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Life in the Inner West Est. 2005 Recycled fashion, waste-free kitchens and a craft beer garden: what’s on at Footprints Eco-Festival Hopping around Tasmania’s Huon Valley Rhubarb, orange, and more: find out the secret to sustainable chutneys GIVEAWAYS 40 double passes to Ali’s Wedding, Killing Ground, God’s Own Country, Maudie and more! Free Issue 307 September 2017 ‘The Sustainability Issue’


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Discover Dulwich Hill: Village Made Located in the heart of Inner West, Dulwich Hill is a special suburb with a love of making and creating. The retailers of Dulwich Hill make their own wares in the village, drawing on unique and original talents to provide their customers with the best quality goods at affordable prices. The commitment to community and love of making is on full display in Dulwich Hill Village. JB’s Café Don’t think coffee and breakfast omelettes go with Indian tapas? JB’s on Canterbury will prove you wrong. Serving up delicious open sandwiches and smashed avo on toast, they’ve now introduced a new authentic fusion Indian Tapas plate. It’s a fusion breakfast bonanza! Shoe Chef Café This cafe is clear that their food is not for the faint-hearted or diet-oriented. With indulgently rich meals of generous proportions that “will make your personal trainer cry like a baby”, the hottest item on their shelves is the decadent Bacon Jam made on the premises. Catherine Colubriale Having made thousands of gowns over 20 years, Catherine Colubriale credits her creative mind for the ability to construct unique, elegant and stunning gowns, perfect for your individual occasion. Marrickville Road LIGHT RAIL Candlelight Confectionery (o -map) Established in 1985, Candlelight Confectionery has had decades of experience in hospitality and providing high quality chocolate products to the public. Their speciality Tonton chocolates offer an unrivalled box of delicious confectionery delights. The Eate (o -map) The Eate serves contemporary food with indulgent flavours and meats cooked to perfection, from charcoal chicken to succulent lamb and burgers. Their range of coffees, protein drinks and milkshakes will awaken your tastebuds. -12- Strawberry Fields Patisserie A feast for the eyes and the taste buds, this boutique dessert shop has something for everyone. Owner Tina Nguyen, herself a qualified pastry chef, worked for two years alongside Simon Bimson who was the original owner of the Patisserie. Enjoy the dainty and delicate treats on a day out, and try their newly introduced Pate Chaud.


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Save the Date: Dulwich Hill Village Fair – September 10th 2017 A number of our Village Made operators will be o ering specials on the day so come along and indulge yourself even more. Juliet’s Balcony Stocking a collection of unique and beautifully restored pre-loved furniture, Juliet’s Balcony has a wealth of vintage and retro pieces on offer. From English brands such as G Plan and Ercol to Australian furniture manufacturers such as Chiswell and Hans Hayson, the store is full of interesting pieces inspired by the Scandinavian mid-century modern period. Lady Gnarbo Floral Atelier This bespoke establishment of floral design and display also stocks a line of gifts that are either Australian Made or Fair Trade. Proprietor Stav has ensured that their preparations for Father’s Day are well underway. Volare Pasticceria Volare is a new patisserie serving delicious traditional Italian treats freshly made on the premises. Co-owner Ada Cimini also offers Portuguese Tarts made using the original recipe from the fondly remembered Fernandes Patisserie. The best of both worlds. New Canterbury Road Chrissy’s Cuts This bar and bistro is widely known for its hand twisted sausages made from free range prime cuts, with no gluten or preservatives. The store also offers pork shoulder, cider and Nuremberg Rostbratwurst. Moon’s Fresh Sushi As per its name, Moon’s sushi is unbelievably fresh, using high quality ingredients to create explosions of flavour. Their artistic sushi rolls and bento box combos are delicious and everything is made fresh in store. Manmaru Chef Takako Fasolin deliberately uses Japanese ingredients to create contemporary Japanese cuisine to tease Australian palates. Also, they have recently won prizes for their locally famous pies – the vegan and the beef. Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats Beloved by locals for its prize-winning sausages, Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats is also known for their high quality range of grass-fed, organic and free range meats. With nose-to-tail butchery skills passed down through four generations of artisan butchers, they have also just introduced a selection using free range pork from Crack Willow Farm in Oberon. Luigi’s Bakery Luigi Carrieri has been making traditional Italian bread at Dulwich Hill Hot Bread Shop for more than 20 years.The typical Italian bread is full of character, subtly sweet and sour, soft and dense, with a crackable crust. The fourth-generation baker still makes bread daily with his own hands. . Connie Dimas Having recently moved into a new space, Connie Dimas is a Sydney designer with handmade jewellery collections using locallysourced silver and gold. She also specialises in restoring heirloom jewellery and breathing a new life into your well loved pieces. . How to get here: 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). Alight 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 south-western 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. Cycle There are some lovely rides through to Dulwich Hill from Leichhardt and Newtown. The GreenWay corridor that runs between Iron Cove and the Cooks River passes through Dulwich Hill and is a particularly scenic route. 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 patisseries and bakeries. Lots of dog friendly outdoor areas too. -13-


