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War Horse Comes to Brisbane this July

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit production War Horse is coming to Brisbane. War Horse tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate […]

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Josh Pyke playing Friday, August 30th at The SoundLounge Gold Coast

Get your tickets here! Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own. Pyke’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, […]

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Cloud Control playing on Thursday,August 22nd @ The Coolie

Get tickets here! All growing up in the Blue Mountains, the four future members of Cloud Control met at the rehearsals for the Pirates of the Penzance, where a series of random events[citation needed] led them to the green room. They started talking to each other and decided to enter their first “Battle of the Bands”.[1] The band subsequently won, […]

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Vance Joy – Sat Aug 31 – The Zoo Brisbane

Liberation Music are proud to announce that Vance Joy’s much loved song, ‘Riptide’ has been certified GOLD by ARIA (Australian Record Industry Assoc.) ‘Riptide’ is taken from the Melbourne artist’s debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing. Since its release earlier this year, ‘Riptide’ has worked its way into our hearts, winning more and […]


Jupiters Casino launches new show Lumi Air

Source- While the dark of night embraces you, the light of LumiAir awakens you… Bright with colour, strong with a cast of 40 international and Australian cirque performers and alive with brilliant costumes, stunning scenery and state of the art production…this is LumiAir – A Cirque Extraordinaire! Featuring a fantasy storyline and a captivating […]


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By Benjamen Judd We’re no strangers to a disco. Or a rave. Or a plain old hoedown. We are pretty much fond of anything that gets our feets moving and hips swaying and drinks in our hand in fact. Doubly so if the music is good and knowing French electronic artist, Yuksek, who is confirmed […]

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By Benjamen Judd One of our favourite films growing up (and still now as an adult) was Flashdance. The whole steelworker-by-day, self-taught dance star at night thing (a thing, might we add, that was in a bar that didn’t require the girls to get their rack out) gave us the inspiration to grow up and […]

Susan Frost


By Benjamen Judd This week we are going a little afield in our search for random things that we want to own. We ended up in South Australia (figuratively, not literally) where we came across the amazing ceramic work done by the equally amazing Susan Frost. Susan began her work in clay way back when […]


Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate July relaxation tunes.

Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate July relaxation tunes. Moby- Why does my heart feel so bad Kruder and Dorfmeister- Black Baby Quiet Vllage- Victoria’s secret Lisa Mitchell- Love letter Ed Sheeran- Kiss me  


Champagne with your tea, Sweetie?

This month we celebrate the power and versatility of La Gaia’s specialty range of teas made exclusively for spaQ. For the perfect cup of La Gaia iced tea add one teaspoon of tea to a tea pot with 250ml of near boiling water.  Leave to steep for between four to six minutes and cool in […]

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spaQ staff spotlight on Freya

Staff in the spotlight:  Hello to Freya   I have worked as a therapist for more than six years, always striving for every guest to experience that warm, fuzzy feeling of pure bliss. It is impossible for me to choose a favourite spaQ experience because every minute spent here is nothing short of delicious. I […]


Ready to relax

Spa Etiquette and preparation tips To help you get the most out of your spaQ experience we have some sure-fire tips to help make the experience memorable for all the right reasons.   It is super hard to relax if your mind is still abuzz so our number one tip is to arrive early.  This […]

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Recipe of the month!

Prawn and Pork Dumpling 10 wonton wrappers Groundnut oil to grease 2 tablespoons light soy sauce For the filling 125g minced pork 125g raw tiger prawns, shelled, deveined and roughly chopped 1 large spring onion, finely chopped 1 medium red chili finely chopped 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce […]

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At Gallery 2, The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013 John Gollings Learning From Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 1973-2013 Inspired by the architectural bombshell that was Venturi and Scott Brown’s text Learning from Las Vegas, John Gollings came to Surfers Paradise in 1973 with the intention to extensively photograph the […]

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