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West End … Must Visit Bars!

Visiting an area for the first time can be so exciting; where to eat, what to see and what to do after the sun has set. The West End area in Brisbane is a great location to base yourself. There is so much to see and do.  After dark there are loads of great bars in the West End that are definitely worth putting on your ‘must visit bars’ list. Best of all they are all walking distance from West End Central Apartments! Here’s a few that you might like to try: 1 – Lychee Lounge – with a reputation for being one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane, the Lychee Lounge is worth a visit.  It’s been operating for more than 15 years, which speaks volumes about just how good this bar is.  Enjoy quirky surrounds, fish-scaled walls, eclectic decorations and lighting and of course, scrumptious cocktails and tapas food.Opening hours: varies so visit the website for more detailsWhere: Shop 2/ 94 Boundary Street, West End 2 – Archive Beer Boutique – You guessed it! If you are after a place to enjoy a cold craft beer after the sun has set then this might just be the […]

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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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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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Brisbane Open House

WHEN: 12 – 13 October, 2019. WHERE: Various buildings around Brisbane. Discover what’s usually behind closed doors at the 2019 Brisbane Open House on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th October. This FREE public festival celebrates Brisbane’s architecture and offers visitors unique peeks behind-the-scenes, and access to buildings and architectural spaces across the city, that normally can’t be accessed. This is the 10th Anniversary of Brisbane Open House so it’s going to be a massive birthday celebration.  The 2019 Brisbane Open House program is due to be launched on 10 September.  The program will be cram-packed with details of the buildings that you can visit, fabulous photography competition instructions, disabled access details and other great information. Last year Brisbane Open House buildings included: *  Queensland Art Gallery *  Peters Ice Cream Factory *  Griffith Film School *  Queensland Maritime Museum *  St Mary’s Catholic Church *  The State Library of Queensland *  ABC Brisbane Centre *  … and many, many more! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website and program as some of the private homes and heritage buildings do require bookings. Brisbane Open House has been running since 2010 and is held in conjunction with World Architecture Day. […]

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West End Film Festival

When: 28 – 30 June, 2019 Where: West End, Brisbane Held in one of Brisbane’s most vibrant communities, West End, the West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition over 3 days from 28 to 30 June. WEFF was established a decade ago, in 2009, by a group of local filmmakers focused on supporting grassroots filmmakers, and continues to connect with this founding objective today. Come along and celebrate the 10th birthday of the event! For a full program of events and ticket purchases visit WEFF WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane’s most eclectic, enlightening and empowering film festivals, celebrating the community, culture and diversity that is uniquely West End. Don’t miss this awesome 3 day West End Brisbane event! Get in quick to book your Brisbane West End Accommodation with us here at West End Central Apartments. Select from studio, one or two bedroom self-contained apartments located in Brisbane’s West End. BOOK NOW

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Brisbane Pregnancy, Babies & Children Expo

When: 28 to 30 June, 2019Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane Come along to this year’s Brisbane Pregnancy, Babies and Children Expo at BCEC over 3 days from 28 to 20 June. The Expo features expert advice and parenting tips, along with the latest products and innovations, for all of your pregnancy and parenting needs, with hundreds of different brands attending. You will have the opportunity to chat face-to-face with a wide array of expert product exhibitors for pregnancy, newborn care and the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Attend talks and classes to get up-to-date information from trusted, experienced experts and have all your questions answered. There is plenty of fun for kids at the Expo too with multiple spaces for babies and toddlers to play.  Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child, all under one roof! Tickets are free online or $20 at the door. Purchase your free online tickets HERE Opening Hours: Friday 10am to 4pmSaturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm  Book your Brisbane Accommodation for this Expo with us here at West End Central […]