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Inner West Whispers Bye God! The Inner West is looking like a non-religious bunch, with statistics from the state government showing that most Inner West families are not religious. Taking the cake for least religious school in the state is Australia Street Infants School in Newtown, with 90 per cent of students nominating no religion, followed by Ashfield’s Yeo Park Infants School at 87 per cent. Word on the street is that parents in the area are hoping to eject scripture lessons from the school curriculum, and instead introduce relationships education programs, rather than abolishing classes altogether. Newtown State Greens MP Jenny Leong says NSW should be following Victoria’s decision to teach children about “preventing domestic violence, appreciating diversity, and world histories, cultures and faiths.” The race heats up Canada Bay Council’s Labor candidates have been mired in a drama-filled pre-selection, with rumours of nearmeltdown as Angelo Tsirekas threatened to walk away when controversial former CFMEU boss Andrew Ferguson secured the ticket’s top spot. Ferguson was recently caught red handed by the watchful eyes at Fairfax, accused of branch stacking and faking addresses to gain more votes. Tsirekas (the former Mayor who has graced our covers before, even scoring Ciao’s “Mr Inner West”) will be putting on a tight smile as the two are forced to work together. The $35 Million Marly Bar in Newtown Local governments won’t be merged Merger dies Tiny Inner West community group, Save Our Strathfield, has won its battle against local government mergers after Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared council amalgamations dead this month. The people power movement began four years ago with a few angry residents. They’ve now turned into budding politicians themselves, with senior members standing for election as Independents. The group says that, without standing up to the man, “we will all wake up and find our beautiful area has been turned into a high rise hell”. Things we love One of the greatest aspects of living in the Inner West is being amongst people with niche and special interests. For the sect of the community interested in beekeeping and proecting local bees, Urban Beekeepers of the Inner West is the perfect local group. Focused on raising awareness about responsible urban beekeeping and how to protect a healthy local bee population, the club hosts meetups for all things bee related. From talks on biosecurity, to workshops on making a bee-friendly garden and information sessions for new beekeepers, these enthusiasts are motivated to engage with the general public and local beekeepers. They also provide a free bee removal service. These passionate individuals are keen to spread their enthusiasm amongst locals. “We are here to share our skills, expertise and knowledge about native and European bees and be a part of the effort that enables beekeepers to maintain healthy bees,” says Bryn Hutchinson, President of the club. They’re also concerned about Australia’s recent changes to biosecurity legislation, which they say will affect the local bee population with its potential for harmful pest intrusion. By coming together to protect bees from these threats and learning more from each other about local beekeeping, the innovative club is another worthwhile initiative contributing to Australia’s growing sustainability movement and ecological protection. Getting that sweet honey In / Out • Plans to have trains running through the Inner West every six minutes (eventually) • Immersing yourself in the local art scene. Hot tip: Artereal Gallery in Rozelle is hosting free sessions on contemporary art for the unitiated every Saturday at 11am • Buying socks for Father’s Day, because stereotypes are there for a reason • Heading to Bicentennial park and hiring a bike for the afternoon to cycle amongst the mangroves • Footprints Eco-Festival, Italian Wine and Food Festival, Sydney Tea Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Korean Film Festival, Jewish Writers Festival — it’s festivals galore in the Inner West! • Winter months and chilly nights • Disposable coffee cups — join the KeepCup revolution! • A growing list of federal politicians falling victim to surprise dual citizenship • Civic Video on King St in Newtown, as their closing down sale continues • Staying indoors because it’s cold outside – take the family out for a picnic as the flowers start blooming • When you go to T2 for so many free samples that they now your name…definitely out • Nasty debates over marriage equality, and having to put the love of two adults to a national vote -4- Latte Leftie Latte Leftie belatedly weighs in on how secular liberal democracies throughout the West are a dead ringer for the Republic of Gilead. Dear LL – I’m confused as to why, unlike every other prominent member of the progressivatariat, you haven’t banged out a column breathlessly explaining how the TV adaption of a novel written during the Reagan era is incredibly topical and politically relevant. Especially given the puritanical, repressed, religious zealot Donald Trump is now American President (and that Papist, Malcolm ‘The Commander’ Turnbull, is still the Australian Prime Minister). Ofdennis, Petersham LL replies: I have indeed been derelict in my leftist role-model duty, please accept my grovelling apology for my reprehensible man-silence. Of course, given social conservatives’ never-ending victories in recent decades – derailing no-fault divorce, restricting birth control, cockblocking the culturally powerless gay lobby, keeping abortion illegal, preventing the legal recognition of de facto relationships, shutting down the porn industry and encouraging generations of women to abandon their educations and career aspirations to become subservient homemakers – it goes without saying that a patriarchal dystopia is just one lost election, false-flag terrorist attack, or poorly thought out postal plebiscite away. Of course, the simple solution to this threat – as it is to all pressing social problems – is more vibrant diversity! If we could just restart the boats, this proto-fascist nation would never again have to worry about a theocracy emerging where religious leaders have absolute power, homosexuals and non-believers are put to death, troublemakers have their hands lopped off, and women are forbidden to drive or own property! We are Ciao Advertising:, Editorial: Creative: Accounts: General: No responsibility is accepted by Ciao Magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information. The opinions expressed in Ciao are those of contributors, indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction. No material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. © All rights reserved. Contributors: Nigel Bowen, Lianna Taranto, Jada Bennett-Cross, Russell Edwards, Lucia Moon, Winsor Dobbin, Alison Xiao, Jane Lifen Chen, Sophia Chrysanthos, Michael Sun and Maria Zarro. 460A Parramatta Road, Petersham 2049 (02) 9518 3696, M:0405 509 805 Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle. Cover: Richard Adamson (Young Henry’s), Peter Philip (Wayward Brewing) & Chris Sidwa (Batch Brewing) host the craft beer garden at Footprints Ecofestival. Shot by Ben Cregan


