WOMADelaide’s Around The Park Program and KidZone

WOMADelaide’s Around The Park Program and KidZone

Cathedral of Lights WOMADELAIDE

WOMADelaide’s Around The Park Program and KidZone

­WOMADelaide, to be held in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 11-14 March, has revealed final program elements with its Around the Park program featuring dramatic installations, exhibitions, children’s activities and site performances.

Leading the announcement is the breathtaking Cathedral of Light from outstanding visual experience company Mandylights. The 60m long archway composed of tens of thousands of LED light globes, is inspired by the arched windows of historic churches and has been exhibited extensively internationally. Walking through Cathedral of Light is a euphoric experience as audiences are drawn out of the darkness towards the metaphoric light ‘at the end of the tunnel’.

the bush mechanics

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition is an award-winning realisation of the acclaimed ABC TV miniseries first aired in 2001, that followed five young Warlpiri men as they travelled through remote outback Australia using ‘nyurulypa’ (good tricks) to fix and keep their vehicles running.  The exhibition, developed by the National Motor Museum, embraces the light-heartedness of the original TV program that won over millions of viewers with a delightful mix of immersive technology, gaming and interactive screens, as well as one of the original cars, a Ford Fairlane painted with traditional Walpiri designs, explores the unique storytelling style of Warlpiri music, art and culture.

kardla paltendi

Kardla Paltendi (Dancing Fire)   The world-premiere commission is a collaboration between Kaurna man Jamie Goldsmith, his Taikurtinna dance group and installation artist Simon Hutchinson of Adelaide’s Nature Play event company Climbing Tree. Celebrating the re-emergence of traditional Kaurna fire practice, it taps into humanity’s fascination with fire and shines a light on Karrawirraparri (the River Torrens) and its reflection mirrored in the Milky Way.  Beginning nightly with ceremony and live performance, large carved flaming pillars will burn from within throughout the night symbolising the eternal connections of land, sky, the material and spiritual.

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Other installations include HEXADECA, a new high-tech work from Adelaide creative studio Pulsing Heart.  This architecturally designed music-making playground, draws upon sensor activated music technology and with collaborations from leading Australian musicians it invites the audience to become the conductor. As people spin in custom constructed seats, portions of a musical score is activated with the whole track only revealed when each seat is occupied.

TAKSU – an organic sculptural installation from NSW company Barefoot Design, is a giant portal made of 160 natural bamboo combs shaped into a spiralling tunnel, reminding us that we are surrounded by, and inseparable from, the natural environment.

gravity and other myths womadelaide

Adelaide’s world-renowned Gravity and Other Myths will present Process, a world-premiere night-time promenade piece of acrobatic, physical theatre tailor-made for the festival.


Often described as Alice in Wonderland meets The Shining, UK performance duo Cocoloco will bring their trademark hilarious and ever-so-slightly bent street theatre to WOMADelaide, presenting three quirky pieces, Mafia Wedding, Madame Bonbon & Nobby and Alice & Alice.

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The work of acclaimed artist and activist Peter Drew, best known nationally for his Real Australians Say Welcome and Together Soon Enough street posters, will be shown in AUSSIE, an exhibition of six stunning, large-scale images which celebrate individuals who applied for exemptions from the White Australia Policy in the 1900s.

The Memoryologist – an interactive experience from Adelaide’s Slingsby Theatre Company, where the audience share their treasured memories from 30 years of WOMADelaide, to be instantly transformed into a work of shadow play, music, poetry or imagery.

SA musician Tim Koch has created Halcyon a 15-minute soundscape of original music to loop across all stages at the end of each night of the festival.  And, as part of the festival’s music training and development program, the WOMADelaide x Northern Sound System Academy, the NSS Studio will host mini gigs by emerging artists and record live onsite.

Kid Zone Womadelaide

KidZone, the festival’s dream destination for children will be brimming with adventure-filled learning and fun, featuring AFL superstar Eddie Betts reading My Kind and My People from his popular Lil Homies series of children’s books and Patch Theatre’s new Mirror Mirror, an adventure to draw kids into the heart of a gleaming mirrored dome where they flip the switch to lose themselves in a kaleidoscopic dream.  The SA Museum will deliver a program of discoveries, Evelyn Roth’s beloved Nylon Zoo returns, while Sonya Rankine, an award-winning Ngarrindjeri, Narungga, Ngadjuri and Wirangu artist, will develop a collaborative woven sculpture across the four days of the festival.

“The Around the Park program has surprise and delight for audiences and we are particularly excited to be featuring three world premieres with the very special collaborative work Kardla Paltendi,  PROCESS, a new work from one of Australia’s finest acrobatic troupes Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) and the beguiling installation  HEXADECA” said Director Ian Scobie.

