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Paw Power!

Golden retrievers are always ready for a walk, chasing a ball is their favourite thing, and unlike many dogs, they love water. On Sunday, 19 May 2019 more than 20,000 people and their dogs throughout Queensland will walk to show their support for animals in need. Walkies! (Photographer unknown)

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Coming up - lots of events for May 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.   

  • HOME – A SUBURBAN OBSESSION is a State Library of Queensland exhibition about Queensland homes and the people who live, love, and obsess over them. The exhibition is at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane. It’s ON NOW and runs until Sunday, 14 July 2019. Open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Roll up! Roll up! There’s so much happening over the three days of the IPSWICH SHOW you’ll be flat out packing it all in – but give it a red hot go: the Ipswich Show is always great value. It’s on at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Friday, 17 May, Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May 2019.
  • IT’S BACK – AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST GREEK FESTIVAL – PANIYIRI! See Zorba dancing, plate smashing, honey puff eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, and taste lots and lots of delicious Greek delicacies at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club, Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, on Saturday, 18 May from 12 noon to 10.00 p.m. and Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Give your pooch a real treat by taking them along to the RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK, the walk to fight animal cruelty and the largest event on Brisbane’s canine calendar. See the detailed entry for walks across Queensland and interstate. In Brisbane, gather at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, on Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • In this free concert, ESTAMPA will evoke visions of Parisian laneways, South American sensuality and European folk music. Cha Cha into the Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.
  • THE 2019 GENERATIONYOU INSPIRE PROGRAM offers young people aged 17–25 opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses. Gain valuable advice from industry professionals about GROWING AND NURTURING YOUR NETWORK, on Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane (it’s FREE but you have to book) on Thursday, 23 May 2019 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. 

 

The Event: HOME – A SUBURBAN OBSESSION

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Sunday, 14 July 2019. Open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Venue: State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.

Cost: FREE to attend. Visit http://www.home.slq.qld.gov.au and #slqHome for more information.

What’s happening: HOME – A SUBURBAN OBSESSION is a State Library of Queensland exhibition about Queensland homes and the people who live, love and obsess over them. The allure of Homes and the stories about them were inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses. The exhibition explores the social and emotional foundations of our houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

 

The Event: THE 2018 IPSWICH SHOW – SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND

Date and time: Friday, 17 May, Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 8.00 a.m. to about 9.00 p.m. See the schedules at the link below for more.

Venue: The City of Ipswich, at the Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich and other venues. Go to https://www.ipswichshow.com.au for more about the show, the show program, how to get there and to check out caravan park and camping information.

Ticket price: Various prices for different events over the three days. To find out costs and book your tickets, go to https://www.ipswichshow.com.au/tickets.php. Purchase your prepaid tickets before the show to save money and jump the queue at the gates. Available online and from various outlets – see the link above for more. To check out the schedules, visit https://www.ipswichshow.com.au/schedules.php.

What’s happening: There’s so much happening over the three days of the IPSWICH SHOW for individuals and the whole family, you’ll be flat out packing it all in. Here’s a taste of what’s in store for you. You can see musical performances, motorcross, and monster truck demos and rides, enjoy camel races and chainsaw races (huh? – hopefully not at the same time) and a spectacular fireworks display.

Other things happening at the show include working dogs and sheep shearing, stud cattle competitions, animal nurseries and farmyard friends. Try your luck at Side Show Alley, enter a young talent competition, enjoy community stage entertainment, and goggle at the roving entertainers. There’s lots of special kid zone entertainment, exhibits on display, and in the Trade Pavilion there will be showbags on sale – you didn’t really think that the kids would let you get away with not buying some of those, did you?

 

The Event: PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL 2019

Date and time: Saturday, 18 May from 12 noon to 10.00 p.m. and Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane and The Greek Club, South Brisbane. Travel free to Paniyiri with a pre-purchased ticket to the event on all regular network-wide Brisbane City Council buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains (excludes Brisbane City Council ferries, the G: and Airtrain service). Plan ahead at https://translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.

