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free there s life in the inner west 206 8th march 2013 every fortnight win movie tix barbara french film festival dvds searching for sugar man symphony at sunset classics in callan park time to get tarted up the petersham food and wine fair is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill build the m4 tunnel now a local s stirring call to arms open studio trails showcase inner west artists plus win family passes to the easter show photo by ben cregan happy trails fr e e toothbrush fre e 2 hour parking at the italian forum with any purchase tion th is ad with any pu rc hase ­ just m en per customer while stock lasts leichhardt store only one your local store 6-8 norton street leichhardt open mon-fri 8am-8pm sat-sun 9am-6pm ph 9560 7008 auburn 9649 7900 belrose 9986 3331 blacktown 9622 1937 burwood 9745 6375 campsie 9789 9000 carlingford 9871 4522 caringbah 9525 0309 engadine 9520 8838 griffith 6964 7322 five dock 9713 4729 glebe 9660 6919 marrickville 9560 2488 merryland 9897 1011 neutral bay 9953 0609 revesby 9773 8510 riverstone 9627 1516 riverwood 9153 7347 toukley 4396 4137 cc18346_ciao

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inner west whispers local gossip rumour hearsay and unsubstantiated fact latte leftie we are c!ao advertising sonya madden sonya@ciaomagazine.com.au satire for the soul boobgate music in the inner west s streets fancy some fishmongering l satellite of hate the café that refused to house ciao after 17-year-old beau greenslade s gen y article offended its patrons has been give a fierce serve by lactivists all over the country the café has been denounced by locals after a manager allegedly told a breast feeding mum breastfeeding was an offence to humanity an avalanche of social media abuse had the owners apologising three times but it was not enough to prevent a nurse-in protest we ll keep you abreast of any further developments l chest-beating alpha males darcy byrne and jamie parker have had a twitter row over who ruined the annandale hotel first greens or labor the backlash against the pollies trying to reignite live music in the area came as the previous owners the rule brothers said it was all too little too late mayor byrne has launched a good neighbour policy which he envisages will help rebuild parramatta road as a live music strip similar to tin pan alley in new york this is just one of the first steps he will take in trying to erase the last four years of incredibly unpopular policy decisions except to a handful of vocal residents l which popular local leichhardt fish shop is currently on the market l drummoyne business chamber s returning president norelle seymour is hoping to stand unopposed at next month s agm which has been bumped from march to april chamber members are warned to be aware of a secret shopper assessing customer service to report back to the chamber and canada bay council l clarification sweet lily s café in the italian forum has not closed down as reported in ciao #203 it was only the shop premises that is for sale and this is unrelated to the business if there is one thing worse than being forced by the patriarchy to flaunt your lady lumps it s being brutally compelled to cover them up by a self-hating female dear ll ­ yesterday evening i was having dinner at a local italian restaurant when i realised it was din-dins time for my six-monthold without giving it a thought i unbuttoned my blouse freeing one of my not insubstantial breasts only to be met with frosty glares from some elderly fellow diners the female proprietor then had the unmitigated gall to come up and say what sounded like you disgusting slattern hippy scum like you should be put to death are you going to squat on the table and move your bowels next but could have been as she later claimed i m very sorry but you re making some of the other patrons uncomfortable would you mind covering up a bit like whatever even if this gender traitor did sugarcoat her sentiments who is she to try and crush my life-giving teats under her fascist jackboot of course i tweeted about the event and within minutes an angry mob of sleep-deprived leaky-nippled mothers had gathered in front of the restaurant with flaming torches and lengths of rope several wanted to set the place alight with the owner and her uptight customers trapped inside to make the point you don t presume to oppress inner westie women without paying a terrible price but some moderates in the crowd prevailed and all that ended up happening was a social media hate campaign that will hopefully see this woman s business destroyed and her life ruined do you think the restaurant owner suffered enough or should i now also spread a rumour she s involved in the production of kiddie porn xena newtown ll replies don t hold back xena ­ given the scope of this evildoer s terrible crimes against the sisterhood she hasn t yet suffered nearly enough n email your dilemma to info@ciaomagazine.com.au leane senzamici leane@ciaomagazine.com.au newtown food melissa leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au winsor dobbin www.winsordobbin.com.au wine c!ao history named after alderman lambert pictured here opening leichhardt park alongside attorney general mcinernan and local aldermen from ashfield petersham and annandale lambert park is set to undergo a $2 million renovation following approval from leichhardt council for a development that includes a full-size synthetic football pitch perimeter fencing a warm-up gym change rooms and office facilities the famous marion street park has been around for the past century home to the apia leichhardt tigers football club since 1954 and the leichhardt-annandale football club prior to that design eleanor wales info@ciaomagazine.com.au editorial nancy merlo info@ciaomagazine.com.au publishing sonia komaravalli sonia@ciaomagazine.com.au contributors russell edwards ben cregan and nigel bowen ciao things we love small local business we all hate junk mail but this inner westie has the right idea ­ receiving pamphlets and advertising in the mail isn t so bad if it s from small local businesses we actually want to support if you know a business that gives 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community life r oad test rant enough already build the m4 it s been a rocky road since the last federal election how time flies i mused while sitting in my car on parramatta road during my torturous commute from marrickville at least i was being allowed to sit ­ as i edged forward past the bus idling in the next lane i could see its passengers standing in the aisles sweat glistening on their grim faces i had it comparitively easy despite all the rain the heat and humidity is stifling and i beg for relief where oh where is that holy grail of holy grails the start of the m4 motorway at concord traffic is banked up as far as the eye can see just passing burwood bus depot on the left must be getting closer now another 20 metres or so and then i wondered why is this happening let s take a closer look in nsw especially in sydney we don t have a good record of finishing things we have started what has gone wrong for the premier city in the premier state delay after delay has hit plans to improve this section of the road the bottleneck is ultimately not parramatta road itself but rather those entrusted with managing it for the public they say the buck stops at the top and how true that is but finally barry o farrell has decided to rectify the situation with a tunnel between concord and ashfield tony abbott has also given a pledge to make this happen both are liberals but you d think their initiative would receive support across the political spectrum could it be there will be finally be a simple environmentally sound tunnel something that those in suburbs such as bexley and surry hills have lived with for the greater good of sydney motorists for years not an easy project but with most of it reportedly going under parramatta road there will be no decimation of residential property areas a win-win situation for me you mums dads art centres of excellence it s art month which means one thing in the inner west local galleries are buzzing with colour and creativity the inner west has always been a hub of arts and culture even if you never venture into any of the numerous galleries that line the streets you re likely to bump into art anywhere and everywhere from guerilla artworks