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Love Island & Married at First Sight stars behind the bar every Thursday night at Planar, Darling Harbour

People were doing double takes last week when ex Married at First Sight wild boy, Ryan Gallagher  was working behind the bar serving up drinks!   Did he finally lose the plot? Was there a secret scandal that forced him into retreat after moving into standup comedy?

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The 16 Finalists and their films competing for over $50,000 in prizes at Tropfest

Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance will see 16 finalist films representing a multitude of storytelling focused on diverse issues and peoples tomorrow.   From psychological thrillers to captivating true stories and heartfelt family dramas, the films will premiere on Saturday 9 February 2019 to thousands of Tropfans at Parramatta Park before a panel announces the winner of this year’s prize.

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Papparazzi . Congrats to the winners! The show went on despite a lashing from the storm the night before damaging the main screen, so after a tiny location change and people working around the clock to save the day, the night was a total success! For the first time in the event’s 27-year history, audiences from around the globe will be able to watch all 16 finalist films from the comfort of their own homes, exclusively on Facebook Watch. . . The show, Tropfest All Access presented by @cguinsurance , will feature the winners’ announcement, exclusive footage from throughout the night, including the juror’s deliberations and interviews with celebrities. Airing live on the Tropfest Facebook page, . . Tropfest All Access will be hosted by Australia’s most fabulous film-geek Maude Garrett and will be broadcast TODAY at 4pm!!! . . . . 🎵 Composed, arranged and performed by EmanMusic © 2017 emanmusic #tropfest #tropfest2019 #tropfestjr #independentfilm #independentfilmmaker #movienight #movies #actor #sydneyactor #screenaustralia #parramattapark #filmfestival #sydneyyouth #screening #westernsydney #fcba #eventcinemas #fitfam #eventcinemaparramatta #parramattapark #indiegogo #whatsonsydney #cityofparramatta #parramattariver #discoverparramatta #redcarpet #moviepremiere #cguinsurance #westernsydneyuniversity #ericbana #queerscreen

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The winner of Tropfest 2019 will be awarded:
– a shiny new Equinox LS+ valued at $32,000 thanks to Holden;
– a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell;
– a $500 Camera Hire voucher;
– a 12 month Gold Pass courtesy of Event Cinemas; and
– a Professional Subscription to Digiital Pigeon
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Viktor&Rolf release new men’s fragrance, Spicebomb

Viktor & Rolf launched Spicebomb Night Vision this week, their new fragrance for men. With the same sense of provocation with which Viktor & Rolf have defied the codes of fashion and fragrance, they are keen to present a new men’s scent like a performance to modern voyeurism. Being watched is being tracked.

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GoPal: The new app that lets you swipe left or right to find a travel buddy

Tired of travelling solo because your mate’s just don’t want to go when you do?  New website GoPal  meets this need by matching like-minded travellers using criteria such as gender, age, interests and destination.  The brainchild of avid traveller Bruce Southerden, GoPal launched in December and already has hundreds of members from all over the world.

Membership is free and open to everyone, anywhere, not just singles. Nor are members limited to finding just one companion at a time or a companion in their own city or country. Continue reading GoPal: The new app that lets you swipe left or right to find a travel buddy

Aurora: The Nordic ‘Animal’ (Listen Now)

The wait is finally over after the daily teases on her social.  Aurora’s third EP finally dropped last week , AURORA’s third EP was released last week with a theatrical almost flamboyant first single that swoops, soars and rotates with pulse, heart and melody.

image001“ANIMAL for me is a very ironical song. It’s raw because we are raw, it’s sensual because nature is sensual.  It’s wrong and strange because the world is wrong and strange.  It’s free because we should be free. There is a lot of things I hate about us, (next to all the things I love) and part of me hate the industrial part of the music industry.  And that is exactly why the song had to sound the way it did. Because it’s a way for me to make.  A bit fun of it. Still Aurora, but with elements form that world.  For me, It amplifies the irony in all of it. The world we all have mixed feelings about. Because it’s so easy to show people something horrible, something deep and we still choose what we want to see.  And that is the must fun thing with it all.” she teased in the build up to the release of the first single. Her description couldn’t be more conflicted, yet accurate.   Continue reading Aurora: The Nordic ‘Animal’ (Listen Now)

Romance on Valentine’s Day with these 14 influencers

Legend has it that Valentine, was a Roman Catholic priest who secretly married young couples when a medieval emperor banned marriage, due to the belief that single men produced the best soldiers.   Arrested for treason, he signed a letter to his lover that visited him in prison “From your Valentine” which would become the modern day phrase for the day of of love.

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In search of the next rush, we bring together influencers of food, fitness, lifestyle, film and music to talk about #love. . . 14 influencers for the 14th of February – from dating tips, to favorite gifts, favorite places and that much needed dose of reality for some of you about to take things to the next level. Thanks for the super contributions – follow the accounts of everyone tagged to keep up with their latest news! . . Single, Coupled or Married – it’s one feel good article we hope you take something away from. . . FULL ARTICLE UP NOW AT . . #valentinesday #influencerswanted #singlelife #marriedlife #sydneyfitness #sydneyweddingvenues #celebrate #sydneylifestyle #sydneylife #fashion #melbournemusician #melbournelife #perthlifestyle #instalife #sydneyvenues #sydneyrestaurants #fcba #dindinsvideo #marriageproposal #backwiththeex #musician #therightfit #sydneyfoodie #Melbourne #Perth #brisbane #instafit #winkmodels #wasamedia

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Coupled, Married or Single – we asked for tips from some of the pros in the spaces of Entertainment, Fitness, Music, Food & Lifestyle as they gave us their insight into the ultimate Valentine’s Day, relationship, dating and gift advice.

Special thanks to the contributions from our influencers in this piece, click through on their profile and follow their socials to keep up to date with their latest news.

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Artprice: 5 Female Artists who closed the gender gap in 2018

Although women account for half of the world’s population (and therefore half of the world’s intelligence, sensitivity and inspiration… ), they are still substantially under-represented on the global Art Market.   Looking back, women did not become a regular part of art history’s narrative until the end of the 19th century.  However, today’s secondary art market is still largely dominated by men.

Artprice released a list of the top 20 female artists, so what better excuse is needed to explore a virtual exhibit of art from the Top 5.

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