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Monthly podcast companion to TWiSK - This Week in St Kilda. Discussing arts, music and community events in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
6 Episodes
Faded, jaded, debated and exasperated – Fitzroy Street is a hot local topic. We discuss the future Fitzroy Street with outspoken Cr Andrew Bond and designers of the Pride Centre - local architects Grant Amon and James Brearley. Also 40 years of Theatre Work on exhibition and concept designs for a new EcoCentre in our Botanical Gardens. Go to TWiSK for weekly updates on arts, music and community in St Kilda.
The February podcast is devoted to the dream of making St Kilda a music city – a vibrant, harmonious place where live music is welcome, appreciated and celebrated. This coincides with the release of a draft Live Music Action Plan by Port Phillip Council for comment by the community (Have Your Say Port Phillip until 22 March)We have a powerhouse list of guests who bring decades of music industry experience to the podcast:Co-host Michelle Nicol, President St Kilda Live Music Community;Peter Bain-Hogg, producer of RocKwiz on SBS and now touring as a live show;Diane Foster and Peter ‘Boom Boom’ Beulke, St Kilda Blues Festival organisers;Mary Mihelakos, music journalist and tour operatorKatherine Copsey, Port Phillip Councillor and member of The Rebelles.Go to TWiSK for weekly updates on arts, music and community in St Kilda.
December 2019

December 2019


Welcome to the St Kilda Talks Podcast December show. I am Greg Day your host and creator of the This Week in St Kilda newsletter, a list of arts, music and community events in St Kilda.This month we have a triple A guest list … that’s actor, activists and authors. Just what you’d expect in St Kilda.You'll meet Peter McEwen from the Pride Centre Board for an insight into the progress so far for this exciting development for Fitzroy Street.We chat to Brett Cousins from Red Stitch Actors Theatre about Oil, their epic current production, and their 2020 playlist.We also meet author Dave Willis whose fascination with the rich history of St Kilda has prompted his latest book, A Guide to Historic St Kilda.Our face in the crowd this month Karen Sait, from Port Phillip Community Group.Our surprise co-host this month is Carmel Shute, comrade, rabble rouser and definitely a woman with a fantastic database. 
November 2019

November 2019


Gday and welcome to the November edition of the St Kilda Talks podcast recorded at the Espy in their tiny but gloriously retro podcast studio.St Kilda Talks is created by Greg Day, producer of This Week in St Kilda, a weekly list of arts, music and community events in St Kilda. In November we chat to Melinda Martin from Linden New arts about the upcoming Postcard Show.Adrian Spurr and Mariella Del Conte from VegOut about their Big Sculpture exhibition and competition – we’ll discuss how you can get involved.Clare Birtles, one of the many performers in She is Vigilante being staged at Theatre Works And finally, Janenne Willis, who has put together a pop up museum here at the Espy about the legendary philanthropist and Espy resident Alfred Felton. This month my co host is Michelle Nicol, a woman in the know. 
October 2019

October 2019


Thirty minutes, three guests and many local events to discuss.With co-host Michelle NicolTopics include:Spencer P Jones LaneTheatre WorksChrist Church organ recitalSacred Heart Mission Heart of St Kilda concertPort Phillip Community Group AGM with Kate IncertiFiona Lee Maynard from The FyreflyCr Louise Crawford discusses Red Stitches Ulster American and Cafe Philosophique at The EspyBetty Sargent talks about Conceal, a  7 minute video as part of Luminous on Fitzroy StreetAll part of TWiSK This Week in St Kilda
Breathe, pause and know that you are not aloneOur April podcast looks at the community response to the virus. We meet Rose Paduano from Port Phillip Community Group, Cr Dick Gross from CoPP, Michelle Nicol from St Kilda Live Music and Serge Thomann from French Assist. Plus music from The Dalicados and Missy Higgins.Click here for TWiSK website and content links
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