HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEMAC! We are 25 years old this year and we are having a huge party and you are invited! Lock in Saturday 10 November in your diaries and help us celebrate a momentous milestone at our new home, the Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC). BEMAC favourite, Linsey Pollak has curated the artistic programme and there will be a concert full of the who’s who of BEMAC over our many years, as well as an art exhibition in the foyer. Tickets are only $50 and include a drink and canapés on arrival. TICKETS. Over this quarter century, we know that BEMAC has been kept alive by the support, belief and passion of so many of you out there and we intend to keep delivering for you and the community for many more years to come!
October and November are very busy months offering you a delectable smorgasbord of world music and events. Planet: Sacred World with Oscar & Marigold is on this Thursday 25 October at the Powerhouse. Tickets are selling fast, so get in early to secure your seat. TICKETS. We are delighted that Arnhem Land outfit, East Journey, will return to Brisbane on Tuesday 13 November on their way to showcase at the prestigious Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) and will perform in a double bill with funky local band, Slip-on Stereo. Slip-on Stereo is currently touring with Busby Marou throughout Queensland and creating a huge stir. They were feature artists at Big Sound at the Home CD launch and are destined for a big future. Tickets are only $12 and the concert will take place at the QMC. TICKETS
Love African music? Then you will have to make sure you book your ticket to South Africa’s Wouter Kellerman and his 3-piece band. This is the second visit to Brisbane this flautist extraordinaire has made and he wowed the crowds the first time around. Concert will take place on Sat 24 November at the QMC and tickets are on sale now. TICKETS
The Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) will be officially opened on Thursday 25 October and we can finally open up the doors to you and the public. Built through a partnership between the State Government and Australand, The Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) is a brand new purpose-built facility that will allow for all Queenslanders to share their diversity through the arts. It is intended that the Centre become a preferred venue for community-based arts and cultural organisations.
Extremely exciting news for BEMAC is that the vision for the Centre will be activated by a new partnership between BEMAC and the State Government that will see BEMAC officially manage the Centre’s venues and facilities which include a 224 seat capacity theatre & auditorium and state of the art boardroom & conference / meeting facilities. Diversity and understanding can be strengthened by sharing our cultural background.
Please welcome Simon Pyle to the BEMAC team, who has been appointed Venues Manager. Simon brings with him a wealth of experience (and good humour), working for a variety of top venues, festivals and events and is passionately involved with multicultural organisations, communities and business’.
For any venue hire enquiries please contact 07 3392 3787.