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International Women’s Day with Tracey Vieira

International Women’s Day with Tracey Vieira

International Women’s Day with guest speaker, CEO of Screen Queensland, Tracey Vieira

The International Women’s Day lunch was a wonderful event with CEO of Screen Queensland, Tracey Vieria speaking about her story to success. She also spoke about women in the screen industry and how they impact young women in everyday life, especially to set an example for the next generation of strong women. Tracey also spoke about the ‘Be Bold For Change’ movement. A big thank you to Dale Spender who spoke on behalf of the incredible Second Chance Programme Fundraising Group who raise money for homeless women.

Here is a snippet of Tracey's moving speech at the successful International Women's Day on the 8th March 2017.

Where did all the girls go?

Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity. It is what links us to our past, and provides a glimpse into our future.

And there has never been in my opinion a more important time than now to ensure our screens tell stories that challenge our thinking, opens our eyes and ignites us into collective action to make this world a better place.

There is a powerful movement to see more gender equity on boards, in senior roles, in STEM and across many industries and the screen industry is equally failing at equality (The disparity is most notable in traditional film with just 32% of women working as producers, 23% as writers and only 16% as directors as reported by Screen Australia in 2015). And perhaps for us, we have a bigger responsibility than just in jobs and pay as the influence of screen content on behaviors is well documented.

Given many children engage in screen content from very early in their lives, consider this.

When black boys, white girls, and black girls watch television their self-esteem goes down and the more they watch the lower it goes. When white boys watch television, their self-esteem goes up.

The research done across 396 communities in the US by Nicole Martins and Kristen Harrison shows that girls appear to be influenced by one-dimensional, sexualized depictions of women, while black boys may be disturbed by their TV counterparts, who are often criminalized or shown as hoodlums and buffoons. She adds that white boys may experience the opposite effect because they tend to identify with powerful characters.

The Geena Davis Institute reports that from 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted in G-rated family films in the field of medical science, as a business leader, in law, or politics. In these films, 80.5% of all working characters are male and 19.5% are female, which is a contrast to real world statistics, where women comprise 50% of the workforce.

Males outnumber females 3 to 1 in family films. In contrast, females comprise just over 50% of the population in Australia. Even more staggering is the fact that this ratio, as seen in family films, is the same as it was in 1946.

You may wonder if it isn't enough to present programming to youngsters that is 'safe' and educational. But I would say that its not if there are fewer characters who are female than male and not if the female characters have less important information to share or are stereotyped. With time and repeated exposure, children come to normalize inequality in storytelling.

How often do you sit with a child and actually notice that girls are actually missing on screen? In the Pixar film Nemo, there is only one female apparently in the entire ocean….

In The Little Mermaid, a film that is so beloved it has been remade 5 times, men have three times as many lines as women. And then there is Despicable Me, Monsters Inc., Cars, Madagascar and I don’t even need to talk about The Smurfs and how Smurfette is out there all alone...

The reality is that girls and women make up half the population and our content should reflect that. We need to say as a community that this matters as often the choices about making characters’ male by default is unconscious. If we truly want change at the top end of business with diversity and gender that is representative of us as a country, then we have to change our view of gender to one of consciousness especially in on our screens and our children’s content.

ALSO READ:
Members' Review of the Workplace Relations Group Lunch with Guest Speaker APM Nigel Hadgkiss

International
Women’s
Day
with
Tracey
Vieira

International Women’s Day with Tracey Vieira

International Women’s Day with guest speaker, CEO of Screen Queensland, Tracey Vieira

The International Women’s Day lunch was a wonderful event with CEO of Screen Queensland, Tracey Vieria speaking about her story to success. She also spoke about women in the screen industry and how they impact young women in everyday life, especially to set an example for the next generation of strong women. Tracey also spoke about the ‘Be Bold For Change’ movement. A big thank you to Dale Spender who spoke on behalf of the incredible Second Chance Programme Fundraising Group who raise money for homeless women.

Here is a snippet of Tracey's moving speech at the successful International Women's Day on the 8th March 2017.

Where did all the girls go?

Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity. It is what links us to our past, and provides a glimpse into our future.

And there has never been in my opinion a more important time than now to ensure our screens tell stories that challenge our thinking, opens our eyes and ignites us into collective action to make this world a better place.

