Performances & Memories

2024 - Upcoming Events

Newport Folk Festival - Choir Sing Off - Saturday 29 June, 12pm. Newport Substation

With Newport Community Choir and With One Voice Hobsons Bay & Wyndham choirs.


Moira Smiley Public Workshop - Wednesday 10 July at The Bridge Church - Hall. 119 Douglas Parade, Williamstown, Victoria 3016

Hosted by Willin Wimmin

Tickets


Choir Jam - Saturday 9 November

1-5pm at Laverton Hub

2024

A Windy Day in Altona!

Cherry Lake Cultural Series - 3 May 2024 to celebrate International Women's Day.

Voices For Reconciliation 2024 singing the Warumpi Band's Blackfella/Whitefella for Reconciliation Week.

#NRW2024 #VoicesForReconciliation #LouderThanEver

You can see us about at about 1:40.

https://youtu.be/-JmPoM0piHE?si=1hd6SFmv7Dz1anNq

NFFC Theme Night - Song and Dance. 13 April. We sang Dancing Queen and I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Willin Wimmin sang We Honour The Land and Blackfella/Whitefella at the Newport Hub Monday 27 May for Reconciliation Week. We were joined by With One Voice Hobsons Bay.

Willin Wimmin and Friends - 8 May

2023

Cherry Lake Cultural Series - 2 December 2023

2023 End of Year Celebration at Prince Albert Hotel

Music in Williamstown Botanical Gardens - 12 November 2023

NFFC Theme Night - Take The Weather With You - 7 October 2023

Choir Jam - Laverton Community Hub

CMVic and Creativity Australia

2 September 2023

Seaworks Winter Solstice,

24 June 2023

Willy Lit Fest. 

Williamstown Town Hall. 18 June 2023

We were honoured to sing again for ARMS - Association Representing Women Separated by Adoption - they have changed their name to better reflect their experiences - their children were not relinquished as the legal documents suggest. It's deeply moving to hear their stories and how they were manipulated and convinced they had no option but to let go of their children. 6 May 2023

We sang on "Snail's Trail" to Yatsik by Kinetik Theatre. 13 May 2023

Another fabulous NFFC Theme Night! "Heavenly Bodies" 13 May 2023

Willin Wimmin at International Women's Day Wednesday 8 March at Wyndham Cultural Centre

Amazing who can find at Bunnings!

2022

Willin Wimmin at Willy Lit Fest - 18 June, 2022.

©️ Will Hung for the Willy Lit Fest

NFFC's "Metal As Anything" Theme Night. 

4 June 2022. Photo thanks to Michael Stewart

Jane, Steph and Linda "Glitter & Gold"

NFFC's "Drinks" Theme Night. 

September 2022. Photo thanks to Newport Fiddle & Folk Club

2021

Willin Wimmin Get Together at the Morning Star, Williamstown. November 2021


2020

Seaport Festival February 2020

Yarraville Festival 2020

2020 End of Year Function at Porters. 

The first time after Melbourne's first long lockdown we'd seen each other in person.

International Womens Day 2020 at Cherry Lake with Jane York conducting

2019

Paint The Gardens October 2019

Hobsons Bay Sings - Big Feminist Sing - 16 Days of Activism. Dec 2019.

Big Feminist Sing 

Williamstown Town Hall 2019

2018

Family & Friends Performance September 2018

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay, Williamstown. Feb 2018. Thanks to City of Hobsons Bay for this very special gig and this photo.

Yarraville Festival 2018

2017

March 2017 Womens March 

Singing "Quiet"

Jessie Lloyd's Mission Songs Project at Melbourne Town Hall. Combined choirs. Yirramboi 2017. Wonderful concert! Yil Lull!

Williamstown Traders Association 

Christmas Twilight Evening. Dec 2017

2017 End Of Year fun

Megan reveals the new WW Logo

2016

Zonta. Maggie's Mayhem, 2016.

December 2016  - The infamous Laverton Carols

Friends Of Williamstown Cemetery Open Day, 2016.

You never know where & when we'll pop up in Williamstown! 2016.

"Art & Social Change" 

Donna Jackson's Book Launch, Williamstown Literary Festival, 2016. Songs from "Dust". "This Darkened Room", "Walk Through Fire", "Legend Of The Snowmen". MC: Robyn Archer. Guest soloists including Mark Seymour and Megan Slattery.

Folk to Classical Concert

Newport Folk Festival 2016

Vivaldi's Gloria.

