Category Archives for "Events"

I’ve dressed in Raj, Gothic, Pirate and even as a Farm Hand to complete the perfect event theme, found myself sewing the best mans pants after his dress shirt got stuck in his zipper (while he was still wearing them), had an entire wedding party spit chewing gum into my bare hand on my orders, pieced together a wedding cake that a rogue kid thought looked delicious, been the Master of Ceremonies, the Disc Jockey, the Photographer and even ducked a punch from an intoxicated mother of the bride. Yep, that’s me, all in a day’s work.

While occasionally glamorous, my career means I need to be a businesswoman, a therapist, an artist, a mediator, and a psychic!

The events page is a behind the scenes look at some pretty awesome events I have been involved with and managed.

Come on in and have a look around, leave some comments, and offer your feedback.

June 25, 2014

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After. Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

It’s no secret, I’m hooked on events, it’s in my blood. There is no such thing as a typical day in the life of an events team; especially here at the Press Club, which is something I’m crazy about. Apart from being really exciting, if not a little nail biting watching as my concepts and ideas come

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May 14, 2014

And the Winner is…….

Just over 2 years ago I started working at the National Press Club of Australia, it was one of those jobs I applied for thinking ‘as if they’d pick little ol me’. Apparently around 150 people had applied, but Boom Diggity…. I got the job! And here I am 2 years later still thinking it’s one of the best

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April 9, 2014

A Burger with Bill Gates

Events: A Burger with Bill Gates. Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

As you guys know, I work at the NPCA and I am involved with some pretty amazing events. I’d always hoped I would be able to say I was instrumental in the planning of an event with world famous people on our stage, but I’ll be honest, I never in a million years thought it’d be someone this cool.

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March 19, 2014

Feeling Classy as a VIP

Events: Mudfest - Feeling Classy as a VIP. Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

When a couple of VIP tickets arrived to attend Mudfest International Film Festival at Bunnamagoo Wine Estate in Mudgee, which included a bunch of amazing flicks under the stars, a tour of the winery, all night delicious food and drink, a loo without the usual queuing for ages scenario and priority seating, I didn’t need to think twice, I was in. Yep…. I felt pretty […]

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BOOM! I’m Back….

BOOM! I’m Back…. Recipes, reminiscences and reviews compiled by Australian award-winning writer, chef and globetrotter, Anna Johnston. www.shenannagans.com

Some of you may remember my blog The Hospitality Guru?  It was with much sadness that I had to shut it down after losing a lot of content when the hosting company I, and many of my fellow bloggers used, didn’t upgrade to their new servers (Grrrrr!). This time around, I decided to move away from the strong focus on […]

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