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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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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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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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Top 5 outdoor Brisbane adventures this Spring

Brisbane is a beautiful city with so much to see and do.  Why not take your sight-seeing to another level with these five unique ways to see Brisbane? 1 – ROCK CLIMB KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS Enjoy perfect spring weather as you climb to the top of the 20 metre Kangaroo Point Cliffs for amazing views of the city and the river. Cost: from $55Time: 8.30am – 10.30am (Saturdays & Sundays, 2-hour session)Where: Kangaroo Point Cliffs next to ‘The Cliffs Café’Ages: must be 12+ years of ageInclusions: all equipment and tutorials, 2-hour rock climbing experience, sunscreen. 2 – CLIMB THE STORY BRIDGE AT NIGHT Experience the beauty of the Brisbane skyline by night on this unique climb, worthy of a bucket list. This experience will give you an entirely new perspective on the city of Brisbane with its colours, lights and images being reflected on the river. Climbs are also available at dawn, during the day and at twilight. Cost: from $139Time: tours operate daily (climb time advised on booking)Where: 170 Main St, Kangaroo PointAges: must be 10+ years of ageInclusions: 2-hour climb, all equipment & instruction, 1 free photo. 3 – SEE BRISBANE BY KAYAK Beat the traffic as you glide on the Brisbane River […]

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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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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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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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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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