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Spring menu launch at Souk

In the six months that it’s been open, Souk (the Arabic word for ‘bazaar’) has well and truly conquered Melbourne’s Middle Eastern food scene. With delicious share food, unpretentious and friendly staff and décor that is reminiscent of a classy…

A requiem for Cambodia: ‘Bangsokol’ at Melbourne Festival

The Khmer Rouge’s atrocious rule left 1.7 million dead in Cambodia. Today, the victims of the 1975-1979 genocide have become music. Composer Him Sophy has teamed up with filmmaker Rithy Panh to create A requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol, a multi-disciplinary…

‘All the Sex I’ve Ever Had’ at the Melbourne Festival

Beatrix, Noel, Brenda, Lionel, Philip, and Suzie are the stars of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had. They are not celebrities, they are not actors; they play themselves, real authentic people. For two hours you will be entertained by intimate…

240 hours in ‘Timepod’

“Time is just this – a number of motions before and after” – Stuart Grant, Performance Artist. You’ve probably heard of a sensory deprivation chamber where individuals float in a saltwater pod. Now take that concept, and instead of one…

‘Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey’ at Melbourne Festival

‘Mother…’ Cate Blanchett calls out softly into the dark. The screen is black and empty, when suddenly, it is illuminated by a flash. Light is blasted onto the screen. The Big Bang has occurred – the universe has been created….

‘Under Siege’ at Melbourne Festival

The epic masterpiece Under Siege is the perfect introduction to this year’s Melbourne Festival. Yang Liping’s operatic retelling of Farewell My Concubine is the culmination of a millennia of Chinese culture. A total of twenty-two dancers, musicians, and a paper…

Cathedral Ranges Wilderness Yoga

Have you ever thought of combining yoga, meditation, and hiking in the Victorian wilderness? The beautiful Dr Belinda Christie did, and hence Wilderness Yoga was born. Dr Belinda, an environmental scientist and yoga teacher, runs Wilderness Yoga once a month…

Best Brews Around the World – Melbourne Edition

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands hosted the Melbourne edition of the International Best Brews Around the World tour. The tour kicked off in early August at Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West in New York City as part…

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez at Melbourne Fringe

Glamorous and boldly unconventional, Lola Martinez was the 19th centuries wildest showgirl.  The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez  is a reimagining of a life rich in adventure and controversy. Courtesan and countess, dancer and actress.  Lola lived a life of…