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The Australian Shakespeare Company’s polished Pygmalion delights

Take yourself down to Collins Street for the ultimate romantic and literary entertainment. For the ultimate upper-class-boy-meets-lower-class-girl-love story told in Edwardian costumes. A parable of picking up something in the gutter and polishing it into a jewel.  This famous early…

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

The National Gallery of Victoria continues its ascension of gallery rankings, this time with a selection from MoMA, the New York Museum of Modern Art. MoMA, the landmark institution situated in midtown Manhattan, is a pioneering force in the history…

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

German Film Festival Film Review: ‘The Silent Revolution’

Celebrates the universal spirit of rebellion Berlin, 1956, and the wall is not yet built. People from the Soviet-controlled East can take a train to the Democratic West, but they need identification papers and a good, temporary reason for doing…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

Mexican Street Food Fiesta at Wilson & Market

Melbourne, get out your sombreros, salt, and lime. Cinco de Mayo is here and no one knows how to celebrate better than Wilson & Market! Cinco de what…? You might be asking. It’s a Mexican holiday on 5 May, celebrating…

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Modern Malaysian identity in MTC’s Hungry Ghosts

The world premiere MTC Education’s production of Jean Tong’s play, Hungry Ghosts, is a contemporary take on the life of young international students in Australia and the ghosts of homeland identity. Taking recent world events connected to Malaysia, it’s an…

Beauty overload at Como Fashion Quarter

A fantasy of fashion, art, and social history appears in Como Fashion House at the National Trust of Victoria’s delightful South Yarra property, Como House and Garden. Four respected artists, stylists, and influencers make use of the site, the owning…

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Geli Raubel – Hitler’s Niece as told on stage

Roll up to Richmond to see some of the 21st century’s most loathsome men tread the boards. Who would have thought you could see such infamous characters within metro Melbourne? After many struggles to get this show up, Globe Players…

Film Review: ‘On Body and Soul’

Sometimes the most modest films deserve the biggest screens As production companies continue to balk at theatrically releasing their movies, streaming behemoth Netflix snaps up the most interesting and daring contemporary movies. On the one hand, smaller, more challenging movies…