WOMADELAIDE, 11-14 March, Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia

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PAW Patrol Live! Adelaide | “The Great Pirate Adventure”

PAW Patrol Live! Adelaide | “The Great Pirate Adventure”

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PAW Patrol Live! Adelaide | “The Great Pirate Adventure”

All paws on deck! Paw Patrol Live is coming to Adelaide in April 2022!

Following the continued success of the PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour in 2021, Nickelodeon, VStar Entertainment Group and TEG Life Like Touring today announced the return of the second live stage show based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment.

The action-packed, music-filled production, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” features the beloved characters from the animated series and will begin touring Australia in April 2022.

Tickets on sale

Tickets to see the pups embark on this pirate-themed voyage are on sale to the general public through Ticketek for show dates in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

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A pirate adventure

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Presented by Paramount+, Mayor Goodway is getting everything ship-shape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on.

Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

Event Details

Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”
Venue: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Dates: Saturday 30 April, 2022: 10.00am, 1.00pm | Sunday 1 May, 2022: 10.00am

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Festival of Golf Tournament will BLITZ Adelaide across Easter Weekend

Festival of Golf Tournament will BLITZ Adelaide across Easter Weekend

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Festival of Golf Tournament will BLITZ Adelaide across Easter Weekend

Golf from celebrities and pros, live music, food trucks and giveaways will be part of a big Easter weekend in Adelaide with the Blitz Golf tournament now making its way to South Australia this April.

The free Festival of Golf event, usually held in January, will shake up Adelaide’s autumn across North Adelaide, the Adelaide CBD and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The move to April was unavoidable with current COVID restrictions, but Founder/Director Simon Zybek says Easter will be memorable for those wanting to get social on the long weekend.

“This has presented an incredible opportunity as the Easter weekend is going to be massive,” says Simon. “The two events we have coming are both free entry and we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding of the recent decision to postpone the event, we can’t wait to showcase Blitz over a fantastic weekend.”

The Festival of Golf begins on Easter Thursday (April 14) at SHANX @ Regency Park, with the world-first celebrity PRO-AM mini golf event.

Blitz Golf Adelaide

Offering $10,000 in prize money as a miniature entrée to the Blitz Golf tournament, there will be a DJ, food trucks and free show bags for kids, all wrapped up in 90 minutes of pure entertainment.

Starting with a 5pm session for the amateurs to win their way into the main event to play alongside the pros and celebrities, with four spots up for grabs. Then at 7pm, the main event will hold a stadium atmosphere as the best of the best fight for mini golf supremacy.

On Easter Monday (April 18), Blitz meets the city at North Adelaide Golf Club from 1pm for Australia’s richest single-day golf event, the Blitz Golf PRO Series Final.

Leading professionals will go head-to-head with eight celebrity players (yet to be announced), to play six holes of golf, with the top 16 players of the 32-player field advancing to round two. Three holes are played in this round, before the top four progress to the sudden death final. All the action revolves around the central Oakley stadium hole which will be an incredible atmosphere.

Entertainment for the final includes multiple live music acts, giveaways in the Adidas Fan Zone and challenges in the Golf Challenge kids zone. Food will be supplied by Fork On The Road food trucks, famous for celebrating South Australia’s street food culture.

The North Adelaide event will kick off the 2022-23 season, with as many as eight events to be scheduled Australia-wide before finishing up at Glenelg Golf Club in early 2023.

A regional qualifier will be held at Links Lady Bay on the morning of Thursday April allowing players to win their way through to Monday’s showcase.

It is FREE entry but still a ticketed event.

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Santos Festival of Cycling Family Friendly Festival Village

Santos Festival of Cycling Family Friendly Festival Village


Santos Festival of Cycling Family Friendly Festival Village One-Day Program

Calling all future cyclists, bike enthusiasts, and kiddos that just like things that have 2 wheels and roll! The Santos Festival of Cycling has unveiled the program for the City of Adelaide Festival Village at Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga on Wednesday 26 January from 1:00pm-10:30pm.

The City of Adelaide Festival Village will play host to various trackside cycling disciplines including the fast-paced TREK Night Riders Criterium for both men and women where the best riders in the country will battle it out over bragging rights for the most fast and furious.

It will also be the home of the Santos Paracycling Team Relay and freestyle BMX demonstrations by world-renowned talent including Jai Toohey, Kyle Baldock and Josh Matthews.

