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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

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

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

A very suit-able experience

By Shane Scanlan “Tailor-made”. I’ve always associated the term with a cigarette that didn’t need to be rolled.  So my recent first experience of having a suit made for me has been certainly a special delight. I’ve been in denial for a good while now about my need for a new suit.  I’ve got two

A feast for the curious

Enjoy lunch with a side of learning during Melbourne Knowledge Week. For seven days in May, Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) will transform the CBD into a collaborative classroom, bringing people together to address the interconnected challenges and opportunities our city is currently facing. The theme of this year’s event is “connecting minds, creating change” and

Active in April

We’re well versed in how detrimental sitting at a desk all day can be on our physical health. Stepping out of the office for a walk around the block at midday seems like a plausible idea at the start of the day, but before you know it 3 o’clock has rolled around and you’ve had

Melbourne on a plate

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival brings a bounty of great-tasting events to the city’s laneways, rooftops and public spaces over 10 days in March. The 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) program includes an impressive 290 events held from March 4 to 13, including 17 family-friendly and 25 (and counting) free events. With

‘Tis the season to be jolly…

Myer Christmas windows The Myer Christmas windows are a Melbourne institution. The windows are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and an air of secrecy surrounded them until the official unveiling. The windows are based on the book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, written by Corrine Fenton and illustrated by Robin Cowcher. Both Fenton

An architectural wonder

Have you visited MPavilion yet? MPavilion is a temporary pavilion located in Queen Victoria Gardens. The unique architecture commission was founded in 2014 by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation (with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government). This year’s MPavilion was designed by AL_A, the studio of award-winning architect Amanda Levete. Ms Levete

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