Lord of the Rings events draw fans

Elizabeth Picture Theatre manager Tia Boyd-Long

TYLER HOWLETT The Lord of the Rings trilogy is on its way to achieving cult viewing status among Brisbane fans, with two local venues - Elizabeth Picture Theatre and Eagle Farm Racecourse’s Big Screen on the Green - currently running special events … [Read more...]

Local boy brings hope to farmers’ kids

Sabre and the Parcels of Hope donations

TYLER HOWLETT When five-year-old Sabre Fazel said he wanted to bring hope to the children living on drought-affected farms, no one could have predicted that this simple idea could have such a big impact. But Sabre’s mum, Sarah Yip, decided they … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]

Protestors march over Indigenous deaths

Gwenda Stanley

LUKE ANSCOMBE Emotions ran high as about 100 activists marched on the Queensland Police Service headquarters in Brisbane on Saturday in a display of solidarity for the families of two Indigenous teenagers who died in Western Australia last … [Read more...]

Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

Dead Letter Club brings convicts to life

Dead Letter Club founder Melanie Knight

EMMA DILLON The Dead Letter Club has put pen to paper to bring Brisbane’s convicts to life in a literary event with a difference hosted by the Museum of Brisbane. The event, dubbed “Life in Irons: Brisbane's Convict Stories”, took place on … [Read more...]

Green Heart Fair tackles sustainable travel

Jake Whitehead Green Heart Fair

Peta McEachern Brisbane’s Green Heart Fair has branched out this year to tackle the issue of sustainable travel, with a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. The fair, which is Brisbane’s largest free sustainability festival, showcased a “Move … [Read more...]

Volunteers build networks during festival season

Brisbane Festival volunteer coordinator Zac Reimers

ASHLEE STENNER No one knows the importance of networking more than volunteer veteran turned Brisbane Festival volunteer organiser, Zac Reimers.  Mr Reimers spent six years volunteering in various music and guest-orientated positions at the … [Read more...]

Eco Expo returns to promote sustainable living

Plastic Free Boy at Eco Expo

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Environmentalists around Brisbane are getting ready to flock to this year's Eco Expo for a weekend of sustainable fun. The event, which takes place at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September, … [Read more...]

Geoffrey Robertson opens Brisbane Writers Festival

Geoffrey Robertson Brisbane Writers Festival

JARED PRESTWIDGE The Brisbane Writers Festival kicked off at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre last night with an address by Geoffrey Robertson QC. The event, which runs until September 9, features both local and international … [Read more...]