The Makers x Traders Audio Trail is for folks, like you, who love exploring the vibrant culture of this City. Using the Newcastle Treasure Map, you can discover the independent and locally-owned businesses that make this place unique.
MAKERS X TRADERS Audio Trail – Season 1, Summer 2020
Whether you’re a local or just visiting, join host Katerina Skoumbas to hear the stories that bring the Newcastle Treasure Map to life.
In Season 1, you’ll discover eight Makers x Traders across the City. With music by local beat-maker Professor Crabb, these bite-sized episodes will get you out on the streets of Newcastle with a map in hand, exploring these happening places!
W10 • Rundle Tailoring
In the world of fast fashion, how does a tailoring business survive over 100 years in Newcastle? With a prosperous history and a philosophy that has not changed, the team at Rundle Tailoring still believe in old-school customer service and quality suits made with integrity. Meet fourth-generation tailor Andrew Rundle and his wife Bronwyn who now hold the torch for this iconic business.
E2 • Estabar
Owner Bec Bowie is a bit of a superstar among Newcastle businesses. She opened Estabar, a cafe with the intention of fostering community and creating a menu made up of local seasonal produce. Bec and the Estabar family open their arms to offer love… and damn good house-made gelati!
C12 • Abicus
Opening their doors in the heart of Darby Street in 2000, Abicus continues to hit the mark with their cultural curation of vinyl, fashion and books that align with strong business ethics on sustainability and lifestyle. Hear owners Tiffany Minell and Tim McPhee share their story, their hopes and dreams and the legacy of Abicus.
C8 • Monsoon Living
Leaving the international world of broadcast media and returning home to share the love of interiors and travel, Tash has set up Monsoon Living in the charming historic neighbourhood that is King Street. As an interior designer with a heart for narrative and an eye for detail, she has curated an incredible space with art, objects, furniture and furnishings that is sure to inspire!
W6 • Metro Cycles
It’s time to get off the couch and get back on your bike! When Bernard and Lynn Hockings gave up their professional careers to start up this passion project, they never imagined the overwhelming response from Newcastle’s bike community. Find out how Metro Cycles transforming urban transport and making bikes cool again.
E3 • The Falcon
Inspired by the food and culture of the southern states of America, Mike Galvin and Brendan Bennison talk us through their monumental journey of opening The Falcon. We hear the process behind their famous smoked meats and the magic that happens when people sit at a bar, with a good drink. LANGUAGE WARNING: Mike says the ‘s’ word in this episode, but it’s worth it.
E14 • The Lair
Sometimes the best part about running your own business is accidentally tapping into a new found talent. Posting their in-house style of leather goods on Instagram brought a flood of loyal customers. The Lair practices what they preach, making accessories slowly and sustainably with soulful elegance.
W4 • Antojitos
We’re on a hunt for the freshest tortilla in town! Starting out as a casual market stall, Antojitos has grown into an established restaurant serving up authentic street food for the people. Bringing fresh Californian-style Mexican flavours to Newcastle has never been so rewarding for owners Eric Flores and his sister Bernadette Schmidt… but it takes focus and hard work to make it all happen.
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