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Outdoor Cinema – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The National Motor Museum will present another of its popular Outdoor Cinema screenings of classic Australian road movies in January, with one of the best feel-good Aussie comedies of the 90s, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. On the scenic grounds of the Museum on Australia Day-Eve, film-lovers can recline on picnic rugs underneath the stars, listen to an all Aussie playlist prior to the film, tuck into their picnic hampers or sample the local produce BBQ. Come sunset, they kick back and enjoy the much-loved road-movie classic.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transgender woman on their epic journey across the Australian Outback as they travel in a tour bus named ‘Priscilla’ from Sydney to Alice Springs performing their own unique style of cabaret. Featuring exquisite cinematography of the Australian outback, the film features Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp.

In addition to the film screening, a showcase of Australia’s finest unique vintage caravans will be on the grounds accompanied by their owners who will open their doors on these classic kitsch creations for movie-goers to take a look inside their retro gems.

The Museum is encouraging people to bring blankets and rugs, or low lying chairs, and to camp out on the grounds and enjoy the ambience of this unique setting. They will also be putting on an Aussie BBQ, but picnic baskets and BYO alcohol and drinks are most welcome.

The movie ticket includes Museum entry and a rare glimpse of the collection at twilight.

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2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds

Don’t miss the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, the country’s longest running survey of contemporary Australian art. Divided World’s presents thirty contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image.

The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds runs from 3 March to 3 June 2018 as part of the Adelaide Festival. For further information visit adelaidebiennial.com.au.

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COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERPIECES FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY

Only in Adelaide

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others. Set against the backdrop of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s nineteenth-century Elder Wing, this major exhibition includes more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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Australia Day in the City 2018

The City of Adelaide proudly presents: Australia Day in the City – Parade, Concert, Fireworks

Australia Day in the City is the major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia! Held in Elder Park, Adelaide, each year on the 26th of January.

Vibrancy, colour, community and the celebration of national pride surround the Australia Day in the City event. The event involves three main elements – the Australia Day Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Australia Day Parade
The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parade’s in the country from 6:00pm, featuring more than 4000 people celebrating what they love about Australia and being Australian, coming together on the streets of Adelaide to showcase their culture and celebrate their communities. The Parade includes over a 100 community groups, vintage cars, horses, marching bands, a giant echidna, floats, giant characters and includes a fly past by an F-18 Hornet. The Australia Day Parade showcases community groups their communities and culture to the thousands of people who line King William Street to watch the Parade. The Australia Day Parade is so important to help celebrate and preserve the many cultures and communities we have in South Australia.

Australia Day Concert
After the Parade, 40,000 people join together in Elder Park, Adelaide to watch the Australia Day Concert. Starting with a Welcome to Country given by members of the Kaurna Community. Following the Welcome to Country is a performance of the National Anthem, a Flag-raising Ceremony and a 21 Gun Salute. The Australia Day Concert features Australian artists with previous performers including Jimmy Barnes, Human Nature, Lee Kernaghan, Kate Cebrano, Ricki-Lee, Vanessa Amorosi, Stan Walker, Wess Carr, Kisschasy, The Pottbellez, Carl Risely, James Morrison, Timomatic, Sarah De Bono, Brothers3, Sneaky Sound System, Samantha Jade, Masketta Fall, David Campbell, Mahalia Barnes, Christine Anu and Emma Pask

Australia Day Fireworks
In the evening, all eyes turn to the beautiful River Torrens as the spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.

Best vantage spots for watching the fireworks:

Elder Park, Adelaide
On the grass in front of the Adelaide Casino, Intercontinental Hotel and Adelaide Convention Centre

The Australia Day Fireworks are provided by Foti Fireworks who have extensive worldwide experience in Pyrotechnics including Sydney New Years Eve, Perth Skyworks, the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy and many more.

Cost:
Free

Who should attend:
All ages family event.

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2018 Australia Day Luncheon

Australia Day is our largest national day of celebration with over 65 per cent of Australians acknowledging, recognising or celebrating the day in 2016. It’s a day for all Australians to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian, and appreciate how we all contribute to the Australian community.

The Australia Day Luncheon showcases a sensational line up of speakers and performers which gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy lunch and make meaningful connections with a variety of business and community leaders whilst showing your support of the importance of Australia Day in our community.

2018 SPEAKER: PAUL VASILEFF, YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2017

With a passion for fashion, Paul Vasileff stitched his first dress at the tender age of 11, created countless formal dresses for friends in his teens and was just 16 when he showcased his first fashion collection. The young boy who learnt to sew with his grandmother graduated from Milan’s prestigious Europeo Istituto di Design and is now the brains behind couture label Paolo Sebastian.

