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Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

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AIDS Candlelight Memorials

All Brisbane residents have been invited to come together this Friday for a memorial service to honour the victims of last week’s terror attack in Christchurch. Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a vigil for the victims of the shooting would be held at King George Square, outside Brisbane City Hall, from 5pm this Friday …

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optus newstead gasworks brisbane

Optus proudly supports the Australian LGBTIQ community through their membership of the Diversity Council of Australia, Pride in Diversity and their corporate membership of GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise), which is affiliated with Queensland’s Pride Business Network. Chris Hamze from Optus Newstead told QN Magazine, “It’s important our customers know they …

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Transgender flag colours brisbane story bridge

A community BBQ in Brisbane is being planned to celebrate the International Transgender Day of Visibility at the end of the month. Since 2009, March 31 has been recognised around the world as the Trans Day of Visibility, with an aim to celebrate the lives and achievements of the transgender community and raise awareness of …

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opera queensland a flowering tree

Opera Queensland will begin its 2019 season early next month with Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann Award winning production of A Flowering Tree. The melodic and contemporary love story by world renowned composer John Adams is performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall from April 2 to 6. Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A …

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Bec Johnson Brisbane Pride Festival

Bec Johnson has been appointed the new president of the Brisbane Pride Festival, taking over from long-serving president Deeje Hancock. For over 20 years, Johnson has been an advocate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, sistergirl and brotherboy communities locally and nationally and she is co-founder of the Indigilez Women’s Leadership and Support …

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MELT Festival Portrait Prize winners 2018

Submissions are open now for this year’s Portrait Prize at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual queer arts festival MELT. MELT is an annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, cabaret and circus performers, dancers, photographers, artists, rock stars, and comedians. The festival’s annual Portrait Prize will return this year to celebrate …

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