THE FULL NOISE – MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS

domgarrardtix2‘The Full Noise’ is a workshop and performance event specially for teenage girls. Dominique Garrard, one half of the duo, nyck, will be running a workshop for aspiring musos with a focus on performance skills, song writing and improvisation. Following the workshop will be a teen music night, where participants will get to perform on stage at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Dom will be staying on for the evening session to perform with those who took part in the workshop, as well as perform a few of her own songs. This event is part of A Woman’s Place International Woman’s Day Arts Festival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

When: March 4th 2017

Cost: $5

For further information, vist https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com

CORNER YOUTH CENTRE’S FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

MPS Mono Logo BlackMornington Peninsula Shire’s “The Corner” Youth Centre is celebrating its one year anniversary and would like to invite you to join the celebrations!

The free event will showcase the variety of services and facilities the centre has to offer to the community.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Youth Services provides support and recreational activities to young people aged 10 to 25 years old across the peninsula.

The Mornington Men’s Shed is a place that actively supports the health and wellbeing of 80 men in our local community.

The day will include a free BBQ, live music and everyone can contribute to the mosaic project.

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The celebrations will also feature a special presentation aimed at all age groups by Dr John Beaney titled Sugar addiction epidemic of the 21st century.  Dr Beaney is passionate about discussing the dangers of sugars in our diets.

When: 19 November 11am – 2pm

Where: The Corner Youth Centre – Wilsons Rd, Mornington (PCT)

To learn more about this exciting milestone visit facebook.com/mornpenyouth

MINDSHOP EXCELLENCE YOUTH PROJECT WITH PENINSULA ARTISTS

Year 10 students from Westernport Secondary College on the MindShop Excellence program  visited the Hastings Youth Centre – Shed 11 for a painting workshop with artists Judi Singleton & Mandy Nelson Williams yesterday.  Seen here with Mandy (on left) after lunch about to add embellishments to the white ‘patches’ in the design, preliminary drawings are on the board behind the students.  Two artworks were created with one to stay at Shed 11 and the other to be hung at the YLounge in Rosebud.

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IMPAKT FREEZA PRESENTS HARDCORE HALLOWEEN HORROR-BALL @ HASTINGS HALL

What: IMPAKT FREEZA presents A HARDCORE HALLOWEEN HORROR-BALL

Line-up: Dream on Dreamer, Thrones, Along Shorelines, Our Wasteland and Ever Rest

When:  October 31  from 7 to 11pm 

Where: Hastings Hall, 3 High Street Hastings 

Tickets:  $10 @ the door

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ALL AGES, DRUG, SMOKE & ALCOHOL FREE EVENT

For more information contact: Jackie on 5950 1666

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NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL 2014

What: Young Writers Program 2014, sessions will cover topics such as ‘World of Review’, Poetry, Social Media,  Genre Fiction, What is your story?, Starting out as a freelancer.

Highlights: Breakfast Book Club: Books that make you want to do all the things.  So You’ve published a book?, Young Journalist Symposium, The Critic’s Identity, Why Romance is Here to Stay, Writer’s other Jobs.

Where: 19 Wolfe Street, Newcastle NSW

When: October 2 – 5

Contact: Email  Geoff Orton geoffo@youngwritersfestival.org

Visit: #YYWP14

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DREAMHOUSE THEATRE DRAMA CAMP FOR TEENS

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What: 2 Days of jammed packed theatre activities for TEENS

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre/ Rosebud Secondary College

When: Tuesday September 23 and Wednesday September 24. From 10am – 5pm

Costs/ Ticketing: $160 Full $140 Concession

Website information: www.facebook/dreamhousetheatrevictoria

Enquiries & Booking Contact: dhtheatreco@gmail.com or Jo Ridgeway 0488 337 253

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PUSH START ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ PRESENTED BY IMPAKT FREEZA

What: Battle of the Bands 

When: Friday August 15 6pm – 10.30pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, PCT Wilsons Road Mornington

Tickets: $10 at the door  BRING A COPY OF THE FLIER  & ENTER FOR $8 (Available from Mornington Library arts Info Wall or download from this site) 

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COME AND HAVE A GO AT PAINTING WITH LIGHT

What: Another Rebound Youth Event – Photography workshop that involves painting with light and capturing the results with digital cameras.

Where: Balnarring Community Hall, Frankston Flinders Road Balnarring

When: Friday July 25, Doors open from 4pm,  a sausage sizzle from 6-6.30pm, parents are welcome to attend at 6pm to enjoy the refreshments with their children.

Contact: Alison on 0411 025 070 or email Alison@alisongriffiths.com

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YOUTH INVITED TO PERFORM WITH DANCE GROUP CHUNKY MOVE

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What:  Chunky Move and Frankston Arts Centre are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic, energised young people aged between 16 – 24 years old to participate in a production of It Sounds Silly, created by Director/Choreographer Adam Wheeler.

This production will be rehearsed at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre and performed in Frankston at an outdoor site specific location in late August.

Anyone aged between 16 and 24 years old is invited to attend a workshop to be run by Director/Choreographer Adam Wheeler

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston

When: Sunday 20 July 2014 from 11am – 4pm.

