29 – 31 March

Melbourne International Comedy Fest – the greatest time of the year Cherry Bar Farewell – You’re all going to have to deal with the fact this place is moving and stop being whinging binches about it. It could be worse, they could have hosted Lady Gaga’s party...

Chotto Motto be hotto

Me and ole mate Maddawg Callum Padgham (aka the American Tourrorist aka DJ Bekindtootherpeople and host of Revolvers speed dating night if you are interested) were walkin the backstreets, post our swim sesh at the Fitzroy Pewls when BAM hello newest restaurant / hipster venue...

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” by Oscar Wilde

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Review by Meredith Fuller Psychologist Author Theatre Maker Immersive Theatre – All Sorts Productions in association with National Trust At La Bassa Mansion Caulfield North 7 – 31 March www.allsortproductions.com.au Dir Maurice Mammoliti This production was a delightful experience; every aspect...

More than one in four Aussie kids are overweight or obese: we’re failing them, and we need a plan

Obesity among kids in Australia needs to be treated as a serious health problem. From shutterstock.com Alessandro Demaio addressed the National Press Club last Friday, alongside Karen Carey (former chair of the Consumers Health Forum) and Stephen Duckett (head of the Health Program at the Grattan...

Listen To Older Voices : Peter Roussos – Part 3

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Sunday essay: images of mourning and the power of acknowledging grief

These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep grief hidden from view. Author provided Before her death in 2010 my paternal grandmother gave me a box of family photographs....

Raw meat pet food may not be good for your dog, or your own health

Be careful what you feed your dog. Shutterstock/fetrinka You might think raw meat pet food is good for your dog. But a new study, published yesterday in Vet Record, has found it can have high levels of bacteria that may pose health risks for your...

Six images reveal how we ‘see’ data and capture invisible science

Light bounces from an image to your eye, and is interpreted by your brain. oldskool photography / Unsplash As an experimental video-maker working at scales smaller than molecules, I surround myself in a variety of scientific visualisations. In reading popular media on scientific discoveries, I...

Ross Purdy – Kentucky Fried God Murder @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival

A strange boy re-enters a society that's wet the bed and now he's got to deal with the Earth's piss-soaked sheets. See him journey to belong in a world he doesn't understand where he becomes a fast food mogul and plans to kill God. Ross...

Crisis

Crisis, is a comedy written by multi award winning playwright Neil Cole and performed by actors who have Schizophrenia under the project name “Into The Limelight”. A new Prime Minister is elected and five minutes later the economic crisis happens.Anne (by Ella Byrne) doesn’t...