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A Day In Williamstown

By Karina Stork (American student living in the CBD) for Melbourne River Cruises As I stepped off the Williamstown Ferry from Melbourne onto the wooden planks of Gem Pier, I felt a sense of tranquillity wash over me. The bustling city I had come to call home felt like a distant memory as I gazed […]

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Queer Photo exhibition


Queer PHOTO: ground-breaking LGBTQIA+ showcase taking over Melbourne’s West  27 January 2024 – 24 March 2024  Image: Leilani Fuimaono, Tyson Melbourne’s west, one of the most diverse, multicultural and intersectional regions of Victoria,  is about to host Queer PHOTO, presented by much loved Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024, in partnership with Creative Victoria’s Go West

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seaworks sun theatre at night

Seaworks, Williamstown

Seaworks Williamstown, has evolved into a dynamic destination that goes far beyond being a maritime precinct. The impressive space with its raw industrial character, has become a landmark venue of unprecedented size offering outstanding views across the Melbourne skyline.  A popular setting for gala dinners, exhibitions, music performances, launches, markets and festivals, the cathedral-sized shed has

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Kindred Bandroom bar for Dan Sultan concert. Kindred Studios. Footscray. Yarraville.

Kindred Bandroom: Where Music, Community, and Collaboration Flourish

Nestled in Footscray, Kindred Studios stands as a distinctive presence amidst Melbourne’s music landscape. This is no ordinary music venue; it is a vibrant epicenter where diverse musical genres converge, passionate music enthusiasts gather, and a profound sense of community and collaboration thrives. The Kindred Bandroom stage showcases a wonderfully eclectic array of genres with

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Delicious Dishes at Salama Tea House in Sunshine

Eat Drink Westside invites you on an epicurean adventure

This article (edited), appeared in the Autumn edition of Westside Living.  Eat Drink Westside is a unique collaboration between the city’s western region councils and the annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, shining a light on the local community’s enviable gastronomic heritage and many diverse culinary gems.  This year’s jam packed program features wineries, enticing

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Simon Perry’s sculpture, On Tap, at Caroline Springs Lake

Public Art On Tap

On Tap The Melton City Council arts team has been busy working with professional conservators to polish, repair, repaint and clean some of the most significant artworks in its public art collection. One of the most stunning transformations has been for a very prominent artwork, Simon Perry’s On Tap at Caroline Springs Lake, which was

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The Ascot Lot

the largest drinking hall and beer garden in melbourne’s west We know that Melbourne’s west has an abundance of great food spots. We also know that abandoned industry spaces only mean a world of potential for new ventures this side of town. Located in a vacant parking lot and former car yard on busy Mt

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Red tree sculpture in Melton Botanic Gardens

Melton Botanic Garden

An enriching community space The dream began back in 2003. A group of like minds discussed the idea of developing a quality enriching open space in some vacant grassland of Melbourne’s west. The Friends of Melton Botanic Garden Inc. (FMBG) was born. It took dedication from 30 or so local volunteer members, as well as

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