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Insiders Melbourne -- July 2011 in Melbourne
July 01, 2011

What’s on
in Melbourne in July

It’s the middle of winter in Melbourne – but the days are already getting longer! Apart from warming up at a cosy venue, winter is also an opportunity to see or play in some snow in the nearby Victorian Alps.

In Melbourne, the winter does not stop popular outdoor and footpath dining. Yarra Council has just removed a carbon charge on outdoor heaters – so pubs and coffee shops have no stops to their winter trading.

Here is a snapshot of interesting Melbourne events in July 2011:

Melbourne Magic Festival

The Melbourne Magic Festival has been a raving success in the last years. It is back with many imaginative and classic magic shows, workshops and comedy acts - some for young kids, others targeted at the whole family, and others targeted at adult humour and understanding.

There is going to be world-class sleight of hand, mind reading, hypnotism, ventriloquism and even live horror! Boris Wild from Paris is going to be there, one of the most renowned magicians in the world with his creative and original approach of magic…

July 4-16 at Northcote Town Hall. Melbourne Magic Festival

Melbourne Cabaret festival

The second annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival will present non-stop cabaret in South Melbourne’s - featuring the best of home grown talent and a selection of acts from interstate and overseas.

You’ll be spoilt with over 100 performers in 36 cabaret shows from comedy cabaret, musical theatre stars, New York styled acts, vaudeville, ‘dark and edgy’ cabaret and queer shows.

Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 July, South Melbourne. Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Circus Oz Winter Season

Circus Oz is steamrolling back to Melbourne this year with their special brand of madness, fooling around in the unconventional and fantastical world of STEAMPUNK - a time where romance meets technology and everything is hand-made and steam-powered.

With bold, courageous spirit, Circus Oz brings you daring, dynamic, quirky circus that will leave you on the edge of your seat, steamed up and howling for more.

Still going til 17 July, under the heated Big Top at Birrarung Marr. Check Melbourne Theatres

Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an iconic Melbourne event. It hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for seventeen winter days – screening in Carlton, Hawthorn, at the State Library, in Port Melbourne, Malvern and St Kilda.

It is celebrating 60 years this year, making it one of the oldest film festivals in the world. It is also Australia's largest film event. You’ll get to see films from around fifty countries, as well as new Australian cinema and filmmaking talent. July 21- Aug 7. Check Melbourne Festivals.

Go Skiing or Snow-playing in Victoria

While the snow season is always a bit touch and go in Australia – and sometimes the snow melts faster than it falls, we always have a lot of fun in the snow and don’t want to miss our annual trips to the alps. You can go downhill skiing at Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Hotham, cross country at Mount Stirling and Lake Mountain and go for a snow play and real family skiing at Mt Baw Baw.

A lot of snowfalls are forecast for the next week – so get your thermals out and have some white fun. Check Skiing Australia.

These are some of the Melbourne events in July 2011!

With all the best Wishes

for the We Love Melbourne team

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