Asia TOPA 2020: Ryoji Ikeda & NONOTAK

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. I…

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…

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…

A Noisy Ritual of winemaking at Vintage 2020

Say goodbye summer and hello autumn (aka wine making season) with Noisy Ritual! For the next six weeks, the urban winery is throwing open their doors and hosting some big, noisy celebrations to mark Vintage 2020. Local grapes from across…

The Planet A Lament: Asia TOPA

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. The…

A joyful celebration of gin at Juniperlooza

Juniperlooza — Melbourne’s riverside festival of gin returned for a weekend filled with good times and G&Ts. Held at the expansive Boatbuilders Yard, the venue managed to fit in 22 gin producers, roving performers, DJs, talk & taste sessions, and…

The most delicious dairy in all of Australia at the Grand Dairy Awards

Craving a champion cheese board? Searching for the nation’s best buttery spread? Dreaming of cream? Look no further than the Australian Grand Dairy Award winners. Now in its 21st year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the nation’s most prestigious…

Elrow – Melbourne

Elrow, the world’s most colourful party, brought its talent to Melbourne for one incredibly immersive day shift. I came across Elrow two years ago by accident. I was at a festival, Electric Castle, situated in the northern reaches of Romania and…

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…