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Top 10 things to do in Brisbane during April

QUILTCONNECT: Santa Lucia by Patricia Sanders.
QUILTCONNECT: Santa Lucia by Patricia Sanders. Jennifer Young

ENJOY what Brisbane is offering in April with all sorts of entertainment, historical outings, national celebrations and more.

1. ANZAC DAY CEREMONY

BRISBANE'S Anzac Day Dawn Service will start at 4.28am on April 25 at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square, Adelaide Street.

2. CELEBRATING RESILIENCE FOR AT-RISK ELDER ABUSE

WOMEN who have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence and/or elder abuse can attend this creative workshop which will help women to begin to tell their stories in their own ways in a safe environment with professional support which will raise awareness, aid recovery, affirm self-worth, strengthen social connectedness and enhance safety. The free event is on Friday April 1 at the Wynnum Community Centre, Level 2, Florence Street, from 9.30am to 1pm. Bookings are essential on 0400000968.

3. YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL

FILM lovers festival for 60 and over, Young at Heart, will present a stunning program of intense dramas, cracking comedies and riveting documentaries, in April at Palace Centro Cinema. April 20 to 26 at 7pm each night.

4. QUILT CONNECT

QUEENSLAND QUILTERS are conducting their first-ever and very colourful show for affiliated groups and quilting demonstrations. The show will be at Mount Gravatt Showgrounds. April 27 to 30 from 9.30am to 4pm all days.

5. LIFESTYLE ON WATER FESTIVAL

EXPERIENCE the two-day lifestyle on water festival which includes food and wine, pop-up restaurants, food stalls, marine expo, jet ski racing, live music and cooking demonstrations. The ticketed event is on at Pelican Park, Redcliffe. April 29 and 30.

6. LIVE LARGE FESTIVAL

LIVE Large is a unique community festival with music, food, entertainment and market stalls. The festival is designed for people of all ages and abilities. It's being held on April 15 from 10am to 9pm, and on April 16 from 10am to 3pm at the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands.

7. BRISBANE RIVER JAZZ FESTIVAL

COOL jazz and soft riverside ambience at its best at Newstead's Waterfront Park is on offer for the first time, on April 9. Headlined by Kate Ceberano and Vince Jones, the music kicks off at 12 midday and continues through until 9pm. For more information, go to http://riverjazz.com.au.

8. RAW ART WORKSHOPS

GET creative and learn a new art form; weaving, macramé, sketching and painting, are on offer at the regular workshops held at Raw Art on 41 Skinner Street, West End. For more information, go to http://rawart.com.au.

9. REMEMBER ME: THE LOST DIGGERS OF VIGNACOURT

WALK through history in the Australian War Memorial's exhibition of life behind the front lines of the Somme. The images were almost forgotten, having been rediscovered in storage in a barn. The images show the area behind the front lines where many Australian, British, French, US, and Indian soldiers rallied here before leaving for the battlefields. On at the Queensland Museum at South Bank from April 5 to July 20.

10. GET MOVING

ACTIVATE the muscles with some gentle, modified, easy to follow, low-impact Zumba moves in a free class at Arthur David Park, Flinders Parade, Sandgate on April 12 from 5pm tp 6pm. For more information on these classes that are held at various venues around Brisbane, call Mel on 0422746999.

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