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  • 14 Sep 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Madman Anime Festival is a truly unique event that brings all things anime and Japanese culture to you! Featuring international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, and super exclusive anime events, Madman Anime Festival has something for every anime fan. Brought to you by Australia’s biggest name in anime, Madman Entertainment, together with Australia’s #1 anime streaming service AnimeLab. #MadFest

    Date and Time:

    Sat., 14/09/2019, 10:00 am –

    Sun., 15/09/2019, 5:00 pm AEST


    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

    Bays 8-13

    1 Convention Centre Pl

    South Wharf, VIC 3006


    Please refer to the full FAQ's on the Madman Anime Festival Website here: 

    MadFest FAQs

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the festival?

    • Under 10s Enter Free with an Adult
      Children aged 10 years and under can be admitted free of charge with paying adults. Valid for the general admission area only. If your child is mature or tall for their age please bring proof of age to show at the door. Any benefits derived from VIP tickets only apply to the purchaser of the VIP ticket. If you wish for your child to take part in the VIP experience they will need their own VIP ticket.
    • Under 13s Require a Guardian
      Kids under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (older siblings or cousins under the age of 18 years are not acceptable guardians). It is the responsibility of the legal parent or guardian to ensure their child is safe and supervised at all times.
    • Some Restrictions for Under 15s
      Some mature content (rated MA15+) may be displayed in some areas. Access restrictions may apply in these areas for attendees under the age of 15.

    What's the refund policy?

    All tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable. This means we are unable to process refunds on tickets. Tickets must be treated like cash, if they are lost or stolen we cannot issue a refund.

    Do you accept Carer’s Cards and Companion Cards?

    Yes. Carer’s with approved companion cards will be admitted free of charge with an equivalent ticket purchase. Carers must produce the relevant Carer's card when redeeming ticket. Please note, if you are the carer of one of our VIP ticket holders, you will only be given comparable access and are not applicable to receive VIP bags or autograph tokens.

    Premiere Screening Tickets

    Do I need to have a ticket to Madman Anime Festival in order to buy a ticket to the screening?
    No, you do not need to buy a Madman Anime Festival ticket. All screenings are open to everyone!

    Do I need to bring a printed ticket?
    Tickets will be scanned at the door so please either bring your printed ticket or show the QR code on your mobile phone.

    How can I buy a ticket on the day?
    If the session is not sold out you can buy tickets online or ask at the Ticket Office at Madman Anime Festival.

    Is there a break between screeings / Will we be required to vacate the cinema between screenings?
    All screenings will be emptied between sessions.


  • 31 Aug 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne Ikebana Festival

    Date and time: 31 August (11 am - 5 pm) & 1 September (10 am -5 pm) 

    Venue: Rosina, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne  Convent 

    The festival includes demonstrations, workshops, free exhibition & an ikebana performance with the Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne Recital Centre). This is a great opportunity to find out more about this popular Japanese art form. 


  • 20 Jul 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 20th July, 6:00 pm

    Venue:  Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton

    Tickets: $25 online/ $30 at the door

    Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BCCWV

    The pieces are going to be unique and challenging, and there will be a big ensemble piece at the end!

  • 13 Jul 2019 3:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sat, 13 July 2019 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

    Venue: Yarraville Community Centre

    59 Francis Street Yarraville, VIC 3013  Booking 

    Learn how to make your own tofu using traditional Japanese methods and local ingredients. Using Australian organic non-GMO soybeans, experience the whole process of tofu making. Become familiar with the many varieties of tofu and the various processes to make them. This workshop includes a shared lunch using tofu and complementary ingredients such as okara.

    What you will learn

    history, varieties, various production processes of tofu

    shared lunch

    hands-on tofu making to

    how to continue making your own tofu to your home

    What you will get

    your own hand-made tofu (2 serves)

    simple tofu making kit including tofu coagulant to use at home

    instructions covering the process to make your own tofu at home

    What to bring


    container (500mls -1L)

    About the tutor

    This workshop is presented by Shotaro from Ferm.shed Mamehana. Shotaro is a Japanese fermenter who loves cooking and introducing traditional Japanese food to local people. Find out more about Japanese fermenting at Ferm.shed Mamehana.

  • 12 Jul 2019 1:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday 12 July 1 pm- 3 pm 

    VenueHuntingdale Hall: Germain St & Huntingdale Road
    Oakleigh South VIC 3167  

    In this workshop, participants will be using bamboo and washi paper to create an Edo-style kite to take home. After the workshop, you can join us outside to fly your beautiful new kites!

