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pepper - september 11

SEPTEMBER 2011                                                  


Be transported back in time at The Majestic Theatre in Pomona. It is here that you can watch old silent films accompanied by live grand theatre organ music. Pretty special, no? The theatre began screening films in 1921 and is said to be the world's oldest silent movie theatre. Visitors now travel to Pomona from far and wide, to clap, sing and stomp their way through timeless films from the Golden Age. The program changes monthly and often includes Dinner and Film Nights for a modest $35. Renowned for its old-world charm and understated elegance, The Majestic Theatre is a welcome alternative to your standard cinema experience.



Chances are you’re already familiar with the sublime Kimbra. Her smoky vocals feature on Gotye’sSomebody That I Used to Know, a track currently holding the #1 spot on Australian music charts. The Melbourne-based, New Zealand born songstress released her debut album Vows this month, providing fans with an irresistible hybrid of jazz sound, scats and funky pop. Read more...




Excitement is building for the annual Caloundra Music Festival, a highlight on the Sunshine Coast’s entertainment calendar. Held October 7 to 9, the event is set to sparkle with a line up more impressive than ever including Empire of the Sun, Missy Higgins, Icehouse, Jet and Eskimo Joe. This family-friendly event, held at Caloundra’s beautiful Kings Beach precinct, features more than live music. Festival goers can enjoy market stalls, a beach-side carnival, a funky forest to keep the little ones amused and an inaugural busking festival. Spring, sun and the best of live music in the air – it doesn’t get better than this. For more information, click here. words karina eastway.


Crucial moments in history always seem to revolve around major events involving politicians, celebrities, or public figures of some kind; yet behind these moments are the small, truthful, poignant stories of the common man and his minor yet important influence. Read more...


Spend your spring afternoons sprawled in the sunshine and nibbling on bite-size treats. We’ve got a delicious tangy slice and a savoury frittata that are the perfect addition to any table or picnic basket. Read more...


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  • Golf and spa treatments go hand in hand at Noosa Springs. Pepper has two packages containing a game of golf with a motorised cart and a hydro massage and steam experience to give away. Enter your details here. 
  • Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the improbable secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. Click here to win a double pass to the new release thanks to Birch Carroll & Coyle, Maroochydore. 
  • Angela Bueti has just released a new series of children’s books called Jimmy Ka-Chow. Pepper has two book packs to give away. Enter here for your chance to win.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have coffee with a stranger? Would you learn something new or perhaps even create the foundations for a long-lasting friendship? Megan Gebhart was curious about what it would be like to converse with people she didn’t know, and so at the end of last year she launched a personal project that would see her having a coffee with a different stranger each week. She reflects about the encounters on her site 52 Cups of Coffee. From the head coach of basketball team to a successful entrepreneur to a reformed alcoholic, Megan’s list of participants is as varied as the uplifting and often heart-breaking stories told. 



Want to prove to friends and family that you’re not a moron? Then you must download The Moron Test, which is a series of seemingly simply puzzles that will test your intelligence to the limit. The average customer rating for this iphone app is 4.5 stars out of 5. Be warned: it's extremely frustrating, very addictive and time wasting. You can download it from iTunes for


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