MMO Presents: Music for the Valley 2019

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The Monash Medical Orchestra is pleased to announce their Gippsland concert, Music for the Valley, will be returning in 2019!

About this Event:
The Monash Medical Orchestra is a non-profit ensemble established in 2011 by a group of passionate musicians who studied medicine at Monash University. While many medical students play musical instruments, it is difficult to continue to practise and perform whilst in medical school. MMO encourages students to pursue passions alongside medicine by providing our players the opportunity to share their musical interests, continue performing amidst a busy schedule and express themselves creatively.

This year, their concert will be in partnership with the Latrobe and Francis Orchestra. Join us as we bring another evening of orchestral music to the Latrobe Valley, featuring soundtracks from popular films and iconic musical works.

  • SILVESTRI The Avengers Main Theme (arr. Brown)
  • BRUCH Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola in E minor, Op. 88
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (‘Unfinished Symphony’)
  • WILLIAMS Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Suite (arr. O’Loughlin)

Date: Friday 30th August 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: ‘high street community hub’, 4 High Street, Moe, VIC 3825
Entry: By Gold Coin Donation

The Other Film Festival 2018

The Other Film Festival 2018 screening program has launched!

Arts Access Victoria invites you to The Other Film Festival 2018. The Other Film Festival delivers an invigorating disability-led program of local and international screenings, industry panels and workshops to showcase and foster the rich talent and diverse voices of the Deaf and Disabled communities in a fully accessible environment.

The main Festival venue is: The Coopers Malthouse in Southbank and Getting There details are here. They will also be bringing along Nebula, which will be located at The Coopers Malthouse Courtyard. The Closing Night Party – Music Video Showcase is at Loop Project Space and Bar.

Full details of The Other Film Festival 2018 screening program is available on their website here or downloaded in PDF format here.

The Festival social media hashtag is: #TOFF18


All tickets are free.

Tickets can be booked on the following link on The Coopers Malthouse website:

Access bookings

For all access bookings, please call The Coopers Malthouse Box Office on 03 9685 5111 or email

Patrons are encouraged to book their tickets in advance, as sessions will fill up quickly! People with access requirements are also encouraged to book in advance.

Fantastic Flicks – A screening

Fantastic Flicks – a screening of films made by and about people with disabilities presented by the Moe Peer Action Group (including Moe Life Skills participants) in partnership with Moe Library and our film-makers and producers from the City of Port Phillip, Arts Access Victoria and the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU).

The films capture the lived experience of disability across a range of contexts and explore love, relationships, politics and activism, work, everyday fears and hopes and a range of other issues associated with membership and participation in community.

Fantastic Flicks will be held at the Moe Library on the Friday 1st of June from 12.00 – 3.00pm.

Lunch will be served from 12.00 with the first screening commencing at 12.30pm.

Full details for RSVPs and further screening information are included in the flyer.

The Moe Peer Action Groups meets on the 1st Friday of the month from 10.00 – 2.00pm at Watsonia Library. If you would like to know more about the Moe Peer Action Group or would like to come along to one of our meetings please contact Paul Dunn at VALID,au

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Local Legend Shaves for Leukaemia


Kathryn Bartlett lost her friend to leukaemia 16 years ago. Not one to sit idle, Kathryn is putting her money (and her hair) where her mouth is for the 20th anniversary of the World’s Greatest Shave next week.

“I like fundraising and volunteering in my home town of Moe. I like to help people in need before myself.”

The Moe Life Skills participant is no stranger to championing causes. In 2016 Kathryn raised $500 for the same event and she is looking to beat that record this year. The year before that she and other members of the Power of Self Advocacy Group successfully campaigned for a safe pedestrian crossing on High Street in Moe after witnessing a tragic accident.

On Friday 16th March from 4pm, community members are invited to join Kathryn to raise money to help beat blood cancer at the ‘high street community hub’ in Moe at 4pm. People can come and watch Kathryn’s hair get shaved off and/or have their hair coloured for a gold coin donation or more.

Donations can be made at Moe Life Skills Community Centre (2A High Street, Moe), the ‘high street community hub’ (4 High Street, Moe) or on the day at the event.

We hope to see you there!