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Melbourne Writers Festival takes storytelling to the streets

Created for the Melbourne Writers Festival, Twists & Turns is an exciting new storytelling app that lets you ‘choose your own adventure’. To find out more, we spoke to the developer, Leena van Deventer. How does Twists & Turns work? Twists & Turns transforms you into … Continue reading

Multicultural Melbourne in five festivals

Melbourne has always been proud of its multicultural heritage and keen to embrace new customs, foods, sights and sounds. So it’s no surprise that multicultural festivals draw big crowds, with new festivals popping up each year. From Greek to Mexican, here … Continue reading

Lunch time meal deals to make you drool

If you’ve ever found your nose pressed to the window outside one of Melbourne’s finer eateries, praying for a lotto win or a generous aunt to take you out for tea, here’s some news to get your tastebuds cheering. We’ve found five weekday lunch … Continue reading

Celebrate Melbourne’s birthday – 179 years young!

It’s Melbourne Day on Saturday 30 August, marking 179 years since our city was founded! We’re celebrating with events for all ages across Melbourne, plus special offers, discounted tours and gifts galore from a range of cafés, restaurants and retailers. … Continue reading

Five ways to be thrifty in North Melbourne

If it’s guilt-free retail therapy you’re after, North Melbourne is home to a number of shops packed with affordable vintage and second-hand goodies. Cheap and cheerful eateries sprinkled around this diverse suburb can also make for a reviving pit-stop after pounding the … Continue reading

How to end the night in style

Looking for a memorable way to finish off your night in the city? Melbourne is full of places that sing with old-fashioned romance and glamour. Here are six first-date showstoppers stylish enough to satisfy Frank, Bing and Sammy. The Lui Bar On the … Continue reading

Melbourne Writers Festival highlights with a foodie perspective

Yasmeen Richards is Artist Liaison and Program Coordinator at Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), and recipe/story blogger at Wandering Spice. She shares some foodie highlights at this year’s festival. Food and writing, food and books, and particularly wine and books are the best of friends, so … Continue reading

Five reasons to get off the couch this winter

While winter can make sitting indoors by a fire, sipping tea and reading a good book seem like the only activities worth pursuing, there’s still plenty to do for those who prefer to stay active all year round. Melbourne is … Continue reading

Horror film highlights at MIFF

James Zarucky is a Melbourne based writer, editor and critic who is currently a programming intern at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). He tells us about  this year’s horror highlights.  Those who prefer their films with a healthy dose of gore … Continue reading

Countdown to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

As Melbourne begins the countdown to spring, we’re also counting down to this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), which kicks off on 29 August. This year’s program has been announced and there’s heaps to get excited about – here are some of the … Continue reading