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Brisbane Writers Festival announces 2019 program!

In recognition of the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, this year the Festival will explore the powerful ways in which Australia’s traditional custodians convey story, both now and in the past. “The written word hasn’t always been the primary way to tell a story,” said Festival CEO and Artistic Director Zoe Pollock, “Indigenous Australians have been yarning, weaving, painting, singing and dancing the stories of this land for thousands of years and right up into our present day. ...

Save the date – the Lavazza Italian Film Festival to screen nationally this September!

The 20th edition of the festival will showcase 26 of the best new Italian films from the last year as well as classic cinematic gems, Special Presentations, aperitivo nights, receptions and galas across screens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Byron Bay from 17 September. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said, “For 20 years we have shared our love of cinema and Italian culture striving to present the best new films from Italy for film-lovers and ...

Country music sensation Adam Brand to headline the famous Cunnamulla Fella Festival!

Brand has been nominated for multiple ARIA Awards, has won 12 Golden Guitars, earnt three platinum and five gold albums and has won a record seven Country Music Channel (CMC) OZ Artist of the Year awards. His current album, Milestones, is #1! AND THE EXCITING NEWS IS …. organisers have just announced an exclusive opportunity to meet the star, up close and personal – everyone who purchases their tickets online before August 10 goes into the draw to win a VIP Meet and Greet experience ...

Caloundra Music Festival 2019 first artist announcement!

Festival Director Richie Eyles said the 2019 festival program would have broad appeal including top Australian acts, exciting emerging artists and quality internationals. “We always try to curate a line-up to please a range of musical pallets from our Australian headliners like Missy Higgins and The Cat Empire, to our international guests like Turkuaz and Prince’s New Power Generation”. Australia’s own 2019 Eurovision contestant Kate Miller-Heidke will grace the stage with her ...

2019 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival program has been announced and trailer released!

The Festival will open with the cheeky, star-studded Danish comedy HAPPY ENDING from actress-turned-director Hella Joof (2015 Scandi FF smash hit All Inclusive). Top Danish actors Birthe Neumann (five Robert Awards from the Danish Film Academy, two Bodils from the Danish Film Critics) and Kurt Ravn (two Bodils) head up the cast, which also includes Mette Munk Plum (Borgen), Tammi Øst (The Killing) and Scandi FF 2017 guest Charlotte Sieling (The Man, Borgen, Homeland). The centerpiece ...

The Innocent and the Damned: The films of Luchino Visconti is now showing at GOMA

Born into the luxuriance of Milanese aristocracy, Visconti would nevertheless begin his career by crafting deeply sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden in early neorealist classics. His work would adopt a newfound resplendence with the vividly envisioned costume drama Senso 1954 – a milieu to which he would repeatedly return, most celebratedly in his Palme d’Or winning masterpiece The Leopard 1963. Endlessly dynamic, his later output grew more openly lurid and psychosexual, with the ...

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2019

One of the most anticipated events on the Brisbane calendar, the 12th annual LUMINOUS Lantern Parade celebrates Queensland Week by highlighting the strength of our cultural diversity, our heritage, our people, places and history, giving all Queenslanders the opportunity to say “Welcome!” to our newest Australians and celebrate our diversity. This free event unites government, community leaders, multicultural communities and everyday Queenslanders, capturing our imaginations with its ...

Summer Bay stars set to return to Paniyiri Greek Festival!

Gold Coast born Tim Franklin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland’s University of Technology and made his Home and Away debut when his character was introduced to viewers in February 2018. Colby Thorne has been a love interest for Summer Bay nurse Jasmine Delaney (played by Sam Frost) and then fellow police officer Chelsea Campbell (played by Ashleigh Brewer) and was previously a member of the River Boys surf gang. Lukas Radovich grew up in the Blue Mountains and moved to Perth ...

Brisbane Art Design Festival 2019 (or BAD!) opening this month!

An initiative of the Museum of Brisbane (MoB), BAD champions the movers and shakers of the Brisbane art and design sector, and spotlights our thriving cultural identity through the places, histories and climate that bring our collective creativity to the fore.   //   With the Museum as the official BAD hub, the festival will spread across 25+ venues throughout the CBD, West End, Fortitude Valley, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, and Bowen Hills. Placed at ...

Stones Corner Festival 2019

One of Brisbane’s largest and most anticipated annual street parties, the free celebration of the inner-city suburb and its community will bring together great local food, breweries and artisans in support of the MND and Me Foundation, supporting Queenslanders living with Motor Neurone Disease and funding ongoing research. Live acts will take the stage with electrifying performances from 12pm, and joining the high-energy headliners will be sets from must-see Brisbane rockers Cheap ...