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There’s life in the Inner West! The Inner West’s just desserts FREE Issue 289 | August 18th 2016 WIN! FREE TIX: Blood Father Narcos Make your own hot sauce! xxxx The Italian BattAlion Ferragosto brings the best of The Boot to Five Dock

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CenStartuerdWayide 20 August AC Poultry 2kg standard chicken breast for $19.99 Anytime Fitness Half price joining fee and 1st month free on all memberships. Includes 1 free program session with a trainer Babycakes FREE babycake with any coffee Bakers Delight FREE cape seed roll with every HiLo block purchase While stocks last Bed Bath N’ Table 20% off full priced items* *Offer excludes already reduced items, furniture and gift cards. Offer cannot be redeemed against a prior purchase or lay-by, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion Belezza Hair 20% off selected products Café il Vizio $1.80 small take away coffees till 12pm Cavalaro FREE mini cannoli with any coffee plus spend $50 in one transaction and receive a FREE macaron pack While stocks last Cincotta Chemist 15% off already discounted prices on Vitamins, Skincare, Cosmetics and Fragrances Excludes catalogue and promotional lines Coles 50% off Espressotoria Capino Black Coffee Machine & 12 Pack Capsules Craig Cook’s Buy 1kg get 1kg free Grass Fed Tova Stud Rump Steak Dolar King 50% off Winter range Flight Centre Receive Price Drop Protection in flight package starting from only $19 per person T&C apply. The full package inclusions can be found at www.flightcentre.com.au/promotions/choice HaMrraisrkFeatsrm San Pellegrino Sparkling 750mL Case x12 for $16.99 Save $10.00 Flowermart 20% off Orchids AND spend $80 or more on flowers and receive a case a ½ price (not plants) Hangout DC Bring 4 garments and receive 1 standard garment free HowaWrdosrSldtorage FREE Shelta Umbrella (valued at up to $49.95rrp) with any purchase of $75 or more* *Limit one umbrella per customer LaAsuesrtCralinliaics $19 female Brazilian and underarms normally $59 $49 half legs normally $169 $49 back and shoulders normally $199 Mr Cuts 20% off all cuts Nextra Newsagent 30% off giftware Nocturnal Designs 20% off all sports bras Includes Panache, Freya, Elomi, Amoena, Cake and Hot Milk Norton Plaza Sushi Spend over $15 on displayed sushi and receive a free bottle of water or soft drink Norton Seafoods Battered Fish n Chips for $6 Save $4 Nourish 10% off Fusion Range & Herbs of Gold OPSM 30% off lenses when new frame and lenses purchased at the same time T&C apply. See in store Centre Wide Saturday 20 August Relish Foods Medium size pasta & drink for $10. Save $5 Can of coke or bottle of water only Shu Fiks 10% off all engraving Star Car Wash $10 off on Star Platinum $15 off on Star Polish Sushi Maru Spend $20 and receive a free drink TC Pronails 50% off selected OPI polishes Vintage Celars 20% off selected spirits if you buy 2 or more ZJOOSH 15% off all full priced products Not in conjunction with any other offers or promos

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Inner West whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Abla’s folds – 94 problems but gentrification ain’t one – Uni-lateral win l Abla’s Patisserie in Dulwich Hill has shut down. The iconic Lebanese sweets emporium has left the building (on New Canterbury Road) with nothing left but a ‘For lease’ sign. It’s not all bad news, as their Granville store is still around and has branched into online retail. Still, the bakery had graced our area with baklava, lady’s fingers and znoud el sit for over 30 years. It’s sad to see it go. Council, fall under the provision. Canada Bay Council has 26 affordable housing properties, and is looking to expand its portfolio, specifically in response to concerns Concord Hospital staff are being lost to hospitals in areas where staff can afford to live nearby. Speaking of which there’s a development in the pipeline on Majors Bay Road... l Canada Bay Councillor Neil Kenzler is refocusing on the issue of affordable housing in his steadily gentrifying LGA, motioning at the meeting on Tuesday that the council follow up a response for a letter sent to the Minister of Planning Rob Stokes last year by the then mayor Angelo Tsirekas. The letter outlines a request for the State Government to consider absorbing the council into its 94F provisions, which would protect the council’s ability to collect contributions from new developments to go into Affordable Housing stock. Currently only two councils, City of Sydney and Willoughby l Sydney University is gloating this week after some serious success at the Olympic Games. Chloe Dalton, a member of the goldwinning women’s Rugby Sevens, rowers Sasha Belonogoff and Cam Girdlestone, part of the men silver-winning men’s squad scull and bronze winning Jess Fox, who kayaked in the women’s slalom’, are all University of Sydney students. Indeed, if the uni was to cede from Australia, it would still place 36th on the leaderboard, tying with Slovenia. Can we claim the wins for the Inner West? LOCAL history In between busting a move and digesting slices of pizza at Ferragosto, why not take a minute to reflect on the fact that you are standing on some of Australia’s oldest infrastructure.What we know now as the Great North Road marks the beginning of a trail built between 1826 and 1836. It was the first road connecting Sydney to the Hunter Valley, stretching an impressive 240 kilometres. Convict labour was used to complete the mammoth task, with up to 700 convicts, often wearing leg irons, working on the road at any one time. Beginning in Five Dock, this stretch of the road is the only section to carry its original name. Some remnants of the original construction remain, with this image showing evidence of convicts’ picks at Abbotsford. Convict Australia’s version of the WestConnex! Satire for the soul An unapologetic Righteous Rightie vows to keep shouldering the angry white man’s burden and broadcasting inconvenient truths about the indigenous population. Dear RR - Given the savaging you’ve received in recent days at the hands of the social(ist) media lynch mob, I’m wondering if you have any regrets about advocating a tough love approach to Indigenous Australians? If you had your time again would you still opine: “This country is in the slimy grip of GAP, Guiltridden Autocratic Progressives, who (as you have advised Turnbull kindly on many occasions), need to be closed down.” How else can we halt this slippery slope of ‘ending systemic racism’ and ‘recognising sovereignty’? Our puppet government of wet, small ‘l’ liberals showering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population with free luxury cars, McMansions, sham referendums, overseas