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What’s On ALTERED BOOK SCULPTURAL WORKSHOP Marrickville Library Artist Larissa Costa helps you create your own sculpture using discarded books. SAT 1 9 AU GUST 1 0 AM FERRAGOSTO Great North Rd, Five Dock Get out on the street and celebrate Italian food, culture, music and more. From a sundae making competition to celebrity chefs, community performances and film screenings, a day full of entertainment awaits. sun 20 august, 10am — 4pm Innovation games Sydney Olympic Park Celebrate National Science Week at this free family fun day of handson activities, games and demonstrations, with Dr Karl on hand to answer all questions. s u n 20 august, 1 1 am —­ 3:30p m GET MORE SKILLS: A GOOD LIFE WORKSHOP Glebe Town Hall This session seeks to empower those living with a disability in the Inner West to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and live their fullest lives. WED 2 3 AUGUST, 10AM — 2 p m hidden in plain view Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre Join Paul Irish for a talk with the author of Hidden in Plain View: the Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney. It’s guaranteed to be an insightful night. t h u r s 24 au g u st, 6pm Classic Film Festival Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt Visit Palace Cinemas to see classic French films from the 60s and 70s. Run by Alliance Française, this year’s program is dedicated to Jean-Paul Belmondo. 24 AUG UST — 27 august Travel Sketching In Watercolour With Susie Murphie Art Est. Gallery, 67-69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt Take this fun class to learn the tips and tricks of sketching your holiday experience! SUN 27 august, 10am AU Review Turns 9 The Lansdowne Hotel, 2-6 City Rd, Chippendale Join music and arts publication The AU Review as they celebrate their 9th birthday with free live shows from Bad Pony, Boat Show, and Dreamy Rimmy. WED 30 august, 7pm sydney fringe festival The largest independent arts festival in NSW is back. There’s loads to choose from in the Inner West – stand-up, theatre shows, art experiences and more, all to celebrate the cultural heart of our city. 1 — 30 september GNOCCHI MASTERCLASS The Essential Ingredient, 731-735 Darling St, Rozelle Join Vanessa Miles, acclaimed food blogger at The Hungry Chook, as she presents a to teach you to create three delicious flavours of gnocchi. SAT 2 s e pt e mb e r, 10:30am clockmaking Marrickville Library Learn how to make clocks in a craft social group by recycling an old CD and using decorative papers. wed 6 september, 10am SURVIVING AND THRIVING Newtown School of Arts, 5 Eliza St, Newtown Celebrating art in Newtown and its thriving community of artists, take a look back at the history of Newtown and the School of Arts movement. T H URS 7 SEP, 1 1AM — 1PM CARAVAN SLAM Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville With 20 local poets and a room full of “open minds instead of rotten tomatoes”, this poetry slam promises to be a night of bombastic fun. T H URS 7 SEP, 8 PM SIP, PAINT, CREATE: PAINT ‘MOONLIT FOREST’ Toxteth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe Join friends or make new ones in this evening of creativity, wine and painting. TH URS 7 SEP, 7:30 PM TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Enmore Park Join your local friends for a morning of spiritual exercise, soak up the beauty of the outdoors in the Inner West, and keep fit. sat 10 september, 9am As the temperature rises, so will your spirits with these local events. -6-


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WHAT’S ON CIAO’S PICKS I’D RATHER GOYA ROBBED ME OF MY SLEEP THAN SOME OTHER SON OF A BITCH 22 AUGUST — 2 SEPTEMBER The Australian premiere of Rodrigo Garcia’s seminal work comes to Sydney audiences with sixty minutes of provocative action and powerful screaming. Garcia’s controversial, political and violent style will be showcased by Gerry Sont in the oneman show, accompanied by Sister Ursuline. Head here to see a tale of a father who’s master plan for educating his sons entails drinking scotch, sniffing coke and breaking into a museum. Lucky readers can win two tickets. Email info@ciaomagazine. with your name, address, and where you read Ciao. The Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown THE SYDNEY TEAPOT SHOW 25 AUGUST — 17 SEPTEMBER If you have a passion for the weird and wacky, the Sydney Teapot Show should be your destination of choice this month. The exhibition and competition features hand-made ceramic teapots by potters from around Australia who create ridiculous or intriguing teapots. Categories from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to Unearthing Australia will ensure plenty of thematic teapots on display. Artisan tea store from Newtown, T Totaler, will also be sponsoring The People’s choice category. Come see this 28 year old institution as it moves to Newtown for the first time, at a gallery that has been a fixture in Newtown since the early 90s. The exhibition is part of this month’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Kerrie Lowe Gallery, 49 – 51 King St, Newtown GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST, 6.30PM Award-winning author and journalist James Phelps discusses his new book with Inner West audiences. Green is the New Black is a deeply researched account of the lives of women in prison in Australia. The book follows dangerous women including murderer Rebecca Butterfield, Katherine Knight, Kathy Yeo and Lucy Dudko, discussing tales of drug dealers, rapists and fallen celebrities. James Phelps has previously reported for the Daily Telegraph and has written a series of crime books. Join this fascinating discussion on a not-much talked about but unique topic. Leichhardt Library, Leichhardt THE KLEZMATICS & DAVID KRAKAUER’S ANCESTRAL GROOVE THURSDAY 31 AUGUST, 7PM A thrilling jazz crossover is set to hit Australia. The world-renowned and Grammy award winning stars of klezmer music, The Klezmatics, will be combining with clarinetist David Krakaeur to make some musical magic. