho past. Artwork by Linda Cairnes Kmart’s attempt at specialising in almost everything includes a small and almost unrecognisable stationery section among the tangle of miscellaneous merchandise. Meandering through the store led to the discovery of an aisle stocked with children’s craft kits, a convenient purchase to have on hand to keep the little ones entertained on those endless rainy days. This, however, was the sole stand-out of the store’s ‘art supplies’ section. If you’re after basic stationery needs or that elusive tried-and-tested $2 Sharpie then Kmart is for you! Do yourself a favour though and consider supporting small local businesses with larger selections and high quality products to satisfy your artistic appetites. But who knows, you might find a muse amongst the miles of aisles. Shen Yun For just one week in March, Sydney Lyric Theatre will be graced with the performers of Shen Yun, a New Yorkbased performance company whose revival of 5000 years of Chinese culture earned them international acclaim. Shen Yun uses a pairing of intricate special effects and luscious costuming to evoke China's ancient past, recreating the myths and legends that were the foundation of the world's oldest continuing civilisation. Aside from lavish historical revival, Shen Yun contains heavily spiritual undertones, delving into China's religious past and present. The dance performance is at times refreshingly modern, drawing heavily on classical ballet, yet the traditional dances of Tibet and Mongolia are seamlessly interspersed. Combine this with operatic vocal performances and a live orchestra and it's easy to see how Shen Yun receives standing ovations at theatres across the globe. WIN FREE TICKETS n Ciao is giving away two premium tickets to Shen Yun valued at $320. To win, email us at info@ciaomagazine.com.au telling us your name, your suburb and where you picked up your copy of Ciao! What’s on n Compiled by Hannah Craft. Email info@ciaomagazine.com.au Saturday 20th Feb Tickets are $89-$159. Book your seats at ticketmaster.com.au. Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, 8th - 13th March. FREE Community are en ev ts listings Sat 5th March email info@ m.au ciaomagazine.co Attn: Hannah Women and Words Free self-defence workshop Sydney Mardi Gras have organised a free self-defence workshop to help you keep safe during the festival. Focusing on the early prediction and prevention of violence, it's full of easy, useful and applicable tips to ensure your safety. Drop in for this fun short course to suit all people of all ages. Where: Upstairs Newtown Library, 10 Brown St, Newtown. Thur 3rd & Fri 4th March Sydney Writers' Mini March Festival Carriageworks on March 3rd and the Seymour Centre on March 4th. This special event is part of the Sydney Writers' Mini March Festival, a lead-up to the main festival in May. Come to hear these celebrated figures discuss their upcoming works and the creative process. The festival's Artistic Director Jemma Birnell says that the speakers will impart “a range of stories that are moving, informative and incredibly entertaining.” Book at www.swf.org.au/events. Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, and the Seymour Centre, corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale. Sweep the leg! 6 Acclaimed international writers Simon Winchester, Andrew O'Hagan, Alexander McCall Smith and Elizabeth Gilbert are bestowing their wisdom on Sydney for two nights in March. They're at In celebration of International Women's Day, Stanmore Library will be host to a panel of prominent female authors: Zoe Norton-Lodge, Fiona Katauskas and Mireille Juchau. The event will be convened by the Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, and focus on isues surrounding gender and its influence on creativity. Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar said, “the event brings together smart and inspirational women who use words... to encourage others and spur social change.” Where: Stanmore Library, Douglas St, Stanmore. Book on 9335 2173 or www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite. com.au. Creative women speak out!

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n Local Gigs Thursday 25th February n Local screens YEEVS Yeevs have been playing at venues around Sydney almost non-stop for a year now. This is your chance to catch them at an intimate venue and get up close and personal with a band that will no doubt be playing larger rooms very soon. Supported by Why Julia? And Dead Brian. The Sly Fox, free FREE TICKETS Win double movie passes Trumbo Writers who should be blacklisted The PC thought police who jailed Dalton Trumbo in the 1950s had a devastatingly effective way of controlling public opinion – anyone with “unacceptable” views was banned from working in the media. Give you an idea? Lots of people should be banned, at least in the Inner West. ★ Andrew Bolt His crimes are too many to list, the worst being that he has millions of readers outside the Inner West, while The Guardian only has about 10. Ban him. ★ Mark Latham Mostly this self-proclaimed “voice of the suburbs” is more amusing than dangerous, though his sneering at inner city elites can’t go unpunished. Banned! ★ David Morrison We all know that a certain trans woman should have won Australian of the Year, or at least not a white man. Therefore, Morrison must be banned. ★ The Australian's columnists. Blacklist the lot of them. ★ Latte Leftie How long can this class traitor be allowed to insinuate that we progressives are as venal, hypocritical and selfish as Labor and Liberal voters? Preposterous! Like Dalton Trumbo, he must be silenced. And jailed. La Belle Saison: A steamy French affair to remember The very serious Yeevs French Film Festival 2016 Saturday 27th February HEY GERONIMO The Brissy indie pop-rockers are back to attempt the longest shortest tour ever