NGV: FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NGV NEW website review by Susan Reynolds
NGV’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 15 June to 5 October 2018 at NGV International. In partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Admission Fees Apply See NGVMELBOURNE for entertainment list.
A feast for the senses...Friday night at the NGV! Art from the vast collection of the Museum of Modern art in New York and Jazz Music.
Friday 15th June opening Melbournians were thronging to the entrance of the iconic Melbourne Gallery.
Usually I find the NGV staff members aren’t short on providing suggestions; tonight was no exception. On entering informative Donna pointed-out two casual dining purchase choices. At either end of the ground floor she explained was also MoMA. To the left of entering was the individual jazz singer (who was already offering welcoming musical entertainment.) The later headline act due to start at 8.30pm was Cookin’ On 3 Burners with soul singer extraordinaire Stella Angelico ...
Casual tables and seating near centre stage created a club like ambience. My friend and I decided after perusing the scene to opt for a view of MoMA; which certainly didn’t disappoint.
There was something for everyone architectural drawings, design, painting sculpture, photography and more. Highlights for me: Surrealist Salvador Dali “The Persistence of Memory” Oil 1931
Umberto Boccioni’s Unique forms of space 1913 cast in 1931.
A technologically focused piece showed the mapping of movement of aircraft around the world. We now take for granted seeing this information as we fly and enjoy in our lives now as a matter of course. “Aaron Koblins 2005 project Flight Patterns” plots data to model the crisscrossing paths of commercial aircraft.
A fun area for all was the model of New York City where you can take a photo amongst the mock up buildings and have sent to your email. Another exhibit tests your skills if you’re up to it with space invaders consoles.
Relaxing places were plentiful to socialise between enjoying the amazing current exhibition from the museum of modern art in New York. MoMA and the Jazz music. Cheese platters and various light snacks were available for purchase and a range of beverage choices.
The featured Jazz music was sensational, toe tapping very entertaining in a warm cheery atmosphere ...A fun way to spend a winter evening. People jiggled in their seats and there were also some standing boogie-wooging happening. Some enthusiastic revellers sought out the dance floor.
Great music.. recognisable tunes were “Emotion” originally by the Bee Gees, “the Beat Goes On” and the popular “ This Girl” a big crowd favourite and an Original Song by Cookin’ on 3 Burners and Kings.
I’d recommend including the Fridays at the NGV on your social events calendar. The full program list on the NGV website.
In Melbourne we appreciate uniquely orchestrated events such as this. The art crowd couldn’t get enough and the applause for the Jazz was loud and clear. NGV keep it coming!
photos: Susan Reynolds
SATELLITE LOUNGE: THE RITUAL OF ROCK NEW website review by Bryanna Reynolds photos by: Tony Collins
The Ritual of Rock Review by Bryanna Reynolds
“Nikki & Lisa take you on a journey back in time!”
The musically talented duo of Nikki Nicholls and special guest star Lisa Bade paid tribute to the women we all know and loved in the hit era of the 80’s. Nikki and Lisa performed together live on stage at the Satellite Lounge in Melbourne, Australia.
The venue was perfectly fitting for such a legendary and inspiring night where hit songs were performed throughout the night. It was magical because they let you slip into an alternate universe of dreaming about actually being at a live band back in the era it was written.
Nikki and Lisa’s stage presence is spellbinding and it takes you to another time and place. It truly must be seen to be believed. If you ever get a chance to see the duo live, I would highly recommend seeing them live.
Throughout the night songs from many of your favourite 80’s stars including Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner and my very own personal favourite being Stevie Nicks. To me it was a dream come true to see these 80’s hits come to life!
I cannot wait to see what Nikki and Lisa get up to next, it would be lovely to follow their music journey as they go forward and inspire people further.
RAAM MI RAAN: AFROKINI SWIMWEAR LAUNCH 2018 SHOWCASE NEW website review : Robert Wilson photos: Robert Wilson
Our media crew was lucky enough to attended an amazing event that took place on June 2 to present the Raam Mi Raan new collection of Afrokini Swinwear 2018 made by talented model and fashion designer Triskii . Our media photographed the launch of Raam Mi Raan Afrokini swimwear.
What an evening it turned out to be. This was a high energy, spectacular release of a stunning and colourful range of unique swimwear.
Congratulation to the organiser, their support team and the stunning models.
Bring It On Musical is parking bright, modern and it is thought through in details. Both boys and girls, the actors are dancing and sing professionally. I did not expect this but when the main character took the highest music note I had goosebumps running all over my body which I consider one of the best signs my body reacted to the sensational performance. A small group of the boys were performing acrobatic tricks , jumps and supports in all their complexity with really amazing approach: effortlessly. The story line of the musical is contemporary. It is witty and very interesting follow . The actors performing are invited from all over the world and they present so many nations. The group dancing was especially impressive. The costumes were also sensational and very colorful. The synchronicity of the actor's movements was done in perfection of the Olympic team: it was simply spectacular. I strongly recommend the show for the people aged 10 and up. It should be enjoyed by many! This show will easily be placed on the level on world most famous performances!
If I had three words only to describe the staged performance I would say: charismatic, bright and funny!
KIM MYHR CONCERT NEW website review: Roslyn Reynolds (Roslyn Garwood-Webb)
Kim Myhr – Three Solos performance / Substation Newport 8th June 2018
Set in the amazing Substation Venue in Newport, Melbourne, amidst a background of delicate tinkling metal, crackling static and tweeting birds, appears Kim Myhr. He is Masked behind a veil of metal chimes, which become part of the psychedelic, trance like sound that unexpectedly collaborates with the continuous strumming pattern of the 12 String Guitar.
This was my first introduction to the hypnotic sound of Kim Myhr. For 60 minutes I was transported to another realm where synchronicity did not necessarily meet with harmony and the bass guitar felt out of place in the visual tranquil forest like setting. Although unusual, the ever shifting kaleidoscope of music, sounds and imagery left me feeling like I had been taken on a musical journey quite unlike any other.
Kim Myhr is very much out on his own with what he delivers, but this seems to work for the Norwegian artist as he is making quite a name for himself within the experimental music collective.
