Sanitary drive returns dignity to women

Share the Dignity volunteers at Woolworths

AMY GRIFFIN Charitable organisation Share the Dignity is holding a Dignity Drive this month to collect sanitary products for Australian women and girls who are homeless or living under the poverty line, and they hope everyone in the nation will take … [Read more...]

Tree planting helps grows community inclusivity

Mathew Townsend and Councillor James Mackay

CONNIE SAVAGE Growing up, Mathew Townsend faced more challenges than the average child. At 18 months old he lost hearing in both ears and found himself isolated from much of the social world around him. Then, at the age of 12, he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Music Hall opens doors for local acts

Tia Gostelow The Fortitude Music Hall

BRIDGETTE ALI Brisbane’s local music talent are set to have a brighter spotlight shining on them thanks to the latest addition to the city’s already stellar line-up of music venues, The Fortitude Music Hall.   The Fortitude Music Hall … [Read more...]

Stair-climb challenge tackles domestic violence

Starting line of River to Rooftop at Brisbane’s ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street

ATHENA ZELANDONII More than 500 people took to the stairs of the iconic ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street building in Brisbane’s CBD on Friday for the River to Rooftop event, in support of Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ).   WLSQ’s … [Read more...]

Rockabilly festival reaches 20-year milestone

Greazefest first timer Peachy Petra

BRITTINY EDWARDS The Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary year in the Redlands area this weekend, showing that the Southeast’s love of 1950s rockabilly culture is still going strong.   The festival, … [Read more...]

Female skateboarders shred stigma

Indigo Willing at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages around Brisbane are proving that skateboarding is not just a sport for boys, thanks to local group Girls Skate Brisbane. The group was created by three female skateboarders - Indigo Willing, Evie Ryder and Tora … [Read more...]

Country musician trades tools for touring

Brad Butcher

DANICA STREADER Mackay-born singer-songwriter Brad Butcher is turning heads in the country music industry. Butcher, who has been making music for most of his life, was the winner of the Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year at the 2018 … [Read more...]

Brisbane zombies head to the coast

Fest-Evil Zombie Walk

EMILY STEIN AND STAFF WRITERS Zombies of all shapes and sizes will be leaving Brisbane in their hordes and heading to the “Ghouled Coast” this month for the inaugural Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil event. The three-day Halloween-inspired event runs … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [Read more...]