What's Happening in Adelaide

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#241 Post by Shahkar » Wed May 29, 2013 9:14 pm

New event for August :banana:
AdelaideNow wrote:Little Britain star Matt Lucas to headline new winter arts festival 'Word Adelaide'

'LITTLE Britain' comedian Matt Lucas will headline a new Adelaide festival "exploring the power of words'' to launch at venues across the city in August.

Announced today by Tourism Minister Leon Bignell, "Word Adelaide" will run from August 15 to 18 and feature a diverse program of spoken word, comedy and music events.

The festival's flagship event "In Their Own Words" will see Lucas appear at the Entertainment Centre with Australian comedian Kitty Flanagan, Emeritus Professor of language Roly Sussex and bass player Guy Pratt to "talk language, their lives and why words matter".

Pratt, who has played with Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer and Icehouse, will also join Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp at Her Majesty's Theatre for "Words Without Music", a discussion of the lyrics to their most famous songs.

The new winter festival will also feature a public soapbox competition judged by Australian comedian Joel Ozborn, poetry and short story reading at the State Library and a freestyle rap competition with a $10,000 prize to be held at Thebarton Theatre.

Developed by Events South Australia, a division of the South Australian Tourism Commission, Word Adelaide will be directed by Adelaide PR and event manager Jane Intini.

Mr Bignell said the new event would complement Adelaide's existing festival calendar.

"The Word Adelaide festival is focused on participation, and we would love to see as many people as possible getting involved," he said.

"August is fast approaching and we encourage everyone to spread the word: a new event is on its way."
ABC wrote:Spread the word on new Adelaide festival

Get on your soapbox, spin a yarn, or explore writing and song lyrics -- all will be part of a new festival in Adelaide.

Word Adelaide will be held in August at a range of venues and will explore the power of words.

Actor/comedian Matt Lucas, of Little Britain fame, will be in town for the festival, as will Gary Kemp of the band Spandau Ballet and Guy Pratt who has played in bands including Icehouse; they will discuss the lyrics of their best-known songs.

Others on the program will include professor of language Roly Sussex and comedian Kitty Flanagan.

There will be a rapping competition, as well as one for writing, public readings and Aboriginal storytelling.

Creative director Jane Intini hopes the event, a one-off at this stage, can establish a point of difference on the nation's festivals calendar.

"I think it's time for something different, everybody has music and comedy and writing and all these different things that go on ... nobody has a word festival," she said.

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#242 Post by Maximus » Thu May 30, 2013 9:33 am

Maximus wrote:The Adelaide Tour (cycling) is being held for the first time this weekend. It's part of the National Road Series, which I suppose you could say is a bit like the Australian version of the ProTour. No well-known names competing, but these are the up-and-comers -- think the next Cadel Evans or Stuart O'Grady.

http://www.adelaidetour.net.au/
Looks like this was well supported. Expansion and move to April being considered...
Adelaide Tour on track for growth
Reece Homfray
The Advertiser
May 29, 201311:00PM


ORGANISERS of the Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour will investigate increasing the race to four stages and moving it to April to open the National Road Series next year.

Race management will speak to Cycling Australia about a possible date change despite hailing last weekend's inaugural tour a roaring success.

The three-day tour was won by SA team Euride Racing after it took the leader's jersey on the opening team time trial and successfully defended it during the road race and kermesse.

Race director Max Stevens said an additional stage next year was likely to be another road race and while riders were fortunate to have good weather on the weekend, an April timeslot would be even more reliable.

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#243 Post by Vee » Thu May 30, 2013 11:02 am

Thanks for highlighting this, Maximus.
Here's another report from the Barossa Herald.
SA's new Euride Racing team, under directorship of Kahl Bobridge, wins the Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour leg of the National Road series.
http://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/1 ... e/?cs=1430

Good to see this inaugural Adelaide Tour leg do well and add to our reputation as a cycling friendly state. I can see their thinking re change of date to April. The chosen date will still be subject to the vagaries of change of season weather but that's cycling.

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#244 Post by Vee » Thu May 30, 2013 4:11 pm

Vee wrote:Interested in having a special lunch on the Ghan?
Dine like a Platinum Service Guest in the Ghan's Queen Adelaide Restaurant car, without leaving the Keswick platform.
More information including bookings.
June 1
http://www.adelaidereview.com.au/food-w ... -up-dining

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#245 Post by Wayno » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:07 pm

Some S-A folk may find this of interest:
Free public forum: the future of our housing
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - University of Adelaide
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A free public event being held at the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 11 June will address some of the key issues impacting on the future of Australia's housing.

