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As long as events are inspiring and tinged with an underground edge, we’ll have them covered: happening parties, spine tinglingly good gigs, the best underground art shows. Whether it’s a warehouse rave in England or a dance performance in Australia, we’ll let you know. Or we’ll see you there.

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Sydney played host to a massive walk-in kaleidoscope this month

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 22 June 2015

If you were lucky enough to be in Sydney this past month, you probably saw a whole lot of colour around the city. Vivid Sydney – the annual event celebrating light, music and ideas – took place and mesmerized Sydneysiders for days. One very unique installation was the talk of the town: Masakazu Shirane’s Light Origami.

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Artist Frida Kahlo’s precious belongings are on display, more than 60 years after they were locked away

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 18 June 2015

When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera took her belongings and locked them in a bathroom in their Mexico City home, then ‘demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death’. The room was opened in 2004 and Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph Kahlo’s belongings for a photo series that gives us a more intimate view of the artist, her struggles and the zest for life she held throughout.

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An insider’s guide to the BEST food and wine in Queensland this winter

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 8 June 2015

Never underestimate the food and wine scene of Queensland, especially during the winter. This sunny Paradise is jam-packed full of smart and sophisticated venues serving up tasty food and wine that any foodie will want to know about.

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This bar in London sells only water in cardboard cups

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 June 2015

In order to get people to donate to charity instead of buying expensive drinks, H2Only set up a very clever campaign in the form of a pop-up water bar. 

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Camp under the stars and discover incredible music at this year’s Gympie Music Muster

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 1 June 2015

One of Queensland’s greatest music festivals is coming up and if this event isn’t on your to do yet, it should be. The Gympie Music Muster takes place every year in the beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, just 180 kilometres north of Brisbane.

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5 (extremely) good reasons why you should explore Queensland this winter

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 25 May 2015

Stay home this winter? No way! Queensland is waiting for you with its glorious sunshine and non-stop activities. And we’ve put together five (extremely) good reasons why you should be exploring Queensland this wintery season… though you can’t exactly call it a wintery season with such beautiful weather.

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KLM and Heineken gave 10 lucky people an epic non-stop party in Amsterdam!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 May 2015

If you ordered a Heineken recently, you might’ve been rewarded – not only with an iced cold beer but a trip to Amsterdam via KLM! As part of an incredible experience, both Dutch companies joined forces to celebrate King’s Day, (Koningsdag) which sees the city of Amsterdam come alive (more alive than usual!) with festivities on every street.

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For one night only, turn the Melbourne Cricket Ground into your (not so) private bedroom

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 15 May 2015

You know the MCG as the sports venue of Australia. You’ve watched an AFL grand final there among thousands of screaming fans. You’ve even seen an epic cricket match played on the grounds (Australia winning, of course). But what you’ve never done at the MCG is sleep over. But that’s all about to change this month.

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Not to be missed: Antony & the Johnsons are coming to Tasmania

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 14 May 2015

You’ve heard the goosebump-inducing rendition of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love by Antony and the Johnsons by now. You probably can’t stop playing it. So it’s an exciting time when you heard that Antony and the Johnsons will be performing at this year’s Dark Mofo festival.

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The work of fearless artist Marina Abramović will be on display at this year’s Dark Mofo festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Nicknamed the ‘grandmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović is unlike any other artist in the world today. She has pushed boundaries (and usually broken them), explored relationships to their core, and even allowed the public to harm her – all in the name of art. Now Tasmania is welcoming a new exhibition that explores the artistic wonder that is Abramović.

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Patricia Piccinini’s otherworldly art will make your heart skip a beat at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 12 May 2015

There’s a new art exhibition coming to Hobart and it’s beyond your wildest dreams. Picture gritty and grotesque sculptures of vulva-shaped orchids, ‘rubbish gods’ and mysterious fungi. Yep, if you didn’t guess by now, the artists coming to Hobart’s annual Dark Mofo fest are Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey, two of Australia’s best (and most surreal) artists. 

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We bet you didn’t know some of the most niche, offbeat and interesting cultural festivals are taking place in Queensland this winter

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 11 May 2015

This winter, if you’re escaping the drizzly weather and heading north to Queensland, you might want to re-organize that schedule and squeeze in a few days away from the beach. Yes, Queensland has Australia’s most beautiful beaches, but it’s also home to some of the country’s top cultural festivals you don’t want to miss.

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SPONSORED VIDEO: Absolut Nights transforms ordinary parties into ground-breaking nights around the globe

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 7 May 2015

Think back to the best party of your life – everything that made that night was perfect: friends, a rockin’ venue, a few drinks, and music turned up loud. Well that’s got nothing on Absolut Nights. Over four weeks, Absolut collaborated with ground-breaking artists all over the world to create a series of events where the night was used as a creative canvas. Touching down in Brooklyn, Sao Paulo, Berlin, and Johannesburg, Absolut put on the party of a lifetime, transforming one key element of the night in each location such as light, the dance floor, style, and persona.

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The priceless (and hilarious) memes and comments right after the royal baby was born

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 5 May 2015

You can’t have a royal baby without pomp and circumstance. And you also can’t have a royal baby without welcoming her with Internet memes. We might be thrilled at the announcement of a girl born to Kate and William, but what’s more thrilling is the flood of memes and comments popping up on Twitter that’ll have you laughing out loud.

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Instagram has got nothing on these iconic Aussie photos at the Art Gallery of NSW

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 30 April 2015

If you can remember life before Instagram (come on, it’s not that hard), you’ll probably have memories of flimsy point-and-click cameras, maybe those disposable ones if you were on holiday. And you’ve probably heard of those boxy cameras your Grandma’s generation used to use, too. Now there’s an exhibition digging right into the heart of Aussie photography and it’s taking place right in Sydney’s backyard.

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