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Queensland artists take centre stage at the 2024 BLEACH* Festival
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Queensland artists take centre stage at the 2024 BLEACH* Festival

The arts scene on the Gold Coast has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years, and one could argue that our annual arts festival BLEACH* has had a lot to do with it. Coming into its 13th year, BLEACH* has reached peak teenager status, and is more determined than ever to make its mark on a national and global scale. With over 400 artists, 30 shows, 110 performances, 18 Queensland premieres and eight world premieres, you'll want to block out your calendar from August 1–11, because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of the fun. more

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Powerslide your way to being a pro at Skate Paradise
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Powerslide your way to being a pro at Skate Paradise

Calling all sidewalk shredders! From June 22 to July 7, don your helmets and kneepads, grab your skateboard and head to Paradise Centre in the heart of Surfers Paradise, where a skateboarding mecca awaits. Over the winter school holidays, the beachside venue will be home to a huge skate ramp, skate shows, breakdancing performances, fun kids’ workshops, giveaways, and more. Ready to carve it up? Read on for all of the cool details … more

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Get spooky this school holidays with Metro Art’s Scaredy House
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Get spooky this school holidays with Metro Art’s Scaredy House

Something is going bump in the night this winter school holidays – Scaredy House by Counterpilot is a fun and immersive theatrical experience that combines Goosebumps and Minecraft with an existential twist that's sure to shiver spines and spark imaginations. Perfect for 8–12 year-olds, this kid-friendly show is premiering at Metro Arts from June 19–29. Read on for all of the hair-raising details… more

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Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane
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Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane

Affordable Art Fair was born out of the desire to democratise art and nearly 25 years later, this mission has spread all the way from London to Brisbane. The four-day festival is set to transform the Showgrounds Exhibition Building into an epicentre of culture and creativity this May 9–12. Local art lovers are invited to explore a curated collection of works from more than 40 independent galleries – and snag a piece or two for their own collection. Here’s all to expect from this Brisbane-first art festival … more

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The Powerhouse goes prehistoric with Dinosaur Time Machine
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The Powerhouse goes prehistoric with Dinosaur Time Machine

Dinosaurs. Whether we’re young or old we can all agree, they’re sick as hell. This school holidays, budding palaeontologists and their parental units can add some education to their entertainment (or some entertainment to their education) as the award-winning production Dinosaur Time Machine returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse from April 9–13. more


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Make World Science Festival Brisbane a family affair with the fascinating fun of these kid-approved events
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Make World Science Festival Brisbane a family affair with the fascinating fun of these kid-approved events

There are just a few sleeps left until World Science Festival Brisbane is back for another year of weird, wild and wonderful talks, exhibitions and events. Alongside debates on astrophysics and musings on Mars, the festival is home to a whole suite of brain-tingling events geared towards the curious minds of little scientists. From March 15 – 24, kids of all ages are invited to delve into the world of science with deep-dive chats, live experiments and interactive artworks. Here’s your guide to the family-friendly events you and your little one won’t want to miss at World Science Festival 2024. more

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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses
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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses

Southeast Queensland residents can save $50 off a huge range of Gold Coast attractions, tours and experiences this summer, as part of a major tourism push to support storm-ravaged tourism businesses and operators in the wake of wild weather during the festive season. Keen for a summer surf lesson, a jet-boating adventure, or perhaps a trip to the theme parks? Now's the time to do it! Here's what you need to know. 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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School's out! Keep the kids entertained with these super-fun and festive activities in The City
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School’s out! Keep the kids entertained with these super-fun and festive activities in The City

The school year is over, folks, which means those with little ones have until late January to fill their calendars with plenty of kid-friendly fun. If you're struggling to find things to keep the kiddies entertained this holiday season, Brisbane City has a range of fun and free activities for you and your youngster to enjoy. From tiny door scavenger hunts to Christmas stocking decorating, here are our top picks of the best kid-friendly events happening in The City. more

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Wackadoo! Bluey’s World is coming to Brisbane for real life next year
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Wackadoo! Bluey’s World is coming to Brisbane for real life next year

It's the adorable show about the energetic six-year-old Blue Heeler that's captivated the world with its hilariously Aussie take on parenting, and pretty soon, Bluey fans will be able to step inside the Heelers home for real life. In 2024, Brisbane will welcome a ground-breaking immersive experience known as Bluey’s World. Here's everything we know so far ... more

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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays
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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays

Ah, school holidays. While we love some quality time spent with the little ones, sometimes it can be difficult to find enough activities to keep the kiddies entertained that are also easy on the bank account. This is where the Lord Mayor's Children's Program comes in. With two super-fun and free productions taking over Brisbane City Hall in December and January, there is so much affordable entertainment to be experienced. Keep reading for all of the details ... more

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Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season
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Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at West End's premier lifestyle precinct. That’s right, the trees are being decorated and twinkling lights are adorning the buildings at West Village, but that’s not the only way the precinct is delivering the Christmas cheer this festive season. West Village will come alive with a myriad of merry activities, offering everything from Christmas ornament decorating workshops to a magical evening of Carols and more! Keep reading for all of the details … more

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Joyful jingles, merry markets and twinkling trees  – it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brisbane
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Joyful jingles, merry markets and twinkling trees – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brisbane

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, which means Brisbane will soon come alive with merry markets, gigantic tinsel-laden trees, colourful light shows and Christmas carols galore! So festive folk know where to go to get their much-needed dose of Santa-sanctioned fun, we've rounded up all of the top things happening during Christmas in Brisbane. Santa is prepping his reindeers for a trip to town very soon, so make sure you're on his nice list by reading on ... 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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Camels and creativity – shop from more than 110 regional and rural stalls at the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival
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Camels and creativity – shop from more than 110 regional and rural stalls at the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival

If you're keen for a spot of adventure this weekend, clear your diary for this Saturday September 16 as the Buy From the Bush QLD Festival is back at Summer Land Camel Farm! This year's event is once again bringing together some of the state's best creatives, makers, growers and artisans to the Scenic Rim. Plus, this time around there will also be a few special guests of the furry variety ... more