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Clubbed Out Roadshow

By JOL Admin | 23 November 2010

Clubbed Out is a  contemporary history project being run by Pauline Bell that records the history of nightclubs in Brisbane from 1950 – 2000. The project is supported through the Creative Sparks program, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and Arts Queensland.

Olga and Gavin

Gavin Bannerman from the John Oxley Library attended the project's first roadshow - an event that brought people together to share their memories, photographs, ephemera and stories of Brisbane's clubs. Some of the highlights included: Tom and Louis bringing in their musician union cards from the 1960s and 1970s; Olga, ex-foyer manageress of Whispers nightclub showing her vast collection of photographs signed by visiting celebrities; and Julie, go-go dancer at the Manor Steakhouse, with images of some fabulous dance outfits. Tom kindly donated to the John Oxley a poster from the "Twist & Rock" gig at the Ipswich showgrounds in the late 1950s.

For more details on the project and upcoming roadshows, visit the Clubbed Out website.


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