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iSelect Fashion+Aid 2010 @ Palladium Ballroom, Melbourne – 11 September 2010

  Australia’s favourite stars of entertainment, Jess Mauboy, George Calombaris and Jason Coleman, celebrate iSelect Fashion+Aid 2010

The third annual iSelect Fashion+Aid charity event will return to the Palladium Ballroom at Crown Entertainment Complex on Saturday 11 September 2010. In support of Mission Australia, iSelect Fashion+Aid will showcase an exciting fusion of food, fashion and entertainment featuring some of our hottest talents.

Hosted by Jason Coleman and Kelly Landry, guests will be treated to an adrenalin pumping show including a fashion parade, dance performances and an exclusive song performance by Australia’s hottest act, Jess Mauboy.
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World’s Funniest Island @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour 16-17 October 2010

******* World’s Funniest Island has been cancelled due to a drop off in sponsorship. ******

World’s Funniest Island is a very special comedy event staged over one weekend on Cockatoo Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and brings together over 180 acclaimed Australian and International comedy artists.

International talent includes Police Academy legend Michael Winslow, the return of the hit show Allah Made Me Funny, five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Durst and six hilarious stand-out new US comics. Also joining the lineup is the incredible comic mind-reading Philip Escoffey from London in ‘Six Impossible Things Before Dinner’.

Aussie headliners include The Umbilical Brothers, Wil Anderson, the world premiere of viral hit sensation Beached Az Bro Live, Lady Julia Morris, Fiona O’Loughlin, Heath “Chopper” Franklin, Axis of Awesome, Tom Ballard, Tom Gleeson, Mikey Robbins and Claire Hooper.

One ticket includes the short ferry rides to and from the Island and as many shows as you can pack into 12 hours each day. The 16 venues on the spectacular heritage listed island include a bomb shelter, tunnels, and a former prison.

The festival will pack in everything from top comics, sketch shows, comedy burlesque and cabaret to the best of campus comedy, plus music, art, booze, food, camping out and spectacular harbour views to calm you down in amidst all the mayhem.

Come along for one day of chuckles, spend two in stitches or if you’re feeling like a hilarious island getaway is just what you need, camp out for 3 nights on prime Sydney Harbour waterfront!

“Events like World’s Funniest Island are what set Sydney apart as an events destination, it a major event that makes the most of Cockaoo Island and attracts both Sydneysiders and visitors. World’s Funniest Island is bound to become the preeminent comedy event in Australia” John Montgomery, General Manager Events, Events NSW

Where: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
When: 16-17 October 2010

Ticket Giveaway: 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival – 2nd May 2010

Do you want a double pass to the 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival? See below for details.

Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival   Every city in the world has distinct pockets of colour, culture and character. London has Covent Garden, Paris has Montmartre, New York has Time Square and out of Brisbane’s many precincts – one stands out from the crowd – Caxton Street – and on Sunday 2 May 2010, Caxton Street will be transformed into Queensland’s biggest street party!

Sixteen years ago, the Caxton Street Festival had humble beginnings with a few little jazz bands and a couple of food tents. Fast forward to 2010 an estimated 12,000 people will be sampling a taste of life in one of Australia’s most historical precincts and treating their palettes to delicious seafood, fine wines and sharing a day under the autumn sun while

enjoying the diverse array of musical talent that is sure to keep every festival goer happy – this is how to live it up!
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Table for 20: A remarkable concept and source of inspiration

by: Rob [StickySteps.com]

  It all started with my girlfriend who overheard the complaint of one friend to another – A restaurant in Surry Hills, near impossible to get into. We were curious.
It is described as neighbourhood dining. A dinner shared amongst friends and strangers lucky enough to get a reservation (which is only available by SMS). The concept is unlike anything else we had encountered in Sydney and instantly conjured imagery of some kind of underground, urban “food club”.http://www.tablefor20.blogspot.com/. The blog reads: “So here’s the deal – We do a 3 course set menu every night, you can BYO or drink mine. The cost is $60 Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat.”

