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Magical Suitcase Day – Free Family Event

The Magical Getaway Foundation is hosting a free family event on the 24 May 2015 at Queensbridge Square, Southbank between 11am – 4pm.

A great treat for kids, all are invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment including magic shows, face painters, balloonist, baby animal farm, photo booth and live musical performances.

Give Back & Getaway Dinner

Also on the 24 May 2015  starting at 7pm – 11.30 the Magical Getaway Foundation will be hosting a very special Gala event at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne

There will be a 3 course meal including drinks and a night jammed packed with information and entertainment.

Hosted by comedien John Barresi the night’s  entertainment will include a star studded lineup with singer / songwriter Lucy Gale and her eight piece big band Galeforce along with special guest artists’ , musical director / composer  Dominic Ross and Melbourne opera singer Brett Kaye.

This special event offers you an up close and personal view of the Magical Getaway Foundation providing extensive information about what is being done and what can be done to implement positive change.

‘It’s about kids, kindness, love, opportunity and hope’

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It is a sobering awakening to discover that current statistics, as published during Anti-Poverty Week 2014, show that 1 in 7 Australians and I in 6 children are living in poverty.

As a resident of Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs I simply do not see this reality on a day to day basis…

I discovered these facts during an interview with Rosemary Teed who is currently a Student Wellbeing Coordinator and a specialist in issues related to poverty and its ripple effect.

Throughout her vocation of over twenty years
working with children, Rosemary felt that she was putting proverbial bandaids on poverty stricken kids until she ‘bit the bullet’ and went about formalising her vision in the Magical Getaway Foundation. 

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It is important that there are experienced and dedicated people like Rosemary Teed working on the front lines who continue to rise up and manifest practical solutions to what are often spiritual maladies within our communities.

This non-for-profit organisation is about providing financially disadvantaged children and their caregivers the chance of experiencing a family holiday for the very first time in their lives.

The ultimate goal is to plant life changing ‘seeds of hope’ through positive experiences.

It’s about kids, kindness, love, opportunity and hope; the fibre of any healthy society.

First established in 2013, the Magical Getaway Foundation is hosting these two very special events on the 24 May 2015 to further illuminate their call to action and encourage sponsorship from corporate organisations, trusts, private donations and government agencies from within our community.

To find out more about this relatively new non-for-profit organisation and Sponsorship opportunities please go to www.magicalgetawayfoundation.org

For bookings to the Give Back & Get Away Gala event on 24 May 2015 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne please call +61 419 372 629 or email info@magicalgetawayfoundation.org.




There is nothing quite like the reverberating pulse of sprit that transcends from culture, instilling in us a sense of presence, wonder and magic. I have personally had the privilege of producing three Australian indigenous theatre productions many years ago and was taken on wild, exotic and palpably enriching mind, body and soul experiences in the doing.

Cirque Mother Africa promises an unforgettable and unique dimension; encompassing a collaboration of nine distinct cultural representations from across the African continent including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe and Guinea.

This fantastic show seen by more than two million people worldwide is known as a delight for the senses that evokes passion and demands a resonating response. 

It is a joy to have the chance of experiencing the traditional and contemporary essence of one of our world’s unique and magnificent continents via the grandeur of theatre. 

‘Spectacular and colourful, in the tradition of cirque performances. The show of the year.’

– Time Out, London

Zulu Dance
Zulu Dance  


Monday 2nd June – WENDOUREE CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS, BALLARAT – Bookings: (03) 5338 0980

Tuesday 3rd June – EASTBANK CENTRE, SHEPPARTON – Bookings: (03) 5832 6511

Thursday 5th June – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 9784 1060


Saturday 7th June – WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRAGUL – Bookings: (03) 5624 2456

Tuesday 10th June – FORD THEATRE, GEELONG – Bookings: (03) 5225 1200

Wednesday 11th June – SWAN HILL TOWN HALL – Bookings: (03) 5036 2542

Thursday 12th June – THE CAPITAL, BENDIGO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 5434 6100

Friday 13th June – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE – Bookings: Ticketek 1300 795 012

Monday 16th June – LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, WARRNAMBOOL – Bookings: (03) 5559 4999

Silethemba Magonya, Brenda Mafojane, Bongi Mtshali, Noma Mkwananazie
Silethemba Magonya, Brenda Mafojane, Bongi Mtshali, Noma Mkwananazie