The Florida Project

Film Review: ‘The Florida Project’

The Lido kicks off its rooftop cinema opening with Sean Baker’s spellbinding film, The Florida Project. The Lido Cinema kicked off the opening of its rooftop cinema with a little situational irony. With the rain lashing down, we couldn’t sit…

Melbourne Music Week 2017: Opening Night & DJ Hell

Melbourne Music Week is a feature of the year for any festival-loving Melburnian. The flagship music festival of the City of Melbourne, it has developed a reputation for innovation edgy-ness and out right ‘how are they doing this?!’. After a…

‘The Memory of Water’ at Chapel Off Chapel

How do our memories construct our identities? Can someone else’s memories have an impact on our life? In The Memory of Water, one of the characters states that water retains an object’s properties even after the object has been removed….

Opera Australia’s ‘The Merry Widow’

Ever since it was announced, I have been waiting eagerly for Opera Australia’s production of Frank Lehar’s The Merry Widow. My plus one was equally thrilled when I offered her ‘a night at the opera’ — her first ever. As…

‘The Commune’ by Bitten By Productions

Like any good thriller, The Commune immediately introduces tension and a hook.  Stone, who now calls himself Joe after running away from the hippie commune is back for Brook’s funeral, his mother.  No one will tell him how she died….

Lucky

Film Review: ‘Lucky’

A moving and funny meditation on life, and who we are when it ends. ‘You’re nothing!’ This is the greeting Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton), gives to the Joe (Barry Shabaka Henley), the head cook in the film’s dusty, one-horse town….

Circus Events Melbourne

Sidesault at The Melba at Circus Oz

Cartwheel, somersault, and sidesault into the circus this month! Circus Oz just launched Sidesault at The Melba, a new circus project focused on unique and innovative art expression and giving budding circus performers the opportunity to bring their shows to life!…

The New Waterside Hotel

The Waterside Hotel, an imposing three storey building on the corner of King and Flinders Streets, has just undergone renovation, with the aim of redirecting some of the foot traffic from the “Paris end” of town by offering a drinking…

Melbourne Opera's Roberto Devereux - Elizabeth 1 (Helena Dix), Roberto Devereux (Henry Choo), The Duke of Nottingham (Phillip Calcagno) and chorus

Melbourne Opera astounds with ‘Roberto Devereux’

Melbourne Opera’s Roberto Devereux is very entertaining. Roberto Devereux is the last of Melbourne Opera‘s Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, with acclaimed productions of Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) in 2015 and Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn) in 2016. The opera is loosely based…

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….