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Ferragosto returns

It’s hard to believe that in a couple of months it will be Ferragosto time again. Five Dock’s biggest street festival for people of all ages is now in its planning stages and Canada Bay Council is calling for sponsors and stallholders to come forward and register their interest. The 16th annual festival is set to take place on Sunday 11th August and the City of Canada Bay General Manager, Gary Sawyer, is encouraging local businesses to get involved. If you’d like to be a sponsor, email susan.bloom@canadabay.nsw.gov.au for more information. Or to register to be a stallholder, visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au to download a booking form or call 9911 6555.

Building Anzac Bridge


Talented abstract landscape painter, Peter Griffen of Leichhardt studio La Fabrique, was lucky enough to have his work ‘Building Anzac Bridge’ selected as a finalist in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize last month. The work was displayed as part of an exhibition of finalists in Parliament Houses’s Fountain Court. For more information about the artist visit www.petergriffen.com.




Calling sci-fi fans

In celebration of the Dr Who show’s 50th anniversary, a pop-up Dr Who shop has opened at 7 Wilson Street, Newtown, causing joyful screams from sci-fi nerds all over the world to be heard throughout the Inner West (not really). Open 10am to 6pm until Thursday 20th June, pop in for all your nerdy essentials including a sonic screwdriver, homewares and the DVDs, of course.


Local winners announced

During a special awards night last month, Marrickville Mayor Victor Macri, announced the winner of the 2013 Marrickville Urban Photography Competition, which went to local photographer Jenna Hore for her work titled, Tunnel Vision. Deborah Kent and Carolyn Murphy were also Highly Commended for the work by competition judge Dr. Dirk Spennemann of Charles Sturt University, Albury.

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