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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane's The Nucleus
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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane’s The Nucleus

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware (and very excited) that World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of experimental magic. Just a short stroll from the museum is where curious minds will come across The Nucleus, a lounge-room-meets-laboratory that will be full to the brim with brain-tingling happenings. Here's a closer look into some of the weird and wonderful events that will be popping up inside the festival's designated hang-out spot ... more

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Did you know …? Five curly World Science Festival Brisbane facts that will make you a hit at your next pub trivia night
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Did you know …? Five curly World Science Festival Brisbane facts that will make you a hit at your next pub trivia night

You might not think you’re a big nerd, but basically every little thing we do on this good green Earth can be analysed, interpreted and explained through a scientific lens – and when you break something down to form a better understanding of it, it becomes really bloody interesting! You don’t need a lab coat to delve into the wonderful world of science – this oft-intimidating field is actually not as scary as you think. We’re here to get you inspired to become the smartest and most interesting person in the next room you walk into – with a little help from our friends at World Science Festival Brisbane. Open up your noodle and take in these five interesting trivia facts that are sure to win you some bonus points in the pub quiz circuit or your next dinner party, plus where you can learn a little more about these fascinating tidbits. more

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Time-travelling AR and gallery gigs – Curiocity Brisbane is transforming the city into one giant playground
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Time-travelling AR and gallery gigs – Curiocity Brisbane is transforming the city into one giant playground

We're only in February, but 2021's events calendar is already shaping up to be pretty spectacular. One festival that is set to transform our city into one massive adventure destination is Curiocity Brisbane, a 17-day celebration of science, art and technology. Encompassing all things fun and inspiring, this exhilarating event returns to our river city from March 12–28. more

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Tinsel teens – learn how to bedazzle your diary with sparkle queen Rachel Burke
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Tinsel teens – learn how to bedazzle your diary with sparkle queen Rachel Burke

If you told to us to look back at the diaries we kept when we were teenagers, we would probably turn bright red with just a quick glanse at its contents. School-yard shenanigans, unrequited puppy love and just a lot of nonsense doesn't quite make for a riveting read. Well the teens of today need not worry about this high-level of journal-related embarrassment, as tinsel queen Rachel Burke has got their backs. On Thursday July 9, Rachel is teaming up with QAGOMA to host a Bad Art Zines workshop so kids (and kids-at-heart) can learn how to make journalling fun – and sparkly – again. more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT
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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT

Attention all trendsetters and trailblazers – James Street RESORT, one of Brisbane's most anticipated celebrations of cutting-edge culture, is set to return on October 10–12. The team behind the annual event series has revealed the first of its esteemed guests, announcing that disability advocate and activist Sinéad Burke will make her first (and only) Australian appearance at RESORT this year. more

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Alice Nightingale | The Locals Panel Series | The Weekend Edition
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Sustainability and style – The Locals Panel Series talks fashionable forward thinking

In May, some of Brisbane’s finest culinary minds dispensed their foodie wisdom. In June, a panel of awe-inspiring artisans delved into the inner-workings of the design world. This month, some of our city’s sharpest sartorial figures will gather to talk about the current state of style – from giving fast fashion the flick to making a sustainable statement. On Wednesday July 24, The Locals Panel Series gets suited and booted for a forum on fashion, featuring conversation between beloved designers, stylists and members of the fashion media. more


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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year
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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year

Brisbane, the most fabulous time of the year is almost upon us. Dust off your sequins, bust out the rhinestones and take the feather boa out of storage – MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is back with so much more than a bang, baby! Returning to its spiritual home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from June 28 to July 7, this iconic festival shines a spotlight on what are historically some of the world’s most amazing but marginalised communities, all while celebrating them in every iteration. From filthy-gorgeous cabaret to insightful conversations and high drag, we’ve picked five events at this year’s MELT that you cannot miss. more

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Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler
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Listen to the astonishing tales and uplifting insights of swimming legend-turned-model Casey Legler

Real talk – who doesn’t love a redemption arc? Hearing the stories of a serious struggle while knowing that the subject came out on top is one of the more uplifting moments in human life – knowing that even against insurmountable odds and a devastating history, we are capable of turning our lives around. Casey Legler is one such person – a former French Olympian and model whose story really has to be heard to be believed. For one night only on Wednesday May 8 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Casey will be baring her soul in an enlightening and uplifting conversation session. more

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Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play
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Interact with Brisbane like never before – Curiocity invites you to explore, create and play

