Australian National Heritage Festival

Before sunrise Simon set off for an interview with ABC Canberra about our open weekend and arrived at the studio just as a gorgeous day was dawning. Ngunnawal elder Tina Brown started things off at the Hive with a magnificent purification ceremony and welcome to country. We had a steady flow of visitors all day admiring the artwork, the building and Helen's fantastic gigantic heritage history billboard.


The Create Collaborate Collective fundraising bar and barbie did a brisk trade and Katrina was an absolute Trojan in the Reception kitchen. In the afternoon there was a beautiful atmosphere out the back with live music, dancing and a real sense of created community. David Bath played an epic solo set and as the shadow of the sunset crept across the yard, Positive Feedback Loop hit the stage to play a soulful playful semi-acoustic show.

The Hive has been great for...

Rehearsals, gigs, meetings and office space

"I met Helen last year and was amazed by what she and her team have created at The QBN Hive. I'm impressed by the art exhibitions, the layout and design of the rooms, the connection to community and creativity, and the scope for the venue to host all sorts of events, from meetings through to gigs. So far at The Hive, I've performed an outdoor concert, held networking meetings on behalf of MusicNSW, rehearsed with my band, and used a room as office space. For each of these things, it's been a brilliant space."

Michael Simic (Mikelangelo) 

Musician, MusicNSW regional music officer

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