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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events
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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events

Since moving out of its previous home at 109 Edward Street in The City, we have been eagerly anticipating the reopening (and rebirth) of Metro Arts. The famed creative institution has found its new stomping ground within the West Village precinct, bringing West End its first live theatre in a quarter of a century. To usher in the contemporary era of the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation, Metro Arts has lifted the curtain on its vibrant 2020 program, which includes a variety of electrifying performances, thrilling productions, eye-catching installations and enchanting exhibitions. It all kicks off when the doors open to the public on Thursday September 3, with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting events from the Brisbane Festival program. more

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Flash-mob cheerleaders, suburban cabaret shows and burlesque drag crews – Brisbane Festival's opening weekend will surprise and delight
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Flash-mob cheerleaders, suburban cabaret shows and burlesque drag crews – Brisbane Festival’s opening weekend will surprise and delight

Brisbane Festival returns brighter and bolder this year with an exciting 2020 program full of music, art and just a bit of naughtiness. The opening weekend will include all of this and more, illuminating our vibrant city with a laser installation, cul-de-sac concerts and burlesque-filled flashmobs. It all kicks off on Friday September 4 with a program of performances, exhibitions and experiences that will take Brisbane's breath away. more

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Suburban symphonies, laser shows and jaw-dropping circus stunts – Brisbane Festival returns with a bold new program
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Suburban symphonies, laser shows and jaw-dropping circus stunts – Brisbane Festival returns with a bold new program

September may seem like a lifetime away but warmer weather, exciting entertainment and everyone's favourite city-wide festival is really just around the corner. Yep, we're just a little bit excited to announce that Brisbane Festival is returning from September 4–26 to wake us from our winter slumber. Sure to knock socks off, this year’s festival theme is ‘Boldly Brisbane’ – a thrilling three-week program of fun-filled activities that is shaping up to be the boldest city-wide celebration yet. From giant art installations and intimate street concerts to circus antics and a huge laser light show, it doesn't get more action-packed than this. more

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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city's cultural identity
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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city’s cultural identity

Back for its eighth year from February 1 to 29, BrisAsia Festival showcases the rich culture, traditions and an atmosphere that celebrates Brisbane’s cultural diversity. A massive part of the festival is creating conversation around Brisbane’s current and future culture and creativity. Enter BrisAsia Talks, an afternoon of chatting about everything from cultural preservation to spirituality and gaming culture. more

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Flaming gardens, mind-bending mazes and more – our guide to Brisbane Festival 2019
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Flaming gardens, mind-bending mazes and more – our guide to Brisbane Festival 2019

Folks, we weren’t joking when we told you that this year’s Brisbane Festival is an absolute showstopper. The annual outing brings an extra explosion of colour and life to our city, spreading a program of world-class entertainment through the streets for three glorious weeks. Whether it’s visionary installations, racy cabaret or international musical superstars you’re after, this year’s Brisbane Festival has got you covered – we’ve had a look through the program and sorted it into handy sections depending on what you love. Block out September 5–28 in your diary because you’re going to be very busy. more


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TWE Stay Up Late, Brisbane Festival
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Get ready to Stay Up Late at Brisbane Festival

This year marks Noel Staunton’s last year as artistic director of Brisbane Festival. After four years at the helm, Noel has created a wonderful beast of a festival that draws record numbers and inspires both young and old. Part of his vision for Brisbane has been to inspire a late-night culture for the city, changing the current habit of wrapping up dinner by 8:00 pm and retreating to bed. more