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Monday, 25 September

17:54

Experiencing Communities: South East Australia Road Trip CERES Community Environment Park

In April 2017, our CERES Global facilitator and all round seasoned traveler Ben Walta, and Don Butcher wilderness and conservation legend headed a group on a local journey of sustainable communities. Exploring the unexplored through South East of Australia, the group embarked on a trip connecting alternative, sustainable, indigenous communities, and experienced the incredible natural environment Australia has to offer.

In the past we have worked with international organisations for over 10 years, nurturing relationships, and working alongside community development organisations that foster social and environmental sustainability. For this purpose we believed it was important to understand the local organisations, and people that sustain these practices, within Australia. This was our first trip around rural Victoria, and New South Whales, exploring these developments.

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Our journey began at Agari Permaculture Farm, located just a few hours from Melbourne. The 120 acre farm hosts a variety of workshops such as natural building, permaculture, and natural health remedies. We got hands on whilst there, helping out with building the first Vi...

17:09

From The Classroom To The Creek: An Excursion At CERES CERES Community Environment Park

 

By Lucy Dowling-Brown, CERES Communications Intern

It is Friday morning and the sky is a slate grey ceiling above the swarming primary school children. They are buzzing with excitement, running past each other in a sea of mustard yellow and navy blue uniforms. Today is excursion day for grade two at CERES Environment Park. As the teachers attempt to quieten the group, birds fly overhead and chickens cluck in the distance.

Today the children of St Raphaels Primary School are here to learn about the culture of Indigenous Australians. When CERES was founded in 1982, one of its fundamental goals was to provide environmental education to the community. Evident throughout the rich culture of Indigenous Australians, is their deep connection to the native environment. The land is so revered in Indigenous culture that many Elders, such as Bob Randall of the Yankunytjatjara people, view the land as another family member and have a deep responsibility within their culture to take care of the natural environment. This connection to the earth is prevalent throughout much of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and is one of the key values here at CERES.

CERES Educator, Claire Mosley, impresses these ideas upon the children of St Raphaels during her walk along the Merri Creek. She discusses the history of the local environment and urges the children to consider how it has changed and been damaged since the Wurundjeri indigenous community inhabited it, to now.

I want you to think about the beautiful, pristine places of the Aboriginal times that have changed so much she says.

Through this walk along the Merri Creek, the children are given the opportunity to connect wider environmental issues, such as pollution, with their local environment.

 

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10:51

Fleet Foxes Announce Falls Sideshow in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Image Courtesy of Fleet Foxes When Fleet Foxes were announced for this years Falls Festivals in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle there was no guarantee wed be getting any headline shows. When Fleet Foxes were last in the country earlier this year for VIVID they didnt tour any further than Sydney. But never []

10:00

Here are all of the Falls Festival sideshows for 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Festival season will be on us again before we know it, and you know what that means: sideshows. And theres some good news for anyone who missed out on tickets to the sold-out Falls Festival in Byron and Lorne, and doesnt fancy a trip to Marion Bay or Fremantle, as some of the biggest names have just announced a bunch of extra gigs.

Liam Gallagher, Run The Jewels, Foster the People, Jungle, DRAM, The Kooks and Flint Eastwood are the acts whove announced Falls Festival sideshows so far, for the most part playing both Melbourne and Sydney shows in early January.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday September 28 (local time), except for Run The Jewels, which has a Live Nation presale beginning at 10am Tuesday September 25, general sale from 12pm Thursday September 28 check out the full list of dates below, along with Liam performing Wonderwall at this years Reading and Leeds fest.

Falls Festival 2017 sideshows

LIAM GALLAGHER

Tickets

Thu 04 Jan Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri 05 Jan Forum Theatre, Melbourne

RUN THE JEWELS

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Thursday 4 Jan    Festival Hall, Melbourne
Fri 5 Jan Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

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Thu 4 Jan Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Fri 5 Jan Enmore Theatre, Sydney

DRAM

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Fri 5 Jan 170 Russell, Melbourne

THE KOOKS

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Wed 3 Jan Festival Hall, Melbourne
Fri 5 Jan Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

JUNGLE

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Wed 3 Jan Enmore Theatre, Syd...

