The Book of Fête: Chapter One
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The Book of Fête: Chapter One

150 mins
Fri 23 Feb 8:00 PM
Mission to Seafarers

General Admission

Now that Australia has finally come to its collective senses and welcomed humans of all persuasions into the sacred world of marriage, there's no longer an excuse for you to avoid making your own personal commitment. Want to read more books this year? Is your aspiration to write a novel? Make a vow and say ‘I do' before a crowd of loving supporters, then celebrate with a drink and dance before you go forth and consummate!

Melbourne Writers Festival and immersive theatre-makers The Boon Companions invite you to the wedding party of 2018. Wear your best formal attire and bring your dancing shoes to this night of music, performance and spoken word with secret special guests. Join us to celebrate the almighty power of love, and surrender to the romance of possibility.

With award-winning theatre-maker Candy Bowers appearing as marriage celebrant. Doors open at 7.45pm; performance starts at 8pm. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.

Dress: Wedding formal


Melbourne Writers Festival is delighted to announce a new series of soirées, The Book of Fête.

Partnering with immersive theatre-makers and local art collective The Boon Companions, we will present a series of monthly affairs, each with a new theme, new location, and new array of secret special guests. Limited tickets will be available to these nights of music, dancing, spoken word and sartorial elegance. Subscribe to MWF eNews to hear about the next party!

Mission to Seafarers

717 Flinders St
Docklands, VIC, 3008
The Mission to Seafarers is a heritage-listed building, built in the enchanting Arts and Crafts style and full of rustic charm. For over 100 years, the Mission has attended to seafarers’ welfare and wellbeing part of a network of organisations that offer welcome, assistance and support to seafarers in ports far from home. The Mission to Seafarers has operated from this iconic building in Flinders Street since 1917.
Take Yarra Trams route 35 (free City Circle tram), 70 or 75 to stop number D5 or D6; or route 11 or 48 to stop number D15. Flinders St is the closest train station. Further transport information is available through the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner at Public car parking is available at DFO South Wharf, which is approximately a 10-minute walk via South Wharf and Seafarers Bridge across the river.
Mission to Seafarers is wheelchair accessible, however the toilets are not wheelchair accessible but can be accessed using a walking frame. The side entrance on Siddeley Street is a level accessible entrance. There are two steps into the building at the front entrance on Flinders Street. Please contact us if you have access requirements, or tell us your access requirements when you buy your tickets.