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lilian cooper jo bedford

As Katy Forde and Aleathea Monsour bring the award-winning A Girl’s Guide to World War to Brisbane Powerhouse, QNews looks back at the amazing couple the musical is based on, Lilian Cooper and Jo Bedford. If Dr Lilian Cooper and Miss Josephine Bedford lived today, they would no doubt feature in newspaper articles titled Queensland Power …

courtney act shane jenek caught in the act brisbane powerhouse brisbane book queensland event

Shane Jenek and his alter ego Courtney Act fast became household names in Australia in 2003.  Since then Shane has gone on to become a recording artist and television star internationally.  This month he returns to Brisbane to talk about his life via his memoir Caught In The Act at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Shane Jenek …

CAMP

On the opening night of the annual MELT Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse, QC President Peter Black delivered a speech on the 50th anniversary of CAMP on Queensland. The Campaign Against Moral Persecution was the first local organisation dedicated to homosexual law reform in the state.  Peter Black Peter Black is the Associate Dean of Learning …

melt festival brisbane powerhouse candy surprise melt portrait prize patt hall drag queen

A portrait of local drag star Candy Surprise by Brisbane artist Pat Hall has won the MELT Festival’s queer Portrait Prize at Brisbane Powerhouse. The queer arts festival MELT has officially launched at Brisbane Powerhouse for 2021. The festival runs for 11 days of performing arts and cultural events at the venue. The annual MELT …

reuben kaye melt festival the butch is back

Kicking 2020 to the kerb, MELT Festival returns with the obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy, and rib-crackingly funny Reuben Kaye. Reuben returns after 10 years touring abroad. Yes indeed. The Butch is Back! The multi-award-winning comedian, singer, and self-proclaimed part-time hood ornament returns with a new show, a new band, and new looks to die for. …

two man tarantino christoper wayne the naked magicians

Michael James visits the last video store in Australia on its final night of trading. Yes. It’s Two Man Tarantino by Christopher Wayne, creator of The Naked Magicians. Filing into Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre, we discover the stage transformed. It’s littered with clearance racks, stacks of long-forgotten discs and harsh branding reminiscent of old-time video …

melt festival reuben kaye violet crowned brisbane powerhouse queer arts

Brisbane Powerhouse’s MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has raised the curtain on its 2021 program ahead of the festival in May. The festival is returning for its sixth year from Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 30. MELT’s 2021 program, unveiled today, features more than 15 events over 11 days. The lineup spans …

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