10:00am Oktoberfest for Teens (Brisbane Showgrounds)
6:00pm German National Day Concert (Porsche Centre Brisbane)
Oktoberfest for Teens
Unique in Australia – and possibly to any Oktoberfest worldwide – ‘Oktoberfest for Teens’ is Queensland’s largest schools’ language event and is, in fact, the largest language schools event throughout Australia. Organised by Paula Hay from the German Teachers’ Branch, with support from Oktoberfest Brisbane, this celebration sets the German language and culture alive for more than 2,000 primary and secondary school students and teachers across Queensland and northern New South Wales! Learning resources, quizzes and competitions are provided as part of the integrated learning journey for the weeks leading up to this German schools Festival. This event is an unforgettable educational day of great German fun, food, competitions, entertainment and, most importantly, language.
As part of the celebrations, the winning school, class and student of the online Deutsch competition, which began on 1 October 2018, will be announced today.
The third of October is the Day of German Unity, celebrated as German National Day. Tonight we will hold the reception to celebrate in commemoration of the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990, the day that celebrates a reunited Germany, reunited families, reunited culture and Berlin was once again designated as the capital of united Germany.
Tonight, German car manufacturer Porsche (Porsche Centre Brisbane, Newstead) will be host to a classical concert featuring selected pieces of well-known German composers performed by the Queensland Youth Orchestras. We are delighted to welcome the German Choir Liedertafel/Liederktanz on stage for the countries’ national anthems. Guest of Honour tonight is the President of the German Bundesrat, Lord Mayor of Berlin, Mr Michael Mueller.
Limited capacity, registrations only – start 1 September via below link.