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The Wider Earth.

The Wider Earth for Redlands

The international smash-hit, The Wider Earth by David Morton, will sail into Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) on Thursday 24 March.

A reimagined tale of Charles Darwin’s global voyage of scientific discovery, The Wider Earth famously enjoyed a five-month residency at London’s Natural History Museum and was nominated for an Olivier Award in the process.

Join the twenty-two year old Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry, cinematic projections and an original score by Lior and Tony Buchen all combine to bring to life uncharted landscapes and incredible creatures in this highly ambitious theatrical event.

This stunning theatre piece will be loved by people of all ages. So whether your passion is for great theatre, nature or intrepid adventure, make sure you don’t miss this exceptional performance at RPAC on Thursday 24 March at 10.30am and 7pm. Ticketss are $25-$45 and can be booked by calling the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 or visiting www.rpac.com.au (booking fees are $5 by phone and $6 online per transaction).

Creedence Clearwater Collective – Ipswich Civic Centre

From their album debut in 1968 to their last album in 1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival was a juggernaut of phenomenal proportions. Not many bands have created such an impact in such a short time. The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a six-piece band – with a guest Saxophonist and a vocalist that emulates John Fogerty’s distinct vocals – to capture the unique CCR sound. Saturday 9 April.

World of Science in Brisbane

Follow your curiosity at World Science Festival Brisbane from 9 to 13 March 2022 and see science and art come alive around Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct. The luminaries of the science world will present the beauty, complexity, and importance of science through diverse, multidisciplinary programming and conversations. Engage in hands-on science at the City of Science where a variety of free activities and performances will be available. There is something for everyone to enjoy. From 9 to 20 March 2022, explore a packed program of interactive installations and events located across the Brisbane CBD. Visit the World Science Festival Brisbane website for more information and regional event dates.

The Long Sunset

As Queensland’s summer starts to mellow towards Autumn, the Scenic Rim will roar to life with The Long Sunset, Australia’s newest boutique regional music event. Set in the lush surrounds of Elysian Fields, Canungra – home of the Wangerriburra people – The Long Sunset will bring you a sweet program of Australia’s top acts and a basket-full of local gourmet food and art fare. Heading up the main stage is Australian indie-folk royalty Angus and Julia Stone, appearing together in Queensland for the first time in almost three years. Supported by Brisbane joy-machines Ball Park Music, psychedelic throw-back kids Babe Rainbow, Jack Gray and Clea. The event will be held 30 April. For more information head to qldmusictrails.com.

Monuments, masterpieces and more

From March 4, join Museum of Brisbane on a guided walking tour of the city’s plethora of public art and examine the representations, controversies, risks and dynamic additions to Brisbane’s squares, lanes, foyers and streetscapes.

Be challenged by the changing meanings and dialogues that these works provoke, and discuss what they might mean now and into the future. Go on a tour a tour of familiar favourites and hidden gems that adorn the city. Duration of tour: 90 mins

Big Band and dinner at Cloudland

The Big Band Cabaret Dinner and Show pays homage to the speakeasy, grand music halls of a bygone era and is fittingly set within Cloudland’s newly renovated Rose Room. Each show features a swinging stage performance by one of our resident big bands and vocal supremes, with show-stopping performances from our burlesque ensemble and some special guests! Sit back, savour and enjoy what is a celebration of the golden-age of music. During the show, be delighted with a three-course menu and a three hour drinks package of beers, wines and French sparkling. Tickets: All shows feature alluring burlesque performances throughout the evening – hosted by Lulu Lemans. Dinner and Show package $119 per person + booking fee. From 6:30pm – 9:30pm. 8 Apr, 13 May and 17 June more information at cloudland.tv.

BETWEEN THE VEIL – SAMHAIN WITCHES MASQUERADE BALL

Come to The Princess Theatre on 30 April for a night of magic, music and a powerful ritual to honour the dead. Samhain is a sacred holiday when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, they will be honouring the dearly departed, celebrating life and creating magic.

What to expect: – Elemental Show, Live Acts, DJ, – Each guest will receive a Samhain Tag to honour their loved ones on our Samhain Sacred Tree, – Witch Stalls, Pagan Artist and Magical Supplies, Prizes, Giveaways, Witchy Shake your Fat Dance more information at mysticalrealmsaustralia.com.au.

BLOOM SINGS

After sold-out performances across Australia in 2021, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, returns in 2022 to present the second chapter of her popular Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt Songbook. This new show features some of the fan favourites from the 2021 tour PLUS a bunch of new hits from the three Grammy Award-winning artists and vocal powerhouses see her at Jindalee Hotel on March 18.

THE BABUSHKA BOOK CLUB

Three unlikely bibliophiles deconstruct the classics, try to look smarter than they are and drink a lot of pinot at the Judith Wright Art Centre on 26 March. After performing to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, the three girls of Babushka want to discuss some serious literature and expand the membership of their bawdy book club. Be entertained by a wickedly funny cabaret that features the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac and Lana del Rey through to David Bowie and Bananarama, as Babushka turns best-loved novels inside-out and colours them various shades of grey, for more information: queenslandcabaretfestival.com.au.

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