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Arts and Culture in Melbourne

Posted by By Kirsty Parsons - November 19, 2014

Moving to Australia - Melbourne CultureOne of the great reasons for moving to the city is the arts and culture in Melbourne and the more you interact with what’s going on locally after your move, the quicker you’ll integrate yourself into your new life by building a routine, starting new hobbies (or continuing existing ones) and meeting new friends. And seeing that it’s deemed an international cultural centre, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in local life once you reach Melbourne…

  • Festivals: All aspects of entertainment and the arts are covered by the wide variety of festivals that run throughout the year in Melbourne. Whether it be the International Arts Festival, the International Film Festival, the International Comedy Festival or the Fringe Festival, there’s something to suit everyone, and most of it is family friendly.
  • Music & Dance: Fans of live performance won’t be disappointed here – there’s everything from the Australia Ballet, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, the Victoria Arts Centre, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art – and that’s only to name but a few.
  • Street Culture: One of the more random aspects of Melbourne’s culture is the street art. Take a wander through some of the city’s laneways, alleys and arcades and you’re bound to come across some of what’s been voted the best street art in the world. And that’s before you’ve even entered any of the quirky shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
  • Architecture: Melbourne is well known for its mix of architecture – nineteenth and twentieth century heritage buildings are interspersed with modern constructions, making for some interesting sights to see. Some of the more noteworthy buildings of interest include Parliament House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street Station and South Melbourne Town Hall.

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Topics: Australia, Melbourne, Expat life, Area Guides

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