Melbourne has a variety of vibrant cultural museums, galleries, events and festivals reflecting its diverse, multi-layered culture and society. The culture and arts of Melbourne are supported and lived by the people. Melbourne is the undisputed art and music capital of Australia holding numerous festivals through the course of the year, such as the Moomba Waterfest and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the annual Melbourne international arts festival, Melbourne fringe festival and the Melbourne Writer festival, each a celebration of artistic expression.
There is a rich art movement and history to Melbourne culture. The arts and performing arts scenes are strong parts, and can be enjoyed at the Australian Ballet, the Opera, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or by dropping into one of the many art galleries, heritage buildings and museums.
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