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free there s life in the inner west issue 215 july 26 2013 can communal fruit trees work at home with masterchef s julie goodwin win movie tix russian film fest greetings from tim buckley plus eco-friendly commerce post-pregnancy fitness the sauciest suburbs is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill mambo italiano ferragosto goes green dock sunday 11 august experience great north rd five10am-4pm a piece of italy at byo reusable carry bag or cycle to the event and you could win a $100 gift voucher visit our website for more info ferragosto is a fun day out for all the family and will be full of great entertainment including music and dancing cooking demonstrations fantastic food kids activities free pony rides an animal farm jumping castles and more plus over 100 market stalls we encourage you to walk cycle take the bus or carpool to the event free bike parking will be available for more information call 9911 6555 or visit presented by proudly sponsored by


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inner west whispers local gossip rumour hearsay and unsubstantiated fact new look royal hotel money matters at the forum and mud-slinging l the royal hotel on norton street is one of those pubs destined for gentrification known for its bad karaoke and equally poor food locals have welcomed new owners w short hotel group ­ set to give the pub a makeover the group own backpacker paradise scubar and the glenmore hotel in the rocks renovations are due to be completed in august markets be returning the next market date is yet to be announced and we haven t seen a stall in weeks l the election is coming and the mud-slinging has begun someone has issued a flyer titled the truth about craig laundy stating that the liberal candidate for reid made his money from gambling the flyer is endorsed by labor party general-secretary sam l the italian forum has again attracted the wrong kind dastyari laundy s family sold half of its pub business to of attention with the italian forum cultural centre being woolworths last year for $400 million criticised for its charge out rates on last check it was l planning alert an application has been lodged about $600 to hire the venue a letter has been written to turn part of the annandale hotel into a mixed use to deputy pm anthony albanese to request some much facility with retail and commercial space and a 24 room needed funding without which the centre may not make boarding house it through august the tragedy of this ongoing saga is l ocean foods has applied to have its boundaries that the venue is delightful but someone needs to come changed the popular fish shop owns its little corner in up with a good business model to make it work drummoyne which was once earmarked to be modified speaking of the forum when will the sydney style should there have been a widening of lyons road latte leftie we are c!ao advertising sonya madden satire for the soul in which latte leftie proposes a brilliant alternative to endlessly pandering to the reffo-hating marginal-seat bogans dear ll ­ while screaming iranian-sri lankan fusion cuisine yes lord of the flies resettlement policies no westie-pleasing boatpeople policy has got to go and shame mr rudd shame a true statesman never chases after populist acclaim outside the balmain town hall the other day i was struck by a sense of despair of course all the passing balmainites assured me they d be voting green come the election but when i saw those alp politicians representing the cultural and moral wastelands of outer suburbia emerge from the caucus meeting sporting evil grins it struck me that it s the inevitable fate of the noble progressive to be outmaneuvered by the representatives of the reactionary masses i fear that despite the humanitarian efforts of good people such as myself krudd will win the next election on a policy of sending refugees to a third-world hellhole to be accused of witchcraft gang-raped then eaten for dinner by ill-bred savages guy stanmore ll replies i too have had dark thoughts along those lines guy but you ll be pleased to hear i ve devised an elegant solution ­ an open borders policy as you point out australian politics has been debased by a million or two self-interested whiners located in western sydney but just imagine the electoral dominance the alp could establish by importing 46 million grateful refugees of course you d have to weed out any anti-communist or religious types to avoid the possibility of the centre of political gravity moving even further to the right if that s even imaginable at this juncture but opening the floodgates sort of worked for the british labour party and it can probably work for the alp no doubt we ll have to endure more bleating about `overcrowding and `insufficient infrastructure from you-know-who but think of all the fantastic persian restaurants and afghan rug shops that would pop up on darling street n email your dilemma to leane senzamici newtown food melissa leong winsor dobbin wine c!ao history originally situated near where concord library carpark is now located wellbank house was constructed in c.1860 by john flavelle he named the house after his wife s hometown in county kildare ireland the majority of the flavelle estate was resumed by the new south wales housing commission in 1945 and used to provide post-war housing the wellbank house itself remained untouched until after the deaths of the flavelle sisters ida 1955 and lucy 1957 in 1961 the house was demolished to allow the construction of the concord council chambers which was in turn torn down in 2007 to make way for the concord library image courtesy of concord library art director eleanor wales editorial nancy merlo publishing sonia komaravalli contributors max kobras phoebe moloney and nigel bowen ciao sower realist art from the republic of glebe things we love looking at awesome artwork while we drink our coffee this piece at the wedge espresso cafe in glebe makes us feel like we are in the `80s film clip for `take on me by a-ha and we love how serious the dude looks about using his watering can if only everyone was this serious about gardening the world would be a lot greener ciao loves you and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent we try and make you look your best no responsibility is accepted by ciao magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information we welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions the opinions expressed in ciao magazine are those of contributors indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction © all rights reserved no material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher ciao magazine is a free publication c!ao s voice · gumboots · the newly renovated and relocated cafe birkenhead · charles the chef at leichhardt bowlo ·homemade eggplant parmigiana · the tasty cocktails from miss peaches newtown · birgitta s salted caramel cheesecake from marrickville markets · the couple that work out every saturday morning at robson park haberfield distribution advertising editorial enquiries 460a parramatta road petersham 2049 02 9518 3696 0402 202 951 ­ sonya 0405 032 032 ­ leane 0405 509 805 ­ sonia ciao is locally owned and produced in what s in out · pot holes and blocked drains flooding roads · finding