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Sunday, 02 September

21:00

Beer & Burger for Father's Day Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Sunday 2nd Sep, 11.00am 5.00pm, Dromana Estate
Melbourne

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Saturday, 28 July

19:00

Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale Low Light Party Markets and Fairs in Melbourne

Saturday 28th Jul, 9.00am 4.00pm, The Jungle Collective
Melbourne

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Wednesday, 18 July

11:43

Golden Mile burgers consider the sauce

  Burgies, 226 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing. Phone: 8742 2792 Burgies in Hopper Crossing is a sibling to one in Campbellfield. The photos weve seen suggest an outdoor and rather rustic operation, so were not at all sure how were going to go on a sunny Sunday that is also windy and chilly.   []

01:12

From Bali to Lombok & Gili Trawangan The Plastic Waste Reality: Part 3 CERES Community Environment Park

This blog was written by Emily Ressia,  a recent participant on our Indonesia Living Oceans Trip. 

Gili Sulat and Sugian Village

The final leg of our trip was spent on a tiny island off the coast of  Sugian Village, a small community located on the north east coast of Lombok. The Island, Gili Sulat, sits next to another island and they are both uninhabited, although they have been earmarked as the focus of future ecotourism projects. We travelled there on a small fishing boat, where we camped on the beach for two nights with Aliman, our second Indonesian contact and a member of Sugian Village.

Our days on Gili Sulat were spent engaging in discussions with Aliman and the Sembalun Community Development Centre (CDC) members about waste management and ecotourism, snorkelling off the beach in the gorgeous and diverse coral reefs and around the mangroves, kayaking, planting mangrove seedlings and sleeping beneath the stars. Gili Sulat is an untouched gem: secluded, peaceful and naturally beautiful. The picturesque nature of the island was tainted by the presence of plastic waste, the volume of which was unexpcted. We engaged in a beach wide clean up, collecting and packing rubbish in bags ready to be transported to Lombok. Whilst out kayaking, we even found waste washed up on the mountains of dead coral that we had originally mistaken for sandbars (most likely the result of dynamite fishing and global warming). Using the kayaks, we spent time collecting as much rubbish as we could off these tiny islands of dead coral and then transporting it back to the beach to take back to the mainland were we would sort what we could for recycling. 

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Tuesday, 17 July

17:09

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #603 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 17 - 23 July 2018 Newsletter | #603 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 17th July 2018 to Monday 23rd July 2018 Healthy Body and Soul Festival Melbourne Property Buyer Expo 2018 The Nose | Theatre Works Friday Night Live At London Eleven European Friday Night Market Ballarat Winter Festival 2018 Decor + Design 2018 Docklands Firelight Festival Healthy Body and Soul Festival Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2018 Luna Park Hot Dog Eating Competition 2018 Maddies Match | Saints v Tigers Melbourne Tartan Festival Moonee Valley Winter Fest 2018 National Pyjama Day 2018 National Sports Convention Sport and Recreation Expo Series Mania | Television Festival Shot In The Heart Of Melbourne 2018 SpotJobs Career Expo 2018 Stadium Stomp MCG 2018 Enjoy #Melbourne Healthy Body and Soul Festival Sunday 22nd July - 10am to 4pm - Brunswick Town Hall An intimate and boutique event connecting you with the finest selection of Exhibitors, Psychics and Therapists. Healthy Body and Soul Festival Melbourne Property Buyer Expo 2018 Free Entry | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Listen to leading industry speakers and exhibitors all under one roof. Melbourne Property Buyer Expo 2018 Theatre: The Nose Tue 31 Jul 2018 - Sun 5 Aug 2018 @ Theatre Works Energetic, hilarious and uncomfortable Winner of the Sydney Fringe Festival Directors Award brings its antics to the free market. Snot for the faint hearted. The Nose | Buy Tickets Friday Night Live Music Live At London Eleven is a licensed venue in Bayswater featuring a variety of great live music shows every Friday night. Friday 20th July - Hard Edge Friday 27th July - Blues Brothers Tribute Show Live At London Eleven | Buy Tickets Here European Night Market Every Friday night in July - 5pm - 9pm Expect to be transported to the finest European hotspots with fabulous food and live entertainment every Friday night. European Night Market 2018 | Madame Brussels Lane Whisky, Wine and Fire Thursday 19th July - Sunday 22nd July | Caulfield Racecourse Melbournes newest festival dedicated to all things malt and grape has just dropped their menu line-up and its a whisky-lovers dream. Whisky, Wine and Fire | Food Festival | Buy Tickets Docklands Firelight Festival Embrace the chill in a month-long celebration of food and fire, music pop-ups and eclectic entertainment. Docklands Firelight Festival 2018 This Weekend Ballarat Winter Festival, Decor + Design Expo, Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, Luna Park Hot Dog Eating Competition, Ma...

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Tuesday, 10 July

15:09

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #602 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 10 - 16 July 2018Newsletter | #602 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 10th July 2018 to Monday 16th July 2018 Winter School Holiday Guide The Finders Keepers Market Ice Skating Festival Precarious | Circus Oz Melbourne Magic Festival Espaa | Spanish Music Concert European Night Market Live At London Eleven Bastille Day French Festival Writers Symposium @ Wheeler Centre Enjoy #Melbourne Circus Oz | Precarious 29th June - 15th July | Circus Oz Big Top @ Royal Botanic Gardens A 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. #Must see! Precarious | ticketek.com.au The Finders Keepers Market 13-15 July | Friday 12pm-9pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-5pm The Finders Keepers markets is a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls. Finders Keepers Market Details | Royal Exhibition Building School Holiday Guide Saturday 30 June 2018 - Sunday 15 July 2018 Keep the kids busy and warm during the winter school holidays with over 500 events and programs specially for kids. --> Read School Holiday Guide...

09:33

Got A Pulse, A Conscience And A Funny Bone? Then You Need To See Hannah Gadsbys Nanette "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

If you have Netflix, and a beating heart, then set aside an hour and watch Australian comedian Hannah Gadsbys new special, Nanette.

Were not going to review it for you. Were not going to spoil any of the punch lines. Were just going to tell you Nanette is some of the best, most powerful comedy ever produced. Its also probably the bravest comedy ever made, and will make you laugh and cry at the same time a craugh.

It will also likely inspire the absolute shit out of you, which helps explain why the performance has received five star reviews across the globe, and has won Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Gadsby herself also won Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards.

You can find out more details by clicking here.

And heres the official trailer.

The post Got A Pulse, A Conscience And A Funny Bone? Then You Need To See Hannah Gadsbys Nanette appeared first on New Matilda.

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Monday, 09 July

23:05

The kangaroo in WW1 - nationalist pride and homesickness "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

As shown in the photo below,  a toy kangaroo, made of brown velvet and with movable legs, was dated between 1914 and 1918. Pinned to it was a collection of World War I fundraising badges made of materials such as brass, enamel and glass. Some of the badges were first issued when the Australian Government wanted to identify and thank the nearest female relatives of members of the Australian forces on active service. Separate badges were issued to signify relatives serving in the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Imperial Force.

Funds went to the repatriation and rehabilitation of soldiers, the erection of war memorials, and to children and families affected by the war in France & Belgium. At school, children learned about Empire, citizenship, national pride and duty. The war reinforced their lessons and inspired them to contribute.


Australian diggers (soldiers) and a kangaroo, 
Mena Camp in Cairo, Dec 1914
Photo credit: Australian Geographic

Visitors can see this velvet kangaroo at the National Museum of Australias Terence Lane Collection, amassed by the former Senior Curator of Australian Art. With 180 objects of Australiana, predominantly featuring the kangaroo, this is considered the best collection of kangaroo theme items in Australia and is therefore of important cultural value.

The kangaroo has long been a patriotic symbol, and one used widely in wartime. But not only toy kangaroo were popular. In the shadows of the great pyramids and amid kitbags and Lee-Enfield rifles, an Australian Imperial Force infantryman encounters a kangaroo. Skippy was on permanent shore leave at Mena Camp, the British Empire's training ground in Egypt. Members of the 9th and 10th Battalions smuggled these "mascots" from home aboard transport ships. The first Australian troops to arrive in Egypt in 1914 were proud to be serving the British Empire, and some men took kangaroos and wallabies aboard ship when they left home. Apparently they were a common sight in the Australian camps at Mena, Heliopolis and Ma'adi in 1914-15. There were at least a dozen, and they were mentioned freq...

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Tuesday, 03 July

18:38

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #601 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 3 - 9 July 2018Newsletter | #601 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 3rd July 2018 to Monday 9th July 2018 Winter School Holiday Guide Ice Skating Festival Precarious | Circus Oz The Big Bubble Show! Kid's Magic Gala Moonee Valley Winter Fest Melbourne Magic Festival Espaa | Spanish Music Concert - Melbourne Musicians European Night Market Phillip Island Whale Festival Live At London Eleven VIVA La Fiesta Enjoy #Melbourne Circus Oz | Precarious 29th June - 15th July | Circus Oz Big Top @ Royal Botanic Gardens A 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. #Must see! Precarious | ticketek.com.au The Big Bubble Show! Combining astonishing bubble magic, sidesplitting audience participation a | Spanish Music Concert - Melbourne Musicians Melbourne Musicians directed by Frank U.Pam present a program of Spanish music by various composers, mostly premieres or rare performances. Espaa | St Johns Southgate | Buy Tickets Online European Night Market - Madame Brussels Lane Every Friday night in July - 5pm - 9pm Expect to be transported to the finest European hotspots with fabulous food and live entertainment each week. European Night Market 2018 | Madame Brussels Lane VIVA La Fiesta | Narre Warren Saturday 7th July - Sunday 8th July 2018 Celebrating Latin culture: Copacabana International presents a two day family friendly festival filled with great energy and fun. VIVA La Fiesta 2018 | Bunjil Place This Coming Weekend Docklands Firelight Festival, Face of Ethiopia in Docklands, Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, Low Light Festival | Art Music & Food, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Melbourne Truffle Festival, NAIDOC Week, Phillip Island Whale Festival, Puffs | The Play, World Chocolate Day View Weekend Guide | Winter School Holiday Guide Markets This Weekend Melbourne Rare Book Fair, Collins Place, Casey Centra, City Cellar Door and Wine Market, Boho Luxe Winter Wanderlust Market, Coburg Wellness Market, Narre Warren, Sorrento, Footscray Finds Market, Crate Digger Record Fair Preston, Craigieburn, Docklands Sunday Market, Melbourne Tool Sale + 54 Markets + Computer Markets View Market Calendar | Garage Sales Newsletter Subscribe Current Week Archive | Previous Week Advertising | Privacy Policy | Contact Us All Content Copyright (c) 2018 RIPEFRUIT. All Rights Reserved.

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Sunday, 01 July

15:24

Here's a disgusting and potentially toxic thing! Let's eat it! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

They have spirulina in Smarties. Did you know they have spirulina in Smarties? I was contemplating this surprising news yesterday shortly after having discovered, along with the Baron, a slime mould growing in our community garden. (By the way, don't slime moulds strike you as having something of a split personality disorder? Are they not sure whether they want to be a slime or a mould? Make up your tiny microbial mind, Gunkypoos!) Like, I would have expected there to be a little vegetable (wheat, sugar) and a little animal (milk) in my Smarties: but a blue-green algae? Really?

(And while we're talking about split personality disorder, what's that blue-green algae all about?)

But anyway, it all got me thinking - if I can munch my way through a packet of sweets with animal, vegetable, and cyanobacteria in it, what's to stop me throwing some other oddities in it? Mushrooms, yeast, fungi generally, yes - all these have been done before. But - and I think you see where I'm going with this - what about edible slime moulds?

The internet, an amazingly authoritative source for credulous people all over the world, was, it turns out, surprisingly silent on this matter. Our old friend, Dog Vomit Slime Mould (these names, they just seem to exacerbate the split personality disorder) did appear in a couple of web searches: it's kind of the rock star of the slime mould world, it seems. This newspaper article suggests that you can eat Dog Vomit Slime Mould (though considering DVSM was so named because it looked like dog vomit, how would you ever be able to tell if you were eating the right thing until, well, you had eaten it?). Though a few more web searches seemed to imply that aforesaid newspaper article writer was getting his slime moulds confused. (The last thing the discerning slime mould gastronome wants to do is to get his flavours mixed up like that.)  It turns out there is another, distinct slime mould which people will sometimes eat in South America called Caca de Luna ("Vomit of the Moon" - do you see the emerging theme here?) which you could, if you were culinarily so inclined, prepare as a tapas.

Slime moulds are all very well. But what about mosses and lichens? I've got my omnivore on now, so I want to get a slice of a juicy moss and a soupcon of delicious lichen. As it turns out, there's always Icelandic moss, which is, (confusingly) not a moss but a lichen. Hey! Yeah! I made a beer out of Icelandic moss once and I totally didn't die!

As it turns out, almost all of the edible mosses turn out to be lichens, and the edible mosses that don't turn out to be l...

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Tuesday, 26 June

21:23

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #600 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 26 June - 2 July 2018 Newsletter | #600 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 26th June 2018 to Monday 2nd July 2018 Winter School Holiday Guide Circus Oz | Precarious The Big Bubble Show! Kids Magic Gala Live At London Eleven Chronic - A Gentle Nightmare in Two Parts Melbourne Boat Show Docklands Ethiopian Festival Moonee Valley Winter Fest Where to watch World Cup Friday Nights @ NGV Ice Skating Festival Enjoy Winter School Holiday Guide Keep the kids busy and warm during the winter school holidays. Saturday 30 June 2018 - Sunday 15 July 2018 --> Open School Holiday Guide...

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Friday, 22 June

16:59

Shiiiiiiiitcuuuuuuunts "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

At the end of last year my twitter account was nuked because I told a lot of people I deemed to be committed racists, one at a time, that they were a "shitcunt". This was a tremendous mistake because if you get into an argument with major online entities like Twitter they erase a chunk of your online existence. I tried explaining myself, but I wasn't talking to a person, I was talking to a system built by more shitcunts. So an account I'd been running for a decade, with all the connections I'd made with thousands of people, was no more. It was all my fault but my fault wasn't being a shitcunt, it was that I am a hero who takes risks. Fuck I'm amazing. Get fucked. A fucking hero. Fuck. You.

Also, since April of last year until about a few weeks ago I have been obsessed with making my first solo show a goer, but after doing the show at four different festivals I was sick of it. Festivals, like major social media behemoths, suck a million business dicks but will not lift a finger to help the little people that make up the entire reason for their existence. And that shit costs a lot money. Paying money to do comedy? How dignified.

Online and at fringe and comedy festivals, I have watched the creators of art get milked dry by business vampires. They take our time and money and give back nothing but bullshit. The creators who do succeed do so because they are mediocre or cowards, generally. Check out the wide selection of boring comedians on Netflix if you doubt this.

Anyway late last year I got on with calling a lot of racists a "shitcunt". Shitcunt. What a word. A lot of people are in my estimation weak dogs, piss holes or dipshits, but hey, they might be struggling for some personal reason I know nothing about. But a shitcunt? That person is just a shitcunt. It was glorious to abuse the christ out of these shitcunts for a golden hour.

Last year my brother died and my family didn't bother to tell me and it got life changingly weird and ugly. So I focused my anger at the entire human race on one group- committed racists- and abused the fuck out of them. I will always come back to the simple idea that if you have horrible shit in your life, take that emotion and use it on a target that deserves it. Sure I lost that twitter account, because if you fight, you might lose. But if you don't fight, you're just a loser. Possibly even a shitcunt.

I've got some other ideas for things I can do that won't result in my destruction, so that's nice. A podcast. Returning to blogging, obviously. Stand up comedy, again. But I'm not 100% sure what I would be doing any of it for anymore. I know for a fact that producing content with an audience in mind is a recipe for a truly garbage life.

I have to go do a shit now.

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Wednesday, 20 June

10:39

Dumb Things! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Described as an ultimate bad feminist Amanda Jane Pritchard makes her international debut this August at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her comedy/cabaret show All The Dumb Things, but not before shows in St Kilda, Sydney and London (as part of Camden Fringe). Coming to you from a backyard somewhere in sunny St Kilda, Amanda Jane []

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Tuesday, 19 June

21:07

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #599 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 19 - 25 June 2018 Newsletter | #599 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 19th June 2018 to Monday 25th June 2018 OINOFILIA | Greek Food and Wine Festival Circus Oz | Precarious The Big Bubble Show! Kids Magic Gala Ovariacting : A Period Drama Hobby Collectables Fair and Card Collectors Expo Moonee Valley Winter Fest Australian Woodturning Exhibition Bridal and Honeymoon Expo Where to watch World Cup Friday Nights @ NGV Maos Last Dancer Exhibition Low Light Festival | Art Music and Food Ice Skating Festival Enjoy Greek Food and Wine Festival OINOFILIA is a one day celebration of the food and New Wines of Greece on Sunday @ Meat Market. OINOFILIA | Buy Tickets Circus Oz | Precarious 29th June - 15th July | Circus Oz Big Top @ Royal Botanic Gardens Presenting a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages. Precarious | ticketek.com.au Kids Magic Gala Featuring appearances by the best magicians for kids in a school holiday spectacular show in Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood. Kids Magic Gala | Buy Tickets Ovariacting : A Period Drama Join Jamie Boiskin (menstrual activist) as she explores the monthly nightmare in a show that fights the good fight at Chapel Off Chapel. Ovariacting : A Period Drama | Book Tickets Where to watch World Cup Denmark v Australia LIVE | Thursday 21 June 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018 Friday Nights @ NGV NGV Friday Nights returns with exclusive late-night access to the must-see MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. NGV Friday Nights | MoMA at NGV Moonee Valley Winter Fest 2018 30 June - 31 July 2018 Enjoy ice skating, movies, free music and loads of fun at venues across Moonee Valley. Moonee Valley Winter Fest 2018 Maos Last Dancer | the Exhibition A Portrait of Li Cunxin born into poverty during Maos Communist China Li grew up in a world few of us can imagine. Maos Last Dancer | the Exhibition | Immigration Museum Hobby Collectables Fair and Card Collectors Expo Sunday 24th June 2018 9am - 3pm Hobby Collectables Fair and Card Collectors Expo | Springvale Town Hall Australian Woodturning Exhibition Friday 22 June - Sunday 24 June, 2018 Outstanding display of wood turned artwork from across Australia showcasing what can be fashioned into exquisite pieces of art. Australian Woodturning Exhibition | Kingston City Hall Bridal and Honeymoon Expo Sunday 24th June 2018 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The expo gives you the oppo...

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Saturday, 16 June

06:00

The meaning of British surnames - Ancestry.com "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The names Australians gave new born babies was a widely cited post, covering the most popular first names given to boys and girls in Victoria since 1900.

But I have never tackled surnames, given that everyone of my generation seemed to come from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary or Germany. Ancestry shows that many families actually have surnames passed down from ancestors in Britain. Last names were not widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the countrys population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like Thomas the Baker, Norman son of Richard, Henry the Whitehead, Elizabeth of the Field and Joan of York that ultimately led to many current surnames. 

