Oops, gotta go! A good time is calling...
It's another busy week in Brissy, and we're just bouncing off the walls from excitement (and too much caffeine). We've got heaps of new tasty treats and fun activities you should be checking out. So let the good times roll and immerse yourself in some good food, great drinks, and sick pics for Instagram.
New Year, same sassy us
Hello 2019 and a Happy New Year to everyone! Don't expect any New Year's resolutions from us, we'd like to assure everyone that we plan on staying the same sassy, fabulous, dazzling delights that you've all come to know and love!
Speaking of delights...check out these must-attend events and activities this 2019!
Last minute gifts, fireworks, and festive fun
Every year we try and make a promise ourselves that we won't leave Christmas shopping to the last minute. But alas! promises are meant to be broken, with our Christmas commitments snowballing we've left present shopping to final week! If you're like us, and hate going to the shop during this festive season, then why not head down to South Bank and Roma Street for some last minute shopping and FREE festive activities?
Trust in the magic of new beginnings
If you’ve been living in a rock this past week you might have missed these heavenly, well-seasoned, new things in Brisbane. But don’t worry, we’re here to keep you in the loop and to serve you the best of the best that Brissy has to offer this week.
Christmas in the City | What's on in the CBD
While cities across the globe are welcoming in dreary skies and chilly days, Brisbane is gearing up for Christmas our way – a cavalcade of free, festive fun in our gorgeously-warm outdoors. Check out the low down of what's hot this festive season in the CBD. #MerryBrismas
Sleigh the entertainment scene this holiday
With so many holiday shows, events, and venues to visit this holiday season, it is undeniable that our December schedules are getting fuller and fuller as each day goes on. BUT, with so many great things to see and do - we can't complain! In our Christmas Entertainment Gift Guide, we have gathered some of the best entertainment themed gifts that will help you to truly embrace the Christmas spirit!
It's getting busy in Brissy!
Oh Hello! It’s been a while, we miss you. It's getting busy in Brissy, so come soar with us over whimsical places, fly past whirling axes, get drunk off the fruits of the earth, and dance with us where the land meets the sea. So, slap on the sunscreen and stick around for some summer sun fun.
There's no better time to live in Brisvegas!
Our calendars are undeniably filling up more and more as Brisbane expands further to the social city we all know and love - but the question is, where do we begin? With new events, restaurants, bars and more popping up every day, we have chosen some of the best to showcase in this weeks Word on The Street. Whether it's where to get the most unique Christmas presents or where to take the most aesthetically pleasing foodie pics, we’ve got you covered! As far as we’re concerned, there is no better time to live in Brisvegas!
Your essential guide to the Brisbane entertainment scene...
The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot this summer. The Brisbane entertainment scene is heating up (and we're getting hot and heavy just thinking about it!). From Djs, live performances, to a variety of festivals, it's time to kick off those Autumn boots and check out these hot spots for some of Brisbane's sizzling gigs this Summer.
Let The Good Times Roll
We are heading towards the end of the year at a fast neck speed. Now more than ever it is important that we make the most of our precious weekends before our calendars fill up with festive commitments. Each year in Brisbane it feels like our blockbuster Events just gets bigger and bigger. This year is already is delivering a mammoth line up of world-class art exhibitions, live theatre, immersive festivals and more. here are a few to get you through to summer.
Back In Australia, Fresh From Europe
After 15 years in the music game, The Cat Empire are more exuberant than ever. They are fresh from a summer in Europe, and armed with an album’s worth of new material (being released single by single each month, until the full album drop in 2019), and ready to dance their way around Australia once again. We caught up with frontman Felix Riebl to discuss all things Empire.
The Write Stuff : writers, thinkers and opinion makers!
Brisbane Writers Festival will feature over 140 local, Australian and internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers. Now in its 56th year, BWF has always explored the big ideas – this year is no exception as BWF will encourage their writers and audiences to try to answer the pressing question; “what the world needs now?”.
Queensland Theatre Reveals a Record Breaking 2019 Lineup
Queensland Theatre has unveiled their 2019 season and it’s set to be the most urgent, ambitious and entertaining season yet. After a ripper couple of years as the fastest growing performing arts company in the country, the company is achieving unprecedented levels of success in the form of touring shows as well as creating Queensland exclusives that are sure to be the envy of the rest of the country’s culture vultures.
Soak it up
Everywhere you go, this city is bursting with talent. There's the local musos, chefs, artists and designers of every kind, you've got emergency service personal, builders, hairdressers, writers, barista's (low-key lifesavers) and the list goes on and on. We have an appreciation for those who do, what we can't. This week's Word On The Street is full of flavour & life. From enjoying tasty new bites created by hardworking chefs to being completely in awe of some of the city's most talented performers. Take the time to really enjoy the present, those feelings of satisfaction won't stick around for long so relish in the moment (no matter how big or small)!
Local Bands | Meet Amy Sheppard
You might already know them from their debut studio album, ‘Bombs Away’, peaking at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, or heard about their second single, "Geronimo", which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 5× platinum. It's none other than our fave local band, Sheppard! The indie pop band was formed in 2009 from our very own city here in Brisbane, Australia, consisting of George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and Jay Bovino, Michael Butler and Dean Gordon.
In 2018, the band went back to their roots and made most of the second album ‘Watching The Sky’ at home in Brisbane. With their efforts paying off, they were rewarded with their second album landing at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The band has been busy refining their identity and defining what they represent in the Australian music scene aiming to leave a unique footprint on the Australian music industry while doing so. Get to know 27-year-old Amy Sheppard, the middle sibling of older brother George and younger sister Emma.