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CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK – Sunday, 7 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019: SONGLINES – the Living Narrative of our Nation. The Indigenous voice includes know-how, practices, skills and innovations that are found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. They are words that connect us to country, an understanding of country, and acknowledgement of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on earth. (Information and NAIDOC Week Poster 2016 courtesy of NAIDOC CC BY-NC-N4 4.0)

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Coming up - lots of events for July 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 2, 3, and 5 for more events.   

  • FEEL THE NEED FOR STANDUP? Laugh like a drain at FREE OPEN-MIC NIGHTS across Brisbane. Check out the detailed listing on ‘What’s On Now?’ on the menu at left for a Sit Down Comedy Club Open-mic venue near you in July 2019.
  • THE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS, everyone’s favourite open-air Asian-hawker markets, will return to South Bank to sizzle, smoke and sear all your favourite foodie treats as one of the most popular events from Brisbane’s renowned GOOD FOOD MONTH line up. The markets are happening in the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank, on Wednesday, 24 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019 from 5.00 p.m. on weeknights and 4.00 p.m. on weekends.
  • The second in SLQ’s Portrait of an Artist series for 2019 offers a unique insight into the life and the politically-charged work of Queensland Indigenous artist GORDON HOOKEY, whose work is held in the public collection of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Canada. During this FREE event, see a film interview with Gordon, followed by a Q & A session with him, in Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), South Bank, on Friday, 26 July 2019 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • The CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL is an annual festival celebrating all things Lapidary! Gems, minerals, jewellery and more. Stall holders from around the country come together to display and sell their rock, mineral, gem and jewellery collections. Rock in to the Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club, 129 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park, North Queensland, on Saturday, 27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019.

 

The Event: FEEL THE NEED FOR STANDUP? LAUGH LIKE A DRAIN AT THESE FREE OPEN-MIC NIGHTS

Date and time: See below for dates and times.

Venue: See below for a venue near you. 

Ticket price: All OPEN-MIC NIGHTS are FREE and require no pre-booking. Just turn up.

What’s happening: THE SIT DOWN COMEDY CLUB OPEN-MIC VENUES: The Sit Down Comedy Club is proud to offer new comedians a chance to get up and have a go at Stand Up Comedy, and the thriving Open-Mic Circuit around Brisbane is known as one of the best in the country. With so many new up and coming local open-micers keen for stage time to hone their talent and material, the SDCC nursery has recently expanded to include two more great  nights.

All open-mic nights are FREE and require no pre-booking – just rock up, grab yourself a drink and take a seat. Who knows who you and your friends might see – experienced comics trying out new material, or someone performing for the very first time – maybe one of the future stars of Australian comedy. WANNA HAVE A GO? Click here for more information.

Check out an Open-Mic Night at one of the following venues:

  • Sunday Nights – Stones Corner Hotel, 346 Logan Road, Greenslopes at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
  • Monday Nights – Newmarket Hotel, 400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket at 7.30 p.m. weekly.
  • Tuesday Nights – Waxy's Irish Pub, 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise at 8.00 p.m. weekly (NOTE that this venue has stopped for the winter break and will restart on 3 September 2019)
  • Wednesday Nights – The Bavarian – Bowen Hills, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
  • Wednesday Nights – Pig 'n' Whistle, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Musgrave & Station Road, Indooroopilly at 6.30 p.m. weekly.
  • Thursday Nights – The Manly Hotel, 54 Cambridge Parade, Manly at 7.30 p.m. monthly – held on the third Sunday of every month.

 

The Event: BRISBANE'S NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS AT SOUTH BANK – GOOD FOOD MONTH

Date and time: Wednesday, 24 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019 from 5.00 p.m. on weeknights and 4.00 p.m. on weekends.

Venue: The Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Parking is available at South Bank’s Little Stanley Street car park, the BCEC and QPAC. Little Stanley Street Car Park and the Cultural Forecourt are accessible by wheelchair.

Ticket price: FREE to attend. For more information about what’s happening, go to https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane/night-noodle-markets, and check out other events during Good Food month at https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane

NOTE: All stalls at the Night Noodle Markets accept debit and credit cards – there will be no ATMs in the Night Noodle Markets area – this is a cashless event. Night Noodle Markets is a licensed event, so BYO drinks are not permitted. There will be a range of James Squire craft beers available, Jacob’s Creek wine and Pimms.

What’s happening: THE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS, everyone’s favourite open-air Asian-hawker markets, will return to South Bank to sizzle, smoke and sear all your favourite foodie treats as one of the most popular events from Brisbane’s renowned Good Food Month line up.

