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2015 TVW-Seven Reunion

Posted by ken On March - 22 - 2015

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## Please Note – CHANGE OF DATE ##

Sunday April 19

To avoid Anzac Day long weekend
with people going away

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Address: 300 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9338 5171

    As we were unable to gain access to the original TVW studios one last time, the management of the Moon and Sixpence kindly made their venue available for past and present Seven staff and partners to conduct a Wake-Reunion to commemorate the 55 years of television that emanated from the old studios at Dianella.

    Here are a few images to show this delightful spot in Perth, that is close to a number of city car parks, not far from the bus terminals and near the underground train station in William Street.

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Entertainment will be provided by Perth’s King of Swing – Donald King.


   Here is a brief outline of Don’s many achievements, which are much too long to list here in full.

    Don toured the world as an entertainer, in the U.S., London, Paris, and South East Asia.

    In Perth, Don, in conjunction with a contemporary, the late comedian Don Martin, Re-opened “La Riviera Theatre Restaurant” in Como, and turned it in to the place to go on Friday and Saturday nights in Perth. After a two year run, the business was sold to Peter Harries, and renamed the Knight Klub. Don and Peter continue to work together, entertaining all and sundry when the occasion arises.

    His career has also blossomed as a Master of Ceremonies, with a commanding presence, and voice, working with such luminaries as John Denver, Robert Palmer, Harry Secombe, Vera Lynn, and Frank Sinatra, to name but a few.

    Don has appeared in the T.V. Show “Sunny Side Up”, as a singer, and as an actor in the T.V. Series Falcon Island, Kicking Around, and “Jackeroo”, and in the major film “Harlequin”, as well as many television commercials.

    1980 saw Don as the Entertainment Director of “El Caballo Blanco”, and in the role of Compere of the Dancing Horses show for Two years.

    Don continues to work as an entertainer in Perth, especially as a Singer of the standards made famous by Nat King Cole, Billy Ecstine, Tony Bennett, and especially, his hero, Frank Sinatra. Don recently (2005) recorded a C.D. titled Swing Easy, in the Sound Studio at Channel Nine Perth, and in 2010, Swing Romantic, in a private sound studio run by Jamie Harries. These contain some Sinatra favourites, and other standards.

More about Don’s career and availability can be found at the bottom of this story….

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At the rear of the public bar can be found the Stables

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The private function Stables has its own bar

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A continuously running audio visual display will provide historic imagery and sounds of TVW

WHEN Sunday April 19th from 2pm-5pm
WHERE The Moon and Sixpence, Murray Street just down from William. Parking abounds but The Organisers recommend best way is by train to The Perth Underground. Very short walk from there.
WHAT TIME From 2pm through 5pm. Guests can stay on in the general bars and in our outside reserved area if they wish to “carry on” Cash bar.
REFRESHMENTS Yes and for this and entry there is only a $25 charge which must be paid in advance. No door sales are expected. This will provide platters of large finger food for your enjoyment and there will be our own cash bar within the Venue-The Stables at the rear of The Moon and Sixpence.
PAYMENT Payment should be made by Monday Wednesday April 15, 2015 by 5pm please by bank transfer of cheque to this account at Westpac Spearwood, WA.
Westpac Spearwood

BSB  736-077
A/C   72-6899

ENTERTAINMENT Yes. Live entertainment and large video screen showing the history of TVW.
SPEECHES One VERY short and thank you.
THE VENUE The Organisers are very grateful to the gracious offer of The Stables at the rear of the pub and an inside bar area and closed off garden area with our own dedicated TVW 2015 Reunion Bar and pretty Bar Staff.

MATES RATES ACCOMMODATION @ The Comfort Inn which is part of The Moon and Sixpence and on premise.

Standard Queen room including breakfast   $130 per night for the room
Superior or suite   $150 per night for the room

Intending Guests should contact The Wentworth direct on 9338 5000 OR and quote TVW7 Reunion.

Perfect for a weekend in Perth City with everything on the doorstep for you?

Thank you to the Management for this deeply discounted offer. To The General Manager Mr Nigel Cameron and Miss Tanya Evans, The Functions Manager


Keith Bales


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Front entrance to the historic Dianella studios

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Seven Staff Party of 1999

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Golden Oldies of mainly the Black and white pioneering era

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Noted Australian and Overseas TV Stars seen on Seven

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The Golden Era of Overseas Telethon Guests

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The Studio One era of Telethon productions

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The Seven Staff Canteen

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The Seven Staff Canteen

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The Seven Staff Canteen

Entertainment will be provided by Perth’s King of Swing – Donald King.


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