Summer events booklet – November to December 2016

NOVEMBER

Storytime in the Parks and Gardens
From November to March Hobsons Bay Libraries are venturing into the lovely parks and gardens of Laverton, Williamstown, Newport and Altona to present storytime. For more information, visit libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542.

Free heritage walking tours

Friday 4 November until Tuesday 29 November every Tuesday and Friday at 11.45am.

Guided free heritage walking tour of Williamstown. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Sea Shepherd Ship Tour
Sunday 6 November 11am to 4pm
Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Free tours of the Steve Irwin ship take place every Sunday during November. For more details, visit www.seashepherd.org.au.

Jamaician Music & Food Festival

Sunday 6 November 12pm to 8pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Catch reggae legends and rising stars at the first ever Jamaican Music & Food Festival featuring world-class reggae, dancehall, ska, roots and dub against the stunning backdrop of Seaworks. Music fans can expect a vibrant and family-friendly celebration of all things authentically Jamaican from delicious Jerk Chicken, to roots and culture, to children’s folk tales. Huge line up of musicians and DJs including Jessie I from PBS’s Babylon Burning plus Mohair Slim, Housewives’ Choice, King Ru and many more. Tickets and full line up available at www.jmff.com.au

City of Angels

Season commences Friday 4 and finishes Saturday 19 November 6pm to 8pm

Williamstown Mechanics Institute, 5 Electra Street, Williamstown

City of Angels, the award-winning musical, is a wickedly funny celebration of the 1940s film noir genre and dark detective fiction which takes place in two worlds. City of Angels is a witty and glorious celebration of film noir. Presented by Williamstown Musical Theatre Company. Check website for session dates and times.To book tickets, visit http://wmtc.org.au/tickets/

Write your life

Saturday 12 November 10am to 12.45pm
Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson Street
What makes a well-told story drawn from real life? Join Lucia Nardo for discussion and practical exercises to help you plumb the emotional depth and determine the story structure needed to bring your story alive. Bookings: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542.

The ‘Silent’ ANZAC

Saturday 12 November, 8pm

Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street

The ‘Silent Anzac’ is a premier performance led by the Footscray Yarraville City Band, featuring a moving musical, acting and singing depiction of the little known role of HMAS AE2 submarine in the Gallipoli campaign. Bookings www.williamstownrsl.com.au/whats-on/

Mini Car Show

Sunday 13 November 7am to 3pm
Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
Victorian Mini Club biannual display event – MiniShow16 will feature many different types of the popular Mini including Mokes, Vans and Utes and in all sorts of conditions including show queens, race cars, club sport specials,  daily drivers plus trade stands with Mini paraphernalia. For more info, visit www.mini.org.au

Sea Shepherd Ship Tour

Sunday 13 November 11am to 4pm
Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Free tours of the Steve Irwin ship take place every Sunday during November. For more details visit www.seashepherd.org.au.

WEEAC (World events ending animal cruelty) Animals Day

Sunday 13 November 12pm to 8pm

Commonwealth Reserve, various venues, Williamstown
WEEAC is a global organisation raising awareness of animal cruelties and uniting people and organizations to work together for the animals. There will be  activities for children, live music and speakers, giveaways and over 40 food and gift stalls including Lush, Woking Amazing, Veganpet, We love Life, Edgars Mission, Animal Liberation Victoria, Fin Free Melbourne, Pawesome Friends, Sea Shepherd, Wild Yam Café, Jerry’s Vegeburgers, Vons Vegan Bakehouse, Half Pint Vegan Dairy, and Northcote Natural Therapies. For more information visit weeacaustralia.weebly.com

London Suite by Neil Simon

Thursday 17 November to Saturday 3 December

Williamstown Little Theatre, 2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown

London Suite is a collection of four short plays set in Room 402, a suite of a fashionable old hotel in London. In each story, at various times, Simon sets a different tone, including a thriller, a comedy, a comedy-drama, and a farce.  For more information visit www.wlt.org.au

Art and Industry Festival  

Friday 18 November to Sunday 27 November

Various events in venues around Hobsons Bay.

Celebrating our past, designing our future, Art and Industry is a new festival for the west that brings artists, innovators, performers, designers and manufacturers together over ten days in an exploration of industry. From open days to fashion parades, exhibitions, walking tours and shadow puppetry, industrially inspired events providing an inspirational look at who we are and where we live.  For full listing of all events visit www.artandindustryfestival.com.au

IF: Industrial Fashion – Art and Industry Opening Night

Friday 18 November 8pm

Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street

Local fashionistas have created, designed and built costumes inspired by our industrial heritage. Experience a night of fashion in which our local architecture takes centre stage in custom-created art. Part of Art & Industry Festival.  Tickets $30/$20 conc. Available at Hobsons Bay Tickets www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au  or phone99324074. Costumes from Industrial Fashion will also be on display  with artist talks at the Louis Joel Art & Community Centre Tuesday 22 November 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Wednesday 23 November 11am to 1pm.

For further information, visit www.artandindustryfestival.com.au

Smokin’ Aces

Saturday 19 November 10am to 4pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
The Smokin’ Aces Car Club Show & Shine features over 300 cars on display as well as merchandise stalls, children’s activities, a raffle, food and more. Music comes from a live rock’n’roll band and dance floor – all for a great cause to raise funds for Challenge – Supporting Kids with Cancer organisation. Further information visit http://smokinacesclub.com/ 

Westside Cool

Saturday and Sunday 19/20 and 26/27 November 12 to 4pm

Discover our local makers and industrially enthused creators. Follow a new map to all that’s hip from

Spotswood to Newport to Williamstown and Altona. Free. Part of Art & Industry Festival.  For further information, visit www.artandindustryfestival.com.au

Sea Shepherd Ship Tour at Seaworks

Sunday 20 November 11am to 4pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
Free tours of the Steve Irwin ship take place every Sunday during November. For more details visit www.seashepherd.org.au

Tenacious Tall Ship day sail
Sunday 20 November

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Going aloft, helming, setting sails – a voyage with hands on adventure. Bookings essential. Visit www.jst.org.au or phone 0429 186 625.

