After spending the first half of 2015 wandering the Wilderness of West End, the Kurilpa Poets at last return to their fully refurbished, renovated and rejuvenated home, the famous Olde Croquet Club-house beneath the trees of sacred Musgrave Park.
Now boasting state-of-the art kitchen, access ramps, two toilets, recessed lighting and a spacious back verandah with amphitheatre like steps that will surely serve as seating for outdoor events in the future. In another cheering development, the ugly grey carpet of yesteryear had been removed, stripped back to the original planking and tastefully varnished.
Not everything has changed. Regulars at past Kurilpa Poet events will also be happy to hear that the Rotunda, humble home to much mid-afternoon sociability for the smokers amongst us, remains untouched, tucked away in its discrete little corner.
The Kurilpa Poets will be returning on Sunday the 28th of June with a Gala Event, with special Mystery Musician and Feature Poet/s TBA in coming days.
“If you’ve ever been to a Kurilpa event or if you’ve never been but been curious, old members and new members, don’t miss this one,” said Kurilpa Poets President, the Reverend Hellfire, “we’re inviting everyone to come and help welcome the Kurilpa Poets home and make this a special event to remember.”
The Kurilpa Poets acknowledge and thank the traditional owners of Musgrave Park and also West End Community House, who administer the Croquet Club. Julie and the team have been very supportive of the group and helped us keep Poetry alive in the Kurilpa Penninsulae.
2pm, Sunday, 28th June, 2015
93 Cordelia Street, Sth Brisbane
The New/Olde Croquet Club
On the fringe of sacred Musgrave Park,
For more photos and further details of this and other past and forthcoming events go to: kurilpapoetry.wordpress.com