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FREE There’s life in the Inner West! Issue 244 | October 10, 2014 King Street fashionistas Get a mouthful of the Mornington Peninsula Let’s talk about disability WIN! Hector’s search for happiness Greek Film Festival Movie tix: Good Food Month Don’t miss out on the gourmet goodies! le, Distributed in Leichhardt, Annanda , town Petersham, Stanmore, New Balmain, Drummoyne, Haberfield, Rozelle, Five Dock, Concord, & Summer Hill is taking over the Inner West! Dog and pony show Concord Carnival: a beastly big day out Presented by: This year’s Concord Carnival is themed ‘paws ‘n claws, tails ‘n scales’ and will host a reptile enclosure, pony rides, petting zoo and free amusement rides. There will also be plenty of stalls and entertainment. Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family ! New location: es Park Greenle Concord Ian Parade, (opposite Massey Pa CONCORD CARNIVAL! S U N D AY 1 2 O C T O B E R 10AM-4PM or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For more event information phone 9911 6555, visit Walk, hop or trot down to rk Golf Course) Proudly sponsored by:


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n Promotion A racy fiesta for a community cause Melbourne Cup! It’s the day Australia stops to party and is always a great excuse to celebrate the year past and the good times ahead. Whether you have been looking for an opportunity to thank your dedicated clientele, or for an opportunity to spoil your friends and family, consider indulging them (and yourself) in all the luxury and romance of the Melbourne Cup… in a destination a little closer to home. WatervieW is one of the most picturesque venues in Sydney and its annual Melbourne Cup Party has become a rite of passage in itself. No one else holds a better race day party than WatervieW, who put on an annual charity benefits to mark one of Australia’s most celebrated events. For many Sydneysiders attending the WatervieW party has become a family tradition in itself, as it is a fabulous way to get those you know involved in supporting a great cause, handpicked yearly by the WatervieW team. This year, all the money raised at WatervieW’s Melbourne Cup party and luncheon will be donated to Special Olympics Australia – a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability through regular sports participation and frequent competitions. This year, however, WatervieW is celebrating Melbourne cup with a difference. WatervieW is bringing out all the beautiful tastes, colours and sounds of Mexico. Embracing a Mexican Fiesta theme there will be a live mariachi band grooving, and the WatervieW hall will be adorned in authentic Mexican decorations and piñatas, sourced from Indigenous Mexican markets and flown in especially for the event. Salsa Kingz, a thirteen-piece Latin-music ensemble will be accompanying the day’s frivolities. Lead singer Christian Guerrero is absolutely guaranteed to get you on your feet and the horn section is bound to put you in a party mood. The Salsa Kingz may even have you doing some salsa moves by the end of the fiesta with their interactive and truly swinging salsa lessons. Melbourne Cup fashionistas watch the race in high style at WatervieW Be prepared to celebrate all the raucousness of the WatervieW is particularly renowned for its cause-driven and race day in complete luxury, with drinks and a luncheon set charity events. This year WatervieW played host to Women In among the rolling greenery of Bicentennial Park. Of course, Excellence Conference, Heart of Golf Africa Foundation Ball, there will be sweeps, a live telecast of the race, fashion in the Women In Business and The Fashion Gala Dinner 2014. With a field competitions and betting opportunities. It wouldn’t be a close-knit and well-connected team, WatervieW are equipped to Melbourne Cup party without them. take care of decorating, locating talent and musicians, catering Indeed, the team at WatervieW have got the whole day covered and all logistics. so you can enjoy the races in a truly indulgent setting. The party The Melbourne Cup Party is one of their most special annual will start with a networking session in high style while sipping events as it is specifically hosted by WataervieW to give back to your choice of margaritas, wine, beer or French champagne. the communities that support their venue and forms part of their As the day progresses, you will be treated to an extraordinarily Social Responsibility Program. delicious three-course lunch prepared by the prestigious For this reason WatervieW encourages bookings per table which WatervieW catering team, with all drinks included. At the can be made via the phone on 9764 9900 or via email at events@ conclusion of the event, taxis will be on call to help guests return Group discounts and early bird prices safely home. are available so gather your friends, clients and family together as Throughout the day you can expect to experience a Myer soon as you can. Fashion Show hosted by Caitlin Stewart, Special Olympics For an unforgettable experience in one of Sydney’s finest venues Dancers, Best Dressed Awards, lucky door prizes, sweeps and be sure to contact WatervieW about their Melbourne Cup Fiesta. more. Even better, you catch the race itself on four big screens And Hello from Mexico! spread across the venue. The day will be hosted by ABC sports n Find out more about WatervieW’s Race Day Fiesta on their presenter Stephanie Brantz, who is also chairing the Asia Pacific website at: World Sport and Women Conference 2014.   Ticket price is $130 pp Your Venue A WatervieW in Bicentennial Park fundraising lunch for Special Olympics Australia The day will commence at 11.30am with the margaritas, French champagne and roving mariachis guaranteed to put you in a party mood. Ticket price inclusions: A sumptuous three course gourmet meal including beer, wine and sparkling. Entertainment by Salsa Kingz – a super fun group passionate about bringing Latin music to the world. Christian and his band are sure to have you and your friends up and dancing like never before. You will experience a world class event like no other. Celebrity MC Stephanie Brantz Special Olympics Dancers Myer Fashion Show hosted by Caitlin Stewart Myer Best Dressed Awards – Male and Female Photobooth Lucky Door, Sweeps, Raffles Big race betting opportunities available 4 big screens for viewing the big race and much, much, much more…… Taxis on call MELBOURNE CUP 2014 A fundraiser for Australia Book now or more information contact: 02 9764 9900 3


