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No matter what you're looking for, Melbourne offers something for everyone this Winter.

The young and the young at heart will be thrilled by the latest instalment of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, the exclusive world premiere of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition at ACMI. Just a stone’s throw away, the NGV is presenting Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado showcasing more than 100 works spanning 300 years of Italian art by greats such as Raphael, Correggio and Titian. Lovers of culture are well catered for with Melbourne’s renowned jazz, film and writers festivals, or with a night of wining and dining followed by the lavish new production of Les Misérables at Her Majesty’s Theatre. And if sport is your passion, experience the excitement of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season or witness Australia’s Wallabies take on France’s Les Bleus as part of the Castrol EDGE France Tour series of international rugby tests.

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Edition: Winter 2014 Cover Image: Michael Le Poer Trench Image (right): Roberto Seba


Contents 5 Feast for the Senses 6 The Heart of Arts 12 Sights and Sounds 14 My Melbourne 18 Back in the Game 20 Best Bites 22 Street Magic 24 Win a Melbourne Experience 28 Winter Events 30 Beautiful Bendigo

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Feast for the Senses Get ready for three months packed full of food, wine, theatre and art – Melbourne has all the bases covered with events, exhibitions and festivals that are sure to delight all of the senses. From busy mornings devouring Melbourne’s rich arts scene, to long afternoons spent at some of the world’s best stage shows, followed by cosy nights enjoying the best fresh, local produce from the city’s renowned chefs – there is no place better to be this winter. Experience the visual spectacle of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces as it returns with two stellar exhibitions, featuring the best of the Italian masters in National Gallery of Victoria’s Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado and the stars of the big screen at Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI), with the spectacular DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. Explore some of the city’s most iconic landmarks or sit back and enjoy a film from across the globe as you continue your cultural journey and head along to city favourites Open House Melbourne and the Melbourne International Film Festival, which will once again deliver exciting programs to ignite and inspire. Captain Melville

The stage is set and the curtain pulled as two of Broadway's most acclaimed musicals make their way back to Melbourne for what is set to be an exciting season of shows. Les Misérables and WICKED are returning for a not-to-be-missed musical extravaganza – so make sure you get your tickets. Sport is also on the calendar with the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season well underway and quickly heading towards the Finals Series and eminent glory. June will also see the Aussies spring into gear as the Wallabies take on France in the 2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour. Rounding off the season is a delectable series of foodie festivals including the Good Food and Wine Show, the Federation Square Flavour Exchange and Melbourne Food and Wine’s – Put Victoria on your Table: The Roast Collection, all showcasing the state's wonderful local produce. No matter what your ticket is for – whether it is a show, festival or event – you are bound to be impressed by what Melbourne has on offer this season.

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The Heart of Arts Melbourne plays host to a feast of delights with the world's best shows and exhibitions coming direct to our shores. Enjoy Italian masters, Broadway spectaculars, secrets of the Aztecs, or simply get up close to some of your favourite movie stars.

Visual Mastery Trace the stylistic evolution of Italian art across three defining centuries in Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado (16 May – 31 August) at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exclusive exhibition launches as part of the always popular Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series that has been responsible for some of Melbourne’s most remarkable and memorable exhibitions in the last decade. Explore works that have never left the hallowed walls of the Museo del Prado, Madrid and step straight into the Spanish Royal Court at a time where Italian art was revered. The impressive collection from the Spanish Royal Family formed the basis of the Museo del Prado, which was opened to the public in 1819. The Royal Family were avid collectors of Italian art from the early 16th century, when Emperor Charles V began acquiring Italian pieces. This was followed on by his son, King Phillip II, who became one of the most important patrons of the Venetian master Titian. It was because of these acquisitions that palaces and chapels throughout Spain were richly decorated with stunning artworks. This quickly spread the love for the Italian style among courtiers, and subsequently lead to the Prado having the richest and most varied collections of Italian art in the world. The remarkable holdings of the Prado include all facets of the Italian style including portraits, landscapes, still life and of course depictions of the Old and New Testaments, which speaks of Spain and Italy’s shared interest in Catholicism during this period. This NGV exclusive exhibition will be the first time the Prado has toured their famed collection, and will showcase 100 vivid works from 70 acclaimed Italian masters including; Raphael, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, the Carracci and Tiepolo. Image (left): Andrea di Lione, Italian 1610–85. Elephants in a circus (Gli Elefanti in un circo) (c. 1640), oil on canvas, 229.0 x 231.0 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid (P00091). Image courtesy Museo del Prado, Madrid. Image (right): Shrek Forever After (2010), artist Felix Yoon. © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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melbourne style Behind the Screen If you are a big DreamWorks fan, you are sure to want to know more about all of your favourite heroes and villains from the studio’s classics, and with a program full of exciting extras, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is set to be the perfect adventure. Film Screenings Catch all your favourites in one of ACMI’s theatres in a series of screenings including the film that started it all – Antz, DreamWorks' first animated feature film.

