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PRAMS Lunar New Year

Join PRAMS for Lunar New Year celebrations on Tuesday 4 February. You will be greeted by Maria and Redsee the Readasaurous, who will read a special Lunar New Year story for the children. You will then get a tour of the exciting Wentworth Point Library & Community Centre.

PRAMS is a monthly meetup for families with young children to connect, learn and relax. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month. It’s a small way Marina Square can support families, carers and the local community that supports us.

At PRAMS you can meet other local parents, help your child make new friends and welcome new residents to Wentworth Point all over a cup of coffee. Every month we’ll bring families together to chat and learn from guest speakers covering a range of topics.

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AIIP Photography Exhibition 2020

The Inaugural AIIP Photography Exhibition 2020 features 60 photographic artworks by 6 teachers and 21 avid students from the Australian International Institute of Photography (AIIP). This collection includes the works of students aged 18-70, including a number of award-winning pieces.

The beauty of the world underpinned by the interplay of light and shadow, the dialogue between people and objects, the enigmatic heaven and earth is captured through the universal visual language of photography. The AIIP Academy aspires to instil this powerful form of expression in all of their students via tailored lectures, tutorials and workshops lead by professional award-winning photographers.

Thinking of visiting us on Saturday 25 January? Don’t forget to check out our Community Celebration or Ratty Behaviour.

Exhibition runs every day until Tuesday 25 February 2020.

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Stars Creative Arts | Children’s Activities

Stars Creative Arts will be hosting children’s art workshops during January. Art activities are suitable for children ages 4-16 years. You’ll be able to take part in fun art activities such as: paint a placemat, pom-pom pencil, weaving, sand art and more!

Find them 2:00pm – 3:30pm in the MSQ Art Space on Level 1. Workshop dates listed below.

Please contact Stars Creative Arts for more info.

* Tuesday 21 January

* Tuesday 28 January

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Fortune Cookies

Increase your luck and prosperity with a Marina Square Fortune Cookie. You’ll find a lucky message or surprise inside. That’s right, we’re giving away over 100 Marina Square trolley bags, heaps of gifts and special discounts to celebrate Lunar New Year.

Between Thursday 16 January and Saturday 8 February, you’ll find Marina Square Ambassadors handing out these sweet treats, with even sweeter surprises inside. From 5:00pm – 8:00pm, you’ll be able to find these little goodies at Marina Square every day. Apart from Saturday 25 January when they will be available between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Get ready to grab yours!

Thursday 16 January – Saturday 8 February 5:00pm – 8:00pm
and
Saturday 25 January 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Fun fact

Did you know that Fortune Cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and other Western countries, but are not a tradition in China?

 

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Ratty Behaviour

A collective of cheeky rats are about to pop-up at Marina Square. Discover our mischief today!

Scan their QR codes to learn more about Lunar New Year and enter your cheeky photo in our #MSQLNY20 challenge.

Henry the hand standing rat loves to show off his flexibility and adaptability. With an acute awareness and observation of his surroundings, Henry is always ready to adjust to new circumstances.  His positive attitude always shines through. Although, he sometimes finds that the best way to thrive is upside down!

Steven the stilt walking rat is stubborn, yet determined to see the world around him from different heights. Acquiring a set of chopsticks, he quickly adapted them into stilts. With so many incredible things now in his sights, Steven is unable to focus on just one thing!

Julie the juggling rat has an eye for business.  Julie likes to try her hand at many new things, with great enthusiasm and passion, until she finds the next thing that she knows she will excel at. Spotting a hole in the market, she is quickly learning to juggle.

Benny, Becky, and Blair are too excited and happy to ever sit still for very long. Full of vitality and positivity, there isn’t much that they can’t tackle together.  Their sentimental affection for each other means that they are never too old to build rat pyramids together!

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Community Celebration

Join us for a community celebration to welcome 2020, the year of the Metal Rat. We’ll have Lion Dances, Kung-Fu demonstrations and more!

