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The Winter Village
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The Winter Village is an alpine-inspired pop-up winter wonderland atop the Skyline Terrace at Fed Square. With Melbourne’s twinkling city lights as the backdrop, The Winter Village is set to be a landmark destination for a second season. Providing a truly unique winter experience, enjoy ice-skating, fit for beginners through to seasoned pros, feast on delicious eats from our food trucks guaranteed to warm the belly and visit the Sip Bar for espresso martinis and hot toddies, to beer, wine, or even a decadent hot choccy. Of course, a visit to The Winter Village wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the magical igloo village; grab your friends or family and nestle into one of the 24 private igloos, your food and drinks delivered to you, guaranteed to keep you cosy all winter long. With a full season of events and activities to explore, The Winter Village is free to enter and open 7 days a week. Bookings are now open for skate sessions, private igloo bookings and function hire.
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Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival
The much-loved, annual Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival returns to Federation Square on Saturday 15 May and Sunday 16 May with an explosion of culture, entertainment, traditional Buddhist ceremonies, meditation, lion dances, children’s activities and so much more! Proudly presented by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and BLIAV (Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria), this major two-day festival encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate our multicultural society and commemorate the birth of Buddha. To celebrate the Festival’s 25th anniversary, spectacular digital light displays will spread across Fed Square’s façade and flood the Square with an animated story of the life of Buddha against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of floral and botanic images.   Join us for a short Light It Up Ceremony on Friday 14 May at 6pm to see Federation Square and all of our artistic installations lit up at once! Wander through our inaugural Lotus Flower Sanctuary, comprising 20 sky-high illuminated lotus flowers and enjoy some quiet contemplation as you rest beneath their stems.  For those more artistically minded, colour your way to peace in our Mindfulness Forest, or learn to think Good Thoughts, do Good Deeds and speak Good Words as you pour fragrant water over the infant Buddha in our new Bathing Buddha Arches, or join in one of our many free Monster Bubble classes to make the world’s largest bubbles! Recognised as a significant event in Melbourne’s calendar by City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission, the Festival’s primary goals are to promote peace and harmony, respect and magnanimity, compassion and cultural awareness, and to share the spirit of joy and happiness within Victoria’s community.
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14 May — 16 MayMain Square
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Open Canvas exhibition: Figures of Love
Figures of Love is a new exhibition presented by Fed Square, as part of a partnership with Open Canvas. Open Canvas is a social enterprise that works to support artists and crafts-makers who have experienced disadvantage due to homelessness, mental illness or other forms of adversity. Support is provided by providing a platform for artists to present their work professionally and earn an income, and through the provision of art materials. This exhibition is the first of two exhibitions to be presented at Fed Square, showcasing 40 works from 20 Open Canvas artists. ‘Figures of Love’ presents work from Open Canvas artists representing a range of styles and in varied media, including linocut; collage; oil on canvas; watercolour, pastels, pen, marker or ink on paper; and sculpture.
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22 Apr — 20 MayAtrium
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Opera in the Square: Madama Butterfly
Watch Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly on the Big Screen this Mother’s Day! Thanks to our friends at Opera Australia and CinemaLive, we’re screening Opera Australia’s Handa Opera production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly here on the Big Screen. We’re also giving away free butterfly pea flower tea mocktails to the first 125 guests. So glam, so fancy! For a free night out at the Opera, you can’t get much better than that. So: pop it in the diary, come early so you can nab a deckchair, and bring your mum – it’s Mother’s Day, after all! About the production Ever since it fluttered onto the world’s stages in 1904, Puccini’s Japanese tragedy has moved and fascinated audiences in equal measure. This bold and beautiful staging reveals exactly why the world can’t get enough of Madama Butterfly.  Premiering at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2014, this production brings a contemporary perspective to the timeless story of Cio–Cio-San, a Japanese girl whose life is turned upside down when she marries an American naval officer. Using lavish sets and dazzling costumes, world-renowned director Àlex Ollé creates the perfect Butterfly under the stars – marrying spectacle with an incisive and sometimes confronting vision of this beloved opera.  Hiromi Omura brings new dimensions to Cio–Cio-San in a powerhouse performance, opposite Georgy Vasiliev.  Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins.
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9 May
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Fed Free Workshops
Live and learn with Fed Free Workshops, our deluxe masterclass program! Our Masterclasses were such a hit over lockdown, we’re ratcheting it up a notch and combining them with the old school Fed Fitness for Fed Free Workshops: our regular fitness, educational and fun-filled sessions, absolutely free at Fed Square! Choose from our limited edition summer series, or a selection of weekly year-long classes, or attend them all! From Yoga to cocktail making, photography to IT classes, if there’s something you’ve always wanted to dip your tootsies into but never quite knew how, we’ve got it covered. Sort your chakras out with our Qigong and Tai Chi, get a wiggle on with Belly Dancing or snap the best selfie in the sun! See the schedule below. BYO: Comfy clothes, water bottle, towel, and yoga mat for pilates and yoga classes. Of course the health and safety of our visitors is a priority and every person entering the square is required to scan and enter their details into a Covid-compliancy system. Workshops are capped at a maximum of 40 people. Ensure you read our Fed Free Workshop Risk Warning, below, before signing up to a Fed Free Workshop.
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Explore major cultural attractions including NGV, ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust. Discover retail shopping and dine at the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne including Chocolate Buddha, Taxi Kitchen and Beer Deluxe. Fed Square has it all.

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The People's Place
Your digital memory board where you can share your special experiences of Fed Square
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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Showcasing Aboriginal and Modern Australian Art
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Lunchtime Meditation
Fed Square’s regular meditation classes have gone online
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Koorie Heritage Trust
Discover the history of Aboriginal Victoria and South-East Australia
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Fed Square is Anything But Square
Told you we had something special brewing...
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futurefoodsystem
The Sims meets Farmville in a living food factory at Fed Square. Intrigued?
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