The Weekender: May 17 – 19
GO shopping for “fashion treasure”, find out more about the Victorian judicial system, or show your support for eradicating global poverty this weekend. Diane Leow has the details.
Shirt and Skirt Markets
Sunday, May 19 – Abbotsford Convent
Held every third Sunday of the month, the Shirt and Skirt markets give emerging designers a platform to showcase their work, alongside creative craft stalls, handmade jewellery and lots more. Some unique items for sale include typography terrariums and handmade patchwork scarves. There will also be food and drink stalls to satisfy any peckish cravings while shopping. Located on the grounds of the beautiful Abbotsford Convent, it wouldn’t hurt to do some exploring, too. For more information, head on over to their Facebook page.
Take 2 Markets
Sunday, May 19 – Northcote Town Hall
Looking to change up your wardrobe but don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet? Check out the Take 2 Markets, held at the Northcote Town Hall this Sunday. Most stallholders present are selling their preloved clothing, and the market is renowned for “fashion treasure” – not your typical market where one has to sift through tons of clothing to find something decent. Expect to find overseas and local designer labels, one-off pieces, and high street brands. Entry costs $3. If you’re looking to sell some unwanted clothing, they take applications for stalls too – just not this weekend as it’s rather short notice! For details, check out their website.
Courts Open Day
Saturday, May 18
Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and explore the various courts in Melbourne? Now you can! The Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, Magistrate’s Court of Victoria and Children’s Court are open to the public this Saturday. There will be mock trials, displays, presentations and even a sausage sizzle to keep the hunger pangs at bay. It will be a pretty awesome experience to visit the courts especially if you are considering a career in law. Best of all, entry is entirely free! Check out their website for the programme.
Global Poverty Walk – Melbourne Event
Saturday, May 19 – Birrarung Marr
Show your support for Make Poverty History this weekend at the Global Poverty Walk Melbourne event. Two ordinary Australians, Matt and Wendy Napier, have pledged to walk from Perth to Sydney to raise awareness about the effects of global poverty around the world. There will be a barbeque while Matt shares his story about the journey thus far. Singer Adam Chousens will also be there for some live entertainment. To find out more, check out their Facebook page.