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Follow the crumbs … to Footscray’s Bluestone Church Arts Space for a special school holiday treat. Created by wit incorporated artistic director Belinda Campbell, the...

Exploring domestic violence through body-art

An eye-catching exhibition exploring the silent stories of domestic violence has been unveiled in Footscray. Ninety students from Victoria University’s diploma of specialist make-up course...

Short films from Hobsons Bay chosen for festival

Short films by two Hobsons Bay filmmakers will screen at this month's international Joy House Film Festival in Sydney. Heart of a Lion, by Newport’s Tom...

Gig Guide, September 4-6

Gigs and comedy around Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay this weekend.   Reverence Hotel Friday, September 4 Midnight Woolf will be stomping out two sets of their wild garage...

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...

Austen Tayshus hits Altona

Comedian Austen Tayshus, who shot to fame with his 1983 single, Australiana, is performing in Altona on Friday. His brand of comedy has been described...

Homecoming for The Heckler

An award-winning comedy written in Footscray may finally screen in its own backyard thanks to a new “cinema-on-demand” model. The Heckler, written and produced by...

Painters and Dockers do Yarraville for Australia Day

Legendary Australian rockers Painters and Dockers will light up the stage in Yarraville this Australia Day as they headline the second Stony Creek Music...

Footscray doughnut icon short film to show at MIFF

A short film tracing the story of a Footscray icon is hitting the big screen as part of one of the world’s oldest film...

Art flows to the Yarra’s end

An art project telling the stories of the Yarra River is about to end its journey in Williamstown. Scenes on the Yarra, the brainchild of...

Honda turns up the hybrid heat

With SUVs being all the rage, it’s quite a treat to get behind the wheel of a really nice sedan. The oddly-named Honda Accord Sport...

Head of Gymnastics Victoria leaps at chance to visit RecWest

The head of Gymnastics Victoria has leapt back to his roots during a visit to RecWest in Braybrook. Jamie Parsons, who grew up just around...

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...

Kia ora Kaikoura

There’s something special about arriving somewhere at night only for it’s full beauty to be revealed at sunrise. From our cliff-top balcony looking over Kaikoura,...

Celebrate Burundian Independence Day in Footscray

Burundian culture will be in the spotlight when the African nation’s Independence Day celebrations come to Footscray next weekend. Young African rapper Fablice Manirakiza says...

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Ward restructure announced for Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay

The state government has confirmed the new ward structure for 39 councils across the state and Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay councils are one of...