Screen Heroes The Winter Masterpieces continue at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, with their spectacular DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition (10 April – 5 October), which brings to life the Los Angeles-based studio, DreamWorks Animation suite of work. This world-first exhibition will focus on the significant creative contribution that DreamWorks Animation has made to the field over the last 20 years – tracing DreamWorks Animation’s creative legacy from Antz and family classic Shrek, to the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon 2. The exhibition draws on the studio’s incredible archive and will include neverbefore-seen original artworks and models, behind-the-scenes interviews, as well as a series of film screenings, lectures and workshops.

Animated Conversations Hear from DreamWorks founders and CEOs, discover the creative process behind this legendary studio, or experience a rare opportunity to hear from the creative team in this series of talks and lectures straight from the studio. Workshops Consider yourself a fledgling filmmaker or an amateur animator? Then this program of workshops will help you discover your skills or simply show you how the magic happens, putting you right in the film. Image (above): Kung Fu Panda (2008), artists: Nico Marlet (character), Raymond Zibach (colour). © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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WICKED Now Showing Regent Theatre

AZTECS Until 10 August Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado Until 31 August National Gallery of Victoria (NGV International)

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Until 5 October Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)


Mysteries of a Lost World This season Melbourne Museum takes you back to the Valley of Mexico during the 14th century, where the Aztecs ended their 200-year odyssey in search of their true homeland, in AZTECS (9 April – 10 August). This highly organised civilisation created the spectacular city Tenochtitlán, ingenious agricultural technology, bustling trade routes and lived under the rule of an array of gods. The exhibition covers the stories of war, the arrival of Spanish explorers, Cortés the Conquistador and Moctezuma the Aztec ruler, and of course human sacrifice. Through over 200 cultural treasures and dramatic multimedia from Mexico’s major museums, the fierce story of a civilisation that was based on fear and appeasement of the gods is uncovered. Image (above): Blue vessel depicting Tl·loc (god of rain) 1440ñ69, fired clay, pigment. On loan from Museo del Templo Mayor. Photographer: Michel Zabe. Source: © The Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH).

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Roll Call It is show time this season in Melbourne as the curtain goes up on two of the world’s most acclaimed productions – Les Misérables at Her Majesty’s Theatre (From June – 21 September) and WICKED at the Regent Theatre (now playing). Thrilling audiences since 1985, Victor Hugo’s heart-wrenching, Oscar-winning feature film, and one of the most acclaimed musicals ever to grace the stage – Les Misérables is a tale that tugs on the heart strings like no other. The Australian premiere of the renowned new production is set to delight audiences once again with re-imagined scenery and of course, all of your favourite Broadway hits like I Dreamed a Dream and On My Own. Join the Witches of Oz as they tell their story of love, friendship and prejudice in WICKED. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls met in the land of Oz – one, smart, fiery and misunderstood, and the other beautiful, ambitious and popular. WICKED tells the enthralling story of these two unlikely friends and how their journey lead to them becoming the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Featuring the legendary track Defying Gravity, this spectacular stage show will have you singing along in the aisles.

Beyond the Verse For those who want to continue the drama after the curtain closes, the State Library of Victoria is bringing Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables to life in Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage (18 July – 9 November). This worldfirst exhibition will be one of the largest to be shown at the library and will tell the story behind one of the most popular musicals of all time. The exhibition showcases a collection of rarely seen material from around the world, featuring original writing and artwork from playwright and author Victor Hugo, including his original 1862 manuscript of Les Misérables. The 1,776 page volume is considered a national treasure in France and will leave the secure vaults of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for the very first time, in this not-to-be-missed exhibition.

