Les Clefs d’or
CHIEF CONCIERGE, RYDGES SOUTH BANK
AS THE EAST COAST of Australia continues to swelter under an energy sapping heat wave, and the South East Queensland beaches welcome the hundreds of people attempting to escape the sun, there are still many activities on land that will take you out of the scorching heat.
n The eighth annual Brisbane Comedy Festival runs until 28 March, it will be held in two unique venues. The historic Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Hall. The festival has many of Australia’s top comedians performing but it is probably recommended for adults.
n March welcomes the start of two of Australia’s biggest sporting competitions and showcases two of Queensland’s greatest sporting teams. The Suncorp Super Netball series, which features the defending champions the Queensland Firebirds and in the Rugby League known locally as NRL, the Brisbane Broncos attempt to prove that once again they are a finals league team.
n For those not interested in sport and prefer a less strenuous activity, the second annual World Science Festival is on from 22 to 26 March at the Queensland Museum and surrounds. This festival originated in New York in 2008, and for the first time ventured outside the United States in 2016 to be hosted in another world city, this time in the southern hemisphere—brisbane city.
n Another great exhibition to see in Brisbane is at the State Library of Queensland at South Bank. Between 2014 to 2018, Queensland is commemorating 100 years since many of its residents participated in World War 1.
Over 57,000 service men and women from Queensland volunteered for action during World War 1. The State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library houses significant collections relating to the experience of Queenslanders during World War 1. This exhibition is great as it shows an important part of Australia’s history and the nation’s important contribution to world affairs.
n As with any question relating to Brisbane, the surrounds, Queensland or Australia in general, see your friendly hotel Concierge staff. The concierge wearing the shiny gold keys on their uniform lapels are a member of an international society of professional Concierge called, Les Clefs d’or. These concierge should be one of your first options for general hotel assistance. Enjoy your time in Queensland.