Community + QPAC

Our Public Engagement team are out, about and eager to connect

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If it’s good, live performance can have an impact on us: in the moment of sitting in the theatre, on the bus on the way home, chatting with colleagues the next day or reflecting years later. There are many variables – the skills of the artists, what we know about the show, how we feel on any given day or whether it was easy to get into the carpark. Each of these elements form part of the context within which we experience a performance.

Supporting audiences to build this context and to make connections between the stories on stage and our own everyday lives is a key focus of QPAC’s Public Engagement program.

This week, two of the QPAC team, Rebecca Lamoin and Kerry Redfern, joined Kenmore VIEW Club’s first meeting of the year to discuss the Centre’s work, the year ahead and the partnership between QPAC and The Smith Family’s SmArts Program.

Rebecca and Kerry with VIEW club members

VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) is part of the children’s education charity, The Smith Family and supports its work helping disadvantaged young Australians to get the most out of their education. Specifically, VIEW raises funds to support The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program. VIEW operates in over 300 metropolitan, regional and rural communities across Australia and has more than 16,000 members.

Kenmore VIEW Club currently supports ten students and hopes to support a further two students this year. 

Club president, Anne Bamford said the group greatly enjoyed the opportunity to hear from Rebecca and Kerry.

“Both speakers gave interesting presentations and, looking around the room, held everyone’s interest.”

The QPAC team is always eager to connect, listen and share stories. If you’re interested in setting up an opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out by submitting the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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