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Inner West whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Save Ferris, snouty pouters, exporting Rhino and planning for the people l As of October 27th cult movie club, the WE ARE C!AO Satire for the soul Latte Leftie assures a bookish intellectual that it’s (very occasionally) acceptable to jump on the sporting bandwagon. Dear LL – Like everyone else in my social circle I’m much given to lamenting what a bunch of antiintellectual, sports-obsessed philistines most of my compatriots are. However, I have a truly shameful confession to make. I moved into Redfern (though I prefer to give my address as Darlington) shortly after The Block was shut down and the most property-valuedeflating members of the Indigenous underclass were shipped elsewhere. In recent weeks, I have gotten caught up in what I gather rugby league aficionados call ‘finals fever’ and on more than one occasion feigned some interest in, and knowledge of the game, pretending to have enjoyed watching Artie Betroot and Wally Meninga play single origin ‘footy’ and to admire players who I’ve otherwise dismissed as gang-raping, public defecating, homo-erotic bonding (not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course) thugs. Exactly how appalling do you judge my slumming it in this fashion to be? Louis, Redfern LL replies: You shouldn’t be to hard on yourself, Louis, given that even Jean-Paul Satre took time off from sounding off about Existentialism in Parisian cafés to coach a soccer team. And if one ever was to take an interest in a grand final, what better one to embrace than a match between a bunch of oppressed Muslims and blue collar heroes (albeit ones pulling down $300,000 plus a year). Plus, Tony Abbott got booed while handing out the trophies! I only hope you took the opportunity to burnish your own working-class intellectual credentials with entirely fabricated stories about how you used to sit on the grassy knoll (or whatever it’s called) with your rabbit-skinner grandfather as a small boy watching the giants of the game such as Winston Churchill and Davo Messenger flying through air-taking marks. Now go and sin no more. n Email your dilemma to ADVERTISING Sonya Madden infamous Mu-Meson Archives in Annandale, have been disallowed from screening its collection of films to its small but dedicated group of fans. Leichhardt Council has demanded that the Mu-Meson Archives cease all public events held on the premises – they better watch out, someone might end up with a severed toe. l Newtown Jets colossus, Ryan Verlinden, l Who knew dog photography was such a is moving on to better and (is it possible?) bigger things! The man nicknamed ‘Rhino’ for his unshakeable drives for the ball has been snapped up by English club Featherstone Rovers for two years. ‘Featherstone’ is just as much of a paradox as the fact that Ryan is well known for being a pretty gentle dude, despite his profession and intimidating size. That’s a goal in our books! Councillor Jo Haylen has joined fellow Labor MPs and candidates in signing Planning for People: the Community Charter for Good Planning. Haylen must be pretty organised, I don’t think I have ever met anyone capable of planning a plan for well planned-out planning… Then again, I don’t know any politicians. JOURNALIST Max Kobras big thing? Now that we have been taking a few shots of them ourselves we’ve met a handful of locals who head to their local off-leash area with their wet-nosed pals to snap the snouts of other doggies as a hobby, and even professionally. Good time to get in on the craze, start a blog, or maybe just observe quietly. Some of their cameras are as large as their pups! l Labor candidate for Summer Hill, FOOD Melissa Leong WINE Winsor Dobbin history The SS Ayrfield (originally launched as the SS Corrimal) was a 79-metre long steam collier, constructed in the United Kingdom in 1911 and registered in Sydney in 1912. During World War II it was used to transport supplies to American soldiers in the Pacific, before being sold to Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia in 1950. On the 6th of October 1972, the ship’s registration was cancelled and it was brought to Homebush Bay to be broken down. The hull remains at the mouth to Haslams creek where it is ART DIRECTOR Eleanor Wales a local landmark, famous for its fine cargo of dense vegetation. n Thanks to Strathfield Heritage and Afloat EDITORIAL Phoebe Moloney OUR SUPER LOW HOME LOANS WILL LEAVE YOU MORE MONEY TO PLAY WITH! 1, 3 or 5 year fixed home loans from PUBLISHING Sonia Komaravalli Contributors: Jared Ingersoll, Nigel Bowen, Millie Cotes and Natasha Krnjaic. Illustrations: Paden Hunter Cherry blossom viewing 4.59 % 5.35 % pa pa Contact resi Inner West for more information and a complimentary RP Data property report: resi Inner West P: 0424 948 800 E: comparison rate* Things we love: This cherry-blossom-esque tree was spotted on a quiet street in the backstreets of Stanmore. Although it’s entertaining to pretend to be a Geisha under its delicate blossoms, it’s probably not of the Sakura variety native to Japan. It could be a Pear Blossom or a White Crabapple, unfortunately we’re not horticulturalists, but maybe you are? Ruth Jones C!ao’s voice In • Rabbitohs • Doggy dates • Enjoying dinner outside • Festivals at the Vic – Deep Sea Arcade in our district! • Flotation and salt therapies at Saltuary to chill out • Whimsical cafe names that make you feel like you are walking into a picture book – think ‘Where the Monster Sat’ and the ‘Runcible Spoon’ • Mehreen Faruqi slamming Islamophobia and sexism wherever she goes Out • The end of the long weekend • Losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings • Not knowing daylight savings even happened because all your technological devices changed the time for you • Men flashing in public places • Conversations that revolve around yoga or “bikini bodies” • Rising homelessness in the Inner West • Media using the word ‘shemale’ Ciao loves you, and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent. We try and make you look your best. 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OPENING NIGHT 14TH OCTOBER with special guests Little England lead actor Andreas Konstantinou and producer Ioannis Iakovides SYDNEY Brisbane Melbourne Perth Canberra 14 October - 2 November 2014 Palace Norton Street · 99 Norton Street, Leichhardt An initiative of the


