The masks were used for a range of reasons, from romantic liaisons to illicit or criminal operations! The masks are identifiable by their ornate, baroque designs of gold, silver and a variety of colours. It’s these exquisite Venetian masks that Sergio Teller uses in his engaging three hour team building workshop, “Unmasking your Influence”. Serg has extensive experience in Creative Arts and has worked at a number of reputable establishments such as Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company and Playbox Theatre. His interactive workshop harnesses the power of performance through speech. With humor he brings out your hidden performer and teaches you how to engage your audience and increase your influence in the workplace. Contact us for more information about this unique workshop!
The Watson Adelaide
Having well and truly established their label in Victoria, The Art Series Hotel Group are venturing interstate, with the opening of The Watson on August 16! The newest property added to the boutique hotel group’s portfolio is located amongst the treetops of the picturesque suburb of Walkerville, and true to the saying that nothing is more than 20 minutes away in Adelaide, The Watson is a short 4km out of town! Contact us for more information.
64 Sutton, North Melbourne
64 Sutton North Melbourne
64 Sutton is Melbourne’s latest industrialised venue. This fantastic warehouse inspired event space is located in the urban neighbourhood of North Melbourne. It incorporates functional spaces and full commercial kitchen facilities in one-of-a-kind surroundings. With polished concrete flooring, architectural design, this really is a wonderful and stylish space! Combined with its commitment to service, 64 Sutton is ideal for either corporate or social events! Get in touch for more information!
Once known as the City of Churches, Adelaide is embracing a new identity. Prepare to be truly blown away by this city’s contemporary transformation. With the proliferation of pop-up bars, food trucks, an abundance of art as well as a quintessentially Australian climate, Adelaide is looking very appealing! But it’s not only the cultural draw-card that makes this city such a great destination. Adelaide offers world-class facilities, a commitment to sustainability ... read more.
Business Retreat's Next Event!
It’s been a long time in planning, but we’re finally holding our event with Jenny Vandyke on September 10! Jenny, author of The Innovation Recipe:Key ingredients for world-class results in big business, will present 'Bite-sized innovation: how to innovate without turning your business upside down', over breakfast at the gorgeous Garden Room at The Blackman on St Kilda Rd. If you'd like to join us, please email us!
Boardroom or backyard?
Do you struggle to differentiate between meetings? To remember which meeting you discussed exactly what? Often they all blend into one vague string of information and ideas, and sometimes they are so dry you feel less innovative than a loaf of white bread! The impact and effectiveness of a conference or meeting can often lie in its location and structure. Recently, some companies have begun to look for more unconventional meeting spaces and methods in an effort to encourage greater creativity and innovation within their employees.
Book Review by Katarina Cobain
It's taken me a while, but I really enjoyed this book. An outside observer introduces the readers to the main character Ka on his way to his home town, Kars in eastern Turkey. The book is about a man going back to his home town to write about the increased number of suicides among young girls. While in the town, he falls in love and his ability to write poetry is awakened. His atheist, western ways are challenged. All this occurs while he is in the middle of a violent attack on the town by a fanatical secular group. The writing style is almost poetic and detailed descriptions of the landscape, weather and mood of the small Turkish town are melancholic and dreamy. I am from Bosnia and have lived in a religious melting pot, experiencing lifestyles and beliefs of Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic groups. I was fascinated by the plight of the covered girls and the conflict between secular state and religious groups. That’s what I lived through for the first 20 years of my life. As a non-Muslim I’ve always wondered how it would feel and how one manages to live and move on the streets with the head scarf. In many ways it would be difficult but in some other ways it would liberating to be hidden under the veil. My book copy was in Croatian and beautifully translated from Turkish. I would love to hear from anyone else who has read the book in English, and whether they found the writing as poetic and beautiful as I did. Or did the book wake up my own yearnings and romantic memories of my provincial Bosnian town? I was lost in the descriptions of the snow and related to many of the feelings described in the book during the snow falls. If you are up for a journey to a different world please find time to read this book and if you do please let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear your impressions.