You can look forward to plenty of free activities and events for you and your family to enjoy this November. With the weather warming up, it is the perfect time to head outside for some sunshine and fun! There will be film festivals, art exhibitions, design markets, a Remembrance Day service, meditation sessions by the beach and a stunning display of a Christmas tree lights to welcome the festive season. Whatever the activity, there will be something that you and the family can enjoy for free in the capital of the Sunshine State this month.
Entering the room, you will be greeted with some familiar faces. Artist Pippin Blackwell handcrafted these 400 sculptures, each wear a range of expressions; grief, stress, concern, uncertainty, unhappiness and all-round anxiety. In our lives, there are times where we wear these emotions to a certain extent and this exhibition allows you to reflect on these emotions and how they make you feel. This is a great opportunity to reflect on them from another perspective and think about how they're represented before the exhibition closes. For more information, visit the website.
Looking for a post-Halloween scare? Then head over to Metro Arts for 8 hours of scary movies. The 'All Night Film Fest', offers an evening of films which follow the theme of death. Beginning with the all-time classic, "Night of the Living Dead", it is followed up with the man-eating plants from "Little Shop Horrors". Then be transported to the otherworld in the thriller "Eternal Evil" and the comedy horror film "The Driller Killer". To finish off the night is "The Brain that Wouldn't Die". No bookings are required, just turn up at 4pm and get comfy for a night of screams! Visit the website for more details.
Time: 4pm - midnight Venue: Metro Arts Address: 109 Edward St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
The Young Designers Market showcases the various talents of local designers and has helped to launch some of their careers. With a range of exotic designs from fashion, jewellery, home dιcor, prints and many more, shopping at the market allows you to purchase brilliant new styles from over 80 designers. Now into its eleventh year, the Young Designers Market is for those who love shopping and dining around the market. Visit the website for more information.
Time: 10am 4pm
Venue: Little Stanley St
Address: Little Stanley St, South Bank, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, this is the Council's annual open innovation event. It brings the private sector, academia, local start-ups together with the public to collaborate on citywide solutions. There will be keynote speeches and discussions on the waste economy, connecting Brisbane's communities and using technology to solve challenges. Register for your free tickets here.
Time: 8.00am 1.00pm
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Address: Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Each year Australians gather at memorials in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in honour of those who served and sacrificed during the First World War, and those who continue to do so today. It is no different in Brisbane. This year, we acknowledge the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended four years of fighting with a special ceremony all over Australia. Everyone is welcomed to attend this service. Visit the website for more information.
Time: 10.30am - 11.15am
Venue: Windsor War Memorial Park
Address: 34 Roblane St, Windsor, QLD 4030
17 Nov Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra
Photo courtesy of Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra
For those who love a little spice (or plenty), this festival brings chillies, spices, herbs, music, and people together to celebrate the fruit of chillies! Organised by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, you will have the opportunity to savour foods from around the globe, enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and wander through a range of various stalls selling everything from chilli seeds to jewellery and other products. This event is sure to turn up the heat in Sunshine Coast. Visit the website to register for free!
The Australian School of Meditation And Yoga is hosting an experience like no other on the Gold Coast. Its Full Moon Kirtan and Meditation offers an ideal space to picnic and relax. Set by the ocean with beautiful dιcor, the local community can come together to enjoy kirtan (a mantra or chant which is either a word or phrase to be repeated in Japa meditation or sung in kirtan), guided meditation, and dancing. Register for your free tickets here.
The Christmas spirit comes early to the town of Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast. Now a local tradition, the lighting of an exquisite tree is accompanied with some snow for that special touch. The Cooroy Family Practice Shop Window Trail will also be open, with shops presenting magnificent window displays. To add to the entertainment, a movie will be shown on the Cooroy Library roof under the stars. For more information, visit the website.