Dare to enter the dark and magical world of a 19th century circus as The Carnival of Lost Souls tours through Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane this October/November, leaving a dizzying path of mystery and mayhem for audiences along the way. Nestled somewhere between the madness of a Tim Burton psychosis and the darkness of a David Lynch nightmare, The Carnival of Lost Souls tells the tragic tale of unrequited love & loss set amongst the splendour of a Victorian-era circus. Featuring some of Australia’s best physical entertainers, musicians & singers, this uniquely original “circus noir” spectacle delivers a twisted bent on the familiar Circus, Musical Theatre and Cabaret stage genres. Backed by a highly emotive and original live music score by Platonic, audiences are taken on a brooding and mystical journey into the dark heart of a vintage circus fraternity where nothing is as it seems. Written and produced by Graham Coupland, founder of Australia’s popular Gangster’s Ball, The Carnival of Lost Souls is a lavish production that showcases a breathtaking mix of performances …
We recently took some time to chat to one of the stars of Midsumma Festival, recently awarded lifetime member Dolly Diamond about Midsumma Festival and more.
The National Gallery of Victoria presents it’s latest Winter Masterpieces collection – Hermitage, The Legacy of Catherine. Showcasing one of the world’s greatest art collection and featuring works by artists like Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Van Dyck. The show will include the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art. Where: NGV Melbourne When: 31 July – 8 November 2015 Visit the website here.
MGallery Hotels with The Wheeler Centre presents The MGallery Literary Collection series. The Grand Hotel Melbourne invites you to the next in the series of delicious. literary evenings. with special guest, proclaimed Australian author, Robyn Annear. Robyn Annear was born in Melbourne in 1960. As a historian and author, she spends her time on her property in Castlemaine writing and researching. She is best known for her books Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne and A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne, Robyn Annear is also the author of an unpublishable novel set in the city in 1893. Champagne & canapés on arrival 4 Course dinner and wine $125 per person RSVP: Call 1300 361 455 or firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1R0KWzh
Ever wanted to learn how to make an Upside Down Icecream Cake? This August, celebrity baker, Katherine Sabbath will show sweet enthusiasts how to make her signature Upside Down Ice Cream Cake at two marvellous cake demonstrations at The Tea Salon in the Emporium Melbourne. Get all her tips and secrets about her inventive baking techniques and what inspires her colourful cake creations. Where: The Tea Salon, Emporium Melbourne When: Friday, August 14th from 10am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm Cost: $45 pp. Find out more here.
Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians suffer mild to extreme insomnia? “After a sell-out premiere season in 2014, The Insomnia Project aims to expose the harsh, and at times hilarious truths about suffering from this disorder using lyrical jazz-inspired songs with a textural merging of light, shade, spoken word, motion and viscerally poignant music. Follow four individuals battling one sleepless night, which leads them through a separate yet shared journey of fantasy, fear, loneliness and maddening exhaustion.” Where: La Mama Courthouse When: 29 July – 9 August Tickets $25. Win one of three double passes to The Insomnia Project. See our Facebook page for details.
Vive Le France! If there’s three things the French are famous for, it’s their delicious cheeses, wines and fabulous food. That’s why we suggest you celebrate Bastille Day this Tuesday, because it would be wrong not to rejoice in their culinary delights. Here are the top French events around town for Bastille Day. Bon appetit! South Melbourne Markets: Celebrate Bastille day with French food, wine entertainment and more. Dishes will include: Beef Bourguignon, French Onion Soup, Crepes, Cheese Fondue, Cassoulet and Blue Cheese Gozleme. Bistro Vue: If you’ve got a bit more money to spend, then you’ll want to go to Bistro Vue who are celebrating with not just Bastille Day but Bastille Week. Dine on a 3 course French menu lunch for $70 or a Bastille Day 4 course dinner with matched wines for $165. Belleville Melbourne: Dine on traditional dishes and desserts and dance arm-in-arm to french group, Swinging Rendez-Vous. Shifty Chevre: Shifty Chevre’s French chefs are putting together a special menu including a glass of wine on arrival, an entree, a main and, …