Category: culture

Forest Therapy: Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) is one of Melbourne’s true gems. A free, manicured, palace of serenity just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of CBD proper. Over the last two years I travelled across 50 countries…

The Wizard's Brunch, Melbourne

The Wizard’s Brunch – Melbourne

Feelings of adventure, love and escape are always welcome – and for a few hours, at either a brunch or dinner, you can forget your worries and have an immersive witchcraft and wizardry experience. The Wizard’s Brunch are the folks…

Immerse Yourself in A Midnight Visit

Perfectly timed for the Halloween season, A Midnight Visit invites visitors to step into an alternate world. The immersive theatrical experience embraces a gothic macabre aesthetic. And it’s certainly no ordinary trip to the theatre. Taking over an abandoned warehouse…

Step into a Mysterious World of Illusion and Wonder

The Melbourne International Arts Festival is in full swing, with another diverse calendar of programming. Thought provoking theatre? Check. Dynamic dance? Check. Experimental music? Check. A mentalist creating seemingly impossible experiences inside a mirrored tent? Check. The last item on…

SOCIETY at Melbourne Fringe Festival

New Orleans, just like a good friend you’ve known for years, has several nicknames. The Big Easy, The Crescent City and even simply NOLA come to mind, as does its influential jazz scene and voodoo practices. It goes without saying…

‘I’m a Phoenix, Bitch’ ignites Arts Centre Melbourne

As I sit down to write about Bryony Kimmings’ Australian premiere of I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, I’m faced with a challenge. How does one convince audiences to see a show about postpartum depression? Childhood illness? Mental breakdowns? While most people…

Moira Finucane’s The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

The polar caps are melting, sacred trees are being carved down and Moira Finucane has had enough. Come party at the edge of the abyss. Yes that’s right – Melbourne’s apocalyptic rock goddess Moira Finucane has returned from Antarctica with…