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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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Brisbane indoor flying experience

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly then why not try the iFLY Brisbane Indoor skydiving experience? Suitable for anyone over 3 years of age this is the perfect experience for groups of friends or families.  Experience the amazing feeling of flying as you float in an indoor glass wind tunnel as spectators watch on. SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE: * Kickstart $79 – 2 flights (per person)* Airborne $119 – 4 flights (per person)* Family & Friends Flight $365 WHAT YOU GET: * Indoor skydiving ‘flight’* Full instruction* Complete gear including a helmet, goggles and suit* One-on-one instruction* Flight certificate DURATION: 1.5 hours in total TIME: check available time slot when bookingLOCATION: Gympie and Hamilton Rds, Chermside To book this amazing experience visit: iFLY Brisbane Indoor Skydiving Need somewhere to stay in Brisbane? West End Central Apartments have a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained Brisbane holiday apartments available.  You’ll also receive FREE WiFi and parking, and great onsite facilities including an outdoor swimming pool.BOOK West End Brisbane Accommodation today

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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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Tour Brissie by bike!

Spring is already in the air and with the days warming and getting longer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors.  Brisbane is a beautiful city to enjoy on foot or by boat but there is another way to experience Brisbane and that is, by bike.  The city is brimming with cycle ways that meander through and around the city and river. So if you are in the mood for a little sight-seeing combined with a fun exercise then why not come and stay with us for a few days and enjoy a half day cycling tour or two? 1 – EAT STREET MARKET SCENIC TOUR If the thought of going for a bike ride to a food market sounds great, then this is the tour for you!  This 4-hour tour starts and finishes in the Southbank Parklands.  During the cycle you will be taken to the Eat Street Market where you can purchase international cuisine and boutique beers. There’s usually live entertainment on so why not cycle, eat a delicious meal, drink a cheeky beer, enjoy some music and then cycle again.  A perfect and unusual way to enjoy Brisbane! Cost: from $89When: Tours operate Friday and Saturday nights from 4.30pm – […]

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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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Walks & Lookouts in Brisbane

The West End is not only centrally located to the CBD, really cool bars and restaurants and the South Bank precinct,  it’s also a great place to base yourself to make the most of Brisbane’s great outdoors.  You can walk, stroll, or if feeling inspired, run along some of the many trails and scenic walks around the city. Best of all you’ll get to enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery and they’re FREE. Here are a few suggestions we think you might enjoy: 1 – Kangaroo Point & City Botanic Gardens It’s a 35 minute walk along the South Bank to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and lookout.  Alternatively you can drive 8 minutes and then park your car at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and walk down the stairs to the base and follow the winding boardwalk to your right along the riverfront towards Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. From here, cross the road to walk over the Story Bridge. Whilst crossing the bridge stop to enjoy the great views up and down the river, then wander along the riverfront path until you reach the City Botanic Gardens. Stop here and enjoy the glorious gardens before crossing back to the southside via the Goodwill […]

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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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Brisbane Festival

When: 5 to 28 September, 2019.Where: Brisbane, Queensland. Brisbane Festival is Queensland’s premier annual arts and entertainment event of the year! Don’t miss out on the exciting line-up as Brisbane Festival brings the entire city alive with a captivating and amazing indoor and outdoor program. The festival has everything from theatre, music, dance, cabaret, plays, installations, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire.  Boasting three big weeks of arts and entertainment, there are a variety of both FREE and ticketed events, with something for everyone including adults only events and also those for the kids and family. On the 28th of September, Brisbane Festival, will wrap up for another year with Sunsuper Riverfire. The night sky over Brisbane will be lit up to celebrate the culmination of what has become a globally recognised arts and cultural festival with a massive fireworks display launched from city rooftops, river barges and several bridges. This year the fireworks will be accompanied by a soundtrack that celebrates 1989, the year of the first Riverstage. There will also be aerobatics displays by the Australian Defence Force. For more information and to view the extensive program of 2019 events visit Brisbane Festival  West End […]

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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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