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The Yarra Climate Action Now organisation is holding a fundraiser comedy night at the Fitzroy town hall on Saturday 13 August. Tickets can be bought online for $22 (earlybird adult price until 31 July). Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal newsShow More Summary
One of the things I find fascinating about Brunswick St is a series of ugly signs for shops and businesses. More than simple descriptive signs incorporating a business name, these signs are sculptural and incorporate some abstract or...Show More Summary
A small new cafe called Juddy Roller (Facebook) opened last week on Chapel St near the corner of Johnston St. It’s similar to Tiny in Collingwood in being located in a corridor under a staircase but different in that it features art by Sydney street artist Ears (web and Flickr) on the walls rather than an intense yellow glow. Show More Summary
This is on Brunswick St. It’s a lame government community service announcement advertising poster that says ‘how do I protect my child against cyberbullying?’ The graffiti answer is ‘tell them to harden the fuck up and lose some weight’. Show More Summary
I have used and loved many computrons. When I was a child I began using the BBC micro computer and the Commodore Vic 20 at primary school in 1982. Then came the amazing Commodore 64, which I used at school and at home. When I was inShow More Summary
On Chapel St opposite Juddy Roller cafe. Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065 by Brian Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License....
I had dinner last night with a group of friends at the Provincial hotel on the corner of Brunswick St and Johnston St. One person was vegan and the only thing on the menu she could eat was chips and bread and dip – in this case some pumpkin stuff. Show More Summary
A paste-up on Rose St. A tiny lifesaver stands on the edge of a forest. There’s a sense of morbid foreboding. Does David Lynch do street art in Fitzroy? Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065 by Brian Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License.
Taggers are very very thick. They don’t understand why most people hate them. One reason may be that they trash examples of actual street art with their barely literate attention deficit disorder tags. On Young St near Argyle St. The reference is to one of Vandal Spruce‘s videos. Show More Summary
The building at 182 Brunswick St, which now has a minimal facade and houses Newtown SC and Blue Chillies, once had an ornate Victorian facade. It’s a shame when buildings lose their identity and character like this. I’d like to know...Show More Summary
This is the queue of people waiting to enter Mana Bar on Brunswick St yesterday evening on its opening night. Its marketing has evidently been most successful, but like some I find their Wikipedia vanity page distasteful. They sent a...Show More Summary
Chapel St opposite Juddy Roller cafe. Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065 by Brian Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License....
I recently attended a session at the Wheeler Centre supposedly about ‘the blogging economy‘. It was fundamentally misnamed. It barely mentioned blogging and most of the presentation was about the bigger and broader field of commercial electronic publishing. Show More Summary
Ammo, a colourful fashion boutique on Smith St, is closing. I like looking at their window as I walk by – if I was a woman I’d wear their clothes. Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065 by Brian Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License.
The Gertrude Association‘s fourth Projection Festival begins this Friday night with a free opening night event at 7pm at the Workers Club on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets. For the first time The Brotherhood of St Laurence, which has been based in Fitzroy since 1933, will be contributing a projection to the festival. Show More Summary
A colourful work by Be Free in a laneway off Rose St. Fitzroyalty - hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065 by Brian Ward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License.
A couple of days ago I reviewed a recent Wheeler Centre talk that was not about the blogging economy. As the speakers failed to address the topic, I have decided to pursue it as some new data has recently been published that offers an...Show More Summary
I recall Chopsticks House on Brunswick St renovating within the last year and repainting the inside an alarming electric blue. Now they are closed for more renovations. In situations like this I suspect closure and renovations forced...Show More Summary
After reading this article about women in their 40s and 50s and their dating experiences, I had to seek out one of the mentioned sources – The Plankton: Life at the bottom of the sexual food chain. It’s viciously pessimistic, funny and insightful. Show More Summary
Attic is a relatively new bar above Black Pearl on Brunswick St. You go up the stairs at the back, ring the doorbell then hopefully get admitted to the bar. It’s quite large but still feels intimate, warm and dark, with a fine view of Brunswick St below from the windows at the front. Show More Summary