Opera Australia’s Melbourne season dazzles with three Victorian premieres

King Roger Opera Australia THE F bonfire

Opera Australia returns to the Arts Centre Melbourne in May with a trio of fine, new productions locals will love! Carmen (read the review here), Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (read about it here) and King Roger the Polish opera everyone’s talking about (read the review here) will all grace the stage,  giving Melburnians something to really sink their operatic […]

Chandon’s top 5 cocktails for the Formula1 season

Chandon bottles champagne

It’s Formula 1 Grand Prix season in Australia, so you need drinks. Goes without saying. Cheer on Daniel Riccardo and the others with a Chandon-inspired cocktail in-hand for extra effect. Here are the recipes for five fabulously champagne-inspired ones you need to try. Chandon Sparkles Chandon Sparkles is a drink created to celebrate the partnership […]

Get FED in French at Fed. Square

FED in French Melbourne

From the creator of Paris to Provence comes Melbourne’s first inaugural dedicated French Foodie Market launching at opening weekend of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and it’s gonna be good. Set along the picturesque Yarra River FED in French will transform the banks into a French foodies market. One more foodie shot from our […]

Need more nature? Visit the Phillip Island Nature Parks (sponsored post)

Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, Australasia

There’s nothing quite so grounding as seeing the world operate as it should. Animals do their thing, the oceans ebb and flow, the skies change and all the while, the world keeps spinning without any interference from man. It’s nice to go back to those roots occasionally. Turns out there are lots of places around the […]

Vincent Van Gogh is coming back to the NGV

NGV Vincent Van Gogh in Van Gogh and the Seasons THE F 5

The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with Art Exhibitions Australia, is bringing back the great works of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh in Van Gogh and the Seasons for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series in 2017. The exhibition has been curated by Sjraar van Heugten, independent art historian and former Head of Collections at the […]

Rudimental is performing at this year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Heineken Grand Prix melbourne

Heineken is popping the virginity on the Melbourne International Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park Lake this year and doing so in great style with news UK band Rudimental will join them in their massive undertaking, trackside.  The much-loved band will be supported on the day with a stellar line-up including rising star Hayden James. […]

Australia’s burgundy wine celebration is on again

Couple toasting with wine in cafe

Love wine? Love Burgundy; it only makes sense. For those with the nose and the palette to accompany, the ultimate celebration of all things wine is on again this month in yet another iteration of Australia’s Burgundy Wine Festival, from 26-30 March. Inspired by New York’s renowned La Paulée de Meursault, and brought to Australia […]

Meet GITA: the incredibly cool new way robots are doing life for you

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They want to understand the new needs of young generations. And they’ve hit the nail right on the head with the advancement of what is the coolest development in drone technology and personal chaperoning: GITA (pron. j-eeta).  You might have seen this video go viral on social media lately… It’s easy to see why. A personal drone […]

The Messiah is finally coming to Sydney and Melbourne!

Handels Messiah Brandenburg Orchestra THE F 2

The Brandenburg Orchestra is one of those Sydney institutions that offers something different. Debatably it belongs in Melbourne where the independently-crafted music scene is much more a burgeoning force, yet it remains to command the slice of town that is its’ and this season is back with one hell of a show-stopper. Handel’s Messiah is […]

Backstage with tenor Teodor Ilincai from ‘Tosca’ by Opera Australia

Teodor Ilincai Tosca Opera Australia THE F2

In the most dramatic incarnation of Puccini’s Tosca to date, Opera Australia and director John Bell are pulling out all stops in its latest production. Set in a throwback to World War II, the story of love is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of […]

All about AFL for women

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When 2000 people showed up to a barely-publicised AFL Women’s practice game in January, debut games were moved to larger stadiums to meet anticipated demand. When AFLW officially began this weekend, it managed to surpass expectations yet again. Round One attracted an average of double the anticipated numbers, with thousands of fans locked out of […]

The rarest moment in Australian Opera

King Roger Opera Australia THE F

It’s really not often you hear an opera in Polish, especially in Australia, but Opera Australia took it upon themselves this season to produce just that. King Roger is the Polish language masterpiece written in 1926 by Karol Szymanowski that takes-on many points of contention for many people, regardless of what you think about opera. The […]