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FREE There’s life in the Inner West! Issue 236 | June 20 2014 Local boy made good WIN! Movie tix: Calvary Hell on Wheels Brett Holman’s soccer journey DVDs: Where to watch the World Cup Jared on Jamie Oliver le, Distributed in Leichhardt, Annanda , town New e, Petersham, Stanmor Balmain, Drummoyne, Haberfield, Rozelle, Five Dock, Concord, & Summer Hill is taking over the Inner West! Game ON! Celebrating the beautiful game PLUS Why everyone can have mindful sex


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Inner West whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Coldplay at the Courthouse, Vinnies buys a pub, explosive tram developments l Rumour has it that the Taverners Hill Hotel WE ARE C!AO Satire for the soul Righteous Rightie despairs at the childish response his serious online poll received from the feminazis featured in it. Dear RR – I just wanted to let know I voted often and early in your ‘Who is the nation’s prettiest perturbation possum?’ (for the interchangeable series of Gen Y chicks called Clementine that lefty rag the SMH insists on giving a platform to). Anyhoo, I was impressed by your bipartisan magnanimity in recognising that even a hairy armpitted, humourless harridan can, in a certain light, still be hot – especially if she’s one of those firm-thighed, high-breasted, tongue-pierced campus activist types. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by the sarcastic Twittersphere response given the juvenile surliness that passes for wit on the Left but I was disappointed by it. Tim, Surry Hills RR replies: Thanks for your kind words, Tim. You would think Australia’s perennially moaning womynists could take a short break from having abortions, shrieking about how every male-female interaction is a form of rape, agonising over which bathroom trannies should be allowed to use, staging slut walks to protest the sexualisation of women, whining about having to do a bit of dusting and ironing while their poor sap of a boyfriend works himself into an early grave and bleating about the fact that those faffing about in girly professions don’t get paid as much as those putting their shoulder to the wheel in manly ones to accept a compliment about their looks. Even I thought my American equivalent, Pat Robertson, was perhaps going a little over the top when he characterised feminism as, “a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians,” but the obnoxious Twitter response to my good-natured poll has convinced me Mr Robertson was right on the money. n Email your dilemma to ADVERTISING Sonya Madden on Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, has just been sold. It’s the end of an era for the Parramatta Road pub, originally known as the Elswick Hotel, which closed this month after over 80 years of continuous operation. The way we hear it, St Vincent De Paul has apparently bought the site but only time will tell what will become of it. to open on Norton Street. International dessert cafe chain, ‘The Chocolate Room,’ is currently renovating the space that has long been left empty following the failed launch of American franchise, Naked Pizza, which never even got to the point of opening for business. We’re just happy to finally see the pizza signage come down after over a year. on the light rail travelling towards Dulwich Hill on Wednesday were delayed when their trip was terminated in Lilyfield and they were told to make other travel arrangements for their own safety as a police operation was underway. Word is there was a bomb threat made on a property nearby and police had to partially close the light rail during peak hour. l Caffé Moretti has announced on their JOURNALIST Max Kobras l Chocoholics will love the latest addition set Facebook page that due to circumstances out of their control, they will not be screening Italy’s second or third World Cup games. BUT if Italy gets through the first round, they will show all subsequent matches. FOOD Melissa Leong l Spotted: Coldplay shooting their next video l Someone call the bomb squad! Passengers at the Courty in Newtown. After making a Twitter announcement that the first 250 people who turned up to the pub would have the chance to be in their video clip, the streets of Newtown were flooded with fans and even a few Chris Martin lookalikes. WINE Winsor Dobbin history This photo, dating all the way back to 1892, shows the launching of the pilot steamer ‘Captain Cook II’ at Mort’s Dock in Waterview Bay, Balmain. This ship was the first vessel to sail under the newly completed Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932, adding even more renown to its already famous name. This ship was finally decommissioned in 1938 when it was replaced by its successor the ‘Captain Cook III,’ which carried its original carved bronze figurehead until 1959 when it was in turn replaced by the new generation of diesel ART DIRECTOR Eleanor Wales powered vessels. At this time, steam power was rendered obsolete. n Photo courtesy of Leichhardt Council EDITORIAL Nancy Merlo PUBLISHING Draft Delivery Program 2014 - 2018 & operational Plan 2014 - 15 and Draft resourcing Strategy 2014 - 2018 Leichhardt Council has prepared a suite of documents to support our Community Strategic Plan, Leichhardt 2025+ and to comply with the NSW Integrated Planning & Reporting Legislation. The following documents are on public exhibition from Tuesday, 13 May to Friday, 13 June 2014: • Draft Delivery Program 2014 - 2018 & operational Plan 2014-15 which sets Council’s priorities during 2014-15, details our Draft Budget and Statement of Revenue Policy including our proposed Schedule of Fees and Charges. • Draft resourcing Strategy 2014 - 2018 ensures Council has effectively planned to resource, operate, develop and deliver on the commitments outlined in Leichhardt 2025+. These documents are available on Council’s website or alternatively copies are available for viewing at Council’s Customer Service (7 – 15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt between 8.30am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday), Leichhardt Library (Piazza Level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt) or Balmain Library (Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain) during the exhibition period. We welcome your submission and encourage members of the community to have their say. Submissions should be addressed and forwarded to the General Manager: in person: by post: via email: via our website: 7 – 15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt PO BOX 45, LEICHHARDT NSW 2040 Have Your SaY! Sonia Komaravalli Contributors: Jared Ingersoll, Louise Jaques and Nigel Bowen Illustrations: Paden Hunter Ciao loves you, and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent. We try and make you look Perfect for Inner West eggheads your best. No responsibility is accepted by Ciao Magazine for the accuracy Things we love: kitchenware that makes breakfast fun. of advertisements or information. Spotted at O’Connell Street Merchants (above popular hipster We welcome unsolicited editorial and hangout Brewtown Newtown), these animal egg cups are from UK pictorial contributions. The opinions brand Quail Ceramics, which has somehow made eating out of an expressed in Ciao Magazine are those of contributors, indemnifying animal’s head cute rather than creepy. You just never know what you’ll find shopping in Newtown; we’re adding this to our wish list. 