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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020



With the announcement of easing Victorian lockdown restrictions, Melbourne Marriott Hotel has curated a host of getaway options, just a drive away to welcome back guests to the property. From fun family experiences to luxe romantic staycations, Melbourne Marriott is ready to welcome guests back into the heart of the CBD, where guests will be able to mix business and leisure seamlessly and safely to experience the diversity of this most dynamic city. “With an ever-changing landscape the Marriott Melbourne team have worked diligently to create unique packages at ourRead More


The popular annual Irish Film Festival returns from 19 – 29 November with its biggest line-up ever. Moved online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, cinephiles all over Australia can now catch the best new Irish cinema releases without leaving their couches. The online festival program is packed with award-winning dramas, documentaries, Irish-language features and comedies direct from Ireland, with no fewer than 11 Australian premieres. Festival highlights include horror-comedy, Extra Ordinary starring comedian Maeve Higgins as a driving instructor in Tullamore with supernatural powers; urban drama, Rialto, which wonRead More

2020 LEXUS Melbourne Cup

Twilight Payment became only the second horse to lead from start to finish and win the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup after Might And Power, after being given a beautiful ride by Victorian jockey Jye McNeil who notched a memorable win in the cup at his first attempt. It was a second triumph in the Lexus Melbourne Cup for 27-year-old trainer Joseph O’Brien, who became the youngest trainer ever to win the Cup when Rekindling won in 2017. O’Brien was watching in the early hours of the morning from his baseRead More


Presented by Palace, the 2020 British Film Festival will open on 10 November with a riotous re imagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Dame Judi Dench and Leslie Mann. Opening night receptions around the country will see guests enjoy Bulldog London Dry Gin & Tonics, Eton Mess choc-tops and live 1930’s swing music. The British Film Festival will again celebrate the filmmakers, acting talent and stories from the British Isles with a programme featuring the most anticipated films of the year. Screening from early November inRead More