The Slavic Communities of Brisbane are staging the inaugural Festival of Slavic Culture during August and September 2017 in Brisbane. Celebrations are planned at various ethnic clubs and venues across the city.
Gala Concert This inaugural Gala Concert featuring the best folk and classical art performers of the various Slavic communities will take place on Saturday 16 September at 2pm. Traditional food from various Slavic cuisines will be sold at the venue from 12 noon until 5pm. It will be held in the Auditorium of the Cannon Hill Anglican College in Junction Road, Cannon Hill (entry via Krupp Street). Tickets are $20 adults; $15 concessions; $5 school children.
Visual Exhibition A FREE exhibition of artefacts from various Slavic cultures is being hosted by Central Brisbane City Council Library in Brisbane Square from 9 August to 9 September. The 8 Slavic cultures which will be on display for 4 weeks are:
Czech and Slovak Republics
Prague (image by writer)
Serbian Festival SlavFest is supporting the Serbian Festival at Dutton Park State School, 112 Annerley Road, Dutton Park on Sunday 3 September from 11am. Free entry. Further details: Vasar 17.
Russian and Bulgarian Festival A joint Russian/Bulgarian Festival will be held at the Queensland Russian Community Centre, 19 Lotus Street, Woolloongabba on Saturday 9 September. Further details Russia and Bulgaria.
Traditional Croatian Costumes
Wiosna Wiosna Polish Spring Festival is at the Polish Club, Holland Crescent, on Sunday 10 September.
World Kitchen: Russian Dumplings Explore the tastes and learn the secrets of cooking traditional Russian dumpling on Sunday 20 August 11am to 12 noon at Brisbane Square Library. This is a free event but bookings essential: phone 07 3403 4166 to secure your place(s).
Meet Elizabeth Kostova As part of the Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence series, you can meet bestselling author Elizabeth Kostova as she discusses her much-anticipated new novel. The Shadow Land is a tale that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of mysterious Bulgaria. Meet her on Thursday 24 August 6pm to 7.30pm at Brisbane Square Library. Free event but bookings essential: phone 07 3403 4166.