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 In • Repurposing milk crates to use as furniture • Gnocchi from Pasta Bowl, Newtown Out • Leichhardt’s omnipresent parking officers • Hearing weird noises when you’re trying to sleep Submissions in relation to the Draft Delivery Program 2014-2018 & Operational Plan 2014-15 and Draft Resourcing Strategy 2014-2018 should be forwarded to Council by close of business on Friday, 13 June 2014. We look forward to working with our community in achieving our long term goals and objectives. KeY DaTeS exhibition Period: Tuesday 13 May to Friday 13 June 2014 Council Meeting to adopt the documents: Tuesday 24 June 2014 7.00pm Leichhardt Town Hall Note: Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making a submission may be included in publicly available reports to Council Meetings and Council website. In accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to the exhibition of Draft Delivery Program 2014 - 2018 & Operational Plan 2014-15 and Draft Resourcing Strategy 2014 - 2018 will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council officers, consultants to Council or members of the public. Pursuant to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Council is obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submission you make. However, should you wish for your contact details to be suppressed from reports to Council Meetings and Council’s website, please indicate such in your submission. • The mezze platter from • Potholes and uneven Espresso Organica, Concord roads in Haberfield • Breakfast at Clover Cafe, • The removal of the Annandale Nintendo 64 console from • World Cup fever – getting Black Sheep, Newtown (this up early and going out late happened a while ago but we still miss it) to watch the games • The newly upgraded William Stuart Playground on Piper Street, Annandale • Marly’s new rooftop bar • Coldplay shooting their new video in Newtown • Paying good money for bad food Distribution, advertising & editorial enquiries 460A Parramatta Road, Petersham 2049 (02) 9518 3696 0402 202 951 – Sonya 0405 509 805 – Sonia Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle Printed by Spot Press, Marrickville Cover: Former Socceroos player, Brett Holman, is the star of our World Cup special issue. Thanks to Braza Churrascaria for the soccer balls! Photo by Ben Cregan. • Blocked drains in Petersham, flooding roads • People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop • Leichhardt Council • 7-15 Wetherill Street Leichhardt • Ph 93679222 • Fx 93679111 • • • • • facebook/LeichhardtCouncil • twitter@leichhardtmc • 4 C!ao Magazine There’s life in the Inner West!


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Community Life R OA D T E ST n Nancy Merlo let the games begin! The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well underway, with horns blown and first goals kicked, and there are plenty of places throughout the Inner West to get together with your fellow football fanatics to watch the games. Here are a few of the local pubs, restaurants and clubs decked out with big screens… Enmore Theatre For Greek and Australian games, head to the Enmore Theatre where you can watch the match indoors (which you’ll appreciate during the 2am kick offs) on a massive 9m x 6m screen with concert quality surround sound. That's got to be one of the biggest screens to go up in the area and this will probably be the closest you’ll get to feeling like you’re really in Brazil – the atmosphere is sure to be amazing and tickets will sell fast. Entry costs $10-$15+bf, and there will be food and drinks for sale with a cafe and bar on site and no lockout laws to spoil your fun. RANT In a year where World Cup football unites the globe, it is a timely reminder of the power of sport. Through the World Cup, different cultures and races are brought together to compete in what is, by and large, a very friendly but spirited campaign. Seeing Ghana vs USA or Iran vs Bosnia reminds you how different the background of each country is but also how similar they are once they take the field. This in itself breaks down prejudices, unifying countries as people forget their differences and get behind the national team. Some would argue that sport and politics have no place together but let’s consider some facts. Right now the US Vice President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are in Brazil supporting their teams. Meanwhile politicians from opposing parties cheer on the same teams, demonstrating that people with different beliefs can co-exist – this can only be a good thing. The Vic The Vic in Enmore has turned out to be a hot spot to watch games, drawing a massive crowd this year. They will be screening selected games (check their Facebook for details) and have their bars and kitchen open for their World Cup events. There are about six screens throughout the place, outdoor heaters and commentary can be heard loud and clear throughout. Watch Italy's next match with Joe from Bar Sport! Norton Street Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL This RSL has long been the go-to venue for Portugal’s fans to watch their games (and those events get pretty busy), but they actually screen all the games here throughout the tournament. Everyone is welcome and entry is free so come along and catch a game on their 170 inch screen located in the Main Bar, plus guests have the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Parking is plentiful, food and drinks are available around the clock and the sound quality is good too. The place to catch Italy’s games, a number of Norton Street businesses are extending their trading hours during