BULIMBA FASHION FESTIVAL 2018 NEW website review and interview with Nadia Stamp : Svetlana Wilson photos: Svetlana Karr
SHORT REFERENCE ABOUT NADA STAMP Nadia currently works in Corporate Management and Events. Currently based out of Melbourne. Nadia studied a BA Cert Mktg majoring in Social Sciences. She obtained a prestigious scholarship for Classical Voice and the Adelaide Conservatorium in 1998. Nadia has a strong background in Fashion, Events and Fitness. Over the last 20 years she has taken on various roles across many genres. Nadia started modelling in 1999 and soon became a well respected deportment and photographic modelling coach for a number of Model Agencies in Adelaide. Nadia soon started producing fashion parade events and continues to produce the YP Field Day Fashion Parades biannually for Southern Cross Television in Yorke Peninsula SA. Nadia was originally based in Adelaide working across all forms of broadcast media. Nadia worked for 5 years with a local manufacturing company creating a subsidiary business supplying menu covers for restaurants and hotels around Australia. At this time she was the secretary for The Adelaide Chinese Chamber of Commerce. On the side she modelled in Adelaide and around Australia, also competing in Miss Universe Australia and was sashed Miss Congeniality. With an interest in Media, Nadia started working on the street team for ARN, Mix 102.3 and headed their promotions and street team for location crosses and events. Nadia started to present the online content for the station and commentated for various sporting events. She was scouted for the face of Rundle Mall, filming weekly online videos for the retails for indaily.com.au. Nadia has presented for various shows, and brands in tourism, motor vehicle and realestate sectors. She is a confident and engaging speaker. Nadia has experience Announcing, Co-hosting and Interviewing. Nadia has relevant skills in producing for Radio, TV and Fashion Parades. Nadia has been an MC and Ambassador for various brands and Charities. For further enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0402882482
And she was in reality show Married at the First Sign last year
SW: This year the 9th Annual Bulimba Fashion Festival and is set to be bigger and better than ever. What is your thoughts about the community events? NS: I think it’s so wonderful to see this event grow bigger and better every year. Founder, Shannon Harvey has a real talent for bringing the community together, showcasing the best fashion and raising funds for local QLD charities. Bulimba is a premium suburb and versatile offering in fashion and lifestyle making this fashion festival a fantastic community incentive.
SW Do you feel exciting to get back to stomping ground in Bulimba fashion festival? NS: I have modeled for boutiques in Bulimba over the years and have participated in property and local marketing videos showcasing the area. I have formed a real connection with the area and the community so it feels fantastic to be back hosting the Bulimba Fashion Festival.
SW: You have strong background in Fashion, Events and Fitness. You have been modelling across Australia. You have done a lot. What is the best and your favourite job you have done so far? NS: When I was at uni studying, I worked as a part-time model and eventually became a school girl grooming coach, I still look back on these times (we’re talking early to mid 2000’s) with fond memories. It felt good mentoring young girls and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves, I travelled to remote country towns with mission Australia and ran similar courses for under privileged kids. I was lucky to head to the National Finals for Miss Universe Australia 2005. That was a great year. I was lucky to professionally model into my early 30’s, this lead into working in Media. where I spent many years in Radio and Presenting. It has certainly been a colourful journey and lots of fun. The skills I have picked up over the years through this diversity has set me up with a very unique skill set, which I am thankful for. I have been lucky to work with and learn from some of the best creatives in the industry over the years.
SW. Did you you achieve your Big Dream? NS I am always creating a new dream. I never think, “it’s time to stop now”. Media, Fashion, Marketing and Events are continually evolving. In my current position in Melbourne, I am working on the other side of the camera and creatively producing media content. I could refer to this as my new dream. I still have my hand in fashion and commercial modelling and will be working on my next project in July based in QLD.
SW What is your next project? I am currently working on a series of creative videos featuring Australian Celebrities and Influencers for Australia’s Leading Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Dee from Vogue Dental Studios in Melbbourne. I will also be back in Brisbane July this year, modelling and creatively working with some lifestyle brands. Life is always colourful and busy- just how I like it.
review: Svetlana Kara
The Bulimba Fashion Festival took place at 21 of May in Bulimba area in Brisbane has run for nine years and has raised more than $20,000 for charities.
Organised by Place Agent Shannon Harvey, the Bulimba Fashion Festival features a three course lunch, fashion parade and prizes, with all funds raised to be donated to charity. Ms Harvey said the event was as much about showing off Bulimba as it was about celebrating the creative people who live there. “I’ve worked at Place for 15 years and have lived in Bulimba my whole life,” Ms Harvey said. “I have met so many people through my work and I thought connecting them was a great way to give back to the community and showcase the area. We’re thrilled to have Nadia hosting the event – her bubbly personality and a clear sense of style comes as an absolute bonus. Each year we choose a charity to be the recipient of the event’s fundraising – this year, we’re going green and supporting the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. We’ll also go local, with funds being given to Bulimba State School.” Married at First Sight’s Nadia Stamp will be in Bulimba this Friday to host the ninth year of the Bulimba Fashion Festival.
More than 300 people has attended the event, which will feature fashion from Little Red Dress, Baiia, Glow Styling, Get Robed, Alexandra Ranken, Black Jacket Suiting and The White Owl Boutique. Young Queensland model, RSPCA supporter and ambassador Isabella Gray will also be in attendance.
What guests said about the event : Bulima Fashion Festival was an amazing event full of great community spirit! I joined in with all the beautiful people and enjoyed a great bulimba spot for an amazing cause. The fashion, the models, the food, the prizes, the drinks, the atmosphere was 10/10 !
It’s one of my favourite days of the year! Definitely a must for every Bulimba local. There’s always delicious food, plenty of drinks, lots of prizes and great fashion and the money goes to a great cause
TOP MODEL NEW website review; Max Lyons photos:: Stuart Buchanan
Event: Top Model Worldwide Australia National Finals 2018.
Date: March 4th, 2018.
Venue: The Trust, Melbourne. Event Review: Top Model Worldwide Australia National Finals 2018 By Maxwell M. Lyons
On March 4th the Top Model Worldwide Australia National Finals 2018 were held at The Trust, Melbourne. A spacious venue with a quaint yet elegant rustic chic, The Trust seemed like the perfect location to hold what I can only imagine will be the first of many Top Model Worldwide Australia fashion events. This should come as no surprise though to those familiar with the work of fashion and modelling savant Deborah Miller, the mind behind it all. As if being National Director for Miss World Australia and Miss Tourism Australia wasn’t enough, Miller’s latest venture looks to launch the Australian-division of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide brand.
The event as a whole was sophisticated, well-executed, and highly enjoyable (if only terse). Latest little more than an hour, the show hit the ground running as it powered near seamlessly through numerous walks and costume changes from the stunning 27 model-hopefuls looking to win the national final and go on to represent Australia in the international finals at Top Model 2018, held early April at the Hilton London Metropole (UK) – an incredible opportunity for those looking to break into the industry and make a name for themselves.
Noteworthy appearances and roles were those of wellness expert Andi Lew as the vivacious and incredibly well-spoken MC helping to carry the show, and judges Esma Voloder (Miss World Australia 2017) and Harrison Craig (winner of The Voice Australia season 2) who had the extraordinarily challenging task of crowning the sole beauty to represent our great nation.
And the winner… *drumroll*… Hope Ellen. A massive congratulations from all of us here at Bohemian Rhapsody. We wish you nothing but success in London and your developing career beyond. And kudos to fellow runners-up: Maria (2nd), Harrison (3rd), Hannah, Ethan, and Connor.
Top Model Worldwide Australia will be returning bigger and better than ever in 2019, with nationwide shows planned for each state, the winners of which will compete in the national final (location TBA) once more for the chance to represent Australia at Top Model 2019.
