Jan
21
Mon
Felton Story @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Felton Story @ Hotel Esplanade | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia

Felton Story

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts.

Alfred Felton

Besides being a name cited in the gallery text sitting alongside a few thousand works at the Melbourne’s NGV, few people know much at all about Alfred Felton. Let’s begin here… born is the 1831 Alfred Felton was a successful businessman and avid art collector who came to Melbourne in the gold rush era. An eccentric character who lived modestly then upon his death bequeathed just enough money to be the making of the NGV as a gallery on the world stage. Not to mention donating the other half of his fortune to charities supporting women and children. Felton’s life and the impact of his bequests is nothing short of fascinating.

Felton’s Rooms At Hotel Esplanade

Felton resided at the Hotel Esplanade for the last twenty years of his life. His business partner Russell Grimwade described his two modest rooms as, “Bookshelves all round, crammed in places with orderly series of volumes; crammed elsewhere with disorderly heaps of books, papers, and serials. Above, pictures, clocks, ornaments and rubbish; above that, on the walls, the earlier pictures, properly hung. In front, the later pictures, leaning against the books, or a pedestal carrying a marble statue. Perhaps an ormolu timepiece with its glass dome, and the auction room number still on it.”

Storyteller

Melbourne publican Matt Mullins is an art and history lover. Like many publicans he tells a great tale and loves a few laughs. Ever since discovering Alfred Felton was a former resident at the Hotel Esplanade, Matt has dug deep into every detail of this fascinating man’s little known story. His passion is perhaps best demonstrated by the obsessive number of sticky-notes hanging from the pages of Mr Felton’s Bequests, a biography by John Poynter that has been a permanent fixture under Matt’s arm for many months.

This experience includes a refreshment on the upper level of the newly restored hotel, which has been created in Felton’s honour.

DATES: Select Mondays over multiple dates beginning 26 November 2018

DURATION: 60 minutes

MEETING POINT: Details will be sent to ticket holders 3 days before the event

MORE INFO AND ACCESSIBILITY ENQUIRIES: arts@hotelesplanade.com.au

All U18s MUST be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times

**Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of your tour. Unfortunately latecomers may not be able to join until a suitable point in the journey.**

We acknowledge the lands on which we present this work are the lands of the Yalukit Willam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.

Jan
22
Tue
Espy Moves: Dance Class @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm
Espy Moves: Dance Class @ Hotel Esplanade | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia

Dance classes inspired by routines from iconic music video clips held inside a legendary band room // Kids 10-15 5.00pm // Adults 16+ 6.30pm

Familiar moves made easy for everyone from beginners and beyond, in an inclusive and judgement free environment.

CLASSES

All classes are casual with a new short dance routine taught each week:

Dec 4: Michael Jackson

Dec 11: Bowie

Dec 18: Beyonce

Jan 8: Lady Gaga

Jan 15: Kylie

Jan 22: Backstreet Boys

Jan 29: Madonna Vs Britney

TEACHERS

James Welbsy

James Welsby is a producer, choreographer and performer with a decade of professional experience in contemporary dance and queer performance. He graduated from the VCA School of Dance in 2007 and in 2008 founded Phantom Limbs (winner “Best Dance” Melbourne Fringe 2013 and “Melbourne Festival Discovery Award”). He has performed for numerous companies (Taylor Mac, Finucane and Smith, BRIEFS,) and independent choreographers (Martin Del Amo, Luke George, and Cadi McCarthy). James is the founder and artistic director of critically acclaimed cult cabaret YUMMY, which has been presented in multiple festivals and continues to tour internationally.

As a choreographer, James has created work for Club Swizzle, Sisters Grimm, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), and has created several full-length shows under his own name. One of which, “HEX,” was performed in Next Wave Festival 2014, the International AIDS Conference 2014, and toured Australia in 2015 to Brisbane Powerhouse, PICA, RCC, PACT, and The Street Theatre. James taught at Chunky Move for six years, and was mentored by choreographer Stephanie Lake through JUMP mentoring. His drag alter ego “Valerie Hex” has been seen touring nationally and internationally and has performed in countless nightclubs around the world.

