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WIN THE ULTIMATE CYCLING EXPERIENCE
TO THE SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER

Want to win the ultimate cycling experience? Thanks to New Adelaide you could experience the best of the Santos Tour Down Under, Australia’s greatest cycling race! Including flights and transfers for two people, you’ll enjoy three nights’ accommodation in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD at Peppers on Waymouth, entry into the Bupa Challenge Tour, presented by The Advertiser and tickets to the …

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Poh Ling Yeow

COOK, ARTIST AND TV PRESENTER The inaugural season of Channel Ten’s MasterChef — and her infectious smile and artistic flare — propelled Poh Ling Yeow to the national spotlight. The Malaysian-born creative grew up in Adelaide and prefers this city to any other when it comes to life and work. Favourite coffee spot? Jamface at the Adelaide Central Market of …

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Future Vision

What jobs will look like in 2050 When Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon in 1969, we knew humanity was headed to places, and ideas, few had yet contemplated. Global leaders in space exploration have set their sights on Mars and commercial space flights could be on the cards for paying customers of Richard Branson’s …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Eyre to the throne

In the pristine waters of Coffin Bay on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula, a husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to producing the fattest, happiest oysters going to market in an industry that demands the best for luxxe city tables. They say on the quiet days, you can hear the oysters “chatter’’. It’s a beguiling notion but when the clear …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Four ways to paradise

A place to call home: Little more than 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD lie four exceptional towns offering their residents a heavenly lifestyle away from the crowded city and at the right price beach: aldinga beach A beautiful beachside town with a population of a little under 10,000, just 47km from Adelaide CBD and 11km south of McLaren Vale. PROPERTY This growing …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …

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Festival city on the march

Words Patrick McDonald It may be colloquially known as “Mad March” but the truth is that Adelaide’s festival season — which incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to racing carnivals of both the high-octane and equine varieties — rolls out from mid-February in a constant procession of entertainment which completely takes over the city. From one of the …

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Creative state of mind

Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too Words Andrew Fenton Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too. The film body’s stunning heritage listed main building at Glenside, in Adelaide, has appeared in …

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The Guide – Nov/Dec/Jan

What’s on in South Australia NOVEMBER Tartuffe by Molière Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, city November 4-20 This performance, presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions, follows Orgon who leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Vegan Festival …

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Festival Fun

Culture & Arts From Adelaide Festival and Fringe to Clipsal 500, every March Adelaide is turned into a mecca for entertainment-hungry punters. It comes as no surprise then locals call this time of the year “Mad March”. Festival shows its true Saul Barrie Kosky brings daring opera to SA Outrageous opera of truly biblical proportions will reclaim its rightful place as the centrepiece …

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Artist of many faces

Damien Shen is a rich man – not necessarily in terms of money, but culture. The South Australian artist has Chinese and Aboriginal bloodlines. His ancestry has often been the subject of his work. Now, as part of OzAsia, he joins forces with Badiucao, one of the most prolific artists and political cartoonists in China: his work challenges the nature …

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We Suggest…

The 39 Steps — State Theatre Company Dunstan Playhouse, August 19 to September 11 British comic playwright Patrick Barlow borrows from both the original John Buchan novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 classic film to create a show that is equal parts farce, clowning masterclass and heart-stopping noir thriller. This deranged comedy features four actors, playing 139 roles, in 100 minutes …

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The Power of One

Billionaire Elon Musk has focused his star power on South Australia, promising to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the Mid North, simultaneously coming to the aid of the state’s troubled energy system. HOME to just over 1400 people, Jamestown is perhaps best known as the birth place of bush fashion pioneer R.M Williams and enterprising mayor-turned premier …

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Future Vision

What jobs will look like in 2050 When Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon in 1969, we knew humanity was headed to places, and ideas, few had yet contemplated. Global leaders in space exploration have set their sights on Mars and commercial space flights could be on the cards for paying customers of Richard Branson’s …

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Eyre to the throne

In the pristine waters of Coffin Bay on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula, a husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to producing the fattest, happiest oysters going to market in an industry that demands the best for luxxe city tables. They say on the quiet days, you can hear the oysters “chatter’’. It’s a beguiling notion but when the clear …

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The art of being family

Discovering his Aboriginal roots and relation to prominent South Australian elder Major Sumner has taken Adelaide artist Damien Shen to more than just one country Words Michael McGuire Photographer Matt Turner In a popular, but unobtrusive, Chinese restaurant off one of Adelaide’s busiest arterial roads artist Damien Shen is talking about his remarkable uncle Major Sumner. The man who inspired …

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Divine Inspiration for the Tech Savy