Les Misérables 1 June – 21 September Her Majesty’s Theatre

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage 18 July – 9 November State Library of Victoria

Ticket to dine Already have your ticket to one of the hottest shows of the season? Why not arrive early and experience the fantastic dining options within the theatre precinct. Pei Modern Available Monday to Friday, the Pei Express menu is the perfect counterpart to any night at the theatre, with two delicious courses and coffee to follow. Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne 9654 8545 | Prix Fixe With no lines or waits, Melbourne’s first ticketed restaurant is just like the theatre – simply buy your ticket online and with a menu that changes monthly, there is always something new to try. Alfred Place, Melbourne Ezard The Express Pre-Theatre four course tasting menu is a culinary treat that is not to be missed. Served with matching wines and available for lunch or dinner, it easy to get to the show on time. 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 9639 6811 |

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EXPLORE AUSTRALIA’S SPORTING HEART Footy is back! Feed your footy fever with a tour of the mighty MCG. You’ll be taken to the inner sanctum of the stadium and walk on the hallowed arena. At the National Sports Museum explore the ‘Australia’s Game’ gallery, see Hirdy in 3D and show your footy skills in Game On! Then visit the café and merchandise store making a trip to the ’G a truly memorable day for all the family. Open daily. See website for details. Gate 3, MCG T 61 3 9657 8879 W



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Prepare to be engrossed in three delightful months of world-class music, film, literature and architecture as Melbourne launches another fabulous season of festivals. From the Streets to the Screen For one weekend this July, some of Melbourne’s most iconic and stunning architectural gems will open their doors to the public as part of Open House Melbourne (26-27 July). Explore the history steeped, award-winningly designed and architecturally innovative as this enticing festival exhibits over 100 landmark destinations across Melbourne and surrounds. This year there will be even more to enjoy with the inclusion of film screenings, talks, tours and evening events, as well as an exciting collaboration with Nite Art to install site specific artworks within some of Melbourne’s most iconic spaces. From landmark buildings to landmark screenings – the Melbourne International Film Festival or MIFF, as it is fondly known by locals, (31 July – 17 August) is set to once again star in Melbourne. Screens across the city will be activated as this vibrant festival brings stories from across the globe to local theatre audiences.

Soulful Season The sad, sultry and smooth rhythms of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (30 May – 8 June) will return for another jazz-packed 10 days. Explore intimate club gigs, film screenings, family friendly gigs and a range of free events including lunchtime concerts, the festival’s late-night art party, artist talks and soundwalks. This lively festival makes it easy to get swept away with a line-up of over 300 local and international artists, set to perform in over 100 events; including 12 Australian premieres and four festival exclusives.


melbourne style Continue with Cocktails The celebration doesn’t need to end once you leave the show, festival or event – make the most of Melbourne’s burgeoning dining and bar scene and debrief with drinks and dinner at these great post festival haunts. MoVida Next Door Delivering an authentic tapas experience, this is the perfect place to sit and enjoy delicious Tapa and Raciones with a side of Spanish beer (or Sangria). 164 Flinders Street | Misty Martinis and Mojitos are at the top of the menu at this minimalist yet warm hotspot which is regularly filled with a cool and eclectic mix of patrons. 3-5 Hosier Lane | Cumulus Up Wine, wine, wine – this charming venue offers the perfect counterpart to its well-edited wine list with a modern and rustic menu. Level 1, 45 Flinders Lane | Hihou This Japanese themed bar-cum-restaurant (more bar) offers a complementary drinks and food list that will ensure the perfect after show adventure. First Floor, 1 Flinders Lane |


Pen to Paper Melbourne is the destination of stories and storytellers, writers, readers and those with a curious-mind, as the city celebrates the written word with two remarkable festivals – the Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival (27 May – 6 June) and Melbourne Writers Festival (21-31 August). The Emerging Writers’ Festival sets the scene with a series of conferences, workshops, panels and discussions, all in support of emerging writers. Hear from those that are at the start of the story or those that are experts in words. This is a must for any fledgling author or even those that simply enjoy a good read. The Melbourne Writers Festival kicks off act two of this intrigue filled festival season with tales told by authors, poets and writers alike in a series of entertaining debates, readings, interviews, performances, workshops and book launches. Image (bottom, left): Rachel Schenberg

Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival 27 May – 6 June Various locations across Melbourne

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 30 May – 8 June Various locations across Melbourne

Open House Melbourne 26-27 July Various locations across Melbourne

Melbourne International Film Festival 31 July – 17 August Various locations across Melbourne

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My Melbourne The stage is set for another great season of theatre in Melbourne. We sat down with Simon Gleeson who stars as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables to find out more about the return of this much-loved musical spectacular. Les Misérables has a long and prolific history as one of the world’s most loved productions and now feature film. What has been your experience with this epic story? I grew up with the musical – it’s arguably what drew me to this profession. As a twelve-year-old I knew the show word for word. I fell for Victor Hugo’s novel too when I read it in my late teens.

What has been the most exciting part of bringing this award-winning show back to Melbourne? Introducing the show to a new audience and giving those who have seen the old production a new, vibrant experience.

What is different about this staging? The new set, which utilises the landscape sketches of Victor Hugo himself. It’s a little known fact that he was a good artist and he painted and drew many of the locations used in Les Misérables.

As a local have you been influenced by Melbourne’s rich arts culture? Absolutely. Melbourne has become the foremost city for art in Australia, especially theatre. This has a lot to do with the art precincts both on the south side of the Yarra and the bigger theatre houses in the CBD. They enable

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a feeling of community and are a highly visible ‘billboard’ for tourists and theatre lovers alike. But Melbourne is also rich with an increasingly strong and well-patronised independent theatre movement, which is producing innovative works of high quality.

Over the last few years Melbourne has seen a lot of large scale productions. Do you think the theatre scene has changed? There have been large-scale productions for decades. What’s changed is the recent favouring for original, largely international large-scale musicals being developed here. It’s a credit to our creative professionals that these companies are willing to take the huge financial risk in developing stories here. It’ll be a matter of time before we know whether this will be a continuing trend. Les Misérables commences at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on 22 June. Tickets available at

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Image: Gustave Brion, ‘Javert’, 1862, reproduced in Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (London, G. Routledge and Sons), 1887. Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria.

Image: Gustave Brion, ‘Javert’, 1862, reproduced in Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (London, G. Routledge and Sons), 1887. Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria.

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Back in the Game There is always a game to catch or a match to see in this sport loving city. Don’t miss a second of the action as the season of sport continues. Etihad Stadium, Docklands

2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

The Long Haul Just in case you missed it, the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season (until 27 September) is back with the season well underway. There are 12 rounds left in this action-packed competition, along with a thrilling finals series to look forward to – so there is still plenty of time to get to a game.

2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour 14 June Etihad Stadium

2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Until 27 September Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Etihad Stadium


Even if you can’t make it into the grandstand there are lots of other ways to be part of Victoria’s most passionate past-time. Catch the game at one of the many public bars and venues that screen the AFL. Some great options include The Cricketers Arms or The Local in Port Melbourne, as well as The Rose in Fitzroy or Precinct in Richmond. You will always find a great atmosphere and you are sure to run into fellow fans to barrack with.

Battle Royale After five long years, the French are making the long trek back to our shores, for the 2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour (14 June). The match at Etihad Stadium in Docklands is sure to be great viewing as Le Bleus' attempt to win glory back after their 22-6 loss against the Wallabies in 2009. Be there to watch these two rival teams battle it out for patriotic pride.

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Fanning the Flames After spending the day in the stands cheering on your team, there is nothing better than a casual afternoon or evening spent warming up by the fireplace. Head to these local sporting precinct venues for the perfect after-match winter warm-up. Baden Powell Hotel This well-positioned pub is perfectly adaptable and will suit your needs – whether it be casual bar dining, restaurant-style fine dining or lazy afternoon beers in the courtyard. 61-65 Victoria Parade, Collingwood | The Napier Warm, cosy, inviting and ultimately friendly. You will fall in love with this locals’ bustling front bar, pool lounge with open fire, charming dining rooms and cool bricked courtyard. 210 Napier Street, Fitzroy | The Gertrude Hotel Choose from boutique and craft beer, and cider as you roast by the open fireplace overlooking the corner of bustling Gertrude and Napier Streets in Fitzroy. 148 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy | The Union Fans of the hit Melbourne TV show Offspring will instantly recognise this pub as the Proudman family’s favourite haunt. Those who aren’t fans of the show will recognise this is as a wonderfully eclectic Melbourne venue. 164 Gore Street, Fitzroy |