knitted onto telegraph poles throughout newtown to the stunning sculptures that dot the glebe foreshore walk however for those of you who need a little more direction here are a few fantastic destinations to take in a little art while supporting artist-run or non-profit initiatives free exhibitions on display with the added advantage that library hours are generally more accommodating than most gallery hours during art month leichhardt will be hosting a photographic exhibition by marylin taylor while balmain will display paintings by wayne ashton one+2 art studios and gallery this fabulous studio and gallery is one of the largest not-forprofit artists spaces in the inner west and the country it s based out of two properties in lilyfield and rozelle and provides facilities for over 85 fine artists working across every kind of medium from painting to sculpture and photography boomalli aboriginal artists co-operative this gallery has been supporting indigenous and torres straight islander artists since 1987 making it one of the oldest aboriginal owned and operated galleries in australia it s run with the help of volunteers and aside from a grand exhibition space this leichhardt building is also used as studio space for educational workshops and community meetings this march they are exhibiting a members show esp gallery this notdetail of a wayne ashton piece showing at balmain library on workshops are held in the space too it really is an asset to the local arts scene for-profit space in marrickville features diverse works by local artists who also run the gallery on a volunteer basis just because that s how much they love art it s a homey and inviting little space with four separate rooms that are affordable for artists to work and display in also recommended at the vanishing point gallery tortuga studios newsagency gallery alpha house and addison road centre n nm chrissie cotter gallery marrickville council has essentially given this gallery to the people ­ any person or group wanting to display their work or hold a cultural event is welcome to submit an application and entry to the gallery is free exhibitions change regularly so there s always something new and different going leichhardt and balmain libraries people often view libraries as stuffy places filled with old books but if you take the time to investigate you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find these two local libraries often have what a classic music dancing and stunning surroundings ­ what better way to spend a sunday music lovers can rejoice as classics in callan park makes its comeback part of leichhardt council s popular sunset series classics at callan park is a classical music concert held every two years in autumn in the grounds of historic sydney college of the arts rozelle this year the event will take place on sunday 24th march and feature the metropolitan orchestra performing pieces from vivaldi s four seasons accompanied by leichhardt espresso chorus plus soloists rebecca seymour sam harding sarah ash and elena tuktarova the leichhardt sydney secondary college school band will kick things off on the night performing an opening number at 4pm visitors are welcome to get a picnic basket together and stop by any time between 4pm and 7pm entry is free and all ages are welcome to come along and sprawl out on the grass n for more information visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au the m4 dilemma is just one example of how the greens have lost their way children babies pets and sydney s road users a happy ending at last you might think well not if the greens running in the seat of grayndler have any say in it they have chosen this to be one of their platform issues they will oppose it speaking as someone who believes in social justice i believe their m4 policy is just one example of how the greens have lost their way it is the duty of all parties and candidates to look after the environment no one organisation has a monopoly over caring for the planet but in the coming months the inner west greens will ask all of us to go through the torture of the last two and a half years all over again the kind of gridlocked torture we all have been going through with the hung parliament except with our road system the simple bit of highway in inner west sydney is but one example it is not only a simple bit of road that s in the voter s hands but also the road ahead for all of australia how are you travelling n simon clayton via email · got a different opinion on the fate of parramatta road email 450 words to rant at info@ciaomagazine.com.au and let us know what s on your mind what s on compiled by nancy merlo email info@ciaomagazine.com.au monday 18th march metropolitan orchestra ne.com.au info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are month now in its third year the festivities will include tonnes of great bands including the barons of tang takadimi grandmaster monk and dave bova band divina commedia party starts at 7pm tickets are $12 pre-sale or $15 at the door for more info visit www.myspace.com/frogfestmusic n where 6 faversham st marrickville saturday 16th march inner beauty to be held each monday from 9.30am to 11am the classes are designed to help women at every stage of their lives learn how to relax connect with themselves and realise their own value and inner beauty during the course led by certified teacher janka purandevi huberova students will experience and learn about asanas physical yoga exercises relaxation pranayama breathing exercises as well as meditation cost of course is $100 includes notes and mat hire each day of practising yoga brings light into our life n for more info visit www yogaindailylife.org.au or call 9518 7788 brave www.communitiesforcommunities.com.au n where cnr mary st shoreline drive rhodes thurs 14th to sun 17th march ready to rock barons of tang friday 15th march women s health course this new six-week course on offer at yoga in daily life focuses on the path to value your 4 frog fest join in this celebration of progressive folk music at the red rattler marrickville this cinema in the park if you missed the last cinematic event in foreshore park rhodes don t miss this opportunity for another fun night out watching disney pixar film brave under the stars with the whole fam there will be food and other activities kicking off from 6pm to keep you busy until the main event movie begins at sundown hosted in partnership with canada bay council this event supports local charity communities for communities so entry is free but donations are welcome for more info visit taste of sydney the taste of sydney food festival attracts 25,000 people each year and unites over 20 of sydney s best restaurants including the inner west s own efendy restaurant in one 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n local gigs saturday 16th march n local movies birds of tokyo wow i must be tired travelling since 5am and i think i just recommended the birds of tokyo lots of you out there probably like them and stuff but i generally find them a little bland maybe that s just what i need right now bland n enmore theatre enmore $55 sunday 17th march free c d u le tiwinkoebts movies passes france s oldest punk jep and dep silly name decent sound same venue these guys are a little bit dev little bit johnny cash little bit camera obscura little bit french film fest picks the festival runs until march 24 at palace norton st verona chauvel and cremorne so there is still plenty of time to catch some of the best cinema around crowd pleasers like the many romantic comedies and dramas often turn up on commercial release later in the year but here s a few gems which may not the big night france s oldest punk with a dog crusades cold war love against a shopping centre this is for the rozelle activists barbara good i d pay to go and see them and i don t even have to because i think it might be free don t quote me on that it might just get you kicked out n the green room lounge enmore free possibly thursday 21st march arthouse pick after may erotic drama with bittersweet observations of the 1968 paris revolution this is for nostalgic baby boomers there s plenty more too ­ like sister in the house and three worlds for those who like their cinema tough and challenging n win double passes our good friends at the alliance francaise french film festival have given us some extra double pases to give away if you entered last