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Fashion Show Ecothreads – Rags to RunwayAugust 27th 2016 Ecothreads was a fashion show with a difference, held at the Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane Melbourne it was a glamorous, extravagant and exciting show, as you would expect of an event that is a part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Staging a fashion runway and an after party with...

Shadowland at Arts Centre Melbourne

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What: Shadowland Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Artistic Directors: Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy Performers: Pilobolus Dance Troupe Written by: Steven Banks Composer: David Poe Set Designer: Neil Patel Costume Designer: Liz Prince It is hard not to have noticed the theatre sensation Shadowland which is now playing at the glamorous Melbourne Arts Centre - the advertising has been extensive for months. Direct from the USA it has been...

Rebellious Daughters Book Review

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Rebellious Daughters - book review by Lisa Romeo Edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman. Published by Ventura Press. Rebellious Daughters is a delightful read, composed of 17 true stories written by premium Australian female writers.  The stories capture a period of time in the authors lives that reflects on the development of their characters, shaping and greatly influencing who they have...

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Winterfall Theatre presents a new Melbourne production of Edward Albee’s classic play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Having ventured out into a freezing Melbourne night where snow was falling thickly somewhere on the mountains it was strangely not going to be a night of escaping the cold. The restaurant we dined at before the show had a broken heating...


15th June to 10th July From its beginnings in 1978 in nearly 40 years the success of Circus Oz has elevated to great heights, having many sell-out seasons in all parts of Australia as well as international touring including performances in New York City, London and Jerusalem. Today their base is in the inner suburb of Collingwood Melbourne, a true Arts...

Interview with Josh Lord

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Interview with Visual Artist Josh Lord - January 2016 by Lisa Romeo Australian visual artist Josh Lord is currently based in Melbourne and is enjoying both a national and international career that spans three decades. Mainly influenced by pop art, dada and surrealism, Lord has however stapled his own unique style of work not capitulating to any one genre and...

St Kilda Film Festival 2016

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The St Kilda Film Festival 201619th May to 28th MayPalais Theatre I was fortunate enough to be a part of this year’s opening night of what I believe is the 33rd year of the St Kilda Film Festival. I shared this lavish affair with a 2000+ large audience of filmmakers and devoted lovers of film all celebrating the unique talent...

A Room of One’s Own

Theatre Review by Lisa Romeo What: A Room of One’s OwnWhere: La Mama CourthouseWhen: April 28th to May 8thWritten by Virginia WoolfDirected by Peta HanrahanPerformed by Anna Kennedy, Carolyn Bock, Marissa O’Reilly, Jackson TrickettSound Design by David ThomsonLighting Design by Peta HanrahanImage by Frith Kennedy A Room of One’s Own is a new play by Sentient Theatre and is indeed a...

Dirty Pictures

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What: Dirty Pictures Where: La Mama Courthouse When: 14th April to 24th April Written and Directed by Tony Reck Performed by Ange Arabatzis, Lucia Brancatisano, Willow Conway, Nick Stribakos Sound Design by Hugo Race Lighting Design by Matt Barber Dirty Pictures is a bold depiction of a mix of the seedy, sleazy and penurious existence of individuals in our society - maybe it’s their chosen reality...

Yeah Absolutely at La Mama

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Theatre Review by Lisa Romeo What: Yeah Absolutely Where: La Mama Theatre When: 23rd March to 27th March Written by: Anna McCarthy Performed by Anna McCarthy and Jem Nicolas Set and Costume Design: Romanie Harper Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis Sound Design: Daniel Nixon Dramaturg: Lara Thoms Outside Eyes: Stephen Nicolazzo and Lara Stevens As part of the 30th Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 Yeah Absolutely is weird and wonderful, what...