holidays and, post-Mabo, vast tracts of mineral-rich territory? Despite constant invitations to join the festivities on Australia Day there is still the endless mourning and bleak mutterings about being ‘invaded’ and ‘colonised’ and ‘genocide’. Do you hear Anglo-Australians whining about the culturally disruptive impact of the Norman conquest of England in 1066? (I bet those white-guilt panderers don’t even know where the Battle of Stamford Bridge took place! And they talk about censoring school curriculums!) No, we just get up at the crack of dawn, put in a 16-hour workday, pay our taxes, respect the law and resist the temptation to devise a self-indulgent social media campaign ‘shining a light’ on the morally upstanding and totally innocent character of our Anglo settler forefathers.” Bill, Surry Hills RR replies: I usually pay no attention to the virtue-signalling offenderati but I must say I was shocked and saddened to be accused of racism. Surely, any fair-minded observer would be aware that – with the possible exception of my understudy Andrew Bolt – no one has done more to try to improve race relations in this country than I. I can only hope I will be sent herograms from colleagues hailing me as an awe-inspiring free speech martyr and that Cory Bernardi will waste no time launching a ‘Je Suis Righteous Rightie’ hashtag. n Send your feedback to info@ciaomagazine.com.au. Things we love: WE ARE C!AO ADVERTISING Sarah Shepherd sarah@ciaomagazine.com.au ADVERTISING Madi Day madi@ciaomagazine.com.au FOOD Melissa Leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au WINE Winsor Dobbin info@ciaomagazine.com.au ART DIRECTOR Paden Hunter paden@ciaomagazine.com.au EDITORIAL Phoebe Moloney phoebe@ciaomagazine.com.au 1st – 11th September History Week Neighbours Leichhardt Library Free - All welcome Book online or call 9367 9266 Limited spaces available URGENT INFORMATION REQUIRED This is an urgent call for anyone who has either witnessed or has any information regarding the motor vehicle accident between a navy blue sedan and a grey hatchback that occurred on Parramatta Road in Leichhardt NSW on Monday, 23 November 2015 at approximately 11pm. If you have any information, please call Margaret Sui of Brydens Lawyers on (02) 8778 6660. Margaret Sui Call: (02) 8778 6660 What a purler! This postbox outside Balmain Town Hall has been the subject of some special care and attention this winter, thanks to the Balmain Library Knitters. This vibrant piece of guerilla knitting (featuring some very inconspicuous pompoms) celebrates the Balmain Knitters involvement with ‘Wrap with Love’, an Australian charity that gives hand-knitted wraps to people suffering from extreme cold, all around the world. In the past year BLK has knitted 56 wraps, sent 200 baby jumpers to East Timor, and donated 100 beanies and scarves to the Wayside Chapel. n To get involved call Balmain Library on 9367 9212. C!ao’s voice In • Spring: we can feel it! • Brian Cox - defying gravity • The Paralympics • Denial of Service Attacks • Cannoli and sfogliatelli from Five Dock • Party argy bargy in the lead up to City of Sydney elections Out • Manus Detention Centre • Racist comics distracting from even bigger atrocities • Men slapping strangers’ bottoms at Newtown pub without solicitation • Leichhardt Long Lunch postponed PUBLISHING Sonia Komaravalli sonia@ciaomagazine.com.au Contributors: Nigel Bowen, Lianna Taranto, Olivia Mackay, Russell Edwards, Emma McConnell, Maani Truu, Hannah Craft, Samantha Hayes and Maria Zarro. 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. 0405 509 805 – Sonia Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle Printed by Spot Press, Marrickville Cabaret performer, Maria Venuti, dons a pizza hat in preparation for the annual Ferragosto held on Great North Road, Five Dock, this coming Sunday. Image: Ben Cregan C!ao Magazine There’s life in the Inner West! 4

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Community Life ROAD TEST n Emma McConnell Five Dock’s Dessert Destinations Ciao's resident sweet-tooth finds an excuse to hoover up Five Dock’s sugar supplies. Pasticceria Tamborrino This café is a Five Dock institution. Tamborrino’s (as it’s known to locals) doubled its sized in 2008 to satiate the flocking crowds. Come here to try Italian favourites made by Roman-born pastry chef Vincenzo Tamborrino, such as cannoli, semifreddi, vanilla horns, Zuccherati, amaretti and gelato. Order an espresso to wash it down! Pasticceria Tamborrino also serves savoury meals, and has whole cakes to order. Make like a local and arrive early for sfogliatelli warm from the oven! n 73-75 Great North Road Cremeria de Luca Just across the street from Tamborrino's sits Cremeria de Luca, Drool in the Dock! specialise in other European staples including granita, brioche, cioccolata calda, dessert arancini and of course… coffee! Open late during most days of the week, it’s the perfect spot to satiate your after-dinner-sugar-hit craving. n 84 Ramsay Road RANT I’m a digital native. Get me out of here. Hi. I am a millennial. I like technology and stuff. I sleep next to my phone and I wake to Facebook. But you know what? I like other stuff too. I like truth, trees and, I don’t know, future generations being able to inhabit this earth and enjoy all these things as much as I do. Amongst my fellow 'digital natives', as well as digital adoptees, there are a lot of people who think technology is kind of ethereal. Wi-Fi just floats through Norton Street willy nilly and our emails, documents and contacts are stored in a fluffy white cloud. You may think going digital has made your life a family-run affair that had great success thanks to their longestablished love of gelato. Bringing the noble craft from the streets of Sicily, this popular store is famous Sydney-wide for its gelato burger (or if you’re keen, a gelato burger cake!), however they also Sugar Pop Bakery If you’re after something a little different be sure to check out Sugar Pop – it will please both your eyes and your stomach! The shop is a delightful addition to Five Dock and distinguishes more efficient or green but "the computer says no". In 2011 it was estimated that the power gobbled by digital devices and networks accounted for 2 per cent of energy consumed worldwide. It may not sound itself as the Inner West’s home of couture cake pops. Moulded like a lot, but that’s the same amount of energy used and embellished by hand, these unique and creative desserts are to fuel the world’s aviation industry – that is all the deliciously addictive, however the café promises plenty of other flights, everywhere. And that was five years ago. delights, including cupcakes, macarons and the all-important ‘freak’ shakes (not for the faint-hearted). Gift