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Saving the World in Style

Are you a shopaholic?

Well don’t worry you can now buy some guilt free jewelry.

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4 Ocean is an international charity that has made it their mission to clean up our oceans.

More than 8 millions tons of plastic enters our ocean each year, and 4 Ocean is making progress in lowering that number, in less than 2 years they removed 544,313 pounds of rubbish from our waters.

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They sell Bracelets that are made from 100% recycled material, and every time you buy one it funds the removal on 1 pound on rubbish from the ocean, and they are super cute!!!!

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Perth Children’s Finally Open!

Such exciting times with the new Perth Children’s Hospital finally opening next month, almost three years later than originally planned.

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The $1.2 billion facility, which will replace the ageing Princess Margaret Hospital, was originally scheduled to open in August 2015, will open outpatient clinics on May 14, with first elective surgery to follow a fortnight later. A final stage will see “all remaining” patients at Princess Margaret Hospital transferred to PCH on June 10, when emergency department functions will move to the new hospital.

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The announcement comes after the State Government said last week that the potable water inside the hospital was safe to drink despite long-running concerns about elevated lead levels. “We’re very excited that we’ve finally got it underway,” WA Premier Mark McGowan said. “This has been the culmination of a huge amount of effort and work.”

There were 236 variations to the scope of the project and major construction problems included asbestos in ceiling panels, non-compliant fire doors and lead in the drinking water.

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You’ll never believe what’s happening with Splendour in the Grass..

It’s finally back…

The festival so many of us have been waiting for, Splendour in The Grass, have unveiled a countdown to their announcement.

When’s the big day? Wednesday April 11, at 6am Perth time to be exact.

The festival is officially returning to North Byron Parklands between July 20 and 22.

Last year’s festival was absolutely massive with headliners including The xx, Queens of the Stone Age, and LCD Soundsystem. Other major names included Royal Blood, Haim, Schoolboy Q and Vance Joy.

There’s still only rumors as to who could be playing this year, but there has been hints from the likes of The Wombats, MGMT and Franz Ferdinand.

We’ll just have to wait and see… only 5 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes and 25 seconds as of this article’s completion!

You can find the Splendour in the Grass website here

 

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Death of Stalin is a Coup

Screen Shot 2018-03-20 at 12.46.10 PMLast Saturday patrons of the Luna Leederville we’re treated to an early screening of “The Death of Stalin”.

The 2017 film is a political satire comedy filmed and co-written by Armando Lannucci. The film manages to remain accurate to the historical figures portrayed while satirising some of the absurdities and contradictions in both the communist party and a
totalitarian state. There is the wicked word play and political manoeuvring of such figures as Nikita Khrushev and Lavrentiy Beria paired with the inherent absurdity of the gulag and torture and imprisonment of political enemies makes for an interesting an engaging twist when you are confronted with the realities on implementing such draconian methods.

It is not a silly slap slip of such events for cheap laughs, but a reflection of how humans cope and can be made to live within such a world. My own bias going into the film was that this was going to be a mediocre comedy from the trailer alone. It happens to be one of those instances where I could not be happier to be wrong. If I could sum it up in one succinct phrase I would say “After the first screening this has become one of my favourite films”

As the film goes threw the real events and accounts of the death of leader of the soviet union Josef Stalin the subsequent jockeying for power and advantage is a take on a politics and history that is few and far between. I found myself laughing, watching intently, curious, tense and reflective.

The film is available for regular screening’s in Australia March 29th at the Luna Leederville and participating cinemas.

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Queen Elizabeth has shown how she really feels about Harry and Meg

Queen Elizabeth has officially given her blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Monarch issued her approval at the Privy Council on Wednesday.

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Henry is Harry’s actual first name. Markle was referred to as “Rachel Meghan Markle”.

The actress used her second name Meghan rather than her first Rachel.

with the Queen’s declaration saying:

I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council,

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Harry is planning on marrying the beautiful Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19th.

 

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The Sunday Sessions

BOOM Radio is over taken by a new year group from North Metropolitan’s Radio Broadcasting course… So unfortunately, our video segments are stopping for the time being, until the newbies take over.

Our famous Sunday Sessions will be returning as well! We, however, believe that the glory should be remembered and thus we will be scheduling the full videos on our Facebook Page!  Go ahead and check them out if you’re into some local musicians that could potentially make a break!

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BOOM Radio 2017 | Year in Review

What an incredible year this has been for the Advanced Diploma students of North Metropolitan TAFE (Leederville)! So many have left us to join the ranks of both Metro and Regional radio in 2017. Keep reading to see where everyone is:

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Tom Jordinson was the first student of 2017 to leave us. He is now working as breakfast host at Spirit 102.9 in Broome.

 
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Wai Lwoy – Sales, RedWave, Perth

 

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