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…

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…

Josh Pyke Partnership winner Angie McMahon to record first studio album, Northcote Leader

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…

Connections with all ages, Preston Leader

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,…