issue but didn t win we ll put you in the draw this time automatically or feel free to try again ­ details below n program info and bookings www.affrenchfilmfestival.org maxine kauter ivona budys once again not the most amazing choice ­ i ve never heard of these girls before but they ve got some sweet little tracks up on unearthed and what is this green room lounge clearly i don t spend enough time in enmore or they just haven t put on any decent shows until you know now n the green room lounge enmore free n claire albrecht to some inner westies the world depicted in barbara will be paradise fixed-gear bicycles light rail funky trams no local businesses like that noisy annandale pub yep this was east germany 1980 where everyone had a secure job and a low carbon footprint it also had the stasi do those things go together and writer-director christian petzold has brilliantly crafted a slow-burning drama which captures the paranoia and stifling claustrophobia of those times less grandiose than the similarly themed lives of others his focus is on the more personal small adjustments and daily indignities of one person ­ nina a doctor nina hoss who has been banished to a remote hospital after an unknown transgression she s plotting an escape to the west and knows her superior andre ronald zehrfeld a gentle and kind man is spying on her are you going to put that in your report she snaps after one of his cautious advances her feelings do change in an unexpected way ­ but do nice guys always tell the truth this will reward patient viewers ­ the ending in its own quiet way is explosive m15 on now n thanks to madman entertainment we have double in-season passes to give away details below the loneliest planet much of julia loktev s elusive but compelling tale plods along almost in real time following two happy lovers on a trek through some stunning mountains the caucasus with a local guide halfway through a single dramatic incident occurs which changes everything hani furstenberg is sulkily fine and gael garcía bernal shows again why he s a latin superstar ­ though this won t do much for his heroic image the title is a nice ironic jab at the popular travel books ­ bet they won t sell a single copy off the back of these guys trip m15 at dendy newtown from mar 21 n dvd pick win dvds not quite che searching for sugar man it helps to see this without knowing the answer to the question what did happen to singer-song writer rodriguez the shadowy mexican detroitborn street poet to some australians that title song sugar man clearly about substance abuse and possibly alluding to the mystery may sound familiar it was a minor hit here and rodriguez did in fact tour down under in the 70s before vanishing into a void some saw he killed himself on stage but doco filmmaker malik benjelloul s unravelling of his fate is masterful near brilliant story telling to say too much would spoil the enjoyment but rest assured this is a freaky detective tale which will enthral amaze and warm hearts and not just those of struggling musicians who dream of being bigger than dylan this happened this actually happened m15 available on dvd and blu-ray now n thanks to madman entertainment 5 ciao readers have the opportunity of winning a dvd copy details below n reviews ­ re it s showtime at homebush are you ready to have your senses bamboozled with all the tantalising tastes smells and sounds there are to experience at the 2013 sydney royal easter show read on to find out how we can get you there it s been 190 years since the first royal easter show and it just keeps getting better this year the show is on from march 21st to april 3rd and offers over 14,000 animals to up close and personal with as well as award-winning food and wine from the new sydney royal beer and wine garden and the usual bevy of awesome show bags to take home the most popular this year include the bertie beetle bonanza coca-cola backpack triple m and disney princess bags just to name a few don t miss your chance to enjoy a fun-filled educational and value-packed day out with the family ­ get yourself to the show miss this mustattend event on the sydney social calendar it promises to be a feast for the senses and not only includes great food but also live entertainment a boutique food market live cooking demos interactive displays and even a cocktail-making workshop for more info and tickets visit www.tasteofsydney.com.au n to win tickets to taste of sydney email info@ciaomagazine.com.au and tell us what your favourite restaurant in sydney is fri 22nd sat 23rd march win tix imagine how he could improve your view n to win a double pass to this year s show email info@ciaomagazine com.au and tell us in 25 words or less what ignites your senses at the sydney royal easter show go to www.eastershow.com.au for inspiration his large clay pot breaks under mysterious circumstances things go awry from there and a lawyer is called in to sort things out but just when they think they ve reached a solution a new drama arises don t miss this tale of country life in sicily from 2.30pm and 7.30pm friday and saturday tickets $25 or $15 for concessions n to book call 9642 1576 or email santoa@bigpond.com saturday 23rd march beginners will be held by instructor julie talbot for anyone who wants to join in for some fun while getting fit your first lesson is free so why not give it a go and see if you re cut out for a little boot scootin bookings essential so call julie on 9560 0584 to reserve your spot n where piper st leichhardt regular line dancers at the bowlo world from 12pm to 1pm the cost of the retreat is $15 and bookings are essential before monday 18th march call 9518 7788 to reserve your place n yoga in daily life 102 booth st annandale month of march harmony day to coincide with harmony day `everybody belongs this march yoga in daily life is hosting a multicultural yoga and nutrition urban retreat on saturday 23rd march where locals are invited to join a yoga class from 10am to 11.30am to practice asanas and kriyas ­ which are tools and techniques that particularly aid digestion ­ to be followed by a sampling of nutritious and delicious vegetarian foods from all over the win movie passes dvds to be in the running to win a double in-season movie pass to barbara and/or the alliance francaise french film festival just email info@ciaomagazine.com.au telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao include your name and address you can enter both also five lucky ciao readers could win a dvd copy of the oscar-winning searching for sugar man if you won a festival pass last issue you probably won t get one this time but try for one of the italian theatre take in a little italian culture as a play based on the popular short story by italian nobel prize winner luigi pirandello comes to life in the italian forum cultural centre leichhardt la giara tells the story of a farmer who calls in the services of a great `jar-fixer after line dancing starting this month and continuing every tuesday morning at 10.30am at leichhardt bowling club line dancing classes for only at the movies mar 7 trailer and website www.barbara-der-film.de others and remember you have to tell us where you found your ciao community glamour at its best 5