Interviews with director Deborah Miller and winner Hope Ellen can be found on our website.
photo: Max Lyons
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PUFFS NEW website review by Ben Newall photos: Gen Wilson
‘Puffs’ - Review Lions, Ravens, Snakes and Badgers what do all these animals have in common, they are the animals that represent the houses of the most famous school in literature history Hogwarts. For the point of this review we are going to focus on one in particular. The Badger the house of Hufflepuff of as the play states in the title, Puffs. Puffs, Written by Matt Cox and Directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker is a show currently performing for the first time in Australia, and has started in Melbourne. The show has been running for 3 years in New York of Broadway, just across the street from the likes of Jersey Boys and Legally Blond. Having picked up massive popularity over the years and “The Cursed Child” only months away from realise in Australia now was the perfect time to bring this funny, fun and at times sad story to Australian Shores. Puffs runs through the story that most people know of the 7 years at Hogwarts when Harry Potter was there, however we do not follow the story of Harry Potter, the Gryffindor Great. We follow the story of Wayne, The Hufflepuff wannabe hero. Wayne is an 11yr old kid who finds out he is a wizard and needs to attend Hogwarts. There he goes through the 7 years of adventure with familiar characters and faces. Such as Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory (Played by Rob Mills) and Voldemort. And new characters we meet along the way from the Hufflepuff house. With such a small cast and so many characters, many of the actors took on many roles throughout the performances, but pulled it off so well. Though at times you can find it a little hard to keep up with which actor is playing which character, however if you are simply willing to take it in fun, it is very good to watch. From the start of the play, Harry Potter fans will be laughing and crying and at times crying from laughing so much, from the jokes, the references and the pacing. There are jokes made that only true Harry Potter fans will get, there are characters you fall in love with and comedic timing you can’t help but admire. The entire time though, you see the audiences laughing and gasping together, and in those shocking moments where a twist may happen or a tear may be shed, the audience was united. Watching the play you could tell that the cast have bonded closely through the rehearsal period as the closeness was not just felt between the characters but a connection and respect between the actors that came across with every moments. And increased each actor’s performance on stage. If you are not a Harry Potter fan, you will probably miss a lot of the humour that has gone into this play and may require some explaining from whoever it is you have gone with who obviously does like Harry Potter. So though I think it is a very well written play, due to the fact of needing to know Harry Potter at least to a medium level I feel this will work to a disadvantage with some audience members. The acting for the most part was well done and very funny, though at points and with difference actors, there is a fine line between exaggerated acting and just being too much. You could tell obviously that they were required to over act at times to increase the humour which worked a lot of the time, at points however the over acting would just go too far and instead of funny it simply felt forced. The stand out for me though was the Narrator played by Gareth Isaac, who lead the audience on the journey of the 7years at Hogwarts, the characters, the ups and downs and also helped to try fill in the blanks and throughout chocolate after the Dementor attack. Over all it was a well written show, with many laughs and a few tears. The acting for the most part was strong and timing was very well done. The over acting I am going to chalk up to simply being excited for the opening night and the fact of being able to be a part of the Harry Potter universe now. Through all that it is unfortunate the downside of how much you will miss out on if you do not know Harry Potter well enough. But no matter what house you belong to, what colours you wear or what traits you possess, if you are Brave like a lion, Cunning like a Snake, Smart like a Raven or simply everything else like a Badger. You will find a place in the House of Hufflepuff, and when you see the show you will walk out being proud to call yourself a Puff.
review by Casey Long
‘Puffs’ the Play – Review by Casey Long ‘Puffs’ (written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker) is the story of the forgotten student of Hogwarts. It follows the same linear pattern as the seven Harry Potter books but from the point of view of an outsider, Wayne, who has recently discovered he is a wizard, and is whisked off to magic school much like another famous wizard, who is in his year. As we follow his journey through to his seventh year at school, we discover what it is to be a Puff and why they are important. Wayne isn’t a hero, or a chosen one, but he makes the choice to try and be different, to stand out, which amongst his friends is what they liked most about him. The show is delivered as a comedy, pulling jokes from the knowledge the audience had of Harry Potter books and movies, as well as jokes that can be more universally enjoyable. But don’t be fooled, sad moments arise when you least expect them. I found myself laughing at many jokes that would turn serious and then I would stop and be immersed in that moment before the next joke hit me. From the get go, the audience is with the characters the whole time. They don’t question why something was done a certain way, they take the information performed to them and they follow it. A lot of time, the audience responsed to a moment, which made it all the more powerful. When it was funny, and everyone was laughing, the laughter would last longer. When it was serious, there was no sound out of the audience, all eyes on the stage. This was easy to do because the actors were so committed to their roles that as an audience you enjoy watching them make fun on stage and engaging with them. So many characters were played by just over a dozen actors, each characterising them with exaggerated traits and a genuine emotion. Eva Seymour, played Megan, an angry misfit kid fighting her identity. She was portrayed with a witty, childish attitude and a scared undertone of a lost little girl. Daniel Cosgrove (played J. Finch) was both comical and humble, often having jokes at Finch’s expense or having the audience feel bad for the character. He was able to get back at some of those jokes in his second role as an intensely bad sports coach. Tammy Weller (who played Leanne) was bursting with energy and laughter. With a great big smile and a puffy skirt, she charmed her way into being a very lovable character, with the audience rooting for her the whole time. Gareth Isaac (the narrator) guided the story along in a witty and cheeky manner. Often grabbing the audience’s attention in high stakes moments to pause for a joke. He made the story flow well, giving the audience the capacity to care for him throughout the play and develop a character/audience bond. As an audience we trusted his to keep us involved, which he did with an engaging and zestful persona. All of the actors had a great on-stage chemistry which made it more enjoyable to view. As an audience, watching the actors ‘play’ and make fun was very inviting and gives us a sense of their fantastic rapport both on and off the stage. The play was well written and crafted. It was paced wonderfully, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. It’s funny and relatable while still being a light-hearted watch. Both Matt Cox, Kristin McCarthy Parker and the rest of the creative team should be proud of what they have turned this play into. The Sets (done by Madeleine Bundy) were creative and confusing in the best way possible having so many entrances and exit points for actors to fly through. The props were lively, bring fear to the audience when we first see a dementor or many of the other mystical monsters of the show. And the costumes were great! From the use of fragmentary costumes such as Bippy, the house elf and Harry’s glasses, to the individual costumes of the students giving each of them a bigger personality, bringing this magic world to life. The most enthralling element for me was the score. Even before the show starts, the boppy Puff theme song prepares you for a night of laughs. Whether you are a Puff, a Smart, a Snake or a Brave (or you don’t know what I mean by that), you will enjoy this show. Die-hard fans enjoy the banter of the Harry Potter story they know while the Harry Potter oblivious ears catch all the other jokes. I recommend this play to those who want to enjoy a genuine laugh in the company of total strangers. That’s the power the theatre can have. This play has that power. And don’t worry, even if you aren’t a Puff you will feel a little like one by the end of the show. There’s a little Puff in all of us!
