Community Calendar & Gig Guide – August 24, 2016

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Get set

As part of West Set 2016, a wide array of gigs, shows and special events is taking place across Maribyrnong’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants until September 4.


Westside words

The Melbourne Writers Festival celebrates the cultural richness of Footscray with a series of activities and events this Saturday.


New church to open

A new church, the Laneway Church, will launch with a community service at 4pm, Sunday, at Victoria University’s Footscray Park campus, Building G. People from all backgrounds and religions welcome.


Women supported

The Sunrise Women’s Group for women with a disability and/or mental health condition aged 18-65 meets fortnightly from 10am-1.30pm on a Friday at the Laverton Community Hub.

■ 9689 9588 or


Bronte on stage

Inspired by the letters of Charlotte Bronte, the stage production of Miss Bronte will be performed at 7pm on September 1 at Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade. Adult themes, not suitable for children under 12. Tickets and details:


Walk a heritage trail

Free heritage walking tours of Williamstown will be held from 11.45am on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 2 and 30. Meet at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown.

■ 9932 4310 or


Hub throws a party

An open day will be held on September 3 from 10am-1pm at Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason Street, Newport. Join the party in Paine Reserve with roving performers, face painting, book making, craft activities and live music.


Ready for boarding

Tenacious, the world’s biggest wooden ship, is open to the public from 9am-4pm on September 1 and 2 at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. The ship is built for people of all abilities and has wheelchair-accessible rigging and masts.





Thursday, August 25

Join Melbourne outfit Lillian Albazi Quintet for an evening of classic jazz. From 7pm, free.

223 Barkly Street, Footscray


Yarraville Club

Friday, September 2

Footy satirist Titus O’Reily and his podcast co-host Sergio Paradise dissect what it means to be a footy fan in the era of “leadership groups”. From 6.30pm dinner, 8.30pm show, tickets from $27.

135 Stephen Street, Yarraville


Way Out West Roots Music Club

Sunday, September 11

Charlie A’Court’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him a host of awards and accolades. From 2pm, $20 ($15 WOW members)

128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown


Various venues

Until September 4

A wide array of gigs, shows and special events are taking place across Maribyrnong’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants as part of West Set 2016.




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