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Published April 1st 2018
Five outstanding free events for you in Melbourne in June
As the weather grows colder in June, Melbourne heats up with a range of great events and festivals and all for free.
The Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) is a place where innovation and creativity are celebrated. The festival brings together over 200 emerging writers to connect with audiences in Melbourne. The Emerging Writers' Festival is held from June 19th to 29th, with many free events around the State Library of Victoria.
WF is a popular festival. Credits: Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) Website
One free exhibit that bound to fascinate is 'The Naked Self' at Arts House. In a gallery setting, you're invited to hear the audio portraits of strangers, who reveal their secrets. Arts House is at North Melbourne Town Hall at 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne. The exhibition runs from June 9th to June 17th 2018. The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm, and on Sundays from noon to 4pm.
A free workshop to look out for in June is 'The Thrifty Garden' at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre at 251 Faraday Street Carlton. This session on June 23rd at 12.30pm shows you how you can get away with not spending a fortune on your garden, through re-use, recycling, and a bit of creativity. Not only is this event free, but it will even save you money. Register here.
Great ideas for cheap gardening. Credits: Eventbrite website
And here's some free events that might catch you by surprise. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival has a whole series of concerts by talented performers across June 2018, including Gretchen Parleto, Terri-Lynne Carrington, and Christian McBride. What a great way to experience an amazing festival at no cost.
The Arts Centre will be alive with Jazz in June. Credits: Arts Centre website
Running on the third Sunday of each month, Footscray Finds is our final top recommendation for free events in Melbourne in June 2018. Footscray Finds offers live music, food trucks, books, records, fashion, and homewares, and is free entry. Check it out on June 17th from 8am to 1pm at the Footscray Library Car Park, at 56 Paisley St, Footscray.
This market is full of great finds, and entertainment galore. Credits: Footscray Finds.