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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018.

SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. JACQUELINE McKENZIE (pictured) won the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in the reboot of ‘Romper Stomper’ (Stan), and HAZEM SHAMMAS scored his Most Outstanding Supporting Actor Logie for his powerful performance in ‘Safe Harbour’ (SBS). (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, 4 and 5 for more events.   

  • Prepare to be transported to a time and place where history and fantasy merge at the ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. Enjoy authentic re-enactment camps, jousting tournaments and falconry displays, not to mention sizzling meats and fine mead, and all for considerably less than a King’s Ransom. Hie thee to the Abbey Museum at Caboolture on Saturday, 14 July and Sunday, 15 July.
  • It’s a great, inexpensive day out for car enthusiasts and the whole family during the fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MOTORFEST, with funds raised supporting the RACQ rescue helicopters. Head for the Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot, Brisbane on Sunday, 15 July 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
  • Discover the beauty in greater Brisbane’s backyard during the PEAKS TO POINTS FESTIVAL 2018. There will be lots of FREE EVENTS for the whole family enjoy, with activities across various venues from Flinders Peak near Ipswich, across the south side of the Brisbane River, to Moreton Bay, from Saturday, 14 July to Sunday, 29 July 2018. FREE FAMILY DAY is at 428 Sherwood Road, Rocklea on Sunday, 15 July from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
  • The SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL returns to Brisbane for the Winter School Holidays with the ultimate winter wonderland featuring real snowfall, snowman making, mini toboggan slopes and lots more. Book your tickets now! It’s ON NOW at the South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands and runs until 15 July 2018.
  • BEAUTIFUL – THE  CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar, and features over 30 incredible hit songs including such classics as Natural Woman. You too can feel the earth move under your feet at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), at South Bank FROM Friday, 13 July 2018. 

 

The Event: THE ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT CABOOLTURE

Date and time: Saturday, 14 July and Sunday, 15 July. Gates open to pre-paid ticket purchasers at 8.30 a.m. and the general public at 9.00 p.m.

Venue: The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1–63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture, Queensland (just north of Brisbane). Phone (07) 5495 1652 if you get lost.

Ticket price: There are a number of events on offer and they are ticketed separately. Go to https://abbeymedieval-festival.com for more information and https://abbeymedieval-festival.com/all-about-tickets-to-the-medieval-festival for tickets.

What’s happening: The ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL will transport you to a time and place where history and fantasy merge. Enjoy the exquisite detail of authentic re-enactment camps and cheer the jousting tournaments and falconry displays. Parktake of sizzling meats and fine mead. The Festival includes two banquets, a week of children-focused activities at the ‘Kids Dig It Medieval Family Fun’ week, and a tournament weekend with displays of iron-clad warriors locked in battle and jousting knights on their magnificent horses.

There will be archery, dancing, music, games, crafts and a large medieval market. Visitors are encouraged to wear period costume to enhance their own personal medieval experience. Organisers of this extravaganza say that you will leave with the taste of history on your lips and your appetite for an authentic historical and personal experience satisfied. Not only will men, wives, maidens and children be utterly beguiled, but it won’t cost a King’s ransom. That’s what families like to hear!

 

The Event: RACQ MOTORFEST 2017

Date and time: Sunday, 15 July 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, Brisbane. There is ample parking for MotorFest attendees. Please refer to the parking map on the website below.

Ticket price: Entry is only $2 and children under three years FREE. All entry fees support the life-saving work of RACQ’s community rescue helicopters, LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue, and Heart of Australia. Go to http://www.racq.com.au/motorfest for more information. Still got questions? Email events@racq.com.

What’s happening: The fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MOTORFEST returns to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot on Sunday, 15 July 2018. In keeping with the MotorFest name, hundreds of veteran, vintage, classic and special interest cars of all makes and models, will be on show. Last year thousands of car buffs and families turned out to see the 400+ prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles, showcased in a colourful carnival environment.

