Slav Fest 2019 Announcements

The Festival of Slavic Culture "Slav Fest - 2019" commences with exhibitions at three Brisbane City Council libraries: Garden City shopping centre library - July; Indooroopilly shopping centre library - August; Brisbane Square library - August, September.

* Gala-concert of the Festival of Slavic Culture “Slav Fest – 2019”, involving best classical, folk, and ecclesiastical art performers from various Slavic communities of Queensland (Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian) as well as Chinese choir performing Slavic songs in Mandarin.

Food stalls representing different Slavic cuisines. Information and souvenir stalls with different Slavic souvenirs.

When : 21 September 2019 from 12:00 noon.

Where: Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre.

* The Polish / Russian evening has been postponed until further notice.

Slav Fest 2019 Exhibitions

Slav Fest - 2019 exhibition at the Garden City Sopping Centre Library:

Bulgarian Display
Czech Slovak Display
Polish Display
Russian Display
Serrbian Display
Ukrainian Display

Slav Fest - 2019 exhibition at the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Library:

Slav Fest 2019 Program

Program of the Slav Fest - 2019:

  • A Gala Concert in the Amphitheatre of Roma Street Parkland, featuring the best folk and classical art performers of the various Slavic communities, which will take place on Saturday 21st September at 12:00pm. Traditional food from various Slavic cuisines as well as souvenirs will be sold at the venue.
  • A visual exhibition of artefacts from 8 Slavic cultures will be on display over a period of three months at three Brisbane City Council Libraries:
    • Garden City library – July 2019.
    • Indooroopilly library – August 2019.
    • Brisbane Square library – August – September 2019.
  • The Slav Fest – 2019 events are also planned at the Gold Coast Southport Community Centre on the 27 July 2019 from 1200 pm (concert and food fair).
  • In addition, Slavic communities will stage individual events at various ethnic clubs and venues across Brisbane:
    • Series of concerts at the church hall of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral on Vulture Street:
      • Classical art concert on 4 August from 1200 pm. Free entry. Donations are welcome.
      • Folk and ecclesiastical art concert on 10 August from 1200 pm. Free entry. Donations are welcome.
      • Concert of the Russian Romance and ecclesiastical art on 31 August. Free entry. Donations are welcome.

* The Polish / Russian evening has been postponed until further notice.

About Us

One Slav Fest That Connects Us Together

In September 2016, ten of Brisbane’s Slavic communities committed to creating the inaugural Festival of Slavic Culture, planned for the August – September 2017. The proposed Festival program includes:

  • a Gala Concert,
  • an exhibition running four weeks in the central Brisbane City Council Library, and
  • community events staged at various ethnic clubs across Brisbane.

Our mission

To inspire recognition of each Slavic community’s history as well as the contributions made by people and organisations of Slavic origin to multi-cultural Australia.

Our goals

To introduce the general community to Slavic culture by:

  • demonstrating to the general Australian public the rich and vibrant Slavic culture through a Gala Concert, and a series of exhibitions and tastings of Slavic cuisines,
  • providing public education and awareness of the extraordinary contributions provided by both the Slavic communities and the individuals of Slavic origin during times of peace and war,
  • fostering public awareness about the broad range of contributions by Slavs in Australia to culture, science, technology and the multi-cultural Australian way of life, and
  • providing links to heritage sites and to other memorials devoted to men and women of Slavic origins.

Proudly Supported By:

Contact Us

Organising Committee Chair: Dr Vladis Kosse

Tel: (07) 3398 9975;

Mobile: 0431 774 202;

E-mail: VladisKosse358@hotmail.com

Mailing address: 117 Jones Road, Carina heights, Qld, 4152