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This Mental Health Day, October 10 a new film called The Girl on the Bridge is being released at Limelight Cinemas. Alexis Paulson, Limelight’s General Manager is available for interview on her thoughts about the film. “This one is extremely close to home for me and my team”.

“With the loss of close friends, and assisting with mental health challenges within my team every day, there is a film coming out soon that I want to absolutely shout from the roof tops as a MUST SEE. The film is called “THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE”, and is an extremely powerful film around mental health challenges. Prior to COVID-19, I understand that mental health was a huge challenge within our society, but since COVID-19 and it’s challenges and heartache have hit, it’s never been more important to open the conversation & discuss it even more openly. It’s a huge focus for myself, and my team and we are extremely passionate about EVERY ONE seeing this film. For those battling or friends with, or of even strangers with mental health challenges, we think this film is incredibly important, now more than ever.”

See the trailer here:

*Trigger warning.

Contact Alexis Poulsen on 0466 111 102

Ruby Chews launches donut burgers

A new sweet and savoury donut range will launch this week at Ruby Chews Burgers and Shakes. Donut Kill my Vibe is a toasted Berliner donut with double beef, double American cheese, maple glazed bacon, smokey BBQ saucse and garlic aioli. The Donut Mind if I Do is a toatsted Berliner donut with zesty fried chicken, streaky bacon, American cheese, Ruby’s special (house made) sauce and cheese sauce. To top these delicious creations off they doing a Jam Donut Spiked Milkshake for grownups – it’s a strawberry milk shake, strawberries and cream Baileys, whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, strawberry coulis and warm jam donut! These will be around for four weeks from Ocotber 8!

Contact Alexis Poulsen on 0466 111 102

New Friday night cocktails venue – 40 on the menu

The Retro Diner in Ipswich has recently launched Friday night trading and with their new liquor licence have added a menu with 40 different cocktails to try including alcoholic milkshakes! On the menu is the Pink Panther, Love Potion and many more! The Retro Diner also have beer, wine and spirits available.

Contact Angie Parsons on 3143 9623

4 Hearts new summer menus

The new Dovetails Summer menu features the best of seasonal produce with a native Australian twist. Summery Thai influenced Mooloolaba Prawns, house dry aged beef carpaccio and signature native herb crocodile tail start an inspired menu. New additions to main course include Kanagroo Scallopini, Lemon myrtle & Native Thyme Spatchcock and a statement dish, an indulgent Wagyu Striploin.

Desserts have a light, fresh feel with a lime trio panna cotta (gluten & dairy free), a Banoffee mess and a luscious cheesecake dreams with Oreo and salted caramel.

The wine list has had a revamp, with othe Cellar Reserve list now available for those looking special release and limited vintage wines.

While the Pumpyard Summer menu has been designed around their beer offerings and food made to share.

New additions include tequila & supermodel pale ale fish tacos, pork belly bao sliders and a delicious summery superfood salad. Their signature dish, a 16 hour smoked brisket is back along with a revamped 4 Hearts Share Board. The cocktail and wine list has had a do-over, now with summery cocktail jugs to share and a few special wines to compliment the Pumpyard offering.

Their Gilly’s Ginger Beer has been a huge success, giving non beer drinkers a great option to enjoy one of the 4 Hearts signature brews.

Contact Abbie Glossop 0439 439 710

Halloween ghost tour

Brisbane Ghost Tours are holding a special Halloween ghost tour at the Ipswich Cemetery on October 30 and hope to get one over the line on October 31 at 7.30pm. Hear the tales of ghosts of Ipswich past with renowned historian Jack Sim.

Contact Brisbane Ghost Tours’ Rick Burden 0401 666 441

Limelight Cinemas fights back

With cinemas facing another tough period of limited move releases, Limelight Cinemas in Ipswich are rewinding back to a time when VCRs were king and things were totally radical with a Totally 80s Series. They will be screening The Goonies, The Princess Bride, E.T., Labyrinth and ending with a bang with the Never Ending Story! See more here:

Keeping on with the classics theme, they’re also bringing Hocus Pocus to the big screen for special Halloween Screenings. Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November.

Unfortunately in August they had to cancel the annual screenings of Andre Rieu’s Maastricht Concert because the concert was unable to go ahead in the Netherlands, so instead the have ANDRE RIEU: TOGETHER IN MUSIC screening from October 15.

And since we can’t go to concerts at the moment, they have another concert screening – THE THREE TENORS. The incredible Luciano Pavarotti on the big screen, in full surround sound! The closest we’ll get to a concert at the moment.

