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MELBOURNE – GRAND FINAL FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FROM THIS  WEDNESDAY!

The AFL’s free Footy Festival brings together the best of Melbourne’s food with ‘Taste of Football’ food trucks and pop-ups, music, kids activities, and of course, footy in a four day celebration! Wednesday 27th September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day, Saturday 30th September.

Located at Yarra Park, outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the festival will be packed full of some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, Australia’s first UberEATS restaurant, pop-up bars, local DJs and plenty of activities for the kids. Culminating in a live broadcast of the Grand Final on the big screen, this has to the best place to get amongst the action outside the MCG.

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Members of the public are encouraged to buy a Premiership Cup Pin from the Ladder (with support of Public Transport Victoria (PTV)) stall, with all sale proceeds supporting Ladder’s work tackling youth homelessness.

FOOTY FESTIVAL 2017 PRECINCTS:

The Footy Festival will be held across three areas outside Gate 3 of MCG at Yarra Park.

FESTIVAL TIMES:

Wednesday 27th September 10am-6pm

Thursday 28th September 10am-6pm

Friday 29th September 9am-6pm

Saturday 30th September (Grand Final Day) 9am-6pm

TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL LIVE SITE

The entertainment hotspot and the heart of the Footy Festival site, the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site will host free activities for the whole family including interactive displays, prize giveaways and the chance to meet the players.

From Wednesday to Friday, past AFL matches will be shown on the Big Screen, along with award-winning AFL360, the ever-entertaining Bounce and the 2017 Toyota AFL.

Grand Final Parade

On Grand Final Day itself, things will really heat up. The atmosphere is sure to be electric when the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final and pre-match entertainment is broadcast live from the festival’s Big Screen. Fans will be able to hear the crowd roar, and join in, from their seat on the Yarra Park lawn. This is the place to head for anyone who doesn’t have tickets to the match.

At the 2016 Fox Footy Festival Live Site, Yarra Park, Melbourne. September 28th 2016. Photo: Daniel Pockett
At the 2016 Fox Footy Festival Live Site, Yarra Park, Melbourne. September 28th 2016. Photo: Daniel Pockett

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MELBOURNE – The Cliveden Bar & Dining – Saturday 30 September

Watch the action on 64-inch TV screens!

 

A stones throw away from The G, hear the roar of the crowd and echo of the sirens, whilst enjoying classics like:

• ‘The G Roast Roll’ – a tribute to the classic MCG Beef Roll we all know and love. Select from two options – Wagyu beef with béarnaise and ‘fancy gravy’ jus, or pork loin with apple sauce and ‘fancy gravy’ jus, served on crusty rolls

• Mini Wagyu beef burgers

• BBQ Merguez sausages

• Ice cream cones and a chocolate fountain 

Pricing: Buffet for $39.50pp, and get all-inclusive beer, wine and soft drinks for an extra $30 pp.

Further information: 

• ‘The G Roast Roll’ will also be available from the snack menu at The Bar, for those who want a quick bite.

• TV screens will be located in The Bar area.

Available from 11.00am on Grand Final Day, Saturday 30 September 2017.

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StoryVille

185 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne

Words by Celeste Iuliano

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“Written on the pages of Storyville are tales of spirits stirred and shaken.”

With these words we stepped through the pages of a storybook and were transported away from Melbourne’s bustling laneways into a fantasy land. Magic mushrooms hung low over tables as love birds canoodled in the golden cage, at the launch of StoryVille, the latest addition to vibrant Lonsdale Street.

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StoryVille is a themed bar that draws inspiration from classic books. Avid readers will love the feature wall on the upper floor (a giant’s dream library), and the signature cocktails with references to stories that will take you back to childhood. The aptly named ‘Drink me’ list has nods to tales as diverse as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Clockwork Orange, each served with a fantastical twist!

Potterheads, such as myself, can choose to brew their own polyjuice potion at their table, combining gin, ginger liqueur, kiwi, basil, and lime to taste. Or perhaps you’d rather a taste of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in which case you might order Through the Looking Glass. It combines vanilla tea, Havana 3 Year Rum with a side of cream, and comes served under a veil of fog, inviting you to peek through the looking glass like Alice.

