Review: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Sandra Harman as Paulina Salas and Tom Coyle as Dr Roberto Miranda. Photographed by Christopher Sharman. Content warning: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and sexual references, including descriptions of sexual violence and torture. This production also contains strobe lighting. Ad Astra present the heart-pounding psychological thriller Death and the Maiden to close their 2021... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Symphonic Santa (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Image supplied Symphonic Santa 9:30am, 11am, and 1:30pm, 11 December 2021 Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Brisbane Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s family Christmas concerts are back, full of cheeky mischief, much merriment and, of course, marvellous music. Written, composed, and arranged by the Orchestra’s Craig Allister Young, Symphonic Santa tells the story of Sneezy the Reindeer and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Death and the Maiden 19 November - 4 December Ad Astra, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Ad Astra’s final production for 2021 is the chilling Death and the Maiden, written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Jacqueline Kerr. Set in Latin America, the story centres on Paulina Salas (played by Sandra Harman), a woman whose... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 11: Local Drinks

There’s always plenty of champagne and six packs in our family fridge for Christmas (and usually heaps left over for New Year’s celebrations) but here are some local tipples you might like to bring home to the family this year. Cheers! Newstead Brewing Co 85 Doggett St, Newstead 67 Castlemaine St, Milton Beginning in an... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 10: For the Foodies

Holidays are so often centred around food, and it's a great gifting choice if the people you love have enough 'stuff' in their lives - from locally made sweet treats to fresh produce, check out these local businesses for your food-loving loved ones! Noosa Chocolate Factory Factory Cafe, 156 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City Factory Cafe,... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 9: Kids and Furbabies

Gifts and goodies for the children in your family, whether they be two-legged, four-legged, or otherwise! Works at Play A small family business based in Brisbane, Works at Play was started by Early Childhood Teacher and mum of 4 Melissa, who is passionate about children learning through play and started building play furniture in 2014.... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 8: Sewing & Craft

We were fortunate growing up to have a mum who spent a lot of time crafting with us - from the scrapbooking craze that saw our photo boxes looking a little serial-killer-y as we cut out faces for our projects, to sewing (and resewing) clothes and learning embroidery and glue and glitter of every kind.... Continue Reading →

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