More than 200 garments, each technically and creatively ground-breaking, feature in Museum of Brisbane’s major exhibition, The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive (23 Nov 18 – 22 Apr 19), exploring the impact of internationally-acclaimed fashion house Easton Pearson on Australian fashion history.
In just seven years, Magic Millions Racing Women (MMRW) has inspired thousands of women around the world to become actively involved in thoroughbred horse racing and has injected millions of dollars into the industry.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie you’ll be dining in style at the That’s Amore! Italian Dinner at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Get ready to transport yourself to Italy on Saturday 1 December as you sip on delicious prosecco at That’s Amore! Italian Dinner and feast on a menu straight from the Amalfi coast.
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Quality community theatre is alive and kicking here at Sandgate. We have 4 productions annually (5 shows apiece) We host the Yarrageh Drama Fesitval in September with amateur theatre groups from throughout South-East Queensland presenting their best one-act plays, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Sandgate Theatre Inc has been performing since 1958, starting with a donation of £5,5s from the local Rotary group under the name ‘The Sandgate Little Theatre Group’ and this year we celebrated our 60th birthday.
Our recent show has just closed and “Death’s Desire”, a dark drama was well received with the audience finding humour and relating to the plight of the characters as well as enjoying the twist at the end. “The Vicar of Dibley” attracted our largest audiences and next year we will finish the season with a feel good musical so make sure you keep an eye out you will not want to miss it, (the lads are at the gym as we speak).
We rehearse at Bracken Ridge, usually on Tuesday and Thursday with some Sunday rehearsals needed as opening night gets closer. Shows are based at the beautiful historic Sandgate Townhall. With its lovely Art Deco ambience the auditorium is table seating and you are encouraged to bring eats and drinks, and all the lovely takeaways in the area means it is a wonderful inexpensive night out.
Tickets range from $10 for members to $22 for adults. Shows are over two weekends with opening night on a Friday and the matinee closing the show on the following Sunday. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7.30pm on nights and for the matinee doors open at 1.30 pm for a 2pm start. They usually run for just over 2 hours including the interval.
Auditions are open to the general public and everyone is supported and encouraged to give it a go. They are usually held a week or so at the close of the previous show at the Townhall over two nights, generally you will be asked to fill in a form and indicate what part you are interested in, you will be asked to read, singers will be asked to sing. A preview of the script is available to read-through prior to audition and you are encouraged to have a chat to the director who will include their phone number in the audition notice. If you are wanting to help behind the scenes please contact us anytime.
Community theatre is a unique experience where a wide variety of entertainment is offered through the year.
Happy, sad, funny, pensive we bring it all to you.For a thoughtful present why not include a gift voucher to any of our shows for $18 or the season for $66. We will make sure they are kept up to date and made to feel welcome. Just contact us via email or phone 0403 881 364
The first show for next year is a comedy that features Elvis back from the dead, missing diamonds, and will be sure to put a smile on your face as you go out the “Green door” singing (even if you do see a “Bad Moon Arising”). Bookings open soon on trybooking.com so keep an eye out for “Haunted Halloween”. We don’t want you to miss out and have to visit” Heart break Hotel” …. just kidding, luckily there are plenty of seats and tickets at door(cash sales).
You can always email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org; or hop on over to Facebook and like our page and pm us. We email out monthly newsletters with information as well as audition notices.
So please come and join us we will welcome you to our theatre family and show you a very entertaining time.
Brisbane-based fashion label White Label Noba has done it again – unveiling a stunning Spring Summer Collection, titled Wanderlust – and that it was. Wanderlust by White Label Noba is a nod to the colours and whimsy of Monet’s Spring and features subdued pastel hues, ethereal shapes, fabrics as light as sunshine and pieces that pay tribute to femininity.
Some 180 guests attended the launch event this week, it’s one that has become a must-attend n the Brisbane calendar and it didn’t disappoint. Hosted at the Rooftop Terrace at the new Emporium Hotel on level 21, by the edge of the infinity pool and with breathtaking views of the city, the show opened with a dazzling synchronised swimming display with three performers in beautiful White Label Noba bathers. The highly anticipated Collection included more than 40 individual pieces with the run way show peppered with gasps by the crowd. An after party was held in the Terrace Bar with Brisbane super band SHEPPARD performing – they are huge fans of the label with pieces named after the two sisters!
