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John Wick in Cinemas

First up, most people going to see the movie John Wick in cinemas know what to expect. Violence in spades and Keanu Reeves dealing it up a treat. Having said that, if a naïve moviegoers stumble in to see the sequel to Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit, they may be pleasantly seduced by this beautifully cra... Continue reading

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is back in Sydney at the Entertainment Quarter until January 4, 2015. As we have become accustomed with Cirque du Soleil, this is another spectacular production under the Big Top. This show is called Totem and it traces the awe-inspiring journey of the human species from its origina... Continue reading

Spooky Trivia Night

The recent Spooky Trivia night at Rydges South Bank Brisbane was an absolute hoot – lots of fun, lots of prizes and lots of funds raised for the Children’s Hospital Foundation… Highlights included our terrific MCs, Assistant Banquet Manager Josh and Operations Manager Steven (aka Frankenstein... Continue reading

The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost

The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost is one of Australia’s longest running community events and it comes to life over 10 days in Campbelltown from October 30 to November 9. During the festival there are lots of fun events including a spectacular Street Parade, the prestigious Fisher’s Ghost Arts Award,... Continue reading

Dogtober is here!

Dogtober is here! Again the month of October has been dognapped for awareness and fundraising for Assistance Dogs Australia and it is shaping up to be the best Dogtober ever. The month is dedicated to celebrating not only your canine companion but ALL dogs across the country. By getting dog owner... Continue reading

Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour is simultaneously one of the city’s best known icons and one of its best kept secrets. It’s amazing how many residents have looked at it from land, the water or the Bridge but haven’t taken time to actually visit. The island has been the heart of the harbour since 1... Continue reading

Mariah Carey Elusive Chanteuse

The Mariah Carey Elusive Chanteuse tour dates for November have been announced and tickets go on sale at 9:00am on Friday, September 26. This is Maria Carey’s first national Australian tour since 1998, although she did a few shows on the east coast last year. She’s the highest-selling female arti... Continue reading

NRL Preliminary Finals

It's finals week three and the NRL Preliminary Finals on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at ANZ Stadium should be two absolute cracker games. There will be the age old argument about whether giving the favoured team a week's rest makes them 'flat' and the teams that had to play every... Continue reading

Brian Cox Making Sense

He’s a rock star, a TV presenter, an author, a physicist and a brilliant communicator. Brian Cox Making Sense of the Cosmos is guaranteed to be a sell-out tour that wows audiences around the country. Who would have thought that ‘average’ Australians would have any interest at all in science when man... Continue reading

The Melbourne Festival

The Melbourne Festival is one of the world’s leading art festivals and it runs from Friday, October 10 to Sunday, October 26. There will be mesmerising theatre, a celebration of circus and wonderful ideas and passions expressed in the most creative ways. It is hard to sum up all on offer in a sen... Continue reading

Jimmy Barnes 30:30 Hindsight Tour

Mixed news for the loveable legendary rocker this week – with dates set for the Jimmy Barnes 30:30 Hindsight Tour and the 30:30 album shooting to Number One, being rushed into hospital for emergency surgery has delivered a slight ‘fingers-crossed’ reaction. Complications arose following low-key b... Continue reading

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

What do Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Mickey Rourke, Russell Crowe, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, George W Bush, David Koch and Anton Kay have in common? They have all taken the ALS ice bucket challenge! Rydges South Bank Banquet Sous Chef Anton Kay took the challenge and weathere... Continue reading

Blue September

It’s Blue September and key ambassador, Mark Holden, visited Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel for the cause this week. Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men – not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancr... Continue reading

Floriade 2014

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I know where the flowers iz. Floriade 2014 happens from September 13 to October 12 in Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Entry is free. Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. The iconic event is now in its 27th year and it runs for 30 days with lo... Continue reading

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