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We’re Not Gone, We’re Just Reshaping

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A lot of our subscribers and followers from the over the years have been reaching out to us worried that we have disappeared or are closing down the magazine!

We just want to take the moment to say how touched we are to have been sent the well wishes of the community that we have come to grow with over the years and to reassure those people that we are not closing down the business. The digital transformation has been hard for us to redefine with and financial stresses have been difficult obstacles to overcome as we progress forward in a way that is realistic and achievable to our own levels of quality and care. We will be slowing down the publishing of new content for now whilst we reposition our brand but please stay tuned and dont leave the website. It wont be long before we fully relaunch and become the great flowing content machine we always were before. …

Exploring Melbourne Art Scene

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Melbourne is known as the culture capital or Australia. If its thriving street art scene is anything to go by then it is no surprise. What a testament to the city’s diverse and creative talents.

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Some would call this place a fusion of glam grunge whilst others hipster chic, it’s the proximity of all of the different styles and so many variants that really brings the place to life. At every turn there is more to see and a reason to pull out your camera and snap the latest and greatest of the young communities artistic stature. Full of what I would describe as bohemian ambiance, it may not be to everyones taste, especially those of a more conservative nature who . believe that art belongs in a frame or a gallery and the the streets should be fulled with dull brick grey. If thats not you, then Melbourne is for you. Whether you’re alone or with friends or family you wont be bored as it’s an area of easy adventure.

Melbourne’s not just a hub of gallery art, it’s street art is made of legends. Globally known for its prowess at turning the city onto a sprawling art museum, the magnificent creations consist of stencils, and murals and whilst they do venture further afield, primarily are centered around Hosier Lane and Union Lane. You can find it all the way down to the beach area of St. Kilda, and up to the trendy hipster area of Fitzroy. Melbourne offers a combination of art and activism, with everything from diversity driven social commentary to murals and decorative painting that will blow your mind at every turn. …

5 Things To Do In Melbourne

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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is lighting up to help support the endangered corroboree frog

Fantastical lights, projections, installations and performances are illuminating Melbourne Zoo this autumn. For two weeks in April the historic zoo is hosting Neon Playground, a new after dark event where guests can enjoy enchanting projections, meet giant glowing puppets, witness bedazzling laser art and explore a neon maze.

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne’s biggest book lovers have moved to the vibrant Queen Victoria Market

The famous weekly Fed Square book market shut up shop in 2017, much to the despair of Melbourne’s bibliophile community. But the closure was only a temporary one, with the free market now open at Queen Victoria Market every Sunday till August 25.

Europa Night Market

Celebrate the tastes and traditions of Europe at the Vic Market’s newest nocturnal event

Just when you thought the Queen Victoria Market couldn’t possibly squeeze in another nocturnal market they do. This autumn the iconic inner-city bazaar is launching the Europa Night Market, an after-hours market than humbly salutes Europe and its diverse (and delicious) food and drink traditions.

Male Dance Troupe

Girls on tour? Why not take some time out of your evening out to step in and see the boys at malestrippers.com.au. For a small price to pay you can get the best looking hunks around town to oil up and strip down to their undies whilst they dance to the latest tunes all over you and your mates. Surely a memory you wont forget anytime soon!

Small Business Digital Training

If you’re in town on business, a vacation or you live in the area and you wouldn’t mind brushing up on some of your marketing skills for an evening then you can always head down to Elwood and catch up with team at SearchButlers where they will teach you all about the wonderful and mysterious world of Search Engine Optimisation and social media marketing. It’s all free and you can meet other business owners from the area who may double up as potential future customers for your local or non local business. …

About Us

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Bluestone magazine is an online magazine with a focus on the arts, people, places, food and creativity around south west Victoria.

From Port Campbell to Portland, from Warrnambool to Dunkeld and all the bits in between.

We also write analysis about the issues affecting our area.

We publish ate fresh addition online every Sunday for. If you would like to know when a new addition hits the text, please join our email alert list.

While it is free to read Bluestein, the rely on paying subs and advertises to survive. Subscribers are also given early access to power analysis pieces so they even get to read them first. Read how you can become a member of the Bluestone club at our contact us page.…