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Central Melbourne

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Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
 
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RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Australia
 
 
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Michael Williams
The Wheeler Centre, the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity

The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic.

The story began with a blank sheet of paper and an ambitious idea; an idea that was born from the observation that while every great city has its grand cultural institutions – art galleries, theatres, museums and concert halls – there was a place for a unique institution that would provide a hub for the discussion, debate and practice of writing and ideas. Such a cultural centre would enhance and consolidate our city’s reputation as a world leader in this arena.

In 2008, Melbourne was designated a UNESCO City of Literature, and this heralded the establishment of the Centre of Books, Writing and Ideas – a vibrant new hub for a diverse range of literary- and ideas-based organisations and activities. The aim: to provide a home and important focal point for the conversations that matter to Victoria and indeed, Australia. As the Centre itself took its physical shape within a newly renovated and dedicated wing of the State Library of Victoria, The Centre’s position was secured with the commitment of patrons, Maureen and Tony Wheeler of Lonely Planet. From that day, the Centre of Books, Writing and Ideas became the Wheeler Centre.

 
 

The Goldsbrough Lane Gourmet Farmers Market (#glgfm) offers competitively priced, fresh and gourmet produce in the heart of the city every Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, giving you the opportunity to take produce directly from the farmers stall to your dinner table.

All markets are VFMA accredited and all produce is sold by local farmers and food producers.

Visit our Facebook page for more information on the next market stallholders:
FB url: https://www.facebook.com/GoldsbroughLaneGFM/

Visit our Instagram page for more pictures of the sights of the market:
Insta url: https://www.instagram.com/goldsbroughgourmet/

GLGFM is proudly brought to you by Rotary Central Melbourne in conjunction with The GPT Group.

 

 
 
 
 
Speakers
Aug 02, 2016
Michael Williams
The Wheeler Centre, the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity
Aug 09, 2016
Nigel Lane
When I was their age
Aug 23, 2016
Alan Oxley
The cost of industry protection
Aug 30, 2016
Stu Atkins
Technology trends and digital innovation
 
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