Rosebud RockFest readies to rock the bay


Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer-lovin’ holidays makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle with Rosebud Foreshore RockFest, from November 16-18.

It starts on Friday evening at Rosebud Primary School with the first of many dances featuring Who Was That Cat. On Saturday morning the Rosebud town centre comes alive with ‘50s bands and street jiving, hot rods, muscle cars cruising along Point Nepean Rd and vintage caravans on display on the Village Green. At the school there’s a ‘50s and ‘60s market with retro clothing, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations with Rockhouse.

During the afternoon the Rosebud Hotel presents Diddy Reyes ‘59 Rockers and on Saturday evening there’s more rock ‘n’ roll with Shane Magro Combo, Fender Benders, Honey B and the Stingers and The Jackson Four.

Sunday sees the pre-1970s Hot Rod and Classic Car Show on the Village Green, with hundreds of cars and vintage caravans on show. For fashionistas there’s vintage clothing and the Pin Up contest in the Memorial Hall. The market continues at Rosebud Primary School from 10am with great music from Who Was That Cat and Fender Benders. All events will conclude by 5pm.

Tickets are essential for many events and will sell out quickly, so go to, where you can also get all the details, and like the Facebook page ForeshoreRockFest for all the latest news.


Woodturners showcase their skills


The Peninsula Woodturners Guild’s Woodturning in the Park exhibition is not just an opportunity to pick up a gorgeous early Christmas present or two, it’s also your chance to gain a first-hand insight into this fascinating age-old craft.

On at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, from November 8-13 and with free entry, the exhibition will include demonstrations of woodturning at the guild’s studio and workshop in the park grounds. You’ll see woodturners in action and be able to get your hands on a handcrafted item. In an age filled with cheap, disposable and machine-made items, a craft that goes back centuries is definitely something to behold.

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Get your tastebuds ready!


Mornington Main Street Festival is bringing you a huge range of food vendors and wineries this October. With seven performance areas, stages, roving entertainment and children’s activities, it is a fun day out for all ages.

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats have joined the line-up with Malcura, SugaTree, The Midweyers, Joel Reed and Them Blues Cats, Super Saloon, Diddy Reyes 59' Rockers, The Vibraphonic Orchestra, Sam O’Connell, Mat Katsis and Eric Parker, to name just a few.  

Spend the day or just a couple of hours enjoying treats from across the Peninsula and beyond. Indulge in some old favourites, including The Flying Calamari Bros, DOC, Nica Tacos, and The Rocks Mornington, as well as new ones such as The Avocado Hut or Far Out Falafels. Don't forget to save room for dessert with lots of treats for you in store. Browse a wide range of handcraft stalls, including OMG SeaGlass Designs, Tenae Lily or Whimsical By Nature, and pick up something unique to take home.

Enjoy the Gloriana Pin-Up Queen 2018 competition, face painting, animal farm, Little Shop of Horrors characters and mascots, Casey Grammar School, Osbourne Primary, Mornington Secondary, the animals from Magical Mountain, Dudlee Djembe, J Step Dance, and Mornington Peninsula Libraries craft-making. 

Some of the Peninsula’s top wineries, including Bittern Estate, Chirping Bird Wines, Dromana Estate, Elan Vineyard & Winery, Rebello Wines, Stumpy Gully Vineyard, T'Gallant Winemakers, Underground Winemakers and Yabby Lake, will showcase their vintages, which you’ll be able to taste, buy by the glass or take home. Ten Sixty One ciders will also be available.

This not-for-profit community event is only able to take place due to the support of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and generous sponsors such as The Grand Mornington, EastLink, Mornington Peninsula Magazine and others that all help either financially or in kind to make the festival such a success.

