Arts

Backbone Youth Arts

In 2015, after losing all its government funding Backbone Youth Arts re-invented itself. Now, with an exciting new multi-arts program (including festivals, events, performances and workshops), as well as new digs in the old East Brisbane Bowls Club, 4zzz reporter Craig Garrett spoke with Katherine Quigley (Artistic Director and CEO) about the organisation's new direction.

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Refugee Achievements Celebrated And More

Refugees have turned their personal adversity into a positive contribution to their local community via Wesley Mission project that aims to share their stories through art.

Refugee achievements celebrated through artwork and photography

A local photography exhibition will showcase refugee struggles and achievements, and aims to share their stories through art.

The Wesley Mission’s Project - Art From the Margins, began nine years ago and formed off the back of a homeless outreach program.

Death Toll From Illness Nears Same Number of Deaths From 9/11 Attacks And More

The number of illness-related deaths stemming from the 9/11 attacks is set to exceed the number of those killed on 9/11 by 2021. More than 37,000 people are officially recognized as sick, with many people calling for a new monument alongside the two towers to recognise the ill or those who have passed away through illness. Officials originally told residents in the surrounding areas of Manhattan that the air was safe, although Christine Whitman of the Environmental Protection Agency later admitted she had been mistaken. People were rendered seriously ill while others have died, as a result of toxic exposure to the towers’ debris and wreckage.

Photography Exhibition Celebrating Ablity Not Disablity, Opens in Bundaberg.

A photographic Exhibition celebrating subjects ablity over disablity will open in Bundaberg during this week.

Organised by the Disability Sector Network, the exhibition features black-and-white portraits of 24 Bundaberg residents who live with a disability.

The aim of the exhibition is to document the life of a disabled person and to highlight their individual achievements and contributions to the community.

Video emerges of violent arrest and more Zedlines

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’ The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man. (Image: Youtube)

Video emerges of violent arrest

Footage has emerged of a Fortitude Valley Man being allegedly arrested in an extremely violent manner, with witnesses claiming the man himself was being ‘pulverised’

The video shows police dealing with a fight in the party district with one officer appearing to throw an uppercut and police surrounding the man.

Queensland Police say they are investigating the incident but are unable to give details surrounding charges.

Breaking: High court convicts Baden Clay of murder and more Zedlines

The high court of Australia has found Gerard Baden Clay had intent to kill his wife. This ruling means the charge previously downgraded to manslaughter will be once again be raised to murder. (Source: News.Yahoo)

Breaking: High court convicts Baden Clay of murder

The high court of Australia has found Gerard Baden Clay had intent to kill his wife.

This ruling means the charge previously downgraded to manslaughter will be once again be raised to murder.

Baden Clay has now exhausted all legal avenues.

QLD Government plan to make Easter Sunday a public holiday

Legislative changes are to be introduced by the Palaszczuk government in an attempt to make Easter Sunday a public holiday.

Kalgoorlie community in mourning and more zedlines

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse. Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter. Source: (facebook)

Kalgoorlie community in mourning

Kalgoorlie community leaders have called for calm after a violent riot broke out yesterday outside the town’s courthouse.

Rioters were expressing their frustration at local authorities after the man who struck and killed a 14 year old boy on a motorcycle was charged with manslaughter.

Many police officers were injured as residents threw rocks and bottles, with the tone of outrage changing later in the day with a candlelit vigil for the boy, Elijah Doughty.

Dead baby mistakenly cremated and more Zedlines

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child. The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

Dead baby mistakenly cremated

A stillborn baby has been mistakenly cremated at North Shore Hospital in Sydney following a body mix-up that has denied the parents the ability to bury their child.

The discovery came after the child’s body tag was found on an older woman, authorities realising a mistake had been made.

A full investigation is underway and a spokesperson for the North Shore Hospital has offered condolences for the family.

Translink contract negotiations suspended

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

University of Melbourne Reconstructs 2000-year-old Mummy

(Image: flickr.com)

The University of Melbourne has just completed the facial reconstruction of a 2000-year-old Mummy. The Mummy has been named, Meritamun (which means beloved of the God Amun) and is a multi-disciplinary project between the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The reconstruction is currently on display at the University’s Harry Brooks Museum and was sculpted by Jennifer Mann. Research is currently underway to discover how healthy she was and how she may have died.

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20ZiCSteen: a place for writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and mischief makers

ZiCS is Brisbane’s annual Zine and Independent Comics Symposium. For the past four years, for three days in August (or thereabouts), ZiCS takes over The Edge at the State Library of Qld, and writers, performers, artists, self-publishers and all-round mischief makers come together from across the country to buy and sell zines and comics; to trade ideas; and to meet up with like-minded people form other states, cities and towns.

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