rotten produce at local markets · victoria road traffic from drummoyne to balmain · five dock and haberfield cafes being closed on sunday when we are hungry and don t want to cook · rudeness from some staff members at black sheep bar · bike riders who ride without their helmets take a bit of responsibility for yourself out please recycle printed by spot press marrickville subscribe tired of missing out on your copy of ciao why not subscribe it costs just $75 per year to have ciao home delivered email with your address cover these lovely folk dancers from the shine dance school are ready and waiting to perform in five dock at ferragosto 2013 cars from 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breathingcolours drawings doodles and dreams ricia mari french medal of honour ricia uses a mirror to present the tragic and absurd aspects in a mysterious society this artist through her philosophy transports us to another world and another culture rendering her insights with a passion and dark wit -timoth gallagher poet london wind up doll 1983 oil paints on canvas exhibition 30th july 11th august opening celebrations sunday 4th august 1-5pm please join us for the official opening sunday 4th august from 1-5pm to celebrate this exhibition with some light refreshments looking forward to seeing you warm regards robin hill female nude with birds 2000 oil paints on canvas stocktake sale until 31st july 2013 50 off extraordinary pieces of aboriginal art 15 off graciela s hand painted leather bags 10 off bouvier silver jewellery 50 off alexandra blak and angle diamond dot jewellery and stamps watches new stock at breathing colours keith rowe art glass willi michalski ceramics lisa zhou silver gold plated enamelled jewellery with pearls alison blain silver jewellery with rough cut gemstones sarah whitlock silver and gemstone jewellery barbara ryman enamelled silver jewellery art gallery contemporary jewellery objects 446 darling st balmain ph 02 9555 8543 tues to sun-10am to 5pm


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canada bay s italian festival sunday 11th august message from the mayor held annually in august this year s ferragosto celebrations are changing things up a bit by going green there will be all the same food entertainment and stalls you would expect but all with a focus on sustainability the festival will kick off at 10am sporting a great mix of entertainment including live music and dancing competitions kids activities and market stalls plus headlining the event will be julie goodwin winner of the original australian masterchef as she launches the environment protection agency s love food hate waste program at this year s ferracucina julie will be demonstrating how to cook delicious meals from avoidable food waste nsw households throw away more than welcome to ferragosto 2013 the city of canada bay s italian festival is now in its 16th year and promises to be bigger than ever we are proud that this is a truly sustainable community celebration using green fuel to deliver a carbon-neutral event join us on sunday 11th august from 10am to enjoy a great range of entertainment with live music and dancing sample some delicious food and wine and learn innovative new dishes with cooking demonstrations ferragosto is one of sydney s favourite italian cultural events there is so much to see and do no matter your age i look forward to seeing you on great north road five dock for a great day out n mayor angelo tsirekas $2.5 billion worth of edible food per year and julie will show festivalgoers the best ways they can put waste to use save the environment while saving yourself money buon ferragosto for those more interested in some traditional fun visit the ferrapiazza there will fantastic wines to taste and incredible al fresco dining options available such as the local bbq and italian flavoured crepes you can also simply sit back and soak up the ambience while listening to the smooth performances of jazz/latin fusion guitar band urban gypsies and spanish guitarist carlos perez martinez as always the ferramarket will feature over 150 stalls ranging from fashion and jewellery to arts and crafts and food from across europe including spanish paella greek souvlaki and turkish gozleme there will be something paolo gatto performs with pasta delicious for every taste shoppers will not feel limited at ferragosto festival we can promise you that back again from last year to highlight the great automobile history of italy the italian made social motoring club the alfa romeo owners club of australia and the ducati owners club of new south wales will all be showcasing some of their favourite vehicles motorheads should not miss out on this display aside from all of these fantastic events ferragosto festival promises to be a 100 per cent carbon-neutral event by remaining plastic bag and polystyrene free encouraging the use of bikes to travel to and from the event having water stations to refill your water bottles and by using biodiesel generators to power it all this will be a sustainable festival for those interested in learning more about sustainable living visit the eco-hub stall on the day to find out lots more about going green n for more information or a full festival program visit experience a piece of italy at great north rd five dock sunday 11 august 10am-4pm ferragosto is a fun day out for all the family and will be full of great entertainment including music and dancing cooking demonstrations fantastic food kids activities free pony rides an animal farm jumping castles and more plus over 100 market stalls we encourage you to walk cycle take the bus or carpool to the event free bike parking will be available for more information call 9911 6555 or visit presented by byo reusable carry bag or cycle to the event and you could visit our website for more info win a $100 gift voucher proudly sponsored by 6


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what s on if you have a bit of a competitive streak or just want to get the prize check out some of these events at this year s ferragosto gelato eating competition once again ferragosto will host a competition to see who is the ultimate eater of gelato there will be three opportunities throughout the day that will pit 10 challengers against each other in every round with prizes awarded to the winner and runner-up the gelato eating competition will be held at 11:30am 12:30pm and 1:30pm on great north road in front of subway hope you re hungry family fun at ferragosto `13 come down to five dock on august 11th to join this great festival with events running all day bring the whole family too this will be fun for all ages main stage highlights llllllll 10am rosebank college band 10:30am 2:20pm dj russo 11am rsd productions 11:20am shine dance school-traditional tarantella 11:30am bilingual school choir 12pm 1:20pm ricky daniele and the greg hooper band 1pm vip speeches 2:55pm natalie colavito and the greg hooper band 10am five dock music school 10:20am 11:15am 12:55pm and 2:50pm dj russo 10:50am concord high school band 11:40am dance nikki webster 12pm zumba 4 u 12:20pm shine dance school 1:15pm my guitar school 1:40pm laura grima-rosebank college 2pm sarah roper-rosebank college 2:15pm ceroc modern jive dance company 10am domremy college band 10:30am and 11:05am dolce entertainment 10:45am