RÜFÜS – BLOOM

By BILLY DIXON “IN the first few years we were playing, getting to play a show at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney was a dream… when you actually get to a milestone like that, you’re pinching each ot...

Speakers explore arts, history

LARS Tharp, a presenter on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow program, is the first speaker for the year of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Mornington Peninsula branch. The ceramics and ori...

Estuary outing

BERG Mt Martha will hold a Free Family Day at Balcombe estuary, 10am-2pm, Sunday 28 February. Those attending the “natural outdoor classroom” will be invited to create a cartoon with Terry Denton, sc...

Read all about family fun day

FAMILIES will celebrate all that’s good about reading at the Peninsula Reads Family Fun Day, Village Green, Rosebud, on Sunday 14 February. The day will show what is happening with books on the Morni...

Brush strokes explore water movement

WHAT’S a “paint-out”? Why, it’s a group of people getting together to paint a given subject, of course. This one: “At the water’s edge…” complements Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s summer exh...

The Electric Church

By TERRI LEE FATOUROS THINK your rock might be lacking gutsy grunge blues, or your passion for it withering? Then atone, my friends, and get yourself down to soul repenting, mystical “shakin & ro...

Dallas Crane head to the Grand on Scoundrels tour

SOMEWHERE back in 1996, a stupid conversation took place between four young blokes in a dusty oil shed on the trucking yards of Port Melbourne’s Dallas Crane Transport that went something like, “so y...

Bowlers go barefoot for Australia Day

SORRENTO Bowls Club is celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January with a barefoot bowls carnival. The same event last year attracted 700 enthusiasts to the 81-year-old club. This official Mornin...

Seth Sentry

By BILLIE DIXON When you career begins in the furthest corners of a sleepy seaside village, nearly two hours from the centre of Melbourne, you’re going to have to put in some serious legwork if the r...