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Vivid 2023

Feel-Good Friday: May 26 – Let There Be Light

We’re feeling the vibes right now because Sydney’s legendary VIVID festival is about to kick off tonight, bringing a mind-blowing blend of art, technology, and creativity to the cityscape. It’s a true celebration of light, sound, and imagination that captivates millions of visitors each year. Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on all the amazing experiences and performances it has to offer, so we’ve got you covered with our extensive guide. But hold up, VIVID is just the tip of the iceberg for this week’s Feel-Good Friday news. So buckle up, dive in, and get ready for an epic weekend ahead.

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Push up challenge

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Push Up for Mental Health

Get ready to push yourself for a great cause. The Push-Up Challenge is back from June 1st to June 23rd, urging Aussies to tackle mental health and suicide prevention while making a positive impact on the lives of fellow Australians. During these 23 days, participants will conquer a total of 3,144 push-ups, symbolising the lives lost to suicide in Australia last year. It’s disheartening to acknowledge that we lose over 6 men to suicide every day in our country, with men constituting approximately 75% of all national suicides.

By joining initiatives like The Push-Up Challenge, we can raise crucial funds for Movember, enabling them to deliver life-saving mental health and suicide prevention programs that revolutionise the way we support and treat men in need. Let’s make a difference when it matters most by connecting with one another, getting fit, and learning about mental health through this enjoyable event.

The Challenge was initially started in 2016 by Nick Hudson in Perth as a friendly competition between four friends and has now evolved into Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event. To participate, simply complete the 3,144 push-ups throughout June and consider raising funds for Lifeline, Movember, and The Push For Better Foundation. Don’t miss out on this free event running from June 1st to June 23rd, 2023. To learn more and register, visit The Push-Up Challenge website.

The Push-Up Challenge

A league grand final

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A-League Grand Final Hits Parramatta

The big day has finally arrived. The Central Coast Mariners will take on Melbourne City in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s Grand Final next weekend, with the two teams set for an epic showdown. Kicking off at 7.45pm AEST on Saturday 3 June at CommBank Stadium, tickets for the final game go on sale at 11am (AEST) on Monday 22 May via Ticketek – with members receiving a 20% discount. The Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s Grand Final will be broadcast live and free from 7.00pm AEST on 10 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, 10 Bold in Perth, 10 Play and live on Paramount+. For more information, check out the link below.

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Zenith chronomaster original pink

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Zenith Announces Special Chronomaster Original Pink for Susan G. Komen

Zenith, in collaboration with Susan G Komen®, the leading breast cancer organization, has designed a unique timepiece called the ZENITH CHRONOMASTER Original Pink, which will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the organization. This extraordinary watch features a 38mm steel case and is equipped with the latest-generation El Primero, an automatic high-frequency chronograph. What sets the CHRONOMASTER Original Pink apart is its diamond-adorned lugs and captivating metallic pink dial, creating a truly eye-catching design.

The lucky winner of the auction will also have the option to choose an additional strap and will receive a certificate of authenticity, making this timepiece an exceptional collector’s item. Mark your calendars for June 10-11, 2023, when the auction will take place either in person in New York City or online. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the cause and own this extraordinary watch.


Adore beauty skin smart australia 'spf365'

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Summer Ends, Sun Protection Shouldn’t

Adore Beauty and Skin Smart Australia are joining forces to offer free skin cancer checks and sunscreens at the mobile ‘SPF365’ skin clinic on May 29th at Bondi Pavilion from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The clinic will then travel to Terrigal on May 30th, Newcastle on May 31st, Coffs Harbour on June 1st, and Ballina Shire on June 2nd. It’s time to raise awareness that wearing sunscreen is a year-round necessity in Australia, where the UV index remains high even during winter. A recent survey revealed that only 57% of people wear sunscreen daily, despite Adore Beauty’s sales data showing a doubling of sunscreen purchases before summer. Join the movement, prioritize your skin’s health, and drop by the ‘SPF365’ skin clinic for a free check and sun protection.

