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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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Test Cricket Australia vs England

When: 23 to 27 November, 2017 Where: The Gabba Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba Get ready for a great summer of cricket at the Gabba! Old rivals, Australia and England will compete for The Ashes in the first test cricket match at the Gabba from 23rd November. There is no better day out with your family and friends watching Australia’s fast bowling attack and their intention to regain The Ashes after losing it in 2015. Day 1 public gates open 8:00am. Play starts at 10:00am. Ticket Prices: $30 to $115 Adults $10 to $35 Junior (4-15 years) $16.25 to $39.50 Family of four (price per ticket) For tickets visit Ticketmaster Check out the Gabba’s summer of cricket schedule here. The Gabba is located at Vulture St, Woolloongabba, only 2.8 kms from West End Central Apartments. West End Central Apartments are located centrally in Brisbane and offer a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. You’ll also love our gym, pool and sauna for relaxing between Brisbane activities! Book your Brisbane accommodation now.      

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The Nutcracker @ QPAC

When: 8 to 16 December 2017 Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC A must see Christmas treat for the whole family! The Nutcracker performed by the Queensland Ballet will take you into a magical world of festive wonder. The story follows little Clara, who after a family celebration and everyone has gone to sleep, awakens on the chime of midnight to a magical fantasy unfolding before her eyes. Clara’s Christmas gift, the Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker feature the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes. Don’t miss this enchanting ballet this Christmas! Tickets vary from $40 to $140 and are available from QPAC Box Office  Coming to Brisbane for The Nutcracker? Book your Brisbane Accommodation in the conveniently located West End Central Apartments within walking distance to QPAC. The apartment style accommodation features free car parking and free Wifi. BOOK NOW

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YAYOI KUSAMA The Obliteration Room

When: 14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018 Where: GOMA (Queensland Gallery of Modern Art) Brisbane Introduce your children to the joy of art with this interactive exhibition that will allow them to leave their mark! Created by leading contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama for the Queensland Art Gallery, your kids can be part of the ‘Obliteration’ by adding a colourful dot sticker to the large-scale interactive installation. This dynamic artwork then transforms over time with hundreds of thousands of dots accumulating in the space – so don’t miss the chance to leave your mark! This is a FREE activity so be sure to catch it these school holidays! For more information about this exhibition please visit QAGOMA Open to visitors daily from 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Open from 12 noon Anzac Day. You will fin the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art at Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank Brisbane. Book your accommodation staying with use here at West End Central Apartments located centrally in Brisbane – it’s just 10 minutes walk from Queensland Art Gallery. Choose from a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments; perfect for a family. As a […]

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GERHARD RICHTER: The Life of Images

When: 14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018 Where: GOMA (Queensland Gallery of Modern Art) Brisbane Art fans won’t want to miss this ticketed event at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art this summer! Gerhard Richter Tickets start at just $18.00 for adults, $16.00 for concession holders, $14.00 for members $8.00 for children aged between 5 and 12 years. Family and Season passes are also available. For more than fifty years, Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. From tender personal portraits to visceral overpainted photographs, romantic landscapes to monumental abstracts, this exhibition gives a detailed insight into the work of one of the world’s most influential living artists. Exclusive to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ is the German artist’s first major Australian exhibition, with loans from public and private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the artist’s own collection. Exploring Richter’s endless capacity to shift form, this unprecedented exhibition is a testament to his technical virtuosity, rigorous work practices and unparalleled influence on contemporary art. Among the artworks are the iconic portraits Reader (804) 1994 and Ella (903-1) 2007, still-life paintings including Two […]

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YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the heart of a rainbow

When: 4 November 2017 – 11 February 2018 Where: GOMA Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane This colourful exhibition is FREE to enter and great for the whole family to discover. Yayoi Kusama is an international wonder. With an artistic career of more than 60 years, she is a pre-eminent figure in 21st century contemporary art. ‘Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ explores Kusama’s key motifs, her engagement with the body, and her conception of space. The exhibition includes early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of her celebrated ‘net’ paintings, performance, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic ‘infinity rooms’ and large-scale installations of her later career. It culminates in an encompassing presentation of Kusama’s most recent paintings from the visually arresting ‘My Eternal Soul’ series (2009 – ongoing). During the exhibition, Kusama’s iconic work in Gallery’s Collection Narcissus Garden (1966/2002) is on display in the Watermall at QAG, and the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA hosts the immersive interactive The obliteration room (2002 – ongoing), a collaboration between the artist and QAGOMA which debuted at ‘The 4th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ and has since been experienced by more than five million people at venues around the world. Queensland Art Gallery is open […]

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The Wizard of Oz @ QPAC

When: from 4th November to 1st December, 2017 Where: Lyric Theatre Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane The world’s favourite musical is coming to QPAC! Tickets: from $49.90 to $179.90 Duration: 2hrs 30mins Age: recommended for 8years+ The London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Leading the company of over 40 performers will be Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as the Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West. Rising star Samantha Dodemaide will play the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical. – QPAC Get your Brisbane Wizard of Oz tickets today! Book your accommodation staying with use here at West End Central Apartments are located centrally in Brisbane – just 10 minutes walk from Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Offering a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as […]

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Christmas activities in Brisbane

Get into the festive spirit with Brisbane’s wide range of Christmas celebrations and activities. There’s something for everyone in the family with a wide range of stage shows, shopping events, Santa appearances and so much more! 26th of October to 29th October 2017 Caravanning Queensland Pre-Christmas Caravan and Camping Sale Brisbane Showgrounds Get ready for the Christmas holidays with all of your outdoor caravan and camping needs in one spot! 1st December 2017 A Grinch’s Christmas 220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley ‘Revel in the frustrations of the season with this hilarious take on the silly season. Filled with more sarcastic fun then you can shake a feather fan at, this Christmas, Curves & Claws brings you comedy gold, blazing burlesque, scintillating shibari, awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics and a whole lot more.’ 2nd December 2017 Christmas Express The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) It’s all aboard this Christmas for a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside. A delightful day out for the whole family. 8th to 16th December 2017 Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2017 QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, South Bank, Brisbane Set to the the magical music of Tchaikovsky along with stunning sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat. […]

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