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Ideas

Honourable Prime Minister of Tibet in conversation with Paul Barclay

Presented by Tenzin Choegyal and Festival of Tibet in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

A rare opportunity to hear the Honourable Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-exile speak about his vision for Tibet.

We live in a fast-changing world – Brexit in the EU, Trump in America, the rise of China and growing threats to Climate stability. More than ever before, values such as democracy, freedom, environmental and human rights should be upheld. The Tibet issue symbolises justice, non-violence and freedom. What are the challenges facing the Tibetan struggle? How can we maintain optimism for positive change?

In 2011, Dr. Lobsang Sangay became the first democratically-elected political leader of the Tibetan people in their history. Despite what Dr. Sangay himself acknowledges as ‘a high level of anxiety amongst Tibetans’ at His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s decision to withdraw from politics, he has gone on to win the confidence of the Tibetan people and was re-elected during a general election in 2016.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Dr. Sangay as he speaks about his vision for Tibet with Paul Barclay, presenter and series producer of Big Ideas on ABC RN.

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.