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Street Life: Posters and their role in the Brisbane music scene 1975-1995 (project update)

Go-Between & Xero concert poster. Designed by John Willsteed

Guest blogger – John Willsteed, recipient of the Letty Katts Award discusses his project Street Life: Posters and their role in the Brisbane music scene 1975-1995 My first move after the Queensland Memory Awards night was to put out a call on social media (Facebook, in this case). It looked a bit like this: “We are all … Read more

Bands and the ‘burbs – a Live! Queensland Band Culture Talk

 Moorooka State School Band welcoming home soldiers from World War II in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1945, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 11407

Bands and the ‘burbs is a Live! Talk, presented as part of Live! Queensland Band Culture , which explores 160 years of band activity in Queensland and celebrates the soundtrack of our state through performances, exhibition and events. Join high school music directors Laurinda Davidson and Stefanie Smith, and community and school band director David … Read more

Tea and Music – The Wishlist

The Wish List

On the morning of Tuesday 4 June, and as part of the Live! Queensland Band Culture exhibition program, State Library presented a special Queensland Week event, as part of its regular Tea and Music series. The event featured the exceptional talents of multi-instrumentalist and folk singer Nicole Murray and renowned Scottish fiddler Emma Nixon, who together are the ‘fiddlesingers’ of … Read more

A Night in the JOL – the community music spirit in Queensland

Bush band performing at Mount Surprise, Queensland, c.1905, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 55054

Come along to the latest free event in our regular A Night in the JOL series next Wednesday night, 12 June, from 6.00p-8.00pm. Join the lively evening forum with Dr. Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Professor Peter Roennfeldt from the Queensland Conservatorium in conversation with Dr Kate Evans, ABC Radio National.  Discussion will centre on community music making and its … Read more