Murphy Live Magazine feat: Barrie Cassidy (Political Journalist & Commentator) Cade Lucas (Growing Up in Country Australia) Claire Sullivan (VICE & Kill Your Darlings) & heaps more...


7:00 pmThursday, 1 December 2022


Brunswick Ballroom

314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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After a triumphant debut earlier in the year, Murphy Live Magazine returns to the Brunswick Ballroom on December 1 with a brand new issue.

Inspired by Pop-Up Magazine in the US, and Live Magazine in Europe, the night unfolds like a classic general interest magazine, with a compelling collection of true reported stories.

A cast of writers take centre stage, narrating their stories, supported by multimedia and soundtracks performed by a live band. It’s quality journalism brought to life on stage!

It’s also informative, entertaining, thought-provoking, emotionally engaging, sometimes funny and a little unpredictable

Contributors for the second issue include:

Barrie Cassidy (Political Journalist & Commentator)

Cade Lucas (Growing Up in Country Australia)

Claire Sullivan (VICE & Kill Your Darlings)

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen (The Saturday Paper & Good Weekend)

Jonathan O’Brien & Siang Lu (The Beige Index & The Whitewash)

Oslo Davis (The New York Times & The Monthly & The Age)

Rachael Brown (Trace: ABC investigative podcast)

Sami Shah (Writer & Comedian)

And Tamil Rogeon & Daniel Mougerman are the Murphy band.

Appealing to a curious and eclectic audience, Murphy offers a welcome antidote the relentless wave of digital media and algorithmic feeds – like an old friend who comes to town from time to time, bringing great stories, smart insights and a little magic.

“In the biz we'd call it 'ambitious'. A brilliant line up of journalists and artists telling stories out of their comfort zone with musicians flying by the seat of their pants woven together with animation, images and fuelled by the appreciation of an astonished audience.”

— Catherine Deveny, Author

“What a great night – to be off the screen and in the moment, immersed in words and ideas. I loved every minute of it."

— Sophy Williams, Black Inc.

“I had no idea what I was signing-up for but I’m so glad I said yes. And frankly flattered to work alongside a gang of exceptional writers, artists, musos, techs and producers. Melbourne really needs stuff like this right now, and there was joy in the room that night.”

— Jo Walker, Contributor

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