Best Bites Food and wine go hand in hand, and in Melbourne dining is more than a necessity – it is a passion. Food on Show Cooks, chefs and food lovers alike rejoice as the Good Food and Wine Show (30 May – 1 June) is back with a packed program of foodie delights. For three days the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is set to be the epicentre of all things food as some of the country’s best wining and dining regions bring their fares to the city – the Yarra Valley, Barossa and McLaren Vale just to mention a few. Get your knives and forks out as this is set to be a taste sensation – drink and be merry at the Riedel A+ Australian Wine Bar, rub shoulders with famed sommeliers and vintners at the Riedel Wine Theatre, or relax with a cold one in the Grazing Garden. Get up-close and personal with your favourite iconic chefs at LifeStyle FOOD Chef's Table; and impress your friends with your newly found culinary skills after taking part in Zumbarons Masterclass with Adriano Zumbo – and that is only the beginning.

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Good Food and Wine Show 30 May – 1 June Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

Melbourne Food and Wine – Put Victoria on Your Table: The Roast Collection 1-30 June Various locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria

Federation Square Flavour Exchange new in town We will admit sometimes it can be hard to keep up with Melbourne’s everchanging and growing dining scene, so here are our hot tips for the season. Fatto Bar and Cantina Opening as a more relaxed edition of the fine dining destination Trocadero, this Italian eatery may be a pizza-free zone, but you won’t miss out, with a strong menu focusing on vibrant, gutsy flavours all with the Sicilian influence. 100 St Kilda Road | Taxi Kitchen With a new emphasis on share plates and smaller dishes, this is another restaurant that has recently been revived, with a more relaxed dining experience than its former counterpart. Level 1, Transport Hotel, Federation Square | La Chinesca It may sound a little peculiar, but this is a Mexican Chinese restaurant – and it works. Think deep fried squid in a batter of Sichuan peppers and salt with a side of chipotle. Or traditional Chinese scallop dumplings dipped in Mexican-inspired ginger, coriander and chilli oil. Harley House Basement, 71 Collins Street |

19-20 June Federation Square

Winter’s Table Warm up this winter with big reds, dark ales, roasted nuts and velvety chocolate as you toast your cockles at the Federation Square Flavour Exchange (19-20 June). Each season the festival offers a chance for visitors and locals to explore Victoria’s superb food and wine in one place, for a taste-filled two days. Sample and enjoy the best of the state's wine, beer and cider, whilst tasting sensational seasonal produce from across Victoria. You can even meet and learn from the producers, winemakers and growers who provide Melbourne’s best restaurants with their marvellous fare.

Toasting the Roast With roasted meats and caringly prepared vegetables, nothing brings people together like a hearty roast. This June, Melbourne Food and Wine brings forth Put Victoria on Your Table: The Roast Collection (1-30 June), the perfect winter celebration. Enjoy rare breeds of heirloom vegetables, create a shared table feast by an open fire and resurrect the lost arts of traditional gravy, apple, bread and mint sauce. There is nothing more Australian or heart-warming than a traditional Sunday roast. Image: Dal Zotto


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Melbourne is home to a passionate and dynamic arts scene that boasts more than 100 galleries. Flinders Lane (1) is the epicentre and houses Australia's largest concentration including Flinders Lane Gallery (2) and fortyfivedownstairs (3).

Food is an art form in Melbourne and it is practiced and perfected in the city’s laneways. Whether you’re after an early breakfast, long lunch, quick coffee or late night drinks, take your pick from the long list of laneway cafés, restaurants and bars on offer.

But the art is not limited to the many galleries and studios – it spreads out onto the streets and laneways. Light installations, interactive soundscapes, suspended sculptures and miniature galleries surprise and amaze visitors as they wander the colourful laneways and uncover this unique side to Melbourne.

