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UQ BLOOM Festival

Bloom UQ, light festival

The UQ BLOOM festival is celebrating its third year in 2020, filling St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campus’ with vibrant and innovative activities and celebrations for everyone to enjoy. Taking place from Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November, the festival will celebrate the UQ community in the midst of the jacaranda season as they drape UQ and wider Brisbane in their colour and beauty. 

Over the course of the festival we welcome students, staff, alumni and the UQ community to relax under their favourite jacarandas, enjoy the spectacular light show, live music, creative workshops, interactive exhibits and culinary delights. Join us to celebrate this beautiful time of year both online and on campus. 

Festival Highlights include: 

BLOOM Illuminate- Light and Sound display

UQ Lakes will illuminate from nightfall with BLOOM Festival’s first ever light and sound display. The sound production titled ‘Flourishing Hope’ was written exclusively for BLOOM by PHD student Taana Rose from the School of Music, symbolising a future post COVID-19 and the rebuilding of a new world.

Date: 17 October – Sunday 1 November  Time: 6-10pm, daily (everyone half hour) What: UQ Bloom festival Location: UQ Lakes, UQ St Lucia campus 

Lantern Parade

The Lanyren Parde will be the closing event of the UQ BLOOM Festival and be part of something inspiring as the UQ Community marches in unison, igniting the path behind them. 

 The parade will start in the Great Court with an official welcome and will conclude by the stunning UQ Lakes, where a moments silence and reflection will be taken for those affected by the events of the year past. 

Please note a limited number of lanterns will be available to carry on the night. Please arrive early if you wish to carry one in the parade. Or register for our upcoming lantern making workshops to design your own lantern and carry it with you on the night!

Date: Friday 30 October Time: 5-7.30pm Tickets on sale: Monday 28 September Location: Great Court, UQ St Lucia campus Registration: You must register to attend this event

Lantern making workshops You can register to attend a number of our lantern making workshops during BLOOM Festival. Design your own, register it and pick it up on the night of the Lantern Parade to carry with you. You will be able to take your lantern with you at the end of the night. Please note if you are unable to attend the parade we are unable to guarantee your lantern will be available post the event.

Workshop dates: Monday 19th October: 12-2pm (Jacaranda Lane, UQ Lakes) Wednesday 21st October: 12-2pm (Grassy Knoll, Campbell Place) Monday 26th October: 12-2pm (Jacaranda Lane, UQ Lakes) Wednesday 28th October: 12-2pm, (Grassy Knoll, Campbell Place)



October 17. 2020
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UQ Lakes
UQ St Lucia Campus
St Lucia, Qld 4067 Australia
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We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

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