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Jan 15, 2021

Fed Free Workshops - Fed Square

18/01/2021 - 18/03/2021

Do something you've always wanted to do for free, and pick up a new skill set at workshops and deluxe masterclass programs.

Events are as follows. If registration is not required, the link will not be attached.

Mondays 18 Jan-22 Feb 12.30-1.15pm - Mat Pilates @The Amphitheatre. Great for improving posture and increasing strength.

Tuesdays 19 Jan-16 Feb 6.30-7.30pm - Inner Warrior Yoga @The Atriu. Invigorates the mind, is deeply healing and restorative and re-energizes the body from the inside out.

Wed 20 Jan 6.30-7.30pm - Belly Dancing @The Atrium. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refine the basics of this ancient form. intuition and work with your natural flow.

Thu 21 Jan 6.30-7.30pm - Goal Setting with the Moon @The Atrium. Learn how working with the cycles of the moon can help you connect with your your intuition and work with your natural flow.

Fri 22 Jan 12.30-1.30pm - Cocktail Masterclass with Taxi Kitchen @The Atrium. Learn secret techniques for preparing two signature cocktails and stick around to taste test the end result!

Sat 30 Jan 11am-2pm - Outdoor Photography with Rozalind @The Atrium. Everyday tips and tricks for creating gallery-worthy shots using the great outdoors as the subject matter.

Wed 3 Feb 6.30-7.30pm - Hawaiian Hula @The Atrium. Dance to the beats of the tropics like a proud warrior. Sarong optional, but highly encouraged!

Wed 3 Feb & Tue 2 Mar 6.30-7.30pm - Burlesque @The Atrium. Perfect your Bump n' Grind, and Peel n' Reveal!

Wed 10 Feb 6.15-7.30pm - Introduction to Philosophy @The Atrium. Got burning questions about truth, knowledge, beauty, morality, politics, God, justice, and more?

Mon 15 Mar 12.30-1.15pm - Budget Like a Boss @The Atrium. Want to save more money? Learn how to break past habits and become empowered.

Thu 18 Mar 6.15-7.30pm - Matcha Making @The Edge. Learn the rich history and health benefits of matcha, explore a behind-the-scenes story of a Japanese tea ceremony, and taste freshly prepared matcha.

Zo Disco @The Atrium - Where dance meets astrology, Zodisco is a unique dance party like no other! Based on the zodiac and with a seriously curated playlist to boot, you'll be taken on a musical journey through the astrology of the moment, before launching into a freestyle dance session!

Cocktail Masterclass with Nick Tesar - Join Timeout Melbourne's Bartender of the Year and word-class competition bartender, Nick Tesar, as he takes us through a cocktail class using seasonal Australian ingredients, intricate techniques and whole lotta flair.

Other year-long workshops include Tai Chi @Upper Square every Tuesday from 7.30am to 8.30am. Gentle Dancers @The Atrium every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and Qigong @Upper Square every Friday from 8am to 9am.

All Classes require registration, as per given links. Exercise your mind body and soul with Tai Chi, learn the elegant movements of ancient dancing step-by-step and discover the foundations of an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique.

For more information search this link here Free Federation Square Workshops

Jan 15, 2021

Family Beach Photo Winner 2020

The Family Beach Photo Winner 2020 announcement is a little different this year as there are 3 winners! Check out why this is so.

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Jan 14, 2021


My first trip to Italy ..... We stopped at Positano last /September I’m taking a selfie

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Jan 13, 2021

Summer of Classic Films - Federation Square

Program - 15 Jan to 28 Mar 2021

The Big Screen at Fed Square, corner of Swanston street opposite Flinders Train Station in the city is lighting up this summer from 15 Jan to 28 Mar 2021 with a stack of classic films! The best part?

It's all completely free!

The Australia Day long weekend will see a cracking lineup of true Aussie classics including The Castle, Bran Nue Dae, Muriel's Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Australia Daze and Red Dog. Plus there's the original Rocky, The Goonies, Little Shop of Horrors, Karate Kid, Stand By Me, Labyrinth, beachy rom-com classic Splash and more, all lined up for a (hopefully) balmy Melbourne evening.

It's all happening inside Fed Oasis, so there's comfy seating, shaded areas, environmentally-friendly recycled astroturf, and in-square food and drink delivery. Just order from one of the fabulous restaurants and cafes and you've got a gold-class cinema experience at your fingertips.


