Burlesque a Retrospective Book Launch - this Friday

So I have been a busy little bee for the last few months and it culminates in a book launch this Friday 29th October! Held at Red Bennies on Chapel St, the doors will open at 8pm for book signings and the show kicks off at 9pm.…

Tickets are $20 which entitles you to a night of fantastic Burlesque performance AND $5 off the price of the book.

Featuring some of Australian Burlesque’s brightest stars, ‘Burlesque – A Retrospective’, is sure to become a cult favourite. Starring burning fixtures of the Burlesque stage, from some of Australia’s most famous burlesque names, to rising stars you will soon know and love, ‘Burlesque – A Retrospective’ is a must have for any Burlesque enthusiast, or just the curious!

To celebrate the launch of ‘Burlesque – A Retrospective’, Samantha Diamond and Angela

You'd be forgiven

Take 2 since i am obviously slightly challenged

For thinking I had dropped off the face of the earth…

I hadn’t.

Just been incredibly busy for the last little while, if you are interested this is why


Huge thanks to Loki who pointed me in the right direction and has incredible way of finding light and to the performers who are AMAZING women and incredibly welcoming and generous

Chinese New Year

I was extremely late getting into the city yesterday and then had the joyful experience of driving around for 40 minutes trying to find a park – wasnt game enough to take a train since very few trains actually work in Melbourne now days…

Anyway with my limited timeframe of 1 hour (i really cannot afford parking tickets at the moment) here are a few shots from chinatown














Oromia Festival

I was in Fed Square killing time before meeting with some friends at Transport and what do ya know there was a festival!!

See this link for more information about Oromia.

It was a great atmosphere and I couldnt believe that the lovely Oromian ladies were walking around giving out free tea, coffee and breads – very very nice the tea by the way.

Anyway here’s a few offerings from this afternoon











All the best for the holiday season and Happy New Year…

Polish Festival

Went to the Polish festival at Fed Square today with my parents who are visiting from NZ. I got to try some Potato Pancakes (yummo) and some ravioli type things (even more yummo) – DID NOT partake of the beer garden, that would have been very interesting to say the least!

Saw some of the people from the Art Exhibition on Thursday night as well!

So here are some of my shots from today






6. One especially for Mark and Simon to feed their foot fetish :)





I would have liked to have popped down to Lygon St for the festival as well but had to pick the boy up from the airport…
Must admit I love getting back into summer with lots of festivals soming up

30x30 Art Exhibition

Hello guys

Just a quick note to let you know about an open invitation to everyone to attend a Gallery opening this Thursday 13th November at 7pm and running until the 18th November.

The exhibition is a mixture of artists and mediums working to 30×30×30 dimensions.

I have 8 works in this exhibition which were accepted by the Polish Art Foundation who are holding this exhibition in conjunction with Steps Gallery in Carlton.

So details are

Thursday 13th November 2008
Steps Gallery
62 Lygon St

(next to C62 cafe)

Hope to see you all there :)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

So I decided to go for a galavant (you get the gist) today and found myself at Fed Square for the Guinness World Record attempt for the most people doing the Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (incidentally written by Richard O’Brien from little ol Hamilton, NZ)

Here are some candid shots from the day (beautiful spring day at that – think i might have got sunburnt!)



3. Check out the reflection in the sunnies!


5. This guy and his friends completely cracked me up – here is his “blue steel”

6. Followed by the rear view – lets just say there were some VERY brave boys today






Jumping on the bandwagon....50 things

1. Do you like blue cheese?
LOVE LOVE LOVE it but i am lactose intolerant so dont get it too often…

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
About 3 when i was 17

3. Do you own a gun?
Definitely NO…not a fan of guns

4. What flavour would you add to your drink at Sonic?

5 Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No not particularly
6 Do you like hot-dogs?
Meh not fussed either way

7. Favorite Christmas Song?
Snoopy’s Xmas although sadly they dont seem to play it in Australia too often

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Green tea with mint for my dodgy tummy

9. Can you do push-ups?
What on earth would i do push ups…alright i am a weakling

10. What’s your favourite meal?
Most food really..

11. What’s your favourite piece of jewellery?
My Nana’s gold bangle that I inherited when sh

Dont forget Melbournians!!

that tomorrow night (Saturday 23/8/08) there is an extra special exhibition opening

The Makeshift Gallery
Cnr Brunswick & Leicester St
Above Calico Lane – head down Leicester St and turn right into the alleyway

lots of different mediums – photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media

inlcuding the talented

Mark German

Sue Wickham

see the website for more details about the artists…

hope to see you there braving the indifferent melbourne weather :)

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