As always, the event promises to have something for everyone, as well as the stunning array of cars. There will be roving street performers, FREE children’s amusement rides and face painting, and a petting zoo. RACQ stalls and displays with special offers, competitions and giveaways will be there to help you with all your motoring questions. The Eagle Farm markets and a gourmet selection of food and coffee, including some of Brisbane’s favourite food trucks, will take care of you if you get the hungries.

 

The Event: PEAKS TO POINTS FESTIVAL – AND FREE FAMILY DAY AT ROCKLEA

Date and time: FREE FAMILY DAY is on Sunday, 15 July from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. OTHER EVENTS from Saturday, 14 July to Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Venue: FREE FAMILY DAY is at 428 Sherwood Road, Rocklea. Go to http://www.peakstopoints.com.au/family-day for the FAMILY DAY PROGRAM. The Festival takes place at various venues with activities from Flinders Peak near Ipswich, across the south side of the Brisbane River to Moreton Bay. For the full schedule of events visit  http://www.peakstopoints.com.au to find out what’s happening, where and when.

Ticket price: Lots of events for the whole family, most of them FREE, including FREE FAMILY DAY on Sunday, 15 July. Go to the website for more information about the program.

What’s happening: Discover the beauty in greater Brisbane’s backyard during the PEAKS TO POINTS FESTIVAL 2018. Celebrating the diverse ecosystems of greater Brisbane’s southern region, the PEAKS TO POINTS FESTIVAL features a program of interactive, hands-on activities, and a host of informative and fun-filled events. See the website above for the full program. FREE FAMILY DAY will be held at 428 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, on Sunday, 15 July from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. There will be live entertainment, kids activities, food trucks and more.

 

The Event: THE SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL 2018

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Sunday, 15 July 2018 from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: South Bank Piazza, Cnr. Glenelg & Little Stanley Street, South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane.  

Ticket price: This is a ticketed event at $15 per person, but at reduced ticket pricing with both snow attractions included in the one ticket. Prices are reduced for online bookings, with snowman building included in the Snow Park ticket and not requiring an additional ticket. For more information and to book in, visit the website at http://www.snow4kids.com.au. Email them if you have any questions at tickets@b4snow.com.

What’s happening: THE SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL is back in Brisbane for its sixth year of frosty fun during the winter school holidays, which will transform the South Bank  Piazza into a magical winter wonderland. Experience the magic of real, fresh snow (build a snowman and bring it to life using an array of awesome decorations), throw snowballs, or race down the toboggan hill. Don’t forget to dress the kids up in winter woollies, gloves and gumboots for your day at the SnowPark.

 

The Event:BEAUTIFUL – THE  CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Date and time: From Friday, 13 July 2018.

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Cnr Melbourne & Grey Streets, South Bank, Brisbane. 

Ticket price: Phone the QPAC Box Office on 136 246 or go to the website at http://qpac.com.au to book online. Find out more about the musical at http://beautifulmusical.com.au

What’s happening: Broadway Sensation, BEAUTIFUL – THE  CAROLE KING MUSICAL, opens on Friday, 13 July at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane. 1960s New York played host to hundreds of songwriters who followed their dreams to 1650 Broadway and the Brill Building, in the hope of writing a hit for the biggest acts in the industry. At the age of 16, Carole King was one of them. Her voice inspired millions – now discover her story.

Beautiful tells the true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar, from her relationship with husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow songwriting due Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Carole fought her way into the record business as a schoolgirl, but it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice and went on to become one of the most successful solo artists in pop music history. Critics have hailed Beautiful as ‘sensationally entertaining’ (3AW) with ‘one hell of a song catalogue’ (The Age).

With over 30 incredible hit songs from this great songwriting era,Beautiful features such classics as Natural Woman, You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling, You’ve Got a Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Locomotion. Oh THAT songwriter! This musical is a great night out and at the end of it you’re sure to be singing I Feel the Earth Move under my Feet and be cheering for more.

 

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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. A beaming DILRUK JAYASINHA, ‘Cram’ (Network Ten) and ‘Utopia’ (ABC), won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)