Feel-Good Friday: October 28 – Disco Treats
We are living in strange and scary times. Inflation has hit its highest level since 1990, the threat of nuclear war looms over our planet, and Kanye West has completely lost his marbles. While it’s easy to be consumed by all things negative, rest assured there’s still plenty of good in the world. So crack open a cold one and let us raise your spirits with positive stories in this week’s Feel-Good Friday.
Down some Disco Treats this Rollerween at Collingwood Artisan Market
The ‘Bourne Local Collingwood Artisan Market is back this Sunday from 11am-4pm, bringing a spooky Halloween theme to its usual food, drink and entertainment offerings. Marketgoers are encouraged to come in their Halloween best to attend the fancy-dress ‘Rollerween’ disco, where they can party it up as they skate around the former car dealership turned roller-rink.
A silent disco will also be held on the roof of the building, hosted by Rise Disco. Their signature silent disco is an uplifting movement experience that incorporates breathwork, movement and meditation, aiming to bring people into a world of joy, connection and celebration.
With over 100 stalls, this month market-goers can shop-till they drop at stalls such as:
- JEM-LDN – Hoodies and sweatshirts made in Melbourne
- Epiphyte Creations – Artisan plant stands and hanging planters
- Flecks Angels – Handcrafted jewels made with recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones
- THE PERFUME WORKSHOP – Personalised fragrances that’s alcohol-free and vegan-friendly
Peking Duk are going Sober (Kinda)
Popular electronic music duo Peking Duk have announced their limited edition Peking Duk’s Fake Magic Lager, made in partnership with #1 Aussie non-alcoholic beer company and First-Nations social enterprise Sobah Beverages.
Known in the Australian music scene for their trending hits and larrikin attitude, the duo joined forces with Sobah to de-stigmatize socialising sober – a practice that the boys have introduced while on tour with their pre-show drinks. What’s more, Peking Duk looked to lend their creativity in support of Sobah’s initiatives that give back to First-Nations communities.
Named after the duo’s dance-floor filler, Peking Duk’s Fake Magic Lager’ will be available exclusively at INGgoodfinds.market which launches on Saturday 29 October. ING is launching a dedicated online marketplace to support of Aussies businesses doing good, after research revealed 35% of Aussie adults want to buy from social enterprises, but a fifth (21%) of the nation do not know how to find them. It is just one of the ways ING is helping to create a sustainable economy.
The Good Finds marketplace launches this Saturday and will feature good finds from a range of social enterprises. Peking Duk’s Fake Magic Lager will retail at AU$19 per 4-pack or nab a 24-pack for $92 – just in time for Christmas.
Head On Photo Festival Returns to Sydney
Love photography? World-renowned Head On Photo Festival, taking place 4 – 20 November, celebrates its 13th year with an electric range of photography from around the world in unique outdoor exhibitions. The Festival, free and open to the public, comprises over 500 photographers across 107 exhibitions, including the Festival’s major outdoor venues – the stunning Bondi Beach, the recently
renovated Bondi Pavilion and Paddington Reservoir Gardens.
The highly anticipated Head On Photo Awards are the centrepiece of the Festival and underscore Head On’sphilosophy of recognising and awarding photographic excellence no matter the photographer’s experience or background. Boasting a prize pool of $70,000 – including $30,500 in cash – Head On Photo Awards offers Australia’s most significant prize for photography. For more information, please visit the Head On website.
Hobart is Copping a Killer New Taphouse
The team behind Tasmania’s home-grown beer Moo Brew is gearing up for something special. The beer barons have confirmed a new taphouse and bar, aptly named Manky Sally’s, is coming to Hobart’s historic Salamanca strip. The brainchild of MONA founder David Walsh, the Moo Brew label has become one of the state’s best-loved creations and the latest announcement follows a familiar pattern. Moo Brew managing director Lauren Sheppard and head brewer Jack Viney are set to lead Manky Sally’s, which they describe as nothing like the average dive bar.
‘Do not expect timber benches, metal furniture and people sitting around barrels’, Sheppard said, ‘with the name
a cheeky nod to our location, Manky Sally’s is not your typical taphouse.’
When the taphouse finally opens, guests can expect to see decor and fittings foraged from MONA’s four warehouses. Littered with taxidermied creatures and vintage carpets, Manky Sally’s will take the MONA experience to the barroom floor. Best off, there will be 14 taps onboard, along with food offerings seven days a week and an abundance of weird and wonderful stuff. Just how we like it.
Young Henrys Rip In Weekender Lineup Announced
We love live music and thankfully, so do the legends over at Young Henrys. The beer brewers have just announced a beer-fuelled three-day mini-festival to be held at the Hotel Steyne in manly from Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November. Entitled ‘Rip In Weekender’, the festival will feature a pop-up tattoo parlour, film premiere and a killer DJ lineup spearheaded by names like DMA’S, Pacific Avenue and Ruby Fields, not to mention a bunch more.
Adding to the long list of stellar acts mixing throughout the weekend, Volcom Stone will be transforming a level of the iconic Northern Beaches venue with a half-pipe for skaters to showcase their skills. Australian Skater of the Year and hometown hero Rob Pace will also be on-hand to dish out tricks, with Thanks Tattoos and Manly natives Whistler Street Tattoo offering up permanent reminders of how good the event was. If you’re keen to get amongst the best of Aussie talent, sink a few beers and watch some serious skaters, click the link below and rip in.
Study Shows Teachers Leave Long-Lasting Positive Impact
In celebration of Teachers’ Day on Friday, 28 October, new research shows teachers continue to be key role models and sources of inspiration for generations of Australians, leaving a long-lasting positive impact on students.
The research released by not-for-profit health fund Teachers Health reveals teachers have ranked as one of the nation’s top role models (35%), with parents (65%) and friends (39%) ranking as the top two. The findings reflected almost three-quarters (73%) of gen-z and millennials would class their teacher(s) as one of their role models during their lifetime, showing the key role educators play in empowering student’s long term.
To celebrate Teachers’ Day, Teachers Health has launched the We’re For Teachers campaign, showcasing teachers’ incredible efforts inside and outside the classroom. To discover the stories of local Aussie teachers, head to Teachers Health website.