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M47: Senses of the City - FREE Festival

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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The streets of Melbourne City are set to come alive with Melbourne 47, a site-specific month-long performance festival.

Running from Saturday 12th of November to Monday 12th of December, 2016, Melbourne 47 is proudly presented by the Environmental Performance Authority and celebrates the declaration of Melbourne as a city by Queen Victoria in 1847.

Over four exciting weeks, Melbourne 47 will pay tribute to our vibrant, diverse city with 47 FREE performances set around the streets, parks and buildings of the city.

The performances range from the serious to the scurrilous and surprising, while some last days and others just minutes.

Through these participatory events, the wider public is encouraged to open their imaginations and senses to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the city.

Some of the festival highlights include tours of 'Smellbourne's' toilets, a day of tongue-in-cheek 'silver service' at the Vic Markets, a Neon graffiti dance piece, sound sculptures, a performance piece about the controversial and iconic 'Yellow Peril', slow glacial Butoh dance art, secret bike rides and much, much more!

Come and discover the many facets of Melbourne City, from its well-known sites and quiet, hidden corners, to its uplifting stories and sometimes troubled history.

Melbourne 47 will launch on Saturday 12th of November with a special event at M47 Hub Space, Corner Little Bourke St and Rose Lane CBD from 7pm onwards.

All events are FREE, however some may require bookings; to view the full program, please visit

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When: November 12th – December 12th 2016
Where: The City of Melbourne
Cost: All events are free (some require booking)
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