Beyond Blue March 26 July 2014

Beyond Blue is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about depression and anxiety.

On 26 July in Melbourne, they will be running a number of fundraising and awareness-raising activities on the night.

One of the main ones will be the BeyondBlue March for Mental Health, from Federation Square, along Birrarung Marr to the MCG.

There will be entertainment at Fed Square, including singers and a fun footy and mental health panel, and, on the big screen you will be able to watch some beyondblue and Channel 7 real life stories before heading to the blockbuster AFL beyondblue Cup that night.

This is a free event and will be on from 5pm to 7pm. Full details can be found here.

Docklands Winter Fireworks

Photo by Neil Creek at Melbourne Docklands Winter Fireworks

Photo by Neil Creek with Melbourne Docklands Winter Fireworks in background

Throughout July and August at Melbourne Docklands there will be free fireworks for all to see. The fireworks begin at 7pm and last for around 10 mins.  There is also music and fun provided – for what would be a whole family event.

The program includes:
4 July – First Friday Dance Club (Go-go dancing) and the Lollipop Ladies
11 July – ‘200 Torches’ and Lolka
18 July – African Drumming, The Thankful Tree, Back Story
25 July – Projector Bike, EL Suits
1 August – First Friday Dance Club (Bollywood) and The Clouds
8 August – ‘200 Torches’ and Lolka
15 August – Story telling with Niki na Meadhra and Pirates
22 August – Projector Bike and African Drumming
29 August – Little Wings Puppets, The Thankful Tree, The Clouds

You can learn more about this event here.

Diamond Valley Miniature Railway

A great place to take children for a Sunday treat is the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway, which is open every Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Found at Eltham Lower Park. Cost is $3 per person for a ride but to walk around and view there is no charge. Be aware that parking can fill up […]

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival will celebrate its 28th year in 2014 and is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.  This event was originally launched by our very own Barry Humphries, along with Peter Cook. This event has grown to be […]

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Tulip Festival at Silvan

One of my favourite things to go to is the Tulip Festival which is run annually at Silvan from mid September to mid October every year.  There is a cost to entering and if you’re a photo fanatic, like me, you’ll find tons of others doing the same. Last year Tesselaar’s had a photography contest […]

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Presented by Fed Square and Polyglot Theatre Giant ants will be invading Federation Square from 8-14 July and they will be recruiting children as helpers in their colony. Ants, an interactive performance created by Polyglot Theatre, will see human sized ants take over Fed Square in a large-scale treasure hunt. Patrolling the pavements in search […]

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Queen’s Birthday long weekend

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend this weekend in Australia. And what have you planned? (image from Zoos Victoria newsletter) The Healesville Sanctuary has a Wine and Wildlife Weekend and with the promise of fine weather, even if quite cool at 16C, that should mean there will be a lot of people out and about!  […]

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Were you in the Puffing Billy Great Train Race this morning?

If you were, I have a number of shots of people passing under the Trestle Bridge as the train was passing over. Here is one to whet your appetite. There is a link below to view a lot more. If you are one in one of these photos feel free to contact me to get […]

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Anzac Day services in Melbourne

My husband and I attended our first Dawn service 2 years ago for Anzac Day.  It was held in Emerald, not far from where we live. We really enjoyed the experience and found it to be quite moving.  So much so that we decided we’d like to go each year. However, we didn’t go last […]

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Moomba Festival 2013

Did you go on the weekend?  I attended on the Monday, viewing some of the water skiing tricks, wandering along the sideshows and watching the Moomba Parade.  What a colourful and joyful event that was. So many people watching. All were peaceful, enjoying the atmosphere and it was lovely to see and experience. Moomba covered […]

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