Almost immediately, the implementation of social distancing cancelled a large number of events across Victoria. From big internationally known gatherings, such as the Australian Grand Prix, the AFL season and the Melbourne Comedy Festival, to local agricultural shows, sports carnivals and amateur theatre productions, the house lights \dimmed and the closed signs went up on venues across the state.

It wasn't just the organisations that were affected; thousands of people rely on these events for their livelihoods. Some organisations adapted to present performances and exhibitions online. But many others had to postpone or cancel their events, relying on financial assistance to survive.

The rest of us had to make the best of these times and find new ways to be entertained within our confinement, while counting the days until we could be back among the action.

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