Feb 27, 2016

Essential Baby and Toddler Show Melbourne (1-3 April 2016)

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back in Melbourne on 1-3 April 2016! And if you register for your ticket before 5pm AEST, 31 March, it’s FREE to attend!
Enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family at the Show. Shop from more than 100 local and international parenting brands. Head to the Advice Hub for personalised, one on one consultations with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Parentline, Gidget Foundation and more on a range of parenting topics.
Head to our Show Stage where adults can attend our seminars featuring experts such as Pinky McKay, whilst your little ones can enjoy live shows and meet & greets with Hi-5 and Animals Rock!
We’re also excited to announce a limited series of First Aid courses by Child Revive, in addition to their free demonstrations at the Show.
Get the free ticket here.

Feb 26, 2016

Boroondara harvest celebration (19 March 2016)

Come along to this free event to celebrate, share and taste food grown and produced in the local area.

Coordinated by 3000acres, Boroondara's Harvest Celebration will include workshops, live music, face painting and a delicious picnic.

This free picnic aims to be catered with donations of fresh produce from growers across Boroondara and prepared by top chefs from FareShare on the day.

If you, or someone you know, grows fruit or veggies and is willing to donate produce, please contactcarlos@3000acres.org.

When: Saturday 19 March, 12 noon to 2pm
Where: Beckett Park, Balwyn 
More information:www.facebook.com/3000acres

Feb 20, 2016

Sidney Myer Free Concerts 2016

Summer Carnival

Saturday 20 February

Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Dale Barltrop violin
Dvořák Carnival
Barber Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
In his second Sidney Myer Free Concert, Joshua Weilerstein conducts more Dvořák and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5. These flank the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber, with soloist, MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Barber’s lyrical and (dare we say?) romantic concerto is embedded in the modern repertoire, but was not always thus. In 1940, as Barber was struggling with the score, renowned violin teacher Albert Meiff called it ‘far from the requirements of a modern violinist’ and that the score ‘required surgical operation by a specialist’, offering to wield the scalpel himself. Fortunately, Barber ignored this gratuitous offer.

Feb 4, 2016

Clayton Street Festival (14 Feb 2016)

Sunday 14 February 2016

12pm – 9pm

Clayton Road, Clayton
  • Clayton Street Festival 12pm – 5pm
  • Hawkers Night Market 5pm – 9pm
Clayton Road comes to life with the Clayton Street Festival, one of Council’s major events attracting over 15,000 people.
Now in its 13th year, the festival will feature old favorites such as the Main Stage, Youth Zone, cultural workshops, roving entertainment, Kids Zone featuring free kids rides, Hawkers Night Market, community displays, market and trader stalls and come and try workshops and demonstrations.

Parade at 4pm

One day. One line of dominoes. A celebration across the city. (6 Feb 2016)

Experience the thrill of thousands of breezeblock ‘dominoes’ falling one by one to create a moving
sculpture, running through the city and unfolding over the course of a day. Along paths and promenades, through buildings and across plazas, the domino line works its way through the urban fabric of Melbourne, creating an unforgettable celebration for all who live, work or visit our city.

Conceived and directed by UK-based Station House Opera, Dominoes was first created as a celebration to link the five “host boroughs” for the London Olympics Arts Festival and the project has since been presented in over ten European cities.

Saturday 6 February 2016

  • The Domino set up across the city commences from 1pm
  • The Domino Fall will start from 5pm
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