 RSVP: Expressions of Interest close 5pm Wednesday 9 July 2014

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 11 July 2014 and must attend the initial workshop on Sunday 20 July 2014.

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YOUTH WORK AND ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

What: There are some tickets still available for the upcoming professional development session exploring the ways that workers are using the Internet, new technologies and social media to do better Youth Work. Alongside current practice examples there will be a focus on addressing some of the many ethical issues that practitioners might encounter along the way. The format for this session will be a moderated panel discussion, followed by plenty of time for questions and ethical dilemmas from the audience!

When: Monday 12th May 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Melbourne Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street Panel members:  Annie Davis – Youthlaw, Outreach Lawyer, Dale Roberts – headspace, Digital Online Advisor, Shane Cucow- Inspire Foundation, ReachOut.com Professionals Manager, Leo Fieldgrass – YACVic, Manager, Participation and Sector Development 

Cost: $15 for YWA or YACVic members / $30 for non-members

Tickets: available at ywasm14.eventbrite.com, book now as places are strictly limited.

Light refreshments will be provided on the day.

LATEST PEARL MAGAZINE OUT NOW!

The best FREE Music Mag covering the Mornington Peninsula & Bayside communities, available from many cafes, theatres, bars, clubs and hotels, Our Libraries Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings & Somerville

Visit: http://www.pearlmag.com.au/

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NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK FILM COMPETITION

What:  National Youth Week Film Competition

When: Competition entries close April 1,  2014

Entry details: www.mpys.com.au

For further details contact: 5950 1666 or email Jackie.rickard@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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YOUTH SPACE @ TYABB OFFERS ONGOING COMMUNITY SUPPORT

What:  A ‘pop up’ youth space will operate at the Tyabb Hall every Wednesday from today throughout term 1.

 Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Youth Services has set up the space to continue to support young people in the area following the tragic incident that occurred in Tyabb on Wednesday 12th February.

 Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Watson Ward Councillor Lynn Bowden said it will be a place where young people can seek support and relax.

“There are gaming consoles and iPads with free internet access available, information and advice, and support from professional youth workers.”

 “All of our local young people are welcome to pop into the centre, hang out, play games and talk to friends,” she said.

Following the tragic incident that occurred in Tyabb, Mornington Peninsula Shire created a Safe Space at the Tyabb Hall to provide professional support and counselling for community members affected by the incident. The youth space is an extension of this support, focusing on the critical needs of vulnerable young people.

Cr Bowden said many young people that attended the Safe Space said they would love to see a youth space created in the Tyabb community.

“This Youth Space is a direct result of this feedback and understanding that the community will require ongoing support – especially young people – in the weeks and months to come,” said Cr Bowden.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Antonella Celi said that the effects of the Tyabb event have been felt across the community.

“The effects of events such as this ripple throughout the whole community.  I sincerely encourage anyone – of any age, gender or location – to seek out help from any of the many services throughout the Peninsula that can offer assistance.” 

“Residents who require counselling or who simply wish to talk to someone about how they’re feeling are encouraged to drop in to their local community centre for more information or contact Lifeline Australia (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636) for telephone counselling.

“The Mornington Peninsula is a tight knit, caring community and the Shire will continue to support  safe health and wellbeing outcomes for our community,” she said.

The Tyabb youth space will operate every Wednesday from 3pm to 5.30pm throughout school term 1 in the Tyabb Hall’s Annexe Room, 1535 Frankston Flinders Road.  For more information please call 5950 1666.

LATEST PEARL MUSIC MAGAZINE OUT NOW!

The latest copy of the Peninsula’s & Bayside’s most informative music magazine Pearl is available from Our Libraries; Mornington, arts information wall and cafe, Hastings, Somerville & Rosebud.  The mag can also be read online. visit: http://pearlmag.com.au

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YOUTH WORKSHOP TOWARDS CREATING A JUST, SUSTAINABLE & THRIVING WORLD

What:GENERATION WAKING UP

When: Thursday Oct 3, 1 – 5pm

Where: Rosebud Y Lounge, 1 Nepean Plaza Rosebud

Contact: Eliza.anthony@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone 0448080527 or visit www.genup.net 

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LATEST PEARL MAGAZINE OUT NOW!

The latest edition of Pearl magazine is out now and can be picked up at Mornington, Hastings, Rosebud and Somerville libraries, cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and at many sites across the Penisnula and Bayside.

To view Pearl online go to http://www.pearlmag.com.au

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EXHIBITION OPENING & FUNDRAISING AUCTION

What: Exhibition Opening and Fundraising Auction – For Kids By Kids, Raising Awareness of Youth Mental Health and Suicide.   Exhibition Opening and Fundraising Auction of Art, Goods and Services, organised by a group of young people working together to raise awareness and funds for the important issue of youth mental health and suicide in our community.  All proceeds raised will go to three chosen charities – Beyond Blue, Peninsula Head Space and Monash Medical Centre Stepping Stones Program.  Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up some amazing art donated by professional artists, there will be live music and speakers, light refreshments provided. Join us to support this worthy cause!

