Category: culture

Asia TOPA 2020: Saigon

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. Saigon, directed…

What to see at Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2020

Melbourne’s beloved Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is celebrating it’s dirty thirties in 2020 and you are all invited! As Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema, the hand-picked program has something for all tastes: yes, even your straight…

À Ố Làng Phố is a must for circus lovers

À Ố Làng Phố is bringing a slice Vietnamese culture and circus to the Arts Centre stage for three nights only. Running as part of the Asia TOPA Performing Arts festival, the show is billed as ‘bamboo circus.’ (If you’re…

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World class Horse Puppetry strides the stage again in War Horse

The magic of live theatre artistry abounds in War Horse, a heartfelt wartime tale that will astound you with its Tony award winning lifelike animal puppetry. With an anti-war message, and narrative of one boy’s love for his foundling, Great…

Out Of Town: 24 hours in Daylesford

It’s little surprise that Daylesford has a reputation as one of the best weekend getaways you can have from Melbourne. The famous Spa Country region is rich in history, has an excellent arts scene, delicious food and wine and boasts…

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…