Brisbane Festival is one of Australia's major arts events and is an international sensation. The incredible and diverse program attracts over a million people every year and includes: music, dance, theatre, circus, opera and spectacular Sunsuper Riverfire which transforms the city with firework displays on the final night.
Brisbane Festival aims to connect artists and audiences and to showcases Brisbane and its arts to the world. Much of the program is free or inexpensive.
Performances are at various venues throughout Brisbane and include:-
- Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre
- The Spiegeltent
- Brisbane Powerhouse
- Bille Brown Studio
- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre
- Queensland Old Government House
- Griffith Film School
- Queens Park
- Brisbane City Hall
- Roundhouse Theatre
- Queensland Conservatorium
- The Courier-Mail Piazza
- Theatre Republic
If you're looking for leisure throughout the QLD area, Cairns is another great getaway destination!
Experience Cairns; a major city located in the North Queensland area of Australia. Known to be the home of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Cairns attracts tourism worldwide from its tropical culture, vibrant festivals, and endless thrilling adventures. Take a journey through not only one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest Daintree, but engulf yourself in the rich history of Cairns looking back thousands of years with Aboriginal tribes that lived throughout the region. The variety of opportunities to take part of in Cairns are endless. Ranging from Horse trail rides, speed boating, tandem hang gliding, and white wate rafting, to deep sea cruise dives, bungy jumping, waterfall swims, and exploring marine land crocodile habitats.That's just the beginning of what this tropical paradise has to offer! An inexpensive bike ride on the outskirts of cairns is a great way to see what this beautiful destination has to offer. The friendly locals are always open to striking up conversation and appointing you to the best places to enjoy Cairns night life. The friendly locals are always open to striking up conversation and appointing you to the best places to enjoy Cairns night life. In the surrounding areas of Port Douglas, Mission Beach, and Lizard Island you can relax at many of the lush resorts or for a more authentic approach, Caravellas Backpackers is a comfortable accomodation suited for travellers from all over.
Charity & Volunteering
Horse and Pony Clubs
www.advance.org This is a global network for Australians and friends of Australians
www.bni.com.au This is a business network
www.businesschicks.com.au A business network for women
www.womensnetwork.com.au A business network for women
www.playgroupaustralia.com.au To find a playgroup locally to you