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August

The UNESCO City of Literature gets itself in a lather in August, with the Melbourne Writers Festival following hot on the heels of a fortnight of fine films and related festivities. International theatre spectaculars continue their knock-out seasons, giving you no shortage of cosy, inspiring indoor attractions to see out the winter.

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What's on

August

Film festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

3 - 20 Aug 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Plays & musicals

Blasted

A gin-swigging journalist and his young lover check into an anonymous hotel room. When a soldier and a war zone explode through the bathroom window,...

24 Aug - 16 Sep 2018

Sports

Altitude 5000 - Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge

The Annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge event showcases the top dogs of sled dog racing in Australia and is unique in being the first Australian...

11 - 12 Aug 2018

Vintage fairs

Chiltern Antique Fair

The Chiltern Antique Fair happens the last weekend of every August. Dealers from as far away as South Australia, Melbourne, Bendigo and Tumut...

24 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
26 Aug 2018

Exhibitions

Masterworks from MoMA

The NGV will be the sole international venue for the Masterworks from MOMA exhibition, which will showcase renowned art and design from a line-up of...

8 Jun - 7 Oct 2018
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