THE CREATIVE BUSINESS WORDS RENATO CASTELLO The former St Paul’s Anglican Church on the corner of Pulteney and Flinders streets, one of Adelaide’s busiest intersections, has had many purposes in its 157-year history. In the 19th century, the heritage-listed building counted among its congregation wealthy and powerful families, including the Ayers and Bonythons whose influence, contribution and notoriety are etched …

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Wine Chief Gets the Gago

MAKING A TOAST Chief winemaker Peter Gago has been appointed the state’s Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador. Mr Gago (pictured below) says the appointment will help put South Australia on the map of the global wine industry and have far-reaching benefits. “Elevating the state’s wine profile on an international stage increases the exposure for our premium wine labels and raises …

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Bonjour! Welcome to Adelaide

FRENCH CONNECTION WORDS TIM WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER The dark blue timber facade of La Buvette stands out along Adelaide’s Gresham St. Surrounded by historically beautiful — but mostly run down — buildings, the style of the French bar’s exterior is exquisite, chic and, most of all, authentic. Authenticity was important for business owners Dominique Lentz and his Adelaide-born wife, …

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Power of the people

Renewable Energy Words Luke Griffiths Man with the Plan Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian- American business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Now based in Los Angeles, the billionaire founded SpaceX, electric car maker Tesla and SolarCity. Nearly 400 white industrial boxes on concrete pads are packed into an area slightly smaller than a soccer pitch. The boxes look …

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South Australia breaking new ground

Leading the way in rooftop solar Generous feed-in tariffs and support from local councils and the State Government has helped Adelaide become the nation’s leader in rooftop solar. Almost one-third of SA homes have rooftop solar panels, but this is expected to taper off since the feed-in tariff scheme ended on September 30. Adelaide solar energy business Suntrix launched in …

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Rise of the red metal

The SA Government’s drive to grow its copper production to one million tonnes per year could elevate Australia into the top three copper producers in the world Copper is the lifeblood of a developing economy, and the South Australian Government is determined to position the state to be a major supplier of the vital commodity over coming decades. Copper production …

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Women of Influence

The power of knowing words RENATO CASTELLO   photography Tricia Watkinson It’s less than a week before Adelaide’s universities wind down for festive break and Professor Tanya Monro has a full agenda. There are student graduations, last-minute meetings, and the necessary loose ends that must be tied-off before campuses empty for the prolonged summer. We are due to meet in her …

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Leaders in Education

The Universal Touch – World leading research & facilities words craig cook Melissa Bendell is only 23 but the student from Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast has high ambitions. She has an undergraduate degree in business and tourism from James Cook Univeristy in Queensland; explored cultural heritage and tourism management strategies in Asia; and now is looking to …

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Tonsley – Collaboration Explosion

An innovation hub in Adelaide where students rub shoulders with big business is revolutionising education and employment in SA. Having won awards for its sustainable design, the Tonsley district is now looking at expanding words Alexandra Economou Collaboration is king at Adelaide’s Tonsley district, a place where education, business and innovation meet. Formerly home to a Mitsubishi car-making plant, Tonsley …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Crowning Glory

LABOUR OF LOVE WORDS ANNA VLACH PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER If you’re going to follow Coco Chanel’s famous “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” style edict, just make sure it’s not your millinery if you’re meeting Sylvy Earl. The official milliner for this year’s Adelaide Cup has had a lifelong appreciation of hats …

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Fashion Queens

Just Acler Words Alexandra Economou & Anna Vlach Making a name for itself nationally and overseas, South Australian affordable luxury label Acler was always going to cut it. After all, designers Julia Ritorto and Kathryn Forth had sewn up a deal with Myer ahead of its official launch. The national retailer signed Acler in mid 2015 on the credentials of …

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48 Hours Shop till You Drop

Bauhaus Located in Adelaide’s East End in Rundle St, this treasure trove stocks an eclectic range of quirky and colourful jewellery and accessories by local brands including Palas charms, as worn by Asher Keddie on Offspring. Take home an SA wearable artefact in the form of one of Barossa Valley jeweller Sue Garrard’s upcycled bespoke pieces made from pre-loved men’s …

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Fashion Trendsetters

The Adelaide Fashion Festival is a highlight of South Australia’s social calendar. Three trendsetters talk up the annual event, taking place October 19-23. Nicole Bonython-Hines Stylist “The festival gives the public a view into a world that’s rarefied – this event is not only for industry but it showcases an international calibre of runway show to the general public who …

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Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Cheers Beers