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I’m a big fan of Roald Dahl, so I chose to try the New York Peach, a fruity concoction inspired by James and the Giant Peach. The mix of Cognac, Kirsch, cherry, peach, and lemon make for a sweet and tangy treat, but it comes topped with a surprising nod to James’ creepy crawly friends! It’s definitely one for the more adventurous.

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Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little peckish after the hard work of choosing a cocktail, the ‘Eat me’ list boasts more than your average bar snacks. Charcuterie by Savour & Grace is on offer, as well as bespoke Jaffles by Om Nom, with themed flavours such as Green Eggs and Ham and Little Red Hen. My absolute favourite is the Three Blind Mice, a three cheese jaffle that’s tangy, mustardy, creamy, and morish. I may have had seconds.

So if you’re feeling a little adventurous this spring, be sure to take a peek inside.

Storyville may well set the scene for your next magical night out.

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Footnote:

Read more about StoryVille: http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/introducing-…-storyville

Owned by Steve and Keti Thomas – the team behind Pawn & Co. and 29th apartmentStoryVille honours childhood fables and fairytales in an exquisite fit-out that evokes nostalgia and ignites imagination.

Website: http://www.storyvillemelbourne.com.au

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QV Melbourne is celebrating spring in the city with Fresh / Take, a program of events that offers a new approach to wellness, living and thinking. Fresh / Take launched a couple of days ago and runs for two weeks, closing with a public holiday party on 29 September.

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Charity Day

Thursday 21 September

7am-7pm

On Thursday 21 September, entrance to QV Melbourne as well as activities and food require a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

A group guided mass meditation from A-Space will take place from 7am-7:30am (no bookings required).

From 11:30am-1:30pm Hoops, Thighs and Buttocks will run an energetic and fun hula hoop class outside in the Square.

From 12pm get your dance on with a silent disco from Guru Dudu, and sate your appetite with a roving popcorn cart and a sausage sizzle.

After you dance and hula it all out, relax with massage yoga from 2pm-4pm. More massage yoga sessions are available for the after work crowd from 5pm-7pm. Book via qv.com.au

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Massage Yoga

Thursday 21 Sept: 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm

Friday 22 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Wed 27 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Thurs 28 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Free Massage Yoga, 20-minute sessions during weekday lunch and after work, and other special event times. Book via qv.com.au

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Guided group meditation from A-Space

Tuesday 26 September

7am-7:30am

A 30-minute group guided silent meditation class in QV Square, led by A-Space co-founder and meditation teacher, Manoj Dias. Each participant will be guided via comfortable Bluetooth headphones.

A-Space teach a variety of meditation and yoga styles from Yoga Nidra to Sound Meditation, Yin to Mindfulness — to complement members’ existing yoga and gym schedules.

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Melbourne Fringe Festival’s Fanaticus

Saturday 23 September

2pm and 5pm

Melbourne Fringe Festival present Rawcus Theatre’s Fanaticus at 2pm and 5pm. Fanaticus is a wild and playful public collision of contemporary performance and street basketball. Working with young people from diverse communities across Melbourne, Rawcus will transform the QV Square into a stadium, complete with a pop-up basketball court, DJ and half-time entertainment.

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Sunday Picnic

Sunday 24 Sept: 1pm-5pm

The perfect spring picnic day with a Schnitzel making workshop from Polish born Schnitzel expert Roman Dyduk, wine tastings from the multi award winning Red Hill Estate, and live music from Séb Mont.

Fresh / Take Closing Party (AFL Grand Final public holiday)

Friday 29 Sept: 1pm-5pm

Celebrate the start of the long weekend with tastings of new varietals from Red Hill Estate and a surprise program of entertainment and food.

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 Fresh / Take has arrived!

