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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 14, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Thank you for the music An Exodus Foundation client joins the choir in song. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH Centrelink workers sing for the crowd. CENTRELINK staff spread a little choral cheer to some of Sydney's homeless community at the Ex- odus Foundation in Ashfield. As well as cooking up a tasty barbecue at the Foundation's Loaves and Fishes Restaurant last Thursday, a Centrelink choir ser- enaded the delighted crowd with some toe-tapping tunes. The event was organised to raise awareness of National Homeless Person's Week. Centrelink business manager Robyn Sharp said the agency helped the homeless in many practical ways. ''Our people are passionate about making a positive difference to those less fortunate, so cooking the barbecue and entertaining guests with songs from our fabu- lous choir is our way of showing we care,'' she said. ''Centrelink is committed to pro- viding vital government support to the homeless, either by provid- ing welfare assistance or through our specialist community teams that visit homeless shelters and homeless people.'' Lindall Turner from the Exodus Foundation said the event was a great success. The Loaves and Fishes res- taurant opened in 1989 and serves free healthy meals to Sydney's needy six days a week. The Exodus Foundation relies on the support of volunteers to keep the restaurant and its other programs going. To find out more about volunteering, call 8752 4600. Mamma Mia! What a performance. See the video online at www.innerwestweekly.com.au Poor sales force festival cancellation MANY punters had their hearts broken last Friday when pro- moters for the Great Escape festival announced the event's cancellation. The two-day camping festival held at Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, over the October long weekend was can- celled due to a lack of ticket sales. Promoters released a state- ment on their website apologis- ing for the cancellation. ''We'd like to whole-heartedly apologise to the bands, artists, agents, managers, suppliers, sponsors, media supporters and festival-goers that have been let down by our decision,'' the statement said. ''The decision to cancel has not been an easy one for the team behind the event. ''We thank you in advance for your understanding.'' Although early bird tickets sold out quickly, low sales since the release date had left pro- moters with no other option. Refunds are available from the point of purchase or by calling ticket vendors. Headlining bands Supergrass, Ladytron, The Futureheads, Black Francis and Yeasayer are still heading to Australia in October for other shows. The festival did not run last year and it's not yet known if the festival will return next year.
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