anytime fitness 11:30am belinda s art of dance 11:55am sandra malone dancers 12:20pm ceroc modern jive dance company 1pm musa taekwondo 1:30pm and 2:50pm pinocchio and geppetto stage show 2:10pm sydney voice studio all things italian trivia are you an expert on all things italian if you think you are and love the challenge of trivia take part in the all things italian trivia competition with questions on italian geography history music food entertainment and more this event is bound to test your knowledge trivia will held at 2:30pm also in front of subway and there will be plenty of chances to win great prizes ferramusica stage llllllllll sustainability prize draw show your eco-friendly nature and go into the draw to win great prizes all you need to do is bring your own reusable bag or ride your bike to the festival free bike parking available and show your helmet at the eco-hub stall on the corner of great north road and ramsay road prizes include a $100 bike shop voucher or a basket of fantastic reusable goodies valued at $100 ferragiovani lllllllll mouth off to win great prizes n for a full festival program visit offer expires 30th september health fund rebate gift card available using natural ingredients to help your body naturally regulate the amount of fat it stores thai massage one person $59/hour couple hot oil massage one person $79/hour couple $115/hour $155/hour book now five dock drummoyne 7 9712 2555 9181 1129 0422 103 258 0422 103 258 email


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n your say n sustainability with ferragosto fast approaching great north road we ask locals what their favourite five dock business is n the charcoal chicken shop ­ i ve been getting chicken chip and gravy rolls their since my high school days and they are still delicious korin five dock n tamborrino for the coffee erica abbotsford cove n okonomy has become my new favourite place for sushi i m there once a week nick ashfield n simply the best chinese restaurant the guy that owns it is an absolute hoot every time i go there he welcomes me home and tells me how good looking i am robyn burwood n well i ve been getting my cakes from marineve for 20 years so i guess they must be my favourite nunzia five dock n gatto matto because they have the best food and best-looking chef nancy haberfield n ben s nails because the staff are so friendly and they always personalise your experience angela sydney n it s hard to decide because the people are so nice everywhere but i spread myself between bar rizzo and tre punte i also like that strange little gift shop with really vintage looking italian bric-a-brac amelia abbotsford being business smart in leichhardt leichhardt council s sustainable business program leichhardt business smart has been up and running for five months now and local business people are being invited to get involved the smart program is free and open to businesses of all sizes across the leichhardt lga with a focus on assisting them to identify opportunities to reduce resource use in the key areas of waste water and energy through an ongoing assessment process the smart team work with local businesses looking at ways in which the business can potentially operate more efficiently through a series of resource use assessments the business is then provided with a report detailing all assessment findings recommendations and costed savings and payback periods the smart team will also continue to provide support in implementing the findings of your assessment including assistance with grant funding opportunities where applicable some simple changes that you can easily make in your business or at home to reduce your resource use include · ensure all electrical equipment computers tvs appliances etc are switched off from the power point at night weekends and during holidays even on standby some devices still use significant amounts of electricity · set automatic sleep timers to turn computers off after a period of inactivity · switch to low energy lighting especially in areas of high use with new technology lighting this can result in significant financial savings while still maintaining quality of light · ensure any drips or leaks from water fixtures are repaired promptly one drip per second from a tap equates to approximately 7000l per year · encourage staff to use water responsibly for local news rozelle village after the identification of traffic issues by two government agencies and general complaints from the public the developer of the former balmain tigers site has submitted a modified design that is intended to solve these issues however greens mp jamie parker believes that this new design has only made cosmetic changes saying this proposal ignores community concerns about size scale and traffic with just a modest reduction to floor space and building heights while supportive of the tigers club jamie is not interested in its return in the form of a towering development that will overshadow homes destroy our high street businesses and create traffic chaos let us know what you think of the revised proposal by emailing lmc was a winner in last year s local government excellence in the environment example always mop floor surfaces instead of hosing them where possible · ensure waste streams are separated properly minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill · reduce the amount of waste generated by being aware of product packaging and selecting recyclable products where possible by recommending and implementing simple changes like these the smart program has been successful in identifying opportunities for over 715,000l worth of water savings as well opportunities to reduce energy use by over 5500kwh and divert almost 122 cubic metres of waste from landfill these reductions in resource use equate to potential financial savings of almost $15,000 per year for participating businesses and this is still only the beginning the leichhardt business smart team will continue rolling out this program over the next year and is looking to engage new businesses interested in improving their overall sustainability and reducing their operating costs n if you are a local business owner and are interested in learning more about the leichhardt business smart program or would like to register for the program visit or contact roy morizzi at n words roy morizzi leichhardt council sustainable business officer networking in balmain the balmain rozelle chamber of commerce is hosting a networking event next month for local business people to get to know each other with the aim of promoting small businesses in the area the balmain rozelle `open for business event will kick off at 6pm thursday 29th august at the exchange hotel tickets are $35 for chamber members or $40 for non-members and drinks and canapés will be served on arrival to register visit local government week it s local government week until sunday 4th august and marrickville council is celebrating by offering residents a range of free activities with events programmed for every day of the week mayor of marrickville victor macri says council is keen to share with our community all the ways in which we strive to serve our residents and activities will range from free entry all week to specified classes at our annette kellerman aquatic centre to a `hidden gems free bus tour of the marrickville