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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…

4 things that we love about the Nintendo Labo

For years Nintendo have been making the most innovative and creative consoles on the market, and with the launch of the brand new Nintendo Labo they have done something that no one saw coming – made crafting cool. We were…

Gothic Imaginings at Melbourne University

Like horror and noir? Centuries ago, the English invented both. What do Sherlock Holmes, Dorian Gray, Tess d’Urberville, Jane Eyre, Dracula, David Copperfield, and Frankenstein have in common with the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? A great…

Ross Kemp Extreme Tales Australia and New Zealand stage tour

If, like me, you are a fan of the ABC show Ross Kemp Extreme World, the stage show Ross Kemp Extreme Tales is a must-see. For seventeen years, this documentary has been bringing human interest stories from conflict zones to our…

A gouda time at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards

Eating cheese and drinking wine on a warm summer night. Does life get any better? It does if the cheese board is entirely made up of championship winners from the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The AGDA celebrated the cream of…

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Havana Nights:The 2018 Australian Same Sex Dance Championships

The Australian Same Sex Dancesport Championships 2018 Havana Nights had the Art Deco ballroom of St Kilda’s Town Hall basking in hypnotic music, moves, charm, swagger, and gusto. A well devised program of heats, interspersed with interstate and international guests,…

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Sour Beer Smackdown at The Terminus Hotel

The Terminus Hotel didn’t let a flood warning stand in their way of celebrating the first weekend of summer. The team kicked off the summer drinking season with Sour-Off, their latest installment in the popular Craft Beer Showdown series. The…

Best of December: Where to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Melbourne! Tis’ the season of holiday parties, Christmas shopping, and drunk uncles. With a range of markets, parties, and plays, you’ll definitely find something to do this December. Check out out guide for the top ten events around you this…

Learning the Art of Calligraphy at CalliCon 2017

Claude Mediavilla describes calligraphy beautifully and simply as ‘the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner’. Upon arrival at CalliCon 2017, I was immediately immersed in a world of swooping loops and colour-filled fonts….