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6 beautiful walks in the City of Port Phillip

Whether you’re going out with friends for an active weekend catch-up or taking advantage of some much-needed solo time through the week, take in some fresh air with a nice long walk. These are six walks that we highly recommend taking around the City of Port Phillip.

A Day Of Thrift Shopping

Discover vintage clothing on the op-shop trail through the City of Port Phillip – it’s easy if you know how. Find out where the best bargains are now.
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17/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

17 May 2020

Affordable Wedding Exhibition - South Melbourne

Planning your perfect wedding can be expensive, so this very special event is catered just for you. By attending this event you can have your perfect wedding day whilst saving time and money.

Artisan ice-cream

Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.

Best coffee in South Melbourne

I had the pleasure of catching up with Isabel from The Visitor recently. Isabel runs amazing tours through South Melbourne over a half day with her local South Melbourne Flavours Food Tour or 2 hours with her Tastes of South Melbourne Market Food Tour.

Best Smoothie Bowls In Port Phillip

Looking for the best smoothie or acai bowl in Melbourne? This fresh and photogenic brunch option is perfect for summer. Read our top picks now!

Bibelot

Located at the Coventry Street entrance to Chez Dré, Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet. Everything in-store is made by hand using premium quality ingredients from around the world.

Bibelot South Melbourne Easter 2019

Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet; an artisanal pâtisserie, gelateria, coffee bar and chocolate shop.

Chez Dré

Down an inconspicuous alley near the South Melbourne Market lies Chez Dré, a warehouse converted café, a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, serving all-day brunch, delicious take away meals & fresh daily baked pastries.
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Chillout Travel Tours

Chillout Travel Winery Tours is a leading winery and brewery tour provider in Victoria. Since 2003 Chillout Travel have been specialising in winery and brewery bus tours for groups up to 24 people, showcasing the best of what the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula have to offer.
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22/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Oct 2020

Diabelli Variations

In this innovative presentation, ANAM’s head of piano, Timothy Young, will lead a team of ANAM pianists in a round-robin through Beethoven’s masterwork, at two pianos.
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12/09/2020 12:00:00 AM

12 Sep 2020

Dragons in the Sky with Cynthia Yeh

A compelling evening of music for brass and percussion directed by two international symphonic leaders – the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal percussion Cynthia Yeh and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s principal horn, Andrew Bain.

ElliptiGO Experiences

Get outdoors and have some Fun! ElliptiGO Experiences invites you to come and have a go on a guided stand up elliptical bike ride along Melbourne’s most scenic bike paths.

Emerald Threads

AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP, MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA AND SLOW ART COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ‘EMERALD THREADS’

Finding The Best Ice Cream In Port Phillip

The hunt is on for the best ice cream in Port Phillip. Check out some of our best spots for grabbing cups and cones from Port Melbourne to Elwood.
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18/09/2020 12:00:00 AM

18 Sep 2020

Here, Now, Always with David Walter

In his first residency at ANAM, exceptional musician and oboist David Walter shares his knowledge with ANAM musicians, leading them in two premieres.

James Wine Bar South Melbourne

Blending a Japanese-inspired menu with a wine list that highlights local expert makers, discover Wynyard’s new wine bar, James, a venue for South Melbourne.

Jazz Thursdays with JMQ Jazz Ensemble

St Kilda resident, John Montesante is a leading Australian Band Leader, whose name is synonymous with “Quality” in the Jazz, Soul, Funk & Blues genres.

La Central

Melbourne's first Spanish deli-meets-bodega has opened at South Melbourne Market.

Local Heroes: Gianna Molinaro

Gianna Molinaro champions well made, sustainable and purposeful garments. Inspired by her mother and distant lands, learn more about our latest local hero.

Local Heroes: Pieno Di Grazia

Pieno Di Grazia brings a taste of Sicily to South Melbourne Market. We spoke to local hero, Maria, about her homage to her mother, Grazia.

Local Heroes: South Melbourne Market (Nicky Riemer)

Fancy perfecting your cooking skills with one of Melbourne’s best chefs? Read about our latest Local Hero from the South Melbourne Market, Nicky Riemer.

Local heroes: South Melbourne Market (Suki McMaster)

Discover beautiful illustrations that adorn a collection of homewares and children’s gifts from Suki McMaster – City of Port Phillip’s latest Local Hero.

Lûmé’s Orlando Marzo named the Diageo World Class™ 2018 Australian Bartender of the Year

Orlando is Bar Manager of Melbourne’s eccentric fine-diner Lûmé (Gault & Millau Restaurant of the Year 2016; Australian Chef of the Year 2017).
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11/06/2020 12:00:00 AM

11 Jun 2020

Masters of Minimalism

Anam musicians and faculty, conducted by Ardent Champion of Contemporary Composers, perform two landmarks in the recent history of North American music.
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31/07/2020 12:00:00 AM

31 Jul 2020

Miriam Hyde

This concert celebrates Miriam Hyde’s uniquely Australian voice and features a selection from her vast catalogue of works.