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Community Life R OA D T E ST n Phoebe Moloney Clothes Craftspeople Amy Tailoring and Altering, Balmain With Melbourne Cup and party-season coming up I thought it might be relevant to review some of the places in the Inner West that have been helping locals achieve their grand designs when suiting up and frocking on. It’s true that every dress tells a story, especially when it comes to the person who made it. Amy tailoring is actually run by a pretty remarkable woman called Reza who can perform any kind of alteration on formal and informal wear you desire, even leather wear. She learnt to sew when she was just seven years old to supplement her parents’ income when she was living in Afghanistan. Reza has been sewing for 25 years so it’s not surprising that Amy Tailoring is also known for the suits and dresses they make from scratch, including the one bespoke wedding dress they design and produce each month. RANT Something to say Having an obvious disability often means that you stand out from the crowd, and not in a good way either. However, living in Newtown is definitely a plus in that regard – everyone stands out, thus everyone blends in. Still, I face prejudiced attitudes whenever I venture out in my neighbourhood. As I was born with cerebral palsy I am largely used to people acting awkwardly around me. Therefore it’s not the sideways glances or the full-blown stares that unsettle me, it’s the way I get talked to and the way my opinions get dismissed. Even then I can’t blame individuals, it’s the narratives about physical and intellectual ability perpetuated in society that are to blame. If you think about it, disability has the greatest presence in our community in a vague and symbolic form. Faceless white stick figures on a bright blue background are the quintessential representation of different ability in mainstream culture. There are numerous signs and symbols to display how accessible businesses and public spaces are to us, “disabled folk”. These signs can indicate whether a venue is wheelchair accessible or if it is equipped for the hard of hearing. Tellingly, the vast majority of the general public ignore these signs. Trust me, I have been forced to precariously stand on public transport time after time, and generally buses are the worst. People with seemingly better sense of balance than me sit in the seats marked with the wobbly stick figures as I desperately grip on to a handle for dear life. I get it – those seats are more convenient and you don’t want to risk being awkwardly wedged between that guy with bad BO and the woman with her music up way too loud. However, what you may not notice when you first glance at my awkward gait and wayward right arm is that I can’t speak naturally. If I want to ask people to move so I can get safely out at my desired stop, I have to type that request on my communication device or vaguely gesture. If I do resort to gesturing, I need to hope that my request is seen as rational and then that it is heeded. So I sit in those disabled seats not only to mitigate my unreliable balance, but also as a way of avoiding this exchange You see, communication disability isn’t on those accessibility signs and is thus out of most people’s understanding of what having a disability involves. Whenever I go to Black Star to get their lusted-after coffee and pastries, I have to type out that I am not actually deaf. Because if I don’t, the person serving me will talk with their eyes unnecessarily wide and may be even grab a pen and try to write the price out. While these anxious moments of commotion are fun to watch, it quickly gets tiring constantly correcting people’s assumptions about my abilities and limitations – don’t even get me started on people who think I am stupid. Quee Tailoring, Leichhardt Rebecca and Mark make the ultimate tailoring and altering duo. When I went to visit Quee Tailoring Rebecca was organising the afternoon’s work while Mark, who’s been a tailor for 30 years, cooked up their lunch. Having worked for the likes of CUE, the pair are extremely fashion forward - Rebecca also runs her own wedding dress shop next door. Their clients mostly come for alterations to formal and bridal wear but Rebecca says she loves Sydney fashion because you can still look on-trend in the most casual (but well-fitting) of clothes. A Splash of Red, Annandale Maybe it's not the races you’re excited about…maybe it's the opportunity to dress a little bit racy? If that’s the case then I recommend booking an appointment with Leesa at a Splash of Red, who is not a tailor per se but a designer who is sometimes convinced to do alterations for people. A Splash of Red specialises in making customised fancy dress costumes, millinery, leatherwork and corsets - with bones and all! One great Melbourne Cup-inspired design was a dress and fascinator made entirely out of money! Come with a vision and it will be realised. Tailor Mark looking dapper with his old mate sewing machine Herman Bros & Co, Burwood No Ferrari, switchblade or big moustache - if I was a man and felt pressured to prove some man things then I feel like a Herman Bros suit would be my go to item. Herman builds suits from scratch, beginning with a bro-to-bro tailoring session, and (for a price) will make it by hand all the way down to the buttonhole. The business has 300 fabrics in their house collection alone and a ‘wall’ of shirt prototypes, plus a collection of inspirational quotes up their sleeves to push you to dress your best – my favourite is, “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” The only question left is - which side do you dress to, sir? Of course, you realise this means war! The latest play by Alex Lykos, Marrickville local and writer of the hit Alex & Eve theatre trilogy, has just arrived at the Factory Theatre and it follows a conflict that anyone can relate to… It’s War is a comedy that follows the story of two couples, all best friends and neighbours. The conflict begins innocently enough with a simple backyard