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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 …

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 …

Best Outdoor Cinemas this Summer

Make the most of the warmer weather this season without missing out the latest movies and popcorn!  With outdoor cinemas popping up all over town, we have picked our favourites so you can sit back and enjoy a film under the beautiful Melbourne sky. Moonlight Cinema | 1 Dec’ 17 ~ 1 Apr’ 18 | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra Enjoy a movie with friends and family with a BYO picnic or treat yourself at the onsite food trucks. Watch a classic film or bring the kids to their favourite Disney animation. Hire a beanbag or purchase “Gold Grass” tickets where staff cater to your needs. Either way remember to bring a blanket, Melbourne can cool right down in the evening! Lido on the Roof | 6 Dec’ 17 ~ late Apr’ 18 | 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Catch the latest releases under the stars with a 100 seat rooftop cinema, arrive early and enjoy jazz music before the film starts at their small jazz bar. No need to bring blankets for …

The BIG design market

Christmas is around the corner and soon we will be jumping around, queuing, trying to find creative ideas to please our friends and family. Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of malls and shopping centres during the festive season? The Big design market is your go-to market. Held in the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, this three-day shopping event features independent designers, creative workshops and local food and drink and is the perfect opportunity to find gifts. You will also be able to attend various workshops and customise a pair of Japanese slippers with textile artist Cat Rabbit, learn how to care for indoor plants from The Plant Society and get tips on printing and portrait drawing from Melbourne artists. Workshops cost between $25 and $40. No idea what to get, you can purchase a Designer showbags, valued $175, for a bargain price of $30. Be fast! As only a limited number are available. The wares inside will be from a range of designers including Georgia Perry, Kleins Perfumery and Little Veggie Patch Co. When: Friday 1st December: …

Barkley Square Open Air Cinema

Following an impressive inaugural year, Brunswick’s beloved Barkly Square is set to launch its Barkly Square Open Air Cinema programming in a big way, with proceeds to be donated to seven charities across the new summer series. In partnership with The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), the Square’s iconic McDougall Lane, Brunswick will transform into a French-inspired oasis Saturday 2 December, for a spectacular launch event celebrating all things magnifiquement français with a special screening of Amelie. Across the summer program, ticket-holders will be provided the opportunity to get comfy, unwind and catch a wide variety of films ranging from seasonal favourites to cheeky classics in the heart of Brunswick’s bustling Sydney Road. Movie-lovers can rest easy knowing the series of screenings will boast the best of both worlds by delivering the ultimate cinema experience while ensuring a unique charitable edge. Guests of the weekly screenings will have the exclusive ability to indulge in tasty treats from Barkly Square food retailers, as they undergo extended opening hours for the duration of the summer programming. Barkly Square will devote this year’s programming to a wide range of …