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Club Tropicana. Leisure and the Arts

First Nations artists showcase in Cairns

Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts organisation, UMI Arts, will launch its 2024 season on 15 March by opening its annual member showcase, You & Me. The You & Me exhibition comprises 30 new artworks by 15 First Nations artists from across Far...

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QLD indigenous designers get career boost

Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair (CIAF) has announced two emerging indigenous designers as recipients of the BLOOM fashion and textile accelerator programs. Designer Lynelle Flinders of Sown in Time and weaver/textile artist Desert-Rain Magpie of Magpie Dreaming will...

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Aqua. On Swimming


Best storybook for small children

How good does it feel when you buy a child a toy or book, they start playing with it immediately and all the other kids of all ages want to play with it too? That's what happened when I bought my great-nephew Byron the Montessori Story Book for his fourth birthday....

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The Long Read.

SHORT STORY: Mum and the orange juice

My mother was not one to suffer fools gladly. She had a caustic sense of humour and when she uttered one of her frequent sharp comments, Dad would say, ‘Ah, there she goes again with that Irish sense of humour.’ Mum was an observer of people and though she was not...

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