Archive for ‘Events’

September 11, 2012

rain&hale Fancy New Blog!!!

Great news team! r&h have acquired a pimpin’ new blog space made specially for us by the beautiful Bianca at The Social Factory.

We know you’re dying to see it, so click below and check it out…

r&h

xx

July 23, 2012

Splendour in the Grass 2012

 Splendour in the Grass is coming home! After two years on sabbatical at the Woodfordia Festival Grounds (in QLD), Australia’s premier Winter Festival is returning to Byron Bay (July 27-29). With a purpose built festival ground still in the works, the three-day music love-in will be held at the Belongil Fields, the site of the festival’s birth in 2001.

With a smaller capacity (Belongil’s capacity is just over 17,000) and a more “Splendour-friendly line-up” this year, the festival sold out in under an hour – the quickest sell-out in the festival’s history.

Two of the Rain&Hale family will be packing their bags and road-tripping up the Pacific Highway for the weekend, and we’ve both put together our top-fives – an extremely arduous task, sifting through the incredible line-up of international and local talent.

 Hughster:

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Electric Guest, Tame Impala, At the Drive-In, Here We Go Magic

Haley:

Lana Del Rey, Chet Faker, Jack White, Bleeding Knees Club, Metric

See you there (more updates to follow)!

July 18, 2012

Bizarre Bazaar Twilight Markets

Date: Tomorrow night, Thursday 19 July

Time: 5pm to 9pm

Address: Angel Place near George St, Sydney NSW

Bizarre Bazaar returns with over thirty emerging fashion designer stallholders, live performances by local bands and a live mannequin installation. Looks to be another a great night.

BB markets are held every 3rd Sunday of the month, every 2nd month.

More info: http://www/thisisfortunate.com/asofevents/BIZARRE_BAZAAR.html

or you can join this event for future updates on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/asofevents
If you can’t make it tomorrow night Bizzare Bazaar also have an online store @ www.youngrepublic.com
r&h
xx
July 17, 2012

MCA – Mass Clothing Exchange

Listed in Concrete PlaygroundsTop 10 things to see and do at the 2012 Biennale‘, MCA is exactly what it says, an organised trading of clothing and accessories set to promote ethical fashion consumption.

When: This Sunday the 22 July – 11:00am
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW
How much: FREE!

How it works:

You check your clothes in at the start of the day. It’s a straight swap; clothes for clothes, accessories for accessories etc. There is a maximum  of 10 items per person so to make sure you get an exact swap for swap make sure you bring as many quality goods as you can to get a maximum trade for your oldies but goodies. And, If you drop your clothes in at one of the earlybird check-ins on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday you get to join in on an exclusive 30 minute pre-swap on Sunday.

MCA has a few rules and standards on what they will and will not accept in a swap so check them out if you intend to head there and partake in a wardrobe upgrade.

More info: http://www.mca.com.au/events/mca-clothing-exchange/

See you there…

r&h

xx

July 11, 2012

Like, Share & WIN!

We would always say you could never have enough clothes, now here’s the chance to fill your wardrobe with even more! The Big Fashion Sale is coming up with an awesome chance for you to win a $400 voucher. Not only that, you also get first dibs before the public and a bottle of bubbly to share with four of your friends! All you have to do is like their page and share the poster. Simple!

Designers Include:
Christopher Esber, Secret Squirrel, Friend of Mine, Karla Spetic, Elke Kramer, Dorota, Shona Joy,
Nookie,Story By Tang, Man, Marvin, Dannika Zen, Seventh Wonderland, Marnie Skillings
The Eleventh Hour, Strummer, Life with Bird, Cohen et Sabine, Amy Kaehne, Ausmode,
Kahlo, Ever Lane, Rittenhouse, Deadly Ponies, Le Black Book, The Label 333.

July 4, 2012

Favourite Things – Vintage and Handmade Markets

Favourite Things – Vintage & Handmade Markets celebrated their grand opening at Beach Road Hotel last Saturday. There was a selection of homemade and vintage treasures to fill your wardrobes, delicious food and funky beats to help erase your Winter blues.  Here are just a few photos we snapped on the day…

We’ll be down there again this Saturday to enjoy a few refreshments, meet the locals and make new friends. We also have new additions to our Pre-Loved Collection, so keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek tomorrow!

