Sea the influence

WENDI Seymour lives by the sea and finds it as a great inspiration for her art. Appropriately, her exhibition which opened on Sunday (16 January) is titled At Sea and features her sometimes whimsical...

Sesame at circus

SILVERS Circus will start its next tour at Mornington with the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular, from Wednesday 6 January. This 90-minute show features Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Er...

In tune after lockdown blues

MORNINGTON Peninsula musicians are emerging from an COVID-enforced break from performing before live audiences. They were not always quiet during this year’s lockdowns, but most agree that streaming ...

The FAC welcomes back first live audience

FRANKSTON Arts Centre welcomed back its first live audience in 258 days on Saturday 28 November for a musical performance of Spirit Lines: A Musical Reconciliation. Frankston City Manager Arts and Cu...

Totems more than tokens on the trail

SOMERS has a new attraction – the Totem Trail – and an illustrated “map” to help users find their way along it. Although organisers had to cancel Somers Primary School’s arts fair this year due to CO...

Writers record year of living with COVID-19

THE title of the book says it all: 2020 a year like no other. While nothing could have prepared Victorians for tragic surprises and uncertainties of this year, the writers’ group of U3a Dromana, has ...

It’s all right, tough guys read

THE only rule of the Tough Guy Book Club is that you do not talk about it. Described as a “fight club for your mind” the club is a “modern meeting place for guys of all walks of life to get together ...

Online festival for fixing things

FREE online workshops and events are providing lessons on how to become conscious consumers. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Fix It Festival focuses on implementing sustainable habits, including repairi...

Gardens bloom after lockdown

THE gardens at Heronswood were open to the public last Saturday (31 October) to be followed on 4 November by its cafe. Heronswood is also home to the Diggers Club and gardens that change and reflect ...