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Sunday, 24 September

23:19

Overnight baked sourdough doughnuts Green Gourmet Giraffe

After a long wait, yesterday was a glorious spring day of 29 C as the school holidays started.  So too, yesterday saw the end of my wait to find a good overnight sourdough doughnut recipe.  I've looked, I've mulled over it, I've gone back to my yeasted doughnut recipe, I've even tried a really unsuccessful doughnut recipe last weekend before finally hitting the jackpot yesterday.

I bought a doughnut cutter some years ago and it has turned out to be a very useful investment, especially now that Sylvia is suddenly into all things doughnut.  It means that I have always made yeasted doughnut dough that is rolled and cut out.  Recently I have been looking for a doughnut tin that I can pour batter into so I can use different doughnut recipes.  (Actually I dreamt I bought one last night but it had some weird grills on it that did not make sense!) 

After looking for the recipe I wanted, I ended up using my overnight sourdough bread recipe, my yeasted doughnut recipe and Gemma's no knead donut recipe.  I gave some thought to what was needed for the dough - a bit of...

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HIGH RISE DUCKS "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

In the Darebin Parklands, the waters of the Darebin Creek and the several ponds through the reserve offer a great environment for many species of waterfowl. Nesting boxes are also provided for these birds and many take advantage of these "apartments" as a secure place to raise their young. Here is a couple of chestnut teal ducks (Anas castanea). Chestnut teals are dabbling ducks found in Australia. They are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

The chestnut teal is darker and a slightly bigger bird than the grey teal. The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the grey teal. The female chestnut teal has a loud penetrating "laughing" quack repeated rapidly nine times or more.

The chestnut teal is commonly distributed in south-eastern and south-western Australia, while vagrants may occur elsewhere. Tasmania and southern Victoria are the species stronghold, while vagrants can be found as far north as New Guinea and Lord Howe Island. The chestnut teal prefers coastal estuaries and wetlands, and is indifferent to salinity. This bird is an omnivore.

Chestnut teals form monogamous pairs that stay together outside the breeding season, defend the nest site and look after the young when hatched. Nests are usually located over water, in a down-lined tree hollow about 610 m high. Sometimes nests are placed on the ground, among clumps of grass near water. The young hatch and are ready to swim and walk within a day.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
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Saturday, 23 September

20:38

The Biggest Loser healthy international students blog

The Biggest Loser is a show about losing weight.  They have about 15-20 contestants per season and someone gets eliminated each week. But how good is it for the average Joe? We discuss the issue here.

The Biggest Loser has been around for some time now and it is really popular in America as there is an obesity crisis.

Each week there are weigh-ins and the bottom two with the lowest weigh-ins have the possibility of being eliminated. Thus this puts an unhealthy stress on the contestant to lose a certain amount to beat the others.  This also reinforces the message of being skinny is ok, rather than being healthy and happy.

A lot of unhealthy practices are encouraged on this show such as a rapid weight loss of 70kg in a month.

Here the show is being criticised for making contestants work really hard without much food. They work out for about 5-8 hours a day.  Some of the contestants work out so hard that they vomit blood or collapse. The trainers make them get back up and on their machine again. It has some unfair advantages such as a progress weight and a 2kg weight advantage. The trainers do a fine job by pushing them to their limits. But how hard could they go?

I dont work out for that long period of time, at most I would do three hours. And I love my food way too much to follow the restricted 1000 calorie eating plan that they make the contestants follow.

It has some unfair advantages such as a progress weight and a 2kg weight advantage. The trainers do a fine job by pushing them to their limits. But how hard could they go?

