MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Jam-packed day at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Thousands of music fans turned out in Footscray on Saturday to enjoy a jam-packed St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Nestled along the banks of the Maribyrnong...

Tanna puts West Footscray director on verge of Oscars history

A film co-created by West Footscray director Bentley Dean is on the verge of making Oscars history after being shortlisted for the 2017 Academy...

Footscray film-maker wins Sundance fellowship

A Footscray film-maker is on the path to producing her first feature-length film after being awarded a prestigious fellowship. Amie Batalibasi is the 2017 recipient...

Seddon creator Saulwick offers Permission to Speak

The complex relationship between a parent and their child has proven fertile creative fodder for the latest production by Seddon theatre creator-performer Tamara Saulwick. Chamber...

Finally, time for the Ballan Red Cross flower show

It’s bloomin’ wonderful … finally. Spring has sprung and the roses are out … albeit a little late. And the annual Ballan Red Cross flower...

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...

Mobil tank girl to launch Art & Industry Festival

Some people draw inspiration from nature, others from industrial landscapes. Altona designer Alexandra Zvi has created a “Take Five” tank dress inspired by the Mobil...

Enjoy the fruits of spring at the Strawberries and Cherries Weekend

As spring fever descends on Bacchus Marsh, tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to town for the annual Strawberries and Cherries...

Vivid fantasy brings fashion to life in Footscray

The red carpet will be rolled out on a night of spectacular fashion in Footscray this month. A Vivid Fantasy fashion show is coming to...

Australia’s first Jamaican Music and Food Festival in Williamstown

Australia’s first Jamaican music and food festival will be held this Sunday at the Seaworks maritime precinct in Williamstown. Festival founder DJ Stick Mareebo (pictured)...

Burgernomics: Kenny Weir runs critical tastebuds over a favourite fare

Lately, Wednesday nights are burger nights for Consider The Sauce. So off we trek to Ballarat Road at Braybrook. We’ve tried Burgernomics previously – a...

Footscray artist Steven Rhall veers off the grid

The multi-layered history of an iconic Melbourne site has inspired the latest work by Footscray artist Steven Rhall. Rhall is one of a handful of...

Roller derby dynamos on show at RecWest Footscray

Roller derby enthusiasts will ‘jam’ on their skates and ‘pack’ the rink at RecWest Footscray next month to showcase the best of their sport. The...

Ghosts, zombies, witches and ghouls to take over Williamstown Town Hall

Ghosts, zombies, witches and ghouls will take over Williamstown Town Hall on October 31 for two spooky Halloween dance parties. The haunted events have been...

Seabrook Primary School pupils have spring in their step

Seabrook Primary School pupils are hitting the pavement this month, swapping being driven to school for walking. The school is one of nine across Hobsons...

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Illegal rubbish dumping spikes

Bin contamination and illegal rubbish dumping have spiked in Maribyrnong following COVID-19 restrictions. Maribyrnong council is advising residents not to leave home to donate goods...