Food takes on a European vibe when you enter the picturesque Hardware Lane (4). The newly reopened Hardware Societe (5) is the perfect destination for a casual brunch or lunch.

For a fashionista, shopaholic or bargain hunter, Melbourne’s bustling laneways will make your heart sing. Winding streets filled with a treasure trove of boutiques and designer shops make it easy to get lost in the beauty of this unique Melbourne pastime.


If you are in search of an afternoon pick-me-up, sweet treat laden Creperie le Triskel (6) will have you ready to take on a night of exploring. The order of the day is traditional Brittany crêpes and galettes.

Running from the top of the city all the way to Southern Cross Station, both Little Collins Street (7) and Flinders Lane (8) are the perfect destinations for boutique shopping. Pick and choose between the high-end designs or the more obtuse and eclectic; whatever you fancy you will be well served in the city’s laneways.


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SNUGGLE UP Enjoy a Winter Escapade in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.




With luxurious accommodation in a Studio Queen suite

This winter, relax and rejuvenate in one of our spacious suites and enjoy access to all of our 5 star amenities including the use of our newly refurbished gym and heated indoor pool. Conveniently located at the “Paris end” of Little Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the hotel is within walking distance to the city’s main attractions, shopping boutiques, theatres and sporting arenas. Winter Escapade package from $250* per night, includes:

✓ Accommodation in a Studio Queen suite ✓ Buffet breakfast for two persons in Harry’s Restaurant ✓ Overnight valet parking for one vehicle For bookings and enquiries phone 03 9659 1000, email or book online at Stamford Plaza Melbourne 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

*Terms and conditions apply. Escapade Package valid Mondays to Sundays and subject to availability. Package is valid for stays from 01 June – 31 August, 2014. Rates include accommodation in a Studio Queen Suite per night. Package not valid with any other offer.

Medibank Icehouse

Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant

105 Pearl River Road, Docklands : 1300 756 699 :

100 Victoria Street, Melbourne : 1800 DRACULAS : : : Tuesday - Saturday, 7pm to 12am

Get your fun on at Medibank Icehouse with great ice skating every day on our two huge rinks. Free lessons are available for beginners as well as our fun ‘Seal’ skate aids. Check out our website for our fun themed nights and special events. Medibank Icehouse is located just across the road from Harbour Town in the Docklands. Catch the 86, 70 or free City Circle Tram to Waterfront City or there is all day parking across the road at Harbour Town.

Submerge your senses and dive in for an evening of sensuous burlesque, slick jazz and sizzling comedy. Dracula’s Cabaret is a must-see entertainment experience! ‘Bloodbath’ now playing. Catch the train to Melbourne Central Station or catch any tram along Swanston Street to stop 6.


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Giambattista Tiepolo, The Immaculate Conception (L’Immacolata Concezione) 1767–69 (detail) Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. (P00363) Spanish Royal Collection


Quest Hawthorn

Hilton on the Park Melbourne

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn : 8803 7700 : :

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne : 9419 2000 : :

562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne : 1300 785 453 : :

Located only nine minutes by train to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, and twelve minutes to Flinders Street Station. Enjoy stylish 4.5-star self-contained Studio apartment accommodation with the convenience of 24-hour reception, FOXTEL, Wi-Fi access, guest gymnasium, onsite secure car parking and onsite French Café serving breakfast daily from 7am.

Stay at Hilton on the Park and play in Melbourne’s exciting sport and entertainment precincts with the STAY HILTON. GO PLAY package. Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade, breakfast, valet parking and welcome drinks at Park Lounge.

Enjoy a break at the Melbourne Parkview Hotel with this ‘free night offer’.



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T&C: *Based on maximum of two guests per Standard Studio apartment. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Please quote ‘Destination Melbourne’ when making a reservation.

T&C: *Conditions apply. Subject to availability and full prepayment required. Book and stay by 31 December 2014.

T&C: *Subject to availability and not valid during special event periods. Mention ‘Winter Melbourne Style’ at time of booking. Valid until 31 August 2014.

Ashley Gardens BIG 4 Holiday Village

The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure

Jasper Hotel Melbourne

129 Ashley Street, Braybrook : 1800 061 444 : :

195 Swanston Street, Melbourne : 1300 650 315 : :

489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne : 8327 2777 : :

Stay, play and enjoy Melbourne stopovers at Ashley Gardens.