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, a reflective and danceable style steeped in tradition and spirituality. Blended with musical influences of Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, The Klezmatics have been making music since 1986 in New York’s East Village. Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville INNER WEST HISTORY WEEK 2 – 10 SEPTEMBER The History Council of NSW’s flagship event hits the Inner West this month, with the 20th annual History Week. The theme this year is POP, to reflect on how the digital has defined our communities. The events include walks, talks and films. Catch a visual history of the University of Sydney in the early 20th century through postcards, go on a walking tour of Dulwich Hill with historian Mark Matheson, or reflect on a photo exhibition of cinemas and theatres of the Inner West from the 1900s-60s. These eight free events allow young and old to celebrate our community’s rich cultural fabric. Marrickville Library, Ashfield Library, Liechhardt Library & Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library GRAEME OF THRONES 4 –10 SEPTEMBER Do you love Game of Thrones but get stressed out by the constant throat-slitting and backstabbing? Head to Marrickville’s Factory Theatre for an original and unauthorised parody, a treat for both fans and the uninitiated. With rave reviews at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Fringe World Festival Perth, and sold out shows in London’s West End and the US, the acclaimed show is heading to Sydney for this month’s Fringe Festival. Fair warning - Graeme of Thrones has already caused a woman in Norwich to vomit into her purse and has been banned in Malaysia. This is not one for the faint-hearted. Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville Financial Information Service - free seminars Age Pension and your Choices • Choices at Age Pension age • Age Pension qualification and claim • Income and assets tests • Planning for retirement Tuesday 22nd August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Understanding Property Investments • Property investments and their features • Indirect property investments • Borrowing to invest • Taxation and gearing Tuesday 5th September, 6:00pm - 8:00pm -7- Venue for both seminars: Burwood RSL Club, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood, 2134 Take control of your financial future. Book your place now by calling 136 357 or emailing 0190HT


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MOVIES You’ll never go camping again... ...but there are plenty of reasons to go to the cinema this month. And we’ll help you, with our biggest and most generous ticket giveaway ever! KILLING GROUND ★★★★ All Australian campers know this: Along with snakes and One Nation-voters, Wolf Creek’s Mick Taylor is out there, right? So perhaps inner city-boy Ian (Ian Meadows) shouldn’t have asked scary bushie “German” (Aaron Pederson) directions to the site where he and Sam (Harriet Dyer) were planning a romantic night alone together. Wasn’t that non-hipster beard a giveaway? Surely his snarling pig-dog was. Actually, when they get to the river deep in a State forest (in a pissy 2wd Mazda, how dopey can you get?) they find another tent. They stay anyway, but where are its occupants? Then they find a two-year-old toddler all alone... This is Damien Power’s first feature, and though working with well-worn genre tropes, deftly ratchets up the tension while jiggling between different stories and time frames involving the earlier campers and German’s lame-brained mate “Chook” (Aaron Glenane). Then he buries us in white-knuckle suspense and some truly harrowing violence. But the genius of his film is the way it slyly subverts stereotypes and then packs a low-down dirty punch. It’s a knockout. Girls, choose your campfire companions carefully… MA15+ from Aug 24. GOD’ S OWN CO UNTRY ★★★★★ Since this is a love story between two men who live on a farm, Brokeback comparisons may be inevitable. But refreshingly Francis Lee’s stunning debut steers clear of LGBTI political tub-thumping, and makes no reference to homophobia at all. In fact the only bigotry shown is the Brexit variety. Lyrical, emotionally Killing Ground: Sam can’t help wondering about that empty tent... dense and beautifully shot on the high Yorkshire moors, this is the story of how self-hating sheep farmer Johnny (Josh O’Connor) slowly awakens to the possibility of a new and brighter future after Gheorghe (Alex Secareanu), a Romanian migrant worker comes to help with the lambing season. The sex on display may be explicit, but way more confronting are the scenes showing the slimy reality of animal husbandry and mucky farm drudgery. It’s all hyper-real, intense and convincing but if there is one false note in this otherwise near-perfect film, it that Gheorghe is too perfect. Taciturn, handsome and tough, he can look after himself in pub fights and then Ali’s Wedding: Is this the best Aussie rom-com since Strictly Ballroom? show gentle tenderness to farm animals and Johnny’s mum. Heck, he even knocks up a brilliant but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite so erotically breakfast. Avo on toast – who wouldn’t want to marry him? charged as those two fingers tentatively interlocking in a MA15+ from Aug 31. darkened cinema. It was lovely. What a gem! M from Aug 31. ALI’S WEDDING ★★★★ This may not have the same smarts as in the similarly themed The Big Sick, but writer and star Osamah Sami’s sweetly charming comedy is still irrepressibly funny throughout. And what a relief to discover Australians can do rom-coms really well, even if there are no “Aussie” characters at all (save from one unnecessary cameo from Ryan Coor as an idiot friend called “Wazza”). Sami himself is the