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Sydney Festival 2015 Headline Act Announced in Southern Hemisphere Exclusive

James Thierree brings Tabac Rouge to Sydney

Travel packages announced

SYDNEY, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Destination New South Wales (DNSW), the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and Sydney Festival have announced the headline act for 2015 — the renowned James Thierree will return to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge, his largest and most extravagant work to date, in a Sydney and Southern Hemisphere exclusive.

James Thierree's spectacular theatrics are coming to Sydney Festival 2015 with Tabac Rouge

James Thierree’s spectacular theatrics are coming to Sydney Festival 2015 with Tabac Rouge

Acrobat, musician, dancer, actor, mime, choreographer — Thierree is returning to Sydney Festival for the fourth time after sell-out seasons of Junebug Symphony (2003), Bright Abyss (2006) and Au Revoir Parapluie (2008). In Tabac Rouge, Thierree pushes the boundaries of dance, circus and theatre in the roles of director, choreographer and set designer to deliver a performance that Thierree describes as being about “desire, power, systems and mechanisms of society, and of how people organise themselves”.

Tabac Rouge, which will run from 7-23 January at Sydney Theatre, features a highly skilled cast of acrobats and dancers who weave a physically daring production filled with spectacular theatrics under Thierree’s unique direction. The choreography is complemented by Victoria Thierree’s costume design and a dynamic score that ranges from Matthieu Chedid to Vivaldi.  Tabac Rouge contains no spoken word, making the performance ideal for international visitors to enjoy without language barriers.

Sydney Festival 2015 will feature hundreds of world class events and attract visitors from all over the globe. The full 2015 program will be announced on 23 October 2014, however visitors are encouraged to book now to take advantage of great value travel packages and avoid disappointment.

Three packages are on offer:  

The Star*

  • One night’s accommodation at luxury hotel, The Darling
  • $50 Food and Beverage credit to enjoy at The Star’s bars, signature restaurants (Balla, Black by Ezard & Sokyo) and Fat Noodle
  • Premium or A Reserve ticket to Tabac Rouge 
  • Quote promo code SYDFEST15 (case sensitive) when booking online only. Or call Guest Services 1800 800 830

Visit star.com.au/sydneyfestival.

Accor Packages

Harbour Rocks Hotel – from $224 per person*

  • Overnight accommodation in a Heritage Queen room in Sydney’s historic Rocks area
  • Full Breakfast for served in Scarlett Restaurant  
  • A Reserve ticket to Tabac Rouge

Visit www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival.

Quay West Suites Sydney — from $270 per person*

  • Overnight accommodation in a 1 bedroom city view suite overlooking beautiful Sydney harbour
  • Breakfast for 2 in Harrington Restaurant
  • Premium ticket to Tabac Rouge

Visit www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival.

Tickets for Tabac Rouge are on sale now at www.sydneyfestival.org.au/tabac.

*Travel Package Conditions: Subject to availability. Credit Card details required to secure booking. Package prices are per person and are based on 2 guests per package, in queen bedding (Twin bedding available on request directly with the hotel). Packages are pre-paid and non-refundable.  Valid for bookings from 23 August – 12 October 2014 for stays between 09 – 22 January 2015, inclusive. Tabac Rouge tickets valid for performance on the day for which the accommodation is booked only.   

About Destination NSW:

Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.

From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page.

Media contacts:

Corrine Cowlishaw, +61299311462, corinne.cowlishaw@dnsw.com.au
Melissa Wilson, +61-299311156, melissa.wilson@dnsw.com.au  

Tabac Rouge is perfect for international visitors to Sydney to enjoy
Tabac Rouge is perfect for international visitors to Sydney to enjoy


Tabac Rouge will show at Sydney Festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive

Tabac Rouge will show at Sydney Festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive

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Lord Stow’s Bakery Celebrates 25 Years in Macau

Bringing the Portuguese Egg Tart to Macau and beyond

MACAU, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The brand that brought what is now recognised as “The Portuguese Egg Tart” to Asia is turning twenty-five this year! A recipe concept developed in Macau by Andrew Stow, the small bakery located on Macau’s outer-most island of Coloane has become globally famous and even given life to the egg tart concept through franchises in Japan and the Philippines. The unique-to-Macau recipe has remained a significant draw for tourists to visit the small island of Coloane and is often included in Macau’s “Must See” attraction lists.