You won’t find this restaurant in your Good Food Guide. In fact you will find very few references to it anywhere outside of its own blog.

Our experience.
After months of trying, we were fortunate enough to be given the seats of a last minute cancellation on Friday night. We arrived at about 7pm to allow us some time to have a drink at their bar Sticky and to suss out the wine options. The low-key entrance was via a quiet back alley in Surry Hills – in what felt like the loading entrance to a cool room. A piece of paper was stuck on the door “SMS the following password and wait patiently for entry. Password = Turtle”….
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Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival 2009 – Ticket Giveaway!!

*** Click here for our photo gallery of KRAM, OP 25, The Winnie Coopers, Dukes Of Windsor ***

Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival    Would you and a friend like to spend Sunday the 3rd May 2009 – Labour Day long weekend – listening to great music – FOR FREE?????
The Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival, an iconic Queensland event, is in its 15th year, with thousands of people expected to swarm to Brisbane’s most famous party precinct in true Aussie fashion and LifeMusicMedia have 3 double passes to give-away!
What better way to spend Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend… delicious seafood, wine and an awesome first-class line up of entertainment.

*** Click here for our photo gallery of KRAM, OP 25, The Winnie Coopers, Dukes Of Windsor ***

The 2009 Festival Line Up

KRAMThe Dukes of WindsorGrace KnightKevin Borich (solo) – Tyrone Noonan & Palimpsest – Robbie James (GANGgajang -duo) – Kate Bradley and the Goodbye HorsesJIMMYZ (plus guest vox Kira) + 4Play DJs – OP25 ( featuring Daniel Amalm ) – The Winnie CoopersRoger ThatMason RackEnacioOmni AntiTrouble Karma Flow – Latin Fire –Afrodisa – SoulzuDozziThe Zookeepers.

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Abbey Medieval Festival – 5th to 13th July 2008

The Abbey Medieval Festival – Let the Pageantry begin…

 Abbey Medieval Festival 1
(photo courtesy of Abbey Medieval Festival)
There is so much to do and see at the Abbey Medieval Festival and Tournament you won’t know where to begin! Whether you’re into hands on activities, spectator sport, music, dancing or medieval food and wine you will be able to make the most of your time at the Tournament.

Medieval Music & Bands, haunting melodies from harpists, trumpeters, flute and lute players, including Gregorian chanting and some of Australia’s leading medieval bands.
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(photo courtesy of Abbey Medieval Festival)
Medieval Encampments
Explore and wonder in over 30 re-enactor encampments, from Vikings to Knights in Armour, authentic representations of medieval life from 600-1600AD, do not miss the ever popular Shuvani Romani gypsy encampment, or the colourful 15th Century encampment of the Knights order of Lion Rampant.

The breathtaking and highly charged Joust, when knights on their trusted war horses tilt for the honour of Champion of the Lists.  Abbey Medieval Festival will host the largest jousting tournament ever held in Australia in 2007with international participants from Belgium and New Zealand.

Street Theatre, Dancing & Games
Medieval theatre and games, including jugglers, puppetry, dancing, and costume parades for your entertainment.
Medieval Masque Ball brings your mask and dance to the fabulous melodies of Musica Prima in our spectacular Medieval Masque Ball on Saturday night the 12th of July.

Evening Markets
Australia’s most authentic medieval Markets, nearly a hundred stallholders covering a huge range of products, arts and crafts.  Whatever you’re looking for, it’ll be here! This year’s markets will open until 6:30pm on Saturday, 12th July 2008.

Fighting Displays
Combat from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance (450 – 1600 AD).  Different fighting styles and archery, tourneys, melees and individual combats including- Viking, Dark Age, High Middle Ages and Byzantine warriors, German landsknechts (mercenaries), Turkish janissaries and exquisite Renaissance swordsmen.