shining light that makes this all work; he plays the son of a Muslim cleric (Don Hany) and victim of his family’s high achieving ambitions for him – as well as his own foolish missteps. When he fails to get into medicine at uni, he decides to fake it, but even after meeting the love of his life there – a “fallen” Muslim girl (fantastic newcomer Helena Sawires) who wears (shocking!) “ripped jeans”, he still ends up embroiled in an arranged marriage with a family friend. Given the nation’s sour mood, this could have been a risky project for director Jeffrey Walker, but such is the film’s genuinely authentic charm, universal humour and really winning chemistry between the (very chaste!) lovers, its local multiplex success isn’t in any doubt. Yes they do kiss, finally, THE DINNER ★★★★ Intriguingly, this adaption of Herman Koch’s novel was once scheduled to be Cate Blanchett’s directorial debut. Who knows what happened, but there’s certainly no shortage of dramatic talent on board in Owen Moverman’s sparkling version. It has enough explosive talky action to keep us in a intense cold sweat from start to finish, right through to the final credits – where The Savages’ punk anthem, “Don’t let the fuckers get you down!” blasts out a reminder of what we’ve just sat through. Just to whom that expletive is directed is up to you to decide. Could be the senate candidate (Richard Gere) who organises the dinner at an elite restaurant, or maybe his trophy wife (Rebecca Hall), his under-achieving school teacher brother (Steve Coogan) or even his conniving sister-in-law (Laura Linney) – all there to sort out what to do about a callous crime their privileged children were secretly involved in. There’s a lot of recrimination, guilt and satiric wit in the conversation, with enough intellectual meat on the table to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Though after listening to Coogan’s caustic tirades, you may well decide to become a vegan. M from Sept 7. -8- Two oddballs in love MAUDIE ★★★★ The wild landscapes of Nova Scotia make for a stunning backdrop to this unusual love story, with Sally Hawkins playing Maud Lewis, one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists. When we first meet her she’s fleeing her unbearable family for the company of cranky reclusive fish peddler Everett in his two-room shack. She’s nearly crippled by arthritis and he treats her appallingly. (Wow, Ethan Hawke as an abusive jerk, what was his agent thinking?) He hires her as a housekeeper, but when he turns up in her bed, she reckons, “If you’re going to do that, we’ll have to get married.” And so begins a long and strange life/ creative partnership – one in which her talents as a naïve painter are nurtured and eventually prosper. Everett does change, and Aisling Walsh’s film becomes an emotionally wrought but inspiring love-triumphsover-adversity story – one that benefits hugely from the actors’ muscular, big-hearted performances. It’s a real slow-burn charmer. PG from Aug 24. THAT’S NOT ME Premiering at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, That’s Not Me is a fresh new indie from Melbourne very much influenced by Girls and Bridesmaids. It stars Alice Foulcher as Polly, whose dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy lands the lead role in an HBO show. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly decides to use Amy’s celebrity for her own advantage… with hilarious and disastrous consequences for them both. Anchored by Foulcher’s revelatory turn in dual roles, their endearing quarter-life-crisis comedy charts the highs and lows of catching the acting bug, explores the difficulties of sibling rivalry, and probes the hope and heartbreak that comes with following your passion. That’s Not Me is a feel-good comedy about the difference between failure and disappointment. Not everyone will make it. But is that such a bad thing? MA15+ from Sept 7. (Unpreviewed) Freshening up Aussie comedy ■ WIN DOUBLE PASSES We have double in season passes to every film mentioned on this page to giveaway – 40 in total! Ok, we’ve already given away the ones to Maudie, but there’s a replacement ticket offer on our website – For a chance to win all you have to do is email your name and address to telling us which movie you’d like, and where you found your copy of Ciao. ■ Reviews – Russell Edwards


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COMMUNITY Creative Sustainability THE FOOTPRINTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Environmental film plays a major role in promoting sustainability in the digital age. Al Gore’s 2006 An Inconvenient Truth shocked the global community with vivid depictions of melting glaciers and rising CO2 levels across the planet. It campaigned on a political level for international action. Josh Fox’s 2010 film Gaslands was a key contributor to the mobilisation of antifracking communities in the United States. More recently, in Australia, the ABC’s War on Waste documentary series is making waves across the country, revealing to consumers the obscene amounts of food wasted by Aussies at all levels of production and consumption. The series has in part focused on cosmetic rules imposed by supermarkets on product acceptability, and has made a visible difference in the fight against waste via the online campaign aimed at supermarkets, #sizedoesntmatter. It has also educated the public about recycling, composting, and consumer choices about plastics. Indeed, in a Chippendale café recently, three businessmen were overheard buying Keep Cups, stating their reason as having seen the War on Waste. Given the effectiveness of enviro-films in making change, it’s no wonder that the Inner West Council is so excited about their upcoming annual Footprints Film Festival. The festival is an opportunity for local filmmakers to produce a short film about their local environment. Entrants are encouraged to get creative, while having the opportunity to make real environmental change. The first Footprints Film Festival was back in 2013, and was won by Ben Cregan for his film ‘The Fine Art of GI’nage’, which gave insight into the philosophy of surfer Dale Egan and his practice of reclaiming treasure from trash. “I still remember the buzz of winning the first Footprints Film Competition,” Ben