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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.

IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

When: December 13, 2014
Where: Riverstage

Truly get into the festive spirit this season at the IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols!

Brisbane’s premier Christmas Carols feature some of Australia’s most renowned singers, entertainers, celebrities and performers. Ring in Christmas with the festive sounds of David Hobson, Darren Percival, Amanda Harrison, Katie Noonan, Emma Pak, Steve Danielsen, James Morrison and many more.

 This magical night of Christmas joy will be hosted by Channel 9 news anchors Melissa Downes and Andrew Lofthouse and is proudly presented by Brisbane City Council and partnered with IGA, Mater Little Miracles and Channel 9.

Put it in your diary now! IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols – December 13th, 2014.  Riverstage Brisbane.

 The Manor Apartment Hotel is just a short stroll from Riverstage, why not book accommodation for the event and avoid the hassle of parking!

South Bank Christmas Markets

South Bank Christmas Markets

When: December 12-23, 2014
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

Shop for unique Christmas gifts and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas market (with a Brisbane twist) complete with cobbled streets.

From the 12th to the 23rd of December, Stanley Street Plaza in South Bank will be transformed into a wonderous world of stalls selling a mix of handmade unique Christmas ornaments, decorations and more.

To complete the holiday scene there will carols and live music.

Of course if you’re staying at The Manor Apartment Hotel not only will you be walking distance to these great nightly festive markets – you’ll also be in the heart of the city with hundreds of great stores at your fingertips to complete your Christmas shopping.

The South Bank Christmas Markets. December 12-23rd 2014 from 8pm nightly. Stanley Street Plaza, The Parkland, South Bank.

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

When: November 29 - December 14, 2014
Where: Brisbane

The first of it’s kind here in Australia, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) will see up to 80 films from the Asia Pacific region screen at top Brisbane venues, from November 29 to December 14, 2014.

The 16 day long Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival will represent the 4.5 billion people from 30+ countries. See films from China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Australia.

Venues hosting the event include Brisbane Barracks, The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and select outdoor venues.

To find out more about this international film event, please visit Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival.

The Manor Apartment Hotel is located centrally on Queen Street, why not book a few days accommodation and experience the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival.

Global Flavours

Global Flavours

When: November 1-30 , 2014
Where: Brisbane

Taste your way around the world during ‘Global Flavours’ a culinary celebration of Brisbane’s international cuisine and local produce. The month long event also coincides with Brisbane hosting the G20 Leaders Summit.

Some of the ‘Global Flavours’ that you could experience include influences from the Asia Pacific, Europe, South America and more. Take your taste buds on a journey they won’t forget this November! Some of the participating restaurants include:

Fat Noddle (Treasury Casino & Hotel 130 William St)

Dive into a ‘World of Yum’ with favourite’s like sweet and sour chicken and nasi goring on special. $15-$16 per person.

127 Bar & Bistro (127 Charlotte St)

Enjoy a 3 course meal with a glass of wine or beer. $75pp. Or how about just dessert and wine? $22pp.

Thyme2 (Sofitel, 249 Turbot Street)

Feast on seafood and sauvignon, interactively served from live action cooking stations. $59pp.

These are just some of the amazing deals on offer during Global Flavours, 1-30 November 2014.

After all that amazing food you just might need somewhere to lay down! Book your accommodation at The Manor Apartment Hotel in the heart of the city, and you’ll also start your day with a free continental breakfast.

UB40 Brisbane Riverstage

UB40 Brisbane Riverstage

When: December 7, 2014
Where: Brisbane Riverstage

'Red red wine you make me feel so fine, you keep me rocking all of the time.'

Calling all UB40 fans! Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will be rocking the stage at River Reggae 2014! Yes UB40 will frontline the event with support bands Blue King Brown and The Allniters.

Tickets are now on sale through ticketmaster for this big music event in Brisbane. The Riverstage venue is an outdoor arena and the show will go on in all weather. 

Riverstage is just a 15-20 minute walk from The Manor Apartment Hotel. Why not book accommodation and make a great long weekend of the event.

Supanova pop culture expo

Supanova pop culture expo

When: November 28-30, 2014
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The ever popular supanova pop culture expo will be delighting sci-fi and popular culture fans later this month at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

From Friday the 28th of November to Sunday the 30th of November some supa-star guests will come out of the screen and off the pages of comics for you to meet in the flesh! See Jack Gleeson - Joffrey Barateheon from Game of Thrones, Manu Bennet - Azog in the Hobbit, Oliver & James Phelps - The Weasley brothers from the Harry Potter series, Arthur Adams - Superman, Spider-Main, X-Men, Monkeymand and O'Brien and a whole lot more!

There will be guest panels, signings and photos, Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship, Fan Art Competition, Anime Trivia, Cosplay Chess, Masterclasses and workshops, and the Imagineer's Playground.

Of course, it wouldn't be supanova without Cosplay - what will you come as?

For more information and ticket sales please head to supanova pop culture expo Brisbane.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is an 8 minute drive, 15 minutes by bus or 20-25 minute walk from The Manor Apartment Hotel in the heart of Brisbane. Book your Brisbane accommodation today! 

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.

Book Brisbane accommodation staying at the conveniently located Manor Apartment Hotel.

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!

Need Brisbane accommodation? Look no further than the boutique four star Manor Apartment Hotel in Queen Street. 

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.

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.

Book your Brisbane accommodation staying in the charming boutique four-star accommodation of The Manor Apartment Hotel. Perfectly located in Queen Street to explore Brisbane City.

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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