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4 September 2019

A True Sense of Community In Williamstown

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GANESH FESTIVAL
8 September 2019
Celebrate with your friends and family at the forthcoming Ganesh Festival with the West Melbourne Marathi Group.
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INDIGENOUS LITERACY PROJECT BOOKSALE
14 September 2019
All proceeds from the Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries September booksale will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Visit the booksale, bag a bargain or make a donation and help close the Indigenous literacy gap. Only 34% of Indigenous Year 5 students in very remote areas are at or above national minimum reading standards, compared to 95% for non-Indigenous students in major cities, according to the 2017 National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The situation is improving but there is still a long way to go, the challenges are immense and you can help.
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POETRY MATTERS
19 September 2019
Poetry is thoughts that breathe…* From the old masters to the new breed of popular Instagram poets; poetry inspires, informs, challenges and touches us. Join in for a discussion of the poetry we love to read again and again. Poetry enthusiasts, curious novices and wary poetry sceptics all welcome! There will be an opportunity for those who’d like to share a favourite poem. Light refreshments * Thomas Gray
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Strawberry
4 - 21 September 2019
Tabitha. Tab. A feisty, confident fifteen year old who has been raised since birth by single dad, Adam. A typical teen; outspoken, messy, glued to her smartphone, listening to music and constant messaging. Out of the blue, her mother makes contact and, against Adam’s will, Tab determinedly leaves for a short stay with Helen… where her secure world is turned upside down. How does Tab deal with the truth of her story? A look at the spectrum of parental love. Three intertwined stories by local writer, Kerry Drumm, told with warmth, humour and love.
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FoRT - Arts At Your Doorstep
25 September 2019
A special school holiday show by Asking for Trouble Physical Theatre featuring spectacular acrobatics and poetic visual imagery, celebrating imagination and adventure Have you ever built a… FoRT? A show for cubby creators and den dwellers. Asking for Trouble presents FoRT, a circus/physical theatre production, which delves into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.
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OUT ON THE WEEKEND
12 October 2019
It was 50 years ago. The Summer Of Love, Woodstock, Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon, the 747 plane is introduced, the Easy Rider film is released, the Beatles perform on the roof of the Apple building, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am muscle car is introduced, Richmond win the VFL Grand final. OUT ON THE WEEKEND festival celebrates three of the finest of those albums with unique performances. Bob Dylan’s reflective and countrified NASHVILLE SKYLINE and Dusty Springfield’s southern soul masterpiece DUSTY IN MEMPHIS will be performed by a soon-to-be-announced all-star cast with musical backing from Pete Luscombe, Dan…
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WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Sunday 13 October 2019
Get your walking shoes on and walk together to raise awareness for mental health in aim to help reduce stigma and accept diversity.   Bring your family and friends along to share in a walk, sausage sizzle, live performances, mental health information stalls, raffle with health and well-being prizes to be won, kids football clinic and jumping castle.   Wear something GREEN in honor of those suffering mental health related illnesses.   All ages welcome.
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BOONWURRUNG WORKSHOP: A TRUE SHARED HISTORY EXPERIENCE
16 October 2019
In 2019, History Week and the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages collide. To celebrate we are honoured to be joined by proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung, Jaeden Williams, who will share language and stories of our nation’s First People.
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Williamstown Craft Market
March - December 2019
Williamston Craft Market is a destination for anything handmade, homegrown or baked. Whether you are searching for a special gift, yummy food, homewares to match your colour palette or some fashion for young and old you will find what you are searching for at Williamstown Craft Market. Upcoming dates: 17 March 2019 21 April 2019 19 May 2019 16 June 2019 21 July 2019 18 August 2019 15 September 2019 20 October 2019 17 November 2019 15 December 2019  
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Gourmet Pawprints - Truffle Hunt
Various dates in July and August
Put on your most colourful gumboots, grab your pooch and join us for a decadent day of all things truffles. This will be our 5th year of offering this exclusive handcrafted experience visiting a truffle orchard in regional Victoria. We start the day in Port Melbourne with some essential sniff and social time before getting comfy on Bella the dog welcoming bus for truffle trivia and a few competitive laughs. Morning tea followed by sparkling wine and truffle tastings greet us at the truffle orchard while the pooches enjoy getting to know each other off leash with our talented dog…
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A CHORUS LINE
8 - 16 November 2019
One of the best known and loved dance shows of the modern era, A Chorus Line broke new ground with its raw honesty about the dancer’s life. It scooped the pool of Tony Awards in 1976, including Best Show, Best Score, Best Book and Best Choreography, and is the sixth-longest running show on Broadway. Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for the dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for. A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone…
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JAMAICAN MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL
10 November 2019
In November 2016, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival was born family gathered like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of reggae, dub, rocksteady and dancehall music in the Australian sunshine. Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, since then the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by and straight out of Jamaica. ​ The Jamaican Music & Food Festival day is one where people who know and recognise great music come together with unity and a good lick of rum. 2017…
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BLACK COMEDY & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND (DOUBLE BILL)
13 - 30 November 2019
Written in the 1960s and first performed together in 1998, each play in this double bill presentation features a cast of eight. Black Comedy is a play that involves a young sculptor entertaining at home – when the lights fail. The Real Inspector Hound features two feuding theatre critics who get swept into the whodunit they are viewing. Plenty of laughter guaranteed – twice.
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WILLIAMSTOWN HERITAGE BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL
16 November 2019
With our biggest line-up to date, Williamstown Beer & Cider Festival will showcase more than 20 independent breweries and cideries complemented by a stack of entertainment and FREE activities for the kids – Williamstown Beer and Cider Festival is set to provide a whole lot of good times on tap yet again!  ​
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Williamstown Farmers Market
2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month
“Fall in Love with Local Food” Regional Farmers Markets (RFM) is a rapidly growing business serving Melbourne and regional Victoria since 1999, building and operating vibrant farmers markets with a team of over 250 growers and producers. We encourage each of these market communities ‘to fall in love with local food’ by fulfilling our commitment to: Provide fresh local, seasonal food and produce with diversity and high quality. Support healthy and sustainable lifestyles for families and communities. Create an environment where people engage with the stallholders and each other and take pride in this sense of connectedness and belonging. Support all our…
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