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Handball competition raises funds at Bleeding Heart
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Handball competition raises funds at Bleeding Heart

Take a glimpse into the average schoolyard and you'll see a bunch of kids crowding around a hand-drawn court, swept up in the fervour created by a good game of handball. On October 19, Bleeding Heart Gallery will be harnessing the fun of this classic ballsport, turning it into a fundraising tool for the wider community. more

Dance
DeepBlue at Brisbane Powerhouse
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DeepBlue brings string rock to Brisbane Powerhouse

Any preconceptions you have of a string orchestra will be shattered from the moment you take a seat at DeepBlue’s latest show Who Are You. Void of stiff seating arrangements and sheet music, a DeepBlue show instead fuses circus antics like stilt walking and rope jumping with intricate, fast-paced melodies. more

Film
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An education in film with Cine Sparks

From coming-of-age dramas like Stand By Me, to the horrific war-time drama Saving Private Ryan, film shares stories of life in all its forms, from loss to love and everything in between. The medium is a powerful educational tool, particularly for the younger generations who are still shaping their ideas of the world. In an effort to provide youth with an opportunity to delve into the history of movies and their message, the Cine Sparks program has been developed for school students as a part of the Brisbane International Film Festival. This year, Cine Sparks will focus on the importance of the spread of foreign languages with films from all corners of the globe. You can find the full Cine Sparks program for 2012 here. @ State Library of Queensland, October 15–20 more

Exhibitions
Platform 2012
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Combined creation at Platform 2012, Metro Arts

Teamwork is one of the best ways to share and discover new ideas and methods – especially within the creative industries. Forging together their talents are Brisbane’s creative beacons Jan Manton Gallery and Metro Arts for the Platform 2012 exhibition. Five international artists have been chosen to feature in the collaboration, which will include a gallery showing and an artist talk. The artists included are husband-and-wife duo Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, photographer Joachim Froese, sculptor Michael Riddle, Indonesian artist Heri Dono and renowned Australian artist Imants Tillers. Each artist has shown innovation in their work, with exploration and experimentation obvious in each piece. @ Metro Arts, October 10–27 more

Exhibitions
Animalia at Red Hill Gallery
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Wildlife captured in Animalia at Red Hill Gallery

With a knack for the natural, Paul Margocsy is a painter with an adept ability to recreate what he sees in reality on canvas. After trying his hand at careers that ranged as far as window dressing at Myer to stints in the army, Paul discovered the world of wildlife art in 1978. Ever since, he has been documenting the movements of the world’s fauna within his work. Paul has since taken part in numerous exhibitions, as well as had a book published on his paintings and created a set of stamps for Australia Post. Animalia is a collection of Paul’s latest creations, with animal subjects featuring from the harsh landscapes of Australia and Africa. The watercolours depict wild birds, as well as leopards, zebras, elephants and giraffes. Paul’s pieces will sit alongside sculptures of the accompanying exhibition Passion for Bronze, with artworks from Glenys Lindsay and Dean… more


Music
the phoncurves
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Local fanciful folk The Phoncurves launch EP

From Ronnie and the Ronettes to the Spice Girls, a group of girls banded together in song isn't something to be scoffed at. Joining the ranks of women in music are a couple of local lasses with a bounty full of singing and guitar skills – meet Brisbane's The Phoncurves. more

Literature
Kirby Ferguson talks the Remix at The Edge
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Kirby Ferguson talks the Remix at The Edge

The world is booming with a growing population, not only introducing new faces to the clan, but a burgeoning group of new ideas. American cultural connoisseur Kirby Ferguson is one man who has dedicated his life to tackling this concept of creativity and its roots. more

Music
The Ottomans launches new single at Black Bear Lodge
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The Ottomans launches new single at Black Bear Lodge

After a month-long sojourn spent touring Australia’s east coast, musical group The Ottomans is back in town. The bunch of Gold Coast lads will be arriving in Brisbane on October 5 and playing an intimate gig at Black Bear Lodge to coincide with the release of single, ‘Lonely With You.’ With a sound reminiscent of The Doors, the group has already accrued a growing bunch of fans and a strong profile on Triple J Unearthed. Joining The Ottomans’ melodies on the night will be the sounds of guests Moses Gunn Collective, The Kramers and Earl Grey DJs. @ Black Bear Lodge, October 5 more

Music
Journey into the woods with Geppetto at Judith Wright Centre
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Journey into the woods with Geppetto at Judith Wright Centre

The combined musical force of two of Brisbane’s most popular theatrical talents, Geppetto has continued to wow audiences both around Australia and the world since starting six months ago. The band consists of Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach who perform music that combines song, synthesisers, harpsichord, accordion and the violin. On October 5, the duo will be releasing the anticipated debut EP Into The Woods, and in celebration will be performing the group’s musical creations at the Judith Wright Centre. @ Judith Wright Centre, October 5 more

Exhibitions
Explore Queensland's past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas
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Explore Queensland’s past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas

For artist Kelli McGregor, making a move to the Fraser Coast Hinterland has done a great deal more than change her landscape. It’s also refreshed and renewed her creativity in her artwork and inspired her latest exhibition, Brown Sugar. The collection of 35 paintings and prints will be held at White Canvas Gallery from October 5. In each work, Kelli explores her new environment in Tropical Queensland, particularly the history of the sugar cane farms that envelop the surrounding plains. Using vibrant colour, flurried brushstrokes and symbolism, Kelli explores the industry from the point of view of its workers and its impact on the region. @ White Canvas Gallery, October 4–16 more

Film
The Weekend Edition Presents: Frankenweenie
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The Weekend Edition Presents: Frankenweenie

WIN ONE OF 75 DOUBLE PASSES TO THE WEEKEND EDITION’S SPECIAL SCREENING OF FRANKENWEENIE. Based on his original 1984 short film of the same name, Frankenweenie is renowned director Tim Burton’s latest dark and quirky cinematic offering. A three-dimensional, stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie is both a parody of and homage to the 1931 classic Frankenstein. Featured entirely in black and white, Frankenweenie follows the story of young Victor and his beloved dog Sparky. After Sparky is hit by a car, a passionate Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his pet back to life. With new Frankenstein-esque features, Sparky frightens the neighbourhood, leaving Victor to face unintended (and sometimes monstrous) consequences. The Weekend Edition is presenting a special screening of Frankenweenie at Palace Barracks Cinemas on Monday October 15 at 6:30 pm. Enter here. more

Exhibitions
Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near
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Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near

A family can come in many forms, from single units to huge complex webs that branch throughout different countries and cultures. Whichever the case, the desire to belong to a family is one of the most commonly shared and basic of human desires – it's this notion that is explored by photographer Katrin Koenning in her latest exhibition. more

Toast the spectacular month of Brisbane Festival with Riverfire
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Toast the spectacular month of Brisbane Festival with Riverfire

In your younger years you may have been awestruck at the sight of fireworks shooting through the sky. For those who like to revisit this childhood excitement, you can r-live the magic of the lights year after year with Brisbane's now infamous Riverfire. Returning on September 29, the event will be back to enchant locals of all ages and help to celebrate the end of Brisbane Festival. more