G'Day Girl Guide: What's On in July
With the arrival of July also comes the realisation that yes, winter is well and truly here! And while many parts of Australia are shivering through the days and nights, there are still plenty of reasons to get out of the house and enjoy some great events happening around town! Here's our G'Day Girl guide to July events which are bound to get you out of hibernation mode and back into enjoying the good life:
Van Gogh and the Seasons
Explore the largest collection of Van Gogh's artworks to ever travel to Australia. Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2017: Van Gogh and the Seasons, is only in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria.
See these iconic paintings - 60 in total - at this stunning exhibition, curated by Sjraar van Heugten, former head of collections at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Where: National Gallery of Victoria
When: Until 12th July 2017
The High Tea Party
Grab your girlfriends and head along to the High Tea Party! Enjoy a decadent high tea with sparkling wine while watching a gorgeous fashion parade. There'll also be fantastic retail offers and a complimentary mini pamper station as well! Come early and stay late to enjoy all the retail and relaxation.
When: 15th July - 16th July 2017
Where: Crown Entertainment Complex
More info: www.thehighteaparty.com.au
Join in Run Melbourne 2017 and celebrate ten years of this iconic fitness event. Run this city and take in all of Melbourne's iconic landmarks, feel the buzz of the live entertainment and soak up all the energy the Run Melbourne has to offer. It's time to reclaim the streets and join a crowd of thousands.
Over 170,000 participants have helped Run Melbourne since 2008, clocking up thousands of kilometres training, smashing hundreds of personal bests, and collectively raising over $12 million for more than 400 charities. With distances of 5 km, 10 km or the half-marathon, there's an option available for everyone.
Run for a charity close to your heart, take on a new challenge, or aim for a personal best – just come and Run Melbourne in July 2017 and celebrate running in the city of Melbourne.
When: 30th July 2017
Good Food Month
Enjoy a series of bespoke food experiences including delicious fine-dining lunches and dinners or maybe the crowd-favourite, Night Noodle Markets is more your style with its free, family-friendly outdoor hawker style atmosphere. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the fork you’re on, there’s no better time to be in food in Australia.
When: 1st-31st July 2017
More info: https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane/
The Bodyguard The Musical
The international hit musical The Bodyguard hits Brisbane in July 2017.
Based on the Warner Bros. movie that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard has been hailed as "London's best musical'' by the UK's Magic FM, and "the hottest ticket in town'' by The Sunday Mirror. This is the story you know, with the songs you love! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Bursting with all your favourite hits, including Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
The show stars Australia’s own Paulini, Kip Gamblin and Prinnie Stevens.
When: 19th July-13th August 2017 @ QPAC
More info: https://www.thebodyguardmusical.com.au
Bridge Climb Sunset Sessions
Don’t let the sun go down on your weekend without a sunset serenade. This winter, we welcome the Sunset Sessions. All weekend Twilight Climbs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge throughout July and August will include a live music performance – you’ll enjoy the visual delight of the day’s sky as it transitions to evening as you listen to a selection of romantic tunes. This unique musical experience is a special extra for Twilight Climbers, and is included in the standard price of your ticket on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.
When: Until 27th August 2017
Where: BridgeClimb Sydney - 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks
More info: http://www.bridgeclimb.com
Bondi Winter Magic Ice Rink
Experience Australia's only beachside ice rink! Located at the forecourt of Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, the unique Bondi ice rink is one of Sydney’s most popular attractions during winter. Where else can you skate in sunshine on under the stars whilst listening to the sounds of waves crashing onto the beach?
When: Until 16th July 2017
More Info: http://www.bondiwintermagic.org.au/home-2016
All About Flowers
Curated by the award winning team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, All About Flowers is a free floral display showcasing colourful arrangements of exotic plants including Moth Orchids, Begonias, Hydrangeas, Garvineas, and more.
Wander the indoor floral garden beds and stand back and admire the amazing magnitude of Australia’s largest green wall. The wall, standing at 6 metres high and stretching across 50 metres is a living watercolour painting, paying poetic homage to the masters of Impressionism.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy a delicious twist on the classic high tea. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, savories, pastries, and sweets. Plus, a glass of NV Domain Chandon Rosé or NV Moet Chandon and a selection of T2 teas.
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden
When: Until 2nd August 2017