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Southbank’s weekly hour of Sing Along joy

Southbank’s weekly hour of Sing Along joy

May 6th, 2021 - Jess Carrascalao Heard

It was a Friday evening at Southbank.

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NGV opens new Australian Impressionism exhibition

April 7th, 2021 - Southbank News

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has just opened a large-scale exhibition celebrating the revolutionary Australian Impressionism movement of the 19th Century.

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The music therapists are back

March 10th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Orientation Week was cancelled this year because of lingering fears that the COVID virus was once again taking off.

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New direction for the Malthouse

March 10th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Three writers are collaborating on the next production at the Malthouse, an immersive show called Because the Night, and there is a text but you could say that it has been upstaged by the visuals.

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COVID safety at the forefront for Arts Centre Melbourne

February 11th, 2021 - Jack Alfonso

Arts Centre Melbourne is welcoming back visitors to enjoy the many events on offer this summer with the provision of COVIDSafe environments being the top priority.

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Sounds of summer at MRC

February 11th, 2021 - Ellen Blake

Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) has partnered with Crown Ruler to bring a free outdoor music series to the heart of the Arts Precinct all summer long.

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Visitors return to the Arts Precinct

December 10th, 2020 - Rhonda Dredge

It wasn’t a rush but a trickle as visitors returned to the Arts Precinct in the first week of December as galleries and museums gradually re-opened to the public.

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The Grad Show is something else

December 10th, 2020 - Rhonda Dredge

Expression made a return to the Grad Show at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) this year with a strong noir undercurrent, hinting at mysteries unsolved.

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Getting ready for audiences

November 11th, 2020 - Rhonda Dredge

Despite the fact that all of Southbank’s art and theatre venues will remain officially closed during November, small impromptu performances have begun to liven up the Arts Precinct.

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Impromptu balcony party erupts

May 7th, 2020 - David Schout

Hundreds of Southbank apartment residents broke out into song and dance on Good Friday as locals showed social distancing wouldn’t break their partying spirit.

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Towards zero-waste events

November 7th, 2019 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne is calling on the community to support its mission to make all of its events environmentally friendly.

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Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Southbank

August 7th, 2019 - Southbank News

Curt Thompson founded the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Texas 22 years ago. He decided to start a Melbourne leg after he moved here to become associate professor of violin and head of strings at the Melbourne Conservatorium seven years ago.

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Jazz Day

April 9th, 2019 - Southbank News

An all-star global concert, featuring Herbie Hancock, James Morrison, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling plus other international artists, will highlight the 2019 International Jazz Day festival on April 30 at Hamer Hall.

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The Southbank pyramid is born!

March 9th, 2018 - Southbank News

140 interior design students from RMIT University gathered at Testing Grounds last month to construct a gigantic pyramid made from a whopping 4317 concrete blocks!

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Behind the Ballet in March

March 9th, 2018 - Southbank News

Behind the Ballet events give fans a chance to see behind the scenes action and experience what goes into creating the magic they see on stage, hosted at The Arts Centre Melbourne.

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A chance for transparency

February 9th, 2018 - Shane Scanlan

With Robert Doyle quitting as lord mayor on February 4, one unanswered question is: why did he wait so long?

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A community Christmas

February 9th, 2018 - Southbank News

Residents of Southbank Grand came together on December 16 to celebrate the apartment tower’s inaugural children’s Christmas party.

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Boyd Park concept plan revealed

December 14th, 2017 - Southbank News

The project for Southbank’s long-awaited Boyd Park took a giant step forwards in November as the City of Melbourne released its draft concept plan for consultation.

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Dancing with the fishes

September 13th, 2011 - Sean Rogasch

Guests “journeyed to Atlantis” at the Melbourne Aquarium on September 10 to raise funds for Assistance Dogs Australia at the PETstock Foundation Gala Ball.

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Kasabian in Docklands

September 12th, 2011 - Sean Rogasch

With their last album selling almost a million copies and their website bordering on 800,000 “Likes” you wouldn’t think a band like Kasabian would be playing such an intimate venue.

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