Kew Historical Society Book Sale
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Kew Historical Society Book Sale

Kew Historical Society Book Sale - Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Kew Historical Society Book Sale - Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Thousands of titles with a wide selection of non-fiction, including travel guides, biographies, self-help manuals, craft, gardening, history and psychology books, as well as adult and teenage fiction. 

Most books $1 or $2 and children’s picture books three for $1. Proceeds assist the work of the Kew Historical Society and the library.

We welcome donations of saleable books of any kind at the Phyllis Hore Room on Saturday May 20 between 11:00am and 1:00pm

To arrange drop-off of donations please contact us on info@kewhistoricalsociety.org.au.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CEC9hx

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Christmas Celebrations: North Kew Tennis Club
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Celebrations: North Kew Tennis Club

Come and help us celebrate the festive season with a hit of tennis and a bite to eat. 

See invite for RSVP details or email graemekentish0@gmail.com

Let us know how many kids are coming because Santa will be bringing gifts! Spread the love and share with your friends - everyone welcome.

About North Kew Tennis Club
Situated amongst beautiful leafy parklands of Kew, the North Kew Tennis Club is a vibrant and exciting club for all lovers of tennis!

The North Kew Tennis Club boasts 4 floodlit synthetic clay tennis courts, recently upgraded in 2011.

Our clubhouse includes mens, ladies and disabled changing rooms, toilets, showers, kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, drinks machine and television.

Outdoor entertainment area includes tables, chairs, garden, BBQ and childrens' playground.

The clubhouse is available for hire to members for private functions.

Website: https://www.tennis.com.au/northkewtc/

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Walk and Sketch - Alexandra Gardens
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Walk and Sketch - Alexandra Gardens

  • Alexandra Gardens (Kew Gardens) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our local area is leafy and green, full of natural flora and fauna.

Join the City of Boroondara Parks and Gardens team along with Town Hall Gallery staff for a tour of Alexandra Gardens, Kew.  

You will learn about plants, flowers and wildflife and have the opportunity to spend time sketching or photographing amongst nature.

Meet at the entrance to Alexandra Gardens, Kew.

BYO art materials

Cost: $5.50, free for Town Hall Gallery supporters
Duration: 2 hours+

Contact: Boroondara Arts - 03 9278 4770 or townhallgallery@boroondara.vic.gov.au

 

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Villa Alba Open Day
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Villa Alba Open Day

The next Villa Alba Open Day is on February 5, from 1-4pm.

See the Historic House and The R J Hamer Heritage Garden at 44 Walmer Street, Kew.

Admission: $10, or $8 concession. Children are free. Plus afternoon tea is available for $3 - plunger coffee, a variety of teas and shortbread biscuits! 

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Silly Season with Tina Del Twist
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Silly Season with Tina Del Twist

Join cabaret powerhouse Tina Del Twist and eclectic virtuoso’s The Letter String Quartet for a musical comedy collaboration like no other – a debauched sensory of songs and stories celebrating the year that was, is and will be.

Known for her ‘beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing’ (The Age), the award winning Tina Del Twist has featured on ABCTV’s Comedy Up Late, has performed sell-out seasons with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Darwin Festival and has been invited to perform in Copenhagen, Berlin, Edinburgh, and NYC. Loved by audiences and critics alike, this gin-soaked velvet draped madame has been described as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Amy Winehouse.

The Letter String Quartet present a fresh aspect to chamber music. Each member an established and celebrated musician/composer, the quartet have performed live with a variety of acts including Laura Jean, Augie March and John Cale. In 2016 they presented a series at The Melbourne Recital Centre which included commissioned compositions by Wally Gunn, Mick Harvey, Andrea Keller and Bree Van Ryke. TLSQ are Steph O’Hara (violin/vocals), Lizzy Welsh (violin/vocals), Zoë Barry (cello/vocals) & Biddy Connor (viola/vocals).

‘Tina is a comic genius. You won’t see a show so musically diverse.’– The Australia Times

Limited VIP Banana Lounge seating available.

Cost: VIP Banana Lounge $40, all other tickets $30

Enquiries: kch@boroondara.vic.gov.au

Duration: 70 minutes
Interval: N/A
Refreshments: Events Bar open

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra - Hoang's Piano Concerto Concert
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Zelman Symphony Orchestra - Hoang's Piano Concerto Concert

  • Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This concert features Hoang Pham, the 2013 ABC Young Performer of the Year, playing two famous piano works in the one concert at the request of his faithful supporters. Following his electric performances of the Emperor Concerto and Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto with us, Hoang invited Zelman Symphony to accompany him at Melbourne Recital Centre - we agreed with alacrity!  Thanks Hoang!

The concert opens with Brahms' Academic Festival Overture written in 1880 to thank the University of Breslau for giving him an honorary doctorate degree.  It is a fun-filled series of student drinking songs including the triumphant finale 'Gaudeamus igitur'.

Hoang will then climb the heights of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini - the mere mention of Paganini ensures fireworks and a brilliant performance.