TASTE OF THE REGION WORDS MIKE GRIBBLE Pre-eminent master brewer Dr Charles Hahn jokes that when he arrived in Australia from the US in 1981, he was introduced to our seven-course meal – a meat pie and a six-pack. Hahn, 70, from Colorado, is founder of Sydney’s Hahn Brewery – later becoming Lion’s Malt Shovel with its James Squire beers. …

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Vintage vision

Obsessed … and just a  little bit mad Words: Tony Love Chester Osborn is no stranger to the outrageous. His shirt collection alone is infamous worldwide. His lengthy, blond curls hang unfettered over his mid-fifties year old shoulders. Social pages have thrived on numerous pictures of the McLaren Vale winemaker dressed up to the nines and beyond – from a …

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Prince of Provenance

Jock Zonfrillo’s food journey has taken him from foraging and fishing with his Scottish and Italian grandfathers and cooking for one of the world’s best chefs, Marco Pierre White, in England, to his own award-winning restaurants in Adelaide Words Dianne Mattsson SA’s abundant food bowl reared its virtues to colourful chef Jock Zonfrillo long before he contemplated life in Adelaide. …

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In the Spirit

SA’s finest distilleries 36 Short Virginia Spirits Distillery Brothers Jon and Con Lioulios have distilled and launched Australia’s first Rakia, the national drink of the Balkans. The brothers make their small-batch craft spirit as a tribute to their Macedonian-born father, Pando. The Gold Rakia has a rich aroma with a full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a hint of aniseed and sweet …

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Taste of SA

Native honey with green ants and slow-cooked mutton necks – dining out in Adelaide has become an experience one will never forget. With the world’s best chefs at the helm of Adelaide’s kitchens and tremendous produce at their doorstep, it comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of first class restaurants in the city.  The variety ranges from …

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The Hills of Pleasure

20 minutes and you’re there Tickle your palate and tempt your taste buds as you tour the wineries, visit craft breweries and sample the best local produce only a stone’s throw from Adelaide words brad crouch You know they keep the bar pretty high for quality in the Adelaide Hills when a brewer from the region wins the world’s best …

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Lux

Design your own tour Design your own food and wine tour with the help of bespoke small tour operator Rich & Lingering or choose one of their tailored experiences.The multi award-winning company has close relationships with premium operators throughout wine districts such as the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills for experiences ranging from wine masterclasses to …

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Poh Ling Yeow

COOK, ARTIST AND TV PRESENTER The inaugural season of Channel Ten’s MasterChef — and her infectious smile and artistic flare — propelled Poh Ling Yeow to the national spotlight. The Malaysian-born creative grew up in Adelaide and prefers this city to any other when it comes to life and work. Favourite coffee spot? Jamface at the Adelaide Central Market of …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Four ways to paradise

A place to call home: Little more than 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD lie four exceptional towns offering their residents a heavenly lifestyle away from the crowded city and at the right price beach: aldinga beach A beautiful beachside town with a population of a little under 10,000, just 47km from Adelaide CBD and 11km south of McLaren Vale. PROPERTY This growing …

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Crowning Glory

LABOUR OF LOVE WORDS ANNA VLACH PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER If you’re going to follow Coco Chanel’s famous “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” style edict, just make sure it’s not your millinery if you’re meeting Sylvy Earl. The official milliner for this year’s Adelaide Cup has had a lifelong appreciation of hats …

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Cheers Beers

TASTE OF THE REGION WORDS MIKE GRIBBLE Pre-eminent master brewer Dr Charles Hahn jokes that when he arrived in Australia from the US in 1981, he was introduced to our seven-course meal – a meat pie and a six-pack. Hahn, 70, from Colorado, is founder of Sydney’s Hahn Brewery – later becoming Lion’s Malt Shovel with its James Squire beers. …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …

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The Guide: Feb / Mar / Apr

February Murder & Redemption Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, City February 7 Finnish classical music mastermind Pekka Kuusisto, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and American modern folk hero Sam Amidon will take the audience on a journey from darkness into light. They will perform folk masterpieces re-imagined by indie-classical composer Nico Muhly and Amidon himself, combined with classical works …

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The Guide – Nov/Dec/Jan

What’s on in South Australia NOVEMBER Tartuffe by Molière Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, city November 4-20 This performance, presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions, follows Orgon who leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Vegan Festival …

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The Guide – Aug/Sep/Oct

What’s on in South Australia AUGUST – September – October August The Red Cross Letters Adelaide Festival Centre, corner of King William St and Festival Drive August 3-6 Based on a collection held at State Library of SA for the past 96 years, this State Theatre Company work incorporates material from letters sent to the South Australian Red Cross Information …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

