Backstreet Christmas Day 5: Books & Comics

Ever since we were born, I think, my siblings and I have received a book for every occasion: birthdays, Easter, and Christmas. The written (and printed) word is one of the most important things in my life, and bookstores (and comic book stores) are my happy place. If you’re looking for new releases, new copies... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 4: Jewellery & Accessories

‘Tis the season where everything sparkles! Check out these local creators of lovely jewellery and funky accessories: Shibuya Moon If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’ve amassed quite a collection of beautiful Shibuya Moon creations! Designed and made in Brisbane by designer and illustrator Tiffany Atkin, Shibuya Moon pieces are “inspired... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 3: For the Home

For art you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below! Bonnie Hislop & Dabbler Studio 241 Station Road, Yeerongpilly (open by appointment and for workshops) A Brisbane-based creative with a focus on ceramics, Bonnie creates functional works of art... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 2: Fashion & Apparel

Brisbane is home to so many incredible creatives making incredible things – if you love being able to wear the art you invest in (and which are often small batch or unique, one-off pieces) this list might be a good place to start. Alice Nightingale Shop 2 California Lane (22 McLachlan St), Fortitude Valley Australiana... Continue Reading →

Review: Van Gogh Alive (Grande Experiences)

Van Gogh Alive Grand Pavilion, Northshore, Hamilton Tickets: $35 for adults, from $20 for children Van Gogh Alive offers a new way to experience the paintings of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, including a custom-built venue and a number of installations that recreate elements of his most famous paintings. Personally, I love traditional art... Continue Reading →

Review: Eve’s Game (Republic of Song)

Ashlea Sloman as Eve Harrison, photographed by Tim Monley Following its premiere season as part of Anywhere Festival in May, Eve’s Game returns to Miegunyah House, Bowen Hills, with tea, sleuthing, song, and a feminist perspective on womanhood in the Victorian era. Written by Jo Willans, who also performed the role of Prudence, and directed... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Valley Fiesta 2021

Photograph by Dave Kan Valley Fiesta 2021 28 - 30 October 2021 Various venues, Fortitude Valley Valley Fiesta returns in 2021 with an epic three-day lineup of live gigs, featuring more than 70 artists across 20 local music venues. Now in its 24th year, Valley Fiesta is one of Brisbane’s biggest annual parties, showcasing the... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Frozen (Disney Theatrical Productions)

Jemma Rix as Elsa, photographed by Lisa Tomasetti. Frozen From 10 February 2022 QPAC Lyric Theatre, South Bank From the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the much-anticipated Brisbane season of the hit Broadway musical Frozen will open at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in February 2022, following successful seasons in... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brisbane International Film Festival

Still from The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson Brisbane International Film Festival 21 - 31 October 2021 Various locations, Brisbane Discover new joys, connect with classics, and celebrate a world of memorable cinema at the 27th Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). BIFF presents a Brisbane-wide program of international festival favourites, dazzling Australian content,... Continue Reading →

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