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art month at scratch carmel byrne is director and artist at marrickville studio and gallery scratch art space here she chats to ciao about what s happening at the artist-run space during art month what sets scratch art space apart from the other studios out there we offer resident artists the opportunity to learn marketing administration and management of the gallery ­ all useful skills for artists that need to manage their own careers in return artists have subsidised studio rents the opportunity to develop relationships with collectors and curators and to sell work directly through sas at a low commission can you tell us a bit about the masterclasses you ll be launching during the marrickville open studio trail we re so happy to have artists clara hali and marea fowler to kick off our 2013 program hali specialises in figurative modelling and bronze casting this is a great opportunity to study with such a distinguished artist marea fowler is an award-winning costumier with a long career in film advertising and theatre marea is renowned in the industry for her soft sculptures that can be articulated and will run a puppet anatomy course where students will learn the basics in construction and movement in sculpting for puppets i will also run a life drawing program and a painting course for beginners we have informal life drawing sessions on friday nights which is a casual get together with no tuition sas will also be running a special exhibition to coincide with art month and most ­ what can arts most in marrickville as part of art month sydney the marrickville open studio trail will open up forty-two galleries studios and artist-run initiatives to the public offering locals the chance to see all the exciting things that are going on in marrickville s lively independent art scene people expect from that it s an exhibition of works by the artists who will run the masterclasses we launch the art courses this weekend during most and will have a burlesque model booked so the artists can give short demonstrations after that everyone can have a go at drawing or modelling in clay it should really be fun how would you describe your personal approach to creating art i ve been a practising artist for almost 20 years i m dedicated to oil painting despite the vicissitudes that come with that medium in fact it s the uncertainty of paint that best suits my approach to creating art my current work `rummage is a series of images that are a mix of imaginary and remembered landscapes i think about the uncertainty of our experiences and how they shape and construct our inner worlds n scratch art space 67 sydenham rd marrickville for more information visit scratchartspace.com one of the fantastic studios participating in most is one art studio in petersham founded by a group of artists who believe that art is crucial to a child s development one art studio makes art accessible to local kids through their art classes and workshops which are taught by professional artists who are currently working in the industry as well as teaching one such artist is co-founder of the studio jay lee jay began his career in 1994 as a tutor at top leading art and design college the one academy in malaysia at the same time he worked for tatsun publishing malaysia as an illustrator and comic artist creating strong illustration for the comic legacy of power for the asia pacific market some of jay s illustrations have appeared on big brands like hewlett packard marlboro and the commonwealth games just to name a few he was also commissioned to produce paintings for his holiness the dalai lama his holiness sakya trizin and the pope for world youth day 2008 since coming to australia and graduating from the university of newcastle with a bachelor of fine arts jay has continued with his decade-long passion for teaching art and training young artists by establishing one art studio in petersham at one art studio they believe in equipping their students with a strong art foundation and their tailor-made courses have proven results as demonstrated by the achievements of past students during most one art studio will be running their regular adult and children s art classes on saturday 9th march and locals are invited to pop in and see what the class environment is like regular workshops which constantly run at one art include fun with clay background/matte painting and still life drawing painting as well as acrylic classes for adults on thursdays 6.30pm 8.30pm and if you like what you see on saturday you ll be able to enrol in any of the workshops available no classes will be held on sunday 10th march but you can pop in and watch artists sketching and painting in the studio from 11am to 4pm n one art studio 3/301 stanmore rd petersham for more information visit www.oneart.com.au art masterclass 2013 launch free preview art sessions with the artists clara hali · clay modelling marea fowler · soft sculpture carmel byrne · drawing come draw model the figure materials provided when where time sun 10 march 2013 67 sydenham road marrickville 1.30 ­ 3.30pm go to the schedule on our website or contact us on 9557 0582 www.scratchartspace.com 6

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get lost in leichhardt the leichhardt open studio trail lost is an event held in conjunction with art month each march where local artists come out to play opening the doors of their personal workspaces studios and galleries to the public allowing people to take a sneak peek inside and even watch them work during the lost weekend held on saturday 23rd and sunday 24th march art lovers will have the chance to join a guided tour or go it alone and visit galleries across the inner west showcasing work of all manner and medium including street art video painting sculpture mixed media stencil art illustration silk-screen printing mosaics glass art ceramics flute making and millinery higher ground studio is just one of many exciting galleries on the trail located at 251 parramatta road annandale it is home to a number of sydney s finest lowbrow contemporary and street artists including this issue s cover stars ears known as daniel o toole to the mother that named him and tom ferson pictured a lot of the artists from higher ground have somewhat of a cult following here in the inner west as their work can often be found livening up streetscapes on otherwise boring brick walls throughout newtown and st peters in particular so don t miss the chance to pop into the gallery and see what all the fuss is about one way to get through the trail is to join leichhardt council s artcycle tour on sunday 24th march only where residents are invited to bring along their bikes and tour a selection of artists studios and galleries ­ kicking off from summer hill station at 9.45am the tour takes in studios in the leichhardt and rozelle area incorporating moderate on-road and off-road riding and some hills and culminates at 3.30pm at callan park just in time to lay out a picnic blanket sit back and relax at free concert classics in callan park if this sounds like your perfect sunday sign up for the ride at www.meetup.com/art-cyclesydney/events/100617622 artcycle is a free event but bookings are essential n for more information about higher ground studio or its artists visit www.highergroundstudio.com.au or for general information about lost and artcycle visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au n artist in focus zebra mosaic after working quietly for years as a textile and graphic designer sophie verrecchia found noisy plate breaking is her passion now everyday she cuts old pottery unglazed ceramics shiny glass tiles venetian and mexican smalti silver and gold glass ­ giving them all a new purpose sophie `paints with tiles and objects each piece of material becomes a brush stroke resulting in beautiful works of visual art she glues all the fragments together to create unusual mosaic pieces with an assorted range of textural materials giving her compositions a three dimensional life living in australia for 17 years now sophie is from french background and has lived in many places gleaning her ideas from around the world sourcing an eclectic array of materials from recycling centres op shops and the natural environment sophie salvages disused objects including rusty bits found in the gutters of many foreign countries besides working on her private projects sophie makes original and unique mosaic feature walls and objects following homeowner s personal vision all over australia from gardens and courtyards to kitchen and bathrooms walls tables decorative wall pieces ­ her range is only limited by her client s imagination this is the second time sophie has exhibited in the marrickville open studio trail sophie says about this weekend s event most is a fun and effective way for me and other artists who usually work alone in our studio to meet a new and wider audience this year again i look forward to showing off what i have been doing lately sophie s work can be seen this weekend at georgina street studios in newtown n7 on the most map n for more information visit www.zebramosaic.com.au or call 0409 321 963 lo l busin ca nominations open 18th april 2013 don t miss out this year be part of the premier business awards of the inner west register your business today at s s s es es es 2013 ards 2013 inner west local business awards aw www.thebusinessawards.com community glamour at its best 7

