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Mars missions, the future of AI, robot wars and delightfully dorky shows – World Science Festival launches its thrilling 2024 program
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Mars missions, the future of AI, robot wars and delightfully dorky shows – World Science Festival launches its thrilling 2024 program

Hold onto your hats! World Science Festival is making a triumphant return this March with a spectacular series of events that will see some of the greatest thinkers, dreamers and storytellers come together to take science from laboratories and into the streets, galleries, museums and arts venues across Brisbane. This year's dynamic, boundary-pushing program has just been launched into the stratosphere – and it'll absolutely blow your curious mind. Here's what's in store. more

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BrisAsia is back to ring in the Lunar New Year with dumplings, dragons and dancing
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BrisAsia is back to ring in the Lunar New Year with dumplings, dragons and dancing

The coveted cultural event is making its highly anticipated return with 11 suburbs across Brisbane set to showcase the best of our city’s Asian culture this February. Last year, BrisAsia saw its highest turnout yet, with more than 24,000 people participating in this city-wide celebration of Brisbane’s diverse Asian community. For its 12th run, the festival is back and better than ever – kicking off the lunar new year with a stacked program featuring more than 20 events from dancing dragons to dumplings. Running from Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 1, here’s what’s not to miss … more

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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024
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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024

With 2023 practically a write-off, it’s time to cast our eyes to all things bigger and better. Turn to that fresh calendar page, exhale and start anew with a brand-new year. And from where we're standing – your 2024? It’s looking good. Get ready for a new year of stacked festival line-ups, world-class culture and fun for the whole family. Keep reading to discover all the endless fun in-store for the future you in 2024. more

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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA's Fairy Tales Festival
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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA’s Fairy Tales Festival

If you're yet to experience GOMA's enchanted new exhibition Fairy Tales, now is your chance! From Friday January 19, a fantastical three-day festival will weave its way through GOMA's galleries, outdoor spaces and cinemas bringing a whimsical line-up of workshops, performances, storytelling sessions, screenings and, of course, an all-access pass to its blockbuster summer exhibition. more

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Create and connect – Clancestry festival returns with a jam-packed program of First Nations art and culture
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Create and connect – Clancestry festival returns with a jam-packed program of First Nations art and culture

QPAC's annual celebration of First Nations art and culture returns in November with an exciting program of live events, workshops, concerts, theatre, children's shows and more. Clancestry is proudly programmed, curated and run by First Nations people, and spotlights everything that is ‘beautiful, Blak and deadly’ about First Nations culture. An incredible line-up of events will roll out from November 8–12, so keep reading to discover what's on offer ... more

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Spencer Tunick Dead Sea
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Care to bare it all? MELT Festival is giving you the chance to participate in renowned artist Spencer Tunick’s first Brisbane installation

You've likely seen one of Spencer Tunick's awe-inspiring works before – masses of bare bodies, contorting and melding together to create landscapes in iconic locations all over the world. From the Dead Sea and Swiss glaciers to Grand Central Station and the steps of the Sydney Opera House, Spencer has organised more than 100 public installations using dozens to thousands of nude participants, documenting them through photography and video. Come Saturday November 18 it is Brisbane's turn – and you have the chance to join the project. more


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Forward-thinking and fearless – MELT Festival unveils the program for its 2023 edition
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Forward-thinking and fearless – MELT Festival unveils the program for its 2023 edition

MELT Festival, the cutting-edge celebration of queer art, artists and ideas, has just unveiled its jam-packed 2023 program. Encapsulating the diversity of the queer community and sheer depth of talent across dance floors, book pages, gallery spaces and theatre stages, MELT is delivering one of the most comprehensive showcases of LGBTQIA+ culture to date. It's taking place at Brisbane Powerhouse from November 11–26 – here's what you can expect ... more

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Blooms, beats and bites – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its petal-packed program
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Blooms, beats and bites – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its petal-packed program

