AMKA

Narratives from the African Diaspora A journey of being, becoming and existence, AMKA explores the awakening of black bodies from the African diaspora in Australia. Rethinking and re-centering African identity through trans-disciplinary storytelling where the past, present and future encounter one another. Spoken word, music, dance, theatre and projection come together to showcase narratives portraying powerful experiences of belonging, representation and...

MUSIC IN THE ROUND

“This concentrated chain of recitals featured gripping examples of music-making at every turn.” – Clive O’Connell – The Age The Abbotsford Convent will come to life with classical music this spring, thanks to the return of Music in the Round. A favourite on the annual classical music calendar, this day-long program provides a rare opportunity to hear preeminent classical musicians perform...

Bronnie – feminist and stripper

This is Bronnie. She is 100% half Asian but I cannot see where and it’s not just because I drank all weekend. Her dad is a Vietnam veteran who went to live in Cambodia in 1997 and Bron and her sis grew up with their ferociously independent feminist Chinese mama inbetween Sydders and The Can riding bikes and being rad...

A nation of convict cussers? Time for Australian law to embrace our potty mouths

Danny Lim, Sydney, was convicted of ‘offensive behaviour’ for a sign that referred to Tony Abbot and alluded to the c-bomb. The conviction was dismissed in August this year. Neal Jennings/Flickr Peace-loving activist Danny Lim had never incurred a criminal conviction. That was until February 2016, when a Sydney magistrate convicted the septuagenarian of offensive behaviour for displaying this sign in Edgecliff one morning in...

More than just drains: recreating living streams through the suburbs

A drain carries water but does little else,but imagine how different the neighbourhood would be if the drain could be transformed into a living stream. Lot sizes and backyards are shrinking in Australia at the same time as building density is increasing. So we cannot afford to overlook the potential of existing – but neglected – spaces in our suburbs, like drains. In...

Babajan

Babajan is a cafe on the corner of Nicholson and something in Nth Carlton. Ma gurl Bron took me there, she said “We are going to this awes place that I eat at ~literally~ erryday. You can sit outside in the sun (hen it isn’t minus 150 degrees with the dog, or go inside and ignore lyf. The staff are...

22 – 24 Sept

Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ present ‘Junk’ @ Arts Centre (22 & 23 Sept) – JUNK tells the story of a modern-day boy finding himself in an abandoned junkyard inhabited by the spirits of children from the 1940’s. They teach him to play, trust, invent and take risks. Are you actually serious? This sounds scarier than IT. Not happening.The Blizzard...

15 – 17 Sept

LAMEway @ behind my house – So I moved into Collinghood and to welcome myself into the neighbourhood I bought three cans of spray paint and a paint-pen. My flatmate and I got lit and went out the back to Scummy Puddle Alley and put our artistic prowess on show, creatively blessing the backyard fences of our neighbours with really basic...

15 – 17 Sept

Melbourne Fringe Festival @ Melb (14 Sep – 1 Oct) – the festival dedicated to Zooey Duschanel CHANGE YOUR LOOK HONEYVessel @ Arts Centre (20 – 23 Sept) – a play about drinking out of shoesIlluminating Australian Art @ NGV Australia  (17 Sept – 8 Oct) – so.. doing what they are paid to do at the NGV. Killing it guys, keep up...

1 – 3 Sept