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Celebrating our literary creatives

Celebrating our literary creatives

Not-for-profit organisation The Emerging Writers’ Festival is back this year with a jam-packed program aimed at supporting our emerging writers. From Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 23, a huge variety of masterclasses and workshops nurturing talent, creativity and innovation will be available at venues all across the CBD. 11 storytellers are coming together for

Know. Now. Next.

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 focuses on the theme “Know. Now. Next.” – taking what we know, acting now and preparing for the future. The brightest local and international minds will come together for one week to lead discussions on shaping our city’s evolution. This year’s hub is the State Library, but you can learn, interact

Very Big Laugh Out

From March 31 – April 23, enjoy a bellyful of laughs at Federation Square for the very funny and totally free, “The (Very) Big Laugh Out!” Presented by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The (Very) Big Laugh Out has you covered for all your comedic needs with shows running from midday onwards almost every day.

World’s Greatest Shave

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is back this year at Federation Square on March 17, from 11am – 6pm. The iconic fundraiser is one of the largest in Australia, attempting each year to raise money to help beat blood cancer. This year’s target is $17 million, so head down to Federation Square and donate

Summer In Motion

Get active this summer at Federation Square! With a large program of participatory events aimed at getting everyone up and moving, you can now squeeze in a fun, free work out during your lunch break. Join the world-renowned dance party that is Zumba! Burn calories to the exhilarating Latin beats. Classes are presented by Healthy

Victorian Seniors Festival

Celebrating our seniors

This month our city will pay tribute to the older members of the community in celebration of the 34th Victorian Seniors Festival, from Sunday, October 2 to Sunday, October 9.  The festival aims to recognise the contribution older people have made, and continue to make, to our community and highlight the importance of providing support

The Other Film Festival

MIFF may be done and dusted for another year but cinema fans need not despair as September brings a truly inclusive film event to the CBD. The Other Film Festival (TOFF) is back in 2016 and will be presented at the State Library of Victoria from September 28 to 30. The event is Australia’s leading

Drink coffee … do good!

CafeSmart will be painting the town yellow on Friday, August 5, donating your coffee dollars to local community groups and not-for-profits who help combat homelessness on our city streets. The annual one-day event calls on the coffee industry to help raise funds and promote awareness around one of Australia’s most pertinent social issues, homelessness. Cafes

Fresh eats

Whilst a few notable closures have rocked the wider Melbourne dining scene over the last couple of months, here in the CBD we’ve been treated to a string of new openings that have only added to our list of enviable coffee and lunch spots. For the days when that lone can of “emergency” tuna just

A Royal lunchtime

Take shelter from the wintery weather and frenetic lunchtime foot-traffic in the historic Royal Arcade. The Royal Arcade was the first arcade in Melbourne and is the oldest in Australia. Designed by Charles Webb, construction of the arcade started in June 1869 and was completed in May the following year. The arcade joins Little Collins,

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