What's On: May '16

Henry Talbot  No title (Fashion illustration, model MaggieTabberer wearing ocelot coat)  1961–66 gelatin silver photograph 24.0 x 19.0 cm (image and sheet) Henry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive (119634) © Lynette Anne Talbot

Henry Talbot
No title (Fashion illustration, model MaggieTabberer wearing ocelot coat) 1961–66
gelatin silver photograph
24.0 x 19.0 cm (image and sheet)
Henry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive (119634)
© Lynette Anne Talbot

Melbourne, the city of art and culture

Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer

Fashion photographer Henry Talbot's work is being exhibited for the first time at the National Gallery of Victoria. From 35,000 negatives he gifted the gallery in the 80s, this curated exhibition features his work with iconic photographer Helmut Newton as well as many shots of Melbourne during the 60s.

Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square. 7 May - 21 August 2016.


Australian Ballet Adult Classes Lei Lady Lei

If you have ever been interested in ballet, take the leap this year with adult classes at The Australian Ballet. The six week series, offered in both Melbourne and Sydney, is accompanied by live music and taught by former and current dancers of The Australian Ballet. Call to reserve your spot in class.

MELBOURNE (22 Mar – 20 Dec)

The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre studios
Level 5, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank

SYDNEY (3 April – 8 May)

Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

 From $160 for six week series.


Melbourne Tea Festival Lei Lady Lei

Attention all tea lovers, this festival is for you! Melbourne Tea Festival is being held on Sunday 29th May 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Building. Explore the 50 plus stallholders and sample your weight in tea.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Building. Sunday, 29th May 2016.


Eat Street 2016 Lei Lady Lei

Each year Eat Street brings together over 50 of Melbourne's best restaurants and beverage and wine companies for a night of incredible food and drink. This year's theme is Eat Me Drink Me, the ultimate Mad Hatter's Tea Party. The charity they are supporting this year is Variety - the Children's Charity, which helps Aussie kids who are sick, disabled, disadvantaged or who have special needs.

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Tuesday, 24th May at 6pm. Tickets $160 per head.


Matilda The Musical has been named one of this year's best performances to see. The multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin.

Princess Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets from $55. Brisbane and Perth seasons just announced.



Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

MBFWA Lei Lady Lei

Fancy a weekend of fashion? Emmerse yourself in MBFWA in Sydney and attend runway shows, the blogger high tea or one of the masterclasses. Australian favourites including KITX, Dion Lee, Romance Was Born and Akira will be on show and if you're lucky you'll get to see international labels Cynthia Rowley and Oscar de la Renta walking the runway.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks. Friday, 20th May 20- Sunday, 21th May 2016. Tickets on sale here.




After selling out in Sydney, Flow Athletic, Stylerunner and Melbourne Town Hall present Melbourne's Flow After Dark Silent Disco. The 90 minute all-level Vinyasa Yoga is led by Flow Athletic co-founder, Kate Kendall to the tunes of Sydney DJ, James Mack, Silent Disco style.

Tickets, $53.24, are on the expensive side, but I guess it's all about the experience, right? Book now before they sell out!

Melbourne City Town Hall - 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Tuesday, 14 June 2016 from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM.

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Lei xx