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YOUNG VISIONARIES @ WEWORK PYRMONT

YOUNG VISIONARIES is a celebration of local creatives, fashion, arts, technology and social good.

All are welcome to attend an evening of inspirational short talks, music and mingling to end the week with a bang!

The evening will feature stories of awesome creators who are using technology to push the boundaries of creative expression or to influence change across multiple disciplines like tech, fashion, the arts and science.

Presenters include-

Ollie Henderson : on culture as an expression of the political.

Sulange Cunin : on founding Cube Rider, a STEM program taking students on real space mission and more…

Mix and mingle and with some awesome young visionaries making a difference in their industry, get inspired and unwind with drinks on the good folk at Alpha Box & Dice and Sofi Spritz.

There will be live music and Rollie will be giving away a pair of shoes from their latest winter range to one lucky winner – be in it to win it!

DETAILS : 
Friday 7th April between 6 and 9 pm at WeWork Pyrmont, 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont.

For more about Young Visionaries, visit http://ga.co/young-vis
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END TIMES VARIETY RETURNS WITH AN ELECTION SPECIAL @ GIANT DWARF THEATRE REDFERN

Chris Endrey

End Times Variety is back with all the wonderful things you didn’t even know you needed! Likely because you don’t.

End Times Variety presents an election special. Obviously, the election is mostly gross and horrible. But we certainly don’t have to be. It’s a good time to look and laugh at the way we choose to run our society, while taking in some brilliant minds along the way. Also music. Also dancing? It looks like it will be great.

Razor sharp comedian CHRIS ENDREY will host the event. The panelists are :-

ELEANOR ROBERTSON (Brilliant who Writes)
FRAN MIDDLETON (Comedian)
RICHARD DENNISS (Australia Institute Economist)
STEPHEN OWEN (@Rudd2000 genius)
QUENTIN DEMPSTER (Journalist Extraordinaire)
JULIA JOHNSON (incredible-voice)

Put the date in your diary- 30th June. The bar will open at 7pm. The show will start at 8. Venue is the Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern.

For more about End Times Variety, visit http://giantdwarf.com.au/events/end-times-variety/
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HEATH LEATH SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS ANNOUNCED @ PRIMUS HOTEL

left to right Heath Ledger's sister Kate, last year's winner Brenton Thwaites and Heath and Kate's mum Sally Bell
left to right- sister Kate and mother Sally Bell of the late Heath Ledger with last year’s scholarship winner, Brenton Thwaites.
Damon Herriman and finalist Georgia Flood chatting
Damon Herriman and finalist Georgia Flood chatting
The finalists in a jovial mood
The finalists in a jovial mood

These are some pics that I took at the function held recently (10th May) at the Primus Hotel in the CBD when the finalists for the Heath Ledger Scholarship were announced.

The Heath Ledger Scholarship is awarded to an actor that exhibits distinctive and unique potential, with an objective to provide support to further their career. The full nominees for the scholarship’s eighth inception are: Christian Antidormi  (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!)Chloe Bayliss  (Backtrack), Harley Bonner  (Neighbours),  Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin),  Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls, Wentworth, House Husbands), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu  (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires).

The winner will be announced on 1st June from a special annual dinner held in Los Angeles.

http://www.australiansinfilm.org/HeathLedgerScholarship

THE GYUTO MONKS SUMMER RETREAT @ THE BONDI PAVILION

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Ben3Ben4Photography by Ben Apfelbaum

The Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Monastery have been visiting the Bondi Pavilion since 2008. It has become their spiritual home in Sydney. The support of the Pavilion and Waverley Council has been comprehensive and has resulted in crowds flocking to the two week event from all over Sydney.

Despite the every esoteric nature of their rituals, they are highly accessible. The Monks give workshops which are designed to allow even those of us who are new to any spiritual practice or to any sort of meditation an instant connection. The monks daily chanting requires nothing more that just sitting quietly for a half an hour and letting them do all the work. Their insightful public talks on issues we all struggle with, such as anger or jealousy are presented in a simple and straightforward manner based on Buddhism’s view of these afflicting emotions. Continue reading THE GYUTO MONKS SUMMER RETREAT @ THE BONDI PAVILION

EDDIE THE EAGLE LANDING SOON

I attended the preview of the new film EDDIE THE EAGLE at Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction.

Eddie The Eagle tells the story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

The film has been directed by Dexter Fletcher, screenplay is by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton, and stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Tom Costello.

EDDIE THE EAGLE will open in cinemas on April  21.

Here are some of my favourite snaps from the Gala preview.

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah Lee Furness
Lisa Wilkinson
Lisa Wilkinson
Sandra Scully and Rob Carlton
Sandra Scully and Rob Carlton

 

Eddie The Eagle- Rove McManus (7)
Rove McManus
Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones
Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones

 

 

 

DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL COMING TO SYDNEY

Director Simon Phillips and producer John Frost
Director Simon Phillips and producer John Frost

Sydney’s glamorous Lyric Theatre recently held the media call for new show DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL which will open at the theatre in September.

David Campbell  will play Bobby and Hannah Fredericksen will play his alcoholic wife, the actress Sandra Dee.

At the media call, David Campbell said he felt a particular affinity for the role as both he and Bobby Darin were brought up believing that their grandmothers were their mothers and that their mothers were their sisters! Continue reading DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL COMING TO SYDNEY

MEG AND TOM KENEALLY LAUNCH THEIR FIRST NOVEL ‘THE SOLDIER’S CURSE’ @ DYMOCKS SYDNEY

Above- A delighted Meg Keneally at the launch of THE SOLDIER'S CURSE. Featured- Proud father and daughter, Tom and Meg Keneally at the launch of their first novel. Photography by Ben Apfelbaum.
Above- A delighted Meg Keneally at the launch of THE SOLDIER’S CURSE. Featured- Proud father and daughter, Tom and Meg Keneally at the launch of their first novel. Photography by Ben Apfelbaum.

As part of Dymocks Sydney’s regular series of book launches, Meg and Tom Keneally attended Dymock’s prized city store this week for the launch of their first collaborative novel entitled THE SOLDIER’S CURSE.

In their promotional material Dymocks has cleverly described father and daughter as Australia’s newest super-sleuth duo. Continue reading MEG AND TOM KENEALLY LAUNCH THEIR FIRST NOVEL ‘THE SOLDIER’S CURSE’ @ DYMOCKS SYDNEY