by playing 10 gigs in one day. Word on the street says Secret Garden Festival is one of them. Petersham Bowling Club, free Thursday 3rd March MAX FROST American Max Frost's debut Aussie tour kicks off in March. Audiences will surely find themselves dancing along to the brilliant electro-pop infused with soul, which has got lots of airplay over the last couple of years. Newtown Social Club, $35.20 + BF Outside of the Sydney Film Festival, the Alliance Française French Festival is now the biggest and most popular celebration of international cinema in Australia. It’s back at Norton Street (and elsewhere) from March 1 -24 and once again celebrated critic David Stratton is a patron. Serious cinema lovers will no doubt find his five top selections all reliably satisfying, but it will be hard to overlook others from the line-up of 48 titles featuring the best French and worldwide acting talents. Highlights include director Jacques Audiard’s 2015 Palme d’Or winning masterpiece Dheepan, as well as A Perfect Man, Love at First Child, Marguerite, Mon Roi, First Growth, La Belle Saison, Taj Mahal, Un Plus Une and Valley of Love. Five of France’s most popular television shows will also appear. n At Palace Norton St, Verona, Chauvel and Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, 1–24 March. Bookings, info: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org Best of David’s picks Ciao’s picks The relationship drama Mon After the devastating The White Knights, you may never feel the same way about refugee charities again. Mumbai terrorist victim tale Taj Mahal is another astonishing standout, and not likely to be seen outside the festival. Roi from the gritty Polisse director Maïwenn packs quite a punch, though the character played by Vincent Cassel is pretty annoying... He’s much better as the 'cool' dad who gets way too cosy with his best friend’s underage daughter in the slyly funny One Wild Moment. What a creep! n Trumbo reviewed at www.ciaomagazine.com.au CIAO's PICK ★ Thanks to the Alliance Française French Film Festival we have 10 double in season passes to festival screenings give away. Details below. Never trust a French dad Who needs men when you've got Bollie? BooMalli Mardi Gras Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative is holding an exhibition celebrating the Mardi Gras season, called Alterity. The show is dedicated to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI community, exploring themes of self-expression and unified otherness. Curated by Jessica Johnson and Margaret Ross, Alterity will include the works of First Nations artists Dave Long, Ella Bancroft, Jasmine Sarin, Clinton Nain and many more artists, including co-founder of Boomalli, Jeffrey Samuels, featured on our cover. Samuels is a Ngemba painter, printmaker and installation artist whose paintings were used in the opening of the Sydney Olympic Games and are displayed in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the National Museum of Australia. How To Be Single n Alterity's opening night is 6.30pm Wednesday Jeffrey Samuels in rainbows Who knew Fifty Shade’s demure virgin (Dakota Johnson) could be so good at raunchy comedy? As Alice, a newly single New Yorker, she’s not a patch on co-star Rebel Wilson, of course, but who could ever out-raunch our own supersized superstar? Despite the title, Christain Ditter’s film is neither an instruction manual for flying solo nor a totally mainstream rom-com. It’s almost the latter… solidly shallow and certainly no Girls or Broad City. But its ensemble of camera-ready charismatic actors (Leslie Mann, Alison Brie) and assortment of the most right-on bros an inner city single gal could ever hope to hook up with (Jake Lacy is a standout) all deviate enough from the formula to provide a satisfying arc with plenty of solid laughs along the way. And blokes don’t come off too badly – after all, we are useful as sperm donors. Plus we also know how to reset the router and operate a TV remote. What more could any woman want? M on now. 24th February, and the show will run till April 10th at 55-59 Flood Street Leichhardt. n More local movies at www.ciaomagazine.com.au Fri 26th – Sun 28th Feb Queer Provocations Festival This two-day festival will hit Marrickville at the end of February and feature intensely political panel discussions. Friday 'Rebellious Words' features the voices of Indigenous and POC activists, Saturday sees political film screenings and Sunday brings things to a climax with the closing night party. Panel topics will cover everything from queer eco-activism and nighttime venue closures to healthcare, disability and housing precarity – all with a focus on how these affect the LGBT community. Tickets range from $5 for a single pass to $50 for the entire festival. Book at www.trybooking.com/181565. Where: Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville Mon 29th Feb most ambitious Day for Night program yet. The weekend will bring you an array of astonishing performances from the most prominent queer Australian and international artists, including legendary Sydney drag queen Cindy Pastel and 'How to be Beyonce' creator Madison Moore. Finish with a bang at the Sunday night after party. Tickets are $50 for both days or $15 for entry between 5-8pm on Sunday. Book your place at ticketmaster.com.au. Mmmmmm, Nutella! presents the 27th annual affrenchfilmfestival.org Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Everleigh. Tella Ball Dessert Bar They're queer and they're here There's a Nutella dessert bar opening in Dulwich Hill. The geniuses behind the Nutella-stuffed doughnut and the Nutella doughnut placed on top of a Nutella milkshake are opening an entire venue where you can eat bulk Nutella without fear of judgement. The chocolatey-hazelnut goodness will be available from 6.30pm. Where: 362-372 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill Sat 20th – Sun 21st Feb, 12pm-12am WIN Double MOVIE PASSES sydney 1–24 march Day for Night: 24HRS Performance Space are back for their www.affrenchfilmfestival.org To be in the running to win one of ten picked up your copy of Ciao. Please double passes to Alliance Française remember to include your postal French Film Festival 2016 films, email info@ciaomagazine.com.au with your address. Good luck! name and address telling us where you n Reviews – Russell Edwards www.ciaomagazine.com.au 7