There are perhaps 45,000 different English surnames, but most had their origins as one of these types.

1. Occupational
Occupational names identified people based on their job or position in society. Calling a man Mr Carpenter indicated that he worked with wood for a living, while someone named Knight bore a sword. Other occupational names include Archer, Baker, Brewer, Butcher, Carter, Clark, Constable, Cooper, Cook, Croft, Dean, Dyer, Farmer, Faulkner, Fisher, Forester, Fuller, Gardener, Glass, Glover, Head, Hunter, Judge, Mason, Miller, Page, Parker, Parsons, Porter, Potter, Sawyer, Slater, Smith, Stone, Taylor, Thatcher, Turner, Weaver, Webb, Woodman, Wainwright.

In medieval England, before the time of professional theatre, craft guilds put on Mystery or Miracle Plays, which told Bible stories and had a call-and-response style of singing. A participants surname eg King, Lord, Pope, Virgin or Death, may have reflected a role which some people played for life and passed down to their eldest son.

Victorian family portrait 
Photo credit: The History Press

2. A personal characteristic
Some names, often adjectives, were based on descriptive nicknames. They may have described a per...

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Wednesday, 13 June

11:20

AVANTWHATEVER FESTIVAL 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"





We're proud to announce the return of Avantwhatever Festival in 2018!

Held 4-8 July in Melbourne showcasing contemporary experimental music in its various guises. All the events are FREE, however due to venue capacities booking is essential.

Featured artists include:

Richard Kamerman (USA)
Stephen Cornford (UK)
Radu Malfatti (Austria)
Jason Kahn (Switzerland)
Pia van Gelder
Sam Bruce
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Bonny Cassidy
Mel Deerson
Jacqui Shelton
Fjorn Butler
Emily Morandini
Judith Hamann
Polly Stanton
Dale Gorfinkel
Alex Garsden

Full details at:
 

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Tuesday, 12 June

20:22

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #598 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 12 - 18 June 2018 Newsletter | #598 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 12th June 2018 to Monday 18th June 2018 Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend 2018 Very Special Kids Fashion Sale Art with Heart The Big Bubble Show! Spanish Block Party Maos Last Dancer | the Exhibition Where to watch World Cup in Melbourne Denfair - Furniture and Design Fair Willy Lit Fest 2018 Melbourne Truffle Weekend I Love Coriander Weekend Friday Nights @ NGV Maos Last Dancer | the Exhibition Chand Raat Eid Festival Enjoy Spanish Block Party Wine tastings, street food, boot sale, furniture sale, dancing lessons, DJs and Flamenco performers, free Sangria, fortune tellers and Tarot card readers Spanish Block Party | Spanish Club Hogar Espaol 59-61 Johnston Street, Fitzroy Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend June 16th and 17th 2018 Visit family-owned wineries in the Artisan Hills region of the Nillumbik Shire for a weekend of great wine great food and live music. Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend | Flyer (PDF) Very Special Kids Fashion Sale The VSK sale is on Saturday 16 June (9am-3pm) for a shopping spree with clothing jewellery and accessories at up to 90 per cent off the retail price. Very Special Kids Fashion Sale | Malvern Town Hall Very Special Kids | Art with Heart Join us Thursday 14 June 2018 for an exhibition and auction with live music fine food wine and champagne. Very Special Kids | Art with Heart | Book Now Furniture and Design Fair 12,000 sqm of pure design with over 350 curated design brands and artists on display for one day only on Saturday 16th June 2018. Denfair 2018 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Where to watch World Cup in Melbourne France v Australia LIVE | Saturday 16 June from 7pm FIFA World Cup 2018 Willy Lit Fest 2018 Saturday 16th June 2018 - Sunday 17th June 2018 - Across Williamstown The biggest literary event in Melbournes West celebrates its 15th year with a line-up of 80 local and interstate writers and performers. Williamstown Literary Festival 2018 Melbourne Truffle Weekend 2018 Join us for a free weekend of festivities at Queen Victoria Market on 16 and 17 June featuring Melbournes best truffle tastes, cooking demonstrations, truffle products, truffle dog hunts, bar, snacks and live music. Melbourne Truffle Weekend | Queen Victoria Market I Love Coriander Weekend You either love it or you hate it. For one weekend only, were for the Corie Lovers! I Love Coriander Weekend | The Ascot Lot | Food Truck Park Friday Nights @ NGV NGV Friday Ni...

12:50

ECCV ENCOURAGES VICTORIAN LOCAL COUNCILS TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD REFUGEE DAY "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

ECCV ENCOURAGES VICTORIAN LOCAL COUNCILS TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Tuesday June 12th, 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is hosting a global campaign #WithRefugees and it is inviting Refugee Welcome Zone Mayors around Australia to participate in an initiative to highlight the important work cities all over the world are doing to promote inclusion, bring communities together and support refugees. 

ECCV encourages Victorian local councils to consider participating in this global initiative to mark this significant international day. ECCV Chairperson Cr. Kris Pavlidis who is also the Mayor of Whittlesea City Council states it is essential that local councils lead their communities with compassion and unity.

ECCV will host its annual event Campfire Stories to acknowledge the importance of mutual understanding. The event is an experience where every day Victorians from refugee backgrounds share their stories.

The first of two Campfire Stories for 2018 will be in partnership with Welcome to Australia and Asylum Seekers Resource Centre on June 19th at Siteworks in Brunswick.

The second 2018 Campfire Stories will be in partnership with Welcome to Australia and Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of the Emerge in Yarra festival on July 25th at the Abbotsford Convent Precinct. To book, please register using Eventbrite.   

Cr. Kris Pavlidis says the ECCV is excited about local municipalities leading the way in their communities.

World Refugee Day is on 20 June 2018.

For more information and/or media comment, please contact Leenie Fabri, Communications & Media Officer, lfabri@eccv.org.au / 0422 480 319

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Tuesday, 05 June

17:04

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #597 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: 5 - 11 June 2018 Newsletter | #597 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 5th June 2018 to Monday 11th June 2018 Queens Birthday long weekend edition Steam Rally Echuca Moama 2018 Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2018 Big Freeze at the G for MND 2018 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show 2018 Victorian Snow Season Launch 2018 Diamond Valley Miniature Railway | Steam Gala Waverley Model Railway Club Exhibition 2018 Heathcote On Show 2018 Soul Craft Festival Mind Body Spirit Festival 2018 National Celtic Festival 2018 Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair 2018 Melbourne v Collingwood Enjoy Long Weekend Guide 2018 Queens Birthday Weekend: Saturday 9th June to Monday 11th June 2018. Steam Rally Echuca Moama 2018 Winter Night Market | Queen Victoria Market Bring It On - The Musical Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Championship Show 2018 Victorian Snow Season Launch 2018 Diamond Valley Miniature Railway | Steam Gala Waverley Model Railway Club Exhibition 2018 Heathcote On Show 2018 Soul Craft Festival World Gin Day 2018 National Celtic Festival 2018 Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair 2018 Melbourne v Collingwood Big Freeze at the G for MND 2018 --> Long Weekend Guide...

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Thursday, 31 May

00:17

Ellis Island New York - a place of welcome or of discrimination? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Ellis Island is a small island in New York Harbour located in the upper bay near the New Jersey coast. By the time Samuel Ellis became the island's private owner in the 1770s, Ellis Island developed into a harbour fort, ammunition and ordinance depot, and finally an immigration station. When the British occupied New York City during the Revolutionary War (177583), its large naval fleet sailed freely into New York Harbour. The Continental Congress voted for independence in 1776.

The Federal government eventually purchased Ellis Island from NY State in 1808. When the government realised its strategic value in defending against British invasion, they built a series of coastal fortifications in New York Harbour. This was even before they knew about the War of 1812 between the USA, the UK and their respective allies. But the fort was not needed in the 1812 War and served only as an ammunition storage. They built a parapet for 3 tiers of circular guns, plus two earthworks forts at New York Harbours entrance.


Ellis Island, first used for migrants in 1892.
Statue of Liberty in the background, dedicated in 1886 (above)
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Potential immigrants waiting in the Great Hall, c1900 (below)


Before 1890, the individual states regulated immigration into the USA. Because New York Harbour was the ultimate destination of steamship companies, most immigrants entered the USA here. Or ports like Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco, Savan...

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Tuesday, 29 May

18:42

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #596 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Whats On | 29 May - 4 June 2018 Newsletter | #596 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Monday 4th June 2018 Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne Magic Festival Australian Gymnastics Championships Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival Micadors Warehouse Sale Mozarts Don Giovanni Dine With Heart 2018 Eat Street Night Markets Festival of Steve 2018 Knox Active Ageing Expo 2018 Mabo Day Melbourne International Jazz Festival QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2018 Round She Goes Fashion Market The Long Walk 2018 | Walk to the G TroPro Tradeshow 2018 Enjoy Good Food and Wine Show 2018 1 - 3 June 2018 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Citi is excited to offer an exciting line-up of good food features to discover, taste, share and enjoy. Good Food and Wine Show 2018 Melbourne Magic Festival The Melbourne Magic Festival casts its spell across Melbourne from July 2 to 14 and promises to take you to the extreme end of visual theatre with over 300 performances of 65 different shows. Melbourne Magic Festival 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships Gymnastics Australia is thrilled to invite you to Melbournes Hisense Arena for the 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships. Australian Gymnastics Championships 2018 | Hisense Arena Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival Celebrate food traditions 26 May - 4 June 2018 across Darebin. Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival The 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2018 Micadors Warehouse Sale - up to 85% off Friday 1st June: 10am - 3pm | Saturday 2nd June: 10am - 2pm Micadors huge warehouse sale is on again with prices from a low $1 on a huge range of Arts Crafts Stationery and Gifts Micadors Warehouse Sale | 4/132 Bangholme Road Dandenong South Mozarts Don Giovanni - Lets Rock and Roll An opera fusion production of Mozarts Don Giovanni fused with the best classic rock of all time at the CORNER HOTEL on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Mozarts Don Giovanni | Corner Hotel | Get Tix Festival of Steve An annual celebration of Melbournes modern men, The Festival of Steve showcases local designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters to celebrate the modern, stylish gentleman. Festival of Steve 2018 | The Kelvin Club ** Coming Soon ** Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend June 16th and 17th 2018 Visit family-owned wineries in the Artis...

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Monday, 28 May

09:03

A year on, the key goal of Uluru statement remains elusive "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The statement is a proposal of constitutional reform that would establish
a constitutionally enshrined First Nations representative body to advise parliament
on policy affecting Indigenous peoples and
commit Australia to a process of truth-telling of its colonial history
through the establishment of a Makarrata commission.

Calla Wahlquist
@callapilla 26 May 2018 

While politicians have been demeaning it,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been having their own discussions.

The Uluru statement canvas, escorted by Uluru delegate and
Torres Strait man of Badhulgau and Kulkalaig heritage Thomas Mayor,
has traversed the northern half of the country and made its way down the east coast to Melbourne,
stopping in at community meetings, festivals, morning teas and business gatherings.

Its a slow, grassroots process, funded thanks to Mayors role as the
NT branch secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia
although strictly its outside the unions remit
but the reception has been overwhelmingly positive.

I still have hope because Ive been travelling around with the Uluru statement
and everywhere I go theres more and more support, he said.

I see momentum building.
And when you explain to people how many similar moments of hope
there have been throughout our history and how we have continued to struggle,
and how this particular time were not going to take no for an answer,
and how this statement is just going to keep travelling until we get what we seek,
I think that we can get enough pressure there so that
those aspirations can be achieved.

Other working groups have been convened across the country.
On Saturday the statement and Mayor will be in Turnbulls Sydney harbourside electorate of Wentworth,
one of the wealthiest in Australia, for a door-knocking campaign aiming to convince people to
lobby their local member to change his mind.

They will also aim to counter misinformation about the proposal,
which Mayor said is easily done once people hear the true intent
behind the proposed reforms.

Read more of Callas extensive, thought-provoking & interesting article:
www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/26/a-year-on-the-key-goal-of-uluru-statement-remains-elusive

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Tuesday, 22 May

22:50

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #595 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Whats On | 22-28 May 2018 Newsletter | #595 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 22nd May 2018 to Monday 28th May 2018 Italian Wine + Food Festival A Taste of the Yarra at BearBrass Barkly Barks Dog Festival Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Snow Travel Expo Education Week Historic Winton Meguiars MotorEx National Sorry Day National Volunteer Week Red Shield Appeal Walk for Hope Enjoy Italian Wine + Food Festival Sunday 27 May 2018 | Royal Exhibition Building Journey through Italy with wines, pizza, pasta and Italian pop-up restaurants, while Melbournes top Italian chefs share their joy for cooking on the main stage. Italian Wine + Food Festival 2018 | Buy Tickets A Taste of the Yarra at BearBrass Sunday 27 May 2018 | BearBrass (Southgate) Enjoy tastings from 3 of our Yarra Valley favourites, Napoleone Beer and Cider, Four Pillars Gin and TarraWarra Estate. Pre-Book Online or just rock up and enjoy. A Taste of the Yarra | Book Online Barkly Barks Dog Festival Sunday 27 May 10am - 3pm Crazy community fave, Barkly Barks (a very cute dog festival) returns a pooch parade, Dachshund Dash and dog trivia. Barkly Barks Dog Festival | Barkly Square Shopping Centre Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Sunday 27 May 2018 | Box Hill Town Hall Australias longest running fair of its kind offering 1000s of collectible records, rare cards, hard to find comics and lots, lots more. Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Snow Travel Expo Sunday 27 May 2018 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Meet 70+ Resorts from around the globe plus 20+ snow travel specialists. Snow Travel Expo 2018 | Get FREE Ticket ** Coming Soon ** Micadors Warehouse Sale - up to 85% off Friday 1st June: 10am - 3pm | Saturday 2nd June: 10am - 2pm Micadors huge warehouse sale is on again with prices from a low $1 on a huge range of Arts, Crafts, Stationery and Gifts Micadors Warehouse Sale | 4/132 Bangholme Road, Dandenong South Mozarts Don Giovanni - Lets Rock and Roll An opera fusion production of Mozarts Don Giovanni fused with the best classic rock of all time at the iconic CORNER HOTEL on 3rd June 2018. Mozarts Don Giovanni | Corner Hotel | Get Tix Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend June 16th and 17th 2018 Visit family-owned wineries in the Artisan Hills region of the Nillumbik Shire for a weekend of great wine great food and live music. Nillumbik Open Cellars Weekend | Flyer (PDF) Very Special Kids Fashion Sale The VSK sale is on Saturday 16 June (9am-3pm) for a shopping spree with clothing jewellery and...

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Monday, 21 May

17:47

The first art museums collected all sorts of... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"



The first art museums collected all sorts of beautiful functional objects previously used for religious rites, interior decoration, or manifestations of personal wealth, and exhibited them as works of art, that is, as defunctionalized autonomous objects set up for the mere purpose of being viewed. Boris Groys.
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Im excited to announce DEFUNCTIONALISED AUTONOMOUS OBJECTS will be presented by @thesubstation in October this year as part of both their 2018 commissioning program and this years @melbfestival. This project has been made possible with the support of @creative_vic (and a whole bunch of other people).

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Tuesday, 15 May

18:36

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #594 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: Whats On | 15 - 21 May 2018 Newsletter | #594 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 15th May 2018 to Monday 21st May 2018 RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018 Buddhas Day and Multicultural Festival Law Week 2018 GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest 2018 Good Beer Week 2018 Arcare Portarlington Community Market Day Mic Conway | Live @ Northcote Social Club This Week in Melbourne Markets and Sales Entertainment Channels Coming Soon Enjoy RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018 Join over 25,000 people at RSPCAs biggest fundraising event walking at locations across Victoria on Sunday 20 May 2018. RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018 | Buy Tickets Buddhas Day and Multicultural Festival 10am - 7pm Saturday | 10am - 5pm Sunday 2-day festival celebrating Buddhas birthday through traditional arts, music and cultural performances enhancing community spirit and social harmony. Buddhas Day and Multicultural Festival 2018 | Federation Square Law Week 2018 Law Week offers Victorians the opportunity to find answers to everyday legal issues through informative and fun events. Law Week 2018 | Courts Open Day GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest 2018 18-20 May 2018 | | Royal Exhibition Building With 180 unique festival beers and ciders, GABS brings together the best breweries and cider makers for one specTAPular event. GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest 2018 | Tickets Good Beer Week 2018 May 11 - 20 2018 Grab your diaries and join us for Australias biggest celebration of craft beer at the 8th Good Beer Week. The BEST beer week in the world! Good Beer Week 2018 | Whats On Arcare Portarlington Community Market Day Join us at 80 Willis Street Portarlington for plenty of free activities refreshments music and workshops that the whole family can enjoy. Arcare Portarlington Community Market Day Mic Conway | Live @ Northcote Social Club 2018 is a milestone year for Vaudevillian trickster Mic Conway who is celebrating his 50th Anniversary as a performer. Mic Conway | 50th Anniversary Tour | Buy Tickets This Week ATSA Independent Living Expo, Battle Arena Melbourne 10, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, ILLUMIN8: Festival of Light and Peace, Lavandulas Autumn Harvest Festival, Next Wave Festival, Philippine Street Fiesta, Sleep at the G, Stonnington Jazz Festival View Weekend Guide Markets and Sales Footscray Finds Market, Yarraville Village Craft Market, Divine Little Market, Bohemian Bulla Market, Kensington Market, Mulgrave Rummage and Rescue Market, Seaford Handmade and Homemade Market, Pakenham Community Market, Fitzroy Market, Treasures...

