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The Edge enjoys working with a wide range of external organisations, providing venues and facilities to make events happen. Many organisations that hire The Edge’s venues run events that you might be interested in. Where possible, these events are listed below. All inquiries relating to these events, including bookings and cancellations, should be directed back to the external event organiser.

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July 2017


July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Little Bigsound

Presented by QMusic and Brisbane City Council, and hosted at The Edge, Little BIGSOUND is a hands-on, one-day experience for 15 – 25 year olds.

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August 2017

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Meet Your Maker

August 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

This workshop prepares the uninitiated for making the most of attending or showcasing at events like BIGSOUND, or entering the Queensland Music Awards.

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Battle of the Brains

August 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

To celebrate National Science Week the Science Nation is holding the greatest contest of intelligence and wit the world has ever seen. Covering everything from quantum mechanics to the Big Bang, and everything in between, Battle of the Brains is an intellectual obstacle course that will be terrify the contestants and entertain you! Come along and join the fun as the Science Nation travels coast to coast to find the best, brightest, and funniest physicist in the land.    …

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QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Click Here

August 19, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

Digital fan engagement is as important as putting on a great live show. Both start with knowing who your audience really is, and finding novel ways to connect with them, as well as influencers that might be able to give your brand an additional push. A Digital marketing expert will discuss different approaches to creating cost-effective digital content that cuts through the social media noise.

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August 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

‘Momentum Ensemble’s instrumental experience transcends practice rooms and concert halls.’  – CutCommon Magazine Experience the magnificently potent blend of accordion and strings as Scottish classical accordion virtuoso, James Crabb, inspires the limitless imagination of Australia’s best young instrumentalists from Momentum Ensemble, powered by the Australian Youth Orchestra. Bursting with life and energy, soloists James Crabb and Julian Smiles will demonstrate magnificent command and versatility of their instruments in an immensely diverse program of works. Featuring a spirited arrangement of Vivaldi,…

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QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Getting It Out There

August 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

Is it the end of the world if triple j won’t play your song? We explore the different avenues for getting your music out to a public audience.

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September 2017

UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // Inspiration and Creation

September 6 - September 8
Anna Fienberg

Take part in a creative writing workshop with Anna Fienberg, author of Tashi, as she discusses her sources of inspiration and supports students to develop their own ideas.

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UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // Writing from Cultural Experience

September 6 - September 8
Wai Chim

Generate story ideas with Wai Chim as she shares how her background has underpinned her writing and leads students to engage with their own.

Inspired by Wai’s own father’s journey, her book Freedom Swimmer (Allen & Unwin) is an incredible tale about two boys who swim from mainland China to Hong Kong in search of freedom from poverty and oppression.

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UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // The Story in History

September 6 - September 7
Jackie French

Unearth insights into Australia’s past as Jackie French presents tips to budding young writers about using histories to inspire story.

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UPLIT // Word Play 2017 // Drawing Stories

September 6
Peter Carnavas

Bring incredible stories to life with Peter Carnavas, as he leads a hands-on workshop inspired by illustrations in his books My Brother is a Beast and Blue Whale Blues.

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