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The Hamlet Apocalypse

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 16, 2017 0 comments

You can’t hide from live theatre. You can’t pause the show, or look on your phone, or be distracted by life. Theatre is in your face. It is live; breathing and alive.

Some pieces of theatre stick like glue to your memory. They get under your skin and almost crawl around; unable to get out, permanently living inside all of your cells. The Hamlet Apocalypse by The Danger Ensemble has well and truly got inside my head, under my skin and inside every single one of my cells! I’ve literally not been able to stop thinking about the performance since Friday night! Continue Reading

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Spotlight On: Alice Foulcher

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 14, 2017 0 comments

This morning I’m having a virtual hangout with Melbourne based actor/writer Alice Foulcher. We are talking all things, great Australian Films; (that’s right Alice & her hubby Gregory made a great Australian film), tight-ass movie budgets, making people laugh, fashion, keeping it real and of course coffee.

Alice stars in and co-wrote ‘That’s Not Me’ Film with her husband/director Gregory Erdstein. ‘That’s Not Me’ was created whilst doing an artists residency in Paris, France… sounds pretty schamncy fancy #right! Well these down-to-earth Aussies are here to show the world that a) Australians can make GREAT comedies and B) you don’t need a shit tonne of money to do it.

That’s Not Me is a tale of shattered dreams and charts the heartbreak and hope that comes from following your childhood dreams. Featuring ever so-lovely Alice Foulcher in the roles of Polly and Amy, with support from Isabel Lucas (TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN), and Richard Davies (OFFSPRING).

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The Roastery Cafe

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 11, 2017 0 comments

On Glenelg Street, South Brisbane; away from the bustling South Bank is a little hidden secret, The Roastery Cafe. The cafe is almost hiding, but it oozes quirky, industrial charm. I’m starting to form the belief that these particular cafes; you know the ones hiding in industrial areas are liquid gold! These ‘hidden gems’ lack pretentiousness and seem to be more humble in their service of great food and kick-ass coffee.

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BIFF IS BACK BABY

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 11, 2017 0 comments

BIFF aka the Brisbane International Film Festival is back and we are dance-around-in-ya-undies-happy!! #toteslegit.  After having a few years away from Brissie cinema screens, Brisbane Threads can officially say that we are over-the-moon-excited that BIFF IS BACK BABY!!

#OHYEAH

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EKKA FUN IN THE SUN

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 11, 2017 0 comments

WAHOO… the wait is finally over and the EKKA opens today!

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the winds have just started to pick up… must be that time of year again. There is no denying it, it’s EKKA TIME.

It is actually hard to believe that we are already in the middle of August and that in fact it is EKKA time again… it only seems like last week we were chowing down a dagwood dog followed by a strawberry ice-cream…

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Adulting (verb): to do grown up things

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 4, 2017 0 comments

Adulting (verb): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities and that make you be considered to be a grown up.

I know a lot of our generation kind of baulk at the idea of adulting. Often we feel like we fail at being an adult. Being responsible and grown up can be hard sometimes. No need to sugar coat it. It’s not that we don’t want to grow up and responsible, but that we just don’t seem to have it together all of the time.

One way to up your adulting game is to take responsibly for your health. Continue Reading

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IT IS NIGH

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 3, 2017 0 comments

If there was an apocalypse coming how would you spend your last night?

Local Brisbane theatre company, The Danger Ensemble would put on a play… Hamlet to be specific!

The premise is simple. Basically seven actors stage Hamlet on the eve of the apocalypse. What isn’t there to love about that?!

The Hamlet Apocalypse was originally presented and produced by La Mama (2009, Melbourne) and then had hugely successful seasons at both the Adelaide Fringe Festival and at La Boite. Years later it is back, bolder than ever at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. This year’s cast features some of Queensland’s most talented actors and we’re ready to be on the edge of our seat watching the performances. For all the fashion lovers out there, think ‘Post-Mod-Elizabethan’ looks, designed by local fashion designer Oscar Clark. #SWOON

Artistic Director Steven Mitchell Wright has always been a game changer, creating visually striking pieces of theatre. We can’t wait to experience and soak in all that the The Hamlet Apocalypse has to offer.

“THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE puts the human experience under a microscope in a very high pressure environment…. It creates a space for audiences to observe a group of very real people wrestling with their own mortality, and to also reflect upon the choices they might make, the regrets they have, the joys they’ve shared and the lives they’ve lived.”

This year also marks a huge achievement for The Danger Ensemble; it is their TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! If that was a marriage they would be getting some tin or aluminium… hmmmmm, seriously? Well we think ten years in the theatre is a huge achievement** and deserves more than a piece of metal… and if their earlier seasons of Macbeth is anything to go by, Brisbane you are in for a treat.

We’ve teamed up with The Danger Ensemble to giveaway a double pass to the Friday the 11 August 7:30pm performance of The Hamlet Apocalypse. For all competition details heard to our Instagram profile @brisbanethreads. 

 The Danger Ensemble’s THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE opens this Wednesday 9th August.

 

THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE

 9 – 19 AUGUST

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

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** Ten years in marriage is also amazing… as is doing anything you love for TEN WHOLE YEARS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON: KIT WEBSTER

posted by Emmy O'Neill August 2, 2017 0 comments

Today I’m having a quick chat with Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist Kit Webster about all things art, style inspiration, travel and of course coffee!!

Kit has been collaborating with Westfield Chermside for their ‘Festival of Lights’, which is being celebrated this coming weekend from today Thursday 3rd August – Saturday 5th August. The ‘Festival of Lights’ is celebrating Westfield Chermside’s NEW dining, entertainment and lifestyle precinct.

Brisbane locals can enjoy Kit’s visually impressive work under the ‘Urchin’ from 6pm – 9pm every evening.  Over the duration of the ‘Festival of Lights’ the precinct will also have interactive projections, kid’s activities, live entertainment, fireworks and much more.

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The Float Space

posted by Emmy O'Neill July 31, 2017 0 comments

In this fast paced, 24/7 digital world it is often impossible to turn off, to de-stress, to relax, be still and just let go. We are often so consumed with our work, with our phones, with ‘staying connected’ via social media that self-care, relaxation and mindfulness are the last of our priorities. Sound familiar?

So last week when our designer announced that he had tried ‘floating’ to help with mental clarity and relaxation; my stressed out self sat up, listened and took notice. Floating? Did I hear him correctly? In case you are like me living under a rock for this past year; you might be oblivious to ‘Floatation Centres.’ Turns out floating is all the craze and rightly so! Anything that boasts positive health benefits, detoxifying AND de-stresses is a good thing! So I reached out to The Float Space in West End and promptly booked in a session. Continue Reading

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SEVEN TIPS TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE

posted by Emmy O'Neill July 28, 2017 0 comments

Spring is just around the corner and it is the perfect time if you’re thinking about putting your house or unit on the market! Buyers LOVE shopping in Spring so making sure your house is market ready and dressed for sale, so come September, you can hit to property market with a WOW FACTOR!

The old rule is that you only get one chance to make a great first impression. This is so true when it comes to many things and especially true for real estate.  The first time a buyer sees a home is the most important and it all starts right from the moment they pull up out the front…

We caught up with Brad Sissons from Coronis Coorparoo for a cappuccino to learn how to get your house ready for sale!

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WESTFIELD CARINDALE WEEKEND FUN

posted by Emmy O'Neill July 28, 2017 0 comments

FREE Nutella donuts and celebrity chefs! Count us in! All to celebrate the brand new Fresh Food Precinct at Westfield Carindale. We’ve got you covered with some Westfield Carindale weekend fun!

Tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, celebrity Chef Matt Golinski will be showcasing local ingredients with gourmet cooking demonstrations. There will also be take home recipe cards so you can continue the cooking adventures at home! Continue Reading