Gold Coast band wins regional finals

Gold Coast band LEMAIRE

JADE MCGARRY Gold Coast band, LEMAIRE won the Gold Coast division of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music competition, “Passport to Airlie”, on the weekend, taking out top spot in the Gold Coast region.   Passport to Airlie is set up as a … [Read more...]

Groups create space for multicultural expression

Rebecca Amani

SAMANTHA BALDRY  It is not unusual for youth, and especially for multicultural youth, to feel as if their voices aren’t being heard, but a number of organisations in Brisbane are encouraging Australia’s multicultural youth not just to speak … [Read more...]

Brightside welcomes dogs to Sunday sessions

The Brightside’s beer garden

BRIDGETTE ALI Fortitude Valley’s The Brightside is inviting patrons to bring their dogs along to the venue’s new Heaps Good Sundays series.   The free event, which launched yesterday, will run from 2pm till late on the second Sunday of … [Read more...]

Scandinavian Festival returns to Brisbane

Scandinavian Festival Viking

MARY JO DOWSETT Brisbane’s Scandinavian Festival is back for its eighth consecutive year on Sunday and visitors to the event can look forward to a diverse range of cultural offerings including Estonian craft beer, Finnish cuisine, Danish folk … [Read more...]

Choir sings for stroke awareness

Sing to Beat Aphasia choir

LAUREN MARTIN Queensland’s Sing to Beat Aphasia choir held a special performance at the Logan City Library this week as a part of National Stroke Week.   Singers in Sing to Beat Aphasia choir suffer from aphasia and other conditions … [Read more...]

Flower festival a first for Gold Coast

Main Beach Spring Flower Festival

MONICA ADAIR The streets of Main Beach will come alive this weekend as Gold Coast's first ever flower festival hits Tedder Avenue.   In addition to beautiful floral arrangements, the Main Beach Spring Flower Festival will boast a range … [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...]

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...]

Removing the taboo of mental illness

by Jade McGarry REMI drawing an enthusiastic crowd at the GrandePhoto cred: Dylan Crawford Finally, it feels like we can talk about mental illness and it’s about bloody time. The struggles faced by people silently enduring the pain of … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]