Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018 – All American Vegan Dinner

Vegetarians and vegans can often be forgotten during food festival events, but the team at The Creators Lounge put them at the forefront during their recent All American Vegan Dinner at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Recreating the American…

Alina Ibragimova, violinist, performs with the ACO

Chamber music specialist Alina Ibragimova plays Richard Tognetti’s string orchestra arrangement for “Death and the Maiden.” For the second program of their national season, the Australian Chamber Orchestra put on a sparkling show with guest conductor Alina Ibragimova. Russian-born, London-based Ibragimova is a violinist who has made…

Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven by ARCO

Pastoral music and period instruments by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre, with guest choir Polyphonic Voices. A popular style of the Romantic period is the pastoral, which calls to mind horizon views and bountiful…

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018 – Dusk Till Dawn

‘Moonshine’ was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits usually produced illicitly, but Melbourne Moonshine have brought credibility to the drink at their boutique operation in Port Melbourne. Together with Shannon Martinez from Smith + Daughters and Mike Patrick…

‘Let’s Go Up Here’ at the Festival of Live Art

If you haven’t familiarised yourself with what ‘live art’ is, now is the time. The Festival of Live Art (FOLA) is yet again showcasing a body of bold, ambitious and provocative work and Let’s Go Up Here is the embodiment of…

Rebetiko Banner 2018

Street Greek music tradition lives at Southbank

The Rebetiko Festival celebrates Greek Blues(rebetiko) music, urban, improvised music created in the hash dens of Piraeus at the end of the 19th century by Greek refugees from Asia Minor (Turkey). More than just folk or traditional music, it is…