the Cup, including Café Rodizio and Leichhardt Hotel, which will be screening all games and offering cheap eats to keep audiences happy. As always, Bar Sport will screen most games too, with Australia’s and Italy’s games by reservation only – you might even be sharing the space with SBS camera crews too. It’s first in first serve at Belli Bar, where everyone will be welcome to turn up to watch Australian and Italian games with a coffee and food available. And forum newcomers La Tavernetta are taking bookings for Aussie and Italian games, having set up a large screen inside with seats extending to the outdoors and heaters to keep everyone toasty. Plus they’ve got all kinds of food from bacon and eggs to ciambelli and pizzette, and have extended their Liquor Licence to serve alcohol during the events. Across at Sapore, there will be big screens turned on for most games and prizes for best dressed. We at Inter Lions SC are a club based in the Inner West that provides facilities for players of all levels and genders across Concord, Strathfield, Burwood, Homebush and surrounding suburbs. From our grassroots teams in the Canterbury Districts Association, to our youth teams competing in a NSW Regional League, to women and girls playing in the Women's Premier League, Inter Lions SC aims to offer football opportunities to people from all walks of life because sport should be accessible to all and bring all sorts of people together. Whilst on the surface soccer may seem like it's only about kicking a ball around, this belies the true value the game brings to our community. In particular: • Making younger players push themselves beyond their comfort zone and be prepared to take risks and show leadership. • Creating strong independent girls and boys that have a strong mind and self-belief. • In an age when we are all watching too many screens, getting kids of all ages off the couch and onto the field. This year the club was nominated as a Finalist in the Inner West Business Awards in the category of 'Specialised Small Business' for its achievements in administering the Women's Premier League. Currently, the women are leading the Club Championship. This is something we are quite proud of considering there's often not much attention paid to women in sports. Furthermore, with the local governing bodies of football, FNSW and the FFA, going through major overhauls to help Australia reach higher standards on the world stage, educational change is coming, including the introduction of a Football Curriculum that gives coaches a uniform education of the game to better educate their players. Football in Australia is being revolutionised and the possibility of any State League club surviving long term will be their ability to grasp and comply with this change. With continual positive work from the Inter Lions, the momentum is and will continue to be evident. One, two, three, four – Hi-5! Australia’s best-loved children’s band are back with a national House Hits tour sure to impress your little ones. Hi-5 have been entertaining Australian children since 1998 on TV and with live concerts and are still as popular as ever! In their latest national tour, Hi-5 House Hits, the awesome Hi-5 crew are stopping off for a special show in the Inner West at the Enmore Theatre, following a brilliant year of sold-out concerts throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Live Nation Australia is hosting Mary, Stevie, Dayen, Ainsley, Lauren and, of course, Chats and Jup Jup, with tickets on sale now for a show that's set to feature all the songs kids love to sing and dance to. Expect to hear all the big classic hits like 'L.O.V.E' and 'Making Music' during this interactive experience! Don’t miss this opportunity to entertain the kids these holidays – go to for more information and tickets. ★ To WIN a family pass see Hi-5 perform at the Enmore Theatre on July 2nd. To win, email What’s on n Compiled by Nancy Merlo. Email Weds 2nd July FREE Community are events listings n Words: Mil de Brito (Technical Director Inter Lions) and Neal Meharg (Committee Member) email info@ y nc Attn: Na from 10am to 2.30pm on July 3rd and 4th, while those aged 8-12 or 10-15 years will be welcome from June 30th to July 2nd, at 9.30am to 3.30pm daily. To make a booking call 0402 020 498. n For more info visit From Tues 1st to Sat 12th July at 7.30pm, tickets are $25-$30 (DR WHO Club Australia Members only pay $22). n For more information or to make a booking visit the venture are a couple of comedysavvy Sams: Sam Bowring has worked Hilarity on Hump Day as a comic for the last 18 years, and New weekly comedy night 'The Hump' started the Mic in Hand comedy night is launching at the Camelot Lounge so at Glebe's Friend in Hand pub, while get ready for plenty of big belly laughs emerging comedian Sam Kissajukian as fresh faced stand-ups, hilarious has been operating exciting grassroots headliners and secret special guests venues like POS Comedy at the take to the stage. Launching at 8pm Newtown Hotel. Tickets are $15 at and continuing every Wednesday the door, and the Camelot is located night afterwards, The Hump will push at 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville. the frontiers of comedy and showcase n For more information visit talented performers like former host of Triple J breakfast, Tom Ballard (who is the headline act on launch night), in its decked-out, hidden warehouse space with a speakeasy vibe. Behind 6 Mon 30th June to Fri 4th July Circus Unique Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Well, you're in luck, because Circus Unique at the Trixie Forest Centre (St Scholastica's College, Glebe) has extended their hours, allowing kids more time for fun and games! Come in for one day or every day to enjoy some team building games and test out your acrobatic and aerial skills with a bit of static trapeze, lyra and Spanish web as well as juggling, stilt walking, hoops, diabolo and plate spinning, then present your achievements in a short finale. Classes for kids aged 6-8 years will be held Calling Dr Who fans! A play to remind us all that 'fan' is short for 'fanatic', Who Knows tells the story of Russell Lambert, a loveable loser who's obsessed with the BBC television show, Doctor Who. On the eve of the National Doctor Who convention – and under threat of a villain plotting world domination – Russell discovers that you don't need two hearts to be courageous... but it helps. Showing at the King Street Theatre (Level 1, 644 King St, Newtown), Tuesday through Saturdays Who knows? Dr Who! See page 8 for more what's on...


