Pianist Nancy Weir in 1929, aged 10

Nancy Weir – pianist and spy

23/11/2018 Raine Biancalt

Nancy Mary Weir was born in Kew on 13 July 1915; a child prodigy, she knew the piano keyboard at 18 months and when four sneaked out to a nearby convent for lessons from a nun. At 13, she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Melbourne Symphony under conductor Fritz Hart following which Melbourne’s lord mayor launched a public subscription for her to study in Europe.

Ginger Meggs and Minnie Peters

The Adventures of Ginger Meggs

23/11/2018 Barry Gomm

MANY readers of the Burwood Bulletin will recall the weekend newspaper supplements which included Ginger Meggs’s latest adventures. Today that little Aussie appears in daily comic strips in over 100 newspapers throughout the world including many within Australia; he’s gaining quite a reputation. He can be found also on GoComics.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as having his own phone app.

Scottish Reel

A reel joy

31/08/2018 Guest Author

What is Scottish Country Dancing and why does the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) promote it so widely as offering fun, fitness and friendship for those who attend classes around the world?

Australian Youth Band

AYB is everywhere!

02/06/2018 Raine Biancalt

THE local Ashwood-based Australian Youth Band (AYB) is proud to hold the title of the premier youth marching and concert band in Melbourne and Victoria. The band performs at iconic Melbourne parades, popular regional festivals, major sporting events, marching band festivals, corporate functions as well as on overseas tours.

Towards Heaven - Karl Duldig

Duldig Studio Museum – a Modernist Marriage

02/06/2018 Raine Biancalt

DULDIG Studio Museum at 92 Burke Road Malvern East is the former home and studio of sculptor Karl Duldig (1902-1986) and his wife, artist and inventor, Slawa Horowitz (c1902-1975). Karl’s original studio, kiln, tools, work and the adjoining garden with bronze and terracotta sculptures remain as he left them.

Melbourne Gang Show

66 Years of the Melbourne Gang Show

01/06/2018 Guest Author

IN London in 1932 a young man organised a concert to raise funds to build a swimming pool in his local Scout camp, thus began a global network of annual Scout theatrical productions. The original, the London Gang Show, closed in 1974 after decades of TV specials, a feature film and Royal Command performances, as well as helping launch the careers of young people like Peter Sellers, Dick Emery, and Tony Hancock.

The Laramie Project 2017

80 Years of Hartwell Players

01/03/2018 Colin Donald

“MELBOURNE’S Oldest Theatre Company” is a title not easily earned, but in 2018 Hartwell Players Theatre Company of Ashwood turns 80! And to celebrate their milestone, the Players are hosting a “Spectacularly Trivial Trivia Night” event at the Notting Hill Community Hall on 21 April. Starting in 1938 under the quaint moniker of “Presbyterian Merry Makers” the fledgling group had no idea they would evolve to be the most inclusive and enduring theatre company in town.

Caterpillars, Wild Dogs and Wide Open Space

Patterns of Stories

01/03/2018 Chris Gray

Glenn Loughrey describe his art as coming out of the Aboriginal style. There are patterns that go down eons into the ground and they come up and show themselves; it’s not so much a geographical map, but a map of the patterns of the stories that sit underneath. of the patterns of the stories that sit underneath. So I use that to some degree, but I also use perspective, and while I will have that pattern look, there will still be sky. The process shifts backwards and forwards; that’s been a part of the process of learning about myself as an Aboriginal person and painting out of that.