What's Happening in New Farm: April 2019

KEY EVENTS

Introductory Art Lessons: April 4, April 11, April 18

Do you have a creative streak you’re dying to explore? Every Thursday at 9.30am the New Farm Community Centre hosts free art lessons. They supply everything you’ll need, so just bring your creativity!

Community Litter Clean-Up: April 5

The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is hosts monthly community cleanups as a part of the 104 or More initiative. It’s important we take care of the area in which we live because once it’s damaged by litter it’s hard to recoup. So, make sure you head down to the Neighbourhood Centre at 8 am for a day of saving the environment!

The 104 or More initiative encourages everyone to collect two pieces of litter per week. As a result, within 12 months 104 pieces of litter will have been prevented from entering bushland and waterways. (Credit: Samuel Zeller on Unsplash) If you’ve got time to give, help us clean up the community for an hour!

Neighbourhood BBQ: April 11

From 12 pm head down to the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre for a free BBQ and a chance to catch up with locals in the area.

 Anything Goes: April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26

Are you looking to sink your teeth into a discussion that explores the political, cultural, social, and spiritual state of the globe today? Head on down to the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre every Friday at 9.30am for Anything Goes. This informal event is free to all who want to participate.

(Credit: New Farm Neighbourhood Centre) Have your voice heard in this weeks discussion at Anything Goes

Easter Eggstravaganza: April 21

Victoria Park Golf Club is hosting a wonderful day out for the whole family Easter Sunday. The kids will have the opportunity to enjoy face painting, a petting zoo, meet Mr and Mrs Easter bunny, and go crazy on the jumping castle. Meanwhile, you can enjoy food trucks, live music, and a good day out. This event kicks off at 9 am and runs until 4 pm.

ANZAC Day Service: April 25

 Remember the fallen this year on the 101st anniversary of the ANZAC’s. A service will be held at 9 am at the Sandakan Prisoners of War Monument in New Farm, so head on down to pay your respects to the ANZACs.

The Festival of Tibet: April 26 – April 28

The Brisbane Powerhouse is hosting a celebration of Tibetan culture later this month with plenty of activities and events for everyone to enjoy. The festival opens on the 26th with the Mystical Tibet performance followed by a discussion with Australian Greens leader and environmental activist Bob Brown and journalist and radio presenter Paul Barclay.  The Queensland Chamber Orchestra will perform in collaboration with renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal.

Throughout the weekend there will be chakra healing, momo making, traditional art, yoga, prayer flag painting, and more. So, bring the family and enjoy the culture.

(Credit: Brisbane Powerhouse) Enjoy traditional Tibetan artwork

 

(Credit: Brisbane Powerhouse) Get down to the Powerhouse to experience some beautiful Tibetan culture

THE HOTTEST TREND FOR  APRIL

See ‘Us’ at the New Farm Cinema

Head down to the New Farm cinema and catch a screening of the hottest movie for April, ‘Us’. Produced, written, and directed by Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind ‘Get Out’, ‘Us’ has already been critically acclaimed.

The film centres around a family heading to the beachside for a summer holiday. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) is a mother haunted by unexplainable and unresolved trauma. A string of eerie coincidences sees her paranoia elevate as she becomes certain something is going to happen to her family. After a day at the beach with friends, Adelaide’s worst fears are confirmed when the family is pitted against a terrifying opponent; doppelgangers of themselves.

This terrifying movie is definitely not one for the kids, but it can’t be looked past for an interesting date night! ‘Us’ is released on March 28, so don’t miss out!

(Credit: Jessie Ryan-Allen) Head out for a date night!

(Credit: New Farm Cinema) ‘Us’ looks like it’s set to be one of the year’s best horror films

LOCAL RECOMMENDATION

The Balfour Kitchen

Offering an extensive range of meals to cater to everyone’s preference, The Balfour Kitchen is an excellent place to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This restaurant does not disappoint with tasty dishes and beautiful views.

The restaurant also offers a movie and meal deal for $49 per person. If you pre-book a table between 5.30pm – 6.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, you’ll receive a two-course Vietnamese dinner and a movie ticket for the New Farm Cinemas.

So what are you waiting for? Head on in to take advantage of this fantastic deal today!

(Credit: Trip Advisor) The Balfour Kitchen is positively picturesque

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

New Farm Park Promenade Upgrade

Stage 2 and 3 have commenced in the plans to upgrade the promenade joining the New Farm Park with the Brisbane Powerhouse. The finished works will include:

  • Decorative paving near the River Hub
  • Upgrading existing garden beds
  • Installing new steps to provide access from the River Hub to the Powerhouse
  • Installation of a seating wall and creative lighting at the Powerhouse and the River Hub

(Credit: Holidaying with Dogs) The upgrades are sure to enhance the beauty of the New Farm area

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