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Australia—Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)

   
           
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Meetings

The branch meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. The location is the TLC Building 16 Peel St South Brisbane
 
   
   
July 26


The ACFS (Brisbane) organises an annual July 26 celebration to mark the anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba by a group of revolutionaries in 1953, which marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
 

   
     
Labour Day


We maintain a presence at the annual Labour Day celebrations in Brisbane; in 2004 and 2005 we held successful food and information stalls.
   
   
Brisbane 'Capablanca In Memoriam' Chess Competition


In October 2004 the Brisbane branch hosted its inaugural 'Capablanca In Memoriam' social chess competition. The  winner was Stewart Holt and the runner-up was Jon Jonovski
In 2005 we held the second social chess tournament, in conjunction with Cafe Checocho. For a second year Stewart Holt won and Jon Jonovski was runner up.
   
   
Cuba Brillante

In 2002 the ACFS organised a highly successful photographic exhibition Cuba Brillante. It was opened on July 26 by Dick Williams, the state secretary of the Electrical Trades Union, before a packed crowd in the Cambridge Academy. Photographs were by Karen Simmonds, Lachlan Hurse, Dita Petersen, Julie Webb-Pullman and Adam Creed.
   
   
Poetry in Motion

Since 2003 We have held an annual cultural event featuring readings of poetry from Cuban and Australian poets. Dubbed Poetry in Motion they have been very well received, with considerable interest from members and supporters. The events have also featured musical performances and video screenings. They now coincide with our July 26 celebration.