Underbelly Arts where eating books, dumpster diving, growing plants in suitcases and screaming at strangers is aok. Um… so what is it I hear you ask. Well, it’s held on Cockatoo Island and has a  10-day residency The Lab, which is a chance to watch experimental art unfold, followed by the 1 day festival to… Read More


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LARGER-than-life entertainer Maria Venuti will celebrate her 70th birthday tomorrow. Venuti, who is often in Melbourne when there is a big event, is also celebrating another milestone — 50 years in show business. From working with Graham Kennedy, performing on Bandstand and with Mike Walsh, and starring in Fat Pizza and countless cabaret shows, Venuti… Read More


There were feathers, a very naughty Mickey mouse snorting giant lines, a Disney movie routine, sexy firemen, dancers being thrown into the air, magic tricks, tea bag nipple tassels and a whole lot of naughty, sexy and saultry burlesque dancers. It was a pageant style competition complete with sashes and giant, sparkling crowns, run by… Read More