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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...

Westography captures images of vanishing suburban life

An all-but-forgotten era of Australian suburban life has been preserved in a newly published collection by a Seddon photographer tagged the “Westographer”. Warren Kirk’s Westography:...

7 things to do this weekend

From laughing out loud to classic cars and winter arts, here's seven things to do around the north west this weekend.   Cherry Laughter Club Where: Cherry...

Jazz fest heads west

Rising jazz outfit Lillian Albazi Quintet will be just one of the merry band of musicians making their way to Footscray in coming days...

Emerge lights up Footscray’s streets

The streets of Footscray will come alive with sound and colour as Emerge in the West returns on June 4. From 1-6pm, Nicholson Street will...

Social change rising from Dust

Australian rock legend Mark Seymour and a 64-member choir will help launch a book by Newport’s Donna Jackson about asbestos-related illness and social change...

Murder mystery unravels in Mt Martha

An unsolved mystery that rattled 1950s Melbourne is the inspiration for a new novel by a Yarraville writer. Janice Simpson’s first crime novel, Murder in...

West’s own ‘Game of Thrones’ to begin shooting

A casting call to arms has gone out for fantasy film Order of the Wolf. Newport actor Tim Ferris, who has appeared in films and...

Ghost signs reveal Melbourne’s lost history

Yarraville blogger and psychogeographer Nick Gadd has spent years walking around Melbourne exploring the history of ‘ghost signs’ – faded signage – on buildings. Psychogeography,...

Human rights film festival goes west

An exploration of the refugee experience will light up the big screen in Footscray this Saturday. For the first time, the Human Rights Arts and...

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...

Forking out for the rich and famous

An unusual exhibition opening in Footscray this week has been a long tine in the making. The Rich Forks, by Yarraville activist and visual artist...

Hero war photographer uncovered at Lit Fest

Yarraville author Jeff Maynard has made four trips to the US in pursuit of information about Australia’s official World War I photographer, Sir Hubert...

6 things to do this weekend

Williamstown Wine and Chocolate Festival Where: Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown When: 11am-6pm, Saturday April 3o The Williamstown Wine and Chocolate Festival is a celebration pairing the best...

Substation hosts acclaimed photographer’s work

Internationally acclaimed Berlin photographer Sven Marquardt will present his work in Australia for the first time at Newport’s Substation this month. His exhibition, titled Fotografien,...

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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...