Author Archives: melbourne

Jurassica

‘Jurassica’: a magical story of the experience of migration

World premiere Australian play ‘Jurassica’ is the story of a journey through the experience of migration. It is a reflection about the idea of home, which is not a stable concept, but it constantly changes significance with new experiences and…

‘Bordello’: three levels of theatrical exploration

We didn’t know what to expect from ‘Bordello‘ – but the brief description of exploring a three-level brothel to uncover a story of intrigue piqued our interest. The first impression on walking into a smoky bare room, cordoned off with ‘do not…

LIMBO Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: LIMBO

‘LIMBO‘ is smoking hot. Literally. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much fire in a theatre. This circus/cabaret show is simultaneously dark, sexy, and funny and it takes place in the perfect venue – the 1920s-inspired Speigeltent. The fire-breathing…

The Basics Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: The Basics

Even if you somehow have not heard of the internationally acclaimed Australian trio The Basics, you would have definitely heard of one of their band members – Wally De Backer (aka Gotye). Playing a special set for Melbourne Festival to…

Launch of Cloudy Bay’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Melbourne put on some stellar weather for the arrival of Cloudy Bay’s first sauvignon blanc into Australia, hosted at an exclusive event at The Botanical in South Yarra. We were treated to a beautiful floral setting in the atrium-style indoor…

City Calm Down take over Howler

A crowded, sold-out, restless Howler bar steadily fills up with a diverse contingent of Melbourne’s gig-going public on an unusually balmy night in October. There is anticipation in the air and craft beer on the floor as we wait for…

Friday Nights at the NGV

Calling all art snobs, history nerds, and music lovers: clear your calendars — Friday Nights at NGV is here, and it’s exactly what you ordered. Perfectly coinciding with Melbourne’s beautifully warm spring evenings is the National Gallery of Victoria’s latest after-dark…

NaGL (Not a Good Look): a roller-coaster ride of absurdity

Why not head on down to the Mechanics Institute in sunny Brunswick this week and catch one of the deliciously surreal performances of ‘NAGL (Not A Good Look)’ at The Mechanics Institute? That’s what I said to my plus one to…