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West End Local Markets Guide

West End has a bustling markets scene. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to the best markets in or around West End. Davies Park Market When: Every SaturdayWhere: Davies Park, Montague Rd & Jane Street, West End Time: 6am to 2pm What you’ll find at the markets:Fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet sausages, fresh seafood, one-of-a-kind handmade clothing and jewellery, vintage clothing and vast array of food options to choose from. Best For: The boho vibe, live music, fresh produce and the venue under a canopy of glorious giant fig trees. Boundary Street Markets When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: 56 Russell Street, West EndTime: Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm; Sunday 9am-3pm and 12pm-8pm What you’ll find at the markets:Food, food and more food from all around the globe! Dinner or dessert. Live music entertainment. Best For:International cuisine at a variety of different food stalls. Special events happening all the time. Collective Markets @ South Bank When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: Stanley Street Plaza, South BankTime: Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm What you’ll find at the markets:Trending fashion, vintage clothing, unique […]

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5 Romantic Things to do in the River City

Looking to impress that special someone in your life? A romantic escape to the River City of Brisbane is always full of possibilities. Here’s 5 romantic things to do in the River City: Dinner & Show at QPAC Maybe a tad traditional but is always sure to impress your loved one. Select from one of West End’s or South Bank fantastic dining spots and then take in a show at QPAC afterwards. Want to know where to dine? Click here Climb Story Bridge Experience the thrill and magic of a dawn or twilight Story Bridge Climb. Scale to 80 metres above sea level, with the breathtaking sights of the city before you and your sweetheart. For more information and bookings visit Experience Oz Enjoy a Delectable High Tea on the River It may be a girl thing, but partaking in high tea upon a traditional paddlewheeler on the Brisbane River would have to rate pretty highly in the romance department! BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. Take a Scenic Sirromet Winery Helicopter Flight For the ultimate in indulgence that is sure to impress, take a scenic helicopter flight to the […]

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Be a Brisbane CityHopper

Be a Brisbane City Hopper and hop on and off the free Brisbane Ferry Service that operates from South Bank. The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals. The ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. Stop 1. Maritime Museum Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums where you will discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin. Stop 2. Thornton Street This stop takes you to Kangaroo Point that is famous for the steep Brisbane River cliffs, pretty river vistas and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Drop in at the Story Bridge Hotel to soak in the views and have a cold beverage or a meal. Stop 3. Eagle Street Pier Home to over 15 restaurants, bars and casual eateries located in the heart of Brisbane, has the city’s best views of Story Bridge. It is also the home to the Kookaburra Queen paddler […]

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World Science Festival Brisbane 2018

When: 21 – 25 March 2018 Where: Queensland Museum and other Brisbane venues World Science Festival is an innovative event bringing great minds together to share the latest and greatest in the world of science; Queensland Museum is host to the following intriguing events suitable for the whole family plus many more: 21 – 25 March Drop-In Discovery [family, free] Film your own hologram [family free] 22-25 March THE HATCHERY: Turtle Conservation Experience [family, free] 25 March LET’S TALK: Frogs [family] LET’S TALK: Ancient Egyptian bodies, Medicine, surgery and magic [conversations] THE HATCHERY: Turtle Conservation Experience [family, free] Brisbane World Science Festival Tickets for 2018 events and world premiere are on sale now. West End Central Apartments are within a 10 minute walk to Queensland Museum offering well-appointed studios, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation in South Brisbane. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation today

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Whats On Easter Long Weekend 2018 – Brisbane

Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018 Easter 2018 is not far away, here is a preview of events that are happening around Brisbane over the Easter Long Weekend. Good Friday – March 30 Queensland Ballet’s La Bayadere @ QPAC (16-31 March 2018) Patricia Piccinini Curious Affection @GOMA – Ticketed (24 March – 5 August 2018) Collective Markets @ South Bank (30 March – 1 April) Easter Saturday – March 31 Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners @Suncorp Stadium Easter Sunday – April 1 Jackson Browne @ QPAC Broncos vs Titans @ Suncorp Stadium Easter Monday – April 2 Me, Myself and I @ GOMA – Children’s Art Centre – Free (9 December -22 April 2018) Easter Markets The Collective Markets are held each week at South Bank and there will be an Easter Market held over 3 days for market goers to enjoy, Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Easter Worship Attending worship over Easter is a strong tradition in many families, parishes in West End, South Brisbane include: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 160 Vulture St South Brisbane St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 20 Merivale St South Brisbane St Clement’s Catholic Church, 74 Ernest St South Brisbane There is […]