Then it is back to Brahms for his well-loved Piano Concerto No 1, a brilliant symphonic-like piano concerto which will have you on the edge of your seats.

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Man About the Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Man About the Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick

Direct from a sell out season at the London Festival Of Architecture Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to Melbourne to perform their brand new show. 

For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seenthem literally sell out houses across the globe.

Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town, Tim and Kit welcome you to the beautiful Kew House by Chancellor and Patrick.

“Must see show of the Festival.” New York Times.

“Had us in stitches.” Sunday Times (UK)

“Hilarious” The Age.

“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.” Wendy Kaplan, Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art

With one show only, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.

The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders only *** 

Chancellor and Patrick were a Melbourne based practice, formed in 1953. Known for the houses they designed in the 1950's and 60's, they had an signature, expressive and 'organic' style of architecture. Inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, they are best known for the Rothel House in Mornington and Larrakeyah, McCraith House, Dromana. 

Kew House has been kept in original condition and is a prime example all that we love about 70's houses. Dramatic bathrooms in every shade, slate and wood, the house evokes memories of that era. 

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Women's Business Melbourne - An evening Networking with Angela Pippos
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Business Melbourne - An evening Networking with Angela Pippos

  • QPO Cafe, Bar, Restaurant & Events (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women's Business Melbourne would like you to join them as they bring Angela Pippos, TV and radio presenter, Author and Journalist to launch their very own women's empowerment network.

Enjoy a complimentary champagne while Angela will share her experiences as a woman in media and women in sport and will get to the bigger issues in society like positive body image. On top of that she will also share her top networking tips.

Melbourne women's Business is here to help you connect, collaborate, and socialise with other local mum's and women. Support local business and support local mum's and see your business flourish. They are creating a women's hub where we can get together and discuss everything. Learn from our fashion advisors, health and fitness experts, business experts and parenting experts. Meet new women and maybe even make new friends! Their community is great - just gotta put your positive vibes out there and join!

During her 14 years with the ABC Angela worked as a researcher on the 7.30 Report and reporter for the 7pm News but she’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News in Victoria Monday to Friday and later on weekends. Angela takes great pride in her presentation and was crowned Victoria’s best and clearest TV sports presenter five times.

Angela has just released her second book – Breaking The Mould: Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport. In February 2017, her documentary about the rise of women in football, League Of Her Own, screened nationally on the Seven Network.

Women's Business Melbourne want to bring women to the microphone who lift us up and allow us to believe we can all make a difference. The kind of women that make us all want to lift our game and be inspired. Let's welcome Angela Pippos to the Women's Business Melbourne launch at QPO – this is not to be missed!

*drinks will be available for purchase

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Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education Kew
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education Kew

  • Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The thunderstorm of Monday, 21 November 2016 triggered an unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. It caused significant demand on both Ambulance Victoria and hospital emergency departments and sadly may have contributed to nine lives being lost.

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver an Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma Community Education and Support Program.

The free community sessions can be attended by anyone, and will cover the following topics:

  • What is Thunderstorm Asthma
  • Who is at risk of Thunderstorm Asthma
  • How do you respond to a thunderstorm asthma event
  • How to perform Asthma First Aid
  • The link between asthma and hay fever

To ensure there is a thorough understanding of asthma we will also present a basic overview of asthma and medications used to treat and prevent symptoms.

 

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Annual Housemuseum Lecture on Art & Architecture
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Housemuseum Lecture on Art & Architecture

The ninth in the Housemuseum's ten year scholarly lecture series on the subject of art and architecture will be held on Sunday 19 November 2017 at 3.00pm. Further details of this year's speaker and topic will be announced shortly.

Previous speakers include Professors Leon van Schack, Nikos Papastergiadis, Scott McQuire, Paul Carter, Philip Goad, Harriet Edquist and Jaynie Anderson.

Cost: $35 per person

 

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Your Time Matters - Networking With A Twist
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Your Time Matters - Networking With A Twist

Your Time Matters SO…
“Networking With a Twist” Helps You Get Maximum Mileage Out Of Your
Business Networking Investment

“Networking With A Twist” Events are designed to:
• Create relevant meaningful conversations that lead to opportunities
• Deliberately match you with like-minded business owners that can help you achieve your networking goals
• Ensure you gain maximum value from the time and money you invest in networking

"The networking was brilliant- not only the idea but the tips and how to approach it with no ‘sales pitch’ or ‘elevator pitch’ was very refreshing”.
M.Dulberg, WebbyWeb Designs, 2016

As business owners ourselves, we know time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. Yet networks are critical if we are to gain access to the people, services, products, and ideas we need. That’s why we designed a different type of networking event that delivers maximum value in minimum time and makes sure you aren’t standing on your own.

What Happens at a “Networking With A Twist” Event?

• 2 1/2 hours of business networking, plenty of time to talk and listen to others
• 2 x tables of 6-8 strategically matched, like-minded business owners to have timed discussions with (so no one monopolises the conversation)
• YTM’s UNIQUE Conversation Starter cards to create meaningful discussions (great for improving conversation skills)
• You learn more about yourself and your business as well as about others’
• An informative and relevant speaker to provide ideas and guidance for your business

When you register, we’ll ask about your networking goals:-
• People you’d like to meet
• Partnerships you are looking for
• Services or products you need
• Complementary businesses etc.

