Poppies for Remembrance

In recent years, members of our community contributed thousands of hand crafted poppies for the Centenary of World War One remembrance 5000 Poppies project.  This project is still going strong with major installations being planned towards the end of the year to acknowledge the end of the War in 1918. Whittlesea Agricultural Society will be…
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NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week – Because of Her, We Can! 8–15 July 2018 What is NAIDOC Week? NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This acronym has since become the name of an annual week of national celebrations held every July, which observe the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
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Creative State Summit

YPRL staff recently attended the second annual Creative State Summit at Melbourne Museum, featuring a diverse line up of local and international speakers across the creative industries. The summit explored the role of creativity in a post-truth world, as well as effecting change in response to the challenges of our times. Creative State offered delegates an…
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Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Sadly, many adults do not consider themselves ‘creative’. However, when such people speak of their upcoming personal and professional projects, event plans, new hobbies or (less commonly) Excel spreadsheet solutions, it appears the term may require some kind of social reinvention. Creativity, according to the Oxford Dictionary is the use of imagination or original ideas…
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Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday 6 June, Carolyn Jury and Kate Hansen attended the Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting at the Council Offices. It was an opportunity for all Banyule City Council Advisory Committees to meet each other, share information and explore future objectives. It was a fantastic event, celebrating the work of these committees while inspiring opportunities for…
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