Heirloom connections

January 20, 2017
Diving headlong into the first issue of Ciao for the year, we happen to coincide with Australia Day. For some, this day represents proud patriotism and for others a sense of sadness for the original […]

What’s on – 286

July 7, 2016
Boomalli Music Event Known for their beautiful gallery and ongoing art exhibitions, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is back with another event, but this time it’s musical. Heading down a different avenue of the arts, the […]

Open up your pantry to the New Marrickville

June 10, 2016
Searching for that special ingredient high and low? Find everything your recipes require with the help of Marrickville’s fishmongers, bakers, butchers and grocers. Marrickville puts the world’s flavours at your doorstep. Thuc Pham Á Ch […]

Bay bitch travels from afar

June 10, 2016
An Upper North Shore friend (well, as much as someone from the Upper North Shore can be a friend) told me one afternoon over a glass of champers that his private-school educated daughter sometimes joins […]

Your say: Inner west racism

March 18, 2016
Have you ever witnessed or experienced racism in the Inner West? No, but I have only been here for six months. Ceasar, Waitara No, I haven’t. Heni, Leichhardt Absolutely, I have been called a ‘dirty […]

Rant: Cultural appropriation

March 18, 2016
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of cultural appropriation. The term has cropped up frequently in discussions of popular culture, reigniting debates around political correctness. Think Kylie Jenner’s cornrows and Miley […]

Carnival of Cultures

March 17, 2016
Sunday 20th March, 10am-4pm Ashfield is celebrating Harmony Day with a massive program for their annual Carnival of Cultures, headlined by musical legend Archie Roach. Come to Ashfield Park on Sunday March 20, between 10am […]

Carnival of cultures

March 14, 2014
Ashfield Council’s premier outdoor event, Carnival of Cultures, returns once again to celebrate the local community and its diversity! Attracting over 20,000 visitors in 2013, the Carnival of Cultures held annually at Ashfield Park is […]