May 25, 2012 – June 11, 2012, Vivid Sydney festival, celebration of light, ideas and music, is lighting the Sydney skyline and brings together creative like-minded people from all over the world. Light installations, public talks and debates about ideas and creativity with and by leading global innovative thinkers, great minds. That’s what it is all about.
The festival takes place for the fourth time and this year you can see over 100 creative industry events, more than 60 light installations, including the amazing lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House sails that was created by URBANSCREEN from Germany.
More than 500 000 people are expected to see the shows that include the interactive and low-energy light art displays created by artists from around the world.
This year’s festival director is Fergus Linehan, head of contemporary music at Sydney Opera House.
Vivid Sydney 2012 can be enjoyed until June 11, 2012.
Having lived at the beach many times people ask me what there is to do at the beach? I am always shocked when people either say they have never been to the beach or dont think it is fun. There is so much to do. Here is just a few
- You could look for sand dollars or crabs or interesting stones or even drift wood
- Build a sand castle – big or small young or old this is always fun
- Have a bon fire and roast hot dogs and make s’mores – YUM!
- Talk a long walk
- Or just sit back and watch the waves -I admit it I was spoiled I had the ocean view out my office window – I could take a minute or hours and just sit there and watch the waves break.
Often people complain to me that the Oregon and Washington Beaches are too cold and Rainy but I always tell them that when it rains and storms here is the best time to watch the ocean. When it is warm you can dip your toes in the surf, but when it is cold you can count on bigger surf and a great display of nature. Dont let the weather stop you,
GO TO THE BEACH
Summer has come once again and on the Long Beach Peninsula that means SUMMERFEST!
This summers events include:
- Doggie Olympics – June 15-16
- Garlic Festival – June 16-17
- Beach to Chowder – June 23
- Old Fashioned 4th of July
- Clamshell Railroad Days – July 14-15
- Sandsations – July 25-29
- Finnish American Folk Festival – July 27-29
- 64th Annual NPRA Rodeo – July 27-29
- Ilwaco Tuna Classic – July 27-29
- Jake the alligator Man’s birthday – Aug 3-4
- Blues and Seafood – Aug 17-18
- Jazz and Oyster – Aug 19
- Kite Festival – Aug 20-26
- Slow Drag – Sept 7
- Rod Run to the end of the World - Sept 8-9
Not to mention horseback and buggy rides, great food, great people and of course THE BEACH
If you always go to Long Beach or you have never been dont let the summer pass you by without spending some time at the beach!
“World-wide number #1 opera event of 2012″ is exactly what Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata was called by The Guardian. It’s been performed for couple of days already and the feedback from the opera goers has been overwhelming. “The most fantastic setting, interesting production, a wonderful all round experience, an absolute must see” or “Amazing; enjoyed the beautiful setting, the wonderful opera, THE firework. It was well organised. Well done and many thanks for this unique experience.” was just two of the comments about it I found on ticketmaster’s website.
Simon Parris said on Theatrepeople website – “An artistic triumph on every level, La Traviata cements Australia’s position as an international opera destination.”
So what is it all about? What are they all really talking about? It’s an opera by Giuseppe Verdi starring Australian sopranos Emma Matthews, Rachelle Durkin and tenors Gianluca Terranova (from Italy) and Ji-Min Park (from Korea). It’s an opera directed by Francesca Zambello.
The opera is performed in the Sydney Harbour and the stage appears to be afloat, on the water line a forty-piece orchestra is housed, above the stage is a huge chandelier, on the stage 130 performers. To put it all together it also took 240 Opera Australia staff and 60 volunteers.
If you got interested, learn more about it here -
The opera has been performed nightly since March 24, 2012 and the season is set to be 3 weeks long. If you are interested in seeing something spectacular, whether you are into opera or not, and are close to Sydney, the tickets are still available.
Do you like Garlic? Then have we got the event for you! Come to Ocean Park for the Garlic Festival. Not into garlic? Then go see all of the dogs perform feats of all kinds at the 3rd Annual Doggy Olympics.
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The weather is great! Come enjoy fun in the sun all summer long all up and down the Long Beach Peninsula. Check out the Beachcomber for details of all the events coming soon or go to Fun Beach to see all of the events coming up in Ilwaco, Long Beach and Ocean Park. You wont want to miss it!
Do you like garage sales? Then you will LOVE the Long Beach Peninsula in May. Garage Sales galore everywhere the eye can see all of the Peninsula all Memorial weekend long. We have one, do you? Hope to see you there!
Happy Mother’s Day Moms! You are the best! For all you do, for all of us.
Looks to be one of the best fishing seasons in a long time for the Columbia River and in the Pacific Ocean around the Long Beach Peninsula.