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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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June 2017


June 28 - June 30

Join Flying Arts at The Edge, for this art intensive program! Explore areas of cutting-edge artistic practice blending art, science and technology. Learn about innovative materials, and experiment with groundbreaking approaches to art making. This opportunity is open to young artists aged 14 – 18.

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July 2017

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Know Your Product

July 8, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

You might think you’re a musical genius, but that doesn’t mean anything unless you’re offering something other people want. Participants in this workshop will learn how to think about their musical product in terms of design, brand and aesthetics. Graphic artists, photographers and videographers will speak about creating clear and sellable visual content to partner with musical products. This workshop will be followed by a networking session with local film-makers and other visual artists.

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BrisScience: Forensic facial reconstruction

July 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2011, the NSW Police Homicide Squad discovered the remains of a young woman in the notorious Belanglo State Forest. Unable to make a positive identification, they called on Dr Susan Hayes to undertake a facial approximation (popularly called facial reconstruction) of the woman’s remains. Join us this month as Dr Hayes discusses the methods used to estimate the young woman’s facial appearance, why they were applied, and following the woman’s identification in 2016, which of these methods were found to…

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QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // I Get Around

July 22, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
QMusic Industry Connect

Although a lot can now be achieved online, touring remains critically important to regional artists trying to make their mark in the Big Smoke. We explore cost-effective ways of putting together your live show across multiple cities and towns, as well as how to get people along to your show.

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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. Little BIGSOUND will put emerging musicians in direct contact with local influencers that can help them get their first gigs, publicise their music, improve their songwriting or music production, and manage their career development. Artists will also meet other young people in the scene that could become members of their next band – or even…

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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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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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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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