MISS WORLD WA STATE FINALS 2018 NEW website review and photos: Manish Bolla
small brief for WA Finals 2018 Miss World Australia Date : 13th May 2018 Venue : Pan Pacific Hotel 2018 Miss World Australia WA Finals Media : MKcreativeimagery for BRC Magazine. A day as 13th May 2018 Mother's day cannot be more perfect to empower women for this prestigious event. Set on the beautiful ball room of Pan Pacific Hotel. The event started with array of handpicked canapé and High tea. Guests meet and greet with participants and judges. A total of 24 participants participated and showcased their talent on the runway with some spectacular dresses from some very talented local designers followed by spontaneous question and answers as part of selection process. As a media point of view all I can say is beauty with purpose. Judges were initially to select top 3 from WA region however after detailed discussion and review they finalised on overall 4 finalists to represent this beautiful state at national level. I was amazed to see such talent young women ready to change the world one step at a time. Miss World Australia raised the bar and certainly this platform transform changes lives for many. MC: Venine Bindczus Judging panel Deborah Miller – National Director Miss World Australia Tracey Jewel – Married at First Sight 2018 Andrew Jones – Married at First Sight 2017 Blake Colman – Bachelor in Paradise 2018, Bachelorette 2017 Dr Spiro Agapitos – Dental Excellence in association with Pola SD
WA National Finalists Georgia Dewstow-Smith Helena Sauzier Emma Trezise Jenayah Elliott
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SATELLITE LOUNGE: AMY WINEHOUSE website review by Susie Cashmere
“The Amy Winehouse Show” Featuring Atlanta Coogan (ex Black Sorrows) and The Back to Black Band
I went along to this tribute show last Friday night at The Satellite Lounge, in The Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave.
I took along my 18 year old daughter as we are mad keen Amy Winehouse fans, and, I must say, we were not disappointed!! This band pays enormous respect to the music of Amy Winehouse and although there will only ever be one “Amy”, the sound and the general feel of this excellent band was pretty darn close.
The venue was classy and the meals we ordered were lovely and fresh. A little chilly, but the whole scene was excellent to put us in the mood for some great music.
The stage is dark and we see the silhouettes of a four piece band with the back of the lead singer. Looking strikingly like Amy Winehouse, black beehive and all. The title song “Back to Black “ starts to play and Atlanta turns to face the crowd as she begins to sing. Incredibly, she not only resembles the late great singer, but her voice is so similar, you could close your eyes and think it was actually Amy Winehouse herself. She even had the “standard” glass of alcohol at her feet, which she sipped on throughout the show. Just as Amy would do in her day. Atlanta went on to sing the classics and although her voice was a little harsh at times, she was very, very good. Her impersonation of Amy was fabulous, although some of the hand gestures Amy was well known for, looked a little staged, lacking the emotion of Winehouse herself. What was fantastic, was the narrative Atlanta provided to give us all some background to the songs she performed. This in itself, added extra depth to the show.
The band was sensational!!! Tight, polished and a delight to the ears. A couple of covers were performed, including Carol King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”, “Our Day Will Come” “Cupid” and “To Know You is to Love You”.
On the whole, the show was wonderful and Atlanta Coogan was pitch perfect. Close to Amy Winehouse, but there will only ever be one Amy Winehouse. I don’t think anyone could capture the real emotion and torment she herself portrayed through her music. Overall a fabulous night of entertainment and I would highly recommend anyone who enjoys Winehouse’s music to see this excellent tribute to her.
MISS WORLD AUSTRALIA NSW PRELIMINARY HEAT 2018 website photos: Hakeem Soufan review: Ivan Lubkov
Miss World Australia NSW Preliminary Final 2018 The world renown charity "beauty with a purpose" pageant returns to Australia on its 67th year anniversary. It has gathered people with dedication to equality, support and helping spirit for more then 35 years and track record of raising more then $1 billion for the purpose of sharing kindness and love across the world. The beauty pageant is run on regional, national and world basis with winners of each phase able to travel around the world having the opportunity to show their personal vision and aspirations. Newcomers and past participants have to go through multiple selection events where they can present their ideas and philanthropic spirit for all people that appreciate beauty. The NSW preliminary finals were held in a venue provided by Mackarthur Shopping Centre and allowed 30 contenders to present their ideas in front of a board of jury with a chance for 5 contenders to go to the finals. The participants had to have an introductory presentation, a 2-5 minutes of elaboration across solutions and thoughts in regards to a social issue and a finishing evening dress runway. People across all backgrounds, nationality, age and education had equal opportunity to present their ideas to the jury. All the contenders were well prepared with well though off presentations regarding a wide range of fields. Some participants were showing successful track records of fund gathering work for animal rescue, primary school guidance, organ transplantation charity groups and life counselling groups. The quality of the presentations was so high that the jury board had to triple the number of people allowed to go to the state finals from 5 to 15. Even with the number of winners increased to 15 people there were clear cases when some of the contenders deserved the chance to go to the state finals and potentially the Australia-wide phases. The charity event was held in a 2 hour session and had a sense that a lot of the participants had a lot more ideas that they were not able to include in the short time they were given. The jury deserves compliments for extending the list of winners but at the same time the fact that the stories of some participants were cut short by the time constraint meant that some participants didn’t get a place in the list of winers. The event turned out to be a good venue for discussions of the
The Peppa Pig staged performance for kids started with a small but pretty gift given to my daughter who came to this show with me: it was a pink and cute ear band. It was such a beautiful gesture that made my daughter so happy . It was a real pleasure to receive it as well as the performance to start with such a positive note.
The show audience is flooded with parents with kids of 2-4 years old The actors involved in the performance are highly professional. They sing remarkably well, they dance and they manipulate the puppets skillfully enough for our kids to fall in love with them... The stage decorations are very attractive, fantastically colorful and they are easily moved around the stage. The puppets feel alive and they look very funny. The kids got involved into the performance very quickly. I know from my experience that when the kids love the performance then the performance is excellent The kids moved freely to the stage, touched the soap bubbles,popped them and played with them. The kids were dancing with the actors and it was a heart warming experience to watch. My favourite part of the performance were the dark silhouettes of the sea creatures glowing in the dark. he show was created by the best artistic director I have ever seen in my life! The kids were breathless and they were watching this part of the show in absolute silence. What a gorgeous picture! It was so unexpected and it was a real pleasure to observe the faces of the kids and their parents in the dark full of surprise and light! At the end of the show we all had a rare chance to take photos with our favorite characters or to buy our favorite toys. The time of performance and the convenient location of the Comedy Theater also added ti the pleasure of this wonderful experience. We combined it with the light and easy walk down in the Melbourne CBD, The Chinese district of the city centre and a quiet time to spend without our car,walking and talking with my daughter. I highly recommend the show to both parents and kids who all will get something out of it including the adventure time and positivity!
