10 Brisbane Events Happening In August 2018

When you are in the city of Brisbane, you will easily soak up the vibrant lifestyle and rich heritage of the country. The annual calendar is filled with events throughout the year, and August is no different. Choose bus hire in Brisbane for a convenient ride to attend some of these recommended events.

 

Letters to Lindy – Brisbane Powerhouse

The mysterious disappearance of a 2-month old baby Azaria Chamberlain in Ayers Rock was a chilling event that captured the fascination of a country. The case led to an investigation which saw her mother trialled for murder, spending 3 years in jail and later released. This unique play will revisit Lindy’s story and discover the relationship with one of the most iconic figures of 20th century. For over 3 decades, Lindy received more than 20000 letters, reflecting support and perspectives of losing a child, and how it feels to be on the receiving end.

Brisbane Passionate Painters Art Exhibition

From the 3rd to 5th of August, Brisbane Passionate Painters will be presenting their maiden group exhibition at the Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. This family event will showcase some stellar artwork in a range of styles and mediums, including mixed media, watercolours and oils by Anne Roberts, Kev Smith, Glen Gillard, Max Butler, Pauline Good, Julie Cane, Ruby Eaves and Natasha Hodgson. Get a chance to meet these artists, and explore new and exciting artworks to enhance your collection.

Daylong Mindfulness Retreat

Dr Sharn Rocc, the mindfulness teacher is coming to Brisbane this winter to lead a day long mindfulness retreat on August 4. It is for anyone who wants more confidence, balance and peace in life, and has benefits for people experiencing fatigue, anxiety, depression, illness, breakdown or overwork. This retreat will be taking place full day by the river at the Brisbane Sailing Club. It will include opportunities to soak up the beauty of the surroundings, while practising and learning the postures of meditation and the fundamentals of mindfulness.

Steam Train Sunday

On the 5th of August, train lovers of all ages can converge for a 1-hour stream train ride that is surely not to be missed. Travel across the Brisbane River in vintage carriages that will be pulled by steam-train running on coal. With the sound of the whistle blowing and the breeze flowing, it would feel like onboarding the Hogwarts Express. You will receive discounted train tickets and museum entry, if you are a member of Workshops Rail Museum.

Bartons Wynnum Central Beach Party

Jump into the Wynnum Wading Pool on Sunday, the 11th of August for a crazy beach party, which will take place on the sandy base of the empty historic wading pool. You get a chance to enjoy a night of drinks, tasty food and great music. Guests will be warmed up with a 9-course dinner, music by the Funky Monkeys and fire pits. The beach party is being conducted to rejoice the launch of the Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball, where you can enjoy free games.

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

This exciting new exhibition will explore the high-tech and quickly evolving world of 3D printers, as you discover innovative and imaginative methods of drawing and making a diverse array of wares, including prosthetics, furniture, fashion and jewellery. This fun exhibition showcases artworks by 7 Australian makers, demonstrating how 3D printing has revolutionised designing and application of products in our daily lifestyle. The exhibition displays many faces of science, and it is really exciting to watch something like this.

Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland Exhibition 2018

Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art of arranging flowers, and is an artistic way of life that helps in enriching the mode of your self-being and the notion of your environment. This magical show will take place right in front of your eyes at the annual exhibition of Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens on the 18th and 19th of August. The Energy of Sogetsu will be the theme for this year’s exhibition, presenting an opportunity for the members to showcase unique and distinct style presented by Ikebana, in comparison to Western Floral artistry. It is much more than arranging flowers, as it creates statements of originality by applying different rules of construction using living and inert plant materials.

Crochet for Beginners

A versatile, simple and fun craft to lighten up your winter with some vibrancy. Elegantly knitted and crocheted pieces will be adorning the statues, chairs, bike racks and trees, showcasing creative and quirky artworks. It is the best time to get inspired, with interactive 3-hour workshop held on Saturdays, introducing you to slip stitches, chain stitches and treble crochets in a relaxed ambiance. At the end of the workshop, you will start your own granny square, which can be extended into a blanket or runner. You are likely to meet many like-minded people on the way.

Brisbane SpringFest 2018

Showcasing the vibrant community spirit of Salisbury, this popular annual event of Brisbane SpringFest will be held on the 25th of August. All teachers, caregivers, parents and students are invited to SpringFest for a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and shopping. ‘Flying into Spring’ will be the theme for this year. You will begin your day with home-baked sweets and cakes, along with high-quality coffee and more than 80 stalls with a wide selection of sand art, plants, candles and jewellery. Other key highlights include interactive activities, such as rocket craft, robotics, petting zoo, paper plane competition, kite making, football shootout, candle making, art gallery and flight simulator.

Effervescence Champagne Festival 2018

It’s a celebration of all champagne this August, with the effervescence festival kicking off on the 31st with a bigger program, and representatives from major French champagne house, in the beautiful city of Spicers Hidden Vale retreat. It’s an open invitation to all the champagne lovers, as the event combines hospitality and country ambiance with luxury in a massive area of bushland with magnificent views. This extravaganza is a brainchild of a champagne educator Amanda Reboul or ‘The Bubble Diva’.

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