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Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.
Growing Old Gracefully
4 Aug 2017, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Andrea Maier talks on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
Art, Life, Love, Death... Rehgan De Mather
25 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
After a four-month residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Rehgan De Mather presents an exhibition inspired by his travels through Mexico and South America.
Northside Winter Festival
27 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Lithuanian Club
North and West Melbourne is celebrating everything unique about the precinct this winter, with an enchanting new festival!
Craft Cubed Festival
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017, Craft
Experience exhibitions, workshops, markets, talks, open studios – if you're into ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass or papercraft, come along!
Silent Reading Party
15 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Finding time to read can be tricky. Why not join your fellow readers for an hour of uninterrupted quiet time to read whatever you want?
Puss in Boots, Pet Detective
5 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Baby Bear has been kidnapped! When a ransom note is discovered asking for an unlimited supply of 'just right porridge', all hands point to Goldilocks!
Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero
13 Dec 2017, City Library
Learn about the Greek hero Herakles, who had adventures in foreign lands, where he was oppressed as stranger, outlaw and even victim.
Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity
25 Oct 2017, City Library
This talk looks at the social contexts of drinking, available concoctions, intoxication and related bad behaviour of Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans?
15 Nov 2017, City Library
This talk looks at Roman treatment of slaves and the extreme measures taken by military commanders to subdue the slave threat to Rome.
How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler
16 Aug 2017, City Library
This talk will discuss the why and how of killing off ancient Romans, and how this led to a culture of paranoia within the imperial court.
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