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Noosa International Food & Wine Festival!

Hooray! It’s Noosa International Food & Wine Festival time!


Noosa International Food & Wine Festival runs Thursday ’til Sunday.


As Director of the Gala Opening Night Concert, Sam has been working with the stars of the show. “It was a full day of tech and the show tomorrow night is looking and sounding amazing” he said. “You’ll love the music – classical music – beautifully done and all recognisable. And the voices! Wow!”


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On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sam runs the Main Stage, where we’ll see the best chefs in the world by day and some of the hottest entertainers by night.


Where will you be? With so many delicious and entertaining events the only trouble might be making your selection!


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Thursday May 15 2014


Westpac Ruby Luncheon with Wendy Harmer





Asian Food Trail 1 or Seafood Afloat Trail 1 or Hinterland Trail 1 (Strings and Straw)


Exclusive Hakkaisan and Wasabi Degustation – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT





Gala Opening Night Concert – Foodie Fandango – starring David Hobson, Taryn Fieberg and Jud Arthur and the Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra led by Guy Noble.





Friday May 16 2014


Top Tastes of Queensland – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Asahi Beer Lunch




Asian Food Trail 2 – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Seafood Afloat Trail 2 – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Hinterland Trail 2 (Strings and Straw) – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT





Appollonian Bush and Bluegrass Adventure


Suntory Cocktail Competition


Netanya Premier International Degustation – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Suntory Cocktail Matching Dinner – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Sunset Concert – Dinner at View on Little Hastings – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Sophistication by the River – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


River Spice – Sirocco


East and West – Embassy XO


Amici at Locale





Westpac WelcomeParty and Concert featuring X-Factor’s Dami Im





Saturday May 17 2014




Enjoy Cobram Estate Olive Oil Tasting, Chardonnay Masterclass, Westpac Premier International Degustation and Dinner at Gaston.

Next year book early to avoid missing out on awesome events such as Champagne Masterclass, High Tea by the River, Qantas Seafood Feast with Neil Perry and a Sixties Beach Party!




Sunday May 18 2014






Enjoy Shiraz Masterclass, Sparkling Wine Masterclass, A Visit to the Middle East, Qantas Seafood Feast with Neil Perry, European Affair – River Cottage, Port Douglas on Noosa River, the street party at Cafe Le Monde and the after party at Gaston

Next year, don’t miss events like the Champagne Breakfast (SOLD OUT), Champagne Masterclass (SOLD OUT), High Tea by the River (SOLD OUT), or an Italian Feast at berardo’s (SOLD OUT)!




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our biggest little theatre festival continues…anywhere but in theatres!


In case you hadn’t realised, there is theatre happening everywhere, literally, all around, in places and spaces like the Queensland Museum, Queen Street Mall, Bent Books, The Boundary Hotel, St Vincent’s Hospital, and Fil-a-Bolus Hair Salon. Anywhere Theatre Festival continues until Sunday May 18.

We thought we’d said farewell to anywhere last year but we’re glad it’s back! Hooray!




There is theatre and then there is anywhere theatre.


We’re not reviewing at anywhere (we’re prepping for Noosa International Food & Wine Festival and rehearsing two productions for inclusion in the 2014 Noosa Long Weekend Festival program – more details next week!), but you can read the reviews from the anywhere review team here.



Topology hosts a series of House Parties inspired by their 11th CD release and show entitled, SHARE HOUSE! It’ll be a night of groovy tunes, board games and fun-filled house party mayhem.

Mingle with the 5 dysfunctional characters of Share House – have a jam with Rob, plank with Bernard or gossip over cocktails with the gals.

And to cap it off, enjoy an art exhibit featuring 10 commissioned artworks by artists from Brisbane and Manila – each inspired by individual tracks off the album! Artworks will be auctioned off with 100% of proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity Philippines to rebuild homes that were devastated by the recent Typhoon Haiyan. Find more information about the band, the Share House album and tour here.


Do we ever get to the party? Or will we just pre-drink our lives away?


Pre-drinks is not just a show, it’s the drinks before the event and the event itself! Rocket Boy Ensemble promises intimate confessions, raucous behaviour, and a heady mix of goon-punch, drinking games and self-discovery. It’s a play by Lewis Treston but an event you can bring your non-theatre friends to.



Sweet Meniscus is a bold new dance work from emerging choreographer, Joseph Stewart.


Collaborating with writer, Torrey Atkin, and composer, Will Hughes, the piece combines the historic Spring Hill Baths with three of Queensland Ballet’s finest dancers (including Principal, Rachael Walsh) to construct an elegant and evocative exploration of our deeply unusual relationship with water.


Empress is a cabaret concert experience featuring consummate Brisbane performer Barb Fordham.


In the 1920s Bessie Smith was known as the Empress of the Blues. Empress is a tribute to the blues singer Bessie Smith, her life, her music and those she influenced including Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and the father of western swing Bob Wills. Barb weaves her own stories of life as a young woman in the suburbs of Brisbane who loved to sing the blues. It takes a sassy, robust woman to deliver the hollering, gutsy blues of Bessie Smith and Barb Fordham certainly delivers!


Shakespeare. Shaken, and stirred!


In Drunk Shakespeare a cast of classically-trained actors attempt to present a Shakespearean play BUT one of them has been drinking… this is the highest quality of Shakespearean acting paired with amazing improvised comedy. Directed by Steven Mitchell Wright.


Noosa International Food & Wine Festival



The tenth anniversary Noosa Food & Wine Festival is well and truly underway today!




Even the rain couldn’t put a damper on preparations and proceedings today, the festival – in its tenth year – kicked off with Food Trails and the Westpac Ruby Luncheon, to be followed by the Gala Opening Night – Edible Music tonight, a unique concert showcasing some of Australia’s most talented musicians and the world’s leading chefs.



Sam is wearing a couple of hats, one as stage manager another for “chef micro-manager”! He’s been on site all day and has taken a few deep breaths this afternoon before the gates open. It’s a BIG show. But then, with Jim Berardo at the helm, how could it be anything less?!


Friday, Saturday and Sunday night is going to be music and dancing central at Festival Village with an amazing line up of entertainers!


Join The Martini Club, Pantastic Steel Band, Soul Cutz, Mahogany, Queen Bohemian Rhapsody with Thomas Crane, The Fabulous Singlettes, Relish and the amazing Timomatic!


Because I’ll be at shake & stir’s Animal Farm tonight and The Danger Ensemble’s Sons of Sin tomorrow night, I might not experience much of the festival at all! If you’re there, wining and dining and enjoying the entertainment, let us know what you’re up to!





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