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Ongoing Coronavirus restrictions lead to nationwide cancellations for Opera Australia

Opera Australia has announced a further round of cancellations due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions that will bring the total number of performances that it has either cancelled or…

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May 16, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Ticketing / Venues / Wellness /


Universal Beijing Resort on target to open ‘on time and on budget’

The Universal Beijing Resort is set to open “on time and on budget in 2021” according to Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts. With 15,000 construction workers on site,…

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May 15, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism /


Michael Gudinski named most influential person in Australia’s music industry

Michael Gudinski, Executive Chairman of the Mushroom Group, has been named as the most influential person in the Australian music industry for 2019 by The Power 50, a listing of the…

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May 14, 2020 Entertainment / Marketing / Venues /


Woodford Folk Festival founder Bill Hauritz says event will survive

Countering reports that the annual event may no longer be held, Woodford Folk Festival Director Bill Hauritz has advised that the popular art and music festival will survive the…

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May 13, 2020 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /


Vbase proposes to reduce permanent staff by 60% in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Vbase Limited, the Christchurch City Council owned venues and events company, has today released a proposal to reduce permanent staff by 60%. This is a direct response to COVID-19 and the…

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May 13, 2020 Entertainment / Events / Sport / Venues /


Village Roadshow Chief Executive calls for JobKeeper extension as Queensland Government’s Coronavirus easing roadmap suggests reopening of theme parks, entertainment venues and stadiums in June

Village Roadshow Chief Executive, Clark Kirby has called on the Federal Government to extend the $130 billion JobKeeper package beyond September. With JobKeeper payments set to run until…

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May 12, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Hong Kong’s Ocean Park faces closure as Government considers financial aid package

With the city's tourism sector at a standstill and having been closed since late January due the Coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park could go out of business by the…

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May 12, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Concepts complete for Surf Coast’s community outdoor performance space

Concept designs are now complete for a new outdoor performance space in Victoria’s Surf Coast Shire’s Jan Juc Bob Pettitt Reserve. The space will be a permanent structure…

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May 12, 2020 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Events / Parks /


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