Recently, Melbourne has entered the deep winter. Do you all hate the bleak and gloomy Melbourne winter like the editor? Many people want to stay at home and do not want to go out. As a prelude to August, in addition to skiing and hot springs, what other activities are unique to this winter in this literary and artistic city?


1. Fine Design Market 2014 Design Boutique Exhibition-August 8

Both emerging and well-known designers will display their handicrafts together. You can browse various stalls in the market, where up to 40 artists and designers gather. Whether it is an experienced craftsman or a novice, it will show you a hall of art. If you don’t want to buy something, you can also enjoy the mellow coffee while watching the show. This is probably the best open-air market open on Sunday in Melbourne. Don't miss these unique artworks carefully designed by Australian designers.

Address: 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Melbourne

Time: Sunday 10AM-3PM (August 8th)

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2. Melbourne Art Fair, August 8-13

The 2014 Melbourne Art Fair held every two years will include more than 70 galleries and 300 artists from all over the world. In the domed hall of the Royal Exhibition Building in the World Heritage Carlton Garden, you will see different More than 1000 contemporary artworks by national artists include paintings, sculptures, photography, installations and multimedia artworks by many emerging and famous artists. At the same time, you can also participate in the project exhibition hall experience and the opening ceremony of the artist exhibition, which is an excellent opportunity to visit and purchase high-quality works of today's famous artists.

Address: Level 3, 125 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

Booking call: 03 9650 5851

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3. Herald Sun Home Show 2014 Herald Sun Home Show-August 8-14

If you want to redecorate your own house or want to learn about home decoration. Then you must not miss the Home Decoration Fair hosted by Herald Sun. Here are the latest and most trendy furniture product displays, home decoration and other dynamic information. No matter whether you plan to decorate your kitchen, bathroom or backyard, you can definitely find design inspiration at the exhibition, and experts will give you a lot of decoration tips and help.

Time: Thursday & Sunday 10AM-6PM Friday & Saturday 10AM-9PM

Address: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank

Ticket price: online purchase $16, on-site purchase $20. Concession ticket: $16. Children under 14 are free

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4. Musical-Pete the Sheep August 8

The children’s musical, adapted from the novels of famous children’s writers Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, tells the story of Shaun, a sheep shearing boy, who came to a new sheep shearing farm without a sheepdog to help him, but he and his little sheep Pete As well as a series of humorous sheep shearing stories that happened between other colleagues on the farm, the relaxed and lively musical is suitable for children aged 3-9 and their families to watch. The humorous performance and playful plot will surely make the children laugh and laugh. Feel the power of happiness.

Single ticket: $22 Family (4 people) $63

Booking Tel: (03) 9879 2933 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Time: Saturday 16th of August 2014

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Location: Karralyka Centre Mines Road Ringwood East 3134

Telephone: (03) 9870 2888


5. Melbourne Writers Festival (Melbourne Writers Festival) August 8-21

The Melbourne Writers Festival was founded in 1986. Every August, writers, readers and people who are willing to think come together to hold a two-week celebration in the City of Literature, Melbourne. The Melbourne Writers Festival celebrates It is the works of literature and writers. The literary works displayed at the Writers Festival reflect Australia’s diverse culture and promote and encourage more creative works that reflect contemporary society and are inclusive.

In this year’s Writers’ Festival, Chinese writer Ouyang Yu brought his new book to the forum. He has published 1991 books since he came to Australia in 73, including his latest novel this year, "Golden Rush" and his English novel "Diary of a" Naked Official" (now he is still teaching creative writing and literary translation at a university in Shanghai)

Address: Level 1, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Tel: +61 (0)3 9999 1199 (10am–5pm, Monday to Friday)

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6.National 4×4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo 22 August 2014

Outdoor 8WD, Fishing and Yacht Exhibition-August 22-24

Watch the outdoor four-wheel drive sports performance and learn about the latest safety equipment and sports equipment. Whether you want to make a family outing plan or go out for adventure camping, the expo will display various outdoor sports products for outdoor sports fans, and experts will provide you with a variety of tips and suggestions, absolutely trendy and exciting.

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Location: Showground, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Time: Friday 9AM-6PM Saturday 9AM-6PM Sunday 9AM-6PM

Ticket price: Adults $18 Seniors: $13 Children under 15: Free

Adult 2-day pass: $30


7.Melbourne Day- August 8-22

This year marks the 179th anniversary of the founding of Melbourne. From August 8-22, a series of events will be held in Melbourne’s city centre to celebrate this milestone event. Melbourne’s best bars, restaurants, cafes, restaurants, city attractions and retail Merchants will provide free food, gifts, specials, discounted sightseeing routes and on-site entertainment for those who come to the celebration. How can you be absent in such a lively moment~ In this August, as a member of the beautiful city of Melbourne, let’s congratulate Melbourne’s birthday together!

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8. Loved It Market Girls Taobao Festival August 8

The most indispensable thing in Melbourne is the market. Girls must love this event. There are more than 65 stalls in the second-hand fashion market, including clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, etc. Don’t think that the second-hand ones will fall in price, you will find everything They are all high-quality and will not disappoint you. You will be pleasantly surprised by the retro dresses and uniquely designed bags you find. Come to Taobao in this unique interior clothing accessories market, where the designers' novel and fashionable designs, high-quality and inexpensive babies will surely make you a worthwhile trip.

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 24th of August 2014

Location: Peninsula Community Theatre

Corner Wilsons Rd and Nepean Hwy Mornington 3931

Phone: (03) 5950 1150


9. Oh What A Night! Four Seasons Choir Night August 8-29

The Four Seasons Chorus is a white r&b, soul pop choir in the United States in the 6,70s and 46s. As a band with 1990 Billboard champion singles and entered the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" in 1960, The Four Seasons (The Four Seasons) The XNUMXs dominated the American music scene. Their style is white soul music and surf music, which was greatly influenced by black people at that time. The lead singer Frankie Valli is the core of the band, and his voice is amazingly explosive. Today, a group of talented performance groups will reproduce the band’s glory in the most direct and dreamy way. In the night of Oh What a Night staged in Crown, they will play the members of the Four Seasons band and sing their familiar classic song: Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Grease, Oh What A Night!, My Eyes Adored You, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, etc. To celebrate what this band has done to the music industry Contribution. The well-designed stage and the wonderful imitation of the characters are like listening to the Golden Years Stage of the Four Seasons Chorus. This is not to be missed!

Time: Friday-Saturday, August 8-29, 30pm-7.15pm

Ticket reservation: Adult: $79.50 Group: $74.50 Discounted fare: $74.50

Location: The Palms at Crown

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