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West End is home turf, but I enjoy the people, places, sights, and sounds of all of Brisbane's inner-city suburbs. I'm especially fond of lesser-known nooks and crannies that throw up intriguing surprises. My freelance writing appears in the local street press, magazines, and more.

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My WeekendNotes - 192
One of the world's best young cellists will take to the QPAC stage this Friday night, joined by a renowned American cond... [more]
Each Sunday, Brisbane's gracious City Botanic Gardens come alive with food, music and artisan wares at Peter Hackworth's... [more]
Paronella Park, a fantastical period Spanish castle in the rainforest, was a standout on my recent holiday in far north ... [more]
The Doo-Bop Bar in Brisbane's CBD is one of the city's coolest venues, with great music, great food, a swingin' vibe, an... [more]
I tried out the Four Frogs while in Sydney visiting family recently. I'm a big crepe fan (and frequent crepe-eater f... [more]
South American siblings Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner will bring an electrifying piano duel to the QPAC stage as they ... [more]
04/08/2017 - 05/08/2017
I'm not religious, and I love rock'n'roll, but I'm really excited about hearing Bach's Mass in B Minor live at QPAC next... [more]
08/04/2017 - 01/04/2017
Swedish film A man called Ove is a black comedy that manages to rise above its cliches to be both moving and funny. O... [more]
Local music legend Ed Kuepper will play a very different kind of show when he takes to the stage with 40 members of the ... [more]
I have loved Jimmy Little's music for many years. And I still do, even though Uncle Jimmy himself went to join the h... [more]
04/07/2015 - 08/08/2015
Madame Wu is a plush new hangout that's charmed me greatly with its saucy cocktails, fusion food, and knockout views of ... [more]
You gotta go. You GOTTA go. The Motor Room is a new, free venue at the Boundary Street markets at West End every Friday ... [more]
One of my favourite Brisbands, Bullhorn, will play a free gig this Friday 11 July at new West End venue, The Motor Room.... [more]
When I was offered free tickets to review The Naked Magicians show at Brisbane Powerhouse, I wasn't sure what to expect.... [more]
19/06/2014 - 29/06/2014
Anyone who was a kid in the 60s or loves a Disney classic is in for a treat this Saturday night when West End State Sch... [more]
Melbourne band The Dames brought their west coast sci-fi pop to the Queen Street Mall on the weekend. The latest pro... [more]
Twenty days, two cinemas, and around fifty French films to enjoy -- oui, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival ret... [more]
06/03/2014 - 25/03/2014
I love the inner city, but, some days, it can seem very grey. And it's on those days that I'm especially grateful to the... [more]
As a long-time West Ender, I remember way back when The Fox Hotel was still The Terminus, so-called because decades earl... [more]
On the ground floor of the newly refurbished Fox Hotel at South Brisbane, the Meatball Co. (with a sign outside that jus... [more]
Risqué, witty, sexy, fun -- Noel Coward's Design for Living is all of these, and just as clever and entertaining as when... [more]
19/10/2013 - 10/11/2013
Honey is one of more than 20 Italian-language films that will screen as part of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Bri... [more]
03/10/2013 - 23/10/2013
Late last year, Raku Japanese restaurant sprang up in the West End shopfront previously occupied by the Green Bamboo Vie... [more]
The turbulent life and liquid sounds of American jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will come to Brisbane this month, when actor ... [more]
22/08/2013 - 23/08/2013
I'm not some rich chick who spends her time hanging out in upmarket restaurants. I'm more your 'Where can I get a goo... [more]
If you're prone to claustrophobia, or find tunnels a bit on the scary side, then Russian movie Metro probably isn't for ... [more]
26/07/2013 - 04/08/2013
There's a time late in the day when the sun is just about to fall below the horizon, and the light shifts, casting half-... [more]
04/07/2013 - 03/08/2013
Manga for kids, manga for adults, manga for animation enthusiasts, manga for anybody who's missed out on the manga craze... [more]
21/06/2013 - 27/07/2013
Queensland Theatre Company will bring to the stage a smart and sexy tale about the erotics of power when it launches the... [more]
22/06/2013 - 27/07/2013
West End gypsy punksters The Mouldy Lovers rocked the stage at the State Library of Queensland on Saturday evening in a ... [more]
