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'harry potter a yule ball celebration' is flying into sydney this weekend

Feel-Good Friday: 7 July 2023 – Muggle Magic

Sniffle season has taken full effect in the Man of Many office, leaving a few of us (including this writer) battling a serious case of man flu. Although we’re on the road to recovery with the help of healing herbs and vitamin C tablets, there’s nothing quite like Feel-Good Friday to uplift our dampened spirits. In our latest edition of positive vibes, we present an epic list of events and giveaways that will alleviate the discomfort of a sore throat and throbbing head. So, take a seat, and let this medicine rejuvenate you as you read on.

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LSKD Launches Men’s Mental Health Campain: ‘Don’t Wait’

Every day in Australia, we lose nine people to suicide. Seventy-five per cent of those are male. The latest documentary from LSKD titled ‘Don’t Wait’ seeks to change that. Launching on the 21st of July 2023, the documentary features Jordan Kahu, Khan Porter, Matt Dlugos and Heath Thorpe, who get vulnerable as each shares their story and mental health journey.

LSKD Head of Content Matt Kirby shares that the LSKD marketing team will continue to create content that inspires, educates, and raises awareness to support their community as best they can. “As LSKD grows, so does our opportunity to have a positive impact on the community,” Mr Kirby said. “The ‘Don’t Wait’ documentary is just the beginning for us.”

The ‘Don’t Wait’ documentary premieres at an event held on Monday the 17th of July from the LSKD HQ in Loganholme, along with some important discussions led by Josh Ward of Tomorrow Man.

TheFork Festival
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Winter Just Got More Social with up to 50% Off the Bill this July

TheFork, Australia’s leading online restaurant reservation platform, is excited to announce Australia’s biggest dining event, TheFork Festival, has returned for its first winter festival since July 2019.

TheFork Festival is all about discovering new dining destinations without breaking the bank – for four weeks, anyone who books a restaurant reservation through TheFork at any of their participating restaurants will receive up to 50 per cent off their dining bill.

Social feed full of friends on European vacay? TheFork Festival can give you a taste of the exotic for a fraction of the price. Take your tastebuds to Sardinia with 50 per cent off a set menu at Pilu at Freshwater, savour half price Spanish tapas at Tapavino or go on a Turkish odyssey at Tulum Restaurant in Melbourne.

For the full list of participating restaurants, deals and imagery, click here.

Henrietta is slinging 100 free pitas to celebrate the launch of their melbourne restaurant
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Henrietta is Slinging 100 Free Pitas to Celebrate the Launch of its Melbourne Restaurant

Yalla, Henrietta is opening in Melbourne’s Windsor this Friday! Fly down to Chapel Street on July 7th, starting from 12 pm, because 100 lucky Melburnians will have the chance to grab a FREE chicken or falafel pita. We can guarantee nobody will be disappointed.

The chicken pita is stuffed with charcoal chicken, chips, topped with tangy toum and pickles for a burst of flavour in every bite. The vegetarian option delivers crispy falafel balls drizzled with creamy tahini sauce, topped with tomato slices, pickles, and fiery harissa.

For those who miss out on the deal, Henrietta is offering a tasty discount of 50 per cent off the entire takeaway menu for the rest of the day. This is officially every Melbourne foodie’s first chance to try out the new Middle-Eastern restaurant specialising in all-things-charcoal.

Henrietta, a much-loved restaurant belonging to the ESCA Group, is opening on Melbourne’s Chapel Street and promises a delightful amalgamation of elevated dining and takeaway options to allure your inner foodie. Whether it’s a quick bite on the go or a leisurely dining experience in the 80-seater venue, Henrietta is guaranteed to elevate Melbourne’s exciting dining scene.

Lifeline kx pilates launch world’s longest pilates class
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Lifeline & KX Pilates Launch World’s Longest Pilates Class

KX Pilates, a leader in Reformer Pilates, has partnered with Lifeline to launch a groundbreaking initiative called the 24-Hour Pilates for Mental Health relay. The event, taking place on July 22, will donate 100 per cent of the class proceeds to Lifeline, Australia’s leading suicide prevention service. This collaboration comes at a critical time, as Lifeline reports a 17 per cent increase in contacts received through its 24/7 text and webchat services in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period last year.

