The Performing Arts are a highlight of Melbourne Festival the programme has become more adventurous and more successful each year. The programme started on 1st September with a special, invitation only event, at Melbourne Assembly Rooms for Melbourne Festival Sponsors, Hosts, Friends and Volunteers starring Matt McGuinness with a sneak preview of his new CD Thank you for the News out in November, supported by Scribble Victory – who were fantastic and compered Dan Webber. The programme continues until 15th October and includes an eclectic mix of music, theatre and comedy and sometimes all three at the same time – check out our concert page for full listing and to buy tickets!
The excitement is building for the Art & Architecture Trail and we are sure it is going to be a fantastic weekend. The dates for your diary are 16th & 17th September this year so put on your comfy shoes and head to Melbourne South Derbyshire. This year you will see almost 150 professional Artists and Makers exhibiting in over 70 private houses, public buildings and businesses in the historic heart of the trail showcasing the best creative talents from across the East Midlands and much more besides. Expect a party atmosphere with music, food and fun activities for youngsters, and the young at heart, around every corner!