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It's the Grand Opening of the new Nicholas Street Precinct at Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street in Ipswich Central. The ... [more]
Of Boys and Boats is set in 195, as Melbourne is hosting the Olympic Games. Jack and his mates are caught up in the exci... [more]
Have you been naughty or nice? This market promises to be lit up like the proverbial Christmas Tree. The Nundah Christma... [more]
Brisbane is officially the trendiest city in Australia. Am I biased? Probably. I live here and love it but I heard t... [more]
12/11/2020 - 20/12/2020
It was a dark and stormy night: All Hallows' Eve. A disembodied voice greeted us at the door of the old house. We we... [more]
Gold! is a collaboration between the storyteller Jackie Kerin and the illustrator Annie White. It is part ripping yarn a... [more]
Museum of Brisbane (fondly known as MoB) has delivered a new FREE exhibition which is sure to delight Brisbanites. M... [more]
18/09/2020 - 18/04/2021
"Come Fly with Me" is a new art exhibition where you are taken on a journey through time and space. It is being held... [more]
Get back to nature and go bushwalking in the spectacular Scenic Rim. The Scenic Rim is home to over hundreds of kilometr... [more]
From the moment you walk up the stairs of this grand old Queenslander, you know you are entering somewhere special. ... [more]
Are you thoroughly sick and tired of the chant "Are we there yet?" which seems to start as soon as you leave home regard... [more]
The Ipswich Turf Club has undergone a major transformation which is now incorporating more than horse racing, and yo... [more]
Synopsis James Gong, aged 14, is training for his black belt in taekwondo, or Korean karate. When a camera crew from Ho... [more]
Are you one of the multitudes worldwide who has found yourself working from home (WFH)? Lots of folk already do it succe... [more]
Although the Museum of Brisbane is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, its website is a source of great discovery. Ever... [more]
Far North Queensland's Wildlife Habitat calls itself the best Wildlife Park in Australia. Wow, that really is some claim... [more]
Meeanjin Markets are my favourite Brisbane market. They are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisa... [more]
27/11/2020 - 28/11/2020
It was a glorious spring day in sunny Queensland, so, on Sunday morning, we headed off to New Farm for brunch. We we... [more]
Nick Winters is a man after my own heart as he likes movies, travel, music, coffee and pina coladas (and probably gettin... [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]
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]
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]
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]
I have been waiting impatiently for this book since I finished reading Barnsey's first memoir. Working Class Man is ... [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]
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]
Let's dance Put on your red shoes And dance the blues Let's dance. The world mourned when David Bowie died in ... [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]
Remember when you were a kid and played "I Spy with my little eye something beginning with. ..."? We played it on all lo... [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]
How would you like to meet superstar Darius Boyd for free? Darius Boyd is, of course, the National Rugby League champio... [more]
NAIDOC Week 2020 will be held from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 November under the theme Always Was Always Will Be. The revised... [more]
08/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
Like me, I think most people studied "the Scottish play" Macbeth at school. The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) ha... [more]
04/09/2020 - 06/11/2020
As my regular readers know, I am a big fan of the Museum of Brisbane (fondly called MoB). So I am very happy to let ... [more]
27/06/2020 - 30/07/2020
Traditionally, NAIDOC Week is celebrated right around the country and is held in the first full week of July running Sun... [more]
08/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
The much anticipated 31st season the French Film Festival is here. I was very lucky to have been kindly invited by host ... [more]
14/07/2020 - 04/08/2020
How do you commemorate ANZAC Day? I always attend a service, sometimes a Dawn Service or often, a later local service. I... [more]
You are warmly invited to a special concert titled The King's Trumpeter, music for the royal court, performed by the... [more]
I think you can't have enough festivals during the year. Here is another one, to celebrate multiculturalism. Yay! Brisba... [more]
The film La Belle Epoque is strangely not set in the Belle Epoque period but it is set in France and does depict another... [more]
