Holiday Movies in Campbelltown

There’s plenty to amuse the kids with school holiday movies in Campbelltown at Event Cinemas. Inside Out is terrific on both the entertainment and ‘message’ levels and Minions is a lot of fun.

Inside OutInside Out is a journey inside the mind of Riley. Riley is guided by her emotions and they are all characters that live in the control centre of her mind to advise her on how to handle life – there’s Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness on hand to navigate through a time of turmoil in her life. This is Pixar at its best. Rated PG it runs 102 minutes.

Minions is also PG and runs 91 minutes. Minion Kevin has a plan and he ventures out into the world to find a new despicable boss for his brethren to follow, with the assistance of teenage rebel Minion, Stuart, and loveable little Minion, Bob…and find themselves facing the ultimate challenge – how to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.

Jurassic World is fine scary adventure rollercoaster of a movie for those old enough to enjoy a fine scary adventure rollercoaster. Terminator will also do great business. Both are rated M so that is a parent call for suitability. One movie rated M15+ that is NOT for the kiddies is Ted 2. It has the rating because loveable little Ted is a drug-taking, foul-mouthed, offensive, politically incorrect bear… as is his human mate, John (Mark Wahlberg). This is Seth McFarlane appealing to the lowest common denominator beautifully. Sadly, I laughed out loud a number of times.

If you are visiting Campbelltown, Rydges Campbelltown can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Holiday Movies at Cairns Central

There’s plenty to amuse the kids with school holiday movies at Cairns Central Event Cinemas. Inside Out is terrific on both the entertainment and ‘message’ levels and Minions is a lot of fun.

MinionsInside Out is a journey inside the mind of Riley. Riley is guided by her emotions and they are all characters that live in the control centre of her mind to advise her on how to handle life – there’s Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness on hand to navigate through a time of turmoil in her life. This is Pixar at its best. Rated PG it runs 102 minutes.

Minions is also PG and runs 91 minutes. Minion Kevin has a plan and he ventures out into the world to find a new despicable boss for his brethren to follow, with the assistance of teenage rebel Minion, Stuart, and loveable little Minion, Bob…and find themselves facing the ultimate challenge – how to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.

Jurassic World is fine scary adventure rollercoaster of a movie for those old enough to enjoy a fine scary adventure rollercoaster. Terminator will also do great business. Both are rated M so that is a parent call for suitability. One movie rated M15+ that is NOT for the kiddies is Ted 2. It has the rating because loveable little Ted is a drug-taking, foul-mouthed, offensive, politically incorrect bear… as is his human mate, John (Mark Wahlberg). This is Seth McFarlane appealing to the lowest common denominator beautifully. Sadly, I laughed out loud a number of times.

If you are visiting Cairns, Rydges can look after all your accommodation needs at Rydges Esplanade Resort, Rydges Tradewinds and Rydges Plaza.

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Disney on Ice in New Zealand

You can see Disney on Ice in New Zealand in the brand new show, Dare to Dream this July and August. It’s the ultimate family show – and no one is too young or too old to enjoy Disney on Ice! The show runs 90 minutes with a 15 minute interval.

Venues, dates and performance times are:

Auckland – Vector Arena – July 24 to 26 – 11:00am and 7:00pm on July 24; 11:00am, 2:30pm and 6:00pm on July 25 and 10:00am, 1:30pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, July 26.

Wellington – TSB Arena – July 29 to August 2 – 3:30pm and 7:00pm on July 29; 11:00am and 7:00pm on July 30; 11:00am, 3:30pm and 7:00pm on July 31; 11:00am, 2:30pm and 6:00pm on August 1 and 10:00am, 1:30pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, August 2.

Christchurch – Horncastle Arena – August 7 to August 9 – 7:00pm on August 7; 11:00am, 2:30pm and 6:00pm on August 8 and 10:00am, 1:30pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, August 9.

Classic meets contemporary in this Dare to Dream extravaganza. There is a celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories including two modern princesses in Rapunzel and Tiana, the timeless Cinderella and the princess who started it all, Snow White. And, of course, with princesses come princes, horses, loveable companions and evil villains. There’s Flynn, Maximus, Prince Charming, the Seven Dwarfs and the Evil Queen. There are hilarious hair-raising escapades, dazzling adventures and sparkling fantasies in a magical musical journey that will reward with a lifetime of memories.

