Book now for Lifelong Learning Festival

Published on 04 August 2022

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More than 40 free workshops with a focus on sustainability, health, tech skills, creativity and fun are on offer at the City of Melton Lifelong Learning Festival.

Bookings have opened for the week-long festival celebrating our learning city, which offers events for all ages, abilities and interests from 3 September to 10 September.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Goran Kesic said the festival was a great opportunity to learn something new in a friendly, supportive environment right here in the City of Melton, the first UNESCO Learning City in Australia.

“It’s a great reminder that learning new skills at any age can be fun and rewarding. It keeps your mind active, flexes those learning muscles and builds confidence,” Cr Kesic said.

“The festival takes learning out of the classroom and into kitchens, gardens, community centres and libraries.

“You can learn how to keep bees, compost, keep your children safe online, achieve financial health, draw with pastels, tie dye t-shirts, make healthy snacks, build a toolbox, make bush animal sculptures, create paper flowers, learn cultural dancing and so much more.”

Cr Kesic also urged residents not to miss the festival’s two feature events hosted by award-winning financial entrepreneur Tracey Sofra, and inspirational writer and anti-violence campaigner Tarang Chawla.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at the program and challenge yourself to try something new or learn more about something you’re passionate about,” he said.

Most events require bookings, so register early to avoid disappointment.

A community launch event will take place on Saturday 3 September at the Melton Amphitheatre from 11am – 2pm. Residents can enjoy performances, subsidised food, free coffee and take home a free showbag.

Discover what you can learn and book your free place at City of Melton Lifelong Learning Festival.