The forum raises significant social and economic questions about housing, with our ageing population, relentless suburban expansion and rising incidence of low-income "housing stress" all contributing to an increasingly uncertain quality of life.

Called Older. Poorer. Denser?, the forum is part of the University of Adelaide's Research Tuesdays free series of public seminars.

The event will address such issues as urban sprawl, high-density living, surging housing costs, the societal implications of homelessness, and the expectations of Baby Boomers for old-age accommodation.

The forum panellists are:

Professor Andrew Beer (Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide).

Nathan Paine (Executive Director, Property Council of Australia (SA Division)).

Dr Debbie Faulkner (Research Fellow, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide).

Professor Emeritus Chris Paris (Research Fellow, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide, and Emeritus Professor of the University of Ulster).

Associate Professor Susan Oakley (forum facilitator) (Head of Gender Studies and Social Analysis, and member of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide).


WHAT: Research Tuesdays: Older. Poorer. Denser? – How our society is changing and what it could mean for the future of Australian housing
Free public forum
WHERE: Scott Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday 11 June 2013
COST: Free – but registration is essential: online at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/researchtuesdays
phone 8313 0651 or email research.tuesdays@adelaide.edu.au
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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#246 Post by Vee » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:43 pm

Update: National Cyclocross Series in Adelaide (June)

Great wrap up, including photos, interviews and videos, of rounds 1 and 2 of the National Cyclocross Series held in Adelaide. (Cycling Tips)
Rd 1 was at Mulch Hill. Rd 2 at Zombie Park.

The event was described as an outstanding success.
Interesting to see Robbie McEwen participated in the event.
Full report.
http://zite.to/14tW0dJ

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#247 Post by Xaragmata » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:04 am

Come and explore the plans for Adelaide's great park.

This coming Sunday, 30 June, a community open day at the Adelaide Convention Centre is being held for you to come and have your say on the grand vision
for Adelaide's Greater Riverbank Precinct, creating a vibrant hub for our city that all South Australians can enjoy.

As well as your chance to view the roadmap for the renewal of the Greater Riverbank Precinct over the next 20 years, this event is set for a family fun
day with activities reflecting the experience of the Precinct.
> Musicians and other performing artists
> Yoga demonstrations and live artist paintings
> Free kids activities - including mini golf and AFL handball program
> Photo booth area featuring a gondola
> Coffee, food and wine tasting

Sunday 30 June
10am - 4pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace


Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the day's festivities, and most importantly have your say on the grand vision for Adelaide's Greater Riverbank
Precinct.

If you can't make it on Sunday, a part of the display will be on show at the following locations:

The University of Adelaide, Hub Central, North Tce: Monday July 1 - Thursday July 11 (inclusive)

Adelaide Convention Centre Atrium foyer: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 26 (inclusive)

Visit http://www.riverbank.sa.gov.au<http://www.riverbank.sa.gov.au/> to find out more
and provide your feedback online until 31 July.

This initiative contributes to the Creating a Vibrant City Strategic Priority.

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#248 Post by Vee » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:12 pm

Yet another SA Festival.
The SA Gorgeous Festival is now a 2 day event in 2013.

2 days of 'Gorgeous Music, Gorgeous Food and Gorgeous Wine' in the beautiful McLaren Vale.
Eskimo Joe, The John Butler Trio and The Audreys are on the line-up.

The event also includes a host of arts programs and cooking events.
22 - 23 November 2013

http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournew ... lineup.htm

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#249 Post by Vee » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:13 am

The Central Market is a gem - for visitors and locals.
The first week of September is about to get more buzz, based on 'Market Week' at the Central Market.

Adelaide Central Market Free Orange Giveaway to Visitors.
Tuesday 3 September
http://www.adelaidecentralmarket.com.au ... september/

The Free Orange Giveaway will kick off a 'Market Week' at the CM, which will include food events, Happy (foodie) Hours on Thursday and Friday (am), extended trading on Thurs and Fri, live entertainment and other activities.

