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QLD Garden Expo
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Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast

If you've spent the last two years fostering a healthy obsession with plants and all things gardening, then boy, do we have some news for you. From July 8–10, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to the who's-who of Aussie gardening at the Queensland Garden Expo! To help you get your green thumb ready for three plant-packed days of soil-enriched gardening goodness, we've curated a jam-packed itinerary that will tantalise your taste buds and give you a much-needed breath of fresh air as you escape the city and let Mother Nature give you some love. more

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Grab last-minute tickets to these not-to-be-missed Brisbane Writers Festival events
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Grab last-minute tickets to these not-to-be-missed Brisbane Writers Festival events

May is just a flip of the calendar month away and it's bringing with it a bunch of exciting events. One such standout happening (or rather, bunch of happenings) is the upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival. Brimming with brain-tingling events that shine a spotlight on both Australian and international literary legends, this festival is weaving its way into town from May 3–8. Before tickets sell out, here are some not-to-be-missed affairs that celebrate the written word ... more

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From backpacking alpacas to wilderness navigation festivals – here are our top five picks for Escape in the Scenic Rim
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From backpacking alpacas to wilderness navigation festivals – here are our top five picks for Escape in the Scenic Rim

If you love the great outdoors and jump at the thought of an adventure, then your next wild journey awaits with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim. This month-long festival is kicking off on April 29 and packs quite the adventurous punch with more than 100 nature and adventure-based experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. We've combed through their program and picked our top five happenings that will give you a good ol' dose of adrenaline and provide some high-quality snaps for the 'gram. We recommend nabbing your tickets to these events quick smart, as they are bound to sell out faster than you can say World-Heritage Listed Rainforest.  more

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Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's program of nature-based adventures
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Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim’s program of nature-based adventures

Most of us have spent time in the Scenic Rim, but how many of us can say we've truly gone off the beaten track and enjoyed the region's true, natural splendour? If you, like us, are itching to exchange the hustle of the city for Southeast Queensland's wow-worthy vistas, national parks and local produce, we suggest having a look at ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's month-long celebration of eco-friendly experiences, which includes everything from hikes and hot-air ballooning to luxury camping packages and picnic lunches with alpacas. more

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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here's our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste
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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here’s our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste

The upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival is set to spotlight a plethora of both homegrown and international literary legends with a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events from May 3–8. There's something for everyone in the brimming festival roster, whether you're a true-crime fanatic, a culinary aficionado, a rock-and-roll devotee or a cinephile with a passion for a great story. Whichever category you fall under, here are some handpicked events that will have you racing to grab tickets. more

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Museum of Brisbane's History on the Hill walking tour explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs
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Museum of Brisbane’s History on the Hill walking tour explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs

If you missed the news, Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is bringing back its beloved walking tours! The fact-filled excursions are brimming with history, art, culture and legendary city stories that even the most studious history aficionado would find fascinating. One of MoB's newest walking tours, History on the Hill, explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs and is well worth taking strides for. more

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Bookish banquet dinners and time-travelling parties – explore Brisbane as a Storied City at Brisbane Writers Festival
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Bookish banquet dinners and time-travelling parties – explore Brisbane as a Storied City at Brisbane Writers Festival

As we all know, our humble river city is brimming with arts, culture, history and some truly talented people. The upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival is set to spotlight our beloved metropolis and the ever-interesting folk that call it home through the Nick Earls-curated Brisbane as a Storied City, which pairs ten uber-talented writers and poets with the places they have drawn inspiration from. From 80s soirees and string concerts to delicious dinners in Sunnybank and a conversation about the musical and political history of Brisbane, here are a bunch of exciting events to deep dive into ... more

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World Science Festival Brisbane shifts gears with a new virtual program
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World Science Festival Brisbane shifts gears with a new virtual program

No matter the weather, science never sleeps. Though the recent floods have made in-person events at the World Science Festival Brisbane unfeasible, the geniuses behind the intellectually stimulating event have managed to move many of its conversations, debates and events online. The festival's newly announced digital program will allow science lovers to explore topics like quantum mechanics, contemporary cybercrime and the quest for the fountain of youth from the comfort of their own home. If you're looking to boost your knowledge, read on to see what events might tickle your thinker! more


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Inspiration guaranteed – the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has just dropped
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Inspiration guaranteed – the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has just dropped

Grab your pens and start jotting down a list, as the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has been revealed, with a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events taking place over six huge days from May 3–8. As Brisbane's seminal literary event, the festival is full of engaging storytelling and celebrations of the written word. This year, the festival will feature a superstar line-up of legendary authors and familiar voices that are set to entertain and enlighten. more

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Gather your family, friends and flame for these seriously fun science-filled days out
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Gather your family, friends and flame for these seriously fun science-filled days out

Have you heard the word? World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to our splendid city from March 9–13 with a massive line-up of events that smartypants of all ages can enjoy. So whether you want to impress a potential flame, have a mate's date or you've got the kids in tow, here are three fun-filled World Science Festival itineraries that will blow your mind – and impress your nearest and dearest. more

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Creative extraordinaires Kári Gíslason and Richard Fidler team up for an afternoon of conversation and storytelling at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Creative extraordinaires Kári Gíslason and Richard Fidler team up for an afternoon of conversation and storytelling at Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse's Writers+Ideas series brings together a league of local creative legends, giving audiences an insight to how they work. On Sunday February 27, the New Farm venue will welcome co-authors of the bestselling book Saga Land, Kári Gíslason and Richard Fidler, for an afternoon of conversation and storytelling inspired by Kári’s new novel, The Sorrow Stone. more

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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