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Piggy bank raided! Finders Keepers Markets to blame!

Piggy bank raided! Finders Keepers Markets to blame!
Clear your schedule for the weekend Inner Westies because the Finders Keepers Market is in town this Friday and Saturday. Sure, you are probably thinking that I am always raving about great markets in the Inner West but nothing beats the Finders Keepers Market which only happens TWICE a year. This event showcases the work of over 60 emerging designers and artists from all around Australia. I will... 

Finders Keepers Markets is a Christmas present smorgasbord!

Finders Keepers Markets is a Christmas present smorgasbord!
The fact that the Finders Keepers Market only happens twice a year and is only open for 2 days means that if you didn’t get to the markets last night – you have to move your butt and get there today! I have had this date in my calendar for ages and have been counting down the days! I popped in last night for a look and the creative design and art stalls did not disappoint. The markets provide... 

Newtowns Most Famous Mural & Local Residents Face Their Biggest Threat!

Newtowns Most Famous Mural & Local Residents Face Their Biggest Threat!
Opposite the railway line at Macdonaldtown station (adjacent to Pine St) is a famous mural known as the “Three Proud People”. The mural signifies the 1968 stance of 3 athletes who stood in defiance on the Olympic medal podium. During the American national anthem John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave the raised fist salute as a sign of black power and in protest on behalf of the Olympic Project... 

The Beautiful Skippy Girls

The Beautiful Skippy Girls
I had the pleasure of walking past the beautiful Skippy Girls this week. They brought a big smile to my face and I hope they bring one to yours. Originally painted in 1998 the Skippy Girls have been tagged and destroyed several times, but always lovingly restored by local residents. Next time you need a bit of cheering up, walk along Wilson Street and watch the girls skipping along the corrugated... 

Talented and creative! Artisans Arts & Craft Eveleigh Market

Talented and creative! Artisans Arts & Craft Eveleigh Market
How did I not know about this place? If you have never been to the Eveleigh Markets, it is worth a visit just to admire the space and the surrounding buildings – not to mention the great art, design, fashion and craft stalls. Despite my initial intention of going to the markets just to have a look (at least that’s what I told myself), I found myself continually pulling my wallet out the make... 
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