FESTIVAL OF TIBET 2018
27th - 29th April 2018 • Brisbane
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse & Tenzin Choegyal
Proceeds go to the Tibetan Children's Village in India
“Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.”
HH the 14th Dalai Lama
Brisbane’s 10th annual Festival of Tibet is a celebration of the resilience and optimism of a people and culture under threat.
Included in thIS fabulous 2018 program for the 10th Anniversary are two special treats.
Ama la (the Dalai Lama’s sister, Jetsun Pema), returning to the Festival after her sell out conversation in 2015, and again in conversation with author and media personality, Meshel Laurie.
Join legendary artist and cultural commentator Michael Leunig as he creates original artworks live on stage, 1,000 Stories. Accompanied and animated by Tenzin Choegyal and friends’ evocative music. Leunig’s unique talented artistry and philosophy is simple, soulful and mystical.
The Festival will continue to offer much more with workshops, exhibitions, Tibetan food and public talks. Through varied and engaging experiences through its mix of free and ticketed events, the festival raises much needed funds for the Tibetan refugee community with all proceeds going to the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India.
Founded on the principles of compassion and non-violence, The Festival of Tibet is for all-ages and explores these universal themes through concerts, exhibitions, discussion and workshops.
For hundreds of years Tibet was an almost mythical land, a Shangri-la which for most existed only in the imagination. Invasion and ongoing occupation have brought Tibet into stark reality and revealed both its treasures and challenges for the world to see. The Festival of Tibet offers audiences the chance to experience the traditions and contemporary expressions of a culture determined to thrive despite the odds.
Not only does the Festival offer audiences varied and engaging experiences through its mix of free and ticketed events, it raises much needed funds for the Tibetan refugee community with all proceeds going to the Tibetan Children’s Villages schools in India.
Witness the creation of a superb Sand Mandala from millions of grains of coloured sand, learn to cook Tibetan dumplings, paint, meditate, contemplate and be swept up in beautiful music – the Festival of Tibet offers something for everyone.
Full Event Information and bookings available at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
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