Photo courtesy of Palais Theatre Melbourne
Whether you are visiting Melbourne for the first time, a seasoned visitor or passing through whilst you travel around Australia, there is always plenty to do. From music concerts and festivals, comedy events, theatre shows and fine dining to cultural places to see there really is something for everyone. Here is a small selection of just some of the things to do in Melbourne this July.
Florence and the Machine
There has been a fever pitch of anticipation since Florence & The Machine’s camp began announcing shows for their return to the live stage in 2015. With a handful of festival appearances confirmed around the globe, including Coachella and Lollapalooza, it was a dead cert that news of an Australian return was imminent.
For more information and to book your tickets to this amazing concert please visit Palais Theatre’s website.
When: 22nd July
Where: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, Melbourne
Liverpool indie three-piece The Wombats made their Splendour debut in 2008 with songs from their killer debut album ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation’. They return in 2015 with their third album ‘Glitterbug’, a triple j feature album including the singles ‘Greek Tragedy’ and lead track ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’.
When: 28th July
Where: Margaret Court Arena, Batman Avenue, Melbourne
Photo courtesy of Secret Sounds
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family
The most famous member of the family was the mighty T. rex, but did you know that tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? They included Guanlong, the ‘crown dragon’, and Dilong, the tiny ’emperor dragon’ with a skeleton just one metre long.
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family is an interactive exhibition featuring augmented reality, multimedia experiences, and hands-on fun to delight visitors of all ages. For more information and to book your tickets to this amazing exhibition please visit here.
When: Daily 10.00am to 4.30pm (Until 4th October)
Where: Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Melbourne
Cost: Child: $8.00, Concession: $9.00, Adult: $22.00
Photo courtesy of Museum Victoria
Gods, Heroes and Clowns
Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art explores visual and performance art inspired by the many narratives that pervade South and Southeast Asia, including the great Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, and ballads describing the exploits of local folk heroes.
Works on display come from India, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and Cambodia and include storyteller’s cloths, shrine and temple hangings, manuscripts and paintings, masks and puppets.
When: Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed Tuesdays)
Where: NGV International, Federation Square, Melbournee
Cost: General entry is FREE
Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria