Mirror Sydney – The Podcast

Missing your regular history talks and walks, why not tune in to these great podcasts created by local history blogger Vanessa Berry.

The newly-launched Mirror Sydney Podcast is based on the award-winning book and blog Mirror Sydney, by Vanessa Berry, with production and music by Lia Tsamaglou. Each episode delves into a familiar, enigmatic, or atmospheric place in the city or suburbs. Inner west residents will recognise a number of familiar locations in the first series! Berry’s investigations usually start at a point of idle fascination: a notorious op shop at the edge of the airport, Sydney’s least peaceful footpath, newly redundant train routes. What then unfolds is a vivid evocation of urban space, not just its streets, people and infrastructure, but the otherwise inaccessible ambience of its former life. Listen at https://mirrorsydneypodcast.com/ and you can also subscribe through your favourite podcast app.

Exhibition: Sign Language – The Lost Stories of Local Shop Signs by George Catsi

Sign Language – The Lost Stories of Local Shop Signs by George Catsi Opening Thursday 2nd March 6pm for 6:30pm start Exhibition @ Leichhardt Library

George Catsi will be exhibiting a limited number of his collection of signs taken from closed shops locally and beyond. Displayed as art, each sign holds a story of aspiration and ultimately closure.

George selects his signs based on an array of personal criteria – did the shop have personal or local significance or notoriety, use of outdated typography, old Perspex style signs with Perspex lettering, representing a passing such as the end of ethnic based shops in Leichhardt and Dulwich Hill or just a gut feeling.

George is a multi-disciplinary writer / performer / artist / academic who lives in Petersham and is part of Kimbo Studios in Leichhardt. He was National winner of Denton fellowship for excellence / courage in performance writing for his satirical theatre production called “I Want to Be Slim” (production 2017/8). He holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The exhibition will be on display at Leichhardt Library from 1-29 March 2017. Bookings for Opening Night Should you have any queries, please call 9367 9266