Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia - we are thrilled to see Brisbane lighting up to support.
Thanks to Adam Gardnir for the wonderful photo.
“I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy – but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying 'write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep', and 'cheer up' and 'happiness is our birthright' and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position – it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say 'Quick! Move on! Cheer up!'. I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word 'happiness' and to replace it with the word 'wholeness'. Ask yourself 'is this contributing to my wholeness?' and if you’re having a bad day, it is.” – Hugh Mackay: Beyond Belief (via Sydney Writers' Festival)
Hugh Mackay is here Wed 25 May => http://bit.ly/1O1HkMm
Breaking: Spring has been caught masquerading as Winter at Brisbane Powerhouse #brisbanewinter #winterisnevercoming
Quick! $30 tickets available for 30 mins for @reecemastin show starting now. Link on our Facebook.
Happy Birthday to us! It's our sweet sixteenth, so we dug out the old photo albums from before we opened as an arts venue in 2000.
Here's to many more #brisbanepowerhouse birthdays!
We're looking mighty fine on this beautiful evening