Australian pop singer and actor Christine Anu has been announced as the headline act for the Last Night of the Proms in Williamstown next month.

The Western Region Concert Band and SingWest choir will perform music such as Military March No.4 by Elgar and Irish Tune from County Derry (aka Danny Boy) by Percy Grainger.

Publicity officer John Mansfield said prommers – the name given to people who attend the concerts – would wave Union Jacks and Australian flags, don fancy dress and sing along at Williamstown Town Hall.

“The program will be varied and will include an arrangement called Instant Concert, which is 35 tunes in two minutes,” he said. “Christine Anu will be singing 10 of her favourite songs, including Island Home.

“Then the band will go into what is affectionately known as the prom-cycle. That is what they do every year at the Royal Albert Hall in London.”

It features Land of Hope and Glory, Fantasy on British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia!

Last Night of the Proms

  • Williamstown Town Hall
  • October 8 from 7.30pm.
  • Tickets cost $44.50/$39.50.
  • Bookings and information: hobsonsbaytickets.com.au
  • Or call 9932 4074.

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Scouts’ open day

1st Laverton Scout Group will have an open day from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 8, at its base in Railway Parade, Laverton. Activities will include cooking damper, tying rope knots, basic first aid, a jumping castle and sausage sizzle.

■ 0412 997 244

 

Home history

Footscray Historical Society is offering free workshops for History Week in October. The first session is for Footscray, West Footscray and Tottenham residents, 1.30-4pm on October 22. The second session is for Yarraville, Kingsville and Seddon residents from 1.30-4pm on October 23, at Ercildoune, 66 Napier Street, Footscray. Register early.

■ foothist@bigpond.com or 9689 3820

Sing with us

Willin Wimmin choir is calling all women who love to sing. No audition or previous experience is required, and rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7.30pm at Church of Christ hall, 124 Douglas Parade, Williamstown.

■ choir_ww@yahoo.com.au or 0409 856 071

Healthy brain, healthy body

Learn to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age. This session is presented by RDNS HomeCare from 11am-noon, Monday, October 10, at West Footscray Ladies Probus Club, 54 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong. Free; booking required.

■ 9390 4449

Women supported

Sunrise Group for women with a disability and/or mental health condition aged 18-65 meets fortnightly, 10am-1.30pm, Fridays, at Laverton Community Hub.

■ 9689 9588 or lauren@whwest.org.au

Diabetes support

Westgate Diabetes support group meets from 10am on first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.

■ 9255 5501 or 0415 030 996