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The Weekender: August 25 – 27

Yasmin Khushairi

Thu Aug 24 2017


The Brinner Festival
Friday, August 25 (5.00pm – 10.00pm) | 206 Bourke St Complex

Ever wondered what a true Melbourne cuisine would look like? For the first time ever, Melburnians have a food festival they can call their own at The Brinner Festival where you can enjoy a variety of breakfast dishes at dinner (hence ‘brinner’) from all around the world. After all, the diversity of culture is what makes Melbourne great!

Head down to 206 Bourke St this Friday to sample and enjoy breakfast food from delicious eateries from Toasta, Fancy Hanks, Tim Ho Wan, Dragon Boat Restaurant and many more.

If you arrive early as one of the first 50 guests on the night, you’ll get to eat and drink your way around the festival for free. And in the spirit of true Australians (or maybe just Melbourne), Tim Ho Wan will be giving away 500 free custard avocado rolls.

For more information on The Brinner Festival, visit the event page over at 206 Bourke St’s website

Docklands Sunday Market
August 27, 2017, 10am – 5pm, NewQuay, Docklands

Photo: Stephen Beaumont via Flickr

Spend your Sunday Funday breathing in fresh air from just outside the busy CBD by the pier in Docklands for a market filled with fascinating designers and good food. Stroll down the boardwalk for jewellery, rare earth rocks, locally made kaftans, hand-made art and craft, books and more. Accompanied by delicious coffee, churro Spanish donuts, fresh baked goods from the Village Bakery and fresh fruit juice, there’s no shortage of food and drinks at this market!

This Sunday’s edition of the Docklands Sunday Market will include lots of fun activities including live performances from Brian Mannix (from Australian band, the Uncanny X-Men) and Wendy Stapleton as well as Peta Evans-Taylor (The Voice 2015), face painting, birthday cupcakes, giveaways and more.

For more information about the Docklands Sunday Market, visit the market’s official website.

Melbourne Writers Festival
August 25, 2017 – September 3, 2017 (Various times) | Various locations

Pick up a copy of The Age today for your #MWF17 Festival Guide, featuring top picks, interviews and more!

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The place to be ‘for everyone who reads’ kicks off this Friday, August 25 as the Melbourne Writers Festival looks to gather readers, writers, and thinkers from Australia and around the world to showcase the best in writing.

Lasting until September 3, the Melbourne Writers Festival has been around for more than three decades to celebrate and acknowledge the work and contributions of professional and emerging writers. There will be various activities to look forward to during the festival such as storytelling, conversation, debate, live performances, music and art catered to readers of all ages.

Tickets to events will vary in prices so be sure to check the full program and start marking your calendar! More on the Melbourne Writers Festival can be found at its official website.

The Image Makers Seminar Series: Hope City
Friday, August 25, 2017 (6pm – 7.30pm) | Photography Studios College (Lvl 2, 65 City Rd, Southbank)

This Friday, Photography Studies College (Melbourne) presents a screening of the 15-minute film, Hope City and seminar with the film’s director, Thomas Baricevic.

Hope City started as an outreach project focusing on the Sudanese community and has since been screened at festivals around the world. The film focuses on Majak, a teenage boy from South Sudan bedevilled by his dark past and torn between his new life and wanting to return home to find his mother.

Whether you are into film-making, theatre or you’re a fan of independent films, take part in this free event and engage in a panel discussion with the director, cinematographer and writers after the screening.

For more information on the event, please check its official Eventbrite page.