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What the World Needs Now...A concert celebrating 2018

What the World Needs Now...A concert celebrating 2018 - Has Ended

 14 Dec, 2018 - 14 Dec, 2018
 Fri 7:00pm - Fri 8:45pm
 State Library of Queensland
  South Brisbane, QLD
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Upbeat Arts Queensland (formerly the School of Hard Knocks) will present their fifth annual Brisbane concert at The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland at 7pm on Friday 14 December 2018. 

Upbeat Arts Patron Mark Holden, will be appearing on the program as as our very special guest artist. 

Also performing at The Edge Auditorium isBrisbane’s ladies only choir, ‘Musica’ who will share the stage.  Musicahas recently won a Gold Coast choir competition and have a special appearance at the Broadbeach Carols – performing to an audience of 10,000.

The members of Upbeat Arts asked the question: “What does the world need now?”. They sensed that in a world of change and challenges, one thing stays the same – the need to come together, be strong together and create beautiful words, music and memories.  So they all worked with their program leaders to build their concert around themes of joy, hope, friendship, love and inspiration.

“Members of our programs have been on a difficult life journey,” noted Philip Archer, Chair of the School of Hard Knocks, “and it is heart-warming to feel their passion for the choral and arts programs. Expect to be moved. Expect to be inspired.”

“What the World Needs Now” will feature inspiring performances by each of the School’s Brisbane arts programs (choir, music theatre, junk percussion and creative writing) and is presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland. 

We know that all who are part of our concert will leave The Edge with a huge smile on their faces.

Funds raised will help support Upbeat Arts, Queensland.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now. To buy tickets, please visit 

‘What the World Needs Now’: Concert details:

DATE: Friday 14 December 2018                  TIME: 7 – 8:30pm

VENUE: The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane 

TICKETS: Adult $25 | Conc $20 | U16 $10

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Upbeat Arts is a not for profit organisation, delivering tailored arts and cultural programs, for artists and educators to work with marginalised communities, promoting social inclusion, positive mental health and overall wellbeing.

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