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Coconut cocktails and mouth-watering Indonesian fare – W Brisbane is going to Bali, baby!
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Coconut cocktails and mouth-watering Indonesian fare – W Brisbane is going to Bali, baby!

Relaxing poolside with a cocktail in hand, sunset walks on the beach and luxe hotels – oh boy, do we miss travelling. Nothing says 'Straya more than a trip to Bali, the Indonesian beachside paradise that is a favourite amongst us Aussies. Although we can't get there at the moment (you know, an international pandemic and all), you can still live it up Bali-style right here in Brisbane! From Thursday November 12 to Sunday December 20, W Brisbane will be serving up a slice of its favourite island neighbour, W Bali-Seminyak, inviting city-dwellers to sip tantalising tropical-themed cocktails and devour delicious Indonesian eats by the poolside (sans the stained Bintang singlet). more

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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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QAGOMA is back – here's how to plan your visit to avoid missing out
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QAGOMA is back – here’s how to plan your visit to avoid missing out

Whilst some of us may have already made tracks to Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) to bear witness to its breathtaking new and refreshed exhibitions, we have also been eagerly anticipating the reopening of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). In great news for art lovers and adventure seekers, GOMA is now welcoming back visitors, so you can experience the full roster of works and distinct personalities of the two galleries. If you're planning on visiting QAGOMA, we have a few tips so you can curate your day to make the most of your trip. Read on for a sneak peek of what's on offer and how you can score free entry ... more

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Stuck at home? Bring culture to your couch with QAGOMA's virtual event series
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Stuck at home? Bring culture to your couch with QAGOMA’s virtual event series

Have you got plans to do next-to-nothing this weekend? Maybe you're working from home and want something fun to do on your lunch break? Well, QAGOMA has got your back with a bunch of super-exciting online events that are sure to keep you entertained while you spend some time at home. From life-drawing workshops and virtual lectures to postcard projects and contemporary art talks, there are plenty of boredom-busting activities to try out. more

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Embark on an historical journey inside the reopened Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
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Embark on an historical journey inside the reopened Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

With most of Brisbane's most-beloved destinations forced to temporarily close for the past couple of months, you could say not being able to visit our favourite cultural and historical spots has us feeling a little lost. Thankfully, stage two of restrictions easing allows for galleries and museums to reopen to visitors – hurrah! Coming off a near three-month hiatus, Anzac Square Memorial Galleries has opened its doors once again so visitors can experience the historical treasure chest that lies beneath Queensland’s state war memorial. If you’re keen to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s military past, now is the perfect time to make tracks to this breathtaking CBD gallery. But first, read on for a little history … more

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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love
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Goodbye for now, but not forever – Metro Arts bids farewell to its Edward Street home with two-week festival Metro Arts, with love

Since news broke in December 2019 that the much-loved heritage-listed arts centre at 109 Edward Street had sold, we have been eagerly anticipating how Metro Arts will celebrate more than four decades of supporting and mentoring artists and their creative works. Set to go out with a bang, Metro Arts, with love is – as you probably rightly assumed – a love letter to the space as well as to the artists and audiences in the form of 12 days of performance, artworks and live music from February 1 to 15. more

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Let the good times roll – W Brisbane turns one and you get all the presents
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Let the good times roll – W Brisbane turns one and you get all the presents

Since the moment it opened its doors in June last year, W Brisbane cemented itself as one of our city’s most opulent destinations – after all, it is the first five-star hotel that we’ve seen in 20-odd years or so. From the chic-yet-quirky fit-out through to the food and straight-up baller amenities, everything about the space shares a Bris-centric thread while elevating our city’s status to a giddy new height. If you’ve been hanging out for a taste of that luxe life but weren’t ready to drop the coin, let us convince you – to celebrate its first year in operation, W Brisbane is letting the good times roll with a seriously sweet birthday package. more

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The perfect wedding location that's been hiding under your nose
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The perfect wedding location that’s been hiding under your nose

There are a number of key elements that make a wedding special, but one that tends to top the list (and cause a lot of stress) is the perfect location. Striking the right balance between something beautiful and convenient can be a darn tricky business – but there’s an amazing spot that you may not have considered that is hiding in plain sight. For one day only on Saturday April 6, Brisbane Powerhouse is opening its doors to show you why it’s a killer spot for your most special day. more


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Moving out – your last chance to check out the Bromley Room at West Village
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Moving out – your last chance to check out the Bromley Room at West Village

All good things must come to an end, but this adage is particularly poignant when the thing ending is something as magical as the Bromley Room. The West Village art studio set up to display the amazing work of celebrated artist David Bromley has enjoyed a jam-packed visitor schedule since opening in April last year, but the time has come for the Bromley Room to go into hibernation. Before the doors close for good to make way for building renovations, we are getting one last chance to take a look through the arts and events space that holds some of David’s most exciting work to date. Mark Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25 in your diary – it’s time to say goodbye to the Bromley Room. more

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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Brisbane, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). It's possible you've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. If it's been a while in between trips, it's high time you ventured down to check it out. more