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FOOD EMPORIUM EST 1962 LITTLE ITALY LANDS IN MARRICKVILLE Paesanella Cheese have just opened an exciting new retail outlet in the heart of the inner west. The new deli offers a wide selection of the finest produce from Australia and around the world. Specialising in cheeses and an extensive deli range. The store offers a variety of organic & gluten free produce, a diverse lunch menu and catering for your event. 150-152 Marrickvile Road, Marrickville Monday-Saturday: 8am-5pm Sunday: 7am-2pm Ph (02) 9519 6181


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n Local Gigs Saturday 21st June n Film festival hits on Local screens Funk Engine I haven’t been able to find any samples of these guys’ music online, so that is piquing my interest. From what I hear, they play funk, jazz fusion and reggae, and have a lot of fun while doing it. I may have to check them out. FREE TICKETS Win movie passes and DVDs n LazyBones Lounge, 294 Marrickville Rd, Free Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst The Two Faces of January A songstress named Sophie Wednesday 25th June “Say your prayers, Father.” Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Sophie Hanlon Ooh this is tough. I like the kind of gloomy, vaguely trip hop sounds she uses at times but then other songs are a bit country pop, which I’m not too fond of. Definitely interesting and her voice is like silk, but I’m still on the fence. Calvary The gallows humour and rapid-fire blarney is still there, but John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to The Guard is both a far darker and way more satisfying piece of work. It’s about Father James (Brendan Gleeson), a man built like a brick wall and with a face ravished by time, booze and existential despair. But he’s sober now, a good priest doing his best for his loving daughter (Kelly Reilly) and local parishioners. One day during confession, one of them tells him he will be killed in seven days – to “pay” for the abuse sins of all past priests. Chris O'Dowd, Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen and Dylan Moran are all among the suspects – most of whom are certifiably mad (or maybe just small-town Irish). McDonagh’s brother Martin (In Bruges) influence shows in the very smart script, with crackles with sarcasm, caustic wit and (surprisingly) very genuine sentiment. Beneath all the tough-guy bluster of this powerful and thoughtful movie, lies a beautiful heart. CTC from July 3. Gabrielle n The Vanguard, $10 Friday 27th June The Vibrators There is something a little sad about a punk band growing old; it just doesn’t seem very punky. The Vibrators have been around for like 40 years now and I can’t believe they have much attitude left. Maybe, I’m wrong. Maybe they are pissed off about being old and it’s given them a bunch of more angst. Could be fun regardless. Louise Archambault (Monsieur Lazhar) obviously likes difficult subjects. Just imagine the studio pitch: “Its about sex” (OK, good…) “between the intellectually disabled” (Yikes!). “Surely she’s been sterilised?” the mother of Martin asks in an awkward meeting at his special-needs centre about Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard), the gregarious and beautiful girl he’s so obviously in love with. Don’t worry, the film is honest and unflinching, but lovely and warm too, and not at all difficult. Even has a happy ending. Errr… maybe. M on now. Patricia Highsmith’s (The Talented Mr Ripley) dark novels are inevitably set in exotic European locations and feature beautiful but duplicitous people. This adaption from screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) has all that, plus a generous dose of Highsmith’s trademark amoral cynicism. At first Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Kirsten Dunst) look like wealthy tourists in Athens, an easy mark for American shyster (Oscar Issac), who plays them for a while. Then Chester’s shady business past violently catches up with him. Before long all three are on the run and hiding out in Crete, but clearly none of them can trust each other… What follows is a tense psychological thriller, impeccably constructed in an old-fashioned way. Mortensen has rarely been better. He even looks classic – like a young Kirk Douglas, right down to that dimple. As the trio's paranoia ramps up so does their incessant smoking. OK, so it’s set in the '60s (and in Greece), but really, this should come with a health warning. M on now. n Reviews – Russell Edwards WIN DVDS n Hermanns Bar (at Sydney Uni), $27 ★ Thanks to Transmission Films we have 10 double in-season passes to give away. Details below. n Words: Max Kobras Fresh from the Sydney Film Festival – Gabrielle Open Marrickville festival Marrickville Council’s celebration of local culture and diversity is on this month with plenty of music, dance, art, theatre and foodie events to experience! For a tantalising feast of music, dance and food from the Balkans, don't miss the Balkan Bonanza at Marrickville Town Hall on June 29th from 12pm. A Chinese Multicultural Festival will also be held on June 28th, 12pm, at Marrickville Town Hall with Chinese opera, modern songs, dance, martial arts, calligraphy and traditional Chinese dress workshops. Plus, Arts Diaspora will be hosting a craft making (free), and drama workshop with muscial performance ($15) for children 5-12 inspired by the heroes and gods of ancient Greece on June 21st. Other highlights include: • The 7-a-side multicultural football tournament with food stalls, giveaways and activities for children on June 22nd from 10am to 6pm at Tempe Recreation Reserve. • Mini Film Festival of Bilingual Stories at Marrickville West Primary School Hall on June 25th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Monday 23rd June Hell On Wheels Series 3 Traditional Indonesian dancers coming to a school near you! • 'No Turning Back' public art exhibition that will be on display until June 30th at Marrickville Park. • The 'ASYIK Goes to Schools' Indonesian culture, music and dance workshops that will be visiting schools throughout June. n For a full program and more information visit Anyone still pining for something as satisfying as Breaking Bad (or just over GoT), really should take a look at one of AMC’s other big hits – now well on its way towards a 4th season. Hell On Wheels is a layered multi-character drama about the construction of the first transcontinental railway across America, focusing on the greed and institutional corruption that went with it. It follows one of its chief engineers, Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier who is also determined to avenge the death of his wife and child. Season 3 may not be the best place to start, but once you’re into this compulsive and complex revenge drama, there’s no return. It’s been a huge critical and rating success in the US, AMC’s biggest hit after The Walking Dead. Strange that it hasn’t been discovered here yet, but surely that’s only a matter of time. MA15+ Blu-ray and DVD from June 25. ★ Thanks to eOne Films Australia we have we have 5 DVDs of Series 3 to give away. Details below. Interactive art session Join art lovers in The Royal Hotel's private dining room from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on June 23rd for an interactive art session with featured artist, Paul McCarthy from Art Est. Paul will be talking about his career, artwork and techniques, and then guests can join in a group demonstration drawing and take home a masterpiece of their own! Entry is free and everyone is invited. The Royal is located at 156 Norton. n Tuesday 1st July Founder of International Executive Technology – which provides business consulting, training, and conference services to Fortune 500 companies – and this seminar’s objective is to give attendees key tools that they can use to be more productive. Entry costs $15, RSVP to n Where: 79 Renwick St, Leichhardt From Wed 2nd to Sat 12th July a little raunch or are just curious about what a play considered vile pornography in the '20s would be like, then this is definitely a production that shouldn't be missed. Visit www. to make a booking. ★ Go in the running to win a FREE and power. Performances will be at the Sydney Theatre School, Chippendale, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm plus Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are $25. n To book visit EWHP double pass to La Ronde by contacting Until Sunday 6th July Private Indecency Seminar Come to the Leichhardt Scientology Centre from 7pm to find out how to achieve abundance in business and life with this special seminar featuring international guest speaker Mr Rohn Walker from California. Rohn is the 8 La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler is one of the most controversial plays of all time. After its first official production in 1920 the theatre was stormed and the entire cast and crew charged with public indecency. Not too surprising considering all ten scenes of this play are sex scenes. Anyway, now it's coming to Sydney, presented by Enigma and starring Stanmore actor Brendan Taylor. If you are a fan of Theatre show Australian actor and teacher Jerome Pride teams up with his real life student, actress Grace O'Connell, to perform Mamet’s controversial play Oleanna. Premiering in the 1990s, Oleanna continues to provoke fierce debate about sexual harassment and gender politics, dividing viewers with its controversial insights as it tells a story of sexual exploitation, gender A teacher crosses the line WIN MOVIE PASSES & DVDs To be in the running to win a double in-season pass to Calvary or Hell On Wheels Series 3 on DVD email info@ telling us where Only at the movies July 3 you picked up your copy of Ciao. You can enter both in one email, but give us a preference and your address.


