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Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr...

Clear out your attics!

Christ Church Mission Community Centre in Acland Street, St Kilda needs donations of good quality art, antiques and collectibles for a fundraising sale to support their work in the community. Goods will be on sale in Christ Church, Acland Street during the weekend of May 19-20. An exclusive preview and purchasing opportunity will be available at a VIP wine and cheese...

Sidelining citizens when deciding on transport projects is asking for trouble

Victorians who opposed the East West Link before the November 2014 election would have felt not much had changed when the new government announced the West Gate Tunnel in March 2015.  Courtney Biggs/AAP Citizen engagement is, or should be, central to city planning. When it comes to planning and implementing transport infrastructure the focus tends to be on how to...

Celebrate Social Inclusion Week at Merry & Bright on Sunday 26th November, Deakin Edge

Merry & Bright, the School of Hard Knocks final concert for 2017 is presented on Sunday 26 November from 2pm at Deakin Edge. This concert takes place in Social Inclusion Week, an annual initiative, which was created in 2009, by the Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Jonathon said "I founded Social Inclusion...

The Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA) releases incredibly rare recordings – New Desk Tape Series

Now rare and classic Aussie tracks will help the roadies who supported the bands who recorded them The ARCA Desk Tape Series is an initiative of the Australian Road Crew Association (ARCA). ARCA is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of live production crew in Australia, past and present. Without roadies to pack, unpack, carry, maintain and set...

Come and enjoy our great Australian music at Australian Songbook, this Sunday at Collingwood Town Hall!

In celebration of Australian Music Month, THECHO!R will present their next sensational concert.  Australian Songbook on Sunday November 19th at 3pm in the Collingwood Town Hall. Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director of THECHO!R explains "this will be a truly special concert of popular, new and contemporary Australian music, with Deborah Cheetham AO and the Dhungala Children's Choir as our...

St Kilda Rocks The Bowlo for SKAC

St Kilda Rocks Friday 22 September St Kilda Bowls Club Doors 7PM St Kilda has long been a stomping ground for dirty, take no prisoners rock n roll. Long considered the home of underground rock and the place with some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, St Kilda Rocks continues the legacy of St Kilda’s claim to DIY, grassroots approach to putting...

AFRICA (To drink or not to drink, that is the question)

Did you know that Africa is the second driest continent after Australia? True fact. Water in any country is the “Root of Life” and a basic human right , but for many of the worlds most vulnerable people, water pollution is a daily crisis faced by millions. Unfortunately, water pollution is a huge problem throughout the continent of Africa, and sadly...

LACHLAN “A BLEEDING LOVE STORY”

There is so little known about Haemophilia , a genetic condition that causes abnormal bleeding. Derived from the Greek words ‘Haima’ (blood) and ‘philia’ (a tendency toward) Haemophilia is a bleeding disorder caused by a gene mutation. Your blood doesn’t clot properly, and this makes it difficult to control bleeding. When most people cut themselves, your bodies natural reaction is to...

Celebrating choirs & the joy of singing at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sunday June 11th

Do you LOVE to hear choirs and beautiful melodious singing …WE DO! Are you a fan of the Divine Divas of Sunbury, THECHO!R, Co-cheol and Amber Evans … WE ARE! Would you like to be introduced to the sublime singing of Musica and Men Aloud! …YES??? Then come to our choral extravaganza at the Melbourne Recital Centre this Sunday June 11th!!! Part of the 8th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival.

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