These sessions are for complete beginners who want to start playing with others, or experienced musicians learning a new instrument. Family-friendly event, bring your kids.
A community-based drum ensemble modeled on West African instruments and rhythms, and founded on the concept of this music being celebrated with our community, through group ensemble practice and performance.
Sometimes we get together for a really big night (or afternoon) of music at the Newport Bowls Club. Live@Newport includes Theme Nights, Singalongs and performances by professional musicians.
Over the years we've run several activities designed to actively encourage and develop the skills of budding (and experienced) songwriters - groups, workshops and the opportunity to perform and record original songs.
Newport Storytellers is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales, yarns and stories for children; heart to heart and without notes.
Newport Strings is a classical strings ensemble. There is a range of playing experience within the group, from people who have performed professionally, to those with experience in other genres who are keen to explore more the classical repertoire and interpretation.
As well as our regular join-in activities, we run events in our local community. There are annual events such as the Folk Festival, Bush Dance and Carols, and others we organise on an occasional basis in the streets and parks of our local area.
Covid Safe Policy
Please don’t attend any event if you have any of the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Please don’t attend if:
You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
For group and event leaders
We'll add useful resources for group and event leaders here as they become available.
Free promotion on Council website
You can promote your event for free on Hobsons Bay City Council's "What's On" web page.
Just set up an account and you can upload the details.