Friday, February 25, 2011

This weekend in the Docklands: The Anatolian Cultures and Art Festival, New menu at Bucther’s Grill, and LAST CHANCE to win a trip to London!

Lap up the sunshine and breathe the salt sea air at Docklands this weekend. Just over the bridge, Docklands is a little piece of somewhere else, right here in the city. Enjoy a sunlit lunch on the grass, or take a table at one of Melbourne's freshest restaurants. Escape to the seaside and pick up a bargain while you’re here. It’s the last weekend of summer, so come and join us for the festivities!

Ride, walk or run around parklands dotted with modern art. Gaze over the calm, blue harbour – or get out on the water.

Anatolian Cultures and Art Festival

This weekend, Istanbul Culture & Arts Centre in collaboration with Melbourne Young Businessmen Association are holding the second Anatolian Culture and Arts Festival this year at Docklands. Enjoy a day of exhibitions, folk dances, wrestling demonstrations, concerts performed by artists from Australia and Turkey, and most importantly, traditional foods! What better way to learn about a culture than to enjoy its food? And if the flyer is anything to go by, looks like there’ll be levitation on the cards!

This is a chance to immerse yourself into another culture through this great event. Anatolia is the homeland of not only the Turkish but also people from many different nations.

The event will be on the 26th and 27th of February 2011 from 1.00 pm to 10.30 pm. IT IS A FREE EVENT!

The main attractions of the event are:

  • Concerts performe d by a Turkish celebrity rock group who will be coming to Australia just for the event.
  • Replicas of a sect ion from the historical Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.
  • Full size artistic representation of the historical gates of Anatolia
  • Folk dance performances from three different regions of Turkiye.
  • A march of the historical military band of Turkiye.
  • Turkish classic and folk music choir performance.
  • Traditional Turkis h wrestling.
  • Live presentations of traditional Ottoman Arts.
  • Exhibition of Turkish Arts.
  • Mevlevi "Sema" (Whirling Dervishes) presentation and music.
  • Musical drama performance.
  • Screening of Anatolian Cultural Documentary via outdoor screens.
  • Stalls of traditional Turkish Food.

New Menu at Butcher's Grill

The new menu at Butcher’s Grill Waterfront City is now in full swing! If you haven’t been to this restaurant, we recommend you stop by and try some of the fantastic new dishes. We love the Beetroot cured salmon with a celery, apple and walnut salad for starters. You can’t go past the grilled lamb loin with pea puree, salted grapes and flamed capsicum jus or Šnicla – pork fillet filled with smoked ham and cheese served with spring onion and potato salad for mains. Don’t forget desset - Home-style baklava roulade with Halva ice cream or the Krofne - Mediterranean style doughnut with an apricot glaze and cream were our top picks. Have a look at their full menu here!

Win a Trip to London!

Last chance to be in this fantastic competition! Visit Docklands this weekend for your chance to WIN a trip for 4 to London. Hurry, compe

tition closes Monday 28th February!

Simply spend $10 or more at NewQuay, Waterfront City or Harbour Town and keep your receipt, then tell us in 50 words or less what you love about Melbourne Docklands.

Next Week at Docklands…

March for Melanoma

On Sunday 6th March 2011 the annual Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation MARCH for MELANOMA will be held in the Waterfront City Piazza and surrounding Docklands precinct.

The event involves a 4km walk commencing at 3.30pm which will start and finish in the Waterfront City Piazza. Participants will make their way through Harbour Town Shopping Centre and around the Docklands precinct to complete the course. African musicians will be there to start the walk and welcome the back the participants.

Registration will open at 12pm in the Waterfront City Piazza and the event is expected to finish at 5.30pm.


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