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If you're coming to Brisbane and you are looking for something new to do while you are here, why not plan a visit around one of these great events.

Costumes From The Golden Age Of Hollywood

Costumes From The Golden Age Of Hollywood

When: 22 November, 2014 - 26 April, 2015
Where: Museum of Brisbane

Coming soon to the Museum of Brisbane ... 'Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood.'

This free exhibition is sure to be a big hit with visitors being given a glimpse into the Hollywood of the 1920s through to 1960s through a collection of  costumes, props and ephemera connect to the big screens most iconic stars, studios and designers.

The items are solely from a private collection owned by Brisbane resident Nicholas Inglis who has been collecting motion picture memorabilia and costumes for almost twenty years.

The exhibition will feature costumes worn by some of Hollywood's most loved screen sirens and stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews, Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Fred Astaire and Marlon Brando.

Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood is exclusive to Brisbane and the costumes will be on display in Australia for the the very first time.

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Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

When: 12 November, 2014 - 1 February, 2015
Where: Queensland Museum

Discover fashion's secret history in 'Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion' at Queensland Museum.

The exhibition highlights more than 80 features from London's Victoria and Albert Museum's collection and it's the first time many of these items have ever been on public display. Take a peek at pieces from the modesty of Queen Victoria's drawers to the satin revolution of the Wonderbra and more!

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion stands testimony to our evolving vision of beauty. Don't miss it!

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

When: 1 November, 2014 - 15 February, 2015
Where: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

With almost 100 garments featured in this exhibition, 'Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion', showcases the innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 80s to now.

Japanese fashion widely influenced the world of fashion in the late 20th century.Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way fashion is thought of today.

Held at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from the 1st of November 2014 to the 15th of February 2015, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to view these unique creations in person, the collections fringes from the classic to the elegant and the outrageous.

Book accommodation staying at the Manor Apartment Hotel. Located in Queen Street, the Manor Apartment Hotel is just a 20minute walk or short commute to the Gallery of Modern Art.

Brisbane Festival and Riverfire

Brisbane Festival and Riverfire

When: 6 - 27, September 2014
Where: Various Brisbane Locations

The annual Brisbane Festival is set to kick off in just a few days! With three big weeks of activities and events the 2014 Brisbane Festival will run from September 6th to 27th.

The Brisbane Festival boasts an exciting program jam-pack full of music, comedy, theatre, dance, circus, opera and more!

South Bank, from River Quay to the Cultural Centre will be a hive of activity including The Telstra Spiegeltent, QPAC and The Courier - Mail Piazza. 

Be sure to check out the amazing world of colour and light inside 'Exxopolis' an interactive and inflatable sculpture. Saturday the 6th to Friday 26th of September.

Brisbane Airport Light Garden is also worth a wander through, with a bamboo forest and ornate handmade lanterns twinkling in the night sky! Located in the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank from Saturday the 6th to Saturday the 27th of September.

If you can be in Brisbane on September 27th don't miss the Brisbane Festival finale, Sunsuper Riverfire. This is a pyrotechnic spectacular not to be missed! Vantage points for the evening inlcude: South Bank, Kangaroo Points Cliffs, Victoria Bridge, Captain Burke Park, Wilson's Lookout and the City Riverwalk.

For more information visit Brisbane Festival.

Book your Brisbane Festival accommodation staying at the Manor Apartment Hotel in Queen Street.

Soulfest Brisbane

Soulfest Brisbane

When: Saturday October 25th 2014
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane

Soulfest is Australia's first ever Neo-soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop festival. This unique music and cultural festival is taking place across stages in Victoria Park - Sydney, Yarra Park - Melbourne and The Riverstage - Brisbane.

Soulfest Riverstage Brisbane will take place on Saturday the 25th of October on The Riverstage from 12pm to 10pm. Riverstage is a great outdoor entertainment venue located in the heart of Brisbane in the beautiful City Botanic Gardens. The venue opened in 1989 and has been host to countless festivals and sideshows ever since.

Soulfest Brisbane will feature an impressive lineup including Maxwell, D'Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Moss Def, Anthony Hamilton and More.

For all the details head to the Soulfest website.

If you are searching for accommodation for Soulfest or any other Riverstage events, look no further than the Manor Apartment Hotel. Located in Queen Street in Brisbane, you'll be just a 5 minute drive, 20 minute bus ride or 20-25 minute walk from Riverstage! Book today!

CMC Rocks QLD 2015

CMC Rocks QLD 2015

When: 13 March to 15 March, 2015
Where: Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich

Exciting news for music festival fans! CMC ROCKS, the biggest country and roots music festival in the Southern Hemisphere is moving from the Hunter Valley to Ipswich, Queensland!

CMC Rocks QLD will take place at the Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich in the south-east of Queensland on Friday the 13th of March to Sunday 15th of March, 2015.

CMC Rocks is now in it's eighth year of operation and has lined up multi-platinum selling USA artist Lady Antebellum to headline the event. ARIA winning Troy Cassar-Daley has also been announced to perform.