local government area which will take in some little-known local highlights and tell stories of places old and new there will also be street art walking tours afternoon tea at the tom foster community centre workshops and talks for a full list of local government week activities visit twenty million trees anyone who has ever taken part in a national tree day planting event has something to be proud of this year ­ after running for almost two decades this year s national tree day taking place on sunday 28th july will mark the planting of the twenty-millionth tree since the event began back in 1996 if you have yet to contribute to the greenery in your local area it s not too late to get involved for those of you in the marrickville area council will be holding an event at marrickville golf course from 10.30am to 1pm while canada bay council has a planting site at broughton street concord where volunteers will be working to create a buffer to help protect the sydney turpentine ironbark forest community tools will be provided but appropriate clothing is required the city of canada bay will also host a bbq for volunteers on the day call 9911 6555 to rsvp to this event in the ashfield area bunnings warehouse on parramatta road will be hosting free how to plant a tree workshops in honour of the special day on saturday 27th and sunday 28th from 12.30pm to 1pm n strathfield leichhardt and ashfield councils will be holding events of their own too and all you need to do to find a planting site is visit greenthumb family fun caption xxxxx inner west small business expo front up to the commissioner xxxx to be successful and get the most out of your business it is important to talk to and learn from the experts your opportunity to do just that arrives this august when the inner west small business expo returns once again with this year s theme being learn connect grow the expo will be held at the strathfield golf club on friday 16th august from 9.30am to 2.15pm with nsw small business commissioner yasmin king above appearing as the keynote speaker it is set to be a great educational affair covering everything from how to make your business stand out to how to adapt to changes in society and technology so if you re a business owner in the inner west you shouldn t miss it strathfield golf club is located at 84 centenary drive and tickets are $25 per person for more info and bookings visit 8


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community life r oad test rant fruit from the `hood is good why plant non-fruit trees when you can plant fruit trees instead imagine the streets of balmain rozelle lilyfield and leichhardt lined with trees bursting with lemons limes apples oranges peaches pears and plums where all the fruit is free and on public land and what s not on trees hangs from wire fruit fences beautified by growing tomatoes blueberries and hanging planters tailored for growing fruit in public spaces in both functional and expressive ways from what i understand that s how it used to be in the colony of sydney before fruit became a commodity and a privately owned food source yes it s inevitable that fruit will fall to the ground and will need to be regularly tended and yes the fruit may be taken by anyone and everyone but there will be plenty of fruit to go around i see it do you don t let the impression of affluence fool you many people in our municipality lack the income to purchase enough food for themselves and their family and are embarrassed by their situation an increasing number of people are unemployed disenfranchised disillusioned and have become invisible to us in the midst of their despair and our own busy lives discovering chew north great north road is a strip famous for its patisseries which serve authentic italian sweets guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth you can hardly walk a few steps without coming across a pasticceria ­ many of which will be showcasing delicious delights during ferragosto next month here are a few of our favourites marineve pasticceria this place is a five dock institution open for over 30 years it s been consistently excellent the whole time ­ from the day they made my parent s wedding cake in 1981 to the day i picked up my 21st cake this is where locals go for authentic traditional italian cakes sweets biscuits and torrone however the owners are currently on a welldeserved holiday and the shop is closed until the end of july but don t worry they ll be back soon if you ve never been here before this place is strictly takeaway ­ there is no seating or extras just cakes for all occasions ­ but they have a decent range of italian biscuits and cakes as well including delicious vanilla custard tarts and custard-filled ciambelli italian donuts there are also many fans of the café that claim they have the best rum babas in the inner west look out for the café on ferragosto day when they will be serving arancini and other food just outside the shop front dolcetti i absolutely love the little treats at dolcetti in wareemba this smallish café is much further down great north road than the rest but worth the visit i m pretty sure i ve tried every single thing in the window and i have never been disappointed the sweets are always fresh and delicious from the custard tarts to the ricotta tarts éclairs and tiramisu ­ just to name a few there are most of your typical italian options available like cannoli but this place also offers other options like the miniature berry cheesecakes which are delicious sugar hit o clock in the ciao office stand-outs were the ricotta and orange sfogliatelle tiramisu and custard tarts though the strawberry mousse cup was a little overly sweet for my liking but there s plenty more to choose from they do savoury food too such as arancini focaccias and pies there s also plenty of seating great coffee and quick friendly service trovatino café famous for their award-winning yoghurt gelato and gelato-filled macaroons which we have reviewed in this column previously trovatino s has a smaller range of cakes than what you ll find further up the road in five dock but there s still a quality selection and most of them are larger portion sizes they do crispy croissants custard tarts topped with heaps of fresh berries profiteroles cheesecake cannoli pistachio biscuits and danish pastries among other things but trovatino s is more of a savoury foodoriented business nevertheless it s nice to be able to enjoy something sweet at the end of your meal or with your coffee n nm i envision that available backyard fruit be utilised and shared between neighbours and those less fortunate the public accessibility of fruit in our inner west neighbourhoods would help the poor and the lonely and in the process lead the rest of australia by example consider the joy of tending public fruit trees knowing that you are paying forward a kindness to someone who is in need but does not know how to ask everyone is richer for the experience i see it do you the bulk of fruit grown in backyards and in our cities goes to waste while the fruit we consume is grown in waterintensive orchards far from our homes i envision in addition to the proposed abundance of planted public fruit trees that available backyard fruit be utilised and shared between neighbours and those less fortunate sharing with neighbors is a