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art therapy as art month kicks off we ask a couple of local experts how art therapy can benefit your health and aid those suffering emotional physical and mental health problems jacki bracey director and creative therapy specialist at mandorla creative therapy five dock creative therapists use art and other expressive mediums alongside talking therapy to tap into the right hemisphere of the brain the right hemisphere `thinks holistically in images and is the driving force behind our emotions intuition creativity and imagination by accessing our whole brain in this way we are able to gain deeper insights into our problems and ultimately more effective healing can occur one of the advantages of this approach is that it can be used with people of all ages abilities and backgrounds providing an opportunity to express themselves in ways they may not have been able to otherwise when facilitated by a qualified therapist research shows that creative counselling can enhance emotional wellbeing and effectively treat a range of mental health issues including anxiety trauma and depression it can also provide much needed guidance and assistance when dealing with other emotional issues that may arise in our day-to-day lives such as grief relationship issues family difficulties or major life changes if you would like to know more feel free to contact us on 9712 0405 our therapists are always happy to discuss your specific circumstances and how this approach can be tailored to meet your individual needs rebecca perry owner at food wine and design hq leichhardt art therapy used as part of the department of adolescent medicine westmead assists patients suffering both physical and mental illnesses and includes group sessions that nurture feelings of acceptance inspire communication with peers reduce isolation and encourage a sense of belonging group art therapy assists with social skills and allows patients to explore feelings in a safe supportive environment individual art therapy sessions assist with targeted goals such as increasing self confidence shifting perspective around self identity and patient engagement with medical treatment plans individual interactions between patients and therapists assist with gaining vital clues that can assist medical teams with the patients needs there are many forms of art therapy from paint mosaic sculpture magazine publication and video at our recent gala fundraising night youth art workers natalie andersen and elise franke described the moment when a child through art therapy `comes back to life art listings kingdoms of obsolescence by andrew ensor ensor s original style combines delicate drawing with abstract acrylic in an informal balance of chaos and calm his unique vision is a child-like dreaming of sorrow humour beauty and heart combining his work from over the past two years this show acts as a `best of series as common threads from over time come together a new narrative emerges feathered fantasies from a future already forgotten where penguin royalty hatched from faberge eggs find their kingdom in ruins in the face of new fashions this show is running from monday 18th to saturday 30th march don t miss the launch night on friday 22nd march from 7pm to 10pm for more information visit www.newsagencygallery.com.au newsagency gallery 332 stanmore rd petersham n food wine and design hq are currently exhibiting a collaborative project called street art 4kids in their leichhardt premises which aims to support the youth art program at the children s hospital westmead following a fantastic fundraising event on february 16th the exhibition has successfully raised $8,500 for a wish list of items for the program but project organisers still need help to achieve their $15,000 goal the exhibition is on until april 5th with artworks on display available for sale and one hundred percent of profits going towards the youth art program pop by the gallery at 323 parramatta rd to see if one of the unique pieces could be yours and support a good cause hot house gardens ­ interior landscapes by graham marchant graham marchant is quietly obsessed with the delicacy of the cultivated garden and in his exhibition on display during the marrickville open studio trail he turns his eye inwards to examine and expose the secret places of the gardens themselves he takes us on a journey confronting us with intimate views of hot-housed secrets both exotic and familiar the exhibitions runs from saturday 9th to saturday 30th march and gallery opening hours are wednesday to sunday 11am to 5pm for more information visit www.artsite.com.au n artsite gallery 157 salisbury rd cnr probert st marys street camperdown 21 emma st leichhardt 2040 studio 02 9564 5828 discover drawing classes for young adults visit international artists peter griffen abstract landscape painter and denise lithgow textile artist during lost at la fabrique 10am-3.30pm 23-24 march 2013 or by appointment at other times where two rivers meet no 1 peter giffen 2012 acrylic on paper 50x65cm man woman denise lithgow 2012 felt 72cm tall drawing classes in balmain for ages 12-18 saturday mornings 9 -10:30 am or 11 12:30 pm contacts 8 peter 0402 116 818 petergriffen@bigpond.com www.petergriffen.com denise 0417 215 218 denise@deniselithgow.com www.deniselithgow.com www.artsculpt.com.au 4/8/09 9:17:58 am fa17-01_05_leakannarart.indd 1 fa17-01_05 studio workshops run in association with agnsw society young adults wishing to pursue their creative expression hsc support also available in painting printmaking sculpture contact lea kannar m 0417 130 560 e leakannar @bigpond.com

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special promotion discover the tastes of portugal bairro português petersham food wine fair the tastes of portugal the wide range of food stalls at bairro 2013 will showcase crowd favourites such as sweet portuguese tarts and tasty portuguese charcoal chicken but newly opened café the counter will also be bringing something a little new and different to the food scene this year the counter cafe has been open in petersham for six months now and will be open all day throughout the fair owner mariella traina ­ who was also the talent behind successful coffee houses froth café in leichhardt and true religion espresso bar in balmain ­ says this is going to be the first ever festival she s been involved in and one that she is very excited about the counter will also be running an outdoor stall on the day selling nutella bombas and ciambelli donuts as well as their famous `mr smith sandwiches made with egg bacon and tomato relish ­ offering a cool new twist on the cliché bacon and egg roll and of course we can t forget to mention the most important thing the coffee along with their versatile lead singer sónia tavares and this is a rare australian performance from the group which has already wowed crowds throughout america canada paris spain and brazil while on tour don t miss your chance to see them play live this month right in your own backyard ­ get to the bairro festival mainstage mariella knows good coffee and good food and her regulars appreciate that ­ many have even followed her from her previous businesses to petersham where she has filled a gap in the market dominated mainly by portuguese eateries so if you re looking for a hot hit of caffeine to keep you going during the festival pop past the counter at 96 audley st and grab a cup of their delicious coffee made using marrickville s popular coffee alchemy don t miss one of the inner west s most anticipated food and wine festivals as it takes to the streets on sunday 17th march the bairro português petersham food and wine fair never fails to impress when it comes to serving up a feast for the senses so get down to audley and fisher streets petersham from 10am to 6pm and bring your appetite now in its 11th year the bairro food and wine fair has become renowned for its delicious food and wine as well as its fabulous stalls and entertainment for young and old mayor of marrickville councillor victor macri said the festival had become an unmissable event on the inner west social calendar and invited all locals to stop by i encourage all citizens to come along and celebrate the contribution of portuguese culture to our community and share in petersham s proud portuguese heritage he said this year marrickville council has organised yet another huge event featuring face painting for the little ones as well as contemporary and traditional portuguese and brazilian dance and musical performances headlining the fair this year is winner of the 2005 mtv europe award for best portuguese act ­ special guests the gift straight from portugal explore the inner west bairro for nearly 20 years this alternative rock band have managed themselves and financed their own recordings and as a result have been able to produce some of the most visually stunning live shows and videoclips you will ever see ­ some of which were innovative `inclusive shows featuring audio description for blind people and sign language for deaf people the band is made up of talented musicians nuno gonçalves john gonçalves and miguel ribeiro n for more information visit www marrickville.nsw.gov.au n for more information like `the counter on facebook and keep up to date with what s happening at the café focused on exceptional coffee delicious food the counter house blend roasted by coffee alchemy featuring weekly single origins by coffee alchemy opening hours mon-fri 7am-3pm sat 8am-3pm a 96 audley st petersham t 02 9560 2949 e thecounter96@gmail.com find us on f the counter @thecounter_cafe 9 community glamour at its best

