About the author

Andrew Blythe

Andrew Blythe is an writer and editor who has a Masters in Writing, Editing
and Publishing from the University of Queensland.
In addition, he is an
Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University within the School of Human
Services and Social Work, assisting the school with both curriculum review
and lived-experience research development.
He enjoys communication in
all its forms and has prepared and presented material via print—including
as the former editor of Time and Place (the magazine of the Queensland
Heritage Council) and consultant editor of QNews Magazine—as well as radio, television, and
multimedia formats.
He has written a memoir about his father’s experience of receiving a heart transplant, as well as documenting other
peoples’ experiences of the Queensland health system.

QPAC Camerata presents Mozart's Jupiter

Jupiter Rising: Queensland’s Camerata take the QPAC Concert Hall

For musicians across Australia, 2022 launched on the tail end of a two-year rollercoaster ride. Mass concert cancellations. Stop-go performances. Pitiful income support from our federal leaders when chaos replaced certainty in entertainment spaces. The cause of all this needs no further publicity. Enter Camerata Camerata’s final mainstage production ended this year on firmly reclaimed …

marcia hines is coming to brisbane for disco wynnum fringe festival

Marcia Hines’ big new Brisbane show is a joyous disco circus

Break out the sequins and prepare to dance as Velvet Rewired, starring the divine Ms Marcia Hines AM, comes to Spiegeltent as part of the Wynnum Fringe Festival from November 16 to December 4, writes Andrew Blythe. Disco never fails to make me smile. Its feel-good vibes have traversed the decades and are just as …

Frontrunners Brisbane club standing in front of Story Bridge

Brisbane FrontRunners are not your average running club

Despite their name, the Brisbane FrontRunners are not all runners. They’re also walkers, plodders, sitters, eaters and talkers, and they’re looking to expand their LGBTIQ+ membership. In 1974, the gay San Francisco magazine Lavender U advertised an ‘introduction to jogging’ class. Promoting more than just athletic training, the club provided a social atmosphere that attracted …

Here to F*ck Spiders podcast hosts Hannah and Alysha engaged in conversation about sex ed

Queer podcasters want to give you the sex ed lessons you wish you had

Listen to the story behind the podcast [sonaar_audioplayer playlist_type=”predefined” albums=”102167″ artwork=”https://qnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sex-Ed-2.0.png” artwork_id=”102180″ player_layout=”skin_boxed_tracklist” hide_progressbar=”default” display_control_artwork=”false” hide_artwork=”false” show_playlist=”false” show_track_market=”false” show_album_market=”false” hide_timeline=”false”][/sonaar_audioplayer]   ANDREW: Sex ed was never sexy. My Dad gave me ‘the talk’ about sexual health at 13 and left me with a book to fill in the gaps. It had hand-drawn illustrations and closed …

Holding Achilles stephen madsen

Of Men and Gods: Stephen Madsen in Holding Achilles

Stephen Madsen spoke to QNews about love, war and stretching into his role as Achilles in the upcoming epic production of Holding Achilles at QPAC as part of Brisbane Festival. Step back in time In ancient Greece, it was no crime to take a man as a lover. Poets enthralled audiences with magical stories of …

DeAnne Smith

Comedian DeAnne Smith: ‘Reject The Gender Binary And Scrawl Something In The Margins’

Canadian DeAnne Smith is a chameleon. She spent most of 2017 playing with identity. By the end of the year, she had accumulated an eclectic mix. With her show at the 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival looming, she’s no closer to any kind of resolution. Smith identifies as agender. “You’ve got to reject the predetermined categories …