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n Your say What is your doomed artistic pursuit? “I'd always envisaged myself being in a band, or at least writing and performing my own songs. Sadly, I've realised that I can't write lyrics to save my life and I've got a rubbish sense of rhythm.” Oliver, Enmore “I really love the idea of being a great maths teacher, the kind of teacher that makes students see beauty in an equation the way we see it in a painting. The only trouble is I dropped maths after Year 10.” Kirsty, Leichhardt “Dance, for me. I've been a dancer since I was five. I know a lot about it and I can kind of teach it and choreograph it but I'm a bad dancer because I just don't have the body for it. It's something that I always wanted to be doing but I'm not good enough to make it.” Charles, Marrickville “Singing. I really love doing it, whether in the shower, at karaoke, or in the car. Unfortunately, I have no musical talent whatsoever and nobody else enjoys my singing a fraction as much as I do!” Sophia, Enmore Thinking sustainably is sometimes at odds with our human disposition. It is in our very nature to grow, create, expand and renew. Unfortunately for us, new isn’t always better. Over 21 million tonnes of rubbish end up in landfill every year in Australia and a huge amount of this waste can easily be reused. Marrickville social enterprise Reverse Garbage has been championing the reuse cause since 1974 when a group of local artists, community activists and educators came together to focus on working with kids outside of school hours. “Marrickville was a disadvantaged area in the 1970s and the young people that were growing up here often were from migrant families, with parents working long hours," said Reverse Garbage CEO Dare Kavanagh. Reverse garbage was created in 1976 as a way for children to pursue art with cheap recycled materials and have something meaningful to do outside of school. From the very beginning the organisation had an environmental and social ethos. Its wares now draw artists from across Sydney. “We have an art residency and several art collectives shop here that use our resources,” Ms Kavanagh said. Today’s operations are far more widespread than was the case in the early days. Reverse Garbage now diverts about 35,000 cubic metres of materials that would otherwise end up as waste. “We work with hundreds of businesses every year,” Ms Kavanagh said. “We help businesses all around the greater metropolitan Sydney area manage their waste more ethically by diverting quality clean items Reverse Garbage turns 40 n Sustainability n Local news Mel Gibson Visits Leichhardt Bowling Club Members and staff at Leichhardt Bowling Club were in for a surprise when world-famous actor Mel Gibson popped in for a game of bowls last weekend. According to a club representative Gibson turned up with a group of friends, had a chat to some locals and even let a local punter teach him the ropes in bowls, making for a very exciting day in the club’s over-90-year-long history. Gibson is currently in Australia filming a World War II film, called Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson studied at NIDA in Sydney and is the founder of Icon Entertainment. He also owns the Dendy Cinemas group. What a glorious load of garbage from landfill.” “I think one of the problems we have in our society is the structures we have in place make it too easy to throw things away." Another facet to Reverse Garbage is the tireless work the group continues to do with schools and community groups. “The core of our organisation is our education program, in which we provide services for schools to promote environmental education as a fun activity." “Environmental sustainability is up to all of us, I really think that the people-power approach of the co-operative we have is where we are going to make a difference in terms of attitude.” “We’ve found approximately 60 per cent of our customers are purchasing from us for a community project, this means we can really live the true mission of this organisation.” On Saturday March 12, from 4-8pm, Reverse Garbage will hold a 40th birthday party featuring a family BBQ with music, games and dress up competitions at 142 Addison Rd Marrickville. n Words by Levi Parsons What women want? Some face time with Mel! Canada Bay’s Sustainability Awards Nominations Open Nominations for the City of Canada Bay’s 2016 Sustainability Awards are now open. For the last nine years, the awards have recognised the outstanding contributions made by individuals, community groups and businesses to creating economic, environmental and social sustainability in Sydney. The awards fit into four different categories including: Accessibility and Child-Friendly, Recognition and Culture, Heritage and Environment. The winners will be announced at an awards night at Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant on May 23rd. Nominations close on March 18th. n For more information or to make an application visit www.sustainabilityawards.net or call 9911 6555. Danny Lim Convicted On Tuesday the 9th of February, local Inner West personality Danny Lim was convicted of offensive behaviour relating to an incident that occurred last August. Lim, who is known for his billboards spreading messages of peace and love, was charged with an infringement outside Edgecliff station, due to his sign