If you are visiting to see Disney on Ice or any show in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, Rydges has all your accommodation needs covered at Rydges Auckland, Rydges Wellington and Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

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Disney on Ice in Sydney

You can see Disney on Ice in Sydney at Allphones Arena in the brand new show, Dare to Dream from July 8 to July 12 – a great family outing for the school holidays. Performance times are 2:30pm July 8, 11:00am and 2:30pm July 9, 11:00am, 2:30pm and 7:00pm July 10, 11:00am, 2:30pm and 6:00pm July 11 and 10:00am, 1:30pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, July 12.

Classic meets contemporary in this Dare to Dream extravaganza. There is a celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories including two modern princesses in Rapunzel and Tiana, the timeless Cinderella and the princess who started it all, Snow White. And, of course, with princesses come princes, horses, loveable companions and evil villains. There’s Flynn, Maximus, Prince Charming, the Seven Dwarfs and the Evil Queen. There are hilarious hair-raising escapades, dazzling adventures and sparkling fantasies in a magical musical journey that will reward with a lifetime of memories. It’s the ultimate family show – and no one is too young or too old to enjoy Disney on Ice! The show runs 90 minutes with a 15 minute interval.

If you are visiting to see Disney on Ice or any show or event at Allphones Arena, Rydges Parramatta is only minutes away for all your accommodation needs and Rydges Bankstown is also very handy.

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Saltwater Country in Gladstone

You can catch Saltwater Country in Gladstone at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery Museum from Saturday, August 15 to Saturday, October 3 with the official exhibition launch at 6:00pm on Monday, August 31. Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by 16 contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences reflecting the strong indigenous cultural connection to the sea and the water’s edge.

Saltwater Country is a travelling exhibition developed in partnership between Museums & Galleries Queensland and Gold Coast City Gallery. Curated by Michael Aird and Virginia Rigney. Saltwater Country has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts program. The project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and by the City of Gold Coast.

If you are visiting Gladstone, Rydges Gladstone can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Image – Vernon AH KEE, ‘wegrewhere #2′, 2009, Digital print on Fujiflex, 89 x 127cm (framed), Collection Gold Coast City Gallery

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Holiday Movies in Gladstone

There’s plenty to amuse the kids with school holiday movies in Gladstone at Gladstone Cinemas. Inside Out is terrific on both the entertainment and ‘message’ levels and Minions is a lot of fun.

Inside OutInside Out is a journey inside the mind of Riley. Riley is guided by her emotions and they are all characters that live in the control centre of her mind to advise her on how to handle life – there’s Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness on hand to navigate through a time of turmoil in her life. This is Pixar at its best. Rated PG it runs 102 minutes.

Minions is also PG and runs 91 minutes. Minion Kevin has a plan and he ventures out into the world to find a new despicable boss for his brethren to follow, with the assistance of teenage rebel Minion, Stuart, and loveable little Minion, Bob…and find themselves facing the ultimate challenge – how to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.

Jurassic World is fine scary adventure rollercoaster of a movie for those old enough to enjoy a fine scary adventure rollercoaster. Terminator will also do great business. Both are rated M so that is a parent call for suitability. One movie rated M15+ that is NOT for the kiddies is Ted 2. It has the rating because loveable little Ted is a drug-taking, foul-mouthed, offensive, politically incorrect bear… as is his human mate, John (Mark Wahlberg). This is Seth McFarlane appealing to the lowest common denominator beautifully. Sadly, I laughed out loud a number of times.

If you are visiting Gladstone, Rydges Gladstone can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Athol Guy – The Seekers Story

You can see Athol Guy – The Seekers Story in Kalgoorlie at Goldfields Arts Centre on Saturday, September 5 at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $35 adults and $28 for seniors/concession and Friends of the Arts Centre. To enjoy a ‘meet and greet’ after the show with canapés and a complimentary glass of wine, tickets cost $55 adults and $48 for seniors/concession and Friends of the Arts Centre.

Athol Guy The Seekers StoryAthol Guy – The Seekers Story is a musical and visual production that chronicles the amazing success of Australia’s most celebrated musical group, The Seekers. Written and narrated by Athol Guy, one of the group’s founding members, it takes the audience on an audio/visual journey that begins in the Sixties and Athol’s teenage years through to modern day, as The Seekers celebrate their 50th Anniversary and sold-out shows to rave reviews in Australia, the U.K and New Zealand.