great way to get to know each other join me in creating a future where the food we eat makes use of the abundant fruit growing in our urban environments next time you talk to a politician ask the question why plant non-fruit trees when you can plant fruit trees instead if you know of any public fruit trees or any backyard fruit trees that may be available to share email info and help me set up a map of neighborhood fruit that will help us share fruit locally the map will eventually live on a new website called n words anny slater balmain solicitor and founder of the good dog international film festival and the good dog easter dog parade ­ both of which assist local business and contribute to urban renewal pasticceria tamborrino tamborrino have the biggest range of sweets in five dock and a dedicated local following cakes come big and small and the variety is endless with beautiful full-size cakes in the fridge on the left and smaller treats on the right a couple of tre punte café personally i come to tre punte cafe for food more often than sweets ­ they make a french toast with sweetened ricotta to die for and great sandwiches the russians are coming the tenth annual russian film festival will hit sydney this month showcasing plenty of cinematic brilliance featuring everything from comedies to documentaries and thrillers this festival is one of the largest outside of russia with something on offer for every audience running until wednesday 7th august at chauvel cinema in paddington and events cinema burwood the program includes russia s first ever big-budget disaster movie metro as well as animated masterpiece the snow queen which was a box office hit in russia and tells the story of gerda a girl who embarks on a adventure to free her brother from the clutches of the evil snow queen who has covered the world in ice keeping with tradition this year also features two retrospectives a tribute to renowned director valery todorovsky including valery s films the lover my stepbrother frankenstein hipsters under moscow nights and the land of the deaf and a selection of four soviet comedies titled `comedies from childhood for more information visit n to win a double pass to the festival email with your address and tell us where you find your copy of ciao win tix what s on compiled by max kobras email saturday 27th july info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are metro n for more info visit www sat 3rd sun 4th august tuesday 30th july puberty rhythm blues using songs and stories em rusciano s 2day fm the project australian idol comedy show puberty rhythm blues is a hilarious musical exploration of this `special time in teenager s life em will be joined on stage by her dad playing guitar and later by special guest joel creasey ­ one of australia s brightest young comedians for one show only be at the factory theatre from 7.30pm on saturday 27th july tickets are $30+bf and available online at au or by calling 9550 3666 n the factory theatre 105 victoria rd marrickville 10 a star is born harold park hotel comedy night after being chosen as a full-time venue for the recent sydney comedy festival the harold park hotel has made a name for itself once again as a house of humour and the crowds simply can t get enough with so much demand for regular shows the harold has had no choice but to provide weekly entertainment that s right every tuesday starting at 8pm there will be a show featuring an established mc and headliner this week s being bev killick as well as a couple of up-and-coming performers with big belly laughs a guarantee tuesday nights have just gotten a bit more interesting prime agricultural land wednesday 31st july verge gardens talk in an attempt to develop urban green spaces the marrickville council and community are collaborating on the sustainable streets project as part of this initiative a talk will be held at marrickville library from 6:30 to 8pm where advice will be given on how to successfully convert grass verge to garden and how to generally improve the livability of the local area those with environmental concerns should find this quite compelling n for more info and bookings visit underbelly arts underbelly arts festival is coming back to cockatoo island again this year showcasing the work of australia s next great artists for the first time ever this festival is being extended over two actionpacked days with industry and artist talks on saturday and interactive activities for the kids on sunday this can be fun for the entire family however for those purely interested in the art pieces the site is open for visitors in the week 24th to 31st july as the artists involved develop their projects allowing you to become part of the creative process n for more info and tickets visit wednesday 7th august the merchant of venice the sydney shakespeare company will be showcasing the most controversial


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n local gigs thursday 1st august n at dendy newtown n arthouse picks bardo pond old school psychedelic rock right here bardo pond is much more in line with pink floyd or jefferson airplane than any new psychedelic bands out there they are slow melodic and groovy as all hell and i can t wait to see how it works out on stage plus it will be interesting to see the annandale s first show under the new owners free tickets win double movie passes n where annandale hotel $39.80 thursday 8th august let s go shopping bryan estepa and band he might be a sydney local but the music this man plays has throwbacks to all parts of the world at times he has a very smooth california beach sound but then his next song will sound like classic `70s rock pretty eclectic pretty damn cool too the bling ring so celebs like paris hilton orlando bloom megan fox and lindsay lohan leave their hollywood mansions unlocked omigod shut-up so totally amazing ok so whatev but it is curious that the homes burgled some repeatedly by the affluent la teens in sofia coppola s lightly fictionalized take on actual 2009 crimes all seem to have plenty of cctv cameras but no effective locks or alarms her film remains almost as distant from its subjects as the security footage that nabbed them and that s no doubt her point today s young are the empty vessels of triumphant marketing only the airhead played by emma watson seems to have any personality at all and that s mostly vacuous selfobsessed and unpleasant brands fame and facebook status are all these not-too-bright high schoolers care about we long for the spirited non-conformist young rebels of the past what are you rebelling against johnny marlon brando s character was asked in the wild one whadda you got he snarls this lot wouldn t understand the question ma15 from aug 8 n where union hotel 576 king st newtown free he s got buckley s greetings from tim buckley some of the hits from the recent sydney film festival three on this page alone are starting to appear locally and we recommended this little gem a few issues back don t miss it this time around everyone who ever bought cds in the `90s surely owns a copy of jeff buckley s grace but few realise that jeff s dad tim who he never met was also an agonisingly beautiful and talented singer-songwriter he had a similar vocal range and also died tragically young from heroin daniel algrant s drama switches between both men