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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018.

SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. Versatile and ubiquitous actor HUGO WEAVING won a Logie for Most Outstanding Actor, for his performance in ‘Seven Types of Ambiguity’ (ABC). (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, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.    

  • The QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL celebrates Indigenous culture, country and people. It’s happening across Brisbane’s Redlands, the Southern Moreton Bay islands region and includes key events on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Go to the detailed listing to find out what’s happening. It’s ON NOW and runs until August 2018.
  • These school holidays, THE CUBE is hosting an exciting line-up of art and science family fun in THE QUT WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM for kids and carers. Be the first to see the latest interactive screen project Nature Imagined, and discover fantastic facts about flora, fauna and geology. It’s FREE and it’s ON NOW at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Alice Street, Brisbane, and runs until Saturday, 14 July 2018.
  • The QUEENSLAND GARDEN EXPO will host more than 360 exhibits, including over 55 nurseries selling in excess of 40,000 plants per day. It’s on at the Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast, from Friday, 13 July until Sunday, 15 July 2018.
  • Can you identify the murderer before the police do? Pit your logic against theirs during THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, a thriller by Agatha Christie, presented by the NASH THEATRE at The Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm, from Friday, 13 July to Saturday, 4 August 2018. 
  • For the 2018 SAMFORD SHOW, the Samford Show Society has gone all out to out to deliver something for everyone in the 50th year of this fun-filled event. Don’t miss the chance to watch fireworks light up the sky at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday night. Head for the Samford Showgrounds on Saturday, 14 July and Sunday, 15 July 2018. 

 

The Event: QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL – A CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until August 2018.

Venue: Brisbane’s Redlands, Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island.  

Ticket price: Some events are free and some are ticketed. To find out what’s happening and what they cost, go to http://quandamookafestival.com.au.

What’s happening: Yura! (Welcome). The QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL is an annual three-month calendar of events celebrating Indigenous culture, country and people. It happens across Brisbane’s Redlands, the Southern Moreton Bay islands region and includes key events on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Get into the spirit of the festival and enjoy whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, eco boat tours, art, weaving, bush tucker dining experiences, speakers’ forums, symposiums, and collaborations, and enjoy celebrating the oldest living culture in the world.

 

The Event: THE QUT WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND CARERS AT THE CUBE

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Saturday, 14 July 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily.

Venue: The Cube, Science & Engineering Centre (P Block), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Alice Street, Gardens Point.  

Ticket price: FREE to attend. For more information, go to the QUT website at http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au.

What’s happening: These school holidays, THE CUBE is hosting an exciting line-up of art and science family fun for kids aged 6+ and their carers in THE QUT WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM. Be the first to see The Cube’s latest interactive screen project Nature Imagined, which is based on landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist, William Robinson.

Observe nature up close and create your own drawing to add to the Scale Free Network’s collaborative artwork. Discover fantastic facts about the flora and fauna of south-east Queensland, and meet a scientist at one of the ‘Become a budding geologist’ sessions.

 

The Event: THE QUEENSLAND GARDEN EXPO – NAMBOUR ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

Date and time: Friday 13 July, Saturday, 14 July, and Sunday, 15 July 2018.

Venue: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast.

Ticket price: Tickets range from $18 to $45 with concessions, 2-day weekend entry, 3-day entry and groups of 10 or more prices available. Go to the website at https://www.queensland.com/en-au/event/queensland-garden-expo for more information and to book.

What’s happening: People with green thumbs (and those who wish they had them) will be in seventh heaven when the QUEENSLAND GARDEN EXPO kicks off on Friday, 13 July. This three-day event celebration of gardening attracts over 40,000 enthusiasts and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate. Held at Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, it is ideally situated to showcase the best of subtropical gardening.

The Expo will host more than 360 exhibits, including over 55 nurseries selling in excess of 40,000 plants per day. There will be an extensive Lecture and Demonstration Program, Landscape Display Gardens, a Giant Kitchen Garden Feature and a Gardeners and Gourmets cooking stage – just a few of the things visitors can enjoy. This is a great day out for the family with great food, entertainment and a range of free children’s activities.

 

The Event: THE UNEXPECTED GUEST – A THRILLER BY AGATHA CHRISTIE (THE PLAY)

Date and time: Friday, 13 July to Saturday, 4 August 2018.

Venue: The Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm. 

Ticket price: Make your bookings at http://www.nashtheatre.com, by phone on (07) 3379 4775 or email nashtheatre4@bigpond.com.au. Ordinary sessions: Adult $20, Concession $15 and Member/child $12. Preview/Final Dress Rehearsal on Friday, 13 July: $10 all tickets. Opening night on (includes supper): Adult $25, Concession $20 and Member/Child $17.

What’s happening: Like a good thriller? Here’s one to keep you on the edge of your seat. NASH THEATRE presents THE UNEXPECTED GUEST by Agatha Christie and directed by Sharon White, in which a lost traveller stumbling through thick fog in the English countryside, is relieved to come across a manor house where he might find assistance. Only to find that the owner of the house, Richard Warwick, has been shot dead in his wheelchair and his wife is standing nearby holding a gun. Not what our traveller was hoping for. Can you identify the murderer before the police do?

 

The Event: THE 2018 SAMFORD SHOW

Date and time: Saturday, 14 July and Sunday, 15 July 2018. Gates open 8.00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pavilion closes 5.45 on Saturday and 4.00 p.m., on Sunday. FIREWORKS at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Beefa’s bush Band. Grand parade at 1.00 p.m. on Sunday.

Venue: Samford Showgrounds, Samford Valley, Samford. The grounds are situated approximately 25 km from BrisbaneCity and 7km from Samford Village.

Ticket price: Adults: $15, Concessions/Pensioners: $10, High School Students 14–17: $8, Children under 14: $5. Children under 5: FREE., Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children): $35. Go to http://www.samfordshowsociety.com.au/samfordshow  for more information. Entry fee may be paid by cash, EFPOS or Credit Card at the Gate.

What’s happening: Head for the 2018 SAMFORD SHOW, held in a lush country setting, and the last of the country shows in the great Samford district. There will be a dinosaur show, the great Samford dog jump, pet parades, sideshow alley, show bags, and competitions for young and old. The Samford Show Society has gone all out to deliver something for everyone in the 50th year of this fun-filled event. Don’t miss the chance to watch fireworks light up the sky at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday night.

 

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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. PAMELA RABE in ‘Wentworth’ (Foxtel – Showcase) won Most Outstanding Actress. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)