At just 26, this down-to-earth designer operates a growing business in Adelaide with 15 staff. Paul’s luxurious hand-made creations are favourites on the world’s runways, are stocked in boutiques in New York and around the globe, and are worn by celebrities walking the red carpet at the Oscars and Logies.

Determined to create a local brand, all Paul’s designs are stitched in South Australia, and he has proven that there’s no need to relocate to succeed in the high-octane world of fashion. Paul’s recipe for success? Perfectionism, stubbornness and an enduring belief that there’s no place like home.

Date
Friday 19 January, 2018

Time
11:45am arrival for a 12pm start; finishing at 3pm

Venue
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Keynote
Paul Vasileff, Young Australian of the Year 2017

Entertainment
Jazz it Up

Cost:
$1430 for a table of 10 $150 Individual tickets

Who should attend:
This event is suited for adults.

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

We heard you Adelaide! Following incredible interest in other cities Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will be performing for you!

Marking 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s first self-titled album was released, the legendary singer returns to Australia along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters and a new album ‘Carry Fire’.  It promises to be a powerful show; not to be missed by any true fan.

 

First established in 2002, The Sensational Space Shifters are Plant’s latest project; a loose band “inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying.”

 

Plant talks about creating new work after 50 years in the music industry:

 

“It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”.

 

Each night on this tour of Australia, Robert Plant will take audiences on an incredible journey through his unique musical life. These shows will include rare performances of some Led Zeppelin hits in intimate spaces that will allow fans to experience the full power of his epic vocal prowess.

 

 

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Music Theatre Camp 2018 ‘Seize The Day’

With nearly 500 budding performing artists taking to the stage this year, Music Theatre Camp is an institution in the South Australian performing arts calendar for both performers and audiences each January.

The line-up for this year’s show ‘Music Theatre Camp – Seize The Day’ is going to be a cracker and will feature a medley of stage shows including songs from the hugely popular Moana, Hair, Sister Act, Newsies, Hairspray and more.

Don’t miss ‘Music Theatre Camp 2018 – Seize The Day’ playing January 18 to 21 at Michael Murray Centre – Westminster College, Alison Avenue, Marion.

Tickets are on sale now at www.pelicanproductions.com.au

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Leather Lungs: Son of a Preacher

Pray for hymn, or he’ll prey on you.

This daring deviant crosses with religion, fist fights with sexuality and discos with dildos. A master of falsetto and stiletto, Leather Lungs marries savage wit, outrageous innuendo and alien vocal range to drag you screaming with laughter into a world of pleasure, amusement and distraction. Leather Lungs will penetrate and titillate your unholy soul – be ready to resurrect your comfort zone.

It takes a lot of blood, sweat and queers to get to this stage and this son of a preacher has broken his shackles.

Warning: may contain traces of nuts, (p)leather, sequins and Dusty Springfield.

“A voice to die for” – Express Magazine
“Phenomenon” – GayNZ

A delightfully naughty cabaret as part of Adelaide Fringe 2018. Written and performed by Jason Chasland and presented by Geoffrey Bryan.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/543548282656701/

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Modernist Adelaide

Immerse yourself in the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the International Style of the 60s and the Brutalism of the 70s, this one-hour walk through downtown Adelaide will appeal to anyone with a love of mid-century architecture and design, history or just looking up and seeing the beauty in our everyday built environment.

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Dawn of Justass: A DC Comics Burlesque Tribute – Adelaide Fringe 2018

**Returning to Adelaide Fringe 2018**

HOLY STRIP, BATMAN!

A collection of rave reviews in tow, The JustAss League return after their 2017 Fringe debut to present another super season of nerdy burlesque mayhem. See our incredible line-up pay homage to a variety of DC Comics heroes & villains with sass and class in DAWN OF JUSTASS. From obscure to outright iconic, our rotating line-up of Super Friends is ready to serve some sexy justice for 3 nights only!

