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Brisbane Open House 2015 – Suggestions Please

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by Alison Muirhead (subscribe)
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.

Brisbane's Customs House
Brisbane's Customs House

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.

Regent Theatre Brisbane
Regent Theatre Brisbane

Masonic Temple,Brisbane,ceremonial sword
Masonic Ceremonial Sword

Newstead House,Brisbane,oldest residence
Newstead House

Brisbane Arcade

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.

Lands Office Hotel Brisbane
Lands Office Hotel Brisbane

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?

Brisbane City Hall auditorium
Brisbane City Hall Auditorium

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:

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Why? To have a personal input for the 2015 Brisbane Open House program
When: October 10 $ 11 2015
Where: At your computer and in your thought processes
Cost: Free for most venues
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Funnily enough as soon as I saw the headline I thought 'industrial kitchen'. You could throw in somewhere like the Sofitel also.
by Lwood (score: 0|2) 2191 days ago
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