WHITE LABEL NOBA unveils Spring 2018: Wanderlust
Imagine, if you will, a stroll through Monet’s garden, a walk through the famous floral sanctuary that inspired so many of the French impressionist’s wondrous works of art that celebrate Spring. It would be quite simply, magical. Such a stroll is the inspiration behind White Label Noba’s Spring 2018 Collection. It is a nod to the colours and whimsy of Monet’s Spring and the beauty of wanderlust, featuring subdued pastel hues, ethereal shapes, fabrics as light as sunshine and pieces that pay tribute to femininity – it is a season of joy.
The highly anticipated Collection includes more than 40 individual pieces. Based on a palette of Blush (think husky pink and vintage rose), Teal and Silver, against a foundation canvas of strong black, white and French navy, SPRING 2018 by White Label Noba features custom-created prints and stunning tulle, lace and cotton pieces. Textural touches for which White Label Noba is famed make the season even more special – sequins, crystals, lace, pintucks, pleats, ruffles, frills, beading and statement trims. The season is an entirely wearable and covetable collection of sophisticated lifestyle pieces; dreamy silks, luxurious cottons, statement lace and more – founded in clean classic lines to create a simple elegance, celebrating the unique beauty of every woman.
White Label Noba is a stunning success story, born of the talent and passion of designer and owner, Tracey Watkins, who again has delivered a Collection that is as wearable, as it is breathtaking. It’s another chapter in this extraordinary story of the little fashion label that could is told.
White Label Noba – the brand, the background
Often the spark of passion is lit many years before it burns brightly and this is indeed true for Tracey Watkins, founder, owner and designer of White Label Noba. A label that has become one of Australia’s most loved and sought after fashion brands. Unlike others, hers has not been a journey dictated by fabrics, patterns, sequins, seasons, colours, cuts, toiles and trends. This is a story of inspiration by an Australian legend and many years later, fulfilling a dream to create beautifully crafted and curated fashion pieces that celebrate women of all sizes. The sparkle and flow of luxe fabric is the realisation of this dream.
White Label Noba launched in 2011. While it feels like more than just seven short, frenetic years, White Label Noba is a label that defies time. Rather than conform to the transience of fashion, Tracey designs for style, for joy and for love; hence her tagline Love Love White Label Noba.
Ever-creative, with a sharp eye for colour, cut and contrast, Tracey studied Interior Design and ran her own business. It was during her studies that she worked and modelled for Maggie Tabberer, an iconic Australian fashion leader and role model for millions.
It was Maggie T who provided Tracey the inspiration she sought to feed the existing hunger to design and create beautiful clothes and shoes for all women, not just the perfect 10s of the world. She therefore followed her heart and after four years, eight seasons and three Limited Edition MBFF ranges later, White Label Noba has pride of place in women’s wardrobes across the country. And this is just the beginning.
From the label’s flagship boutique in Brisbane’s Hawthorne, Tracey has created more than clothes. Through her own incredibly personable and nurturing approach, she has fostered a family of While Label Noba devotee’s – women who wait, breath-held for the next season, for the new design look.
“White Label Noba is a very special label. It’s one that celebrates all woman, of any age and size. I found it very difficult and incredibly frustrating myself to find clothes that were both stylish and flattering – given I sit in the curvy category. When my original vision to dress plus-size women in beautiful clothing resonated with women of ALL shapes and sizes, it became very clear to me that in fact, size really doesn’t matter – how you feel when you wear a piece of beautiful clothing does. And that’s the secret behind White Label Noba,” said Tracey.
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A re-imagining of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler by Melissa Bubnic, directed by Paige Rattray
10 November to 8 December, 2018
Queensland Theatre’s season finale is a fitting blockbuster to an extraordinary year!
Logie Award-winning actor Danielle Cormack is the Hedda audiences have all been waiting to see in Melissa Bubnic’s local version of the Henrik Ibsen classic that is as dangerous and surprising as its heroine.
Cormack is joined on stage by powerhouses Jimi Bani, Bridie Carter, Jason Klarwein, Joss McWilliam,
Andrea Moor and Helen O’Leary.
