Category: festivals

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MIFF streams into your living rooms this lockdown

Confidence in anything during a pandemic is no mean feat. After setting the benchmark in 2020 with the online-only MIFF 68 1/2, MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival), our beloved MIFF is back streaming into homes across the country. The only uncertainty is…

Melbourne’s newest festival, RISING, features a commissioned program of cultural events, degustations, theatre, live music, and one-of-a-kind experiences (bathing nude on the Yarra anyone?). The program is extensive, from fine dining to family friendly to free and we are absolutely…

WrestleBrainia

WrestleBrainia is in Full Swing for 2021

WrestleBrainia, for those not in the know, has been a staple addition to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for half a decade, dedicated to you, the humble wrestling fan. The panel-style quiz show has seen many renditions over its tenure,…

Post-COVID shake off in Lior Solo at Castlemaine State Festival

One of Australia’s superstar songwriters starred at one of the country’s first sellar arts festivals, the Castlemaine State Festival, declaring a return to practice for the events, performing and cultural industries. A hungry audience hung on every chord change and…

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…

WOMADelaide is in the heart of Adelaide’s Mad March

There is always so much happening in Adelaide during the summer, and WOMADelaide, located in the Botanic Park is arguably home to the most cosmopolitan, most culturally diverse, most colourful and most energetic of all these events. The festival itself…

SWEETie charms audiences at the Butterfly Club

Chloe Perrett shares her singleton tales in the entertaining SWEETie, playing at the Butterfly Club between 27 January and 1 February 2020 as part of the Midsumma Festival. From a naive 21-year-old meeting her first love at her local book…