According to the time spent observing the personal trainers at my gym, there is a fine line between going too hard and not going hard enough. Most of the trainers at my gym push their clients to achieve results and they dont push too hard. Nor do they make their clients do the weigh-ins each week. At most, the personal trainer spends about an hour per day with the client.

They also do the eating challenge and the person that wins it wins immunity. So what do the contestants gain from this? Nothing, I think. I think most people would go back to their unhealthy eating practices in the first place as there is no write down of what you eat.

Most contestants after the show regain their weight. Their metabolism goes slower and the leptin goes down.

If you want to lose weight the dangerous way then go ahead and be on that show. Otherwise you should be happy and healthy as you are and do some exercise each day.


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19:03

Nurofen Zavance tablets healthy international students blog

I got this free thanks to Coles.

But normally they would be $4.20 at Coles to $7.00 at 7-11.

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Nurofen Zadvance helped got rid of my cramps. I only just needed two tablets and then I was fine for the rest of the day. I have really bad cramps that make running painful on period day. But I have been reading that ibuprofen helps get rid of the heavy bleeding and cramps.

It worked just fine for me. There was no more coughing and the worrying about losing all the iron. But it is suggested that I should use it for 2-3 days and then stop. It is also suggested that I dont use it a lot in endurance events. But I tried on the Sunday long run and it was fine.

It is also suggested that runners dont take them everytime and for a long period of time due to the stomach issues. So far I have had none.

 


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18:35

365 cafe by Akira healthy international students blog

This popular cafe is in Prahran but now they have opened up shop in Melbourne Central in what used to be the Sugar Shop.

And Melburnians welcomed the healthy change. We as Melburnians want to be healthy and lose weight and the only way to do this is to get rid of the sugar and confectionery stores.

Here they have a huge selection of wholefood snacks and meals and foods for people to take home.

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Tuesday, 11 July

16:06

Smart Arts 22 June 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Richard sits down with Melbourne festival Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway for 'Tree of Codes, Artistic Director Angharard Wynne Jones for season 2 of Arts House and Tamblyn Lord to discuss his one man show Call of the Ice, playing at La Mama Courthouse Theatre.

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Tuesday, 04 July

21:44

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #549 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Whats On this Week | 4 - 10 July 2017 Welcome to Newsletter | #549 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 4th July 2017 to Monday 10th July 2017 Melbourne Magic Festival - July 3 - 15 2017 Over 300 shows at Northcote Town Hall and beyond Melbourne Magic Festival 2017 | Shows | Tickets The Kids Magic Gala .nobrtable br { display: none } Featuring appearances by the best magicians for kids (and the best magicians who are kids) this is one for the young and the young at heart. The Kids Magic Gala | Northcote Town Hall | Get Tickets Have You EVER EVER Heard...? .nobrtable br { display: none } A School Holiday Magic Show filled with Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and Songs. Fun for Children of all ages! Have You EVER EVER Heard...? | Tickets Online School Holiday Guide Winter - Biggest Guide Ever .nobrtable br { display: none } Over 500 things to keep the kids entertained during the Winter School Holidays running from 1 July to 16 July 2017. Winter Guide | All Day Activities Snow and Ice Skating This Winter .nobrtable br { display: none } Get your skates on and head on down to one of Melbournes Ice Rinks Central Melbourne: Docklands | Fed Square | Ice Slide | South Wharf Suburbs: Narre Warren | Oakleigh | Ringwood | Sorrento | St Kilda Challenge the Darkness 2-for-1 ticket offer .nobrtable br { display: none } Dialogue in the Dark(tm) is an immersive experience in total darkness led by blind guides. Challenge the Darkness | Dialogue in the Dark - Docklands My Fair Lady .nobrtable br { display: none } Final days | Fair Lady comes to the Regent Theatre under the direction of Julie Andrews My Fair Lady | ticketmaster.com.au Ravenhall Childcare and Kindergarten - Open Day .nobrtable br { display: none } Dont miss the Kool Kidz Ravenhall Open Day Saturday 15th of July featuring free family activities as well as an opportunity to tour the facility. Kool Kidz Ravenhall - Open Day High Tea Party @ Crown .nobrtable br { display: none } The High Tea Party gives you a beautiful high tea with sparkling wine at a five star venue whilst watching a gorgeous fashion parade. The High Tea Party | Crown Palladium Expo: Lighting + Green + Building .nobrtable br { display: none } 7 and 8 July | Meet the people that matter to your business, source products, services and information in one place. E-Power and Lighting | Green + Building Exhibition This Week in Melbourne .nobrtable br { display: none } Bug...