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in the kitchen Ramen is one of those ultimately satisfying meals, no matter whether your background hails from the Land of the Rising Sun or not. Like any good outfit, it’s all about the accessories, and ramen is no different. Ajitsuke tamago, or marinated soft-boiled eggs, are often one of the best parts – salty and rich, they add body and texture to the dish. And the good news is that they’re not just great with ramen. Perfect for everything from adding to steamed rice and masterstock-braised meats, to Asian salads, noodle soups or even to fancy up some stir fried noodles, simply crack the yolk and mix it into the dish and instantly add an unctuous, umami dimension to dinner (or lunch, or breakfast, for that matter). Eggjoy! Wine with Winsor n Terrific Tasmanian Derwent Estate 2012 Chardonnay The vast majority of the fruit that goes into Penfolds’ flagship Yattarna Chardonnay comes from Derwent Estate, overlooking the Derwent River at Granton, north of Hobart. And while the Yattarna sells at $120+ a bottle, Derwent Estate owners, the Hanigan family, also keep a small amount of fruit to release under their own label. A thoroughly modern chardonnay with stone fruit/citrus flavours, bright acid, judiciously judged oak, minerality and palate interest. $37. xx x This will leave you eggstatic! Ajitsuke tamago Ingredients: 6 organic, free-range eggs at room temperature ½ cup white sugar ½ cup mirin ½ soy 1 cup cooking sake Old Favourite d’Arenberg 2011 d’Arry’s Original A lot of wine drinkers are avoiding South Australian wines from the 2011 vintage, which was a difficult one in many regions, but there is nothing at all wrong with this old favourite; an appealing blend of shiraz and grenache from one of McLaren Vale’s best family owned and operated wineries. The wine is more elegant and minerally than in other years but still has an expressive panoply of dark fruit flavours. $18. Method: 1. Combine everything except for the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside. 2. Place the eggs into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil on a medium heat and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes (you can use your favourite method of soft boiling eggs if you prefer). n Melissa Leong,  3. Immediately plunge the eggs into cold water and carefully peel them, as they will still be soft in the centre. 4. Place the eggs into a container and pour the marinade over the top. Try to keep the eggs submerged, or turn the container upside down occasionally. Refrigerate for a day, to allow the eggs to absorb the flavour. At the markets Ripper Riesling Harewood Estate 2013 Frankland River Riesling Harewood Estate is a name to watch with a range of outstanding wines from the Great Southern region of Western Australia and some stunning rieslings in particular. This is one of four regional rieslings made by former Howard Park winemaker James Kellie and it certainly rang my bell with its forward citrus and tropical fruit notes, dryish finish and crisp, refreshing acidity. A great match for seafood or spicy Asian dishes. $22. though other red variety grapes are still good to go. New arrivals include Ruby Navel, Colamondin and Bergamot citrus fruits. Lemons are expensive at the moment as well as nectarines and peaches, both coming in from the USA. n Vegetables: Baby beans are exceptional at the moment and this season’s truffles are now here! Beware that asparagus, leek and parsnip may all be a little highly priced in the coming weeks. n More information at n Fruit: Seedless green grapes have now finished for the season, Bite into a citrus fruit this season At home with... rebecca huntley Lilyfield author, Rebecca Huntley, launched her new children’s book Nonna’s Gnocchi this month at Berkelouw Books, Leichhardt. Here she chats to Ciao about food and the value of cooking with your family... Can you tell us a bit about your new book? Making gnoochi with my Nonna (my Italian grandmother) was a ritual when I was a child. The story emerged out of that enduring memory, only I have placed my daughter Sofia at the centre of the story. She learns how to make gnocchi from scratch, using potatoes from the garden. It’s really about that close relationship between grandparent and grandchild that many of us can relate to. My dear friend and talented illustrator Ilona Tar (of Balmain) made the book possible by bringing the characters to life in hand-drawn sketches. Why do you think it’s important for different generations to cook together, and for traditions to be passed on? We get our earliest lessons about food, cooking and the value of both through our family environment. I believe strongly we should involve all members of the family – young, old, men and women – in cooking. That way everyone appreciates what it means to put a meal on the table and the sole burden of cooking is not always on mum. There is nothing like preparing a family dish passed down from generation to generation to your own children. What’s your food philosophy when cooking at home? Variety and seasonal ingredients prepared simply. I do love to cook different things and experiment. I try to involve Sofia in as much cooking as possible too, she is a pretty good pesto maker! I also believe you need to know as much as possible about the journey from field to fork and I love going to the Jared Ingersoll on big business This just in: Woolworths are a huge company that are motivated primarily by market share and massive profits! Other headlines include: Night follows day; the Pope is Catholic and man-flu is real. Seriously people, Woolworths are doing nothing out of character. You, on the other hand, are not behaving normally, you’re getting upset, which is just weird. It’s your choice to buy lacklustre produce at the same place you buy your chemicals and pre-digested convenience foods that make you, your family and the environment unhealthy. Perhaps letting a duopoly control your diet and Australian agriculture is seductive on some level. Maybe some of you are concerned that life without supermarkets would be really scary! Just imagine: fragmented markets offering seasonally and culturally diverse offerings at a fair price that actually represents the true cost of food production, whole communities of well-nourished people roaming the streets like some sort of weird hipster zombie apocalypse murmuring things like “kiiim-chiiiiii” – scary stuff. I am here to tell you that you needn’t worry, it just will not happen, supermarkets will survive! They are in the business of being in business and they will meet your demands and they will sell you what you want. On the other hand, all you need to do is NOT buy their food, instead buy from people who actually give a shit. Supermarkets will come around to your way of thinking. They may even think up a new way to say ‘Market Fresh’. Now wouldn’t that be neat! Perhaps you are worried about Jamie? You should let him know! Send him a quick note via Twitter, just tag @jamieoliver (yup, it’s