Parkinson’s Disease: To understand

A touching reflection from Anna Pavlou following the diagnosis of her second grandparent with Parkinson’s Disease

The Bob Dylan Solution – How Richmond’s Premiership Can Save Music

Hagman gets blown north by the wind, takes in some northern culture before heading back to Melbourne for the poet of his generation – but the Tigers are the thread that binds.

Almanac Memoir: Wisdom in politics? Can you believe that?

Neil Drysdale of Scotland shares this very personal account of his politics and those of his family; informed by the very WWI trenches, themselves. Personal philosophy as the basis of political affiliation. Originally posted a couple of years ago, this piece has never felt more timely.

Art Exhibition: Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition

A new art exhibition, Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain, opens Thursday 13 September at Glen Eira City Council Gallery featuring many works that encapsulate the love we have for our great game.

Almanac Books: Sons of Guns – family and football

The author of the book “Sons of Guns”, Matt Watson takes us through his relationship with family & footy, shares tidbits from the stars of his manuscript and the long, involved process it took to complete.

Fundraising Lunch for BCNA event with Yvette Wroby as guest speaker.

The new owners of Prince Patrick Hotel are holding a fundraising Lunch for BCNA event with Yvette Wroby as guest speaker. She’s been asked to speak for 20 minutes. Come and see if she can stick to a deadline when there’s SO much to say in the current climate!

Blues in Echuca

From blues music to bare knuckle boxing (and a little mention of footy), Glen! takes us through some history of Echuca and surrounds.

Almanac Music: Eilen Jewell – A New Lady Sings the Blues

Eilen Jewell is a talented musician who is outside the mainstream, celebrated but not widely known, and it’s rewarding to follow such an inspiring artist according to fan Michael Harry.   

Almanac Art – South Melbourne v Carlton, the 1909 VFL Season

A special piece, telling the historic tale of the 1909 season, accompanied by an original artwork by DJ Williams.

State of the game?

Our favourite gum-tree themed writer waddles back into the debate around “The State of the Game.”

Fitzroy Junior FC – Trivia Night & ‘Fitzroy Idol’ (July 28)

Fitzroy Junior Football Club are holding a trivia night and ‘Fitzroy Idol’ performance – it’s on this weekend, so get in quick if you want to be involved. Details inside.

Almanac Art – Aussie Rules: Passion and Pain Exhibition

You are all invited to the Opening of ‘Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition’. Inspired by Yvette Wroby’s ‘Siren’s Call’, the event has it all, a fan’s room, memorabilia exhibitions from Collingwood and St Kilda FC’s, with Martin Flanagan as guest speaker, and tons of art from Almanac’s Kendra Heil, Kate Birrell and Yvette Wroby. Please RSVP. Details within.

A Lament for the Absolutely Lamentable – Carlton v The Fine Young Cannibals

Rick N takes us back to when Carlton were A Good Thing, but now the team just Drives Me (him) Crazy.

Five live stylists

Blues blood runs in Earl O’Neill’s veins. (No typo there.) He shares memories of five of his best experiences and, oh, what a lucky man he’s been!

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Peninsula Old Boys: “Bush” Cassidy and the “Tiger Raglan” Kid

Fitzroy took a while to get going, but ultimately were far too good for Peninsula – King George III was on hand to document the game and picked his moment in the Reds Foundation political lunch with Barrie Cassidy and Ged Kearney.

Billy’s Reality

Andrew Starkie details the long road shared by friends, one navigating the rollercoaster of addiction and meetings along the way between them in the experiences of life.

Almanac Satire – A modern statistician’s guide to Round 17

Overwhelmed by the modern game? Don’t be! Andrew Kelso holds all the answers (some of them are even correct) with this statistical guide to the latest round.

Fantasy Footy with The Boys

There’s plenty of reality to go with fantasy for Edward Olsen and ‘The Boys’ when they get together for their long-running group fantasy footy project.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: What Ground Is That?

The Rhymer relates the modern-day ground naming confusion felt by many of us.

Pub Review: Five Cups in Fremantle

Mickey Randall gives his expert review of five Freo pubs and the brews consumed at each – making your next trip to Fremantle much easier to find the best watering holes.