packs are also available in store, so treat yourself… and someone else too! Now we are encouraged to store more and more of our data onto clouds. Using cloud computing in business is recognised as a necessity. In our personal lives so Want to do some cones? n 189 Great North Road Marineve Pasticceria Serving the Inner West for over two decades this warm and friendly shop dishes up some of the most respected desserts in Five Dock. If you have already tried the basics, then this is the perfect place to further extend your knowledge of traditional and celebratory Italian treats. Dig into crostoli, torta di mandorla, nacatoli, pastine and window shop their incredible tiered wedding cakes. With all their products made and baked on site, Marineve is definitely the real McCoy. n 71 Ramsay Road many of our memories and documents are already on the cloud. If you use Facebook, Gmail, Google docs, Microsoft 360 or any other cloud storage and software services, you have to accept the harsh reality that your data is not floating around in Internet heaven. It is being stored in massive bunkers (most likely overseas) containing aisles and aisles of servers that not only require energy to function 24/7 but need huge air conditioning systems to prevent the hardware from overheating. It’s estimated that 50-80 per cent of data centres are coal powered. Yep, very cute and fluffy. Even if they look super sleek and smart at the time of purchase, everyday digital devices have been Footprints Ecofestival designed for obsolescence. Your Macbook is made to last five years. Not only is that a major rip off, given that 35–40 million tons of e-waste is generated every year, intentionally building an end-point into digital products is a major failure of corporate responsibility. The annual Footprints Ecofestival is here to celebrate all things sustainable and encourage all members of our local community to take some weight off their eco footprint. On August 21st, Whites Creek Valley Park, Annandale, will be transformed into an ecocommunity with workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, fashion shows and plenty of activities for the kids, all for free. Our top picks include last issue's cover stars The Jitterbugs, the clothing swap where you can exchange your oldies for something new and, of course, Ciao's recycled fashion parade. The festival runs from 11am to 3pm, with food stalls on site to keep you going. Feeling the eco-energy already? Why not reduce your footprint by cycling Recycling e-waste is problematic as devices contain harmful chemicals such as lead and mercury, and most recycling is performed as unskilled labor in poorly regulated conditions. Seventy per cent of the world’s e-waste ends up in China, the majority of that in Guangdong province where the plight of those poisoned and internally displaced due to e-waste’s toxicity has attracted scant media attention. There's no doubt that harmful and exploitative work conditions continue to plague the creation and disposal of our digital playthings. to the festival and leave it with the free bicycle valet. So can we continue to call our devices green if they n To view the program and festival map visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/News-and-Events/Our-Events/ Footprints-Ecofestival What’s on n Compiled by Maani Truu. Email info@ciaomagazine.com.au Community FREEevents listings are ciaomeAmatgtanail:ziiMnnfaeoa.c@noim.au Sun 21 Aug, 9am-4.30pm Tues 23 Aug, 6-9pm will be plenty of inspiration on hand. are hazardous to manufacture, built to fail, and difficult to recycle? When they are largely powered by coal? I think even Siri would have to disagree. n Prudenzio Mahoney 26-28 Aug Alliance Française Classic Film Festival Back for it’s second outing, this time the festival's theme is Les Blondes, which for those of us Sydney Tea Festival Tea lovers delight, unite and descend on Carriageworks for one day of all-youcan-sip artisanal tea tasting. You may be there for the brew, but that’s not all there is. Food trucks will be on site to keep your belly full plus there’s a wide range of workshops planned to keep you entertained. From the history of tea to food pairing there is much knowledge to be learnt and tea to be tasted. To purchase tickets visit www.sydneyteafestival.com.au Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Everleigh Life With Paint Social Art Night Beer, check. Music, check. Socialising, check. Two hours of art tuition by an experienced artist, check. This is a pub night with a twist. Explore your inner artist in a fun and supportive environment. Bring nothing but yourself and your enthusiasm, as all supplies are provided. You can even take your masterpiece home at the end. (Tickets are $65.) The class is situated in one of Balmain's most aesthetically pleasing pubs, so there Visit www.weteachme.com/ lifewithpaint. Where: Exchange Hotel, 94 Beattie St, Balmain Get on the turps at a pub painting session without the gift of the French language means… The Blondes! The festival celebrating five iconic and tres sexy blonde French screen goddesses: Bridgette Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Seberg, Romy Schneider and Simone Signoret. This is a must see for all Francophiles, cinephiles and blondephiles. And you won't have to pardon your french! For further information and ticketing visit www.afclassicfilmfestival.org Where: Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt Wake up, Pierre, the Germans are invading! See page 8 for more what's on... 6

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n Local Gigs n Local screens Friday 19th August Darryl Beaton and the D1 Cartel Powerful, poetic lyrics and musical genius is a dangerous combo. Darryl Beaton has all that in spades. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, gospel, reggae, Latin and rock, there is something for all tastes. Camelot Lounge, $25 Friday 26th August Arrested Development Twenty years on, this hiphop collective is still wowing crowds with their unique lyrics and messages of hope. Fresh from the States, the night promises all your favourite anthemic hits. Enmore Theatre, $78 For reals! Thursday 1st September Skegss Triple J Unearthed graduates and beer-drinking maniacs, Skegss are being touted as one of Australia’s best up-andcoming bands. They have just returned from an international tour, with multiple sold-out shows and packed festival slots, and now it's our turn! Newtown Social Club, $15 Bad Max is on the road to redemption Blood Father “Every skill I ever had is now a parole violation,” sighs a world-weary Link (Mel Gibson) at an AA meeting. The others in the dusty trailer park hall are like him too – grimacing, heavily tattooed losers. So Mad Max has sunk this far? As played by Gibson, whose own troubles we know so well, that’s easy to believe – his craggy face shows a whole heap of regrets. One of them is his lost daughter Lydia (Erin Moriaty), who promptly turns up looking for help after accidently shooting her drug dealing boyfriend (Diego Luna) in the neck. He isn’t happy and neither are his bosses – some seriously terrifying cartel-types. Soon Link and Lydia are on the run, from both the cops and the goons. So far, so grungy, but what makes director Jean-François Richet’s (Meserine) thriller soar way above the usual pulpy fare are the high production values, sharp characterisations and the snappily clever script. Then there’s the sheer power of Gibson’s presence. Whatever his past, there’s no doubting he’s a great actor. MA15+ from Sept 1. n Thanks to Icon Films we have five double in-season passes to give away. Details below. Cooks River Day Out Learn more about the Nile of the Inner West TIFCRKEEETS mWoivniedopuabsslees "Someone call HR! Quick!" David Brent: Life On The Road Can even Ricky Gervais get away with an eye-popping monologue on female ejaculation? As David Brent, Slough’s worst office manager, now demoted to being a sales rep for female sanitary products (“one size fits all. No it doesn’t, really…”), he tries. Gervais constantly tiptoes close to the edge of appalling taste and the thrill of watching him fall is most of the fun. There’s plenty to chuckle at – his road trip as a rock ‘n roller is excruciatingly funny, especially his songs. But the movie is mostly an amble through a now familiar shtick. And like Brent himself, is a bit sad. It’s a shame to see Ciao’s pick: High-Rise Lots of Inner Westies hate high-rise with an irrational horror, so it will be no shock to them to see it linked to barbarism and social breakdown. Or watch one apartment dweller (Tom Hiddleston) sit on his balcony casually eating a dog. J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel was set in the class warfare-rattled Britain of the '70s and the satire now seems as dated as our ancient local prejudices. Though Ben Wheatley’s flashily new punky update is an absolutely bonkers treat, and the hottest new cult a near perfect joke repeated. MA15+ from Aug 25. Ciao’s pick: The Shallows Nancy (Blake Lively) is a smart girl. For a long day surfing on a lonely beach in Mexico, she remembers to pack the sun screen. But not shark repellant (not so smart) and before long a monster with an unrelenting blood lust takes a great chunk out of her leg and traps her on a low rock out at sea… Safe, for a bit, until the tide rises! Spanish film-maker Jaume Collet-Serra ramps up the tension for an unrelenting 90 minutes of taut, thrilling and vicious fun. Could this just be the best horror flick of the year? M on now. movie around. Catch it quick, it’s too good to last in the Inner West! MA15+ on now. DWVDINS! Partytime on Level 25 Running through the Inner West, the Cooks River is more than just a pretty backdrop to your bike ride or picnic. The river fosters bird and fish life and serves as a major part of our stormwater drainage system. Despite this, since the beginning of European settlement the Cooks River has suffered extreme degradation. That’s where the Cooks River Alliance and their Cooks River Day Out come in. Taking place on August 21st, between 11am and 3pm, the day is about celebrating the river, but more importantly educating people on its conservation through traditional Aboriginal practices and contemporary ecological knowledge. You are invited to connect with the river through a number of environmental workshops. If you really want to be one with nature, you can jump on a kayak tour. The event will take place at Steel Park, Marrickville, with plenty of food stalls, music, crafts and river views to go round. n For further information or to register visit www.cooksriver.org.au. That's snow biz! Narcos Season 1 It’s just as well we in the West have an insatiable demand for party drugs. Hell, not only do we support a huge industry all over the world, we even prop up government budgets. Narcos tells the story of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and the DEA agents determined to bring him down. His influence and power was massive throughout the '80s and '90s, and a fascinating aspect of his reign was the political influence he had in his own country. When he had to be put behind bars to appease the US, he built and staffed his own jail. He even built public housing and stood for Congress; honestly – you couldn’t make this stuff up. The first series was addictive and gripping, and a huge hit for Netflix (a second season is underway, btw). Relentlessly violent, that goes without saying. And for that, you can thank our drug consumers too. MA15+ Available on DVD and Blu-ray from Aug 23. n Thanks to Defiant Screen Entertainment we have three DVD box set of S1 to giveaway. Details below. Fri 26 Aug, 6-8pm and Fri 2 Sept, 6.30pm Australian Poetry Slam Think you can speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing with the best of ‘em? Have a backlog of original words you are dying to share with the world? This is your chance to be Australia’s next slam poetry champ. Come along to a workshop with Philip Wilcox where you can craft a two-minute poem for Are you a poet and know it? the September heat. There 20 poets will perform with three chosen to take part in the Sydney Slam Final. Both events are free. Visit http://www. canadabay.nsw.gov.au/ to book. Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord Sun 28 Aug, 11am-3pm Free Pet Microchipping Microchipping is an important part of pet ownership, however, it is also a task that can easily be set aside and forgotten. The Inner West Council understands this and is giving all residents of the local government area the chance to come along, get their pets chipped for free and get hot tips on how the council can help protect your pet. The mircochipping is free, but registration fees apply. Appointments essential, contact Josie Leeson on 9367 Newtown's Big Night Out 9328 or josiem@lmc.nsw.gov.au. Where: Whites Creek Valley Park, Piper Street, Annandale Sun 4 Sept, 12pm-12am The King Street Crawl One of the biggest nights in Newtown’s calendar is fast approaching and this year they are taking over Erskineville Road and Enmore Road, too! The people behind the crawl believe the pubs, bars, restaurants and shops lining Newtown are what make the Inner West's heart beat, so for one night they bring together these businesses for a massive party, celebrating live music and, more importantly, celebrating Newtown! With The Preachers putting in a surprise headline act last year, who knows what will go down this September! Best of all, taking part is completely free! Where: King St, Newtown WIN MOVIE PASSES & DVDs To be in the running to win one of five double in-season passes to Blood Father or one of three DVD box set of Narcos Season 1, just email info@ ciaomagazine.com.au with your contact details telling us where you picked up Only at the movies SEPT 1 your copy of Ciao. Remember to include your postal address. n Reviews – Russell Edwards 8