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kitchen ingredients with melissa leong duck noodles 1 packet fresh peking noodles from the refrigerator section at most good supermarkets or any asian grocer ½ bbq duck meat shredded off the bone available from any good chinese bbq restaurant or store 4 or 5 fresh shitake mushrooms sliced 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger finely sliced into threads 1 clove of ginger crushed 1 medium-sized chilli sliced and finely diced 2 or 3 shallots scallions finely sliced lengthways 1 tbs sweet soy 1 tbs light soy sesame oil for dressing rice bran oil for frying wine with winsor zesty white harewood estate 2012 porongurup riesling i tasted three 2012 rieslings made by james kellie in the great southern region of western australia ­ and all of them were outstanding this is the driest of the terrific trio of harewood wines a classic food-friendly style with floral aromas lashings of refreshing citrus zest flavours and flinty minerality very fresh clean and well worth trying if you haven t sampled a riesling in a while pair with asian cuisine or pan-fried fish dishes $22 stylish sipping penfolds kalimna 2010 bin 28 shiraz the new release penfolds bin wines have hit local stores over the past week or so and this is one of the standouts from a classic red wine vintage in south australia a blend of fruit from five different regions it s a soft rich and stylish wine with plenty of generosity on the palate there s ripe fruit here but also a good tannin structure and judiciously judged american oak you won t go wrong taking a bottle of this to a dinner party $36 method don t xx x have the energy for a big to-do opt for some noodles 1 boil noodles according to packet instructions ensuring they are slightly underdone as you will be cooking them further a bit later refresh in cold water and set aside 2 heat wok to a gentle heat and add rice bran oil ginger garlic and chillis and stir fry until fragrant 3 turn the heat up and add sliced shitake mushrooms and stir fry for a further minute 4 after a minute or so add in the cooked noodles and stir fry for 2-3 minutes ensuring there is enough oil in the wok to prevent the noodles from sticking together 5 fold in the duck meat and stir for a few more minutes ensuring the duck is evenly mixed through the noodles 6 season with the mixture of soy sauces and adjust to taste 7 once all the ingredients are combined and heated through remove the noodles from the wok and place into a serving bowl 8 top with the sliced shallots and a few drops of sesame oil 9 dig in n www.fooderati.blogspot.com everybody loves noodles seriously what s not to love here s a quick and simple recipe that requires just a few easy-to-find ingredients to make a meal perfect for mid-week dinners when you don t have a lot of time to spare bargain buy calabria 2012 private bin pinot bianco sometimes you want a white wine that doesn t require too much contemplation a simple wine for enjoying on a warm day this is such a wine alarmingly affordable and deliciously drinkable pinot blanc is a lesserknown white cousin of pinot noir that thrives in warmer climes making it ideal for riverland producers this is a soft easy drinking that s refreshing and has plenty of length spicy savoury and terrific value chill and enjoy $15 n www.winsordobbin.com.au at the markets n fruit rock melon blueberries and gala apples are all very good quality at the moment while blood plums are on their way out unfortunately if you catch any around enjoy them while you can avocadoes and lemons have been a little expensive of late but prices are easing n vegies eggplants are great at the moment baby and silky varieties too plus broccolini and dutch carrots red white purple and yellow cauliflower is still going strong as are asian greens including bok choy and chinese cabbage carmen s ham feta omelette serves 1 2 free range eggs handful of ham shredded dollop of butter handful of feta crumbled small bunch of coriander roughly chopped a drizzle of truffle oil salt and pepper for seasoning jared on the battle of the bulge good fats vs bad fats there i was sitting minding my own business when i overheard a dieting friend of mine say oh i can eat that fat is fine good fat that is not bad fat what do fats know they are being judged like this could a bad fat try really hard at school do good deeds never use bad words and become good if so then it would only stand to reason that a `good fat may find itself in the wrong crowd of rebellious types who smoke and use too much salt and start acting up in an effort to fit in and become bad if that were possible then it would not be impossible to imagine that a fat who was born into a wealthy family in 1820 trained to become a nurse and was a good fat could become a bad fat when during the crimean war under this fat s care people were more likely to die in hospital than ever before then around 1855 that same fat could outline procedures tackling hygiene improved hospital conditions and healthy diets for recovering patients which arguably saves the lives millions from then on,so causing the bad fat to be a good fat once again yay yes i would agree that this particular fat shares a striking resemblance with florence nightingale however i assure you it is purely coincidental oh hold on my friend was talking about the fat we consume and the positive or adverse health benefits that come from consuming these fats for example monounsaturated polyunsaturated omega 3 and omega 6 are all good fats versus saturated and trans fats which are bad i apologise the modern diet often confuses me the florence nightingale reference may seem a little silly but so is the amount of noise and mucking about that goes on about healthy eating did you know that if you eat heaps of fresh fruit vegetables and fish some meat and avoid processed foods you will not only improve your health but the health of your kids and the planet it s that simple eat well n jared ingersoll 1 lightly whisk the eggs in a bowl 2 melt a dollop of butter in a pan and quickly fry the shredded ham so the edges are slightly crispy then set aside for a moment 3 using the same pan coat the whole pan with the whisked eggs making sure the mixture is evenly distributed season with salt and pepper 4 once eggs are about 30 per cent cooked spread the ham feta and coriander all over let it sit for about a minute then fold the omelette over and turn off the heat don t worry if it looks runny the remaining heat will cook the eggs as you plate up carmen s creativity extends to the kitchen 5 drizzle a bit of truffle oil over the omelette and serve with a piece of sourdough or dark rye toast my drawings i try to eat healthy most days and drawing snacks is an outlet for me to release certain cravings see my daily drawings at www.facebook.com/forgottenfancies.illustration do you have a signature dish i m not the most amazing cook but i do love a good omelette making an omelette is almost like a religious experience for me and anyone who has tasted them seems to agree that it is my signature dish how would you describe your cooking style at home i like simple quality meals using locally sourced produce i d like to think that i m a tidy cook but in reality i am the messiest cook in the kitchen what ingredients do you always have in your kitchen eggs and truffle oil it is such a great combination and you can