Month: February 2013

(yarn) bombs away

          All photos by Marleena Forward.   These amazing yarn bombs recently graced the trees in Melbourne’s City Square. Unfortunately this display has now finished, but if you’re keen to see some more beautiful bomb sites, head to the inner northern suburbs and you’ll be sure to spot a few.     Advertisements

MSO free concerts at the bowl

    Every year in February, something lovely happens on a grassy hill in Melbourne. We gather, under the stars, to listen to the acclaimed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. For free. The Myer Music Bowl is one of my favourite concert venues. It evokes childhood memories of picnic blankets, cold chicken, hushed crowds and falling asleep to floating classical music. At the front of the venue is an undercover seating area, but on a clear night you’ll be much more comfortable lying on the grass that slopes down towards the main stage. Alcohol is not permitted inside the Bowl, but you’re free to bring a picnic. The MSO will perform four free concerts at the Bowl beginning on Wednesday 13 February and finishing on Saturday 23 February. It’s usually best to arrive a little¬†early if you want to stake out of good patch of grass; these events are very popular and the hill will fill up fast. Before each of the two Saturday concerts, there will be pre-concert entertainment …