Category Archives: Perth

Western Australia Pro Surf Series starts this weekend

The stage is set for the second annual Western Australia Pro Surf Series which will commence this weekend with the first of two events, the Mandurah Pro looking to get underway tomorrow.  The back-to-back World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 (Mandurah Pro and Cape Naturaliste Pro) events will see over 60 male and female competitors from 9 countries battle it out for all-important WSL QS ranking points.

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Harry & April McPherson / Justin Majeks, World Surf League

Brother and sister duo Harry McPherson and younger sister April McPherson, have been awarded wildcard spots in the Mandura Pro.  The surfing siblings from Falcon were nominated by the Mandurah Boardriders Club to fill the highly sought-after positions after some impressive performances at local, state and national levels over the past 12 months. The duo will now have the opportunity to compete on home soil against some of the very best surfers from across the Australia/Oceania region.

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In this land nobody knew how to cry (S’ afti ti hora kaneis den ixere na klaiei)

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Media Screening
Comedy (Greece)
Duration: 90 minutes
English subtitles

Directed and Written by Giorgos Panousopoulos
Cast: Margarita Panousopoulou, Serge-Requet Barville, Babis Hatzidakis, Fotini
Tsakiri, Yannis Hajiyannis.


It’s a quirky comedy that could very well be a collective realising of the Greek people’s hope and dreams.  It’s a film that is far removed from the dire climate  of the nation’s economical trials, set on an island of gambol and frolic.

South west of Samos in the Aegean sea, Icaria’s island reputation is well known for its residents’ long life expectancy.   A carefree demeanor of this flirtatious community forms the essence of the fantasy utopia,  Armenaki Island, where the film takes place.

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There’s a certain poignancy about the film that pays homage to the spirit of Greek culture as we laugh at ideas presented, then somehow lead us to critique our conventional Western customs,  if just for a moment.   The cinematography captures the beautiful landform of the island as we’re taken through the unconventional customs of the community from which much of the comedy ignites.

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RNB Fridays: The Old School playlist

Australia’s leading promoters (Illusive Presents & Frontier Touring) and biggest radio network (Hit Network) have joined forces to create the country’s most talked-about concert series in a generation.

Since its inception in 2016, RNB Fridays Live has endured an absolutely meteoric rise to already become the largest music event series in Australia. By its third year in 2018, the RNB Fridays Live brand was selling out stadiums nationally and moving over 180,000 tickets across five shows. There has simply never been anything like it in the market.

The brainchild of Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring, RNB Fridays Live capitalised on the hype of the Hit Network’s weekly RNB Fridays radio show which launched in 2014.  Just like its namesake, the concert series puts together the most notable and iconic RNB and hip-hop artists from across eras and generations. The result is an all-day spectacle of back-to-back party jams and the biggest block party the country has ever seen.

 

Where and when:

Friday 8 November – HBF Park, Perth (18+)
Saturday 9 November – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne (18+)
Sunday 10 November – Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide (18+)
Friday 15 November – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (18+)
Saturday 16 November – Giants Stadium, Sydney (18+)

 


A look back:

As the countdown begins here’s a playlist of essentials to get you through the long wait to the epic night of the season!

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Russell Howard’s funniest TV moments: Why haven’t you gotten your tickets yet?

After the global success of Netflix special Recalibrate, The Russell Howard Hour – which spawned over 127 million views worldwide on social media – and 2017 international record-breaking sell-out tour Round The WorldRUSSELL HOWARD, one of the UK’s most successful comedians, returns to Australia with his largest world stand-up tour to date, Respite.

Due to an overwhelming demand new shows have been added in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

shutterstock_90476920.jpgBRISBANE:
QPAC – TUESDAY, 14 JULY 2020

SYDNEY:
THE STAR –  FRIDAY, 17 JULY 2020

MELBOURNE:
PALAIS THEATRE – TUESDAY, 21 JULY 2020

PERTH:
RIVERSIDE THEATRE – FRIDAY, 24 JULY 2020

Direct from a UK arena tour including two shows at London’s Wembley Arena and runs in Europe, America and Canada, the Australian premiere of Respite  kicks off in July next year.

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Click above  for Sydney and Perth tickets

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Perth’s Pop-Up Globe: 350 years in the making

The first Globe was built in 1599 on the South Bank of the River Thames.  It stood for just fourteen years until, during a performance of Henry VIII on 28 June 1613, a cannon used in the play set fire to its thatched roof and burnt the playhouse to the ground.

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Domino’s Hacks: Your quick guide to scamming free pizza

We  did an experiment, putting the delivery guarantee to the test.   For an extra $5, Domino’s at Pyrmont, guarantees your pizza within 15 minutes or for an extra $3 – they promise safe passage to you within 20.  Ok Pyrmont, let’s play…..

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Tim Minchin is back, with “Back”

After selling out his national tour in record breaking time and receiving rave audience reviews across the country earlier this year, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, TIM MINCHIN is coming back…back-to-back, with BACK in 2020.

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