Ticket price: Tickets are on sale now. A ONE DAY PASS allows you entry on either Saturday, 18 May OR Sunday, 19 May 2019. Children (under 13 yrs) are FREE, Go to https://www.qtix.com.au/mobile/paniyiri/event/paniyiri_festival_19.aspx and click on the BUY NOW button to purchase Adult $12.00 tickets (Concession tickets are available at the gate only). The TWO DAY PASS gives you entry to both days, Saturday AND Sunday. Click on this link to purchase an Adult $20.00 2-day pass https://www.qtix.com.au/paniyiri/event/Package/370.

What’s happening: In 2019 Brisbane’s famous PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL will mark 43 years – a landmark cultural and celebratory milestone. Over four decades Paniyiri has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek, and the state’s largest cultural festival as well as the country’s longest running Greek festival – a stunning success story for the little celebration that started in 1976 when a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane.

Fast forward to 2019 and this cultural explosion is now legendary. More than 60,000 people are expected to celebrate with a range of events in the lead up, and over the weekend of 18 and 19 May 2019. What’s on you ask? Go here for the SCHEDULE http://paniyiri.com/#schedule.

There will be lectures and historical and art displays, church tours, the Kids Zone, and the competitions – the Honey Puff Eating Competition, Olive Eating Competition, Plate Smashing Competition, and the Grape Stomping Competition will all feature.

2019 event highlights include the Greek Village Experience ‘Plateia’, an Hellenic Dancers Showcase Program, further development of the acclaimed cooking program starring the flavours of Greece, and a line-up of authors, chefs, speakers and home cooks, not to mention the dancers, singers and stars that will make the third weekend in May taste, sound, and feel extraordinary.

 

The Event: RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK – THE WALK TO FIGHT ANIMAL CRUELTY

Date and time: Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 8.30 a.m. to approximately 1.00 p.m.

Venue: South Bank Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, South Brisbane. Event Time: 08.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Walk Start Time: 10.00 a.m. Walk Length: 3.5 km. To find a walk near you in Brisbane and throughout Queensland, go to the website at https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au/locations/QLD/home. For other states find a walk at https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au.

Ticket price: See the website at https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au/buy-tickets#/your-walk for cost details relating to the walk you choose.

What’s happening: RSPCA Qld relies on the generous financial support of everyday Queenslanders to fund the vital services that they provide to domestic and wildlife animals. It costs close to 50 million dollars each year to run these services and RSPCA only receives 2% of this from the government. One way they make up the difference is by hosting fundraising events that are accessible for all people in all communities. 

THE MILLION PAWS WALK is the RSPCA's biggest pet-friendly fundraising event. They invite you to join thousands of passionate supporters in locations across the state to walk towards a cruelty-free future. The funds raised will ensure that they are able to continue to provide their life-saving services to all creatures great and small.

Organisers say: ‘On the Walk day itself, we will celebrate our achievement by gathering together at local events with food, competitions and kids activities and, of course, walk together to stand for the wellbeing of animals in Queensland.'

 

The Event: ESTAMPA – THE CONCERT

Date and time: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

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

Ticket price: FREE.

What’s happening: In this concert, ESTAMPA will evoke visions of Parisian laneways, South American sensuality and European folk music – what more could you want?

 

The Event: GENYOU INSPIRE 2019: GROWING AND NURTURING YOUR NETWORK – FOR PEOPLE AGED FROM 17–25

Date and time: Thursday, 23 May 2019 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m.

Venue: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend. While registration is free, spaces are limited so secure your spot today at https://www.generationyou.com.au/inspire/session2.

What’s happening: GENYOU INSPIRE 2019 is a series of events presented by Brisbane City Council and delivered by generationYOU, for young people aged 17–25 looking to stand out from the crowd and find their career edge, while networking with like-minded people. Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane.

The 2019 GenerationYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses. Turn up for the second of four genYOU Inspire events hosted at Brisbane’s landmark innovation hub The Capital, and gain valuable advice from industry professionals about growing and nurturing your network.

 

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Golden retrievers also like to share their love of water. Look at that shimmy. THE MILLION PAWS WALK is a great day out for the whole family! You’ll be treated to entertainment, stalls, delicious food, competitions, giveaways and a whole lot more! You and your dog will love it! (Photographer unknown)