November at MPavilion

When: Throughout November
Where: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
How much: Free
More info: MPavilion

And all of a sudden it’s November! The reception to this year’s pavilion has been overwhelmingly positive. Inspired by the principles of origami, the elegant structure designed by Carme Pinós has proven a favourite with many MPavilion attendees, including us here at AP! It has also passed the unofficial test of keeping us dry in the rain, and shielded from the spring sun. The November calendar touches on a broad range of topics, so if you haven’t made it down to the gardens, you might like to pop one of these events in your diary. These are just a few of our anticipated highlights for November – for the full program, visit the MPavilion website. This year’s MPavilion will wrap up on 3 February 2019.

Free Coffee Day!

Friday 16 November, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Yes, you read this correctly – MPavilion is giving away free cups of coffee at the kiosk. The roaster of the month is Sensory Lab.

Sound Healing and Music Therapy

Sunday 18 November, 12:00 – 2:30pm

Explore aspects of sound healing and music therapy, in this combination of intellectual and spiritual discussion, which is also part of Melbourne Music Week. Learn how music and sound can improve physical and mental health, and experience a sound bath led by gong practitioner Mona Ruijs.

Playgrounds of the Future: Creating Art For Play

Sunday 18 November, 10:00 – 11:30am

Children’s playgrounds are constantly changing. In this workshop, young and emerging artists and architects will lead kids (and kids at heart!) in interactive activities to create the best hybrid of public art and playground.

Hypotheticals: Language and Music Journalism

Wednesday 21 November, 1:00 – 2:00pm

This event sees writers and artists come together to negotiate respectful language and the impact of perceived and real bigotry. Leading human rights activist and barrister Julian Burnside AO QC will take the group of specially selected artists, musicians, journalists, academics and music industry professionals on a hypothetical exercise where they collectively work through a moral dilemma to help navigate future problems.

Main image: MPavilion, photo by John Gollings