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Wednesday, 28 June

13:14

3 Songs for 3CR "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

3 Songs for 3CR - Nordanlaat

Each year The Boite and Music Sans Frontieres invite musicians and singers to donate 3 songs, in an acoustic concert at The Boite World Music Cafe, 1 Mark Street, North Fitzroy. Each year its a spectacularly creative and entertaining night of music that raises money for the 3CR Radiothon. In a year when significant music programs and broadcasters have been cut from national radio, the importance of shows like Music Sans Frontieres on broadcasters like 3CR cannot be overstated. It becomes harder and harder for local musicians to get a hearing! 3 Songs for 3CR is an opportunity to show support and ensure the healthy, ongoing life of Music Sans Frontieres on 3CR. Head here for more information and bookings.

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Tuesday, 27 June

22:58

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #548 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #548 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #548 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 27th June 2017 to Monday 3rd July 2017 School Holiday Guide Winter - Biggest Guide Ever Over 500 things to keep the kids entertained during the Winter School Holidays running from 1 July to 16 July, 2017. Winter Guide | All Day Activities Ice Skating This Winter .nobrtable br { display: none } Get your skates on and head on down to one of Melbournes Ice Rinks Central Melbourne: Docklands | Fed Square | South Wharf Suburbs: Oakleigh | Ringwood | Sorrento | St Kilda Oz Comic-Con .nobrtable br { display: none } Oz Comic-Con is the ultimate event for pop culture fans with a show packed with workshops, artists, film and tv stars and more. Oz Comic-Con | Melbourne Exhibition Centre | Buy Tickets Docklands Firelight Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } The Docklands Firelight Festival combines the traditions of a winter solstice with arts, music, food, fire and fun. Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July | Docklands Firelight Festival Australias Biggest Morning Tea 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Australias Biggest Morning Tea offers the opportunity to come together and share a cuppa, whilst helping those affected by cancer. Australias Biggest Morning Tea | biggestmorningtea.com.au Melbourne Cabaret Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } 10 Australian premiere shows along with some of the best new talent, Tuesday 20 June until Sunday 2 July 2017. Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017 | melbournecabaret.com The Eagles Story - Live .nobrtable br { display: none } The legend that is The Eagles now lives on through The Eagles Story. | Book now for Sat 1st July - Flying Saucer Club Fri 7th July - Hysteria Lounge (Lilydale) and Fri 14th July - The Grand (Mornington) The Eagles Story - Live | Book Online This Week in Melbourne .nobrtable br { display: none } Bravehearts 777 Marathon, Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Circus Oz - Model Citizens, Emerge in the North, Melbourne Eid Festival, Melbourne WebFest, Newport Folk Festival, Red Nose Day, Victoria Day, Winter Wild | Music and Arts Festival, Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill, Wyndham Winter Street Party View More About These Events Art and Craft Markets .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Sandringham Village Craft Market, Computer Markets, Frankston Makers Market, Box Hill Giant Jumble Sale, Rowville All for Kids Market, Sandford Community Market, Swagger Child Design Market, Point Cook Market, Melton Princes...

