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MI CASA SU CASA – BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE!

BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, 9 October, Thursday, 11 October and Sunday, 14 October 2018. PAINTING VIDA: BRISBANE’S ART TOUR. Famous local artist, VIDA LAHEY, makes a fine return to Brisbane’s streets and art galleries in this 2-hour theatrical walking tour experience. You’ll learn about her passionate advocacy for Brisbane’s art and culture scene, her great friendship with sculptor Daphne Mayo, and her own personal journey. PLEASE NOTE: These tours are on Tuesday, 9 October, Thursday, 11 October and Sunday, 14 October 2018 and will cost you $39.50. You need to book via https://talkofthetown.securedirectbookings.com. Go to http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au for more information. (Photo of Vida Lahey with a statue of Brisbane suffragette Emma Miller by L.J. May)

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Coming up - lots of events for November 2018. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.   

  • To mark the Armistice Centenary, the State Library of Queensland will light up red and PROJECT DIGITAL IMAGERY OF SOLDIER PORTRAITS from their Q ANZAC 100 collection during the lead-up to Remembrance Day. Projections are ON NOW, and will run from 6.00 p.m. every day until Sunday, 11 November 2018.
  • REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES are being held IN BRISBANE and around QUEENSLAND. In Brisbane, RSL Queensland will host the State’s largest REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Brisbane on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at 10.15 a.m. (Gather in the parts of Ann Street that are cordoned off – Anzac Square is currently inaccessible due to restoration delays.)
  • Head for the Riverstage for FREEDOM SOUNDS – AN ARMISTICE CENTENARY CONCERT. Kate Ceberano, Ash Grunwald and Pete Murray will join the Australian Army Band Brisbane in a musical tribute celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. It’s FREE, but bookings are essential (see event listing for how), and it’s on at the Brisbane Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane, on Sunday, 11 November 2018. Gates open at 1.30 p.m.
  • When you visit the ‘LOVE TO ALL, CONNIE’ EXHIBITION, you will discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland’s most decorated and beloved First World War nurses. Go to the Talbot Family Treasures Wall, Level 4, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane. It’s ON NOW, daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • The WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT is a nine-piece ensemble that aspires to present a rich program of songs drawn from around the musical world, including folk, jazz, Brazilian, pop and classical repertoires. Attend this FREE concert in Brisbane City Hall, on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.
  • The RECREATE FASHION SHOW AND TWILIGHT MARKET features couture created by a collection of Brisbane’s best fashion designers from recycled materials, as well as handmade artisan wares at the BrisStyle Market stalls, plus your favourite food trucks. Head for King George Square on Friday, 16 November 2018 from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

 

The Event: SOLDIER PORTRAIT PROJECTIONS AT SLQ

Date and time: Projections are ON NOW, and will run from 6.00 p.m. every day until Sunday, 11 November 2018.

Venue: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane. For more information, email qanzac100@slq.qld.gov.au.

Cost: FREE to view.

What’s happening: To mark the Armistice Centenary, the State Library of Queensland will light up red and project digital imagery of SOLDIER PORTRAITS from their Q ANZAC 100 collection during the lead-up to Remembrance Day.

The State Library is joining Queensland landmarks, buildings and bridges across the state in lighting up red this Remembrance Day to honour the 57,705 Queensland soldiers who enlisted in the First World War.

To be part of this community initiative and to commemorate this pivotal moment in history, you can simply tie a red ribbon around your mailbox or wear a poppy. SLQ’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

 

The Event: REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES IN BRISBANE AND AROUND QUEENSLAND

Date and time: Sunday, 11 November 2018 at 10.15 a.m.

Venue: Shrine of Remembrance, Brisbane. The restoration of Anzac Square is behind schedule due to severe weather events, however the Shrine is accessible and parts of Ann Street will be cordoned off to allow crowds to take part in the service. Gather around the Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street, Brisbane City. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend.

What’s happening: At 11.00 a.m. on 11 November 2018, Australia will commemorate THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMISTICE – the moment the guns finally fell silent on the Western Front, bringing an end to World War I. Although the news of the ceasefire was greeted with relief and joy, there was also a sense of shared grief and loss.

In a nation of less than five million people, hardly a family was left untouched – of the 330,000 men who had served overseas, 62,000 had been killed and more than 156,000 had been wounded or taken prisoner. Some 23,000 soldiers were missing and their families would never learn what had happened to their loved ones.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, people around Australia will pause to remember the lives lost during this and the other conflicts of the past century. RSL Queensland will host the State’s largest REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Brisbane. As mentioned above, the restoration of the square is currently behind schedule, but you will still be able to participate from Ann Street.

