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The Spirit of Christmas

Celebrate the true meaning and joy of the holiday season with the Spirit of Christmas at QPACs Concert Hall from 20 to 21 December. Filled with Christmas cheer and soul-lifting Christmas carols, you and the family or friends will be captivated by a stunning line up with: *  A full orchestra*  Choirs*  Two of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers. Presented in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall located Brisbane’s South Bank , Spirit of Christmas is an event not to be missed! LOCATIONQueensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) – Concert HallCorner Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane TICKETSAdults: $59Children, pensioners and full-time students: $49 For more information and to purchase tickets visit: Spirit of Christmas at QPAC, West End. Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you’ll enjoy a selection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments, a central location, great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool AND free WiFi and parking.  Book your West End Brisbane accommodation now.

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The Nutcracker at QPAC

The Nutcracker performed by the Queensland Ballet is coming to QPAC’s Lyric theatre in Brisbane from 13 to 21 December 2019! If you don’t know this wonderful story … At midnight on Christmas Eve, the main character Clara finds herself on a magical adventure when her gift, a Nutcracker, comes alive! The story will take you away to the mystical Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over imaginative snowflakes and twirling lollies. Now in its seventh season, this delightful ballet is perfect for the whole family to enjoy during the Christmas holiday season. Choreographer – Ben Stevenson OBEComposer – Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyConductor – Nigel GaynorMusic performed by – Queensland Symphony OrchestraCostume Designer – Desmond HeeleyAssociate Costume Designer – Noelene HillSet Designer – Thomas BoydLighting Designer – David Walters Don’t miss this magical holiday classic! Tickets range from $40 – $140. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: The Nutcracker Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you’ll enjoy a selection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments, a central location, great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool AND free WiFi and parking.  Book your […]

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Brisbane Latin Dance Festival 2019

From the 5 – 8 December Latin dancers from around Australia and internationally will be descending upon Brisbane for the Brisbane Latin Dance Festival. Prepare to be entertained with world-class food, wine, music and dance as some of the world’s best Latin dancers take to the dance floor.  Enjoy dance workshops, master classes, competitions and performances by an incredible line-up of international Latin dance professions. If you love dancing then this will be four days and nights of absolute Latin dance heaven.   WHEN: Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 December 2019 LOCATION:Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level, Merivale Street & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane WORKSHOPS:Over 4 days be taught by some of Australia’s best Latin dance teachers how to:  * Salsa* Mambo* Cha cha cha* Samba * and lots of other dance styles at amazing workshops and master classes. You can even learn a routine from some of the international superstars who will be attending the event.  All choreography will be held on Thursday, 11am – 4.30pm.  Bookings are essential! TICKETS:A range of early bird tickets with varying prices and promotional dates are available including: * Full pass* Competitor and Performer pass* Youth pass* 4 night pass* 1 day/night pass Tickets start from $169 (early bird price […]

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Upcoming events at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Find out what’s coming up at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre during your visit to Brisbane. October 2019: Oct 4-5: Care Expo Oct 13: World Travel Expo including Cruising Oct 16-20: Craft & Quilt Fair Oct 19: Pacific Fashion Festival Oct 25-27: Good Food & Wine Show November 2019: Nov 2: 2019 Butterfly Ball Nov 8-10: Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo Nov 9-10: Steve Irwin Gala Dinner Nov 21: Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nov 30: 25th Annual QLD Sport Awards December 2019: Dec 5-8: Brisbane Latin Dance Festival Dec 6-8: MagicFest Brisbane Dec 12: Love Actually in Concert January 2020: Jan 15: Louis Theroux Jan 18: RSPCA Pop-Up Adoption Jan 18-27: Lifeline Bookfest Jan 21: Walk off the Earth February 2020: Feb 15-16: World Travel Expo Feb 15: Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars Feb 28-March1: Mind, Body and Spirit Festival March 2020: March 6-8: Wedding & Honeymoon Show March 12-13: Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference March 17-19: Keno Australasian Hospitality & Gaming Expo March 27: Legends for Lifeline May 2020: May 8-9: Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo May 30: Travelplan International Ski Expo June 2020: June 19-20: Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo July 2020: July 4-6: Source Kids Disability […]

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CHICAGO the musical coming to Brisbane

CHICAGO the musical is coming to QPAC’s Lyric theatre in Brisbane on 2 November 2019! Get ready to be razzle dazzled by this world-class production by Australian producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones of one of Broadway’s most famous, sexy and sassy musicals, CHICAGO.  Recognised as a true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: *  a tale of fame, fortune and crime *  recognised songs including ‘All that Jazz, and ‘Razzle Dazzle’ *  some of the best dancing you’ll see on stage. CHICAGO features: *  Natalie Bassingthwaighte –  as Roxie Hart*  Alinta Chidzey – as Velma Kelly*  Casey Donovan – as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton*  Tom Burlinson – as Billy Flynn. It was created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse.  It has been honoured with: *  six Tony Awards®*  two Olivier Awards*  a Grammy®. Don’t miss this spectacular production! Tickets range from $59.90 – $189.90. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: CHICAGO at QPAC, West End. * NOTE: Chicago contains adult themes and is recommended for ages 13+ and older. It contains strobe lighting. Why not stay at West End Central Apartments?  Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you’ll enjoy a selection of 1, […]