Mornington Main Street Festival will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 11am-5pm. For more details, visit


Third year for popular Mount Eliza Festival

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Be sure to mark Sunday, March 17, on your calendars for the 2019 MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival. Festival director Geoff Nyssen and his volunteer committee are proud to host the annual event for the third time to celebrate the importance of health and wellness, while raising awareness of the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

“More than 1000 people came to the festival last year, with over 600 people taking part in the 5km and 10km trail run/walk,” Geoff said. “It was a fantastic event that thrives on community spirit and raises much-needed funds for Myeloma Australia.”

The festival has generated more than $30,000 annually for Myeloma Australia, ensuring the annual employment of a part-time nurse to provide direct information and support services to myeloma patients, carers and their families. “We continue to be so well supported by our generous sponsors and local community,” Geoff said. “In 2019 we will also work with expert trail run/walk organisers to ensure both the professional and amateur competitors have a great experience on the day. We are also planning a host of entertainment, family-fun activities and delicious food and beverages.”

If you wish to support the 2019 MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival, please contact Geoff for a sponsorship prospectus at [email protected] or on 0423 838 374. You can read more about Geoff’s personal journey with multiple myeloma at



Stunning showcase of sensational art

Forty years ago, the organisers of the first Mount Eliza Art & Design Show could scarcely have imagined what a massive success the annual show would become. It is now entrenched as one of the highlights on the Peninsula arts calendar, and the 40th anniversary show on the weekend of October 26-28 at Mount Eliza North Primary School promises to build on that reputation for variety and excellence.

Artists, designers, sculptors and jewellers from around the Peninsula and beyond will have their stunning works on display and for sale. The feature exhibitors for this year’s show are artist Billy Nye, photographer Nick Psomiadis, jeweller Pam Mujica (PAMDesigned) and pottery artist Manuela Ferstl. The Grand Opening Gala Night on Friday, October 26, from 7.30-10pm offers art-lovers the opportunity to experience the exhibition with live music, wine from Foxeys Hangout, beers from Jetty Road Brewery, delicacies from the Edible Art Co and the live auction.

Over the weekend, Café D’art will be serving refreshments and light lunches, as well as a barbecue. There will also be a scavenger hunt to keep the children happy while you enjoy the exhibition at your own pace.

Tickets for opening night are available on, while tickets for the weekend will be available at the door on Saturday, October 27, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 28, from 10am-4pm. See for further details. 


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Craft traditions reflected in woollen tapestries

Sanné Mestrom’s Black Painting III 2014, unspun undyed woollen tapestry, steel, 200 x 250 x 51cm. Photography by Christian Capurro.

Sanné Mestrom’s Black Painting III 2014, unspun undyed woollen tapestry, steel, 200 x 250 x 51cm. Photography by Christian Capurro.

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture, is located 45 minutes from Melbourne at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. With a wide-ranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, the park comprises 8ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. McClelland’s light-filled café overlooks the gardens and serves innovative dishes with delicious local produce from the Mornington Peninsula. The exhibition program focuses on the development of modern sculpture and various forms of spatial practice, and encourages contemporary artists to develop and address challenging issues current in Australia and a global context.

The exhibition Black Paintings, by Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface while referencing art history and craft traditions. Also showing is the exhibition Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden, which presents research by Annette Warner, School of Ecosystems & Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The exhibition comprises diverse archival material relating to the influential practice of mid to late-20th century landscape designer Gordon Ford.

Both exhibitions are on until November 11.


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Art show celebrates cultural diversity

Photos by Jamica Photography.

Photos by Jamica Photography.

‘Cultural Diversity’ is the theme of this year’s annual Langwarrin Primary School Art Show.  Students explored the premise that art is universal and has been a way to communicate beliefs and express ideas throughout the ages. Their artwork will be showcased celebrating past and existing cultures.

The show will be held at the school, 90 Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin, on Sunday, October 21, from 10am-2pm, and everyone is invited to come along, celebrate cultural diversity and enjoy the exhibition as much as the students have enjoyed putting it together.

The school gratefully acknowledges the show’s sponsors, whose interest and support reflects the strong community links that the school is extremely proud of.