referring to Tony Abbott as a “c**t”. Lim decided to fight the notice in court, leading to his recent conviction and a fine of $330. Following the verdict, Lim stated that he couldn’t believe this happened. “I was really shocked this could happen in Australia in 2016,” he said. “Why I do it? Because I care.” In keeping with his peaceful message, prior to the hearing Lim posted on his Facebook page - ‘Danny’s Page’ - asking people to avoid causing a scene outside the courthouse as it could hinder proceedings. He then followed that request with his trademark message; “Remember to SMILE, SING and DANCE and be happy, that is the only way to fight our daily struggles through life.” Following the original notice, there was an outpouring of community support with two separate crowd-funding campaigns rapidly raising well over the $500 needed for the fine. Lim, however, stated that he would instead donate the money to a charity supporting survivors of domestic violence. The social media publicity did nevertheless lead to a lawyer offering to take his case on a pro bono basis. Lim didn't seem too bothered by the outcome and was spotted at Martin Place within 12 hours of the verdict, sporting his trademark signs. Lim and his lawyer have said they are planning an appeal and will continue to fight for freedom of speech. WestConnex to Increase Anzac Bridge Traffic Leichhardt Council has expressed concerns that the proposed Third Stage of the WestConnex tunnel Leichhardt Council will increase traffic to the already congested Anzac presents Bridge. The recently released Project Application outlines that the tunnel, which runs from Rozelle to St Peters, will include a Rozelle interchange adding three extra lanes of traffic entering the Bridge. These lanes will be in addition to the three existing lanes entering the bridge from the City West Link. The Rozelle interchange will provide a link between the Sydney CBD and the mainline tunnels through connections to the City West Link, Victoria Road and Anzac Bridge. Currently, the Anzac Bridge is one of Friday 22 January 2016 Sydney’s worst choke points, with Mayor of Leichhardt Darcy Byrne describing it as an “immobile car park” 8PM Indigenous short films for the family in the morning. The Project Application additionally outlines a plan for twin motorway tunnels between the 9PM proposed M4 East at Haberfield and the proposed new (2006) Rated M M5 at St Peters. Wet weather venue – Leichhardt Town Hall Pioneers Memorial Park – Norton St, Leichhardt FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES leichhardt.nsw.gov.au” 9367 9222 JANUARY-MARCH 2016 22 JAN Ten Canoes Danny Lim with the sign in question 5 Friday 5 FEBRUARY 2016 www.westconnex.com.au. 8PM FlickerKids, short films for the family from Flickerfest 9PM Leichhardt Council Leichhardt presents The Village Green at Mort Bay Park – McKell St, Balmain Council presents (2004) Rated PG n For more information about the project go to FEB NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Wet weather venue – Balmain Town Hall Twilight FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES 19 Friday 19 FEBRUARY 2016 7.45PM FlickerKids, short films for the family from Flickerfest 8.45PM (2008) Rated M FEB leichhardt.nsw.gov.au” 9367 9222 JANUARY-MARCH 2016 leichhardt.nsw.gov.au” 9367 9222 JANUARY-MARCH 2016 Friday 4 MARCH 2016 Pioneers Memorial Park – Norton St, Leichhardt Wet weather venue – Leichhardt Town Hall 4 MAR 22 JAN 22 JAN 7.30PM FlickerKids, short films for the family from Flickerfest Friday 22 January 2016 Friday 22 January 2016 8PM Indigenous short films for the family 8.30PM 8PM Indigenous short films for the family (2015) Rated G 9PM The Village Green at Mort Bay Park – McKell St, Balmain Wet weather venue – Balmain Town Hall 9PM (2006) Rated M (2006) Rated M Pioneers Memorial Park – Norton St, Leichhardt Wet weather venue – Leichhardt Town Hall ODDBALL Ten Ten Canoes Canoes OUR PARTNERS 10 Alcohol IS prohibited Wet weather venue – Leichhardt Town Hall Fundraising for Glebe/Leichhardt PCYC Pioneers Memorial Park – Norton St, Leichhardt Friday 5 FEBRUARY 2016 Friday FEBRUARY 2016 8PM 5FlickerKids, short films for the family from Flickerfest 8PM FlickerKids, short films for the family from Flickerfest 9PM 9PM (2004) Rated PG 5 FEB 5 FEB (2004) Rated PG The Village Green at Mort Bay Park – McKell St, Balmain Wet weather venue – Balmain Town Hall The Village Green at Mort Bay Park – McKell St, Balmain Wet weather venue – Balmain Town Hall NAPOLEON NAPOLEON DYNAMITE DYNAMITE

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Leichhardt Long Lunch Sunday 28th February, Leichhardt Town Hall Precinct, 11am-5pm Ritzy prints by The Rizzeria Delicious dolci will be delivered Check out Mulapa Aboriginal Art’s collection Beautiful bits from local crafters The Leichhardt Long Lunch Food & Wine Festival, to be held on Sunday February 28th, is part of a series of events leading up to a ‘long-long’ lunch at the 30th annual Norton Street Italian Festa on October 30th. Leichhardt Long Lunch reinforces the Inner West as a premier Sydney food and wine district and also provides opportunities for local artisans and businesses to showcase their products and skill. A festival dedicated to fine International cuisine demands an exuberant showcase of cooking, so from 11am until 5pm you can enjoy a parade of demonstrations from the Inner West’s own culinary geniuses that will leave you itching for the kitchen the moment you get home. Enzo Guarino will be returning once more as MC and host of the ‘Casa e Cucina’ cooking marquee. “As well as being entertained by local chefs who will share their recipes, visitors will have the unique opportunity to taste the dishes being prepared and some of the lucky onlookers may even get a chance to cook with the chefs on the day,” Mr Guarino said. The lineup includes: 11.30 Locantro Fine Foods For those with a sweet-tooth, Pino Locantro will be demonstrating his delicious sweets. 