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Anthony Jeannot: Rage Against the Manchild – MICF Review

When the doors open for this show, and the audience file into the room, Anthony watches them creepily from his spot on the corner of the stage  – except it’s not creepy, not even a little bit, in fact the entire first five minutes of the show is dedicated to his hilarious apology slash justification for his actions, which sort of puts everyone at ease, and considering they are already laughing – into the right mood for the rest of the show. The binding premise for this hour-long show is reflection on the contents of a letter that the 14 year old Anthony wrote to his future self, listing his top 3 life observations which he goes on to share with the audience: Love is the best thing we do; If you have the opportunity to help, you have the obligation to try; and We all do the best job we can in life. Poignant, beautiful stuff really – unexpected in the stand up comedy genre. And from there we’re taken back and forth through endearing tales relating to these principles, …

Yoga for a Good Cause

Yoga classes are often priced at $20 or more, but this Thursday I joined a wonderful yoga class, for little more than a couple of gold coins. After finishing work and jumping in a lift to the 15th floor of The Swanston Hotel, I hopped into position on a mat, looking out over the city of Melbourne while the sun was just beginning to set – what a view!  Our teacher, Lucienne lead us through a series of (sometimes challenging) postures, breathing, stretches and meditation. I left feeling some soreness in my muscles but totally rejuvenated and knew I would be sure to sleep well that night. It was the absolute perfect way to end the workday and my gold coins went to Mission Australia and I even received a little gift bag filled with herbal teas, bath & body products and a free class pass at the nearby Kaya Health Club, in return for my donation. To find out more about events and news at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, sign up to their …

Sunset Yoga

Sunset Yoga with Lucienne Shanti

Relax and enjoy a Vinyasa Yoga Class at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure. Mats supplied. When: 6pm – 7pm: Thursday 13th August in our Alchemy Room. (Book by 7 August) Thursday 20th August in our ON15 Room. (Book by 14 August). Cost: Gold coin donation. RSVP:, (bookings essential)

Bowie is

Win a sleepover and two tickets to David Bowie Is!

We are offering you the chance to win a David Bowie Experience! Stay overnight at our Swanston Hotel, Grand Mecure this September and enjoy two free passes to the David Bowie Is Exhibition at ACMI. All you need to do is enter below and tell us in 25 words or less your fave David Bowie song and why? THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Terms and conditions here.