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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018.

SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. ‘The Living Room’ (Network Ten) won for the Most Popular Lifestyle Program’, mainly because of its popular hosts from left to right: Barry, Amanda, Chris and Miguel. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)

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Coming up - lots of events for July 2018. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 2, 3, and 5 for more events.  

  • There will be a free day of family entertainment in Brisbane, when the MASSED PIPE BANDS converge on King George Square to celebrate INTERNATIONAL TARTAN DAY and all things Scottish. There will also be traditional music, dancing and stalls, on Saturday, 21 July 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • Voices from across the community will be raised in song, including school choirs, local music talent and emerging Brisbane artists, at the PULLEN VALE FOLK FESTIVAL at the John Sprent Reserve, Moggill, on Saturday, 21 July 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • Experience the Sunshine State on a plate with a delicious assortment of food and wine at REGIONAL FLAVOURS, Brisbane’s premier FREE food and wine event! Celebrity chefs, master classes, free entertainment with live music and kids’ activities, plus a gourmet food marketplace. What more could a foodie want? It’s on Saturday, 21 July and Sunday, 22 July 2018 at the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane. 
  • The QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL is your chance to hear and be heard, with fifteen venues across Queensland bringing unforgettable music experiences to cities, regions and remote corners of Queensland. All music genres will be represented, with rural and urban themes merging to create some memorable melodies. See the detailed entry to find out what’s happening near you in July.
  • The EINBUNPIN FESTIVAL is always a great, affordable day out to enjoy with your family and friends, with a great village atmosphere, food, market stalls, children’s activities and lots of music. Head for Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands, Brighton Road, Sandgate on Sunday, 29 July 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 
  • The 22nd annual MORNINGSIDE FESTIVAL is a fun family event that brings the community together to celebrate life in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of free entertainment, rides for the kids, competitions, street food and stalls catering for all ages. Head for Thynne Road, Morningside on Sunday, 29 July 2018. 

 

The Event: CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL TARTAN DAY WITH THE SCOTTISH COMMUNITY AND MASSED PIPE BANDS

Date and time: Saturday, 21 July 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: King George Square, Adelaide and Ann Streets, Brisbane City. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Ticket price: FREE. Just turn up.

What’s happening: Head for King George Square to enjoy a free day of family entertainment to celebrate INTERNATIONAL TARTAN DAY and all things Scottish. There will be traditional music, including Scotch on the Rocks, Kathleen Moore, D.Ua. Celtic singer, highland dancing, country dancing, a Celtic choir, small pipes, a fiddle orchestra, and Scottie dog mascots.

You can also visit stalls, find out about your family history and genealogy, clan information and much more. If you’re Scottish and you know it, clap the bands! The MASSED PIPE BANDS will make a spectacular entrance into the square at 12.30 p.m. and weave their way through the crowd – what can possibly go wrong? Be there lads and lassies, and lang may your lum reek!

 

The Event: PULLEN VALE FOLK FESTIVAL

Date and time: Saturday, 21 July 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: John Sprent Reserve, Moggill.

Ticket price: FREE to attend. For more information and how to get there, go to http://www.familiesmagazine.com.au/event/pullen-vale-folk-festival-moggill.

What’s happening: The PULLEN VALE FOLK FESTIVAL returns this year, and you can celebrate by turning up to the John Sprent Reserve at Moggill to enjoy some collaborative music. Voices will be raised in song from across the community, including school choirs, local music talent and emerging Brisbane artists. Apart from a variety of music, there will be food trucks and lots of family fun.

 

The Event: REGIONAL FLAVOURS – BRISBANE’S PREMIER FREE FOOD AND WINE EVENT!

Date and time: Saturday, 21 July and Sunday, 22 July 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except for River Quay which opens until 8.00 p.m., and The Hunting Club which opens from 5.00 p.m. until late on Friday 20 July and until late on both other days.

Venue: South Bank Parklands, Corner Ernest Street, Stanley Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE entry. Go to the website at https://regionalflavours.com.au for more information and to plan your day, check out the complete event program now.

What’s happening: Experience the Sunshine State on a plate and satisfy your hunger for local delights with a delicious assortment of food and wine, using fresh regional produce at REGIONAL FLAVOURS – Brisbane’s premier free food and wine event! Meet celebrity chefs (think the MasterChef Australia Judges: MIGUEL MAESTRE and MATT GOLINSKI will be there), and master tricky cooking challenges with master classes. There will be free entertainment, mesmerising live music and plenty of kids’ activities to enjoy.

A highlight of the event is the renowned REGIONAL FLAVOURS MARKETPLACE, a producer market with more than 80 stalls selling gourmet fare from across Queensland. Think aromatic wine, delicious cheeses, crisp fruit and vegetables, creamy nuts, mouth-watering chocolate, flavoursome jams and sauces, rich desserts, luscious cakes and more. Yum!

Pack your pantry with purchases from the produce market while sipping local wines, and be inspired. Regional Flavours is all about celebrating the incredible produce and tastes made in our Sunshine State. To start crafting your very own region-related dishes at home, see recipes at https://www.regionalflavours.com.au/recipes.

 

The Event:QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Date and time: In July 2018 at various times and dates.

Venue: 15 venues across Queensland – see the website below.  

Ticket price: Both free and ticketed events. Go to the website to see what’s on and to buy your tickets at https://www.qmf.org.au.

What’s happening: The QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL will present both free and ticketed events during July across Queensland. An initiative of the Queensland Government, the QMF encourages and inspires local musicians to tell the stories of their communities through song. All music genres are represented, with rural and urban themes merging to create some memorable melodies. QMF also funds scholarships, awards and touring programs to support local young people who dream of becoming professional musicians. Turn out, tune in, enjoy the music and give the performers some encouragement and support.

 

The Event: EINBUNPIN FESTIVAL 2018 AT SANDGATE

Date and time: Sunday, 29 July 2017 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Einbunpin Lagoon Park, 122 Brighton Road, Sandgate. View on Google Maps. It’s a short walk from the Sandgate Railway Station and Bus Interchange, so visit the Translink website to plan your journey by public transport. Please note that parking at the Einbunpin Festival is very limited.

Ticket price: FREE to attend. Go to http://www.einbunpinfestival.org.au for more information.

What’s happening: Since 1992, the EINBUNPIN FESTIVAL has been a great, affordable day out to enjoy with family and friends. Thousands of local residents and visitors will gather to celebrate the village atmosphere, the environment and the diverse talents and cultures that make up the Sandgate community. There will be great food, market stalls, children’s games and activities, and performances showcasing local talent.

 

The Event: THE MORNINGSIDE FESTIVAL

Date and time: Sunday, 29 July 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Thynne Road, Morningside.  

Ticket price: FREE entry. For more information, go to the website at https://morningside.org.au/morningside-festival.

What’s happening: The Morningside Development Association proudly presents the 22nd annual MORNINGSIDE FESTIVAL, a fun family event that brings the community together to celebrate life in a relaxed atmosphere. The festival showcases local businesses and community groups, and provides live entertainment, rides for the kids, competitions such as the colouring-in competition, dog show, and treasure, plus street style food and stalls that will cater for all ages and tastes. 

 

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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. The insightful and sometimes hilarious ‘Gogglebox Australia’ (Foxtel/Network Ten) won for the Most Popular Entertainment Program. Here are just a few of our Goggleboxers. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)