What's on: Brisbane
HEART OF IRELAND
LET us take you on a trip, a wonderful cultural trip through Ireland. Through the glens of Antrim, to the ring of Kerry, heartfelt singalong ballads, fiery traditional Irish music and dance, delivered by the very best touring Irish musicians and a spectacular dance troupe - each one a World Championship finalist. We have a few more surprises in the show for you... but sure, we can't spoil the fun and tell you everything!
The cast have worked tirelessly to bring you this show. Come with us and let us kindle that Celtic spirit inside of you. We are touring the show in Brisbane on Sunday, March 17 at 3pm (matinee show) at the Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside. It's a 'Riverdance type' show, with choreography by a two-time world champion Irish dancer, the very best of touring Irish musicians and a wonderful singer from County Limerick.
Full details via HeartOfIreland.com.au and Facebook.
MEET SIMON CLEARY
WHEN Brigadier James Phelan returns from Afghanistan with the body of a young soldier killed under his command, he is traumatised by the tragedy. An encounter with young Sydney tattoo artist Kira leaves him with a permanent tribute to the soldier, but it is a meeting that will change the course of his life. What he isn't expecting is a campaign of retribution from the soldiers who blame him for the ambush and threaten his career. With his marriage also on the brink, his life spirals out of control. Years later, Phelan is surprised when Kira re-enters his life seeking refuge from her own troubles and with a young son in tow.
She finds a way to help him make peace with his past, but she is still on the run from her own. Meet author Simon Cleary as he discusses his new book The War Artist, a timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of redemption. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Simon to sign. On Sunday, March 10 from 1-2pm at the Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly. To reserve your place, go to eventbrite.com.au or phone the library on 07 3407 0009.
KING ST PRECINCT TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR
JOIN us for another fascinating twilight walking tour with Blair Allsopp, tour guide extraordinaire. This time he is exploring the King Street Precinct of Bowen Hills, where in his own words we will see 'a little bit of everything... from high tech to low tech, from art to engineering, barns to car parks, past to present. There are all of your EKKA show memories, plus 140 years of history... and $2.6 billion invested into the future'. Places fill fast - don't miss out. On Thursday, March 21 from 5-7pm. Cost: $25 (BLHN Individual members $16.50). Please indicate your interest by Monday, March 18. Maximum: 15 participants. Tour physical rating: Easy. Bookings open now, go to eventbrite.com.au. Participants will be sent full tour details and precise meeting point one week prior to walk. Brisbane's Living Heritage Network is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.
A GARDEN A FAIR
BEING held at the Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong. The Queensland Council of Garden Clubs is the umbrella organisation of over 120 Garden clubs throughout Queensland, from Cairns in the north down to Tweed Heads in the south. Once again our premier garden event of the year will be held at the Auditorium Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Toowong from 10am-3.30pm on Saturday, April 6 and 9am-3pm on Sunday, April 7.
There will be many competition sections to view including: Floral Art, Cut Flowers and Foliage, Container Plants, Home Grown Produce and a Club Competition. We will have a fabulous raffle with many prizes and delicious refreshments to sustain you through the day. We will also have garden club members with friendly advice on gardening problems and local garden club information. There is plenty of free parking. Entry is $3 adults; children free.
For further information, please phone Elizabeth (Publicity Officer) on 0412 755 500 or go to qcgc.net.
DOOR BEAR AND CRAFT SHOW
MEMBERS of the Northside Doll Circle are preparing for their Annual Doll Bear and Craft Show to be held on Sunday, March 10 at the Strathpine Community Centre, off Mecklem Street, Strathpine, directly behind the Pine Rivers Art Gallery on Gympie Road. Parking is free in the grounds, and the centre is air-conditioned. Admission: $10, children under 15 free. Displays, doll and bear competition, trading tables for everything doll and bear related. Show theme is Easter Parade.
The club proudly supports QCWA Rural Chrisis Fund and LinC, a local charity.
Inquiries with Iris on 07 3264 8489 or Thelma 07 3863 1430.
FOUNDED by superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble is a virtuoso collective inspired by the colours of the world and the rich musical language borne from our cultural differences. Converging centuries, continents and cultures, its repertoire will bring together traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Kazakh music, Finnish folk song, jugalbandi (Indian classical), popular jazz and much more. On Thursday, March 7 at 7-8.30pm at the Concert Hall, APAC, South Bank. $79 bookings essential. Go to qpac.com.au.
LAST FRIDAY SOCIAL CLUB: MEET JUDY MAGUB
JOIN author and historian Judy Magub as she talks on her book Kenmore War Memorial, funded for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, through the Commonwealth Government's Saluting their Service Commemorations Program to provide complimentary copies to attendees at the service on 11 November 2018 and later by Cr Kate Richards and Cr Julian Simmonds through the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative funding to publish further copies.
Judy's meticulously researched book explores the construction of the monument at its original site and the two moves since then, the 'Digger' on the monument as well as exploring the five conflicts remembered on plaques at the memorial and gives the story of each of the 79 soldiers named. Judy Magub OAM is the former Brisbane City Councillor for Toowong. She has a keen interest in family and local history and has set up several historical societies in Brisbane.
She was a founding member of the Kenmore & District Historical Society and is currently its president.
On Friday, March 29 from 10-11am. Free but bookings are required. Phone Kenmore Library on 07 3407 0258 to reserve your place. The library is located at Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore.
RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR
PLANNING for Stopping Work. Retirement A one evening seminar that looks at the Individual, Partnerships and Financial issues when transitioning to retirement. A must for those over 50 who are planning an independent lifestyle. The Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) is hoping to assist those over 50 planning for retirement to transition as smoothly as possible.
AIR will be running a series of seminars for this purpose in various venues around Australia and is requesting your help in publicising its North Brisbane seminar at Kedron Wavell Services Club, 21 Kitty Hawk Drive, Chermside on March 19 from 6-9pm. Admission includes finger food and tea/coffee.
Ken Moffitt is a director of AIR with a background in computers and finance and has spent more than 10 years planning his own personal independent lifestyle in retirement.
He will share his findings and his story as quest speaker at this seminar. This will be a non-profit community event, although a small fee of $10 is being charged to help offset venue hire and other costs.
For information, phone 0448 375 872 or email air_sunshinecoast @bigpond.com.