Category: festivals

A requiem for Cambodia: ‘Bangsokol’ at Melbourne Festival

The Khmer Rouge’s atrocious rule left 1.7 million dead in Cambodia. Today, the victims of the 1975-1979 genocide have become music. Composer Him Sophy has teamed up with filmmaker Rithy Panh to create A requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol, a multi-disciplinary…

‘All the Sex I’ve Ever Had’ at the Melbourne Festival

Beatrix, Noel, Brenda, Lionel, Philip, and Suzie are the stars of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had. They are not celebrities, they are not actors; they play themselves, real authentic people. For two hours you will be entertained by intimate…

‘Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey’ at Melbourne Festival

‘Mother…’ Cate Blanchett calls out softly into the dark. The screen is black and empty, when suddenly, it is illuminated by a flash. Light is blasted onto the screen. The Big Bang has occurred – the universe has been created….

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Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ Brought to Life

Put your hand up for a night of Austen? A gloved one, that is.  Who wouldn’t. In ultra-modern industrial grey square concreted interior of QV’s No Vacancy Gallery, a full house had laughs, random participation, irony, luxury, and the divine…

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Hickey ‘n Pals surprise night in It’s My Show

Up on the corner of Bourke and Spring Street, the parliamentary end of town, some quality comedy has been on offer in recent years at welcoming pub, The Imperial Hotel. As part of Melbourne Fringe, a relaxed entertaining hour of…

Melbourne Festival – The Plus Ones’ guide to the must-see events

It’s time to get inspired: the Melbourne Festival brings the opportunity to connect with art, people, and ideas. Running from 4-22 October 2017, the festival has something in store for everyone. Be it dance, theatre, music, visual arts or multimedia…

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Footy-loving women!

With the flashing vigour of a flying Sherrin, a trio of footy-mad sheilas huddled to elevate all things women’s AFL on high in Footy Girls, as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program. Featuring long-time AFL commentators Alicia Sometimes…

Supersense Festival: Spiritualized

I had my first taste of the Melbourne Arts Centre’s Supersense festival back in 2015. Almost two years to the date, I had the pleasure of being a part of the ‘festival of ecstatic’ once again. Supersense is a biennial…