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Find an inspiring range of classes and workshops, talks and demonstrations at learning centres, libraries, galleries, bars and cafes in and around Melbourne's city centre.  

Brain food

Browse the Wheeler Centre's year-round program of events relating to books, writing and ideas; feed your mind at a lunchtime session. Learn up on library skills and hear from authors and experts at the State Library of Victoria's free talks and workshops.

Ponder life's questions at classes and lectures at the School of Life, or follow a lecture series held by the Melbourne Free University.

To join the conversation about issues affecting Melburnians, join Melbourne Conversations, a free initiative run by the City of Melbourne.

Culinary classes

Up your culinary game at hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations at restaurants, cafes and dedicated cooking schools across the city, or take a foodie tour and get to know new ingredients in local neighbourhoods.

For a deeper appreciation of your favourite tipple, look out for wine, whisky and cocktail classes at city bars. 

Multi skilling

Sign up for cheap, fun classes in everything from balloon-animal creation to neuroplasticity to sake tasting at Laneway Learning classes in cafes and bars in the CBD, Brunswick and St Kilda. Discover an eclectic mix of offerings at creative hub the Abbotsford Convent, head to Fitzroy to broaden your mind with Work-Shop's program of classes in life skills and alternative art, or shop the Knowledge Market at Victoria Harbour.

At Federation Square, boost your health with free yoga, meditation and tai chi, get crafty with free monthly basket making and embroidery workshops, and keep an ear out for public lectures and talks.

Arts and crafts

Explore the program at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) for arty events ranging from sketching classes and art appreciation lectures to ten-minute talks from curators.

For dressmaking and basic sewing skills, visit Collingwood's Thread Den sewing lounge, or to master the art of tapestry, visit South Melbourne's Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Boundless energy? Leap into classes at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) or find your stage presence at the National Theatre.

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Simply Meditate - Monday Evening Class

Escape the stress of city life to discover the peace of meditation for yourself in these 45 minute meditation sessions at Kadampa Meditation Centre....

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World of the book tour

Join a free guided tour of the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the World of the book exhibition. See rare and...

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Hampton Drop-in Meditation

In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is no...

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Williamstown Drop-in Meditation

In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is no...

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Albert Park Drop-in Meditation

The Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne will be hosting three different types of classes focusing on a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is...

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Art Classes: Watercolour Paintings

Learn from one of Melbourne’s foremost botanical artists John Pastoriza-Piñol in this exciting new workshop series. Open to all skills levels, John...

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Literature

The Wheeler Centre

Play with words and hear from the country's best at Australia's first centre for books, writing and ideas, located in the State Library of Victoria.

Performing arts

National Theatre Melbourne

Catch local and international music, dance and theatre performances or enrol at Australia's oldest performing arts schools at this historic theatre.

Architecture & design

Federation Square

In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.

Art galleries

NGV International

See one of the most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

Literature

State Library Victoria

Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.

Heritage buildings

Abbotsford Convent

Home to some of Melbourne's best visual artists, writers and illustrators, the convent is a calm, creative haven on the inner city fringe.

Art, theatre & culture

Work-Shop

Broaden your mind with Work-Shop's program of short courses in life skills and alternative art, ranging from oil painting to terranium building.

Art, theatre & culture

Laneway Learning

Sign up for an adultcation experience: cheap, fun classes in anything and everything, in cafes, bars and bookshops in the CBD, Brunswick and St Kilda.

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