There is a powerful movement to see more gender equity on boards, in senior roles, in STEM and across many industries and the screen industry is equally failing at equality (The disparity is most notable in traditional film with just 32% of women working as producers, 23% as writers and only 16% as directors as reported by Screen Australia in 2015). And perhaps for us, we have a bigger responsibility than just in jobs and pay as the influence of screen content on behaviors is well documented.

Given many children engage in screen content from very early in their lives, consider this.

When black boys, white girls, and black girls watch television their self-esteem goes down and the more they watch the lower it goes. When white boys watch television, their self-esteem goes up.

The research done across 396 communities in the US by Nicole Martins and Kristen Harrison shows that girls appear to be influenced by one-dimensional, sexualized depictions of women, while black boys may be disturbed by their TV counterparts, who are often criminalized or shown as hoodlums and buffoons. She adds that white boys may experience the opposite effect because they tend to identify with powerful characters.

The Geena Davis Institute reports that from 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted in G-rated family films in the field of medical science, as a business leader, in law, or politics. In these films, 80.5% of all working characters are male and 19.5% are female, which is a contrast to real world statistics, where women comprise 50% of the workforce.

Males outnumber females 3 to 1 in family films. In contrast, females comprise just over 50% of the population in Australia. Even more staggering is the fact that this ratio, as seen in family films, is the same as it was in 1946.

You may wonder if it isn't enough to present programming to youngsters that is 'safe' and educational. But I would say that its not if there are fewer characters who are female than male and not if the female characters have less important information to share or are stereotyped. With time and repeated exposure, children come to normalize inequality in storytelling.

How often do you sit with a child and actually notice that girls are actually missing on screen? In the Pixar film Nemo, there is only one female apparently in the entire ocean….

In The Little Mermaid, a film that is so beloved it has been remade 5 times, men have three times as many lines as women. And then there is Despicable Me, Monsters Inc., Cars, Madagascar and I don’t even need to talk about The Smurfs and how Smurfette is out there all alone...

The reality is that girls and women make up half the population and our content should reflect that. We need to say as a community that this matters as often the choices about making characters’ male by default is unconscious. If we truly want change at the top end of business with diversity and gender that is representative of us as a country, then we have to change our view of gender to one of consciousness especially in on our screens and our children’s content.

ALSO READ:
Members' Review of the Workplace Relations Group Lunch with Guest Speaker APM Nigel Hadgkiss
The Brisbane Club

CEO Luncheon Case Study

The Brisbane Club has the experience to ensure your corporate function is a success. With every function held at The Brisbane Club, our team deliver exemplary standards of excellence, superb menus and unrivalled service to ensure your event is an outstanding success.

MOQdigital recently hosted their CEO Lunch at The Brisbane Club, inviting eighteen CEO & CIO's to a 3-course meal, served around presentations from Guest Speakers and VIPs. The event was a complete success. If you want to know more about hosting a corporate lunch at The Brisbane Club, read our case study.

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CEO
Luncheon
Case
Study

The Brisbane Club has the experience to ensure your corporate function is a success. With every function held at The Brisbane Club, our team deliver exemplary standards of excellence, superb menus and unrivalled service to ensure your event is an outstanding success.

MOQdigital recently hosted their CEO Lunch at The Brisbane Club, inviting eighteen CEO & CIO's to a 3-course meal, served around presentations from Guest Speakers and VIPs. The event was a complete success. If you want to know more about hosting a corporate lunch at The Brisbane Club, read our case study.

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This week at The Brisbane Club: 20 – 24 March 2017

On Tuesday the Senior Cru had their monthly lunch and on Wednesday they celebrated again for the much anticipated Annual Senior Members Luncheon. On Thursday the Arts Group came together for lunch joined by guest speaker, artistic director of the Queensland Shakespeare ensemble, Dr. Rob Pensalfini. Tonight is the Club Chorale Concert accompanied by the Club Band, performing classic Old West Cowboy Choruses!

 

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:
20

24
March
2017

On Tuesday the Senior Cru had their monthly lunch and on Wednesday they celebrated again for the much anticipated Annual Senior Members Luncheon. On Thursday the Arts Group came together for lunch joined by guest speaker, artistic director of the Queensland Shakespeare ensemble, Dr. Rob Pensalfini. Tonight is the Club Chorale Concert accompanied by the Club Band, performing classic Old West Cowboy Choruses!

