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A literary residency

A literary residency

The Wheeler Centre is hitting the town for the month of July, as their event spaces undergo a casual makeover. This month, the Wheeler Centre will be heading south down Swanston St to take up residency at The Toff in Town, whilst the performance space at the Little Lonsdale St headquarters is renovated. They’ll be

Jazz in the City

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival returns this month and is set to electrify the city with a repertoire of local and international jazz greats.  The festival is a world-class jazz presentation that provides a platform for performance, collaboration, education and engagement, encompassing both established and emerging artists. The extensive program attracts both young and old,

The New Art Loop

Have you been stopped in your tracks by Melbourne’s latest public art installation yet? Challenging the social construct of the daily commute and the distinction between cultural and commercial, the Melbourne Central Art Loop offers patrons an immersive art experience in an exhibition space unlike any other. Art Loop is a new permanent gallery space

Date night reimagined

April is as good a time as ever to expand your horizons so why not swap out your local tried-and-tested for something a little different on date night this month? Think of it as an opportunity to tick off the unfailing “try something new” annotation on your new year resolution list. Instead of dinner and

Laughter in the streets

The 30th Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back this month and is celebrating its milestone birthday with a dedicated exhibition, comedy quiz and an epic birthday bash. A highly-anticipated and favoured event on Australia’s annual cultural calendar, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) brings to the city a huge program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre,

Summer night lovin’

Take advantage of the waning summer sunshine and while away an evening or two at one of the CBD’s rooftop watering holes. Curtin House’s Rooftop Bar has it all – comfy deck chairs, a 360 degree view of the Melbourne skyline and (from December through to April) even an open-air cinema. Open every day from

A global feast

The Queen Vic Summer Night Market The Summer Night Market is back! The Queen Victoria Market will host the Night Market every Wednesday from 5pm – 10pm until March. More than 50 street food traders will cook up a global feast. If that doesn’t get the taste buds tingling, then perhaps the new barbecue pit

A musical November

Melbourne Music Week is set to captivate audiences from November 13-20. More than 100 events will take place over the six-day period. Half of the events are free, which makes it even better! The majority of the artists are also Victorian. Here are some of the events that are taking place in inner-Melbourne: Play it

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

Frivolities at the Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival has something for everyone. September is an exciting month to live in Melbourne. The weather starts to warm up, and there are so many things happening! One of the most exciting is the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne Fringe highlights everything that makes Melbourne the great city it is, with an emphasis

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