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Madman Anime Festival

When: 25 & 26 May, 2019Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Madman Anime Festival or MadFest, celebrates anime and Japanese culture and is coming to Brisbane on 25 & 26 May. The event that brings bring the best of anime, manga and Japanese culture is brought to you by Australia’s biggest name in anime, Madman Entertainment. Heading to the festival in cosplay? Madman Anime Festival brings a celebration of cosplay to each event. For fans and cosplayers alike, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved. Other events happening at MadFest include: Check out hundreds of books in the Manga Library One Piece Treasure Hunt Cosplay Masquerade Nintendo Showcase Movies screenings at League of Legends Stage  Hang out at AnimeLab Lounge MadFest is open: Saturday 25th – 8.30am to 6pmSunday 26th – 8.30am to 5pm Entry to MadFest starts from:Weekend pass $63.40Saturday or Sunday pass $42.64 For a full program of events and ticket purchases visit Anime Festival Coming to MadFest? Book your Brisbane Accommodation at nearby West End Central Apartments with a selection of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. BOOK NOW

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Brisbane Foodie Experience

Brisbane’s food scene has come along way in the past few years and it is now a sought after foodie destination. We’ve listed some of the ways that you can immerse yourself in Brisbane’s delectable food, wine and craft beer experiences. Cooking Classes The Golden Pig Food & Wine School – Choose from a variety of classes covering a variety of cuisines with professional chef, Katrina Ryan.  The classes run for 3.5  to 4 hours, including 1 to 1.5 hours for eating and enjoying your culinary creations. Located at 38 Ross St, Newstead. James Street Cooking School – Professional chefs guide and inspire you to reach your culinary potential. They provide hands-on practical  as well as demonstration classes. After class, you sit down and dine on the fruits of your labour with lunch or dinner accompanied by matched wine. Located at James St Markets, 22 James St, Fortitude Valley  Vanilla Zulu – Offer 3 hour cooking sessions with many styles of cuisine. The classes are specifically designed to make cooking less intimidating, increase your skills and confidence, and allow you to explore your unique flair. Location: 92 Commercial Rd,Teneriffe. Foodie Tours & Experiences Delectable Taste of Queensland – The perfect introduction to some of Queensland’s most […]

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Kookaburra Queen River Cruise

Kookaburra Queen River Cruise Jump aboard a scenic Brisbane River lunch cruise aboard the majestic paddler wheeler, the Kookaburra Queen. Take in the stunning views as the Kookaburra Queen leisurely cruises the waterways of the Brisbane city, whilst indulging in a delicious smorgasbord, featuring fresh contemporary dishes, a sensational salad bar and delectable desserts. See Brisbane’s best sights including the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city’s spectacular attractions. Stroll the outdoor decks, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the most unique dining experience in Brisbane. The cruise boards and disembarks at Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City (cnr Eagle and Charlotte Streets). Boarding 12 noon for 12:30pm departure. The Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise includes: Scenic 2 hour day cruise on the Brisbane River Live commentary Live entertainment Seasonal Contemporary Buffet Select from 3 options: Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Thursday or Friday from $49 per person* Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Saturday from $65 per person* Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise Sunday from $69 per person* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. *Prices are subject to […]

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What’s on in the Winter School Holidays

The Queensland Winter School Holidays are coming up commencing from 30 June through to 15 July 2018. If you’re looking for some ideas to keep the kids entertained book an apartment in West End Brisbane and check out some of these great events happening nearby. QPAC’s Out of The Box Festival 26 June – 1 July QPAC Air Play 5 – 8 July QPAC The Arrival 5 – 8 July QPAC Queensland Symphony Orchestra Presents Star Wars 6 – 7 July BCEC State of Origin Game 2. 11 July Suncorp Stadium Beautiful: Carole King Musical From 13 July QPAC Creative Generation – State Schools on Stage 13 – 14 July BCEC Grease: The Arena Experience 14 July BCEC The Bloody Long Walk 15 Jul Sandgate to South Bank Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection Now Showing GOMA Eygptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives Now Showing Queensland Museum West End Central Apartments are the perfect Brisbane Accommodation for families or groups, located centrally in Brisbane offering a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation        

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