Thursday, May 18, 2017

SA Weekend #6: Cornish and Clare Valley Festivals, Government House Open Day

The Kernewek Lowender Festival, May 19-21, 2017
The Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival is set to delight locals and visitors alike this weekend, May 19-21. The festival is a unique major cultural event in South Australia, that has been held biennially in the Copper Coast Towns of Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina since 1973. 

'Kernewek Lowender' means 'Cornish happiness' in the Cornish language, and the Kernewek Lowender lays claim to being the world’s largest Cornish Festival outside Cornwall. This year more than 40,000 people are expected to head to the region to celebrate the long-standing Cornish heritage of the towns. The Cornish pasties alone are worth the drive!

Also referred to as the Copper Triangle, this geographic region on Yorke Peninsula is so named for the copper that was mined in the area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today the three towns at the centre of the region are proud to maintain their Cornish heritage at a festival that features fairs, traditional Cornish food (Cornish pasties and Swanky beer), Maypole dancing, Furry Dancing, a Cousin Jack and Jenny competition, and the selection of a May Queen.

But Wait, There’s More—Much More!
Cemetery tours, Cornish language lessons, History Seminars, Pasty Bake-Off, a Classic Cavalcade of Cars, Music from Country, Celtic and Rock-N-Roll bands, Food, food and more food, Poetry & Prose, Heritage Museums, Parades, and on and on…

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Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend – May 19-22
Almost 40 wineries, three breweries and 30 restaurants will be participating in events during the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend this May. The program includes tasting and blending sessions, master-classes, opportunities to meet the winemakers, picnics, gourmet breakfasts, long-table lunches, live music and more.

See the full program for event details and shuttlebus services. 

Government House Open Day
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le welcome you to visit Government House
Government House Open Day – Free entry
Sunday, 21st May 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Government House will be opened to the public on Sunday, 21st May 2017 as part of DreamBIG - Big Family Weekend.

Government House staff and volunteer guides will provide an insight on how Government House is used in the present day by the Governor to advance the interest of the State.  Meanwhile, history enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a bygone era with historical displays and memorabilia.
  • Find out who was murdered in Government House and look out for the ghost
  • Imagine yourself dining on fresh South Australian and home grown produce at the State Dining Room table, which will be set with silver and crystal for a formal dinner
  • View where the Governor presides over Executive Council
Tours of the gardens will be guided by the Friends of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
Entry is free.

The Mercury Cinema is proud to host the Transitions Film Festival – a visionary program, dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human.

Transitions presents positive, solutions-focused films and showcases cutting-edge ideas from around the world, along with the creative, academic, governmental, community and business leaders who are creating change locally. The Festival has been inspiring audiences and powering social change since 2012, hosting festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin and facilitating screenings in Alice- Springs, Hobart and across Australia.

The Transitions Film Festival program also features a fantastic range of speakers and special guests. For full program and speaker information go here... 

North Adelaide Hotel

Live Music in Adelaide: The North Adelaide Hotel
CityMag is celebrating Adelaide’s status as a UNESCO City of Music with a series on the music scene – from front bars to the local talent that’s gone abroad.

For every venue like the Grace Emily, Wheatsheaf and Governor Hindmarsh (all local hotels), there are at least another half-dozen smaller and lesser-known pubs clamouring for a speckle of recognition in Adelaide’s live music scene. Rarely do they host musicians with recognisable names or faces (unless it happens to be an old school friend, or a work colleague with a weekend alter-ego), and rarely will there be a line of enthused punters waiting by door, hoping to get front-of-stage. 

The North Adelaide Hotel is one of those newer live music venues and is proud of its support for local musicians. By doing so, the North Adelaide Hotel is keeping alive a long-held suburban pub tradition that helps foster and encourage new and emerging acts.

If You Go
The North Adelaide Hotel 165 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Open from 11am, Wed-Sun and from 3pm on Mon and Tues. 

Not Only, But Also…

At the Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide
Now through July 2, 2017

YIDAKI: Didjeridu and The Sound of Australia
At the South Australian Museum
Now through July 16, 2017
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PLAY: Objects of Play 
State Library of South Australia
Now through May 28, 2017
Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing
Note: Free entry; Open during library hours

In The Saddle — On The Wall
A Kimberley Aboriginal Artists touring exhibition
Flinders University City Gallery at the State Library of South Australia
Now through June 25, 2017

Tuesday—Friday: 11:00am—5:00pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00—4:00pm

Raggers and Radicals: Student Activity and Activism from 1880
Level One, Barr Smith Library 
Adelaide University, North Terrace
Now through June 30

Kings, Queens & Courtiers
At the David Roche Foundation House Museum
Now through July, 2017

Now get out of the house!

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