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Comedy Festival: Opening Nights

This week, our guest blogger, chicken wrangler/socialite/satirist, Fiona Scott-Norman tells us how performers deal with opening nights. She is co-hosting a show with Rod Quantock, Drivetime with Two Leggy Redheads, at The Famous Spiegeltent as part of the Melbourne International … Continue reading

You can make what in Melbourne?

Are your dreams of being an artist or a crafty genius keeping you up at night? Here’s our handy guide on how to ‘make-it’ in Melbourne. Discover supplies, find your inspiration and find some hands-on help to let that creative potential loose on … Continue reading

What’s open over Easter in Melbourne

Make the most of your four day weekend this Easter with our handy guide to what’s open and closed in the city. Thanks go to the friendly folk at the Melbourne Visitor Centre, Melbourne Visitor Booth and Fitzroy Gardens Visitor … Continue reading

Comedy Festival: getting to know Rod Quantock

This comedy festival, we are privileged to have ‘Melbourne living treasure’ Rod Quantock as a guest blogger, along with Fiona Scott-Norman, his co-host on Drivetime with Two Leggy Redheads. This week, Rod tells us how he got into comedy. This … Continue reading

Melbourne’s culture club

Like to avoid the crowds when getting your culture fix? We’re in love with these little museums that deliver big on amazing treasures and artefacts, that you can pore over at your own pace. Pop in for a visit and discover something … Continue reading

Let’s workshop it!

Got a burning desire to unravel the mysteries of your family tree or a yearning to publish your own zine? Well you came to the right place as we’ve scoured the city for fun workshops and events that will bring … Continue reading

Gelibolu – Sharing another perspective on the Battle of Gallipoli

April 25, 1915. The day that marked the start of Battle of Gallipoli, the World War One campaign that is now so intrinsically linked to our national identity. This is a story we know well. Every year on 25 April, … Continue reading

Melbourne for carnivores

If you’re on the hunt for hearty meat dishes that’ll have you roaring from the hilltops, we have some wildly-delicious carnivorous feasts in store for you. Or if you’re a veggie-lover, skip over to our write-up on tasty vegan lunch … Continue reading

Hidden art heroes

We know we’re spoiled for choice in Melbourne when it comes to fabulous art, but it’s not just the bigger galleries that are doing us proud. We took the time to visit some of the city’s independent art spaces art … Continue reading

What’s on in the city after the Grand Prix

Wondering how to stop the adrenalin pumping after a day of thrills and spills track side at the Grand Prix? Here are a few ideas to consider after the big race. Pay a visit to Melbourne’s newest riverside venue, Arbory Bar … Continue reading