CIRQUE AFRICA to open in Brisbane: UNTIL Nov 4!

A jawdropping explosion of colour, culture, rhythm and showstoppers, Cirque Africa is a kaleidoscopic, high performance show that celebrates the colour and culture of Africa, starring 22 performers from six African countries. It won five stars at the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year, is acclaimed as the greatest performance experience from Africa and it will call the Roundhouse Theatre home for two thrilling weeks from October 24 to November 4!
When: October 24 to November 4 – evening, weekend and matinee performances.
Where: Roundhouse Theatre, La Boite, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Tickets: $89 adult, $79 concession, $59 student, $49 child under 15 or family (2A + 2C) $189
Bookings: http://www.cirqueafrica.com.au/bookings/shows or

WHITE LABEL NOBA – Spring Sumer Collection PARADISO

The new Spring Summer Collection for Brisbane-based fashion label White Label Noba is titled Paradiso and draws inspiration from both the Amalfi Coast and Queensland’s incredible lifestyle. Starring bespoke print silks, sequins and textured fabrics, it is a stunning standout range – Imagery available on request!

QUEENSLAND THEATRE’S BLOCKBUSTER SEASON FINALE: Scenes From A Marriage opens November 11 – Dec 3

Originally written and directed by Igmar Bergman, Scenes from a Marriage was a Swedish 1973 TV miniseries which was subject to controversy for its supposed influence in increasing divorce rates throughout Europe. Now it lands itself on the Queensland Theatre stage. Joanna Murray-Smith alongside Queensland Theatre presents a story of what seems to be an ideal marriage which seems perfect from the outside, two daughters, successful careers and a lovely home. However as they say, you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Played by real-life Australian stage and TV power couple, cracks begin to show when Johan, played by Ben Winspear, a college professor admits to wife Marianne, played by Marta Dusseldorp, a successful divorce lawyer, that he has slept with another woman. The now troubled couple are set to endure a spiralling series of conflict.
11 November – 03 December at the Playhouse, QPAC.
Cast includes: Marta Dusseldorp, Christen O’Leary, Hugh Parker and Ben Winspear
Tickets at queenslandtheatre.com.au or call 1800 355 528

SunSoaked Swim & Resort – Summer 2017
In fantastic news, the Brisbane-born swim and resort label SunSoaked is now carried in SUNBURN stores nationally! It is the largest distribution deal for the Queensland-based swimwear & resort range to date! SunSoaked is the brainchild of Brisbane-based designer Kate Davis-Steer, a former stylist, graphic designer and interior designer. Her background in styling and fitting everyday women gave her intimate insight into what she now calls, Behind the Curtain – the woes, wherefores and whys of the Swimwear Change Room that so many woman experience. Because she could not find swimwear that she was personally happy with, she took the leap of faith, and SunSoaked was born in 2012. Her commitment was to provide a comfortable and flattering fit for all bodies, and so, she worked with everyday women of all different body sizes and shapes to ensure samples fitted and supported, from size 8 to 20, and cup size A to G.


Information and imager available for celebratory lunch and cocktail events at:
· The Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar
· Soleil Pool Bar at South Bank
· The Osbourne Hotel in Fortitude Valley
· Bacchus Restaurant at South Bank
· STOKEHOUSE Q at South Bank


Saturday 18 November from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)
AND Friday 17 November from 7.30pm, QPAC (Special Event)
Conductor Alondra de la Parra, QSO Music Director Violin Maxim Vengerov
Hear Brahms’ great Violin Concerto in the hands of the unique Vengerov, and witness a truly unsurpassable event. This grand evening concludes with the exhilarating sounds of Daphnis et Chloé, a full-blooded performance featuring the might of the QSO and The Australian Voices. qso.com.au


Saturday 25 November from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)
Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Singers from Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Opera Chorus,
Interlude Dancers from the Queensland Ballet, Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
In jubilant celebration to QSO’s 70th anniversary year, they present the full opera, in concert, with an international cast and Australia’s best young singers, under the baton of QSO Music Director Alondra de la Parra. Witness the famous melodies and the intense, gutsy and extraordinary drama that is Bizet’s Carmen. qso.com.au

Saturday 9 December from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Choral)
Conductor Erin Helyard, Soprano Miriam Allan, Mezzo Soprano Helen Sherman, Tenor Paul McMahon, Baritone Andrew Collis, Canticum Chamber Choir
QSO continues its annual tradition of presenting Messiah, in 2017 with Handel specialist Erin Helyard at the helm. Telling the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection through music and solo arias, interspersed with parts for compelling chorus, Messiah includes one of the most famous pieces of Baroque choral music ever created: the rousing Hallelujah chorus. Bookings at qso.com.au

JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS: every Saturday, Wednesday and third Sunday – ALL OVER BRISBANE

Jan Powers Farmers Markets brings all the flavour, faces and fabulousness of regional growers, farmers, producers, artisans and craftspeople to Brisbane every Wednesday in the city and every weekend across the region.
Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods. The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets. Jan Powers Farmers Markets changed the shopping and purchase behaviours of Brisbane residents slowly, but surely. Jan singularly banged on and on, and pushed City regulations again and again to sow the seed of Farmers Markets, and educate Brisbane of the provenance of their food…….. Now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, plus there is a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place – a haven for city workers and residents. The Jan Powers Farmers Market is Brisbane’s go-to for fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan products, meat, fish, poultry, plants and organics. “Markets were the heart and soul of cities of old,” said Jan. “They were where families connected, where the city met and mingled, argued and loved; and the farmers markets are the modem day incarnation of this, therefore, they are at the heart and soul of Brisbane.” Jan is now joined by daughter Sammy Power in running the markets. It’s in their blood – Great Grandfather T C Beirne had market stalls in Fortitude Valley more than a century ago.

WHEN: Every Wednesday
TIME: 10am – 6pm
WHERE: Queen St Mall, Bridge End

WHEN: The First Sunday of each Month
TIME: 6AM – 12PM (Noon)
WHERE: Blackwood Street, Mitchelton.
Between Samford Rd & Mitchelton Train Station.

WHEN: Every Saturday.
TIME: 6AM – 12PM (Noon)
WHERE: The Brisbane Powerhouse.
119 Lamington St, New Farm.

WHEN: 3rd Saturday every Month.
TIME: 6AM – 12PM (Noon)
WHERE: Royal Esplanade, Manly.
Between Cambridge & Cardigan Parades.

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