There's no better way to welcome spring than with a trip inland for the infamous Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. After a record-smashing year last year, the flowering festival will return again this September for a full month of floral-related fun. Picture-perfect flora, plenty of family-friendly fun and local foodie adventures are all on offer at this year's festival, alongside a loaded line-up of other efflorescent events. Keep reading to discover more on this year's program ... more

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Hot dogs and even hotter wings – all of the tasty bites to pair with your brew at Crafted Beer Festival
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Hot dogs and even hotter wings – all of the tasty bites to pair with your brew at Crafted Beer Festival

The countdown to Crafted Beer Festival is on! The froth-filled fiesta is taking over Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach on September 9 and 10. The star of the show is beer, of course, but we all know that a good sesh includes a hearty feed too. So you know what lip-smacking eats to pair with your lager, we have rounded up all of the delicious bites to devour at this year's Crafted Beer Festival. more

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Sip, snack, shop and scout your way around Paddington's past and present at Now & Then Festival
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Sip, snack, shop and scout your way around Paddington’s past and present at Now & Then Festival

Those who have ventured to the hilly inner-west suburb of Paddington are well aware of its top-tier food and fashion scene. Boasting a spectacular selection of boutique stores, bars, cafes and restaurants, the character-lined streets of Latrobe and Given Terraces host an eclectic mix of epicurean and lifestyle experiences. On Saturday August 5, Brisbane locals will have the chance to eat and explore their way through Paddington at Now & Then Festival – a free outdoor event celebrating one of Brisbane's oldest suburbs. more

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No need to cry – Spilt Milk is bringing Post Malone, Dom Dolla and Ocean Alley to the Gold Coast
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No need to cry – Spilt Milk is bringing Post Malone, Dom Dolla and Ocean Alley to the Gold Coast

Get excited Gold Coast, because one of Australia’s favourite music, food and arts festivals is returning this summer! There’s no need to cry over this Spilt Milk, as the colourful festival is set to take over Gold Coast Sports Precinct on Sunday November 26 with a seriously impressive line-up including the one-and-only Post Malone, Dom Dolla and Ocean Alley. Read on for who else is on the ripper roster … more

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Byron Writers Festival has unveiled its first line-up featuring Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Nakkiah Lui and more
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Byron Writers Festival has unveiled its first line-up featuring Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Nakkiah Lui and more

Literary lovers, assemble! The Byron Writers Festival is back for another year at a brand-new location and is ready to dish up a scholarly smorgasbord of storytelling, inspirational ideas and conversation. From August 11–13, more than 120 writers and thinkers will come together at Bangalow Showground to ponder the power of stories and the written word in shaping who we are. Here's a sneak peek of the line-up ... more

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Drawing Festival
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Channel your inner artist at QAG’s free one-day Drawing Festival

In our formative years, drawing was often a daily habit. A chance to let our imaginations run wild, by simply putting pencil to paper. As we get older and life gets busier, for many of us, drawing has become a thing of the past. If you're keen to rekindle your creativity, or enhance your practice, make your way to Queensland Art Gallery this Sunday May 21. more

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Boy & Bear
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Beloved troubadours Boy & Bear announced as Teneriffe Festival headliners

Over the years, Teneriffe Festival has attracted droves of locals not just for its high vibes and delectable eats, but also for its stellar music selection. We've been drip fed the line-up for the 2023 festival so far, but the headline act has been kept top secret – until now. We're thrilled to announce that Sydney-based outfit Boy & Bear will be bringing its indie-folk sounds to Vernon Terrace, guaranteeing this year's festival to be one for the books. more

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Feels so good being BAD – the bold Brisbane Art Design is back with a cluster of culture-filled events
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Feels so good being BAD – the bold Brisbane Art Design is back with a cluster of culture-filled events

Lovers of all things bold, beautiful and breath-taking, listen up – a bevy of artistic and exciting works from the city's best and brightest creatives is returning to Brisbane in May 2023. Brisbane Art Design (BAD) is back with a packed program of workshops, open studios, design talks and art parties, highlighting a lofty line up of local art and design luminaries. Being BAD has never felt so good, so continue reading for all of the naughty details ... more