Adelaide | New Lord Mayor Martin Haese has hammered out a compromise deal with controversial Fringe venue, the Royal Croquet Club, which will see it go ahead in a hugely expanded form in 2015.
Haese, who slammed the Victoria Square venue during the council election campaign, has been closely involved in brokering the new deal, which will see restrictions on proposed trading hours and the size of bar areas.
InDaily can exclusively report that parties came to an in-principle agreement yesterday which will see the Fringe festival gain a new foothold over the central part of the city.
The Royal Croquet Club, which started last year, will almost double its physical size and could cater for 250,000 patrons over 28 days. Last year it had nearly 28,000 tickets on sale; in 2015 more than 170,000 sh Full Story »
Comment | I suspect my late grandfather, God rest him, didn’t vote Labor much, or once, even, in his almost-91 years – though he was fond of Don Dunstan, in an apolitical sort of way.
The few times I dined at Don’s Table with my grandparents, the Don would instead perch himself at ours, making gregarious conversation, glass of red wine in hand, like the old guy the waiter would usually politely-if-awkwardly ask to move along if he didn’t happen to own the joint.
Nonetheless, the ALP wasn’t really my Grandad Bob’s cup of tea, though he did have one thing wholly in common with this Labor administration: they’re both total crap at information technology.
In the early ‘80s, when personal computers were becoming all the rage, Bob brought home a Commodore or IBM or somesuch, Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | A surf-lifesaving club in the city, Bowerbird Design Market, fire spinning in Victoria Square and Feast Festival are among this weekend’s entertainment picks.
The Doug Anthony All Stars are also in town for just one more show, the State Theatre Company is presenting a new production of Othello at the Adelaide Festival Centre, and Christmas is coming early in Norwood and Onkaparinga.
Bowerbird Design Market
The three-day spring-summer Bowerbird market is taking over the Stirling Angas Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground this weekend – just in time for Christmas shopping. Bowerbird will feature more than 120 stalls selling boutique fashion, jewellery, accessories, homewares, furniture, lighting and other items, with the designers behind the products also the ones selling Full Story »
CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | They’re sitting on a beach in Santa Monica, California, just days after winning the Jury Award in the Dark Matters Category at the Austin Film Festival for their film One Eyed Girl.
It’s warm, the sun is shining, they’re surrounded by sun loungers, and behind them is a two-storey whitewashed beach house.
But just as the idea of home-grown Adelaide film makers, and former Flinders University students, Nick Matthews, Craig Behenna and David Ngo living it up in LA begins to take root, Craig drops a bombshell.
“We’re actually crammed into one little room, and we’ve just been blowing up our air beds together. It’s all starting to feel just a bit toooo intimate!”
Listening to them over the telephone from Adelaide, it’s clear that their Full Story »