that easy now days). Tell him that you are worried that his new partner is using their enormous position to shaft farmers. Let him know directly; tell him you think he is all ‘lubelly jubbely an’ all dat’ and that his ‘instantalian’ restaurants are ‘bang on’ but let him know this particular deal sucks – he may be able to do something about it. I would go as far as to say that his direct involvement with the general public (‘cos he is a man of the people, remember) would be a PR company’s wet dream! Think of it this way: no one has anything to lose by you doing something. Eat well. xx x Rebecca with her daughter Sofia farmer’s markets in the area, although I’m a supermarket shopper as well. I’ve learned a lot about food from the work of chef Stephanie Alexander, who was kind enough to endorse the book. What four ingredients are always handy in your kitchen? Plain, unsweetened yoghurt, bacon, tomatoes and the best quality pasta you can buy. If you could invite anyone over for dinner, who would it be and why? A mixture of friends and heroes: my sister Emily and best friend Sasha Baroni, actress Tina Fey, chef Nigella Lawson and writer Caitlin Moran. I’d put Clive Owen in there to wait on us... Slow cooked lamb with lemon and green olives 1. Put a lamb shoulder or leg in a French casserole pot with stock, white wine, lemon juice, dried herbs (from Herbies in Rozelle, of course), salt, pepper and olive oil, and cook on a very low heat for 5-6 hours. 2. Take the lid off the pot for the last hour and put in a punnet of stuffed green olives (get the ones from Orange Grove Markets that are stuffed with preserved lemon, garlic or almonds). 3. Serve with roast potatoes and a green salad. There won’t be any left overs. 10


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Weekly specials, delicious produce, excellent value Queensland strawberries $1.99 MarketPlace Leichhardt, Cnr Marion and Flood St Leichhardt. Located next to Aldi Tel: 9572 6886 99cents a kg Brown pears Mutti inventa sugo 6x580ml $9.99 $12.99kg Champagne ham Provolone piccante $14.99 $1.49 each Snow white cauliflower 500g $6.99 Italian sausages Yummy cashew nuts Moro hogiblanca olive oil 500ml $3.99 $9.99kg Danish and Spanish salami $15.99kg TRIM’S FRESH GROCERS Trim’s Fresh Grocers is an Inner West favourite for their commitment to sourcing the best produce. Having won the Inner West Local Business Award in 2012 and being a finalist in 2013, Trim’s Fresh has secured itself as a respectable business. We talk to owner Tony Trimboli about how he has achieved this… You’ve been a finalist now a few times and even won. Does it still feel as satisfying to be a finalist? Even though we have won before, it still feels really great. It shows to me that we are still doing the right thing for our customers and for the area. I figure that if they weren’t happy with the service and produce that Trim’s Fresh provides, we wouldn’t be a finalist this year. just go up and up. What do you like most about working in this industry? I’ve grown up in this industry; it’s in my blood. I honestly can’t imagine working in any other business as this is what I know and I know it well. I feel that I am able to give back to the community through this work by providing them with delicious and healthy food. Your stores are known for their fantastic service. What do you think makes a great staff? Simply put, providing the customer with the service they want. I make sure my staff is always ready to give advice or recipes or whatever they need when asked for. Basically, my philosophy for my customers is “if you’re happy, tell your friends. If you’re not, come tell me and I’ll do my very best to change that”. Do you find that some of your customers are coming out of area or are they all locals? I think about 90% of our customers, give or take, are local and we really appreciate their support. I like to try and give back to them by supporting local schools and charities. n Trim’s Fresh, MarketPlace Leichhardt se A $30 purchaO could give Y U a chance to play for the $1,000,000 MANGO! One lucky customer will take home a One custo m from ever er participat y ing Your Local Greengroc er store wil l WIN a $10 0 voucher! HOLDEN BARINA SPARK! Ten customers will How do you compete with the big chains like Coles and Woolworths? I generally like to think that we are running our own race, but ultimately you’re dollar goes further when you shop at Trim’s Fresh. We source the best produce from the markets so you know you are going to get the best quality items. That’s how we compete. Why do you think it’s important to support the smaller, local businesses? It is to the benefit of the customer and the community to support the local businesses. Once your local is gone, the big franchises would have a total monopoly and there would be no reason for them to provide all the deals and specials. Consequently, all prices would WIN A TABLET! NSW PERMIT NO. LTPS/14/03455 *Specials until Wednesday 25th of June


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n feature life on the field From growing up in Croydon Park and playing for Enfield Rovers Soccer Club to his current home in Dubai as member of UAE professional team Al-Nasr, Brett Holman’s life has been shaped by his love of football. In light of his recent retirement from the Socceroos – and just because the World Cup has got us in the soccer spirit – here we chat to Brett about his humble beginnings and long journey to global stardom… WIN one of five Braza Churrascaria soccer balls used in this photo shoot, signed by Brett Holman himself. Email au with your name, contact details and address. From the ovals of the Inner West to the stadia of the Middle East Brett Holman first began kicking balls around his local park at the tender age of five and, like many boys from the Inner West, he was soon hooked. Considering the ethnic roots of the area and its position as one of the few places in Australia where football has always been as popular as the other codes, it is not surprising that his love of the game grew. Brett himself admits, half-jokingly, that one of the main reasons why he started playing football in the first place was simply because “everyone else was doing it.” The sly smile he gives as he says this is all the proof I need that he genuinely enjoys the beautiful game. Growing up, playing professional football was never the one and only goal; his life wouldn’t have fallen apart if he didn’t achieve this dream. Like most ambitious soccer players at the time, he watched the blossoming careers of fellow Aussies Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka with more than passing interest but it was only at 15, when he was recruited by Parramatta Power (one of the teams from the former National Soccer League), that he started to see turning pro as a real possibility. Scoring a full-time place at Parramatta Power, Brett was forced to drop out of high school and his life was set on a strict course towards a career in football. Asking him now what other paths he could