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Melbourne Festival returns

Melbourne Festival returns

By James Manton The Melbourne Festival returns to the CBD this month as it boasts acts and pieces that explore humanity and the world we live in. Artistic director Jonathan Holloway launched this year’s event – his second – with it running over 65 events during the 19 days. The most prominent piece of the

The clans come together for festival

By Sunny Liu Melbourne Festival kicked off at Federation Square on October 5 with smoke, dances and songs brought by the traditional owners of the land. Tanderrum, meaning ceremony, is the meeting of the five Aboriginal clans of the Kulin nation, which had not been practiced in Melbourne since 1835 until it was brought to

Our festival

The Melbourne Festival returns this month bringing an explosive program of events to the CBD.  Beginning on Thursday, October 6 and culminating on Sunday, October 23, the Melbourne Festival invites artists from all around the world to celebrate and rediscover our great city through a line-up of dance, theatre, circus, contemporary and classical music and

Festival kicks off with ‘Tanderrum’ ceremony

Words and photo by Katie Wong Hoy Thousands flocked to Federation Square on Thursday, October 8 for “Tanderrum”, the opening ceremony of the Melbourne Festival 2015. Traditional indigenous chants, clap sticks and smoke filled the air, entrancing the crowd as the five clans of the Kulin Nation united for the ceremony. Musical director of Tanderrum

Melbourne Festival

Enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer during this multi-arts festival Melbourne Festival is basically a festival for Melbourne  – to celebrate and engage residents all over the city. This year the festival will take place from October 8-25. The festival is a key highlight in Australia’s culture calendar. Some of the finest national and international

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