STRICTLY 18+
Costumes and wearable merch encouraged

“Adelaide’s top burlesque acts come together to give you a show like none other” Glam Adelaide

“Dazzling costumes, a perfect soundtrack and awesome routines really make this show stand out from the crowd.” All About Entertainment Adelaide

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Starring:
Cyd Starling
Lyra la Belle
Diana Divine
Moisty Magic
Sirena Von Strumpet
Maple Mae
Scarlet Popinjay
Nocturne Rose
Stroker Ace
Audrey Addictiòn
Ramona Green

The JustAss League are your resident DC Comics super-fans based in Adelaide, South Australia. Debuting in October 2016 with “Dawn of Just Ass: A DC Comics Burlesque Tribute” and after performing during Adelaide Fringe 2017, the JustAss League returned with “Club Gotham: Villains of Vaudeville” during the Cabaret Fringe Festival in June 2017. The League temporarily jumped ship for ASSemble! A Marvel Comics Burlesque Crossover before bringing back both of their DC Comics productions back for AdlFringe 2018.

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Beer and Bite Festival

Beer and Bite Festival
25th February

TICKETS GO ON SALE 15TH DECEMBER

LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=331960

(TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOURS)

What is Beer and Bite all about ??

BEER and BITE Gumeracha will see breweries from all over the world, including Fuller’s London Pride and Hofbräuhaus München – Das Originalhave a fun day out with some great SA brews like Lobethal BierhausRobe Town BreweryWoolshed Brewery and many more.

Our food on the day will have something for everyone, with Sticky Ribs, Pigs on Spits, Burgers, Ploughmans lunch, Buffalo Wings, Vegetarian options, Sweet Teats, Cold Drinks, Icecream, Vegan, Gluten Free and heaps more.

As for fun, we are hoping to have some fun games for people to play not to mention a great beer hall, Balloon twisting for our Big Kids (Adults) a riverside cocktail bar and a few secrets that we cant share just yet  

Look forward to seeing you there

 

Beer and Bite Team

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Wrestle Rampage: RELOADED

Australia’s premier Live Pro Wrestling event, WRESTLE RAMPAGE, returns with a new venue and whole new level of mayhem! Port Adelaide will bare witness to Australia’s top professional wrestlers battling it out in several heavy hitting grudge matches!

Headlined by WWE Cruiserweight Classic star and Adelaide’s own Damian Slater fighting for the Australian National championship, the event will also feature more of Australia’s elite such as PWG star Jonah Rock and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s AJ Istria.

This is a family friendly event and the perfect night out for the school holidays!

Fully licensed bar and merchandise available.

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Music Theatre Camp 2018 ‘Seize The Day’

Music Theatre Camp 2018 ‘Seize The Day’

With nearly 500 budding performing artists taking to the stage this year, Music Theatre Camp is an institution in the South Australian performing arts calendar for both performers and audiences each January.

The line-up for this year’s show ‘Music Theatre Camp – Seize The Day’ is going to be a cracker and will feature a medley of stage shows including songs from the hugely popular Moana, Hair, Sister Act, Newsies, Hairspray and more.

Don’t miss ‘Music Theatre Camp 2018 – Seize The Day’ playing January 18 to 21 at Michael Murray Centre – Westminster College, Alison Avenue, Marion.

Tickets are on sale  at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=328258

Adults $35, Concession $30 and Children $25.

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Canine Cup

Welcome to the inaugural Canine Cup, raising funds for Guardian Angel Animal Rescue!

It’s everything great about a race day – with none of the bad!
A guilt free day of fun, fashion, food and friends! What more could you want?… ah yeah, dogs! we have them too.

Unnecessarily one horse dies every three days on Australian race tracks… #thatsnotcool

Our pups are here to help… they will be racing instead – no whips, they run as fast as they want, if they want.

We will be running pre-recorded races throughout the day, and you can join in the sweeps!

Who reaches the squeaky toy first? Are the short pups faster? ooh… time will tell.

Prizes throughout the day, including best dressed, Raffles and Auctions
This is a seated, 3 course vegetarian luncheon with a glass of sparkling on arrival.

All other beverages will be available for purchase from the bar.
We will not have TAB/ Betting facilities, we will be running sweeps for each race.
– understandably with dogs, you can’t pick a favourite!

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All British Day!

Big Ben says it’s time you check out “All British Day!” 🏫🇬🇧

Never been to South Australia’s All British Day before? Well you are in for a real treat! 2018 will be its 34th time they’ve put it on, so these guys know a thing or two about putting on a Fantastic show!

Being a Sunday daytime show on February 11th, there’s no better place to hold it than the beautiful Adelaide Hills location of Euchunga, sound far away? Not at all! It’s actually only 5Mins from Hahndorf on sealed gently sweeping full bitumen roads with amazing views of nature, just take Pine Ave from the Hahndorf Main Street (Mount Barker Rd), and you won’t miss it thanks to many signs kindly set up by the Mount Barker District Council.

