Author Archives: melbourne

Someone Like Thomas Banks: a journey to selfhood

‘Someone like Thomas Banks’ is a warm, personal show that takes you on ride into the travails of becoming your own self despite the challenge of physical disability and sexual difference. Prepare to be welcomed into a very lively personal…

Best of October: monthly roundup

Melbourne is so jam-packed with events that we can barely keep up. Here are a few of our favourites from October. We dressed like Germans, tried new wines, evaded evil clowns, and explored this wonderful city. Wine Republic’s new Northcote store…

Melbourne Music Week 2015: Top 10 Picks

Since someone had the bright idea to create Melbourne Music Week, it has kept the glimmer of hope alight for Melbourne’s live music future. Once again taking over an iconic Melbourne building as the flagship venue, get ready for an…

A sunny Sunday at Evolve Yoga Festival

Spending a sunny Sunday at a yoga festival in the beautiful grounds of the Abbotsford Convent may sound like a spiritual cliché, but regardless of the plethora of Lululemon leggings and yoga mats flying around, the Evolve Yoga Festival challenged yoga…

El Atino & Co.: Richmond’s new Latin destination

El Atino brings a burst of Latin flavours to Richmond. This bright new venue is simultaneously a café, store, and aspiring cooking school. On a sunny Melbourne evening, my plus one and I were delighted to experience a glimpse of…

BBC British Film Festival: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The BBC British Film Festival is here. Beginning October 28 and running through November 18, get ready for 22 days awash with dry humour, costume dramas and wry romantic comedies. With all the fascinating new films from breakout film directors and…

‘Foreign Bodies’: sex and journalism in Mumbai

If you like your plays dark, intimate, confronting and dramatic, Sly Rat Theatre’s ‘Foreign Bodies’ will be right up your alley. It’s the much-anticipated Australian premiere of Melbourne playwright Andy Harmsen and directed by award-winning Mockingbird Theatre Artistic Director Chris Baldock, in Richmond’s quirky The…

‘Tender’ at The Butterfly Club

Nikki Bloom’s ‘Tender’ tells the story of loss and the impact of grief on relationships. ‘Tender’ is the story of the unexplained disappearance of Michael, who is beloved to his wife, Sarah, and parents, Yvonne and Patrick.  The first scenes were…

Alpine dazzle The Corner Hotel

Alpine’s sound is difficult to describe. It’s like a highly-charged throwback to glam rock, a healthy mix of indie and some hard rocking numbers — especially on their second offering, 2015 album Yuck. I was determined to see them pull it…