Author: Geoff Ebbs

Snow White reflects Brisbane’s vigour

Brisbane Festival sets out to nurture and celebrate Brisbane’s cultural life. If international respect is a sign of our cultural depth, then the inclusion of two independent performances of Snow White, mark a milestone in that celebration. Republished with permission from The Generator The choice of Brisbane as the exclusive Australian destination for Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White is one measure of such success. It is partly due to the oft-stated aim of Queensland Ballet director, Li Cun Xing, to make Brisbane a global centre of excellence for ballet. He has achieved this with a mix of classics and new works,...

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West End street artist at SLQ

West End street-artist Oilik has been invited to exhibit at the State Library Queensland starting tomorrow, Saturday 18th June. A renowned satirical cartoonist in Iran, Hesam Fretati has continued working in Australia, making street art and a series of political cartoons based on the migrant experience in Australia. In the lead up to his graduation, his Anticipation series will be hung as part of a group show in the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery on level 4 State Library of Queensland, Southbank from 18th June. Brisbane based artist, Hesam Fretati, has retrieved a handful of the books pulped and banned...

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Paniyiri celebrates forty fabulous years

BRISBANE – it’s this weekend!! The 40th anniversary PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL and Australia’s favourite Greek Princess EFFIE is leading the celebrity charge to GO GREEK. Joining her is a list of stars that is guaranteed to melt your haloumi and sweeten your honeypuffs!!  There’s Home & Away stars George Mason and Philippa Northeast; House Rules Queensland twins Luke and Cody Cook; My Kitchen Rules semi-finalists Zana Pali and Gianni Romano, Brisbane’s first lady of cakes in Jocelyn Hancock, wonderful Greek YiaYias (grandmothers) who may (or may not) reveal their cooking and dancing secrets, some of Queensland’s leading authors and...

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The Krishnas are turning 50!

In 1965 an elderly saintly monk journeyed from India to America to begin a spiritual revolution, giving spiritual wisdom to a world dissatisfied with a life of materialism. It was 50 years ago, on 12th July 1966, that ISKCON’s Founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada  incorporated his international spiritual movement that continues to dynamically flourish world-wide. To celebrate this milestone, ISKCON centres worldwide are holding various events and a hardcopy magazine has been published for international distribution to the general public. Please visit to find out more on local 50th celebratory events. ISKCON has come a long way in...

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When superheros go to war

The Westender’s Minou Yuille reviews the latest offering from Marvel Entertainment: Captain America: Civil War. (Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jnr, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie) Captain America: Civil War is the third and final film in the Captain America series. This series may have started out in the weakest link in Marvel Entertainment’s series of superhero origin films leading up to the big superhero team-up in The Avengers (2012), but has become some of the strongest and most realistic-feeling material in the Marvel canon. Civil War and its predecessor The Winter Soldier have both been helmed by the Russo...

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