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The Weekender: August 14 – 16

Stephen Clarke

Thu Aug 13 2015


DIG into some South Asian food delights, learn more about your mind, shop with The Winter Collective and splurge at the Shirt and Skirt Market in Abbotsford. Stephen Clarke has your weekend sorted.

South Asian Food Festival
Saturday, August 15 (11.00am – 9.00pm) | Werribee Racecourse

Go on a delicious journey into the history of Indian and South Asian food this weekend at the South Asian Food Festival.

As a part of celebrations for the 68th anniversary of India’s emancipation from the British Empire, the festival promises spice markets, culinary classes, Indian sweet and savoury delights including kebabs and momos. 

Once you’ve filled up on food, take in the colourful Indian culture of music and dance, and all for only $5!

For more information on the festival, visit their Facebook page.

Market of the Mind
Friday, August 14 (5.00pm – 9.00pm) | Queensbridge Square, Southbank

As part of National Science Week, the Market of the Mind is all about just that – your mind!

Described as an event where ‘the cerebral, the scientific and the social collide’,the market features live ice sculpture, inside out people and eye science and ear songs. 

This is a free event and what’s more, you can grab a slice of Happy Camper Pizza to help process all that science.

Find out more over at its official event page at Re-science.

The Wild Collective
Saturday, August 15 – Sunday, August 16 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Melbourne CBD

How gorgeous is this tree and swing from @corestyle ! Make sure you come and check out all their amazing products – all handmade at @thewildcollectiveau fair this weekend! Doors open at 10am Sat & Sun at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton

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The Wild Collective calls for you to ‘step back in time and forward in style’ this weekend, at Melbourne’s premier shopping event this August.

Wander through stalls of hand-picked designer ware or relax and have a drink at the pop-up pub. For an entry fee of only $2, you could find yourself picking up some fantastic treasures to add to your wardrobe or room!

Check out more at the Wild Collective’s website or peruse their Instagram for a look at some of the goods available this weekend.

Shirt & Skirt Market
Sunday, August 16 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | Abbotsford Convent, 1-16 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

For the shoppers amongst you, this is the weekend for you (for others, I apologise).

If you still have shopping money left after visiting the Wild Collective, jump on a tram and head up to Abbotsford to visit the Shirt & Skirt Market.

The location alone is worth a visit, but there are also more than 40 independent designers, unique accessories and one-off items available at a market that has been fostering creative design and spirit for eight years.

There are of course a number of eateries, and the amazing Lentil as Anything is always worth a trip out to the convent.

Find out more at the market’s official website.