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Pyrmont Festival returns for a sixth year running

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Six years after first hitting the Pyrmont Precinct, Pyrmont Festival returns with a giant 10 day program to showcase the best of Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region.

Guests have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, including a plethora of wine dinners and tastings, and art displays. It is a unique opportunity for Pyrmont, just two kilometres from the CBD, to demonstrate its position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.

This year, participating Mudgee Wineries include Burrundulla Wines, Robert Stein Vineyard, Huntington Estate and Petersen’s, Mudgee Ridge, Moothi Estate, Walter Wines,Burnbrae Wines and Manners Wines. Pyrmont eateries Blue Eye Dragon, Café Morso, Flying Fish, Bar Zini, The Apprentice, Brio, The Persian Room, Zebra Lounge, Le Trader, Quarryman Hotel, Dunkirk Hotel, Ovolo 1888, Gourmandise de Paris and Pyrmont Point Hotel will showcase the best of their dining experiences with Mudgee wines to match at dinners and tastings across the 10 days.

 

Dovetail to elevate brand engagement

Jackie Gordon and Marcus Gibbs

Dovetail Brand Engagement is a unique new consulting company offering businesses of all sizes, a powerful new approach to elevating brand and employee engagement.

By working closely with companies to forge better alignment between their Human Resources and Marketing, Dovetail will transform how a business is perceived both internally and externally. An employer brand is developed in parallel with the customer brand, starting from the inside out.

Directors of Dovetail are Jackie Gordon and Marcus Gibbs.  Working together for a number of years, Jackie in the capacity of HR & Events Manager at the Express Travel Group (ETG) and partner at HRplus, a well established HR consulting firm, and Marcus a partner and Creative Director at Design Strategy providing design and marketing services to ETG, they became aware of the synergies between HR and Marketing and the value thereof to a company.  In addition, together they have organised and managed large international and domestic conferences, taking companies to the next level of brand engagement.

 

Tangalooma Island Resort comedy event

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Thinking outside the box, and in a bid to bolster low season sales, Queensland’s Tangalooma Island Resort has announced it will be presenting the very first ‘Tangalooma Laughs Comedy Festival’ on Friday 13 May and Saturday 14 May.

The first event of its kind and one Queensland has never seen before, the event has attracted some of Australia’s hottest comic talent, whilst providing a unique island backdrop, making it a welcome addition to Tangalooma’s already impressive events calendar.

Every tourism operator experiences peaks and troughs throughout the seasons and we are no different says Ben Forbes, marketing manager of the resort, “We wanted to create an event, something exciting and something that will appeal to our target market and entice them over to the island on off season and I think this comedy festival does just that.

With hilarious stand up style gala shows from a selection of great Australian comedians, the festival will run on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2016 after 8pm and is open to over 18s only.

Some of the comedians include great Australian acts such as the hilariously raw Greg Fleet, the sharp-witted Chris Wainhouse and many more – along with guest appearances by household name Mike Goldman, former host of Big Brother, Joker Poker and actor on the hugely popular Slide on Fox 8.

Whilst the festival is over 18s only, to ensure families are still well catered for, a free of charge, all ages comedy performance will be hosted from midday, Saturday 14th May featuring Chris Wainhouse, Rob Brown, Mike Goldstein & Steve Allison, as well as emerging local comedy talent to enjoy.

Guests already booked on the 13th and 14th can purchase tickets for $40 per person per night on the Tangalooma website, through the Tangalooma call centre (1300 652 250) or at the resort reception upon arrival. 

Accommodation packages for the Tangalooma Laughs Comedy Festival start from $199 per night, for up to four adults and includes the iconic sunset wild dolphin feeding, selected resort activities and two tickets to the festival. Extra tickets can be purchased for $25 per person when attached to an accommodation package.

For further information on the festival and to book now please go to http://www.tangalooma.com/info/comedy/.

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