1:30 & 3:30 Conjurup Food Anna-Jane Dalton, a local food hero, will be cooking with her amazing spice blends. 12:00 & 2:00 Rylestone Olive Press 2:45 Mutti Ambassador Famous for their award-winning olive oils, Rylestone’s executive chef will showcase how olive oil can be used in a number of dishes. Find out how to use Mutti tomato products and local Paesanella cheeses from Executive Chef Daniele Trimarchi. 12:30 Food Adventura 4:15 Casa E Cucina From personalised chef service, Head Chef Bruno Laborde is keen to show audiences his famous paella. Watch MC of the event, Enzo Guarino cook up some of his signature dishes. 4:45 La Cantine 1:00 Capriccio Osteria & Bar Learn the craft of great coffee A local Norton Street business, Capriccio will have head chef, Bryan Gerlini, present their Summer Seafood Risotto. Well-known French chef Jonathon Trouillet will be stepping up to dazzle your taste buds. LLL wishes to thank ILVE for supplying kitchen equipment, Rylestone Olive Oils, and Claudio’s Seafood for supporting the event. LOCAL BUSINESSES AND CLUBS Aside from the array of culinary talent, several local businesses have jumped at the opportunity to be involved in the Leichhardt Long Lunch. One such is the Mulapa Aboriginal Art Gallery, located in Lilyfield. Owner Judi Muller sources her art ethically from the Central and Western Desert. Gallery even encourages you to take the artworks home and view them in their intended room before you commit to a purchase. Inner Westies all over are getting ready to get in on the action. The Italian Made Social Motoring Club are rocking up with 30 of their vintage Fiat 500’s, and even the NSW Alfa Romeo Owners Club are making a day of it. So if you’re a rev head, you definitely have something to look forward to. Visit facebook.com/leichhardtlonglunch for more festival details or upload on instagram @leichhardtlonglunch Learn how to show off good oil Make a massive risotto The gallery will be manning a small stall at the lunch where you can peruse a selection of their collection, an essential stop for purveyors of Aboriginal art. Smaller works will be sold for as little as $45, while larger paintings are discounted as much as fifty per cent. The ENTERTAINMENT 11-11:45am Dominique Opening the entertainment roster for the day is Dominique, an inimitable artist from the Central Coast region. Dominique’s eclectic tastes in music, acoustic guitar and powerhouse vocals have resulted in a highly original concoction of modern funk and blues vibes. Currently on her first national tour after the release of her EP ‘Sunshine & Sweet Wine’, Dominique’s vocal experience has spanned blues, pop, jazz, reggae and funk. Her influences are vast and varied, and the result is as pleasant as it is refreshing. 1-1:45pm ALAS KA ALAS KA does ambient rock 12-12:45pm The Blues Preachers The Blues Preachers have arrived 10 The Blues Preachers will take you back to an era somewhere between 1920 and 1940 with a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. A throwback to a more romantic time, The Blues Preachers are one of the few groups still performing genuine pre-war blues. The powerful simplicity of driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with the sounds of tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional untarnished sound that will have you on the edge of your seat. The critical acclaim which has greeted both their live performances and recorded work is a testament to their ability to revive a time now forgotten. ALAS KA is the new exciting project founded by Zana Rose and Jenna Murphy. Originating as a harmonic duo, the pair have now evolved into an ambient indie rock project. True veterans of Sydney’s live music scene, both women have also taught performance and composition. Don’t miss out on the chance to see these extraordinary women perform live. For the Leichhardt Long Lunch they will be stripping their new sound back to a more acoustic form, crafting an intimate and dynamic performance. had superb strength, a richness of tone not often encountered but once heard can never be forgotten.” 3-4pm The Green Mohair Suits 2-2:45pm Narelle Evans & The Jetbacks The Green Mohair Suits always entertain with their fun and innovative take on country, folk and bluegrass music. Consisting of expressive songwriters Brian Campeau, Richie Cuthbert, Jason Mannell and Ben Romalis, the group takes their four-part harmonising seriously. Their inspired musicianship has seen them compile a collection of quality original tunes that are a mix of heartbreak, humour and humility, a perfect tone on which to finish the day. The star of “The Rockabilly Women Show” Narelle Evans has built a following for her act championing some rare, lesser-known tunes from the women of early rock ‘n’ roll. 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in the kitchen Peas with chilli and shangleesh  with Olivia Mackay, n www.scoffandquaff. wordpress.com Shangleesh, also known as shanklish, is a Middle Eastern cheese made of dried yoghurt and flavoured with chilli or zaatar. It is sold in balls which are either preserved in oil or vacuum packed, which results in a firmer, drier texture. Happily, it is quite easy to find shangleesh at any of the Inner West’s many Middle Eastern grocers or good delicatessens. In this recipe I have used the chilli in oil variety, but if you can’t find it, Danish feta would make a satisfactory substitute. Traditionally shangleesh is made into a salad with red onion, tomato and sometimes cucumber as well. I love to pair it with sweet green peas, whose sweetness contrasts the tangy cheese brilliantly. Cooked and peeled broad beans work beautifully as well. Fresh green chillies and spring onions add a little zing, and a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice lets the