The Courier-Mail

FESTIVAL GETS OFF TO A REAL FLYING START

- JOSH DUTTON REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP AT BRISBANEFE­STIVAL.COM.AU

IT’S time to “walk the chalk” at the Brisbane Festival with a plethora of creative options at South Bank’s cultural forecourt this month.

Just like the 3D Chalk Walk, the festival came to life yesterday after Saturday’s launch, with a crowd making the most of a host of creative options, including ukulele workshops, break-dancing battles, kids’ sports, and giant games of Connect Four.

Jenny Mandelkow was enjoying a bike ride with husband, Garry, and two children, Will, 4, and Lila, 6, when they noticed the festival and just “had to check it out”.

“I think the art is absolutely excellent,” Mrs Mandelkow said. “The kids really enjoyed it.”

The Festival recorded 12,500 people through the gates on opening day.

The action continues this week, with the Spiegelten­t hosting electronic pop artist Charlie Lim tomorrow, followed by Aussie rockers Halfway on Wednesday. There are also 3D artistry workshops from September 22-25.

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