A great list of things to do in St Kilda delivered to you every Sunday evening


It’s free. It’s all short films. It’s fab.

Last Friday evening, nearly 6,000 people watched the online opening night of the St Kilda Film Festival.
Now you have until mid-night Saturday to feast of this amazing program of short films.
Comedy. Animation. Retrospectives and much more.
Dive in to one of the many themed sessions and revel in the diversity.
Just click, press play. It’s all free.
Also ….
Cooking with weeds and other eco ideas @ EcoCentre Zoom
Cyber Masquerade @ Linden
Rock around the world @ eight charities at once
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission @ Memo live stream
Support SHE WRITES @ Theatre Works and VCA

100 short films @ St Kilda Film Festival
Until Saturday 20 June
The program has been curated into themed sessions. View for free any time until Saturday night.
Free and more accessible that everTWiSK creative project winners
Take a few minutes to see the winners of our ISO project for all ages.
The winning 3 minute Feldman family film superbly captures the joy that ISO offered.
View the winners

Revised budget @ Port Phillip
Released Wednesday 17 June
The revised COVID era 20/21 Council budget draft will be released on Wednesday for community feedback before the final budget is approved in August.
Expect big budget cuts and a 2% rate increase.
A big challenge for Council in COVID times, especially with council elections in October.
How will council do things differently to help the community recovery?
Especially since The Age named Elwood and St Kilda as some of the hardest hit suburbs
Follow the Council budget and have your say 

Next week TWiSK will look at community reaction to the Council budget.
We’ll be asking range of people outside council what they think of the revised Council budget, with a focus on our special interests of the arts, night-time economy and community.
Contact TWiSK if you want to make a contribution

Budget bite #3
Sensible scheduling = $700K saving

Last week we asked Council about the detail of $700K being cut from the Building Safety and Accessibility Program.
We were surprised and  pleased by the reply – sensible savings had been found – bravo.
Mayor Bernadene Voss told TWiSK that “the $700,000 reduction will be spread across [eight sub-projects] by prioritising individual pieces of work in each project based on safety. Part of the reduction will come from the Cora Graves project, based on lower than expected cost plans. While lower priority projects are being spread over two years.”
On our ‘hobby horse’ of accessible toilets, Council will still complete accessible toilet upgrades at Gasworks, Veg Out and Albert Park Library.
Now, that’s a welcome relief.

Sorry ..
Last week we promised to look at the Port Phillip CEO’s awesome placemaking powers.
It’s definitely an interesting untold story, but we need more time to do it justice.
Watch this space

Cooking with what’s around you @ EcoCentre Zoom
Thursday 18 June, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Learn some clever ways to cook with weeds, native plants and food scraps.
Join Ella Ryan, Peter Kelly and April Seymore as they use edible weeds and indigenous plants in the kitchen. They’ll also show you how to make apple cider vinegar with your apple cores.

Cyber Masquerade and artist talk @ Linden
Friday 19 June, 6 pm – 7.30 pm
Perfect for zoom, here’s a chance to shine behind your mask.
To celebrate Stockdale’s solo exhibition The Long Shot, Linden wants you to mask-up for an online masquerade event.
There will be three awards; the Best Re-imagined Ned Kelly Mask; the Most Creative Mask; and the Most Popular Mask.
Free and fun – and interesting.

Trading again @ St Kilda Esplanade Market
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm
Celebrating 50 years in this great location.
An old school makers market with many long time stall holders.

Rock around the world @ Everyday heroes
Virtual fundraiser, Sunday 21 June
Eight Victorian charities have combined to create a virtual fundraiser for the age of social distancing. Using fitness tracking apps, participants hope to collectively lap the globe with 50 million
steps, rocks or rolls collectively.
Rock around the world

Mayor Bernadene Voss is raising money for Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse
Help Bernadene help the Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission @ Memo live stream
Sunday 21 June, 8 pm
Mick Thomas & Roving Commission are real troubadours and Brian Nankervis is going to MC the gig. $12 / $15

Small business survey @ Josh Burns

Online survey
Local Federal MP Josh Burns has created a survey to collate feedback about the Governments support for small business. It’s a simple pop survey, but interesting.
Take the survey

Bonjour Juillet @ Alliance Française
From 13 July
Face-to-face and online classes resume at St Kilda. Please note that the Eildon Mansion (main St Kilda building), including the library and the gallery, remains closed to the public until further notice. All St Kilda in-person courses will take place in the secondary building, located to the right as you enter the front gate.

The Assistant Q&A @ Classic
Monday 22 June, 7 pm
OK it’s not in St Kilda, but it’s a popular destination for locals.
The Classic restarts with a Q&A with Melbourne-based director Kitty Green talking about The Assistant. A job as Harvey Weinstein’s Assistant, what could go wrong?
Staring the dangerously charismatic Julia Garner (AKA Ruth from Ozark). $22 / $13
Tix and info

Films @ Astor
From 2 July
No film details yet, but info on social distancing is available

SHE WRITES @ Theatre Works and VCA
Target $20,000
SHE WRITES is Theatre Works’ new creative writing collective. It nurtures exceptionally talented female playwrights to create dynamic, relevant performance scripts, reflecting these extraordinary times. It’s a partnership with the Victorian College for the Arts, TW is fundraising $20,000 to make it all happen.
Donate now
Theatre Works