Choralography with Jonathon Welch

Queenscliff town hall reverberated with song and applause for 65 singers under the direction of Dr Jonathon Welch AM, best known as the Founding Music Director of the inspirational Choir of Hard Knocks, Sydney Street Choir, Australian Pop Choir, Pop Kidz and now THE CHO!R. Jonathon’s innovative choral arrangements cover a range of musical styles […]

On the road to Ramingining NT

I recently undertook a road trip to deliver a replacement vehicle for my son Damon, who teaches remotely in Ramingining. Ramingining Community and its surrounding outstations in North Eastern Arnhem Land is home to a varying population of 700-1200 people depending on season and ceremony. The visit began at the local oval where the Eagles […]

Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre presents ‘It’s My Party’ at 360Q

As winter approaches, the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group guarantees you a fun night of wining, dining and great entertainment when they present the award-winning comedy ‘It’s My Party’ and I’ll die if I want to’ at 360Q restaurant at the Harbour. “At 10.23pm on the fifth of March my doctor gave me 3 months to […]

360Q hosts Gypsy with the Fleetwood Mac tribute show

Around 120 patrons, mainly baby boomers, crowded 360Q Restaurants upstairs dining room at Queenscliff harbour to enjoy ‘Gypsy the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band’ playing Fleetwood Mac’s many hits from the 70s. Six musicians and singers set the tone for the night early on and patrons couldn’t resist dancing to old favourites like ‘Go Your Own […]

The Queenscliff Harbour Story

Members of the Queenscliffe Historical Society aren’t just a few retirees filling in their days welcoming you at the door of the museum and pointing you in the direction of the latest exhibit. They are zealots when it comes to preserving the borough’s history inside and outside the building in Hesse Street. One member, Diana […]

The Queenscliff & Point Lonsdale Low Light Festival – 3 May to 30 June

Top and tailed by twin lighthouses, High Light and Low Light, (where the festival gets its name), the picturesque playground that is Queenscliff has a reputation as a long-standing host to bespoke music events, art exhibitions and gourmet dining. Offering the most spectacular and diverse range of venues including circus marquees, grand ballrooms and intimate […]

Artists occupy South Channel Fort

As men toiled back in the 1880s to construct the artificial island that would later become South Channel Fort, they would never have envisaged the far different role the island would play than that originally intended. The 7 hectare island, 6 kilometres North East of Sorrento, with its labyrinth of tunnels, magazines and gun emplacements, […]

Hot Rods bring massive boost to Queenscliff economy

Congratulations to the Geelong Street Rodders and Borough of Queenscliffe Council for accommodating the huge crowds that descended on the town for the annual rod run. Businesses along Hesse Street that stayed open on Saturday night were overflowing, locals dined alfresco and accommodation providers reported full houses. This great weekend gives the local economy a […]

Climate change concerns our kids too

“Hi everyone. We care about our futures. Our names are Milou and Harriet, and we are fourteen. We live in Castlemaine and are in Year 8. We have decided to go on strike from school to make our politicians do something about the climate emergency. We’ve been inspired by Greta Thunberg, a fifteen year old […]

Launch of Ron Tanberg’s Artist Board nearby his ‘sense of place’

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter said council was honoured to launch the new board honouring the work of renowned political cartoonist and illustrator, Ron Tandberg. “While the board may be cartoonist in style, it cele-brates a peaceful location that gave Ron a sense of place in this town from where he communicated with the […]