Footscray theatre company Wit Incorporated out to help save planet with new kids show

Footscray theatre company Wit Incorporated out to help save planet with new kids show

A FOOTSCRAY theatre company is teaching children about recycling, reusing and reducing in a new school holiday production. Wit Incorporated’s A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet tells the story of superhero Captain Eco and her sidekick The Green Defender as they try to stop supervillain The Waster from covering Footscray streets with litter. “The [...]

Josh Pyke Partnership winner Angie McMahon to record first studio album

Josh Pyke Partnership winner Angie McMahon to record first studio album

ANGIE McMahon will head into the studio after being named the 2017 recipient of the Josh Pyke Partnership. The Alphington singer-songwriter received a $7500 APRA Amcos grant, along with mentorship from artist manager Gregg Donovan, booking agent Stephen Wade, and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. The 23-year-old, who toured with Bon Jovi in 2013, said the grant [...]

Champions of lacrosse

A GROUP of Footscray lacrosse players are now national champions after winning the 2017 ALA Senior Championships in South Australia. Miles Blair, Jeff Melsopp, Peter Kwas, James Lawerson and Chris Plumb, along with Abbie Burgess, Verity Clough, Stella Justice-Allen, Rebecca Lane, Esther Lavelle, Nelly Mollison and Sarah Mollison represented the Victorian men’s and women’s sides [...]

CONNECTIONS WITH ALL AGES

CONNECTIONS WITH ALL AGES

THE young and young at heart came together last week in a program designed to bridge the generational gap. Seniors from the Merri Outreach Support Service and Year 5 students from Westgarth Primary School participated in show-and-tell, designed balloon hats, and played with cute critters in the inaugural Creating Intergenerational Connections event. Merri Outreach case [...]

Probus Club milestone

Probus Club milestone

THE Probus Club of Eltham has celebrated 25 years of providing friendship and fun for retirees. The club has been a support network for retired professionals, holding monthly meetings and social activities for its members. Club president Joyce Pearce said the club was the “best thing for retired people”. “Before you join Probus, you might [...]