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Dan Tsantilis
BTS photos by Olga Kirk of her daughter
MISS WORLD VIC PRELIMINARY RUN 2018 website photos and review: Erkin Calaychi
It is totally understandable that the preliminary show is not the main state final, there was that feeling indeed although the models were all very pretty and the organisation and management was very good,precise and fast, one should admit that the shopping mall in Geelong was not something extremely suitable for such an event. Runway was very short, there was almost no place for backstage as well. From the media perspective there was no space for a proper work. The runway attracted lots of attention from the general public though . I am looking forward to the final stages of the competition and can not wait to see the winners at the Crowning Ceremony.
DISNEY ON ICE website photos: Kieran McNamara review: Benjamin Newall
Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic
There was no doubt that Disney would celebrate 100 years with something wonderful and there is not much that is more wonderful than Disney on Ice. The 2018 show 100 Years of Magic will celebrate the past 100 years by including elements from every era. Characters from the 1937’s Snow White will share the ice with the skaters from the smash hit Frozen, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Leading the parade will be the original and iconic Mickey Mouse, no doubt joined by Donald Duck, Pluto and the rest of the crew. 50 amazingly talented skaters, actors and singers will come together for the historic show including Australian born figure skater, Nick Fernandez. Fernandez has been with Disney on Ice for 6 years and now has the opportunity to play the much-loved Aladdin. Disney on Ice always gives value for money and 100 Years of Magic will be no different. Running for 2 hours and with roughly 20 musical numbers, beautiful skating and much loved characters it will satisfy the child in all of us.
Running for a limited 15 shows from July 5th to 10th at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, tickets will sell out quickly. So get hold of some kids if you don’t feel comfortable going alone, wrap up nice and warm and take yourself along to be part of this wonderful celebration that is Disney’s 100 Years of Magic.
I have to secretly admit to you all that I am not a big fan of the circus. I always thought that circus performance are more related to kids and some children's joys . I decided though to forget my "dislikes" and sacrifice it for the sake of my child who loves the circus very much. I thought my child will definitely get entertained as I heard so much about Silver's Circus. My surprise was probably so well reflected in my eyes as my child thought I was her age. I simply forgot how old I was... I yelled "WOW: and "AW" shamelessly. My exclamation cries were resonating with all the kids in the audience. I turned int a small girl again. The professionalism of the Silver's Circus artists is beyond any possible words,it is simply impressive. The artists and the acts were changing each other and the whole performance felt like it was done in one breath with all the small and important details noticed and looked after. But the main was of course that bliss that we all felt after the performance was over. I highly recommend all the parents to visit this marvelous circus and enjoy together with their children , carelessly.
photos: Kieran McNamara 2016
photo: Mila Angel
SATELLITE LOUNGE: PURPLE REVOLUTION website review by Jeanette Russell
At the Satellite lounge, at the Village Hotel we were treated to Andrew De Silva performing a special tribute to Prince. Andrew won Australia's got talent in 2012. He has over the last couple of years been celebrating the music and life of Prince. who he feels was a great talent, gone too soon. Opening for great musical talents such as Mariah Carey in 2013, Boys ll men in 2012, and Shaggy in 2015, Andrew is an established performer. Recently he has played the lead role in Let's get it on, about the life and music of Marvin Gaye. Andrew and his band did a terrific job of the Prince tribute, which had many up and dancing, and grooving to his powerful renditions of Prince's music and songs. Purple rain, Cream, Kiss, When Doves Cry, The most beautiful girl in the world, were amongst many of the wonderful Prince songs we were privy too. Others that rocked the house were U got the look, Controversy, Little Red Corvette, 1999, and Lets go Crazy. Andrew De Silva was the new lead singer for Boom Crash Opera in 2016. He gathered a stellar line up of musicians for the Prince Tour tribute including guitar virtuoso Simon Hossford. Paolo Cecchinelli. Rod Bustos and Johnny Salerno. The night was very successful I felt. The tribute is well worth seeing. The atmosphere at the Satellite Lounge was warm and appreciable. Thank you very much for the opportunity to review this outstanding show. My companion and I really enjoyed the delightful evening.
SATELLITE LOUNGE: SOUL SACRIFICE - THE MUSIC OF SANTANA website review by Olga Kirk
Santana Music is the classical genre . My generation knows the songs by heart. This concert gave me a chance to refresh my memories and dip inside the atmosphere of live performance with a certain adrenaline drive and the feelings of joy.
There was no way I did not sing along with Black Magic Woman and the other famous hits!
Th musicians felt the audience so well we did not have a minute of boredom. They were playing professionally. And how one can remain indifferent to the hot Latin tunes? In every note you feel and live your heart and soul through I highly recommend this concert and will go to see the musicians next time for sure.
COOK AND CO: MAP 1 website review by Sylvester Kroyherr
REVIEW OF CONCERT BY: COOK &C0. Given at Flockhart Hall, Methodist Ladies College, Kew, on May 3. 2018. Artists: Janis Cook (piano), Robert Johnson (french horn) and Theresa Borg (singer). The varied and engaging concert consisted of music mainly by French and Austrian composers, taking us on a musical journey from Auvergne (central France), across the Alps to Austria. From the pen of Chabrier came a romantic piece for the horn called ‘Larghetto’ played with passionate feeling by Robert and Janis. The next piece for piano by Deodat de Severac was very easy on the ears starting with a ‘Romantic Waltz’, flighty and fun, but played expressively. Following this was the ‘Old Music box’, replicating its character, and then completing the set with ‘In Chapel’- a pensive and serious ending. Songs of the Auvergne followed with three compositions by J.C. de Malaret. ‘Song of the Shepherd’ was beautifully expressed by Theresa, augmented by smooth runs and embellishments from Janis. Capturing the mood, the ‘Lullaby’ preceded the gently flowing ‘Walk through the Meadow’. With a combination of all three artists, Berlioz’s ‘Le Jeune Patre Breton’ (The young Breton Shepherd) followed with expressive romanticism and performed in a well balanced manner. To conclude the first half, we were treated to a short piece for the horn called ‘Villanelle’ (a pastoral or lyrical poem) by Paul Dukas. The dramatic piece was well controlled and exciting with some gentle muted horn passages but concluding with great exhilaration. Following the interval, the three artists combined to perform ‘Alphorn’ by Richard Strauss. (Noting that Robert’s French horn is quite compact, the wooden alpine horn is several meters long). With this short and expressive piece, we managed to cross the Alps, helped by the superb acoustics of the Flockhart Hall. Our journey continued into Austria to Erich Korngold’s ‘Summer’, conjuring vocal colour and emotion. This was followed by ‘The World is ‘Asleep’, Theresa displaying her marvellous control and definitive top register. The short, bouncy and comical ‘Gigerlette’ by Arnold Schonberg followed to the delight of the audience. A wonderful surprise awaited us next from the pen of Mozart!! Robert apparently lost his horn and he had to resort to interpreting part of the horn concerto, the ‘Rondo allegro in E flat’, via a comical and clever song, ably supported by Janis. Reminiscent of a touch of Gilbert and Sullivan, it looked like Robert was going to take up the trombone instead, but luckily, Theresa found his beloved horn!! To test out his newly found horn, Robert surged into Franz Strauss’s ‘Fantasie on Donizetti’s Lucia de Lammermoor’, combining arias from the Opera. With a pensive and engaging beginning, the movements flowed into some brisk and well controlled runs and passages culminating in a spectacular presto. A brilliant French horn delivery!! To conclude the evening, we were treated to a medley of Viennese favourites by Janis, namely, works by Kreisler, Kalman and Stolz. Such a musically colourful evening was well supported and appreciated by the admiring and enthusiastic audience. Congratulations to Janis Cook, Robert Johnson and Theresa Borg for a delightful, invigorating and musically colourful concert. We look forward to future events in August, and October. SYLVESTER KROYHERR (Musician - Bohemian Rhapsody Club). May 2018
MELBOURNE MUSICIANS: A FAMILY AFFAIR website review and photos by Sylvester Kroyherr
REVIEW OF CONCERT BY THE MELBOURNE MUSICIANS (44thConcert Season) Given at: St Johns Southgate, Melbourne on April 29, 2018, titled ‘A Family Affair’, Music of JS Bach & Sons. Artistic Director: Frank U. Pam. Soloists: Bridget Bolliger (Flute) and Sarah Lobegeiger de Rodriguez.
