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• Exercise your brain at the inter-generational writing workshop

IMAGINE the novel Trainspotting was written by Barbara Cartland and you might get close to some of the stories emerging from Voices.

Voices is an inter-generational workshop where songwriters, poets, podcasters and writers join forces to come up with creative works.

The seven-week writing course is open to people aged between 15-25 and the over 60s.

A City of Melville initiative, the workshop culminates in 12 written pieces which can be poetry, song or short story. 

Participants will have the opportunity to perform their works at Melville Storylines – a festival running throughout October that celebrates story in all its forms. The pilot project was developed by the City’s community development team along with ‘Stuck on Words’ writing facilitator Amberley Laverick, and is made accessible to residents on low income through the ActiveLink funding project (the course costs $100 but is free for eligible Activelink applicants).

The workshops will be held on Wednesdays at the Willagee Community Centre from August 17 – September 28 at 10am-noon.

To book go to

After all that mental exertion, head down to Samson Recreation Centre and burn off some steam at their senior’s badminton.

It’s well-known that badminton improves cardio, overall fitness and promotes co-ordination and motor skills.

Samson’s seniors program caters for all skill levels and is a good social outlet with an afternoon cuppa with players after the game. One session costs $7.50 and you get a discount for 10 at $67.50.

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