Five-year-old’s book embraces difference

Alexis Kalofonos

ALEX MCKENNA A five-year-old Gold Coast girl with cerebral palsy has written and published a children's book about kindness and embracing people with differences.   Alexis Kalofonos was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just six months … [Read more...]

Brisbane Film Festival returns next week

High Ground (2020)

IRIS ZHANG AND STAFF WRITERS The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) is on again next week, showcasing a selection of more than 70 international and Australian new release features, documentaries, short films and retrospectives in … [Read more...]

FeelsClub to release new EP this week

FeelsClub

KAYLA SYLVESTER Brisbane four-piece band FeelsClub are releasing their second EP, A Wave Inevitable, tomorrow.   The band’s self-proclaimed “trash pop” style has been making waves in the Australian music scene, with each release from … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist announces new single release

Nathan MT

GARRY LONG Brisbane music artist Nathan MT has announced his upcoming single, “Snatch”, will be released by the end of the year.   Nathan Melvin-Tong, or Nathan MT as he is known professionally, creates songs in a fusion of indie, pop … [Read more...]

Music label 4000 Records turns one

The Holy Rollercoasters

LILY HIRST Brisbane music label 4000 Records is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement of three live music shows over the next three months in local venues.   The label, which is run by Brisbane local John Russell, manages … [Read more...]

Exhibition to capture emotion of KP120 protests

Portraits of Protest project

HARLLY A LEWIS Two Brisbane-based journalists are working on plans for an immersive photographic exhibition about the Kangaroo Point protests, and the detained refugees known as the KP120.   The project, dubbed “Portraits of Protest”, … [Read more...]

Brisbane band takes gigs to the street

Benjamin Von Einam and Andy Johnston

GARRY LONG Brisbane based BenJamBand is taking it to the street, performing free live gigs on the back of a trailer in various locations around the city.   Unable to play at traditional venues thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, the band … [Read more...]

New joke book fights fear with fun

Laugh-A-Bull will donate 500 copies of the book to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

HAYDYN EVANS A new joke book is taking dad jokes to the next level by using puns to help families fight fear with fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The book, named Laugh-A-Bull, was written by Melbourne dad Daniel Stones, who came up … [Read more...]

Hospital piano project brings people together

Cardiac scientist Braden Dinham

KIARA BLINCO The Gold Coast University Hospital has introduced a baby grand piano into their main foyer in an effort to bring people together through music.   The piano was brought to the hospital in March as part of The Creative Health … [Read more...]

Social distancing allows music to go on

Instrumental music

JEAUN LEWIS The implementation of COVID-safe practices has had a significant impact on the way instrumental music programs are run, particularly in schools.   School and youth-based instrumental music programs, such as those run by … [Read more...]