South Australia

Promoting the rights of people with disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues

Companion Card accepted at Brick-a-laide!

Brickalaide

Brick-a-laide is Adelaide’s biggest and most exciting LEGO® fan event, held annually at the Adelaide Convention Centre over the Easter Long Weekend.

The two day event, supported by Australia’s best LEGO® enthusiasts features a wide range of world class displays.

Take your time to peruse the incredible LEGO® models and displays, and then spend the rest of your day getting creative at the play tables or hanging out with your favourite cosplay characters. If you’re feeling inspired to create your own brick masterpiece, head to the traders to stock up, learn something new in one of Brick-a-laide’s dedicated workshops, or relax and enjoy some lunch at the Brick Café!

There is something for LEGO® fans of all ages!

Companion Card accepted at Oklahoma!

Oklahoma

Due to another overwhelming demand, and the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma!, we are coming back to Four Oaks Farm in January 2018. Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Four Oaks Farm, we are bringing this beloved classic to life with a real windmill, a real surrey, live horses and a country fair to boot! Come along and totally immerse yourselves in this unique family friendly experience. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.

Companion Card accepted at the Art Gallery of South Australia

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COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM 
MASTERPIECES FROM THE MUSÉE D'ORSAY 
29 March-29 July 2018 

Exclusive to Adelaide 

More than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others. 

From the dark tones of Manet's Spanish-influenced paintings, to the rich green and blue hues of the French countryside as painted by Cézanne, Monet and Pissarro, to the rosy pigments of Renoir's and Morisot's female figures, the exhibition traces the development of colour in the Impressionists' radical reshaping of painting in the nineteenth century.

The exhibition will be staged in one of Australia’s few nineteenth-century gallery spaces. A fitting backdrop for Colours of Impressionism, the Elder Wing recalls the light-filled interior of the former metro station that now houses the Musée d’Orsay on Paris’ Left Bank. 

In partnership with Art Exhibitions Australia, this exhibition has been curated by Marine Kisiel and Paul Perrin of the Musée d’Orsay for the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Organised By Musẻe d’Orsay, Art Exhibitions Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia


Companion Card Accepted at Jimmy Carr

 

Jimmy Carr

ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS


JIMMY CARR: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. 

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. 

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time, he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. 

Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

‘A comedy hero for our times’ - Guardian

‘Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian…I envy his brilliance with words’ - Independent

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8000 applications milestone for SA Companion Card

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SA Companion Card reached a major milestone recently with our eight thousandth application.

Since 2009 Companion Card has been enhancing the lives of people needing a carer to access the community with fair ticketing to venues and services.

Companion Card is free and is not means tested; the card is readily accepted by over 500 venues and services in South Australia and it is also recognized by interstate organisations.

To apply for a card, please download an application form at:

http://www.sa.companioncard.asn.au/images/SA_Companioncard/Cardholder_Application_2015.pdf

What do Cardholders think about the Companion Card?

A recent Customer Satisfaction Survey of people who have been cardholders for 5 years told us about their card usage. They mostly used their card at arts and entertainment events, closely followed by leisure, and finally sporting, many attending all three.


‘the card has given me the opportunity to partake of activities without the card I wouldn't be able to experience’

Respondents found the card very useful in helping with costs of attending events, being able to attend many more activities and thus enriching their lives.

‘experience activities I wouldn't be able to because of the cost’

‘ I can go out more as I don't need to pay the admission prices for staff’

‘very affordable to take K...., out on outings which let us go out as a family more often as it's affordable. We are very grateful’

‘now able to have a more socially active life without having to pay for a companion. Once I would have stayed at home, but now that I don't have the cost of two people I can enjoy and be involved in a much more mainstream lifestyle. That's what social inclusion is all about’

‘thank you so much for the Companion Card which my sister was able to use in her former supported accommodation. Since her transfer to an Aged Care Nursing home, the family are just getting used to the Card again. It is a wonderful service to a South Australian with a disability. Thankyou’.