but mostly focuses on a 1991 tribute concert to tim in brooklyn during which jeff grapples with all that his wayward father ben rosenfeld left him ­ including that amazing talent jeff seems arrogant but eventually stuns the crowd penn badgley does the honours sings too while imogen poots plays an invented gal pal she s gorgeous so who cares if she actually existed in jeff s brief life the music mostly tim s is just sublime ctc at dendy newtown from aug 1 n thanks icon films we have 10 double in-season passes to give away details below best of the rest behind the candelabra stephen want xxxx to spoon saturday 10th august grinspoon i wouldn t say i m a huge fan of lismore four-piece grinspoon but that s not to say that these aussie hard rockers aren t talented they are especially famous for putting on impressive live performances so the best place to listen to them is on stage i doubt that this night could be anything less than fun even if the band s glory days are long gone soderbergh s last big picture is a glittering dazzling but curiously unmoving affair perhaps that s because the people involved are such an unlikeable self-serving lot matt damon plays a naive young man who lands a job as liberace s michael douglas live-in toy it proves to be a tough gig ­ he leaves with a drug habit and surgically altered features rob lowe plays a gleefully sleazy plastic surgeon dan aykroyd is a creep warning multiple personality disorders graphic plastic surgery nudity and a 60 year-old paunch full frontal m15 on now n where enmore theatre $44.80 n max kobras boogie woogie nights aussie organic farming green film fest 100 bloody acres reg and lindsay morgan damon herriman and angus sampson play rural hicks whose line of successful organic farm products contain a secret ingredient ­ one that requires a fresh supply of body parts enter three young travellers frisky sophie anna mcgahan her dim boyfriend oliver ackland and his irritating english mate jamie kristian they re on their way to a music festival when their car conveniently breaks down on a lonely road you know the rest clearly there s a satiric intent here directed squarely at city slickers gullible enough to buy anything labelled organic it s underplayed though ­ makers colin and cameron cairnes deliver cringe-worthy scenes comic gore and plenty of mayhem but few surprises except an oral sex scene towards the end which is so disgusting you may wish you d brought along a sick bag warning keep your empty popcorn bucket handy ma15 at chauvel cinema from aug 1 n reviews ­ re the annual footprints eco festival taking place this year at whites creek valley park in annandale is a day of music market stalls and activities with a focus on eco-friendliness as part of festivities on the day august 25th the footprints film festival will be screening which is a festival that calls for aspiring filmmakers to produce a short film about their local environment and submit it to leichhardt council those that are considered as finalists will be screened at the festival and the filmmakers will have the chance to win up to $5000 worth of prizes including a bicycle valued at $1500 and a $500 australian geographic voucher those interested in submitting a film must take on one of this year s themes land climate change air quality transport water or biodiversity and their work must be no longer than seven minutes heads up film buffs entries close on friday 2nd august so you best start shooting soon making drama from the cycle of life of the bard s plays ­ the merchant of venice ­ with local lewisham actress lizzie schebesta bewlo in the role of portia running from august 7th to 24th wednesday to saturday at 8pm and sundays at 5pm at the tap gallery 278 palmer st darlinghurst tickets are $29 or $25 for concession at n for more info visit www n for more information and submission details visit 23rd to 25th august writing the past using history in fiction and non-fiction this is a three-day course led by novelist hsu-ming teo that will teach you how to incorporate world history into your creative writing regardless of form or genre if you ve been bit by the writing bug check this out n for more info and bookings visit faberacademy/writing_the_past.html monday 26th august applications have now opened so if you fancy yourself a songsmith get started as applications close on monday 26th august n to submit an application visit http performersmf2013 wednesday 4th september http n for more info on the concert or joining the choir term fees are $160 including all music and practise recordings call musical director gary smith on 0414 869 352 she wants her pound of flesh 11 the break is back all you local musos out there get ready because the break is back launched last year by marrickville council as part of marrickville festival the break gives up and coming local musicians the chance to perform for a large crowd while potentially attracting industry recognition on top of that the winner of the break will receive a number of prizes to assist their career the bridge on the river choir the recently-formed bridge on the river choir will have their debut concert on september 4th at the marrickville golf club while also raising money for the cooks river valley association ­ since many of the choir members live near the river they couldn t think of a better cause marrickville golf club has been a great supporter of the choir hosting their weekly rehearsals of all kinds of music including gospel pop classical and jazz to see what the choir has been working on come along to the concert and support a good cause tickets are $10 or $5 for concessions and can be bought online at belting out the colonel bogey march win double movie passes to win a double in-season movie pass to greetings from tim buckley or the russian film festival email info@ciaomagazine telling us where you picked up your copy of ciao include your name and address only at the movies august 1 at dendy newtown and opera quays trailer and info greetingsfromtimbuckley.aspx


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a few weeks ago a heavily pregnant girlfriend of mine and i were catching up over the phone after lamenting the fact that the obviously comfortable baby wasn t planning on arriving anytime soon she mentioned she d been baking as a rather tasty distraction kitchen with melissa leong n wine with winsor bargain bottle pepik 2012 chardonnay $20 the 2012 chardonnays from jeremy dineen the winemaker at the josef chromy winery in tasmania are right in the groove this is the entry-level wine and it s a very fine drink for the price it s a fresh easy-drinking style full of vibrant cool-climate fruit but nicely put together with quality tasmanian fruit the driving force there s a nice balance between citrus and stone fruit flavours making it a terrific all-purpose white the apple cake/pudding she was baking sounded too good to pass up so in solidarity i decided to bake it as well this recipe is by real food ambassador alexx stuart it s gluten grain and refined sugar free meaning you can feel extra good about the indulgence factor as you sidle on up for another piece n for more of alexx s delicious real food recipes check out perfect for when you ve got a bun in the oven xx x upside down apple cake puddings ingredients the syrup 90g butter 1 cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup ¼ cup black strap molasses optional it just gives it such a rich flavour but if you don t mind a lighter style syrup and don t want to overstock the pantry skip it and do the extra ¼ cup in whatever syrup you ve used above 2 large apples peeled and sliced thinly about 3-4mm thick ½ tsp vanilla bean powder or 2 tsp vanilla extract the `pudding cake 80g butter ½ cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup 2 organic pasture raised eggs 1 cup almond meal 3 tblsp coconut flour ¾ cup buckwheat flour ½ cup whole milk or coconut milk 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon method 1 preheat oven to 180c and get 10 ramekins or large sized muffin baking tray ready to fill 2 put all syrup ingredients in a large pan except apple slices ­ only add them once butter is melted and cook 3-4 minutes on low-medium heat 3 spoon out a tablespoon of apples into each ramekin with 2 tablespoons of syrup there should be enough apple slices to form a layer at the base of the ramekins 4 keep the rest of the apple syrup for drizzling with reckless abandon over the pudding cakes later 5 for the cake put all ingredients into a bowl and using a hand mixer or food processor mix until combined 6 line the bottom of each ramekin with the poached apple slices and spoon the batter evenly over the top 7 you ll have enough for 8-10 ramekins or one standard cake tin 8 the syrup might come up around the batter but don t panic that s fine just try and spread it out so the good big blob can be spread to touch the sides of the ramekins 9 bake for 25-30 minutes do a skewer test skewer is clean pull them out not clean and has batter on it pop back in for a few more minutes 10 pull out of the oven and rest for 5 minutes then go around the pudding with a knife to make sure none is stuck to the sides and flip over onto serving plate to reveal the beautiful glistening base becoming the top 11 finally spoon a little extra syrup over the top plus a dollop of crème fraiche or homemade ice cream cool customer westend 2010 hilltops shiraz $16 westend estate is a hugely successful family winery based in the riverina that produces several ranges that punch above their weight when it comes to value winemaker bill calabria is an ex boxer this is one of a range of cool-climate wines made using fruit from the hilltops region near young and it offers intense plummy/dark berry flavours and impressive structure great with pizza or pasta local hero brokenwood 2012 semillon if you enjoy bright young wines with plenty of acid lift you won t go wrong with this outstanding youthful hunter valley semillon that s full of vibrancy and life in a few years time this will become a mellow old fellow but right now it s a really nice choice to pair with seafood or spicy thai dishes it has citrus on both the nose and palate and is wonderfully refreshing n at home with julie goodwin julie goodwin winner of the original masterchef australia series will be appearing at the ferragosto street festival in five dock this august here she chats to ciao about her cooking style and how to reduce food waste how did it feel to be a masterchef winner winning was just wonderful it was such an honour to be considered the best in such a competitive group there is so much i have learnt from the experience and not just about cooking either of course i did learn many new recipes and cooking techniques but there was more to it than just that on top of all of this i have also now had the opportunity to travel a lot and have entered a new career that has been great for me and for my family why do you think it s important for people to start trying to reduce their food waste we all waste so much food and what people don t think about when they throw away a half-eaten meal is that it s not just food they re wasting it s resources it takes thousands and thousands of litres of water to produce just 1kg of beef plus you have to include things like transportation costs and time and effort i think wasting such limited resources is just ridiculous these days how did you first learn to cook my mum definitely taught me the basics but i think i learnt most of it through experimentation after i left home and got my own kitchen i thought if i m cooking my meals from now on they might as well taste good how do you manage work commitments and cooking healthy meals for your family as anyone who has a family and works as well knows it can be incredibly challenging to juggle all your commitments i found that i make it a lot easier for myself by always having staple ingredients handy my kitchen will always have garlic cheese lemons and tinned tomatoes in it which are all great for adding flavour and texture to meals i also always have eggs dry pasta and rice to extend any meal in a simple tasty and healthy way what s your food philosophy when cooking at home my food philosophy is to cook with love make it taste great and be healthy and nutritious i also believe that food can be a tool to get people together so i use dinner as a time to gather the family and connect with them 12 jared ingersoll local seasonal and sustainable as i sit on a red sofa in newtown waiting for a meeting to start i take some time to reflect on stuff and decide in this cook s humble opinion that `local `seasonal and `sustainable are really excellent i like these words they are simple and although they are not new concepts anymore i don t think they need to be changed while i haven t really thought about them for a while when i revisit them i realise that these words work for me on a number of different levels local thinking locally solves local problems creates community creates transparency and embraces people and food as well as the telling of stories and the swapping of knowledge good stuff happens when we think local seasonal brilliant embracing seasonality is a brilliant way to manage excess reduce waste embrace nature and also open up the magical world of working with the rhythm of the planet and celebrating what there is available right now when you think seasonally you start to appreciate what you have and not what you do not have i believe that by simply being in that space you start to want nature to work you want to be able to feed future generations and you respect so much more of the world around you sustainable the big one this simple word is so delicious that everyone wants a piece of it everyone wants to be sustainable everyone desires this cathy in campbelltown wants to be sustainable coles wants to be sustainable bhp wants to be sustainable i want to be sustainable ­ the tricky part is what does this word actually mean in the context it is delivered in gina rinehart s idea of sustainable may be very different from mine but the core of the word is the same i believe sustainable food systems embrace economics and social enrichment as well as environmental and species-based sustainability all that aside in the world of food i do believe that all of these words don t mean shit if it is not delicious or if it costs too much money so the challenge is how to make all of this work in the world hold on time to get off the sofa ­ will pick this up another time n words jared ingersoll in the meantime if you ve got any ideas about how to make the food industry more sustainable email them to us at julie s tips for reducing food