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Brisbane Powerhouse


Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative.

The Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council Tramway architect, Roy Rusden Ogg. At its peak in the post-war years it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. As trams were replaced by buses, it was decommissioned in 1971.

The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development, re-opening on 6 June 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman with increased audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces.

Brisbane Powerhouse boasts a flexible 400 - 700 seat 'end on' stage theatre, an intimate 200 seat apron stage theatre, an 800 viewer open platform, two restaurants, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices.

Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by the Brisbane City Council.




119 Lamington Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 1.0K from Hawthorne

Bulimba Memorial Park


Take a close look at the sprawling weeping figs on trendy Bulimba's Oxford Street: they are what's left of a living tribute to serviceman killed in action in WWI. The trees, planted between 1919 and 1923, flanked three sides of the memorial park, dedicated in November 1919. Name plaques were once attached.

A wrought iron arch bearing the words 'Memorial Park' presents a formal gateway to the park and a lectern-like concrete pillar bears a brass memorial plaque to the soldiers, sailors and nurses of Bulimba who enlisted.

Local fundraising also enabled the park's two-storeyed grandstand to be built, in 1923, as a further memorial. Its architect is thought to have been GMH Addison who designed the ferry terminal building at the end of Oxford Street. The 4.6ha park is a popular place for family outings, picnickers and sport year-round.




129 Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.1K from Hawthorne

New Farm Park


Only three CityCat stops from the Central Business District, the inner-northern village of New Farm has long been a place to connect with others. Relax in the beautifully shaded surrounds of New Farm Park, where picnickers seem almost permanently perched on deck chairs and checked rugs.

The historic Brisbane Powerhouse, situated right next to New Farm Park, is also a must-see, playing host to live arts, weekend farmers markets and moonlight cinema (seasonal).




1038 Brunswick Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 1.2K from Hawthorne

Oxford Street Bulimba


Embracing Brisbane's sun-filled outdoor lifestyle, Bulimba is a sprawling precinct home to quiet leafy streets and green spaces perfect for picnicking. At the heart of this laid back precinct is Oxford Street, which leads you past a vibrant assortment of shops, cafes, homeware and fashion stores down to a tranquil riverside setting, where CityCats and ferries come and go.

Take a stroll along Oxford Street to discover bustling breakfast bars, boutiques brimming with treasures and local institutions like the Balmoral Cineplex cinemas, where you can still see a movie for less than $10.




Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.2K from Hawthorne

Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Incorporated


Balmoral Cemetery sometimes called Bulimba or Morningside Cemetery, was opened in 1874 and is a fine example of a Victorian era cemetery.

The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery was formed in 2001 to protect and enhance this important historic cemetery. Exciting glimpses of Queensland's history can be seen through the monuments of pioneers, politicians and local identities. Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.




Wynnum Road
Morningside, QLD, 4170

Located 1.3K from Hawthorne

Libertine Parfumerie


Libertine Parfumerie is Australia's most exquisite fragrance emporium, offering the world's finest perfumes, home fragrance, hair care, and bath and body products, sourced from the most acclaimed houses across the globe. Affiliated with international fragrance master and Fragrances of the World founder Michael Edwards, the temple houses a collection of the most coveted and hard-to-find perfumes.




181 Robertson Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 2.1K from Hawthorne

James Street, Fortitude Valley


James Street is a two minute stroll from the heart of Fortitude Valley and is without a doubt the place to be seen. Locals gather here to enjoy a crisp glass of white, a classic cocktail or a delicious bite to eat at the chic bars and cafes that line the street.

For day time pleasures, the James Street Market is a hot spot with its range fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, while movie buffs can get their fix at Palace Centro Cinemas.

James Street also houses an array of fashion and homeware retailers that has earned it a reputation as one of Brisbane's most stylish strips. Must-shops include Kisses, Little Kisses, Sass and Bide, Scanlan and Theodore, Mimco, Swedish Style, D.I.Q, Magnolia Interiors, Novo, Little Joe, and The Standard.




James Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Located 2.2K from Hawthorne

Hawthorne: Events

Anywhere Festival - Brisbane


Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane in a way you never expected during Anywhere Festival. From West End to Zillmere, Goodna to Carina, feel like an in the know insider as you discover places and events even the locals didn't know existed.

Over 17 days experience over 500 events from performances in all the suburbs of Brisbane: comedy in alleys, fashion parades in backyards, poetry in bowling clubs, walking tours on bridges, special retail, restaurant and kids events along with special happenings.

Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end of March, grab some friends and family and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


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1F/24 Macquarie Street
Teneriffe, QLD, 4005

Located 1.1K from Hawthorne

Italian Week


Italian Week is the official celebration of Italian Culture in Queensland, the festival commenced in 2007 as an in initiative of the Italian Government in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Italian Week brings people from all walks of life together to experience Italian culture and lifestyle. The cultural festival is designed to promote and encourage social cohesion through community and volunteer based activities.

The aim is to preserve and promote an appreciation of culture and heritage of Italy. A focal point of the week is the Italian Street Festival held in New Farm Park which the inaugural event in 2015 welcomed a staggering 50000 people hoping to get a taste of authentic Italian food, entertainment and history. Vendors lined the street selling food and art. A row of Fiats added to the Italian charm and the celebration of Italian food and culture with live music filled the air.



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2016
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New Farm Park,
1 Brunswick Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 1.1K from Hawthorne

Italian Street Festival



Fun for all the family as the Italian Festival in New Farm Park welcomes you to the taste of authentic Italian food, entertainment and history. The cultural festival sits on the riverfront in romantic New Farm Park as vendors line the street selling Italian street food and wines as live music fills the air and festival goer plot out their eating strategy. A row of Italian cars and Vespa's adds to the Italian charm during the celebration of Italian food and culture.
Italian Week in Australia brings Italians, Australians with Italian heritage and non-Italians together to experience Italian culture and rituals, often, captivated by the atmosphere created during the Festival. The cultural festival is designed to promote and encourage social cohesion through the provision of community and volunteer based activities. Come and enjoy yourself - Italian Style!



Event Dates
2016
      29th May


1 Brunswick Street,
New Farm
Brisbane, QLD, 4001

Located 1.2K from Hawthorne

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