Melbourne’s most centrally located hotel.

Perfectly located in Melbourne’s thriving Market Precinct, the Jasper Hotel is currently going through a refurbishment and will have limited services during this time. Jasper Kitchen will be closed, however you will still be able to get your caffeine fix from our skilled baristas. Our conference and events centre will also be closed and there may be some noise throughout the hotel between the hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am - 5pm, Saturdays.

Ashley Gardens BIG4 Holiday Village is a great place to base yourself when visiting Melbourne. Accommodation includes well-appointed modern cabins and fabulous facilities for caravanning and camping.

This 4.5-star, 200 room property features a restaurant, café, bar, pool and is surrounded by the city’s best shopping, theatres, dining and entertainment precincts.

We look forward to welcoming you to our holiday village soon. From




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T&C: *Rate subject to availability. Advertised price is per night, for single, twin or double occupancy. Valid until 31 August 2014.


Stay any 4 nights in a City View Guest Room and only pay for 3. Top Trip Advisor Hotel.



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T&C: *Room only. Subject to availability. Excludes peak periods when surcharges may apply. Valid until 31 August 2014.

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WITH A BONUS UPGRADE TO A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT AT A STUDIO RATE! Enjoy the benets of your own serviced boutique apartment at Metro Apartments on Bank Place with our compliments. • Convenient CBD location • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry • Complimentary unlimited WiFi




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Winter Events 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

Now playing WICKED Regent Theatre The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will once again thrill Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. If you've wondered how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch came to be, then this is the show for you. This awe-inspiring and spectacular show is the untold story of the witches of Oz.

Until 10 August

Until 27 September 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Etihad Stadium Football is back on the calendar – and with a bang. Watch the game invented and loved by the locals take the city by storm as 18 teams fight for premiership glory.

Until 5 October

AZTECS Melbourne Museum This Australian first, extraordinary exhibition showcases artefacts from Mexico’s major museums, telling the glorious and ultimately tragic story of the Aztec Empire. Featuring more than 200 sacred cultural objects, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the ways of life, beliefs and sacrificial rituals of the Aztecs.

Until 31 August

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces - DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Celebrating 20 years of DreamWorks Animation, this unique exhibition features never-before-seen original artworks, behind-the-scenes access to the creative talents of the studio, and new interactive experiences. Discover the secrets of all your favourite films, from Shrek to Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces - Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado National Gallery of Victoria (NGV International) Exclusive to Melbourne, this stunning exhibition features a series of the most celebrated works from Spain’s collection. With 100 pieces, this is the largest exhibition to ever be displayed outside the Museo del Prado. WICKED

Image (above): The Croods (2013), artists: Takao Noguchi (character), Dominque Louis (colour) © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Until 8 June Melbourne International Jazz Festival Various locations across Melbourne Experience the world’s modern masters of jazz. First time jazz-goers and jazz aficionados alike can enjoy international and local jazz legends performing in Melbourne’s iconic venues, or experience late-night art parties, intimate club gigs, film screenings, masterclasses, daily free concerts and family friendly events.

30 May – 1 June Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf Tour the very best food and wine regions of Australia all in one place – get your tasting glass and taste buds ready. Drink and be merry, rub shoulders with sommeliers and vintners, or relax with a cold one in the Grazing Garden with famed food trucks.


4 July – 29 August

The Light in Winter

Docklands Winter Fireworks

Federation Square, Melbourne

Victoria Harbour, Docklands

This free winter program brings together local and international artists for a range of events, exhibitions, public art and the much-loved Solstice Celebration. This year's program will include the world premiere of Radiant Lines, an interactive light installation by exciting UK designer Asif Khan, as well as whimsical works of puppet theatre and new media art by Papermoon (Indonesia) and Melbourne's Cake Industries.

Just because the temperature drops a few degrees, doesn’t mean that Docklands stops. In fact the waterfront takes on a completely different feel in winter. Watch nine unique Friday night fireworks shows throughout July and August, and get a ringside seat at one of Docklands many waterfront restaurants.