In response to the growing mental health concerns, KX Pilates has commissioned a national research project focusing on stressors, seasonal depression, and group exercise. The study reveals that more than half of the respondents experience seasonal depression, with winter being the peak season for negative feelings such as anxiety, stress, and sadness. Loneliness and disconnection are also prevalent among different age groups. However, the survey highlights that group exercise significantly improves mental wellbeing, with participants reporting higher ratings than non-participants.

To participate in the 24-Hour Pilates for Mental Health challenge visit the 24-Hour Pilates website. All
proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Lifeline. If you, or someone you know are feeling overwhelmed, we encourage you to connect with Lifeline in the way you feel most comfortable. You can phone Lifeline to speak to a Crisis Supporter on 13 11 14 (24/7), text 0477 131 114 (24/7) or chat to Lifeline online (24/7). Or for those not ready to speak to someone directly the Support Toolkit is also available.

Going dry this july is good for your health and your hip pocket
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Going Dry this July is Good for Your Health and Your Hip Pocket

Many households across Australia are having to make tough budget-cutting decisions as expenses surge to the highest levels in two decades. But some of the hardest hit families during the cost of living crisis are those who are supporting a loved one through a cancer diagnosis.

Research from Dry July Foundation reveals that, along with better physical health, participants also reported saving more money as one of the greatest benefits to a booze break, with 44 per cent of Dry July-ers saying they had more money.

With 2023 marking a milestone 15 years of Dry July, now is the time to join the over 317,000 Dry July-ers and counting who have given up the drink and rally their mates to raise funds that improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

To sign up for Dry July or make a donation, visit the Dry July website.

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‘Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration’ is Flying into Sydney this Weekend

Attention all Potterheads! As an Australian first, “Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration” is finally coming to Sydney’s Paddington Town Hall this Friday 7 July.

Presented by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and leading entertainment discovery platform Fever, the unique spellbinding party inspired by the whimsical world of Harry Potter will run from Friday July 7 to Sunday 10 September.

Sessions will take place from Wednesdays to Sundays each week, with dedicated family sessions (open to kids six years and over) on Fridays & Saturdays: 3:30pm; and Sundays: 1:30pm.

Tickets are available now here, with sessions selling out fast, so get in quick.

The world’s first ever matildas fan suite is coming to sydney
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The World’s First Ever Matildas Fan Suite is Coming to Sydney  

For the first time ever football fans have the chance to stay at a one of a kind, exclusive Matildas-themed penthouse at The Star Grand Hotel Sydney, where they will be met by former Matildas player, Michelle Heyman, and get tickets to the first Matildas’ game on July 20.

The luxury stay offers the ultimate football ‘stay and play’ experience as homage to Australia’s women’s national football team, the mighty CommBank Matildas, and is available for two nights to coincide with the Australia v Republic of Ireland match on 20 July.

For the opportunity to win a stay at the CommBank Matildas’ Fan Suite in Sydney and become part of sporting history, you will need to head to The Star website and describe in 25 words or less why Sydney is the best city in the world to see the Matildas play in the upcoming women’s football tournament. 

Whittaker’s x House Made Hospitality Collaborate on the Ultimate World Chocolate Day Offering
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Whittaker’s x House Made Hospitality Collaborate on the Ultimate World Chocolate Day Offering

Whittaker’s Chocolate and House Made Hospitality have joined forces to create an extraordinary offering in celebration of World Chocolate Day throughout the month of July. Bar Mammoni, This Way Canteen, and Grana will tantalize taste buds with a delectable selection of pastries, cakes, and hot chocolates, all made with Whittaker’s premium chocolates.

From July 10th to August 6th, patrons can indulge in a range of treats infused with Australia’s beloved Whittaker’s Chocolate flavours. Bar Mammoni and This Way Canteen will feature daily sweet delights accompanied by expertly crafted hot chocolates, while Grana will tempt customers with a Cannoli filled with Whittaker’s Creamy Milk Cremeux and Almond Butter Toffee during lunch and dinner service. This collaboration promises a month-long celebration of chocolatey goodness that will leave dessert enthusiasts craving for more.

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