waste · always have produce to extend your meals for example eggs pasta rice and soup stock · if you have cheese that has gone hard around the sides you can just cut that off and use the soft middle · any meat whether it is just cold cuts or from yesterday s roast can be reused for meals like omelettes and soups · veggies go well in pretty much any meal so try to use 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lusty locals get their freak on for an area often associated with joyless political correctness the inner west has plenty to make a po-faced feminist blush red curtains titty tassels a chain dangling from the ceiling and an audience self-consciously craning to see which `jaded vanity graces our presence next it s my first burlesque show enjoyed on a sunday night in the quieter end of newtown and sure some elements of tonight s performance fit my expectations exactly not in the least that my boggle-eyed guest seems to be quite enjoying himself then again so am i however there have been many more oddities occurring tonight that i didn t expect such as the first act an eye-popping twerk performed in a fluoro morph suit by a dancer deceptively named `flora or the second where an undulating creature with a helmet and treebranch fingers made the whole theatre drool with no conscionable reason as to why even when it gets to the final routine in which three women make putting on clothes look much hotter than getting naked could ever be i still don t suspect something is awry it s only when the audience is led in to a chorus of the ladies bras the ladies bras the ladies knickers and the ladies bras and we are the ones shaking our booties and childishly pointing to our own `bits that i realise the joke is on us this burlesque show isn t about the shame of being sexy it s about the exact opposite the fun mysteriousness and power of it and i m not at all surprised to find such a performance at the vanguard in the inner west which has carved out a reputation as a sydney s sexiest region indeed if the litmus strip that is parramatta road is anything to go by inner westies attitude to sex is undergoing an overhaul on my daily ride up the vena cava of sydney i now spot pole-dancing studios the forthright signage of stiletto raunchy boutiques and venues proudly welcoming clients of diverse sexualities and desires ­ it seems the old dichotomy of wedding dress shops and back-alley parlours has finally come unstuck looking around the plush interior of the vanguard i see guys and girls in equal numbers girlfriends boyfriends raucous groups of workmates and family as well as an older couple trying out some moves of their own in front of me two women are coyly discussing their love life while polishing off a crème brulee we live locally and we were curious to see what the show would be like it s a bit wacky but by god it s hot it s no secret tease has taken off in inner west streets during the last weekend alone australia s biggest rock n roll burlesque event black cherry hit marrickville s factory theatre unicorns ­ a queer burlesque party 14 popped-up in st peters and the vanguard s jaded vanities will be performing every sunday until september it seems us inner westies aren t keen to leave it up to the pros either after touring the world as a pole and cabaret dancer jamilla deville miss pole dance australia 2005 settled in annandale to set up her self-named pole dance academy i love the inner west for its colourful characters and easygoing attitude as well as the awesome diversity of women i get to teach because of my location professionals mums students women from the inner west are are open-minded and fun which helps them learn faster deville has also enjoyed seeing the progression of her students not only in skill but in attitude the word `empowerment is thrown around a lot in this industry but i see pole-dancing revealing strength and confidence to women they never knew they had she says lucas a funds-manager from glebe is another inner westie who has transformed his saucy side into an alternative source of funds and fun he and his partner vicky operate an independent erotic massage service on the side of their day jobs catering to clients who want to explore their sexuality further the inner west is filled with people of varying sexualities and interests straight women queer women and bi-curious couples are often neglected by the service of parlours ­ so although we cater to everyone we really wanted to provide a unique service for them lucas has not found it difficult to incorporate his work with other aspects of his life although he keeps his family in the dark about his after-hours activities all of my work colleagues and friends know what i do vicky and i are pretty sensual outgoing people so i feel like bisensual massage is a natural extension of who we are furthermore lucas believes that communities that are sex-positive contain happier people saying we have been brought up to believe sex is a gratification separate from everything else in reality it s tied up with our emotional and physical well being as well as the health of our relationships jacqueline hellyer a world-renowned sex therapist who operates her clinic in rozelle agrees while inner westies tend to be more educated society in general still has to be much more open about sex although we have `reproductive education we don t have sex education and for that reason i spend a lot of my time simply providing information to my clients too often sex is portrayed as being all about the orgasm sex is actually a reflection of everything that comes before the orgasm everything that comes before even entering the bedroom if that s the case then my evening spent enjoying crème brûlée g+ts and a bewitching performance on stage must be off to a pretty good start n words phoebe moloney pictured jaded vanity performer gets everyone drooling at the vanguard the inner west s best whoopee spots the vanguard newtown weekly burlesque from the vanguard s in-house dancers make it sydney s finest dinner and show all mr falcon s glebe catch a cocktail a plushy red lounge and the occasional fan dance the imperial hotel erskineville friday and saturday nights at the imperial s house of drag are still a blast you ll know the tunes and maybe even the faces the sly fox enmore a low-key vibe live music and tantalising stripper acts have maintained the fox s rep as a queer classic the red rattler marrickville a volunteerrun velvet cave playing host to a delectable array of tease and queer events the corridor newtown what some would call a lack of space we would call intimate if your fetish is facial hair don t miss the live bluegrass band every tuesday night sappho s glebe made for the saphosexual in all of us walk through the higgledy-piggledy bookshop to sangria tapas and fairy lights cremeria de luca five dock a waffle cone and a couple of scoops of gelato will deliver a delicious night of double entendre pomegranate thai balmain a sumptuous thai restaurant that incorporates its erotic name-sake into every dish oscillate wildly newtown forget the name according to oscillate s frequenters the food s effect is too rude to print jovanotti café leichardt enjoy a balmy evening on jovanotti s balcony slurping up pasta and watching norton street s passegiata.


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