Australia agenda: looking ahead to the Queensland Music Festival
Sunday 03 July 2011
The Queensland Music Festival will soon take over central and regional Queensland with a bevy of exciting music events.
Queensland Music Festival
The Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide music and arts festival that takes place once every two years. Over the space of 17 days, local, national and international musicians travel the state performing "every conceivable style of music." The festival is held in Brisbane and more than 20 regional and remote centers around the state. Most events are free. In 2009 the event attracted more than 148,000 spectators.
60th Melbourne International Film Festival
July 21-August 7
In the weeks after the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), the Sydney Film Festival and Cannes, Australia's biggest film festival will light up screens in Sydney with a very special 60th anniversary event. The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is the world’s largest showcase of new Australian cinema and regularly draws crowds in excess of 170,000 people. An exhibition of graphic art will showcase the festival's iconic posters, ephemera and artwork, visually retracing the MIFF’s 60-year history.
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15th Sydney Design 2011
July 30-August 14
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
More than 50 venues across Sydney will highlight Australian design during the 15th edition of the two-week Sydney Design festival. The events all center around the theme of "Is old new again?" From architecture to fashion, the Sydney Design festival program includes exhibitions, seminars, installations, workshops, talks and tours. Similarly, Victoria's State of Design event is held July 20-31 and investigates how design can create sustainable development opportunities and improve living conditions.
7th The Organic Expo & Green Show
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Oceania Pacific's leading certified organic and green lifestyle event celebrates its seventh annual Organic Expo & Green Show in Sydney. In 2010, 7000 trade visitors and keen "greenies" attended the event to discover the latest trends in organic food, wine, and sustainable living. A second Organic Expo & Green Show will be held in Melbourne from October 15-16 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton.
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