What a fantastic launch it was at The Standard in Darlinghurst. It was great to see Road to Discovery alumni perform whilst we sipped on drinks, munched away, and spoke with other guests, particularly the MTV crew and The Voice alumni Nick Kingswell who won the TRTD title in 2006.
Bar decorated with vinyl records. Cool!
Pete Murray with TRTD alumni Andrew Redford, Kelly Menhennett, Gena Rose Bruce, Ella Hooper and Melody Pool
Henry Cavill speaking to the guests.
Russell Crowe, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill.
Man of Steel set a new bar: “SuperMovie”. It was incredible. It combined elements of the cult classic Star Wars, Avatar, Transformers and went beyond. It kept us on the edge of our seats and had some great “one-liners”.
Many stylish celebrities were on hand to view the premiere at Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney. Regulars I see at events were personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Australia’s
Got Talent judge Timomatic, and The Biggest Loser’s Michelle Bridges with a dapper “Commando” on her arm. We were entertained prior to the movie screening by “Black” carpet arrivals being beamed live into the cinemas. Then an introduction by Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, and Zack Snyder kicked off the commencement of the film. It is a triumph. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!
What a great launch Veuve Cllcquot and Ivy put on last night to celebrate the upcoming Clicquot In The Snow week at Thredbo commencing 29 July. Ivy was a sea of orange. Orange flutes of champagne everywhere, orange snow boards, orange skis, orange sunglasses, orange blankets and snow bunnies dressed in orange. They all looked great!
Actors and other VIPs attended the stylish event including Melissa Hoyer
Veuve was flowing everywhere you looked which kept the punters cheery
Chestnuts were being freshly prepared on the balcony on open flames which added to theatre and aroma of the apres ski theme. They went down a treat.
The buzz was electric at Marquee Sydney’s Purple Tier Members Launch. With body suited girls with trays of champagne greeting the guests to this exclusive event, actors in gorilla suits and the quantum of staff on hand to arrange memberships to the group of specially chosen invitees, made for a night unlike any other at Marquee.
The party was held in The Boom Box. Beautifully girls dressed in white holding birdcages and carrying feathered burlesque-style accessories added an element of Gatsby to the night, which has become the theme of the year.
A chocolate and lolly table featured in the room of the club with the DJ playing predominantly RnB. Later, the party shifted to the Main Room with tables reserved for the now new members and the club provided their lovely service girls to serve the provided vodka, scotch and mixers. And the dancing continued on to the wee hours.
What a performance! The Bangarra team came out firing on the Drama Theatre stage at the Sydney Opera House. They took us on a journey that seemed somewhat like their own. From the pain they have to endured to a joyous state. Many of the dances were so intense the audience were thrilled. The show was way beyond my expectations.
After the show, a gala reception was held in the Northern Foyer of the Concert Hall. There were a whole host of VIPs in attendance of which I spoke with Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW.
The Festival’s Hub opening went off with a bang. The short film Rear Window by Jeff Dessom literally had some interesting activities as seen through the windows of dwellings facing the “Rear Window”. We were greeted by a kaleidoscope of neon lights at the entry to the Hub at Lower Town Hall. We were pleasantly catered for, then moved to the projection room. Councillor Kok from City of Sydney informed us of how the Hub could be used throughout the Festival. It was like going back in time seeing Jeff Dessom’s film being a film of a bygone era. Quite clever given the interest and timing of the release of film The Great Gatsby.
We continued to enjoy the wine and canapes that made for a lovely event that gave us an insight into how popular the Festival is and how it attracts people from around Australia and overseas.