Music fair set to be a big hit

THE Yarraville Music and Record Fair will return for a second spin in August after the first proved a hit. Event organiser and Sydney radio presenter Lord Lucifer said the free event would feature records and memorabilia from traders across…

Bulldogs help migrants settle into community

THE Western Bulldogs Football Club is giving back through its Ready, Settle, Go program. The initiative, started in 2007, has provided settlement services to more than 18,000 migrants and refugees living in the western suburbs. Western Bulldogs Community Foundation general…

Cash boost to IT career, Diamond Valley Leader

A YOUNG IT guru from Watsonia North is one of the first students in Victoria to be awarded a Westpac Young Technologists scholarship. Gabriella Makridis is studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology at RMIT University. “I’ve grown up around…

Reaching out to clean gutters in safety, Diamond Valley Leader

THE Diamond Creek Men’s Shed is keeping older locals on their feet through a new ladder safety program. “We do the gutter cleaning work for the more vulnerable people in the community,” president Leigh Marshall said. “A lot of older…

Antarctic trip gives scientist skills to lead, Northcote Leader

IT’S been six months since Northcote scientist Samantha Grover stepped foot in Antarctica. But the experience is something she’ll never forget. “The lack of colour in the landscape struck me,” she said. “It was all white, black and grey. “It…

Short film eyes the life of a Beatle, Maribyrnong Leader

A YARRAVILLE filmmaker is drawing inspiration from the post-Beatles career of Paul McCartney for his latest short film. W.D. Stevens’ trilogy Walter takes the audience on a 50-year journey through the life of David Walter, a fictional former member of…

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

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…

Bart Willoughby launches new album at Thornbury Theatre, Preston Leader

PIONEERING indigenous Australian musician Bart Willoughby’s latest album is bringing the sounds of city and the Australian bush together. Willoughby has interwoven recordings of the Melbourne Town Hall organ, the Federation Bells in the CBD, and atmospheric sounds of the…