SLIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

April 25, 2014

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Darlinghurst’s intimate cabaret venue, Slide, located near Hyde Park in Oxford Street, recently unveiled the programme for their Third Annual Slide Cabaret Festival, running from 19-30 May 2014.

After the success of last year’s programme, the team at Slide have put together an even more diverse offering of acts featuring cabaret stars from around the globe, including party goddess Uta Uber Kool Ja who will present her show in a hotel suite at the Pullman Hotel, just around the corner from the art deco Slide Lounge.

Avigail Herman

Avigail Herman

Avigail Herman takes to the stage on 21 May and on 24 May there’s El’Circo, a blend of Parisian cabaret, vaudeville and circus performances as you enjoy a nine course degustation dinner. I’m looking forward to seeing Debora Krizak, supported by Melody Beck, perform in cABBAret on 28 May. These are just some of the acts making up this year’s programme.

The Festival begins on 19 May with a music trivia fundraiser in aid of Australian Children’s Music Foundation. There will be special guest performances and celebrity performances throughout the evening.

During the Festival, Slide are introducing their all new Late Night Piano Bar, which will be open from 10 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, hosted by Darren Mapes. http://www.slide.com.au

Sandra Tiltman    Photos: John Pond

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BONDI HARDWARE BIRTHDAY

April 25, 2014

IMG_5166Hawaiian shirts, colourful leis and an enthusiast crowd, helped local restaurant and bar, Bondi Hardware, celebrate their second birthday at an end of summer party.

DJ’s spun summer beats as guests decided which of the evening’s two cocktails they would sample. Having a choice of Hardware Hoola made with Ketel One Vodka, lime, coconut syrup, raspberry puree & cream, or the special Tiki bar ‘Blue Steel’ which was mixed up to order, consisting of Pampero Especial Rum, Blue Curacao, lime, pineapple, orange and orgeat syrup, it was a very hard decision, so I thought the best thing to do was have one of each. For those non-cocktail drinkers, Vale Ale, Vale Lager and Batlow Premium Cider were also served along with Forrest Pinot Gris and Villa Sandi Prosecco.

Popular Photo Booth

Popular Photo Booth

Delicious items from their new autumn menu were served, including the popular classic beef sliders, buttermilk fried chicken drumette’s with smoked honey mustard dressing, pork & fennel sausage rolls and Harissa lamb skewers.

The photo booth was a popular attraction, with many of the guests deciding to play dress up, using props such as coconut bras, grass skirts and Tiki masks, providing some hilarious mementos of the evening.

Named after its original occupant of thirty years, a cluttered hardware store, Bondi Hardware pays homage to its heritage with the interior transformed, utilising exposed brickwork, beams, high gabled ceilings and recycled timber.

Sandra Tiltman    Photos: John Pond

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