WELCOME TO MELBOURNE
There are festivals galore in Melbourne this month.
The Melbourne International Film Festival hits town bringing with it the best movies, documentaries and shorts from around the world, as well as plenty of home-grown cinematic gems (page 14).
The Melbourne Writers Festival is on later this month, while regional Victoria celebrates with the Bendigo Writers Festival. Both events promise plenty of fascinating talks, debates and entertainment (page 12).
Penny Watson dives into “Cool Collingwood” this issue and finds the hippest places to eat, drink and shop within this inner-city gem (page 10).
On the cover this month is the new Melbourne Theatre Company play, “Di and Viv and Rose”. The production stars Nadine Garner, Mandy Mcelhinney and Belinda Mcclory (page 22).
Turn to the Where Now feature (page 18) for August’s must-see events, exhibitions and performances including “Lighttime” at Scienceworks, the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition at Melbourne Zoo, “The Book of Mormon” at the Princess Theatre, and “The Bodyguard” at the Regent Theatre.
However you choose to spend your time here in Melbourne, we hope you have a glorious stay!