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Brisbane Arcade Turns 90

Posted on 20 Sep, 2013

There is no doubting that some things truly do get better with age. The same must be said of The City’s iconic Brisbane Arcade. Opened in 1923, the Arcade stands as the oldest shopping centre in Brisbane, with a design reflecting the archetype of the traditional shopping arcades developed in Europe in the late 18th century.

Take a trip back to the 1920's and share your own memories of this splendid space by taking part in Brisbane Arcade’s 90th Anniversary celebrations between the 12–19 October 2013.

Floral Displays
Brisbane Arcade will be embracing spring with beautiful flower displays as part of the celebrations.

Historical Displays
The Arcade will be transformed into a museum space housing historic photos, news clippings and fashion pieces that time forgot.

Song And Dance

Shop with an extra spring in your step as jazz bands perform throughout the week of celebrations. Plus 1920s dancers will also perform on Saturday 19 October.

Style It Up

A styling booth on the Arcade’s street level will offer free styling sessions. Meet celebrity stylists including Jenny Gaskell, Kimberley Gardner, Kellie Alderman and Joshua Jones.

Meet The Designers
Meet designers Julie Tengdahl, Pia du Pradal, Deanne Mayocchi and Brad Webb during the celebration week.

Take A Tour
Join local legend Jack Sim on ghostly tours of the Arcade or join Brisbane Marketing’s free Greeters tours and get to know the Arcade’s incredible past, architectural history, public art and plans for the future.

Win, Win, Win
Spend in-centre during the celebrations and go in the draw to win your share of more than $5000 and Brisbane Arcade gift vouchers.

The Manor Apartment Hotel fits in well with the iconic and heritage status of the Brisbane Arcade, so why not embrace this and book in a stay to coincide with the celebrations!

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