Unley Publications : Unley Life Autumn 2016
UNLEYLIFE 19 The Temby family’s love of anime and cosplay has culminated in the opening of Moe Moe Hearts, a new Unley Road café. Tina Temby opened Moe Moe Hearts in November 2015 with her t wo children, James and Lana Temby to provide a friendly, relaxed place for anime and cosplay fans to connect with likeminded friends. “Anime culture is growing immensely in Adelaide,” says James. “It’s based on a fascination with hand drawn or computer produced animations, many of which come from Japan. We also welcome cosplay, which is dressing as your favourite anime character.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own games or borrow one from the games library. “Games are a great ice breaker,” says James. “ We’ve seen a few first dates and we’re also a great family café.” Menu choices include tea, coffee and cold drinks along with sweet treats inspired by popular anime. “Anime is traditionally very cute, so our menu includes petite high tea style items, including strawberry shortcakes and baby mud cakes,” James says. Moe Moe Hearts is the only café of its type in Adelaide and one of a handful in Australia. “Unley Road is a great location for us. It’s close to the city, on a bus route and the local community has been very welcoming. We received really useful advice from the City of Unley on planning issues, so the process of opening our doors here has been quite easy,” T ina says. Moe Moe Hearts is at 113 Unley Road. For more information visit moemoehearts.com.au or facebook.com/moemoehearts On Wednesday 6 February 2016, over 2,000 people from Unley and all over Adelaide flocked to the Soldiers Memorial Gardens on Unley Road for the annual An Evening Under the Stars community concert. Now in its fifth year, the t wilight concert is staged as part of the Unley Road Association's two week local shopping festival, A Taste of Unley Road. "An Evening Under the Stars is our thank you to the Unley community for suppor ting our local, small and family-run businesses on Unley Road", says James Morris, Chair of the Unley Road Association. Popular South Australian act, Vogue Duo, charmed the audience with their pop and rock numbers, and special performing artist guests from the Westminster Senior Vocal Ensemble Choir, filled the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens with beautiful harmonies. Volunteers from the official event charity par tner Soldier On, ran a sausage sizzle, with all proceeds going to helping rehabilitate wounded members of the Australian armed forces. The Unley Road Association wishes to thank the event sponsors, the majority of which are businesses within the City of Unley, and the Unley Council for its continued support of this popular community event. Game on! Patrons often come dressed as their favourite anime characters.
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