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Tuesday, 08 May

19:21

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #5923 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: What's On | 8 - 14 May 2018Newsletter | #593 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 8th May 2018 to Monday 14th May 2018 Celebrating Mother's Day: Sunday 13th May 2018 Enjoy Mother's Day Guide Every mum deserves to be pampered on Mother's Day so let's show her how much we love her and spoil mum on "her" special day - Mother's Day. 82,188 Things To Do on Mother's Day Sunday 13th May 2018 - Mother's Day Guide Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch Join us at Ludlow Dining Room by the River on Southbank for a four course Brunch Menu and unlimited Prosecco Aperol Spritz & Bloody Marys. Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch | Book Online Mother's Day Seafood Buffet Lunch Make this Mother's Day one to remember with the renowned Seafood Buffet at Windows Restaurant at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. Mother's Day Seafood Buffet Lunch | Book Online Big Vegan Market Saturday 12th May 2018 - Sunday 13th May 2018 Entry fee is $2. A huge variety of 100% vegan goods, services, products, food, drinks and everything else that this amazing lifestyle has to offer. Big Vegan Market 2018 | Royal Exhibition Building Indonesian Satay Festival Saturday 12th May 2018 This will get your juices flowing with delicious Indonesian food and awaken the music-lover in you through euphonious Indonesian music. Indonesian Satay Festival 2018 | Box Hill Town Hall Exhibition: Our Grandmothers Through five extraordinary exhibitions and accompanying events join us in celebrating the accomplishments wisdom and the central role of the grandmother in Chinese Italian Greek Muslim and Jewish communities. Sunday 6 May to Saturday 18 August 2018 W ip | Chinese Museum Nonne | Museo Italiano Yiayia | Hellenic Museum Our Grandmothers | Islamic Museum Love & Legacy | Jewish Museum Our Grandmothers Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N The experience explores a range of Avengers operation equipment and engage with interactive technology. Until June 2018. Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N | Federation Square Trivia Night Calendar Grab your friends and head out to one of Melbourne's fabulous trivia nights. Melbourne Trivia Night Calendar Good Beer Week 2018 May 11 - 20, 2018 Grab your diaries and join us for Australia's biggest celebration of craft beer at the 8th Good Beer Week. The BEST beer week in the world! Good Beer Week 2018 | What's On This Week 10cc Live, All You Can Meat, Big Melbourne Escape - Insomnia Race, Canine Choreography, Como Fashion Quarter Exhibition, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Megatrans, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Mother's Day Classic Fun Run, Next Wave Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Young Guns of Wine Weekend Guide Markets & Sales Hand Knitters Guild Yarn and Craft Market, Cheeky Monkey Market Narre Warren, Kyneton Community Market, Heide Makers' Market, Batman Market, Belgrave Big Dreams Market, Geelong Bay City Swap Meet, Cowes Island Craft Market, Yarraville Market, Aireys Inlet...

18:00

Hitler's favourite hotel - from Mein Camp (1936-9) to deluxe (2016-8) "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

During the Third Reich, of the five complexes planned for the benefit of the German working classes under the auspices of the Strength Through Joy (Kraft durch Freude or KdF) leisure movement, only one was ever started. Stretching for 4.8 ks along the north coast of Rgen, an East German island along the Baltic Sea, Prora was built between 1936-9 as part of Adolf Hitlers KdF. Robert Ley, the leader of the German Labour Front, was responsible for this huge resort project, creating Hitlers dream for a seaside destination for working families. Some historians have reported that the building work was done by military conscripts, prisoners of war, forced labourers and refugees.

The comparison with Butlins was apt; the resort was designed to be affordable for the average worker, with each of the rooms presenting a sea view. Proras eight identical, stark buildings had identical rooms. Each had attractive waterfront views, two beds, wardrobe and a sink, with communal bathrooms on each floor. These basic, functional rooms were intended to offer all German workers some holiday time on the beach, whatever their income.

Back side of Prora, built on the coast of Rgen Island 1936-39
Each room overlooked the beach on the front side

Advertising poster, 1939

The concrete blocks repeated one after another in a row parallel to...

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Saturday, 05 May

06:00

Architecture in Monet's art.... at the National Gallery London. "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A fine show, The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture, is running until late July 2018 at the National Gallery London. Until now, most people thought of Claude Monet as a painter of landscape, sea and later, gardens. But not of architecture.

Featuring 75 paintings by Claude Monet (1840-1926), this innovative exhibition spans his long career from the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912. As a daring young artist, he exhibited in the Impressionist shows and displayed the bridges and buildings of Paris and suburbs. And later the renowned architecture of Venice and London.

Buildings played important roles in Monets works. They served as records of locations, identifying a village by The Church at Varengeville, Morning Effect 1882 (San Diego Museum of Art), or a city such as The Doges Palace Venice 1908 (Brooklyn Museum) or Cleopatras Needle & Charing Cross Bridge London 18991901 (Halcyon Gall). Architecture suggested modernity: the glass-roofed interior of a railway station eg The Gare St-Lazare 1877 (National Gallery London), whilst a venerable structure, such as The Lieutenance de Honfleur 1864 (priv coll), marked the historic.

Architecture aided Monet with the business of painting. A red-tiled roof could offer a complementary contrast to the dominant green of the surrounding vegetation From the Top of the Cliffs Dieppe 1882, (Kunsthaus Zrich). The textured surfaces of buildings provided him with screens on which light played, solid equivalents to reflections on water Rouen Cathedral 18934 (private coll).


 Claude Monet, La Gare Saint Lazare, 1877 

A man-made structure helped the viewer engage with Monet landscapes. A distant steeple eg The Church at Varengeville 1882 (Barber Institute Fine Arts) or nearby house Gardeners House at Antibes 1888 (Cleveland Museum Art), suggested scale. They helped the viewer read his physical surroundings in terms of distance, destination and the passage of time involved in transit. Architect...

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Thursday, 03 May

19:07

National Reconciliation Week: Sat 27/5/18 to Sat 3/6/18 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Reconciliation Australia have announced the theme for 2018: Dont keep history a mystery Learn. Share. Grow.

NRW 2018 is a key activity in the Reconciliation Movements strategy to support Australians in making progress in the reconciliation dimension Historical Acceptance. This dimension addresses whether all Australians acknowledge the injustices and actions of the past and their impacts (both historical and contemporary) and are making amends for past wrongs.

This year, NRW invites Australians to Learn, Share, Grow by exploring their past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, and on the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  The week is framed by two key events in Australias history that provide strong symbols of the aspirations for reconciliation.

NRW runs from Saturday 27 May   Saturday 3 June, bookended by two significant milestones in Australias reconciliation journey: the 1967 Referendum and the historic Mabo decision. 2017 marks 50 years since the 67 referendum, and 25 years since the Mabo decision. This years theme   Lets Take the Next Steps reminds us that all big changes take persistence and courage.

May 27 marks the anniversary of Australias most successful referendum and a defining event in our nations history. The 1967 Referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and recognise them in the national census.

June 3 is Mabo Day  On this day in 1992, the High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which overturned the notion of terra nullius and legally recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples connection to their country, a connection that existed prior to colonisation and continues today. This recognition paved the way for the Native Title system.

What can you do?

Plan events that celebrate and build on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and that show how non-Aboriginal Australians can be active supporters of reconciliation.  Some examples of events or activities you could plan for your community include:

  • Public forums on Reco...

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Tuesday, 01 May

17:57

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #592 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: What's On | 1 - 7 May 2018Newsletter | #592 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 1st May 2018 to Monday 7th May 2018 Enjoy Kalorama Chestnut Festival 2018 This year's Kalorama Chestnut Festival will be held on Sunday May 6th at the Kalorama Reserve bursting with fun for kids of all ages. Everyone will enjoy the fairground rides, petting zoo, pony rides and jumping castles together with face painting and balloon twisting. Kalorama Chestnut Festival 2018 Dog Lovers Show 2018 Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May 2018 | Royal Exhibition Building Over 500 beautiful Dogs, 200+ Exhibitors, 30,000+ visitors, celebrity vets, incredible dog shows and over 15 visitor features. Dog Lovers Show 2018 Antiques Fair Australia's top antique & art and specialists at Australia's leading art & cultural event. AAADA Antiques Fair Melbourne | Melbourne Showgrounds Clunes Book Town Festival 2018 12th annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 with author talks and panel discussions, live music, street performers and the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectable books in Australia. Clunes Book Town Festival 2018 Mould Cheese Festival A celebration of Australian cheese with the best producers from around the country showcasing their produce at North Melbourne's Meat Market with cooking demonstrations and masterclasses. Mould 2018 | Meat Market This Week Antiques Fair Melbourne, Bright Autumn Festival, Como Fashion Quarter Exhibition, DesignBUILD, Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival, Free Comic Book Day, Grampians Grape Escape | Wine & Food Festival, Keilor Rotary Car & Bike Show, Kellybrook Cider Festival, Man Cave Expo, Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N, Starlight Day, World Laughter Day Weekend Guide Markets & Sales Gembrook Autumn Wellness Market, Great Collectors Heaven Fair 2018, City Cellar Door and Wine Market, Notting Hill Autumn Market, Hawthorn Maker's Market, May Day Market 2018, St Dunstan's Parish Fair 2018, Thomastown Neighbourhood House Market, Clarinda Art and Craft Market, Cockatoo Country Market, Cheeky Monkey Market | Craigieburn, Paddy's Market Eltham 2018, Belgrave South Community Market, Seddon Makers Market, Jindivick Country Market, Sandringham Village Craft Market, Gisborne Olde Time Market, Bright Rotary | Autumn Festival Market, Echuca Moama Market, Healesville Community Market, Elwood Community Market, Cherry Lake Lions Club of Altona Market, Warrandyte Riverside Market + Computer Markets View Market Calendar | Garage Sales Next Week Mother's Day: Sunday 13th May 2018 Every mum deserves to be pampered on Mother's Day so let's spoil mum on "her" special day - Mother's Day. Mother's Day Guide 2018 Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch Join us at Ludlow Dining Room by the River on Southbank for a four course Brunch Menu and unlimited Prosecco, Aperol Spritz & Bloody Marys. Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch | Book Onl...

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Saturday, 28 April

06:00

Cafe Pushkin in Moscow - literature, arts, food and drinks! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

In the 1780s a St Petersburg nobleman serving Empress Catherine the Great retired from the Royal Household and moved to Moscow. There he decided to build a house and invited architects from Italy. Well-versed in Russian taste and with a keenly honed feeling for Muscovite architectural style, Italian architects built a baronial Baroque mansion a la russe. Baroque details run throughout the interiors of the building. The house passed to a German aristocrat in the mid C19th as part of his future wifes dowry.

Front entrance, Tverskoy Boulevard
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Financial ruin forced the new owner to open a pharmacy in the building, successfully. Downstairs, the customers waiting for their medicines to be prepared could drink restorative drinks, teas, coffee, or hot chocolate while waiting for their medicines to be prepared.  At the same time, a library full of reference books was installed on the upper & mezzanine floors. The library collection grew to 3,000+ volumes.

At that time Alexander Pushkin (17991837) was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. During the Romantic era, Pushkin became well known as a poet, playwright and novelist, possibly the founder of modern Russian literature. What a tragedy that he died in his 30s, in a duel.

Tverskoy Boulevard was opened in 1796 and it became an instant hit for writers and people from the high society. The Boulevard and its surrounding area played a significant role in Pushkins life, and we can see the importance of Pushkins name. When the boulevard opened in 1796, it became a favourite place among Moscow high society for a stroll. Caf Pushkin on the Bulvar, is close to Pushkin Square, the place where the famous writer used to drink his morning espresso. The building was renovated to look exactly like a Russian aristocrat's home of the mid 1820s, reached by the purple line to Pushkinskaya Ploshchad. 

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Thursday, 26 April

14:25

THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is right around the corner, and the Castan Centre is proud to be involved as a supporter of HRAFFs Cineseeds human rights poster competition. HRAFFs Evelyn Tadros tell us what else to look out for at this years event. 

By Evelyn Tadros

HRAFF has made it to its 11th year and Im very excited to be sharing this years stellar program with you, thanks to the amazing HRAFF team! HRAFF continues to provide a platform whereby creatives, organisations and the Australian public are brought together by their common desire to contribute to social change.

Below is a list of recommendations especially for those of you who love for those of you type lists!

For those of you who want to avoid serious FOMO (fear of missing out): do NOT miss our Opening Night film After the Apology (Thurs 3 May), a landmark documentary following four indigenous grandmothers who are fighting against the continued practice of forced child removal and bringing the children home. Featuring a Q&A with director Larissa Behrendt and after-party, this is sure to sell-out so get your tix quick!

For those of you who want a different perspective on the refugee crisis, make sure you see World Premiere film, Border Politics (Sat 12 May), which follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside QC as he examines the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by Western democracies; and Another News Story (Sat 12 May), which turns the camera on the journalists covering the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

For those of you who love music and dance: join us for an enchanting journey with The Song Keepers (Thurs 10 and Sat 12 May) as the Central Australian Aboriginal Womens Choir go on tour to the other side of the world; do not miss local dancer Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimores intimate documentary, Her Sound Her Story (Fri 11 & Sat 12 May) on the significant impact that women have had on the Australian music industry and check out Step (Fri 4 and Sat 5 May), an inspiring true-life story of a group of young women from Baltimore competing to not only win the step championship but to be accepted into college.

For those of you who want to see the political and transformational power of art, check out...

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Tuesday, 24 April

18:14

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #591 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: What's On | 24 - 30 April 2018Newsletter | #591 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 24th April 2018 to Monday 30th April 2018 Lest we forget - ANZAC Enjoy ANZAC Day 2018 The 2018 ANZAC Day Dawn Service, marches and remembrance parade takes place on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at Shrine of Remembrance and around Australia. Mt Macedon ANZAC Day Dawn Service ANZAC Appeal 2018 Raise A Glass Appeal 2018 Things To Do On ANZAC Day Aladdin & The Arabian Tales | Sand Sculpting Exhibition - Last Day About ANZAC Day | ANZAC Day Calendar Untold | Reach Foundation 25 of the world's top urban artists | $1 million target Melbourne's most exciting contemporary urban art installation under the Nylex Clock for the Reach Foundation. Untold Melbourne | Reach Foundation | Buy Tickets A Family Affair - Works by JS Bach and Sons Melbourne Musicians present two outstanding soloists flautist Bridget Bolliger and Soprano Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez. Sunday 29th of April 2018 | St Johns Southgate A Family Affair | Tickets Online La Beatles Boheme Emotionworks Cut Opera presents La Beatles Boheme in a tragic love story about two contrasting couples - the tempestuous and the romantic. Concerts 21-29 April | Flagstaff Carpark La Beatles Boheme | Buy Tickets Essential Baby & Toddler Show Friday 27 - Sunday 29 April, 2018 | Royal Exhibition Building Australia's favourite event for new and expectant parents, learn about pregnancy, babies and toddlers and get your hands on the latest goodies. The Essential Baby & Toddler Show 2018 37th Great Train Race Sunday 29th April 2018 | Enter The race is an exciting challenge pitting runners against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy over 13.5 kilometres from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. All proceeds to the Menzies Creek Museum redevelopment project. Great Train Race 2018 This Week Queen Victoria Market 140 Years Street Party, Nursing and Health Expo, Abseil Challenge, Battlegrounds | Invitational, Como Fashion Quarter Exhibition, Day of Immunology, East Gippsland Field Days, Grand Theft Impro, Irish Film Festival, Kings Day Party, Cycling Safety Event, Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival, Swedish History Museum Exhibition, Alice in Wonderland Exhibition Weekend Guide Markets & Sales Northside Locals Pop-Up, Coburg Makers and Shakers Market, Maroondah Handicrafts Makers' Market, St Johns East Malvern Family Fete, Secondhand Fashion Market @ Flagstaff Gardens, Tembo Awakening Psychic & Wellbeing Market, Coburg Wellness Market, Little Beauty Market, Friends' Autumn Plant Sale - Royal Botanic Gardens, Little Treasures Market | Lancefield, Yarragon Craft & Produce Market, Market On Chapel | Cowes, Lardner Park Craft Market, Mont De Lancey Country Market + Computer Markets View Market Calendar | Garage Sales Entertainment Art Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Amazing local art | View ART Channel Comedy Smells Like A Song | Impro Melbourne 19 May,...

14:59

Mukka Celebrates the Holi Festival with a Colour Throwing Party in a Collingwood Warehouse "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Date: Sunday 29th April Time: 11:30am to 4pm Venue: Second Story Studios, 222 Johnston Street, Collingwood Go Mad with Mukka!  Round up your mates and join Mukka for a Sunday celebration of colour, dance, love and feasting! Don yourself head-to-toe in white for the ultimate colour powder experience and get ready for some feverish and []

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Tuesday, 17 April

16:49

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #590 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: Whats On | 17 - 23 April 2018 Newsletter | #590 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 17th April 2018 to Monday 23rd April 2018 Enjoy Untold | Reach Foundation 25 of the worlds top urban artists | $1 million target Melbournes most exciting contemporary urban art installation under the Nylex Clock for the Reach Foundation. Untold Melbourne | Reach Foundation | Buy Tickets South Asian Festival A free event on Saturday 21st April 2018 celebrates the Bengali New Year in a splendid display of South Asias rich and vibrant culture. South Asian Festival 2018 | Birrarung Marr Supanova | Pop Culture Expo Saturday 21 April - Sunday 22 April 2018 | Comic-con Australian style Supanova is a celebration of all things Pop Culture featuring special guests, anime, comic-books, manga, sci-fi, tv shows, movies, gaming and cosplay! Supanova | Melbourne Showgrounds A Family Affair - Works by JS Bach and Sons Melbourne Musicians present two outstanding soloists flautist Bridget Bolliger and Soprano Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez. Sunday 29th of April 2018 | St Johns Southgate A Family Affair | Tickets Online La Beatles Boheme Emotionworks Cut Opera presents La Beatles Boheme in a tragic love story about two contrasting couples - the tempestuous and the romantic. Concerts 21-29 April | Flagstaff Carpark La Beatles Boheme | Buy Tickets Rites of Passage | Tattoo and Arts Festival Royal Exhibition Building | 20-22 April 2018 Rites of Passage returns for a huge weekend of tattoos, live art, exhibitions, displays, food trucks and entertainment. Rites of Passage 2018 | Tattoo and Arts Festival | Buy Tix Record Store Day Saturday 21st April 2018 - Discover music in your favourite music store. Record Store Day 2018 | Store Finder This Weekend Best Improv Comedy 2018: Tournament of Teams, Brickman Awesome LEGO Exhibition, Challenge Melbourne, Earth Day 2018, Great Amazing Race, Malaysia Day Festival, Marvels Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N, Melbourne Russian Festival, Memory Walk and Jog | Alzheimer Australia, Peanut Butter Festival, Vikings | Swedish History Museum Exhibition, Alice in Wonderland Exhibition Full Weekend Guide Markets and Sales Suitcase Rummage Northcote, The District Makers Market, Night Market: Neon Night, Vintage Sportswear Market Fitzroy, Night Market @ Melbourne Uni, Thread Den Market, Yarraville Craft Market, Cheeky Monkey Market, Piccadilly Market, Creswick Market, Mulgrave Makers Market, Fitzroy Market, Trinity Market, Glen Huntly Market, Gembrook Market, Ivanhoe Makers Market, Montrose Craft Market, Gran...

