Welcome to the busiest season of the year in Melbourne. Autumn has landed and you better get set to get your event A-game on!
It’s chock-a-block full of stylish events and we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to mark on your calendar. There’s something for fashion lovers, foodies, theatre buffs and even for the girl who loves to sip tea.
What to do and wear in Melbourne this Autumn
Matilda the Musical
Playing until July, 2016
Matilda the Musical is now playing at the Princess Theatre. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences both in London and on Broadway.
Next Wave Festival
5th – 22nd May, 2016
Next Wave Festival is taking over theatres, galleries, gardens, shopfronts and car parks across Melbourne this May. Featuring over 30 projects by emerging and early-career artists from across Australia, the Festival highlights diverse voices, celebrates inclusivity and explores interconnectedness across its program.
Her Heart – Mother’s Day
4th – 7th May, 2016
Collins234 is hosting a Her Heart Mother’s Day pop-up cart featuring Melbourne Artist Pamela Irving’s cards and gifts alongside free colour therapy sessions, with all proceeds raised going directly to Her Heart.
Million Paws Walk
Sunday 15th May, 2016
The Million Paws Walk is one of the biggest annual fundraising events for RSPCA Victoria. We are always so happy to support the RSPCA and the amazing work they do, and funds raised from the Million Paws Walk specifically goes towards fighting animal cruelty.
200 Years of Australian Fashion
Running until July, 2016
Staged across four large galleries at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 200 Years of Australian Fashion celebrates Australia’s unique voice and impact on the fashion industry internationally, showcasing the work of contemporary designers such as Dion Lee, Ellery, Romance Was Born and Toni Maticevski alongside key designs from the past 200 years, including exquisite examples of historic design.
Ice Cream Appreciation Masterclass
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Journey through an indulgent degustation of all ice creams on display at Helados Jauja. Head home with a complimentary take-home pack of your three favourite selections to share with family or friends, or (if you prefer) to eat it all yourself.
Tea Masters Cup Australia
Sunday, 15 May, 2016
The inaugural Tea Masters Cup Australia will be hosted at the historic Meat Market Building in North Melbourne. The event is highly competitive and will see only twenty tea enthusiasts compete, demonstrating their skills in the art of tea preparation.
Heading to a special event this Autumn?
Glamcorner is my favourite online designer dress hire destination. Have a browse through their collection of over 1,000 dresses from some of the best local and international designers including Alice McCall, Yeojin Bae, Alex Perry and By Johnny.
They have an awesome ‘Try On’ option and deliver to anywhere in Australia. So get organised and rent your favourite designer dress for your special event this season.
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