What’s Happening: July

July 4, 2016

Even though winter is in full swing, July is still jam-packed – excuse the pun – with a lot of fun weather appropriate activities! It’s the perfect time to cosy-up and see a foreign film, tantalise those tastebuds at the Good Food & Wine Show and a whole lot more. Read on to see what’s happening this month in Perth.

The Good Food & Wine Show

gary mehiganPart 1: Celebrity chefs cook up a storm at Lakeside Joondalup

When: Thursday 7th July

Where: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City

What: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City will host a preview of the Perth Good Food & Wine Show on Thursday 7th July, bringing some of Australia’s most known and loved chefs including Gary Mehigan, Adriano Zumbo, Miguel Maestre and Anna Gare to the northern suburbs. Lakeside shoppers will be the very first to experience the culinary prowess of these leading celebrity chefs for one of the most palette pleasing events! See more here.

DEMONSTRATION 1 – Hosted by Anna Gare

TIME: 10.00 am – 11.30am

Mystery Box challenge with Alastair Mcleow followed by dessert demonstration with Adriano Zumbo

DEMONSTRATION 2 – Hosted by Gary Mehigan

TIME: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Cook off between Sammy & Bella and Miguel Maestre

Part 2: The Good Food & Wine ShowGary MehiganWhen: Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

What: 2016 will be the ninth year that the Show has taken place in Perth. Visitors to the show can experience a foodie day out like no other sampling and purchasing products from over 200 food and wine exhibitors on display, seeing their favourite celebrity chefs live on stage demonstrating their delicious recipes and taking part in wine and beer appreciation masterclasses.

Images courtesy of Gary Mehigan and The Good Food and Wine Show.

The Love Thread Project Crowdfunding Campaign

love thread projectWhen: Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 31st July.


What: By now most of you would know that I am a strong supporter of social enterprisers and any venture that helps make a difference to the lives of others and even more so when they’ve been created by someone I know personally. I am so incredibly proud of my friends Angeline, Dhiva, Grace and the entire Love Thread Project team for launching their crowdfunding campaign which will not only help fund all the running costs to sustain their social enterprise but also all the various activities and workshops that support women at risk. So join the #fashionforgood movement and make your pledge today to help educate, empower and restore women at risk and survivors of trafficking through the Love Thread’s fashionable ventures. Pledge here.

Image courtesy of Love Thread Project

The Cat Cafe PurrthThe Cat Cafe PerthWhen: Saturday 9th July to furrever!

Where: 147 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

What: As a proud owner of two rescue fur babies and a self confessed cat lady finding out that there is a place that is a social enterprise that combines my love for cats and food was the most exciting thing ever! Welcome to The Cat Cafe Purrth, the happiest place in Perth! The essence of how The Cat Cafe Perth works; they sell products and kitty time, and from that, they have the flow of resources to rescue cats, help out Cat Haven, and support other community projects. So don’t waste any time book your kitten cuddles here.

Image courtesy of The Cat Cafe Perth

Volvo Scandinavian Film FestivalGIR_STILL_WEB_3When: Thursday 21st July to Wednesday 3rd August.

Where: Luna Cinemas

What: The third Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival presented by Palace, Luna Palace and The West Australian returns to Cinema Paradiso 21 July – 3 August with a feast of 22 films from our Nordic friends.

My top three are:

Land of Mine – I had the opportunity to see this heart wrenching film last night. Based on extraordinary true events, it tells the harrowing story of a group German soldiers – most barley out of their teens in Denmark in the immediate aftermath of World War II. They are put to work by their allied captors to locate and disarm their own hidden weapons that still litter the beaches along Denmark’s west coast.

Other Girls –  In 2011, four 18 year-old girls in Helsinki kept no-holds-barred video diaries of their lives, loves and experiences as they approached graduation. Although fictionalised the retelling of these diaries is presented in four episodes that shines an honest light on what it means to be a Nordic millennial on the verge of womanhood.

The Wave – This thrilling and action-packed Norweigan box office hit tells the story of a dedicated geologist who foresees that an eroding mountain will collapse into the fjord below prompting a tsunami in the spectacularly scenic tourist hot spot of Geiranger fjord. The human scale of this story based on a real-life disaster makes this well-crafted suspense drama even more chilling.

LOM_Still_036Image courtesy of The Scandinavian Film Festival

Enjoy July! Xx Nadine

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