have it anytime of the day if you could invite anyone over for dinner whom would you invite it would have to be hugh fearnley-whittingstall from river cottage i love his philosophy on food and communities he has such a cheeky persona on television as well i m sure he would be loads of fun at a dinner party at home with carmen hui carmen hui is a marrickville artist and omelette lover who often finds herself inspired by food she is one of the contributing artists to the sweets workshop in summer hill who are part of m.o.s.t marrickville s open studio trail did food bring you and the sweets workshop together i have always been a big fan of sweets workshop due to their strong focus on local designers and artists i was lucky enough to be part of their snack attack exhibition it was a super fun exhibition as it was launched alongside the summer hill food fair which i must say is one of the best annual food fairs around the illustration i submitted was called `breakfast line-up which featured all my favourite breakfast condiments my mouth waters every time i look at that illustration you often sketch tasty things like nutella and donuts what do you find so inspiring about food this year i started a `sketch-a-day project but thinking up what to draw daily is a lot harder than i imagined so often my drawings are about something that i ve seen or craved that day i guess without realising food has become a major subject matter in 10

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30inch_wide poster.qxd 16/10/2012 8:47 pm page 1 brand new at 30inch_wide poster.qxd 16/10/2012 8:47 pm page 1 leichhardt council sydney college of the arts present brand new at performing vivaldi s four seasons the metropolitan orchestra tmo featuring sydney college of the arts callan park rozelle arch sunday 24 m 4 pm ­ 7p m free event please walk ride or bus to the event 4pm­4:40pm sydney secondary college jazz orchestra 5pm­5:30pm leichhardt espresso chorus ­ ristretto performing excerpts from messiah 5:45pm­7pm the metropolitan orchestra tmo performing vivaldi s four seasons fundraising organisation $10 we are now open at night burger monday to friday pm til late nights 5 try our delicious new range of fresh gourmet burgers beef chicken or vegetarian try our delicious new range of fresh gourmet burgers beef chicken or vegetarian this is a leichhardt council free event www.sunsetseries.com.au for all event details times and transport information visit shop 16 51 norton st norton plaza leichhardt 2040 next to coles phone 02 9572 8711 cafeilvizio@gmail.com leichhardt council presents movie series alcohol prohibited outdoor for more information 02 9367 9222 www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au monday to friday monday to friday 5pm til late 8 mar shop 16 51 norton st norton plaza leichhardt 2040 next to coles phone 02 9572 8711 cafeilvizio@gmail.com weare now now open at night we are open at night 5pm til late shop 16 51 norton st norton plaza leichhardt 2040 next to coles phone 02 9572 8711 cafeilvizio@gmail.com our partners friday 8 march 2013 7:30pm ­ short films from flickerkids rated g followed by fantastic mr fox 2010 rated pg 8:30pm the village green at mort bay park mckell st balmain supporting young people s refuge ­ leichhardt wet weather venue ­ balmain town hall flickerfest presented by renault including young people s refuge ­ leichhardt

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snap happy email your snaps to info@ciaomagazine.com.au a toast to our gay and lesbian community at feel the love leichhardt plenty of love to go around some local ladies were in high spirits as they celebrated mardi gras 2013 at leichhardt council s feel the love leichhardt event darcy byrne looking very sharp leichhardt took on marrickville in the grand final of the johnny warren memorial cup last weekend taking home the trophy for the first time in the event s history congrats to the guys and girls in green from lmc it was an intense game but well worth it ­ $1000 was raised for the johnny warren football foundation at the annual council memorial cup match rozelle markets sydney s favourite antique collectable secondhand market nigel parbury has enjoyed his day out at rozelle markets selling antiques bric a brac and industrial items nigel s stall is always a standout at the markets collectors hobbyists and designers often fall in love with nigel s unique pieces he has a knack for finding items that are unusual and cannot be found anywhere else 663 darling st rozelle 2039 on bus routes 440 445 all the 500 s 10 mins from cbd cecily hardy from the friends of namatjira project chatting with julie simmons at tali gallery anne sophia and lex marinos at the namatjira watercolour workshop at tali gallery young artist ava showing off her watercolour masterpiece to hermannsburg artist mervyn rubuntja www.rozellemarkets.com.au m 0414 262 068 rozelle markets official every saturday and sunday 9am ­ 4pm artists julie simmons and mervyn rubuntja at tilly s art supplies sponsors of tali s workshop 12

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promotion photography natalie roser styling hair and makeup rita mesiti model lauren vickers location marketplace leichhardt fashion 2 .3 .1 1 bright floral tunic dress $59 from liana vago black suede scallop heels $129.95 from ungars shoes 2 wish grey fur vest $299.95 white blouse $99.95 leopard print harem pants $79.95 all from adam eve me black ankle boots $269.95 from ungars shoes 3 skinny cargo pants in forest green $69.99 knit top $49.99 from jeanswest ko fashion black suede and nickel detail flats $49.95 from ungars shoes 4 white sequin tank $45 red chain detail leggings $39.99 gold layered necklace $39 all from miche boutique beige diana ferrari flats $119.95 from ungars shoes 5 sunny girl floral dress with beige waist belt $69 3/4 sleeve blazer $69 from liana 6 maroon denim jeans $49 white floral print chiffon top $39 white sequined jumper $39.95 from liana taupe detailed ankle boots $189.95 from ungars shoes sunglasses $9.95 from dollar king .4 .5 .6 marketplace sources ungars shoes shop 71 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 0842 adam eve me shop 43 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9569 9778 liana shop 34 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9564 3806 miche boutique shop 68 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 9288 jeanswest shop 23 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9568 3181 dollar king shop 57 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9560 9074 community glamour at its best 13

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astrogirlzarro your stars for the week from our real astrogirl aries your sensitivity to worldly activities is heightened under the mars transit in pisces avoid arguments or difficult people before march 12th to maintain harmony this fortnight taurus you ll be responsible for bringing groups of like-minded individuals together for a common cause while venus occupies your social sector the panel says he has nice features i love his jaw line and he has a great smile he looks like a catch claudia gemini your ruling planet mercury transits your career zone use the power of verbal and written communication to drive you forward professionally cancer favourable links to venus mars and saturn ensure that your specialist knowledge of a subject proves helpful in instructing and guiding others leo there ll be an exchange and sharing of finances and resources in business partnerships contractual obligations appear murky so read the fine print before signing documents virgo the new moon on march 11th brings about a struggle between your inner vision and the reality that is your life focus on routine to secure stability louise nice clean looking lad i m sure he would smell nice libra a fleeting liaison with someone erratic but exciting teaches you how to live and love spontaneously over the next couple of weeks scorpio you ll re-examine your personal style under saturn s retrograde motion a slick professional image will work best for scorpio on a social and professional level sagittarius family responsibilities take centre stage thanks to a stellium in your domestic zone establish clear boundaries as to how much of your time you re willing to devote to others capricorn saturn s retrograde motion through your eleventh house demands that you review the friendships and cliques you