The well attended venue was in for an absolute feast from 5 of the Bach family – namely, 1.WF Bach, 2.CPE Bach, 3.JS Bach (father), 4.JCF Bach and 5.JC Bach in that order. The first offering was the Sinfonia in F major FV 67“dissonant”, in three movements. With a crisp and confident start, the Orchestra sparkled in the fabulous acoustics of St Johns with a combination of good balance and some brilliant runs from the strings. Lasting about 12 minutes, Frank guided the Orchestra with great control, finishing the piece in a stately and satisfying manner. The second offering was the Flute Concerto in A major Wq.172 in three movements. With another lively start by the Orchestra, the Allegro immediately showed Bridget’s pure flute tonality and brilliance, combined with colourful and joyous interplay with the harpsichord. The flute’s ‘bird like’ quality continued in the Largo movement characterised by haunting melodies – well expressed by the soloist and soulfully presented by the inclusion of a beautiful cadenza. To conclude the work, the lively Allegro movement showed great drive from the Orchestra that sounded bigger than the seven members, complimenting the masterly soloist. The enthusiastic audience drew a little encore solo from Bridget by CPE Bach – beautifully delivered with purity and flowing contrasts. Following the interval, Sarah and Bridget teamed up together for the third offering – namely 2 Arias by the ‘old man’, from the Coffee Cantata BWV 211. Dressed in a beautiful gown and equipped with a colourful coffee cup and saucer, Sarah gave an angelic performance of the first aria, augmented by the flute and the Orchestra. Although a short piece, the audience was beginning to smell the coffee aromas in this light-hearted piece. The second Aria showcased Sarah’s pretty, powerful and clear voice, combined with a terrific top register. With a total time of 15 minutes, the uplifted audience showed its appreciation in full. The fourth item was Sinfonia No.3 in D minor in 3 movements. With a full bodied and lively start, the Orchestra mellowed into the slow Andante movement (with muted strings) showing majestic sweetness that marched along with notable clarity and style. Flowing into the Allegro assai last movement, Frank guided the Orchestra to give the finale a crisp and decisive ending. The last offering was Sinfonietta No2. In D Major by Bach’s youngest son Johann Christian Bach. A pretty and tuneful piece in two movements, the Orchestra shined with precision and soothing elegance. It was hard to image how the small orchestra achieved such a full, harmonious and euphonious body of music! As a final encore, we were treated to a short Gavotte by JS Bach that was performed with freshness and lively delicacy. Congratulations to Frank Pam, the Orchestra and the soloists for a delightful, invigorating and musically colourful concert. We look forward to future events in July, September, August and November. SYLVESTER KROYHERR (Musician - Bohemian Rhapsody Club). 9 May 2018
To start our talk about Supanova I would like to highlight that the venue organisation was great. The choice could not be better to be honest. Melbourne Show Grounds is a fantastic choice for such scale of event. They have different buildings apart from each other with some open areas and gardens that connect them organically. The venue atmosphere was electric and powered by the cosplayers and the visitors with enough space for both: wondering around and playing. This kind of events should always be run this kind of venues rather than one massive convention centers. Cosplayers' comfort and logistics were at the first priority always. That was my nice and critical touch. I believe that if the cosplayers are happy (and they are the 40-50% of the event participants) then everyone is happy. I also would like to talk about the participants themselves. The pop culture and comic displays and companies were so amazing but gaming participants were represented in a bit of a poor way as per theirown comments. The main theme of the whole event was Dr. Who, however anime and manga lovers dominated the environment in every ways. For example most of the e-gaming cosplayers and fans have chosen the final fantasy and some others have chosen the japan influenced e-game characters. The guests were more than acceptable for a comicon outside USA or Japan. Comics world rockstars mostly attend the events in USA or Japan. B ut in Melbourne we have Clark Kent, Lex Luthor and Dark Archer, Ra's al Ghul and Dr Who etc etc which made Supernova a good experience for comic lowers and fans. Overall the event was fun and organised brilliantly. I thank the management team for such efforts and was very happy to cover it and to be part of it.
39 FOREVER STARRING AMITY DRY website review by Yulia Kolosova
Dear friends I was very happy to get the opportunity to cover this staged performance through Bohemian Rhapsody Magazine and Di Rolle Publicity. I attended as a media journalist accompanied by my daughter. We had a great time and it was a pleasure and such a positive experience. I am also thrilled to share my thoughts about this show.
The theatrical performance was staged remarkably well with a finest , most charming, sparkling and most delicate and honest humor thorough tears. What is ageing? Why are we all so fussy about it? Is it the influence of the public opinion what age is better than the other? And what a powerful voice we discovered from the singer who performed popular music compositions arranged music pieces during that seemingly "ordinary" staging. We both had goosebumps all over our bodies. The audience was very warm and grateful. We had issues getting close to the main actress of the show to take some pictures with her for our memories. It was simply one splendid evening!
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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA REQUIEM website review: Bryanna Reynolds
REVIEW: The Australian Chamber Choir By Bryanna Reynolds
Bohemian Rhapsody Club were lucky enough to attend a performance by the ‘Australian Chamber Choir’’ at St Scots Church in Melbourne’s CBD. .
It was the absolute perfect venue for the choir to perform in accompanying the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra.
The theme of the performance was bringing together instrument and vocal talent to perform the Mozart Requiem which is not commonly heard together according to the Australian Chamber Choir. So that is why it was so important to bring the delights of both together to perform for audiences around Melbourne.
The ethereal feeling of the church did wonders for the atmosphere of the baroque musical afternoon. I am sure the sound of the Chamber Choir could be heard out through the doors and by passersby.
