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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

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Max out your time when the temp drops with hundred acre bar’s event series
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Max out your time when the temp drops with hundred acre bar’s event series

A change of seasons can often cause some kind of internal panic – winter is just around the corner and your mind is probably way back in March when you promised yourself you were going to take that cooking class or learn to sew. Don’t beat yourself up about it, pal – we’ve all been in the throes of wanting to self-improve but not knowing where (or how) to start. hundred acre bar is here to save the day with its brand-new event series, a collection of classes and workshops themed to the changing seasons that will have you learning new skills like a boss. more

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Uncover the wacky and wonderful mysteries of the universe at the World Science Festival
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Uncover the wacky and wonderful mysteries of the universe at the World Science Festival

Whether or not you’re really interested in it, we can all agree that science is dope. There are so many facets of modern life that we owe to science that listing them would be a waste of time, so let’s just acknowledge that it’s the closest thing we have to magic and be done with it. Forget your days of sitting in a stuffy classroom trying to memorise the periodic table of elements – the World Science Festival returns to the South Bank Cultural Precinct from March 22–26 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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Get a taste of the future at Myriad, Australia's answer to SXSW Interactive
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Get a taste of the future at Myriad, Australia’s answer to SXSW Interactive

For the most part, living on the giant island that is Australia is a pretty sweet deal. However, sometimes it can feel like we’re missing out on the big-time technology and innovation events that our US and European pals are privy to. We’ve never really had anything to the scale of, say, South by Southwest or Slush – that is we didn’t until Myriad came along. From March 29–31 the Brisbane Powerhouse will turn into a hotbed of creative energy for the brand spankin’ new festival, bringing together some of the brightest minds in innovation to ignite our inspiration. more

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Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West brings power back to the people
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Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West brings power back to the people

Women’s rights are a very important issue, now and always – it seems like every time us ladies make a little headway, something happens to undo the hard work. For example, the man currently leading the free world is probably one of the most publicly sexist people in the free world, so it’s an uphill battle to say the least. There is a silver lining – badass feminist warriors who refuse to sit down and shut up are out there spreading the message that women deserve to take up space. Shrill: An Evening with Lindy West is coming to the State Library of Queensland on Wednesday March 1 to help men and women alike laugh and learn from one of the most powerful voices of this generation. more

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Choose your own adventure at the World Expeditions Himalaya information night
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Choose your own adventure at the World Expeditions Himalaya information night

Have you ever pictured yourself scaling the ancient peaks of the mighty Himalaya like a boss? Adventure is out there, dear readers, but sometimes it can fall by the wayside when the practicalities set in. Planning the itinerary, knowing where to go and learning how to maximise your time overseas is a pretty daunting task, especially when you want to do it all. Combining inspiration with knowledge is the Himalaya information night at World Expeditions, a free session on Wednesday February 1 aimed at uncovering the best ways for budding explorers to carve their own path. more


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Think outside the box at Creative3
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Think outside the box at Creative3

Calling all movers, shakers and general dreamers – we’ve got a little something for you. Feast your mind upon Creative3, a one-of-a-kind summit run by the brightest minds in creative and entrepreneurial industries set to hit the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday September 22. Think Martin Luther King giving a TEDx talk on innovation – that’s the kind of inspo level we’re talking here. more

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Take a trip around the world with our top five at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Take a trip around the world with our top five at Brisbane Powerhouse

Ahoy, globetrotters! Feel like spicing up your life without picking up your passport? Along with being host to rad regular visual art events and the ever-popular Jan Powers Farmers Market, there’s always something live to see and do at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The upcoming month features local and international names doing all manner of things for your entertainment – from cutting social commentary to heart-stopping theatre, here’s five events you won’t want to miss out on. more