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Monday, September 18, 2006

Marrickville Festival

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Dancers from the Filipino Inner West Migrant Group

Marrickville is one of Sydney's booming suburbs. In the 1950s it flourished with the influx of Greek migrants, in the 1980s it welcomed a burgeoning Vietnamese community. These days it basks in a diverse mix of cheap restaurants, Asian grocery stores, Vietnamese bakeries and yeeros shops. Over the past couple of years, new apartment blocks have been springing up with increasing rapidity and young urban professionals have been moving on in.

On Sunday I headed to the Marrickville Festival, a day for the community to celebrate its multicultural roots with music, food and performance on its main arterial, Marrickville Road, closed to traffic for the day.

marrickville festival

nougat
Nougat from Nougat Limar

policeman
Marrickville police: here to help, and give temporary tattoos

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Jewellery

takoyaki
Takoyaki stall
They're at every festival!

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Triple wok power

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Kung fu demonstration from the Sydney Self Defence Centre

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Marrickville Festival is an annual event held in mid-September.

This year's festival was held on 17 September 2006 on Marrickville Road.


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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 9/18/2006 10:49:00 pm


9 Comments:

  • At 9/19/2006 1:00 am, Blogger Tubby said…

    Wow how do you manage to keep up with all these festivals? I've been missing out on every single one =( What's coming up next? Great pictures btw and that Takoyaki stall seems to pop up at every single festival! Oh and I made my blog public now =) I seem to be having lots of problems with my blog...how did you get those categories you have on the right side of your blog? And how do you change the colour of your posting titles? =/

     
  • At 9/19/2006 5:34 am, Anonymous Mick gordon said…

    What a fascinating cross section of the diversity of your community.

     
  • At 9/19/2006 11:16 am, Blogger jenjen said…

    Helen, you are a market/festival tour de force! How do you do it?
    Well however it is you do so, please continue because you always take beautiful photographs and give your readers a wonderful insight into the diversity of Sydney.

     
  • At 9/19/2006 7:43 pm, Anonymous FFichiban said…

    hee hee pure brilliance
    and the marrickville area have good TKD teams i know
    i havent been to festival in aggess! You have made me determined to find one and go thhxxx! going to indulge on takoyaki ^^!

     
  • At 9/19/2006 8:50 pm, Blogger thanh7580 said…

    Tubby, I think you will find that the drop down menus can be added by adding the code to your template. You need a program (such as Microsoft Frontpage) to edit the html of this page for instance and copy the appropriate code. I must admit that I also "borrowed" Helen's drop down menus and added them on my blog too. Then each time you do a post, you need to add the url of that post to the template under the appropriate category. As for the colour of the post, thats all hard coded into the template too. So you need to find out where in the code that is and change the hexadecimal value to another one for another colour.

    Helen, how come there seem to be so many Takoyaki stalls in Sydney while I never seen one in Melbourne.

    Also a question not quite related to food, how long does it take you to do a post. I find with photo intensive posts, it takes quite a while. The main problem is that it is hard to load photos in blogger sometimes, it just won't load. I've switched to using Flickr but it also has its problem. Flickr doesn't give you a direct link to the photo so that you can embed it in the post and also link it externally without having to look up the static url by using the properties. Sorry for the long comment but I see that you use Flickr too but you post the photos in blogger first then change the external link to Flickr. Is there another way to do it that is quicker?

     
  • At 9/19/2006 9:45 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Tubby - I keep an eye on newspapers and websites. There's a list of upcoming events on my side panel (scroll down) and I try to do reminder posts of upcoming events too (I've just posted one here).

    Thanh7580 has answered most of your questions in his comment. Yes you will have to alter your template for both. My categories are all hand-coded, although I believe that blogger is undergoing beta-testing with selected blogs involving category options.

    Hi Mick - The inner west is where it's at in Sydney!

    Hi JenJen - Tour de force? Ha. I'm just a festival addict. Glad you're enjoying the photos. It's actually the blog that drives me to go on and get out there.

    Hi ffichiban - There are festivals happening this weekend as I point out here. Otherwise, as mentioned, keep an eye on my side panel for dates further in the future.

    Hi thanh7580 - Thanks for answering tubby's questions.

    There's a shop in Chinatown which sells takoyaki and dorayaki. I'm presuming it's them that are travelling to all the festivals around Sydney too (it's only been a recent phenomenon).

    Posts do take me a while, and yes, the photo-heavy ones do take a lot longer. I upload photos within blog posts and I've worked out that when no html appears, the photo has uploaded and you can generate the html by simply changing the file names (check the html for a previous post's image). For any further technical help on blogging, I strongly recommend you check out foodblogscool which is filled with tips, advice and plenty of friendly foodblogger experts keen to help.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 11:16 am, Blogger pseudo chef said…

    I liked Marrickville when we were in Sydney in Feb - so vibrant and so many places to choose to eat :)

     
  • At 9/20/2006 8:49 pm, Blogger Tubby said…

    Thanks for the help thanh7580 and helen :) Seems so complicated...not sure if i should wait for the beta-testings to be done or not...and I really have no idea how to use Microsoft frontpage..but I have a clearer idea of what I need to be on the lookout for now...thanks guys :)

    Jen (http://tubntubby.blogspot.com)

     
  • At 9/20/2006 11:16 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi pseudo chef - I agree. There are so many pho noodle houses too.

    Hi tubby - I was an html-phobe but with practice it all slowly starts to make sense.

    And I don't use FrontPage either. If I've ever needed html coding, I just google it and then work it out!

     

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