Melbourne

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Urban Beekeeping

What’s it all about? The world needs bees. They are vital for pollinating flowers and crops (as well as providing us with delicious honey), but today they face a number of threats. In this workshop, we will learn about bees and their behaviour, and explore what is involved in keeping bees in suburban Melbourne. What …

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Upcycling: Making Bowls

What’s it all about? In just an hour and a quarter, we’ll teach you how to think differently about unwanted household paper. Did you think you could craft old newspaper, junk mail, magazines, discarded maps or music sheets into a funky household accessory or gift? No? You can, and you’ll be taught how in a …

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The Most Beautiful Equation

What’s it all about? If a maths teacher ever told you that equations can be beautiful, the response was always ‘do you have a girlfriend, sir?’ Nothing wrong there – that’s the natural order of things. But have you ever since wondered what they could see where you could see just letters and symbols? How …

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What the Heck is Steampunk?

What’s it all about? Clockwork, gears, steam powered riffles and tea dispenser machines, goggles, zeppelins, bustles and corsets… Steampunk is a science fiction genre that focuses on anachronistic technology in Victorian and Western eras (think ray guns, computers, mobile phones, flying machines powered by steam and built with brass, copper, leather…), mixed with alternate history or post-apocalyptic …

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Making Magnificent Monsters

What’s it all about? Are you ready to set your imagination loose and make monsters? This class will combine some free-wheeling doodling, with the principles of good creature design – an art form that is utilised in much of today’s media, from video games to movies to comics. The realm of fantasy has been a …

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The Higgs Boson

What’s it all about? So you’ve seen it in the news, but do you know what it is? The Higgs boson discovery is the result of the work of thousands of physicists, costing billions of euros, and is the final piece in our understanding of the universe. Or is it? Find out what a Higgs …

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Music for the Non-Musical

What’s it all about? Do you love music and wish you could play or sing but have no idea where to start? Come along to our fun, hands-on introduction to making music the easy way. This introductory session is for people who have never played music before or have tried, failed and/or given up! We …

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Unconventional Baking

What’s it all about? Do you make your own bread, are you bored of traditional baking methods, or do you just think baking is too hard? This class is a journey through the wonderful world of baking with a twist. Come down and you will discover creative and easy new ways of baking – including …

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Cosmic Horror and HP Lovecraft

What’s it all about? Ever wondered how the Arkham Asylum got its name or the Necronomicon? Well, HP Lovecraft has the answer. Mostly ignored in his short and troubled life, HP Lovecraft and his Gothic cosmic mythos has since influenced many aspects of modern culture including Horror, comics, games, music and films from Stephen King …