On the Beach

The meteorologists are forecasting some glorious weather over the next few days and no doubt this weekend many Melburnians will be heading seaward for the first glimpse of spring for the year. If for you that means heading west, we recommend popping into Aireys Inlet for their Aireys Festival of Words, which runs for three days beginning today. Among the highlights (even if we do say so ourselves) will be a Wheeler Centre-partnered event tomorrow afternoon beginning at 2:30pm. Funny guys Tony Wilson and Adam Zwar will be chatting about tabloid newspapers and the endless comic fodder they provide us - an apt topic given recent events in the UK. Shameless self-promotion aside, the program is packed full of interesting people, including Tony Birch, Alice Pung and the puzzling David Astle.

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