What’s on in Brisbane this Weekend!

After all the excitement of G20, Brisbane is returning to it’s regular pace. Still lots happening, as usual, and whether you are looking for a relaxing time or an awesome party Brisbane has some great ideas.

Start the weekend with a relaxing afternoon of free music at Southbank. Every Friday afternoon at GreenJam there will free music playing along in a gorgeous space, located right next to QPAC and Southbank. More information here.

From Friday through to Sunday this week we have the Jungle Love Festival at Moogerah Dam (about an hour from Brisbane). Its a beautiful location, with great music and the line-up promises to be energetic and fun. More information here.

Saturday will be the day to get out and see some of Brisbane’s most creative and environmentally friendly artists produce an awesome range of things. Everything will be recycled or just generally very good for the environment! The markets are located at Southbank and will run from 9am-3pm. More information here.

On Saturday night Brisbane will have a show of one of the world’s most beautiful musicians- Tori Amos is playing at QPAC. Tickets are kind of expensive, but if you are a fan it promises to be a beautiful show. More information here.

Lexis Selfie Competition

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Our Selfie Competition is almost over! Lexis English has been running a #Lexisselfie competition- we’ve had some excellent entries so far. Post a selfie on our Facebook page with the hashtag #lexisselfie and you could win an awesome prize- a kayaking trip for two on the Brisbane River!

The competition closes next Tuesday the 25th November. Think about some creative ideas for selfies this weekend!

“If I had a million dollars…” Our 2nd Conditional Grammar Workshop!

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We had a wildly successful grammar workshop this afternoon, with more than twenty students attending our session on the “2nd Conditional”. We were particularly pleased so many new students staying back for their workshop on their first day- excellent effort everyone! If I had a million dollars, I would buy you all a prize for being such excellent students :)

A Perfect 10! Ten New Students Start at Lexis Brisbane

P1100528The sweltering heat was not enough to stop our ten intrepid new students make their way into the city for their first day at school. Luckily it was delightfully air conditioned inside for the worst of it. We’d like to welcome to the excessively sunny Brisbane Francesca and Francesco from Italy, Chang, Mei-Chen, and Wen Hsiang from Taiwan, Erina and Haruna from Japan, Yongchun and Semi from South Korea, and Pirmin from Switzerland. Welcome to Lexis everyone!

What’s On in Brisbane this Weekend!

This G20 long weekend means that many of us will get to have a relaxed time, catch up on some sleep and see our friends. If you wanted to get out and see the city, though, there will still be plenty to do!

Barman mixing drinks at bar insideThe End Bar in Brisbane's West End

Kick off this weekend with a Lock-In party at The End bar, West End. Free live music, free entry, excellent cocktails. More details here.

Or, feeling more cultured? There is also a Russian Film Festival finishing this weekend- showing a range of movies- Stalingrad, a shown above, sure looks interesting! Check out what’s on here.

Friday nights in West End the Boundary St markets are the place to be- food stalls from around the world, funky shops and the Motor Room offers free live music every Friday night. It’s a cool place to relax on a Friday night. For more detail,  Click Here.

Finally, to finish off the weekend, what could be more relaxing than jazz and drinks on the Brisbane River?  On Sunday, the Kookaburra Queen does a great lunch, with drinks and jazz, all on the river- it’s a little expensive, but it sounds like a wonderful afternoon. More information here.

Enjoy the long weekend everyone! Hope you feel relaxed and energised after a fun time!

Lexis student volunteers at the G20!

The G20 is happening in Brisbane right now, and one of our lovely students Laila has offered to volunteer for the event.  Read her story below:

“My name is Laila Ribeiro Cury, from Brazil ! I’m studying General English in Lexis English Brisbane I’ve been a volunteer in G20 since last Friday!  I’ve been at the Brisbane sign at South Bank every day per 5 hours.  I’ve helped visitors take a lot of pictures and I’ve given information about G20 Cultural events.
South Bank is amazing and a very, very, very beautiful place!  You can go to there 24 hours per day and every time you can find something new.
My volunteer job is awesome.  I could improve my English very fast because I’ve helped a lot of people every day and I could speak a lot.
My co-workers , now my friends, are very friendly and helpful people.  We’ve been having very fun days .
I would like to thank all the team for this big opportunity in my life!” – Laila

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Laila (second from left) and her volunteering friends at South Bank

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Laila in front of the big B for BRISBANE

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Happy volunteers