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Ferragosto festivities Sunday August 21st brings us Five Dock’s famed festa. Message from the DEPUTY Mayor HELEN MCCAFFREY Welcome to Ferragosto 2016! “We have a smorgasbord of fun planned for the 19th year of Ferragosto on Great North Road in Five Dock including orchestral performances, singing, dancing, cooking demonstrations and competitions. We are upping the ante this year with five stages offering a smorgasbord of entertainment and activities, including cooking demonstrations, singing, dancing, gelato and pizza-eating competitions, an outdoor cinema and more. Head to our main stage, FerraVarietà, to see Maria Venuti AM along with a range of traditional Italian and community-based variety performers or to get involved in our pizza-eating competition. We are excited to welcome Dorothy the Dinosaur and Fairy Clare as headline guests at our FerraGiovani stage. Young fans will have the opportunity to take part in a meet and greet with Dorothy after the show. Ferragosto is the perfect opportunity to spend a full day enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy.” n Mayor Angelo Tsirekas It’s that time of year when spring is at the door and Ferragosto is just around the corner! Come celebrate Sydney’s Italian community on Sunday, August 21st in the heart of Five Dock. This year, Great North Road is just the beginning of Ferragosto. Ramsay Road, Garfield Street and First Avenue will host a litany of events including wine tastings, car shows and musical performances by Danni Da Ros, Ace Avenue and Dorothy the Dinosaur! You can also look forward to some old Ferragosto favourites, including Cremeria De Luca’s gelato-eating competition, FerraCinema (which will be screening Cinema Paradiso) and FerraCucina, where you can learn to prepare Italian dolci from the likes of Tobie Puttock and Paolo Gatto. Ci vediamo presto! n Ferragosto is on Great North Road, Five Dock on Sunday, 21 August from 10am-4pm. For more information visit: www. canadabay.nsw.gov.au. What’s On AT FERRAGoSTO FerraAuto Car enthusiasts, take note. Local dealerships including Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Canterbury BMW, AMR Motors, Sports Car World, Italian Made Social Motoring Club and Fraser Motorcycles, will be lining the streets with their new models. FerraCinema This is an outdoor cinema with an Italian twist, sponsored by Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre. Featuring beanbags, deck chairs, shining sun and classic Italian films Cinema Paradiso and Pranzo di ferragosto. FerraSagra A mini-festa in itself, here is where the good times will roll with full bar service, wine and beer tastings plus delicious provincial eats. Kick back with a vino and catch the magic on the nearby FerraMusica stage. FerraCucina Located in Fred Kelly Place, the FerraCucina will run all-day from 10.30am. Catch celebrity chef Tobie Puttock join an impressive line-up of local chefs from Angelo’s on the Bay, Sud, Five Dock Meat Market, Cremeria de Luca and Unico Ristorante as they each prepare some of their favourite Italian sweets and treats. “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” FerraMusica Located conveniently close to the bar, here is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some musical talent. Don’t miss ex-Voice contestants Ace Avenue and Danni Da Ros as they take to the stage. FerraGiovani Keeping the young ones entertained with performances from musicians, magicians, dancers and dinosaurs, all located opposite Rodd Road. We hear Dorothy the Dinosaur and Fairy Clare are making an appearance. FerraVarietà This is the place to get your Italian performance fix. Featuring Italian choirs, Italian dancers, accordion players, solo acts and of course, the headliner Maria Venuti AM. Find the FerraVarietà stage outside Club Five Dock RSL. FerraMercato Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicacies from Italy and beyond. With over 160 market stalls at the ready, there is something for all shopaholics, whether you’re after art, clothing or even traditional wood fire pizza. What We Do At Cosmedic Professionals, we do believe that beauty is a very subjective matter. Real beauty emanates from feeling good and confident about ourselves – from our own perception of our body image, facial features and how we look. Therefore, we combine the elements of cosmetic procedures, alternate health therapies and beauty treatments together to offer a unique Be the best that ‘You’ can be! mix of services that match your individual aesthetic Cosmedic requirements and style. ProfessionalS Cosmedic Professionals is a one of its kind clinic where you can find the answers to a wide range Committed to making you look beautiful and feel great, inside and out. We know how of cosmetic and beauty requirements. 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Cosmedic Professionals is driven by her passion to create a centre that provides personalised natural beauty treatments and lasting cosmetic results. • Tattoo Removal – Laser & Non Lase • Medical Skin Treatments • Skin Needling • High Grade Skin Peels • IPL Skin Rejuvenation • Injectable anti-wrinkle • Cosmetic & Medical Tattooing And More! Our Experts Our experts are licensed industry professionals with years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of latest beauty treatments and cutting edge cosmetic procedures. When you discuss your beauty requirements with them or seek their advice, you can rest assured of being in good hands! Cosmedic Professionals is a group of specialists joining together under a single umbrella to make you feel happy, confident and beautiful – inside out! n To know more about our services or to book a free consultation session with a Cosmedic Expert, please call us on 02 97124133 10 “ Combining decades of experience with passion and quality service Cosmedic Professionals are place to be for all your cosmetic needs.” Forehead lines for $79 BEFORE TREATMENT AFTER TREATMENT 1ml Filler + Forehead Lines for $450 Services we provide Cosmetic/Medical Tattooing Anti-Wrinkle injections Skin Needling Medical Skin Peels Non Laser Tattoo Removal IPL - For Redness, Pigment, hair removal, Anti-aging. Cosmetic Tattooing Courses Infra-red Sauna Ph: 9712 4133 Bella Building, Shop 4/239 Great North Rd, Five Dock @cosmedicprofessionals /cosmedicprofessionals

