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Good for the tribe – Adventure Kids Festival

Take a car-load of mountain bikes, hiking gear, munchies and a sense of adventure – throw it all in the car with a few excited squids and parents keen for a break – then point your car to the high country and you have one happy tribe.

We are off to the Adventure Kids Festival at Mt Baw Baw. Continue Reading →

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Kids Teaching Kids and inspiring grown ups too

I’ve often thought that all you really need to start off on the journey of becoming  an environmentalist is simply your curiosity.

You could probably take a whole swag of accessories too, but if you simply stepped outside into your very neighbourhood, and took some curious mates with you for a stroll – then you’ve just signed up for How to be an Environmentalist 101.  Continue Reading →

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Peninsula Short Film Fest 2015

Stars in the sky and on the screen

The great Ingmar Bergman once said “No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

The dark rooms of our souls will certainly be illuminated in the company of (screen and sky) stars at this years free Peninsula Short Film Fest. Over 20 short films will be aired in the outdoors on the Mornington Peninsula. Continue Reading →

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Rye is dazzled by urban theatre

As a kid I had my share of tredding the boards at the local theatre.  I never made it to the lead role – I was usually cast as the ‘character’ or anything involving a liberal serve of musical ham – think Eliza Doolittle’s Dad in Pygmalion, the Girl Who Couldn’t Say No in Oklahoma, or The Drunk in Ibsen’s The Insect Play. There was that one time I was cast in the romantic lead as Wendy in Peter Pan ( though wearing a Grandma nightie on stage isn’t all that flattering). But it WAS theatre, and it was dazzling. Continue Reading →

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Hands-on, minds-on Peninsula park fun

I love nothing more than a good romp in the outdoors with the squids over summer. My pick for top local outdoor play and learn spaces are the Junior Ranger programs at Mornington Peninsula National Park, Point Nepean National Park, Coolart Wetlands and Historic Homestead and Collins Settlement near Sorrento.   Continue Reading →

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