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Tuesday, 10 April

18:06

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #589 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Whats On this Week | 10 - 16 April 2018 Newsletter | #589 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 10th April 2018 to Monday 16th April 2018 Enjoy Melbourne International Comedy Festival The 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 32 celebrating with its biggest festival with more shows and venues than ever. 28th March - 22nd April 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 Guaranteed Laughs.. Aborigi-LOL Adam Rozenbachs - Hold My Beer Adulting Ben Steph and Toms Split Show Celia Pacquola - All Talk Comedy Club for Kids Dr Chriss Theory of Everything Ed Britton - Groping for his Manhood FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! Gameshow of Thrones Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Isabella Valette: Hi-Visabella James Roque - Legal Alien Jacqueline Mifsud - Be Better Lano and Woodley | FLY Sam Simmons Squirldog-Millionaire The Pool Boys - Fact Safari Wil Anderson - Wilegal Youll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 | Comedy Home Magic Show - Make Your Parents Disappear 31st March - 15th April 2018 | The Famous Spiegeltent Arts Centre After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australias Got Talent Alex and Luke are back with a truckload of brand new trickery to fool your parents! *** must see show *** Make Your Parents Disappear | Tickets School Holidays | Week 2 Guide Keep the kids busy during the school holidays. Friday 30 March 2018 - Sunday 15 April 2018 School Holidays Guide Top Picks Springvale Indoor Sports Centre All Day Activity Guide Animal Land Childrens Farm - Diggers Rest Boneo Maze Comedy Club for Kids Dinosaur World - Somerville Funfields Family Park - Whittlesea Marvels Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N - FedSquare Otway Fly - Otway Ranges Phillip Island Holiday Camp Small Ideas School Holiday Activities Steam Train For Kids - Maldon Trees Adventures - Belgrave School Holidays Guide LEGO Exhibition | Melbourne Museum This must-see exhibition of 39 never-seen-before LEGO models includes the tallest LEGO model in the Southern Hemisphere. Brickman Awesome | Melbourne Museum A Family Affair - Works by JS Bach and Sons Melbourne Musicians present two outstanding soloists, flautist Bridget Bolliger and Soprano Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez. Sunday 29th of April 2018 | St Johns Southgate A Family Affair | Tickets Online La Beatles Boheme Emotion...

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Sunday, 08 April

11:41

Radio Marinara - 08 Apr 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Bron, Anth and Rex Hunter will be in Sunday with a huge range of marine and coastal delights.

First Dr Bryce Stewart - Marinara's emerging UK reporter - joins us live from York in the UK to talk about the impact from the "Beast" weather event on UK marine life, Brexit fisheries negotiations, and what is called the "Blue Planet" effect - something we will get here soon!

And next weekend, Slow Food Melbourne presents the inaugural Slow Fish Festival in Spotswood, a time to take stock of the many threats faced by our oceans and bays and those who rely on them for food or their livelihood The Slow Fish Festival will share insights into what's needed to ensure our seafood and aquaculture can survive now and the future, whilst celebrating and savouring the catch on our very doorstep. We'll be speaking with Festival Co-ordinator Allison Peak, and third generation fisher and festival presenter Phil McAdams.

To finish of a busy show REx Hunter has a new and exciting wreck to discuss... but we will keep it secret until Sunday!

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Saturday, 07 April

06:30

Leading human rights barrister Julian Burnside examines asylum seeker policies worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

WORLD PREMIERE OF BORDER POLITICS The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will screen the world premiere of Border Politics on 15 May in Melbourne. Border Politics follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he crosses the globe to examine the treatment of refugees

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Wednesday, 04 April

09:01

The Teskey Brothers "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Teskey Brothers



 

Its undeniable. The Teskey Brothers are a soul/blues phenomenon and the world is falling head over heels. Already in 2018 the Melbourne 4-piece have played to packed houses at Melbourne Zoo, SXSW Festival in Texas, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest. Their incredible live show just keeps getting stronger, and the lines to see them keep getting longer!

The Teskey Brothers 2017 album Half Mile Harvest won them accolades, awards and fans far and wide. They now return with a new single and embark on a three month world tour that will pass through Europe, North America, and their biggest Australian shows to date.

The new song, I Get Up, will be out in the world soon but you can grab tickets now for the launch tour in June which takes the band, their tasty horn section and very special guest Caiti Baker right across the country.

 

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Tuesday, 03 April

16:14

Uncommon Sense - 03 April 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Ben Eltham, National Affairs Correspondent for New Matilda, came in to discuss federal politics. Photographer Clare Rae and Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist at the Socit Jersiaise in the UK, came in to the studio to talk about the exhibition Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae, now showing at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Then, musical improvisation troupe Spontaneous Broadway joined the show to talk about their latest season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and improvise some musical songs inspired by listener suggestions. Amy was joined by cast members Gillian Cosgriff and Sally Bourne, with pianist/composer John Thorn and MC Russell Fletcher.

15:11

This Week in Melbourne: What's On #588 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online This Week in Melbourne: Whats On Newsletter | #588 | Whats On this Week Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 3rd April 2018 to Monday 9th April 2018 Enjoy Australasian Quilt Convention Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th April 2018 | Royal Exhibition Building This year(tm)s quilt show is an eclectic mix of the best international and Australian pieces; many of the quilts in the show can only be seen at AQC. Australasian Quilt Convention 2018 Home Show Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th April 2018 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Building, renovating or making home improvements? Youll love Melbournes favourite Home Show packed with the best products from around the world. HIA Home Show 2018 Festivals This Weekend Emerald FunFest 2018 KaBloom - Festival of flowers - Tesselaar Tulip Farm Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 Autumn Fest 2018 - Keysborough Broadmeadows Street Festival 2018 By the Meadow Music Festival - Otways East Gippsland Food, Wine and Beer Festival Fromage a Trois 2018 - Werribee Spanish Language Fiesta 2018 Tinamba Food and Wine Festival 2018 - Tinamba Fromage a Trois | Cheese and Cider Festival Sunday 8th April 2018 | Werribee Mansion The festival will feature over 60 exhibitors offering guests the chance to indulge in Australias finest produce and meet the makers in a spectacular setting. Fromage a Trois 2018 | Cheese and Cider Festival Melbourne International Comedy Festival The 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 32 celebrating with its biggest festival with more shows and venues than ever. 28th March - 22nd April 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 Guaranteed Laughs.. Aborigi-LOL Adam Rozenbachs - Hold My Beer Adulting Ben Steph and Toms Split Show Celia Pacquola - All Talk Comedy Club for Kids Dr Chriss Theory of Everything Ed Britton - Groping for his Manhood FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! Gameshow of Thrones Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Isabella Valette: Hi-Visabella James Roque - Legal Alien Jacqueline Mifsud - Be Better Lano and Woodley | FLY Sam Simmons Squirldog-Millionaire The Pool Boys - Fact Safari Wil Anderson - Wilegal Youll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 | Calendar Magic Show - Make Your Parents Disappear 31st March - 15th April 2018 | The Famous Spiegeltent Arts Centre After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australias...

12:15

CERES Artist in Residence Adam Buckland "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Adam Buckland is CERES artist in residence, working out of the Peace Centre. We had a quick chat to him about his work, his journey, and where you can find his work once complete.

How long have you been our artist in residence?

Nearly five months.

How did you come to be the artist in residence at CERES?

I first heard that CERES sometimes has resident artists from Belinda when I was volunteering with her in the gardens (Ive been volunteering in her team since January 2016). I didnt think much more of it until about 12 months later when one day we were weeding near the Peace Centre and I had a look around the building. From there I had a conversation with Nick to see if anyone was using the space and asked him what it meant to be artist in residence at CERES. After our discussion he encouraged me to send him an application.

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11:01

Zero G - 2 April 2018 Episode 1178 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

ZERO-G #1178

Title: Wake the Undead Podcast Title: A Diet Pod

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan & Megan McKeough. This week: we line up for zomcom seconds for Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet Season 2, tip toe around the clever clever horror film, A Quiet Place, see what fungis are up to in the efficiently infective zombie movie, The Girl With All The Gifts, and pick the genre highlights of the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

For playlists, show notes, and news see the 3RRR website at:

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Monday, 02 April

17:29

Patti Smiths 40 Favorite Books "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Image of Patti Smith performing in Rio de Janeiro by Daigo Oliva

As a little girl, Patti Smith found liberation in words -- first through the bedtime prayers she made up herself, and later in books. "I was completely smitten by the book," she writes in her memoir, Just Kids.  "I longed to read them all, and the things I read of produced new yearnings."

Smith found a role model in Jo, the tomboy writer in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. "She gave me the courage of a new goal," writes Smith, "and soon I was crafting little stories and spinning long yarns for my brother and sister." As a teenager she discovered the French Symbolist poets Charles Baudelaire and especially Arthur Rimbaud, who inspired her and helped shape her own artistic persona as a poet and punk rocker.




Despite her fame as a rock 'n' roll musician, Smith has always described herself as essentially a bookish person. It was around the time of Smith's appearance at the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival, according to Vertigo, that Smith released this list of her favorite books. Not surprisingly, it's an eclectic and fascinating group of books:

13:52

Dysphemic & Miss Eliza - Hungarian Dance - Classical Violin Dubstep "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Download for free:http://dysphemic.bandcamp.com/track/hungarian-dance Follow Dys & Eliza:https://www.facebook.com/DysphemicAndMissEliza A MONSTER AND BEAR PRODUCTION http://monsterandbear.com.au/ Director: Ryan Bird Produced by Sarah Hickey and Ryan Bird Director of Photography: Josh Mitchell-Frey Dancers: Angela Mamajama and Martin de Jesus Make Up Artist: Corrine Grbevski Editor and VFX: Ryan Bird Colourist: Josh Mitchell-Frey Violin Dubstep Biography: Ever wondered what a violin making sweet, sweet love to a sub-woofer sounds like? How about Bach on the gear? Or maybe you're partial to manga girls and dope beats hey? Well enter, stage left, Dysphemic & Miss Eliza! Bloomed in Melbourne, Australia from a kiss in the depths of a drum and bass party, D&E's obsession with music and each other spawned an outfit built on melodic complexity, slamming drums, violin virtuosity and double time rap. Also renowned for their 100% live and original stage show, these crowned "pioneers of classical dubstep" (100% magazine) utterly mesmerize and have enough spunk and energy to leave the punters screaming. Want to know more about their cross genre sound? Alllllllrighty then! D&E splice the likes of classical violin, dubstep, glitch hop, drum and bass and hip hop. Their slinky tune 'Tunnel Vision' topped the Kiss FM charts, 'Ramses' was revered as "bass driven ball bearing dubstep" (Beat magazine) and their 2013 debut album 'Synthetic Symphony' has been deemed: "a masterpiece.... the future for next level EDM" (Futurescope) and "a delicate fusion of Classical and Dubstep...the first EP of its kind" (WHOMP TV). They've also toured North America in 2012, and supported Nero, Foreign Beggars, Andy C, Tipper, Beats Antique, Antennae, Dov, ill.Gates, Datsik, Plastician and everyone in between. PA-CHOW! Frequently on the festival circuit and headlining club gigs, Dysphemic & Miss Eliza are a weapon shooting straight into the hearts and ears of dance floors worldwide. The Synthetic Symphony Tour hits Australia (February-April), America (May-July) and Europe (August) and their latest EP 'Only One' out on Muti Music, drops April 16, 2013. Dysphemic (Julian Treweeke) producer/MC for D&E Hailing from The Blue Mountains; Dysphemic - offspring of Vernon Treweeke, the "Father of Australian Psychedelic Art" - started experimenting with music at the age of 10. From humble beginnings programming on an Amiga Commodore computer and playing drums, Dysphemic has established himself as a one of Australia's most unique and prolific producer/MC's. Traversing from jungle, hardcore techno, hip hop, IDM, drum and bass, dubstep and glitch hop, Dysphemic's standout releases ('Sloth', 'Androids', 'Hypnosis' and 'Muthaf#ckn Dinosaur!') have received worldwide attention and a dedicated following after his European tour. Miss Eliza (Eliza Quirit) violinist/producer/singer for D&E A classically trained violinist since the age of 5; Miss Eliza, the "child prodigy" of Filipino...

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Wednesday, 28 March

11:03

It looks like the Melbourne Laneway Festival might be on the move "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

After close to a decade in its current home, it seems that the Melbourne leg of the St. Jeromes Laneway Festival might be forced to relocate due to ongoing development near the festival site.

When Laneway first appeared on the Aussie music scene back in 2005, it was housed in tiny Caledonian Lane in the Melbourne CBD. Following a series of troubles in 2009, the festival moved its Melbourne location to the inner-west suburb of Footscray, where it has remained ever since. Now, it seems that this might all be about to change again.

As Fairfax reports, an increase in the number of nearby apartments, as well as the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel project, means that the once-sparse location is fast becoming a busy urban hub, hardly suitable for a festival like Laneway.

These changes have resulted in a lot of potential problems for organisers, including the fact that the West Gate Tunnel project will result in a new road far too close to the main stage of the festival, and that space restrictions means that Laneway in Melbourne can sell only 15,000 tickets 5,000 less than other states.

Fairfax also notes that the festival has even looked into plans of relocating to Footscray Park, opposite Flemington Racecourse, where the inaugural Download Festival was held over the weekend.

The surrounding development places the festival under increasing pressure to ensure impacts on residents and businesses are minimised and a world-class festival for attendees is delivered, a report from the local council reported.

Relocation would address impacts from the West Gate Tunnel project on the existing site.

Despite fears of the impact that the West Gate Tunnel project would have on the festivals current location, a spokesperson has refuted claims of the new roads close proximity, stating that the new road will actually be further away from public access than first thought.

The Laneway Festival is a great asset for the west and were happy to work with the organisers to come up with a solution to keep them in their current loc...

09:37

Download Festival is set to expand to Sydney when it returns next year "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Over the last few months, all that Australias heavy music fans could talk about was that of the inaugural Download Festival. Well, now these fans can get even more excited, with news that not only will the festival be returning in 2019, but its set to expand to Sydney as well.

Having been a fixture of the UK music scene since 2003, recent years have seen Download Festival expand internationally, first to France, then to Spain, and now finally, Australia. With countless music lovers turning up on the weekend to watch stunning sets by Korn, Prophets Of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Good Charlotte, and much more, it was very clear that Australians have found themselves a new favourite festival.

Now, Download programmer Nigel Melder has confirmed that the festival will not only make a comeback next year, but that Sydney is set to get their own leg of the festival, too.

We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018, Nigel Melder said. The warmth and support from the heavy music community was unprecedented. From fans to industry and media the love has been out of this world.

We cant thank everyone enough for their behaviour yesterday and we are excited to confirm that Download will return to Melbourne and also make its Sydney debut in 2019.

Likewise, Andy Copping, the founder of Download, flew over from the UK in order to experience the festivals southern hemisphere debut.

It was an incredible honour to bring Download Festival to Australia and no better place than at Flemington Racecourse, or as it was renamed by fans Donmington, in the heart of Melbourne, Copping said. Seeing all the bands just hanging out and supporting each other on stage encapsulates the true camaraderie and spirit of this kind of music, this scene and this festival.

Thank you Download Australia, particularly the fans cause its nothing without you lot, you have truly have taken the festival to your hearts and we cannot wait to be back again for you next year!

While theres no word yet on which acts will be in contention for next years festival, we wouldnt blame you if you started drafting up your wishlist now!

Check out Limp Bizkits Hot Dog, live from Download Melbourne:

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Tuesday, 27 March

18:01

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #587 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #587 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #587 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 27th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018 This week includes the Easter long weekend.. Good Friday and Easter Monday. Enjoy Good Friday Appeal The 87th annual Good Friday Appeal brings together the community to raise money for the Royal Childrens Hospital. Box Hill Miniature Railway Good Friday Appeal Super Show 2018 Kick for the Kids- North Melbourne vs St. Kilda Kids Day Out 2018 Longford Good Friday Family Fun Day RocKwizs Really Really Good Friday Werribee Family Picnic and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2018 www.goodfridayappeal.com.au Melbourne International Comedy Festival The 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 32 celebrating with its biggest festival, with more shows and venues than ever. 28th March - 22nd April 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 Guaranteed Laughs.. Aborigi-LOL Adam Rozenbachs - Hold My Beer Adulting Ben, Steph and Toms Split Show Celia Pacquola - All Talk Comedy Club for Kids Dr Chriss Theory of Everything Ed Britton - Groping for his Manhood FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! Gameshow of Thrones Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Isabella Valette: Hi-Visabella James Roque - Legal Alien Jacqueline Mifsud - Be Better Lano and Woodley | FLY Sam Simmons Squirldog-Millionaire The Pool Boys - Fact Safari Wil Anderson - Wilegal Youll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 | Calendar Magic Show - Make Your Parents Disappear 31st March - 15th April 2018 | The Famous Spiegeltent Arts Centre After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australias Got Talent Alex and Luke are back with a truckload of brand new trickery to fool your parents! *** Must see show *** Make Your Parents Disappear | Tickets Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Gerard McGowan brings his hour of stand up comedy to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival fresh from his nomination for the comedy award in Perth Fringe 2018. Only Getting Funnier | Tickets Autumn School Holidays Guide Our guide to keep the kids busy during the autumn school holidays. Friday, 30 March 2018 - Sunday, 15 April 2018 School Holidays Guide Top Picks Springvale Indoor Sports Centre All Day Activity Guide Animal Land Childrens Farm - Diggers Rest Boneo Maze Comedy Club for Kids Dinosaur World - Somerville...

16:51

Zero G - 26 March 2018 Episode 1177 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

ZERO-G #1177

Title: Game of Tombs Podcast Title: Tomb Podder

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan & Megan McKeough. This week: interview with Isabella Vallette, about GAMESHOW OF THRONES at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; and we check out TOMB RAIDER,the latest gaming reboot.

For playlists, show notes, and news see the 3RRR website at:

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16:39

Overland at the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Friday 25Sunday 27 May, Queen Victoria Womens Centre Three days of feminist politics, feminist perspectives and collective solutions. Catch the editor of Overland Jacinda Woodhead, with fiction editor Jennifer Mills and writer Natalie Kon-yu in conversation on mentorship in the arts then stick around for special event presented by Overland on writing and activism with Santilla Chingaipe, Tarneen Onus-Williams and Asher Wolf.

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Monday, 26 March

16:40

Why are Portugal. The Man one of the best festival bands around? "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Theres a pretty strong chance that youve spent most of the last year unable to escape the infectious pop gem that is Portugal. The Mans Feel It Still, but did you know that the group have actually been rocking their hearts out (and annoying grammar enthusiasts) for 14 years?

Since forming back in 2004, Alaskas Portugal. The Man have been crafting some of the most intriguing and accomplished alt-rock and psychedelic-pop gems that the world has seen. With eight albums under their collective belts, it is pretty easy to see that these guys have gained themselves one heck of a dedicated following in all this time.

Ahead of the groups newest Aussie trek next month for Groovin The Moo, weve asked the enduring question, what makes Portugal. The Man one of the best festival bands out there?

In addition to delivering a mesmerising blend of 80s arena rock, 70s prog-rock, and 60s psychedelia, the groups charming nature makes them hard to pass up. Throw in a few covers as well, including David Bowie & Mott The Hooples All The Young Dudes, The Beatles Helter Skelter, and even The Dayman from Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and youve got yourself one unmissable live show.

Portugal. The Man are set to touch down in Australia next month for a series of performances at Groovin The Moo, in addition to a few sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure not to miss one of the best live acts doing the rounds today.

