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Updated 18 August after lockdown extension
Pop up COVID testing site
For local people concerned about local exposure sites

Palais Carpark
Walk In and drive through testing 
From Wednesday 18 August until Sunday 22 August
9 am – 6 pm

Pop-up Vaccination Centre
walk-in no bookings are required
Peanut Farm Reserve
Spencer / Blessington St, St Kilda 
9 am – 5 pm daily
Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are available.
More info

Origami project for social housing
Help create 7000 houses

This Week in St Kilda #279

BIG Sculpture is coming @ Veg Out
Local arts TV @ The Arts Hunter
The Shuffle Club @ Memo TV
Making Aquatic Monsters @ Linden Online
Crime time for women writers
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TWiSK is always free, proudly independent and totally self-fundedOrigami action for social housing @ Port Phillip Community Group
Download a house kit 
Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) wants your help to get the Victorian Government to commit to increasing social and public housing by 7000 houses each year for the next 10 years.
To show support, community organisations are hoping to collect 7000 origami houses for a state-wide disapply in October during Anti-Poverty Week. 
Get the kit, make a home 

BIG Sculpture call out @ Veg Out
Artist applications open until 27 August
Applications from artists for the second biennale outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition at Veg Out Community Gardens are now open.
Curated by Mariella Del Conte, Adrian Spurr and Rob Taylor, the exhibition has an impressive prize pool of $9500, with all awards being non-acquisitive.
Guidelines and Application forms 
Exhibition from 6 November until 12 December

Local arts TV @ The Arts Hunter
St Kilda resident and long-time JOY 94.9 presenter, David Hunt has launched The Art Hunter – a weekly web series streaming on YouTube.
Recorded at St Kilda’s Alex Theatre, the program features in depth interviews with arts practitioners, the current episode features Melbourne based singer & producer Ali McGregor.
The Arts Hunter
Ali McGregor episode

The Shuffle Club @ Memo TV
From Saturday 14 August for 48 hours only
Memo TV is back with a digital broadcast of the Shuffle Club Royale show recorded in 2018 at Memo.
The show features a high-energy jazz band with some of Australia’s finest circus artists.
Be transported to the glitz and glamour of 30s-40s swing. $20/$12
Digital tix | YouTube clip 

Making Aquatic Monsters With Vipoo Srivilasa @ Linden Online 
Thursday 19 August, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm > $44 + materials
Making Aquatic Monsters is a zoom learning workshop about the basic skills to produce a ceramic object. 
To make a booking please visit

Sea shanties with Grubby Urchins @ Library online
New shanties every Wednesday
Learn sea shanties online with friendly sea-dogs, the Grubby Urchins.
Grab your crew and join in the tuneful bellowing and melodious caterwauling. With short refrains and intuitive melodies, you don’t need to be rounding The Horn to inspire the sailor within.
There will be five videos over five weeks (it started last week).
Heave ho land lubbers
While your at the library – take a tour through the impressive range of digital resources for library members. 
Library digital resources – free

Time for crime as deadline looms @ Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Feeling literary in lockdown? Driven to committing crimes, on paper at least?
Lock in time to add the finishing touches to your crime and mystery stories before entries close.
Stories must be by a female writer, with a female main character (hero or anti-hero) and a crime/mystery theme.
Entries close 31 August.
Download an entry form and a list of FAQs

Vendor applications open @ Port’s Artisan Christmas Market
Saturday 4 December 2021
The Artisan Market is a highlight of the calendar for our neighbours in Port Melbourne.
St Kilda artisans are very welcome.
Click on Registration link and follow the instructions. Fee is payable upfront, and they will confirm allocation within 14 days.

Feels Like Home Festival @ Space2b
Rescheduled from August to September
Sunday 26 September, 12pm – 3 pm

Sad cancellations and postponements @ Theatre Works

Pause for a moment for all the people involved in local theatre.
Big slabs of their current programs have been cancelled or postponed.
Get the details

Bravo to the dessert makers of TWiSK
Bravo! Your baking & making raised a $100 for the Port Phillip Community Group.
TWiSK was thrilled with the creative efforts in the kitchen and also with the editorial flourishes.
Applause to Phoebie for the “I Scream Cake” with layers of vanilla ice cream, strawberry coulis and yummy chocolate biscuits. Also to Janita for the “Homage to Gabriel” inspired by the spray can cream guzzling character from Netflix’s Call My Agent. Also to Gina whose Blueberry Almond and Lemon Cake looked better than the cook book pic!
And here is a shocking confession.
The author enjoyed a warm chocolate brownie smothered with stewed rhubarb and lashings of Greek yoghurt – it was so yummy that it was gone before the photograph was taken!
No special access for Live Nation says Mayor
Last week we put questions to Council about the lease arrangements with Live Nation, the managers of The Palais.
We received this pleasingly direct reply from Mayor Cr Louise Crawford:
“The Palais lease does not include access to the carpark and management of the Palais does not give Live Nation ‘special’ access to the carpark.
“Any event permit application involving the Triangle Carpark is considered on its merits. Other activations have been approved in this space including Jurassic Creatures and the Pixar Putt mini golf.”
That tallies with news from other sources that a Sesame Street show is being planned for the Triangle across the summer.

Accessibility Action Plan
Please help Council create a more accessible and inclusive Port Phillip.
If you’re a person with disability, including a mental illness, or care for someone with disability, they want to hear your suggestions.
Share your feedback by 29 August.

Greg Day
Happy to chat anytime 0418 345 829
Content suggestions and community questions are always welcome.

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