The mesmerizing tunes of the songs performed by the Australian Chamber Choir really transported you back in time. When you think of mesmerizing this performance was like nothing I have experienced before! Imagine the light coming through the coloured glass stained windows and tunes of Mozart reflecting off the walls. It truly was an event within itself.
It was clear that everyone in the Choir had their part to play and their voices were like hearing angels right there in front of you. I dont think I have ever watched a Choir perform and been so joyous throughout.
I look forward to seeing what they will all get up to next.
If you ever get the chance to see the Australian Chamber Choir live, I would highly recommend it. It is suitable for people of most ages and should be seen to be believed as the magic is indescribable. Don't worry if you missed out this time though as the Choir are constantly touring around and are sure to pop by your town sometime in the near future.
DANCING IN THE STREET AT SATELLITE LOUNGE website review by Brianna Reynolds
REVIEW: Dancing In The Street By Bryanna Reynolds
Bohemian Rhapsody Club were lucky enough to attend a motown inspired live performance by some extraordinary musicians and singers at the Satellite Lounge in Mulgrave, Victoria.
The group comprised of an assortment of funky singers who transported you to another time and day with their voices and musical accompaniment.
The Satellite Lounge is the perfect location to visit and see the range of tribute bands they have playing weekly. It really reminds you how important it is to cherish music from older era’s and listen to them with friends and family.
The energy of the performance nodded directly to motown and the vibe was electric!
The band allowed and urged people to get up and boogie on the dance floor at the front of the venue. If you knew the words you were also welcomed to sing a long, which was a lot of fun.
The best part was you could count on hearing your favourite motown songs and trust me you wouldn't be disappointed.
The voices of the band filled the venue and everyone there was getting into the groove.
I can't wait to see what The Satellite Lounge have coming up next. They are the perfect venue for an older age group to first drop by and have some dinner followed by a relaxed boogie to the music. If you ever get a chance to experience one of the performances at The Satellite Lounge I highly recommend it, take along some friends and family and make an evening of it.
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY NIGHT FOR ADULTS website review by Max Lyons
Event: Legoland Discovery Night for Adults
If you're looking to have a good time with the family or just want to embrace your inner child, then look no further than the always enjoyable Legoland experience.
Recently I had the privilege of attending the very FIRST birthday celebration of Legoland Discovery Centre, Chadstone, located just near Hoyts cinemas on level 2 of Chadstone's enormous shopping complex. In honour of the milestone, the discovery centre decided to host an adults-only play night. A day out with the kids is all well and good, but sometimes you just need to unwind and let yourself loose, and what better way than with the little building blocks of our nostalgic youth.
The event was an absolute blast, showcasing everything you'd come to expect from a visit to Legoland, with the added bonus of not having to push ever child out the way to get in on the fun (or Pegasus the desire to at least cough). There was classic Lego building stations, race and stunt stations (to trial out the automotive ingenuity of your Lego Racer creations), carnival rides (including an interactive arcade-style shooter adventure ride), a play centre area with tunnels and slides, novelty Lego themed photos, and a series of masterfully crafted Lego replicas of some of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks. On top of all that, the evening's celebrations included build-off competitions, a party/disco room, exclusive workshops run by master Lego builders, and of course - what birthday wouldn't be complete without it - CAKE!! Oh, and how could I forget the party hats. They truly went all out, and the enjoyment on everyone’s faces all throughout the evening showed.
You may have to wait another year for the next birthday celebration, but in the mean tine there’s still endless hours of fun to be had at Legoland Discovery Centre, Chadstone. Whether you take the family or go alone, trust that you’ll be having just as much fun, with or without kids. But if you fear the public scrutiny of going alone, don’t fret. Similar ‘Adults Only’ events are held on a semi-regular basis throughout the year, so sit tight and practise those Lego building skills, because your time will come soon before long.
Towering 120 metres above the Docklands is the Melbourne Star, an icon clearly visible to travellers coming into Melbourne from interstate on the Bolte and Westgate bridges. Running both day and night, 7pm in May-Aug and until 10pm in the warmer months, visitors can view the city as it comes alive at sunset and the wheel lights up in a colourful display.
Departure lounge greats visitors before their 30-minute round trip offering wine, coffee and light snacks. During the round trip you get a full 360-degree view over the city, from the port of Melbourne to the hills in the distance and our famous sporting fields. On exit there are plenty of things to entertain the children in the gift shop and a great Lego replica of the star.
We enjoyed the slow gradual circuit and the changing lights while watching view on this 6:30PM post sunset trip. Since it was a clear night we had a great view in all directions and plenty of space in the capsule to move around with a large surfboard style seat for those that need a rest or if the height gets a little overwhelming.
100 TREES 1000 METERS OF FABRICS Major art installation will dress 100 Trentham racecourse trees website review by Bryanna Reynolds
REVIEW: Only A Jockey By Bryanna Reynolds
The ‘Only A Jockey’ Exhibition at The Old Trentham Racecourse is one delight you don't want to miss the opportunity to see! Within a 40 minute drive of Melbourne’s CBD you can find your way down to the wonderful art exhibition. From the moment you start walking the pathway you wind through through the 100 colourful trees that have been wrapped by artist Bern Barry. The 100 tree’s are wrapped in homage to the equestrian history of the area. The exhibition surrounds you by not only the lovely wrapped trees but also the spirit and nature of the area. It really feels magical! And it truly needs to be seen to be believed. The works of art included took over 12 months to become what they are today! A realisation that when standing in front of, really transports you to another time and place in history. The art exhibition truly combines a sense of magic and its Australian roots to the history of the area. When walking the Wombat trail you can't help but feel emotional. If you are a fan of art meeting nature and taking adventures with friends and family, then this exhibition is right up your alley, or should I say pathway? The exhibition is suitable for people of all ages and there is sure to be an element of the exhibition which excites you. It is perfect for taking pictures and there are ever present opportunities for social media. So make sure to take along a camera and have your phone handy to snap a pic. You definitely won’t regret it. Needless to say the organisers of the festival have included many instagram worthy opportunities. The Festival runs from Saturday 24th March 2018 - Sunday 15th April 2018 so make sure to check it out whilst in Melbourne. The exhibition is free, so why not check it out with the family!
MISS WORLD AUSTRALIA STATE FINALS SA website review and photos: Ven Perov
Miss World Australia State Finals SA took place in Adelaide on April 8 0300pm at the Hotel Richmond http://www.misstourismaustralia.com.au/
photography: Ven PerovVP Photography @venperovphoto review: Ven Perov details: http://bohemianrhapsodyclub.weebly.com/travelling.html
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine expresses its special thanks to the talented participants of the finals, to the organisers and personally to Deborah Miller and Jessica Barnes for their support of our work and the opportunity to cover as well as to Ven for his art works.
The event was perfectly well organised for something that has a status of a local event. I enjoyed working with the venue photographers shoulder to shoulder as well.