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Kids’ activities and family friendly zone

Off the track, families are welcome to spread out and enjoy the kids’ activities in the kids’ corner, including bike bowling, bike pit stop check in, and bike bell decorating, and show off their creations in the crowd-favourite FREE Westpac Family Ride.

To round out the day, festival-village goers will also be delighted by acclaimed Australian musician to be announced in the coming days, for a FREE performance on the main stage just after 8.30pm.

There will also be local food and beverage vendors to sample throughout the day and night, and ample open space to enjoy.

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights Full 2022 Program – Tickets on sale now!

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights Full 2022 Program – Tickets on sale now!

Today The Garden of Unearthly Delights announces its full 2022 program after a sneak peek late last year. With a jam-packed season of comedy, circus, cabaret, interactive theatre, kids shows and more the 2022 season guarantees to have something for everyone.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights will ignite the East parklands with its signature vintage carnival atmosphere for 32 warm sunny days and starry nights across February and March.

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Season Highlights for The Garden of Unearthly Delights 2022

Season highlights for comedy lovers include:

  • Wil Anderson – Wilogical
  • Tommy Little – Pretty Fly for a Dickhead
  • Dave Hughes – Trending
  • Merrick Watts – An Idiots Guide to Wine
  • Chicksal 500
  • Rove McManus – Loosey Goosey
  • Sam Simmons – Be A Verb

…along with some of the best in Australian comedy who are teaming up to present double-header shows including Peter Helliar & Nikki Britton – Live and Judith Lucy & Denise Scott – Still Here and Dave Thornton & Dilruk Jayasinha – The Detour 2022.


Garden of Unearthlly Delights 2022

Australian Vocal Ensemble fronted by Aussie music royalty, Katie Noonan offers audiences an unparalleled music experience from a vocal quartet combining four of Australia’s finest vocalists.

Melbourne music legends, Even, return for one very special night of kick-arse Aussie tunes.

Kevin Quantum brings his latest creation DARK MATTER to The Garden in 2022, walking the line between magic and science, this mathematical mastermind will leave you questioning reality.

Additional highlights from The Garden’s sneak peek program late last year include:

Smashed – The Brunch Party starting at 10:30am every weekend gives audiences the morning-start they never knew they needed, featuring a smorgasbord of world-class cabaret, fierce drag and jaw-dropping circus performers.

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New to the Garden in 2022

New to The Garden in 2022 is cabaret spectacular The Purple Rabbit presented by the creators of returning sell out show BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE which is sure to be a night of risqué fun and frivolity.

For those who find a magic show pairs perfectly with a cocktail, Maho Magic Bar offers the best of both worlds with highly skilled magicians and bespoke drinks all set in a custom-made venue. Keeping the magic alive is Dom Chambers a Boy and His Deck and the mystifying Raymond Crowe bringing his latest masterpiece UNUSUALISM to The Garden.

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Family Friendly shows in the Garden 2022

As always there’s something for the whole family with kids shows!

Monksi Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, SeaStar Rock, HOLY BIN AMOLEY and Garden favourites Amazing Drumming Monkeys. With matinee performances of kids shows, air-conditioned venues and easy access, taking the kids out for Fringe has never been easier at The Garden of Unearthly Delights.

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Pico’s Puppet Palace at Adelaide Fringe 2022

Looking for kid-friendly Adelaide Fringe shows for the upcoming festival season? How does puppetry fused with storytelling, physical theatre, a hint of live music and an educational, ecological theme sound?

Yeah, that’s what we thought too… pretty darn awesome!

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Pico’s Palace Performances

Enter Pico’s Puppet Palace, a performance troupe formed in 2016 by Sally Miller and Jesse Hamilton.

Picos Puppet Palace is an interactive and fun puppet show suitable for children and adults alike, with beautifully handmade puppets made from repurposed materials. Each show is an episode of Pico’s adventures and introduces ecological and environmental issues, innovations and ideas.

This Adelaide Fringe they will be presenting two shows over five performances. ‘Pico and the Golden Lagoon’ is an enchanting adventure story about courage, new friendships and the wonders of nature. ‘Pico under the Coral Sea’ is an underwater exploration to meet the creatures of the reef and learn about the threats they are facing.

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Event Details

Pico and the Golden Lagoon

Three Shows:

Saturday February 26, 2pm.
Red Poles Gallery, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale
Tickets $15

Friday and Saturday March 4 & 5, 11am
Domain Theatre Marion Cultural Centre,
Adults $22, Concession $17, Child $15, Family $55

Pico under the Coral Sea

Two shows:

Friday March 18, 11am
Saturday March 19, 2pm
Domain Theatre Marion Cultural Centre,
Adults $22, Concession $17, Child $15, Family $55



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