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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 3, 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

The Beer InCider Experience

September 19, 2014 |

Spring has officially sprung, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the sunshine than with an ice-cold beer or cider, or two. Or even twelve.

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Queensland Theatre Company Presents Theatre Residency Week

September 16, 2014 |

Whether you are dreaming of a career in theatre, enjoy going to the theatre, or just have a general love for great experiences (who doesn’t?), then Theatre Residency Week is for you. Read More

Frenzal Rhomb’s Jay Whalley Goes Solo At Crowbar

September 12, 2014 |

Aussie punk rock band Frenzal Rhomb’s front man Jason “Jay” Whalley has announced that he, and his famous dreadlocks, will be embarking on a solo tour around the country. Read More

Red Bull Flying Bach Dances Its Way To QPAC

September 8, 2014 |

Following 2013’s sell-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, Red Bull Flying Bach is making its highly anticipated return to Australia to complete its first national tour. Let’s thank our lucky stars that Brisbane is on their “to do” list this time around. Read More

Flying Fruit Fly Circus Presents Control Alt Delete

September 3, 2014 |

Created and directed by award-winning choreographer, Jodie Farraguia, Control Alt Delete combines physical theatre, circus and dance to provide an exciting and unique experience for audiences. Read More

Is The Book Better Than The Movie?

September 2, 2014 |

It is often said that the original novel is better than the film adaptation. Die-hard Harry Potter fans have been known to cast the Avada Kedavra curse on people who rave about the movies, yet somewhat shamefully have not yet touched the pages of the novels. Read More

Intimate QPAC performance by Joan Armatrading

August 30, 2014 |

Following forty-two years of touring, British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Joan Armatrading, will perform her last major world tour and first solo concerts on a worldwide scale. Read More

Pre-Loved Treasures at Bent Books

August 24, 2014 |

Hard to pass by with its cheerful blue, red and yellow exterior, Bent Books’ interior is equally as aesthetically pleasing. For over fifteen years, this quaint and quirky second-hand bookshop has offered West End locals and visitors the chance to lose hours  trawling through new and old titles at unpassable prices.  Read More

Review: Early Warning System and Erik Griswold at The Brisbane Powerhouse

August 22, 2014 |

Sitting in the dimly lit VISY Theatre of the Brisbane Powerhouse, a glass of wine in one hand and a program in the other, the crowd buzzed with excited chatter.

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James Bustar Juggles Ten World Records for EKKA

August 12, 2014 |

It is not every day that you obtain the opportunity to witness a professional juggler, let alone a comedian juggler that performs with axes, bowling balls and a unicycle. This job may sound like a dream, but James Bustar’s awe-inspiring shows are a product of incredible talent and perfection of skill.  Read More