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TEDxBrisbane performers announced for 2014
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TEDxBrisbane performers announced for 2014

Who would have thought that Brisbane would see world-renowned pianist David Helfgott, inspiration for the Academy Award-winning movie Shine, and national living treasure Bob Downe sharing the stage on the same day? This collision of worlds is set to become a reality at TEDxBrisbane 2014 in a day of music set to electrify and inspire. Joining David and Bob will be the incomparable Topology, an internationally recognised new-music quintet, Christopher Tamwoy, who returns to the TEDxBrisbane stage after conquering the Australian festival scene with his prodigious guitar stylings, and the infectiously funny award-winning comedian Mel Buttle. In its national debut, is the Queensland-dreamed Borrowed Verse. This Borrowed Verse performance will be a one-off collaboration between poet Herb Wharton, and front man of Giants of Science and The Gin Club, Ben Salter. And, still in her teens,… more


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TEDxBrisbane speakers announced …
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TEDxBrisbane speakers announced …

The wait is finally over! The Weekend Edition has been given a sneak peek at the TEDxBrisbane 2014 speaker list. The speaker line-up for TEDxBrisbane 2014 is an exciting selection of some of Brisbane and Australia’s leading thinkers, storytellers and performers, all whom will share their thoughts and ideas. From topics such as human evolution, to wandering the star-clustered galaxies, to the fabulous musical talents of Mr Bob Downe, TEDxBrisbane is set to be a blockbuster day of ideas worth spreading. CJ Hendry After seven years, two incomplete degrees and a HECs debt she describes as from here to Africa, CJ Hendry decided to chase her dream. Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format, creating a sensation in the art world and around the globe. Jesse Richardson Jesse is a self-described digital native, which he… more

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Help us say farewell to map magazine …

Dear Readers, This issue is a special issue for two big reasons. Firstly, we celebrate our 15th birthday and secondly, this is the issue we say ‘farewell’ to map magazine, as it’s the last print issue. Twenty years ago I set out to create a magazine that would inspire people to chase their dreams in life. This final issue is a celebration to a life well-lived. map magazine has held on to its integrity, and it is now time to say happy 15th birthday and farewell to my dear friend. To the advertisers who supported map magazine, thank you for being part of the journey. We could not have done it without you. Your decisions on who you advertise with, in the long run, shape this city of ours. Thank you for being brave. To those of you we have interviewed in map magazine, thank you for sharing your successes, your failures and your inspiration. Your stories have inspired many! And, for all… more

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Global epicurean picnic Dîner en Blanc Brisbane returns

A mystery location, guests dressed in glamorous white, feasting and dancing under the stars – annual pop-up picnic Dîner en Blanc Brisbane will return this year for its third rendition. The Weekend Edition is excited to be partnering with Dîner en Blanc for 2014 and to announce the date of the next soiree! more

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TEDxBrisbane 2014 registrations now open

TEDxBrisbane has announced that registrations are now open to attend TEDxBrisbane 2014, and so begins the countdown to this inspiring event. In precisely 52 days from today, the wonderful Brisbane Powerhouse will once again be teeming with hundreds of people from the TEDxBrisbane community. Last year the sell-out event saw more than 500 people leave at the end of the day feeling inspired after a stellar line-up of speakers, including the finale with Li Cunxin. TEDxBrisbane creates and fosters a sense of community amongst the people and organisations who have gathered (and continue to gather) around this event, providing a cultural focus and impetus for conversation and debate. TEDxBrisbane is a full day of ideas, conversation and community and is set to take place on Sunday October 5 from 9:00 am until 9:30 pm (including an after party). The day is shaping up to be an… more

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Ashgrove Literature Festival inspires young minds

Next week, Ashgrove State School is hosting the inaugural Ashgrove Literature Festival – a three-day community event running August 19–21, focused on literature and creativity. Seven children's authors will be attending the festival to talk to kids about the books they have written. Along with authors' talks, there will be creative writing sessions custom-designed by QUT. more

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Roll on in to the Ekka this weekend

The familiar smell of dagwood dogs in the air, that extra glow in the Brisbane sky, a noticeable influx of perfectly primped animals and a sudden craving for strawberry ice-cream can only mean one thing – it's Ekka time again. more