The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. Work Club wants to help bring side projects to life, launching after hours memberships 2016-12-19T21:10:00Z work-club-wants-to-help-bring-side-projects-to-life-launching-after-hours-memberships 20 December 2016 - Melbourne. Work Club Melbourne today launches its ‘side project’ membership, catering for anyone who wants to bring their side project to life. The membership provides access to Work Club on weekends and after 5.00pm on weekdays. Including all the benefits of Work Club after hours, the space is the ideal environment to grow a startup or develop a new career. Work Club member, ex Managing Director of Artesian Venture Partners and now founder and CEO of a new startup Xchange, Caitlin Iles, said “When I was working full-time and trying to develop Xchange I spent hours sitting in café or hotel lobbies feeding off the energy of its patrons. I was looking for a space like Work Club that I could access before and after work and on weekends where I could focus and incubate my ideas. I only wish I had found Work Club earlier in my journey of being a founder, I am sure I would have been months ahead of where I am now.” “My new business Xchange is currently in its infancy - we are preparing to launch in 2017. Without a doubt the quality of the interiors, the team and caliber of my colleagues at Work Club in Melbourne and Sydney have brought a level of credibility to my business that has given us a head start. In many ways it feels like an unfair advantage.” Founder of Work Club, Soren Trampedach, who has also designed workplaces for Google and Microsoft, said, “Being a Work Club member gives you so much more than just access to the highest quality workspace. Members also have access to our entertainment and hospitality lounges, concierge services, and member relationships so those starting their side project journey can meet people who are further along and can provide advice and inspiration to help with new ideas and information.” “We know that there are many people currently working in a corporate job that are either starting their own business on the side, or planning to become an independent consultant. This creates a need for energizing and inspiring environments where these corporate escapees can safely begin their transition to life outside of traditional employment. This side project membership provides a soft landing.” Ten side project memberships are available at Work Club Melbourne. Work Club Sydney plan to introduce this membership category in early 2017. More information: http://workclubglobal.com/memberships Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T00:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Nail Your Christmas Shopping This Year With RedBalloon 2016-11-15T06:29:56Z nail-your-christmas-shopping-this-year-with-redballoon-1 RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination is taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping by revealing the latest, must-have gifts as we head into the festive season, with Christmas gift guides for each state and territory in Australia attached. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon promises to take the stress out of present buying this year. And with more than 3500 experiences to choose from, they guarantee you’ll find something to suit everyone. “We’ve seen a strong increase in gourmet experience purchases over the last few years, driven by the growing reputation of Australia’s food and wine our increasingly acclaimed chefs and our passion for home cooking. Last Christmas the gourmet category was our most popular gifting category so we’ve worked hard through the year to ensure we have an even wider range of hands-on experiences on offer including cooking classes, barista courses, wine, beer and cheese tastings and gourmet gifts for anyone, no matter what their taste,” RedBalloon CEO Nick Baker said. RedBalloon gifts and vouchers are available up until Christmas Day, to ensure even the most last minute of shoppers can purchase something unique, meaningful and timely for the biggest gift giving day of the year. Aussies can browse more than 3500 experiences on offer at redballoon.com.au REDBALLOON’S TOP 3 CHRISTMAS GIFTING CATEGORIES 1. Gourmet Experiences Barista training course Patisserie masterclass Brewery tours and beer tasting 2. Outdoor Activities Horse riding activities Scenic cruises Vintage bike ride with picnic 3. Water Sport Experiences Sea turtle snorkel tour Crocodile cage of death Flyboarding experience ABOUT REDBALLOON RedBalloon.com.au is Australia’s most awarded online experience retailer and home of ‘things to do’. RedBalloon has sold almost 3 million experiences since it was established in 2001. Today it offers more than 3500 unique experiences from more than 1000 providers across Australia and New Zealand. RedBalloon also distributes gift cards through selected major retailers nationally, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Australia Post, Target, Kmart and Officeworks. Visit redballoon.com.au Further Information: Laura Sedgwick, lsedgwick@porternovelli.com.au / 02 8987 2114/ 0451 041 705 Introducing Maria Boznovska of Live Gratefully 2016-10-19T22:03:15Z introducing-maria-boznovska-of-live-gratefully Known for her inspirational, thought-provoking posts in her popular Live Gratefully Facebook community, author and mother-of-four, Maria Boznovska, is now taking her message to the world: love yourself, be yourself and live gratefully without exception. The author, motivational speaker, thought leader and inspirational woman behind the highly engaged Facebook page