Doting grandmother and grey nomad who should join Volunteers Anonymous and is greatly in favour of a ten day week. So much to do, so little time.
Published May 1st 2015
Help wanted - suggestions for venues for Brisbane Open House
Thanks to their annual showcase, the good folk of Brisbane Open House (BOH) have exposed us to the historic, the modern, the environmentally friendly, the mysterious and the quirky of Brisbane's built environment.
We have wondered at the ornate decorations of The Regent Theatre, been fascinated by the rituals of the Masonic Temple, been transported to colonial times at Newstead House, and pondered the Mayne murder mystery in the Brisbane Arcade, to name but a few of the options open to us.
Now it is our turn to help with the programming of BOH for October 10 and 11 2015. The organisers are seeking your opinions as to which new sites should be added this year. Brisbane, the ball is in your court.
As a born and bred Brisbanite of almost 70 years, I am particularly attached to Brisbane City Hall. It has featured significantly in my life for many reasons, and I take great delight as a Brisbane Greeter in showing it off to my guests. I feel I know it inside out except for one aspect. Just what does the kitchen which has been built under the auditorium look like?
I know that all the original floorboards in the auditorium were removed during construction, taken off site, denailed and sanded. I know the longest floorboard is nine metres long. I know that 9,500 tonnes of soil was excavated up to five metres down to make way for a kitchen. I know this kitchen can serve 8,000 plates of food per day, but what I don't know is "What does this kitchen look like?" I'm hoping the BOH team can solve this mystery for me in 2015.
If you too have a curiosity which needs to be satisfied, contact the BOH team: firstname.lastname@example.org.