Sunday, January 3, 2016

Giveaway! Silvers Circus in Mornington and Noble Park!



Silvers Circus is setting up their big top in Mornington and Noble Park and you can win tickets to see them!  Read on to find out how!


Silvers Circus was established in 1976 and provides a top night out for young and old.

Here are just some of the acts you will see under the air conditioned big top!



•    Wheel of Steel. A young man with nerves of Steel, Dominik Gasser will run, jump, skip and flip through a routine of sheer physical ordacity, just as the apparatus he challenges defies description. Its wheels osolate and revolve from group level to dizzying heights. This spectacle will leave you chewing your nails and squirming in your seats! The Wheel of Steel…. (for strong constitutions only!!)

•    The Globe of Death. The world famous Phoenix Riders speed around inside a 3-1/2 meter diameter metal globe on motorbikes, missing each other by mere millimetres.

•    Hoola Hoops.  Up to 80 hoola hoops at once are managed while a balancing act is taking place upon a mobile mirror ball all at the same time

•    Clowns.  Expect the unexpected.  This act is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone

•    The Roman Rings. A very unique act which is performed with extreme strength and elegance. Little girls will be amazed by the beauty and grown men in awe of the control and physicality.

•    Illusionist.  Ringmaster Simon Tait has over 25 years’ experience in circus and will mesmerise the audience with his celebrated illusions and audience repour.

•    NEW – The Bicycle Act - Justin Valise is a professional idiot specializing in stupidity and acrobatics on a bicycle. Trained at the school of hard knocks and inspired by Murphy’s Law i.e. “what can go wrong will go wrong,” Justin has created an act that wrestles with the unexpected and lives up to the challenge, “the show must go on.” With hard work and some measure of good fortune, Justin has managed to combine the theatricality of a modern day fool with the physical skills of an acrobat to create distinctive and engaging entertainment.


I wish the Bicycle Act had been there when I saw this circus in Gisborne, it sounds amazing! You can read my review of that night here!




Tickets start from just $20 and can be booked here: www.silverscircus.com.au 

Silvers Circus is showing at the following places and times:

•    Beta Show Grounds, 1158 Nepean Highway, Mornington        4th to 26th January , 2016
•    Sandown Park Hotel Car Park, Princes Highway, Noble Park        29th January – 21st February, 2016
 


I have three family passes (2 adults and 2 kids valued at $120 each) to give away to shows at both Mornington AND Noble Park!

Tickets for Mornington are for the show at 8pm on Saturday 16th January.

Tickets for Noble Park are for the showat 8pm on Saturday 6th February.

All you need to do is fill out the one of the forms below and tell me in about 25 words why you would like to run away with the circus. The answer that amuses or confuses our judge the most will win! (If you want, you can enter twice, but you are only eligible to win once)

Entries close at 5pm AEDT on Saturday January 9th and the winners will be notified shortly afterwards.

Fill out this form if you want to win tickets to the Mornington show... 


 




Fill out this form if you want to win tickets to the Noble Park show...





Good luck!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I find Christmas a very strange time of year. I like the idea of Christmas, but the reality has been quite difficult for me for several years, for lots of reasons.

But, that's just me and I know others don't feel the same, so whatever you like to celebrate at this time of year, and however you like to celebrate it is fine by me.

I hope it is everything you want it to be, and then some. I hope you get a gift that you absolutely adore.

I hope you eat all your favourite foods and spend time with all your favourite people. At the end of the day, that is all that really matters.

If you need me, I'll be over in the corner, eating trifle.












Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ghost The Musical Ticket Giveaway!

The winners of the Ghost the Musical competition have been decided by our judge... They are Lisa and Kate ! Well done and have fun at the show! Thanks to everyone that entered and check back at the blog for more competitions soon!




Ghost the Musical is coming to Melbourne in February and I've got TWO double passes to giveaway!  Read on to find out how...

http://www.ghostthemusical.com.au/

I'm pretty excited about seeing this show. It has some of my favourite Aussie musical theatre people in it and it's a beautiful love story. According to Instagram, Jemma Rix (and her understudy) have even been really learning how to do use a potters wheel so that when they do it on stage in that iconic scene it will look authentic!



I was telling someone at work about it and they said they had never seen the movie. Granted, they're a fair bit younger than me, but I thought once you saw Dirty Dancing you wasted no time getting down to the video (DVD?) shop and renting everything Patrick Swayze had ever been in? Just me then? OK.