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Sunday, 25 June

19:28

Australian Pride /// Flagwit Rally, June 25, 2017 : Recap "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Above : A choice poster from the Carlton Gardens. The Melton-based grouplet True Blue Crew (TBC) organised an Australian Pride rally in Melbourne today; the Campaign Against Racism & Fascism in conjunction with No Room For Racism organised a counter-rally Continue reading

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Tuesday, 20 June

19:34

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #547 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #547 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #547 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 20th June 2017 to Monday 26th June 2017 Belgrave Lantern Parade For the 11th time, the Belgrave Lantern Parade will warm the heart of Belgrave on Saturday 24th June 2017 5.30 - 7pm. Belgrave Lantern Parade Reclink Community Cup 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Aussie-rules match between The Rockdogs and The Megahertz for some of the communitys most disadvantaged members. Sunday 25 June 2017 | Reclink Community Cup at Victoria Park Circus Oz .nobrtable br { display: none } 20 June - 16 July | Melbournes own Circus Oz returns for its annual winter spectacle under the heated Big Top. Model Citizens | Birrarung Marr | ticketek.com.au Ice Skating This Winter .nobrtable br { display: none } Get your skates on and head on down to one of Melbournes Ice Rinks Central Melbourne: Docklands | Fed Square | South Wharf Suburbs: Oakleigh | Ringwood | Sorrento | St Kilda Italian Wine + Food Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Everything thats good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof at Royal Exhibition Building. Sunday 25th June 2017, 11am 9pm | Italian Wine + Food Festival Kilmore Celtic Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Share the traditions in a spirit of friendship and good old-fashioned country entertainment. 23 - 25 June 2017 | Kilmore Celtic Festival 2017 5 Music CDs for $20 .nobrtable br { display: none } Choose any 5 music CDs from the massive collection at Music Combo Store for only $20 Visit Music Combo Store This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Bravehearts 777 Marathon, Brunswick South Winter Solstice Festival, Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Chand Raat Eid Festival, , Daylesford Macedon Harvest Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Go Skateboarding Day, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Design Market, Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival, The Shortest Lunch, Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill, World Refugee Day, Medicinal Cannabis Symposium View More About These Events Art and Craft Markets .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Wandong Healing Market, Collingwood Vintage Fashion Market, Book Fair @ Royal Historical Society, Bendigo Creators Market, Notting Hill Artisan Market, Berwick Nic Nac Paddy Whack Market, Batman Night Market, Sisters Market @ Brunswick, Melbourne Design Market, Computer Markets View Market Details Draculas Cabaret Show and Dinner .nobrtable br { display: none }...

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Tuesday, 13 June

21:32

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #546 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #546 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #546 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 13th June 2017 to Monday 19th June 2017 Melbourne Boat Show Friday 16 to Monday 19 June 2017 | Melbourne Exhibition Centre Melbourne Boat Show 2017 | Tickets Online Wallace and Gromit and friends .nobrtable br { display: none } Journey into the magical world of Aardman, the acclaimed studio behind Wallace and Gromit at Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Wallace and Gromit and friends | Tickets Online | ACMI Ice Skating This Winter .nobrtable br { display: none } Get your skates on and head on down to one of Melbournes Ice Rinks Docklands | Fed Square | Oakleigh | Sorrento | South Wharf | St Kilda MCG Stadium Stomp .nobrtable br { display: none } A fun and unique challenge which sets you on a stair climbing course within the mighty MCG. Stadium Stomp 2017 | Melbourne Cricket Ground Mens Health Week 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Communities across Australia come together and create fun and engaging events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys. Mens Health Week 2017 Melbourne Truffle Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Queen Victoria Market will host the launch of the 2017 Truffle Melbourne Festival on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017. Melbourne Truffle Festival | Queen Victoria Market CraftAlive Bendigo .nobrtable br { display: none } Join us for a fabulous weekend filled with learning, shopping, inspiration, and creating at Bendigo Showgrounds. CraftAlive Bendigo | Bendigo Showgrounds This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Highlighted events include Adam Lindsay Gordon Statue Gathering, An evening with Dr Jane Goodall, Australian Woodturning Exhibition, Geelong Doll Teddy and Craft Show, Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival, Very Special Kids Fashion Sale, Winter Solstice Festival, Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill, Emerging Writers Festival and Melbourne Cabaret Festival. View More About These Events Art and Craft Markets .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Pre-Loved and New Horse Gear Market, Kensington Crums and Co Market, Vermont South Used Book Sale, Footscray Finds Market, Wheels and Deals | Market Swap Meet and Fun Day, Caroline Springs Cheeky Monkey Market, Albury Little Me Market, Glen Huntly The Handmade Show, St Michaels Book Fair and Car Boot Sale, Seymour Community Market, Broken Creek Market, Flemington Baby and Kids Market, Computer Markets, Gateway Village Farmers Market and Lardner Park Craft Mark...

