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Of course, with the changes in temperature the activities that appeal to us change, but that’s all part of what keeps this city alive all year round. Well-defined seasons can be a blessing; there’s always something new and exciting to do.
Melbourne is a cultural city whatever the season, and winter brings a lot of promise on that front. Here you’ll be able to find plenty of activities, events and gatherings to keep you entertained… and in the unlikely event that the idea of these Melbourne’s winter activities leaves you cold, we have some suggestions as to how you can make your own fun!
Music festivals are common pursuit these days – they are part of modern culture. Their popularity is self-evident and they’re not about to stop being fun any time soon. But is it possible that we can take some of the shine out of things by doing it the same way every time?
If you were to eat the same three meals every day for a month the chances are you get bored of them. The same concept could be applied to your music festival habits; variety is the spice of life, as they say, so why not pull out all the stops when you go to your music festivals this year?
Customers are looking forward to their Oscar parties on 28th Feb. Perhaps you have a favorite nominee. We love best picture nominees Mad Max Fury Road and The Martian. For best Actress we love the home grown leading lady Cate Blanchett in Carol and Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant. For special effects, sound, music and editing you can’t go past Star Wars the Force Awakens. Our favorite category has to be for the best costume, so many to choose from. We loved Sandy Powell for Cinderella and Carol, and Mad Max Fury Road Jenny Beavan. But were disappointed that The Dressmaker costumes by Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson for was too low profile to get nominated. Whoever is your favorite for an Oscar we can help with some great themed costumes.
Don’t forget Easter is early this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together with family, friends, and loved ones for good fun, good food, and a lot of celebration. Here’s a guide to making an already fun holiday even better!
A hen’s party is a once in a lifetime experience that a bride to be shares with her nearest and dearest friends. It’s a last hurrah and a goodbye forever to the single girl lifestyle! But if the thought of a night spent in a sleazy, smoke-filled club turns your stomach and the idea of stuffing strippers’ G-strings with dollar bills isn’t your idea of fun, don’t worry. There are so many other great ways to have an amazing hen’s party!
There are many reasons why a bride to be might decide not to have the stereotypical hypersexualized night of excess to mark the end of her time as a single woman.
With the 22nd Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival just around the corner on 20th and 21st May, there is inspiration to be had on many levels. Melbourne residents and visitors with an interest in or curiosity about Buddhism have a fabulous opportunity to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday, as well as Melbourne’s multicultural, multi-faith society.
Cosplay. For those that haven’t heard this intriguing word before, it simply means ‘cos’tume role-‘play’; cosplay is simply the way in which you embody your imagination’s finest offerings – or that of talented others! Part of the human experience is exploration and we tend to be fascinated by others, especially the larger-than-life characters we see on the big screens; who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to have a very different life?
Bastille Day is a commemoration of the events of 14th July 1789, when crowds of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille prison. This was an act of rebellion, intended to communicate their resistance to the king’s supreme rule; it ended up being the beginning of the French Revolution, in fact, and the subsequent formulation of the modern French Republic.
Since 1880, 14th July has been national holiday in France. It is called Fête de la Fédération and celebrates the success of those who risked all for change on that fateful day. This celebration of French culture now happens all over the world, with parties, balls, feasts, fireworks and parades… all in the name of freedom. It should come as no surprise that Melbourne is fully on board with this too!
7 Ideas for Fabulous Festive Fun this Christmas
Christmas is a happy time of year for many, but it can come with more than a little chaos, that’s for sure. With everybody running around like crazy buying gifts, getting stuck in traffic, over-filling their diaries and preparing to deal with the in-laws, it can be easy to forget that we’re supposed to be having fun!
March Mayhem: 2 ‘Must Do’ Melbourne Festivals
It’s all happening in March. Melbourne has a lot going on at any time of year, but March has really got your fun cut out for you. There are a couple of mega-festivals we think you should start preparing for for this month, and they’re as different to each as they are promising. You can surely find time to indulge here and there, if not for the whole thing, and as they’re spread out over a few days you can pick and choose what you want to get involved in; our guide below will help you to plan and we have some great ideas on how you can maximise your March fun at both of these Melbourne festivals!
What are you going to do this Easter? If you’re in Melbourne, here are the best ways to celebrate Easter. For one thing, Easter egg hunts are just thrilling for kids. Adults can also get a kick out of them, watching and joining in the excitement. An Easter egg hunt is lots of fun to plan… a great little weekend project, for sure.
Can you be sizzling hot and ice cool at the same time? ‘Course you can… if you play your cards right. You know how it goes; in Australian summer time it’s all you can do to keep your cool, but sweaty is not the look we’re aiming for while we party. Not if we can help it, anyway. We want you to have an absolute blast in the hotter of Australia’s temperatures, so our recommendation is that dress-wise, ‘less is more’. Cool off even as things heat up with these fun summer hot weather costumes ideas:
The upcoming Supanova comic con and gaming expo this month got us thinking. Conventions like this would not be what they are if it wasn’t for cosplay. Thanks to cosplay (and a few other factors) they are playgrounds for all walks of life. For a few days people get to reinvent themselves in the most flamboyant and dramatic ways. That’s exploration at its finest!
If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, go along to a cosplay/gaming convention. They’re a novel way of hanging with friends, and if you’ve got any kids you can take along, you’ll probably make their year! We take a look at what is cosplay and why you should do it, and where you can go in Melbourne for the best cosplay activities this year.