Almanac Art – Richmond: Stewart Street Mural

Andy Fuller came across a fantastic footy-inspired mural down in Richmond that he’s shared with us. Can anyone name the artist?

Almanac Art: Eyes on the Ball – Review from 1996

The late Robert Rooney, artist and critic for The Australian, reviews a footy-art exhibition from the Ross Oakley era, in his characteristic sharp style.

The Ringo Kid

Greetings Tipsters Found a pamphlet I wrote, season review ’97. Geez, I’ve been doing this for awhile. Interviewed Troy Luff in the Swans rooms, Feb that year. He was a regular bloke, on talking to oppo players during the game, “Sometimes you might say there’s a good looking girl in the crowd but mostly it’s [Read more]

Almanac Obituary – Last of the Place Kickers

Gerard Coutts’ grandfather played in a few premierships for Horsham and South Ballarat, as well as being a serviceman in WW1. He is remembered for being the ‘last of the place kickers’ in this obituary.

Sport and Society: The most horrifying statistic in sports

It is an unpleasant reality that sport can bring out the worst in some people. Following recent coverage of the link between State of Origin results and spikes in domestic violence rates, we revisit Edward P. Olson’s examination of this issue in an overseas context.

Almanac Music – Feeling Whitney by Post Malone: Ambiguous Heart Wrench

Are you Feeling Whitney today? Sean Mortell is.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: My Favourite things

Inspired by the Sound of Music, The Rhymer is moved to write about the rough and tumble of footy.

AFL Premiership Posters

Have a look at the AFL Premiership posters from 2000 that Ben the Artist has produced. Come September, he will have yet another line up of AFL premiership poster potentials prepared for the 8 finalists. Ben hopes it’s your team’s mascot clutching the trophy in his poster.

The Community Cup 2018 – this Sunday in Melbourne!

The Reclink Community Cup 2018 returns to Melbourne this Sunday, 24th June at Victoria Park with other States to follow. Get the details here.

Sunbury Literary Feast

Bruno Lettieri is hosting the first Sunbury Twilight Literary Feast on the 30th June. It features Helen Garner and MIchael Leunig, among many others.

Almanac Art – Last few days of Footy as Art exhibition

The Art of Football exhibition, organised by Citrus Bob Utber, will finish this Sunday at 4pm in Cororooke. Do yourself a favour and check out the great work on show.

Respect for women – the conversation we shouldn’t be having

Violence against women needs urgent addressing. We are sadly reminded of its daily prevalence following the tragic murder of Eurydice Dixon last week. Here is reposted from 2016 – a series of web excerpts and videos around “respect” from Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw, Danny Frawley, Wayne Carey, the Commonwealth of Australia’s “Respect” program, the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Erin Riley, Alan Jones and Clementine Ford.

Dear Eurydice

Haje Halabi shares his poignant thoughts as he joins the vigil for Eurydice Dixon.

Almanac Poetry – The Rhymer: What the coaches say

Introducing our new recruit, The Rhymer, with his first Almanac offering.

Almanac Art: Dreamtime for a Canadian

Artist Kendra Heil has had an opportunity to further her understanding of indigenous culture, which has inspired two fine pieces. She explains how it all came about.

Mother’s Day, with Gram

Jack Banister writes poignantly of his Grandma, going to the footy and visiting her in Middle Park.

Almanac Fiction – Daz Cooper Chapter 6: Rivers of suggestion

Daz Cooper returns – and he’s in class. His story is changing direction.

Almanac Music – The growing maturity of Australian Rock

Oz guitar bands aren’t dead, they’re just adapting. Alex Darling connects a lot of dots in this perceptive overview of Australian guitar bands old and new.

A Wink from the Universe at Willy Lit Fest (June 17)

Our own John Harms will be in conversation with Almanac favourite Martin Flanagan on his captivating volume on the 2016 Premiers, “A Wink from the Universe”

Pub review: The Prince of Wales, Kapunda

Mickey Randall takes us back to the Prince of Wales pub, Kapunda in the days when “Puffa” Jansen was its colourful mine host. A real pub devoid of music, pokies, TV and meals; a rural watering hole where ‘to not be abused would be offensive’. Enjoy with a butcher of West End Draught!