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Brain food for the curious: Melbourne Knowledge Week

Did you know that the surface of a dragonfly’s wings can kill certain types of bacteria? And that this antibacterial agent has been recreated as a nano-material that could make medical implants safer? This discovery is part of an exciting … Continue reading

For the love of dumplings

A rumbling deep within Melburnians’ bellies often yearns for just one thing – dumplings. Fried, steamed or served in a piping hot soup, we just can’t seem to get enough, and the city’s abundance of dumpling houses means you’ll never have to go … Continue reading

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition in photos

Just saying his name can make you feel more fabulous. That’s right folks, fashion superstar Jean Paul Gaultier is in town to open his touring exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. At … Continue reading

Your Melbourne bucket list

It took serious soul-searching to come up with the perfect Melbourne bucket list, but we think we’ve nailed it! From lip-smackingly good coffee to hip laneway street art, we’ve found the must-dos that capture the heart of our beloved city. Lunch … Continue reading

Free Town Hall Tours

In the heart of the city, on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, is the Melbourne Town Hall. Built during the 1800s from a mix of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, this iconic building has been a key part of many … Continue reading

Shed your winter coat

Beach weather is just around the corner, so if the idea of swimwear gives you heart palpitations, it may be time to trade telly for trainers and get the blood pumping. Whether walking, running or cycling your way into shape, you can also help some … Continue reading

Great excuses not to cook dinner

Stuck late at the office again? Need to fill your tummy before a meeting, movie or one of the many events taking place in Melbourne? Whatever your reason, there is no shortage of great places to grab a tasty treat when you’re in a hurry. … Continue reading

Save your pennies: discount deals for students

Balancing work with study is one of the hardest aspects of university life. Thankfully, there are a whole range of discounts available throughout the city with the flash of a student card. Here are some of the best offers in … Continue reading

Grand Organ plays a different tune

A new mix of musical collaborators are set to take to the pipes of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ as part of the annual ‘Organ &…’ event series. From October to December, the flexibility of this ten-thousand pipe instrument … Continue reading

Celebrate being 60+ with free Seniors Week events

Seniors Card in wallet? Check. Sunscreen packed? Check. Dance moves mastered for flash mob? Check. From 5 October, more than 25,000 seniors will head to the city to take part in a range of free events and activities as part … Continue reading