    Please note:  this workshop is for school-aged children. Best suited for ages 8-10. Children under the age of 7 will require the assistance of a parent or guardian. Tickets are $15 + booking fee per child (parents/guardians accompanying children are free).

    Fore more information, please click HERE

  • 27 Jun 2019 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Tomoko Kawabata Piano recital -Wood, Metal & Vibrating Air

    Date and Time: Thursday 27 June 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Sound Gallery 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University

    Cost: $20-$35 Booking

    Since moving to Australia in 2002, Tomoe Kawabata, an internationally sought-after recitalist, concert and chamber musician, has been doing Australian audiences a great service by increasing their familiarity with Japanese composers. In this fascinating program she explores the art of Akio Yashiro and Akiro Miyoshi (both of whom studied at the Paris Conservatoire during the 1950s) and their links to Ravel, Debussy and Dutilleux. Here is your first chance to hear a beautiful Arvo Pärt-like piece, Mirror of Stars, by one of Japan’s greatest living composers, Akira Nishimura.

  • 24 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Special Event Panel + Encore Screening

    Date and Time: Mon 24 June, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

    Venue: The Astor Theatre 1 Chapel St  St Kilda, VIC 3128

    Dragon Ball Super The Movie: Broly returns to cinemas for two very special screenings in Sydney and Melbourne that fans won’t want to miss!

    As if you had any more reason to catch Broly in cinemas again, each screening will feature a one hour live panel with Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat - the iconic voices of Goku and Vegeta!

    Tickets are limited, so get yours quick to avoid disappointment.  Booking 

    Q&A Start Time: 7:00pm

    Film Start Time: 8:15pm

    Film Finish Time: 9:55pm 

  • 23 Jun 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sunday 23 June 

    Venue:  Not Just A Card : 325 Koornang Road Carnegie, VIC 3163  Booking

    Join us for a one-day Japanese box making workshop. This workshop is tailored for crafters who are interested to learn how to make a 'Hinged Box' from scratch by using beautiful handmade Japanese papers, glue and box boards. No prior experience required, just lots of patience and enthusiasm!

    Please note: there will be lots of cutting involved using a cutter/blade, cutter mat and a steel ruler.

    This workshop is fun and interactive where you will walk away from the workshop with a beautiful handmade box.


    Handmade Japanese papers


    Box boards

    Tissue papers

    Class notes and instructions


    Cutting mat - minimum A3 size (preferably A2)

    Craft cutting knife (and extra blades)

    Steel ruler or mat ruler - minimum 45cm (please don't bring plastic ruler!)

    A dark pencil or mechanical paper


    Bone folder


    A full material list with photos of the above items will be emailed to you after payment is made.


    This workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with 45 to 60 minutes of lunch break. Lunches are not provided.

    We have a lot to cover, please be on time and we won't be able to run late!

    There will be lots of cutting involved using a cutter/blade, cutter mat and a steel ruler.

    Due to the duration and the nature of the workshop, students under 18 are not recommended to enroll.

  • 17 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japanese Pottery Workshop 

    Design and create a nest of 3 small bowls, perfect for dips or olives. These creations will be the talk of your next antipasto platter. Choose a glaze in class and we will contact you when your creation is ready to collect.

    What you will learn

    • introduction to basic techniques of ceramics
    • how to handle and hand build with clay
    • pinching and coiling methods

    What you will get

    • 3 small bowls, collect after they have been fired

    What to bring

    • all materials provided
    • no long nails
    • wear old clothing

    Date And TimeMon., 17 June 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Venue: Yarraville Community Centre 59 Francis Street Yarraville, VIC 3013

    Cost: $70   Booking

  • 08 Jun 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Sake Matsuri Melbourne 2019

    Date and TimeSat., 8 June 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  And 4:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 

    Venue: Grau Projekt Level 1/2-12 Alexandra Parade (Enter Via Reeves Street) Clifton Hill 

    Love saké and want to get to know it better? SAKE MATSURI  is the place to do it.

    Come and try a range of different varieties of saké brought in from Japan by Australia’s best importers, like Black Market Sake, Déjà vu Sake Co., Sakeshop by Chef’s Armoury, Sakenet Australia, SuperSake and more.

    Taste and embrace both new and traditional styles of sake, from fine Junmai Daiginjo, Namazake, umami rich Junmai, to flavoursome aged Koshu nihonshu.

    To keep you on your feet, we'll have delicious food available to purchase, cooked by some local legends announced closer to the event.

    Grab your ticket now to the largest Japanese sake festival in Australia, Sake Matsuri. 

    Please click HERE

    *You must be over 18 to attend. Please bring a valid form of identification with you on the day just to be sure (Passport or driving license).

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