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Although I am a Star Wars fan (who isn't?), I discovered only last year that there is an International Star Wars Day... [more]
Museum of Brisbane's major summer exhibition is designed to inspire, The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive.fe... [more]
23/11/2018 - 22/04/2019
Stan and Ollie was featured in the recent British Film Festival and was very well received, so I was looking forward to... [more]
Years ago in Sydney, I saw graffiti on an otherwise non-descript red brick building that simply said: "DO NOT FROLIC... [more]
Potpourri - a mixture of flowers, herbs and spices to perfume a room. I have been dabbling in the ancient craft of P... [more]
You are going to love this weekend getaway which is only 2.5 hours from Brisbane, but a million miles from care. I h... [more]
Queensland Symphony Orchestra has revealed its Season 2019 program. And I didn't just hear about the music, I got to exp... [more]
09/02/2019 - 07/12/2019
Nestled amidst the high-rise offices and apartments in Brisbane, you can spot some delightful domes and curious cupo... [more]
The Butterfly House near Coffs Harbour is well worth a visit to see the spectacular display of Australian butterflie... [more]
One of the best workshops I've attended is the Brush Lettering and Embossing Workshop. It was a 2.5 hour course run by P... [more]
Harmony Day, a celebration of Australian multiculturalism. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for... [more]
Hoorah! You know I love markets. The ever-popular Handmade Expo Market is on again in Toowoomba and it's FREE entry.... [more]
I was driving around "Vicky Point" looking for a new café to try when my sister shouted, "Stop!" I stopped dead (for... [more]
From the moment you enter the yin yang front gate, you truly feel like you are in a sanctuary. You will see lush gar... [more]
This popular market has had a makeover. Between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm, is the time for the re-vamped Eudlo Village Market.... [more]
I first stumbled across the stately, red brick John Mills Himself building when I was Ghost Sign hunting in Brisbane... [more]
Jack Sim doesn't need an introduction if you have ever visited Boggo Road Gaol or been on a Ghost Tour in Brisbane. ... [more]
Brisbane's newest food destination hauls its food over the coals - literally. Burnt Ends Kitchen and Bar at The Barracks... [more]
Being new to Astro Photography (and astronomy), I thought I'd share some of my discoveries from the last few months. Mos... [more]
One of my favourite places to walk and take photos of wildlife is quaintly called Pooh Corner. It is little known (read ... [more]
I have been a Ghost Sign Hunter for a while now. When I began I didn't even know there was a term for the photos I was t... [more]
The Gayundah Wreck at Woody Point is returning to the ocean. Not a last voyage though; the relentless waves are quickly... [more]
My favourite three piers/jetties around Brisbane are Shorncliffe Pier, Woody Point Jetty and Wynnum Jetty. All 3 offer g... [more]
Come along and enjoy second-hand shopping at the BrisWest Centre and help them raise funds for Seniors. The market is a ... [more]
The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market is a monthly market supporting local makers, bakers, growers, artists, designers an... [more]
Did you know that 2019 marks 20 years since Reverse Garbage Queensland officially opened its doors? In celebration of th... [more]
Yay - it's back in all its colourful splendour. This year marks the Brisbane Queer Film Festival's twentieth year annive... [more]
07/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
The Lunar New Year Rooftop Party will be lots of fun for the whole family. Sunnybank's New Year Festival celebration... [more]
Did you know that the Sydney Lunar Festival is the world's biggest celebration of Lunar New Year outside of Asia? Brisba... [more]
What is better than a movie night with pizza? FREE movie night with FREE pizza! It's the start of Semester 1, so those g... [more]
18/02/2019 - 28/02/2019
Join the fun of Chinese New Year at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park, to welcome in 2019. The Year of the Pig festivit... [more]
Did you make New Year resolutions for this coming year? To be fitter, healthier, thinner or happier? Or maybe to be ... [more]
28/01/2019 - 30/03/2019
BrisAsia Festival is an annual Brisbane festival that showcases contemporary and traditional Asian arts, food tours, cul... [more]
Have you heard of Sam Cranstoun? He is one of Brisbane's exciting new artists. In his eponymous exhibition at the wo... [more]
10/10/2018 - 31/03/2019
Phat Elephant restaurant in ANZAC Square is hugely popular. It is busy every lunchtime and seems to have a good numb... [more]
21/01/2019 - 27/01/2019
Another quirky FREE exhibition has been brought to the Museum of Brisbane (fondly known locally as MoB). Dress Code pres... [more]
03/11/2018 - 28/01/2019
Want to experience a couple of hours of wonder and joy? This delightful new film will transport you and the kids to anot... [more]
Vice is a true story. Or as close as the makers could get to someone as secretive as Dick Cheney. Who was it said, "... [more]
Namaste! I am delighted to tell you about this biennial festival as I have an affinity with Nepal. I lived and worked th... [more]
Just in time for Christmas, Glasshouse Fragrances has Pop Up Stores in Sydney and Canberra. You're invited to step i... [more]
23/11/2018 - 20/01/2019
Matthew Reilly is coming to Brisbane again. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. I have read everything he has pu... [more]
05/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
The Meeanjin Markets are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisan and cultural markets. These impre... [more]
07/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
We all love a Pop Up. The Happiness Place has extended their Christmas celebration pop up store to a whole long weeken... [more]
