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Meet the North Melbourne makers

With a main street lined with independent stores under Victorian-era verandahs, North Melbourne has managed to retain its small-town feel despite the city being only a stone’s throw away. Among the thriving small business scene a new generation of artisans … Continue reading

Revolt Melbourne video tour

Every community needs a thriving arts space and Kensington is very lucky to have the passionate folks at Revolt Melbourne in their corner. Housed at Number 12 Elizabeth Street, in the historic Younghusband Wool Store, Revolt offers creative Melbournians access to … Continue reading

City picnic spots

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair and grass under your feet? Our pretty city has plenty of tranquil picnic spots perfect for taking five and watching the clouds roll by. If you haven’t packed lunch, we’ve sussed out some nearby … Continue reading

Your Melbourne summer checklist

If you’re still searching for that shiny Melbourne summer feeling, we’ve got your go-to checklist in hand for some guaranteed good vibes. We’ve cast the net wide to catch something everyone will love, so let us know if we’ve missed … Continue reading

SummerSalt – the arts festival you’ll flip for!

Summersalting into the arts precinct over five extraordinary summer weekends, this brand new arts festival brings music, dance, circus, theatre and more. At SummerSalt, expect bursts of colour, tantilising tunes and amazing feats spilling out onto the streets of Southbank. We’re … Continue reading

Family fun on the waterfront

Before the kids get a case of the ‘I’m bored’s’ this summer, head to the city waterfront for family fun that will keep them cool and their holiday spirits high. And for you hard-working kid wranglers, take a few deep breaths, we’ve … Continue reading

Summer in the city

In between going away and staying home, Melbourne is waiting for you this summer. As always, the city is fun-filled and packed with fantastic festivals, super sport and family fun. Here’s a few to add to your social calendar. Royal … Continue reading

Know your laneway: Manchester Lane

One of Melbourne’s most popular thoroughfares, Manchester Lane, connects Flinders Lane to Collins Street – between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets – and is home to a small number of boutique stores and eateries. This unassuming laneway gained its name from … Continue reading

Summer at the MPavilion

Melburnians love a good pop-up and the temporary architectural wonder that is MPavilion, is no exception. Located in the Queen Victoria Gardens – opposite the Arts Centre – MPavilion is designed by well-known Australian architect Sean Godsell and serves as … Continue reading

Free live music, dance workshops and good times at the Sunset Series

Long summer days are here and it’s the perfect time to get along to one of Melbourne’s most beautiful parks for a series of free gigs and dance workshops. Sunset Series, an annual summer event, takes place at sunset on … Continue reading