This information enables us to introduce you to like-minded people when you arrive, and place you strategically at tables that give you the greatest opportunity to make connections with the people you are looking for.

“Your Time Matters’ events are about connecting, engaging, building relationships and seeking opportunities to grow yourself and your business… Not selling!”

In addition to ample opportunity for conversation during open networking and table conversations, this month our valuable insight is:

BONUS Insight - Preparing your Small Business for Holidays
Guest Speaker: Lyndell Taylor

If you’d like to take a well-earned break from your business this Christmas without returning to a back-log of work to catch up on, then this YTM session is for you. Lyndall will provide us with the tools and systems you can implement in your business now to help you prepare for time off, and the next steps to continue finding time to work on growing your business in the new year.

Our speaker Lyndell Taylor 

Lyndall is a strong advocate for supporting Australian small businesses though local outsourcing. As the Managing Director of Lifestyle Management business, Life StyleLists and Cofounder of Ozsourced, Lyndall brings a wealth of experience in assisting small business owners identify the strengths, weaknesses and processes within their business for better time management and maximum profit, and sourcing the required assistance from local service providers to complete actionable growth strategies.

Your Time Matters is dedicated to helping individuals, business owners, and corporations develop the networking skills and business knowledge they need to accelerate their growth and achieve their goals, making businesses bigger and better.

"You should really give it a go, purely because it is a networking experience like none other"- Eric Chan, 2017

Bookings are Essential and Close 24 Hours Prior to Event!

Why? - Because we take time to strategically match you with other guests at tables, and line up suitable introductions for when you arrive.

LIMITED SEATING - 

NON - REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE 

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NOVEMBER MEETING: ALFRED FULLER: KEW BREWER AND ORGAN BUILDER
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

NOVEMBER MEETING: ALFRED FULLER: KEW BREWER AND ORGAN BUILDER

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017 Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Civic Drive, Kew, 3101

Alfred Fuller was born in Kelvedon, Essex in 1845, the son of a brewer. He studied organ building in London with G.M. Holdich and gained further experience in America before his arrival in Melbourne in 1872.

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Villa Alba Open Day
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Villa Alba Open Day

The next Villa Alba Open Day is on February 5, from 1-4pm.

See the Historic House and The R J Hamer Heritage Garden at 44 Walmer Street, Kew.

Admission: $10, or $8 concession. Children are free. Plus afternoon tea is available for $3 - plunger coffee, a variety of teas and shortbread biscuits! 

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Trick or Treat in Kew Junction!
Oct
31
9:00 AM09:00

Trick or Treat in Kew Junction!

This year Kew Junction Business Association are celebrating Halloween with in-store Trick or Treating all day, in addition to roving performers between 3:30pm - 5:30pm after school finishes.

Closer to the event you'll be able to collect a Halloween map, so trick or treaters will know where to go!

More information to come...

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Regional Luncheon: Featuring Food and Wine from the Region of Sardinia
Oct
29
12:30 PM12:30

Regional Luncheon: Featuring Food and Wine from the Region of Sardinia


Join Centonove as they take you on a culinary journey featuring the magnificent food and wine from the region of Sardinia.

Sunday 29th October 2017
$145.00 per person
5 course menu inclusive of matching wines
12:30pm arrival

Seating is limited. To reserve your place, please contact (03) 9817 6468 or email info@centonove.com.au

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Breakfast Event: Learn More About - Kew Business Community Pride of Workmanship Awards
Oct
26
7:15 AM07:15

Breakfast Event: Learn More About - Kew Business Community Pride of Workmanship Awards

Kew Rotary Club community chair Margaret Turner is bringing to life the, “A Pride of Workmanship Award”.

This is a plaque to be awarded to a business employee who has given superior service to their business or their customers.

Kew Rotary Club would like to make the local business community aware of this award, at our next breakfast meeting on the 26th October. Local business and community members are welcome to attend.

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Qoqo8
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Qoqo8

qoqo8 is a 5-way compositional collective that puts a new spin on the east-west fusion beloved by Shakti and Joe Zawinul. This new ensemble brings orchestral soundscapes to the meditative grooves and modal improvisations of music from the Sri-Lankan Buddhist tradition.

Each member is integrally involved in a variety of other projects that span jazz, theatre, film, dance and contemporary classical concert music. These projects have received critical acclaim and won awards that include an ARIA (Zulya and the Children of the Underground), Walkley (winning documentary score for Code of Silence) and Premio Internacional (‘Tales to Tell’, Cubadisco Music Awards in Cuba).

Nilusha Dassenaike – vocals
Anthony Schulz – piano, piano accordion
Adam Starr – guitar, vocals
Simon Starr – bass, vocals

Cost: $28 Tickets, $23 Concession

Enquiries: kch@boroondara.vic.gov.au

Duration: 90 minutes
Interval: Yes
Refreshments: Events Bar open

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