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WIN Competitions Bring your bike and bag This year Ferragosto is shrinking its environmental footprint by making it a plastic bag and polystyrene free event. Free bike parking is available on Kings Road and water stations will be easily accessible to fill up your bottle. If you ride your bike or bring your own reusable bag to Ferragosto you can enter the draw to win $100 at a local bike store or at ethical online store Biome. Simply bring your bag or helmet to the Eco-Hub of Canada Bay Council’s stall and enter the draw! Ferradolci Instagram contest Ramp up the Ferragosto excitement by participating in this sweet Instagram competition. Simply snap an original pic of your favourite Italian dessert and post the pic tagged @canadabay with the hashtags: #ferradolci and #ferragosto2016. The winner will receive a Supercar Drive Day voucher from Sports Car World worth $1,195, giving them the opportunity to drive a range of luxury cars along Wollongong’s coastal road and enjoy a decadent lunch by the sea. Maria’s a Five Dock fan Maria Venuti What can we expect from you at Ferragosto? I’ll be doing my singing show and I’ll be on stage with my musicians. We never know quite what’s going to happen, a lot of it is spontaneous. That’s the thrill of performing! I am sure there is going to be a very crowded, wonderful and excited Ferragosto audience. What are your favourite hot spots around Five Dock? My daughter, Bianca, and I really hit Great North Road and Ramsey Street. We are absolute foodies. We’ve got a crush on certain Italian butchers at the moment! I did a show called Celebrity Come Dine With Me for Foxtel and bought all my ingredients from my favourite stores in Five Dock. Tasting all the cheeses, salamis, prosciutto and dolci was fantastico! What tunes will you be singing at Ferragosto? I just love all the classic Italian songs, some of which I learnt as a child from my Sicilian papa, Antonino, while he was playing the mandolin. I will definitely be singing ‘Mambo Italiano’, Dean Martin’s ‘That’s Amore’ and ‘Funniculi Funiculla’ will also be in there. Just a month ago I was also visiting the colourful regions of southern Italy, the most beautiful region of Puglia. Domenico Modugno was born there. He wrote so many hit songs. His most famous of all is ‘Volare’, so of course this will be included. n Maria Venuti will be gracing the FerraVarietà Stage at 1.35pm sharp. www.ciaomagazine.com.au 11

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n DULWICH HILL PROMOTION VILLAGE MADE PART 1 Welcome to our village, where local merchants, bakers, brewers and chefs still craft their edible wares on site, by hand. Go for a gander along our local streets to try some of Dulwich Hill’s tasty specialties. Those with a sweet tooth, parched tongue or grumbling belly will all be catered for amongst some of the best cafes, restaurants and patisseries in Sydney. Taste something different, taste something Village Made. Go around the corner to Marrickville Road and visit… Begin your tasting tour on New Canterbury Road... Fernandes Patisserie This is one for the pastry purists. Get here as quick as you can to avoid adoring customers queuing up for Fernandes’ Portuguese custard tarts. Try one of their biscuits or slices and enjoy the perfect balance between crunchy, soft, rich and sweet. Take a box of their homemade treats to enjoy later! www.fernandespatisserie.com.au 402 New Canterbury Road Tella Balls Dessert Bar Sydney’s food craze with doughnut topped milkshakes all started with these guys, and they have so much more to drool over. New desserts are created here daily with gelato, cakes, crepes, tarts and everything your heart could desire in sweets served every day 11am-11pm. 5/370 New Canterbury Road Luigi’s Hot Bread Baker Luigi Carrieri has been making traditional breads by hand for over 60 years. He is a fourth generation baker, and while his bread shop is little known outside Dulwich Hill, it’s the quiet fame Luigi has in the village that attests to the quality of his baked goods. 396 New Canterbury Road 9560 5008 The Graff Caff The team at Graff Caff hand craft their own vegan, vegetarian and meat pies, biscuits and cakes sourcing their ingredients locally from Dully’s The Ethical Grocer and Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats. This year, The Graff Caff pastry chef Takako Fasolin won three gongs for her creations at the Royal Fine Food Awards. Try her gold winning pumpkin, chickpea and coriander pie. 495 Marrickville Road The Larder Epicerie Fine Welcome to a pantry stocked by the whole world. The Larder supplies the most unique range of produce, which makes finding that missing ingredient a delight. Take a browse of The Larder’s shelves, overflowing with premium Australian and international cheeses, honeys, conserves, fresh and dry pastas, ice creams, oils, vinegars, mustards, truffles, herbs, bread, chocolates, coffee, tea, chutneys and much more. 489 Marrickville Road www.thelarder489.com.au The Hub House Diner Swing into Dulwich Hill’s local burger, brunch and coffee spot. All their sauces, seasonings and preserves are made on site, and their baristas use Guernsey milk and fair trade beans. With takeaway and home delivery available, their delicious menu is even more of a temptation. www.thehubhousediner.com.au 410-412 New Canterbury Road 12

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Cross onto the other side of Marrickville Road... Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats The Papanicolaou family has been providing Dulwich Hill with quality small goods and meats for over three decades. Necta is a fourth generation butcher in the family, revitalising the craft with unique products such as Nitrate free Bacon, duck neck sausage, house-smoked trout and salmon. All cuts are organic and nitrate free. 483 Marrickville Rd dulwichhillgourmetmeats.com.au Now duck around the corner into Seaview Street to find... CAFE Trreat Cafe Trreat has a mission of making every belly happy. Trreat’s menu has a variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available and a range of sweet treats suiting everyone’s diet are made on site. The cafe’s cheeky vibe is sure to win you over with cheesy burgers, decadent waffles and scrumptious smoothies and salads. www.cafetrreat.com.au 516 Marrickville Road The General Eatery & Supplies Take a peak into this gourmet grocer and kitchen with plenty of swagger. Pick up pickles, jams and sauces made on site. The most popular sauce which walks out the door is the Smokey BBQ Sauce. Eat in for gourmet takes on brunch staples, burgers, seasonal dinners and a wide range of gluten-free treats. Finish off with a locally roasted coffee, or a craft beer! www.mygeneral.com.au 