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Who says science isn't fun for adults? Science After Dark is all about wine-tasting, great food, sex, music and crazy inventions.

Rob Mack will be discussing and offering a tasting of wines from local winery Aphelion which he and his wife Louise established in 2014. Aphelion has gained a strong reputation for quality and value, growing grape varieties that thrive in the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, and producing grenache, mataro and sagrantino.


Then ABC Radio regular presenter Kris Messenger from Bugs n Slugs will be sharing some of the incredible and quirky mating habits of her favourite creepy crawlies.

Inventor and TV presenter Mark Thomson will offer some tips on how to construct bizarre machines that have no useful purpose such as his twittering bicycle.

Does it get any better? Local foodie Sarah Mitford-Burgess will be providing you with a delicious supper from her Real Food Life kitchen to accompany the wine tasting session.

Finally, local singer/songwriter Ken Brodie will get your feet tapping with tunes in the country/folk/pop genre, reflecting the cultural diversity of his Celtic roots and being brought up in the Top End of Australia.

Braver guests can try to solve the puzzles on loan from Questacon, our national science centre. Aphelion wines will be available for purchase on the night.

When & where

Saturday 26 June, 2021


Victor Harbor Recreation Centre
5 George Main Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Adults 18+ only.


To ensure we are COVID-safe, entry to this event is by a pre-purchased ticket only.


Limited tickets only.

Entry to event


  • Wine science and tasting by Rob Mack, Aphelion wines

  • Sex life of insects, Kris Messenger, Bugs N Slugs

  • Useless but fun inventions, Mark Thompson

  • Music for the soul, Ken Brodie

  • Supper by Real Food Life

  • Science puzzles by Questacon

* Program is subject to confirmation and change - some things like sickness, COVID requirements and changed availabilities are out of our control.

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