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Saturday, 13 May

19:31

An Urgent Call-to-Action "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hi, this is Geoff,

This is the first time in ages that Ive put together a special video bringing attention to something that needs to be actioned immediately. After you watch it, I think youll understand my sense of urgency. With it, we start off the Friday Five

Paradise Threatened: The Los Cedros Biological Reserve is under serious threat. This utterly unique reserve is deeply important to me, personally, and should be important to every creature on Earth. I outline why this is the case in an impassioned 6-minute video I put together expressly for this. If after watching it you want to learn more about Los Cedros and what you can do to help, please take a look at this in-depth piece just published at our sister-site, www.PermacultureNews.org. Links to a background video about Los Cedros, an online petition, and a fundraiser are all included.

Food Rescuers: Switching tone from a paradise under threat to something decidedly positive and full of optimism I love this project, home-grown right here in Australia: OzHarvest is the leading food rescue organisation in Australia, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it direct to more than 900 charities who support people in need across Australia. It operates in in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth and in regional communities across the country and since 2004, has delivered over 60 million meals and saved more than 20,000 tonnes of food from ending up in landfill. 63 MILLION MEALS thats incredible, and worthy of our admiration. A quick overview video here, and complete information about OzHarvest here....

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Monday, 30 May

19:43

Kay Young Trio Jazz on Broadway "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Vocalist Kay Young has teamed with Helmut Lopaczuk on Piano Accordian & Larry Kean on Drums to present Jazz on Broadway.
Melodies and music of Cole Porter & Gershwin. Throw in a taste for Latin Rhythms with a little Fats Waller on the side, and you have the beginnings of a passionate dish to be heard savoured. I am now fortunately able to travel the World singing Jazz in Umbria Italy, Melbourne and Darwin. Born in Melbourne& studied Music at the University of Melbourne Melba Conservatorium. I had a previous life in TV and Theatre, and taught music & drama at International schools in London & Bangkok. I am now turned full circle and have been reborn as a Jazz Singer of sorts.

 

Kay Young trio

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Saturday, 28 May

20:43

Anne Hayres with Melbourne Chamber Jazz "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Annes warm tones are blended with Peters intricate and playful piano and Leons driving String Bass rhythms in this Chamber Jazz Ensemble. Jazz can be gentle and quiet but still exciting in this presentation of Jazz Standards, Latin and Ballads that are arranged with humour and surprise.

Anne Hayres with Melbourne Chamber Jazz

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Friday, 27 May

12:38

The Low Down Big Band "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Low Down Big Band is an 18-piece group from Melbourne. Theyre young, fresh and play high-energy music. You can expect a big sound, funky beats, swinging solos and good times when Low Down hits the stage.

Members have toured with The Cat Empire, played with Madre Monte, Aaron Goldberg and Dean Ray, and performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival.

Other projects of members include The ishs/Allen Project, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Copperhead Brass Band, The Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra, Ozark, Grainger Wind Symphony, the Heidelberg Wind Symphony, Ben Nieuwkerks Strange Awakening and the Melbourne Wind Orchestra.
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Low Down Big Band

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Monday, 16 May

00:28

Four Directions "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Melbourne-based ensemble, Four Directions returns to CJF with two sets of French-infused swing, bossa and gypsy jazz.

