the boon companions you pilgrimage

‘The You Piligrimage’ with The Boon Companions

Most people would find it very difficult to switch off from the demands of the day and take the time to reflect and think about themselves for a while. Fortunately, The Boon Companions seem to be all too aware of…

Quarreling Pair- Puppetry

‘A Quarreling Pair’ at La Mama Theatre

The smallest theatre in town with the biggest legacy, La Mama hosted The Melbourne Festival Of Puppetry 2017 over the winter school holidays and the delights were manifold. Approaching through a ‘marketplace’ of tiny stalls and puppetry booths, we’d later…

Nocturnal Melbourne Museum

Stay Up Late with Melbourne Museum’s new series: Nocturnal

Did you ever dream as a kid of ‘accidentally’ being locked inside a store afterhours and being able to run amok? That was strangely the kind of feeling I had walking around at Melbourne Museum last Friday night for the…

Saxophone player Yolanda Brown at Bird’s Basement

As I walked into the dim blue lights of Bird’s Basement, I felt like I was suddenly transported into an upscale jazz corner of New York. The small venue is tucked away in Singers Lane (near Flagstaff Station), right underneath…

Paris rock odyssey

Melbourne Theatre Presents: Paris; A Rock Odyssey

A rocking night of Greek drama told as musical theatre was had in Jon English and David Mackay’s Paris: A Rock Odyssey. Australia’s talent top drawer tell the story of two of the greatest lovers in literary history – of…

italian food and wine

Melbourne Italian Wine and Food Festival

The Italian Wine and Food Festival was held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton Gardens. Gathered were Italians known for their various culinary fields, whether it be wine from the many regions of Italy, pasta, ciabatta bread, truffles, salami,…

kino cinemas

Kino 30th Birthday Celebrations + ‘The Big Sick’ preview

You hear a lot about the ‘death of cinema’ these days. It only takes a quick google to bring up countless articles proclaiming that cinema as we know it is dead, nobody goes to the movies anymore, filmmakers aren’t making…

Northcote STN cafe

Next Stop for brunch: Northcote STN cafe

Northcote STN is the fresh-faced baby cafe of specialty coffee connoisseurs Workshop Brothers. Here’s a yet another reason for my Northcote friends to brag about their increasingly cosmopolitan slice of Melbourne! Inspired by the London Underground, the restaurant fit-out is…