This attractive city has a subtropical climate with hot, moist summers and mild, dry winters. This nice weather is combined with a strong cultural identity in art, sculpture, literature, poetry and music, which dates back to the late 1800s. Classical culture is also well represented in Brisbane, including the performing arts and creative arts. Many of Brisbane's venues are of international standing, including the Queensland Cultural Centre, the home of the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery, the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Other theatre areas include the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the Brisbane Arts Theatre, Twelfth Night Theatre, and the Powerhouse. Brisbane is also the base for the Queensland College of Art and will soon be home to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (which will complement the Queensland Art Gallery). Brisbane has many important and historical buildings and structures, some of which date back to colonial times. Brisbane also has many beautiful gardens and parklands. The South Bank Parklands which were later established on the former Expo '88 site, are now an a thriving mix of Brisbane's relaxed lifestyle and culture, including concerts held at the Suncorp Piazza.
Home of music
Brisbane is the birthplace of a number of internationally acclaimed singers,
musicians and actors, and well has having produced a number of significant
Australian authors. The Bee Gees, the Saints, Custard, Savage Garden
and Powderfinger are some example of these stars.
Brisbane's nightlife today is a thriving and varied mix of pubs, clubs, themed bars, and various other venues. There are two main areas of focus: The "City" (CBD) and The "Valley" (Fortitude Valley). While the city typically consists of venues catering to those with a more traditional taste in music or atmosphere, the Valley typically offers a drastically different, more cosmopolitan selection of places.
Also popular are the rockclimbing cliffs which are located at the southern approach to the Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point, as well as the more than 27km of bicycle pathways which line both sides of the river east and west of the city centre. Brisbane is a beautiful city where you can enjoy the perfect mix of culture, sport and fun.
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