Live Gratefully (www.facebook.com/livegratefullytoday), has dedicated her life to finding blessings, love and gratitude in the hardships—and inspiring others to do the same through her introspective discoveries, thought-provoking poetry and lead-by-example journey. Maria's book, How to Live Gratefully (Balboa Press) was released earlier this year and is a collection of her most popular Facebook posts—entries that struck a chord with her Live Gratefully community since it formed in 2014. Her second book will be released in early 2017. With the support and encouragement of her community, Maria has left her corporate accountancy career behind to live her life's purpose: spreading inspiration for people to find their own gratitude and to focus on the "good in life", despite what hardships they may have faced. The Sydney resident has dealt with many of her own lows, from a broken marriage, weight issues and loss of self-worth to the devastation of losing her unborn child. Yet through her darkest hours she was able to "find thankfulness" and inspire others facing their own struggles. "If we are human there are always going to be hard times—testing our deepest resolve to either rise above or succumb to the darkness that can feel all-encompassing," Maria says. "Finding gratitude can lift us up, connect us to a higher purpose and lessen the pain... but it's a conscious decision to reach for the good when life is throwing you lemons." "I have an affinity with lost and hurting women. Whatever your story, your experience, your pain, your shame, your betrayal, your guilt, the numbness you may feel right now may have resulted in the loss of your identity and self-worth. I understand it, I get you!" Maria says the negatives of life can actually become powerful tools to bring inspiration, hope and healing to others. "Sometimes when it appears things are falling apart, stop! Consider this perspective: They may actually be falling into place." Visit the Live Gratefully community at www.facebook.com/livegratefullytoday Potential Angles: - Inspirational women making a difference; - Mums with a mission; - How to live gratefully when life is giving you lemons; - How to find your self-worth; - Inspiring women who lead by example. THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY’S EPIC! 2016 SHORT STORY COMPETITION CLOSES 30 SEPTEMBER 2016-09-19T04:04:16Z the-footpath-library-s-epic-2016-short-story-competition-closes-30-september Sydney, September 19, 2016 – Only 14 days remain for Primary and Secondary school students to enter The Footpath Library’s 2016 Epic! Short Story Competition. In addition to excellent individual prizes to be won, for the first time in 2016 the school with the most entries can win a street library for their community, donated by Street Library Australia. Epic! is open to all primary and secondary students across the country. To take part, students have to submit an original 300 word story on this year’s theme, ‘Friendship’ before the end of September. “The Footpath Library’s Epic! Short Story Competition provides an awesome opportunity for school students of all ages to exercise their creative selves, have some fun, get involved in a fantastic cause and have their work read by top Aussie authors. Oh, and did I mention the cool prizes?” said Chair of the 2016 judging panel and author, Ken Spillman. The lucky winners of the competition will have the chance to go home with one of six amazing prizes donated by boutique publishing house For Pity Sake. “First prize winners will receive a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tablet; for placing second the lucky students will receive a Panasonic TZ80 Superzoom Still Digital Camera and Beats Solo 2 Headphones for third,” continued Ken. Students recognised on the Honour roll will receive book packs from The Footpath Library’s partner publishers. Program co-ordinator, Meredith Jaffé added: “In 2015 we received more than 400 entries from schools around Australia. We have high hopes for an even bigger year in 2016 with several schools telling us that they were preparing to write the stories with their students as part of the lesson planning for the term,” said Ms Jaffé. Winners and Honour Rolls for both primary and secondary categories will be announced in Term 4 2016. Entries close 30 September 2016 (AEST 5pm). For more information about the competition, or to submit an entry visit https://www.footpathlibrary.org/competition/2016-short-story-competition/. Ends Notes for Editors Images for use Download the Epic! Short Story Competition logo here. Note for Regional and Suburban Editors Please refer here for the 2015 winners list for students in your area. About The Footpath Library For 12 years The Footpath Library has enriched the quality of life for homeless people by encouraging literacy and connection through books. Collecting books from the public and publishers, the dedicated team of over 100 volunteers operate branches that service more than 120 libraries in hostels and refuges in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. For further information about The Footpath Library, please visit: http://footpathlibrary.org. For more information contact For media enquiries, please contact Anastasia Jones of Blackie McDonald – E: epic@bmcd.com.au P: +61 2 8907 4905. For competition enquiries, please contact Meredith Jaffe – E: comp@footpathlibrary.org Celebrity booksellers help find your perfect #bookmatch this National Bookshop Day 2016-08-09T22:30:57Z celebrity-booksellers-help-find-your-perfect-bookmatch-this-national-bookshop-day SATURDAY 13 AUGUST, AUSTRALIA: NATIONAL BOOKSHOP DAY Bookshops flourish despite former Small Business Minister, Nick Sherry’s declaration in 2011 ‘in five years, other than a few specialty bookshops in capital cities, you will not see a bookstore. They will cease to exist.’ Australians love their local and Independent bookshops so much that sales are on the rise. National Bookshop Day, Saturday 13 August gives hundreds of local bookshops an opportunity to throw open their doors to book lovers and celebrate what they do best #bookmatch. Book matching is the heart of bookselling and across Australia there will be ‘Book Doctors’ in store at key bookshops to prescribe the next best kids read; Grug-tastic happenings and a galaxy of popular authors including Alan Brough, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Annabel Crabb, Brooke Davis, Jeff Duff, Nikki Gemmell, Richard Glover, Anita Heiss, Hannah Kent, Garth Nix, Dave O’Neil, Michael Robotham, William McInnes and many more making guest appearances. Leading authors and booksellers will unite to help people leap into their next chapter with a perfect #bookmatch: Lost your mojo? On the hunt for a new recipe? Need a bedtime story? In a dud relationship? Need to escape? Hungry for knowledge? They can help! INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE NOW Event Highlights: Around the country there will be book booths and tee-pees where people can enter, consult the book doctor and emerge with their prescription. See Richard Glover, Nikki Gemmell and Michael Robotham amongst other well-known faces at the #bookmatch table at Gleebooks between 9 – 3.30pm. Support the future of Australia’s book industry at Kinokuniya where a #bookscreate forum including Nikki Gemmell, Michael Robotham, Phillipa McGuiness and Garth Nix will take place at 2pm. James Kellow, CEO of Harper Collins Australia, will host the panel. At Better Read than Dead you can meet Writer in Residence Annabel Crabb, write your own shelfie, see the staff dressed up as their favourite literary characters and nab a cupcake. At 12pm well-known caterer Simmone Logue will be signing her book In the Kitchen followed by a 3pm signing of This Will Explain Everything by musician, artist and local legend Jeff Duff at Potts Point Bookshop. Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs will have little ones enthralled with story time 10.30am at Younger Sun and Melbourne based comedian, man of leisure and now, author Dave O'Neil joins Maxine Beneba Clarke, Hannah Kent and William McInnes will be appearing behind the counter to sell some books to the adults at The Sun Bookshop. Writer, actor, comedian and TV presenter Alan Brough will be presenting a performance based on his children’s book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies 11.30 am at Benn's Books. Expect to see lab coats and stethoscopes at the ready for #bookmatch at Avid Reader. Throughout the day you can busk your favourite book, dress your pooch as your favourite book character and don’t miss ever-popular Grug’s guest appearance next door at Where the Wild Things Are. They will also announce the winner for their ‘Flash Fiction’ prize on the day. There will be many book sales on the day but a stand out will be at the National Library who will be having a National Bookshop Day Sale where you can get your hands on some unique books. Discover all events here http://www.booksellers.org.au/aba-events (Please contact us for details if your local isn’t listed here) Everyone is invited to play along on social media: Tag: https://www.facebook.com/LoveYourBookshop https://www.facebook.com/events/655152564636073/ https://twitter.com/NatBookshopDay #LoveYourBookshop On the big day itself pop in to your local bookshop to take part in the celebrations. While you’re there you could: Tag/check in on Facebook with @LoveYourBookshop Tag @NatBookshopDay on Twitter Take a selfie with your local bookseller / bookshop Hug your local bookseller! Tell your social media followers why you love your local bookseller, posted with #LoveYourBookshop Film a short video of yourself and upload to your social media pages, tagging @LoveYourBookshop Australian Bookshop Fast Facts Australia has the largest number of independent bookshops in the English-speaking world and growing, with many bookshops expanding and opening new locations. Australians love their local bookshops - book sales at independent bookshops have increased by more than 6% in the past year Australia is home to the ‘World’s Best Bookshop’ – Readings as voted by London Book Fair. The book industry employs more than 20,000 people with around 10,000 in book retail. Australia has quite the reading habit: book sales have grown year-on-year for the past three years and the range of titles sold has grown by 15% since 2008. Children’s book sales have grown over the past five years from 25% to more than 32% of total book sales. The Australian Booksellers Association welcomed 55 new members in the past year. Reasons to Celebrate Bookshops When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits Local retailers are your friends and neighbours—support them and they’ll support you Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. More independents mean more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community. Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbours The various ‘shop local’ movements across Australia drive home the point that there is a great deal of social capital gained by people who can walk or make a short drive to shops, see their neighbours and be recognised by their shopkeepers. Bookshops are a key component of that ‘shop local’ experience, and are active cultural and social hubs for their local communities engaging with schools, young readers, community groups and local charities. ‑ Joel Becker CEO ABA For more information, interviews, footage and images please contact Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com Sami Yusuf, Britain’s biggest singer in the Middle East, announces first New Zealand concert 2016-05-19T00:30:28Z sami-yusuf-britain-s-biggest-singer-in-the-middle-east-announces-first-new-zealand-concert This July, experience Sami Yusuf’s unique voice firsthand when the UK’s biggest star in the Middle East takes the stage in Auckland.   Immerse yourself in the world of “Spiritique” as the founder of the genre, Sami Yusuf, graces Auckland’s Town Hall with peace and harmony on Sunday 10 July 2016. With tickets starting from only NZ$65, this is the best opportunity for New Zealand fans to personally experience Yusuf’s inspiring music.   The Guardian recognised Yusuf as Britain’s biggest star in the Middle East who has sold 34 million albums to date and is distinguished worldwide for the celebrated concerts of harmony he performs. His Auckland show will be no different.   In the current global atmosphere of conflict and turmoil, Yusuf's message of peace and harmony is timely and much needed.   Appointed by the United Nations as both the World’s Global Ambassador Against Hunger and the promoter of World peace and harmony, Yusuf is by no means your typical British celebrity. The brilliant singer is also well renowned for his astounding talent as a composer, producer and instrumentalist. The transcendent message of traditional music speaks for the core of Yusuf’s passions. He strongly believes that the world’s traditions are expressions of the same ultimate truth. Music for him is an expression of divine love and the love of all the great traditions. Speaking of his very first Australian and New Zealand tour, the London based singer cannot conceal his excitement. “I do know that both Australia and New Zealand are unbelievably beautiful, and the people are accepting, kind and hospitable. Also, the aboriginal culture has always been an object of fascination for me. I’m keen and eager to learn more about the two countries,” said Sami Yusuf.   One of Yusuf’s largest live concerts was in Istanbul where he performed to over 250,000 people and also composed and arranged music for the film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Havthan”.   Auckland fans will see Yusuf perform at Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall on July 10 at 8pm. Ticket prices start from only NZ$65.     SAMI YUSUF is appearing at:-  Auckland, Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall Tickets available through Ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/1ThvWco     MEDIA CONTACT Holysmoke! Agency Laura Heslop, Yvonne Kong or Amanda Fry E: laura@holysmokeagency.com; yvonne@holysmoke.com or amanda@holysmokeagency.com P: +61 407 078 407 Multi-arts Women’s Day event first for Gold Coast 2016-02-25T20:38:59Z multi-arts-women-s-day-event-first-for-gold-coast A LARGE group of inspiring south-east Queensland artists and musicians will come together to celebrate the inaugural ‘Advanced Women = Advanced Society’ International Women’s Day (IWD) event in Isle of Capri on March 13. The free event from 11am to 4pm will combine a Womanhood art exhibition by 14 visual artists, gypsy dancing, live music, speakers, market and food stalls and a ‘She Says…’ calendar in the first event of its kind on the Gold Coast. Sponsored by the Queensland Government, as part of the inaugural Queensland Women’s Week from March 7 to 13, it is the start of what is planned to be an annual event. It is the brain-child of Nasrin Vaziri, co-ordinator of the multi-arts group GC MAGIC, which has delivered 10 major projects on the Gold Coast since it started in 2000. Among them was the book, CD and video project Lullabies in 2012, which was translated into 24 languages; Undulating – a book about migrant seniors on the Gold Coast, in 2008 and the Children of War book in 2013, about people who had survived war in their childhood. The ‘She Says…’ calendar will feature 12 successful local women including visual artist Sara Irannejad, fashion designer Kimya Mianji, First Nations artist Glennys Briggs, author Diane Demetre, wildlife fashion designer Ro London, violinist Rojan Ashtari, sociologist and community worker Nasrin Vaziri, photojournalist/ Animal Action events founder Aldwyn Altuney, community worker Momo Hirano, empowering women’s coach Michelle Patterson, Two’s Company founder Tracey Korman  and jewellery designer Maria Byrne. The artists in the Womanhood exhibition include Sue Pearson, Tarlan Ghasemi, Helen Holms, Linda Murray, Hengameh Shamlou, Louisa Liussi and Atousa Salehi. Live performances will be happening throughout the event, including Middle Eastern and Spanish inspired dance and music, flamenco, country music and Bollywood dance and story telling. Mrs Vaziri said IWD was a time when people globally celebrated the strength of women and borders were broken down among nations. “It is a day when we all come together to celebrate women – their strength, courage, power and leadership,” Mrs Vaziri said. “What we have on the Gold Coast is a sample of who we are and how strong we are as women and what we have contributed to society, families, business and the community.” IWD is celebrated globally on March 8 however events and activities will be held across Queensland for a whole week to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. The theme for Queensland Women’s Week is: “Good for her. Great for us. When women