key ingredients shine. This is spectacular served with lamb or tossed into hot pasta. Make sure you squeeze over the lemon juice immediately before serving to prevent the acidity of the lemon from discolouring the peas. Wine with Winsor n www.wdwineoftheweek.blogspot.com Ripping riesling Kirrihill 2015 Watervale Riesling The rieslings from this Clare Valley producer are reliably good, with this single region one just edging out a $16 sibling that’s also very tasty. This is a delightful dry white wine, floral and immediately appealing with fresh lemon and grapefruit notes on the palate, which is aided and abetted by some brisk minerally acid. The back label notes suggest cellaring it. I say drink it now while it is fresh and vibrant. Try Lock Stock & Bottle at Abbotsford. $20. Red-hot favourite Burns and Fuller 2014 Langhorne Creek Shiraz Method 1. Seed and finely slice the chillies. 2. Finely slice the spring onions, using the pale green and white parts only. 3. Roughly chop the herbs. 4. Combine the peas, spring onions, chillies and herbs in a bowl. 5. Crumble over the shangleesh. 6. Drizzle with just enough olive oil to coat and toss lightly. 7. Squeeze over the lemon juice and serve. Unleash the shangleesh! Ingredients • 2 cups cooked green peas • 150g (3 or 4 balls) of chilli shangleesh in oil • 2 long green chillies • 3 spring onions • a handful or fresh flat parsley and/ or mint • extra virgin olive oil • lemon juice Simple label, simple wine – but it comes at a bargain basement price and is a perfect choice when you want a decent red without breaking the bank. From the team at Fourth Wave Wines, who also import some terrific labels from Europe, it uses fruit from Langhorne Creek in South Australia, arguably the most unsung wine region in the country, along with a small percentage from McLaren Vale. This has flavour, power, balance with rich, ripe flavours and is extremely enjoyable budget drinking.  $15. Summer quencher Brokenwood 2015 Semillon MARKET UPDATE n Fruit: Apples and pears are coming into season. Royal Gala, Delicious, Fuji and Golden Delicious varieties will be nice and crisp and range from $2-$6 a kilo. William and brown pears are also excellent at $2-$4 a kilo. It’s the tail end of the stone fruit season, so get in quick and grab your peaches and nectarines, which are going for $2.50-$7 a kilo. greens are suffering due to the humidity, and will cost you $1.50-$2. How do you like them apples? n Veggies: Best buy at the moment is cauliflower at $3-4 each. Asian Hunter semillon is the quintessential summer thirst quencher, zesty, lemony and full of vibrant, refreshing acidity. This is a standout from one of the leading producers in the Hunter Valley, and a great match for seafood dishes, summer picnics or salads. Its freshness means it also pairs well with vegetarian dishes. If you have the patience it will blossom in your cellar, but I’d chill it and bring it out this weekend. $25. www.gourmetontheroad.blogspot.com AT HOME WITH ZEUS STREET GREEK Co-founder of Zues Street Greek, Costa Anastasiadis, is building an empire. What was the inspiration behind Zeus Street Greek? The inspiration for Zeus came from a desire to offer Australians an innovative food experience that incorporated our passion for Hellenic food, culture and tradition. Over the past 18 months we’ve brought a fast, fresh Mediterranean offering to the streets of Sydney. And now Newcastle and South Bank, Brisbane, too. It’s been a big and exciting time for us and it’s clear there’s an appetite for more, the response we’ve had to date has been extremely pleasing. What makes Zeus Street Greek so different to other Greek restaurants? Zeus is redefining Hellenic street food by challenging the notion of ‘Souvlaki’ – recreating it and highlighting that it can be a fast, fresh and quality meal enjoyed again and again. Our vision is to lead and innovate fresh, casual Greek food within Australia. What drew you to first open in Drummoyne and now in Dulwich Hill? We saw an opening for great quality, affordable Greek food and an opportunity to become more than neighbours in those suburbs. At the heart of Zeus is a sense of sharing and a generosity of spirit, not too dissimilar from that found in the local 12 MELISSA Leong Consuming art A couple of years ago when I was still living my misspent youth pimping restaurants and creating dining events, I worked on a project that involved eighteen very talented women creating an integrated art and dining event based on inspirational cook and sharer of stories, New York restaurateur Gabrielle Hamilton. Her book, Blood, Bones & Butter, chronicled Hamilton’s hands out in the dark, gut instinct journey of creation, mistakes and finding the things that truly make life worth living. The event was also mentored by two women in the food industry whom I highly respect, Alex Herbert and Christine Manfield. This dinner was no ordinary dinner. It involved 80 diners walking into a space and trusting strangers with their time, money and stomachs. As most artistic experiences go, it’s really about the observer’s subjective experience and these guests were met with a fair bit to take in. From edible table runners made from roasted pigs heads to bone marrow butter which they had to scoop from bone marrow fragments radishes and other root vegetables needed to be harvested and dipped into aforementioned butter and scattered with salt, and that was just the start. From there, they moved onto an Edwardian feast of delicate crystal consommés, towering quail croquembouches, pigs’ tails, tongues and other unloved though glorious cuts, ingredients and dishes. And dessert? Pull a ribbon dangling from the ceiling and a chocolate bomb filled with blood plum gel and mousse fell from a bucket above each diner’s head onto the table in front. Talk about immersive (and potentially mess) dining. It is, to this day, one of