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Greens split over heritage

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West Council narrowly decided against listing Marrickville’s Church of Christ as heritage last month, instead supporting its transformation into affordable housing. The Church of Christ is the last of a line of religious buildings that spanned 165 years in Marrickville, the rest have been demolished. The dwindling Church of Christ […]

From food waste to fuel

By ALLISON HORE A food waste recycling scheme in the Inner West is transforming uneaten food into renewable energy. The food waste recycling service in Leichhardt has been operating since 2008, in 500 apartment buildings and 5,000 households. Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne, first introduced the program when he was mayor of the pre-amalgamation Leichhardt […]

The Shape Of Things

In late December, the newly refurbished Flight Path Theatre in Marrickville will be hosting “a funny, sexy play” called The Shape Of Things by American playwright Neil LaBute, best known for his play In The Company Of Men. Les Solomon says this play is “a great acting challenge for talented and experienced actors,” and there […]

Experience Christmas in the Inner West

By RIDA BABAR & ALLISON HORE The festive season for many will be a welcome distraction from the troubled year that was 2020.  Here’s how you can put bushfires, a pandemic and economic recession behind you and experience five senses of festive sensations in the Inner West this Christmas. HEAR What would Christmas be without […]

Sonic Truth – Addi Road opens the vault and releases a music festival

By MARK MORDUE “I don’t want to be the rock ‘n’ roll guy anymore. I want to be the healer.” Bartley Melocco speaks like a man with a purpose. There’s a lot of pride and amusement around his past as a roadie and production rigger. But Bartley changed direction in life long ago and became […]

Molly Sweeney

Molly Sweeney, written by Brian Friel is a powerful play coming to Flight Path Theatre in Marrickville this December. The play, produced by Clock And Spiel Productions, is a riveting story of a woman given the chance to have her eyesight restored, while exploring the marvel of medical miracles. The play will star Grace Naoum […]

Community calls out illegal dumping

By KATE RAFFERTY Amid COVID-19 conditions and closure of op shops, illegal dumping and waste pile-up has increased in the Inner West, and locals say the issue is not getting better. “Just visibly the dumping has increased twice as much in the Inner West,” says Kieran Archee, sales employee at the Bower Reuse and Repair […]

Iphigenia In Splott

Iphigenia In Splott is an acclaimed and highly anticipated play coming to Sydney’s Marrickville this November, presented by Flight Path Theatre. Directed by Lucy Clements and starring Meg Clarke as Effie, this one woman show is not to be missed. Written by Gary Owen, it presents the story of a misunderstood young woman who is […]

The Fallen Robins

As live music slowly returns venues such as Marrickville's Django Bar are playing an increasingly important  role. Particularly for up and coming local bands such as The Fallen Robins, who would typically be busy on the folk music festival circuit all around the country. As Charlotte Thompson explained to City Hub she and her sisters, […]

Raining Stories – Warren Roberts and YARN

By MARK MORDUE Splotches of rain hit the page and the birds in the trees above me start shouting. Big storm is coming. You can smell it in the air. Talking to Warren Roberts of YARN makes for a similarly charged 15-minute interview. All the time I feel like I might break on through to […]