Festival Club & Bar

Discover the Festival Club at the ACMI Cafe & Bar – the meeting place for readers, writers and Festivalgoers. Catch up on your reading over a coffee, unwind with an MWF cocktail, and fuel your Festival with great food. Present your MWF ticket for a 10% discount of drinks and food at the Festival Club.

Deakin Edge comes to life every night of MWF with an exclusive pop-up bar, open half an hour before every evening session. Enjoy food by Beer DeLuxe and drinks from Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co., Kooks Social Winery and The Melbourne Gin Company at your seat.

Festival Bar opening times:

Saturday 26 August
Joyce Carol Oates: Bearing Witness
Bar open 5.45 – 6.15pm
Let’s Get in Formation FREE
Bar open 7.30 – 9.30pm (serving throughout)

Sunday 27 August
Sean McMeekin: The Russian Revolution
Bar open 5.45 – 6.15pm
Utopia for Realists FREE
Bar open 7.30 – 8pm

Monday 28 August
Shireen Morris: Constitutional Recognition
Bar open 5.30 – 6pm
Live Hack: Understanding Metadata FREE
Bar open 7.15 – 8pm

Tuesday 29 August
Sarah Ferguson: John Button Oration
Bar open 5.30 – 6pm
Future of the Written Word FREE
Bar open 7 – 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 August
Stephen Dupont: Don’t Look Away
Bar open 6 – 9.30pm (serving before, after and during interval)

Thursday 31 August
Gala: A Better Tomorrow
Bar open 5.30 – 6pm
Janet Mock: Visibility & Voice
Bar open 8 – 8.30pm

Friday 1 September
Nancy MacLean: Alan Missen Oration – Democracy in Chains
Bar open 5.45 – 6.15pm
Bar open 8 – 10.30pm (serving throughout)

Saturday 2 September
Shashi Tharoor: Colonialism in India
Bar open 5.45 – 6.15pm
Louder Together FREE
Bar open 7.30 – 9.30pm (serving throughout)

Sunday 3 September
Robert Fisk: Closing Night Address
Bar open 6 – 6.30pm

25 August – 3 September