Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Brisbane Yarn Bombing and Craft

A couple of trees near my local Brisbane shopping street have recently sprouted branches with bright, knitted bark and hand-made crochet flowers. Have you seen this new species of tree yourself? With an increasing interest in all things handmade, I’m … Continue reading

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2014

One of my favourite annual Brisbane events is the Brisbane Writers Festival. Most of the events are held at the State Library of Queensland in the Cultural Precinct in South Brisbane (across the river from the CBD). In 2014, the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Brisbane City

In the lead up to Christmas, there are plenty of free and wonderful things to do in Brisbane’s CBD including seeing City Hall transforming into a rocket! Continue reading

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Brisbane River Walk

I love Brisbane’s riverside pathways. They’re especially pleasant for a stroll during Brisbane’s balmy summer evenings. If you’re new to Brisbane, try the riverside path between South Bank and Kangaroo Point. The track is flat and lit at night and there’s … Continue reading

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Brisbane Walks in the Courier Mail

A journalist from the Courier Mail, Michael Lund, contacted me to talk about the best places to walk in Brisbane. Michael was particularly interested in the many interesting things we often walk past without really seeing (because we’re too busy or too familiar with … Continue reading

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Brisbane Open House 2011

If you’re interested in architecture, you won’t want to miss Brisbane Open House Day on Saturday 1 October 2011. This special event, which coincides with World Architecture Day, is when the doors of many Brisbane buildings, usually closed to the … Continue reading

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Book Clubs

If you’re a member of a book club and you’re trying to choose your next book, Brisbane City Council libraries have a publication called Top 40 Book Club Reads.  It features 12 non-fiction and 28 fiction books, many of which are … Continue reading

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