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Good Food & Wine Show – Brisbane 25-27 Oct 2019

Love good food and wine?  Then why not delight the senses at The Good Food & Wine Show!  This extravaganza of food and wine is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October (9am – 5pm). This show is a fabulous day out with friends or family full of great food, delectable wines and lots of entertainment. It promises to be bigger and better than ever this year with 100s of local, national and international exhibitors coming together with a multitude of wonderful foods and wines that you can sample, taste and smell. You can even attend a special hands-on masterclass. WHAT’S ON Princes Cruises Theatre – watch your favourite local & interstate chefs cook for you onstage Chef’s Lunch – enjoy 3-course meal matched with premium wines designed & introduced by your favourite chef Masterclasses – learn how to appreciate whisky, make dumplings, craft cheese or style the prefect table Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer – taste single malts in a 1972 vintage Leyland bus Wine Selectors Cellar Door – wine masterclasses, paired with tasting plates, delicious Smelly Cheese Project – Valerie Henbest will take you on a cheese appreciation journey Tucker’s […]

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Brisbane International Film Festival is back…!

When: 3 – 13 October, 2019. Where: six venues around Brisbane. BIFF is back! That’s right; the Brisbane International Film Festival is back for the second year running from the 3 – 13 October.  This year the festival boasts 11 days of screenings, 100+ films, six amazing venues and 28 events. Whew, that’s an amazing amount of entertainment. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you can see: * International and Australian feature films * New releases * Documentaries * Shorts programs and retrospectives * Screenings with live music * Conversations * Panel discussions * And more! With six great venues on board you won’t have any reason not to catch a few films:1 – Australian Cinematheque – GOMA2 – Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo3 – New Farm Six Cinemas4 – Reading Cinemas Newmarket5 – State Library of Queensland6 – The Elizabeth Picture Theatre. This is going to be a culturally rich film festival.  We recommend that you visit the BIFF website to check out the screenings, the films accompanied by music and of course purchase your tickets. Avoid disappointment and book your tickets online. West End Central Apartments are centrally located in the West End walking distance from the South Bank precinct […]

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Oktoberfest Brisbane

When:11th-13th & 18th-20th of October, 2019 Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Australia’s largest German festival; Oktoberfest is almost here again! Don’t miss the action, held over 2 big weekends in October. The festival boasts a varied and fun filled program including entertainment, kids activities, rides, and of course German beer and food! German style entertainment will showcase choirs to yodelling, Miss Oktoberfest to Bavarian Stongmen and Beardmeister comps – and more! Experience German cuisine with traditional items such as Bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, pretzels, black forest cake and apple strudel. I think we can agree that it wouldn’t be a German festival without German beers!? Enjoy hand-crafted German beer and other beverages too. There will be wine, champagne, schnapps mixers and non-alcoholic drinks on offer. For the full program of events and to secure your tickets please visit Oktoberfest Brisbane 2019. Brisbane Showgrounds are located just a 10-15 minute drive or approximately 30 minutes by public transport from your accommodation staying at West End. West End Central Apartments boast fully self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation now.

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2019: An Event-full Year!

2019 in Brisbane is an event-full year with lots of exciting entertainment with the likes of award-winning shows, international concerts, unique exhibitions, fantastic sporting events and festivals. Here are some Brisbane events you might like to experience: 2019 Brisbane Events Broncos v Penrith Panthers – 16 August Suncorp Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour – 17 August Queensland Museum Fleetwood Mac – 20-24 August Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Boat Show 2019 – 21-26 August Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) Bangarra Dance Theatre: 30th Anniversary Season – 23-31 August QPAC The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run – 25 August South Bank Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – 25-29 August Howard Street Wharves, Brisbane Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet – 28 August-7 September QPAC Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show – 31 August-3 September Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) BIGSOUND Festival – 3-6 September Brisbane, various venues Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September State Library & QAGOMA BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 6-28 September Brisbane, vaious venues Riverstage Birthday Bash – 7 September Riverstage Brisbane Eco Expo– 13-15 September Brisbane Showgrounds Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – 19 September QPAC Beer InCider Experience – 20-21 September Brisbane Showgrounds Oz Comic-Con 2019 – 21-22 September BCEC […]

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2019

When: 5 to 8 September, 2019. Where: State Library of Queensland Precinct.  Celebrating 57 years of bringing ideas, debate, discussion and literature to Brisbane, the Brisbane Writers Festival will take place from 5 to 8 September in the State Library of Queensland precinct. The festival will present more than 150 free and ticketed events, with more than 20,000 literary lovers descending onto the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA site to hear from their favourite authors. Events taking place over the four days will include: Word Play – an education program for Prep to Grade 12 (3-6 Sept) Love YA – for fans of Young Adult fiction (7 Sept) Angel’s Palace – multi-media venue with performances & installations Meet the author  – book club sessions 20 pages in 20 minutes – manuscript review by a publishing professional Tirra Lirra by the river – installation/ bespoke hub. and much more! All full program of events and ticket bookings are available at Brisbane Writers Festival 2019 Get in early and book your Brisbane Accommodation near South Bank at West End Central Apartments. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation

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