10 Oct 2021 Bands in Parks is celebrating over 100 years of entertaining Brisbane with a free fun-filled afternoon concert by the UQ Big Band. The initiative of Brisbane City Council, which started in 1916, Bands in Parks has been bringing free, brass, concert, jazz, orchestral, steel and swing band performances to public parks across
Brisbane residents are invited to share their unique perspective of our city’s history in the Cherish Brisbane Heritage photo competition. An initiative of Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network (BLHN), the competition calls for entrants to submit a photo taken in 2021 featuring an aspect of one of BLHN’s member organisations. BLHN is the heart of Brisbane’s
New Fam Park’s heritage rose gardens have sprung to life this spring, with thousands of flowers blooming up to a fortnight earlier than previous years. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said for many residents, the warmer spring weather is their favourite time of the year and the blossoming roses of New Farm Park is the traditional
Brisbane City Council are proposing works within New Farm Park to improve visitor safety and accessibility to the precinct. The works are part of the Council’s commitment to enhancing and maintaining more than 2160 parks across the city. The works will include: Reopening the original Brunswick Street park entrance, and the installation of bollards to
The $3 million Better Suburbs Grants program is helping sports clubs and other community groups hit by COVID restrictions and snap lockdowns. Many local sports clubs and community groups have been forced to cover the cost of maintaining their facilities and fields, while games are cancelled and canteens are closed, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.
ABC Radio Brisbane | Lucy Stone A community campaign against planned changes to a beloved inner-Brisbane park has been labelled “scaremongering” by the local councillor overseeing the project. But residents say they are simply asking to be part of a community-led masterplan for New Farm Park in the face of rapid population growth and high
The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre provides a social hub for people to meet and have a chat, join a range of activities and tap into local support services. The Centre is an open house with computers, kitchen, laundry and showers and can offer advice with housing and legal issues. Opposite New Farm Park 967 Brunswick
Weekend Notes | Gillian Ching It would be easy to miss the End of the Road Cafe in New Farm. Located in a cul-de-sac, the cafe is literally at the end of Brunswick Street and at the beginning of Brisbane’s glorious New Farm Park. Wandering along the winding, tree lined paths of the much loved
Every Saturday at 07:00am Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. The New Farm Park 5klm run starts adjacent to the New Farm Ferry Terminal in front of the park and is mostly run on cement paths.
ABC News A vast Brisbane rose garden is still blooming after 100 years, but how did it withstand the Sunshine State’s floods, humidity and extreme heat? New Farm Park’s rose garden, located in one of the city’s most popular suburbs, holds 2,500 roses of different varieties and colours. Established 1914, the heritage-listed park started with
every Sunday | 430 PM Oct to March | 4 PM April to September Social mixed touch rugby A slightly slower paced game aimed at the social side of things, a bit slower and ideal for beginners who want an introduction to touch rugby. Proper touch rules apply – explained as you go. Take your
“Gathering information from the past….preserving it for the future.” This is the long-time motto of the very popular New Farm Historical Society, which does good works in these parts. They host very well-attended monthly meetings in Merthyr Road, always featuring a formidable array of guest speakers, followed by a sumptuous courtyard afternoon tea. The Society