Independent artisans shine at Oz Comic-Con

Fractured Lace Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER This year’s Brisbane edition of Oz Comic-Con gave more than 70 independent artisans the chance to gain high-traffic exposure to help grow their brands. The artisans set up booths in a section of the event floor known as … [Read more...]

Brisbane Pride March celebrates 27 years

Pride flags Brisbane Pride March 2018

MICHAEL SLEEP Brisbane celebrated its 27th annual Pride March on Saturday, the first in the city since same sex marriage was legalised in Australia late last year. The march began in Fortitude Valley and moved down Brunswick Street for 2.3 … [Read more...]

Inaugural Japanese cultural festival a success

Yosakoi performance at the Japanese Festival

TYLER HOWLETT Brisbane’s inaugural Matsuri Japanese Festival has been heralded a success by organisers and visitors to the fledgling event. The festival or “matsuri” (which means “festival” in Japanese) took place at the Mount Gravatt … [Read more...]

Christmas comes early for Brisbane music scene

Yellowcat Redcat at Valley Fiesta

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Fortitude Valley has wrapped up two of its largest events for another year after showcasing 10 days of performances from some of the city’s and the nation’s best talent. Held from August 28 to September 7, the Valley was … [Read more...]

Festival opens doors to virtual world

Virtual reality headset

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Following a sell-out debut year in 2017, the Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival (AVRFF) has wrapped up another successful event at Brisbane Powerhouse, keeping fans of the virtual reality genre up to date with the latest … [Read more...]

KiteFest soars into Redcliffe

Kites at Redcliffe KiteFest

GRACE HOLGATE Kite fans from across Queensland are gearing up for the ultimate family day out as the 23rd annual Redcliffe KiteFest approaches this weekend. The Redcliffe KiteFest is held yearly at Pelican Park, Clontarf on the last weekend of … [Read more...]

Swell festival brings tides of people to Currumbin beach

OLIVIA WECKERLE From the 8th to the 19th of September, Currumbin shore is jam-packed with sculptures for 2017’s Swell festival. The annual event has been a hit for crowds from all members of the community, both Gold Coast locals and … [Read more...]

Brisbane Festival ready to roll

MADDELIN MCCOSKER This Saturday will see the Brisbane Festival officially kick off for another year, with the annual festival looking to attract more than one million people over three weeks. This year’s festival will see a mix of theatre, … [Read more...]

Broadbeach Country Music Festival celebrates 5th birthday

LAUREN BERICHON The Broadbeach Country Music Festival celebrated its fifth year in style last Friday,  combining the picturesque sandy beaches of the Gold Coast with both classic and modern country music. The weekend long festival showcased the … [Read more...]

Brisbane becomes Australia’s new horror movie capital

THOMAS PITTS On September 3rd, over 1400 horror fans descended on Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton in Brisbane to enjoy scares, terror, gore and of course, horror films at the first instalment of The Horror Movie Camp-out in Queensland. From the moment … [Read more...]