The festival is expected to attract more than 5,000 international and interstate visitors to Ipswich for the three-day music festival. Ipswich is located just a 1hour drive from Brisbane! Stay at the Manor Apartment Hotel and explore Brisbane before or after you attend CMC Rocks QLD 2015!

WICKED the Musical Brisbane

WICKED the Musical Brisbane

When: From February 14th 2015
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

WICKED ‘The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’  will have audiences spellbound at the Lyric Theatre from the 14th of February 2015.

WICKED tells the story of two unlikely friends and how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

This production is the most awarded new musical and Broadways number one show and has been described as ‘awe-inspiring’ and ‘spectacular’!
The New York Times said it’s ‘The Defining Musical of the Decade.’

Winner of 90 major awards including a Grammy, three Tony Awards and six Helpmann Awards including Best Musical – WICKED is a show that you don’t want to miss!

Book WICKED the Musical tickets now via QPAC.

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Andrea Bocelli In Concert

Andrea Bocelli In Concert

When: Sunday 14th September 2014
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The world's most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli will be visiting Brisbane this September to wow audiences again!

The concerts will be divided into two parts. The first part will consist of classical opera arias and songs and the second part will feature some of the most popular hits from his latest album Passione - a collection of the world's most beautiful love songs.

With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who has forged a career spanning almost 20 years, selling a staggering 80 million records worldwide. His pop career, which includes the much loved Time To Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that reached Number 1 in 1998 in charts around the world may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling.

On January 29th, 2013 Andrea Bocelli released his new, highly anticipated 14th studio album, Passione, which includes some of the most beautiful love songs ever, featuring special duets with Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and trumpeter Chris Botti. In October 2013 he released the CD-DVD Love in Portofino, an international project featuring solo performances by Maestro Bocelli and some exceptional duets.

Andrea Bocelli last toured in Australia in 2008 performing sell-out arena concerts to an audience of over 65,000.

So don't delay secure your tickets via Ticketek today and while you are at it spend the long weekend with us here at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane by BOOKING your accommodation at the same time!


Brisbane International Tennis 2015

Brisbane International Tennis 2015

When: 4-11 January 2015
Where: Queensland Tennis Centre

Held in January at the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Brisbane International tennis tournament has always been the traditional warm-up tournament for many of the top seeded players of the Australian Open.

However, there has always been one very big, one very noticeable absentee from the tournament… that was until last year! In 2014, the great (greatest ever?), Roger Federer competed in this fantastic event for the first time ever – will the great man grace Pat Rafter Arena again in 2015, or will there be a new draw cards for the 2015 edition of this fantastic tournament?

Stay tuned to our website for further information as it comes to hand and don't forget to get in early and BOOK your accommodation for 2015 with us here at the Manor Apartment Hotel today and stay in the heart of beautiful Brisbane city with everything at your door step!

2015 AFC Asian Cup

2015 AFC Asian Cup

When: January 2015
Where: Suncorp Stadium

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup will be the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, an international tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation.

For the first time in its history, the tournament will be hosted outside of Asia with Australia playing host from the 9th to 31st of January 2015. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.

Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium will host a total of seven games of the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 including six pool games, one of which will feature the Australian Socceroos (on 17th January), plus one quarter-final.

The AFC Asian Cup is the pinnacle for the 47 nations of the Asian Football Confederation.

Australia, Japan, Korean Republic and DPR Korea have already qualified for Australia 2015. Qualifying for the remaining 12 positions is currently underway.

For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit their website and embrace the spirit by booking your stay with us here at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane.

The Lion King

The Lion King

When: 27 September 2014 - 25 January 2015
Where: QPAC

Extended Season now in Brisbane!

At last it's Brisbane's turn to experience the Lion King Musical.  Originally planned only for a 8 week season, the musical will now run until the end of January.  If you enjoyed the movie, the songs and the story of Simba's growing from cub to King with his friends, and uncle Scar, then you'll love the musical. 

Stay at Manor Apartment Hotel when you visit Brisbane to see The Lion King Musical.  Located just minutes from Central Station you can catch the train to South Brisbane - just 2 stops, or you could walk down Queen Street and across the bridge to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (about 15 minutes depending on you walking speed).

If you are planning a visit to Brisbane here is a list of some key events for the next few months. Why not book your accommodation with us and enjoy a night out:



6 - 9 July, 2014 - ICIM 2014
27 - 31 July, 2014 -ICON 2014-The 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference
6 - 9 August, 2014 - Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Exhibition
10 - 14 August, 2014 - AILA World Congress
10 - 16 November, 2014 - G20 Summit


9 July, 2014 - State of Origin Final - Suncorp Stadium
18 October, 2014 - Bledisloe Cup - Suncorp Stadium
4 - 11 January, 2015 - Brisbane International Tennis - Tennyson
Asia World Cup - Suncorp Stadium - January 2015

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