Brisbane Insider: April 2018

Networking event

Thank you to Next Hotel for hosting the Member Networking Event last month at the Pool Terrace and Bar. The evening saw 150 convention and tourism members networking with fellow industry and Brisbane Marketing staff.

Festival 2018 Brisbane

Here until 15 April, Festival 2018 offers a jam-packed schedule of free music, dance, theatre, circus and visual arts events across the city and South Bank. Families can enjoy the giant puppets of Megafauna or the theatrical experience of The Owl and the Pussycat. Head online for the full program – there’s something for everyone.

2018 major events

Stay up-to-date with what’s on in Brisbane by downloading the 2018 Major Events Calendar and Brisbane Visitor Guide. The Brisbane Visitor Guide is your go-to on where to wine, dine, shop and visit. To view online or order copies for your business, click here.

GOMA rouses curiosity with new exhibit

Patricia Piccinini / The Bond 2016 / Image courtesy: The artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

Globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini occupies GOMA’s entire ground floor with some of her most recognisable works from the past 20 years. The exhibition is a suite of multisensory installations and sculptures of imaginative, yet strangely familiar, hybrid creatures. This is a must-see – book tickets online.

Unwrap the secrets of Egyptian mummies

Image credit: Inner coffin of Nestawedjat, Thebes, Upper Egypt, 700BC–680BC, 25th Dynasty. © Trustees of the British Museum (2018). All rights reserved.

The Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, will take you on a journey back 3000 years to reveal the secrets of six ancient mummies. The exhibit, on until 26 August, features more than 200 artefacts from the world-famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum. Book tickets online.

A win for Brisbane ballet lovers

One of the world’s top ballet companies, Teatro alla Scala, will come to Australia for the first time in its 240-year history and perform exclusively at QPAC this November. Brisbane is the first and only Australian performance location for the 110-strong company. You won’t want to miss out. Find out more.

New space for conferences

A range of new event spaces will become available from mid-2018 at the new Emporium Hotel South Bank. The Emporium events team are taking conference and events bookings from July. Email: [email protected]

Authentic Argentinian at Urbane

If your idea of culinary heaven is a gutsy meat overload, then prepare to be blown away by Urbane’s authentic Argentinian asado (aka BBQ). The celebration of coals, fire and meat will showcase what Argentines do best and features a shared-experience menu for $90pp. Book now for Thursday, 26 April. Call: (07) 3229 2271.

Here ye, Hear ye

Tickets for the 2018 Abbey Medieval Festival are on sale. The festival at Caboolture on 14 and 15 July, is a spectacle of everything from the Middle Ages. Visitors are encouraged to wear period costume and cheer on the main event – jousting knights on horseback.

Anniversary for Kangaroo Bus Lines

Congratulations to Kangaroo Bus Lines, who are celebrating 40 years in business this year. After four decades in the industry, the local company is still going strong.

Brisbane Marathon

The Brisbane Marathon Festival 2018 is the perfect opportunity to achieve a fun personal challenge with friends, and it’s now easier (and more affordable) than ever to run as a team. Visit the website or enter here to get your team started.