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Making a splash!

Making a splash!

Young and old celebrated summer with a supersized inflatable slip ‘n’ slide at Federation Square last month. Toyota’s “Slide the Square” ran for 12 days from January 4 – 15 with last year’s success prompting it to run for an extra week. The slide was open from 10 am until 8 pm and sessions ran

Kids colour the city

By Khiara Elliott Some 55 artists between the ages of three and 10 years old have created what is believed to be the world’s first commercial colouring book made entirely by children. Colour Melbourne is made up entirely of children’s drawings of iconic Victorian landmarks. The colouring book also features a section dedicated solely to

School holidays in the CBD

The city will come alive with activities and events for the young and young at heart alike this month, as we celebrate the culmination of another school term for the little people in our lives. There are a range of free and affordable activities happening around town, and something to keep everyone enthused and entertained.

Music event to be reviewed

Federation Square will review the soon-to-conclude Sunday afternoon season of Piknic Électronik before making a decision on its future. The weekly musical event has generated complaints from people living in Flinders St towers adjacent to the “Paddock” area across the railway lines. Federation Square CEO Ron Gauci told CBD News that a thorough review would

Music fest not a picnic for all

By Jack Hayes The January 17 return of the Melbourne chapter of Piknic Électronik disturbed some Flinders Street residents. Phoenix apartment resident Edward Sanders described the noise level in his home from the festival as “obscene”. The event will run weekly until April 3 at “The Paddock” in Federation Square. Mr Sanders said that, with

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

The city’s new men’s shed unveiled

By Sean Car The Melbourne Men’s Shed was officially opened on Monday, September 7 at Federation Square – a first for CBD residents. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Minister for Families and Children and Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos were among a number of distinguished guests who joined Melbourne Men Shed chairman Alan Seale to unveil

Independence celebrations

Indian Independence Day was celebrated in style last month. Federation Square was the focus of the day on August 15, which saw a flag-raising, dancing and celebrity heart-throbs. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne also kicked off during the weekend. A Bollywood dance competition was popular with 31 teams of dancers selected from around Australia,

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