Morningside Bush Dance Club Reactivates Monthly Saturday Dances

“It takes more than a pandemic to kill dancing!” the enthusiastic members of the Morningside Bush Dance Club said as they announced the return of their monthly Saturday dances. 

After sidelining and shelving their dancing shoes for most of 2020 due to the pandemic, the members are happy to return for the monthly dance classes and experience an afternoon of fun and fitness for the locals. 

Happening from June to November 2021, the Saturday dance classes allow participants to have a ball and recharge their life. It’s also a chance for members of the community to catch up and socialise with each other — even just once a month!

“It’s fun and a good way to get out and meet people, that doesn’t cost the earth,” one member said.

“It’s where I met my wife,” Les, one of the dancers, said. 

Photo Credit: Supplied

Boosted by a live band to make dancing even more fun, this year’s Morningside Bush Dance Club classes will be held every fourth Saturday of the month or on the following dates: 

  • 24 July
  • 28 August
  • 25 September
  • 23 October
  • 27 November

The venue is at the Morningside School of Arts on the corner of Wynnum & Thynne Roads. Doors to the school will open promptly at 1:30 p.m. but the classes will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with some light afternoon snacks. 

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But this event is also an informative exercise as participants could also learn about the heritage of Australia and the origins of Colonial dances that have evolved into modern-day bush dancing.

“Dancing will never do any harm to the world,  so come and dance up a storm,” said the organisers Vic and Jan. 

Tickets go for $10 each but children below 12 can join for free. 

“Though the organisation is not a business, there is a modest charge to cover the cost of renting the hall and afternoon tea.”

To join, contact Jan or Vic on 34117679 or email Check out this website for some great photos of events through the years. 

Recycled Textile Market: Your Destination for Sewing and Craft

Do you want to join the “slow fashion” movement? Are you a sewist, a crafter or a maker who wants to replenish your stash? Then get ready for the Recycled Textile Market, which will be held at Morningside School of Arts, located at 590 Wynnum Rd, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, 25 August 2019.

You can browse and buy beautiful fabrics, patterns, zips, and buttons as well as handmade products from a number of stalls. It’s also an opportunity for the community to get together, talk about all things sewing, and listen to live music over coffee or tea.

The people behind Recycled Textile Market support slow fashion movement, so whether you want to turn your old tablecloth into trousers or sew scraps into a skirt, you can find people who support the slow slew. 

“Slow fashion” involves purchasing garments of higher quality that will last longer. It also supports and values fair and equitable treatment of people, animals, and the planet as a whole. Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion coined the term “slow fashion” and usage of the term has spread organically throughout the world.

If you are interested to sell your stash, simply register through their website. As of writing, indoor stalls are already sold out but outdoor stalls are still available. They also accept food and beverage stalls.

Stall owners will be allowed to sell fashion fabric, new or second-hand cotton reels, buttons, zips and other notions, sewing patterns, handmade products, and other textiles. 

To stay updated about this upcoming event, follow the Recycled Textile Market on Facebook or Instagram. 

What’s Happening in Morningside This Week

Keep your hands full with these events happening in Morningside this week.

Thursday, 17 August

MooFree Burgers

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Charlie’s Raw Squeeze Morningside

Photo credit: MooFree Burgers Food Truck/Facebook

The MooFree Burger Truck will be pulling back into Raw Squeeze to serve dinner. Their signature burgers will surely be a hit to the Morningside community.

Raw Squeeze will also open until 8:00 p.m. and offer a juice of your choice at only $5 to be paired with your favourite MooFree Burger.


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Saturday, 19 August

Soft Pastel Clouds

Ticket: $45

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Big Picture Studio Brisbane

Photo credit: Big Picture Studio Brisbane/Facebook

The Delicious Art and Big Picture Studio Brisbane will bring a lesson on how to paint clouds in soft pastels. Participants will learn the diversity of drawing and painting using the same medium.


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Saturday, 19 August

Congo Day

Tickets: FREE

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Venue: Jean Howie Drive, Morningside

Photo credit: Congolese Community of Queensland/Facebook

The Congolese Community of Queensland is inviting every Congolese across Queensland to connect and engage to the  Community. It’s the time to recommit in playing an role in Queensland’s socio-economic transformation.

The day will be filled with folk dancing, live music, comedy and skit, raffles, and exhibitions.


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Sunday, 20 August

Southside Art Market Sketchout

Tickets: FREE

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Venue: Morningside School of Arts

Photo credit: Judy-Joy Bell/Facebook

The Morningside School of Arts is inviting everyone to sketch and have a day filled with creativity. Chairs will be provided by the school so be sure to visit the event page and hit “Going” so they can do a head count.


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Morningside School of Arts Hosts Southside Art Market

Art lovers in south Brisbane are set to reunite in another creative event. Morningside’s School of Arts will be hosting the Southside Art Market this Sunday (30 April). The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Amazing artworks made by 50 local Brisbane artists will be exhibited.

Max Fulcher. an 82-year-old resident of Kangaroo Point, is among the artists who will be presenting their artwork during the show. Mr Fulcher has a passion for digital arts. Until 20 years ago, he was an avid watercolour artist. He “accidentally” discovered his current penchant for digital arts when the digital artist in his advertising firm went on holidays one day and he decided to “(give) it a go for a laugh.”

He started with stick figures, started practicing 24/7 and then got progressively better. Quite an impressive achievement, he admits, since he was not used to using a computer at the time.

Where before he held paintbrushes, Mr Fulcher now sits in front of his computer and draws digital masterpieces. He makes artworks through the Adobe Illustrator program. His designs are sketched using his computer’s mouse. His creative digital pieces, which include aviaries and orchids, will be exhibited at the weekend art market.

Debra Hood, the event’s organiser and also Morningside’s cityscape painter, could not help but admire both Mr Fulcher and his artwork. She has professed amazement at his “vitality and enthusiasm for his art.” Ms Hood also said that as an artist, Mr Fulcher is “extremely skilled and does a lot of funky, contemporary, colourful pieces.”

The Southside Art Market event will feature a variety of fun and creative sessions. A raku firing demo will be conducted by Ceramic Arts Qld, Brisbane’s not-for-profit organisation that has promoted ceramic artistry since 1968.

There will be face painting and activities for kids. Attendees can also listen to the charming melodies of La Dolce Vita, a string quintet that plays an assortment of music in a unique, well-arranged five-piece style.

Entry to the event is free and parking is available. Morningside’s art gallery is located at Cnr Wynnum/Thynne Road. For a sneak peak of the artists and their artworks, visit their Facebook page or Instagram gallery.

Photo Credit: From last year’s art market by Southside ART Market/Facebook