It’s all happening and there’s something for everyone. World class tennis, festivals, art, music, regattas, food, music and fashion. The list goes on and on. It’s a magic time to come and stay at The Playford and take it all in.
The month kicks off with ‘From Tokyo to Paris’: Japanese Fashion at the Powerhouse Museum. You can view a decade of excess, from outlandish designers of the 1990’s, such as Helmut Lang and Maison Martin Margiela, who introduced a stunning new austerity that totally revolutionized fashion yet again.
For the tennis fanatics who love the whack of the racket, there’s the World tennis Challenge. It’s a fantastic mix of current and past champions of the game, competing over three action packed nights at Memorial Drive. This is the renowned tournament that in the past has feature such legends as Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Martina Hingis, Yannick Noah, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and Henri Laconte.
If you enjoy music, and pretty much everyone does, then you’ll absolutely love the Sounds by the River. Take a picnic and something to sip from the finest that South Australia has to offer and sit back and enjoy on the banks of the mighty Murray at Mannum some of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Then there’s the battle of bikes, the two peddle variety. It’s the Santos Tour Down Under. Take a key position and watch the world’s best cyclists do battle on the streets of South Australia. UCI World Tour points are on the line and there’s always a brilliant atmosphere as this great event unfolds across the state. The Santos Tour Down Under is the largest cycling event in the southern hemisphere and brings together some of the greatest names in the sport.
Love the movies? Then why not roll up to the Moonlight Cinema Summer under the stars. Bring a bean bag or a deck chair and sit back and relax on a manicured lawn and be treated to new releases, cult favourites and advanced screenings. It’s the ultimate in open air entertainment. Speaking of the spectacular, how about ‘Thriller Live’, featuring the unforgettable music and dance of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. This is an amazing production that celebrates one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Currently in its 6th year in London’s West End, the production has been seen by over 3 million people. A touring company of 45 extraordinary international and Australian musicians and crew will bring ‘Thriller Live’ to life in its Australian premiere.
Without doubt, one the best things about Adelaide is her beautiful beaches and coastline. That’s where you can enjoy one of the very special carnivals, Semaphore Summer. Every Sunday, the ever popular seaside destination of Port Adelaide is transformed into a place of exciting entertainment for the whole family. There’s thrill rides, bung trampolines, water balls, mega bounce/slide combo, sideshow games, dodgem cars and a whole lot more.
If you’re a fan of Doctor Who then you can’t miss this. ‘The BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular’. You’ll be able to experience the mesmerizing score of Doctor Who performed live. This spectacular will be compared by Peter Dawson, the fifth Doctor and be supported by a cast of Daleks, Cybermen and friends from Doctor Who’s intergalactic adventures. Dr Who fans will view classic footage, their favourite recent scenes, and special edited sequences of Peter Capaldi’s debut as the twelfth doctor. Murray Gold’s dramatic music will be performed by some of Australia’s finest singers and musicians including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra from Sydney.
So as you can see, there’s plenty going on in January. Why not make a booking at The Playford where you can stay in the heart of Adelaide’s burgeoning arts, culture and entertainment precinct. Enjoy fine food, quality accommodation and experience all the great things that are happening in and around this great city.