New venue for 2016 film festival

October 31, 2016 by  

The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) has found a new home for its major annual celebration of film, now into its 10th year.

Film fans from Chermside and throughout the City of Brisbane, Queensland will view this year’s unique collection of Asia Pacific region movies exclusively at [Read more]

Asian and Australian heritage features in exhibition

October 30, 2016 by  

Darra residents are being provided with an opportunity to see a unique exhibition that seeks to illustrate the changing nature of Asia’s eastern areas.

The Museum of Brisbane is hosting the exhibition entitled Ink Remix: Contemporary Art from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Using different media, participating artists have reinterpreted [Read more]

Croydon clubs team up for much needed funding

October 30, 2016 by  

Two local sporting clubs have joined together to fight for much needed improvements to a Croydon, Victoria sports venue.

Eastfield Cricket Club and South Croydon Junior Football Club took the initiative to jointly make representation to the government for funds to provide [Read more]

Multi-million dollar project set to improve cycling

October 29, 2016 by  

A boost to cyclist safety is coming to Woolloongabba, Queensland following an announcement that local bike lanes are to be upgraded.

Estimated to cost $11 million, the Woolloongabba Bikeway project will provide much needed safety upgrades to permanent bike lanes and protected bike lanes as well as [Read more]

Twilight market features everything for the bride

October 29, 2016 by  

The Brisbane inner city suburb of Milton, Queensland will light up for the staging of The Bride’s Market at Twilight.

Set in the Tuscan inspired venue, Courtyard on Douglas, the event has attracted some of the city’s best wedding vendors and their catalogues of tips, fashions and products designed to [Read more]

Window for grant applications to close

October 28, 2016 by  

The deadline for applications in the Living Heritage Grants programme is fast approaching.

Open to local councils and not-for-profit and community groups, including those in Tullamarine, Victoria the programme was launched in August by Minister for Planning Richard Wynne.

He said [Read more]

Student voices unite for Music: Count Us In initiative

October 27, 2016 by  

Students at Brookvale Public School are preparing to take part in the national Music: Count Us In event.

The initiative, now in its 10th year, invites schools from New South Wales and around the nation to come together on the same day in November to perform the same song at the same time.

Ambassador for Music: Count Us In, John Foreman OAM, said the event has become the biggest schools initiative in Australia, and involves more than 2,100 schools and an estimated 500,000 students.

The idea, he said, is to encourage students to develop a passion for music and education to do with it.

During the past decade, newsletters to parents have described the programme as having been introduced to help teachers to provide quality music education while at the same time assisting to address any gaps in specialist music training provisions in schools around the country.

One of its prime objectives, according to organisers, is to engage and energise school communities, principals, teachers and families, and provide opportunities to participate in quality music programmes, of which the Music: Count Us In event is one.

The highly successful event, he said, is available to every student in Australia.

Singer and actor Jay Laga’aia is this year’s Music: Count Us In ambassador and, in conjunction with John Foreman and team of students selected from around Australia, has written the 2016 Programme Song ‘Let It Play’, which will be sung by all students on November 3.

Acclaimed pianist to feature in Willoughby Symphony Orchestra concert

October 26, 2016 by  

The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra will complete its series of subscription shows with a programme of classics at its concert 'Joy'.

Regular patrons from St. Leonards and [Read more]

Personal memories of 1966 sought for 50 year celebration

October 26, 2016 by  

The upcoming 50th birthday celebrations of the Dee Why Library have sparked a request for Northern Beaches’ residents to come forward with personal memories from its official opening week in 1966.

Northern Beaches Council General Manager Mark Ferguson said [Read more]

Festival to showcase life size cows

October 25, 2016 by  

A public parade and festival with a difference is on its way to Perth, Western Australia.

CowParade Perth 2016 is set to bring a smile to the faces of all who witness the unique spectacle, which will feature 40 life-sized cows made of [Read more]

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