23/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Markets and Christmas shopping go hand in hand. This is a one-stop shop for all your ethically sourced handcrafted C... [more]
24/11/2018 - 25/11/2018
Refashioning clothing and textiles for new life is one way to reduce waste and Woolloongabba-based reuse organisatio... [more]
Visit the Melbourne Collective Christmas Market at the city's iconic Queen Victoria Market and shop for all your Chr... [more]
17/11/2018 - 09/12/2018
As a bibliophile, I was drawn to the title of this film. When I discovered that it was a new Aussie film and crowd... [more]
This must be one of the biggest and most popular street parties in Brisbane. The Sherwood Community Festival is a f... [more]
National Recycling Week is here again and you are invited to a free fashion parade with a twist. All the couture fa... [more]
I have mixed emotions about jacarandas trees. When they start to bloom in October, although they look spectacular, I am ... [more]
26/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
The opening weekend of Oktoberfest Brisbane was wunderbar despite the unpredictable weather. I went on Sunday 7 Octo... [more]
12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
According to ABC Radio National, classical music is undergoing a revolution. It is the most influential genre in the... [more]
14/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
It's back: Medibank's ever-popular free outdoor fitness series is returning to South Bank Parklands. For the first t... [more]
01/10/2018 - 01/12/2018
A very impressive state-wide art installation, in which all Queenslanders can participate, has been commissioned by the ... [more]
06/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
The best weekend of the year is 13th and 14th October. You can visit heritage houses, award-winning architectural buildi... [more]
Don't expect a rehash of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My Big Gay Italian Wedding is also a comedy, but more, well, gay, and... [more]
19/09/2018 - 16/10/2018
The Handmade Expo must be the quintessential market, as it features exclusively handmade, baked and grown products, alon... [more]
The Centenary Rocks! Festival had its final outing in mid 2017, and it now has a worthy successor. If you want to ce... [more]
A month-long celebration of all things LGBTIQA, Brisbane Pride Festival plays hosts to dozens of events across September... [more]
01/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
It's festival time in Brisbane. Three weeks of Queensland's largest arts and cultural event: that is Brisbane Festival w... [more]
Hoorah! The Valley Fiesta is back for 2018 with a new format, over five fun-filled days from Wednesday 29 August to Sund... [more]
29/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
Bridge to Brisbane is back. The bridge is, of course, the iconic Story Bridge. This huge fundraising event is on Sunday ... [more]
I must tell you up front that Breaking Bald has absolutely nothing to do with Breaking Bad. But if you loved that TV... [more]
For the last 30 years, the Australian Red Cross has been active in the basement of Brisbane City Hall. You are invited t... [more]
Roma Street Parkland is going to buzz again with Indian culture, food, music and fashion for the India Day Fair. The fai... [more]
The Korean Society of Queensland invites you to an exciting family day out at the Korean Cultural Festival in King Georg... [more]
You probably know broadcaster Richard Fidler as his Conversations program is one of ABC's most popular program on radio ... [more]
22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
I discovered New NYC Bagel Deli the day after it opened in the Brisbane Quarter on 1 August 2018. Brisbane Quarter i... [more]
My regular readers know that I love cafes which are hidden gems. I have discovered a wonderful little cafe tucked a... [more]
This year, the Bris Funny Fest is funnier than ever. The organisers have told me that there are more than 70 performance... [more]
01/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The Museum of Brisbane has done it again - another excellent FREE exhibition about Brisbane's history and culture. U... [more]
18/05/2018 - 28/10/2018
The iconic Queen Victoria Building on George Street in Sydney's CBD is 120 years old this year. Thursday 19th July is QV... [more]
Attention all you foodies in Brisbane. This'll tickle your taste buds. It's back. It's better. It's bigger. It's the Sun... [more]
By wearing your favourite PJs (or onesie, nightie, nightshirt, jammies, jim-jams, sleep shorts and T-shirt or whatever y... [more]
World Gelato Day is on Saturday 21st July and Bistro BellaVista in East Perth is celebrating it with Gelato Dessert for ... [more]
FREE chocolate? YAY! On Saturday 28th July 2018 from 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Cadbury's "Share the Taste" campaign is comi... [more]
Did someone say free chocolate? Yes, you heard correct. From Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27 July, the Cadbury "Share... [more]
30/06/2018 - 29/07/2018
Come along for a FREE afternoon of Indigenous culture, music, food and lots of fun for the whole family during NAIDOC We... [more]
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week, from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July, is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAID... [more]
08/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
Di Morrissey is an ex-journo and she is a popular and prolific Australian author. This is her 25th book and I have happi... [more]
Relax and enjoy a rich tapestry of sound, that blends world and jazz music, featuring classical guitar, tabla and grand ... [more]
My regular readers know that I am a great fan of Australian National Living Treasure Michael Leunig. His cartoons, art a... [more]
My regular readers know that I am passionate about whisky, uisge-beatha, the water of life. I love drinking it, talking ... [more]
29/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
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