house extension, yet this soon triggers an all-out war that sees friendships broken, forces neighbours to choose allegiances and eventually reveals a well-kept secret that threatens to unravel the entire community. Writer Alex Lykos said he wanted the play to tackle the all-too-familiar problems that arise when neighbours don’t communicate with on another. This play, which will be running from the 9th-19th October, is being produced by the Bulldog Theatre Company and features an exciting cast including Alex & Eve star Jenny Apostolou, Chris Argirousis, Ben Maclaine and more. Ticket prices are $25 for an adult and $20 for concession. with your details. To make a booking, visit or call 9550 3666. n To go into the running to win a FREE double pass to It’s War, email What’s on n Compiled by Max Kobras. Email Fri 10th-Sunday 19th October FREE Community are events listings Jenny Apostolou n Words: Georgia Cranko, Vice President of ACC Voice. AAC Voice will be holding an awareness-raising picnic for alternative and augmentative communication on October 25th in Victoria Park. Sunday 19th October email info@ x Attn: Ma Balmain Family Fun Day Shop Local Newtown Presented by Eat Happily, Shop Local is a campaign that celebrates local seasonal food within a one-mile radius, distributed by independents and shared amongst the community. Involved in this campaign are a variety of events, such as the Cook a One Mile Meal that simply asks participants to make a great meal with locally sourced ingredients. At the core of this movement is a love of community, healthy and organic ingredients, and, of course, delicious tasting food. There are many ways 6 to be get involved with Shop Local Newtown so visit their website to find out where you can start. n For more information, visit Wednesday 15th October powered smoothie. There will also be free coffee and maintenance tips on hand on the day. So stay green, stay fit, and treat yourself to a free, delicious breakfast. n Where: Hollis Park, 7-9am Saturday 18th October Anyone for seconds? Newtown Bike Brekkie As part of Ride2Work Day, a sustainability initiative that seeks to get more people using carbon-free transport, Inner West cyclists are invited to this year’s Newtown Bike Brekkie. All participants to this event will be treated to a free breakfast made by Alfalfa House, including a bike- Round She Goes Celebrating October’s Buy Nothing New Month, the Round She Goes secondhand market will be hosting their final event for the year on Saturday 18th October at Marrickville Town Hall. Dedicated to women’s preloved fashion with the goal of reminding shoppers to be more conscious about their consuming habits, this market gives everyone the opportunity to offload their unwanted items in exchange for someone else’s once-loved clothing. The market runs from 10am-3pm and has a $2 entry. n For more info, visit and Held at King George Park, this Family Fun Day is great weekend event for the family and a fun way to raise money and awareness for kid’s cancer research. The day was inspired by Ciara Flanagan, a Rozelle local who diagnosed with neuroblastoma at just 12-weeks-old. She is now four and a half years old and in remission but many other children have not been so lucky. Other than supporting a great cause, this Family Fun Day will have a lot of great entertainment including live music, face painting, a petting zoo, food stalls and much more, so come along, make a contribution and enjoy the community spirit. n Visit See page 8 for more what's on...


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leichhardt bowling & recreation club Get dressed and ready to CELEBRATE MELBOURNE CUP 2014 November 4th at Leichhardt Bowling Club FASHIONS in the field • Prizes for best dressed, prizes for best hats. • Mystery prizes on poker machines. • Trivia questions with mystery prizes. HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES from midday until the Cup 88-92 Piper St Leichhardt Ph: 9569 1936 / 9560 3574


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n Local Gigs n Local screens Junkyard Festival Started by a few blokes with a love of live music and drunken debauchery who wanted to party in their backyard, Junkyard Festival had its first show just earlier this year, quickly followed up with a second. It wasn’t really even a festival then; sure, there were bands playing but everyone there was friends with at least one of the hosts. Then there was their third show. God only knows how, but after just two of these festivals, which I remind you were really just great parties, Junkyard Festival got sponsored by Vice and Pistonhead Lager and their venue got bumped up to the Vic on Enmore Road. Going down on Saturday 4th October, the line-up consisted of some Junkyard veterans like them swampy boys Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun and Chicks Who Love Guns, plus some new faces like the very groovy Deep Sea Arcade. The free beer was flowing (thanks Pistonhead) and so were the good vibes with sweaty antics, drunken dancing and free T-shirts being thrown around like confetti. Gotta say I’m really pumped for their next outing, word is they’re going back to their roots of the fire-twirling alleyway… n Words: Max Kobras FREE TICKETS Win double movie passes Hillbillies in love – for better, and worse... The Broken Circle Breakdown Hector (Simon Pegg) gives the news to girlfriend Clara (Rosemund Pike): "I'm gone, girl" Hector and the Search for Happiness Julius Avery’s exciting heist thriller should draw in the crowds, but as it's an Aussie flick, probably It’s been a while since anyone thought that travel won’t. It stars two of our Hot Young Things – to faraway places allowed you to “find yourself ". Brenton Thwaites and Alicia Vikander – he’s a Yet that’s just what bored London shrink Hector (Simon Pegg) sets out to do after one session too young crim who is way smarter than he looks. In the nick he falls in with hardcase Brendan (Ewan many listening to his tedious patients whine. He has a brain snap, just packs and heads off – much McGregor), who he later joins for a big hit on the WA mining industry. It’s very slick with quite to the annoyance of his lovely (and seemingly a few surprises, but why a Scot in the pivotal perfect) partner (Rosamund Pike) – who rightly role of outlaw schemer? Heck, we’re a convict twigs that