Plenty of laughs on the cards


Life has a habit of sneaking up on us — or rather, sneaking away from us — while we’re busy earning money, paying bills, doing the shopping, the washing, the cooking. That ticking you’re hearing isn’t just the kitchen clock!

For the ladies in Frankston Theatre Group’s next production Exit Laughing, the highlight of their week — indeed, their lives — is the weekly card night, and when Mary, one of this close-knit group, dies, what can they do? They decide to have one last game at their traditional venue — Connie’s house. Then Millie — sweet, but not terribly worldly — steals their friend’s ashes from the funeral home to join this last game and things get complicated.  Add to this mix Connie’s university-age daughter who’s been stood up on a first date and a policeman with a secret, and you have a recipe for a great night full of laughs and one or two tender tears.

Directed by FTG life member Keith Gledhill and featuring Kerry Hollier, Sophie Daddo-Langlois, Heather Jean-King, Grace Painter, and Jack Ellis-Barr, Exit Laughing is a great night out for your Christmas break-up.

This is FTG’s final production for 2018 and will be held at the Mount Eliza Community Centre in cabaret style.  So grab your friends, a bottle or two and some tasty nibbles and book yourself a table.

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Can you catch them?

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With inline blade skates on their feet, the Speed Club at Sk8house moves at the speed of light. These speed skaters thrive on the thrill of competing to see who is ultimately the fastest skater. They’ve participated in junior, senior, international and masters categories, and members vary in age from six to 50 — so age is no excuse for not giving it a go.

“It’s such a good sport to be involved in,” said Sk8house co-owner Bernadine. “It’s so fun, and it’s supportive and family orientated. It’s such a family affair. Some of our members span three generations from grandchild to grandparent.  They enjoy keeping fit together.”

You’re welcome to try inline speed skating to see what it’s all about. It’s a great way to keep fit, get your cardio workout in and keep the kids occupied. Beginner classes are on Saturdays from 9-10am when anyone is invited to attend for $12 ($10 for members). The intermediates fly around the rink on Mondays from 6-7pm for $12. Intermediates to advanced speed skaters take over on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (members only).

Sunny Sundays are the trend with the training occurring outdoors at the Frankston netball courts from 3-5pm for $5. Coaches Kevin and Darryl can’t wait to introduce you to this awesome sport for all members of the family, so why not skate on down?


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RockFest readies to roll into Rosebud


It’s Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer-lovin’ holidays that makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle. The rock and roll festival Foreshore RockFest on November 16-18 is a fun celebration of all things groovy.

The fun starts on Friday evening at Rosebud Primary School with the first of many dances featuring Who Was That Cat playing ‘50s and ‘60s music with a rockabilly twist. 

On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, ‘50s bands and dancers street-jiving, and back at the school a ‘50s and ‘60s market featuring Rockhouse will include retro clothing, food, DJs and dance demonstrations. In town, vintage shops will pump with music, fashion and bargains, and during the afternoon Diddy Reyes ‘59 Rockers will push out their bad boy rockabilly charm at Rosebud Hotel.

On Saturday evening there’s more rock and roll with some great bands including Shane Magro Combo, Fender Benders, Honey B and the Stingers and blues and swing band The Jackson Four.

And on Sunday rock on to the pre-1970s Hot Rod and Classic Car Show on the Village Green, with hundreds of cars and vintage caravans on show. For fashionistas there’s a vintage clothing and ‘Pin Up’ contest in the Memorial Hall next to the car show. The market continues at the school on Sunday from 10am with great music from Who Was That Cat and Fender Benders. All events will conclude by 5pm.

Tickets are essential for many events and will sell out quickly, so go to or, where you can also get all the details, and like the Facebook page ForeshoreRockFest for all the latest news.


Smelly school holidays

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Australia’s favourite kidult comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to Frankston Arts Centre’s stage these school holidays!

Ickypedia is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s unimportant questions: How do you take a smellfie? What exactly are udderpants?* And what happens if you never ever clean your room? With snot-monsters, bubble machines and toilet paper guns, it’s a mix of clowning, slapstick and improvised chaos that the whole family will enjoy.

Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly are acclaimed kidult comedy duo The Listies. In 2008, their show More Fun Than a Wii went on to be the first kids’ show to be nominated for the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival best show award, the Barry Award. Since then they’ve toured from the Sydney Opera House to South Korea, from Edinburgh to Malaysia, and all over Australia. The Listies’ book Ickypedia was published in 2015 with its sequel Ickyfoodia released in 2017. Recent live work includes Hamlet: Prince of SkidmarkThe Listies Ruin Xmas and 6D: Twice as Good as 3D.

Ickypedia will stink up the stage on Monday, September 24, at 11am and 2pm. Tickets: $25; family of four $95; bookings: 9784 1060 or

*Undies for cows


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Mission Impossible: Fallout Showing at Hoyts, Wells St, Frankston


After 22 years, most film franchises have long peaked, leaving their most inspired efforts a distant memory for the majority of cinema-goers. Mission Impossible is a rare exception —six films and only getting better.

Returning director Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of The Gun) commences Fallout directly after the events of 2015’s Rogue Nation. He sets a cracking pace from the get-go, and it never lets up despite the film clocking in at 147 minutes, making it the longest ‘mission’ yet.

Plot-wise, all you need to know is that after a mission goes wrong, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team race against time, joined for this undertaking by CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill, who appears to be relishing his time outside of his Superman costume).

Cruise’s insistence on performing his own stunts seriously ups the ante, with viewers being treated to some of the most elaborate set-ups ever seen in the franchise (the last 25 minutes is worth the price of admission alone). If you want to see a man truly suffer for his art, the broken ankle that famously halted production — and cost Paramount Pictures a pretty penny — remains here in the final cut of the film.

That’s the charm of Fallout it doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken. What it does do is combine every trick in the franchise’s playbook to deliver the best pure action film in years; experience it on the biggest screen possible.

SCOTT JACKSON Five (5) stars

Go on a musical journey from Venice to Madrid


Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth (pictured) joins Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for his Australian debut, celebrating the music of Spain and Italy, including music by Vivaldi and Boccherini. Described by Gramophone as “superb” and “a thoughtful musician of considerable taste and technical prowess”, Christoph is one of the world’s finest guitarists, renowned for his peerless musicality and expressive sensitivity.

This concert is a passionate celebration of life, love, music and dance through the music of Spain and Italy, including Vivaldi’s much-loved Guitar Concerto and the music of Albéniz, Boccherini and Granados. Full of regional colour, infectious rhythms, soaring melodies and heartfelt serenades, this is music to lift the spirits and transport you through time and place. 

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will present From Venice to Madrid on Monday, September 17, at 7.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre. Tickets: $30-$60; bookings: 9784 1060 or


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Festival returns as the Main event

The Mornington Peninsula’s world-class food, wine and performing arts will take centre stage in October when Main Street Mornington Festival returns for its 23rd year. 

The festival continues to showcase the art and soul of the Peninsula and everything the region has to offer, and already a cracking line-up of performers is taking shape. Joel Reed and Them Blues Cats, Malcura, Erik Parker, Sam O'Connell, Matt Katsis, Diddey Reyes 59 Rockers, Super Saloon and The Midwayers have been confirmed, and there are plenty more to be announced as the countdown to the festival continues. Peninsula Folk Club and Balnarring Musos will also be hosting a performance area, and for the second time at the festival the Gloriana Pin-Up Queen competition will take place on the Albert St stage. 

Main Street Mornington Festival is a wonderful way to kick off the festival season. It is a family-friendly, free community event that incorporates a wide range of music genres, local produce, food, Peninsula wines and market stalls. With seven stages and performance areas, a children's arcade, roving performers, activities and more than 70 food and wine vendors, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Main Street Mornington Festival will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 11am to 5pm — rain, hail or shine — in Main St, Mornington. If you are looking for a way to promote your business, ask about the range of major and minor sponsorship opportunities the event has to offer. Go to for more details.