mingle with hot or not he s currently off the market but you never know your luck in the big city ladies suzanne great smile and he loves soccer ­ he s got my vote aquarius you could be lax about personal financial affairs now that venus has moved into your money zone exercise restraint as you ll need the surplus for that rainy day daniel is a charming local boy with a great smile who works at marketing company pisces links from the north node to your sun brings you an individual who will help you confront and work through issues that are holding you back n http astrobabylon.blogspot.com precedent productions he loves playing soccer and watching gordon ramsay on hell s kitchen unfortunately for all the girls out there daniel is no longer a single man and says he is lucky to have already found his ideal girl who is always laughing has a beautiful smile and is good in the kitchen his best bit of relationship advice for those of you out there trying to make it work with that special someone is to enjoy what you have and don t over think it 14 not any 4 16 possess 3 17 section of tennis game 3 18 sleep noisily 5 19 charmian and cleopatra s maids 4 20 hollywood s west 3 21 hollywood s `million dollar mermaid williams b 1921 6 22 cambridge final honours exam 6 albo is standing in 6 down i m more of a my kitchen rules/manu feildel kind of girl myself but this guy s got great hair so i ll let his love of gordon ramsay slide ms red c!ao crossword across 1 restaurant and cafe precinct 3,6 5 ginger meggs girlfriend 3 7 an essential nucleic acid 1,1,1 8 cook in the oven 4 9 sea eagle 4 10 container for jam 3 13 pig s nose 5 15 exit 3.3 16 portuguese chicken franchise 6 17 film star gloria 1899-1983 7 19 gigantic 7 21 beg 7 24 very uncommon jimmy 14 dorsey hit 2,4 25 one who does not turn 28,3 to another 6 27 patricia abbr 5 29 jaz performer or fan cat 3 30 refrigerated 4 31 newtown 1 across street 4 32 petroleum 3 33 rosalind abbr 3 34 bondi volunteer 9 23 cold lacking passion 6 26 cucumber and yoghurt relish 5 28/3 what unwanted advice falls on 4,4 n compiled by juliet blair solution get on the interwebs and go to www.ciaomagazine com.au for answers land 10 5 1 across of concord bay road 6 6 1 across of leichhardt 6 11 cars 5 12 lackey street is the 1 across of this inner western suburb 6,4 down 1 joints 6 2 hungarian wine 5 3 see 28 4 wrongfully entered another s

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n your say oscar pistorius guilty or was it just all a horrible mistake n roid rage brought on by chronic jealousy this is my opinion and i mean no disrespect to the parties involved marco five dock n it s like the oj simpson case all over again rachel annandale n who knows problem is south africa is a very paranoid country i hear most people drive around with a gun in their car antoni drummoyne n guilty as hell anna hurlstone park n i guess we ll never know but if it was really an accident he ll have to live with that guilt forever anyway jerry ashfield n we can t know for sure and i think it s wrong to speculate someone s reputation is on the line and a family is mourning this should be the main concern paula drummoyne n guilty can t believe he got bail calem balmain n c mon it was valentine s day they obviously had a biff about something couple-y and he shot her maybe she got him a useless gift like socks louise haberfield n i realise south africa has high crime rates but is it really possible to make such a fatal mistake shay st peters n just another example of why gun ownership should be banned cam balmain n it all sounds very suspicious if you ask me his story just doesn t add up lena burwood n sustainabilty ask sal a popular new trend toilet suites may not seem glamorous but like other bathroom accessories they are available in a variety of designs and styles and since they are an essential part of every bathroom there is a need to consider certain things before actually buying this necessary plumbing item the wall-hung toilet suites are gaining popularity in sydney due to their sleek looks and stylish structure in the past people mostly installed floor-mounted toilets as these were relatively inexpensive when compared with wall-hung toilets however many brands have come up with affordable wall-hung toilet suites and this has opened up a number of options for the people who want that sleek style and luxury in their bathroom an in-wall toilet is mounted to the wall and the plumbing is fully or partially connected through the floor whereas a wall-hung toilet suite is hung from the wall with no floor support and has an external cistern or a cistern fitted in the wall all of its required plumbing is through the wall the wall-hung toilet suites offer many benefits one of the biggest being that they use less space in the bathroom as the cistern is mounted in the wall cavity this feature makes the wall-hung toilet suites ideal for small bathrooms these toilet suites also enhance the look of the bathroom as they appear to simply float above the floor which creates a sleek modern look to the bathroom furthermore because the toilets are mounted on the wall it becomes easy to clean the floor around it and the toilet such toilets are so easy to maintain and clean as there is no gap between the wall and the toilet suite so there is no scope of accumulation of dirt and dust no one likes to do any extra housework they don t have to do so why not consider a wall-hung toilet next time your makeover your bathroom n for more information contact salvi messina from renovations boys on 1300 go boys or visit www.renovationboys.com.au should we be forced to pay more true cost pricing if petrol was priced at its `true cost we would all be paying much more to fill up this month a study by bloomberg new energy finance showed conclusively that energy from renewables is now cheaper than that from new build fossil fuels that sounds too good to be true but people around the world are beginning to use the study to show that the future is now many have argued that new build renewables need subsidies to keep up with existing coal and gas plants on price however the reality is that the need for more base load energy probably won t be necessary until 2020 at which point it looks like renewables should be the obvious choice for future power generation based on price not to mention the environmental impacts this whole story got me thinking about the idea of true cost pricing when you look at subsidies pollution and wars many products cost a lot more than the price tag we see from the environmental clean up to raised health care costs many products are funded by taxpayers indirectly for example famers often specifically receive subsidies to grow certain crops like oats corn wheat or beef and they grow them using petro chemicals pesticides and fertilisers the run-off from these chemicals spreads through the watershed into rivers drinking water and our oceans health costs rise and oceans acidify but no one is held accountable industrial animal farming is listed as the biggest producer of greenhouse gasses globally add in land use deforestation and higher healthcare costs and it s nowhere near the price you pay the question is always is it worth it when you can purchase quality fruit and veg from smaller local famers that generally work without subsidy and with fewer chemicals petrol is another obvious example where the price is nowhere near what it would be if oil companies had to pay for the environmental damage they cause or the wars fought to protect their stake in oil-rich countries the true price of a litre of petrol would be much higher without subsidies and taxpayers picking up the difference the same can be said for coal gas and other non-renewables at the end of the day however the issue isn t always black and white lower food and petrol prices today means more food on the table for many families subsidised coal plants means electricity to make things people want and need however if people were forced to pay the true cost or we subsidised things based on social value we might have a better chance at keeping the planet habitable beyond the next generation n adam taylor co-op coordinator at alfalfa house yoga in daily life annandale harmony for body mind and soul please contact us for more information and timetables phone 9518 7788 or email sydney@yogaindailylife.org www.yogaindailylife.org.au come and 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