Time to get a Wiggle on

November 30, 2012 by  

The Wiggles, undisputed kings of children’s entertainment, kicked off their final Australian tour at the Perth Arena on Saturday, November 24. After 7,000 shows during the past 20 years, Jeff, Greg, and Murray are leaving the group, but they did not look at all weary during the action packed performance. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field said:

“As you know, Jeff, Murray, and Greg are retiring. It’s sad and we will miss them very much. We have so many great memories.”

In the meantime, the Wiggles appear delighted to be in Perth and onstage performing classics such as ‘Wake Up Jeff!’, ‘Fruit Salad’, and ‘Hot Potato’, even after returning recently to Australia from farewell tours in Europe, Asia and America.

The quartet was accompanied on stage for several numbers by the three new replacements, wearing T-shirts marked ‘In Training’. The Wiggles even previewed their latest song, ‘Peanut Butter’, complete with a warning about food allergies. Newcomer Simon Pryce had opportunity to showcase his booming voice, while new female wiggle, Emma Watkins, a talented singer and dancer, impressed, along with fellow newcomer Lachie.

As always, the fans, young and old, roared with delight from the beginning to the end of the show, when the original foursome roared off stage after having to perform an impromptu and unexpected six-point turn in the Big Red Car. The Wiggles will continue to wow audiences for another month, with the final gig of their farewell tour in Sydney on December 23.

Print companies, advertising agencies and entrepreneurs of Australia are indebted to The Wiggles as talented ambassadors for the worldwide entertainment industry.

Clowning around for a living

November 29, 2012 by  

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) Showcase season is here, with the opportunity to see our circus stars of the future performing incredible acts of agility and strength.

The 18 graduating artists have prepared for the past three years, undergoing study and training in Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts degree course, at Swinburne University. The Showcase, continuing at NICA’s National Circus Centre in Prahran until the beginning of December, presents contemporary circus, from comedy acrobatics to seemingly impossible tightwire routines.

The showcase is the final performance, as students, for the 18 graduates. NICA Director & CEO Pamela Creed says:

“Circus Showcase provides the perfect platform from which these students leap into professional circus careers. Their fresh interpretation of the circus art form is dazzling.”

Past graduates of NICA continue to pursue local and international careers with some of the worlds leading circus troupes. Every performer brings an individual skill-set, and this year’s show is no exception.

Fans will be enthralled by the airborne prat-falls of a high-flying bag lady, or the acrobatic ballet sequence of breath-taking beauty and agility. Then there is the ‘object manipulator’, combining shadow puppetry, mime and juggling. To say there is something for everyone is an understatement.

This talented bunch of graduates is sure to impress, being the result of imagination, artistry, and sheer hard work, culminating in a polished and impressive performance, and retaining Australia’s status as a goldmine of circus talent. Prahran print companies are sure to discover a wealth of banner printing and poster printing opportunities with these stars of the future.

Not long left to see Picasso and Warhol in Perth

November 28, 2012 by  

Art lovers have less than a week left to see works by renowned artists at the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Picasso to Warhol exhibition.

The exhibition, which [Read more]

Perth rents increase as property prices drop

November 27, 2012 by  

The Perth property market experienced some ups and downs over the past quarter, creating a mixed bag of results for potential homebuyers and renters in the area.

The Real Estate Institute of WA’s (REIWA) latest figures show [Read more]

Melbourne dressmakers support new fashion label

November 26, 2012 by  

Novice fashion designer, James Lillis, has chosen clothing manufacturers in Melbourne and Brisbane to make his new range of clothing which features innovative use of digital prints. It was revealed last month that [Read more]

Photo competition makes a real splash

November 25, 2012 by  

The 4th annual ‘Water in Penrith’ photography competition – a local initiative celebrating National Water Week – was a great success, with high quality images snapped in every age division. This year’s theme, ‘Valuing Our Water in Penrith’, triggered [Read more]

Hospital bed lifts quality of life for Slacks Creek family

November 24, 2012 by  

While brochure printers and door-to-door collections may play invaluable roles in attracting support for a charity, the value of a ‘good news’ story can certainly help too. A story from last month surely warmed many a heart, and prompted [Read more]

New school stems tide of South Melbourne pre-schoolers

November 23, 2012 by  

Fears of overcrowded primary schools in South Melbourne have been put to rest with the news that a new school will be built in the near future. Portable classrooms are a familiar feature of [Read more]

A Year of Reading draws to a close in Hawthorn

November 22, 2012 by  

Reading enthusiasts should make the most of two activities in Hawthorn next week, as the National Year of Reading comes to a close.

On Tuesday, November 27, journalist, broadcaster and [Read more]

Osborne Park support magic for midget cars

November 21, 2012 by  

The Magic Man 34 speed car event is getting bigger every year, thanks to a growing list of sponsors, including Osborne Park Retravision, long term supporters of the race.

This year’s event offered [Read more]

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