A cinematic taste of Spain will hit Brisbane when this year's Spanish Film Festival comes to the Palace Centro cinema at... [more]
13/06/2013 - 23/06/2013
Powerful Australian vocalist Vika Bull will sing the life of US blues and soul legend Etta James when At Last -- the Ett... [more]
05/06/2013 - 09/06/2013
Free bands, great multicultural food, awesome rides and a monster trash and treasure sale -- yep, the West End State Sch... [more]
Harlow Hot Yoga is a new yoga studio bringing a little tranquillity to what is otherwise mostly a light industrial stree... [more]
Food is an intelligent and funny play about sisters, sexuality, and what it takes to nourish hearts as well as bodies. ... [more]
16/04/2013 - 27/04/2013
Listen up, film fans: the 2013 Audi Festival of German Films will showcase 17 award-winning and acclaimed German-languag... [more]
03/05/2013 - 09/05/2013
Libertine is an opulent celebration of Vietnamese-French fusion, housed in the Barracks complex on Petrie Terrace at Pad... [more]
Luke Nguyen's Fat Noodle Restaurant opened at the Treasury Casino in the city in late 2012. After giving it a few months... [more]
Film buffs and Francophiles, rejoice -- this year's Alliance Francaise French Film Festival comes to Brisbane's Palace C... [more]
14/03/2013 - 04/04/2013
If you're partial to havoc and destruction, you could do worse than pay a visit to this demolition site at QUT Gardens P... [more]
2012 has been and gone and the music writers have published all their 'best of' lists. I know I'm a little late, but I w... [more]
I saw some of my favourite artworks of 2012 not in galleries but painted on and glued to the walls and posts of West End... [more]
Chat show host Andrew Denton once asked comedy maestro Mel Brooks why farts featured so often in Brooks' work. 'Well,' r... [more]
The Box is a new artist-run gallery and performance and workshop space at West End. You can find it happily kicking on i... [more]
Just before Christmas, I wanted to spoil a friend by taking him out for a birthday lunch in the city. I needed a venue t... [more]
Well, regular readers may recall an article I wrote back in June, encouraging you to get tickets for this year's Harvest... [more]
A 'potluck' meal is traditionally one where everybody brings along whatever dish they feel like and then all the dishes ... [more]
Brian Almy loves to leave people with what he calls 'the electric bicycle grin'. And he was hoping to see that grin on m... [more]
Local choir Pro Musica will mark this year's Remembrance Day with a concert of moving and joyful music at St Francis's C... [more]
Dance 12 will showcase the talents of QUT's graduating dance students in a series of exciting performances running from ... [more]
06/11/2012 - 10/11/2012
Spotted on Kurilpa Street off Montague Road, the zombie van asks the kind of question calculated to keep you awake at ni... [more]
West End is home to quite a few Greek restaurants, with Kafe Meze one of the oldest and best-loved. While Kafe Meze ... [more]
Tender Napalm, the latest production for La Boite Theatre, has attracted both rave reviews and scathing criticism from l... [more]
21/09/2012 - 13/10/2012
Bargain hunters and op shoppers, put this one on your calendar -- a giant community garage sale will be held at St Franc... [more]
Another great street festival will take over Boundary Street on Saturday 22 September, as the West End Block Party gets ... [more]
Ciao bella! This year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival hits Brisbane from 3-21 October, bringing almost 30 gorgeous Itali... [more]
01/10/2012 - 21/10/2012
If your image of Russian films is sad people in bleak settings, then the upcoming Russian Film Festival will blow your m... [more]
07/09/2012 - 16/09/2012
The bathtubs will race, the dancers will shake their hips, and the squid will run, when the one-and-only Kurilpa Derby t... [more]
Above the Indonesian-style doorway of an old West End house lurk three native gargoyles -- this horned kangaroo and a co... [more]
A young girl runs screaming into a book-lined room occupied by an old man, who sits, slumped, in a wheelchair. We don't ... [more]
11/08/2012 - 01/09/2012
I find contemporary art an interesting creature. Often it seems to be more about the idea behind a work of art, or the p... [more]
27/07/2012 - 08/09/2012
If the London Olympics haven't satisfied your appetite for sports drama, you can watch Muhammed Ali and George Foreman g... [more]
The distinctive comic-book style art of legendary US artist Roy Lichtenstein is on show until 26 August in a free exhibi... [more]
30/07/2012 - 26/08/2012
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