Events

your eight-day entertainment and events guide in Australia

FESTIVAL Grab a hot drink at The Rocks Aroma Festival, a celebration of all that is caffeinated. Visit the stalls of coffee roasters, tea makers, chocolatiers and more, watch the latte-art competition or hear live music from Lolo Lovina and Microwave Jenny. MUSIC Local outfit Bryan Estepa and The Tempe Two play a free gig focusing on the smartly constructed ...

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Miranda Kerr has said yes to marry billionaire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has said yes to a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, billionaire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel. Kerr, a former spokeswoman for Victoria’s Secret who was raised in Gunnedah, NSW, posted a picture online on Wednesday showing a huge diamond ring on her hand. The image also features a cartoon couple with the man down on one knee ...

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How children’s brains develop to make them right or left handed

As children grow older, they tend to favour one hand over the other for certain tasks, particularly for writing or drawing. A child’s “handedness” is generally categorised as right, left or mixed, and tends to settle around the same time they acquire language – about four-years-old. It remains a persistent characteristic throughout our life. We now know that a child’s ...

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World Health Day: WHO releases global report on diabetes

Edited by Nelly T. The World Health Organization has released its first ever-global report on diabetes to mark the occasion of World Health Day. The results were alarming. There has been a nearly four-fold increase in diabetes cases over the last quarter-century, excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth being the chief reasons for this spike the World Health Organization ...

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GX Australia sponsor Nnooo on why this weekend’s event is so important

Sydney’s first ever GX Australia takes place this weekend, and ahead of the event, Stevivor sat down with local developers and event sponsors, Nnooo, to discuss its importance. According to Bruce Thomson, Nnooo’s Marketing Director, there are myriad reasons to support GX Australia. “It’s important because Blast ’em Bunnies is about to be released; it’s a show where we can tell ...

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Frozen magic as Lucy Durack brings Disney to the Opera House

Little Polly doesn’t know it yet, but she’s been helping mum rehearse. Lucy Durack’s eight-month-old daughter sits enraptured as she listens to her mum belt out music from the movie Frozen. “Last year, (my husband) Chris asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said ‘Can you learn the male part of Love Is An Open Door so we can ...

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When silence falls: NSW art exhibition exposes hidden violent chapters in Australian, world history

Visions of war and conflict may be all too commonplace in the news media, but it is not often that we are given the space to really contemplate what the long-term legacy of violence is for our society. Cara Pinchbeck, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), made it her mission to ...

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Chinese New Year: Millions travel across country to welcome in Year of the Monkey

At Beijing’s main train station, the snack sellers are doing brisk business. As thousands of people stream past them each hour, packs of bottled water, instant noodles and preserved duck meat are flying off the shelves. The scene is a far cry from the chaos that gripped commuters outside the main train station in Guangzhou, 2,000 kilometres to the south, ...

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weather events get Americans to act on climate change

Scientists are drawing a link between climate change and extreme weather events with increasing confidence. An American Meteorological Society report, for example, studied 28 individual weather events occurring in 2013-2014 and found climate change to have influenced events such as the tropical cyclones that hit Hawaii; extreme heat waves in Argentina, South Korea and China; and severe rainfall in southern ...

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Arts markets under the hammer as rich investors cool off

The art market appears to be entering its cooling-off period. For the past six years, an influx of newly wealthy collectors — particularly from China — has pushed up prices for everything from Ming vases to Claude Monet, but now there are signs that the bidding paddles could come down hard. Falling oil prices, volatile stock swings and China’s deepening ...

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