 
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Meet a Member – Sue Forrester

Sue Forrester

corp head shot Sue Forrester

Sue Forrester is a Club Ambassador, on the Wine Sub - Committee and a Member of The Brisbane Club. Sue has been part of the Club for almost 8 years and has answered a few questions about her experience being a Member and about Club life.

What prompted you to become a Member?

I knew so many members of the Club, admired what the Club does and what it stands for, and I was very much drawn to its diverse membership base. It was not a difficult decision to make.

What do you enjoy most about the Club?

The camaraderie, the friendships and the food and wine. Probably in the reverse order since I have joined the Wine Sub - Committee.

Are you a regular attendee of any Special Interest Groups or what would entice you to join one?

I am a member of the Wine Sub - Committee and the Property Group – that keeps me busy and my monthly invoices high.

What was a memorable event you experienced within the Club?

There are too many…My father’s 75th birthday dinner in the Presidents Room, The Grand Dames Champagne Club night showcasing Rose Champagnes and Dancing to Saturday Night Fever at Bronwyn Morris’ Presidents At Home!

What do you enjoy about being a Club Ambassador?

The old adage of “find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” is true. It’s humbling and a privilege to represent the Club and to speak about the benefits of membership, to meet new members and to showcase our terrific facilities.

Have you hosted any of your own functions at the Club?

I am enormously proud of the Grande Dames Club and the 40 members we have.

What kind of events would you be interested in seeing the Club host?

Boardroom-style lunches and dinners for Directors and Chairs. There is a lot of knowledge and experience among our membership that really should be shared. Wine flight tastings from the bar with accompanying food. An annual gin tasting.

What do you enjoy most about being a Member of the Wine Sub - Committee?

The honour of working with such esteemed wine aficionados, assisting the Cellar Staff to develop the wine list, collating the annual cellar calendar and hosting wine events. Each month we taste up to 30 wines, on a seasonal basis, to ensure our wine list stays current and up to date with emerging trends. It’s tough work… but someone has to do it.

Have you utilised any Member benefits and if not which ones do you feel you would most like to take advantage of?

As an independent director with a diverse portfolio across several states, I was looking for a ‘home base’ from which to work whilst in the city. The Business Lounge is an excellent place to work, review papers and take calls. The Gold Class taxi service is superb and I have stayed at our reciprocal Clubs in Sydney and London.

Have you brought many guests to visit, if so what have they liked about the Club?

Most guests are surprised to see such a high proportion of business women at the Club, and the warmth of members and their real desire to interact. Think the opposite of ‘staid and stuffy’ and you have the Members’ Lounge. Fellow board members really enjoy the President’s Room for meetings – it is just the right size, stately and has natural light flooding in from Post Office Square.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Brisbane Club community?

I have an enormous number of professional colleagues, friends and family who are part of my extended Club community. I feel supported and listened to, and a part of something larger that brings real value to the membership base.

What are your passions outside the Club?

Food, wine, gourmet travel and thoughtful design.

For more information on Membership at The Brisbane Club, please see our Membership page

ALSO READ:
Meet a Member: Melanie Farris of New Cavendish Managment Consulting

Meet
a
Member

Sue
Forrester

Sue Forrester

corp head shot Sue Forrester

Sue Forrester is a Club Ambassador, on the Wine Sub - Committee and a Member of The Brisbane Club. Sue has been part of the Club for almost 8 years and has answered a few questions about her experience being a Member and about Club life.

What prompted you to become a Member?

I knew so many members of the Club, admired what the Club does and what it stands for, and I was very much drawn to its diverse membership base. It was not a difficult decision to make.

What do you enjoy most about the Club?

The camaraderie, the friendships and the food and wine. Probably in the reverse order since I have joined the Wine Sub - Committee.

Are you a regular attendee of any Special Interest Groups or what would entice you to join one?

I am a member of the Wine Sub - Committee and the Property Group – that keeps me busy and my monthly invoices high.

What was a memorable event you experienced within the Club?

There are too many…My father’s 75th birthday dinner in the Presidents Room, The Grand Dames Champagne Club night showcasing Rose Champagnes and Dancing to Saturday Night Fever at Bronwyn Morris’ Presidents At Home!