514 Marrickville Road Izmir Delicatessen Behind this tucked away shopfront is the only Turkish deli in the Inner West. Not only does the deli stock Turkish ingredients and products not easily found in Sydney, but you can pick up a beautiful array of homemade dips, an assortment of nuts and pastries including Baclava. They also stock grocery basics for a quick one-stop-shop. 5/471 Seaview St 9568 3243 DULWICH HILL DID YOU KNOW? • Dulwich Hill proudly harkens back to its village heritage, with many merchants choosing to source local ingredients and prepare their goods on site. • There were 6.1million passengers on the Dulwich Hill light rail line between 2014-2015. • Strawberry Fields won gold at the Royal Easter Show for their amazing custard tarts. • Baker at the Graff Cafe, Takako Fasolin, took home three medals at the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show for her tasty treats. • Cakes and Creams claimed the Silver Medal in the Great Aussie Pie Competition, 2013. • The GreenWay, an off-road shared path from the Cooks River to Iron Cove that will go through Dulwich Hill and connect to the Bay Run, was approved in July with $7 million pledged by the State Government. • Necta Papanicolaou, of Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats, will be competing in th World Butchers’ Challenge this September. • Jessie Goh of Summer Lane won the 2015 Marrickville Business Person of the Year. Want more on Dulwich Hill? Stay tuned as Ciao presents Part II of the Village Made story in the 290 September 2nd issue with details of how you can experience Village Made for yourself at the Dulwich Hill Village Fair on September 11th. • Dulwich Hill’s new public library will be opening soon, so stay tuned! • Don’t forget to like Dulwich Hill Village on Facebook at: facebook.com/Dulwich.Hill.Village • Dulwich Hill Village fair is coming up on Sunday 11 September, for more info visit: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/en/outandabout/events/ dulwich-hill-community-fair HOW TO GET TO DULWICH HILL: Now that your stomach is satisfied and you are feeling some culinary inspiration, take your Dulwich Hill buys home and create your own gourmet specialties. Pop on the bus, light rail or train to find yourself back in your own village. Presented by: Bus: Catch the 426 and 428, from Newtown or the city. Catch the 444 and 445 from Leichhardt and Balmain. Light Rail: The Dulwich Hill Line (L1) goes through Glebe, Rozelle, Leichhardt, Lewisham and Summer Hill. $5.20 adult return, (Family day pass $22). Disembark at Dulwich Grove. Train: Dulwich Hill railway station is located on Wardell Road, around 1km walk from the Dulwich Hill Village. T3 Bankstown Line trains serve the station. There are frequent services from the Sydney CBD and the southwestern suburbs. ($2.50 per adult on Sundays) Car: There are two major carparks in Dulwich Hill. Enter from Seaview Street for New Canterbury Road shops and from Beach Road for the Marrickville Road cafés and eateries. Bike: There are some lovely rides through to Dulwich Hill from Leichhardt and Newtown. See www.greenway.org.au/ greenway-trail8/cycling . The greenway project is still ongoing, so watch this space! Walk: Nothing like a morning stroll to get the blood pumping, with a tasty treat to reward your efforts from one of Dulwich Hill’s seven patisseries and bakeries. Lots of dog friendly outdoor areas too. Supported by: www.ciaomagazine.com.au 13

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n Your say Do you think street art should be encouraged? “As long as it's in a suitable place. Not when it's scribbled over main buildings.” Margaret, Leichhardt “I think...no. I just think it doesn't look nice and that you shouldn't paint on other people's property.” Claudia, Belmore “Yeah, I think it looks nice. It beats just graffiti tags. I really like the painted boxes near Orange Grove Public School, because without the art they would have just been boxes!” Kerri, Lilyfield “Yes. It is the equivalent cultural artefact of the streets.” Shota, Leichhardt “Yes, I do. It just enlivens the street. I know where I live in Five Dock, they are painting a mural on one of the lanes to the main street – I think it's of minute little figurines.” Priscilla, Five Dock “Yes, of course. Even if it's just plain old graffiti it says something about the place, that people have some freedom within it to define the street scape how they see fit. Streets are a free canvas and that communities in them are a free source of inspiration.” Zac, Burwood "I really appreciate murals and scultpures but I don't like tags." Rob, Abbotsford n Sustainability END GAME With upwards of ten billion dollars spent on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, what impact do these mega structures and everything inside them have when the cameras and crowds have left? In the news there has been a lot of talk around the Rio Olympics legacy – particularly in regards to it's environmental impact. You may of noticed that on the medal podiums, the traditional gift of a bouquet has been ditched in favour of a weird playdough-looking statute come medal holder (see picture). This has been put down to the wastefulness of flowers, with word of many athletes dropping them in the nearest bin after the cameras have gone. Next, the medals themselves have been manufactured with partially recycled silver and bronze. Even the gold medal is almost completely recycled raw silver – how that works, I don't know. And the ribbons these medals are attached too, you better believe that is recycled materials too. And the tray the medals are carried on, made with a sustainable wood. And the podium the athletes are standing on, made with organic materials and will be reused as furniture long after the games are done. You get the point. The Olympics are “embracing sustainability”. It is 2016 after all, so the move by the Olympic Committee to limit their environmental impact is not only a welcome, but expected, one. Sixteen years ago, however, how did our very own Sydney Olympics fare from an environmental point of view? It turns out that Sydney 2000 were actually the first games to go “green”, with every aspect of the Games and the construction of facilities environmentally minded. Funnily enough, thanks to independent auditing by Greenpeace during the Games, it was deemed that Sydney did so well, it would then be used as the benchmark from which future games environmental efforts are measured. Gold star for you, Sydney. A particularly notable initiative was the They can't run away from this one fast enough construction of the largest roof-based solar energy system in the world, which happily resided on the Sydney SuperDome. Alongside this, the Olympic village athlete