Check out why Portugal. The Man are one of the best festival bands around:

Portugal. The Man Groovin The Moo 2018 Sideshows

Tickets on sale now

Tuesday, May 1st
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, May 3rd
Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, May 10th
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Wednesday, 21 March

14:24

NOFX have released a Stephen Hawking tribute they wrote last month "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Punk icons NOFX are getting ready to kick off their Aussie tour tomorrow night in Brisbane, but that hasnt stopped the group dropping a brand new song, which just so happens to be a tribute of sorts to the recently-departed physicist Stephen Hawking.

Released via the Fat Wreck Chords YouTube account, Theres No Too Soon If Time Is Relative is a rather tongue-in-cheek to the noted physicist, who passed away on March 14th at the age of 76.

While some might assume that the track is in poor taste to have been released so soon after his death, the video for the track makes special mention of the fact that the tune was actually recorded last month, on February 10th.

Of course, the track has been met with some criticism by fans, with some in the YouTube comments section claiming the tracks content (which includes jokingly calling him so lazy he could only write A Brief History Of Time) is a little bit too harsh compared to some of their other humorous tributes.

Others however have claimed its as a perfect continuation of one of the greatest punk rock groups of all time, while NOFX seem certain that Hawking would have loved the tune, noting I bet in heaven theres a computer voice laughing its ass off.

NOFX are set to hit up Brisbane tomorrow night (who knows, maybe if you request this one, it might get a debut airing!), before they play Sydney on Friday, and wrap up their Aussie tour with an appearance at the inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne on Saturday. Tickets to all these shows are still on sale, so make sure you dont miss out on seeing one of punks most famous bands live!

Check out NOFXs Theres No Too Soon If Time Is Relative:

NOFX 2018 Australian Tour

(With Hot Water Music, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Dad Religion)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Sele...

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Tuesday, 20 March

20:19

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #586 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #586 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #586 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 20th March 2018 to Monday 26th March 2018 The busiest week of the year, when the world comes to Melbourne. Enjoy Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Wednesday 21 - Sunday 25 March 2018 Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens The Southern Hemisphere's largest and most loved horticultural event returns with a 5 day show attracting enthusiasts from around the world. Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne is set to come alive with adrenalin pumping action as the Grand Prix takes to the Albert Park circuit | 22 - 25 March, 2018. Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2018 International Coffee Expo Saturday 24 March 2018 | Melbourne Showgrounds Asia Pacific's largest specialty coffee event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo brings to you all things coffee under one roof. Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2018 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 16 - 25 March 2018 | 100's of tantalising events over 10 days Celebrating it's 26th anniversary with a showcase of the world's biggest celebrities in the world of cookery and wine. After a crazy Opening Weekend, it's hard to know what to do now. Here are our top picks or go to the program Australiana Meat + Greet Wine Dinner Cellar Door Experience | The Bridge Hotel Fancy Hank's X Licha's Cantina Feast at Frankston Waterfront Harveast - Eastland House of Food and Wine Hotel @ Hotel Lindrum Indian Festival - Queen Victoria Market MoMo Fest - Nepalese Dumpling & Holi Festival 2018 - Coburg River Graze Southgate The Dim Sim Chronicles View Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Magic Show - Make Your Parents Disappear 31st March - 15th April 2018 | The Famous Spiegeltent Arts Centre After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australia's Got Talent, Alex and Luke are back with a truckload of brand new trickery to fool your parents! *** Must see show ***Make Your Parents Disappear | Tickets Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Gerard McGowan brings his hour of stand up comedy to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival fresh from his nomination for the comedy award in Perth Fringe 2018. Only Getting Funnier | Tickets Festivals This Week Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2018 Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival 2018 CERES Harvest Festival 2018 Cheese & Wine Festival - Preston Darebin Community and Kite Festival 2018 Festival of Live Art 2018 Harveast - Eastland Healthy Body & Soul Festival Hijab Fest 2018 - Northcote Indian Festival - Queen Victoria Market Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2018 Mernda Community Fair 2018 MoMo Fest - Nepalese Dumpling & Holi Festival 2018 - Coburg Paradigm | Electronic Music Festival - Hisense Arena River Graze - Southgate The Basin Music Festival 2018 Victoria's Multicultural Festival 2018 Festivals This Weekend...

12:34

Tired Lion "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

 

TIRED LION

Raw, visceral and loud.  The Music

Tired Lion have steadily climbed the ranks as one of Australias most talked-about bands.  Reverb.com

 They are, tbqh, just an excellent rock and roll band, and were lucky to have em turning out huge choruses like it aint no thang.  triple j

Perth rockers Tired Lion are set to hit some of the biggest stages of their career this June with the announcement today of the national Where Were You? headline tour.

The tour, which takes its name from their latest single Where Were You? is supported by triple j and will see the band play clubs in MelbourneAdelaidePerthSydney and Brisbane, beginning with Max Watts in Melbourne on June 1.

LISTEN TO WHERE WERE YOU? HERE

 After having a massive breakout year in 2017, that included releasing their critically-acclaimed, triple j Feature album, Dumb Days, Tired Lion has already had a huge start to 2018, playing sold out shows across regional Australia and performing at festivals like Party In The Paddock and the Pool House Party.

 Tired Lions Sophie Hopes says she and her bandmates cant wait to hit the road again, where they feel most at home. Were always looking for a good excuse to pack our suitcase and head off to play a bunch of shows. Weve managed to already tick off a tour of regional Australia this year and psyched to take it to the capital cities!

 

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Sunday, 18 March

17:28

Honest to badness "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Saw a cafe called 'Honest Food' the other day. What would that look like if it were actually accurate, I wondered?

This poached egg with sumac on wholegrain toast says, "I don't think you should keep on seeing Brad."


This light arugula and fetta salad tossed with a fresh vinaigrette says "You don't look good in that dress."


This organic-fair-trade-light-almond-and-soy-medium latte says, "You're running away from your marital problems. I think you should see a counsellor."


This paleo-wrap with a pomegranate sauce says "Paleo is bullshit."

13:18

Eat It - 18 March 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Today we had a quick market report from John, we spoke to Linda Catalano about her upcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival show One Suitcase, Four Stories, and we chatted to Janet Deneefe about her food festival event at Tolarno.

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Friday, 16 March

11:05

Breakfasters - 13 - 16 March 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Director Garth Davis chats about his new film Mary Magdalene; In "Feature Creatures" Simon Hinkley informs the team about ants nursing each other back to health; "Friday Funnybugger" Nick Capper designs a new music festival; Jeff chats about his visit to the zoo in Werribee, and in "Trauma Tuesday" the team talk about a lost chicken neck, the Breakfasters theme playing in the Golden Plains Sup, and spiders in the bed. With Sarah Smith, Jeff Sparrow, and Geraldine Hickey.

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Tuesday, 13 March

21:27

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #585 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #585 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #585 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 13th March 2018 to Monday 19th March 2018 This weekend weather is forecast to be hot along with the annual Herb & Chilli Festival. Enjoy Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 16 - 25 March 2018 100's of tantalising events over 10 delicious days The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary with a showcase of the world's biggest celebrities in the world of cookery and wine. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Top Picks Australiana Meat + Greet Wine Dinner Cellar Door Experience | The Bridge Hotel Cheeseday | Sunday Lunch Fancy Hank's X Licha's Cantina Feast at Frankston Waterfront Gradi presents Melbourne Pizza Festival Lillie's Q Melbourne Pop Up Pizza e Birra Festival River Graze Southgate Spanish Fiesta St-Germain Spritz Bar The Dim Sim Chronicles Vegan Down South Wine and Cheese Fest 2018 World's Longest Lunch 2018 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 St Patrick's Day - Saturday 17th March 2018 Celebrate Ireland's national day and the traditional feast day of the country's patron saint, St Patrick. Top 10 Irish Pubs 1. PJ O'Brien's - Southbank 2. The Quiet Man Irish Pub - Flemington 3. Dan O'Connell Hotel - Carlton 4. Pugg Mahones Irish Pub - Carlton 5. The Last Jar - Melbourne 6. Celtic Club - Queen Street, Melbourne 7. The Irish Times Pub - 427 Little Collins St, Melbourne 8. Bridie O'Reilly's - South Yarra 9. Limerick Arms Hotel - South Melbourne 10. The Corkman Irish Pub - Carlton St Paddy's Day Eve @ The Valley St Patrick's Day Guide Herb & Chilli Festival 17-18th March, 2018 Sumptuous food, lively music and sensational entertainment over Australia's hottest weekend. Herb & Chilli Festival 2018 | Tickets Festivals This Weekend Brunswick Music Festival 2018 Melbourne Fashion Festival 2018 Arnold Sports Festival 2018 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Geelong Highland Gathering Festival 2018 Harmony Festival 2018 - Dandenong Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2018 Meatstock 2018 | Music & Meat Festival SunFest | Sunbury Community Festival 2018 Tibetan New Year Festival 2018 Twilight Sounds | Music Festival 2018 Festivals This Weekend Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Gerard McGowan brings his hour of stand up comedy to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, fresh from his nomination for the comedy award in Perth Fringe 2018. Only Getting Funnier | Tickets This Week: 13 - 19 March 2018 Box Hill Record and Comic Fair, Art Book Fair, Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers | NBL Grand Final, Melbourne's World Naked Bike Ride, Freestyle Cyclists' Helmet Optional Ride, National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence, Run For The Kids, White Night Ballarat View These Events Markets & Sales This week Vintage Clothing Sale | Como House, The Great Lee Street Fete, All for Kids Market | South Morang, Ashburton Primary School Grand Fair, Swanpool Swap Meet & Village Market, Ch...

14:51

Jet are hitting the road for the 15th anniversary of Get Born "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Cast your mind back to 2003 for a moment. Brisbanes Festival Hall closed its doors, Powderfinger and Delta Goodrem won big at the ARIA Awards, and Jet released their landmark debut albumGet Born. Now, 15 years later, the group are hitting the road to celebrate the records anniversary.

Yes, this September marks 15 years since Jet unleashed the garage-rock majesty of Get Born upon us, instantly sending Jet into superstardom across the board. In addition to the album scoring the group chart placings around the world and six ARIA awards, lead single Are You Gonna Be My Girl served as the soundtrack to an iPod commercial and topped the 2003 Hottest 100.

Now, the group are set to embark on a national tour which will see them playing the album in full, as well as a few of their other beloved hits as well. Kicks off at the end of May, Jet will hit up Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, and Adelaide before a homecoming show at Melbournes Forum Theatre on June 11th.

In celebration of the tour, Jet are also releasing a brand new live album to give fans a reminder of what to expect on these shows. Titled Live At The Forum, the album captures a ferocious set from the group back in 2004 which has just sat in the vaults for all these years.

Click here to pre-order a copy of Live At The Forum, and head along to Live Nation for ticketing details in regards to Jets Get Re-Born tour.

Check out Jets Are You Gonna Be My Girl:

Jet Get Re-Born Tour 2018

Tuesday, May 29th
NEX, Newcastle, NSW (18+)

Thursday, May 31st
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Saturday, June 2nd
UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT (18+)

Monday, June 4th
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD (18+)

Thursday, June 7th
Metro City, Perth, WA (18+)

Saturday, June 9th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA (18+)

Monday, June 11th...

11:31

A slew of Aussie up-and-comers have joined the Bluesfest sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Were really only a matter of days away from Bluesfest now, folks, which means that were even closer to a number of sideshows for some of the festivals biggest acts. Now, weve discovered the local musos who will be serving as the support acts for these stunning shows.

Just a month ago we reported on who will be opening the show for a number of the upcoming sideshows, with acts such as Jade Imagine, Mojo Juju, and Tracy McNeil announced for the Melbourne and Sydney sideshows. But wait, we hear you say, what about the sideshows in all the other cities? Well, now Bluesfest have revealed the information that youve been waiting for.

With sideshows for Gomez, Newton Faulkner, Canned Heat, The New Power Generation, and Morcheeba taking place over the coming weeks, fans expect to see a wide variety of unique Aussie acts opening the evenings proceedings.

Lucky punters checking out Gomez in Sydney and Melbourne will be lucky enough to witness the amazing work of Tia Gostelow, while Riley Pearce & Carla Geneve will do the honours in Perth, leaving Cosmo Thundercat and MANE to warm up the crowd in Adelaide.

Meanwhile, acts such as Timberwolf, ILUKA, James Bennett, Tom Richardson, and The Hunting Birds will be seen as the lead-in to Newton Faulkner around the country, while Frank Sultana will be seen by punters checking out The New Power Generation, and Canned Heats Sydney show.

Miss Rene Simone will be at the front end of Morcheebas Sydney show, while PJ OBrien, James Bennet, The Sugarcanes, and JJ Fields will be supporting Canned Heat in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, and Adelaide, respectively.

For a full list of the support acts, read our list below, and if youre keen on picking up a ticket to Bluesfest, or any of these sublime sideshows, make sure you head over to the Bluesfest Touring website as soon as possible.

Check out the full list of support acts:

Tia Gostelow supports Gomez in Sydney and Melbourne

Riley Pearce & Carla Geneve support Gomez in Perth

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Sunday, 11 March

11:40

Radio Marinara 11 Mar 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Jemima Robinson, Director of the Ocean Film Festival joins us to talk about the amazing lineup coming up next week in Melbourne, Geelong, Rosebud and Halls Gap (and many other venues if you're not in Victoria). Jeff brings us Soundwaves - this week, where TV soaps meet the sea (eek!). John and Bron bring buckets of wet 'n salty news, including the horrendous effects of 'Beast from the East' storm off the UK this week, and the oldest message in a bottle found this week off the coast of WA.

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Friday, 09 March

14:16

Darkcells Psycho Circus Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

 Darkcells Psycho Circus Festival

Proudly presented by Young HenrysRTD Records & Hostile Entertainment. Artwork by The Art of Fox.

Festival Info:
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Australias own kings of creepy, DARKCELL proudly present PSYCHO CIRCUS 2018.
The annual event is back by popular demand and freakier than ever, showcasing 10 spooktacular bands, circus performers, side-show attractions & more. This is a truly unique experience that has to be seen to believed.
Adding a Melbourne show this year, the carnival is also making stops in Brisbane & Sydney with Sydney in for an ALL AGES event. Come one, come all! The freaks are back in town. The circus has returned.HAIL!

 

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11:01

Practical Magic Frances Madden "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Frances Madden Returns to the Basement!

Frances Madden, one of Australias classiest performers and most talented young song writers, will return to the Basement on Saturday 24th March with her latest show Practical Magic.

Im really excited to be sharing some brand-new material and I hope you love it as much as I do. Well be working a crop of new songs into our mix of swing, blues and ballads. Frances Madden.

Frances first show in Sydney for 2018 comes on the back of a successful year including a fruitful song writing trip to Nashville, appearing with the legendary Dionne Warwick, recording with Melbourne producer Chong Lim, a sold-out eight show Australian tour of her Jazz Blues & Classics show and appearances at the Wangaratta and the Sydney International Womens Jazz Festivals.

Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and her unique style. James Morrison.

Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence together with a voice and style that are uniquely hers. When she performs her own swinging tunes, beautiful ballads or smokey blues, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she interprets. Frances original songs have the power to touch and move people. Her music is both ageless and contemporary.

Frances music is a river of original and heartfelt material, truly a creative force not just in the jazz idiom, but as a genuine contemporary songwriter. Matt Bailey, Fine Music 102.5 FM.

The show takes its title from Frances original tune of the same name. In addition to Frances on piano and vocals, the line-up for the show includes some of Australias finest musicians.

Carl Dewhurst: Guitars

Brett Hirst: Double & electric bass

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Tuesday, 06 March

18:01

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #584 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #584 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #584 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 6th March 2018 to Monday 12th March 2018 Labour Day Weekend Melbourne celebrates Labour Day with a public holiday on Monday 12th March 2018 giving us a long weekend. Turkish Pazar Festival 2018 - Queen Victoria Market Train and Hobby Show 2018 - Sandown Somerville Family Day 2018 Scoresby Steamfest 2018 Redesdale Bush Market 2018 Red Hill Show 2018 Promontory Produce and Craft Market - Foster Peninsula Piers and Pinots 2018 Myrtleford Festival 2018 Inverloch Jazz Festival 2018 Moomba Festival 2018 Golden Plains Festival 2018 - Sold Out Dulce Latino | Labour Day Eve Latin Party - Melbourne Central Lion Hotel Donut Fest on the Green - Gasworks Arts Park Labour Day Weekend | Melbourne 2018 Ballarat Begonia Festival 2018 Port Phillip Mussel Festival 2018 - South Melbourne Market Moomba .nobrtable br { display: none } Moomba will burst to life with events for all ages along the banks of the Yarra River. Now in its 64th year, Moomba is Australias largest free community festival. Labour Day Weekend | 9 12 March, 2018 Moomba Birdman Rally - Sunday 11th March Moomba Parade - Monday 12 March 2018 Moomba Festival Port Phillip Mussel Festival - Sat 10 and Sun 11 March 2018 .nobrtable br { display: none } 2 days with friends and family, feasting, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of Melbournes hottest jazz. Port Phillip Mussel Festival | South Melbourne Market Gourmet Cinema | Week #2 .nobrtable br { display: none } Enjoy a classic movie while feasting on some of Melbournes best restaurants under the moonlight at Caulfield Racecourse. 1-11 March | Gourmet Cinema 2018 | Caulfield Racecourse | Tickets This Week: 6 - 12 March 2018 .nobrtable br { display: none } International Womens Day 2018, Australian Property Expo 2018, Ballarat Begonia Festival 2018, Bruno Mars, Brunswick Music Festival 2018, ChillOut Festival 2018, Donut Fest on the Green 2018, Gourmet Cinema 2018, Inverloch Jazz Festival 2018, , Melbourne Fashion Festival 2018, Myrtleford Festival 2018, Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2018, Scoresby Steamfest 2018, Somerville Family Day 2018, Train and Hobby Show 2018 at Sandown, Ventana Street Fiesta | Carnival Parade View These Events Markets and Sales .nobrtable br { display: none } This week Beehive Fashion Market, Wellbeing Market | Sorrento, Fitzroy Mills Market, Mermaid Sorority | Phillip Island Makers Market, Cheeky Monkey Market | Narre Warren, the Thread Den Market | Federation Square, Heide Makers Mark...

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Sunday, 04 March

13:19

Eat It - 4 March 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

On today's show we mentioned the amazing Japanese food created at Kisume restaurant in Melbourne's CBD... how lucky are we to have so many cuisines in this town?

Italian is another cuisine Melbourne has covered, and none better than Tipo 00 on Little Bourke St. Chef Alberto Fava joined us to talk about the mysteries of pasta; what shapes go with what sauce?

We caught up with John at the Queen Vic Market.

Wine guru Max Allen popped in to tell us about his upcoming event at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We tried to stump him with a blind tasting of a funky marsanne, but he picked it in one!