Most instagrammable spots in Port Phillip: #exploreportphillip

Whether you’re visiting Port Phillip or you’re a local looking for things to do, hitting up the most instagrammable spots in the area is never a let down.

New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Now the holiday season is over, you may have a New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy. Discover the best spots in the City of Port Phillip.
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7/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

07 Mar 2020

Opening Concert: Awakening

A ‘wide awake’ opening concert showcasing each instrumental family at anam – strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and keyboard. Scintillating arrangements of repertoire classics by Beethoven, Bizet and Stravinsky run shoulder to shoulder with amazing new discoveries.
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9/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

09 May 2020

Percussion Music in Full Bloom with Steven Schick

You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works.
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7/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

07 - 08 Mar 2020

Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival

The Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival is returns in 2020 with a two-day street party and mollusc feast. Spend the day in the sun with friends and family, feasting, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of Melbourne’s hottest jazz.
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Portable Iron Houses

The nineteenth century Portable Iron Houses provide an insight into life in Emerald Hill, now known as South Melbourne, during the gold rush years. These remarkable examples of early property development are among the few prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world.

Relax In Port Phillip’s Best Gardens & Parks

Want to experience the beautiful summer weather in lush green outdoor spaces? Check out the best parks and gardens in the City of Port Phillip.
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2/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

02 May 2020

Rhapsody in Blue with Piers Lane

Prominent London-based Australian pianist piers lane and Anam musicians’ versatility and brilliance will be on full display in this demanding program.
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21/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

21 Mar 2020

Shining Brass with Guido Segers & Peter Moore

A time-travelling journey through the world of music for brass, from the baroque to the 21st century. Solo trumpeter with the Munich Philharmonic, Guido Segers, makes his ANAM debut directing this program.
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South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market opened in 1867, making it Melbourne's longest continually running market.

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and everyone is invited to join the twilight fun.

South Melbourne Night Markets

It’s not too early to start getting excited about this year’s South Melbourne Night Market. If you’re looking for things to do in South Melbourne, make sure the South Melbourne Night Market is at the top of your list.
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21/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

21 Mar 2020

South Port Community Festival

South Port Community Festival is a local festival run by South Port Community Housing Group (SPCHG), aiming to engender pride in community housing and bring together all people who call South and Port Melbourne home.
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21/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

21 Mar 2020

Spanish Wine Tasting

Cava, tempranillo, albarino, syrah, rioja, verdejo. It’s a roll call that celebrates diversity, come spend an afternoon familiarizing yourself with Spanish wine.

Staying fit around Port Phillip: Beyond the Gym

Do you feel uninspired by heading to the local gym and running on the treadmill, but you’re keen to incorporate regular exercise in your life?
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14/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

12 Oct 2019 - 14 Mar 2020

Suitcase Rummage Emerald Hill

Suitcase Rummage is coming to South Melbourne. Suitcase Rummage is making its southside of Melbourne debut on Saturday 12 October, in front of the stunning heritage South Melbourne Town Hall building. Come and snap up some locally made goods or pick up a bargain.
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4/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

04 Apr 2020

Tetris for Winds with Ole Kristian Dahl

Ole Kristian Dahl – solo bassoonist with the WRD Symphony Orchestra in cologne – leads ANAM musicians. Beethoven was in his early 20s when he wrote his delicious wind octet.

The (Magnum) Queens of South Melbourne wine

From online to the streets of South Melbourne, Magnum + Queens is inviting wine lovers everywhere to come have a tipple. Discover more now.
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27/08/2020 12:00:00 AM

27 Aug 2020

The Art of Song with Michael Schade

In a rare and valuable project, tenor Michael Schade will bring decades of wisdom to bear as he works with a team of ANAM pianists, exploring some much-loved works.
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28/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

28 Mar 2020

The Lark Ascending with Anthony Marwood

One of the planet’s greatest violinists, Anthony Marwood, returns to ANAM to lead an exceptional program for strings. The concert includes one of the world’s favourite pieces of classical music, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
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16/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

16 May 2020

The Music of Twilight with Steven Schick

You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works.
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4/09/2020 12:00:00 AM

04 Sep 2020

The Power of Eight with Tabea Zimmermann

Led by Tabea Zimmermann, three fascinating musical voices are united in this program that celebrates the viola. Londoner York Bowen, a viola player himself, was also a fine pianist, and often acted as accompanist to the legendary violist Lionel Tertis.

Things to do in South Melbourne in Autumn

Autumn in Melbourne is a magical time of year as we transition from the balmy late-summer nights into cooler mornings amidst the changing colours of the trees and their slow-falling leaves.
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Vinetrekker Wine & Food Tours

Vinetrekker offers a wide selection of private and public touring for small groups. Some of the featured regions include the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges.