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ANAM discounts for locals The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is offering Port Phillip residents free ANAMates memberships for 2016. Valued at $75, ANAMates enjoy benefits such as free entry to recitals, master classes and its series of hour long concerts, Soundbites, as well as a 10 per cent discount on full priced ticketed ANAM season performances. Get your free membership bit.ly/anammates 

New Alma Park Pavilion opening The new Alma Park Pavilion will open in early April, in time for the winter sporting season. The new pavilion provides player change rooms, a kitchen and kiosk, storage and an officials’ room, as well as toilets accessible to the public. Keep track of the project portphillip.vic.gov.au/  alma-park-pavilion-upgrade.htm

Filmmakers spotlight gender violence Photo: FacesByRaphael.com

Be on your best behaviour on all of Port Phillip’s shared paths until April for your chance to win a $200 South Melbourne Market voucher, tickets to the opening night of the St Kilda Film Festival or new bike lights. Council is handing out raffle tickets to bike riders who slow down and ring their bell before passing, and to walkers who stay left on shared paths and look before crossing.

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Daughter is a locally produced and shot short film that explores gender violence and victim blaming. It tells the story of three women who venture out in St Kilda on a Friday night. Judged by strangers and their peers, their lives become entwined through an act of violence. Writer and director Sarah Jayne was inspired to write Daughter by the media portrayals of the violent deaths of Jill Meagher in Brunswick and St Kilda’s Tracy Connelly. Jill’s case was highly publicised, while Tracy remained a stranger to most people. Only her occupation as a sex worker in St Kilda was highlighted.

The film’s producers plan to tour the film through local venues and schools to spark a wider discussion about issues raised in the film. Attend the premiere Thursday 10 March, 8 pm St Kilda Town Hall 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda Tickets $20 via daughterstkilda.com All proceeds to St Kilda Gatehouse. Evening includes film screening and Q&A with guest panel, cast and crew.

John Gilcrist: a good neighbour John Gilcrist died unexpectedly late last year. An active Elwood resident, John made an enormous contribution to the community. He was especially concerned for the wellbeing of his neighbours, particularly those who were socially isolated or less fortunate than him. John was a founding member of the Linking Neighbours and Seniors Register, and helped establish the partnership between the Bendigo Bank and Linking Neighbours, enabling activities to be subsidised and inclusive. He was also a Linking Neighbours Heatwave Volunteer.

John was one of the founding board members of the Elwood Community Bank, which he helped establish. He made a great contribution as vice-president to the Elwood Croquet Club and as treasurer to the Port Phillip EcoCentre. In 2008 John was awarded the Port Phillip Seniors Award for services to the community. John is survived by his wife Noel, their three children and three grandchildren. 13

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Divercity 83 March / April 2016  

Council's official newsletter, Divercity, provides a forum for council to speak on local issues and events. Published five times a year, Div...

Divercity 83 March / April 2016  

Council's official newsletter, Divercity, provides a forum for council to speak on local issues and events. Published five times a year, Div...