RITZ AT THE RIDGES: The Quintessential High Tea is available every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon at Bacchus.
RITZ AT THE RIDGES: The Quintessential High Tea is available every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon at Bacchus.

What's on: Brisbane


A DIORAMA of the Mephisto tank famously captured by the AIF at Villers- Bretonneux is featured in the 1918 exhibition at Victoria Barracks in Brisbane. Meticulously researched history with original photographs and artefacts of the events and battles which led to the signing of the Armistace in 1918 are also on display.

Escorted tours of Victoria Barracks are on Wednesdays only. The price of $15 per person includes the professionally researched and curated exhibition, an escorted tour of historic Victoria Barracks, Devonshire Tea served in the original Officers' Mess, souvenir booklet and digital photo. Groups and individuals must always make prior bookings, go to armymuseumsouth queensland.com.au or phone Bev Smith on 0429 954 663.


COME along and join us on Saturday, September 22 from 8.30am-1pm. There will be: vintage cars, face painting, white elephant stall, morning teas, craft, cakes etc, plants, hamburgers, raffles, jewellery, handbags, tia chi demonstration, choir, music and more. It's the place to be for great fun and bargains. At Compton Gardens Retirement Village, 97 Albany Creek Road, Aspley.


YOU are invited to join us on Monday, October 29 from 9.45am for 10am start until noon. Morning tea included. The topic is Staffing Ratios and Funding in Aged Care. Mary Burgess is the Public Advocate for Queensland. She was appointed for four years by the Governor of Queensland in November 2016. Mary is a former lawyer with a career in government and public policy.

She was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and in her early career, practised as a lawyer in generalist legal practices. TheTriCare Retirement Village, Concert Room, 1st Floor of East Wing, 1748 Logan Road, Upper Mt. Gravatt. RSVP by October 26 via email to secretary@ opso.com.au, phone Irene on 1300 677 960 or Yvonne 0417 729 315.


A FAVORITE pastime revived. Meet new people, make new friends. It's the new generation of square dancing. Easy to learn. It's about people from all walks and all ages. It's popular, it's fun. It's exercise to music. Don't say no until you give it a go. Classes on Tuesdays from 7pm, at CT Williams Hall. Come and try it - first night free. Caboolture Showgrounds (enter gate 2 Beerburrum Road). Inquiries on 0427 749 883 or you can email ezysecretary@ gmail.com.


THERE was a time not so long ago you had to travel to London to the Ritz if you wanted the real deal. Bacchus at Ridges Hotel has upgraded its already renowned high tea to the Quintessential High Tea. While scones are on the menu, think key lime and chocolate meringue tartlet, and almond dacquoise with white glaze and blackberries. Cucumber sandwiches? Yes, but with rocket ribbon if you please. And how about black brioche with chicken and celery, or smoked salmon with dill crème fraiche on tomato bread? The new menu is as inventive as it is unique, but it still pays homage to the traditional high tea, especially with a non-stop selection of Harney & Sons teas and William Edwards bone china. A glass of Moet, Chandon or Dom Perignon will complete the occasion.

The Quintessential High Tea is available every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon at Bacchus. Vegans and those with specific dietary needs are not excluded, with Bacchus more than happy to accommodate dietary requirements at no additional cost. Reservations and more information at info@ bacchussouthbank. com.au or phone (07) 3364 0837.


GET ready for some nostalgia when the monthly silent movie night returns to Metro Arts Cinema on September 14 and October 26 for Roaring 20s Cinema. The intimate, air-conditioned cinema - the Lumen Room (located on the ground level of Metro Arts) - transports you back to the 1920s with a two-hour immersive program including a short film followed by a rare '20s feature form the golden age of silent cinema.

The silent film will be accompanied by music from Fin Taylor on piano. The October event will be a special spooky double feature to coincide with Halloween. The night is hosted by Joel Archer, who has run classic/silent movie events around southeast Queensland for the last decade.

Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD. Tickets $15-$18pp + booking fee | All ages event. Screenings from 7.30pm. Bookings and inquiries, phone Joel on 0409 620 670. Pre-book your tickets, go to ww. stickytickets.com.au.

GARDEN CITY: Toowoomba comes alive in colour again this year for the Carnival of Flowers, on September 21-30.
GARDEN CITY: Toowoomba comes alive in colour again this year for the Carnival of Flowers, on September 21-30.


AMONG a host of organised events, you can choose to indulge in local organic food and wine, experience local culture with live music, tour the exhibiting gardens or appreciating classic cars. Each activity is set to enliven the event and add enjoyment for visitors time in the Garden City. Arguably the highlight of the carnival is the Grand Central Floral Parade with the awe-inspiring floats and displays. But the carnival also includes an awesome program of family-friendly entertainment with everything from amazing parades to kids rides, live entertainment, kids activities, celebrity chef dinners and much more held in multiple sites in Toowoomba. On September 21-30.

To find out more about the 2018 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, including the full program of events, go to the website tcof.com.au.

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