What do you enjoy about being a Club Ambassador?

The old adage of “find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” is true. It’s humbling and a privilege to represent the Club and to speak about the benefits of membership, to meet new members and to showcase our terrific facilities.

Have you hosted any of your own functions at the Club?

I am enormously proud of the Grande Dames Club and the 40 members we have.

What kind of events would you be interested in seeing the Club host?

Boardroom-style lunches and dinners for Directors and Chairs. There is a lot of knowledge and experience among our membership that really should be shared. Wine flight tastings from the bar with accompanying food. An annual gin tasting.

What do you enjoy most about being a Member of the Wine Sub - Committee?

The honour of working with such esteemed wine aficionados, assisting the Cellar Staff to develop the wine list, collating the annual cellar calendar and hosting wine events. Each month we taste up to 30 wines, on a seasonal basis, to ensure our wine list stays current and up to date with emerging trends. It’s tough work… but someone has to do it.

Have you utilised any Member benefits and if not which ones do you feel you would most like to take advantage of?

As an independent director with a diverse portfolio across several states, I was looking for a ‘home base’ from which to work whilst in the city. The Business Lounge is an excellent place to work, review papers and take calls. The Gold Class taxi service is superb and I have stayed at our reciprocal Clubs in Sydney and London.

Have you brought many guests to visit, if so what have they liked about the Club?

Most guests are surprised to see such a high proportion of business women at the Club, and the warmth of members and their real desire to interact. Think the opposite of ‘staid and stuffy’ and you have the Members’ Lounge. Fellow board members really enjoy the President’s Room for meetings – it is just the right size, stately and has natural light flooding in from Post Office Square.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Brisbane Club community?

I have an enormous number of professional colleagues, friends and family who are part of my extended Club community. I feel supported and listened to, and a part of something larger that brings real value to the membership base.

What are your passions outside the Club?

Food, wine, gourmet travel and thoughtful design.

For more information on Membership at The Brisbane Club, please see our Membership page

ALSO READ:
Meet a Member: Melanie Farris of New Cavendish Managment Consulting
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Meet a Convenor – Dean Prangley: Out of Towners Group

Dean Prangley
Out of Towners Group Convenor

Dean Prangley - Out of Towners group convenor at The Brisbane Club

Dean Prangley is a Past President of the Club, the Special Interest Group Convenor for the Out of Towners Group and a Member of The Brisbane Club. Dean has been part of the Club for over 40 years and has answered a few questions about his experience being a Special Interest Group Convenor and about his time at the Club.

What are the benefits of being involved in a Special Interest Group and in particular the Out of Towners Group at the Brisbane Club?

Special interest groups foster genuine relationships amongst like minded people and bring an additional benefit to the normal day to day usage of the Club. The Out of Towners group is there for those members who run their businesses from outside of the CBD and brings a large number of diversified business people together.

What do you enjoy about being the Out of Towners Group Convenor?

The regular banter and fun of the occasion where we can be serious one minute and roaring with laughter the next.

What types of events do you hold within your group?

There is no agenda and we seldom have a guest speaker. We do ask new OOTers to tell their story but apart from that, it is anything goes.

What numbers do you get coming to your events and how has the group evolved over time?

We average around 15 each luncheon but have had as many as 22 which strains the cellar table somewhat. We initially began with about six members but this has grown over the years and more recently we have been joined by more younger members including ladies who are really enjoying the occasion.

What kinds of topics do you discuss and why do believe it is important to have as a Special Interest Group?

We seem to concentrate on those topics which affect those in business from all perspectives from world events to State and local politics. This can change quickly to leisure activities, sport, boats, cars and travel. The odd joke is sometimes aired.

Why are you passionate about the Out of Towners Group and where did it start for you?

About 16 years ago when my business in Industrial Real Estate was based in Rocklea I discovered a number of Club members also had businesses in the Industrial areas. These members explained that they seldom attended the Club by day and only occasionally in the evening because of parking, distance etc. I decided to trial a lunch where all of those out of town business members could come and enjoy the company of fellow industrialists. About six came to the first one and it grew from there. We expanded the area to include all businesses outside the CBD so now we have attendees from Cleveland, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ipswich and close in such as Bowen Hills, Paddington and Milton.