The Lion Dance is performed during Lunar New Year to drive away evil spirits and bring in good luck for the upcoming year. “Plucking the greens” is a traditional custom performed where the lion approaches, plucks and eats the lucky green lettuce hung at an entry. After eating, the lion will spit out the green lettuce which represents the lion spreading wealth, prosperity and good luck!
Time: 12:00pm

After that, enjoy Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations. Kung Fu involves complex sequences of physical movements, which take a great deal of focus and attention to master. It’s even been used to help kids develop their concentration skills! The display will end with an example of Tai Chi Ball, which is a traditional training tool used to strengthen muscles, joints, and bones.
Time: 12:30pm

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Cooking Class

Join our Chef on a fragrant and delicious journey. Learn how to make your own beautiful dumplings in this hands-on class. Make pork and prawn, and chicken and coriander dumplings with a ponzu dipping sauce. Steam your dumplings to perfection then enjoy your dumplings for dinner or take away to share with the family.

During this class you’ll learn the tips and tricks for perfecting your own homemade dumplings. You don’t need to bring anything to the class, just a sense of fun and an appetite! Instructions are provided by qualified chefs and recipe cards will be given to take home, as well as a delicious bundle of dumplings to enjoy!

More details:

This 30-minute class takes place at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Please book for the correct session.

Kids (Age 10 or over) can join in with the class. Tickets must be purchased for each adult and child attending.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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Hello Kitty

Join Hello Kitty at Marina Square on Sunday 24 November. She’ll be available for meet & greets on Ground Level or visit the Hello Kitty Craft Village on Level 1 to make and decorate a hairbrush!

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Santa Arrival

We’re kicking off our big festive celebrations by welcoming Santa to Wentworth Point. He’ll be arriving at 11:00am, bringing his festive family and staying with us until 2:00 pm.

Festive face painting and our balloon bending elf are sure to spread some Christmas joy.

See the full Festive Life program here. You’ll find Santa Pet Photos, Christmas activity and more.

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Santa Pet Photos

Capture the spirit of Christmas in a pawfect photo. Pose your pets with Santa and take home fantastic Christmas memories.

Saturday 30 November, Saturday 7 December & Saturday 14 December.

Bookings essential. Please book via Eventbrite. Enter Marina Square via Waterways St entry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Whilst photo sessions are free, printed photo packages are charged at the following rates –

Santa’s Gift Pack $49.95 (Valued at $112)
Includes: Two 6×8 photos, four 4×6 photos, eight wallet photos, one magnet frame, two Christmas cards, calendar, three bookmarks, four gift tags and one high resolution digital file for unlimited prints and sharing.

Rudolph $42.95 (Valued at $79)
Includes: Two 6.8 photos, four 4×6 photos, eight wallet photos, two magnet frames and calendar.

Blitzen $33.95 (Valued at $47)
Includes: two 4×6 photos, four wallet photos, one magnet frame and two gift tags.

Christmas Card Pack (12 pack with personalised message) $40.95
Includes: two 6×8 photos and 12 personalised Christmas cards with ready to send card holders.

Digital Packages for unlimited prints and sharing
One high resolution digital file $39.95
Up to six high resolution digital files $49.95
(Each package includes calendar and one 6×8 photo)

Ultimate Santa’s Gift Pack update $10
Receive up to six high resolution digital files and one 6×8 print of a different pose from your sitting.

Standard photo packages
Size – 4×6
One N/a, two $20.95, four $29.95, six $37.95
Size – 6×8
One $29.95, two $23.95, four $35.95, six $46/95

Vixen Package $29.95
Includes: one 6×8 photo, one 4×6 photo, four wallet photos

Special offers – spend $29/95 or more in one transaction and chose one of these great offers:
Digital add on $8.95 (one high resolution digital file for unlimited prints and sharing)
6×8 print add on $9.95 (one 6×8 print of a different pose from your sitting
Multiple digital add on $19.95 (up to six high resolutions digital files for unlimited prints and sharing)

See the full Festive Life program here. You’ll find Story Time with Mrs Claus, Christmas activity and more.