World Science Festival Brisbane launches 2023 program

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Photo: World Science Festival Brisbane (Facebook).

The 2023 World Science Festival Brisbane has launched its program, with 130 events and activities across March 22 to 26.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the World Science Festival showcases Queensland as an international destination in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“With more than 130 free and ticketed activities, shows and events on offer across Brisbane from South Bank to Mt Coo-tha, the 2023 program offers Queenslanders an opportunity to see beyond the everyday and consider new perspectives,” she said.

“As the only version of the iconic event outside New York, the Palaszczuk Government has committed a further $3 million each year for three years starting from 2021-22, to deliver World Science Festival events in Queensland.

“Since 2016, World Science Festival Brisbane has attracted more than 1.8 million people in person and online, bringing science out of labs and into our communities’ hearts and minds across the state.”

Curiocity Brisbane will be delivered again as a key pillar of World Science Festival Brisbane, showcasing 14 artworks in locations throughout South Bank.

Tourism and Innovation Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said World Science Festival Brisbane and Curiocity Brisbane were a highlight of Queensland’s events calendar.

“The World Science Festival and Curiocity Brisbane are set to deliver an unbeatable combination of science, innovation, art and tourism in 2023,” Hinchliffe said.