housing - which is still used today – was designed to be eco friendly, with the entire suburb solar powered. On a smaller scale spectators received free public transport too and from the venues and private parking was banned, limiting road pollution. We have come a long way since abandoned Olympic stadiums and disregard for environmental impact in a race to impress the world with new technologies and extravagant stadiums. Or have we? Only two years ago Sochi Winter Olympics built much of their infrastructure on what was once a protected national park, with environmental groups stating the Games were hugely damaging to the region and to the quality of life for many local residents. Or the Athens Olympics, which following on from the enviro-success of Sydney, failed to protect natural areas, manage waste or water conservation and made little move towards sustainable technologies. With organisers claiming these Olympics to be “the most sustainable in history”, is that enough? n Words by Maani Truu Entries in for Young Enviro Champions Entries are in for the inaugural Anne Nguyen Award for Young Enviro Champions, which aims to unearth passionate, young environmentalists in the local area. The award, hosted by the Inner West Council’s Marrickville Library, asks entrants to submit a written response discussing how they can positively impact the local environment, specifically from the point of view of encouraging other young people. Two winners will be selected from two age categories, 12-14 years old and 15-18 years old, with both of the successful applicants receiving 250 dollars in prize money. These winning entries will be selected by three high profile judges including; Ben Cubby, Environment Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, David Imrie, Chief Executive of Keep NSW Beautiful and Tim Moore, Marrickville's Director of Environmental and Planning Services. “When children know the value and joy of preserving the natural resources of the communities they are going to inherit as their own, they are likely to keep their environment healthy for a long, long time,” says judge David Imrie. “It takes a little bit of work to break a habit, but for environmentally conscious young people, this ability to prevent problems will be a powerful asset.” The award honours Anne, a passionate environmentalist, dedicated library staff member and much-loved member of the community who sadly passed away in 2015. Winners of the library's consecutive writing competitions of Young Writers and Critics Awards have been announced. n For further information, visit www. marrickville.nsw.gov.au/enviroaward. Pick up the next issue of Ciao to read the winning entries! Tim Moore judging Young Enviro champs n Local news Applications Open For Inner West Street Artists As part of the Ashfield Town Centre Renewal Project Public Domain Strategy, which aims to expand the creative and cultural life of Ashfield, the Inner West Council is commissioning four large-scale street art projects, to be designed and executed by members of the local community. The murals will be located at four sites throughout the area, including three throughout Ashfield Town Centre and the fourth at the Haberfield section of the Bay Run. The Bay Run mural is exclusively open to artists identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander to honour and preserve the significance of the site, which has been used by the Wangal people for thousands of years. Inner West Council Administrator Richard Pearson has suggested that this is only the beginning, with more public art projects to be announced later in the year. n Applications close Friday, 9 September at 9.30am. Visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au/page/public_art.html for further information or to submit your proposal. Boat, be gone! City of Canada Bay Announces Changes to Boat Trailer Laws In a move to increase available parking spaces for members of the community, City of Canada Bay Deputy Mayor Helen McCaffrey has announced that boat trailer owners will no longer be permitted to park their trailers on residential streets for extended periods of time. Despite this, it is still possible for owners to park their trailers on residential streets for shorter time spans, with the requirement stating that they must be moved at least every 28 days and can be moved to a different block section of the same street. In addition, owners will receive a minimum 15 days notice, except in cases where the trailer is creating a danger to the public, allowing time to find another suitable location. n For more information visit olg.nsw.gov.au/ boattrailers Pro Bono Dental Rescue Day Local business Annandale Dental is teaming up with the National Dental Foundation (NDF) to participate in the upcoming Pro Bono Dental Rescue Day. On September 3rd, eight patients from local charities will be provided with free dental care. “As a dental care provider, we are in a unique position to be able to help disadvantaged people who desperately need dental work, says Andre Ducasse of Annandale Dental. The role of the NDF is to coordinate the contributions of pro bono dental care offered by participating dental clinics, in order to pass on the benefits to as many people in need as possible. Currently over 5000 patients have benefitted from NDF's pro bono initiatives. Showcase your personality and transform your image Contact Angela Pirrone Ph: 0488 555 093 www.slidingdoorsstyling.com.au 10 Open a new door in personal style Are you one of those people that looks inside your wardrobe and can never find anything to wear? But you seem to be have so many clothes? Your partner can never understand why you’re always complaining that you never have anything to wear because your clothes take up the majority of the space? Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact most of us only wear 20 per cent of our wardrobe!  A wardrobe audit does not only consist of throwing clothes out that you no longer wear or that don’t fit.  It’s a process of self-discovery. It’s about your image, understanding who you are, how you see yourself and how you want the world to see you. Curious about how we can help you? Contact Angela at Sliding Doors Styling to take a fresh look at your wardrobe. Sliding Door Styling’s services include: Wardrobe Audits, Style Makeover, Colour Analysis, Shopping Adventures and Corporate Workshops. Alternatively, Angela can make a tailor- made package that suits your specific needs. n For more info you can visit: www.slidingdoorsstyling.com.au or contact them via mobile on 0488 555 093 alternatively send through an inquiry E: info@ slidingdoorsstyling.com.au you can also check them out on FB and Instagram.

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