Clowning around

Clowning around

They were called Irish O’Reilly and The Mighty Joe. Two former circus performers reunite to speak about their past lives travelling the country and…

COVID-19 sparks wave of innovation

COVID-19 sparks wave of innovation

Staring into the void of Melbourne’s stage four lockdown, some local entrepreneurs found the inspiration to reimagine their businesses – and turn 2020 into…

Face mask in gutter

Climate crisis in quarantine

COVID-19, with its disposable masks and bans on KeepCups, brought the fight for the environment to its knees. Meet the entrepreneurs and community leaders…

Dancers caught in isolated movements

Dancers caught in isolated movements

How do you teach or learn dance during a stage-four lockdown? Dance Plus teacher Ruby Marques and Spectrum Dancer Grace O’Toole explain how a…

Why I stayed: Out-of-towners who stuck out the lockdown in Melbourne

Why I stayed: Out-of-towners who stuck out the lockdown in Melbourne

Melbourne – a culturally diverse and artsy city with great bars and restaurants – has long been a drawcard for young people from across the country. But when our long lockdown began, the exodus was huge – anyone with somewhere else they could be, departed. Jack Crnjanin talked to some who chose to stay.

Polio: the forgotten disease

Polio: the forgotten disease

In Australia there were major polio epidemics in the late 1930s and 1950s, during which time, schools, pools, state borders were closed. People who…