Word on the Street #220
Life's an Adventure
The land we call home is one of the best places in the world. So why not celebrate it at every turn. From the food to the landscape, the music, people and events. We have been blessed with something for everyone, so there’s nothing to miss out on. Local or glocal, we got you covered.
“Make Lamb, Not Walls” | Lamb Ads
You’re missing out if you have not seen Meat and Livestock Australia’s annual Australia Day lamb ad for 2021. Targeting prominent issues with a spin, this year, the MLA take a poke at Australian border restrictions. While COVID might have divided the nation (quite literally) we can always come together over the perfect piece of lamb.
That’s a Wrap | Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown
Over the weekend, Triple J unveiled their Hottest 100 Countdown for 2021 – and it was not a line-up too hot to handle. If you missed it, (spoiler alert), UK band Glass Animals, took out the #1 spot with their hit “Heat Waves”. An honestly fitting winner for Queensland’s weather. Coming in hot for second and third were Aussie favourite artists, Spacey Jane and Flume. If you missed it, you can listen to the full list of music whenever you like, here.
Laugh Your A** Off | Brisbane Improv Festival
18 – 21 February
If you’re looking to bend backwards with belly laughter, Brisbane’s Improv Festival is where you need to go. With 4 days filled with family friendly funnies, you’re bound to find laughter at every turn, for every person, with any interest. There’s even workshops for you to get improving on your improv. Tickets available from 12 February here.
On Fire | Institute of Modern Art
30 January - 20 March
Taking contemporary art to a personal level for many Australians’, the Brisbane Institute of Modern Art is unveiling their latest exhibition “On Fire” Climate and Crisis”, about the devastating 2019 – 2020 Black Summer Bushfires. The exhibition features 15 Queensland artists showcasing their global warming and climate threat work through painting, sculpture, immersive installation, and video.
Sweet and Spicy | Shiraz Gin
Looking for your tastebuds to dance sweet with a little bit of spice? That’s what Australian Distilling Co. has achieved with their 13th craft gin flavour. Sip on flavours of grape, blackcurrant, pepper and spices, with a hint of raspberry to complete your palette. Rumour has it, that it’s best served with bitter lemon tonic on ice but we will leave that for you to decide.
About the Author
Your local North Brisbane Scorpio who can go from wanting to curl in bed watching Netflix with ice-cream in hand and her puppy curled at her side; to moshing at the latest festival or concert. If not enjoying the music, she's probably somewhere making sure you have your best festival experience volunteering wherever she can. She's constantly dreaming of days where she can catch the next flight to anywhere and experience every opportunity (and food) different countries & cultures have to offer.