In towns and cities all over Australia, memorials and rolls of honour reflect the terrible toll that ‘the war to end all wars’ had taken on families and communities. On the first anniversary of the Armistice, King George V asked all the people of the British Empire to stop and observe two minutes’ silence at 11.00 a.m. – a moment of respect and remembrance that is now a central feature of commemorative services on Remembrance Day right across the country.

As well as the usual Remembrance Day services, many sub-branches around Queensland are also organising special events to celebrate the centenary of the Armistice, some of them being held from early November through to 11 November. For your nearest service in Queensland, visit http://www.rslqld.org/remembrance-day.

 

The Event: RSL QUEENSLAND PRESENTS FREEDOM SOUNDS – AN ARMISTICE CENTENARY CONCERT

Date and time: Sunday, 11 November 2018. Gates open at 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane.  

Ticket price: FREE to attend, but capacity is limited and bookings are essential. Reserve your place(s) and get your tickets at http://www.freedomsounds.com.au.

What’s happening: RSL QUEENSLAND invite you to gather at the Riverstage for FREEDOM SOUNDS – AN ARMISTICE CENTENARY CONCERT. When the Armistice was first declared at 11.00 a.m. on 11 November 1918, the reaction in Australia was a sense of relief, followed by jubilation and celebration. From 1.30 p.m. on 11 November 2018, that expression of joy will echo across the river as Brisbane enjoys Freedom Sounds, an afternoon of great music to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.

KATE CEBERANO, ASH GRUNWALD and PETE MURRAY will join the AUSTRALIAN ARMY BAND BRISBANE in a musical tribute celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. The concert will have a great family atmosphere, with a range of fun activities on offer for kids of all ages, including face painting, messy play, giant games, balloon twisting and fairy floss.

On a balmy (we hope) spring afternoon, enjoy a picnic on the grass, grab a cold beer or wine from the Riverside Bar, and munch on a tasty treat from the food stalls. The range of options include wood-fired pizzas, satays and curries, German sausages, burgers, fries and ice cream. If you want to go, book your tickets NOW at http://www.freedomsounds.com.au.

 

The Event: ‘LOVE TO ALL, CONNIE’ – AN EXHIBITION AT THE STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

Date and time: ON NOW daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., and will run every day until 31 March 2019.

Venue: Talbot Family Treasures Wall, Level 4, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.

Cost: FREE to attend.

What’s happening: When you visit the ‘LOVE TO ALL, CONNIE’ EXHIBITION, you will discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland’s most decorated and beloved First World War nurses. Trace her remarkable five-year journey of war service through her diaries, photographs and the many fascinating mementos she sent home to her family. 

Loved and admired by those for whom she cared, Constance braved the challenges of war with empathy, capability and a fearless work ethic. This is part of SLQ’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

 

The Event: WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT: COLOURS OF YOUR LOVE

Date and time: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Adelaide and Ann Streets, Brisbane City. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Ticket price: FREE.

What’s happening: The WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT is a nine-piece ensemble which has grown out of a long-standing musical collaboration between Australian jazz singer/lyricist Ingrid James and Canadian-born, Brisbane-based pianist/composer/arranger, Louise Denson. Along with their fellow band mates, they aspire to present a rich program of songs drawn from around the musical world, including folk, jazz, Brazilian, pop and classical repertoires.

 

The Event: RECREATE FASHION SHOW AND TWILIGHT MARKET

Date and time: Friday, 16 November 2018 from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue: King George Square, 100 Adelaide Street, Brisbane 
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Ticket price: FREE to attend.

What’s happening: The RECREATE FASHION SHOW AND TWILIGHT MARKET proudly celebrates National Recycling Week 2018. This recycling-themed twilight market and fashion show is all about recognising Brisbane’s recycling efforts and inspiring even more recycling for a cleaner, greener city. Presented by Brisbane City Council, Recreate features couture created by a collection of Brisbane’s best fashion designers from recycled materials, as well as handmade artisan wares at the BrisStyle Market stalls, plus your favourite food trucks.

 

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BRISBANE OPEN HOUSE – Monday, 8 October to Friday, 12 October 2018, daily at 10.00 a.m. FISH LANE TOUR: Journey down Fish Lane, one of Brisbane’s coolest sensory laneways filled with whispering artworks and delicious foodie moments, winding up at West Village – a new global neighbourhood like nothing else. You’ll hear a story that stretches back to the very early days of the South Brisbane settlement as your eyes feast upon an area that has recently undergone significant gentrification and revitalisation. This tour is presented in partnership with the excellent and knowledgeable Brisbane Greeters. (Photo by L.J. May)