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1-22 June

26-27 July Open House Melbourne Various locations across Melbourne Uncover the stunning and largely unseen beauty of some of the city’s premier architectural gems. For two days Melbourne’s doors open to the public for a rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city. Docklands Winter Fireworks

The Light in Winter Image (above): Marcel Aucar

1-30 June Melbourne Food and Wine – Put Victoria on your Table: The Roast Collection Various locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria Nothing brings people together like a hearty roast. For the month of June, Melbourne Food and Wine celebrates The Roast Collection – a theme designed to further encourage ‘Put Victoria on Your Table’ during winter, through elements of the traditional roast.

1 June – 21 September Les Misérables Her Majesty’s Theatre After 17 years, the world renowned Les Misérables is returning to Melbourne for the latest staging's Australian premiere. The new production of Les Misérables has been praised by critics, fans and new audiences for the last three years, breaking box office records internationally and inspiring the world. Make sure you don’t miss this stunning story of love, courage and the power of the human spirit.

From 10 June The King and I Princess Theatre Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I returns to Australia for a spectacular season. Starring Lisa McCune and Jason Scott Lee, this award-winning and much acclaimed show is set to delight and awe audiences once again.

14 June 2014 Castrol EDGE France Tour Etihad Stadium The Qantas Wallabies will take on France in Melbourne as part of The Castrol EDGE France Tour. The Tour will see the first French international test side arrive in Australia since 2009 when the Les Bleus lost 22-6 to the Qantas Wallabies in Sydney.

31 July – 17 August Melbourne International Film Festival Various locations across Melbourne One of the oldest film festivals in the world returns in winter with premieres, parties and filmmaker events to excite lovers of world-class cinema. Films from over 50 countries will be screened, alongside Australia’s best local talent.

21-31 August Melbourne Writers Festival Federation Square Melbourne celebrates the written word with 10 days of entertaining debates, readings, interviews, performances, workshops, book launches and more. The Writers Festival brings together experts and emerging talent alike, along with book lovers from across the country and around the world. It is a must for any bookworm.


Beautiful Bendigo

Pall Mall, Bendigo

Bendigo bursts into life this season with a spectacular calendar of art, food and wine to explore, experience and enjoy. Set perfectly in the lush surrounds of Victoria’s Goldfields region, Bendigo is the ideal getaway. Experience the rich food and wine culture while you feast on the best local produce in quaint alfresco restaurants. Or explore the long and intriguing history that runs back to the Victorian era and prolific gold rush period. On top of the list however, is a stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery – a true treasure – with a calendar full of world-class exhibitions and shows. This July discover the importance of underwear in fashion, as a part of the gallery’s newest exhibition Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion. Follow underwear’s transition from the majestic shapes of 18th Century Court Dress and the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, to the more modern versions. Featuring highlights from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s extensive collection of underwear that dates from 1750 to the present day, the exhibition traces the history of private and intimate clothing. From corsets and court mantuas to boudoir wear and bustles, explore underwear’s function in decorating and manipulating the body. The intrigue continues with another stellar exhibition, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, which will feature over 100 objects from the ancient world that explore the human form. Including iconic marble and bronze sculptures, vessels, gold objects and jewellery, this is an exciting and stunning look into the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes. Don’t miss this exciting season of exhibitions in Victoria’s regional centre of arts. Contemporary Dining


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Bendigo Art Gallery

19 July – 26 October 2014 Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Official Hotel Partner

Fashion photograph, John French, 1960s. Museum no. JF6076/5. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Bendigo Art Gallery 2 August — 9 November 2014

Higher Education Partner

Official Hotel Partner

Discobolus (discus-thrower) (detail), Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC. From Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Presented by the British Museum in collaboration with Bendigo Art Gallery This exhibition is indemnified by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria




Bendigo is only 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport and 90–120 minutes aboard a V/Line rail service from Southern Cross Station.

For tickets call 03 5434 6100 or call 1800 813 153 for short break accommodation packages. @ExploreBendigo @BgoArtGallery


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Melbourne Style Magazine - Winter 2014  

Melbourne Style is a motivational magazine that provides readers with timely information for visiting or planning their next trip to Melbour...

Melbourne Style Magazine - Winter 2014  

Melbourne Style is a motivational magazine that provides readers with timely information for visiting or planning their next trip to Melbour...