Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Stars launch Adelaide Festival Centre Walk of Fame
The redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre has today seen the venue’s Walk of Fame unveiled on the northern promenade on the Torrens riverbank.
Illuminating the names of more than 130 performers and artists who have graced the stage of the Festival Theatre since it opened in 1973, the Walk of Fame follows pathways leading to the venue’s refurbished theatre foyers.
International comedy and musical theatre composer Tim Minchin joined entertainers including Rhonda Burchmore, Nancye Hayes and host Todd McKenney for two Walk of Fame Gala performances in the Festival Theatre today at 1pm and 8pm, after the official opening ceremony.
Earlier the artists had joined Adelaide soprano Greta Bradman, guitarist Slava Grigoryan, country music star Beccy Cole, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Festival Centre Chief Executive Douglas Gautier to unveil the new feature.
Gautier commented “seeing so many well-known names together really brings home the number of personalities who have made Adelaide Festival Centre the great creative hub that it is.
“This is our ongoing opportunity to honour them publicly, and to celebrate and preserve our history with support from the South Australian public.
“In addition to performers, designers, composers, playwrights, and directors are also represented. “The show must go on, and Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame is a tribute to those who have helped us to do that for over 40 years.”
The Walk of Fame ‘starbursts’ will soon link to a mobile phone app that provides information on the featured performers, along with ‘what’s on’ at the Festival Centre and ticketing options.
Three performers have been chosen for each year since 1973 when the Centre opened, with new stars to be added to the Walk annually.
The Festival Plaza redevelopment will be celebrated as a world-class public space within one of the world’s most liveable cities. It will be defined by a number of key places, including the new square, the northern promenade, integration with King William Street, the Art Space Plaza, a reimagining of Station Road and a new entry to Adelaide Railway Station.
More than $1 billion is being invested in the Festival Plaza including more than $800 million in private investment for a new commercial and retail building as well as a redevelopment of the SkyCity Casino.
The full list of those acknowledged on the Walk of Fame can be seen at adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
Image: Some of the stars acknowledged on the Adelaide Festival Centre Walk of Fame join South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill at today's unveiling. Courtesy of the Adelaide Festival Centre.
6th September 2016 - ADELAIDE FESTIVAL THEATRE TO CLOSE FOR FIVE MONTHS NEXT YEAR DUE TO RENOVATIONS
1st August 2016 - ARCHITECTS UNVEIL DESIGN FOR PERTH’S NEW WA MUSEUM
2nd February 2016 - PLAN TO INCLUDE WALK OF FAME IN ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…read more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…read more
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!