the wonderlust has something to do with his first love (Toni Collette) who now lives in nation with more than enough of our own LA. But first to China, Tibet and Africa, where the crooked swine! MA15+ from Oct 16. relentlessly chirpy Hector blunders from mishap to catastrophe, all in the quest of that elusive mystery: How can we be happy? Pegg’s “idiot Brit abroad” appeal allows for some pretty dodgy national stereotypes to sneak in, mostly unnoticed on account of the film’s genuine warmth. And there is some emotional honesty in Peter Chelsom's eccentric charmer – along with some good laughs. M from Oct 23 at Hoyts Broadway. Son of a Gun Felix van Groeningen’s raw Belgian melodrama mightily impressed many of us during its run earlier this year and at 2013's Sydney Film Festival. We first meet seven-yearold Maybelle (Nell Cattrysse) in a cancer ward – her hair melting away. She's the daughter of Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) and no spoilers here, we’re told early on what happens, but the chronology is all jumbled up. We flit all over the place as wild-haired bluegrass musician Didier and free-spirited tattoo artist Elsie meet, fall in love, break-up, and face Maybelle's illness, every episode in their tangled emotional lives signalled with a rapturous or sad song from Didier’s troop of footstomping hipster hillbiillies and Elsie’s stunning, hauntingly beautiful vocals. Sometimes the tragedy overwhelms the joy, but only sometimes. And you've got some tissues, right? It's a surprisingly powerful film which really earns those tears. MA15+ on DVD and Digital HD from Oct 9. ★ Thanks to EntertainmentOne Australia we have five WIN DVDs! DVDs to give away. Details below. n Reviews – Russell Edwards ★ Thanks to Becker Films we have we have 10 double in-season passes to give away. Details below. Ewan McGregor (right) with that Ned Kelly look Get yourself to the Greek The 21st Greek Film Festival returns this October, bringing dozens of great films that demonstrate the many different walks of life in the Mediterranean…. The festival kicks off its 21st anniversary with the period drama Little England, directed by veteran Pantelis Voulgaris and adapted from his wife Ioanna Karystani’s bestselling novel. Set in a fisherman’s village where women were left alone to raise the children during World War II, this film tells the story of two sisters who fall in love with the same sea captain and is a gorgeous portrayal of separation and loneliness. Other films in this year’s listing are Panos Koutras’ queer road drama Xenia, Greek New Wave director Alexandro Avranas’ dark family drama Miss Violence and film noir hit-man thriller Stratos, the fourth feature by Yannis Economides. Also returning for its fifth year will be the Greek-Australian Short Film Festival where filmmakers compete for both international and local awards. Giant talking rabbit in Panos Koutra's Xenia Pulp crime and high-octane action fans usually find no shortage of new releases, but they’re often hard to judge from just reading the lurid and sometimes deceptive covers. Fortunately, we can help – after a tough week in front of the box, here are two standouts from this month’s homework: Intersections – a Luc Besson (Lucy) produced pulper which combines a group of thoroughly shifty people and adrenaline-fuelled action in the Moroccan dessert; and The Terror, Live – a taut and high concept Korean thriller tailor-made for conspiracy theorists convinced the media is manipulating our fears about terrorism. Both are available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Oct 15. Read more about both in our reviews online and enter to win! ★ Thanks to Icon Home Entertainment we have five DVD “Action Packs” (both titles) to give away. Details below n More local movies: DVD Action Pack! email with your details to go into the running. Saturday 25th October ★ Thanks to Palace Cinemas, we have 5 FREE double passes to give away so Saturday 25th October Saturday 25th October Your Best Body Challenge AAC Awareness Picnic For those of you who want to be fitter and healthier but always manage to come up with an excuse not to exercise, here are a couple of great reasons to get started. The Fitness Factory is currently offering a FREE six-week fitness course, combining both exercise and nutritional programs to get your body transformation under way. On top of this, this program will also be raising funds for the Salvation Army, meaning you can help improve the community while improving your own health. With a great social atmosphere and an award night at the end of the six weeks, there is really no reason not to be a part of this. 8 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is an umbrella term for all communicative methods used by people who have difficulties with speaking and/or writing. AAC is a necessity for people living with a variety of conditions, from congenital impairments like cerebral palsy to acquired conditions such as sclerosis. To help raise awareness for people who have differing speaking abilities, AAC Voice is holding a picnic in Victoria Park and they invite everyone interested in AAC to come on down and celebrate the power of communication. If you are available, please come and show your support. n For more information, visit Vertical and Balcony Gardening Workshop Do you love to garden but your home is just too restricted in space to really let your green thumb out? This workshop, run by City of Canada Bay council, will teach you all you need to know to create a garden appropriate to your space. There is a variety of techniques available to help you create vertical gardens, running up your wall, balcony or fence, that are beautiful and easy to maintain. Spaces are strictly limited so book early. n For more info, call Canada Bay Sustainability Team on 9911 6411. To make a booking, visit www. WIN MOVIE PASSES & DVDs To be in the running to win double in-season passes to Hector and the Search for Happiness, The Broken Circle Breakdown DVD or the DVD Action Pack (Intersections and The Terror, Live), email your name and contact details to au telling us where you picked up your n For more info or to register, visit Lack of space driving you up the wall? Only at the movies Oct 23 copy of Ciao. Don’t forget the Greek Film Festival and remember to include a postal address. Good luck!