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Saturday, 03 March

17:28

Maldon Folk Festival - An Introduction "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Maldon Folk Festival is an annual family-friendly folk festival in Maldon, Victoria (near Bendigo) - a long weekend of quality family entertainment to suit all age groups and tastes. The festival hosts an abundance of music, dance and theatre, such as Folk Irish Ceilidh bush gospel and blues music, dance, musical theatre, poetry, interactive workshops, song-writing competitions, and are complemented by various activities around the Maldon township. COME ALONG TO THE 2009 FESTIVAL. Visit the website below for more details or to book. maldonfolkfestival DOT com Maldon Folk Festival on MySpace: myspace DOT com/maldonfolkfestival Video produced by GoldfieldStories

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Thursday, 01 March

15:10

Smart Arts 1 March 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

This week Richard is joined in studio by Play On: The Art of Sport's Curator Jacqueline Doughty in celebration of 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, Alison Croggon and Robert Reid chat about the launch of arts journalism website Witness Performance launch; Program Director Spiro Economopoulos spruiks this years' Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

09:29

Becks Melbourne gig served as a welcome return for the alt-rock legend "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Review: Beck & Meg Mac at the Margaret Court Arena, February 28 2018

Last year, Beck announced that he was set to descend upon Australia for the first time in six years for the inaugural Sydney City Limits festival, in support of his thirteenth album, Colors. When the musical chameleon happened to announce sideshows for Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, fans were eagerly awaiting these long overdue performances to refresh their memories as to why hes one of the worlds most versatile and accomplished musicians.

As crowds slowly trickled into Melbournes Margaret Court Arena last night (which featured small signs made by the public referring to it as the Marriage Equality Arena), there was much talk about the show that awaited them. Overheard conversations included some fans hoping to hear some of his earliest cuts, while others hoped for something more recent. The most exciting thing about this though was that both fans had equal chances of leaving happy, with audiences never really knowing what to expect from a Beck setlist.

As showtime rolled around, a sadly all-too-small crowd was in attendance for one of Australias most talented performers of the moment, Meg Mac. Fresh from a huge year which saw the release of her debut record, Low Blows, Meg Mac took to the stage with her five-piece backing band, all of them dressed in shades of black and white a far cry from the Colors tour which Beck was bringing to the people.

As Meg Mac kicked off her set, which included hits such as Never Be, Low Blows, and Roll Up Your Sleeves this hugely talented muso showed off her amazingly soulful pipes to a hometown crowd, proving why she has been so popular in recent years with her her catchy, almost gospel-like tracks.

With her sister on backing vocals, and a hugely-talented backing band behind her, Meg Mac continued to deliver the hits, showcasing her stellar cover of Bill Withers Grandmas Hands, and even throwing down her 2017 Like A Version cover of Tame Impalas Let It Happen. By the end of her set, there wasnt a single audience member who wasnt enthralled by what they had just witnessed, and it was clear that she...

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Tuesday, 27 February

17:03

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #583 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Read Online Newsletter | #583 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #583 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 27th February 2018 to Monday 5th March 2018 Sydney Road Street Party The famous (and free) opening event of the Brunswick Music Festival returns on Sunday 4 March 2018. Sydney Road Street Party 2018 Seddon Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Seddon Festival will transform Charles and Victoria Streets into a lively community fiesta for the whole family, including the dog. Seddon Festival 2018 Knox Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Knox Festival invites everyone to a festival that promises to be a feast for your senses. Knox Festival 2018 The Black Sorrows .nobrtable br { display: none } Friday 2nd March 2018 | Jo Camilleri , gospel and country at Hysteria Lounge in Lilydale. Tickets selling fast. The Black Sorrows | Buy Tickets Online Gourmet Cinema .nobrtable br { display: none } Enjoy a classic movie while feasting on some of Melbournes best restaurants under the moonlight at Caulfield Racecourse. 1-11 March | Gourmet Cinema 2018 | Caulfield Racecourse | Tickets Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N .nobrtable br { display: none } The Immersive Experience integrates modern technology and movie based props for the ultimate immersive experience Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N | Federation Square Virtual Reality Experiences .nobrtable br { display: none } The Viri Experience will engage your senses through an 80 minute virtual reality immersion with your friends. Virtual Reality Immersion | Melbourne | Book Online Big Melbourne Escape .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbourne has been keeping its secrets for many years. There is only one opportunity to solve all the riddles and escape the city maze. Big Melbourne Escape - Insomnia Race | Book Now (Limited Numbers) Festivals This Weekend .nobrtable br { display: none } Wurstfest 2018 Port Melbourne Community Carnival 2018 Melbourne Fashion Festival 2018 Lantern Festival | Yun Xio Ji F1 Grid Festival 2018 Brunswick Music Festival 2018 Boolarra Folk Festival 2018 Wyndham Holi - Festival of Colors 2018 View Festivals This Week: 27 February - 5 March 2018 .nobrtable br { display: none } F1 Grid Festival, Gourmet Cinema, NAB AFL Auskick Launch, Neon Run, One Fine Day | Wedding Fair, Park Cinema Docklands, Reptile and Amphibian Expo, Walk for Monash Children's Hospital, Warragul Show View These Events Markets & Sales .nobrtable br { display: none } This week Blak Dot Artists Market, Moonee Ponds Primary School Fete, Crate Digger Record Fair | Preston, Point Cook Market, Yarra Glen Racecourse Craft Market, Bairnsdale Makers Market, Longwarry Fire Brigade Market, Hawthorn Craft Market, Werribee Undercover Market, The Arts Centre Sunday Market, Koonung Heights Uniting...

12:02

Jack River has released a stunning new track Ballroom ahead of her Aussie tour "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Jack River has fast garnered a rep for making waves both behind the scenes and at the forefront of alt-pop perfection in Australias music industry. Aside from spearheading the incredible Electric Lady Festival, celebrating female talent in Australia, shes taken over the festival and live music circuit with her hazy take on folk.

Premiering on triple js Good Nights last night, the trailblazer has now released a stunning new track, Ballroom with an accompanying, dizzyingly beautiful technicolour music video.

The track showcases Rivers penchant for eclectic pop music and hauntingly beautiful lyricism, which she said was written by imagining in an arena in my head and built in a beating, constant heartbeat throughout that felt like my own. The song is built of that untouchable determination that drives through your blood when you want something so bad, nothing can stop you.

Jack River will be bringing her epic live show to worshipers around the country this March on her Fault Line Tour, with the vast majority of shows already sold out. 

Check out the video for Ballroom below:

JACK RIVER  AUSTRALIAN TOUR  MARCH 2018

Friday 16 March

Mojos | Fremantle, WA 18+ | SOLD OUT!

Saturday 17 March

Rocket Bar | Adelaide, SA 18+

Thursday 22 March

Howler | Melbourne, VIC 18+ | SOLD OUT!

Friday 23 March

Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW 18+ | SOLD OUT!

Saturday 24 March

Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD 18+

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Monday, 26 February

14:00

The Libertines have announced a surprise Melbourne headline show "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

English garage-rockers The Libertines are currently in the midst of their debut headline tour of Australia, and its just gotten that little bit bigger.

Having performed at the inaugural Sydney City Limits festival over the weekend, the group also have another couple of shows scheduled throughout this week, hitting up Melbournes Forum Theatre, and Brisbanes Tivoli. But now, Melbourne have just scored themselves another huge show.

Announced today, The Libertines are set to perform a rare pub show at The Curtin on Tuesday night. Taking place one night before their sold-out show at the Forum Theatre, this is going to be one pretty in-demand event.

Tickets to the show will only be available at the door, so make sure you get down to The Curtin at 8pm for what is sure to be one of the most exclusive rock shows in Australia this year.

Check out The Libertines I Get Along:

The Libertines Australian Tour 2018

Tuesday, February 27th
The Curtin, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available at the door from 8pm

Wednesday, February 28th
Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, March 1st
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

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Friday, 23 February

11:34

Byte Into IT - 21 February 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Warren and Cassie in the studio this fine Wednesday evening to bring you all of the week's news in technology, computing and startups.

Our first guest is Councillor Jackie Watts, speaking about the City of Melbourne libraries making the Kanopy film and streaming service available to all members.

This is then followed by an interview with musician and artist Chipocrite, who tell us about the upcoming Square Sounds festival and his crash course on how to make chiptune music.

02:46

Yemaya Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

YEMAYA FESTIVAL 2nd - 4th May 2014 Victorian Bushland Under 2 hours from Melbourne http://www.yemayafestival.com http://www.facebook.com/events/651729291515642 http://www.trybooking.com/DZII Three luscious days and two luminescent nights of audio-visual enchantment across two stages, highlighting the finest psychedelic visual art and music production talent Australia has to offer. Amongst the indulgences will be a crystal healing space, a relaxation space, an arts display space, and a creative participation space, all are encouraged to become involved! Yemaya is a mother goddess, signifying home, fertility, love, and family. Her healing powers are carried in the great waters, her energy powerful during the ebb and flow of life challenges. Like water she represents both change and constancy, bringing forth life, protecting it, and changing it as is necessary.

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Tuesday, 20 February

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This week is the last opportunity to visit TELL, a touring... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"



This week is the last opportunity to visit TELL, a touring exhibition of @ballaratfoto, currently in Sydney for @sydney_festival. The opportunity to realise Avert originally timed with the above statement entering consciousness (whilst camping in the Otways). Manifesting as object, the work sought to bring into question ideas of representation, cultural expression and medium specificity. The video above documents from the final element of the works making an application of light sensitive solution, which as active agent, responds to light / the context / and environment of the works presentation.

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Thursday, 15 February

11:00

Greater Dandenong Sustainability Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Anyone looking for a fun and informative day out will enjoy the City of Greater Dandenongs Sustainability Festival, which returns to the Dandenong Market in March.

Now in its fifth year, this free-entry event celebrates and promotes environmental sustainability in a friendly and enjoyable way with activities, demonstrations and information that will appeal to all ages, and with innovative ideas that can be implemented in everyday homes.

Families can learn the simple steps they can take at home or in their backyard to help do more with less, helping to create a better environment. Some steps may even help save money!

Last years event had a record number of attendees and this years event promises to be even more popular with new hands-on activities and demonstrations and displays, as well as some of the more popular elements from past festivals.

Attendees can learn gardening skills, meet native animals and discover new ways of growing, preparing and cooking food. There will be spot prizes given out throughout the festival and Council will present the winners of the annual Sustainability Awards.

This exciting day will also feature:

Free kids activities including face painting; puppet making with the Trash Puppets team
Make your own Soy Candle with Lots a scents
Pot your own plant to take home with friendly City of Greater Dandenong team members
Pedal-powered smoothies with Bike and Blend
Live native animal displays and demonstrations
Food stalls and vans, including vegan and vegetarian options
Live music on stage throughout the day
Cooking demonstrations with sustainable, locally grown ingredients
Information and support services from community groups and Council staff

The Sustainability Festival is proudly presented by the City of Greater Dandenong, sponsored by the Dandenong Market and supported by the Sustainable Living Foundation.

Family Sustainability Festival
Sunday 4 March from 10am 3pm, Dandenong Market
For further information: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/sustainabilityfestival

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Saturday, 10 February

12:14

Climate change impacts in urban Australia "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A question of sustainability or survival?

Climate change poses a serious threat to the long-term habitability of planet earth. This existential crisis for humanity will play out differently across a variety of battlefronts. Some areas will suffer most from sea level rise, some from extreme rainfall and flooding, but for Australian cities the major risks are water scarcity and heat.

During the millennium drought parks and private gardens in Melbourne suffered severely from water restrictions, turning a green city distinctly brown. It is easy to forget how close Melbourne came to disastrously running out of water, as is currently occurring in Cape Town, South Africa.

Heatwaves cause more deaths in Australia than any other natural disasters. During the Black Saturday bush fires, more people died from the heatwave in Melbourne than died from the fires.

Of course, water scarcity and heat are not independent phenomena. Not only does hot weather often coincide with dry weather, and lead to increased water demand, but also intelligent water management may end up being one of our best defences against heat.

Adapting to water scarcity

Water scarcity is primarily caused by population growth, short-term droughts, and long-term changes to rainfall averages. Fortunately for our cities, humans are no longer entirely dependent upon rainfall for water resources.

All major cities in Australia have constructed desalination plants, and all have made some attempts towards wastewater recycling. Desalination technologies are condemned by some as altogether unsustainable due to energy usage.

Wastewater recycling for non-potable uses, such as agriculture, parks, gardens, toilets and laundry, is a viable option in some specific circumstances, but generally does little for a citys overall water balance.

Recycling wastewater into drinking water supplies allows far more water to be recycled, but faces challenges with community perceptions of safety. This approach has been adopted in Singapore since 2002, and will soon be the case in San Diego, where it will supply a third of the citys water demand.

Urban heat

Urban areas suffer from a phenomenon known as the Heat Island Effect, which is caused by replacing vegetated areas that naturally shade and cool, with unshaded asphalt and concrete and other materials which retain heat. When combined with the expected temperature increases associated with climate change, we can expect urban heat to be an increasingly dire issue into the future.

Fortunately, there are a variety of strategies our cities can adopt to ameliorate these risks. Planning regulations can be used to ensure buildings are d...

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Thursday, 25 January

19:02

Giant Freshwater Lobster "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Giant Freshwater Lobster puppet, currently under construction for debut at SLFs Big Weekend.

In a partnership between Bob Brown Foundation and Snuff Puppets, the construction of a 5 metre long, 2 metre high, giant blue freshwater lobster puppet began late last year. The puppet is a larger than life size replica of the Tarkines Giant Freshwater Lobster, a creature found nowhere else in the world other than a small number of rivers in Tasmanias northwest.

The habitat of this unique species is threatened by sediment and run off from logging of the Tarkines ancient forests that flank the river where this species lives, Tarkine campaigner Emma Wasson told the Festival.

So far the construction of this puppet has taken more than 300 hours, with time donated by a group of 20 volunteers who have become active in Bob Brown Foundations campaign to protect the Tarkine from Melbourne.

Festival Partner, the Bob Brown Foundation hopes this giant roving lobster puppet will highlight to Melbourne the plight of threatened species in Tasmanias ancient rainforests and that people at the festival will take lots of photos to share over social media using the handle #craycray.

Using our phone cameras and social media networks we can amplify the message that species like this are being pushed to the brink of extinction unless we stop destructive ancient rainforest logging, a practice well out of date in the 21st Century.

Currently there are activists in the threatened Sumac forests, defending them in tree sits, staying vigilant and ready to raise the alarm on logging activity which they hope to prevent again this summer. Tasmanias Tarkine is one of the last wild places left on Earth. The Bob Brown Foundations campaign in Melbourne to activate citizen participation in this urgent campaign is growing and they will have a big summer of action planned.

The creation of this giant Snuff Puppet will continue this month. Painting and puppet operation training for volunteers will begin in early February. The puppet requires two puppeteers to operate and a team of marshals who will accompany this giant through the festival grounds handing out campaign information.

If youd like to join the puppet team over the Festivals Big Weekend, you can RSVP for training here.

Snuff Puppets have a wonderful reputation in building giant puppets commissioned by the Nation Gallery of Victoria and have built their business through the grassroots environmental movement of Melbourne. Weve also had support from the Lush Charity Pot to aid the construction of this campaign prop.

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Saturday, 13 January

11:54

Message from The City of Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The National Sustainable Living Festival reminds us that everyone has a role to play in protecting our environment. The City of Melbourne is proud to support this month long celebration which inspires numerous sustainable living ideas.

Over nearly two decades the event has grown rapidly, now hosting hundreds of organisations, performers and sustainability experts from across Australia and the world. From its base at Federation Square and Birrarung Marr, the Sustainable Living Festival spreads to encompass activities all over Melbourne in Eco-City hubs.

Visitors can enjoy the Cool Down and Power Up shady installation outside ArtPlay while enjoying a bite to eat from the sustainable food market serving delicious local, organic treats. Plus, explore backyard biodiversity, a veggie patch at Melbourne Town Hall and yoga at the Boyd Community Hubs summer pop-up park.

As you enjoy many of the free events, we urge you to think about ways you, individually, can reduce your impact and help fight global warming. We wish you all a most successful Festival.

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Monday, 01 January

17:44

The Great Local Lunch "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Calling all growers and gleaners! WIN tickets to The Great Local Lunch 2018.

Hosted by Costa Georgiadis, over 200 growers and gleaners will serve it up to revolutionise our food system.

The Great Local Lunch connects farmers and local producers to food lovers, urban growers and the sustainable food industry.

The Lunch begins with urban growers and gleaners being encouraged to register their harvest. Using a crowd farming model, produce is grown or gleaned from gardens and local farms across Melbourne.

The harvest occurs during the month of February in the lead up to the event. Growers are encouraged to harvest their produce and deliver to assigned drop off points.

The produce is transported to the GLL chefs who do not know the type and quantities of produce they will receive. After receiving the produce, our GLL chefs design a four-course menu and set about cooking up for over 200 guests.

This year guests can also win tickets to The Great Local Lunch through sharing an inspiring story about how you are redefining local food and waste.

Enter to be a part of this unique crowd farmed lunch on the banks of the Yarra River. 11 Feb 12.30pm-2.30pm Birrarung Marr Melbourne.

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Theres two great ways to win 2 tickets to The Great Local Lunch 2018.

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Tuesday, 19 December

03:21

IN THE GARDEN "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Christmas Tree in the background image is the tree in our garden at night. A long exposure picks up the lights and creates the asterism effect. On that I have superimposed the images of the mosaic jewel tree and the greeting.

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


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Friday, 15 December

23:53

SUMMER IN THE DANDENONGS "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just called 'the Dandenongs') are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The ranges consist mostly of rolling hills, steeply weathered valleys and gullies covered in thick temperate rainforest, predominantly of tall Mountain Ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth.

After European settlement in the region, the ranges were used as a main source of timber for Melbourne. They were popular with day-trippers from the 1870s onwards. Much of the Dandenongs were protected by parklands as early as 1882 and by 1987 these parklands were amalgamated to form the Dandenong Ranges National Park, which was added to again in 1997. The ranges experience light to moderate snow falls a few times most years, frequently between late winter and late spring. In Summer the temperature is several degrees lower than that at Melbourne and the dense vegetation is luxuriant.

Today, the Dandenongs are home to over 100,000 residents and the area is popular amongst visitors, many of which stay for the weekend at the various Bed & Breakfasts through the region.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Photo Journal meme,
and also part of the Weekend Green meme.


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Thursday, 14 December

22:50

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 191 - CHRISTMAS BUSH "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Victorian Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos) in the Lamiaceae family, is the largest of the Australian native Mint Bushes and has the widest distribution. It ranges from southern Queensland to Tasmania from coastal to sub-alpine altitudes, and grows from 2 m in exposed mountain sites to at least 10 m high. It is best known as a tall, graceful forest shrub about 5 m high, and is popular also in the gardens of native plant lovers. It grows by creeks and in the moist shade of dense, wet sclerophyll forests, where it may have room to develop a good shape or scramble through a tangle of vegetation.

