Each year the Prins Willem Alexander Village in Birkdale, Brisbane holds a wonderful festival to raise money for the retirement village. Previously called Aprilfest but this year rebranded as the DutchFest, it’s a really fun day out for all the family.
You can enjoy lots of traditional dutch food, music and games and there are plenty of stalls to browse and activities for the children. At just a gold coin donation for entry, and all the food and drinks reasonably priced, it’s well worth a visit.
I was fortunate enough to attend for the last 3 years and you can see photos here:
This year is going to be even more special, with a very talented singer on stage….Andre Rieu describes her as having the voice of an angel and she has performed with him around the world for several years now.
I first heard Mirusia sing at the Andre Rieu concert in Brisbane in 2008 and was able to take this photo, when I was there on behalf of Holland Focus Magazine.
Mirusia’s mum worked for many years at the village as an occupational therapist, and she has charmed the residents before with her voice. To have that pleasure yourself, put aside Sunday April 28th 2013 in your agenda. Mirusia’s performance is kindly sponsored by ABSCO Industries. You will be able to buy her new album “Home” at the festival.
- What: DutchFest Brisbane 2013
- Where: Dutch Village 62 Collingwood Road, Birkdale, QLD, Australia
- When: Sunday 28th April 2013, from 10am-4pm
- Who: all welcome
- Why: annual fundraiser for the village (but also just a lot of fun!)
Click below to download a copy of the PDF flyer:
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