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n promotion Concord carnival 2014 Message from the Mayor Concord Carnival is a fantastic event for the local community and we are excited to be holding the event this year at Greenlees Park, Concord. It’s the first time in many years that we have hosted the event in a park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s theme is ‘Paws n’ Claws, Tails n’ Scales’ and we’d love to see you there with your four-legged friend! There is so much on offer throughout the day. In keeping with the ‘Paws n’ Claws, Tails n’ Scales’ theme the event will include dog obedience and dog fitness workshops, sheep dog trials and sheep shearing demonstrations. A reptile enclosure will feature a variety of animals including snakes, lizards, turtles and even a baby croc! Concord Kitchen returns this year and we are thrilled to be hosting celebrity chef Ed Halmagyi, also known as ‘Fast Ed’. Join Fast Ed as he dishes up culinary delights for Council’s WasteLess in the Bay program, along with some of the best chefs from the area. There is also a best-dressed pooch competition on the day and much more! Come and enjoy the fun of Concord Carnival on Sunday, 12 October from 10am to 4pm at Greenlees Park, Ian Parade, Concord. We look forward to seeing you there! n Mayor Angelo Tsirekas Do a Gypsy jig! Paws ‘n’ Claws, Scales ‘n’ Tails That’s right, this year’s Concord Carnival is just as much about the pets as it is the people, so waddle, soar or sqwawk down to Greenlees Park on Sunday 12th of October with your BFF (best furry friend) and enjoy Concord’s favourite family day paw-in-hand. As usual there will be rollicking rides, a tantalising array of foodstalls, animal information, stage entertainment, roving performers and lots of activities for kids and goats alike! Some highlights for animal lovers include a petting zoo where children can meet and feed farm animals, as well as a up and close encounter with creepy-crawly reptiles at the Get Wild Animal Experience show at 12pm and 2pm. For those filled with puppy love a range of dog clubs will be present on the day, such as the Siberian Husky Club of New South Wales, the King Charles Cavalier Club and Sydney All Breeds Dog Training Club, answering questions about looking after a canine companion as well as teaching and performing some pretty cool tricks! Children will love the Hawkesbury Pony Express which has been giving giving us city stragglers a chance to saddle-up and ride a pony for over 10 years. The Hawkesbury Pony Express is run by a true horseman, Ian Dunn, who famously worked with Australia’s greatest horseman, J.D. Wilton. For those who are not so barking mad you need to check out: • Lolo Lovina singing with her Lolo Gypsie Band at the Concord Carnival Caravan from 10am-12pm. • The Longyard Sideshow play Heaps of Worms, an educational but hilarious show about sustainability and healthy eating performed on a giant pop-up book. • The Mini Melts stall which, no doubt, every parent will be dragged to regardless thanks to a novel collection of flash frozen ice creams and yogurts. • Mojo Picon food stall with a mouth-watering selection of tapas dishes - think garlic prawns and a chorizio sausage sizzle. • And the old favourite of all budding Berninis Perhaps you can teach an old dog new tricks – plaster painting! Brought to the Carnival by Plaster Funhouse. So grab a picnic blanket with the other cool cats in your litter and head to Concord Carnival 2014, we guarantee you’ll have a whale of a time! 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WEL LBA T NK S First aid Toilets Stalls Road closed Lick Your Bowl at Thai Riffic Briars at Greenlees Sporting Club N Cricket workshops Massey Park Golf Course Concord Kitchen Main Stage A big part of the Majors Bay Road renaissance, Thai Riffic’s Thai Eatery is serving up a fresh and spicy collection of Thai dishes with a warming ambience to match. Thai Riffic’s menu pays homage to a range of influences in South-East Asia including Thai street-food favourites as well as dishes with roots in traditional Indonesian and Malaysian cooking. Their signature dishes continue to create and re-create what modern Thai cuisine looks like in Australia. Enjoy lamb like you never have with their take on the Aussie staple: a stack of cutlets garnished with snow peas, Thai basil, chilli and drizzled in a creamy spiced sauce. Their Roasted Duck in Plum Sauce is also divine, topped with straps of cinnamon and star anis. n Thai Riffic is a fully licensed restaurant which welcomes bookings and walkins, and is open for dinner seven days a week. Make a booking on 9736 3334 or view their home-delivery menu at www. Jumping castle Reptile enclosure Mighty Woof Arena LJ Hooker Concord Demonstration Arena P IAN GAL L On the Mainstage 10.00am Domremy College Band 10.25am My Guitar School Showcase 10.50am  Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company 11.15am Assistance Dogs Australia Talk More at concord... Dog-Eat-Dog Comps To match Concord Carnival’s a-paw-rable theme, the Carnival is playing host to a photo competition so you can finally prove that your animal companion is the coolest. Judged on technical meow-ess, wittiness and looks, do not expect winning to be a mere walk in the dog park. The champion will receive a $500 shopping spree at Concord Veterinary Hospital. To enter just take a snap of your pet and post it to Instagram tagged with @CanadaBay, #ConcordCarnival2014 and #petlovers before the 13th of October. You can amp up your chances of winning by making use of ridiculous outfits, snappy captions and unapologetic tear-jerking, “awww” provoking cuteness. his Hungarian heritage we look forward to learning how to put together some faves such as his beef goulash with dumplings, beetroot soup and poppyseed cake...or maybe just chowing them down. Waste problem solved! T HA I R IFFI C Fashion Fur-pa There will also be a best-dressed dog competition on the day. Winners will