QV Melbourne is celebrating spring in the city with Fresh / Take, a program of events that offers a new approach to wellness, living and thinking. Fresh / Take launched a couple of days ago and runs for two weeks, closing with a public holiday party on 29 September.

The QV Square has transformed into a spring garden with fresh events and workshops such as guided meditations, silent discos, hula hoop classes, massage yoga and a Sunday Picnic with fresh tunes from a critically lauded music artist. All events and workshops are free or gold coin donation.

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Relax from the working week with the best new invention since…well, yoga. It’s massage yoga. Seriously. What’s a better way to relax than yoga? Getting massaged, while doing yoga (floor-based positions only of course, with dreamy essential oils wafting over your face). The wonderful people from Massage Yoga are offering a range of free twenty-minute sessions in the QV Square. Times vary, book via the QV website

Thursday 21 September marks the ‘BIG Change for small change’ charity day. For one day only, QV Melbourne will be calling on shoppers to dig deep into their pockets and offer up their small change to help make a big change for the Royal Children’s Hospital. in what’s believed to be a first for an Australian retail property group, QV Melbourne is one of ten Dexus managed shopping centres nationally that will charge a gold coin donation upon entry to the centre to raise money for charity.

To celebrate, the Fresh / Take program will deliver a fun day out for all ages, with hula hoop classes, a silent disco, a sausage sizzle, massage yoga and more.

Kicking off the weekend, Saturday 23 September will see a Melbourne Fringe Festival program highlight hit Fresh / Take: Rawcus Theatre’s Fanaticus at 2pm and 5pm. On Sunday 24 September relax with the Fresh / Take Sunday Picnic, complete with tastings of new wine varietals from the multi-award winning Red Hill Estate, interactive workshops from Schnitz’s Polish born schnitzel expert Roman Dyduk and live music from Séb Mont to laze away the afternoon as you sup on your handmade schnitzels and wine.

Get into the city early on Tuesday 25 September for a new kind of guided group meditation from Australia’s first multi-disciplinary meditation studio A-Space from 7am-7:30pm. Book via the QV website.

Fresh / Take is the latest offering in QV Melbourne’s Laneway Series: a seasonal program of eclectic interactive outdoor events, festivals and activations in the QV Square and surrounding laneways. Stay tuned for more events to be announced.

Worlds apart from other retail precincts in Melbourne, QV represents the quintessential Melbourne lifestyle. Intimate laneways in the urban precinct give visitors the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, QV has something for everyone with boutiques, enlightening entertainment and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.

What:  

QV Melbourne’s Fresh / Take: a program of events celebrating spring in the city with a new approach to wellness, living and thinking.

Events and workshops include massage yoga, silent guided meditations, silent discos, hula hoop classes, a Sunday Picnic with fresh sounds from unconventionally alternative music artist Séb Mont and a closing party. All events and workshops are free or gold coin donation with proceeds going to charity.

Where: 

QV Square, Level 2, QV Melbourne, corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

When:   

On now until 29 September. Times vary, visit qv.com.au for details.

Bookings:  

Booking for massage yoga and guided mediation sessions is available via qv.com.au

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OKTOBERFEST LAUNCH –  MELBOURNE’S HOPHAUS SOUTHGATE THIS SATURDAY!

The official Opening Day on Saturday 16 September will see former Melbourne Football Club CaptainDavid Neitz, trade his football jersey for Lederhosen and take over official duties as Hoptoberfest’s Mayor for this year’s festivities. With his German heritage proudly on show, Neitz, also the founder of Brewmanity Beer Company, will welcome guests to the fest launch at Hophaus with the traditional Tapping of the Keg at midday and free bier frothing until the keg runs dry.

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PROGRAM TOMORROW:

12:00pm Tapping of the Keg by our Honorary Mayor David Neitz (Brewmanity) on Opening Day Party with FREE BIER whilst the keg lasts!

12.30pm – late German Games

3.00pm Sausage Eating Competition

4.00pm Strong Man Competition

5:00pm late Live music from Black Forest Trio

Special Imported German Festbiers

Exclusive ‘Guten Tag’ Berliner Weisse Brewed by Brewmanity

For more information and to view the full Hophaus Oktoberfest 2017 program of events visit hophaus.com.au.

