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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Oct-Nov
64 | www.probussouthpacific.org EVENTS Saatchi comes to Adelaide Adelaide is hosting the largest exhibition of contemporary British Art to visit Australia in over a decade, with works from 40 young artists travelling from London’s Saatchi Gallery to The Art Gallery of South Australia. Works include Tracey Emin’s My Bed, controversially nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999, and Steve Bishop’s Christian Dior – J’adore (Mountain Goat), a bold statement piece made from a taxidermy goat and a concrete version of the iconic J’adore perfume bottle. Public lectures, documentary screenings and fora run throughout the exhibition. When: Until 23 October Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, SA W: artgallery.sa.gov.au Barra, Beef and Bulldust Gulf country comes alive for the annual Barra, Beef and Bulldust Expo, and half the fun is getting there. Two-day tours funnel visitors via the Savannah Way or the Overlander’s Way to Karumba, perched on the edge of the Arafura Sea almost due west of Cairns. Once you hit town, get into the swing of the festival: tour the Delta Downs Station, cruise the river at sunset, search out crabs and crocs, feast on local produce, and get ready for the concerts and cook-offs. When: 4-6 November Where: Karumba and Gulf Region, Qld W: www.barrabeefandbulldust.com.au T: (07) 4062 1330 Harvest Picnic Celebrate Victoria’s best local products at The Age Harvest Picnic at Werribee Park. Live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and competitions will keep the most dedicated foodie entertained, while regional wines and ciders, artisan cheeses, and hand-made preserves will be available for tasting and purchase. When: 27 November 2011 Where: Werribee Park, Werribee, Vic W: www.harvestpicnic.com.au T: (03) 9521 8844 Goodwill Charity Card Shop Twelve charities are again banding together to spread Christmas cheer and raise money by selling Australian-made Christmas cards in more than 100 beautiful designs. The main pop-up shop is in Sydney, but check the website to find out if there is an outlet near you. When: 10 October – 16 December, 9.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday Where: Scots Church, 44 Margaret St Sydney, NSW W: www.goodwillcharitycards.org.au T: 0458 812 726 Mango festival Mango will be the star of every plate, glass, bowl and garden bed as Broome celebrates the mango in all its guises at the 25th annual Mango Festival. Join a north-western tradition and head to Broome to taste the local mangoes, mango cocktails from Broome’s favourite bartenders and mango dishes created by local chefs, as well as learn how to grow your very own mangoes and buy grafted trees. You’ll also be supprting the Broome Disability Group, prostate and breast cancer research programs, Broome primary schools, the Kyle Andrew Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. When: 25-28 November Where: Broome, WA W: broome.wa.au/events/mango-festival T: 0439 963 339 Pioneering cancer treatment Professor Michael Jackson, Director of Radiation Oncology at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital, and Professor Carl Munoz, Director and owner of Gammasonics, will speak at a lunch in Sydney to explain the use of radio frequency hyperthermia in cancer treatment. The treatment is currently used in several university hospitals in Europe and Asia, as well as Duke University Medical Centre’s cancer centre in the USA, and Jackson and Munoz are working towards trialling the treatment at POW. When: 20 October, 12pm Where: Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay, NSW T: 0428 434 471
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