The 25th annual Melbourne Fringe Festival launched yesterday with great fun and fanfare and announcement that this anniversary also celebrates the largest festival in the event’s history.

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Simon Phillips today launched [email protected], a $5 million capital fundraising campaign for the Company’s two new homes in the heart of the Yarra Arts Precinct – the MTC Theatre and MTC HQ.

With exciting new dates in the USA and China confirmed, Chunky Move, Victoria's flagship contemporary dance company, will be notching up 205,000 kilometres this year and confirming  its position as Australia’s biggest contemporary dance export.

Ross Mueller, has won the Wal Cherry Play of the Year for 2006 for his evocative play The Glory.

Today at Melbourne’s Federation Square, the Australian cast of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, was announced under a massive inflatable recreation of Monty Python’s iconic “Foot of God”.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the smash hit Broadway and West End musical will be officially launched in Melbourne on Tuesday, July 31 with a full day of knightly activities at Federation Square.

The Melbourne Airport Emerging Talent Program was established in 2001 to support and encourage our outstanding upcoming artists. Over the six years since its inception the Melbourne Airport Awards have grown to include five separate annual prizes across diverse art forms including visual arts, comedy, film, classical music and fringe performance.

Over 300 writers from all corners of the globe will converge upon Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival from 24 August – 2 September 2007.