WAR QUILTS: Intarsia with Soldiers, c.1760-1780, wool, intarsia at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
WAR QUILTS: Intarsia with Soldiers, c.1760-1780, wool, intarsia at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios

WHAT'S ON: Top 10 things to do in Brisbane in May

ENJOY what Brisbane is offering in May and June with all sorts of entertainment, historical outings, tours, free lectures and more.

1. THE STORY OF BRISBANE

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. At Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, on from 10am to 11am on May 10, 17 and 24. Tickets are $30.

2. INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION: EVERYWHEN EVERYWHERE

MAJOR works from the Gallery's collection of Indigenous Australian art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present provide visitors with a grounding in the history, ideas and art of our first peoples and cultures. On at the Queensland Art Gallery throughout May. Entry is free. For more details, go to www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.

3. ST JOHN'S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL MORNING CONCERTS

FREE morning concerts on Thursdays. On June 1 at 11am-11.50am, performers are the jazz singers Raised voices. On Thursday July 6 at 11am-11.50 am, performers are students from the Advanced Performance Programme. At St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. More details at stjohnscathedral.com.au or phone 3835 2222.

4. STAFFORD SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB

VISIT Albert River Winery on May 31 for a guided tour guide of the homestead, sheep dog demonstrations, boomerang throwing, whip cracking and feeding the farm animals. Cost is $55 and includes bus, morning tea, lunch and guide. Departs 8.15am from Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Appleby Road, Stafford. For more details contact Julia on 3355 6560 or Carolyn on 3356 8223.

5. LOGAN AREA COMMITTEE ON THE AGEING

FREE technology question and answer session on anything to do with technology, computers, cameras, mobile phones, IPhone and IPad, etc. on the first Wednesday of each month, from 9.30am to 12pm at the Logan Central Community Centre, 9 Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central. Bookings essential. Phone LACOTA on 3290 0088.

6. SANDGATE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

INTERESTING and remaining wrecks in Moreton Bay on May 29 at 2pm at The Museum, 150 Rainbow Street Sandgate. Bookings essential. Phone Museum on 3869 2283 or Pam on 0410 327 095.

7. MILLION PAWS FOR A CAUSE

The Million Paws Walk is on May 21. This is the RSPCA's flagship fundraiser. The walks starts at the cultural forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Registration is open at 8.30am. Free-range BBQ's, competitions, loads of exhibitors, food stalls and coffee cart, entertainment, RSPCA stalls, Special 500 Club activities. For more details, go to www.millionpawswalk.com.au

8. SEMINAR - GERMAN RESEARCH

THE Queensland Family History Society is holding a German Research seminar to help with some of the challenges tracing a family, on June 3, starting at 9am at the Queensland Baptist Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne. Bookings required and there is a small cost. For more details, go to www.qfhs.org.au/events/qfhs-seminars.

9. FREE LECTURE

WORLD renowned UK philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy is giving a free lecture at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly on May 15 at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. He will be addressing the topic The relevance of Martin Luther past and present.' This is the first in a series of lectures being hosted by the Christian churches of Indooroopilly to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For more details, go to www.petervardy.eventbrite.com.au.

10. WAR TIME QUILTS

THE history of military conflict and the soldier's life is retold through the war quilts of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero. On during May at the Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich. Open from 10am to 5pm daily. For more details, call 3810 7222 or http://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/war-time-quilts


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