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Four must-try cultural experiences in Brunswick

By Jamil Allouche

Considering a move to Brunswick? We don't blame you. Our suburb has a reputation for attracting people from all walks of life, which makes for a very interesting place to call home. If you're considering buying or renting property in Brunswick, you'll want to check out these cultural highlights to get a full taste of what this diverse area has to offer.

1. Attend a gig at one of the many local music venues

From folk and bluegrass to rock and techno, Brunswick has something for all music lovers. Notable venues include Jazzlab, Howler and the Spotted Mallard, each of which has its own unique feel and setting. Many gig spots are also a great place to grab a bite to eat or something to drink.

2. Enjoy the yearly Brunswick Music Festival

On the subject of music, residents and visitors come together every year for the Brunswick Music Festival. This is Melbourne's longest running inner city music festival, and features both local and international artists putting on a show for packed audiences. The performances are spread across the suburb's music venues, as well as the centre piece Sydney Road Street Party, which sees traffic stopped for a whole day to allow festival-goers to enjoy a wide selection of food stalls and dance displays.

With many free events included, no matter where in Brunswick you live, you will find something that suits your tastes.

3. Experience the vibrant art scene

From street work to galleries of all shapes and sizes, art has a central role in the life of Brunswick. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to art, but with such a broad variety on offer, there's bound to be something to suit all tastes. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

  • The Beinart Gallery opened in 2016, and seeks to help Australian artists introduce their work to international audiences by combining the work of newcomers with more established names.
  • The Counihan Gallery contains over 300 works of art, and hopes to promote discussion and appreciation of art through interactions with the public.
  • The Squishface Studio has a very unique feel, and houses local animators and comic artists. It often operates an open-door policy, allowing the pubic in to watch the artists at work. For the braver visitors there is also the option to have your own caricature (or that of a loved one) drawn before your very eyes.

If art is your thing, then Brunswick is the perfect suburb for you, and who knows, you may even find the next ideal decoration to make your property feel like home.

4. Find a great deal in the famous Op Shops

Brunswick's Op Shops are an integral part of the suburb's culture, and are famous throughout Melbourne and beyond. Stores such as Don Bosco, The Recycle Boutique and Brotherhood of St Laurence sell everything from clothes to books to furniture. Wandering through these shops is an experience in itself, and the bargains you come out with can add a bit of flair to your wardrobe, or to your home in general.

When you're done shopping, Brunswick's restaurants and cafes offer cuisine from all corners of the globe, and some fantastic examples of the famous Melbourne coffee.

With so much to experience directly on your doorstep, it's no surprise that Brunswick property is highly sought-after and that the area is a popular place for renters. If you're looking to buy, rent or sell property in Brunswick get in touch with the team at Ray White Brunswick today.

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