Street Serenades: At Our Place

Brisbane Festival and The Queensland Government present

Street Serenades: At Our Place

#Uniting our communities through the joy of music and movement

Street Serenades: At Our Place is a new public program working closely with eight neighbourhood and community centres across Brisbane to bring people together through the power and joy of music and movement.

For this very special program, we have curated a group of exceptional artists, including Queensland Ballet, Common People Dance Project and RakoPasefika, to work closely with a range of communities.

Through a month-long series of workshops and residencies, the creative team will traverse north, south, east and west Brisbane. With a focus on social cohesion, these workshops are an opportunity for people to unite through the arts in safe and welcoming spaces. Everyone is invited to the performances held during September featuring artists from Street Serenades.

Street Serenades: At Our Place is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

#Neighbourhood and
Community Centres

belong Community Centre Acacia Ridge – Free singing workshops

Shellie Morris sings in more than 20 Aboriginal languages from the nations of this country. Join her to create a new song born from the lived experience of people living in the Acacia Ridge community and honouring those who have cared for the land since the dawn of time. Participants will be part of a collaboration that creates lyrics and a composition of a new creative work. Where appropriate and desired, Aboriginal languages may be used in the creation of the new work, in consultation with custodians of the language/s.

Tuesday 14, Wed 15 and Thurs 16 Sept: 4.30pm – 6pm
Friday 17 Sept: 12.30pm – 2pm
Cancelled: 20, 21, 22, 23 Sept
Unfortunately Dr Morris has sorry business to attend to, and these workshops cannot proceed.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Phone belong Community Centre on 3277 4893

Cannon Hill Community Centre – Free dance workshops

Super fun community dance workshops for everybody with Neridah Waters of The Common People Dance Project.

The inimitable Neridah Waters of the infamous Common People Dance Project conducts fab and fun dance classes for all ages and abilities! Move it or lose it… or maybe just groove it!

Tuesday 3, 10, 17 and 24 August: 1pm – 2pm
Thursday 5, 12, 19 and 26 August: 10am – 11am

Phone Cannon Hill Community Centre on 3517 2424

Elorac Place Community Centre – Free circus and hip hop workshops

Casus Circus and Mad Dance conduct super fun classes for upper primary and lower secondary students. Kids can learn BOTH circus and hip hop with these extremely talented and internationally renowned artists. Get ready to move, stretch, slide and spin!

Thurs 19 and 26 Aug and 2 and 9 September: 3pm – 4.30pm
Monday 23 and 30 Aug and 6 and 13 September: 3 – 4.30pm

Phone Elorac Place Community Centre on 3271 3592

Hub Neighbourhood Centre, Inala – Free ukelele workshops

Ever had the yearning to learn the ukulele? Some say it’s the easiest instrument to learn… now is your chance! RakoPasefika will teach you all the tricks of the ukulele. The workshops are fun, accessible and open to everybody AND ukuleles will be provided.

Tues 24 and 31 August and 7 and 14 September: 11am – 12.30pm
Wed 25 Aug and 1, 8 and 15 September: 1 – 2.30pm

Phone The Inala Hub on 3372 3770

Northside Connect, Nundah – Free circus workshops for women

Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Well now at least you can learn some of the tricks of the trade. Brisbane’s own Vulcana Circus is teaching circus skills, body empowerment, strength and flexibility through their fun and gentle approach to all things circus. Open to women of all ages and abilities.

Monday 2, 9, 16, 30 August and 6 September: 1pm – 2.30pm
Monday 23 August: 12.30pm – 2.30pm (visit Vulcana Studio)
Thursday 5, 12, 19 and 26 August: 1pm – 2.30pm

Phone Northside Connect on 3260 6820

Picabeen Community Centre, Mitchelton – Free creative workshops for LGBTIQ+ community and allies

LGBTIQ+ community and allies, find your inner creative! Feel the love through our costume design and storytelling workshops that are all about expressing yourself. Join us in safe and fun space to design, sew, and chat with local icons. There may be glitter!

All ages welcome. Participation is free, bookings are essential.

Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 & 29 Sep & 6, 13, 20 & 27 Oct | 3:30pm-5:00pm

Phone Picabeen Community Centre on 3354 2555.

St David’s Neighbourhood Centre, Coopers Plains - Free choral workshops

This choir will make your heart sing! The oh so talented Emma Dean has joined forces with the Choir Director of The Sing to Beat Aphasia Choir, Lydia Brown AND The Upbeat Arts Choir (formally known as the Choir of Hard Knocks Qld) to create the inaugural St David’s Community Choir. This heartfelt choir will work towards a performance at the Street Serenades At Our Place event on Saturday 4 September.

Tuesday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August: 10am – 11.30am
Thursday 5, 12, 19 and 26 August: 10am – 11.30am

With covid safe practise and mask wearing, you can join our Zoom choir too!

Phone St David’s Neighbourhood Centre on 3274 3240

Wynnum Community Place – Free Queensland Ballet classes for seniors

Queensland Ballet are renowned for their senior’s ballet classes across Brisbane and Queensland. These workshops are open to all abilities, with or without experience. This could be your big opportunity to finally learn some pirouettes! Or maybe just build some strength and flexibility, have fun and make new connections.

Monday 16, 23, 30 August and 6 September:
9.30am – 10.30am AND 10.45am – 11.45am
The Pandanus Room, Wynnum RSL, 174 Tingal Rd, Wynnum Central


"The whole experience was stunningly successful. Brought a uniform smile to an already united street. Appealed to everyone, from 3 to 93. It did indeed make a real difference to real people.”

Donald, Kedron resident
and Street Serenades 2020 cul-de-sac host

"The performance from Street Serenades totally exceeded our expectations! The show was immensely entertaining and joyful. The residents of our cul-de-sac all came out to share in the fun and they were delighted by the whole experience.”

Janine, Eight Mile Plains resident
and Street Serenades 2020 cul-de-sac host

The Queensland Government is facilitating an opportunity for Brisbane Neighbourhood and Community Centres to strengthen community connections and cohesion through the arts by taking part in the 2021 Brisbane Festival.

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