the most privileged projects I have ever had the pleasure of working on. As a group experiencing the same art at the same time, it immediately bonds you, despite the fact that your own individual experience will be different because, well, it’s yours. There’s a silent cohesion that occurs between witnesses for which nobody else will ever be a part of. It is the same way I think about dining – after all, you can think of food in some contexts as ephemeral art. You take it in, taste, smell, touch, consume together and this experiences bonds you with the people in the room, whether you know them all or not. I like this notion of silent bonding, the fact that you don’t need to understand each other to have something in common, to share something. It’s all Greek to Costa communities. We wanted to create a space where people from all walks of life could come and experience the Zeus philosophy and feel at home. We also wanted Zeus to become a feature of the community and we saw Drummoyne and Dulwich Hill as great fits. With so many taste sensations on the menu what is the favourite dish among dinners? The Uncle Tzimmy Lamb pita, Green Bean salad, Spicy Feta drip and Chocolate Loukoumades are the go-to dishes for customers and I’d have to agree. What is Zeus Street Greek philosophy? Zeus pays homage to the ‘God of hospitality’ and the Greek custom of ‘filoxenia’ or ‘showing hospitality to all’. This underpins everything we do at Zeus.   Saganaki Salad Ingredients Salad 240g washed Cos lettuce 100g drained chickpeas 40g thin sliced radish 25g lemon olive oil dressing Tahini dressing 15g tahini paste 1.5g crush garlic 30g water Wafers 1 cup fine grated Kefalograviera Method 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, evenly place kefalograviera on a baking tray lined with non stick baking paper, and bake for 10 minutes or until light brown and crispy. Set aside to cool. 2. Whisk tahini dressing ingredients in bowl 3. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with lemon dressing to cover. Transfer on to serving bowl adding the radish and chickpeas. 4. Drizzle tahini dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter wafers over the lettuce.

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New Solar Bins in City of Canada Bay Dancers herald i the new year at Ashfield Council’s forecourt Ludwig Leichhardt at the Sydney Bus Museum Turia Pitt inspiring the Biggest Workout at Concord Hospital Greenways Beth at the Lazy Thinking Records Launch Red Rattler staff and volunteers Nicola, Tiago and Susanna at the Launch Traditional dancing in Ashfield for the celebration of Lunar New Year SNAPS! Actors Nicholas Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren from ABC’s Soul Mates take over Brew Haha Roasters in Rozelle February has rung in the Lunar New Year of the Monkey. The Sydney Bus Museum got into gear with their Australia Day Vintage Bus Service. F O L LOW S! @ciaoma gazinesy dney /CiaoMa gazine U Team Up to Clean Up on Clean Up Australia Day! Experience a Divine Culture FREE BBQ Sunday 6 March There will be a free BBQ from 10am-12.30pm for all volunteers at Council’s cleanup sites: l Rodd Park, Rodd Point with Mayor Angelo Tsirekas l Rhodes Foreshore Park, Rhodes with the Resource Recovery Team Lets make it the biggest and best ever! Join an existing site or register your own. For more information or to register another site, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call Council on 9911 6555. “It was an extraordinary experience… exquisitely beautiful.” — Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning Actress “Demonstrating the highest realm in arts, Shen Yun inspires the performing arts world.” — Chi Cao, lead actor in Mao’s Last Dancer & principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet For more information visit: ALL-NEW 2016 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA 8-13 MARCH SYDNEY LYRIC THEATRE www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au Tel 9911 6555 Fax 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au Presented by: Falun Dafa Association of Australia Inc ShenYun.com 1300 795 267 | Ticketmaster.com.au Presenter: (02) 8988 5611 Webticketcenter.com/sydney 14

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Stars Inner Best CELEBRATING OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST Bay Bitch finds By Astrogirlzarro Aries Travel plans may not materialise this fortnight under Saturn’s influence, however, missed opportunities resurface mid-year if you prepare for them now. Taurus The Full Moon on February 23rd compels you to fine tune a hobby or craft. Practise, discipline, and repetition will sharpen your skills in relation to creative outlets. Friends of a feather The other morning I was pleasantly surprised by nature down on the cove. Everything seemed to be sparkling and the birdlife was seething. I first came across a pelican patrolling up and down the Bay near Timbrell Park. It was fishing for its breakfast and seemed to be having some success. Its beak was half submerged with its eyes facing downwards, not allowing any fish to escape its exaggerated gulp. I was quite amused and, frankly, more entertained by it than watching those sportster tryhards. But one unexpected moment buoyed me along the track. I was intently watching the pelican devour its prey when another circuit walker caught my eye and we smiled together at nature in action. I felt a connection with this walker - we had witnessed something special together! Less than a kilometre further on, near La Montage, I heard a repetitive loud squawk and looked up to find a large rather fluffy, white bird sitting in the bough of a Casuarina tree. I was trying to identify this unusual bird, when a common magpie flew towards it with a writhing insect jammed in its beak which it promptly transferred into the oversized baby bird’s