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Soak up some FREE culture this January
Who needs a beach holiday in January? Who needs sand in their butt, sunburn and battling traffic jams on Nepean Highway. Many of us would rather stay home in sophisticated Melbourne soaking up some great culture.
And the whole area is a stage with performances held in various outdoor terraces, gardens, forecourts and temporary stages around Melbourne's arts precinct.
This fabulous Arts precinct includes organisations such as the Arts Centre Melbourne, ABC, Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, Chunky Move, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet and the Victorian College of the Arts.
That's a lot of talent squeezed into the few blocks that make up Southbank.
Puck the baby dino - kids should love this installations
Dodds St will be transformed into a giant chessboard awaiting human pieces. Sounds tantalising!
The closing weekend coincides with White Night Melbourne. You will be able to see Pixel Mountain, a specially constructed 10 metre wall that will act as a performance area for highly exuberant aerial dancing and interactive projection work.
For more information and to view the full SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival 2015 program of events, click here.
It is worth getting on their mailing list as there are some amazing events afoot.
During the day, families families rule with lots of fun free and low cost events such as itheatre, puppetry, storytelling, giant art installations and workshops. Perfect for the school holidays.
Families can dress up in Opera Australia's costumes on the weekend in this free event