A mum who uses adventures and outings around town as an excuse to avoid the housework.
Russian art, craft, food and cultural markets
Experience a little bit of eastern European culture as QPAC hosts a Russian bazaar on Saturday June 1st. To help celebrate the opening weekend of Brisbane's exclusive Bolshoi Ballet season, the Melbourne Street Green will be transformed into a dazzling marketplace where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in all things Russian.
The bazaar will be open from 10am to 4pm, with free entry. Take the opportunity to sample tasty Russian cuisine and wander through arts and craft stalls featuring both modern and traditional wares from talented artists. Russian memorabilia, including traditional costumes, will also be on display to visitors.
While you're at the bazaar why not check out some of the other QPAC events coinciding with the long awaited return of the Bolshoi Ballet to Australia? The Bolshoi Ballet Company will be presenting 12 performances of two different ballets - Le Corsaire and The Bright Stream – from May 30th at the Lyric Theatre. The Lyrebird Restaurant will be transformed into the Russian Supper Club serving up post-show Russian delights. Feet first dance class sessions, tools of the trade ballet costume exhibition and ballet culture conversations series are all free events hosted by QPAC during the Bolshoi Ballet season. See the website for further details and bookings or read the weekend notes reviews by Lucy Hordern.
Bolshoi Ballet performs 'The Bright Stream', image courtesy of QPAC
So don't be surprised if you mistake QPAC for Moscow during the next few weeks - when a ballet company as big as the Bolshoi is in town, it certainly is cause for celebration. Luckily for us this means that we won't have to travel half way across the world to see ornate matryoshka dolls, tease our tastebuds with borsch soup, or marvel over the delicate embroidery on traditional folk costumes. All this and more can be achieved with just a short trip to QPAC's Russian bazaar.