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The best events to see at Rising festival

Radiating out across the city from Flinders Street Station, Melbourne’s major winter festival is packed to the rafters with must-see arts events

Stephen A Russell
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Stephen A Russell
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Melbourne’s sparkling cultural scene never sleeps, not even when the nights grow long and winter’s chill creeps into the corners of her famously graffitied laneways. But the Victorian capital’s nooks and crannies really come alive when the celebrated winter festival Rising lights up the CBD and surrounds once more.

Transforming the city with a glimmering array of exciting, intriguing and inspiring events, from mesmerising artworks crafted in light to breathtaking live performances, it's an event that proves Melbourne is in many ways at its best during winter.

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