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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | May 29, 2020

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AboutAdrien Van Bruinessen, Author at The Creative Issue

Adrien Van Bruinessen

Adrien Van Bruinessen

My greatest influence in life has always been music, which lead to my writing embarrassing songs that I can still remember now (there were dance moves, too). Mortifying early-day lyrics aside, my writing became a skill and a passion that increased my hunger for, and love of, words. I spend most of my hours analysing classic novels and plays. Although I adore theatre, unfortunately this love did not translate into talent. In the measly one performance I have ever been involved in, I developed stage fright and began crying, but soldiered on to receive an A, as my teacher thought it was all a part of the act. Nailed it. Coming from a small town of just 2,000 people, the move to the big city was both daunting and exhilarating, and I now feel so lucky that I can immerse myself in the culture of Brisbane.

Posts By Adrien Van Bruinessen

New Spring Menu At Jacu Espresso

November 9, 2014 |

Jacu Espresso is fast becoming a well known, and well loved, destination for Brisbane’s caffeine addicts and foodies. In the past eighteen months this warm and humble coffee shop has transformed into one of the most popular cafes on the South side. Jacu Espresso offers much more than just perfectly poured specialty coffee and your usual egg on toast. They have recently added a variety of tasty, innovative breakfast and brunch options to their menu, all thanks to their genius chef, Tim Dorman. Read More

Film Review: Gone Girl

October 28, 2014 |

Do you like raunchy sex scenes? Sure! Do you like bloody murder scenes? Who doesn’t?! Do you like being subjected to these two things simultaneously, burning into your retinas and haunting your very soul as you squirm in your seat and push the popcorn away, losing your appetite forever? Never. Read More

Interview: Olympic Athlete Henry Frayne

October 28, 2014 |

Decked from top to toe in Adidas gear, Henry Frayne downs two eggs and an avo on toast as we got a word in before he was off to training. Henry is an Olympic athlete, competing in both long jump and triple jump. As if that wasn’t enough to fill his plate, he has a commerce degree already under his belt, and is currently studying law. We chatted about the ups and downs of being a professional athlete. Read More

Where To Eat, Drink And Party This Melbourne Cup & WIN A Double Pass To Stockies

October 24, 2014 |

If you’re bummed that you can’t make it down to Melbourne for the biggest horseracing event of the year, don’t despair! We have found the perfect Brissy venues for you to flash that fancy frock or suit, with plenty of gourmet goodies and endless bubbles on offer, without costing an arm and a leg. Better yet, save your cash and enter our comp to win a double pass to the Stock Exchange’s Melbourne Cup Party! Read More

Review: Hot Chocolate And John Paul Young

October 23, 2014 |

On Friday 3rd October, Hot Chocolate and John Paul Young kicked off their Australia and New Zealand tour at the Twin Town Services Club at Tweed Heads. Being the 70’s rock fiend that I am, I thought it was my duty to represent Generation Y amongst the crowd. Read More

Brisbane’s Best Antique Centres

October 21, 2014 |

Modern, shmodern! When it comes to fashion and design, what’s old is new again. It is as though all of the quirky, vintage bits and pieces you drool over on Pinterest (while you should be researching for that assignment or work presentation) have rallied together to create these trendy goldmines of retro frocks, furniture and, you know, the stuff of goddamn dreams! Read More

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience

October 20, 2014 |

Attention, devoted Harry Potter muggles! Hogwarts is back in full swing with an even lazier way to absorb the Harry Potter series without reading the books! Following sell-out shows all around the world, Potted Potter compresses all seven of the magical books into 70 minutes of hilarious satire. Read More

He Dreamed A Train: A Part Of Brisbane Powerhouse’s SWEET

October 10, 2014 |

Multi-award winning artist Margi Brown Ash and celebrated director Ben Knapton combine their creative superpowers to produce a new show that blends digital projection with old-fashioned storytelling. Read More

Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival Finals 2014

October 10, 2014 |

Oh Shake Fest, Shake Fest! Wherefore art thou Shake Fest? Why, at the Brisbane Powerhouse of course! Shake & Stir Theatre Co presents the Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival Finals 2014. Read More

Review: The Vines’ Wicked Nature

October 2, 2014 |

The Aussie kings of rock and roll have done it again. Their sixth record, Wicked Nature, has been blasting through speakers since its release earlier this month, and it’s a double album, if you don’t mind. Read More

Must-Subscribe Makeup Artists On YouTube

October 1, 2014 |

They are some of life’s eternal mysteries; how can I achieve the perfect winged eyeliner? Why does my blush look like shingles? How can I eat bacon without gaining weight? I am here to help you out with at least two of these niggling dilemmas. Read More

Dames Of Throne Burlesque Show

September 30, 2014 |

After all the brouhaha that escaladed amongst audiences of Game of Thrones, it comes as no surprise that somebody, somewhere would create a parody production of the cult HBO television series. What better way than to involve nudity as homage to the twenty-seven billion nude scenes throughout the series. Read More

Make Yours A Scotch And Soda

September 23, 2014 |

What do you get when you combine a bunch of Australia’s most talented acrobats with some of our most innovative musicians? A pulsating cosmic womb of creativity, that’s what! Read More

The Borodin Quartet Lands At The Queensland Conservatorium

September 19, 2014 |

Musica Viva and Brisbane Festival present the legendary Borodin Quartet to enchant Brisbane audiences, all the way from Russia. Read More