Almanac Festivals: Marvellous Melbourne in Autumn

Ian Wilson found a way to compensate for the Saints’ disaster – sample the delights of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the revitalised city centre itself.

Almanac Travel: Castlemaine’s Arts Hub

Ian Wilson makes a case for Castlemaine’s up and coming place in the zeitgeist for multiple generations of art lovers in and around Melbourne.

Every Dog has his Day

The ghosts of Charlie Sutton and Teddy Whitten hovered over the Doncaster Playhouse on Saturday night, as Neil Anderson’s one act play “The Devil You Know” took home the chocolates in the National Playwright Competition. There will be a motorcade for Neil around the All Nations Hotel at the next Almanac lunch. And not a dry eye in the house.