View Post

Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

View Post

Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

View Post

Four ways to paradise

A place to call home: Little more than 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD lie four exceptional towns offering their residents a heavenly lifestyle away from the crowded city and at the right price beach: aldinga beach A beautiful beachside town with a population of a little under 10,000, just 47km from Adelaide CBD and 11km south of McLaren Vale. PROPERTY This growing …

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The Guide: May / June / July

May THE WHITLAMS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Festival Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City May 6 Australian indie rock/piano group The Whitlams will join forces with the Adelaide Pops Orchestra to perform classic hits including Blow Up the Pokies, No Aphrodisiac, Thank You (for Loving Me at My Worst) and I Make Hamburgers. Audiences can expect a show …

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Winter Wonderland

COSY COMFORTS As the mercury dips, there’s a host of new experiences across South Australia just waiting to be discovered. Turn up the heat and enjoy a romantic winter weekend with these 13 tips FOLLOW FLINDERS Never thought about hiking in the Flinders Ranges in winter? Think again. Conditions and temperatures ranging from 15C to 25C are perfect for walkers …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …

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Irwin by name & Nature

Words Craig Cook Photography Matt Turner You’ll hear the message spelt out over and over at Kangaroo Island’s leading tourist attraction of Raptor Domain: “Species, minus habitat, leads to extinction”. Owners Dave and Leeza Irwin — yes, related to the world-famous Queensland Irwin clan including Bob, Steve, Terri and Bindi — have been caring for wildlife professionally and personally since …

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Festival city on the march

Words Patrick McDonald It may be colloquially known as “Mad March” but the truth is that Adelaide’s festival season — which incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to racing carnivals of both the high-octane and equine varieties — rolls out from mid-February in a constant procession of entertainment which completely takes over the city. From one of the …

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Eyre to the throne

In the pristine waters of Coffin Bay on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula, a husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to producing the fattest, happiest oysters going to market in an industry that demands the best for luxxe city tables. They say on the quiet days, you can hear the oysters “chatter’’. It’s a beguiling notion but when the clear …

View Post

Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

View Post

Winter Wonderland

COSY COMFORTS As the mercury dips, there’s a host of new experiences across South Australia just waiting to be discovered. Turn up the heat and enjoy a romantic winter weekend with these 13 tips FOLLOW FLINDERS Never thought about hiking in the Flinders Ranges in winter? Think again. Conditions and temperatures ranging from 15C to 25C are perfect for walkers …

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Cabaret of life

COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY WORDS MATT GILBERTSON MAIN PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER A $90 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre is set to take centre stage at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Rather than resist the rubble — which is a major building block in a broader $900 million Riverbank precinct revitalisation project — CabFest 2017 custodians Eddie Perfect …

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Irwin by name & Nature

Words Craig Cook Photography Matt Turner You’ll hear the message spelt out over and over at Kangaroo Island’s leading tourist attraction of Raptor Domain: “Species, minus habitat, leads to extinction”. Owners Dave and Leeza Irwin — yes, related to the world-famous Queensland Irwin clan including Bob, Steve, Terri and Bindi — have been caring for wildlife professionally and personally since …

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Vintage vision

Obsessed … and just a  little bit mad Words: Tony Love Chester Osborn is no stranger to the outrageous. His shirt collection alone is infamous worldwide. His lengthy, blond curls hang unfettered over his mid-fifties year old shoulders. Social pages have thrived on numerous pictures of the McLaren Vale winemaker dressed up to the nines and beyond – from a …

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Festival city on the march

Words Patrick McDonald It may be colloquially known as “Mad March” but the truth is that Adelaide’s festival season — which incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to racing carnivals of both the high-octane and equine varieties — rolls out from mid-February in a constant procession of entertainment which completely takes over the city. From one of the …

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World-class entertainment

Dubbed Mad March, this month turns South Australia into a mecca for entertainment-hungry punters Adelaide’s festival season incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to high-octane car races and equine carnivals. Unlike anywhere else in the country, the entertainment season literally takes over the city and much of state, creating an unforgettable spectacle that must be seen to be …

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Land of sand and sun

Lonely Planet named SA as one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2017. If that’s not enough, here are five perks for travellers to South Australia. Lonely Planet has firmly put South Australia on the international travel map this year by naming it as one of the top 10 regions to visit in 2017. According to Lonely …

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Timeless secrets

They come from beneath the Earth The Ediacara Hills, in the west of the Flinders Ranges, are finally giving up a secret that could fill in the gaps of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and solve what is known as “Darwin’s dilemma”. Today, this secret is attracting people from around the world, including famed broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough Words …

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