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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018 – All American Vegan Dinner

Vegetarians and vegans can often be forgotten during food festival events, but the team at The Creators Lounge put them at the forefront during their recent All American Vegan Dinner at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Recreating the American…

Guru of Chai Melbourne

‘The Guru of Chai’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

The Guru of Chai starts at Bangalore railway station, India. Amidst all the chaos, noise, trains, announcements, ticket inspectors and countless passengers, there is a chai wallah, or tea seller named Kutisar, who makes his living selling tea to various…

The Perfume Garden

The Perfume Garden was first performed thirteen years ago at the Gasworks Theatre. It made a return in 2007 at The Athanaeum and now, it has been revamped for 2017 and is being performed at the wonderful Chapel off Chapel….

Indian Film Festival lipstick under my burka

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Indian Film Festival will once again be held in Melbourne from 10 August to 22 August. As a country with one of the biggest film industries in the world, churning out over 1500 movies annually, the cinematic experience is…