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Just for students: Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome and A Night at the Circus!

Christian Teo

Tue Mar 18 2014


CATCH free fashion shows and engage with student groups at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome, or be enthralled by the acts at A Night at the Circus – two events especially for students! Christian Teo brings you the details. 

Students assemble! The second half of March plays host to two student events that promise good fun, celebration and the freedom to let your hair down. If you’re in search of some entertainment, fashion, engagement, or even some new company, the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome and A Night at the Circus may just do the trick.

Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome

The Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome (LMSW) is sure to be an afternoon of exciting activity, fellowship and intercultural mingling. The event recognises and celebrates the diversity and cultural contributions of Melbourne’s international student community (some 36,000 students live and study within the Melbourne metropolitan area!).

As with previous years, highlights include the anticipated LMSW 2014 Fashion Runway – a showcase of some of Melbourne’s finest designers including SAEJ Design, Black Sunshine Clothing, Von Chibi, Leiela There She Is, Maison Barski, Cherry Pie Millinery and Taboo Millinery (winner of the Fashions on the Field Millinery at Mornington Cup, and runner-up Millinery Award winner at Oaks Day 2013).

Students will also be treated to a first hand look at the Asian Cup 2015 – Asia’s largest sporting event and Australia’s largest football event ever hosted.

Some prominent speakers will also be present to touch on key humanitarian issues that students may find themselves involved in, or are interested to know more about. Miss Humanity 2013 Ashleigh Wheeldon will grace the event, and students can look forward to her sharing her experiences as an ambassador for The A21 Campaign – an organisation that combats illegal trade through means of awareness and education. Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH) will also be making an appearance to promote the World AIDS Conference 2014 and provide further information on how students can get involved.

As with previous LMSW events, participants can expect a slew of exciting performances, interactive experiences and workshops. If your calendars aren’t already booked, come on down to learn more about Melbourne’s vibrant international community while enjoying some great company.

Details for the event are as follows:

Saturday 22 March 2014
City Square (corner Swanston and Collins Streets)
2.00pm – 5.00pm 

A Night at the Circus

Melbourne’s well-known international student mecca The Couch welcomes you to A Night at the Circus! This free event promises students a night of good fun and unwinding from the stresses of study. Along with some outstanding performances, expect an unusual fashion show that is not to be missed. Melbourne-based designers Black Sunshine Clothing, Von Chibi and Cherry Pie Millinery will all have some of their bohemian, unorthodox designs on the runway.

Notable acts include Filipino singers Czarina Lapus & Rina Benedictos, and a dance showcase choreographed by Chinese contemporary performer Sandy Cheng. Quashani Bahd will also be enchanting the audience to a dose of ‘Regglues’ music – what the Zimbabwean describes as her own brand of music.

If you’re after a night with some great company and superb entertainment, there should be no reason why you aren’t putting this date in your diary!

Details for the event are as follows:

Thursday 27 March 2014
Salvation Army – The Couch
69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
6.00pm to 9.30pm