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Cal Wilson: reflections on the Comedy Festival

In her final blog, funny woman Cal Wilson tells us how the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has treated her this year. Her show, It Could Have Been Me, runs until Sunday at the Melbourne Town Hall. Somehow the month has passed in a flash, … Continue reading

Milton Jones: Goodbye Melbourne!

Our guest blogger, UK comedian Milton Jones, shares his final thoughts on Melbourne. He’s been in town to perform his self-titled show, which ends this Sunday, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It’s been a month of little surprises. Early on, I found … Continue reading

From Mesoamerica to Melbourne: The Aztecs have arrived

Ever wondered how an eagle devouring a snake atop a cactus could lead to the creation of a spectacular city by a legendary civilisation? Or how an ill-fated meeting between Cortes the Conquistador and Moctezuma the Ruler could put an … Continue reading

The great Melbourne Easter egg hunt

It’s not like we need an excuse to indulge in chocolate, but there’s no better time to embark on a chocolate rampage – without guilt – than at Easter. And, when it comes to Easter eggs for chocolate connoisseurs, Melbourne … Continue reading

Let’s get animated! DreamWorks: The Exhibition

The studio that brought you Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and many more – DreamWorks Animation – never runs out of ideas on how to entertain. As part of the 2014 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, DreamWorks … Continue reading

Where to eat and drink during comedy festival

Funny woman Cal Wilson is blogging for us during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She tells us where she likes to eat and drink around performing her show, It Could Have Been Me. The front steps of the Melbourne Town Hall are … Continue reading

Milton Jones: memorable comedy tour moments

Our guest blogger, UK comedian Milton Jones, shares his most memorable comedy tour moments.  Milton is in Melbourne to perform his self-titled show as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Being a professional comedian means you get to face audiences all over the … Continue reading

Put some H&M in your life

Melbourne hasn’t been this excited about Sweden since Stefan Edberg and those dreamy blue eyes were serious contenders at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in the ’80s and ’90s. Yes, everyone’s talking about Swedish retail giant H&M, which opened its first … Continue reading

What’s open and closed over Easter

Easter is just around the corner and while most of us look forward to an extra-long weekend, it also means three days of public holiday ‘what’s open, what’s closed?’ uncertainty. Well, never fear. The City of Melbourne’s trusty volunteers at the … Continue reading

Milton Jones: First impressions of Melbourne

Our guest blogger, UK comedian Milton Jones, shares his first impressions of Melbourne.  Milton is in town to perform his self-titled show as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It’s exactly how I imagined it – warm and sky-scrapery – but this may be … Continue reading