With Sonia Davoine (v)
Mihoko Abe (sax)
Sam Izzo (p)
Elliott Joe (g/b)
Daniel Pickard (b)
Andrew Putman (d)

Four Directions

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Nardia Rose Band "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Nardia Rose is best known as a Singer-Songwriter with powerful, raw & sultry vocals seasoned in the genres of Blues, Soul & Jazz. With a harmonic ear for music, Nardia wields her vocal range with intensity & musical prowess.

The Nardia Rose & Forster Band is a Melbourne based band which was established a few months ago, and already they are turning heads and making a stamp in the Melbourne music scene recently supporting Tex Perkins and soon to support Russell Morris as well as playing at various Jazz and Blues festivals around Victoria and NSW. The band currently exists as a trio featuring the amazingly talented Steven Forster on guitar and the gifted Keys Player Thomas Byrne.

Their repertoire is a mix of the classics along with Nardias original songs that she wrote while travelling with a guitar on her back through the South of the US including Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi. She is very excited to be working on her new album this year and finally sharing her music!

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Friday, 13 May

14:52

The Bridge Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Shes back! The Bridge Hotel has reopened. Deep in the heart of the Goldfields cool country, Castlemaine, the beautiful 1860s pub has swung open her heavy wooden doors once again. Our motto Keep it simple, fresh, approachable, with just a touch o fancy

Not their first rodeo, new owners Mace Williams and Catherine Fletcher (formerly Grace Darling, Strange Wolf, Hells Kitchen: Melbourne & Jealous Lovers: Bali) have tarted up the ol gal, with a lick o fresh paint, new bar-top and some slick new joinery to restore the pubs history and magnificence. Keeping the bones, theyve crafted a fresh but well-trodden patina, add to this a sunny beer garden, a veggie patch and a locally re-homed beehive and youve got a recipe for some good country vibes.

Nestled amongst overflowing grapevines and with a badass view to the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, the Bridge entices punters with cold beer, live music and top-notch nosh. Despite her pretty looks this hotel aint no damsel; shes a rough-riding country belle with city flair.

Want local beer? Come get it. A classic cocktail? With pleasure. How about chowing down on some Nashville Spicy Chicken Wings, or Southern Pulled Pork, while listening to an indie/country soundtrack? Hank Williams coming right up. The Bridge heralds a return to the democracy of drinking: good ol basics and local wineries serving up their best drops at reasonable prices with pots and pints of BLOKE house beer poured from a tap with a rustic saw-handle.

With straight-up brews and something for the more adventurous, this is a space for buckaroos, bull-riders and babes alike. Fresh, locally sourced produce stars in classic, not-too-fussy dishes. The menu includes free-range pork belly and salads picked from the garden by local chef wunderkind, Luke Hards. So leave your guns at home (no parole), grab your Stetson and Martin D-28, jump on the train with a fellow traveller and some unfinished, hand-written lyrics, and head north west to The Bridge Hotel.

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14:36

The Jazz Train "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Listen to some great music in a unique venue. Catch the Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train to Maldon. With departures from Castlemaine station at 11.45 and 1.45 on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, you can sit back in the lovely open lounges and listen to live jazz with steam while enjoying a drink from the bar.

Travel in wonderfully restored first class carriages: the cosy Macedon with art deco elegance and open bar serving a range of drinks and snacks; or the Tambo featuring Edwardian art nouveau woodwork with end viewing platform. Switch carriages on your return journey to get the full experience and range of music.

A very special Festival Fare of $40 (normally $65) or $35 concession is available to Jazz Festival patrons to travel first class to Maldon and back. Watch the picturesque world go by as you listen to some great music by our festival musicians. (refer Jazz Festival Program)

Buying Tickets:

  • During the festival Castlemaine Jazz Festival Booking Office (The Ray Bradfield Room)  Open from Friday 10 June 2015
  • Platform 2 Booking Office, Castlemaine Railway Station
  • Buy now online at Trybooking

 

 

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Tuesday, 03 May

23:36

The Chewton Town Hall "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A gorgeous intimate performance space, the Chewton Town Hall is a substantially intact and rare example of a small town hall from the Victorian gold rush period of the 1850s. Possibly the smallest intact Town Hall in Victoria?

