The Tenth Annual Melbourne Magic Festival casts its spell across the Northcote Town Hall and beyond from July 3 to 15 and promises to take you to the extreme end of visual theatre with over 300 performances of 65 different shows including top international guest magicians from all over the world!
The Melbourne Magic Festival is now officially recognized as the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts magicians and magic fans from all over the country and beyond!
In addition to over 60 magicians from all over Australia, the Festival is proud to welcome International special guests (soon to be revealed) who will perform, lecture and present Masterclasses.
After sold-out shows in Melbourne (Federation Square), Torquay, Sydney and across NSW, Henry and the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) would like to welcome you to a screening of feature documentary film, As Worlds Divide, at the Northcote Town Hall in Northcote.
In 2008, Australian surfer Rob Henry packed up his life in Melbourne and flew to the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, in the hope of pursuing a more sustainable and fulfilling way of life. What he found instead were a people facing a threat far more pressing than his own.
9 years on Henry is returning to share the Mentawai people's story. As the remaining tribes-people battle for their culture and land there is still hope amongst a small group of tribal educators who are making a stand.
Tickets: $20 + BF (includes photo exhibition and Q&A with the film's Director, Henry).
The bar will be open on the night.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the community’s Cultural & Environmental Education Program (CEEP) via IEF.
By attending and learning about Mentawai's fascinating culture you'll actively be helping to save it - #WAFSAC
Merciless Gods presented by Darebin Arts' Speakeasy and Little Ones Theatre
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
to Saturday, 5 August 2017
Presented by Darebin Arts' Speakeasy and Little Ones Theatre.
Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas. Adapted by Dan Giovannoni.
Where do Gods live? In the sewers, with us…
Cruel, kind, generous and capricious.
In this theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed short story collection by author and provocateur, Christos Tsiolkas, humans and fallen angels alike are playthings - prey to godly whims.
Vicious and tender, this is Australia. From migrant camps to gay saunas, pill-popping hipster dinner parties to porn sets, prison cells to the streets of King's Cross, Merciless Gods captures haunting slices of our psyche and unveils the hidden faces of ancient deities on mortal ground.
This stage adaptation of Tsiolkas' writings by Little Ones Theatre and award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni is urgent, dirty and glorious theatre that brings queer migrant voices to the stage.
25th July to 5th August, 8pm (No Sunday or Monday performances)
***EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED - Saturday 5th August 2pm***
TICKETS: Full: $35 Concession: $29 (Student, Health Care Card Holders) Groups of 4 or more: $29 Preview: $25 (25 & 26 July) Transaction fees apply - $3.60 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
VENUE: Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall 189 High St, Northcote
Running Time 85 minutes, no interval. Latecomers not permitted. We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking.
CONTENT WARNING: Nudity, Adult Themes, Sex Scenes, Smoking, Haze, Sexually Explicit Language