REDFERN: Café owner-managers Georgia Woodyard and Anne Cooper are passionate about quality coffee and café-style dining. Their Scout’s Honour café at 118 George Street, opposite the fire station, is a thriving business. In the month of the literary event that was the publication of Harper Lee’s second novel (like the first and famous, To Kill A Mockingbird, the “follow-up” centres on the character – and café namesake – Scout Finch), Georgia took time to reflect on life and work in the neighbourhood.
Indigenous young people are more likely to be incarcerated today than at any time since 1991. This issue needs Indigenous-led community solutions, says Amnesty International.
To celebrate NAIDOC week, the students at the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) received a helping hand from British India Trading Co. Head Chef, Matt Taylor.
The Redfern Legal Centre has received some much-needed financial support after announcing a funding shortfall. But one important service is still going to close.
A new college, the National Aboriginal College (NAC), is offering a variety of useful online courses and correspondence courses to people from all cultural backgrounds.
REDFERN: Basement Skate is a new specialist skate shop in Regent Street (downhill a short distance from the BP service station). Director Dave Robertson is assisted at Basement by chief collaborator and champion skater Maga McWhinnie, this month taking part in various competitions in Europe. Dave talks to the SSH about the thrills and simple pleasures of skateboarding.
The King and Queen Country Gala Show came from a dream long held by Jeff Simms – to take a top-class variety show to the outback towns of Australia.
REDFERN: Though it may seem that little has happened recently, except for the brown paint panel, much work has been done behind the scenes to progress the restoration of the 40,000 Years Mural opposite Redfern railway station.
REDFERN: Despite the bleak weather, there was a healthy bustle in Redfern Park on Harmony Day, breathing life into the Dreaming Beyond Festival.
WATERLOO: Friday February 6 marked the eighth Summer on the Green, after bad weather back in December forced its postponement. For the past five years the organisation of this event has been overseen by the Redfern and Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board Events Group, which is made up of local agencies and Housing NSW tenant representatives.