Chafia Brooks

Chafia began at a small dance school at the age of 8 and continued on as a member of the highly regarded QL2 Youth Dance Company, Canberra before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 10 years professional experience working as a performer, choreographer and teacher. As a contemporary dancer she has been involved in many projects for theatre, arts and music festivals, dance film and site specific work both nationally and Internationally. She also has extensive experience working across more commercial projects in film and TV and has been involved in music film clips for artists including; Darren Hayes, Little Birdy, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, Youth Group, Powderfinger, Ben Lee, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Kid Radio, TZU, Alex Watts and Le1f (USA).

In more recent years Chafia has become focused on the multiple benefits and relevance of dance and movement within the broader community across all demographics, abilities and professions. Further study in Dance Movement Therapy has allowed her to bring dance experiences and education to a widely diverse range of people.

DATES

Every Tuesday beginning 4 December 2018

TIMES

Kids 10-15: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Adults 16+: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your class time. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who remains in the Gershwin Room for the entirety of the class.

MORE INFO AND ACCESSIBILITY ENQUIRIES

arts@hotelesplanade.com.au

Image credit: Gregory Lorenzetti

We acknowledge the lands on which we present these classes are the lands of the Yalukit Willam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.

Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works

Long term boyfriends, Adam and Steve, are die-hard Britney Spears fans and Savage Garden doppelgängers. Together they embark upon a pilgrimage along the holy sites of Britney’s 2007 breakdown. But when their meet-and-greet tickets for Britney’s concert residency in Las Vegas are inexplicably cancelled, everything begins to fall apart.

As the cracks in their relationship deepen, the couple are forced apart and thrust into an increasingly absurd journey through burgers, morphine, stolen Make-A-Wish gifts, bad Croatian accents, vomit, guns, sex, and mistaken identity. Drawing ever closer to Britney’s shiny façade, Adam and Steve must find a way to love each other again if they are to escape the dark heart of American pop culture.

Truly Madly Britney is part of a spectacular queer party season at Theatre Works, in the heart of St. Kilda. A new work by Alberto Di Troia and the debut from independent theatre collective Stage Mom, Truly Madly Britney is loud, queer, hilarious, considered and surprising. A must see this Midsumma.

Receive $17 off each Adult ticket when you purchase 1 or more Adult tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $12.50 off each Concession ticket when you purchase 1 or more Concession tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $10 off each “Tightarse Tuesday” ticket when you purchase 1 or more “Tightarse Tuesday” tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Give a F*** Cabaret @ Theatre Works
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Give a F*** Cabaret @ Theatre Works

“In life, our f**ks must be spent on something.”

A delicious buffet of highly skilled and renowned performers from circus, dance, drag, live art, song and clowning will respond to author Mark Manson’s book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k” and his provocation that one has limited amount of ‘f**ks to give’ in this world, so you should invest them wisely.

Spurned on by living in a country and culture which is infamous for its political apathy (Nauru/Manus – who? What?; “She’ll be right mate”), this is a cabaret presenting acts which are about either ‘not giving a f**k’ (about what others think of you or about the small essentially irrelevant things in life) or ‘giving a f**k’ (about the things that really need our attention!).

“F**ks don’t grow on trees… f**ks have to be earned and then invested wisely. F**ks are cultivated like a beautiful f**king garden, where if you f**k shit up and the f**ks get fucked, then you’ve fucking f**ked your f**ks all the f**k up.” – Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k

Jan
23
Wed
Australian Open @ Sunset Cali @ Sunset Cali
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – Jan 24 @ 1:00 am
Australian Open @ Sunset Cali @ Sunset Cali

Enjoy the Australian Open at Sunset Cali.

From 23rd to 27th of January we will be live streaming the tennis on the BIG screen.

We will be serving $15 specialty cocktails.

We’ve got comfy bean bags and some of the best views in St Kilda!

Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works

Long term boyfriends, Adam and Steve, are die-hard Britney Spears fans and Savage Garden doppelgängers. Together they embark upon a pilgrimage along the holy sites of Britney’s 2007 breakdown. But when their meet-and-greet tickets for Britney’s concert residency in Las Vegas are inexplicably cancelled, everything begins to fall apart.

As the cracks in their relationship deepen, the couple are forced apart and thrust into an increasingly absurd journey through burgers, morphine, stolen Make-A-Wish gifts, bad Croatian accents, vomit, guns, sex, and mistaken identity. Drawing ever closer to Britney’s shiny façade, Adam and Steve must find a way to love each other again if they are to escape the dark heart of American pop culture.

Truly Madly Britney is part of a spectacular queer party season at Theatre Works, in the heart of St. Kilda. A new work by Alberto Di Troia and the debut from independent theatre collective Stage Mom, Truly Madly Britney is loud, queer, hilarious, considered and surprising. A must see this Midsumma.

Receive $17 off each Adult ticket when you purchase 1 or more Adult tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $12.50 off each Concession ticket when you purchase 1 or more Concession tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $10 off each “Tightarse Tuesday” ticket when you purchase 1 or more “Tightarse Tuesday” tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Davey Lane & Band @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
Davey Lane & Band @ Hotel Esplanade

Davey Lane (You Am I) and his band take over The Espy Basement during January and February.

w/ special guests.

These shows are all 18+ events.

 

Give a F*** Cabaret @ Theatre Works
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Give a F*** Cabaret @ Theatre Works

“In life, our f**ks must be spent on something.”

A delicious buffet of highly skilled and renowned performers from circus, dance, drag, live art, song and clowning will respond to author Mark Manson’s book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k” and his provocation that one has limited amount of ‘f**ks to give’ in this world, so you should invest them wisely.

Spurned on by living in a country and culture which is infamous for its political apathy (Nauru/Manus – who? What?; “She’ll be right mate”), this is a cabaret presenting acts which are about either ‘not giving a f**k’ (about what others think of you or about the small essentially irrelevant things in life) or ‘giving a f**k’ (about the things that really need our attention!).

“F**ks don’t grow on trees… f**ks have to be earned and then invested wisely. F**ks are cultivated like a beautiful f**king garden, where if you f**k shit up and the f**ks get fucked, then you’ve fucking f**ked your f**ks all the f**k up.” – Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k

Jan
24
Thu
Australian Open @ Sunset Cali @ Sunset Cali
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – Jan 25 @ 1:00 am
Australian Open @ Sunset Cali @ Sunset Cali

Enjoy the Australian Open at Sunset Cali.

From 23rd to 27th of January we will be live streaming the tennis on the BIG screen.

We will be serving $15 specialty cocktails.

We’ve got comfy bean bags and some of the best views in St Kilda!

Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Truly Madly Britney @ Theatre Works

Long term boyfriends, Adam and Steve, are die-hard Britney Spears fans and Savage Garden doppelgängers. Together they embark upon a pilgrimage along the holy sites of Britney’s 2007 breakdown. But when their meet-and-greet tickets for Britney’s concert residency in Las Vegas are inexplicably cancelled, everything begins to fall apart.

As the cracks in their relationship deepen, the couple are forced apart and thrust into an increasingly absurd journey through burgers, morphine, stolen Make-A-Wish gifts, bad Croatian accents, vomit, guns, sex, and mistaken identity. Drawing ever closer to Britney’s shiny façade, Adam and Steve must find a way to love each other again if they are to escape the dark heart of American pop culture.

Truly Madly Britney is part of a spectacular queer party season at Theatre Works, in the heart of St. Kilda. A new work by Alberto Di Troia and the debut from independent theatre collective Stage Mom, Truly Madly Britney is loud, queer, hilarious, considered and surprising. A must see this Midsumma.

Receive $17 off each Adult ticket when you purchase 1 or more Adult tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $12.50 off each Concession ticket when you purchase 1 or more Concession tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret

Receive $10 off each “Tightarse Tuesday” ticket when you purchase 1 or more “Tightarse Tuesday” tickets to Truly Madly Britney AND Give a F*ck Cabaret