Lord Stow's Celebrates 25 Years in Macau

Lord Stow’s Celebrates 25 Years in Macau

Given the name “Lord Stow” by the local population, accolades for Andrew’s success included The Medal of Merit for Services to Tourism given to him by the Macau Government in 2006. He successfully developed not only a unique recipe that tasted great, but a brand that put Coloane on the map and helped elevate the awareness of unique Macau-made products.

After his tragic passing in 2006, Andrew’s sister Eileen Stow and his daughter, Audrey Stow took the reins of the Lord Stow business.  They have continued to work hard to grow the brand’s presence in Macau and elsewhere in Asia, maintaining the high standards that Andrew held so dear.

On September 15th, 2014 Lord Stow’s Bakery will celebrate twenty-five years as an icon in the Macau market. To help promote this amazing milestone, the Bakery is bedecked with celebratory decorations and has placed a “25 Year Anniversary” stamp on customer collateral relating to Andrew’s signature products.

Learn more about Lord Stow’s Bakery including a variety of interviews, photos and more from the early beginnings through today: www.lordstow.com  OR Facebook – Lord Stow’s Bakery

For more information on the anniversary, and images or to request an interview, please contact:

Avery Tam
Assistant to the General Manager
Lord Stow’s Bakery

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Tokyo’s Gourmet Festival of the Summer – Beer Arch Festival Underway at mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi

TOKYO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — “Beer Arch”, Tokyo’s beer-centric gourmet festival, is being held at mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi again this year. The inaugural festival was a huge success last year and this year’s long-awaited event kicked off on June 16, two weeks ahead of schedule, in a move to cater to the demand of the event’s fans. This year’s event will continue until September 15 for three months when the summer is over.

Let's enjoy beer along the red-brick viaduct arcade.
Let’s enjoy beer along the red-brick viaduct arcade.

“mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi”, a commercial complex which is the result of the renovation of a red brick viaduct during the early Taisho Period, is home to stylish, posh stores as well as a cafe where customers can watch trains whizz by. “mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi” conveniently located between Akihabara and Kanda stations on the Yamanote line, and Ochanomizu Station on the Sobu Line, is no more than 5-6 minutes walking distance to each station. The complex is adjacent to Akihabara, a world-famous area for home appliances, Source of Japanese animation culture and the base for idol group AKB. Akihabara’s busy environment stands in contrast to the tranquility and sophistication of “mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi”. Visitors are encouraged to indulge in a refreshing pint at the vintage-style “mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi” following a shopping spree in Akihabara.

The Kanda Beer Festival 2014 will be held in and around “mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi” between July 14 and August 31. The 20 participating distinct restaurants will serve Japanese and western-style food and, it goes without saying, most importantly, beer. Visitors are encouraged to indulge in a second glass of beer so they can sample the ample variety including draft beer, locally-made beers and some of the rarer beers around the world. Visitors who gather stamped receipts from three restaurants will be entitled to a free gift.

Mr. Uchida, director of “mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi”, offers the following incentive to readers of this news release:

“Visitors are encouraged to enjoy beer along the red-brick viaduct arcade nearby Manseibashi Station, a busy traffic hub which was put into operation in 1912. The first 100 visitors who bring a printed copy of this news release will each be entitled to a complementary glass of beer at the beer stand in section S8. Enjoy beer with fellow Japanese beer lovers now.”

In addition, the issuer of the news release, JR East Group, will hold a tourism promotion event “Visit Japan FIT Travel Fair” targeting anyone who is visiting Bangkok between July 24 (Thursday) and 27 (Sunday) where pointers about getting around Tokyo by public transport and tips about shopping in Tokyo will be the theme. Please keep a lookout for further information.

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