Events, such as White Night Melbourne, where the community comes together to share and interact, are one of the reasons why the city of Melbourne has been ranked for three consecutive years as the best city in the world to live.
Australia is a country that encourages people to express themselves. Expression is not only talking to try and to share information, a feeling or an idea; it is also sharing experiences through art, music, food, sport, films and performances.
White Night Melbourne
White Night Melbourne is exactly that; an all-night cultural event to enable people to experience new aspects of human expression and human acceptance. Melbourne is well known for being a multicultural city but also a city full of art and passion. As we've said before, Australia is a country that supports and encourages its citizens and visitors to be accepting of different cultures and beliefs.
Events, such as White Night Melbourne, reinforce the ideal of multiculturalism and diversity found all around Australia. White Night Melbourne follows the French movement Nuit Blanche ("have a sleepless night") which started in Paris in 2002. The goal was to have an all-night cultural and arts festival where people could interact. The movement became so popular that it spread to cities like Melbourne, Toronto, Rome and Madrid and has since become a cultural phenomenon.
For all the coffee lovers out there, Melbourne had installed the second espresso machine in all Australia. The man who brought it to Australia in 1954 was Peter Bancroft, an Italian immigrant who installed it in the Universita Cafe in Lygon Street, Carlton. It still sits in the restaurant window bearing a sign saying, "Natural cream coffee – It works without steam."
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