Splendour in the Grass 2015
In 2015 Splendour’s Amphitheatre, Mix Up, GW McLennan and Tiny Dancer stages will bring you over 100 of the most awesome acts touring the planet right now. And with a program that spans the full three days of the festival, Tiny Dancer will be jumping to the tune of Australia’s preeminent DJs! From revered internationals to the freshest homegrown acts of today, they’re on their way to Byron Bay!
At some point though you’ll need a break from stage hopping, and when you do….
The Gunman Movie Review
Standing in for Neeson this time out is the now craggy faced Sean Penn, who looks like he spent considerable time in the gym while preparing for this role. He plays Jim Terrier, an overseas mercenary with a dark secret and a love interest in Annie played by Italian actress Jasmine Trinca. Through circumstance they become separated but the tie of love warrants a future reconnection.
There are more notable moments of interest amongst the cast members like Javier Bardem sporting normal look ...
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland Exhibition
The exhibition presents some of the most loved and iconic works acquired during this period, including Blandford Fletcher's Evicted 1887 (purchased 1896), Josephine Müntz-Adams's Care c.1893 (the first Australian acquisition; purchased 1898) and Godfrey Rivers Under the Jacaranda 1903 (purchased 1903).
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland
28 March – 14 June 2015
Queensland Artists' Gallery (QAG)
Cinderella Movie Review
Her step-mother and sisters are evil beyond redemption and the prince is handsome and honourable beyond reproach. None of this is unexpected, of course - Disney is as Disney does and it's perfect little girl fodder, complete with doe-eyed innocence and glittery flouncy dresses. And it's all shot with an impossible beauty that can only be achieved on a perfectly lit studio set.
Nothing is a surprise - the goodies get their fairy tale ending and the baddies get their just desserts. It's ...
Samson at La Boite
Essie, Beth and Sid are on the cusp of adulthood at the arse-end of the world. Together in a small Queensland town they laugh, sunbathe, fight, dream and pray for some kind of future that they can’t quite picture.
The accidental death of a friend has torn apart all their assumptions about loyalty, love and life. And when a new kid comes to town with his own secrets and baggage, their fragile equilibrium faces a fresh test. Barely-healed wounds are reopened, new allegiances are formed ...
Flipside Circus – Stories from the Sky at JWCOCA
Featuring accomplished circus artists aged 11 to 18, the imaginative tale of memory, dreams and friendship is inspired by the artists’ own stories.
The intimate tales weave in an array of circus skills including breathtaking aerials, amazing acrobatics, gusty German wheel and extraordinary juggling to create a heart-warming performance perfect for audiences of all ages.
The fun continues after the show, with burgeoning circus stars feeling inspired invited to join staff from ...
Brisbane at QPAC
Danny's dashing pilot brother has been killed in the Bombing of Darwin. As Danny's devastated family unravels, the teen finds a surrogate sibling in Andy, one of the Americans stationed in Brisbane. The American pilot takes Danny under his wing, and as the tension begins to rise between the Yank and Aussie servicemen, Danny hatches a reckless revenge plan against those who took his brother.
A QTC world premiere drawing on true stories from the leafy streets of Brisbane in the middle of ...
Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at Brisbane Powerhouse
His infamous letter, written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer, holds a tabloid fascination. It is an intimate investigation of a world class dramatist and shamed celebrity suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media.
Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is sexually uncompromising, audacious and exquisitely powerful. A one-man tour-de-force performance by Brian Lucas.
This brutal and touching work investigates human rights, their quashing, emergence and ...
Furious 7 – Another Movie Review
Throughout the franchise each film has presented an automotive variant of an established genre. In order these have been: Point Break, buddy cop movie, crap movie, drug runner movie, heist movie, action blockbuster and with this last instalment, Mission Impossible. Furious7 is a long way from The Fast and the Furious, to be sure, but the transition has largely been successful due to the not inconsiderable charisma of Vin Diesel, the appeal of muscle cars and fast four pocket rockets, and ...
A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle at ACMI
Combining live puppetry and miniatures with multimedia sets, animation, music and live footage, A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle treats the audience to both behind-the-scenes filmmaking and a live theatre performance at the same time.
Nellie Lettuce's only wish is to ride a bicycle but she's locked inside her Victorian home by over-protective Uncle Zebulon. Zebulon fears that The Mysterious Cheese Thieves ransacking the town of Lardville will snatch her away.
But Zebulon has failed to ...