When you arrive from 10:30am, you’ll be greeted by a bunch of CFS volunteers in HI-VIS vests & they’ll be directing you to free parking directly across the road from the event.

Entry into the event is only $8 for Adults, $4.50 for children and if you are a family of 2 Adults & 2 Children it’s only $25.00, proceeds going to Guide Dogs SA/NT.

It’s absolutely great value, as the All British Day Committee have arranged up to 900 All British Cars & Bikes in their Year, Make & Mark across two Football Fields, this is actually the second biggest display of vehicles in South Australia next to the iconic “Bay to Birdwood”!

Think of vehicles and bikes like Aston Martin, Lotus, Bentley, Mini, Mclaren, MG, Morgan, Land Rover, Jaguar & Vauxhall, but these are not just placed in any given space when they arrive, they are all organised into their Year, Make, Model & Mark, so it’s like taking a step through British automotive history in an open air museum!

2018 will be a very special year at All British Day, it’s 70 years (Since 1948) that the “Land Rover” has been manufactured, so there will be a very impressive display of them, especially when Land Rover has been such a big part of Australia’s History!

Speaking of vehicles, one of the Gold sponsors of the event is The Solitaire Automotive Group, they’ll be bringing a large range of British cars for you to experience!

Want to ensure you have the best deal on your pride & Joy? No matter if it’s a Daily Driver, Motorbike, your Home, your contents or being a landlord is your insurance need, Shannons Insurance is a Platinum Sponsor that will be there to have a chat about protecting your prized possessions!

Time for lunch! This is a true community catered event, all the Sporting and social clubs in the region come together to put on a vast range of Food, take a look at this!
* Echunga Primary School-Hot Dogs
* Echunga Tennis Club-Cool Drinks
* Echunga RSL-Sandwiches & Rolls
* Echunga Uniting Church-BBQ, Steak Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Egg+Bacon Rolls & Sausage Sizzle.
* Euchunga Cricket Club-Strawberries & Ice Cream
* Echunga Netball Club-Homemade Cakes
* Echunga Football Club Pies, Pasties, Sausage Rolls, Hot Chips & Sausage Sizzle
* Echunga CFS Sausage Sizzle, Apricot Pies & Ice Cream

Food Trucks:
* Maxines baked potatoes
* 2 Coffee vendors
* NZ Natural Ice Cream

Spot to sit in the shade? There’s up to 5 large (6×12) marquees kindly provided for you to sit back and relax! Any you are welcome to bring your own lunch, please use any one of the bins provided near these areas.

For the kids?! Well they will most definitely be entertained by the Punch & Judy Puppet Show, there’s a face painter, and even a scale Electronic cars for them to get a taste of what it’s like to be behind the wheel! And what would a Adelaide Hills festival be without a baby farm animals display for your kids to experience!

But what about the big kids?! Well you won’t be disappointed with the traders Alley situated between the two Football Fields, there will be the guys from Horsepower Crew which will have their whole merchandise range from Stickers, Mugs, Stubby Holders, Short & Long sleeve T-Shirts, Hoodies and car seat covers for you to take a momento home from your day out, plus every $10 you spend gets you a chance in the draw to win up to $5,000 of prizes that could be anything from $55 at Subway or up to $250 at local Automotive shops around Adelaide!

There will be several book stores to pick up that Manufacturers Manual for almost any Car or Bike that existed, as well as several Scale Model Car businesses there for you to get that small model of your own car or one to claim you own one that is in that future full scale budget!

You’ll also find CodeClean Australia there, their products are used by large scale specialised manufacturers like Rolls Royce, but can be purchased in smaller easy to use applications for your own pride & joy at home!

Your shopping might be interrupted by the Morris Dancers, or even Pit stopped by observing the Air brush painting demonstrations!

Then don’t hesitate to say Hi to any one of these South Australian Small Business supporting the event:
* Collectable Classics
* Finch Restorations
* Rainsfords Collectable Cars
* Britparts
* Roof Seal
* Car craft Services
* JW Classic Car Parts
* ULX110 Motor Oil
* Adelaide Hills Panel Works
* Taffs Auto Repairs
* Vintage wiring harness

The event runs until 3pm on Sunday February 11th, so be sure to get there by lunchtime to have enough time to enjoy the excellent day they have planned for you! Assistance dogs for the disabled are welcome, however any pets are best left at home.

