October 12, 2022
What's On

What’s On: Tarnanthi Art Fair, Bay to Birdwood and Brits on screen

This weekend, the Bay to Birdwood is back, SpiritFest is beside the River Torrens and Anlaby Station opens its gates to visitors.

Wheels turning

Get your engines running as the iconic Bay to Birdwood returns on Sunday, October 16 after a year’s absence. Spectate the passing parade of historic motoring on the 67-kilometre route from West Beach to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood. At the Finish Festival in Birdwood, view the rare and historic vehicles while indulging in local food and beverages and enjoying live entertainment. This year, a new category has been created for electric-converted historic vehicles.

Glorious garden

The historic gardens at Anlaby Station will be open from 9am on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 for the Spring Festival. With 10 acres of Edwardian-inspired gardens, guests will be able to immerse themselves in Australia’s wonderful history at the oldest Merino sheep stud on mainland Australia. The station offers a perfect family outing with shearing demonstrations, a carriage display, a marketplace and opportunities to tour the gardens and enjoy live music.

Authentic Australian art

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Tarnanthi Art Fair will return in 2022 as an online event from October 14 to 17. This year’s Tarnanthi Art Fair will feature a dynamic range of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, woven objects, jewellery, textiles, clothes and homewares, created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Get involved with the public program that includes creative workshops both online and in person, language tutorials in Kaurna, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, and an online discussion about buying art ethically.

Support in style

Ticket sales close on Tuesday, October 18 for the 2022 Adelaide Silver Style black tie gala. Get your tickets now for an unmissable evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Saturday, October 29 and raise funds for the Letitia Linke Research Foundation which continues the work of the late Letitia Linke in raising awareness and funds for research into an early detection test and the development of more direct and personalised treatment for women with ovarian cancer. The glamorous evening presents live entertainment and gourmet food and wine, with all funds raised being directly channelled into ovarian cancer research. Tickets are $190 and can be purchased via Try Booking.

Feeling fashionable

Find your style at A Day of Fashion on The Parade with a clothing swap event, in-store offers and an industry panel discussion on Saturday, October 15. In-store experiences will ensure your wardrobe is refreshed and ready for the warming weather with curated styling advice from industry professionals. Live entertainment and a private screening of House of Gucci will round out the day of fashion and fun.

Let your spirits soar

SpiritFest ’22 will be taking over The Riverbank Promenade at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 with a meet-the-maker style event showcasing South Australia’s wealth of craft spirits. Spend the weekend tasting award-winning spirits, meeting with the makers of your favourite drinks and enjoying good-time tunes with a live DJ set.

Simply sparkling

Get ready for next weekend’s Sparkling Spring events in the Adelaide Hills and CBD with an opportunity to immerse your senses in the world of sparkling wines. Whether you choose to indulge in a long lunch in the CBD paired with your favourite bubbles or head to Anderson Hill for an afternoon of fashion and sparkling wines, there is an event catering to every taste at this year’s Sparkling Spring.

Brits on the big screen

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cunard British Film Festival from October 18 to November 16 at Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect cinemas. The festival will open with the premiere screening of Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, a whimsical tale following the titular Mrs Harris on her adventures through the Parisian high fashion scene. Other festival highlights include The Lost King, a comedy-drama from Stephen Frears inspired by the true story of the discovery of King Richard III’s remains beneath a Leicester car park and The Banshees of Inisherin, a twisted tale of friendship gone awry from the makers of In Bruges and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson set against the stunning vistas of the Irish West Coast.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the October issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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