Human Chess Game
For the first time at the Abbey Medieval Festival, a game of human chess will be on show.
It follows a story dating back to 1454 when two young gentlemen played to settle which man should woo the lady they were in love with. An event will be repeated at the Abbey Medieval Festival on Saturday 12th July.
Sumptuous costumes, multi-colour banners, martial parades and exquisite elegance. This show will have over 50 characters and will go for about half-hour.

Dancing, Crafts, Hobby Horses, Masque making, shield painting for kids, crown painting, princess hat making, Adult and Junior Medieval Cookery School, Knights School, Jester School and much more.

Visitors have the opportunity to learn all manner of facts and figures when they visit the university pavilion on tournament days.

Medieval Stained Glass tours
Visit the Abbey Church
Be awed by its ancient stained glass- some from Winchester Cathedral and enjoy the medieval sound of Gregorian chant.

View the collections in the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology
The Abbey Museum is one of Australia’s premier fine arts and archaeological museums.  Its displays have won international acclaim and the Queensland government has acknowledged that it is one of the best small museums in the country.

Events and Entertainment Program 2008

Immerse yourself in medieval culture and delight in the entertainment, there is something for everyone at Australia’s largest and most unique Medieval Festival and Tournament.

Highlight Events:

Medieval Banquet 5th of July
Free Children’s Day 7th of July
Masque Ball 12th of July
Knighting Ceremony 11th of July
Abbey Medieval Tournament 12th and 13th of July

Fact Sheet
Location & transport

  • Easy 45 minute drive from Brisbane
  • Free Buses operate from Caboolture Railway Station to the Tournament every half an hour
  • Take the Bribie Island exit from the Bruce Highway.

Festival Activities: Music: Dancing: Street Theatre: Shows: Lectures: Workshops: Spectator Sport-Jousting, combat, fencing, and archery: Markets: Stained Glass Tours:

Links:  www.abbeytournament.com

Paniyiri Greek Festival – Musgrave Park, South Brisbane 17-18 May 2008

***** Paniyiri Greek Festival 2009 Details – Click Here *****

Effie - Mary Coustas
The famous yearly odyssey known as Paniyiri will be on again, when Brisbane experiences Hellenic hospitality at its best. The festival will take place at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane.

While the historic steps of the Acropolis may be some 15,000 kilometres from the grassy flats of Brisbane’s Musgrave Park, all the sights, sounds, characters and culture from the country which produced Homer, haloumi, honey puffs, Socrates, Plato and the famous Zorba will be celebrated in style during the much anticipated festival. Come along and enjoy the dance, music, food, tavli, lectures, effie, trella and cooking at the Paniyiri Greek Festival.

Phone: 07 3844 1166
Email: events@thegreekclub.com.au
Web: http://www.thegreekclub.com.au/

***** Paniyiri Greek Festival 2009 Details – Click Here *****

Open Times:
Open from 1400 to 2200 Saturday and 1000 to 1900 Sunday.
Date: From 17 May 08 To 18 May 08
Frequency: Annual

Venue: Edmondstone Street
Greek Club and Convention Centre and Musgrave Park
Edmonstone Street
South Brisbane,Brisbane City
Queensland, Australia

The Caxton Street Seafood Festival – Sunday 4th May 2008

Caxton Street Seafood Festival Crowd 

To experience some of the best live music Australia has to offer this Labour Day long weekend, there’s only one place to be – The Caxton Street Seafood Festival.

This year’s Festival will be held on Sunday 4 May 2008, and along with delicious seafood, wine and beer, there’s a sight and sound for every musical palate.

There’s a massive amount of locally home-grown talent on offer including the likes of Nik Phillips, Nina May, DJ Jimmy Z, the infectiously manic Butterfingers and electro tinged rock band, Elation.

The eclectic mix also includes indie rocker Diana Anaid, jazz diva Grace Knight and trio and Sydney based hip hop and beats label, Urthboy.
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