15 Jan 6pm - Splash (part of Fed Oasis Launch) - boy meets mermaid star-crossed rom-com.

23 Jan 4pm - Red Dog - based on an incredible true story, it's a tale of love, laughter and loss.

23 Jan 9pm - The Castle - the Kerrigans, Australia's favourite family preparing themselves for the fight of their lives.

24 Jan 8pm - Muriel's Wedding - Muriel sets off on redesigning her life to match her dreams.

25 Jan 4pm - Strictly Ballroom - top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed amateur.

25 Jan 8pm - Pricilla Queen of the Desert - a drag queen, a cross dresser and a transsexual embark on an outback adventure like no other.

26 Jan 8pm - Bran Nue Dae - an uplifting musical about an Indigenous boy's journey back home.

27 Jan 6pm - Australia Daze - a charming, humorous and at times shocking reflection of a diverse Australia.

28 Feb 4pm - Rocky - small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia meets heavyweight champion.

14 Mar 4pm - The Goonies - everyone's favourite 80s coming-of-age adventure flick.

20 Mar 8pm - Little Shop of Horrors - meek flower shop assistant Seymour pines for a co-worker as he keeps a secret and an unusual plant.

21 Mar 4pm - The Karate Kid - get nostalgic with the original before you hop on to see 3 seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix.

27 Mar 8pm - Stand By Me - a camping adventure that changes the lives of four young boys forever.

28 Mar 4pm - Labyrinth - restless teenage Sarah wishes her baby brother away only to embark on his rescue from an evil but intriguing goblin king.

All events are dependent on COVID-19 restrictions as per State Government advice.

Jan 12, 2021

Heide Summer Festival 2021

7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

Event:17/01/2021 - 07/03/2021

Launching the very first Heide Summer Festival from 17 Jan to 7 Mar 2021 at the much-loved sculpture garden that is Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen.

The festival opens with a series of performances by jazz musicians Solomon Sissay, Nichaud Fitzgibbon and Allara Briggs Pattison curated by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

February brings performances by First Nation artists Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Djirri Djirri Dance Group, and The Deans as well as Storytelling with Uncle Larry Walsh, thanks to Songlines.

Midsumma is next to be welcomed back and will present the unique pairing of Diimpa X Forest Collective plus a super fun and inclusive dance party with All the Queens Men!

Follow this link for more information on Dates, performances and prices.


Jan 12, 2021

Pentridge Open-Air Cinema 2021

Event: 02/01/2021 - 28/03/2021

Pentridge Open-Air Cinema at 1 Champ St, Coburg is the location of the new boutique outdoor cinema taking place across the summer months from now till 28 March 2021.

It's where you can enjoy a night out in the shadow of the famous Pentridge Prison, once home to the likes of Ned Kelly, Chopper Reed, and more.

Get your tickets for an exceptional outdoor cinematic experience of hand-picked retro films and key new titles under the summer night sky in a striking locale.

Gates open at 7.30pm for Live Music, Palace Pop-Up Bar and Snacks, followed by film screening at approximately 8.45pm.

BYO food and picnic is allowed, however, strictly no BYO alcohol. Arrive early to save a deck chair.

Click here for more information ...

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/391708005477946

Jan 12, 2021

Day Out With Thomas - Queenscliff

When: 23 & 24 January 2021

Website: bellarinerailway.com.au/day-out-with-thomas

Where: The Bellarine Railway - Queenscliff Station, 20 Symonds St,Queenscliff VIC 3225

Suitable for all ages, this is an opportunity to spend a fun-filled day with Thomas, Henry, Oliver, Salty, those Troublesome Trucks and even Sir Topham Hatt!

Enjoy a ride with Thomas, a train ride with Oliver, activities and photo opportunities galore. PLUS children receive a pack to take home!

Session times (2.5 hours) have been introduced and will start from 9.45 am. Online bookings are advised to avoid disappointment, as seats are currently limited to 150 patrons per session. Tickets available at the gate, unless sold out.

Please visit the website for more information and to book tickets.

Dec 18, 2020

Skirmish Paintball

Play Laser Skirmish Paintball with friends or family right here in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

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Dec 18, 2020

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance was built as a Memorial to All who have served in War and also commemmorates Service in all Armed Conflicts and Peacekeeping Operations

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Dec 17, 2020

Sea Glass Hunters Handbook Book Review

Sea Glass Hunters Handbook book review to use as a beginner's guide to the world of sea glass collecting

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