The contestants were confident and looked very good mainly, some girls though were less skilled and were more nervous, and sometimes they would forget what to say, but there was no one girl which wasn't extremely good looking. I was looked after like a photographer should be looked after, extremely well, organization is solid was 4/5. Maybe the organisers should review the venue next time, there was a lack of space felt constantly and there was no stage That basically put the limitations on overall dynamics of the event and it added to nervousness of the contestants, I believe there were way too many people attending as guests and seated way too close to girls catwalking, they were almost in an arms reach. I am not aware on the criteria by which the girls were picked but I think that the two choices they made regarding the girls who won were quite fare and reasonable. The winners held themselves very well, had the best looks in my opinion and spoke in a well thought out manner, exposing themselves as knowledgeable and very intelligent.
There are the lists of contestants and winners:
Winners and now National Finalists: Lucinda Nicholas Marielle Intveld
Sponsors: Novo Shoes Ozwear Australia Mediterranean Tan Pola SDI Skin O2 Hotel Richmond
MISS AND MISTER DIAMOND 2018 website review by Svetlana Kara, Brisbane
We were so lucky to be able to attend an amazing evening and celebrate unbelievable work of 57 finalists have done. We were treated as a celebrity with Red carpet entrance and interview and photos being taken. Amazing atmosphere, beautiful and handsome contestants. Hearing the stories over 50 contestants on stage were very emotional. Congratulations to all the winners, finalists and organizers of this amazing event. -------Svetlana K
It was a beautiful evening with 55 contestants. Every charity speech brought tears on our eyes. It’s incredible that we have so many kind young people who trying to help, to make others happy. The finalists from several states came to Brisbane to be awarded with their crowns. It was a very special moment for everybody. And what a pleasure was to see how all finalists were very supportive and cheered up each other. 24 people were awarded with their charity medals as they had raised over $1000 each. And all amount that was raised by all contestants - $56550! Well done!!! All contestants were excited and delighted with their achievements. Parents of these young children should be very proud of them! -------Svetlana W
The winners Grace Elizabeth Cruise - Miss Diamond Australia/ Tasmania Erin Giblin-Lloyd - Miss Junior Teen Diamond Australia/ Queensland Destiny Lyons - Miss Junior Diamond Australia/ New South Wales Anatieze Bella Newton - Miss Classic Diamond Australia/ New South Wales Payton Grattan - Miss Mini Diamond Australia/ Queensland Spencer Cranston - Diamond Charity Ambassador/ Western Australia Ashton L - Master Diamond Australia/ Queensland Ebonies Deakes - Miss Teen Diamond Australia/ Queensland Anthony Wayne - Mister Diamond Australia/ Victoria
So many people were involved to make this big event happen: Sponsors: Wheel of Brisbane; Scentsy Sal; ECO sisters; RACINNE Australia; Slim Secrets; Party with Park Lane Jewellery & Tal; Visage Boutique Australia. Dyed Hair & make up team, Eye of Horus Cosmetics, Gail Sawyer - Marketing and Communications manager, Matthew Baker - videographer, Brisvegas Cruises, Stevensons Frorist, Awards and Trophies, Sashes by Nonna, The organisers had good team of helpers.
Ambassadors: Hung Pham (Victoria) Haylee Simpson (Queensland) Andrew Hortin (Western Australia) Zahlia Wilson (Queensland) Isabella Spizick (Tasmania) Kyla Brack (Victoria)
DR JAI MADAAN PRESS CONFERENCE ON APRIL 13 website review by Jeanette Russell BTS photos: NM
Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend last nights press conference. The event was hosted by Kiren Australia. The company hosted a wonderful evening of questions and answers. Today is the main event. where business people, MPs, and ministers from India and Victoria have been invited to attend a networking event . The guest of honour at the networking event is Dr. Jai Madaan. The good doctor will be there tonight attending to give the guests insights into business success, networking etc . From last nights press conference tonight's event looks to be intriguing . Last night we were treated to some insights about Dr Jai's work, and mentoring. Dr Jai was born in Delhi. She graduated in Philosophy, then developed and interest in astrology. Learning various facets of astrology she has carved out a career. She has included tarot , palmology,numerology face reading and vastu shastra. Part of her talents are as a motivational speaker , and relationship counsellor. Tonight promises to be intriguing . I am really looking forward to Dr Jai's wisdom insights and talk , at the networking event. Thanks to Kiren Australia for hosting this amazing occasion. We were treated to a delicious meal last night at the Curry King Indian Restaurant at 841 Sydney Rd Brunswick. Tonight's event promises to be exhilarating and inspiring with a 3 course meal. Please follow the links to be involved in the networking event, this evening.
BUSINESS NETWORKING MEETING WITH DR JAI MADAAN website review: Jeanette Russell' BTS photos: Natasha Marchev gala dinner website
Thank you so much to Kiren Australia and Sonique who, brought us this wonderful opportunity to attend the networking evening. Many thanks also to Nitin Gursahani who organized the event which was very stimulating , interesting and informative. The peer to peer networking night took place at the Grand On Princess 2251 Princess Hwy Mulgrave, and what beautiful and "Grand" surroundings we were lucky enough to spend this evening in. Our special guest speaker Dr Jai was born in Delhi. She graduated in Philosophy, then developed and interest in astrology. Learning various facets of astrology she has carved out a career. She has included tarot , face reading, palmology,numerology ,and Vaastu , in her vocation
Part of her talents are as a motivational speaker , business success counsellor, and relationship counsellor. The knowledge she imparted was about business and how to read people's faces in regards to business acumen. Other helpful tips supplied were about business cards colours and meanings on them, symbols, logos and where to place these, on our cards. Other valuable information was on motivation, innovation, and success within the business world. An opportunity was given to all present to network with business peers in between the delicious and satisfying 3 course dinner. The evening proved to be very beneficial, educational and enlightening. The wait staff were all very professional, helpful and courteous Once again I really appreciate the invite to this event. " Cheers " .
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AD GARDEN SHOW website review by Dina Gavrilova
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Every year at the end of March plant-lovers postpone everything in order to attend annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - the largest one in Southern hemisphere. Traditionally, it takes place in Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens turning them into the feast of pure natural beauty.
Once you get in, the city buzz recedes and greenery embraces you. All possible garden-related entertainments fill huge outdoor space: sculpture exhibition, mini-gardens and installations. Everyone can find something to do: face painting and cubby houses exploration for kids, useful tips and tools from retailers for green thumbs, captivating demonstration of robotic lawn mower etc.
For those who appreciates more esthetic side rather than practical, plenty of treats are hidden inside. Two floors of Royal Exhibition Building will provide you as much stylish and graceful pleasure as possible. Interflora competitions, High Tea, RMIT Floral Fashion and Artworks from the range of art societies will satisfy your inner sense of beauty.
So, whether you’re seeking for useful tips for improving your own garden or just choosing where to spend weekend with the family - Flower & Garden Show is definitely place to go!