Where: Cube 37 Gallery

When: 1st August 2013 @ 7pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Ages 0-5 Free,  6-22 $5.00,   23-60 $10.00,   61+ $5.00 ( Cash Only – Tickets sold at the door.)

Website information: http://www.4kbk.com.au/

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Tickets sold at the door. For further enquiries please contact info@4kbk.com.au or call Cube 37 gallery on 97841896

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VOLUNTEER VISUAL ARTIST WANTED TO WORK WITH YOUTH IN HASTINGS

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services are seeking volunteer visual artists to be a part of their Backyard Blitz Project at Shed 11 in Hastings.

Various local young people, with the assistance of some volunteers have designed and re-created the outdoor space at Shed 11. The Backyard space was filled with shrubs and dirt. Through the consultation with young people and the community a number of groups of young people are engaged in our Backyard Blitz program.

The Backyard space currently has 6 vegetable boxes with lovely fresh produce, a garden bed with over 60 natives, a hot house, compost bins, propagation table, an outdoor BBQ area with a wood fire pizza oven and an outdoor classroom/pergola area.

Our goal for the Backyard space is to have an area for young people to hang out, socialize, away from technology.  We also envision the space being available for use to the wider community.

Term 2 and 3 of this year we would like to facilitate various art projects to help make the Backyard space aesthetically appealing and this is where we need you!

We endeavour to engage students from the local primary schools and high schools as part of a mentoring program, where older students would mentor and work alongside younger students.

The art projects include mosaicing a wood fire pizza oven and kitchen bench top, designing and painting an outdoor classroom and designing and creating various murals to run along the fence line. We would like to keep the theme of “outdoors” in all of our artwork but make it appealing to youth also.

The project would run on a Wednesday from 1.00pm-5.00pm (TBC) starting Term 2.

Volunteers would require a current ‘Working with Children’s Check’ or be willing to apply for one.  There are no out of pocket expenses to apply for a volunteer working with children’s check.

If you are interested in assisting us with the above projects and would like to work with young people then please feel free to contact Laura Nicol at Youth Services on 59 50 1666.

We are more then happy to show you around the garden space if you are interested.

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ADOPT-A-HOTSPOT & POETRY BOMBING @ HASTINGS

preparationThe Peninsula Poets ‘poetry bombing’ spoken word performance event last Saturday has contributed to ‘kicking’ off the Adopt-a-HotSpot project with style.  See the Poets in front of their ‘paste-up’ words below 

The poetry bombing event was made possible with funds from former Cerberus Ward Councillor Reade Smith.  He is photographed with the ‘bombers’ second from right.

With moral support and paint from well-known local identity Fred Bayne who has also donated his wall that adjoins a public laneway in town for the project.  First we had to remove all of the tagging that had been on display for far too long.

Young artist Dale Hutchinson was commissioned by the Hastings Community House to create a piece on their behalf along with students from Western Port Secondary College who were also invited to take up a space and to create a work around the theme of ‘dreams’.  This is a new approach whereby we are inviting the community to participate in ‘adopting’ sites to watch over and care for to prevent tagging take over our streets.

The Adopt-a-HotSpot project is a partnership between The Shire, The Western Port Chamber of Commerce & Hastings Police.  If you would like to know more contact me Andrea arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone me on 0438 051 092.


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LAUNCHING OF THE BIG BACKYARD PROJECT – WHAT’S NEXT?

Graffiti vandalism is an ongoing major issue for communities of the Mornington Peninsula and as a result we are investigating a number of innovative solutions in partnership with the Department of Justice, schools, Chambers of Commerce and others to better respond to the issue.

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On a recent tour of the laneways projects in the City of Greater Bendigo, I saw no graffiti.  Why?  Close to council offices and on the edge of the CBD is a discreet car park with walls covered in street art.  What started as a Youth Week project continues to be used with permission of council resulting in an agreement that no graffiti turns up elsewhere in the community.  Council arts officers also invite local street artists to submit their ideas for changing artworks in the laneways.  The community collectively care for the commissioned street art and they do so believing it adds vibrancy to their community.

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On November 12, Somerville Secondary College launched the “The Big Backyard” project.   Initiated by the school’s ‘student leadership program’ and in partnership with the Shire and the Department of Justice we employed Peninsula artist Tony Sowersby to work with students 7 – 12 to create an exciting entry statement to the school’s wetlands area.  Hastings Police attended the school and delivered a ‘Graffiti Education Program’ to all students and the project has been installed by the Baxter Men’s Shed.

Through the Shire’s Plan Peninsula youth forums skaters expressed how much they dislike graffiti in their parks, stating that it creates slippery surfaces.  In support of the young peoples views the Shire cleaned the skate parks.

We are also investigating implementing an ‘Adopt-a-Hotspot” concept in Hastings and Mount Eliza, the aim being to clean walls and invite youth and the community in partnership to ‘adopt’ spaces for public artworks.

Further, a ‘poetry bombing’ with Peninsula Poets, a paste-up project from Westernport Secondary College and something from Hasting Community House will be held in Hastings on December 8.  If you would like to donate your business wall for the project or have an idea for consideration contact me  arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au MP Shire Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth