All posts tagged: #weknowmelbourne

The Melbourne Magic Festival

It should be no surprise that Melbourne has a festival entirely dedicated to magicians and the art of magic. After all, we already have festivals dedicated to salami, hijabs and daffodils, why not sleight of hand as well? In fact, the Melbourne Magic Festival has been amazing and amusing Melbourne audiences for over a decade. After ten years at Northcote Town Hall, the festival is moving to Collingwood in 2018, finding a new, larger home in The Melba Speigeltent for first two weeks in July. Each year, the festival hosts a range of free and ticketed events that see up and coming conjurers performing alongside the world’s greatest illusionists. The festival also includes regular favourites including the entire improvised ‘Magicspots’, two spectacular gala shows and the nightly mayhem of ‘The Best Of The Magic Fest.’ Budding magicians can take magic classes or compete against other pint-sized entertainers in the ‘Australian Junior Championships of Magic.’ Meanwhile, the international superstars like Woody Aragon, Mr Tango and Carisa Hendrix fill the 200 seat speigeltent with close up miracles …

Review: Holy Cow! James Joyce slaughters the Scared Cows of English Literature

Photography: Bernard Peasley Each year on 16 June, Dubliners and Joyce enthusiasts around the world gather together to commemorate and celebrate the life of Irish author, James Joyce for Bloomsday – aligning to recreate the tale told in the day of the life protagonist, Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, Joyce’s most celebrated novel. Bloomsday in Melbourne, now in it’s 25th year of Joycean fiction celebration again took up it’s annual challenge to dramatise an element of Ulysses with a fresh perspective for the masses. In 2018, writers and committee appointed Director, Jennifer Sarah Dean – Artistic Director for the Melbourne Shakespeare Company to take on this challenge and apply her own unique style. Holy Cow!, this years’ interpretation is a theatrical adaptation of ‘Oxen of the Sun’ – the 14th chapter of Ulysses, and takes the audience on a satirical journey through over 30 literary periods starting out prim and proper with Medieval Morality plays and continues through ever-increasing levels of debauchery and english language degradation, reaching a somewhat modern day finale knee deep in Dickens, Ruskin …

Review: Bring It On The Musical

Time to get your dance moves ready and be prepared to #bringitonau Melbourne! Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL takes audiences on a high-flying journey that touches on themes of friendship and acceptance. We think seeing the musical is a fantastic way to spend a cold Melbourne Winter night with your best pals or with your fam bam. BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is suitable for all ages and all diversities. The musical will undoubtedly bring you laughter and take you down the memory lane to those nostalgic high school moments. The story follows two squads with one mission: to claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. Through this, the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through extreme competition are explored. A musical which everyone can relate. The competitive and determine self right now in school. The person back in high school who was popular, and now have supportive and life-long friends. Or maybe you merely love cheerleading and street dances. We think no matter what age you are …