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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 25 2008
26 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 26, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Recreating 50s retro Go to our photo gallery on www.innerwestweekly.com.au PIA Andersen features in a new photographic exhibition by Summer Hill photographer Steven Siewert currently showing in the Museum of Sydney. Siewert has spent years documenting Sydney's rockabillies and the result is Rockabilly: living the '50s. He and Pia Andersen will give a talk about the exhibition and the thriving rockabilly subculture next Saturday, July 5 at 2pm in the museum. Tickets cost $10. Phone 9251 5988 Rockabillies Pia Andersen and her partner Angus Adameitis share a passion for dancing. Buy thess pictures: phone 1300 301 705 Pictures: BRENT MCGILVARY -pp158811, -pp158813 From Page 3 The 28-year-old who sings with rockabilly band The Firedomes said she first got into the subculture through the music. She doesn't view the entire decade through rose-tinted spectacles however. ''There were lots of bad things about the '50s, in de- sign, as well as general lifestyle and culture. ''There was a lot of racism and bigotry. ''I think sometimes people don't understand why we are recreating the past, but really it is about bringing the positives aspects of that time to a modern life.'' Andersen said her 11-year- old son Bayley is ''really easygoing about it all''. ''But he's also at the age where he can take it or leave it,'' she said. Andersen has her own business, Vintage Allsorts which specialises in ''re- creating retro'', whether it is finding a location with a '50s bathtub or help with hair and cosmetics. Of course, turning yourself into a '50s siren every morn- ing takes a little time, not that Andersen's partner -- sculptor Adam Adameitis -- complains. ''Why would I, when she looks like this in the end?'', he said. Pia's website is www. vintageallsorts.com.au For more information about Government schools being used and services during July, visit www.wydca.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 360 933 For details on road closures during the event, check www.rta.nsw.gov.au For public transport information during the event, visit www.131500.info SYDNEY, CITY OF CELEBRATION. LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS TO WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS. YOUR SCHOOL COULD BE PLAYING A ROLE IN THE CELEBRATIONS. WYD0017/TG The school community will help welcome World Youth Day pilgrims, by providing temporary accommodation during the six-day event. Don't be surprised to find extra young visitors in your neighbourhood and at your local school during this period. We thank the school community for their support.
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