The Kirby Institute | Launch Experience

 

Event

The Kirby Institute ‘Farewell to Coogee’

Objective

To deliver a full day of memorable experiences for 45 people as they bid farewell to Coogee and relocate to the CBD

Solution

We created a day teeming with awesome experiences, covering health, fun, creativity, charity and of course, cocktails!

We lucked out with the weather, and began with a Yoga Class looking out over the ocean in the summer sunshine (just before the heat go too many sweating!). Suitably stretched, we walked over to the beach to enjoy a beautifully healthy breakfast and mobile juice bar courtesy of our British Chef Jackie!

Graffiti was next on the agenda, giving the opportunity for a group of academics to unleash their creative skills onto canvas with the help our trusty street artists. Everyone was clearly soaking up the beach vibes before Sydney’s ‘concrete jungle’ beckons.

To check out a fantastic time lapse video of this graffiti experience, check this out.

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After a picnic lunch, we designed an Amazing Race-style event to incorporated some of the most iconic landmarks and activities, including an amazing donation of team-decorated pot plants to the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Champagne and Devonshire tea were waiting for teams at the finish-line, and once they’d completed video farewells to Coogee and had some well deserved downtime, we ventured to the Australian Museum. This provided an epic setting for a Heston Blumenthal-esque cocktail class and a perfect ending to what was an EPIC farewell to Coogee.

Testimonial from Jane Costello:

I just wanted to say thank you to you, Will and all the team for such a great day on Wednesday!  Everyone has commented on how much they enjoyed the day, and the friendly, relaxed, ‘can do’ attitude that everyone at Hidden Door had.

I would personally like to add what a pleasure it was to work with such professional and enthusiastic event organisers, and to be able to completely relax on the day knowing that everything had been taken care of down to the last detail.  We would not hesitate to use Hidden Door again for any events we may have in the future, and have already spruiked your fantastic service to other Programs here at the Kirby!     

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