AC/DC history to be explored in Rockdale

January 31, 2014 by  

Rock music comes to Rockdale next month with a special talk from AC/DC researcher Jesse Fink and a special guest appearance from one of the band's drummers.

Mr Fink will be speaking at [Read more]

Christmas comes in February for local theatre

January 30, 2014 by  

A short drive up the road from Wangara is the Limelight Theatre, which will be celebrating Christmas this February instead of December

With its latest production “Season’s Greetings”, Christmas is here again which might be too soon for some of us. However for its first 2014 production a suburban dysfunctional family Christmas is the centrepiece of a farcical black comedy. It is set in 1980 across 3 days, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and Boxing Day. The play features bad cooking, two feuding uncles, a dreadful puppet show and a shooting with lots of alcohol-fuelled antics in between.

It is written by prolific British playwright Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Gordon Park. Park who also performs in the play believes that it:

“…can be appreciated by anyone who has ever experienced a family Christmas and the array of challenges it can sometimes bring."

And for that reason is as relevant today.

The BBC in 1986 produced a television version, and there have been many professional renditions including being staged in the West End at the Apollo Theatre. It premiered in September 1980 proving that it’s a play not just for Christmas. Park is acting for the second time in this play with the most significant challenge being to “keep the cast and crew in the festive spirit from November when rehearsals started to opening night”.

Theatres make use of poster printing to advertise upcoming performances. Opening night is 6th February 8pm.

New school emerges from bankrupt site

January 29, 2014 by  

Plans are underway to open a school in West Melbourne called West Lakes Grammar School.

A Wyndham councillor, Imran Khan, is the owner and according to him, this is “something he would like to do for the community”. Khan is targeting a 2016 opening which is a year delay. This has been attributed to the amount of time needed to lodge the necessary paperwork with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. Initially intended to be a primary school, there is now a possibility West Lakes will be a secondary school.

To be commercially viable Mr Khan projects he needs a minimum of 220 enrolments and would charge fees at a “reasonable level”. To date Khan has had 80 applications but believes that once the school starts accepting enrolments this number will flourish. To market the school Khan could use poster printing services and put posters up on noticeboards in the West Melbourne area.

Khan paid $6million for the school site which was one of three campus sites of Mowbray College, which went under in 2012 with debts of over $28million. At the time, there was over $300,000 of unpaid fees, and it left 200 and 1,200 students with no school. Khan believes Mowbray expanded too quickly and has taken that into account in his plans. A conservative approach will be taken and the school will be run by an experienced board, which includes a former associate professor of Victoria University, and an accountant.

International travel inspiration on offer in Sydney

January 28, 2014 by  

With Christmas over and winter approaching, now is a good time to be thinking about booking an overseas holiday for later in the year. Luckily there will be plenty of inspiration on offer at the Sydney travel expo this [Read more]

Fremantle Dockers kick into high gear for kids at annual camp

January 27, 2014 by  

Western Australia’s Peel region is getting ready to welcome The Fremantle Dockers as part of its 2014 Australia Post Community Camp.

The annual two-day event has been [Read more]

Holidays hot topic of conversation at travel expo

January 26, 2014 by  

Holiday destinations will be on everybody's lips when the Perth Travel Expo opens at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 1.

The major event, which is expected to [Read more]

Logan City takes proactive approach to tackle low vaccination rates

January 25, 2014 by  

In what is considered an Australian first, Logan City Council has introduced an outreach vaccination program to try and reverse statistics highlighting the area as having one of the state’s lowest rates.

This is in spite the fact that [Read more]

Avoid networking bogeys on Joondalup golf course

January 24, 2014 by  

Joondalup entrepreneurs can mix business and pleasure next month by networking during a round of golf.

The Joondalup Business Association is holding its annual golf match in February, and there are still places available for [Read more]

Competition launched to name $125m Casey Cultural Precinct

January 23, 2014 by  

Residents from Narre Warren and other suburbs in the City of Casey have been invited to participate in a competition to name the new Casey Cultural Precinct.

This followed the announcement by singing sensation, [Read more]

CyclePower program turns the wheels for good health

January 22, 2014 by  

Melbourne central, Fitzroy and South Melbourne, Victoria, are becoming hotspots to witness a new breed of cycle power taking hold in the suburbs.

The new trend is being swept up by people with disabilities who are keen to improve [Read more]

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