5 events for Footscray and Williamstown in April

April 10, 2014
Jonathan Lee

Footscray and Williamstown have different and unique advantages for their locals and visitors; but for anybody and everybody, there is something special for you!


  1. If you are looking for an occasion during April, the Footscray Market can be considered a monthly event not to be missed. For wonderful, fresh foods that are affordable, your month can be highlighted by an exotic range of general produce and seafood. For an Asian experience, the Little Saigon Market, offers fresh meat and a wide variety of fruit and vegetables at prices to suit all budgets.
  2. Footscray is a place of innovation and variety, which is shown at the Rotunda in the West. Gideon Haigh is a real world story-teller, published author and respected cricket journalist. Join him in conversations with Creative Australians on the 3rd April between 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in, “Not Just Cricket”.
  3.  The local Footscray community is an important part of life and their creative work is given attention whenever possible. An inspired voluntary showcase for this is The Colour Box, which is transformed into a new community enterprise every month. Visit them this April and be surprised by a gallery, pop-up shop, workshop space and especially, their drive and motivation.
  4. For an event with a natural and relaxing difference, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens offer you between the 1st to 30th of April, the “Paint the Gardens” Art Competition.  Sit under the trees with some Devonshire tea, while the kids play or learn about books at the Reading Corner. A real idyllic Australian family scenario.
  5. Until the 19th April, you will be able to enjoy the antics of three critically acclaimed magicians, known as the Gentlemen of Deceit. They are returning with another great, intriguing show, with some new innovations. They will give you a display of psychological ingenuity and digital skills and sleight of hand expertise that will amaze you.


Yarraville cafe review (the Corner-shop) 


If you are looking for a traditional café with character and a difference, that has a continental bustle with vintage furniture, but serves great food and coffee, the Corner-shop, or Yarraville café will suit you perfectly.


Just across from the magnificent Sun Theatre, the Corner-shop gives you that popular vibe. With a choice of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern creations in the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, you can have some delicious eating experiences. These can be highlighted on a sunny morning in the courtyard.
The Corner-shop or Yarraville Café has an impressive pedigree with its owners. The combined talents of chef David Danks, formerly at Public House and his co-owner Iain Munro, from Café Le Chien, are a solid culinary foundation.


Depending on the time of day will determine how long you have to wait for your order. However, when you get it, you will find it has been prepared with care and was well worth the wait. For dinner that is served later in the day, you will be pleasantly surprised by the suit-all-tastes menu, which is reasonably priced.



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