Not far from Canberra towards the high mountains, it occurs in forest hollows, near tree ferns and luxuriant mosses, reaching 5 m. When not in flower it can be detected by its menthol fragrance when touched; though sometimes too strong, it is more pleasant than in some native Mint Bush scents. Examples in the Australian National Botanic Gardens vary greatly owing to different origins and different planting positions. Plant form, leaf, flower and flowering time all vary, making an interesting study. Moist, shady conditions are not necessary for this species to grow, and it will recover from neglect as shown by older examples in the Gardens - 5 m shrubs 25 years old and growing in full sun. They were shaped by past droughts and storms into sprawling irregular shrubs with thin branches on which the upper bark is attractive and shiny.

Prostanthera lasianthos is unaffected by light frosts and will grow in light or stiff soil in sun or shade, but constant wind should be avoided. It is excellent for hiding a fence, as a tall hedge or by a red brick wall. With a good mulch and some watering it would thrive in city gardens, giving flower when most purple Mint Bushes have finished. Foliage is attractive in plants growing freely and can be bright-yellow green to darker green, hairless, sometimes shiny, and without blemish. Mountain forms and plants in full sun have slightly leathery foliage. Leaves are up to 15 cm long and from 13 mm to over 19 mm wide, larger than in other Prostanthera species. They vary in denseness, taper finely, and the margins are generally toothed, sometimes also waved or curved.

Masses of thin, soft flowers in wide-angled tapering sprays are the main attraction. The flowers are around 2 cm long and are funnel-shaped with spreading lower lobes. In the throat are tiny purple blotches and larger orange ones. In some the flowers are white but other...

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Tuesday, 12 December

23:53

TOWARDS THE NORTH "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Melbourne's outer northern suburbs are considered to be one of Australia's fastest growing corridors. The high population growth occurring in areas 25-35 km from the city centre in the north continues to drive demand for housing and has resulted in this being one of Melbourne's growth hotspots.

Melbourne's growing northern metropolitan fringe is changing the character of what was a sleepy, bucolic area with acre lots and larger farms into a densely populated suburbia with town centres, schools, health and educational facilities that are servicing the increasing population. Pockets of nature and recreational facilities are being preserved, such as this, the parklands around the Yan Yean Reservoir, which is the oldest of Melbourne's water dams.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
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Friday, 08 December

01:11

AGAPANTHUS "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Agapanthus praecox (Common Agapanthus, Blue Lily, African Lily, or Lily of the Nile) is a native of Natal and Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Local names for this species include agapant, bloulelie, isicakathi and ubani. Most of the cultivated plants of the genus Agapanthus are hybrids or cultivars of this species. The plant is reportedly naturalised in Great Britain, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Eritrea, Ethiopia, St. Helena, Victoria, Norfolk Island, New Zealand, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Tristan da Cunha.

Agapanthus praecox subspecies orientalis (shown here) occurs in Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. It has up to 20 poisonous, strap-like leaves per plant which are arching and are not leathery. These range in length from 20 to 70 cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. Flower colour ranges from various shades of blue to white.

Shiny black seeds are produced in three-sided capsules. These have perianth segments which are less than 50 mm in length. Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis is highly regarded for being tough in sun and heat, long-flowering, and is a favourite for many councils in Australia for the landscaping of roads and other public areas which do not get watered. The plant is still widely planted but in some areas it is considered a weed, and planting has been discontinued, although it is not generally regarded as highly invasive.

In Melbourne these plants grow luxuriantly and bloom for several weeks around Christmas. They are a common garden plant, but are also planted on nature reserves and verges along roads.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


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Thursday, 30 November

12:14

BuzzConf weather forecast "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Last updated: Fri Dec 1 @ 13:21

The latest info from BOM is that the rain will get heavier over night and mainly come on Saturday so come up and join us early. Gates officially open at 5pm, but come down before then if you want to beat the traffic.

Were running extra shuttles from Ballan Station to BuzzConf between 18:00 and 20:30 so if you dont want to drive up well look after you. If you get stranded at the station give us a call on 0401372974.

We have a team standing by to help you set up your tent if youve not done it in the rain before, and still have beds in dorms available. Again if youre concerned about the price let us know.

Download the program with updated maps.

Weather forecast
As you may know, weve got some weather coming our way in Victoria, and BuzzConfers will need to prepare to get a little wet. Were actioning some contingency plans to ensure the weekend is still as fantastic as usual and really excited by how the site is taking shape.
In particular, please note that on Friday and Saturday we are highly likely to have very significant rainfall totals and subsequent flash flooding and flooding.  Although the rainfall is expected to be heaviest north of the Divide, areas south of the Divide including Ball...

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Thursday, 12 October

00:18

All permits granted! "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

And what is our biggest news of the year we have now been granted all permits for Earthcore 2017 Summer Dreaming !!!!

This is the 1st and only festival of this nature in Victoria this coming season to have a Place of Assembly permit and also POPE permit granted. We thank the tireless work of our staff and crew getting this over the line. We are now officially excited !!! Bring on summer!

Last chance 3rd release tix

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Wednesday, 03 May

10:20

reflections from 2015 and 2016 attendee, Anne "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Want more intimacy and connection? Want more fun with sex and relationships? Are you respectful and curious? Tickets now on sale

I receive emails all through the year from people telling me how this event has opened up and impacted positively on their whole life.

Today (with their permission of course) I am sharing with you what Anne, 2015 and 2016 attendee, sent me about what they experienced attending Celebrating Sexuality.

See you in November, Jo xx
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Excited for this, my 3rd Celebrating Sexuality Festival, later this year. I'm making the trip to Melbourne especially for this wouldn't miss it! 

Basically it is 3 days of diving deep into the core of all you are made from (because after all, our sexual energy is one of the most powerful energies we have and it drives everything we do - it makes sense to want to learn more about this stuff). It is filled with over 30 workshops on differing topics around sexuality from rope play to bondage, to how to talk to children about sex, to communicating boundaries with lovers, to how to negotiate threesomes+, and so much more. 

The site where it is held is lush, serene and as extravagant as you decide for it to be. The food is delicious, varied and healthy, with great coffee on hand. It is so incredibly well organised with each detail meticulously considered (thank you Jo Balmforth for your tireless energy and efforts in making Celebrating Sexuality the exemplary experience that it is). 

I can't even begin to express how much personal growth I've had from the experiences I've had at 'Sex Camp'. Not only was it fun and informative, but the feeling of connection and open heartedness I felt by the end was unbelievable. 

Truth be known, the first one confronted the crap out of me. It was so uncomfortable, yet I am forever grateful for the experience. Most of the workshops I attended were Tantra based (my first introduction to it and I haven't looked back since, with Celebrating Sexuality opening me up to a...

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Thursday, 02 March

17:24

Volunteer Profile Nafeu Aungshu "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Star SLF volunteer, Nafeu Aungshu, burst into action during the Festivals Big Weekend. Check out our latest volunteer in conversation with Nafeu.

Where did you grow up?
I was born on the banks of Bay of Bengal beside Sunderbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world and my birth place is known as Bagerhat. In Bengali, the word Bagerhat means land of tigers and it is famous as Royal Bengal Tigers territory. At the age of 4, I moved to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh with my parents and my schooling started there. At the age of 22, I moved to Melbourne, known as the most liveable city, for my double masters at Monash University.

What are the projected impacts from climate change on your place of birth?
Perhaps, it is enormously difficult to believe that my birth place Bagerhat will be vanished from the world map within next decade during my lifetime. Due to climate change, the rising sea level threatens the persistence of my birth place and this could inundate 17 per cent of Bangladeshs land area by 2050, reducing cultivatable land and displacing 35 million people. Within next 10 years, Dhaka will be affected by Climate change and expected to cause significant changes in river salinity. This will lead to shortage of drinking water in the urban areas. Bagerhat is famous as the territory of Royal Bengal Tiger but unfortunately, the remaining tiger habitat in Bangladesh would be declined by 96 per cent due the sea level rise. Experts predicted that, due to climate change, Bagerhat will suffer with temperature rise, tropical cyclones, saline water invasion, land inundation, ocean acidification, invasive species and so on, which eventually may pose threat of extinction to biodiversity of Bagerhat. Currently, 16% of mangrove species which are critically endangered, 10% are near-threatened and more than 40% of the mangrove-endemic vertebrates are now also at risk of extinction due to habitat loss. The river erosion from flooding claims 20,000 acres of land and leaves up to 200,000 people homeless each year. Above all, the main challenge involves increasing rice production without using groundwater unsustainable, especially with an increase in population and sea level rise will pose significant challenges to agricultural productivity in the future.

What level of awareness is there about these impacts in your home town?
Bangladesh is fully aware of the fact that two-thirds of Bangladesh is less than five metres above sea level, making it one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to rising sea levels. Bangladesh has taken wide range of strategic policies. For instances, Bangladesh became the first country in developing nations who made its own climate fund known as Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT) and every year 7 per cent of the budget is alloca...

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Monday, 20 February

00:58

Melbournes White Night 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations.

Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.  The Light show entitled Rhythms Of The Night by White Night & Artists In Motion, depicted the four stages of sleep. These fantastical scenes were at times like that of a Halloween nightmare, with spiders and skeletons. The dream would them move on by disintegrating into vibrant black and white patterns reminiscent of MC Escher.

Supporting this main event, were a number of excellent installations throughout the Carlton Gardens Precinct. Sailing in between the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building was The Pyrophone Juggernaut. Part steel pirate ship, part musical performance, part pyrotechnic show this collaboration between Hubbub Music and Strut & Fret was a real crowd favorite. Nearby, the Sonic Light Bubble by Eness and Pixel Fruit by Tim Newman both created valuable support pieces to this precinct, which as a whole was a significant improvement from previous years.

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Tuesday, 31 January

20:42

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY IN MELBOURNE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

All over Melbourne, people are doing their bit to lower their impact on the climate, and you can too.

The City of Melbourne wants to work with you to create a sustainable future for our city. Thats why they are inviting you to a special series of Eco-City events throughout Melbourne. From learning how to grow your own veggies to connecting through community power, there are plenty of things to get involved in. Theyre easy, free and fun!

POWERING UP
Building momentum for community energy.

BEE HOTELS
Park ranger trailers.

GREEN WITH ENVY?
Learn how to grow your own green roof.

JUST EAT IT
Free film screening.

COOKING WITHOUT WASTE
Interactive cooking demonstrations.

WALKING TOURS
Move more and sit less.

TOWN HALL VEGGIE PATCH
Grow your own edible garden.

SUSTAINABLE WEEK
Queen Victoria Market.

FULL ECO-CITY PROGRAM

You can find out more about City of Melbourne sustainability programs at Eco-City Information Booths at City Libraries and Hubs during the Festival.

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Thursday, 20 October

14:25

Art Stall Market "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

On 30/10/2016 I am to set up a Art stall at The Beehive Market Sun 12 PM  The Hood  Preston, VIC. 

I plan on selling various digital art, a few original pieces as well as cards/post cards.

We will see how it goes.
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Tuesday, 18 October

18:00

finding the lost art of human sexuality "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Hello! How is your week so far?

Here we are with just 3 weeks to go until we gather for our 5th year!

Sunday evening
I met with the crew in Melbourne's CBD and we were really pleased to see some of our attendees there as well. No photo's unfortunately - I was having too much fun catching up with everyone.  Hey, you will see us all in, did I mention, just 3 weeks :)

Thank you for the lovely messages regards my previous blog. I was very touched that so many of you took the time to write to me and share your thoughts and experience, it really means a lot.   

I have written another piece, Finding the lost art of human sexuality. Writing is something of a personal journey for me so it's a definitely an edge to share it, but I have to say I am enjoying the process.   I invite you to read it and if it resonates with you, I would love to hear.


The Crew are SUPER excited - as am I :) :) I know many of you are, too and....

Can't wait to see you in November!

Love,
 
Jo xx
Co-Founder & Festival Director
Celebrating Sexuality
explore | learn | grow | play | celebrate

finding the lost art of human sexuality - Jo Balmforth

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If its meant to be it will work out.  Wont it?  At 37 years old I began exploring what I wanted from sex and relationships.  Prior, I travelled with an expectation that I should know how to be intimate with other people.  Deep down accompanied by competing doses of fear of being alone, and unwillingness to go there.
 
To be fair, being a good person with positive intentions and expectations coupled with conditioning: This is how things are done/my parents did it ca...

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Monday, 17 October

16:20

The Salt Lake Band bring music and culture of Groote Eylandt to Yabun Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

All the way from Groote Eyelandt in the Northern Territory, the 11 member Salt Lake Band will make history next January when they become the largest band to ever grace the stage at Yabun Festival, one of the nations biggest and longest running annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and culture events.

Formally known as Yantarrgna Band (after lead singer/song-writer Brandon Yantarrgna), Salt Lake Band consist of brothers, uncles, cousins and grandfathers, all hailing from the Warnindilyakwa family group.

Were feeling really proud and excited that our mob, Groote Eylandt, Warnindilyakwa mob, from Top End, Gulf of Carpentaria, can have a voice in Sydney at Yabun with all our Koori brothers and sisters, we have never travelled that far from our Island, says Basil Mamarika, a young elder and spokesman of the Umbakumba community and member of Salt Lake Band.

The name of Salt Lake Band springs from a special part of the band members traditional lands, bringing with it their song-lines and Dreamings, all sung in Anindilyakwa language. Mixing rock, blues and reggae, and incorporating the band members totems of dugong, turtle, whale, dolphin, seagull and shark, Salt Lake Bands songs share the sacredness and potency of the Warnindilyakwa Dreamtime.

The Salt Lake Band share a 10 year history and have headlined at several major Indigenous music and cultural events including Garma, Barunga, and the Alice Springs Bush Bands Bash. Based in their home community of Umbakumba (which has a total population of 350 people) the bands language group is distinct from Yolngu, belonging exclusively to Groote Eyelandt.

Proud representatives of their language group and culture, Salt Lake Band have gained the financial support of their own Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) to make the long trek to Sydney in order to share their music and culture with the Yabun audience, providing a special added cultural element to the 2017 Yabun Festival which already features esteemed Indigenous artists Kev Carmody and Warren H Williams.

The Top End continues to be such a wellspring of vibrant and unique Aboriginal music and artistry and we are absolutely thrilled to showcase some of that proud legacy and culture at the 2017 Yabun Festival, says Yabun Festival Producer, Miah Wright.

This will be one of the few times that a Top End band has performed at Yabun and is set to be one of the most special moments in the events 15 year history.

Yabun Festival takes places at Victoria Park in Camperdown on January 26, 2017 (10:00am 7:00pm).

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Monday, 10 October

16:49

Perform at Yabun Festivals Corroboree Ground "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Held each year on January 26 at Victoria Park in inner Sydney, Yabun Festivals Corroboree Ground features traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance performances occurring throughout the day.

Corroboree Ground has become one of the most popular elements of the annual Yabun Festival, the largest annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in New South Wales that draws over 20 000 people each year. Corroboree Ground provides a unique space to celebrate the vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on Survival Day.

Yabun Festival welcomes expressions of interest from traditional dance groups from across the country to perform at the 2017 Yabun Festival.

To register your interest and receive more information on performance rates, please complete the online form.

Expressions of interest will close on September 30.

 


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Saturday, 01 October

22:00

Jiotto Studios: Renaissance Festivals and Camps "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

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RENAiSSANCE Easter 2018

March 30 April 2, 2018.
Gates open on Friday the 30th of March at 11 AM.

at CAMP EUREKA,  100 Tarrango Rd.  YARRA JUNCTION,  Vic. 3797
Melway Ref. 288 K10

 

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Friday, 23 September

10:27

Kev Carmody headlines 2017 Yabun Festival "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Renowned Aboriginal troubadour, Kev Carmody, will headline the 15th annual Yabun Festival in Sydney on January 26, 2017. Other artists who will perform at Yabun Festival in 2017 include Red Ochre and Deadly Award winning country music artist Warren H Williams (joined by emerging artist Dani Young), Aboriginal rock n roll icon Vic Simms, Sydney based blues artist Marlene Cummins, soul music performer and former The X-Factor star Rochelle Pitt, National Indigenous Music Award winning hip hop artist Philly, and popular reggae/dub band Oka.

Kev Carmody grew up in the Western Darling Downs area of Southern Queensland, his initial inspirations coming from the rural and oral traditions of his Irish and Aboriginal grandparents. Kev released his first album Pillars of Society in 1988 and is among the most esteemed Australian singer songwriters and Aboriginal musicians. In 2009, Kev was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The music of Kev Carmody has impacted countless people over the past four decades, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, he is one of our most treasured and significant Australian artists and we are absolutely thrilled to have Kev as our headliner for the 2017 Yabun Festival, said Yabun Festival Producer, Miah Wright.

Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning music to a beat in Gadigal language) is one of the nations largest annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural gatherings, and Sydneys biggest Aboriginal music event. Held each year on January 26 at Victoria Park in Camperdown, Yabun Festival is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, a wide range of childrens activities including art, sport and culture workshops, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances staged at the Corroboree Ground. In 2016, over 20 000 people attended Yabun.

As well as featuring some real legends of Aboriginal music, Yabun will be showcasing plenty of emerging talent in 2017, and the Corroboree Ground will once again bring traditional Aboriginal culture to the heart of Sydney, Yabun welcomes all people to join us for this one of a kind celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, said Ms Wright.

Former Yabun Festival headline performers have included Bart Willoughby, Archie Roach, Dan Sultan and Jessica Mauboy. The 2017 Yabun Festival will take place at Victoria Park in Camperdown, Sydney, on January 26, beginning at 10:00am and finishing at 6:00pm. Yabun Festival is supported by Australia Council, City Of Sydney, Arts NSW, Destination NSW, NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

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Thursday, 15 September

07:46

Never Say Never Tour feat. PEZ & Mallrat "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

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THUNDAMENTALS

Never Say Never Tour Featuring PEZ & Mallrat

Oct 29th @ UC Refectory Canberra ACT # - GET TIX

Nov 4th @ HQ Complex Adelaide SA (LIC/ALL AGES) - GET TIX

Nov 5th @ Originals Music Festival Coolum QLD #* - GET TIX

Nov 17th @ Republic Bar Hobart TAS - GET TIX

Nov 18th @ The Croxton Melbourne VIC - GET TIX - SOLD OUT!

Nov 19th @ The Croxton Melbourne VIC - GET TIX

Nov 25th @ Miami Tavern Gold Coast QLD - GET TIX

Nov 26th @ The Tivoli Brisbane QLD - GET TIX

Dec 2nd @ Wollongong Uni Bar Wollongong NSW - GET TIX

Dec 3rd @ Long Jetty Hotel Central Coast NSW - GET TIX

Dec 8th @ The Jack Cairns QLD #* - GET TIX

Dec 9th @ Dalrymple Hotel Townsville QLD #* - GET TIX

Dec10th @ Magnums Airlie Beach QLD #* -...