Stall Holders: Mitty Malou, Sillier Than Sally, Vintage Lola, Fox and Beau, Eat Art Truck,  Coco’s Buds, Vonnie’s Vintage, Barrett Soy Candles, rain&hale

Favourite Things Vintage & Handmade Markets
Every Saturday 10 am – 4pm

Beach Road Hotel – Upstairs on Level 1
 71 Beach Rd (corner Glenayr Ave), Bondi Beach

June 29, 2012

Favourite Things Markets Tomorrow!

For more info, please visit their page here.

While you’re at it, click their ‘like’ button.

Happy weekend everyone!!

xx

June 29, 2012

Hughster’s July Gig Guide

Thursday 5th July: Bon Chat Bon Rat + Collarbones – FBi Social (Kings X Hotel) – $12

Expect beats in large quantities from experimental pop acts Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Collarbones. Both happy to push musical boundaries, they’re setting off an a joint national tour, stopping off at FBi Social for the Sydney leg of their journey.

Saturday 14th July: Van She – The Metro – $29

After taking a lengthy sabbatical since the release of their last album, V, Van She is back with new material – including the singles “Idea of Happiness” and “Jamaica”. These singles will feature on their new album due for release on July 6, and they’ll be touring to celebrate.

Wednesday 18th July: The Rubens – Oxford Art Factory – $15+bf

Out of nowhere, the Rubens have risen to be one of the most hyped acts of the last year. After their track “Lay it down” hit number #57 in last year’s Triple J Hottest 100, the band has been selling out show after show around the country. They’re another band with a new album scheduled, and have a pair of shows in Sydney. The Thursday show has sold out, so get in quick!

Friday 20th July: Northeast Party House – Goodgod Small Club – $12+bf

Melbourne-based Northeast Party House put on a huge show, and their brand of frantic and upbeat pop music has been likened to that of Foals. If that sounds good, it’s made even better with Sydney locals Panama and Colour Coding completing a stellar (and cheap) line-up at Goodgod.

Various late-July: Splendour in the Grass sideshows

For all of you who didn’t manage to snap up Splendour in the Grass tickets, there are plenty of sideshows in Sydney, with the likes of Lana Del Ray, the Smashing Pumpkins and Band of Skulls all stopping by. Keep checking in with Rain&Hale for plenty more Splendour in the Grass news during July.

Who is Hughster? Check out his and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

June 27, 2012

Winter Warmers Mini Festival

Want something more than a heater to give you the warm and fuzzies this Winter? Get your bee-hinds into action and mosey on down to the Winters Warmers Mini Festival  Charity Event at ye ol’ Beach Rd Hotel  (Bondi) this Saturday 30th July. Event proceeds go towards supporting Youth off the Streets & Open Family Australia. So, this means shopping and drinking will be all for a good cause, like you needed an excuse?!

This will be an all day affair that will continue well into the night and, most likely lead to a few sore heads on Sunday morning. WWMF Kicks off bright and early, by Bondi standards, at 10am with the ‘Favourite things’ Vintage and handmade markets where our very own Rain & Hale will be making an appearance.. Cider induced, of course. Be sure not to discount night time festivities even if your feet a sore from a the day time shenanigans. Fundraiser raffle, blingo, dance competition, live graffiti, photography auction and night food markets are all on the cards for after dark. Moonlight festivities will set sail at 6pm with a stella line up that includes: Belles Will Ring, The Walking Who, Iluka, Major Tom & the Atoms, The Dusty Duets & Manchoir plus Northern Soul/Mod/Ska/Motown Djs Frenzie, Rob Goodburn, Sara DJ & Graham M. Don’t forget to clean out your closet and bring down your pre-loved pieces for donation, this is a chance to rub shoulders with Bondi coolio’s listen to some sweet tunes AND give back the community.

For your donations new home:

‘Knits & Pieces Drop Box’ at the Beach Road Hotel in the Foyer under the stairs from Thurs 14 June – Sun 1 July. A collection for homeless youths. Accepting: Jackets, Coats, Blankets, Beanies, Scarves, Toiletries, Nappies, Nail Polish, Make Up, New Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Written  by  Jessica Reeve: Co-founder of  creative group The Awkward Collective