What’s Happening Melbourne – September Edition

Posted on 01 September 2019

What’s Happening Melbourne – September Edition

Melbourne, welcome to September. As the weather begins to warm, there’s never been a better reason to get outside and enjoy it. From spring cleaning that goes well beyond the closet to panel discussions on ethical clothing production and walks for cause, there’s events that’ll warm the body and the heart. Nestled between the feel-good days are no shortage of cultural outings, music events and the iconic Royal Melbourne Show. Without further ado, here’s our top list of all the events worth getting to this month.

September 5: Ethical Clothing Australia ‘Emerging Designers’ Panel Discussion

Did you know Australia has its own accrediting body ensuring that local textile, clothing and shoe wear companies comply with legal and ethical standards? If you didn’t, then there’s never been a better chance to pop down and learn the ropes of Australia’s clothing industry. As part of Melbourne Fashion Week, local brands ABCH, Allora, Remuse and Vege Threads are teaming up with Ethical Clothing Australia at the University of Melbourne’s Copeland Theatre to talk about recent breakthroughs, making their mark and the current state of the industry.

Find out more here.

September 12: Do Good Feel Good Forum with Frankie

The friendly folk behind the 15-year-old lifestyle magazine Frankie have partnered with Bank Australia to bring a forum on utilising your skills to make a difference. The friendly chinwag will include a couple of drinks a nibblies as well as talks with Laurinda Ndenzako of Collective Closets, Cyan Ta’eed of Envato and Hey Tiger’s and Victoria McKenzie-McHarg of Bank Australia. All proceeds from the evening will go those in need, courtesy of The Hunger Project Australia.

Find out more here.

September 15: Walk for Suicide Prevention

If you’re chasing a little fresh air then a little trip down the coast to this community-run initiative is just for you. Walk for Suicide Prevention makes for a great morning to support and remember those of us who’ve suffered from mental illness. The annual event is a collaboration between local services Chasing Change, Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services, It’s Okay Not To Be Okay, Free Hearts, HALT and SEMPHN. The event begins at 10am with  remembrance ceremony before the official walk begins at 10:30am. The day finishes off with a gold coin donation sausage sizzle with information stalls and counselling services available for a chat.

Find out more here.

September 21: Royal Melbourne Show

This year the Royal Melbourne Show is being hyped to be “unlike any show you’ve ever seen before” as it it introduces a new layout and program of activities to explore. The iconic annual event will go for 11 days, taking place from Saturday 21st to Tuesday October 1st. Whether you want to take a ride on the Ferris wheel, win yourself a bear or simply enjoy the food and pavilions, the Royal Show always makes for an enjoyable night out.

Find out more here.

September 21: Spring Clean the City 2019

Running in line with World Clean Up Day, Spring Clean the City is back for its second year and working to hard to remind us to care for the beautiful city we all call home. In partnership with Beach Patrol, Love Our Street, Clean Up Australia and the Boomerang Alliance, it should be a great day to give back to the environment.

Find out more here.

September 21: The 1975

‘And this is how it starts’, but with shoes and much larger than the back of your van. Returning to Melbourne comes generation why’s favourite pop-rock band with their new release album which has a title that rings all too true for Millenials—A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Their new album kicked off with a bang when it was released in November late last year winning the Mastercard British Album of the Year award. On stage it promises to win over fans too.

Find out more here.

September 22: African Festival

Queen Victoria Market

African cuisine has slowly been on the rise over the last few years in Australia and if you’re late to the trend then now is your chance to find out what everyone is raving about. Taking over Queen Victoria Market over a bright and sunny Sunday, the festival will please even the toughest of food critics with flavours from all across Africa. There will also be a number of activities and events for the little ones to learn about African culture as well as dancing and live presentations all to the beat of the African drum.

Find out more here.

September 25: Troye Sivan

LGBTQI Icon global star Troye Sivan is bringing his homecoming tour to the lively surrounds of Melbourne Park’s Margaret Court Arena. Returning for the first time since 2016, Sivan will bring the boom with his award-winning album Bloom, the album containing his ARIA platinum double-certified banger ‘My My My’.

Find out more here.

September 27: Listen Out

There isn’t much to say when it comes to Listen Out. It’s one of the country’s favourite national dance festivals able to bring all the crowd-pleasers and showstoppers into a single event. We’re loving the look of this year’s line-up, especially with the likes of some of our favourites Flume and Young Franco. Who are you in for?

Find out more here.

Well, that’s all for our September wrap. If not a single event on that list makes you want to dive outside the house and into the sun then we must be doing something wrong. Or, we might have missed something important. If that’s the case and you’d like to let us know, feel free to get in touch. Keep us in the loop, tag us in your stories and keep an eye out for our whereabouts on Insta.

Catch you next month – Mr Men’s Melbourne.

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