The Siren Song of Lorelei

by   As the Aldi ad would say, Opera Queensland’s seductive new production Lorelei is “Good Different”. In fact, it is “Very Good and Very Different”. No grand operatic stage designs, which can change from scene to scene, and no soaring male […]

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 Season

by   Three world premieres and a program to celebrate joy with Piers Lane, William Barton, Jayson Gillham, Grace Clifford and more to join QSO musicians in a year of incredible music  Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is ready for 2021 – performing […]

#SheWatches Long Story Short 

by   Cinema goers are in for a treat this Valentine’s Day as the new Australian film Long Story Short hits our cinemas on February 11. Written and directed by Josh Lawson this comedy romance , set in beautiful Sydney, is filled […]

Queensland Symphony Favourites Concert

by     It was an exuberant and exhilarating Queensland Symphony Orchestra that welcomed a full house back for the 2021 season. Queensland Symphony Orchestra has always been an orchestra for the people so for the first concert back they asked their […]

‘bauhaus Now’ at Museum of Brisbane

by   After a year of not being able to leave the country and relish visiting galleries of renown, it was great to view the ‘bauhaus Now’ exhibition, ‘a legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane.’ As the title suggests Professor Andrew […]

Our Beach-Bag Must Haves For Summer

by After a long year of being practically locked inside, it’s safe to say that most Australians are looking forward to doing what they do best – spending summer at the beach.  And whilst this year has been far from normal, some things […]

2020 Season Finale – BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR

by   With our music appetite sustained mainly through radio (especially during the COVID blackout), we ventured, as virtual raw recruits, to a rare (these days) live performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Brisbane’s Concert Hall. We weren’t regulars, as shown […]

Out & About At The Garden Kitchen & Bar

by   It was our first visit to the Gold Coast casino in years and within minutes of our arrival we were taking the advice of an expert.  Known to us simply as Michael from Florida, he explained how to invest our […]

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