The Free Orange Giveaway is part of 'MarketWeek', the brainchild of the new CEO, Claude Baxter whose resumé includes managing the South Melbourne Markets. The 'Market Week' event will be the first of many food and entertainment events at the Central Market.

Mr. Baxter said...
"Market hours will be extended on Thursday and Saturday and we'll feature local bands, food trucks and wineries."
.... the event would pave the way for a regular food, music and entertainment setting at Adelaide's Market.

"The market needs to broaden its reach to include people looking for a mix of food and popular culture - giving prominence to food while also giving local artists an avenue to perform," Mr Baxter said, describing the live music and arts initiative as community friendly.

He said it would bring new life and atmosphere while giving local musicians an audience.
via The Herald Sun
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nation ... 6699574594

12,000 Riverland oranges is quite a giveaway. Great for the growers (assuming they're paid for their produce out of the CM marketing budget)!!
Add Market Week to your calendar.

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#250 Post by Vee » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:06 pm

Note the route change for this year's Bay to Birdwood Classic.
Many new vantage points, especially in the Hills section.

Bay to Birdwood Classic 2013.
September 29
http://www.baytobirdwood.com.au/

New route from the Bay, includes Glen Osmond Road and Sth Eastern Freeway, through the Hills to Birdwood.

New twist: James Bond theme for 2013.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger ... 6715525350

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#251 Post by Xaragmata » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:00 am

reDISCOVER Hindley is a street event taking place on Friday 15 November, 2013

The family-friendly fun kicks off at 5.00pm when cars will make way for event goers, stalls from traders in the precinct and South Australian wineries,
bands and roving performers.

Come and rediscover the iconic traders of Hindley Street and explore the new bars popping up all over the precinct.

The event will be a celebration of the diversity of Hindley Street and surrounding area and will feature stalls from precinct traders including:

* The Apothecary 1878
* Cos Restaurant
* Udaberry
* Zambrero
* Barbushka
* Chihuahua Bar
* Four Doors Plus One
* The Stage Shop
* Encore Night Club
* Coffee Branch
* Casablabla
* Bollywood Indian Restaurant
* Aspects of Healing

Entertainment will include bands such as the Bearded Gypsy Band and the Levitators. There will be parkour demonstrations by Point A throughout the
evening and activities for children including a cartooning workshop by Robin Tatlow-Lord.

The Sammy D Foundation Blog-A-Van and the Encounter Youth Green Team will also be there promoting positive messages to young people.

Date: Friday 15 November 2013
Time: 5.00pm -10.00pm
Where: Hindley Street precinct (Hindley Street will be closed to traffic between Peel and Blyth Streets)

Entry is free, so take this chance to reDISCOVER Hindley!

Full event details can be found at
http://www.agd.sa.gov.au/initiatives/rediscover-hindley or at
https://www.facebook.com/rediscoverhindley

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#252 Post by Will » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:06 pm

Is it just me, or does anyone else find this whole 'rediscover Hindley' festival rather confused in its aims. I mean, why are we trying to promote Hindley Street as 'family friendly' destination? And also, why is a 'family friendly' event being used to promote the new small bars? Completely the wrong target audience!

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#253 Post by [Shuz] » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:37 am

Don't get me started, Will. When I first heard about it, I was thinking just exactly the same thing.
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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#254 Post by Vee » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:57 am

Sunday Sessions start today in the Riverbank /Blue Hive precinct.

Today kicks off with a giant bibimbap. Great weather, superb location!
Check out the web link and infographic for more details.
A mini food and wine festival every Sunday commencing Jan 19th til the 23rd February on the Riverbank with a different theme every week.
Each Sunday will be a new adventure for your stomach’s pleasure alongside a popup bar featuring a mix of local blends and brews.

The Blue Hive is a new piece of infrastructure on the Riverbank that is part-shade, part-seating and part-play equipment for kids. It also has a cooling water mist for especially hot days.
http://adelaidefoodandwinefestival.org/ ... y-session/

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Re: What's Happening in Adelaide

#255 Post by monotonehell » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:20 pm

At around 8:30 tonight all the restaurants around Rundle Street were winding down and looking to close. That was until the events in the area shut down and a throng of people descended. Now the restaurants are all full again with a second rush. I guess Mad 'March' has begun.
Exit on the right in the direction of travel.

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