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Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the mid-1970s, Fortitude Valley possessed two distinct identities – the day-time Valley and the night-time. Fortitude Valley by day Once a famed retail hub, local businesses still hoped suburban shopping malls would prove a passing fad. Perhaps Brisbane shoppers would again favour Brunswick Street.  …

Fortitude Valley

Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the days before the Fitzgerald Inquiry, crims and corrupt police ran much of Fortitude Valley, though in 1976 when she arrived from the country, the corrupt underbelly of Brunswick St stayed out of sight and,  for most people, out of mind. After twelve years …

ad astra kelly stage show

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 …

Beat Megaclub owner John Hannay Queens Ball Awards

John Hannay, founder of the Beat Megaclub in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, has passed away. The Beat mourned the loss of their “iconic and illustrious leader,” who sadly lost his battle with cancer, in a Facebook post on Saturday morning. “Last night at 8pm John passed peacefully away and will be missed tremendously by all of …

The Veronicas

Brisbane-born pop duo The Veronicas have been announced as the headliners of this year’s Big Gay Day street festival in Fortitude Valley. The event, now in its 19th year, will take over The Wickham on Sunday, March 10 and transform the neighbouring street into an inclusive festival to raise money for six local LGBTIQ organisations. …

Ignite your start to 2019 with a sizzlingly decadent night-long party at Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball next month. Super-lavish and totally extra, this multi-level soirée will be all about maxed-out glamour! Set across three levels and five exclusive rooms at the Fortitude Valley venue, guests will experience a New Year’s Eve production like no other in …

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