Spark

Friday 25 November 6.30pm to 10pm

Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.

A family night at Seaworks featuring fireworks, car crushing, sideshows and songs. All inspired

by the industrial history of the area. Gold coin donation. Part of Art & Industry Festival.  For further information, visit www.artandindustryfestival.com.au

Sea Shepherd Ship Tour at Seaworks
Sunday 27 November 11am to 4pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
Free tours of the Steve Irwin ship take place every Sunday during November. For more details visit www.seashepherd.org.au.

Tenacious Tall Ship day sail
Sunday 27 November

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Going aloft, helming, setting sails – a voyage with hands on adventure. Bookings essential. Visit www.jst.org.au or phone 0429 186 625.

 

Macedonian Cultural Festival  

Sunday 27 November 10am to 5pm
Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown

Come along and enjoy Macedonian culture, food, music and entertainment. For more information, visit www.macedonianculturalfestival.com.au

 

Melbourne Frock Swap

Sunday 27 November 10am to 4pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

The Melbourne Frock Swap is a market for second hand and vintage women’s clothing and accessories.  There are over 70 clothing stalls covering all sizes, and they are complimented with food vans, coffee and pamper stalls with plenty of change rooms to try everything on. Website: www.melbournefrockswap.com Facebook www.facebook.com/melbournefrockswap

 

DECEMBER

2016 Victorian Open Water Championship – WOW Challenge
Saturday 17 December 
Williamstown Beach, Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club, corner Victoria Street and Esplanade, Williamstown
Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, in conjunction with Altona Swimming Club, are hosting the 2016 Victorian Open Water Championships at Williamstown Beach. The Championships are the peak open water swimming event in Victoria. This premier swimming event will also incorporate a community participation swimming event, the Williamstown Open Water Challenge (WOW Challenge). Enjoy a great day out with a range of activities, entertainment, retail and food vendors. For further information, visit www.williamstownslsc.org.au/open-water-championships/

Christmas events in Hobsons Bay: It is the season! Join in the spirit of Christmas with song.

 

Rotary Club of Williamstown Family Christmas Fair
Sunday 4 December 11am to 3pm
Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

This event is free to all children, $2 for adults. Free rides, face painting, clowns, giant slide and animal petting nursery. Art, craft and food stalls plus a visit from Santa.

 

Williamstown Christmas Night Market

Friday 9 December from 6pm to 9pm

Douglas Parade, Ferguson Street and Nelson Place Williamstown

Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate the festive season at Williamstown, with vibrant and beautiful shops and hospitality Christmas style, including face painting, music, a visit from Santa and lots of local stores open for business.

Williamstown – presented by Hobsons Bay Churches

Sunday 18 December, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Children’s activities and pre-carol entertainment from 7pm, carols from 8pm

Commonwealth Reserve Rotunda, Nelson Place, Williamstown

In the event of inclement weather, carols will take place in Holy Trinity Church?, Nelson Place, Williamstown.

2017 quick pick

 

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic Criterium

Tuesday 3 January

Start the year with the excitement of professional cycling in the heritage waterfront precinct of Nelson Place, Williamstown.

 

Movies by the Bay

Friday nights through January

Friday 6 January – Logan Reserve, Altona
Friday 13 January – Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
Friday 20 January – Logan Reserve, Altona
 

Enjoy classic open air cinema in the park. Free movie night for the family to enjoy. Check schedule details closer to January or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

 

Markets in Williamstown

 

REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET, is open from 9am to 2pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Located at Robertson Reserve, Williamstown on the second Sunday and at John Morley Reserve on the fourth Sunday. Visit www.rfm.net.au

CRAFT MARKET, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown is open on the third Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm. Visit www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au

WILLIAMSTOWN BLUESTONE CHURCH TWILIGHT MARKET at Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Williamstown is open on the first Friday of the month from 5pm to 10pm, October 2016- April 2017.

 

Hobson Bay Visitor Information Centre

Nelson Place, Williamstown

9am to 5pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day

Ph: 9932 4310

NRS: 133 677 / quote 03 9932 1000
www.visithobsonsbay.com.au
www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Tenacious Tall  Ship

Tenacious is one of only two tall ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with widely varied physical abilities.  Every aspect of shipboard life is available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship. Come down to Seaworks at 2pm on the 14th of August to welcome the beautiful tall ship into port.

  • OPEN DAYS
  • Wednesday 17th August
  • Thursday 1st September
  • Friday 2nd of September
  • PUBLIC DAY SAILS
  • Saturday 24th September
  • Sunday 25th September
  • Saturday 19th November
  • Sunday 20th November
  • Sunday 27th November

 

 

 

Winter Events 2016

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WORK, VISIT & PLAY IN WILLIAMSTOWN

If you are planning a visit to Melbourne, Victoria be sure to put time aside to visit the bayside community of Williamstown. Located less than 15 km from the CBD, Williamstown’s historical architecture, beautiful beaches and parkland areas coupled with our boutique shopping precincts and modern funky cafes and chic bistros make our community a lovely place to spend the day whatever the weather.
Hidden in the shadows of Melbourne and featuring the best post-card views of the city, Williamstown is Melbourne’s hidden treasure. So take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape to Williamstown where you’ll find something for everyone all year round.