recalls. “It was fantastic having my film shown on a big screen with an appreciative audience, along with some other great films.” Shortlisted films from this year’s competition will be screened in a bicycle-powered cinema tent, and the winner will be announced at the Footprints Eco-Festival on Sunday 27 August 2017 at Whites Creek Valley Park, Annandale. The festival is free and open to everyone, so get on down to check out the films sure to make a local impact! Words by Lucia Moon Local History Princes Highway Brickworks Every time you drive past Newtown and down the Princes Highway, it is hard not to notice four towering brick chimneys on the horizon as they proudly stand and dominate the whole area. These industrial chimneys are part of the Bedford Brickworks Group site and, after existing for 123 years, they have become an indisputable landmark of St Peters and our industrial past. Back in 1893, the chimneys were built to carry exhaust from brick kilns. The area around Sydney Park Road and Princes Highway was selected to establish brickworks due the place’s rich underground clay beds. Throughout the 19th century, the area became a major brickmaking centre, and the bricks baked were used to build hundreds of Sydney buildings. However, after industry thrived, the area was occupied with warehouses, factories and residential townhouses. From the late 1940s, the brickworks’ brick pits, which are as deep as 60 metres, became a waste depot. And of course, the same fate met the four chimneys, which have remained unused ever since. As of 2015 the chimneys, along with the kilns and other remains of the Bedford Brickworks Group site, are heritage listed. Words by Jane Lifen Chen A display of rubbish from the War on Waste Street view of the chimneys BEST HAIRDRESSER LUNCHFTSTRTEEHRLAEEIEG&HCUTLA.FISSRVO.ETMA LIVE & LOUD on our big screens •SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH• 156 NORTON ST, LEICHHARDT NSW 2040 W W W. T H E R O YA L L E I C H H A R D T. C O M . A U (02) 9569-2638 | HELLO@THEROYALLEICHHARDT.COM.AU Kim Sun Young has been a long business representative of the Korean community for 30 years and with this achievement we would like to thank all of our longtime loyal customers for their endless love and support. Also with Beautyworks winning the award in the first year of operations we would like to thank all of our customers and promise them we will continue to strive to bring them the very best K-beauty products at best prices! Thank you so much! -10-


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SPECIAL EVENT footprints ECO-festival Sunday 27 August, 11am-3pm Whites Creek Valley Park, Annandale. Ciao Magazine Recycled Fashion Parade Aussies send 85% of textiles to landfill each year. The need for sustainable processes is vital when it comes to threads, upcycled fabrics and garments. The fashion parade from 1.15pm-1.45pm on the Main Stage of the Footprints Eco-Festival aims to shine a light on looks that can be created from textiles that would otherwise have ended up as landfill. Sydney artist Marina Debris, who is a designer in the parade, has been environmentally conscious for years, picking up trash along the beach and discovering ways to make her art sustainable. The idea of turning beach detritus into art sprung into action in 2009 when Marina realised “the waste we create always comes back to haunt us.” Her main goal is to provoke viewers of her work into considering the consequence of their habits on the environment and how society can change to correct these. Trained as a graphic designer at Rhode Island School of Design, Marina’s artistic history has been extremely successful, with works shown in galleries in Los Angeles, New York and Sydney. Her “Trashion Shows” and 2013 piece, “Aquarium of the Pacific Gyre”, featured a large outdoor installation of a giant aquarium filled with trash and won 5th People’s Choice at the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Marina’s passion for the intersection of art and environment can be seen through her participation in these community shows, and the multitude of workshops for children she has conducted, all in order to spread the word on the importance of sustainable fashion. Green Living Centre’s mobile waste-free kitchen Partnering with Food Fix, Compost Collective and other community projects, the Green Living Centre is at Footprints Eco-Festival to teach locals how to set up and maintain a low waste kitchen at home. With important information on recycling, worm farming and composting, as well as using leftovers, the wastefree kitchen will be hosting demonstrations and cooking sessions all day. The ongoing desire to support sustainable environments is an important passion for Inner West locals who are conscious about learning more and improving their own techniques at home. Whether it’s learning to make sauerkraut or beeswax wraps, to engaging with new ideas on how to avoid food waste, this worthwhile information will be on full display throughout the ecological festival. Seed Harvest Spoon An accessible and attractive pastime for many Inner Westies, beekeeping has bee-come a popular interest for ecologically-minded community members. Seed Harvest Spoon, the environmental education organisation that delivers workshops about the beneficial qualities of bees in pollination, their ecology, behaviour, and how to create a bee-friendly garden, will be in attendance at Footprints EcoFestival, with a forum on backyard native bees. Join them to learn more about the bees that live right under your nose, whether you’re a newbee or a seasoned bee expert. Cornersmith The family-run cafe and picklery is passionate about ethical food production and often hosts Cornersmith talks with local authors, producers and craftspeople to spread knowledge about kitchen waste, making recipes and preserving food. They’ll be bringing their exercise and generous community spirit to Footprints, with a demonstration on preserved lemons at 12.30pm and a workshop on syrups and cordials at 1.30pm. Join them for an insightful discussion and tutorial – ask questions and learn some new techniques to take home. Explore & Develop One of the most important ways to foster environmental awareness is to encourage that mindset amongst our children – to imagine, explore