Monthly Archives: September 2013

Community Project: The Footscray Community Arts Centre

The Footscray Community Arts Centre is a unique community initiative based on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. In operation for almost 40 years, the centre engages the community by staging performances, hosting festivals, and¬†encouraging positive artistic expression. Here I … Continue reading

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Wheeler Centre’s New Spring Programme

The Wheeler Centre was launched in 2010 as a focal-point for Melbourne’s new City of Literature status. The building sits, unobtrusively, on the State Library of Victoria’s southern wing, gazing innocently at the QV centre across Little Lonsdale Street. This … Continue reading

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Community Project: Lentil as Anything

Founded in 2000, community project Lentil as Anything fosters community involvement through volunteerism, kindness and human decency. Providing wholesome, tasty vegetarian fare at ‘pay what you feel’ prices, the project focuses on bringing people together in a warm, friendly space. … Continue reading

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Day Trip: City

10am – Breakfast, Centre Place Centre Place is a hive of activity any day of the week – with vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars, there’s plenty to choose from. I chose coffee and a tasty savory muffin for a mere … Continue reading

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Movies Free and Cheap

If you’re anything like me, you are a bit of a movie tragic. As much as I love watching stuff from iTunes and streaming services like Quickflix, nothing compares to seeing a film up on the big screen. But with … Continue reading

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City Walking Tours

In her essay ‘City Tour Guides’, researcher John Wynn referred to tour leaders as ‘urban alchemists,’ almost mage-like in their ability to bring forth magic from banal streetscapes, and conjure fascinating stories out of thin air. There are a lot … Continue reading

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