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Sunday, 05 June

15:16

Television City "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Bendigo Street, Richmond runs from behind the local Officeworks down to the busy hubbub of Swan Street.

The houses are mostly from the 60s and 70s, and look well kept. At the top of the street is a community garden, and about half way along, at number 22, a substantial red brick factory complex, which has been renovated and turned into apartments. There are a couple of upmarket cafes, and a swanky looking bar.

It's the very picture of successful, hip, inner city Melbourne.


It's hard to believe, visiting today, that this street has had other lives; that it was once part of the industrial heartland of the city, that pianos and baked beans were manufactured here. That, even more astoundingly, this street even has a glamorous past, and was a second home to many local celebrities. But some embossed lettering that remains on the re-modeled factory frontage confirms this unlikely history for us.  It reads: Television City.

But our story doesn't start in the age of television. Instead, it starts in  eastern Europe.

Hugo Wertheim
Hugo Wertheim was born in Lispenhausen, Germany, in 1854. The son of a successful businessman, who himself came from a merchant family, Wertheim came to Melbourne in 1875 to make his fortune. He took a junior position with his father's cousin, a wealthy manufacturer of sewing machines, and soon established himself as har...

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Wednesday, 01 June

13:04

The Morris Ward Combo "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Jack is the only musician in the Festival older than Wayne Shorter. He began his career in the back row of the massed Trombones of the Royal Airforce. This fearsome outfit was known to descend shrieking like banshees on an unsuspecting populace armed only with 86of brass pipe each, and blow the bejaysus out of a wide range of unsuitable big band pieces.

Once brought under control due to the post-war valve oil shortage, Jack was shipped out to New Zealand or Sydney or both, and continued a remarkable career.

The sly old dog has now assembled the likes of Izzo (piano) Brunton (trumpet) Chalmers (saxophone) and Andy Moon (double bass, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) into a hot band.

Old age and treachery (Jack), combined with youthful enthusiasm(everyone else), will be ripping it up at the Faulder Watson Hall, Sunday 3.00pm, and then at the Cumberland at 9.00pm not to be missed!

Jack Morris

The Morris Ward Combo

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Monday, 30 May

19:13

Kay Young Trio Jazz on Broadway "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Vocalist Kay Young has teamed with Helmut Lopaczuk on Piano Accordian & Larry Kean on Drums to present Jazz on Broadway.
Melodies and music of Cole Porter & Gershwin. Throw in a taste for Latin Rhythms with a little Fats Waller on the side, and you have the beginnings of a passionate dish to be heard savoured. I am now fortunately able to travel the World singing Jazz in Umbria Italy, Melbourne and Darwin. Born in Melbourne& studied Music at the University of Melbourne Melba Conservatorium. I had a previous life in TV and Theatre, and taught music & drama at International schools in London & Bangkok. I am now turned full circle and have been reborn as a Jazz Singer of sorts.

 

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Saturday, 28 May

20:13

Anne Hayres with Melbourne Chamber Jazz "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Annes warm tones are blended with Peters intricate and playful piano and Leons driving String Bass rhythms in this Chamber Jazz Ensemble. Jazz can be gentle and quiet but still exciting in this presentation of Jazz Standards, Latin and Ballads that are arranged with humour and surprise.

Anne Hayres with Melbourne Chamber Jazz

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Friday, 27 May

12:08

The Low Down Big Band "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Low Down Big Band is an 18-piece group from Melbourne. Theyre young, fresh and play high-energy music. You can expect a big sound, funky beats, swinging solos and good times when Low Down hits the stage.

Members have toured with The Cat Empire, played with Madre Monte, Aaron Goldberg and Dean Ray, and performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival.

Other projects of members include The ishs/Allen Project, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Copperhead Brass Band, The Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra, Ozark, Grainger Wind Symphony, the Heidelberg Wind Symphony, Ben Nieuwkerks Strange Awakening and the Melbourne Wind Orchestra.
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Sunday, 15 May

23:58

Four Directions "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Melbourne-based ensemble, Four Directions returns to CJF with two sets of French-infused swing, bossa and gypsy jazz.

With Sonia Davoine (v)
Mihoko Abe (sax)
Sam Izzo (p)
Elliott Joe (g/b)
Daniel Pickard (b)
Andrew Putman (d)

Four Directions

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23:41

Nardia Rose Band "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Nardia Rose is best known as a Singer-Songwriter with powerful, raw & sultry vocals seasoned in the genres of Blues, Soul & Jazz. With a harmonic ear for music, Nardia wields her vocal range with intensity & musical prowess.

The Nardia Rose & Forster Band is a Melbourne based band which was established a few months ago, and already they are turning heads and making a stamp in the Melbourne music scene recently supporting Tex Perkins and soon to support Russell Morris as well as playing at various Jazz and Blues festivals around Victoria and NSW. The band currently exists as a trio featuring the amazingly talented Steven Forster on guitar and the gifted Keys Player Thomas Byrne.

Their repertoire is a mix of the classics along with Nardias original songs that she wrote while travelling with a guitar on her back through the South of the US including Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi. She is very excited to be working on her new album this year and finally sharing her music!

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Friday, 13 May

14:22

The Bridge Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Shes back! The Bridge Hotel has reopened. Deep in the heart of the Goldfields cool country, Castlemaine, the beautiful 1860s pub has swung open her heavy wooden doors once again. Our motto Keep it simple, fresh, approachable, with just a touch o fancy

Not their first rodeo, new owners Mace Williams and Catherine Fletcher (formerly Grace Darling, Strange Wolf, Hells Kitchen: Melbourne & Jealous Lovers: Bali) have tarted up the ol gal, with a lick o fresh paint, new bar-top and some slick new joinery to restore the pubs history and magnificence. Keeping the bones, theyve crafted a fresh but well-trodden patina, add to this a sunny beer garden, a veggie patch and a locally re-homed beehive and youve got a recipe for some good country vibes.

Nestled amongst overflowing grapevines and with a badass view to the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, the Bridge entices punters with cold beer, live music and top-notch nosh. Despite her pretty looks this hotel aint no damsel; shes a rough-riding country belle with city flair.

Want local beer? Come get it. A classic cocktail? With pleasure. How about chowing down on some Nashville Spicy Chicken Wings, or Southern Pulled Pork, while listening to an indie/country soundtrack? Hank Williams coming right up. The Bridge heralds a return to the democracy of drinking: good ol basics and local wineries serving up their best drops at reasonable prices with pots and pints of BLOKE house beer poured from a tap with a rustic saw-handle.

With straight-up brews and something for the more adventurous, this is a space for buckaroos, bull-riders and babes alike. Fresh, locally sourced produce stars in classic, not-too-fussy dishes. The menu includes free-range pork belly and salads picked from the garden by local chef wunderkind, Luke Hards. So leave your guns at home (no parole), grab your Stetson and Martin D-28, jump on the train with a fellow traveller and some unfinished, hand-written lyrics, and head north west to The Bridge Hotel.

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14:06

The Jazz Train "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Listen to some great music in a unique venue. Catch the Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train to Maldon. With departures from Castlemaine station at 11.45 and 1.45 on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, you can sit back in the lovely open lounges and listen to live jazz with steam while enjoying a drink from the bar.

Travel in wonderfully restored first class carriages: the cosy Macedon with art deco elegance and open bar serving a range of drinks and snacks; or the Tambo featuring Edwardian art nouveau woodwork with end viewing platform. Switch carriages on your return journey to get the full experience and range of music.

A very special Festival Fare of $40 (normally $65) or $35 concession is available to Jazz Festival patrons to travel first class to Maldon and back. Watch the picturesque world go by as you listen to some great music by our festival musicians. (refer Jazz Festival Program)

Buying Tickets:

  • During the festival Castlemaine Jazz Festival Booking Office (The Ray Bradfield Room)  Open from Friday 10 June 2015
  • Platform 2 Booking Office, Castlemaine Railway Station
  • Buy now online at Trybooking

 

 

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Tuesday, 03 May

23:06

The Chewton Town Hall "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A gorgeous intimate performance space, the Chewton Town Hall is a substantially intact and rare example of a small town hall from the Victorian gold rush period of the 1850s. Possibly the smallest intact Town Hall in Victoria?

It will be buzzing during the festival with a limited bar set-up and fabulous home-crafted artisan pies, cakes, and tea and coffee provided by Honky Tonks of Castlemaine.

The Town Hall was built in 1858 as a community hall in the centre of the rapidly developing Chewton township, and served as the meeting room of the Chewton Borough Council from 1861. In March 1997 the Town Hall building, the similarly historic Post Office next door and Ellery Park were handed over to the local Chewton community in recognition of the role this precinct plays in the life of the town.

The hall has undergone a major restoration by the Chewton Domain Society thanks to a state government grant for restoration works in 2013, and continues to be a central part of Chewton community life for the past 160 years.

Check out the relocated portable police lock up right next door.

Access: A few steps to enter the front door. Level access is available at the side of the building via the back door. Parking in Main Road and some parking (via Church Road) behind the Hall. (8 car capacity) Bands to enter via Back Door please.

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20:58

The Miles Nicel Quartet "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Miles Nicel Quartet evolved from a chance meeting of guitarist Peter Ryan and bassist Steve Nicel at a Melbourne jam session one Sunday afternoon late last year.

Peter from Melbourne and Steve from Eurora starting playing together and sharing their musical expertise. This developed into the basis of a band and Steve co-opted his son Miles to play drums and Peter talked his mate Colin Garrett (Tenor Saxophone) to join yet another band. With weekly rehearsals the band soon built up a sizable repertoire of jazz standards and Peter Ryan originals to be presented at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival.

Miles Nicel Quartet

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11:55

7th Zorba at Durummbul Hall....!!!! SAVE THE DATE 28 . 5 . 16 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Zorba - Gypsy Party -First Zorba for 2016!!!Contagiously danceable Gypsy and world Music, dance, food, belly dance and more... to excite your passions and satisfy your soul!Dress up and come down to celebrate!Featuring well-loved local Gypsy sensation - ShakShka, all the way from Melbourne - The Imprints, Local band - Hamsa (Amir Paiss & Avishai Barnatan), Bedouin song circle with Shai Shriki and friends. Belly Dance by Rachel Myra & Yael Mahler. DJ Blackbird (Daniel Harris)From soul-stirring Gypsy songs and heart-melting melodies to sublime grooves and quirky beats to shake your hips, this is a night not to miss!Saturday 30th Jan 2016Durrumbul Hall 6km out of Mullum on Main Arm Rd. on the Left.Doors open: 6pm till MidnightFood by Open Table Catering from 6pm$20Kids entry FREE or by donationAll Donations go to Sea ShepherdFor any inquiry please email: zorbagypsy@gmail.comYoutube: https://youtu.be/n6cq5cYLB9sAll ages welcome!About the Acts:Shakshuka:Shakshuka play music from the heart and around the world, both heart-achingly beautiful and contagiously danceable. Up-tempo Eastern European Gypsy melodies, Middle Eastern, Latin and original songs are played on Guitar or Oud, Fiddle, great vocal harmonies and live Belly dancing in a fusion of contemporary and traditional sounds.Shakshuka are a global journey of sound, emotion and dance and together they take the audience on an eclectic gypsy journey around the world.The Imprints:The Imprints play high energy experimental and groovy dance music with world and Gypsy influances. Emerging from the creative and vibrant Melbourne music scene, long time collaborators Willow Stahlut and Linden Lester make the crowd dance from the first note.Hamsa:An uplifting blend of Middle Eastern inspirations, Hebrew cultural roots, traditional and contemporary instruments and grooves.DJ BlackBird - Daniel Harris:Emerging from the sweaty vodka pits of the New Zealand klezmer underground, and crossing the Tasman Sea to the great land of dreaming, Blackbird has wandered from Melbourne to Mullumbimby with his magic box of gypsy musicians. He has performed in parties and festivals across Victoria, and now he unveils his magic box of gypsy beats, balkan bangers and klezmer mania for Mullumbimby with one aim - to make you tantz like a meshuggeneh!Link:https://soundcloud.com/blackbird_music/gypsy-mix-01

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Thursday, 28 April

20:02

Trumpet "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Trumpet are a 5 piece jazz band featuring vocalist David Ruiz playing styles of jazz music from bebop to bossa nova and beyond. Trumpet also delve into blues, funk, soul and 50s rock n roll. The band has performed at numerous private and public events in Melbourne and Victoria including the Park Hyatt, Dizzys Jazz Club, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Yarraville Festival and Grampians Jazz Festivals.

More info and YouTube clips etc are on our site www.trumpetjazzband.com.au

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Saturday, 16 April

21:00

Risa Kodani and Jazz Notes "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Risa Kodani is originally from Japan, where she studied at the Osaka School of Music. Risa married an Australian and migrated here about five years ago.

Ann Craig has been playing wind instruments all of her life and teaches woodwind, brass and keyboard. On stage, she plays flute.

Kevin Blaz (guitar) and Ann teamed up a few years ago and have been developing Jazz Notes ever since.

Daniel Pickard (bass) left the music scene in Newcastle a couple of years ago and has been playing in various musical contexts around Melbourne. Since he arrived here, he has played regularly with Jazz Notes.

Marek Podstawek (drums) has played with Jazz Notes for the past couple of years and is a very versatile and entertaining musician. Marek recently featured with Jazz Notes, playing vibes at the Grampians Jazz Festival and Australian Jazz Convention.

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Monday, 04 April

19:40

Gypsie Swing Ensemble "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Its French Its Romantic Its Fantastic

For Hot Club Swing & the Manouche Gypsy Jazz thing

Gypsie Swing Ensemble is a Melbourne Trio playing Bohemian Swing from the Night Clubs and Cafes of Paris in the 1930s a first for the Festival. Sit back, relax with a Pernod and water, get a little decadent

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19:36

The Glass Moon "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A standout group in 2015, and a regular headline act in their home town of Melbourne, we are very excited to announce that the boys are back. A pop jazz vibe featuring

Cam Giles-Webb vocals
Daniel Robertson piano
Mike Mathews fretless bass
Kieran Rafferty drums
Lachlan Davidson saxophone
Jack Pantazis guitar

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19:24

Up Trio "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

UpTrio formed in 2014 with Ben Hooper on keys, George Borthwick on bass and Sebastien Jego on drums. The group strives to play contemporary and standard jazz in a variety of genres and performing original compositions. Since forming, UpTrio have performed in numerous venues around Melbourne and in December 2015 were invited to perform at the Renaissance Festival in South Gippsland. 2016 will see the band return for their second Castlemaine Jazz Festival with the addition of Agus Batara on keys.

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19:17

Trio Z Plus One "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Trio Z will be back with happy-making music for the small intimate venue. Their tasteful and clever repertoire has been enriched with more originals plus a double bass for this years festival.

This Melbourne formation brings together players who love the action and excitement of gentle entertainment. A happy audience is their musical pursuit. Trio Z Plus One are fun so come and see us!

Trio Z is Amanda Jones (clarinet), Mark Nuttney (aka Rhythm Machine Joe Coool) and Ziggy Saabel (saxophone, guitar) plus Brenda Roan (double bass).

Trio Z Plus One

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Wednesday, 16 March

21:37

Moomba BMX Jam at Riverslide Skate Park "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Riverslide Skate Park & Moomba Festival Present Moomba BMX Jam

U14, U16, Pro and Best Tricks Comp.  Just some of the photos taken at the event on Monday 14th March

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Tuesday, 15 March

21:38

St Kilda Festival, 14th Feb 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

In summer, every year St Kilda puts on its famous music festival, it is a free celebration with over 400,000 people who descend to the famous beachside location. They come from all over and listen to and are entertained by a variety of Australian musicians.

_MG_3873_4_4Over 400,000 people attend the festival yearly.  The Esplanade, St Kilda _MG_3654_4_4 Band playing on St Kilda Beach ...

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Wednesday, 17 February

19:20

Sunday Sessions at Station 59 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

With sunny weather on the way this weekend, where better to be thanStation 59 listening to some live music from local bands?

Hang out in the beer garden, grab a feed and have a few drinks whilst listening to the likes of...

Beastly Bird
"Beastly Bird was formed with the aim of creating a fresh, new sound, and with their unique blend of alternative rock they just might have done it"

Peter Dickybird
"Indie pop so unique it is like sighting a rare Red Goshawk through a set of binoculars"

Agamous Betty
"Lo-fi/avant garde performance artist"

Doggerel
"Doggerel play blues and unrelated genres powerfully, aggressively, and even crassly - all with the hope of making purists weep"

Jaded Souls
"A uniquely talented duo expressing themselves whole heartedly, honestly, and with musical flair"

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Friday, 05 February

12:24

My speech from the launch of Iris and the Tiger "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Last night I had honour of launching my good friend Leanne Halls new book Iris and the Tiger at Readings in Carlton.

Leanne has already published a couple of YA novels, but this is her first novel for younger readers and its an absolute winner. So much so that I dressed up as my favourite scene from the book for the launch.

Leanne and I

Here we are enjoying a moment at the book signing afterwards. Thanks to Steph at Text Publishing for taking the pic.

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It is my great honour (and stiff-necked misfortune) to be launching Leanne Halls splendid childrens novel Iris and the Tiger tonight.

I want to talk about the brilliance of this book and I will but first allow me to explain why I look the way I look.

I am a sunflower.

An athletic sunflower.

And I come to you in fancy dress tonight for two reasons:

The first is that this is a Leanne Hall event. So were doing things the Leanne Hall way. And when Leanne Hall invites you to launch her amazing new book and suggests on social media that its going to be a dressing-up kind of occasion you do not disappoint by showing up in jeans and a shirt.

So Ive taken it upon myself to come dressed as my favourite scene from Iris and the Tiger.

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Iris, of course, is the hero of the story and were with her from page one as she flies from Australia to Spain to spend ten days with her Great Aunt Ursula. Aunt Ursula is vague and mysterious, and the big house on her estate, which is known locally as Bosque de Nubes, Spanish for forest of clouds is even stranger. The banister of carved vines seems momentarily to whip around Iriss wrist. Notes on a sheet of music seem to have a life of their own. And a couple of overgrown sunflowers use their leaves to hit a tennis ball back and forth on an old court in the garden.

Ever since I first read Iris and the Tiger, this scene with the sunflowers has stayed with me. Leanne has a special talent for writing scenes that, once read, do not go unremembered. They bobble around in the brain. For me, theres just something completely inscrutable yet comforti...

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Wednesday, 06 January

19:48

Then and Now: Manchester Unity Building Rooftop "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The Manchester Unity Building is one of the architectural jewels of the Melbourne. While researching the broader history of this iconic landmark, I came across this amazing photo:


It seems that from the 1932 through to about 1940, the rooftop of the building (Level 12) was home to a Japanese garden and cafe.

The same spot today:


The structure on the right houses a suite of offices, which had been converted from apartments (built in the 1990s).

Sadly, the rooftop is no longer open to the public, although Melbourne Open House often runs tours that include it. The rooftop is currently used for private functions, by the building's tenants.

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