Torres Strait Islands

At the very tip of Cape York where the South Pacific Ocean and the Arafura Sea mix their currents are the 274 islands of the Torres Strait, including Thursday and Horn Islands. This unique tropical region is home to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders whose culture is rich in the arts and whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea and its abundance of wildlife.

This unique tropical location is a melting pot of Melanesian and Indigenous Australian cultures boasting about 20 different communities and offering visitors a rich cultural experience. Step back in time to discover a diverse history spanning World War Two and the pearling industry, vibrant headdresses and colourful dance, ancient carving and modern printmaking, plus a welcoming people who live in paradise.

Thursday Island is the administrative centre of the Torres Strait with modern accommodation, tours and the award-winning Gab Titui Cultural Centre which takes visitors on a journey from the past to the present and into the future showing Torres Strait Islander culture through artefacts, artwork, song, dance and stories.

Virtually untouched, the Torres Strait islands and surrounding Great Barrier Reef are home to some of the world's most stunning blue waters as well as an abundance of marine life including dugongs, dolphins, giant marlin and sea turtles.

With beautiful beaches, awesome fishing and rich indigenous culture, visit the far corner of nature's theme park in the Torres Strait to experience one of Australia's most beautiful, natural hidden gems. Time slows down in the Torres Strait so you, too, can enjoy the peaceful existence of island life.

Thursday Island can be accessed via boat from Bamaga on the mainland and nearby Horn Island where the Torres Strait's airport is located. There are landing strips on some of the smaller islands which can be reached by boat or light aircraft.

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The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 January – 15 April 2018
Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
20 – 25 February 2018
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 – 25 February 2018
Held annually, the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance and is the largest of its kind. You can learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods!

The Irresistible

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$32 - 48
23 – 24 February 2018
The Irresistible is an exploration of the invisible and insidious nature of unconscious bias, told through multiple parallel narratives that intersect through mystery and sci-fi. Locations and time bleed into one another with dream-like fluidity as performers’ transition from one character to the next at breakneck-speed.

2018 NAB AFL Women's Competition Round 4 - Brisbane Lions versus Fremantle

Brendale, Moreton Bay Area
Free Entry
24 February 2018
In 2018 they chase the dream, they break through barriers and they dare to create their future in Aussie Rules. Don’t miss the NAB AFL Women’s Competition when it returns across the country from 2 February to 24 March.

Stargazing: Brisbane | World Science Festival Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
24 February 2018
Do you ever wonder about the stars twinkling above you? Come along for a night under the stars. This is the perfect opportunity to switch off and explore the natural luminosity of Brisbane’s beautiful night sky.

Resin Art Workshop Brisbane

East Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$200 - 200
Monthly from 24 February 2018
Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren't sure where to start? They'll guide you through the process in this hands-on Resin Art Workshop that is perfect for beginners. You'll design and create a 30 centimetre by 40 centimetre canvas.

Permission to Speak

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$28 - 48
24 February 2018
Poised in the delicate space between concert and theatre, Chamber Made’s Permission to Speak explores the most universal of relationships – that of parent and child – as it exists and evolves through a lifetime.
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