Updated: Aug 29
The Moving Parts fundraiser gig at Bribie RSL on 21st August was a huge success! We had nearly 200 people there, and made over $3,000 for BIEPA. The crowd was enthusiastic and the band was great.
Here's a video of the band's intro tune (apologies for the bad camera work and poor sound quality!) and some photos from the event...
BIEPA members are indebted to Bribie Island artist Brenda Kay who donated her artwork "On the Edge", a fabulous pastel painting of a Wallum Sedge Frog, clinging to hope in the face of development. The artwork fetched $320 in the auction during the interval. The successful bidder said:
I'm absolutely delighted to own this fabulous picture, it means so much here on Bribie. Brenda's done a brilliant job of highlighting an issue close to all our hearts. — Ingrid Burkett
We hope to do another concert next year. It's an opportunity to raise our profile in the community, to attract a varied demographic and encourage people to join BIEPA.
Our organisation is growing, and people are seeking opportunities for active participation. We are attracting people from all backgrounds and age groups, and with this musical initiative we hope to broaden our appeal and engagement across the community. At some point down the track there will be an arts/nature festival here on the Island; BIEPA will play an active role in that event.
BIEPA's goal is to grow our membership, and broaden our appeal across the whole community. We are engaging energetically with State government through our MP for Pumicestone Ali King, and with MBRC through our Councillor Brooke Savige, and with other community groups.