have taken, Brett is confident that if he didn’t work somewhere in the sports world, then he was certainly on track to become a tradie and had actually already begun an apprenticeship before joining the NSL. By the time he was 18, Brett was signed by Dutch football club, Feyenoord, and for the next decade he played in the Netherlands. He recalls how hard it was to move to a completely new nation as such a young man and try to build a life. Fortunately this became easier when he met his wife, a Dutch local. He now observes that the support from a loved one is really what makes it possible for a professional athlete to get through the harder days. When he was recruited by Aston Villa for the 2012-2013 season, it was almost like returning home. Brett was in an English speaking nation with a familar culture but then it was his wife and children who were the ones that felt like foreigners. Now, with his latest move to Al-Nasr SC in Dubai, the entire family are in an entirely foreign place together. He says that while “there is a great culture shock” it is “hard to really define the negative of this experience”. Once again, he emphasises how 12 important the support of his family has been throughout his career and in moving from country to country – a challenge experienced by countless international soccer players who have little option but to live a nomadic lifestyle. With another year left on his contract with Al-Nasr, Brett said he would really like to see the relationship continue, at least for another couple of seasons. That might surprise some, who would be forgiven for thinking Brett is nearing the end of his playing career, following his retirement from international football in April. Brett denies this, saying his body feels great and that he can’t see the end in sight for a while yet. Discussing the idea of retirement in general though, Brett seemed almost excited by the idea, noting it would give him the opportunity to travel across Australia with his family and show them all of this beautiful nation. When he does eventually retire from professional football, he intends on getting his coaching licence – though if and when a career in coaching is on the cards is uncertain at this point. On the topic of his departure from the Socceroos, Brett said he just felt it was time. “All the decisions I’ve made in my career have been with the support of my mum and dad, and now my wife and family, but at the end of the day they say, ‘The decision is up to you’. I’ve always followed my gut feeling and that was one of the feelings I had. I have no regrets in retiring from the Socceroos.” Although he didn’t joined them this time, Brett was very excited to cheer on the Socceroos during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and counts scoring the opening goal in 2010 as one of the best memories of his career. Australia was unlucky with its group placement, going up against the defending champion and runners-up in Spain and Netherlands respectively, as well as Chile, which is a very strong team. Brett wasn’t too dismayed when I asked him about this before the games were played. “It’s going to be tough, but hopefully the Socceroos can put in a few good performances and shock some people who are thinking that we’re simply making up the numbers,” he said. For those with a taste for a little wager, Brett’s tip for the winner of this year’s World Cup is Argentina. Other than our international dreams of glory, Brett is pretty optimistic about the future of football back on our local turf saying that “Western Sydney really sums it up in a way.” A new team comes into the A-League and it’s already had great success and garnered huge support, winning the premiership in its first season and securing the runners-up position in their second. “It really shows the passion from the western side of Sydney,” says Brett. On top of that, we are seeing truly talented and experienced international players come and join our league, a sign that the sport is destined to get better and better. Best of all, according to Brett, the other codes are really starting to recognise football and give it the respect it deserves. All that’s left now is for us to host the World Cup, we joke, and then the sport truly will unstoppable in Australia. n Words: Max Kobras. Game guide Sunday 22nd June 2am: Argentina vs. Iran 5am: Germany vs. Ghana 8am: USA vs. Portugal Whether you’re hoping to watch Australia go out with a bang against 2010 champs, Spain, or you just want to enjoy some quality football, there are some games that you really shouldn’t miss... Monday 23rd June Tuesday 24th June 2am: Netherlands vs. Chile Australia vs. Spain 6am: Cameroon vs. Brazil Wednesday 25th June 2am: Italy vs. Uruguay Costa Rica vs. England Photography: Ben Cregan


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n Your say n Sustainability n Local news Who do you think will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup? n “Brazil, because they’re the home team and generally thought of as the best!” Matt, Santina’s Gifts and Home Decor. n “Italy has been named 'Best Dressed' team in the world by GQ magazine (as if we didn't already know), so in a way they've already won.” Sandro, Five Dock. n Yaggya: “England, has to Shake and make As the Inner West gets its shakeon Brazilian style and immerses itself in all things soccer related, there is plenty going on behind the scenes as the world’s premier sport leads the way in sustainability and social change. You may remember South Africa’s 2010 World Cup was the stage for the launch of 'Soccket,' a durable, airless ball that captures the kinetic energy of each kick by storing it in a coil that is eventually released when the ball is plugged into a socket. 30 minutes of play is enough for the ball to power up to 3 hours of LED light. In Africa, this small amount of energy cleverly transferred into light helped thousands of children read in darkness, and also avoid the toxic fumes of kerosene lamps normally used for night reading. That’s great for Africa, and helping underprivileged communities improve children's education. But why isn’t this technology and human kinetic energy used more widely to reduce carbon and provide first-world countries (the biggest energy consumers) an alternative energy source? The most obvious method of producing human kinetic energy to reduce fossil fuel use is through the peddling of a humble bicycle but there are lots more starting to turn up. Engineers from Princeton are (timidly) claiming that human kinetic energy is the energy of the future. They have invented a chip that harnesses the natural energy of human body movement, until there's enough energy in it to power a mobile phone or medical device such as a pacemaker. The chip is the combination of rubber and ceramic nanoribbons, which when flexed generates electrical energy. Engineers have been able to transfer 80 percent of human mechanical energy into electrical energy. Seiko was one of the first ambassadors of kinetic energy. Showing off his ball skills It