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MELBOURNE | the AU review
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MELBOURNE

Photo Gallery: Of Monsters and Men - Forum Theatre, Melbourne (21.07.15)

Of Monsters and Men put on an unbelievable, powerhouse performance at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, debuting their new album, Beneath The Skin. Photos by Ashley Joanna.

F&L News: Time Out Melbourne’s Food Awards 2015 (Melbourne)

Time Out Melbourne’s Food Awards celebrates the best restaurants, talent and value across the city. This year, nominees will be vying for a win across ten categories, including the coveted Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant Awards. In acknowledging the diversity of restaurants, there is a People’s Choice Award, that hands voting to the public for their opinion on the best restaurant of 2015.

Eating with the AU: La Cucina di Sandra - Richmond (Melbourne)

Though life may be frantic, Italians always find great pleasure in sitting around a table at home and sharing a good meal together. Food is one of the cornerstones of Italian culture, so it is no secret that la cucina (the kitchen) is the heart of the home. With quintessentially bold flavours, Italian food is about the celebration of quality produce and traditional cuisine in all of its regional varieties. For Melbournian foodies interested in exploring the art of Italian cooking, head towards Richmond where you will find a little slice of Italy tucked away in a Tuscan-style warehouse building that is home to Sandra del Greco and her stylish cooking school, La Cucina di Sandra.

Photo Gallery: MS MR + George Maple + Tigertown - 170 Russell, Melbourne (22.07.15)

Rebecca Houlden caught the magic that New York's MS MR brought to 170 Russell in Melbourne, supported by Tigertown and George Maple!

Live Review: Ryan Adams + Jenny Lewis - The Forum, Melbourne (19.07.15)


Photo Credit: Rebecca Houlden

Jenny Lewis, the former front woman of indie-rock band Rilo Kiley, oozes confidence as she struts on stage. She's wearing a white suit with a rainbow motif while the twinkle in her eye suggests she’s ready to show Melbourne a good time. Lewis and band kicks things off with the Rilo Kiley song, "Silver Lining". It has distinctly pop sound that inspires the five foot tall man in front of me to eagerly bop along. This is preceded "The Moneymaker" and "The Next Messiah", the latter exploring hard hitting blues with a country rock twist to its full potential.

the AU interview: Mentalist David Stewart (UK) talks about hypnotherapy and positive messages

David Stewart is the quintessential magician. His love of all things mystical creates an alluring facade that draws in audiences world wide. An established mentalist, hypnotist and mind reader, his shows promise to blow your mind, and possibly control it. I sat down and chatted to David about hypnotherapy, his personal outlook on life, and his goals to take over the world!

Arts Preview: "Nite Art" is taking over the Melbourne CBD on 23rd July, and we can't wait!


Credit Nassiem Valamanesh, Melinda Hetzel and Co. Fly By Night

On Thursday the 23rd of July, the city of Melbourne will come alive with the works of over 75 artists. Proving it deserves the title of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, ‘Nite Art’ will allow the public to view specially curated exhibitions in locations all around the CBD.

Photo Gallery: Ryan Adams + Jenny Lewis - Forum Theatre, Melbourne (19.07.15)

Easily one of the most anticipated headline shows in the second half of 2015, Ryan Adams took to the Forum in Melbourne on Sunday night, supported by Jenny Lewis. Rebecca Houlden headed along and captured some sweet shots from the show!

Eating with the AU: Dessert Masterclass - Saké Restaurant & Bar (Southbank)

Melbourne foodies – it may be cold outside but that shouldn’t stop you from getting off the couch, changing out of your pyjamas and taking a much-needed break from re-runs of MasterChef. If you’re longing for a little gastronomical magic, then whip out that trusty old umbrella and traipse down the stairs by the Yarra River at Hamer Hall, where you will find Saké Restaurant & Bar. During July and August, Saké will be hosting a series of interactive customer events designed to bring the spirit of contemporary winter Japanese dining alive.

Cooking with the AU: Saké Restaurant's Snowball

This winter, Saké Restaurant Melbourne's Executive Chef Wayne Brown will be holding an exclusive one-off masterclass, as he shares the secrets and unseen techniques behind creating his famous Japanese inspired desserts. From sesame praline to shaved granita and umeshu-poached fruit, Brown adds his masterful touch to desserts that showcase the seasonal flavours of Japan. During the class, dessert enthusiasts will learn techniques to create delicate desserts and tips to take home to use in their own kitchens. We were lucky enough to get our mittens on the recipe for the signature Saké Snowball.

Photo Gallery: Dead Letter Circus + I Am Giant - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (16.07.15)

Brisbane rockers Dead Letter Circus came through Melbourne, supported by I Am Giant, the Northcote Social Club being one of the latest to be rocked by the frenetic live band! The 'While You Wait Tour' has been such a great one so far - check out Kimberley Salmond's shots from the Melbourne show!

Eating with the AU: St Kilda Burger Bar at Grosvenor Hotel - St Kilda (Melbourne)

It was a pretty miserable Tuesday night in terms of weather as I ran down Brighton Rd on my way to St Kilda’s Grosvenor hotel. A new drive through burger bar had opened as part of the venue and I was excited to see what all the hype was about!

Photo Gallery: David Bowie Is Exhibition - Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (15.07.15)

David Bowie Is.... This phrase conjurs up so much because David Bowie has given so much. He has had so much influence in every facet of the Arts that it is hard to pinpoint the exact description to that phrase. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is staging an Exhibition showing a piece of everything that has showcased Bowie's career.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: BTS LIVE TRILOGY: Episode II. The Red Bullet Tour - The Plenary, Melbourne Convention Centre (12.07.15)

South Korea's newest kings of K-Pop BTS hit Melbourne on Sunday and blew the roof off the Plenary with the help of their fans, ARMY. Erin Smith was there to bring you these photographs from the incredible night.

Theatre Review: West Side Story - Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances to 19th July)

Melbourne did what it does best on Saturday night with the opening of the classic musical, Westside Story. The social elite were out in force in support of this famed production, and elegantly dressed patrons swarmed the foyer of the Art Centre State Theatre, sipping champagne and chatting enthusiastically.