receive lots of tasty treats from Nestle Purnina Petcare. Simply dress your dog in its finest threads and head to the Concord Arena at 2.30pm to complete an entry form... be sure to avoid the catwalk! Fast Ed Saves your Bin! B WAR I ST IPOL To Majors Bay Rd RICK ST DE Eco-Hub & bike parking Council info Pony rides GREENLEES AVE Amusement rides Lolo Gypsy Caravan Paws n’ Claws Arena Jesse Stewart Reserve Petting zoo 11.35am Ed5 International Dancers 12.10pm Inspire! Bellydancers 12.25pm Sydney Voice Studio 12.45pm Mayor’s Speech 1.05pm Belinda’s Art of Dance 1.35pm Sydney Voice Studio 1.55pm Perosh Martial Arts Demonstration 2.15pm The Nassibian Dancers 2.40pm  Assistance Dogs Australia Demonstration 3.00pm Kenetic Dance School 3.25pm RSD Productions Concord Carnival says Ciao! This year Concord Library will be celebrating 10 years of the Concord Carnival with an exhibition of Ciao Magazine’s coverage of the event. The photo exhibition will include our favourite shots, covers and behind-the-scenes pics from Concord’s annual community event. C O N C O R D Better Homes and Gardens’ chef, Ed Halmagyi, will be demonstrating how to reduce the food-waste coming from your kitchen at Canada Bay Council’s WastLess in the Bay stall. Well known for dishes informed by Farmyard fun 11


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n Your say Power to the people You may have recently received an envelope from Energy Australia stating in bold writing, “This isn’t a bill”. If you had opened it, which most people probably didn’t, you would have read that it was a letter informing you of a decreased price on your electricity per unit as a result of the repealed Carbon Tax. Not less than a month ago you will have received another letter informing you of a mistake in the previous letter sent at the end of June. n Sustainability n Local news Inner West Councils are friends of Millers Point A Friends of Millers Point action group has started to oppose the commercial sale of Millers Point Public Housing, with its membership including Marrickville and Leichhardt Councillors, as well as newly appointed Leichhardt Mayor, Rochelle Porteous. The group has arisen 'in solidarity' with the tenants of Millers Point, Dawes point and the Sirius tower, where the planned commercial sale of public housing is estimated to affect 400 tenants over the next two years. Herbs: what's your pick? What is your favourite herb or spice, and what is your preferred meal to use it in? n “Dill on salmon.” Marco made lemon popsicles, mint ice cubes for cocktails or to give a fresh taste to water. Even better, dip it in dark chocolate for a guilt free alternative to sugary after dinner mints.” Daniela n “Cardamom - homemade chai spiced granola.” Shirin n “I use a lot of turmeric and chilli powder, but don't really know what I use them for... I generally smell them to see if they work with whatever I'm cooking.” Nick, Leichhardt n “Chilli powder, I put it in everything. Seriously, any savoury food has a place for chilli powder.” Bibek, Dulwich Hill n “Mint. I use it in home- The $7.7 million letter xx x Within the last 3 months, account holders will have received at least five different letters (costing $7.7 million in postage). This is only one small example of the inefficiencies rampant throughout the electricity sector, and part of the cultural shift the industry will need to make from a state owned sector to a privately owned sector. Electricity connectivity might seem as confusing as a bunch of tangled chords, as it works through a mix of private and public operators. State-owned distribution networks Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential transmit electricity generated from a variety of sources through similarly state-owned “poles and wires” so then retailers (like AGL, Energy Australia and Origin Energy) can pick it up and package it for us to use. Greater privatisation of the sector has been recommended by the Productivity Commission as a way of improving efficiencies, increasing competition and reducing prices. The sale of NSW state owned Energy Australia to Hong Kong based CLP holdings in 2012 for $2.2 billion one step towards privatisation. The Baird government is planning more. The proposal to lease 49% of its “poles and wires” to the value of $10 billion will be put on the table after the 2015 election. The proceeds will be used to fund roads, transport and other infrastructure. Since 2009, electricity networks have spent $45 billion, not million, on upgrading our “deteriorating” networks. The fact is, demand for electricity is actually falling. The networks had exaggerated their claims and produced inaccurate data to back-up the higher spending. Mayor Porteous said she is concerned about the precedent that is being set for housing located in other areas of Sydney. “Leichhardt Council has approximately 2,800 local residents in public housing. There is a chronic shortage of public, affordable and supported housing here in Leichhardt and right across Sydney. We need to protect our existing public housing,” Mayor Porteous said. "...demand for electricity is actually falling. The networks had exaggerated their claims and produced inaccurate data to back-up the higher spending" Under recent pressure the networks have cancelled $400 million dollars worth of projects because it was proven their claims were false. With the CSIRO predicting a one third of the Inner West will be off the grid within 20 years, it makes sense for the “poles and wires” be sold when they still hold some value, and the deregulation of the market might be the only way to reform our energy addiction. The repeal of the carbon tax will mean a 9% reduction, but no doubt the network companies will think of a way to eat that back up. So don’t bother opening up the letter. 