They also have a number of Australian films which are noteworthy, and hopefully will keep them going over the next few months whilst they wait for the US & UK to recover a little for blockbusters to actually be able to release. These include: SLIM & I (NOW SHOWING), NEVER TOO LATE (OCTOBER 22), RAMS (OCTOBER 29), & DIRT MUSIC (Advance Screenings this weekend).

Contact Alexis Poulsen on 0466 111 102

New Haunted Mansion Experience at Woodlands

A new Haunted Mansion experience at Woodlands of Marburg is proving popular with the first month of events selling out. The experience has been developed to showcase the history of the mansion and tell a few ghost stories from its past with guide and paranormal investigator Katie Harvey. The immersive experience blends the historical with the paranormal. Note this is not for the faint-hearted. The two hour tours are being run fortnightly on Friday nights at this stage and includes paranormal investigations with spirit boxes, EMF readers, sensory objects and more. This offers a controlled hands on and informative environment to take part in a paranormal investigation. Tickets cost $94.

A special screening of Friday the 13th will be held at the mansion on Friday night November 13 ahead of that night’s Haunted Mansion Tour. This special Friday the 13th package includes accommodation for two, the tour and screening for $399.

Contact Woodlands of Marburg operator Michael Rowan on 0467 898 222

Seraphim Escape Halloween late night

This Halloween get your spooky on until midnight at Seraphim Escape. You are also encouraged to come dressed in costume with some friends to see if you can escape from one of Queensland’s scariest escape rooms, The Executioner’s Toolshed. Or their other scary room Atonement!

Contact Keziah Jarrett on 0433 948 338

Event to raise proceeds for People of Ipswich

Trevallan Lifestyle Centre is hosting a workshop to raise funds for Ipswich Photography Studio’s charitable project People of Ipswich. Amanda Waschevski, who owns the studio started the project to help the homeless and vulnerable to be seen with dignity and gift them a beautiful portrait to send to family or keep for themselves. The workshop will teach people how to take a better selfie and discuss the reasons why some don’t like themselves in photos, participants will receive a retouched cinematic headshot. The workshop is being held on Saturday October 21 from 1pm-2.30pm.

Contact Chelsea Allan 0414 400 955

New twilight market launches

The Jindi Markets are moving to a Friday night sunset market from October 16. The market was held on Sundays, but with the weather warming up have decided to utilise the cool evenings. Doors open from 3pm-8pm at the Ipswich Turf Club. There will be food trucks, family fun and market stalls. Dogs are welcome too.

Contact Claire Power 3282 1500

Christmas Celebrations with Soul

The Soul Nook Collective is launching the first of their Christmas celebration with Soul events this October. Book in for Saturday October 24 from 3pm-6pm for live music by Taylor Wilton, a picnic setting under the trees, grazing platter, cocktail on arrival, gift and a pop up bar. All tickets also come with a discount to use at The Soul Nook Collective Boutique. The next event will be held on November 7 from 10am-1pm and is a high tea style picnic. More information here:

Contact Taryn Ryan: 0409 543 512

New picnic destination: Watercress Creek Olives and Limes

If you haven’t yet visited this farm gate in Pine Mountain (Ipswich) now’s the perfect time with the sun shining and the weather still cool. They’ve also added delicious gourmet picnic packs to buy which are perfect for grabbing and heading off into the orchard to try. Just find yourself a nice spot under a shady tree and enjoy! Fourth generation farmer Bernie said he’s started to see a whole lot of city folk coming out to try his fresh produce which includes fresh olives, lime cordial, tapenades and jams. And taking advantage of the fresh air by stopping for a picnic at the property.

Contact Bernie Mahon on 0416 201 640

Little Nippers re-opens at The Workshops Rail Museum

This month the Little Nippers exhibition opens back up to the public for use. And to celebrate National Water Week you can learn about the incredible creatures that live under the sea and how we can look after our oceans. Running every Thursday in October 9.45-10.30am.

Contact Louise Whitlock 0419 822 426

Code Breakers: Women in Games

A new exhibition comes to The Workshops Rail Museum this month. The Code Breakers: Women in Games exhibition runs from Ocotber 25 2020 – May 2 2021. Did you ever want to crush a bully, run with wild animals or be a race car driver? You can do all this and more via the games featured in this new exhibition which celebrates the achievements of women working in the games industry. The exhibition features games made by emerging and established makers from platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzlers. Test your skills on one of 14 video games.

Contact Louise Whitlock 0419 822 426

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