Curiosity is an underrated quality – those with wandering minds are always open to the endless possibilities in the world around us. Questioning and exploring your environment can often lead to a change in perspective – and where’s the fun in always seeing things the same way? If you’re the sort of person who loves to challenge your mind and explore new outlooks, we have some news that will ignite your interest. Taking over the city from South Bank to New Farm across March 15 to April 9, Curiocity is an all-in sensory experience that will make you see Brisbane in a whole new light. What are you waiting for? Open your mind and dive in … more

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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival
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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival

From humble beginnings in 1962, the Warana Writers Convention, as it was then known, featured just six sessions over one day. Nowadays, the Brisbane Writers Festival has flourished to become a seminal literary event that brings together over 200 internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers to entertain, enlighten and inspire. This year, the line-up is stronger than ever with science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, human rights barrister, activist and author Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. and New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth all gracing the program. more

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Feed your curiosity and cruise the Antarctic with Dr Karl
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Feed your curiosity and cruise the Antarctic with Dr Karl

Karl Kruszelnicki, or more popularly known as ‘Dr Karl’ is many things – author (of no less than 43 books with more on the way), renowned science commentator, all-round excellent human and now he can add tour guide to his long list of creds. Yes, friends, Dr Karl is embarking on an adventure into the Antarctic and you can tag along. more

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Get a taste of the future when Myriad brings the world's biggest thinkers to Brisbane
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Get a taste of the future when Myriad brings the world’s biggest thinkers to Brisbane

Back in the day, technological breakthroughs and advancements seemed to happen at such a pace that certain things – like flying cars and space travel – seemed too far ahead of our time to fathom. Well folks, we’re here to tell you that time has caught up in a major way and what were once distant dreams are now becoming a reality … fast. Returning to Brisbane Powerhouse from May 16–18, Myriad is bringing the brightest minds in innovation and technology from around the world right into our backyard to discuss the endless possibilities of the future. more

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Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane
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Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane

‘Science’ is a word that conjures up all sorts of preconceived notions. Upon mention, your mind might immediately wander to complex graphs, white lab coats and pouring colourful liquids into beakers with lots of smoke billowing out. The truth is, science is absolutely everywhere in the world around us – and it’s really darn interesting when you start to pay attention. World Science Festival Brisbane returns to the South Bank Cultural Precinct from March 21–25 to uncover the coolest, craziest and most fascinating aspects of this discipline that is responsible for so much of what’s good about the world. more

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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

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Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation
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Who run the world? Startup Weekend Brisbane Women brings females to the forefront of innovation

Women kick ass and that’s a stone-cold fact, son. History may favour dudes, but fearless females have been dominating all over the world since the dawn of time. Thankfully times are changing and ladies finally getting a chance to be heard, particularly in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. The world of tech and start-ups is often viewed as something of a boy’s club, making it both difficult and intimidating for ladies to step in and step up – but Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is here to help. Coming to River City Labs from February 9–11, the landmark event will bring together some of Brisbane’s brightest minds to innovate, activate and collaborate. more

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The latest Writers+Ideas announcement proves that great minds think differently
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The latest Writers+Ideas announcement proves that great minds think differently

There’s nothing that matches the excitement levels of a lightbulb moment – you know, when the pieces come together and you feel like you’re exactly where you need to be. Sharing these feelings can often have a snowball effect, causing a chain of inspiration spurned from what was once a single thought. Throughout this year, the Brisbane Powerhouse has been playing host to minds filled with brilliant thoughts for its ongoing Writers+Ideas festival. The latest crop of talent announced is truly inspirational, featuring some of the brightest minds in the business. more

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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day
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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day

Let’s be real, our lives would be terrible without animals – the joy a pet can bring cannot be quantified. The only thing that could possibly compare to the feeling of patting a happy puppy is eating some scrumptious cupcakes, which is why the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is such an important event. It’s time to get your bake on, invite some friends around and raise funds to help rescue and rehabilitate the thousands of animals that the RSPCA shelters yearly. more

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Doing it scared – Paul Pritchard’s speaking tour set to motivate and inspire
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Doing it scared – Paul Pritchard’s speaking tour set to motivate and inspire

We all go through hard times – it’s just a fact of life. You might be in a rut with your job, have just eaten your way through a nasty break-up or be feeling a bit down about your appearance, for example. Challenges can really suck when you’re facing them, but at the same time it’s all about growth and perspective. One man who knows this all too well is Paul Pritchard, one of the world’s most adventurous mountaineers. After suffering a catastrophic accident while scaling Tasmania’s treacherous Totem Pole back in 1993, this incredible man went up against some pretty slim odds (and gnarly injuries) to return to the site 18 years later and complete the climb that nearly killed him. If you want to figure out how the heck he did it, his speaking tour at Metro Arts on Thursday July 6 is a good place to start. more