Author: We Know Melbourne

WIN : 1 x double pass to THE BBQ

-COMPETITION NOW CLOSED- Are you ready for some real Aussie BBQ? We are excited to announce an upcoming Australian comedy film THE BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Julia Zemiro and Manu Feildel! The movie THE BBQ is a heartwarming Aussie comedy about family, food and fulfilling potential. Laid-back suburban everyman Darren “Dazza” Cook loves to entertain his friends and neighbours with his weekly backyard barbecues. Dazza has also inherited a dubious family history linked to explorer Captain James Cook. While his 12-year-old son, Jayden, is challenged to prove this ancestral link, Dazza takes his passion for barbecue out of the backyard and into the International arena in a heartwarming, gentle fable about family, food and fulfilling potential. Watch the trailer here. Get a chance to win a double pass on us. Enter via the links below, competition closes on, 19th February 2018. Click here to enter via Instagram or here via Facebook and a chance to win your double pass to THE BBQ.

Interview: Dream Lover – Hannah Fredericksen

Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is a big show with a big score and a big heart. The show includes 34 great hits from the 50s and 60s including Mack The Knife, Beyond the Sea, Splish Splash and the multi-million-seller Dream Lover. We had a chance to have a chat with Hannah Fredericksen, starring as Sandra Dee, to find out more about herself and the show. Can you tell us a little about your background and how you got into performing? In primary school my Principal gave my Mum a book called ‘Raising Your Spirited Child – A guide for parents whose child is MORE intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent and energetic’. Poor Mum. I think it was clear to my parents very early on that I wouldn’t take a predictable path! I discovered music and theatre throughout school and it was where I found myself and truly thrived. Music came first; piano, guitar, saxophone and singing lessons and theatre followed soon after. I don’t remember the moment when I realised that it was …

The Super Mario Odyssey high tea

During the December and January school holidays from Thursday 28 December 2017 until Wednesday 31 January 2018, The Langham, Melbourne will present a Super Mario Odyssey-themed high tea at the hotel’s luxurious Aria lounge that ties in with the launch of the latest instalment in the Super Mario franchise, Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. Little Langham high tea lovers and adults alike will be treated to a selection of sweets inspired by the Mario’s CAP-tivating, globetrotting adventures in Super Mario Odyssey. The highly-anticipated video game is already shaping up to be the hottest Nintendo Switch release of the holiday season. From Gold Coin cupcakes and Toad mushroom macarons, to Mystery Block lamingtons and Power Moon cookies, the menu is full of treats straight from the Mushroom Kingdom….and other exotic locales! The Super Mario Odyssey high tea also features Princess Peach muffins and Cappy toasties, delicate cucumber-ribbon sandwiches and the perennial kid’s favourite combination of ham and cheese, served with raspberry cordial or hot chocolate. The children’s high tea is $39.00 per child or $49.00 …

Take a ride on Tram 96

Melbourne loves a good tram route and one of our favourites is Tram 96. it is one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes and will take you to many of Melbourne’s popular tourist attractions such as St Kilda Beach, South Melbourne Market and into suburban Brunswick East. Whether you travel north to Brunswick East or south to St Kilda, we’ll guide you to the local cafes, mainstream shops and the must see spots while on route. So grab your Myki card and get onboard. Head North to Brunswick East. Grab your morning coffee and something to eat at Self Preservation a creative and inviting space that sells more than just coffee, just a short walk from tram stop 9. It is one vibrant yet relaxing place where you get to enjoy one of Melbourne’s best coffees, fresh seasonal dishes while you take in the showcases of local jewellers and artists. After a satisfying breakfast, jump on the tram towards Brunswick East and hop off at stop 12. Here you will find Melbourne Museum with something suitable …

Interview: Candy Ng – Melbourne Illustrator

Candy Ng, a well-known Melbourne based illustrator did our Facebook featured cover. She has published books and done public talks, and continue to influence local artists with her ever-growing creativity. Let’s get to know Candy a little. Tell us a little about yourself and how you’ve got to where you are today, Candy? I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Melbourne to study Graphic Design; I fell in love with everything Melbourne has to offer (food culture, creative scene and nature) and decided to make Melbourne my second home. I worked as a Graphic Designer for four years before becoming a full time Illustrator. You may say self-discipline and persistence helped me to reach to where I am today. In creative practises, I create and often make mistakes, but failure is a better opportunity for me to get closer to where I want to be. I learned to leave my ego at the door and ask people with expertise for constructive feedback/advice. There were times I felt like I am “not good enough” …

Interview: Chris Cincotta

We had a privilege to get to know the talented photographer, known as King of the streets – Chris Cincotta. He is the founder and creator behind @Melbourneiloveyou on Instagram and Humans in Melbourne on Facebook. Let Chris tell you a little more about himself… Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? I’m a Melbourne based photographer and I run the ‘Humans in Melbourne’ Facebook page as well as the ‘@Melbourneiloveyou’ instagram page. I take walking tours on the weekends and I have a photography store on the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets where I sell my photos from the city. Where does your inspiration come from? I love Melbourne and I want everyone to see Melbourne the way I do. The city itself is such a fantastic place to be with so much always happening and I just want to show off as much of that as I can. You also do Melbourne walking tours, what can people expect? I love taking the tours! I think my passion …

Last minute Christmas Shopping

If you haven’t read our Christmas Shopping post, and you think you might be running out of time to buy THE gift this year… Don’t worry, we’ve gathered our favourie Christmas Markets to save you time searching around for a unique gift for the special one. A Night at the Nicholas – The Summer Edition| The Nicholas Building| 7 December Have a drink while you enjoy the views at The Nicholas Building Association. Here you’ll find urban creatives, renowned jewllers are artists and vintage labels, all under a beautifully preserved art deco arcade. Boho Luxe Market – The Christmas Edition| Federation Square| 10 December The name says it all. Find bohemian style clothing, jewllery, candles, artwork, children’s wear and more here! It is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe. There’ll be more than just shopping at Boho Lux Market. Expect Vietnamese food, cupcakes, donuts, fresh juices and… VEGAN BAKERY and CHOCOLATE! Collins Place Design Market| Collins Place| 15 December A boutique Christmas Market present by Creators Assembly and Collins Place. Shop at the Pars End of Collins Street with the Christmas …