Welcome to The Kelvin Club

19 December
The Kelvin Club

In his lifetime, the esteemed Lord Kelvin did some important work.  The first to postulate the correct value of absolute zero (-273o Celsius, since then known as 0o Kelvin), the Baron made pivotal contributions to science that propelled him well into the public eye of his generation. His most important contribution to date (well, for […]

It’s a Long Shot That’s Worth The Risk

19 December
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Long Shot

    It’s in the Docklands and it’s tiny… sounds like a bit of a long shot, right? The new café by the Walker Evans Baker Restaurant Group makes it worth heading west. Long Shot Cafe opens this morning in the newly announced Collins Square precinct, with a focus on specialty coffee and café fare. […]

The Atomic Bombshells to Land This January

19 December
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Bombshells

American burlesque supertroupe The Atomic Bombshells make their Australian debut with their internationally celebrated spectacular, featuring very special guest host, the iconic El Vez (US), aka “The Mexican Elvis!” Currently celebrating their 10-year anniversary as a troupe, The Atomic Bombshells have taken the international burlesque scene by storm. Founded by original members of the illustrious […]

Yousli’s Paul Findlay takes breakfast to a you level

19 December
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Paul Yousli

Have you ever caught yourself in the supermarket breakfast aisle staring blankly into the back of a muesli box? Apart from the dozens of ingredients in your average store-bought mix, there’s a lot to take in. How much sugar is that per serving? Is that too much fat for breakfast? What are those numbers in […]

Melbourne’s Innovative New Arts Event: The 24 Hour Experience

19 December
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24 Hour Experience

The 24 Hour Experience is Melbourne’s most exciting participatory live art event, on the horizon for the 29th – 30th of March 2014. A series of 24 live works developed by a team of ten artists and ordinary people who have been inspired by the poetic minutiae of everyday life, it is a ‘living documentary’ of […]

Peninsula locals star in Aphids’ film at the Drive-In

19 December
Dromana Drive in

One hundred and fifty Mornington Peninsula locals will feature in Aphids’ short film Finale, which will screen as part of the Drive-In Project on February 1st at the Dromana Drive-In. Starring performers from Kunyung Primary School, the Dromana Senior Citizens’ Marching Ladies, Ulysees Motorcycle Club (Mornington Wanderers and Two Bays Branches), Rosebud Astral Theatre Society, […]

The Rise of the Small Chain Store

19 December
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Famish'd

Small chain stores, two or more of the same store, are a rising trend in Melbourne, and local communities are embracing them wholeheartedly. Distinct from large chain stores, community demand is a driving force behind the duplication of small chain stores. Hooked, St ALi, Meatball & Wine Bar and Famish’d are all examples of small […]

Investing with impact creates double dividend

19 December
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STREAT

Impact investment? David Cameron and Bill Clinton are driving it, separately. JP Morgan estimate $500 million awaits suitable homes, but it’s not for home loans. It’s the new and growing global trend of investing money into businesses that generate both a financial dividend and a social or environmental dividend – and it is starting in […]

Cheers to 2014 – Good Beer Week Event Spoiler Alert

19 December
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Good Beer Week

The fourth Good Beer Week is expected to be the biggest yet, and the festival team has just revealed a teaser for their 2014 lineup that boasts epic local and international talent. For their third consecutive appearance at Good Beer Week, New York legends Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing brewmaster, author and renowned speaker Garrett […]

Butcher draws from the sea, garden, land and fire for inspiration

19 December
Morris Jones

Morris Jones’ head chef Matthew Butcher is not one to shy away from experimentation. His quirky and innovative cooking style is honed from working in renowned venues such as Vue de Monde, the Tippling Club in Singapore and Gordan Ramsay’s Maze. Butcher found his passion for cooking at a young age while working at his […]