The Plug - February

The Plug - February // February 2024 The Plug - February
We’ve pulled together some of our top recommendations of what to read, listen, watch, and see around Melbourne this February.


Lucky Ones: Melinda Ham

Why the Plug?

Lucky Ones: Stories of Australian Refugee Journeys is a collection of narratives that sheds light on the experiences of refugees who have resettled in Australia. Through personal stories, the book explores the challenges, triumphs, and resilience of individuals who have fled their homelands in search of safety and a better life.

The narratives highlight the diversity of refugee experiences, including the struggles of leaving behind loved ones, adapting to a new culture, and navigating the complexities of the refugee resettlement process.


Big Small Talk

Why the Plug?

If you want to know what’s happening in parliament, but you also want to know the latest in pop culture, this is the podcast for you.

From the front page to your newsfeeds, no story is too serious, stale, funny or frivolous. Because, if you haven’t realised, loving pop culture doesn’t mean you don’t understand politics or vice versa.


Melbourne Fashion Festival

Why the Plug?

Melbourne Fashion Festival celebrates design, art and ideas. They mirror and amplify all that is unique, edgy and wonderfully eclectic about Melbourne and Victorian fashion, while also amplifying broader Australian fashion talent on a local and global stage.

Our picks from the line up are Emerging Mob in Fashion Runway x Fujitsu and PE Nation’s Grand Solo Runway.


Boy Swallows Universe

Why the Plug?

The TV series adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel by Australian author Trent Dalton, is not to be missed. The story follows a young boy growing up in Brisbane in the 1980s. Despite coming from a troubled family background, Eli navigates his tumultuous upbringing with resilience and humour, aided by his older brother, a drug dealer, and a notorious criminal. The series explores themes of family, loyalty, and the search for identity, capturing the essence of Dalton's novel in a visually compelling and emotionally resonant narrative.

Watch Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix now.

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