This production features unique and rarely seen footage from The Seekers history and live performances of their big hits, as well as hit songs from other iconic Sixties artists that influenced Athol and the group in their early years. It also includes a special performance by Sixties pop star Buddy England, who joins the rest of the cast (consisting of musical director Michael Cristiano on guitar and vocals, Jenny Blake on vocals and Rod Hulls on keyboards and vocals) to pump out the big hits from Australia’s first “supergroup”.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Athol and his friends as they take you on their musical journey – sometimes emotional, sometimes funny, but always joyously uplifting…and be prepared to sing along and celebrate “The Seekers Story”.

If you are visiting Kalgoorlie, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa can look after all your accommodation needs.

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The Cowgirl and the Showgirl

Something special happens when Beccy Cole and Libby O’Donovan take the stage together in The Cowgirl and the Showgirl and you can experience this unforgettable performance on Wednesday, August 26 at Goldfields Arts Centre at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $39 adults, $30 concession and $33 for Friends of the Arts Centre. Families of two adults and two children cost $100 and kids under 16 are $18 a ticket.

Libby and Beccy take the audience on a journey of intertwining genres, swapping songs, sharing stories and breaking musical stereotypes. It could be the anticipation of a curious audience, after all, who would expect the golden girl of Country to swap notes with a critically acclaimed Cabaret and Jazz performer? Perhaps it’s just good old fashioned ‘girl meets girl’ chemistry… Whatever the magic, the fusion of these two sassy, funny, engaging and explosive entertainers is a match made on a stage in Heaven.

Individually, these talented women have been known to leave an audience breathless. From the energetic humour and honesty of Beccy Cole to the diversity and astonishingly rich vocal range of Libby O’Donovan – these two singer/songwriters are never afraid to say it like it is…together, they are incomparable.

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Best of the Adelaide Fringe

Back by popular demand Comedy Gold Best Of The Adelaide Fringe delivers a knockout experience of the finest stand-up Comedians Australia has to offer. You can catch it at Goldfields Arts Centre on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm. For the show only it is $30 adults, $25 concession and $22 for Friends of the Arts Centre. The Unlimited Pizza and Show deal costs $55. Unlimited pizza will be served from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with tables and chairs set up in the Atrium area.

Best of the Adelaide FringeIn its second year it has doubled the number of shows in Western Australia from five to ten and will continue to grow into the future. The show itself delivers over an hour and a half of laugh-ouyt-loud side-splitting comedy from emerging and award-winning comedians who have been carefully selected from The Adelaide Fringe to entertain audiences of both genders and all ages 18+. The content is adult and edgy but doesn’t cross the ‘offensive’ line.

This year’s headline act will be the ABC’s Dirty Laundry Host Lawrence Mooney and he will be joined by young Western Australian Ciaran Lyons and one of Australia’s best loved dead pan comedians Steven Copley. The night will be hosted by Anthony Lamond who is a regular on the Australian Comedy Circuit.

If you are visiting Kalgoorlie, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Blithe Spirit and A Gatsby Affair

August sees Blithe Spirit and A Gatsby Affair at the Boulder Town Hall. On Saturday, August 1 (7:30pm) it is the simulcast of Noel Coward’s comedy, Blithe Spirit and Saturday, August 8 is A Gatsby Affair.

The Black Swan State Theatre Company is continuing its successful live broadcasts from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink network. This is an opportunity to ‘attend’ live performances that would have otherwise been prohibitive because of distance and/or cost. All tickets for this night out cost $10.

Black Swan‟s Artistic Director Kate Cherry says: Noël Coward‟s “Blithe Spirit is a comedy about warring wives, laughter, magic and mayhem and is a hilarious and fantastical comedy about astral bigamy.”

And with A Great Gatsby Affair, as they say, “a little party never killed nobody”…

During the time of prohibition all levels of society began to party behind closed doors. A Great Gatsby Affair will take you back to the Speakeasy’s of the roaring 20’s and re-create the feeling of days gone by. This is an opportunity to learn the foxtrot and jive, accompanied by sensational live music, with delicious canapés served throughout the evening. It happens on Saturday, August 8 at 7:30pm.

Fabulous eight piece band from Perth, The Catz Meow, will be performing the legendary music of the era, inspired by the soundtrack of the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ that will include music by artists ranging from Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson to Cream and Ella Fitzgerald to Daft Punk and Maroon 5.

Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door, so book early and head down to Sassy Sue’s to pick out a sparkling 1920’s inspired outfit you’ll want to Charleston in.

If you are visiting Kalgoorlie, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa can look after all your accommodation needs.

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