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Oktoberfest in The Gardens

All the lederhosen in Melbourne at Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Oktoberfest in the Gardens was an eye opening experience to the number of people in Melbourne that own lederhosen and dirndl dresses. (Hint: that number is in the thousands.) With an affinity for short shorts and short skirts, this event…

Spring menu launch at Souk

In the six months that it’s been open, Souk (the Arabic word for ‘bazaar’) has well and truly conquered Melbourne’s Middle Eastern food scene. With delicious share food, unpretentious and friendly staff and décor that is reminiscent of a classy…

Good Time

Film Review: ‘Good Time’

A pretty good time with a pretty bad dude. Some films have great openings. They kick into gear immediately, and you know what kind of a movie you’re about to watch, because, in the first few minutes, the tone is…

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…

240 hours in ‘Timepod’

“Time is just this – a number of motions before and after” – Stuart Grant, Performance Artist. You’ve probably heard of a sensory deprivation chamber where individuals float in a saltwater pod. Now take that concept, and instead of one…

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Astaire dances again in ‘A Fine Romance’

Get your evening gear on and toes tapping in a magical night of nostalgic charm at A Fine Romance: The Magic Of Fred Astaire. Polished performances, supported by a three-piece musical ensemble, playful script, and elegant era choreography make this a…

Ingrid Goes West

Film Review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Nobody wants to be like Ingrid. ‘Where’s my phone?’ This is the first thing Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) says after waking up in the hospital, towards the end of the film. A social media addict, Ingrid has invested the entirety…

‘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….