Albion Peace Hall – Offers many opportunities for Community Trading Days.

Late last year an opportunity arose to hire the Albion Peace Hall at Windsor, underneath the Albion overpass, for those of you familiar with the area.  Some of you attend the BOGI (Brisbane Organic Growers Inc) events here.

Yes, it’s on the north side, but it’s near the railway station, and not that far from the ICB. If you’re traveling from the south on the M3, it’s only 20 minutes from Garden City.

What makes it such a good venue is that it has plenty of parking, a kitchen, a boardroom to conduct workshops and plenty of space for stallholders to show their wares.

Unfortunately, they don’t accept BrisLETS units; we must pay them in $, so we ask for a gold coin donation from everybody attending.

TRADING THEMES: The idea is to organise Trading Days around particular themes, so we’ll be doing that in the future — not that it’s compulsory for you to trade your goods and services around the theme. You can bring anything along. Keep an eye on the monthly Events Update email in your email box for more details.

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS: Our new venue has a boardroom, accommodates 10–20 people, has a projector screen and is ideal for holding workshops. We’re seeking people to conduct presentations, and we are sourcing a projector.

ZONES: The hall size lets us divide the space into several zones. A TRADING ZONE, a CHILL ZONE for socialising, a SERVICES/SALON ZONE for traders offering a service, and a KIDS’ ZONE, so the children can be entertained while you trade and chat.

INTO THE FUTURE: As our membership grows and when demand warrants it, we’d like to expand and hold Community Trading Days in more regions around Brisbane. So let’s (pun intended) take the opportunity presented to us and make each Trading Day at the Peace Hall a showcase event that can be replicated all around Brisbane.

OTHER EVENTS: We’d also like to encourage other events in the suburbs — anything from talks to workshops to purely social events. Just contact the Events Team and we can arrange some publicity for the event.

TEAM MEMBERS: We need your help! Would you like to join the EVENTS TEAM? We can share the fun in organising the Community Trading Day and other such events.

We’re always looking for ideas to make our Trading Days interesting and fun, so contact us and get involved. It’s YOU who’ll make BrisLETS a success.

—Andrew Gaydon BLCE1498, Events Team

 

 

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March Trading Day 2018

 

 

 

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More good trading was had at the Albion Peace Hall in Windsor today.

A big thanks to all of the regular traders trading. My turmeric drink was a hit (again) given the very WARM weather we are having for autumn.  Alison bought some Easter bunnies, bath bombs and soap along, courtesy Suzanne. Jeni was selling yummy home made banana/passion fruit and banana/raspberry/coconut cream ice cream (there is still some left). Thanks to Simon for his discussion on BrisLETS and the Blockchain. Isabelle was cooking up a storm in the kitchen (along with some helpers). Anne was designing patterns in her workshop and Della was making Easter bonnets for scary Easter bunnies (big ones and little ones).

Don’t miss the next one and make sure that you bring your TRAGIC fashion.

Andrew Gaydon  (BLCE1498)  Events Team

 

 

 

FEB Trading Day

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We had a good turnout at the inaugural Community Trading Day at our spacious new venue, the Albion Peace Centre in McDonald Road, Windsor.

There was plenty of treasure to be had, ranging from the usual things that people bring along to trade to the exotic. Allie had some yummy gluten-free chocolate brownies that my son couldn’t resist stealing from the sample plate when nobody was looking. (I have eyes everywhere, my son.) Jessica had her homemade hanging planters, and of course there was Joe’s honey.

I myself was selling my surplus “gigantus passionfrutus”; I hope that you enjoy them, Alison, as you cleaned me out, taking them all. I still have the small ones, so next time I can turn them into more of my Turmeric Passion drink, perfect for the hot weather that we have been experiencing this summer.

A big thank-you to Isabelle Derouet and Simon Cole for their demonstrations of fermented foods and drinks. I’m not sure about your homemade sauerkraut, Simon; an acquired taste, I think.  I’d also like say a big thanks to my wife, Della, for entertaining the children in the Kids’ Zone with puzzles, games and drawing. Next time we will do something Easter-related.

It was a good start at our new venue, and it would be great if we can see more of you next month to make it a bigger and better success.
Even if you aren’t selling, come along for a chat.

You may just find the piece of treasure that you are looking for.

—Andrew Gaydon BLCE1498 (Events Team)