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Travesties

The word ‘travesties’ – meaning false, absurd or distorted representations of somethings – is a concerning name for a theatrical production. Knowing little about the play and its themes, I showed up to opening night hopeful that a degree in history wouldn’t be required to understand it. The immersion began as soon as I entered the theatre; the set had been arranged so that I had to walk through the furniture and props to get to my seat. This was a pleasant stunt. However, what was truly impressive was the cast. The actors were already on scene and embodying their characters, equipped with fastidiously picked costumes and props. Patrons were left to walk amongst the cast while getting drinks and finding seats. The moment the play began, I found myself in a state of utter confusion. Hit with a flurry of dialects and thick accents, I couldn’t understand the characters much. Thankfully, after a few moments everything became clear and made sense. The story was told through flashes of memory as the main character wrote …

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR

FANCY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR? WELL LUNA PARK WILL MAKE SNOWY DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A HO, HO, HO WHOLE LOT OF CHRISTMAS CHEER THESE JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!  Santa is still guaranteed to be in the Luna Park’s house again this winter school holidays. So wrap-up warm and head to Luna Park from 29 June to 14 July  and enter the magical Christmas Wonderland.  Walk through iconic Mr Moon and feel the merriment all around with magical lights, festive decorations galore and of course our beautiful and gigantic Christmas tree. Play amongst the hourly snowfalls and feel that huge rush of excitement that only Christmas can bring, but so much sooner that you ever thought! Santa’s Elves are also coming over and will be very busy sharing yummy Christmas bells from Chocolatier with all the good boys and girls. At 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the elves will be gathering all the kids around for Santa’s special ‘Storytelling Sessions’ to hear what he gets up to when it’s not Christmas time! Also make sure …

WIN 1 x double pass for Halliday Sip Series

***COMPETITION TIME*** After a two successful Sip Series, Halliday Wine Companion are again bringing their wine expertise to the wine loving public with the next event being a ‘Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring’, which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar for both novices and full-blown aficionados alike. Here is your chance to win a double pass to the Halliday Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring valued at $199.90 How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 10th June 2019 *For more chances to win, fill out the form below. The event is held on June 13th between 6.30-9.30 PM at Mercedes me and attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste exceptional wines and enjoy free-flowing canapes from St Ali.

WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story.

***COMPETITION TIME*** WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. COME FROM AWAY has won numerous awards including the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Mus(New York) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. On top of this, the musical has received three Drama Desk Awards (New York) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, D.C) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in Production of a Musical and six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 17th June 2019. *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on http://bit.ly/COMEFROMAWAY. (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).  

WIN 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN Gasworks 13 – 23 June @8pm Win x1 double passes for 14 June.  Two strangers wake up on a mysterious train one morning. They have no idea how they got there, no sense of their ultimate destination, and can only tell one thing for sure – day is turning to night, and the train is not stopping. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAINHow to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 7th June 2019 *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on  (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).

THE EUROPEAN NIGHT MARKET RETURNS BIGGER THAN EVER WITH A NOD TO DISCO

 After welcoming more than 20,000 visitors in 2018, The European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane every Friday night this July with a 30% bigger footprint, more stalls than ever before, and neon-drenched entertainment.  Running every Friday 5pm – 10pm, the Euro disco inspired market will stamp your culinary passport with bites from Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, as well as looping performances from Tanya George and retro beats by Fleiss. Dating back to 1853, the infamous Oddfellows Hotel will reopen its doors for four weeks only to peddle custom-made Hot Toddies and Mulled Wine.  Taste buds will be transported to Europe’s hotspots – a stop to Italy with Café Babbo’s Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, crisp pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti from Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia and delicious riffs on the classics from Tiramisu Lift Me Up. Sweet French favourites will be served up by Pop Up Crepe, The Brulee Cart, and Degani, while Frencheese will sling bowls of oozing, melted raclette. The Eurotrip continues with German sausages smothered in cheese, sauerkraut …

Halliday Sip Series

 After last year’s sold out Sip Series event, Halliday Wine Companion again invites wine lovers to join them for an evening of intimate wine tasting and education, with free-flowing canapés. The next installment in the Halliday Sip Series is ‘A Spotlight on Cellaring’ which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar and will be an unforgettable evening of wine tasting and more. Attendees will experience an array of wines featured in the upcoming Halliday mini mag, while also having one-on-one discussions with highlyrated winemakers. On the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers from highlyrated wineries, taste exceptional wines across vintages, and buy glasses, bottles or cases of any new favourites. All ticket holders have the opportunity to add on an exclusive masterclass, to extend wine knowledge and delve deeper into the wines tasted. All tickets include tastings, free-flowing canapes and grazing tables and goodie bags. WHEN:  Thursday June 13th from 6.30-9.30pm WHERE: Mercedes me Store, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne TICKETS:  $99.95 + booking fee Halliday Members save $20. Find out more about becoming a member at https://www.winecompanion.com.au/become-a-member BOOK NOW:  …