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...]

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...]

Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

Self Love Movement grows in Brisbane

Self Love Movement event

ASHLEE STENNER Alana Arvantis is a self love guru. Joyful and dedicated, she works to spread the message of self love, acceptance and empowerment to women across the nation. As founder of the Self Love Movement, Ms Arvantis has cultivated a … [Read more...]

Band uses music to focus on mental health

Vesper Green

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI In any creative industry, issues with mental health, self-esteem, drug and alcohol addiction and financial instability are real and pervasive problems, and the Australian music industry is no exception. But musicians such … [Read more...]

Author to hold fight scene workshop

Aiki Flinthart

ROMAN KATO Brisbane author Aiki Flinthart is running a special workshop on writing fight scenes involving women at the State Library of Queensland next month. The workshop, titled ‘Writing Fight Scenes Featuring Women’, is run in conjunction … [Read more...]

Brisbane community celebrates with Pride

Brisbane Pride 2018 marchers

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT The LGBTIQA+ community and their supporters had a lot to celebrate at the 27th Brisbane Pride March and Fair Day on September 22. It was the first time the event, which is the biggest LGBTIQA+ event in Queensland, has been … [Read more...]

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...]