HOT: Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Wallace & Gromit and Friends: the Magic of Aardman is a fantastic special exhibition that marks 40 years of one of the most successful world studios, Aardman. The exhibition is exclusive to ACMI Melbourne in Australia after being first displayed at the Art Ludique Museum in Paris. I get a sneak peek and I’m telling you – […]

The Wind in the Willows at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows‘ has been transformed into a new interactive one-man theatrical adaptation for families. It’s playing at Gasworks Arts Park, a vibrant arts precinct in Albert Park, for one date only – Tuesday 11 July. Written by award-winning writer, Maxine Mellor, the adaptation follows Shaka Cook (from Jasper […]

HOT: Circus Oz Model Citizens, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

This winter Circus Oz are presenting Model Citizens under the Circus Oz Big Top at Birrarung Marr from 20 June – 16 July 2017. I was invited to review the show and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see a Circus Oz show! Model Citizens uses clever set design and circus tricks to challenge your perceptions […]

HOT: Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

Something’s a-buzz at Melbourne Museum…it’s Bug Lab! Discover the world beneath your feet with Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, an exhibition which brings the secret world bugs to life. Learn about and admire these tiny creatures with interactive hands-on activities, incredibly life-like large-scale sculptures and immersive soundscapes. The exhibition presents six large-scale bugs: Orchid Mantis, Bombardier Beetle, Jewel […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Free Winter School Holiday Events in Melbourne

School holidays can be an expensive affair, so here’s a list of my Top 12 free school holiday events for Winter. Winter Street Party (Fri 30 Jun) – Werribee City Centre will be transformed with evening arts experiences, fantastic food and family friendly school holiday activities. Docklands Firelight Festival (Sat 30 Jun – Sun 2 Jul) – the traditions […]

LightTime at Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood – Giveaway!

LightTime is a new interactive exhibition at Scienceworks that explores the phenomena of light and optics through the display of dynamic and arresting interactive works and art-based installation. It is a different experience to anything Scienceworks have ever produced before! Eleven Melbourne based artists have created hypnotic and mesmerising works that invite visitors to explore the phenomena […]

HOT: Clip n Climb, 144 Murphy St, Richmond

If the kids are going stir crazy indoors and climbing the walls then get them climbing ACTUAL walls at Clip n Climb in Richmond. Clip n Climb is an indoor rock climbing centre with 37 climbing challenges plus two extra, more daring, activities called the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop. Clip n Climb is […]

The HOT List: 7 Best Places to Enjoy Snow Play and Ski near Melbourne

Winter is here and the Victorian snow season has begun! Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy snow play and ski near Melbourne.   Mt Donna Buang   The summit of Mt Donna Buang is a great first experience of snow, because it’s close to Melbourne at 1 hour 45 minute drive and […]

HOT: Little Big Shots, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier film festival for kids and every year it brings the best of kids’ short films to ACMI. This year we are invited to the Opening Night to watch The Best of the Fest, the best films from the festival as voted by the LBS Kids’ Jury. These short films are the best from […]

HOT: Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves, La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Parents: If you think your days of clubbing are over, think again! Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves are a popular family-friendly dance party phenomenon in the UK and they’ve just launched their first Family Rave in Melbourne. I purchase tickets to the launch party (which later sells out) and dig out all the reflective gear […]

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