Press Releases and Editorials from Australia

(September 23, 2002)

Melbourne will be racing with excitement and glamour this spring with a celebration of events, fashion, culture, sport and entertainment.

Regular hits on the calendar like the Melbourne Festival (17 Oct . 2 Nov), the Spring Racing Carnival (9 Oct . 21 Nov) and the SKYY Vodka Motorcycle Grand Prix (18 . 20 Oct) are not to be missed.

Rated the greatest exhibition of old masters ever to visit our shores, The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art (5 July . 6 Oct) has captured the imagination of over 50,000 visitors so far.

For arts of a performing nature, catch Cameron Mackintosh.s hilarious adaptation of Witches of Eastwick playing at the Princess Theatre (7 Aug . 30 Nov).

Local and internationally acclaimed performers, artists and writers will again converge for the 2002 Melbourne Festival promising 17 days of unsurpassed creative excellence.

The champions of Australian football will be decided on the .last Saturday of September.. And once the footy scarves have been packed away, it.s time to don hats for the Spring Racing Carnival, a six week celebration of sport, fashion, food and entertainment.

Theatre, sports, festivals and exhibitions . It's all happening in Melbourne this spring. For your Melbourne in Spring brochure call 132 842 or for further information go to For packages to Melbourne this spring or for Cup Carnival packages, contact Qantas Holidays on 13 14 15. (in Australia).


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