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Sep 26, 2017Posted By DigitalNext
Winding Down Winter

Winding Down Winter – A Gilded Guide to Melbourne’s August Event Calendar

While it may not feel like it for those of us currently bundled up next to our household heaters with a warm drink, the Spring is slowly but surely encroaching on Australia. So, to mark our last few weeks appreciating the mid-year sweater weather season, we’ve put together our list of fantastic things to do around Australia’s coffee-capital whilst staying with RNR Melbourne this August!


Craft Cubed Festival

Showcasing the incredible scope, diversity and eccentricities of Melbourne’s widespread art and crafting community, Craft Cubed Festival is currently in its 8th year. This collaboration between Craft Victoria and City of Melbourne will see a vast array of creators gather near Flinders Lane once again, in what has become a near decade-long tradition.

The festival will span the entire month of August, with a massive selection of exhibitions, markets, workshops talks, crafts and much more for you to explore. Luckily, RNR Melbourne’s serviced apartments are just a short jaunt from this incredible event, ensuring that you’ll never have to miss out on the festivities.


Melbourne Writers Festival

Whether you consider yourself a literary connoisseur, or simply enjoy a good read, the Melbourne Writers Festival is sure to impress. Running annually for over three decades, this gathering brings together hundreds of writers from across the globe to tell stories, debate, perform and appreciate the artistry of language and artistic expression.

Regardless of your relationship with writing, there is such a wide array of events taking place that you’re sure to find something to get excited about. To book your accommodation for this event, which proverbially opens its doors on the 25th of August, contact RNR Melbourne today!


Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic 

Aardman’s iconic claymation characters and charming storytelling have become a universally-revered symbol of childlike wonder for people of all ages. With creations such as Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run, these slightly off-kilter comedic benchmarks of media are just as recognizable as when they were released into the world. With all of that in mind, ACMI’s latest exhibition allows patrons a beautiful insight into the legacy and creative process behind these hand-crafted characters.

The exhibition will home over 350 different objects and artefacts spanning Aardman’s entire creative career, from plasticine models and sets to concept drawings and storyboards. Currently open to the public, and running until the end of October, this is definitely an experience that you won’t want to miss.


A city that is constantly moving and shifting, Melbourne will always have an abundance of exciting events and festivals on the horizon. To ensure that you’ll be experiencing it all in comfort and style, book your stay with RNR Melbourne today!

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