Matt Hollywood is an extraordinary entertainer, comedian and master illusionist. If you’re looking for a drug-free night where you’ll still be tripping, I recommend booking VIP tickets to Matt Hollywood’s Illusions Magic Show, although it’s been rumoured that Matt Hollywood doesn’t really exist. Rumour has it that he’s a figure of the imagination, an illusion that can disappear in the blink of an eye. He sure had me scratching my head when one minute he was on stage and the next he was sitting in the audience after escaping the jaws of death.
The Kingfisher, is a romantic comedy about a long lost love that is reignited after fifty years. Sir Cecil Warburton was a playboy until he met Evelyn Rivers in 1928 and fell instantly in love with her. A brief romantic courtship ensued with Cecil and Evelyn binding their love when they shared their first kiss under a beech tree. The following day Evelyn is discouraged to continue the courtship by an acquaintance who discredits Cecil’s character and intentions. She leaves immediately for London and on the rebound accepts a marriage proposal to a man she’s not in love with but finds amicable.
Fifty years later, when Cecil hears that Evelyn’s husband has passed away, he invites her to his home in the hopes of rekindling their love.
The Gathering Feel Good Music Festival was launched on Australia Day, 26 January 2017 on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Set at Country Paradise Parklands, a superb venue on lush acreage tucked away in the outskirts of Nerang, there’s no doubt that this festival has set its roots on the Gold Coast for years to come. The Gathering Feel Good Music Festival is an opportunity to gather with friends, meet new friends, celebrate life, dance, eat, drink and be merry while experiencing the psytrance music of red hot international and Australian talent. Leave your stress at the gate and let all your inhibitions go with psytrance music, psychedelic decor, and mind, body, soul gurus guaranteed to make you feel good.
When Jessie calmly announces to her mother that she intends to kill herself, in a couple of hours, a barrage of emotions between mother and daughter ensue. She has planned her suicide with meticulous detail and wants to use her father’s gun to kill herself.
Lihua Song realised her dream of creating luxurious organic skincare on Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland. Jasmin Organics Skincare are 100% natural with over 95% certified organic ingredients and their Koala Baby range has over 99.3% organic ingredients.
Dennis Delaney, who has been sentenced to a hundred hours of community service for a drink driving charge has been assigned to assist the Helensvale Jets Aussie Rules Football Club. Without a cent to his name, to be able to commute to the club, he asks his brother to drive him. It sounds simple enough, except that his brother works for a limousine company. When Dennis is dropped off in a limousine, the club president immediately misconstrues that Dennis is a wealthy entrepreneur sent to get the club back on its feet. In their desperation to find a solution, they place all their hopes on Dennis who doesn’t have the first clue about business, let alone running a club.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying tells the story of ambitious window washer, J.Pierrepont Finch who with the help of his trusty book on how to succeed in business without really trying, decides to toss in the cleaning rags and work his way inside the building he has been cleaning and climb right to the top of the corporate ladder, in record time.
Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence is based on American inventor Joy Mangano who invents the self-wringing mop. It’s a story about family rivalry; control; making mistakes; learning about business; perseverance and sheer determination to not give up on something you believe in.
Songs for a New World written and composed by Jason Robert Brown is a composition of songs that tell a story incorporating ‘a moment of decision’ through a span of time. It’s a rather odd combination of stories that weave the historical with the contemporary in an attempt to portray that even throughout time, love never changes.
What happens after January when the summer holidays are over? For Alex, who has just finished the HSC, his destiny hangs in the balance as he counts down 17 more days until he receives his OP score. Alex is a quiet, clean-cut kid who has lived a relatively comfortable, sheltered life under the protection of his overbearing single mother, Tessa. Up until this point he has been content with taking the linear road in life. Getting the score he needs will determine the course of his life… an arts law degree followed by a secure, acceptable career. Life, however, has a way of throwing us curve balls.
As part of my research, I started by booking tickets to see Wolfe Bowart’s performance of Letters End which was pure magic. I then went to see Loritz Circus, a small travelling circus that sets up its own marquee and travels in an entourage of trucks. This gave me a good idea of what life on the road would have been like for the Broadways. They have a number of acts which includes Kenyan acrobats and the ten year old hula hoop sensation Americus, who appeared on the Oprah Show with her amazing act. I also went to see the Adrenaline Circus which was a much grander scale at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) and I sat there in a pool of perspiration as I watched the acts in complete amazement and awe.
Prostitute, Poopay is up for more than she bargained for when she’s booked to service the dying Welles and ends up burdened with the secrets of a dying man. In an attempt to escape the villainous Julian she hides in the cupboard and finds herself travelling through time. When the initial confusion dissipates, she realises she’s in the extraordinary position of being able to reverse the murders of Welles’s wives if she can somehow manage to escape Julian who is hot on her heels.