The beautiful Melbourne GPO building and The Strand are coming alive this month with a series of one-off events. Head to the centre of the CBD for some surprise performances, as well as events and promotions. It’s all meant to spread a little joy, and encourage a bit more hustle and bustle in the city.
Events around Melbourne’s GPO
The highlight of the month-long celebration is the long table dining experience under the iconic colonnades of the Melbourne GPO building. Expect nothing but the best on the menu, which will be curated by Hugh Allen, Executive Chef of Vue de Monde. Sip on delicious cocktails by Melbourne Gin Company, and enjoy something sweet with dessert by Burch & Purchese.
The dress code for this experience is “generously formal,” as you’ll be surrounded by sparkling city lights and towering colonnades. The event will raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Council. Tickets are $350 + booking fee, and $100 of the proceeds will go towards cervical cancer research.
This dinner will take place at 6pm, on Sunday March 20.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on Bourke Street for a series of roving surprise moments, such as performances from one of the many talented Melbourne buskers and artists. For example, muralist and illustrator, Fausto, will set up shop outside of the H&M store from 2pm to 5pm on Friday March 25, and offer customised T-shirts to passers-by. During the month, keep an eye out for free coffee and other promotions.
If you want to take things a little further, indulge yourself with a city escape at the nearby Lancemore Hotel Crossley Street. During March, you can book a Shop & Stay package at the hotel, and receive fun perks like welcome drinks on arrival, gift cards for both Melbourne’s GPO and The Strand and limited-edition shopping bags.
Find more details about the We Love Melbourne campaign here.