26 May 2015

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Winter Jazz Festival to bring town alive

Trading skills: Main picture, Gary Miller (left) and Rob Ivers (right), of Tree to Sea with members of Mornington Men’s Shed and Mt Eliza Secondary College students who are swapping skills that come easily to their respective generations (Ester Woods, Barry Frederickdon, Alan Grimes, Jessika Small, Ben Maclean, Tony Sinclair and Cory Riddle}. Above, Ben Maclean and Gary Miller. Pictures: Yanni

Mr Stewart, of Mt Martha, says “real magic” happens when the two generations work together. Within hours of the boards being built the story behind their construction was featured on the beyondblue Facebook page which in turn created an “unbelievable response” back to Mr Stewart. Inquiries about the Better Together Project have come from all around Australia.

Another boost will come next month when Mr Stewart, a Mt Eliza Secondary College student and “a local senior” feature on posters promoting Westpac bank’s social change fellowships. Westpac has appointed the Irish born consultant program manager one of its ambassadors. “I’m being used to show what’s possible when you reconnect the generations,” Mr Stewart said. “They have shared issues.” He hopes the Better Together Project will gain a “national momentum”. When the two generations were working side by side “it feels good, you can feel the energy and there’s no need to teach anyone how to interact”. Mr Stewart said the board-making half day had been a great success. Seeing the departing students call out their thanks from a bus “says we’re really onto something here”. Mr Stewart said the idea behind the

project grew from the realisation that the “story” behind his family’s 16th century dairy farm in Ireland had been lost, partly because of the gulf between generations created as a by-product of the digital age. “They didn’t know how to use technology.” He now plans to take the co-operation between generations into sport and hopes talks now underway will see Mt Eliza Secondary offering one-on-one computer training to seniors on a regular basis as part of its “real time learning” classes. “We’ve run four or five events at the school and hope other schools will also pick them up. “The generations are all training together and the activity and experience is the key to success, not necessarily the product.” The find out more go to bettertogetherproject.com.au or treetosea.com.au

MAIN St, Mornington, will be abuzz this Queen’s Birthday long weekend with the sights and sounds of the third Mornington Winter Jazz Festival. The four-day celebration of music, art and heritage - and lots of entertainment festival – runs from 5-8 June. It will feature live laneway painting with The Snakehole Gallery artists, live music on stages, roving jazz bands and pop-up KidsZones from 10am Saturday and Sunday. The cornerstone of the festival is the jazz program with performances by Emma Pask and Adrian Cunningham, and George Golla and Jacki Cooper performing Tea For Two. There will also be Jude Perl, Jazz Party, George Washingmachine in Feel The Manouche and Vika Bull performing At Last! The Etta James Story. Mornington will come alive with jazz and atmosphere during ticketed performances in the nights and afternoons. In addition, there will be free jazz and musical performances in venues and locations across Mornington all weekend long. Returning this year are the popular ‘Music After Dark ‘ in the Mornington Library, ‘Jazz n’ Swing’ afternoon at Peninsula Grange, Mornington Historical Railway ‘Jazz at the Station’ and family fun at the Mornington Racecourse Queen’s Birthday Race day on Monday 8 June. Download a full program of festival events from the website. Bookings online at morningtonjazz.com.au

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