Divercity October – November 2017 celebrates the many ways our community invites participation and gives people more opportunities to belong. Sing in a choir, enjoy a night out, build a park and get seniors together for their very own local festival.
We also reflect on the shameful arrest of two women in 1977 for holding hands on a tram. Their journey, and the stories of other women, will be told during a tram ride and afternoon tea during Seniors Festival.
And, as usual, there are details of lots of things to do in our community: walk for causes, keeping active, arts & theatre and a host of seniors’ events.
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Meet locals who are reducing waste in very crafty ways. Georgie Faircloth and how her art on a crowd funded drinking fountain attracts people to refill rather than buy water. Leather worker Louise sells recycled leather wallets and more at the Esplanade Craft Market. While teams of people are making Boomerang Bags to help you say no to plastic bags while shopping. Don’t forget the pre-loved clothing at the new Greeves St. op shop in Belford Street, because changing your wardrobe could help change a life.
You can also meet Peter Smith, the new Port Phillip CEO. His last gig was CEO at Adelaide City, so he’s got lots of experience and ideas.
There’s more than 30 local events to tempt you out this winter, including the wonders at MAP57 of the St Kilda triangle and much more.
Plus a lift out about the Council Plan.
In letterboxes from 17 July.
Listen to a one-minute posdacst interview with Georgie who painted the O-fountain
After an exhaustive selection process, the Victorian Pride Centre Board has unanimously selected Fitzroy Street as the location for Australia’s first Pride Centre. Read why in the latest Divercity.
Also read about Seniors rights forums in June, a fantastic winter garden coming to the St Kilda triangle, meet the woman who created a digital storytelling machine that’s on show at the St Kilda Library.
Plus there much to get involved in: Dine with Heart month in May for the Sacred Heart, lots of theatre, arts and dance, and a diverse community calendar.
In letterboxes from 1 May
Meet the women Councillors who are bold for change; meet Mr Creece the new school principal from Ferrars Street; meet the clean beach heroes from West Beach in St Kilda; meet the cleaning crews who work daily before dawn; meet the primary school waste warriors and IT winners.
Divercity is people places and participation.
Plus dozens of events.
Plus a lift out with hundreds of classes and courses.
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Edunity’s Education Destination service is taking a break. But our tour partners are still delivering great walking tours of Melbourne’s CBD.
For architecture and sustainable design, contact Melbourne ArchiTOURS. Esther Sugihto and her crew will work out a plan for your school group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For history, heritage or settlement, contact Melbourne Walks. Meyer Eidelson has a great range of tours available for schools. Email email@example.com
Divercity has your guide to the big and little events of summer in Port Phillip. You’re invited to rock, run, ride or relax as you please. Ride the beachside bike paths from Elwood to the new Webb Point observation deck. Run in the Carmen’s Women’s Fun Run or the Gatorade Triathlons. Relax at the open air cinemas or Shakespeare in the Park or chill in the new Acland Plaza. Read about kids being wildlife ambassadors, locals giving unwanted dogs a second chance or find new ways to get involved in your community.
And don’t forget to meet the new councillors headed up Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss and Deputy Mayor Cr Katherine Copsey.
All in the summer edition of Divercity.
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Storytime in local libraries, landmarks of Indigenous heritage, festival of film, Divercity celebrates the cultural assets of Port Phillip.
Red Stitch Actors Theatre turns 15 plus dozens of local events, including theatre, heritage, active and community.
Divercity covers topics of interest to residents of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda Road, St Kilda, Elwood and Ripponlea.
Discover some autumn gold from Port Phillip. See how to share your love of books with little free libraries, get a bus load of faith by visiting local places of worship, find inspiration at St Kilda’s own film festival and peruse dozens of local events. Divercity covers topics of interest to residents of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda Road, St Kilda, Elwood and Ripponlea.
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Watch on as hundreds of sailors converge on St Kilda for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in December. Cheer as young Linus from Elwood joins hundreds in events for off-the-beach boats.
Just up the beach, you might catch the ‘oarsome’ surfboat crews from the St Kilda Lifesaving Club. With summer holidays looming, there’s still time to get kids enrolled in holiday programs, like MSAC Planet Sport.
Hanukkah is also coming and so is the Ripponlea street party on 6 December in Glen Eira Road from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm.
Seniors are invited to get involved in the Linking Neighbours program for coffee chats, bike rides and all sorts of outings.
There are so many things to do across Port Phillip; Indigenous art at the Town Hall Gallery, Summer Solstice Healing, cemetery tours, opera in the pub, skateboarding show-off and much more.
Spend your shopping time in local style at local markets; South Melbourne, Esplanade Craft and St Kilda Twilight, all buzzing in December and beyond.
All this and more, in the latest Divercity
The saving of a much-loved entertainment venue headlines the October/November edition of Divercity.
This edition has a jam-packed program of local events, from the Port Phillip Seniors Festival to the Discover Sailing Day on Albert Park Lake.
Learn how you can also contribute to an inner Melbourne small-scale makers map, and share your favourite Port Phillip parks on Council’s social media.
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