Opening on Saturday 10 November in the acclaimed new Bille Brown Theatre, Hedda showcases a triumvirate of incredibly talented women. Danielle Cormack is an actor with the power and sense of danger you need to tackle one of drama’s greatest heroines. Playwright Melissa Bubnic has the wicked turn of phrase and pitch black humour to wrench a 19th century classic into the here and now. And Director Paige Rattray has an ability to unleash performances that become seared into memory. Throw in a stellar cast and Hedda promises to be a must-see event of 2018.
In Queensland Theatre’s Hedda we see Ibsen’s fiercest leading lady land poolside on the Gold Coast!
The story: Hedda Gabler is railing against her life. She didn’t marry drug slinger George Tesman so she could play housewife in a monstrous Gold Coast mansion with white leather couches, blingy chandeliers and endless rounds of Aperol Spritz. She wants something much more and now her old flame, Ejlert Løvborg, is out of prison and off the junk. Is he about to slice off a piece of George’s empire? Maybe Hedda can pull some strings to work this to her advantage.
The story is brought to life by a collective of Australia’s great stage and screen talent – Danielle Cormack needs little introduction after owning powerful female characters in Wentworth and Rake; Jimi Bani returns to Queensland Theatre fresh from the critically acclaimed My Life is Jimi national tour; the Helpmann-nominated stage powerhouse Jason Klarwein was last applauded in Twelfth Night; Joss McWilliam brings over 30 years of experience in standout roles; NIDA graduate and leading actor Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters) makes her debut with Queensland Theatre, while multi-award nominated Helen O’Leary (Packed to the Rafters, The Strip) also debuts with Queensland Theatre. Completing the casting coup is nationally celebrated actor-director, and Queensland Theatre audience favourite, Andrea Moor.
London-based playwright Melissa Bubnic is returning to Australia for the opening and said her adaption of Hedda had been two years in development with Queensland Theatre. She explains the reason for making the George Tesman character a drug slinger, “I didn’t feel that academics arguing over the meaning of life and losing a manuscript felt inherently dramatic to me for today’s audience. Drugs, violence, death – all of that felt immediately higher stakes. This is a world where if you make a dud move, the consequences can be catastrophic.”
“And Hedda is completely unapologetically self-serving. She’s after what she wants and everyone else is collateral. She doesn’t have the ennui, restlessness, longing for beauty of the original Hedda. My Hedda is a woman on a mission,” said Bubnic.
Director Paige Rattray has directed two of Queensland Theatre’s most powerful stage productions in Black is the New White and Scenes from a Marriage, and said Ibsen was a radical thinker in his time and Melissa Bubnic’s reimagining equally as radical for now.
“We were interested in taking one of the ‘great’ female roles and tipping the idea of the tragic female lead on its head. Our Hedda isn’t a bored housewife. She’s a woman with a huge amount of agency who wants to rebuild the family name and be autonomous, and she will do anything to make that happen. She’s bold and brutal and takes no prisoners. It’s set on the modern-day Gold Coast; the family business is drugs and property development. It’s a very high stakes world,” she said.
HEDDA – a re-imagining of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler by Melissa Bubnic, directed by Paige Rattray
10 November to 8 December at the Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
Tickets: Tickets at queenslandtheatre.com.au or by calling 1800 355 528
Director: Paige Rattray
Designer: David Fleischer
Composer/Sound Designer: Kelly Ryall
Lighting Designer: Emma Valente
Director of Observation: Ling-Hsueh Tang and Merlynn Tong
Dramaturge: Marcel Dorney
Jimi Bani – Ejlert Løvborg
Bridie Carter – Thea Elvsted
Danielle Cormack – Hedda Gabler
Jason Klarwein – George Tesman
Joss McWilliam – Judge Brack
Andrea Moor – Julia Tesman
Helen O’Leary – Berta
West Village unveiled The Common, Garden Pantry and Bromley Room #2 to over 200 guests on Friday evening under the clear night’s sky.
Guests enjoyed canapes by The Garden Pantry’s retailers including Salts Meats Cheese, Cheeky Poke and Mr Buns and viewed the latest gallery space, Bromley Room #2 by David Bromley
West Village Project Director Andrew Thompson unveiled the magical West Village Light Garden and the lighting of the old Peters Icecream Factory facade.
Guests were invited to explore the enchanted West Village Light Garden as ballerinas danced through the garden and opera singers sung classical music.