Monday 12 June – Sunday 18 June
When: Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 23 June
OPENING NIGHT: Our Invincible Summer
Hear from upcoming writers discussing the future and issues of today. Speakers include: Rachel Ang, Michael Green and Abdul Aziz Muhamat, Philly, Omar Sakr and Azri Zakkiyah.
Times: 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday 14 June
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Cost: Free, registration online
Relax at the Library
Feeling a little tired midweek? Melbourne’s libraries provide great stress relieving (and free) activities to get you through to the weekend!
No time to read after work? Listen to hand-picked stories or poems as a post work treat.
When: 6pm – 7pm, Tuesday 13 June (second Tuesday of the month)
Where: City Library
Bring your own project or utilise the resources provided, you can sew, draw and create until your hearts content.
When: 6pm – 8pm, Thursdays until 29 June
Where: City Library
Listen to Joseph Nolan play the grand organ at the Town Hall. If you have not experienced an organ symphony in the Town Hall, this is your opportunity!
When: 1pm-2:30pm Wed (14 June), 1pm-2:30pm and 8pm-9:30pm Fri (16 June) and 2pm-3:30pm Sun (18 June)
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Cost: Free! register online
It’s the start of the Truffle picking season and Queen Victoria Market is celebrating. See cooking demonstrations and eat affordable truffles while enjoying live music.
When: 9am – 3pm Saturday 17 June, 9am – 4pm Sunday 18 June
Where: Queen Victoria Market
As part of the ‘Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990’s‘, Sunday afternoons at the NGV will house local musicians.
When: 2pm – 3pm, Sundays until 23 July
Where: NGV Australia, Federation Square
Cost: Free, but places limited so collect ticket from front desk from 12pm on the day
When: Sunday 18 June – Saturday 24 June
When: 18 – 23 June
Where: Cinema Nova, Carlton
World Refugee Day 2017
This is not until next week but I think it’s worth mentioning now so you can get organised.
When: Tuesday 20 June
Bringing refugee and migrant communities together to celebrate diverse cultures and traditions. Event is supported by Diaspora Action Australia and there will be dancing, music, short films and dramatic performance.
Times: 10am – 4pm
Where: Flinders Street Station concourse
The Immigration Museum will open it’s doors with free entry to celebrate World Refugee Day. While you are there, check out the world travelling Inflatable Refugee exhibition and find out personal stories of people seeking asylum in Australia.
Times: 10am – 5pm, there will also be a free panel discussion from 6pm – 8pm with SBS journalist Kristina Kukolja
Where: Immigration Museum
Free Views – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Walk through to the Plenary and head up to the top floor, from here you will be looking back across the Yarra River toward Southbank. Beautiful!
The first AFL game was played in 1858 just outside the MCG, inspired by a local Indigenous game and designed to keep cricketers fit in in winter. The game was played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School, lasted for three days and ended in a draw of one goal a side.
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