This Asian Hawker Festival is the perfect cure to your winter blues, with stallholders providing hearty dishes guaranteed to toast your tummy and fill you up. Whet your appetite with saucy flavoursome noodles, fresh bao buns and succulent gyozas, then sweeten your palette with a creamy scoop of dulce de leche gelato.

Savoury Bites: Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, you will be spoiled for Choice. Feast on Bangkok noodles with marinated tofu, crispy calamari, Japanese fried dumplings, Korean BBQ tacos, fried tofu gua bao, crackling pork noodle and vegetarian roti rolls. 

You can find all these appetising bites and much more at Bangkok Street Food, CalabangDonburi StationPoklolWonderbaoShallot Thai and @Roll Up. Head to the official Night Noodle Market website to check out the full list of savoury dishes on display.

Sweet Bites: There is always room for dessert, right? Gelato Messina will be completing your taste bud experience with a range of gourmet gelato flavours. Satiate your sweet tooth with brown sugar and banana gelato, wrapped in banana bread and deep-fried filo pastry with custard and chocolate peanut crumb, as well as condensed milk gelato with fried pie crust and peach jellies mango salsa. 

Waffleland will be serving up freshly baked waffle sticks with a range of drizzled toppings, from warm Nutella to caramel syrup and lychee, as well as maple syrup and sesame seeds. After the foodie celebrations are over, probably a good idea to check in with your doctor to book a glucose tolerance test.

 

The Event: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST SERIES 2019 – THE POLITICALLY-CHARGED WORK OF QUEENSLAND INDIGENOUS ARTIST GORDON HOOKEY – A PROUD WAANYI MAN

Date and time: Friday, 26 July 2019 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.

Cost: FREE to attend, but bookings are essential. Register for your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/register?orderid=9a9f586898a611e9a3680a10d8745256&client_token=a2f8005d0cd14aec8b9cc5932d8cebf2&eid=62341618459

What’s happening: The second in SLQ’s Portrait of an Artist series for 2019 offers a unique insight into the life and the politically-charged work of Queensland artist GORDON HOOKEY. A proud Waanyi man, Gordon was born in Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. He is an oil painter and sculptor whose art is located at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge. 

Gordon's work combines figurative characters, iconic symbols, bold comic-like text and a spectrum of vibrant colours. His art is well known for its piercing commentary of Australia’s political landscape, its leaders and representatives. Gordon’s work is held in the public collection of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Canada.

Watch a screening of an interview with Gordon, which was filmed for the James C Sourris AM Collection of contemporary Australian artist interviews. Following the screening, enjoy an intimate Q & A session with Gordon to hear his musings on art, life and possibly politics!

 

The Event: CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL 2019

Date and time: Saturday, 27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019.

Venues: Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club, 129 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park, North Queensland.

Ticket price: FREE to attend. For more information, visit the website at https://www.queensland.com/en-au/event/cairns-gem-festival-2019. There is a car park and kiosk, and please note that this is a non-smoking establishment.

What’s happening: The CAIRNS GEM FESTIVAL is an annual festival celebrating all things Lapidary! Gems, minerals, jewellery and more. Stall holders from around the country come together to display and sell their rock, mineral, gem and jewellery collections. Enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike enjoy the variety of items on display and for purchase. 

 

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CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK – Sunday, 7 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019: THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER FLAG was designed by the late BERNARD NAMOK as a symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Islanders. Adopted in 1992, it was the winning entry in a design competition run by the Island Coordinating Council, a Queensland statutory body representing the community councils in the Torres Strait. In the same year it was recognised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and given equal prominence with the Australian Aboriginal Flag. In July 1995 the Australian Government recognised it, along with the Australian Aboriginal Flag, as an official ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953. The Torres Strait Islander flag has three horizontal panels, with green at the top and bottom and blue in between. These panels are divided by thin black lines. A white Dhari (traditional headdress) sits in the centre, with a five-pointed white star beneath it. The meanings of the colours in the flag are: GREEN – represents the land, BLACK – represents the Indigenous peoples, BLUE - represents the sea, WHITE – represents peace. The Dhari represents Torres Strait Islander people and the five-pointed star represents the five island groups within the Torres Strait. The star is also a symbol for seafaring people as it is used in navigation. The copyright of the Torres Strait Island flag is owned by the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC). The Council’s contact details are: Torres Strait Island Regional Council, PO Box 7336, Cairns QLD 4870. Phone (07) 4034 5700 or email: info@tsirc.qld.gov.au. Permission is not required to fly the Torres Strait Islander Flag, but permission must be received in writing from the TSIRC, prior to reproducing the Torres Strait Flag. Any questions on how and when to display the Torres Strait Islander Flag should be directed to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council at http://www.tsirc.qld.gov.au. (Attribution: The Torres Strait Islander Flag was designed by the late Bernard Namok – see above)