mouth. Nature at work, I thought. A couple of runners had paused to watch and looked at me in astonishment. They informed me it was a cuckoo bird and would have been born in the magpie’s nest. Within the same hour I had once again united with sportsters over nature. The magpie’s acceptance of a stranger in its home was truly inspiring and somehow symbolic of the Inner Westies supporting Syrian refugees nesting in our own Callan Park. But perhaps even more inspiring was that sportsters made eye contact and interacted with each other over nature. No app could do that! Got Bay anecdotes? Message baybitch@ciaomagazine.com.au. Gemini Meditation and yoga can renew your professional motivation, especially around February 29th. Make room in your busy schedule to rebalance your mind and body. Cancer You’ll find overseas travel desirable under the current stream of personal planets through your adventure zone. Use this cycle to plan and experience a stimulating holiday. Leo Venus transits your romance sector in colourful and unconventional ways. Focus on experimentation and thinking outside the box when it comes to love. Alan McArthur caps it off Virgo The Full Moon on February 23rd highlights the practicalities needed to turn your dreams into reality. Use this transit to fine tune your creative skills. Libra You may be sensitive to imbalances in the environment between March 1-4, so strive for equilibrium in your actions. Scorpio Venus in quirky Aquarius influences your decision to redecorate or upgrade your domestic sphere in innovative ways. Sagittarius Slow-moving projects will accelerate under the Full Moon on February 23rd. Prepare yourself for the busy time ahead when Mars enters your sign on March 5th. Capricorn The Full Moon of February 23rd brings closure to a certain situation, possibly involving publishing, the media or travel. Be open to more suitable opportunities in these areas from early March. Owner and Director of Lidz Caps, Alan McArthur, has a short list of things that inspire him: sports, people, good service, coffee and caps, leading him to combine these passions in one, unique concept. Put simply, Lidz Caps is the place for sports lovers and coffee lovers to combine their obsessions. Lidz Caps runs as a hybrid concept store, selling American style caps on one side, while operating a café and screening live sports on the other. Alan says part of his motivation for taking the step to make his brainchild a reality was that it’s a business that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. “Why be in a crowded business space, when you can carve out your own niche?” says Alan. “We’re a coffee and cap shop; and we’re a cap and coffee shop! It doesn’t matter which way you look at it,” he says, coupling the two with a hefty dose of inspiration from American culture, where Alan has previously lived. Apart from the décor, the US influence is evident in the classic American hotdog menu, along with cornets and Fresh Pressed juices. According to Alan, the choice of location for the one-of-a-kind business was a considered one; with Enmore Road being the perfect fit due to the hip hop music influence in the area, with an established coffee and sports culture. Every detail in the space has been carefully handpicked, from the football phone to the scoreboard clock. Apart from the Enmore Road location, Lidz Caps also sells hard to find caps to people all over the world via their online store. “The more we sell online, the better stock we’ll be able to bring to the locals,” says Alan,  “and the more we sell in the shop, the bigger our online business also grows - it goes both ways.” n Lidz Caps is located at 97 Enmore Road, Newtown. For further information, to sign to the mailing list or to shop online you can visit lidzcaps.com. Aquarius Finances will be your focus this fortnight. Neptune activates your financial sector, so be clear about complex fiscal information before making a major decision about your money. Pisces The Full Moon in your house of love on February 23rd requires you to strike a balance between other people’s needs and your own. Make the effort to connect to a significant other in a meaningful way. n www.astrobabylon.blogspot.com. Joy Aimée Tarot Readings and Counselling TAROT with Joy Aimee Question from Susan: I’m worried about my son Mark who is 10. Should he change school? Hello Susan, Your cards: Five of Swords, The Hermit, the Sun I can see that Mark has been really distressed by bullying at school. I see an older boy who terrorizes some of the younger kids and Mark was his target last year (Five of Swords). This has impacted on Mark’s ability to focus at school and his performance has suffered, even though he is intelligent and loves to learn. Even more of a worry to me is the depression and anxiety your son has endured (The Hermit) and the impact of this on his self-esteem. The good news is that there is no need to change schools. Something has changed for this older boy, in fact, I think his family will be moving inter-state soon, and all of Mark’s worries will be over. I see him thriving this year (the Sun) and developing some great friendships that will last his entire life. All the best, Joy. n For the full spread go to: facebook.com/ TarotReadingswithJoy - 30 years experience - Insightful & honest - In person, Skype and phone readings Call Joy: 0417 821 260 Email Joy: joyaimee@gmail.com www.tarotwithjoy.com Send your question to Joy and she will ask the cards on your behalf. EMAIL READING: Only $15 for an email reading Your star sign is required. 22 /TarotReadingswithJoy READINGS WITH JOY: These are by arrangement and are conducted face-to-face, by Skype or phone. The cost is $75 for an hour and $45 for half an hour. To arrange your reading go to www.tarotwithjoy.com, email joyaimee@ gmail.com or call Joy on 0417 821 260

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