Adelaide police now say they don’t believe a fire that affected up to a dozen Chinatown businesses was deliberately lit, after earlier describing it as “suspicious”. The Metropolitan Fire Service said firefighters arrived in Grote Street shortly after 1:00 am to find “an intense fire” in a shop that was burning through the roof and rapidly spreading to neighbouring shops. More than 70 firefighters then worked to put the fire out and they contained it within an hour. The MFS said the fire’s “rapid spread” meant that three shops were “significantly impacted”, with two — a supermarket and a restaurant — being gutted and a third that sold shoes and clothing being heavily fire-damaged. “There was a pretty bright orange glow coming from the top [of the building complex],” the MFS’s David Juniper said. “Very heavily smoke-logged internally. So it was very hard to determine where the origin of the
Flamenco rhythms in 4. 4 performances. Finalists for the Fringe Dance Award 2016 and winner in 2014, the producer of ‘Tablao’ and ‘Flamenqueando’ presents ‘A Cuatro’. Featuring award winning Madrid trained dancer Rosalie Cocchiaro, acclaimed international Flamenco singer Naike Ponce (Cadiz Spain); Aria nominated guitarist Damian Wright (Bandaluzia); Jessica Statham, named one of Dance Australia magazines most outstanding dancers 2013; brilliant jazz percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones) and breathtaking violinist Victoria Phillips (Adelaide Conservatorium of Music). “dazzling..stunning” The Advertiser “explosive, captivating, intoxicating” Rip it Up “the dancing — by turns seductive, graceful, vehement, amusing — and always superbly controlled.” Alan Brissenden “this show brings you a slice of Spain boasting some of the most sharply percussive flamenco I’ve ever seen.” Whats On In Adelaide Presented by: Flamenqueando Productions – Rosalie Cocchiaro & The Garage International Adelaide Dancer Rosalie Cocchiaro’s company Flamenqueando Productions formed in 2014 after she returned
Good Fortune Market is a melting pot of food, fun and entertainment for everyone with an emphasis on all things Asian. Elder Park will continue to delight patrons with delicious food, stunning design and good vibes. From the creative minds behind exciting events including the Royal Croquet Club and Alpine Winter Village, the Good Fortune Market will transport you all the way to the vibrant streets of Asia. Vendors include Sitlo, Vietnamese Laundry, Hoy Pinoy, Naya and Mai Kitchen. Wander market stalls, take in free all ages entertainment or simply settle into a stylish pop-up bar. Opening Hours Thursday 6 October 5pm â€“ 12am Friday 7 October 12pm â€“ 12am Saturday 9 October 12pm â€“ 2am Sunday 9 Ocober 12pm â€“ 12am
TV Presenter Li Junjie from Chinaâ€™s Qingdao TV enjoyed a lobster with friends in Chinatown! Li Junjie will host the episodes of Channel 9 South Aussie with Cosi show in Mandarin for the China market.
Great twilight photo of the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party 2015 by Claire Bunten (Chinatown Adelaide Contributor & the Australia China Development Company Event Manager)
Chinatown Adelaide welcomes Chinese actress Lily Ji to South Australia to promote and showcase Adelaide and South Australia as one of the most creative, innovative and industrious places in Australia. Lily Ji, originally from Kunming, Yunnan, south west of China, came to Australia when she just graduated from high school for her higher education degree in Arts. After 5 years of studying in Australia, as the first Chinese international student, she graduated from The National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2012. Shortly after her return back to China in mid year of 2013,she then appeared in the latest Michael Bay Hollywood blockbuster ‘Transformers 4’, as the Chinese News Reporter. After that Lily has finished shooting for four films and one TV drama in China in 2014.In 2015, her first feature film as the female lead- ‘The Emperors Holiday’ (family comedy) will be releasing on 19th February during the Chinese New
Congratulations to the Norwood Bears Senior men’s volleyball team for winning the 2014 State League Grand Final Champions! These men were excellent ambassadors for South Australia, sport and education on the recent Australia China Development Company trade delegation and sister city celebrations.
South Australia’s own Luke Lombe represents at the Beijing White Collar Boxing event ‘Brawl on the Wall’ Luke wins by TKO early in the 2nd round!
Co-Opera General Manager, Brian Chatterton and Principal Administrator, Sarah Ferguson visited Qingdao in November 2005 to explore performance opportunities and cooperation with Shandong artists and instrumentalists. In August 2014 Co-Opera will visit Qingdao to build on its existing level of activity in Asia. From a current average of 3 to 5 performances p.a. in Malaysia/Singapore, they would like to add another 3 to 5 performances in Shandong. Co-Opera has the possibility in 2015 of taking one of 3 pieces to Qingdao.
“The Year of the Horse, a new sister city relationship with Qingdao and a smorgasbord of great SA seafood. More than 20,000 people are expected to head to Gouger and Moonta streets for the festival dubbed Qingdao Mei Mei, meaning Adelaide is “Qingdao’s Little Sister”. The Chinese city’s most famous company, Tsingtao Beer, is providing red lanterns to adorn Gouger St, while sponsors from Eyre Peninsula will ensure the event is a seafood extravaganza complete with tuna filleting demonstrations.“(It) will be a celebration of the long friendship between Adelaide and Qingdao with the best seafood and beer from Port Lincoln and Qingdao,” Chinatown Association president Irena Zhang says. “It’s bringing people together to understand each other’s culture.” The City Messenger reported in October that Qingdao was to become Adelaide’s fifth sister city and its first in 30 years. Article by Tim Williams Picture by Matt Turner