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HOT: Golden Mirror Carousel by Carsten Höller, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

One of the free, experiential and sculptural works being presented at Melbourne Festival 2014 is the Golden Mirror Carousel by Belgian artist Carsten Höller. A shiny gilt old-fashioned swing carousel has taken up residence in Federation Court of NGV International. It’s a beautiful object and a stunning sight to behold when you first enter the […]

NOT: Exxopolis Luminarium, Glow Winter Arts Festival 2014, The Jam Factory rooftop carpark, 500 Chapel St, South Yarra

Glow Winter Arts Festival is a celebration of arts in the City of Stonnington being held from 14 to 24 August, with the centrepiece being the mysterious-sounding Exxopolis Luminarium. Exxopolis Luminarium is an art installation that comes to Melbourne from the UK. The 20th Luminarium design is like a giant blow-up indoor maze which uses 3000 square metres […]

World Cup 2014 Festival of Football – Giveaway!

The Festival of Football will be taking over the historic George Cinemas in the heart of St Kilda to screen every match of the 2014 World Cup across three huge cinema screens. The Festival of Football will kick off with the first match between Brazil and Croatia at 6am on Friday 13 June and will […]

HOT: Food Safari Picnic, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014, O’Connell Reserve Richmond and Herring Island

For the next few weeks there will be lots of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event reviews on the blog. First up is the delightful Food Safari Picnic that happened on the weekend. I was invited as a guest of Yarra City Council and didn’t really know what to expect. And for a first-time go […]

HOT: Instant Expert Moulded Chocolates Class, Ganache Chocolate, 250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

One of the downsides of writing a blog that’s heavily focused on food is that I often get hungry as I work on the computer. Fortunately for this post I have had a stash of excellent chocolate to sustain me – thanks to a chocolate making class at Ganache, my favourite chocolatier in Melbourne. For […]

HOT: Casa Ciuccio, 13 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Melbourne’s inaugural Good Food Month starts today and there are some amazing events in the program (some of which have already sold out). Fasten your seatbelts and loosen your belts, there will be a lot of Good Food Month action happening on the blog in November. Firstly, ‘Let’s Do Lunch‘. During Good Food Month weekday two-course lunches at a selection of Good Food Guide restaurants […]

HOT: Snarky Puppy, The Forum, Flinders St, Melbourne

If this wild, wet and windy weather is making you feel a bit sleepy and wanting to get tucked under the covers, go hit some gigs at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (31 May to 9 June) for a jolt of energising, inspirational and blow-your-socks-off instrumental ensembles and vocalists. One of the highlight gigs for […]

Melbourne International Jazz Festival Giveaway

The 15th program of annual the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is kicking off this winter from Friday 31 May to Friday 9 June. There’s something for everyone, from gigs for first-time visitors to MIJF to concerts to jazz aficionados to family-friendly free concerts. Giveaway! Thanks to Melbourne International Jazz Festival I have 2 x Premium tickets to each […]

HOT: Melt Chocolate Festival preview, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

If you want to learn about, eat and share chocolate then make sure you don’t miss Melt: Chocolate Festival on next Sunday 26 May 11am – 4pm at the Immigration Museum. At Melt: Chocolate Festival, you will get to meet members of Victoria’s chocolate-loving Portuguese-speaking, Belgian, and Mexican communities to explore the role of chocolate in cuisine, […]

HOT: Night of the Lepus, Cinema Fiasco!, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Cinema Nova, 368-384 Lygon St, Carlton

This year for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I decided to do things a little differently. Rather than going to see a packed timetable of international stand up comics (my usual modus operandi) I watched a film instead. Ever heard of ‘Night of the Lepus‘? Me either. Night of the Lepus is an unintentionally funny sci-fi […]

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