Dance into the evening with two decades of jukebox hits dance party with music from The Beatles, amongst others.
Dance into the evening with two decades of jukebox hits dance party with music from The Beatles, amongst others. Tom Hanley

What's on for June in Brisbane


Share your poetry, or just listen in. For all poets who share a love of the written word. First Thursday of the month 6pm to 8pm at 66 Florence Street Wynnum. Cost $5 minimum drink order (to cover cost of Venue add $5 for pizza and complementary wine. Details call Ina 0407 179 670 Kate on 0400000968


Join Pam Verney from Sandgate & Districts Historical Society & Museum as we explore Sandgate's water holes - the lagoons, the bird life. Learn the history and heritage of Thomas Dowse - known as the first Public Relations Officer in Brisbane. Visit the historic 1872 Atkin Monument at St Margaret's Anglican Church and learn about Robert Travers Atkin, a champion of the cause of ordinary Queenslanders. Morning tea provided. Thursday 22 June 2017, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Cost: BLHN Individual Members $16.50; General $25. Please indicate your interest by Monday June 19. Tour physical rating: Easy. Enquiries Call 0498382899 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm).


Variety Concert at Queen Alexandra Home, 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo in the Alexandra Conference Room Upstairs on Sunday July 30 commencing at 2pm, Doors open at 1.30pm. Tickets $10 Per Person. Featuring: Queensland Accordion Orchestra with Mary Martyn, Vocalist and other Guest Artists. Free Parking - Refreshments available for purchase during Intermission. Further Inquiries call Mary 0731723652 email: or go to


ON SATURDAY June 10, from 5pm, DJ Kristian Fletcher plays the best rock 'n' pop music of the 1950s & 1960s. Dance party with DJ, dancefloor and go-go dancers. The music of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Bill Haley, Dusty Springfield, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Supremes and many more! With dancefloor, themed performances, go-go dancers and much more! Dress up! Bistro and licensed bar will be open. All ages event. Venue New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St, New Farm, cost $10 + booking fee. Prebooked Groups of Four receive a special discount. Bookings


AS THE original Jamie's Ministry of Food course, the Program provides participants with the most comprehensive skill set in the kitchen. It's ideal for beginners and intermediate cooks, but even experienced cooks come away with new skills, techniques and knowledge. The Jamie's Ministry of Food Program is a hands-on cooking course, using Jamie Oliver's recipes and his philosophy on cooking, buying, storing and eating good, fresh, healthy food. Participants will learn to make key recipes that cover every meal; from breakfast and sides to lunch and dinner. Taught by professional food trainers, participants will learn knife skills and techniques to make it simpler and quicker to cook delicious meals on a budget. Participants will learn how to bring the best flavours out of fresh ingredients and how to meal plan and budget so your food goes further. At the end of each 90-minute class, the meal is shared and enjoyed together. Participants will take away a home-cooked meal for two to share with friends or family. Book a course today to learn how to make delicious, nutritious, quick, everyday meals on a budget. Costs Concession: $10 per class, Students: $15 per class, Adults: $20 per class.

The program is available at a heavily subsidised fee thanks to the generosity of our corporate and government partners, ensuring that everybody can learn the essential skills of cooking. Classes are available six days per week with morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes on offer. For full course details go to Details and to book call 92829100 or email


ON THE first Thursday of each month, St John's Cathedral offers a FREE morning concert. St John's Cathedral started FREE lunchtime concerts in 2012 to give music students at or close to professional playing standard an enthusiastic audience and a beautiful venue in which to play. At our first concert we had five people in the audience. By word of mouth and publicity from media sympathetic to our objective we have been able to build on that figure. Future concerts in our FREE first Thursday in the month series (performed by students of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University) are listed below.

Performers: Raised voices (jazz voice ensemble) Thursday July 6 2017 from 11am to 11.50am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. FREE. Details call 3835 2222 (9 am to 5 pm M-F)


Come on a walk around Brisbane Powerhouse with award-winning actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly as they tell the fascinating story of Brisbane as captured in the words of its great writers- from Steele Rudd to David Malouf, from the defining poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal to the songs of The Go-Betweens and more! Against the backdrop of the Brisbane River and with Brisbane Powerhouse at the heart of the narrative, The Story of Brisbane is packed with anecdote, humour and information as it celebrates the many wondrous ways writers have seen our city.

Every Wednesday at the Brisbane Powerhouse meet at Box Office, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm. Details call 3358 8622 or email - Box Office from 10am to 11am. Cost Full $30 an additional fee applies to each booking transaction. Single tickets $3 / Multiple tickets $6. Walking tour - a level of mobility required - lifts available to move between levels but will be required to walk/wheelchair between stops.


IPSWICH Art Gallery prestents the history of military conflict and the soldiers life is retold through the war quilts of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero. War-Time Quilts: Quilts from Military Fabrics features a dazzling array of unique and diverse quilts made from 1710 through to the end of the 20th century, covering a multitude of different wars, cultures and countries. Open until Sunday, 25 June, 10am to 5pm daily located at Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas Street (between Brisbane & Limestone Streets), Ipswich CBD Details call 38107222 or email Entry cost gold coin donation, bookings not required.


CLIMBING Brisbanes iconic Story Bridge is an adventure like no other. Standing on top of the bridge above the glistening landscape is a very special moment you'll feel like you are on top of the world. This is your chance to see Brisbane truly shining. From far above the river gleams, the city sparkles, cars look like toys and you can see all the way out to Moreton Bay in the east and the rolling green hills of the Scenic Rim to the west. Prices vary, Mid week bridge climb prices start from $198. To book call Story Bridge Adventure Climb on 1300254627.


MANY who grew up in Ipswich considered spook hunting a great weekend pastime. One of the most skin-prickling places was the Old Ipswich Cemetery.

On the edge of town, opposite the golf course and a former mental asylum, over 150 years this morbid museum of Ipswich past has grown to six acres; 30,000 lie here. Hundreds of pioneers and their descendants rest in the black soil all are equal now businessmen, politicians, mothers, fathers & children. Their stories, recorded in stone, are both inspiring & tragic. Death is cruel.

Be led by lantern light on an intimate 2 hour historic ghost tour with an eerie Tour Guide and hear 13 real ghost stories of real haunted graves and real haunted sites in Ipswich - true tales researched from archives, libraries, former grave diggers & local residents - forgotten graves, business tycoons, statues that move, convicts and bushrangers. Next tour Saturday June 24 at 7.30pm. Cost $20 to $30. Details call 33447265 (10.30 am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday) or go to

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