Archives for May, 2014

Winter Cult Classics at Dendy Newtown

Winter Cult Classics at Dendy Newtown
     Dendy Newtown’s Cult Classics season will return again in June with a new line-up showcasing 80’s and 90’s favourites across a range of genres featuring the best of comedy, musicals and horror. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the cinematic release of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. An instant Aussie classic, the film details the journey of drag-queens Mitzi... 

Grumpy Baker, Marrickville

Grumpy Baker, Marrickville
There’s a new baker in Marrickville and apparently he’s grumpy. That may well be, but his bread is delicious. I guess if I had to get up at the crack of dawn to bake for hungry Inner Westies, I’d be grumpy too :) Located in the industrial area of Marrickville on Meeks Road, Grumpy Baker houses the bakery out the back, a cafe at the front and a big glass window separates the two areas. Owner... 

Interview: Newtown Fire Station Officer, Matt Murphy

Interview: Newtown Fire Station Officer, Matt Murphy
How long have you been working at the Newtown Fire Station and what is your role at the station? I started my career as a fireman in Newtown in 1987. It was a pretty wild place for a naïve suburban kid but I loved it and moved to the area in the early 90s. I got transferred  to Ashfield two years later for a bit, then 11 years at Leichhardt. After I became an officer I applied for Newtown or a... 

Brighton the Corner, Petersham

Brighton the Corner, Petersham
Brighton The Corner is a new cafe in Petersham, only about one month old and already drawing a crowd. Scott Duncan and Nigel Park have created a cafe in a beautiful leafy street with a perfect corner position. Enjoy your coffee outside under the black and white striped awning, at the window seat overlooking Brighton Street or at a cosy table inside.  I love an all day breakfast menu and Brighton... 

Meet the creative brains behind Work-Shop

Meet the creative brains behind Work-Shop
Introducing Matt Branagan and Chester Garcia, the creative brains behind Work-shop. Recently relocated to Redfern, Work-Shop currently has 84 artists teaching 90 programs, 3,295 visitors have been involved in their workshops and they have already held 165 events. If you haven’t been to an event hosted by these guys, you’re missing out. Check out Work-Shop, get creative and get involved.... 

Paesanella Food Emporium in Marrickville is OPEN!

Paesanella Food Emporium in Marrickville is OPEN!
Foodies rejoice! Marrickville just keeps getting better and better. I have watched with interest the development of the Paesanella Food Emporium over the last couple of months, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I ventured inside. I’m kicking myself now for not going earlier. Paesanella Cheese, is an Australian family owned business that has been operating out of a factory in Marrickville... 

Two Chaps, Marrickville

Two Chaps, Marrickville
Two Chaps is a relative newcomer to Marrickville. Hidden behind a roller door on Chapel Street, this little gem is located just down the road from the Henson Hotel. What was once a welding shop has now been transformed by Piero Pignatti Morano and Richard Maxfield into a part cafe, part workshop where they create their tea, coffee and work on their bikes. Not only are Morano and Maxfield the creators... 

MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY: See CHILD’S POSE at Norton Street Cinema

MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY: See CHILD’S POSE at Norton Street Cinema
It’s movie ticket giveaway time! CHILD’S POSE opens at Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt on May 15 and Palace on Norton Street have generously offered to give away 3 double passes to see the movie. A little bit about the flick: One of the year’s most internationally heralded films, and popular winner of the coveted Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, this moral thriller is a must-see... 

Interview with artist Thomas Jackson

Interview with artist Thomas Jackson
The detailed illustrative works of Thomas Jackson are created through a combination of water colour, gouache and ink. His beautiful style and subject matter will be showcased in his upcoming solo exhibition ‘Studies’ at The Tate this Wednesday, 7 May at 6pm. ‘Studies’ is a new series of small scale works on paper and Thomas has kindly given us a sneak peak at some of the... 
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