The next few months are shaping up to be an exciting time for the Queensland arts scene, with a huge variety of performing, visual and activity-based events filling the calendar. Don your beret and check out the list below provided by the Access Arts Events Calendar.
Event: Those Who Rock
Accessibility: Auslan Interpreted - Sunday 3 July
Details: Gold Coast
Description: HOTA and City of Gold Coast present one massive night of rock, on one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic stages. 200 everyday rockstars (that’s right – a literal band of 200 guitarists) will perform on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage alongside a stellar line up of Aussie rock icons.
Event: The Sunshine Club
Accessibility: Auslan Interpreted – 18 July, audio described – 30 July
Details: Playhouse, QPAC
Description: Now is the perfect time for the revival of this radiant and joyful Brisbane musical. It's the summer of 1946, and the war is over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over Australia, but when he steps onto the Brisbane wharf, he finds some things haven't changed. But Frank knows how to fight for his country.
Event: 'Ken + Julia Yonetani: To Be Human' Exhibition Tour
Accessibility: Auslan interpreted - 7 August
Details: QUT Art Museum
Description: Join QUT Galleries and Museums Engagement Officer, Renae Belton on an exhibition tour of 'Ken + Julia Yonetani: To Be Human' at QUT Art Museum. An accredited Auslan interpreter will accompany this tour for our Deaf community. Working together since 2008, the artists have built a collaborative practice that unearths and visualises hidden connections between people and their environment. Responding to environmental degradation and global economic systems, their work addresses coral bleaching, increasing salinity levels, nuclear energy, and, most recently, the microbiome.
Event: The Almighty Sometimes
Accessibility: Auslan interpreted - 22 August, audio described - 3 September
Details: Billie Brown Theatre
Description: Anna has been on medication for so long she can't remember who she is without it. All she knows is that once, as a little girl, she was a prodigious writing talent, in possession of a thrilling imagination. Has this been lost to years of pills and prescriptions? Now 18, Anna is determined to find out, and the possibilities are endless. From the complexities of diagnosing children to the courage of raising teenagers towards independence. The Almighty Sometimes is filled with humour, pain and a little bit of magic.
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