What's on this month at South Bank
Get the gang together for a month of fun and entertaining activities and events at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.
6 – 28 September | Various locations
Brisbane Festival 2019 is back with an explosive program of entertainment hosted across the city in September, featuring a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and the return of Treasury Brisbane Arcadia and Sunsuper Riverfire.
5 - 8 September | State Library of Queensland
Brisbane Writers Festival celebrates the wonder of literature and leading writers. This year’s theme is a celebration of the core of what it means to be human through story, the big ideas and thought-provoking writing with a stellar line-up of international and national writers.
7 September | Rainforest Green, South Bank Parklands
Park yourself in for an evening of free live music set at Rainforest Green for The Sound Society. With entertainment from Peppermint Ollie, Machine Age and Sahara Beck and food and beverage by the Plough Inn, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening.
11 September | Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre (BCEC)
Well known for his wickedly sassy travel books, Bill Bryson takes to the stage to discuss the human body with knowledge acquired from the last three years, resulting in his latest soon-to-be-released tome 'The Body – A Guide for Occupants'.
13 - 15 September | Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre (BCEC)
Visit Brisbane’s Home Show to see, try and buy all the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom or interiors upgrade with free expert advice from more than 280 leading Queensland suppliers.
14 September 2019 – 2 February 2020 | Queensland Art Gallery
An exhibition featuring the vibrant works of Jon Molvig (1923-70), who dominated the art scene into the late 1960s. Brisbane was the catalyst for his major work and provided him with scope for his expressionist view of the world.
19 September – 9 October | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Experience one of the most loved Australian films of all time in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical being performed for a strictly limited season at QPAC.
19 September | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
The guest speaker at the Business Chicks lunch on 19 September will be one of Australia’s most iconic figures, Elle Macpherson.
20 – 21 September | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
An event for all ages celebrating all things pop culture featuring appearances from film and television stars, comic writers and illustrators, voice actors, gaming, activations, industry panels and workshops, and exclusive merchandise that can't be found anywhere else.
21 September | Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium
Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, makes its first Australian tour in over 19 years.
26 - 27 September | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
The largest annual congress on the UAV industry in the Australasia/ Pacific region featuring 30 internationally acclaimed speakers, workshops, numerous exhibitors from Australia, Japan, China, Korea and beyond and more.
28 September | viewing platforms – Cultural Forecourt and Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank
Sunsuper Riverfire is Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a bang featuring fireworks from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops. Spectators are also treated to aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force.
Until 7 September | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
A drama of romance, passion and tragedy, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic rendition of Romeo and Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year.
Until 13 October| Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
‘A Generous Life’ examines the legacy and influence of the much-loved Australian artist, Margaret Olley (1923–2011) who spent a formative part of her career in Brisbane.
Until 13 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
‘Quilty’ is the first major survey exhibition in a decade of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.
Until 9 October | Queensland Museum
Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken.
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