Skin Smart Australia

Tales of colour

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Celebrate Standing Out at the ‘Tales of Colour’ Comedy Show

Looking for an evening filled with laughter and entertainment? Look no further than ‘Tales of Colour,’ the show that will illuminate the stage with a celebration of standing out in Australia. This comedy extravaganza blends the best elements of stand-up and sketch comedy, showcasing two exceptionally gifted comedians who will undoubtedly leave you in stitches.

Prepare to embark on a hilarious journey as Naza shares his uproarious experiences of growing up as a young African in Sydney. But that’s not all! Kurt, a man who grew up in working-class Australia, will grace the stage with his side-splitting tales of starting a family in North Africa as a working-class Aussie.

Taking place at the Factory Theatre on Thursday, June 15, this extraordinary comedy event offers an opportunity to embrace the beauty of diversity and bask in the sheer joy of laughter. So, don’t hesitate! Gather your friends, family, and loved ones, and secure your tickets for ‘Tales of Colour’ today.

Buy Tickets to ‘Tales of Colour’

Ulysee nardin's 'freak' collection 

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Dive Into Ulysee Nardin’s ‘Freak’ Collection

Ulysse Nardin is causing quite a splash at the world’s most Instagrammable pool: Bondi Icebergs. Teaming up with The Hour Glass, the Swiss watchmaker has handpicked the stunning Australian coastline and the iconic Icebergs Pool as the backdrop for the unveiling of its latest addition to the renowned Freak collection: the Freak ONE.

Known for its futuristic appeal that captivates adventurers and collectors with a penchant for the avant-garde, the Freak has always been ahead of its time. Now, more than two decades later, the Freak ONE dives into a new chapter, seamlessly blending with its marine surroundings. With this grand launch Down Under, the extraordinary timepiece finds its aquatic counterpart at Sydney’s Icebergs Pool, marking a momentous union.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to present this timepiece in such an emblematic location,” Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. “The first global Freak event post-Watches & Wonders and a premiere for Ulysse Nardin in Australia!”

Watch lovers can see the Pool from 25th to 27th May, 2023.

Ulysse Nardin

Surf legend layne beachley teams up with wwf australia to help wildlife on the great barrier reef

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Surf Legend Layne Beachley Teams Up with WWF-Australia to Help Wildlife on the Great Barrier Reef

A groundbreaking report commissioned by WWF-Australia, co-authored by Professor Hugh Possingham, former chief scientist of Queensland, highlights the remarkable success of Queensland’s net-free zones since the removal of commercial gill nets in 2015. These zones have become thriving havens for marine life, including over 1,600 fish species and iconic creatures like turtles and dolphins, within the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Lending her support to this crucial cause, former Australian pro surfer Layne Beachley, a WWF-Australia Partner, is actively driving conversations and education to protect our world’s precious natural resources. Beachley emphasizes the uniqueness of the Reef to Australia and the opportunity we have to shape a better future. “When the Reef thrives, so do we,” she states.

To engage with the public on these critical issues, Beachley has created “Chats for Change,” a bite-sized video content series where she poses questions about the environment, nature, and climate, answered by a crew of experts. In one of the episodes, Beachley discusses the ocean’s transformation since her early surfing days and explores the profound benefits a Net-Free Reef can bring to the communities above and below the water’s surface.

To learn more about the initiative and take action to protect this natural wonder, head to the WWF website. Don’t miss out on watching “Chats for Change” on WWF-Australia’s social media channels (@wwf_australia) to gain valuable insights and contribute to preserving the Great Barrier Reef for future generations.

WWF Australia

You’ll also love:
Feel-Good Friday: May 12 – Drams & Deliciousness
Feel-Good Friday: May 5 – Feast Festival
Feel-Good Friday: April 28 – Hair of the Dog