introduced xx x its first kinetic wristwatch in 1986 at the Basel World Fair. 30 years later kinetic energy is being used to power mp3 players; a person only needs to shake their body to power up the battery for an American kinetic mp3 player known as Shake. Remember those old pedal-powered sewing machines? Similar pedal power is being used to power a laptop computer. While positioned as being useful in third-world countries where power is unavailable, perhaps a better marketing strategy would be pitching it to office executives who sit down for a long time and consume electricity through their desktop machinery and then go on a treadmill and use up yet more electricity. Other innovators have designed battery cells that capture the human energy at gyms. Exercise bikes and treadmills capture energy that can then feed into running the gym itself. While this technology is still being trialled, engineers have recognised that human kinetic energy is a huge potential power source. Now we just have to shake our butts so we can charge up our phone to call our local councillor and lobby for every local soccer ball to be a kinetic energy ball that can power up the lights on our local soccer fields. n For more info on the soccketball go to Little xx x kickers: the next generation of soccer stars Football isn't just for grown ups Founded by two mums who were frustrated by the lack of fun, physical extracurricular activities to keep their kids healthy and entertained, international organisation Little Kickers now operates educational soccer programs in various locations around the Inner West from Five Dock to Marrickville, and have just been voted as the Best National Preschooler Activity (2-5 years) in the International What's On 4 Junior Awards 2014. John Nagib, coach and owner of the Inner West and Eastern Suburbs branch of the organisation, has also been nominated as the Most Outstanding Activity Leader (0-5 years) – quite an honour for a local business person potentially training the next generation of soccer stars. be England.” Mahesh: “No, Argentina! They have the best players. Messi will win it for them.” -The boys from Belli Bar. the rest!” Xavier, age five, Leichhardt. n “Oh my, I haven’t the n “Italy’s the best, chuck out foggiest. All I know is it probably won’t be our poor boys!” Beryl, Leichhardt. n “Word on the street is it's going to be Argentina but it's anyone's guess, the results so far have been very surprising.” Jaqui, Abbotsford. n “I’ve got to go with my heart and say Italy. That is, if they can be bothered to play properly!” Rob, Leichhardt Hotel. The Fighting Father Local artist Filippa Buttitta has just completed a portrait painting of Inner West local figure Dave Smith, AKA the Fighting Father, which she will submitting to the 2014 Archibald Prize. Dave Smith is well known for his use of organised boxing and other martial arts to help young people overcome their addictions, as well as his personal boxing achievements which includes breaking the world record for most continuous rounds boxing in 2012. He began this after being appointed to Dulwich Hall as Parish Priest in 1990 and has been twice awarded Marrickville Citizen of the Year for his community work. Filippa will be hosting an advanced exhibition of this piece and others on Sunday 22nd June at 3pm at Twiverton Gallery in Lewisham. ADVERTISEMENT LANGUAGE NO BARRIER Authorised by John Sidoti MP, 128 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046. John Attorney General Brad Hazzard and Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti today announced a campaign to raise awareness among culturally and linguistically diverse communities about the services provided by Justices of the Peace (JPs). A new JP fact sheet is available in 12 languages, including Italian, Mandarin and Cantonese. JP workshops have also been conducted with leaders from emerging communities in Sydney in recent months. “Justices of the Peace don’t exist in many non-English speaking countries and recent workshops have revealed there is confusion among some of Australia’s newest residents about what JPs do and how to access their services,” Mr Hazzard said. For those who may not be awards, Justices of the Peace are relied upon as witnesses for the signing of statutory declarations or affidavits and can certify copies of original documents. “Most people will need a JP at some point in their lives, whether it’s in the process of buying a home, accessing superannuation or going to court,” Mr Hazzard said. “If you are unable to read or understand written English, the JP should use an interpreter when witnessing your statutory declaration or affidavit, even if the JP speaks your language.” Mr Sidoti said with more than 90,000 JPs in NSW, only 11 per cent indicated that they speak more than one language. “The electorate of Drummoyne is very representative of multicultural Australia and the role JPs play is not a familiar concept for many new residents,” Mr Sidoti said. “The first clear message to locals is that JPs can witness a lot of official documents. The second message to locals is that JPs cannot charge for doing so,” Mr Sidoti said. n People can search for a local JP or the fact sheets by visiting the online public register of JPs at: Member for Drummoyne Phone: (02) 9713 2999 Email: drummoyne@ Mail: 128 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046 Sidoti MP Paul Egisto (Egisto Lawyers), Romeo el Daghl (Rhodes Legal), Brad Hazzard MP, Maria Di Gregorio (Macree Lawyers), Judy Theobald (Hughes & Taylor), John Sidoti MP and Angelo D’Angelo (D’Angelo Solicitors) 14


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leichhardt bowling & recreation club 2014 STATE OF ORIGIN WATCH THE FINAL CLASH on THE BIG SCREEN 9th of July 2014 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium Feel Part of the Action when the Blues take on the Maroons at Brisbane Suncorp Stadium for the final clash. WEEKLY EVENTS @ LBC Mondays Happy Hour 4 - 6pm Tuesdays Ladies bowls at 10.00am Line Dancing with Julie 10.30am Happy Hour 4 - 6pm WednesdayS Mens Triples starting 1pm Happy Hour 4 - 6pm Open Mic Night starting from 7.30pm Thirsty Thursdays Monster Meat Raffles 7pm Major Badge Draw 8pm Fabulous Fridays Twilight Bowls 5pm Monster Meat Raffles 7pm Major Badge Draw 8pm Friday night Football Savvy Saturdays Punters Paradise Mens social Bowls 1:00pm Barefoot Bowls Fun Day Sunday Barefoot Bowls bring the family Fabulous Seafood Raffles 5pm Treasure Chest Drawn 6pm, plus regular entertainment Lions Den Bistro & Restaurant Where you’ll find a large variety of Bistro Style and Thai – Malaysian Food at very Reasonable Prices. Enquiries regarding Special Functions, Christmas parties and Birthdays etc. are welcome. A variety of set menus are available on request… Opening Hours Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm, Wed – Fri. Dinner: 5.00pm – late, Wed – Fri. Sat & Sunday open 12pm till 9pm. 88-92 Piper St Leichhardt Ph: 9569 1936 / 9560 3574



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