The Brisbane Powerhouse is inviting locals to take a walk with award-winning actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly, as they tell the fascinating story of Brisbane as captured in the words of its great writers.

Against the backdrop of the Brisbane River and with Brisbane Powerhouse at the heart of the narrative, The Story of Brisbane is packed with anecdote, humour and information as it celebrates the many wondrous ways writers have seen our city, from Steele Rudd to David Malouf, from the defining poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal to the songs of The Go-Betweens, and more.

Therese and Tim will transform themselves into a variety of characters from the works of writers – past and present, well known and less well known. Witty, enthusiastic and steeped in Brisbane cultural knowledge, Therese and Tim happily veer off into subjects that wouldn’t be covered by the city’s tourist brochures.

Soak up the atmosphere of Brisbane Powerhouse and gain a unique insight into the way of life of Brisbane people: from its original Indigenous inhabitants to the European convicts and free settlers, through wars and depression to the jump and jive of the 1950s, the flowering of the 60s, the protests of the 70s and up to the present day.

“The Story of Brisbane is packed with anecdote, humour and information as it celebrates the many wondrous ways writers have seen our city,” said Therese.

Artistic Director of the Brisbane Powerhouse, Kris Steward, said, “We invite Brisbane locals and visitors to soak up the atmosphere of Brisbane Powerhouse and gain a unique insight into the writing of some of the city’s best wordsmiths.”

This one hour walking tour runs from 10am-11am every Wednesday, until the end of August. Tickets are available here.

Banner image: Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly

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