What is your favourite thing about being part of The Brisbane Club community?

I have always felt at home in the Club and have made many good friends over the years. The quality of management, staff and Members brings harmony and peace from the outside world and it has always been a nice place to be.

What do you enjoy about the Club and what kinds of Club events do you like to attend?

I enjoy the Heritage group, Motoring group and special occasions such as Rugby breakfasts.

What do you hope to achieve within Special Interest Groups and encouraging more people to be involved and join one?

A place where men and women in business feel comfortable and well cared for and to enjoy the Club in general and their chosen interest groups in particular.

For more information on Membership at The Brisbane Club, please see our Membership page

ALSO READ:
Meet a Convenor: Greg Vickery - Arts Group

Meet
a
Convenor

Dean
Prangley:
Out
of
Towners
Group

Dean Prangley
Out of Towners Group Convenor

Dean Prangley - Out of Towners group convenor at The Brisbane Club

Dean Prangley is a Past President of the Club, the Special Interest Group Convenor for the Out of Towners Group and a Member of The Brisbane Club. Dean has been part of the Club for over 40 years and has answered a few questions about his experience being a Special Interest Group Convenor and about his time at the Club.

What are the benefits of being involved in a Special Interest Group and in particular the Out of Towners Group at the Brisbane Club?

Special interest groups foster genuine relationships amongst like minded people and bring an additional benefit to the normal day to day usage of the Club. The Out of Towners group is there for those members who run their businesses from outside of the CBD and brings a large number of diversified business people together.

What do you enjoy about being the Out of Towners Group Convenor?

The regular banter and fun of the occasion where we can be serious one minute and roaring with laughter the next.

What types of events do you hold within your group?

There is no agenda and we seldom have a guest speaker. We do ask new OOTers to tell their story but apart from that, it is anything goes.

What numbers do you get coming to your events and how has the group evolved over time?

We average around 15 each luncheon but have had as many as 22 which strains the cellar table somewhat. We initially began with about six members but this has grown over the years and more recently we have been joined by more younger members including ladies who are really enjoying the occasion.

What kinds of topics do you discuss and why do believe it is important to have as a Special Interest Group?

We seem to concentrate on those topics which affect those in business from all perspectives from world events to State and local politics. This can change quickly to leisure activities, sport, boats, cars and travel. The odd joke is sometimes aired.

Why are you passionate about the Out of Towners Group and where did it start for you?

About 16 years ago when my business in Industrial Real Estate was based in Rocklea I discovered a number of Club members also had businesses in the Industrial areas. These members explained that they seldom attended the Club by day and only occasionally in the evening because of parking, distance etc. I decided to trial a lunch where all of those out of town business members could come and enjoy the company of fellow industrialists. About six came to the first one and it grew from there. We expanded the area to include all businesses outside the CBD so now we have attendees from Cleveland, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ipswich and close in such as Bowen Hills, Paddington and Milton.

What is your favourite thing about being part of The Brisbane Club community?

I have always felt at home in the Club and have made many good friends over the years. The quality of management, staff and Members brings harmony and peace from the outside world and it has always been a nice place to be.

What do you enjoy about the Club and what kinds of Club events do you like to attend?

I enjoy the Heritage group, Motoring group and special occasions such as Rugby breakfasts.

What do you hope to achieve within Special Interest Groups and encouraging more people to be involved and join one?

A place where men and women in business feel comfortable and well cared for and to enjoy the Club in general and their chosen interest groups in particular.

For more information on Membership at The Brisbane Club, please see our Membership page

ALSO READ:
Meet a Convenor: Greg Vickery - Arts Group
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This week at The Brisbane Club: 30th January – 3rd February 2017


This week at The Brisbane Club: Welcome to 2017 and the start of February! The Lounge and Members Dining Room and fully open from this week and on Wednesday the Out of Towners Group celebrated their first lunch of the year. On Thursday the First Thursdays Groups; Dodgy (celebrating their 10th anniversary), FLLG, FTLG, Journeymen and 11 Wise Men had their February luncheon and the Terre a Terre Pop Up Wine Tasting was a hit!

