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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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Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet at QPAC

Have you ever heard or said that famous line: ‘Romeo, Romeo where for art thou Romeo?’ Taken from the most famous love story of all time, Sir Kenneth MacMillan presents the Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in all its glory at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) Lyric Theatre in the West End, Brisbane from 28 August to 7 September 2019. In this ballet rendition of the play by William Shakespeare, Kenneth MacMillan’s adaptation will bring the streets of Verona alive.  The production will engage and delight audiences with a recreation that will include spectacular and colourful costumes, incredibly styled sets and amazing lighting. Kenneth’s choreography will capture the intense romance, passion and tragedy of this play; matched by the skill, elegance and strength of the Queensland Ballet dancers. Special guest conductor Alondra de la Parra from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will conduct the following performances: Wednesday 28 August 2019 at 7.30pm Thursday 29 August 2019 at 7.30pm Friday 30 August 2019 at 7.30pm Saturday 31 August 2019 at 1.30pm Saturday 31 August 2019 at 7.30pm. * Please note this is subject to change without notice. After sell-out performances in 2014, Romeo & Juliet is returning for what promises to […]

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Regional Flavours @ South Bank

When: 20 & 21 July, 2019. Where: South Bank Parklands. Australia’s largest free food and wine festival, Regional Flavours, is taking place over the weekend of 20 & 21 July at South Bank Parklands. Regional Flavours Brisbane proudly supports Queensland farmers and small businesses, and features a weekend  jammed with great food related events including celebrity’s chefs and cooks, live music, street food stalls and kids activities. The festival also features a thriving producer market with more than 80 stalls. Work your way through aromatic wine, delicious desserts, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams and sauces, artisan nuts and cheeses and more. Entry is free for the event and is family-friendly.  For a full program of events visit Regional Flavours. Book your West End Brisbane Accommodation only a short walking distance (approx. 10 minute walk) away from South Bank Parklands at West End Central Apartments for the weekend. Offering convenient and comfortable hotel rooms, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with free Wifi, free parking, pool, sauna and gym. Book your Accommodation near South Bank Entertainment Precinct today. BOOK BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION

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Close to Public Transport

West End Central Apartments are located in the inner Brisbane City suburb of West End, handy to all amenities and close to public transport. A short stroll to Boundary Street at West End Junction you will find a bus stop which will take you to the Cultural Precinct at South Bank, Fortitude Valley and into the Brisbane CBD. The South Bank Railway Station is only 1.6 kms away, with trains that take you into Brisbane City, out to Ipswich, to Moreton Bay area, Brisbane Airport, or to the Gold Coast on a day trip. Free ferries operate on the Brisbane River 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. West End Central Apartment has the perfect location for your next Brisbane City stay, close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QPAC, the Queensland Museum, Suncorp Stadium and Max Watts. BOOK NOW  

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Two New Great Family Shows Coming up at QPAC

There are two new great family shows coming up at QPAC. School of Rock and Storm Boy. School of Rock When: From 12 July 2019Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC Based on the comedy hit movie of the same name, School of Rock Musical is going to rock the Lyric Theatre. This hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. School of Rock features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, in a high-octane smash hit delivering face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!  Tickets start from: $71.90 per person and are available from QPAC Box Office. Storm Boy When: 29 July to 17 August, 2019Where: The Playhouse, QPAC Based on the heart-warming novel by Colin Thiele, Storm Boy will be brought to life on stage with its masterful puppetry and boundless imagination. The story follows the young Storm Boy who lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, […]

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More Free Things To Do in Brisbane

For those who are on a budget but still want to get around and see this great river city of Brisbane there are plenty of fun free things to do. Start with our 10 Free Things To Do in Brisbane guide, and for further inspiration here’s some more: Discover more of Brisbane with a Brisbane GreeterThe passionate Brisbane Greeter volunteers lead small groups around the city telling stories and teaching them cool things about Brisbane. Whether it’s the stock standard basic four-hour Greet, or a more customised street art tour through Fortitude Valley – there is something to learn. For more information see Visit Brisbane. Have a laugh on us at Brisbane PowerhouseFriday nights don’t come much better or funnier with Happy Hour Knockoff at Brisbane Powerhouse. Each week, a variety of local and national comedians bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations. Explore the planet at Queensland MuseumSee the natural world through the Queensland Museum’s Discovery Centre and Wild State exhibitions. General admission to the museum is free, with plenty to see, while some special exhibitions are ticketed. Go outer space at Brisbane PlanetariumLocated high above Brisbane in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has […]

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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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Shopping in West End

You can buy everything you need for your self-catering apartment nearby at The Markets Shopping Centre, The Stores West End or at the Saturday markets. In fact West End is a providore’s dream! The Markets has a Coles Supermarket, butcher, health food store, liquor store and an Indian grocery store. The shopping centre is open seven days a week and has underground car parking. It’s located at 69 Boundary St, West End. For farm fresh produce check out The Stores West End, an Aladdin’s cave of all things fresh and locally produced and supporter of local farmers and producers. Here you can select from a wide range of fresh produce including meat and small goods; fruit and vegetables; The Source for bulk cereals, grains and nuts; Fromagerie for local and imported artisan cheeses; Scenic Rim 4Real milk and artisan breads. The Stores West End is located at 404 Montague Rd, West End and is open seven days a week. Try the Davies Park Market held every Saturday from 6am – 2pm at Davies Park, West End. The market is well known for the plentiful fresh produce on offer. You’ll be able to pick up fresh fruit and veggies directly from local growers and farmers at fantastic […]

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Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour Explore Brisbane City with a sightseeing tour and river cruise adventure taking in all the highlights of the River City. Brisbane’s vibrant CBD precinct is a bustling centre, from it’s popular café scene to its historic sandstone buildings. On this full day tour you’ll be given a range of incredible sightseeing opportunities.  Firstly, a cruise on the Brisbane River with a delightful morning tea followed by entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is home to over 100 cute and cuddly koalas, and finally finish the day off with some downtime at the Southbank Parklands. Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour departs on specific days from Roma Street, Brisbane. Tour operates: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tour Duration: Full day Departs: 9:15am and returns at 5pm Includes: Return coach transfers River Cruise with morning tea Entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Leisure time at Southbank Parklands Excludes: Lunch Brisbane City full day sightseeing tour ticket prices start from: $116 per adult* $71 per child* BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. *Prices are subject to change based by the operator of this tour at any […]

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Jersey Boys are Coming to QPAC!

When: From 2 January, 2019 Where: QPAC, Brisbane The Jersey Boys are coming to QPAC in Brisbane from 2 January 2019! The legendary story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, has been a massive musical hit all over the world. The musical follows the story of how blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. With music guaranteed to having you dancing in the aisles! Hits include “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Oh, What A Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Make sure you get in early to book your tickets for this fantastic show with a choice of matinees (on selected days) and evening performances. Tickets start from $69.90 to $199 and are available from QPAC Box Office Book your Brisbane Accommodation in advance for Jersey Boys with us here at West End Central Apartments. We offer apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End. Perfectly located close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, […]

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