It will be buzzing during the festival with a limited bar set-up and fabulous home-crafted artisan pies, cakes, and tea and coffee provided by Honky Tonks of Castlemaine.

The Town Hall was built in 1858 as a community hall in the centre of the rapidly developing Chewton township, and served as the meeting room of the Chewton Borough Council from 1861. In March 1997 the Town Hall building, the similarly historic Post Office next door and Ellery Park were handed over to the local Chewton community in recognition of the role this precinct plays in the life of the town.

The hall has undergone a major restoration by the Chewton Domain Society thanks to a state government grant for restoration works in 2013, and continues to be a central part of Chewton community life for the past 160 years.

Check out the relocated portable police lock up right next door.

Access: A few steps to enter the front door. Level access is available at the side of the building via the back door. Parking in Main Road and some parking (via Church Road) behind the Hall. (8 car capacity) Bands to enter via Back Door please.

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21:28

The Miles Nicel Quartet "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Miles Nicel Quartet evolved from a chance meeting of guitarist Peter Ryan and bassist Steve Nicel at a Melbourne jam session one Sunday afternoon late last year.

Peter from Melbourne and Steve from Eurora starting playing together and sharing their musical expertise. This developed into the basis of a band and Steve co-opted his son Miles to play drums and Peter talked his mate Colin Garrett (Tenor Saxophone) to join yet another band. With weekly rehearsals the band soon built up a sizable repertoire of jazz standards and Peter Ryan originals to be presented at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival.

Miles Nicel Quartet

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Thursday, 28 April

20:32

Trumpet "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Trumpet are a 5 piece jazz band featuring vocalist David Ruiz playing styles of jazz music from bebop to bossa nova and beyond. Trumpet also delve into blues, funk, soul and 50s rock n roll. The band has performed at numerous private and public events in Melbourne and Victoria including the Park Hyatt, Dizzys Jazz Club, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Yarraville Festival and Grampians Jazz Festivals.

More info and YouTube clips etc are on our site www.trumpetjazzband.com.au

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Saturday, 16 April

21:30

Risa Kodani and Jazz Notes "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Risa Kodani is originally from Japan, where she studied at the Osaka School of Music. Risa married an Australian and migrated here about five years ago.

Ann Craig has been playing wind instruments all of her life and teaches woodwind, brass and keyboard. On stage, she plays flute.

Kevin Blaz (guitar) and Ann teamed up a few years ago and have been developing Jazz Notes ever since.

Daniel Pickard (bass) left the music scene in Newcastle a couple of years ago and has been playing in various musical contexts around Melbourne. Since he arrived here, he has played regularly with Jazz Notes.

Marek Podstawek (drums) has played with Jazz Notes for the past couple of years and is a very versatile and entertaining musician. Marek recently featured with Jazz Notes, playing vibes at the Grampians Jazz Festival and Australian Jazz Convention.

jazznotes.net.au

Jazz Notes with Risa

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Monday, 04 April

20:10

Gypsie Swing Ensemble "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Its French Its Romantic Its Fantastic

For Hot Club Swing & the Manouche Gypsy Jazz thing

Gypsie Swing Ensemble is a Melbourne Trio playing Bohemian Swing from the Night Clubs and Cafes of Paris in the 1930s a first for the Festival. Sit back, relax with a Pernod and water, get a little decadent

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20:06

The Glass Moon "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A standout group in 2015, and a regular headline act in their home town of Melbourne, we are very excited to announce that the boys are back. A pop jazz vibe featuring

Cam Giles-Webb vocals
Daniel Robertson piano
Mike Mathews fretless bass
Kieran Rafferty drums
Lachlan Davidson saxophone
Jack Pantazis guitar

www.theglassmoon.blue
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