For those younguns out there, or people that apparently live under a rock, here's the rundown on Ghost as told by IMDb:

After an accident leaves a young man dead, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

What could be simpler? Look, it's your typical tragic love story. But he is a GHOST!  Which means I reckon someone has come up with some pretty great special effects, Rob Mills is going to walk through solid doors, people are going to be thrown from trains. I'm really curious as to how they are going to be able to do that on stage.

If you're curious too, you can enter via the form below for your chance to win one of the two double passes I have to give away.

These are A Reserve tickets are valued at $118 each, so that's $236 per double pass. They are for the performance on Friday February 5th 2016 at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne and are non transferable. Entries close at 5pm on Sunday December 20th 2015 and the winners will be contacted via email shortly after that, you'll have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

You can enter no matter where you live, but travel to and from the theatre is up to you, so make sure you can get there on February 5th 2016 before you enter.




For all the info about Ghost the Musical and to book tickets, just go to their website by clicking HERE!

Tickets start at just $64!

Festival Theatre, Adelaide from Thursday 7 January 2016
Regent Theatre, Melbourne from Friday 5 February 2016
Theatre Royal, Sydney from Friday 18 March 2016
Crown, Perth from Saturday 21 May 2016




Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This Is Christmas at The Palms

I have been given tickets to see this by the good people at Cavanagh PR






Anthony Callea and his band will perform favourite Christmas classics, accompanied by spectacular dancers to celebrate and reminisce through the music that we all love, on The Palms stage at Crown Entertainment Complex!

Christmas classics and soaring ballads are a great fit for the powerful voice of Anthony Callea, whose 2013 album This Is Christmas charted in ARIA’s top 40 and featured Silent Night and Amazing Grace. The album celebrated his 10th anniversary performance at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight.

Anthony Callea is a passionate supporter of charities and recently performed at The Million Dollar Lunch at the Palladium at Crown, which raised nearly $2million for the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Book a booth or lamp-lit balcony table and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the state-of-the-art cabaret venue as Anthony Callea and his guests add excitement to your end-of-year celebrations.

Popular performer Rhonda Burchmore’s guest appearance at This Is Christmas at The Palms comes hot on the heels of her lead role in The Production Company’s season of Jerry’s Girls in Melbourne.
Rhonda Burchmore was awarded the OAM in 2014 for her service to the performing arts and community. In 2002 and 2012 Rhonda won Female Vocal Performer of the Year at the MO Awards and ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) Awards.

Highlights in her 30 years in showbiz include lead roles in musical theatre productions Mamma Mia!, Calendar Girls and Guys & Dolls, television credits with Spicks and Specks, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Carols by Candlelight, and the recording of five albums.

Also making a special guest appearance at This Is Christmas at The Palms is internationally acclaimed violinist Patrick Roberts, whose flamboyant style fuses contemporary with the classics.
Patrick recently played at the Palladium at Crown as opening act with Fashion Aid, and other headline shows this year have taken him across the seas to perform on cruise liners. The proceeds of Patrick’s most recent album, Vision, were donated to Vision Australia.

Reserve your seats now and see Anthony and his guests perform the Christmas classics live at This Is Christmas at The Palms.


TICKETS NOW ON SALE – THREE SHOWS ONLY

This Is Christmas at The Palms with Anthony Callea and friends


VENUE            The Palms at Crown Melbourne
ADDRESS        Crown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
DATE               10-12 December, 2015
TIMES              Doors/pre-show bar opens at 6.45pm, show time 7.30pm
TICKETS           Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
WEBSITE         www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Baby Bok Boks!

We got our four Isa Brown Bok Bok Pussybirds almost a year ago. They have been fabulous to have around, keeping the weeds at bay and providing lots of delicious eggs.

On and off the whole time one of them has been broody. We never worried too much about it, it lasted for a couple of weeks at a time and then she'd be 'normal' again. We took the eggs out from under her, because as we have no rooster, there was no way there could be baby Bok Boks.

Chyken was chatting to a friend about it and she said that the next time she went broody we should get some eggs from her chickens where they DO have a rooster.

This is exactly what we did and for the last three weeks she has been patiently sitting on her babies. About a week ago, another of the Boks went broody in solidarity in the nesting box next door.

Yesterday (while we were away for the weekend, didn't time it very well!) five beautiful little baby Bok Boks hatched!

The other broody chook has moved into the nesting box with them and they have a strange co-parenting arrangement going on, but it seems to be working. If we get what they consider to be too close, they bite us.

They are a completely different breed to our chooks (these are little fluffy-footed bantam silkie ones), but that doesn't seem to matter to the bitey mothers.

Now, can you all pray that they all turn out to be girls? I am in love with them already and we can't have roosters in the town...




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