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club:

30th
January

3rd
February
2017


This week at The Brisbane Club: Welcome to 2017 and the start of February! The Lounge and Members Dining Room and fully open from this week and on Wednesday the Out of Towners Group celebrated their first lunch of the year. On Thursday the First Thursdays Groups; Dodgy (celebrating their 10th anniversary), FLLG, FTLG, Journeymen and 11 Wise Men had their February luncheon and the Terre a Terre Pop Up Wine Tasting was a hit!

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This week at The Brisbane Club 12 December – 16 December 2016


This week at The Brisbane Club:It's a little over a week until Christmas! The President, Andrew Noble hosted Christmas drinks with fellow members on Monday, the Motoring group met for lunch for the final time this year. On Thursday the Gourmet Enthusiasts dinner was a success and inspired by Chef Guy Martin's Paris Restaurant Le Grand Vefour and the Fishing Group celebrated their last lunch for 2016 today.

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club
12
December

16
December
2016


This week at The Brisbane Club:It's a little over a week until Christmas! The President, Andrew Noble hosted Christmas drinks with fellow members on Monday, the Motoring group met for lunch for the final time this year. On Thursday the Gourmet Enthusiasts dinner was a success and inspired by Chef Guy Martin's Paris Restaurant Le Grand Vefour and the Fishing Group celebrated their last lunch for 2016 today.

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This week at The Brisbane Club 5 December – 9 December 2016

This week at The Brisbane Club: The Countdown to Christmas is on this week! The Tennis Christmas dinner with President, Andrew Noble on Monday, Aviation Group Lunch, Minerals and Energy Lunch and Property Lunch on Tuesday and the Family Christmas Nights in which families enjoyed a dinner buffet and Santa Claus made an appearance on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Out of Towners Group Lunch and the Breakfast with Laura Geitz on Wednesday and today is the Workplace Relations Christmas Dinner and the Photography Group Awards Dinner tonight!

 





 



 

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club
5
December

9
December
2016

This week at The Brisbane Club: The Countdown to Christmas is on this week! The Tennis Christmas dinner with President, Andrew Noble on Monday, Aviation Group Lunch, Minerals and Energy Lunch and Property Lunch on Tuesday and the Family Christmas Nights in which families enjoyed a dinner buffet and Santa Claus made an appearance on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Out of Towners Group Lunch and the Breakfast with Laura Geitz on Wednesday and today is the Workplace Relations Christmas Dinner and the Photography Group Awards Dinner tonight!

 





 



 
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This week at The Brisbane Club 28 November – 2 December 2016


This week at The Brisbane Club: The Club is feeling the Christmas fever this week with the Monday Table Christmas Lunch on Wednesday, First Thursdays Groups Christmas Lunch on Thursday and the Club Chorale Christmas Celebration on Friday night! The Club Chorale and Band perform all of your favourite Christmas carols and tunes to get you in the spirit of Christmas.


 

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club
28
November

2
December
2016


This week at The Brisbane Club: The Club is feeling the Christmas fever this week with the Monday Table Christmas Lunch on Wednesday, First Thursdays Groups Christmas Lunch on Thursday and the Club Chorale Christmas Celebration on Friday night! The Club Chorale and Band perform all of your favourite Christmas carols and tunes to get you in the spirit of Christmas.


 
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This week at The Brisbane Club 21 – 25 November 2016

The week the Club has had an incredible week of events with the Snooker Group Dinner on Wednesday.

The Tyrrells Wine Lunch was on Thursday hosted by winemaker Bruce Tyrrell was a hit. Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. Bruce shared stories about his families winery and his experiences with different international winemakers throughout the years.

The Arts Committee Lunch was hosted by Chief Executive of QPAC, John Kotzas on Thursday. John talked to the art enthusiasts about the importance of the arts and how QPAC is thriving and striving to host brilliant live theatre.

This
week
at
The
Brisbane
Club
21

25
November
2016

The week the Club has had an incredible week of events with the Snooker Group Dinner on Wednesday.

The Tyrrells Wine Lunch was on Thursday hosted by winemaker Bruce Tyrrell was a hit. Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. Bruce shared stories about his families winery and his experiences with different international winemakers throughout the years.

The Arts Committee Lunch was hosted by Chief Executive of QPAC, John Kotzas on Thursday. John talked to the art enthusiasts about the importance of the arts and how QPAC is thriving and striving to host brilliant live theatre.