'This xx xis beautiful', artist Peque's daughter with the note as the base of a curry, and watching it infuse the oil with delicious flavour and colour.” Julia, Stanmore n "Fresh coriander in almost n “I love using Garam Masala Love Note to Wall everything - chopped in salads or sprinkled on top or carrot or veggie soups." Jenny, Lilyfield Public artist and Balmain resident Peque and his wife, Cara, were delighted to find a love letter tied to the mural Peque is currently painting on the corner of Quirk St and Victoria Rd in Rozelle, which was commissioned as part of Leichhardt Council's Wall 2 Wall competition. Having recently moved to Sydney from Mexico, Peque hopes the mural will remind Sydneysiders of the beauty of their local area as they drive down Sydney's major arterial road. Peque also wanted the mural to serve as a tribute to the lorikeets who visit his windowsill daily. Three Wall 2 Wall murals will be officially unveiled on November 7th. Newtown goes Troppers With entrants hailing from countries all over the globe, we were over the moon to discover that a filmmaker vying for one of the 16 Tropfest Finalist positions is from our very own backyard. Newtown film student and resident 'Tropper', 27-year-old Aleksander Tranberg has entered a flick which takes the piss out of some very Inner Westian foibles. Filmed at The Boathouse in Glebe, Damn Fine Dining is all about the class performance and subtle tete-a-tete that takes place whilst “enjoying” gourmet food. Originally from Norway, Aleksander says that everyday life in the Inner West often inspires his work on screen. “There are lots of funny characters running around the streets,” he said. “So often I use episodes of things that happen in my own life in my directing. Also we shoot a lot around here, so my films often have locals walking by.” Even with 30 short films under his belt, Aleksander says that it Citizen of the Year nominations now open Marrickville Council's 2015 Citizen of the Year competition has begun accepting nominations for its Young, Senior and Citizen of the Year categories. The competition recognises the outstanding contribution of individuals within the Marrickville community and hopes to highlight the importance of community service and involvement. Last year's Senior Citizen Award went to Van Liem Huynh, a former refugee from Vietnam who volunteers as a Tai Chi instructor five times a week and leads the weekly Cooks River Walking Group. n To nominate somebody as Citizen of the Year head to before November 21st. Holding a mirror up to foodie pretentiousness would be “unreal” to be included in Sydney's annual short-film festival, which is the largest of its kind. As to what we can expect from his directing Aleksander said, “The film is a comedy so I hope people will find it funny and laugh.” Tropfest finalists will be announced in November, and this year's signature item is a mirror. 12


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n Good food month promotion GOOD FOOD MONTH 2014 The festivities of this year’s Good Food Month are well and truly underway with successful festivals, stalls and popup restaurants having already graced the streets of the Inner West. If you’ve missed out, don’t worry there’s still plenty more where that came from. Enjoy two whole weeks chock-ablock with great food, wine and fun. Five highlights that will have you loosening your belts and draining your glasses... Haberfield Primavera On Sunday the 20th of October Haberfield will close off the main street for a day of market stalls and entertainment that will spill over into the evening. The event is set to showcase all of Haberfield’s leading Italian food outlets and the cultural heritage sites that underpin this great suburb. Come along and enjoy the best of Italian pastas, pizzas, bread, cakes, cheeses and coffee. n On the corner of Dalhousie and Ramsay Streets. Sunday 20th October, 10am-3pm. pulled pork salad or crispy skin ocean trout with lobster consommé, enoki mushrooms, crab meat and black barley. Count us in! n 125 Johnston Street, Annandale. Oct 1-31; 11:30am-10:00pm. The Henson Marrickville’s wagyu beef cheek is making a stir. And The Sackville Hotel in Rozelle is serving up morrocan lamb shank and eggplant tagine pie. n 2 Gale St, Woolwich, (02) 9817 2204. n Illawarra Rd, Marrickville (02) 9569 5858. n 599 Darling St, Rozelle, (02) 9555 7555 Norton Street Festa This years Norton St Festival is coinciding with The Good Food Month. The festival hardly needs an introduction, its previous successes making it one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the year. It is well known throughout the Inner West for its great family-friendly entertainment and delicious food. Expect to see the local nonnini out there cooking up a storm as well as My Kitchen Rules winner and popular food blogger, Enza Guarino. n Norton St, Leichhardt. Sunday 26 Oct. Open 10am-5pm. Dinner and a Show The Living Mall at Central will be holding screenings of classic foodcentric films as part of this years Good Food Month. The films being played include David Cronenberg’s scary and twisted Naked Lunch, Ang Lee’s hilarious Wedding Banquet, Alfonso Arau’s Like Water for Chocolate, which provides an insight into the old culture of Mexico, and Tony Scot’s The Hunger, a cult classic demonstrating what vampire movies were like before Twilight. The tickets include a $10 food voucher for the Central Kitchen so you can complete the experience. n Brand X: Level 3, 28 Broadway, Chippendale. October 17th. Grandma’s Banquet at Vinery Foods This banquet will put your grandmother’s recipes to shame as Vinery Foods owner Joseph Moussa delves into his Lebanese heritage and delivers a beautiful banquet for two with a glass of Lebanese wine, or a Lebanon Pale Ale included for only $40 per person. This menu specialises in Lebanese food but maybe not as you know it, think The Best of Pub Food Drop into Woolwich pier hotel for their slow roasted pork belly pie with a Coopers Pale Ale. Tuck in! Locantro Fine Foods So go lling out e se they’r lunchtime before ry day!! eve U TS: t CRON od tha 15



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