and learn. Explore & Develop is a child care initiative that teaches children in a natural learning environment with a family-like atmosphere. The emphasis on play-based learning and social and emotional development is achieved with their individualised model of education using contemporary techniques to help children develop. They will be running a session on Kid’s Recycled Art, hoping to shine a light on environmentallyfriendly practices we can use to raise the children who are our future. Inner West Craft Beer Garden Also in attendance at the festival will be the Inner West Brewery Association (IWBA), a new joint initiative from five of Sydney’s leading independent breweries who are hoping to cement the Inner West as Australia’s Craft Beer Capital. Wayward Brewing Company, Young Henrys, Batch Brewing Company, Willie the Boatman, and Grifter Brewing Company are the association’s founding members, seeking to encourage lovers of beer to support local breweries. Representatives from the breweries will be at the Footprints Eco-Festival at the beer garden to showcase their beers and brewing techniques. If you can’t get enough craft beer action, you can also catch them at the inaugural “Octoberwest”, the IWBA’s first annual Inner West Beer Festival at the Factory Theatre, Marrickville on October 22. main stage 11:00am–11:05am Welcome to Country 11:05am–11:10am Official Welcome 11:10am–11:30am The Gamarada Boys, Aboriginal dance 12:00pm–12:45pm Dirt Girl (ABC Television) 12:45pm–1:00pm Meet & Greet Dirt Girl 1:15pm–1:45pm Ciao Magazine Recycled Fashion Parade 2:00pm–2:45pm Maxine Baker 2:45pm–3:00pm Bicycle raffle giveaway workshops & demonstrations Time 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm All day Workshop Drop-off clothes for clothing swap Organic Chutneys Garden to Table Worm Farming & Composting Living without Waste Clothing swap opens Backyard Native Bees Food Fixes Preserved Lemons Garden to Table Create a Kokedama Wax Wraps SolaCity board game Permaculture in the Food Forest Backyard Native Bees Living without Waste Sauerkraut Making Syrups & Cordials Garden to Table Harvest Worm Castings Backyard Native Bees Create a Kokedama Food Fixes SolaCity board game Bicycle-Powered Smoothies Worm Farm Trailer Bicycle Maintenance Kids’ Recycled Art Recycled Fashion Intro to Solar Power Facilitator The Clothing Exchange Eat Me Chutneys Terry Lennis The Waste-free Kitchen Big Drop Collective The Clothing Exchange Seed.Harvest.Spoon. The Waste-free Kitchen Cornersmith Terry Lennis Tiny Paradise The Waste-free Kitchen The Waste-free Kitchen Friends of Whites Creek Valley Park Seed.Harvest.Spoon. Big Drop Collective The Waste-free Kitchen Cornersmith Terry Lennis The Waste-free Kitchen Seed.Harvest.Spoon. Tiny Paradise The Waste-free Kitchen The Waste-free Kitchen Bike n Blend Sydney Sustainability Centre BikeWise Explore & Develop Jacqueline Larcombe Our Energy Future -11-


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Inner West Council presents sunday 27 august 2017 11am - 3pm Whites Creek Valley Park Piper & Smith Streets Annandale Cycle cinema • Roaming entertainers • Face painting • Wildlife exhibition Food & market stalls • Rock climbing wall • Tree planting Free bicycle valet & maintenance • Clothing swap • Eco-friendly workshops On-site ATM • Fill up your water bottle at our free water stations PLUS The inaugural Footprints Craft Beer Garden BYO Coffee Cup to receive a 50c discount on each coffee purchased FILM FESTIVAL For all event details, times and transport information please visit


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Community Garden WHITES CREEK COTTAGE Organic Chutneys, Preserved Lemons, Shrubs & Syrups Toilets THE STABLES and COTTAGE Community Garden Tours 11am-3pm Wetlands CLOTHES SWAP Drop off clothes for swap 11am. Footprints Clothing Swap 12 noon Whites Creek Permaculture in the Food Forest Backyard Native Bees White Street Face Painting Native Animal Show Rock climbing wall Garden games Art Installation FOOD FOREST Kids Recycled Art kate Ramp Recycled Fashion Workshops Living Without Waste Free water station Garden to Table Create a Kokedama Intro to Solar Power Tree Planting Waste-free Kitchen Free water station Footprints Film Festival Cycle-in Cinema Bike & Blend First Aid Community Nursery 11am-3pm Main Stage ATM Piper Street S Inner West Council Community Bus Stop Wisdom Street Worm farm trailer Free bicycle valet & maintenance Gillies Lane Toilets Footprints Craft Beer Garden 18yrs+ Only Free water station Market Stalls Free water station Smith Street MAIN STAGE Food Stalls 11:00am 11:05am Welcome to Country Official Welcome 11:10am - 11:30am The Gamarada Boys (Aboriginal Dance) 12:00pm - 12:45pm Dirt Girl (ABC Television) 12:45pm - 1:00pm Meet and greet Dirt Girl 1:15pm - 1:45pm Ciao Magazine Recycled Fashion Parade 2:00pm - 2:45pm Maxine Baker 2:45pm - 3:00pm Bicycle raffle giveaway CYCLE IN CINEMA 11:00am - 2:30pm Footprints Film Festival screenings 2:30pm Footprints Film Festival winners announced Young Street WORKSHOPS 11:00am Drop-off items for clothing swap 11:30am Organic Chutneys, Garden to Table, Living without Waste, Worm Farming & Composting 12:00pm Clothing Swap starts, Backyard Native Bees, Food Fixes 12:30pm Preserved Lemons, Garden to Table, Create a Kokedama, Wax Wraps 1:00pm Permaculture in the Food Forest, Backyard Native Bees, Living without Waste, Sauerkraut Making 1:30pm Syrups & Cordials, Garden to Table, Harvest Worm Castings 2:00pm Backyard Native Bees, Create a Kokedama, Food Fixes All day Recycled Fashion, Kids’ Recycled Art, Intro to Solar Power Proudly supported by Please walk, ride or bus to the festival. -13-