achieve, Queensland succeeds.” It celebrates women’s achievements and acknowledges that supporting and enabling women to take advantage of opportunities to succeed is good for everyone in Queensland. The ‘Advanced Women = Advanced Society’ IWD event will be held at One Arts, corner of Via Roma and Verona Avenue, Isle of Capri on March 13 from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free. For more details, call Nasrin on 0434 932 537 or visit www.gcmagic.org.au The Martian and SPECTRE arrive on Blu-ray & DVD 2016-01-05T22:00:00Z the-martian-and-spectre-arrive-on-blu-ray-dvd-digital-hd Two of 2015's worldwide box-office hits are due to release on 3D Blu-ray™ (The Martian), Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD (The Martian) this quarter:THE MARTIAN, arriving on Digital HD Wednesday 20 January and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray & DVD Wednesday 10 February.SPECTRE, 007’s Latest Mission Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD on Wednesday 9 March See details below and press material attached. Kindest, NicolaSPECTRE007’s Latest Mission Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD on Wednesday 9 March  Sydney, AUSTRALIA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Blu-ray™ & DVD on Wednesday 9 March,  it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.    Taking in more than $850 million (USD) worldwide, SPECTRE dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.   In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.   Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.   As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.   Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.  The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.   With the Blu-ray, go behind-the-scenes of Bond’s latest mission with in-depth special features. Watch how the jaw-dropping opening scene was created in Mexico City.  Blu-ray™ Special Features: SPECTRE: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence Video Blogs Director – Sam Mendes Supercars Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci “Writing’s on the Wall” Music Video Guinness World Record Gallery  DVD Special Features Video Blogs Director – Sam Mendes Supercars Day of the Dead Festival Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci Guinness World Record #  #  #  ABOUT EON PRODUCTIONS EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL & SPECTRE.  ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.  In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. 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Other Australian premieres to be screened include the hauntingly beautiful Thai Oscar entry for 2016 How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), Addicted to Fresno starring Natasha Lyonne, the captivating Venezuelan lesbian film Liz in September, and Coming In, a comedy from the director and star of gay classic Summer Storm.  Remembering the Man, a new documentary of the tragic tale of Australian lovers Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, will make its Sydney debut at the Festival.   Running from 18 February to 3 March 2016 at Event Cinemas George Street and other venues, this year’s festival promises to deliver something for everyone.   “2016 is a universal festival and caters for everyone under the rainbow,” explains Festival Director Paul Struthers. “Film subjects range from athletes and dancers to local heroes and features straight, gay, lesbian, trans, and bi-sexual characters from across the world. Whatever genre you are into from lighthearted comedies to surreal horror we have it covered. It’s definitely our most wide-ranging and exciting festival yet”.   The Opening Night film Summertime, follows farm girl Delphine as she heads to the bright lights of Paris to create her own life during the dawn of 1970s activism in France. Screened recently at the highly esteemed Toronto International Film Festival, and winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, this sensual film will move everyone who sees it.   Further exploring the relationship between Australians Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo as detailed in Holding the Man, Remembering the Man is a bittersweet documentary featuring previously unseen footage of John Caleo and looks at Timothy’s life after John.  This film was the winner of Most Popular Documentary at the Adelaide Film Festival.   Genre fans won’t want to miss multi award winning Everlasting Love, Spain’s answer to Stranger in the Lake but even weirder. A winner at LA’s Outfest, this film is set in the woods in the wake of a grizzly murder, so why can’t the cruisers keep away?   The Thai entry for the 2016 Oscars, How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), is a stunning drama about a young boy who worries about losing his openly gay brother to the army draft. A compelling and beautiful film, which recently played at the Berlin International Film Festival, it’s easy to see why this was chosen to represent the country on the international stage.   Game Face is a must-see documentary exploring the lives of LGBT athletes. Featuring transgender lesbian MMA fighter Fallon Fox who competes in a less- than-trans-friendly environment and Terrence Clemens coming out as a college basketballer, this documentary brings us up close and personal with the athletes during their most challenging times.  Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne and Jamie Babbit re-join forces to bring us the comedy Addicted to Fresno that premiered at Sundance. Featuring sex and murder, the movie looks at how far you will go for sisterhood.  Coming In, a new comedy from the director and star of gay classic Summer Storm explores what happens when a hip gay hairdresser at the top of his game falls in love with a woman.   Documentarian Jack Walsh brings us a funny and frank look at the life of revolutionary choreographer, artist, filmmaker and feminist Yvonne Rainer as she goes through political, professional and personal struggles in Feeling are Facts: the Life of Yvonne Rainer.   The striking supermodel and actor Patricia Velásquez comes to the screen in the Venezuelan lesbian film Liz in September. Winner of the audience award at Miami’s queer film festival, this film is captivating and touchingly real.   Featuring some of the hottest sex scenes from any LGBTIQ film this year, Beautiful Something is a sexy and tender glimpse into life for the contemporary gay man as the stories of Brian a poet and Jim, an actor intertwine.   The 2016 Mardi Gras Film Festival presented by Queer Screen is supported by St George bank, The Star Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street, Screen NSW, ACON, Ovolo Hotels, Franck Provost and the Star Observer.   The full Festival program will be launched on Thursday 14 January. Tickets for the first 10 films are on sale now including flexi passes to 5 or 10 films. Please visit queerscreen.org.au to book or call (02) 9332 4938 or to become a Queer Screen member for discounted tickets and priority entry.   -ENDS- Note to Editors:  An exciting addition to the program will be announced by Mardi Gras on Thursday 19 Nov  Directors and actors from most films are available for interview  Screeners of most films are available for review and imagery is available for publication  Louise Nealon, CallidusPR   T: (02) 9283 4114/ 0403 569 177   E: louise@calliduspr.com  About Mardi Gras Film Festival: Now in its 23rd year, the Mardi Gras Film Festival presented by Queer Screen is one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top five queer film festivals in the world. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world, and is the most important avenue for promoting gay and lesbian titles to distributors and exhibitors in Australia.  About Queer Screen: Queer Screen was established in 1993 as an independent organisation whose primary focus was to bring queer film and culture to Australian screens. Run by volunteers and a small staff, Queer Screen develops the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival and a number of other short film festivals as well as the LGBTIQ short film competition My Queer Career.   AWESOMENESS FILMS ANNOUNCES TYLER OAKLEY DOCUMENTARY 2015-09-30T21:58:47Z awesomeness-films-announces-tyler-oakley-documentary AWESOMENESS FILMS ANNOUNCES TYLER OAKLEY DOCUMENTARY   Sydney, AUSTRALIA ( October 1, 2015): Today, Awesomeness Films announced their documentary on Tyler Oakley, SNERVOUS, will be released in December 2015 through a limited theatrical release and by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment globally on all major digital platforms. Directed by Amy Rice (BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, LINDSAY), the film follows the life and career of 26 year-old digital icon, Tyler Oakley, through his sold out Slumber Party tour across the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Producers on the film include Awesomeness Films' Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan, along with Tyler, Korey Kuhl, Lisa Filipelli and Laura Flanagan.  After eight years of sharing snippets of his life online, see the intimate truth of Tyler Oakley's relationship with family, followers and fame on his sold out international tour.    “Tyler Oakley brings an incredible and inspiring message to his global fan base,” said Matt Kaplan, president of Awesomeness Films. “We are excited to share an unfiltered and behind-the-scenes look into his world.”   Tyler Oakley uploaded his first video in 2007 while he was a freshman at Michigan State. He now has over 350 videos online with over 490 million views, over 7 million subscribers and 21 million followers on social media. Tyler has become one of the biggest social media stars of this generation working with collaborators such as Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Hannah Hart, Tanya Burr, Darren Criss, and many more.  From being a resident advisor on campus to a teacher’s assistant, Oakley likes to give back to the community as well. He is a big supporter of the Trevor Project where he raised over $1 million for the organization. In 2014, he received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Web Star and Choice Web Collaboration as well as the Streamy Award for Entertainer of the Year and Activist Icon of the Year. In addition, he has written his own book titled “Binge.” Oakley stated “I feel so lucky to partner with Awesomeness to bring my story to the big screen. I started out making videos as a way to connect and am thrilled by the opportunity to share one of the most exhilarating years of my life.”   SNERVOUS TYLER OAKLEY, comes on the heels of the studio's recent casting announcement of BEFORE I FALL and follows a string of successful feature films from Awesomeness Films including SMOSH: THE MOVIE, which opened as the No. 1 comedy on iTunes, and EXPELLED, which debuted as the No. 1 film on iTunes along with being the No. 1 social movie of 2014[1].   Tyler Oakley is represented by Big Frame.   ####  About Awesomeness Films Awesomeness Films produces and distributes movies focused on young adult material that connect with global audiences. Awesomeness Films recently released SMOSH: THE MOVIE, which opened as the No. 1 comedy on iTunes, and EXPELLED, the No. 1 social movie of 2014. Projects currently in production include DANCE CAMP and SHOVEL BUDDIES, based on the Black List script, starring Bella Thorne and Kian Lawley as well as the Zoey Deutch starring BEFORE I FALL based on the bestselling YA novel by Lauren Oliver.  Awesomeness Films is the film division of AwesomenessTV, the multi-platform media company owned by DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) and Hearst Corporation.    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.  Media Contact Lauren Braid Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentLauren.braid@fox.com / 02 8353 2128     [1]Calculated based on Twitter mentions 6 weeks prior to 2014 film release dates   AWESOMENESS FILMS ANNOUNCES TYLER OAKLEY DOCUMENTARY   Sydney, AUSTRALIA ( October 1, 2015): Today, Awesomeness Films announced their documentary on Tyler Oakley, SNERVOUS, will be released in December 2015 through a limited theatrical release and by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment globally on all major digital platforms. Directed by Amy Rice (BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, LINDSAY), the film follows the life and career of 26 year-old digital icon, Tyler Oakley, through his sold out Slumber Party tour across the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Producers on the film include Awesomeness Films' Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan, along with Tyler, Korey Kuhl, Lisa Filipelli and Laura Flanagan.  After eight years of sharing snippets of his life online, see the intimate truth of Tyler Oakley's relationship with family, followers and fame on his sold out international tour.    “Tyler Oakley brings an incredible and inspiring message to his global fan base,” said Matt Kaplan, president of Awesomeness Films. “We are excited to share an unfiltered and behind-the-scenes look into his world.”   Tyler Oakley uploaded his first video in 2007 while he was a freshman at Michigan State. He now has over 350 videos online with over 490 million views, over 7 million subscribers and 21 million followers on social media. Tyler has become one of the biggest social media stars of this generation working with collaborators such as Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Hannah Hart, Tanya Burr, Darren Criss, and many more.  From being a resident advisor on campus to a teacher’s assistant, Oakley likes to give back to the community as well. He is a big supporter of the Trevor Project where he raised over $1 million for the organization. In 2014, he received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Web Star and Choice Web Collaboration as well as the Streamy Award for Entertainer of the Year and Activist Icon of the Year. In addition, he has written his own book titled “Binge.” Oakley stated “I feel so lucky to partner with Awesomeness to bring my story to the big screen. I started out making videos as a way to connect and am thrilled by the opportunity to share one of the most exhilarating years of my life.”   SNERVOUS TYLER OAKLEY, comes on the heels of the studio's recent casting announcement of BEFORE I FALL and follows a string of successful feature films from Awesomeness Films including SMOSH: THE MOVIE, which opened as the No. 1 comedy on iTunes, and EXPELLED, which debuted as the No. 1 film on iTunes along with being the No. 1 social movie of 2014[1].   Tyler Oakley is represented by Big Frame.   ####  About Awesomeness Films Awesomeness Films produces and distributes movies focused on young adult material that connect with global audiences. Awesomeness Films recently released SMOSH: THE MOVIE, which opened as the No. 1 comedy on iTunes, and EXPELLED, the No. 1 social movie of 2014. Projects currently in production include DANCE CAMP and SHOVEL BUDDIES, based on the Black List script, starring Bella Thorne and Kian Lawley as well as the Zoey Deutch starring BEFORE I FALL based on the bestselling YA novel by Lauren Oliver.  Awesomeness Films is the film division of AwesomenessTV, the multi-platform media company owned by DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) and Hearst Corporation.    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.  Media Contact Lauren Braid Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentLauren.braid@fox.com / 02 8353 2128     [1]Calculated based on Twitter mentions 6 weeks prior to 2014 film release dates   Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies 2015-09-29T04:07:58Z raymond-s-piano-old-time-melodies Veterans' Health Week Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies Wednesday   14/10/2015 11:30am – 15:30pm Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore 5019Cost free  / donations Music offers its own unique benefits to mental health wellness Young and old explore music together. Getting our older veterans out of their homes and experiencing the benefits of music It allows you to express yourself. It leads to social connection. It fosters creativity. It helps you to relax. It motivates you. It helps you focus. Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies is for, Older Veterans, and Widowers and the Community. The Raymond 's Piano Old Time Melodies will take place at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Singalongs and Dancing Floor Show Guest Speaker Quizzes Lunch / Refreshments Information Stands / Displays Cost FREE / Donations The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Unleash your inner Shakespeare this weekend at Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015-08-06T00:17:34Z unleash-your-inner-shakespeare-this-weekend-at-byron-bay-writers-festival Unleash your inner scribe this weekend at the Byron Bay Writers Festival by finishing the sentence “As I Age” on the oversized chalkboard. This chalkboard is two metres high and 12 metres long, and hopes to inspire festival goers to share their thoughts on getting older. The Wall is a community project of Feros Care and is intended to ignite thought and conversation about getting older. Feros Care wants the whole community to start talking about ageing, to break down attitudes and to prove that life doesn’t stop at 70. Ms Jennene Buckley, Chief Executive Officer of Feros Care said “This is one of the biggest and most provocative community campaigns Feros has ever done. We work hard to constantly challenge the perceptions and stereotypes of ageing. This installation is impossible to ignore, as is ageing! “I urge everyone to help get the conversation started, get involved, have some fun, and chalk your comments on the Wall,” she said. Feros Care has been supporting the Byron Bay Writers Festival as a platinum sponsor since 2013. The Feros Marquee will host an eclectic mix of Australian and overseas writers and speakers, including Festival exclusive, the Man Booker Prize longlisted author, Chigozie Obioma and panel discussion ’50 Shades of Grey: Ageing Well’. “Ever since we opened our first aged care facility in Byron Bay 25 years ago we have maintained a close connection to the vibrant Byron Shire. Our ongoing sponsorship of the Byron Bay Writers Festival reflects our strong philosophy of community involvement – something we are incredibly proud of,” explained Ms Buckley. Ms Buckley said there was an amazingly positive reaction to the Wall’s inaugural installation at Cooley Rocks On in May. Hundreds of people completed the ‘As I Age’ sentence with strangers taking time out of their day to share their comments with each other. At the Wall’s first outing these were some of the comments chalked: • …I will look in the mirror at my lines and be grateful for everyone of them • …I want to let go of my fears and inhibitions, and live the life of my dreams • ....I don’t want to be homeless • …I live to love and be loved, and to embrace my future and freedom • …I realise life is too short…be happy • …I would like respect • …Be happy and sexy • …I ache • …I do not giggle with a full bladder “These comments aren’t always comfortable to read but they are the reality and by getting people to share their perspective, we can aim to make getting older better. “In fact here at Feros Care we celebrate ageing. We have made it our mission to always challenge traditional thoughts and attitudes to aging, and help seniors live their best lives,” Ms Buckley said. If you are at the Writers Festival, go and complete the sentence “As I Age …” and be a part of the community that creates a positive image and environment for old age. The As I Age wall is part of a national roadshow to inspire conversation about ageing. It will be appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival (20-30 August) and the Brisbane Writers Festival (2-30 September). SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED ONBOARD SUN PRINCESS 2015-04-21T22:03:19Z sydney-film-festival-announces-world-premiere-of-women-he-s-undressed-onboard-sun-princess The 62nd Sydney Film Festival announces the World Premiere of Gillian Armstrong’s Women He’s Undressed. The documentary premieres on-board the Sun Princess, in Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 10 June.   The Sydney Film Festival screening will be the first time a premiere has been held on a ship in Australia.   The Festival and Princess Cruises have partnered to present this film, rolling out an on-deck blue carpet to celebrate the occasion, followed by a screening in the Sun Princess Theatre.  Women He’s Undressed takes an intimate look at the life of Academy Award winning Australian designer Orry-Kelly.  Unfamiliar at home, the Kiama born designer created wardrobes for the silver screen from the 1930s to 1960s.  Kelly’s design credits include; Hollywood’s biggest studios, most memorable stars, and films hits such as Some Like it Hot and An American in Paris.   “We could not think of anything more appropriate and exciting than to have our premiere on a Grand Ship on the very harbour young penniless Orry-Kelly sailed from in 1922 with dreams of showbiz success. I can’t wait to frock up with cocktails at sunset on the deck and toast his extraordinary life and talent,” said the film’s director Gillian Armstrong.   “Women He’s Undressed is about a most fascinating Australian Hollywood luminary. We are proud to be screening the World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival,” said Festival Director Nashen Moodley.   “Princess Cruises is thrilled to partner with Sydney Film Festival to present Australia’s first World Premiere on a ship," said Princess Cruises Vice President Australia and New Zealand, Stuart Allison. “In this case, the subject could not be more fitting - Orry-Kelly was a legend in the entertainment industry, whose life and work inspired millions around the world; and here at Princess Cruises, we pride ourselves on our first-rate entertainment offerings, including our ever-popular Movies Under The Stars, and providing our guests with meaningful life-changing experiences.”  Sydney Film Festival runs 3 – 14 June 2015.The full program of 200+ films will be launched on Wednesday 6 May at 11am.Flexipasses for Sydney Film Festival 2015 are on sale now. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit sff.org.au for more information.