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La Bayadère – Queensland Ballet

When: 16-31 March 2018 Where: Playhouse, QPAC Brought to you by Queensland Ballet is La Bayadère, a performance that will having you swooning into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Solor and Nikiya, a beautiful bayadère (temple dancer) have fallen in love, yet this isn’t to be when the father of Solor, the Maharajah of Kock Bihar forces his son to marry the Governor-General’s daughter. This irresistible production of La Bayadère is a ravel of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium induced dreams, become intertwined in Solor and Nikiya story of romance that transcends life through death and into the realm of the Kingdom of Shades. Adult tickets start from $100 plus booking fee. Book tickets for La Bayadère West End Central Apartments is located just 5minutes from QPAC and South Bank, book your West End Brisbane Apartment today.

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Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

When:  23 to 25 February, 2018 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane The Mind, Body, Spirit Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance, being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, over three days in February. The Festival is the largest of its kind, where you will learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods. Visit the Mindful Meditation Centre, hosted by Brahma Kumaris, for free guided meditation sessions. The Seminar Series will feature an inspiring line-up of guest speakers who will share their  expertise. Feel better with food, tantalise the tastebuds and awaken your senses at the Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage. visit the Performance Stage for all-day, free entertainment, from chanting, dance and music performances to yoga and meditation. Delve deep into what your future has in-store for you at the Psychic Reading Room featuring over 50 of Australia’s most talented readers. Plan your visit with the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival Exhibitor Directory, your complete guide to find companies, services and products to buy. The Festival is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm each […]

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Australia Day Long Weekend @ South Bank

When: 26 to 28 January 2018 (Australia Day Long Weekend) Where: South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Kick back and relax with friends and family as you celebrate Australia Day in the sunshine at South Bank Parklands. Be entertained by a fantastic line-up of home-grown musical talent, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Brisbane River. Bring the family, pack a picnic, pull up some grass and enjoy free live music at River Quay from 11am to 7.30pm. Then, be dazzled by an impressive fireworks display from the banks of the Brisbane River from 7:30pm. Time: 11am – 8pm Location: River Quay Green, South Bank Book your Australia Day Long Weekend at West End in Brisbane, in close proximity to South Bank Parklands. West End Central Apartments offers a choice of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments. Serviced daily, all rooms have balconies and either kitchenettes or full kitchen and laundry facilities. BOOK NOW  

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Mamma Mia The Musical at QPAC

When: 31 December 2017 to 4 February 2018 Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC Mamma Mia here we go again! The ever-popular musical based on ABBA music is coming to the Lyric Theatre at QPAC in Brisbane over summer. In this stunning new production you will fall in love all over again with this celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship. It will include the incredible hit songs of ABBA, including “Voulez Vous”, “S.O.S”, “Take a Chance On Me”, “Dancing Queen” and so many more hits you know and love. The very talented Australian cast will include Natalie O’Donnell as Donna and rising star Sarah Morrison as Sophie. Also starring Alicia Gardiner and Jayde Westaby as the dynamic duo Rosie and Tanya, Ian Stenlake , Josef Ber, and Phillip Lowe as our possible fathers to the bride-to-be and Stephen Mahy as Sky. Mamma Mia promises to be a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. Tickets start from $59.95 and are available from QPAC Box Office Book your show tickets and your Brisbane Accommodation for the night at West End Central Apartments, perfectly located close to QPAC and South Bank. BOOK NOW

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Free Movies Around Brisbane This Christmas

As the sun settles for the day, stake your place on Streets Beach or in Roma Street Parklands and snuggle-up to your favourite Christmas family films. There are plenty of free movies around Brisbane this Christmas! Beach Cinema @ Streets Beach Where: Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands Dates: 15 to 23 December 2017 Times: 6pm & 8pm For a full program of Christmas movies go to Visit Brisbane Christmas Movies in the Park @Roma Parklands Lay back in the warm summer air at Christmas Movies in the Park. The event also features a selection of tasty food trucks to buy dinner and drinks. Where: Amphitheatre precinct, Roma Street Parklands Dates: 8 to 17 December 2017 Time: 7pm nightly For a full program of family movies got to Visit Brisbane Enjoy Christmas in Brisbane this festive season with plenty of free and family-friendly events occurring throughout the city and in the parks. Book your Brisbane Christmas getaway at West End with us here at West End Central Apartments, the perfect location for events near South Bank Parklands. BOOK NOW      

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