The Lunar New Year Rooftop Party will be lots of fun for the whole family. Sunnybank's New Year Festival celebra... [more]
Are you looking for an activity to help you stay young in body and mind? Like me, maybe it is one of your New Year resol... [more]
Welcome to Wildemarsh, a picturesque village in southern England. Here, Matilda was raised by her three loving but meddl... [more]
This festive season is here again (where did the year go?) and the South Bank Piazza will be home to the Carols Extravag... [more]
20/12/2019 - 23/12/2019
Yay - they're back. I am a regular visitor to these popular markets. Head to the centre of Brisbane's CBD from 4.00 ... [more]
BNE Design showcases some of Brisbane's leading designers with an open-air market in Reddacliff Place, in the heart of t... [more]
Why didn't the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with! You won't have that problem when you mee... [more]
30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
You can visit churches, cathedrals, chapels and other cultural icons in and around Brisbane all for FREE. This year'... [more]
12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019
This is one of the best community festivals in Brisbane and it is now in its 16th year. Full marks for fun and longe... [more]
This new exhibition recognises the lives of Brisbane's independent and adventurous women artists over the past 100 ... [more]
13/09/2019 - 15/03/2020
I got a backstage pass to the last three decades of Brisbane's epic music scene, at Museum of Brisbane's (MoB) lates... [more]
30/08/2019 - 23/03/2020
After flying return trips of 20,000 kilometres, migratory shorebirds will be welcomed to Moreton Bay at a free event... [more]
Tim Sharp first came to my attention when a friend recommended a book called A Double Shot of Happiness by Judy Shar... [more]
16/01/2020 - 18/01/2020
Brisbane Pride Festival moved its Pride Month to September in 2011 to allow for a month of celebrations commemorating pr... [more]
01/09/2019 - 30/09/2019
This is the 5th year that this annual event will be held. As with past years, it will be a day full of family entertainm... [more]
It's RSPCA's Cupcake Day again and RSPCA Dakabin is holding an official party on Saturday 24th August. The event sta... [more]
The inaugural Festival of Slavic Culture "Slav Fest – 2017" took place during August and September in 2017 and involved ... [more]
17/08/2019 - 30/09/2019
Roma Street Parkland will once again be awash with colour at this much-anticipated festival. Get into your Indian sarees... [more]
The wonderful Avid Reader Bookstore in West End is having a book launch for Hollywood Scent. Avid Reader is a great indi... [more]
This colourful festival has everything. It has all the usual fiesta attractions such as live performances, an activities... [more]
Like most Aussies, I read Storm Boy by Colin Thiele at school and loved it. It is one of the most endearing and endu... [more]
29/07/2019 - 17/08/2019
It's good to be BAD at the inaugural BRISBANE ART DESIGN exhibition , presented by Museum of Brisbane (fondly called MoB... [more]
10/05/2019 - 11/08/2019
I am a self-confessed Francophile (as my regular readers know). I love French wine, French perfume, French food, Fre... [more]
Sorry Day is held annually in Australia on 26 May. It is a time to reflect on the dark history of forced child removal w... [more]
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May to 3 June. These historical dates bookend two important mil... [more]
27/05/2019 - 03/06/2019
Brisbane's biggest shopping party is coming back in time for winter fashion. It's autumn and Shop BNE City aims to t... [more]
Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2019 is where Brisvegas, art and design interact for 17 full days of exhibitions, performances... [more]
17/05/2019 - 19/05/2019
A Country Carnival. How good does that sound for autumn? It is being hosted by our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) Prima... [more]
Want something unusual to do with mum on Mother's Day this year? I have the perfect event for you with beautiful classic... [more]
I first became interested in Buddhism when I lived in Kathmandu in Nepal for several years. After all, Nepal was th... [more]
03/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
Although I am a Star Wars fan (who isn't?), I discovered only last year that there is an International Star Wars Day... [more]
Did you know that 2019 marks 20 years since Reverse Garbage Queensland officially opened its doors? In celebration of th... [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]
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
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 2020. The Year of the Rat festiviti... [more]
23/02/2020 - 01/02/2020
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
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