 

What:          Oktoberfest 2017 at Hophaus Southgate

When:         Saturday 16 September – Sunday 22 October 2017

 Hoptoberfest Opening Day Saturday 16 September

Location: Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank

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Heralded as experts in curated German biers, Hophaus will expand their selection during Oktoberfest to include Bavarian festbiers flown in from Germany especially for the occasion. Steins will be filled with special brews including the full bodied amber lager PAULANER FESTBIER, brewed to celebrate the original Oktoberfest 200 years ago with hints of caramel and dark toffee flavours, and the full-bodied wheat bier ERDINGER FESTWEISSBIER, brewed once a year especially for the festival.

 “We are very excited about the new additions to our Fest Bier list this year. Paulaner Festbier is a stand out that will be sure to get the bier lovers coming in their droves,” says Hophaus venue manager Scott Highfield. 

 “We couldn’t be more delighted to have David Neitz come on board as our Oktoberfest Mayor. And if just that wasn’t enough, his Brewmanity team has dreamt up a cracking craft beer especially for our punters. He looks pretty good in his lederhosen too!”

 Neitz will introduce his new German-style beer ‘Guten Tart’ exclusive to the Hophaus Oktoberfest menu.

 “The name is an obvious play on the German phrase for hello – Guten Tag – and it also refers to the tart nature of the Berliner Weisse beer style.  Along with that, the idea of people saying ‘hello’ over a few beers is a pretty nice sentiment,” says Neitz.

“Guten Tart is a traditional German style of beer, with a slight Aussie twist of Australian finger lime, that we think will be the perfect way to compliment the German beers on offer.” 

 Hophaus together with Brewmanity will be raising money throughout the 5 weeks of Oktoberfest.  10% of each ticket sale to our Brewmanity Dinner event and $1 from each Bratwurst & Guten Tart Bier sold will go to MND Fight.   

 Revellers are set to enjoy festive dishes prepared especially by Red Rock Venues Executive Head Chef Graeme McLaughlin, former Two Michelin Star head chef of The Fat Duck UK.

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Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café and The Bavarian unveil Australia’s first Oktoberfest street parades beginning this Friday…

Get ready for the biggest Oktoberfest party outside of Bavaria during six weeks of celebrations at Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café and The Bavarian beginning on Saturday, 16 September.

The annual festivities begin at midday at Munich Brauhaus The Rocks in Sydney, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf in Melbourne, and Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane with ceremonial tappings of the first Oktoberfest bier kegs, which signal the commencement of inaugural Oktoberfest street parades in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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The parades will see colourful collections of costumed entertainers singing, dancing and bringing a slice of Oktoberfest tradition to the streets before taking the celebrations back to the three restaurants for an afternoon and evening of family- friendly fun and games.

Children can join in the day-time celebrations with entertainers and face painters from 12pm-3pm, and a games area and Kids Petting Zoo at Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne.

Throughout the day another three kegs will be tapped, releasing the remaining official Oktoberfest biers and signalling the start of key festive events.

At 3pm, pooches are invited to don their best Oktoberfest-inspired attire for the inaugural Dogs of Oktoberfest contest. From Dalmations to Dachshunds, Bulldogs to Labradors, all dogs are invited to participate. The best-dressed pooch will take home a trophy and an Oktoberfest bar voucher for their owner, and all participants will receive their very own ‘doggy bag’. Entry is $5 per pooch, which will be donated to Furry Friends Forever Rescue, along with $1 from every pretzel sold on the day. Register Dogs of Oktoberfest here.

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At 7pm, fight for the title of Pork Knuckle Eating Champion by devouring the famous crispy Bavarian pork knuckle in the fastest time. The champion wins a $500 voucher and bragging rights. 

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At 8pm, the festivities continue with on-stage yodelling, alphorn, slap dance and stein hoist and hold challenges.