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LEICHHARDT BOWLING & RECREATION CLUB LEICHHARDT BOWLING & RECREATION CLUB 2017 NRL ACTION WEEK 2 SAT 9TH SEPT WEEK 3 SAT 16TH SEPT WWW.LEICHHARDTBOWLINGCLUB.COM.APUR E L I M I N A R Y F I N A L SAT 23RD SEPT Leo’s at88-92 Piper St Leichhardt LeichhardtPh: 9569 1936 / 9560 3574 Wednesday & Thursday Wednesday5-pFmrid-a8y.30pm Lunch 12pmF-r2id.3a0yp-mSundaSyaturday & Sunday Dinner 5.30p1m2p-m9.0-09ppmm 12.00pm - 8.30pm LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN IN HD EVERY GAME LIVE. 88-92 Piper St Leichhardt | Ph: 9569 1936 / 9560 3574 WWW.LEICHHARDTBOWLINGCLUB.COM.AU LOCAL DINING Modern Australian dining with a twist Three months after taking over the restaurant at Leichhardt Bowling and Recreational Club, Leo’s Bistro is bustling with activity. There’s the football crowd with eyes glued to the widescreen, local police officers enjoying a bevvy, while elderly couples and younger families round out the restaurant area. The choices available on the menu are ample, with a diverse offering that ranges from Shanghai style duck spring rolls and Thai beef salads, to the classic Aussie staples of steak, sausages, schnitty, parma, and fish and chips. It’s all the things you’d expect to find at a modern Australian bistro with a multicultural twist. That twist is all thanks to head chef, Mohammad AzizurRahman, who also goes by Leo, who made his culinary start at an Indian restaurant in Newtown ten years ago. Moving on to The kitchen crew at Leo’s Salt and pepper squid work for a French fine dining establishment in Neutral Bay, and later cooking at hotels and bistros in Surry Hills, Leo’s experience in fusion and modern cuisine make him the perfect chef for this new fixture in the Inner West community. The salt and pepper squid is a divine and simple starter, served with coleslaw, aioli and lemon. Perfectly salted with a subtle taste, the crumbing on the squid is particularly good. As a lover of slow-cooking, Leo’s lamb ragu with penne pasta is simply to die for, with al dente pasta and small pieces of ragu in a flavoursome sauce. Leo says he feels proud to work in the Inner West because of the area’s rich connection to the Italian community, a cuisine he loves. The bubbly chef also makes it a point to chat to his customers when he’s not behind the stove to get their feedback, straight from the horse’s mouth. Their comments have led him to introduce salads to the menu, as well as expand their dessert offerings and add specials on the weekends, such as the Sunday roast. The generous portion sizes and cheap prices are also a huge bonus for the local crowd, who can devour a high quality meal without breaking the bank. Whether you’re seeking a snack after a session of bowls, or want to go all on out on a three course meal, Leo’s serves to please. Catering to families and local workers, the atmosphere of the bistro is laidback and casual, and the bowling club is keen to usher in new members with a focus on making it for everybody. Leo hopes to start a new menu for the summer season soon, with a seafood Friday night special and brunch on the weekend. The restaurant is already kid-friendly, but Leo’s wants to take that a step further with a new kids corner and face-painting on weekends. If you’re after a scrumptious feed with a friendly and relaxed dining experience, look no further than Leo’s Bistro Words and photos by Alison Xiao Penne pasta ragu


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IBS Primary School Meadowbank The Italian Bilingual School (IBS) caters for children from three-year-olds in Prep class to Year 6 and delivers the NSW curriculum in two languages to help students develop cultural awareness and literacy through a bilingual education. The school offers a range of programs including drama, dance, sport and instrumental tuition as well as a popular Out of School Hour Care (OOSH) Program in English and Italian. Join us for our Orientation Days BOOK YOUR PLACE IBS Kindergarten Orientation Thursday 7 September, 9.30am-11am IBS Preps Orientation Thursday 14 September, 9.30am-11am To book your place call (02) 9807 2272 or email: 30-32 See St, Meadowbank, NSW 2114 | | (02) 9807 2272 | Italian Bilingual School LOCAL WHAT’S ON PROMOTION Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour A striking resemlblance to the King of Pop The King of Pop incarnate, William Hall, puts on a sensational show for fans that need their MJ thrills. Since the dearly departed star passed on, Hall’s shows have had astounding success. He moves, dances and sings like Michael, and in his own words is not just an impersonator but an artist in his own right. Abstract Entertainment is proud to announce, direct from the U.S, that Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour returns to Australia for a national tour. This world class production has toured the world to rave reviews and is the one and only Michael Jackson show that features actual Michael Jackson staff, singers and band members. The show has been created by and stars the dynamic showmanship of William Hall. William Hall embodies the voice, the dance character, and persona of the legendary MJ to perfection. The Texan has been performing since he was three, and is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and musician. His love of Michael Jackson started at a young age and he is now recognised worldwide as one of the best Michael Jackson tribute artists. His sell out tours are a testament to his dedication to delivering the kind of perfect show that Michael was famous for. The show also features (Guitarist) Tommy Organ from Michael Jackson’s This Is It Tour. The show is musically directed by (Bassist) Sam Sims, long-time work affiliate to MJ studio and stage and world renowned bassist. It is choreographed by LaVelle Smith Jr, who featured in both the BAD and Dangerous Tours, and it is engineered by the great Michael Prince, who was Michael’s personal engineer for over 15 years and also engineered on the This Is It tour and This Is It, the movie. The show features three prestige background vocalists. Kevin A throwback to the glitzy 80s William Hall in action Dorsey and Ken Stacey both worked with MJ on the Bad, Dangerous and This Is It tours, and will be joined by the beautiful Jade Claggett (Vocalist). This exceptional cast recreates the soul and passion of MJ’s music – from the vocals, choreography, replica of costumes and so much more. Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour features all the King of Pop’s biggest hits, packed with authentic touches and flair. This is as close as experiencing a Michael Jackson concert is ever going to be – a must for dance schools, pop lovers and just those that miss the 80s! Catch The Legacy Tour at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, 10 September. Tickets on sale now: -15-



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