A really lovely concert.

Willin Wimmin combined with Newport Community Choir and Newport Strings.

2016 End Of Year fun

2015

One Wintery Wednesday

Combined Concert with Newport Community Choir. June 2015.

Pre-rehearsal fun across the road

Helene & Charlotte singing us Swedish songs.

2014

Rehearsing in the rather irregular room next door, 2014.

The Angelicats with Julie. 

Ghost riders! End of year fun at Ragusa 2014.

WW25th Celebrations - Three directors of Willin Wimmin. Steph Payne (current), Bronwen Barton and Jennifer Lund.

Wonderful entertainment at our 25th celebrations.

We do have such incredible talents!

2013

"Credit Where Credit's Due" VWT - Julia Gillard. Melbourne Town hall 10/11/13

The Baby Show - Geelong 

Technical Rehearsal 12/6/13

Festive Harmonies Federation Square, 4//12/13

Gateway Social Bites 30/8/13

Annual Dinner at Ragusa

27/11/13

2012

The Baby Show - Newport Substation

Dress Rehearsal 26/7/12

Other shows held in 2012 at Castlemaine, Sth Melbourne and Warburton

ARMSVic Publicity Shot

19/10/12

2011

Festive Harmonies Federation Sq, 7/12/11

20th Anniversary 3/12/11

Richard Gill Workshop - Footscray 29/1/11

Illuminated By Fire - Federation Sq and Yarra River, 30/6/11

2010

Hobsons Bay Volunteers Picnic held at

Scienceworks, Spotswood 15/5/10

Melbourne Choir Festival - Recital Centre 2010

Annual Dinner Remvi By the Bay 3/11/10

Festive Harmonies Federation Sq 15/12/10

Peter McCallum Cancer Hospital 8/10/10

Carols at Newport Substation 19/12/10

2009

Swiss Italian Festival, Daylesfod 2009

Friends and Family month 2009

DUST (Musical about Asbestos) Geelong 2/10/2009

Newport Folk Festival in the Substation 5/7/2009

2008

Official Opening of Newport Substation 2008

Daylesfod Feast of Choirs 19/04/08

Harmony in Hobsons Bay 2008. Small grant given to WW to host the event in Williamstown Town Hall. MC - Denise Scott

2007

Hobsons Bay Community Volunteers Dinner 2007

MC - Brian Nancurvis

Former Leader - Jennifer Lund (front)

BreaCan Fundraising concert in Holy Trinity Church

Williamstown.

MC- Brian Nancurvis

2006

Relay for Life Newport Athletics track 2006

15th Anniversay

Early Days! 

With Joan Kirner who was our patron for many years. If you know what year this is, let us know!

Newport Fiddle & Folk Club Theme Nights

"Green" theme night. Newport Fiddle & Folk Club, 2015. Frankie Armstrong's "Mother Earth" and Melanie Shanahan's "The Sea".

NFFC's "Metal As Anything" Theme Night. 4 June 2022. Photo thanks to Michael Stewart

NFFC's "Take The Weather With You" Theme Night. 7 October 2023

NFFC Theme Night March 2017

NFFC "Drinks" Theme Night September 2022 - Photo thanks to Newprt Fiddle & Folk Club

NFFC's "Heavenly Bodies" Theme Night. 13 May 2023. Photo thanks to Michael Stewart.

NFFCC's Song and Dance Theme Night - 13 April 2024.

Asbestoswise Memorials

AsbestosWise Annual Memorial 2015.

"You're The Voice"

Steph Payne solo.

Asbestoswise Memorial Service

Deakin Edge Theatre

29/11/13

ADSVIC Memorial Service (now Asbestoswise)

BMW Edge Theatre 24/11/10

Floyd Lodge Open Days

Floyd Lodge Open Garden 13/11/10

Floyd Lodge Open Garden  10/11/12

Floyd Lodge Open Day 2014

Past Directors

Original choir leader, Bronwen Barton ( green ear rings)

Jennifer Lund (left) at the afterparty for DUST in Williamstown Town Hall

Josephine Lange, Choir Leader (RH)

Dan Scollay, Choir Leader (front in black)

Where We've Performed

Over the years we have sung at many political, sport, art, health and women’s issues events which took us to a variety of venues such as:

Community issues and events are always at the forefront of our philosophy. Some of the many places we have sung for:

Individuals have also performed in theatrical productions and mass singing events:

We have, very importantly, also just sung for each other, in times of sadness, joy, longing, celebration and always with love.