The Wheeler Centre at The Toff
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Modern love is a minefield, and trust us … the last thing you want to do is turn to Yahoo Answers for advice. When you have a romantic problem, it’s best to ventilate it, get it out in the open, let that conundrum breathe! With this in mind, we present Take it From Me, a forum for strangers to dissect your love life and dish out ill-informed and context-free advice.
Anonymously submit your romantic quandaries and quagmires and our panellists will puzzle over your problem before setting you on the path to happily ever after. Secretly pining for your sexy but sociopathic ex-butcher? Hopelessly embroiled in a dead-end love affair with a dead ringer for Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys? Our advisers will bring their wealth of experience from mostly irrelevant fields, and nut out some solutions to your dilemma.
Those who are smugly and insufferably coupled-up can come along, too! What better date night activity than smirking into each other’s eyes while listening to the woes of the lovelorn?
Destiny knocks. Will you answer?
Justin Clemens is a philosopher, translator, social critic, poet and academic. He has published three collections of poetry, The Mundiad (Black Inc, 2004), Villain (Hunter Publishers, 2009) and Me ‘n’ me trumpet (Vagabond, 2011).
Jess McGuire is a writer, broadcaster, MC, film reviewer, trivia host and DJ based in Melbourne. She can be heard each week talking about music documentaries with Myf Warhurst on Double J, and discussing a variety of topics with Raf Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne's Drive program. For many years, she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia, and was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.
Maureen Matthews grew up an English Vicar’s daughter. At 23, she was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and is now legally blind. In 1996, Maureen opened Bliss for Women, Melbourne’s only adult store and bookshop for women. Next year, bliss4women.com turns 20.
For a decade, Maureen has written for Melbourne's Sunday Age. In her popular column, About Last Night, Maureen responds to a wide range of questions about sex and relationships.
Tim Rogers is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected rock icons. Tim is the frontman singer and lyricist for the legendary Australian rock bands You Am I and The Temperance Union.
This July, we’re throwing sass at winter, stepping out and hitting the town.
While our own performance space undergoes a casual makeover, The Toff in Town will become the Wheeler Centre’s home away from home, as we slip down Swanston Street to take up residence with a mini-programme of events – held alongside drink specials and signature cocktails – in the heart of Curtin House.
Come and find us at the bar; you’ll find favourites from our regular series, a couple of special events and atmosphere in spades.