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August

The UNESCO City of Literature gets itself in a lather in August, with the Melbourne Writers Festival following hot on the heels of a fortnight of fine films and related festivities. International theatre spectaculars continue their knock-out seasons, giving you no shortage of cosy, inspiring indoor attractions to see out the winter.

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What's on

August

Plays & musicals

Generation Jeans

Belarus Free Theatre is a theatre company in exile. Founders Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin, are 'enemies of the state' in Belarus. Receiving...

9 - 11 Aug 2018

Plays & musicals

Melancholia

On the night of her boisterous marriage—amid corsages, canapés and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit. Justine’s...

13 Jul - 12 Aug 2018

Sports

Altitude 5000 - Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge

The Annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge event showcases the top dogs of sled dog racing in Australia and is unique in being the first Australian...

11 - 12 Aug 2018

Plays & musicals

An Ideal Husband

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when the mysterious Mrs Cheveley threatens...

16 Jul - 18 Aug 2018

Film festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

3 - 20 Aug 2018

Vintage fairs

Chiltern Antique Fair

The Chiltern Antique Fair happens the last weekend of every August. Dealers from as far away as South Australia, Melbourne, Bendigo and Tumut...

24 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
26 Aug 2018

Exhibitions

Melbourne Writers Festival

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

25 Aug - 3 Sep 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Plays & musicals

A Doll's House, Part 2

In 1879, Nora Helmer handed her husband her keys and wedding ring and left home, slamming the door behind her. But what ever happened to this famous...

11 Aug - 15 Sep 2018

Plays & musicals

Blasted

A gin-swigging journalist and his young lover check into an anonymous hotel room. When a soldier and a war zone explode through the bathroom window,...

24 Aug - 16 Sep 2018

Exhibitions

Masterworks from MoMA

The NGV will be the sole international venue for the Masterworks from MOMA exhibition, which will showcase renowned art and design from a line-up of...

8 Jun - 7 Oct 2018
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