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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 22nd 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 23, 2009 31 Learn to zoom FANCY a nature walk and talk with some photography tips thrown in? That's exactly what's happening at the Mason Park Wetlands, Underwood Rd, Homebush, on Saturday, May 2, from 9.30am. Marvel at the birdlife and the wetland ecosystem as you enjoy a guided walk around this site. Inner West Photographic Society members will provide handy tips on taking winning shots. Bring walking shoes, sun protection, camera, snacks and water. To book phone Ashfield Council on 9716 1921. Alive Middle eastern gig CANTERBURY-Hurlstone Park RSL Club is hosting the Middle Eastern Dance Festival on Friday, May 1. The 20th anniversary gala night opening ball includes a three-course meal. Doors open at 6.30pm. For bookings phone Leonie on 9519 3764. Festival highlights ASHFIELD library is again one of the venues for the Sydney Writer's Festival, hosting a talk by author Abbas Al-Zein. In his new memoir, Leave to Remain, Al- Zein charts his journey though childhood and teenage years in war-torn Beirut, before eventually leaving for the UK and then settling in Australia. He shares his story with Therese Scott. This free event is on Thursday, May 21, at 6.30pm. Bookings are essential. Phone 9716 1810. For more information about what's on at the Sydney Writer's Festival, go to www.swf.org.au. Miriam and Liz star SOME talented Inner West residents are starring in a new production of A Chorus Line, opening in the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood next week. Winner of nine Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line first opened in 1975 on Broadway and was an immediate hit. It includes many well-known tunes, such as What I Did for Love and One. This Willoughby Theatre Company production features Miriam Ramsay, from Liberty Grove, and Liz Testa, from Newington. The show runs from April 28 to May 9. Tickets are $35 for adults, with concessions available. To book, phone 9777 7547 or go to www.willoughbytheatreco.com.au. A driving force in poetry What: Dust Poems Where: Various locations in Sydney Olympic Park When: Until June 30 Cost: Free More information: www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au ....................................................................... FIONA BRADY Johanna Featherstone with a display of poems by and about truck drivers. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP267960 YOU might not think of truckies as poetic types, but a new exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park reveals they do have a creative side. The Dust Poems project, a collection of poems about life on the road, is currently being displayed at construction sites, car parks and other unusual locations in Olympic Park. The poems have been written by truckies and others associated with the industry. To find the display sites, visitors can pick up a specially designed route map from www.dustpoems.com or the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and set off on their own voyage of discovery. The map also shows places where visitors can leave their own poems. The Olympic Park installation is the brainchild of Red Room Company, which publishes and promotes Australian poetry in unusual ways. ''This project acknowledges that in their constant travels, truckies -- past and present -- see and have seen more sides to this vast country,'' said Red Room Company's artistic director Johanna Featherstone. One of the poets is a 13-year-old girl called Olivia Richardson, from Rutherford, near Maitland. Olivia's dad has a transportation company that is contracted to drive steers to and from the Easter Show. She started writing poetry about her experiences in the cabin of her dad's rig and the trucking industry about two years ago. The teenager is also a senior judge of livestock at the show, giving her two claims to fame this year. ''I love all aspects of the show, but judging the livestock is extra special,'' she said. ''Having my poem on posters as well this year is quite a treat.''
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