Throughout the six-week celebrations Feasting Menus are available at all Rockpool Dining Group’s Bavarian restaurants across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for group bookings of 20+ guests, or smaller groups can choose authentic Bavarian a la carte favourites, including crispy pork knuckle, golden crumbed schnitzels, roast pork belly and traditional sausages. Check the Feasting Menus here.

All Bavarian restaurants will serve the four Oktoberfest biers throughout the festival: Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier, Paulaner Oktoberfestbier and Spaten Oktoberfestbier.

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For further information visit the official Oktoberfest website

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MELBOURNE

OKTOBERFEST AT HOPHAUS SOUTHGATE

16th September to 22nd October

Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race Saturday 23 September

Time to don your dirndl and lederhosen, as Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne at Hophaus Southgate from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 22 October

With over six million people predicted to attend the 207th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Germany, Hophaus Bavarian Bier Bar Grill will transport Melbourne to Munich with a five-week program of festivities and events from 16 September to 22 October 2017.

 Hophaus’ Oktoberfest 2017 will see the return of a cult favourite calendar event: the Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race on 23 September. Short dog legs will race with fury and fanfare for the third annual event that draws swarms of fest and dog lovers alike. Dog costumes are expected to increase in creativity as competition for Best Dressed Dachshund becomes ever more fierce.

 The official Opening Day on Saturday 16 September will see former Melbourne Football Club Captain, David Neitz, trade his football jersey for Lederhosen and take over official duties as Hoptoberfest’s Mayor for this year’s festivities. With his German heritage proudly on show, Neitz, also the founder of Brewmanity Beer Company, will welcome guests to the fest launch at Hophaus with the traditional Tapping of the Keg at midday and free bier frothing until the keg runs dry.

 The most paw-pular event on the spring racing calendar, Hophaus’ Annual Dachshund Race is co-presented by Southgate Melbourne and My Dachshund Online, and will raise money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.

‘The dog race that stops the nation’ is held in the Southgate Podium Courtyard with heats starting at 11am followed by finals. Witness the four-legged frenzy as the dachshunds make a mad dash down the 15-metre racetrack in the bid for the top prize. 

Hophaus is proud to have raised over $6200 for Dachshund Rescue Australia over the last two years, with over 150 sausage dogs having taken part.

The dogged Costume Parade will be held at midday.  Watch pampered pooches strut their stuff down the ‘dogwalk’ for the coveted prize and then continue the festivities at Hophaus with a refreshing German lager, German food and plenty of entertainment with one of Melbourne’s best German bands the Black Forest Trio playing into the night.

For more information and to view the full Hophaus Oktoberfest 2017 program of events visit hophaus.com.au.

 What:          Oktoberfest 2017 at Hophaus Southgate

 When:         Saturday 16 September – Sunday 22 October 2017

 Hoptoberfest Opening Day Saturday 16 September

Location: Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank

Where:        Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, south end of the mid level overlooking the Yarra River, Southgate Melbourne. Southgate is located opposite Flinders St Station, on the Yarra River adjacent to the Arts Centre.

 **The Dachshund Race will be held in the Southgate Podium Courtyard, outside St Johns Church.

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 Bookings:    Bookings are advised for Lunch or Dinner throughout Oktoberfest. Get in early and Book your table online, call 03 9682 5900 or email prost@hophaus.com.au.

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Melburnians love White Mojo, so when Helen Reizer hrpr invited us to the VIP Launch of  new White Mojo Plus+ in Glen Waverley, @we8melbourne were counting the sleeps! White Mojo is a Speciality Coffee Roaster with a unique, breakfast, brunch and dinner menu, alongside hand-roasted speciality coffee, ‘guaranteed to lift your spirits any morning of the week.’

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Words by we8melbourne

The latest addition to the booming Glen Waverley food scene is the amazing White Mojo! We had the pleasure of attending their VIP launch last week and what a pleasure it was. The front of the venue is pared back with wide windows revealing a view to the rear. We were more than excited as we walked the red carpet to to be greeted on entry by two lovely ladies! Floral installations hanging from a white panelled ceiling, are particularly eye-catching, adding to the visual appeal of this beautiful new haven for Melbourne food lovers.