For more information and updates on the event, there’s a couple areas on the web to find out more:

All British Day Website:
http://www.allbritishday.com/

Horsepower Crew Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2097629300451091/?ti=icl

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The Hummingbird Effect

From the creative team behind A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell (★★★★ The Clothesline) (★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter) (★★★★ Glam Adelaide), comes an enchanting new show premiering at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Featuring beautiful piano ballad covers of iconic artists such as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Church and more.

Join storyteller & songbird Deborah Brennan as she takes you on a journey into the unlikely true story of how a chance encounter with a stranger set in motion life changing events.

If you have ever been on the verge of giving up your dreams, then you will love this tale of how the smallest interaction between strangers can have the greatest impact on your life.

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Newton Faulkner (UK)

Bluesefest Touring is proud to welcome guitar virtuoso Newtown Faulker back to Australia for the first time since 2013.

Newtown first came onto music lover’s radars in 2007 with his acclaimed debut album ‘Handbuilt By Robots’, which secured platinum status in Australia the UK. He has since released four celebrated studio albums ‘Rebuilt By Humans’ (2009), ‘Write It On Your Skin’ (2012), ‘Studio Zoo’ (2013) and 2015’s big, beat-conscious and astonishingly diverse ‘Human Love’.

‘Human Love’ embraced racing drums, African percussion, chanted choruses, ambient interludes and the most imposing hooks of his career to date. It combined a more forthright writing style with a greater emphasis on beats and texture, something Australian audiences haven’t had a chance to see yet!

Newtown is renowned for his incredible live performances, whether in a club, cave, theatre, festival or hot-air balloons (he did that, over the Swiss Alps, for a radio show). His shows are engaging, uplifting and display his extraordinary talent.

“He launches into each song with impressive guitar work and vocals being an understatement” Faster Louder , Palais Theatre, April 2010.

Newtown Faulkner plays Bluesfest Byron Bay on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 March.

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PETstock National Pet Adoption Day – Take the lead and adopt a pet

On Sunday 4 February 2018, pet rescue organisations will pay a visit to PETstock stores across Adelaide with homeless animals to help them find families that will love them forever.

The initiative, led by PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, aims to raise awareness of pet adoption as part of National Pet Adoption Day.

Every year, approximately 200,000 healthy pets find themselves homeless in Australia’s pounds and shelters – a statistic PETstock is determined to change.

PETstock Chief Executive Officer, Shane Young, said if just one in five pet seekers chose to adopt a pet instead of shop, we could end pet homelessness in Australia.

“Our goal is for every rescue pet to find their forever home, and we’re getting closer,” he said.

“PetRescue figures show the adoption of pets is increasing year-on-year, demonstrating how saving every homeless pet in Australia is possible, but we still have a way to go.

“Last National Pet Adoption Day saw more than 500 pets find forever homes and we’re hoping to increase on this figure in 2018. I urge everyone who’s been considering a pet to visit their local PETstock this Adoption Day and meet some of the incredible animals up for adoption.”

PetRescue Co-Founder, Vickie Davy, said people may be surprised by who they find at Pet Adoption Day.

“’Pets of all types, sizes, breeds and ages will be available for adoption on the day so everyone is sure to find their perfect match,” she said.

“The beauty of adoption is that people can adopt a pet that’s the perfect fit for them. The rescue group can give you an overview of the animal’s behaviour and personality so you know exactly what you’re going to get – great for those wanting an animal but who may not have time to raise and train a young puppy or kitten.

“Adopted pets are filled with unlimited love, affection and gratitude for their new homes. They make great lifelong companions and can teach valuable lessons to children on the importance of responsibility and empathy.”

Before joining their forever family, adopted pets are de-sexed, vaccinated and treated for parasites as well as having undergone a comprehensive veterinary and behaviour assessment.

Why rescue animals make great pets

  • Already trained – most rescue pets have been house pets in the past, they come toilet trained and with basic manners so you’re not starting from scratch.
  • You know what you get – grown animals have developed personalities, are more mellow (and less destructive!) than a young pet and can be a better fit for families with young children.
  • They have more love to give – abandoned pets are eager to become part of a loving pack and will bond with a new family as soon as they feel safe and secure.
  • It’s cost effective – a rescue pet has been health-checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.

For more information, visit PETstock.com.au or PetRescue.com.au

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Colour Your World

After a sell-out debut Fringe performance in 2017, ACH Group’s Sing for Joy Choir is back with a brand new show: Colour Your World. Hosted by Jane Reilly, around 100 choir members aged between 60 and 94 perform a collection of songs about colour that are sure to evoke emotion.

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