MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Blues with a street vibe in Williamstown

An eight-hour blues benefit gig to help the homeless will be held in Williamstown on Saturday, with all proceeds going to the Anonymous X charity. Greg...

Photographic project focuses on Williamstown

Photographer Harrison Moss is about to launch a project and book featuring images of the people and places that make Williamstown unique. The 22-year-old RMIT...

Footscray artist to send portraits around the world

A Footscray photographer is capturing slices of local life to share across the globe. Ashlee Laing is setting up his ArtsBox shipping container outside Footscray...

Check in to Hotel Obscura

Audiences are being warned to expect the unexpected when they check into Hotel Obscura this week as part of the Festival of Live Art...

Women’s Circus celebrates 25 magic years

Footscray’s treasured Women’s Circus is chalking up its 25th anniversary with an exhibition and an ambitious take on a literary classic. An ensemble of 30...

Pitching the Australian dream

The Australian dream of home ownership is under the microscope in Footscray this week as part of the 2016 Next Wave Festival. Shadows on the...

Women wept for Great War’s impact

A new exhibition opening in Footscray tonight lifts the veil on the terrible impact war has on the women it leaves to pick up...

Brooklyn guitarist inducted to music hall of fame

Some of Laurie Bell’s closest friends are unaware he is rock ’n’ roll royalty. These days, he is better known as an active member of...

Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays will be brought to life on the banks of the Maribyrnong River this month. Sly Rat Theatre Co will...

Thousands expected at the Newport Folk Festival

Thousands are expected to flock to the ninth annual Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Festival director Michael Stewart, founder of the Newport Fiddle and Folk...

Crime writer visits Altona Meadows library

Footscray crime writer JM Green was a western suburbs librarian for years before she was shortlisted for a Premier’s award for best unpublished manuscript. Now...

Gig Guide: July 18-25

Reverence Hotel Saturday, July 18 The Peep Tempel, Lincoln le Fevre & The Insiders, Super Best Friends, Hoodlum Shouts, Georgia Maq, Foxtrot, Deafcult and Kissing Booth...

Keeping old-time dancing alive in Hobsons Bay

The tradition of old-time dancing is keeping the jive alive in Hobsons Bay. Altona Sports Club’s John Dawson said Saturday night dances started at the...

Brittania rules at Williamstown Prom night

Prommers will be wearing Union Jack insignia and making plenty of noise at the Last Night of the Proms in Williamstown next month. Based on...

Art a journey of healing for Melissa Pym

Art has been a lifelong passion for Melissa Pym – and she’s hoping her art will help her healing journey. She was diagnosed in 2014...

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There’s a real buzz around centre

Laverton Community Children’s Centre is abuzz with a beehive bringing joy to the children. Educational leader Tina Ludvigsen said the beehive had provided many new and surprising learning...