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The place was buzzing with a DJ rocking some great tunes, while guests in *B+W chatted away sipping on their champers, as we took a sneak peek to the left momentarily thinking we were in heaven! A dessert table…yes!!! Think…chunks of chocolate, macaroons and other sweet delicacies! Further along we noted what could only be described as the ‘ultimate cheese platter table’… nothing could have prepared us for such a delectable spread. We savoured pretty well everything, however voted the smoked salmon as the ‘perfect palate pleaser’. 

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There’s a first for everything and the donut wall was a first for us! I mean a whole wall full of donuts? Who could say ‘no’, especially when they happened to be from **Bistro Morgan? Donut overindulgence seemed completely appropriate to fit the occasion! 

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We eventually found ourselves in the dining room, where a stunning suspended floral feature was demanding a considerable amount of attention, with guests taking advantage of such a photogenic backdrop.

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Meanwhile it was hard to ignore the large dining table overflowing with gift bags for home. Mmmmm…coffee beans, croissants, juice and more…perfect for those with sore heads the next morning.

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**@bistromorgan set up the Donut Wall and Installation

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GLEN WAVERLEY: White Mojo Plus+

83-85 Kingsway

Glen Waverley Vic 3150

Mon to Frid 7am to 11pm

Weekends 8am to 11pm

BALWYN: White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster

182-184 Whitehorse Rd

Balwyn Vic 3103

Mon to Frid 7am – 4pm

Weekends 8am to 5pm

CITY: White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster

115 Hardware St

Melbourne Vic 3000

Mon to Fri 7am – 4pm

weekends 8am – 5pm

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FEATHERED AND FIERCE

2 SHOWS LEFT – FRIDAY 8th & SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER!

Review by Roswitha Schleicher – Sydney Events writer for The Australia Times News

Producer Lauren Eisinger and samba sensation Amy Mills take their audience on an emotional journey as they invite them behind the scenes of the glamorous world of samba, in their bold new show Feathered and Fierce.

Stage One at the HPG Festival Hub lays bare, with black curtains usually shielding curious eyes, drawn, blending with the infinite darkness of this vast space, in contrast with the blaze of stage lights.

As the eight performers enter the stage in what appears to be Amazonian inspired ensembles, anticipation rises and the crowd falls silent. Just a few beats into animated samba tunes and the Amy Mills Samba Pro Team bust out a few of their signature dance moves, raising cheers from the audience. And thus, our hour long journey through the dazzling world of samba begins.

Thoughtfully choreographed by World Solo Samba Champion Amy Mills, Feathered & Fierce reveals a story of passion and dedication through the world of Latin dance. With multiple on-stage costume changes and numerous moving performances accompanied by a contemporary playlist, Amy and her team lead their audience on a journey, unveiling the various aspects and emotional ups and downs of preparing for the big samba stage.

This unique show is every bit as personal and mesmerising as producer Lauren Eisinger intended, and has proven to be one of the ‘must-see’ performances of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival.

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What: Feathered and Fierce, theatrical dance show at Sydney Fringe Festival 2017

Where: HPG Festival Hub Stage One, 225 Euston Rd, Alexandria, Sydney

When: 7:30pm, 5 – 9 September 2017

Tickets: Adult $25, Concession or Under 12 $22, Group 6+ $22. 

All tickets available from www.sydneyfringe.com

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Check out our 2 previous articles – Feathered and Fierce –

Interview with producer Lauren Eisinger:

www.theaustraliatimes.com/feathered-and-fierce-premieres-sydney-fringe-festival-interview-with-producer/

Information – Feathered and Fierce & Dancers Biographies:

http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/feathered-and-fierce-at-sydney-fringe-festival-2017/

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Additional Information Courtesy of ‘Feathered and Fierce’/Fuller PR

Images Courtesy of ‘Feathered and Fierce’/Fuller PR/Roswitha Schleicher

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