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QV Melbourne is celebrating spring in the city with Fresh / Take, a program of events that offers a new approach to wellness, living and thinking. Fresh / Take launched a couple of days ago and runs for two weeks, closing with a public holiday party on 29 September.

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Charity Day

Thursday 21 September

7am-7pm

On Thursday 21 September, entrance to QV Melbourne as well as activities and food require a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

A group guided mass meditation from A-Space will take place from 7am-7:30am (no bookings required).

From 11:30am-1:30pm Hoops, Thighs and Buttocks will run an energetic and fun hula hoop class outside in the Square.

From 12pm get your dance on with a silent disco from Guru Dudu, and sate your appetite with a roving popcorn cart and a sausage sizzle.

After you dance and hula it all out, relax with massage yoga from 2pm-4pm. More massage yoga sessions are available for the after work crowd from 5pm-7pm. Book via qv.com.au

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Massage Yoga

Thursday 21 Sept: 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm

Friday 22 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Wed 27 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Thurs 28 Sept: 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm

Free Massage Yoga, 20-minute sessions during weekday lunch and after work, and other special event times. Book via qv.com.au

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Guided group meditation from A-Space

Tuesday 26 September

7am-7:30am

A 30-minute group guided silent meditation class in QV Square, led by A-Space co-founder and meditation teacher, Manoj Dias. Each participant will be guided via comfortable Bluetooth headphones.

A-Space teach a variety of meditation and yoga styles from Yoga Nidra to Sound Meditation, Yin to Mindfulness — to complement members’ existing yoga and gym schedules.

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Melbourne Fringe Festival’s Fanaticus

Saturday 23 September

2pm and 5pm

Melbourne Fringe Festival present Rawcus Theatre’s Fanaticus at 2pm and 5pm. Fanaticus is a wild and playful public collision of contemporary performance and street basketball. Working with young people from diverse communities across Melbourne, Rawcus will transform the QV Square into a stadium, complete with a pop-up basketball court, DJ and half-time entertainment.

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Sunday Picnic

Sunday 24 Sept: 1pm-5pm

The perfect spring picnic day with a Schnitzel making workshop from Polish born Schnitzel expert Roman Dyduk, wine tastings from the multi award winning Red Hill Estate, and live music from Séb Mont.

Fresh / Take Closing Party (AFL Grand Final public holiday)

Friday 29 Sept: 1pm-5pm

Celebrate the start of the long weekend with tastings of new varietals from Red Hill Estate and a surprise program of entertainment and food.

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Information & Images Courtesy of QV Melbourne/Fuller PR – Keryn O’Donnell

 The Australia Times News

Connie Lambeth – Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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