Mark Dapin is an acclaimed journalist, novelist, historian and screenwriter. He’s also a Balmain local. We sat down to discuss boxing, corporate vampires and pubs.
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Stories to Gather is delighted to announce the opening of ‘Casa di Stories to Gather’, an intimate event space set within the quiet community of Rozelle, Sydney. As Stories to Gather has continued to bring people together over beautifully curated tables for the past four years, Casa di Stories to Gather represents the heart and home of Stories to Gather and is a natural evolution for the brand - a physical space that facilitates community and connection.
Chez Blue, a charming and relaxed neighbourhood French bistro, is set to open in the heart of Rozelle this October at the Sackville Hotel. Former Bistro Moncur head chef, Mark Williamson, leads the kitchen with plenty of favourite French classics planned as well as a few riffs. Chez Blue is part of family-owned hospitality group Solotel which also runs the Sackville Hotel cellar and bar next door.
With dementia being the second leading cause of death in Australia, the team at CareToDance and Dementia Australia partnered to host the first Annual Dance For Dementia Inner West Gala Ball on the 31 May. The objective was to raise funds for Dementia Australia and their research team to help the many Australians affected by dementia.
With great support from the Balmain community, award winning web series amazing Grace was filmed locally over seven years. The series follows Grace through daily life without her dad and reflects her real experiences of seeking her Dad’s advice in life’s critical moments. In the third and final season, Grace is studying for her HSC.
Local atelier and award-winning hat maker Catherine Kelly has made hats for celebrities for years, but the latest brief has been her most regal. The brief was to design a hat for Jodie Haydon for the King’s Coronation ceremony. Jodie was accompanying her partner, Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese for the once-in-a-lifetime event.