A quick scan around Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland sees an early start to Spring celebrations early with community gatherings and sustainable living themed art and product showcases and interactive dining experiences this weekend! Beginning this weekend audiences and visitors can view art that has been produced on reclaimed street posters, learn about organic gardening and learn more on how to live a chemical free lift, see motorbike stunts in a thrilling show, bull riding, sheep dog displays, sheep shearing demonstrations, woodchopping, a Ute Muster, FREE Circus Workshops and more!!!
Movie lovers are in for a treat with a never ending tour of international film festivals taking place now and continuing through the Spring. Film festivals such as the ones listed below are a critical link in the chain of global film culture. They encourage great breadth and variety in views, critical thinking on difficult topics, exploring new cultures and creative diversity elevating the moving image and celebrating it in all its guises.
David Jones previewed the Spring Summer 2019 season, On the Bright Side, presenting a selection of the best of David Jones’ Australian and international collections. David Jones Ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Victoria Lee were joined by a stellar line-up of talent, including David Jones’ SS19 Face of Menswear Tom Derickx, and international sensation and star of the On the Bright Side campaign,Dilone.
The anticipated event commenced late morning at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where 100 guests attended a fashion presentation and intimate lunch in the light-filled Concert Hall Northern Foyer. Over-looking the Sydney Harbour, David Jones’ SS19 Season Preview captured the essence of a new spring summer season underpinned by optimism, warmth and joy. Viewed from above, John Olsen’s seminal mural Salute to Five Bells and the distinctive royal purple carpet set a spectacular stage for 23 striking international and Australian looks, and a performance by breakout talent and Aria nominee Odette.
The Big Breakfast heads west to support rural communities doing it tough. Whilst they don’t have the power to make it rain, Triple M’s Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin, Nick Cody and sports all-rounder (and former western Queensland local) Ben ‘Dobbo’ Dobbin, along with Rural Aid, will head west on a very special radio road trip to three rural Queensland towns to Lend a Hand for the Land.
Over three days, the team will broadcast from Charleville, St George and Roma, sharing the locals’ stories on-air, raising much-needed funds and giving people some well-deserved laughs when Nick Cody puts on a free comedy show for the community each night.
Winter in Darwin averages anywhere between 21.6– 31.8°C maintaining 60-65% humidity thanks to its tropical dry and wet seasons. It explains why it is one of the popular destinations for domestic travel. “In 2018, one in five of the 105,000 attendees originated from interstate or overseas.” says Darwin Festival Chair, Ian Kew. Woking closely with Tourism NT, their focus will be in re-enforcing the city and its annual festival as a destination for its interstate neighbours, describing it as “NT’s best-kept secret”.
Australian millennials are taking longer to get a driving licence and using public transport more, findings from an international study led by Monash University show.
This study was the first to compare the travel behaviour of young adults at different life stages and income levels in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities – Melbourne, Brisbane, London, New York and Atlanta. Other UK metropolitan areas, such as the West Midlands, were also analysed.
Main attractions hitting the big screen this month include the much anticipated The Fast and Furious spin-off, we re-enter the world of the Matrix as it turns 20 years old, while Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for the latest film by Quentin Tarentino!