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Prehistoric – Elbow Room

20 July, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri 20th July 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Sat 21st July 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Sun 22nd July 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Tues 24 - Fri 27th July 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Prehistoric is a blistering punk theatre gig about our civil liberties and our capacity to resist – with an original soundtrack played live. In Brisbane, Australia, 1979, Prehistoric follows Deb, Nick, Pete and Rachel as they meet at a gig, start a band, and find out – the hard way – why their town stays so quiet. Based on first-hand accounts of living, playing music, and making history under Queensland’s notoriously corrupt and brutal Bjelke-Petersen government, Prehistoric offers an iconoclastic and hilarious take on the pivotal ‘punk moment’ that still echoes today. Winner of Best Performance award – Melbourne Fringe Festival, Best Writing – Green Room Awards.

BAROSSA: Be Consumed MELBOURNE 2018

21 July, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

BAROSSA: BE CONSUMED It says it all really, doesn’t it? The Barossa is a region that captivates the imagination, and has an unrivalled bounty of wine, beauty, culture, and produce to offer. The ‘Barossa. Be Consumed’ event is a one day celebration of all the things that define this truly unique and special region. Not just a tasting of the region’s brilliant wines, ‘Barossa. Be Consumed’ also offers an immersion into the food, culture, history and character of what makes up this incredible region. A new and exciting wine event that brings together all these aspects to engage a broad and new audience and help them fall further in love with things Barossa. Be consumed indeed.

MTV Unplugged: Melbourne with Gang of Youths

25 July

MTV’s iconic Unplugged series makes its Australian debut at Meat Market with Gang of Youths. Gang of Youths will perform stripped-back versions of songs from their latest album, 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness, to a live audience.

MTV Unplugged: Melbourne with Amy Shark

26 July

The second artist to feature on MTV Unplugged: Melbourne, Amy Shark performs stripped-back versions of acclaimed hits like 'Adore' as well as some brand new tracks from her upcoming album, 'Monster Love'.

Open House Melbourne: Meat Market

28 July, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meat Market has come a long way since its early days as the centre of Melbourne’s wholesale meat trade in 1880. Now a hub for creative arts and cultural events, Meat Market houses a list of talented creative industry professionals, and facilitates Melbourne’s hottest events. Explore the heritage-listed building and discover a snapshot of Melbourne's culture and architecture during the 19th century.

The Big Design Trade

2 August, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Thursday Aug 2 - 10am to 6pm, Friday Aug 3 - 10am to 6pm, Saturday Aug 4 - 10am to 5pm

The Big Design Trade is an industry-only event where buyers can source new products from both Australian designers and international brands represented by local wholesalers. Located at the Meat Market in North Melbourne, The Big Design Trade will be open to registered visitors for 3 days, from 2–4 August 2018. The event brings together a carefully curated selection of exhibitors from across the country, presenting beautifully handcrafted ceramics and textiles, ethically made kids clothing, small-batch organic body products, locally designed homewares and capsule collections from independent fashion and accessories designers.

Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow

8 August, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're kicking off this year's Roadshow in the wonderful city of Melbourne. Discover the wineries along the famed Coonawarra Strip at Meat Market.

Baker’s Dozen Presents WRATH

9 August, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thurs 9th - Sat 11th August 8pm - 9:30pm, Wed 15th - Sat 18th August 8pm - 9:30pm

Volatile. Razor-Sharp. Ruthless. This is the dog-eat-dog world of high stakes business and newbie Henry has just entered the hornets’ nest. Trust no one. Suspect everything. Everyone’s a threat on the ladder to success and CEO Ms. Stockwood isn’t taking prisoners. So when a suspicious discovery is made in the boardroom, all hell breaks loose…

TEDx Melbourne 2018: The Great Unknown

13 August, 8:00 am - 5:45 pm

Can connecting with our past illuminate our future? What does it mean to belong in a world that is constantly shifting? At TEDxMelbourne 2018 embrace uncertainty and connect with other curious minds as our intimate and immersive new format gently nudges you toward the unfamiliar. Join us as we venture into The Great Unknown - Who we’ve been. What we’ll become. On Monday 13 August cast off the conventional, arm yourself with curiosity and join your fellow adventurers, dreamers and knowledge-seekers as we throw open the doors to possibilities and delve into the big questions.

Screenwriting Masterclass 2018

18 August, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Saturday 18th Aug 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sunday 19th Aug 9:30am - 5pm

Are you struggling to fit multiple protagonists or nonlinear storylines or flashbacks into a single hero model for a game or a film or a TV series? This masterclass, hosted by Linda Aronson's 21st Century Screenwriting and seen all over the world, explains how to construct scripts for film and TV (with applications for games and VR projects) that don't fit the Hollywood one hero linear model.

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