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Festival Director’s Note

13th FESTIVAL OF TIBET 2021 – 24th APRIL to 4th MAY 2021  

The Festival of Tibet is back for its 13th year, in a hybrid format from 24 April to 4 May, 2021. The Festival will kick off with a special in-person concert ‘Prayers for Peace – Brisbane Sings for Tibet’ at the Brisbane Powerhouse and will be followed by a ten day online program featuring panel discussions, music, poetry, workshops and films. This year’s Festival will focus on climate change in Tibet and the impact this has on the rest of Asia and the ongoing struggle for human rights in Tibet.

All funds raised will be donated to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India to support the education of Tibetan refugee children.

The Brisbane Festival of Tibet has proudly presented the best of Tibet’s art, music and wisdom over the past 12 years, and featured many amazing artists, dignitaries, activists, filmmakers, teachers and community leaders. Adapting to the adversities presented by the pandemic has seen the Festival harness technology, increase its reach and enable even wider participation by artists and thinkers from around the world.  The one in-person concert, ‘Prayers for Peace – Brisbane Sings’ on 24 April brings together a packed lineup of some of Brisbane’s best and most loved musicians.  In fact, there will be more artists in this one concert than there usually is in the entire Festival!  We are blessed to have so many generous and talented friends of Tibet in Brisbane.
Not only does the Festival entertain and inform, it also raises much needed funds for the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India, a non profit institution for the care and education of Tibetan children in exile. For the past 60 years TCV has played a major role in the lives of thousands of Tibetan children’s education, but the needs of the school are ongoing as they continue to meet the wellbeing of children and offer further education opportunities for older students. They have been hugely affected by this pandemic. With your support “we have the chance to practice much needed great compassion with awakened wisdom and make sure to care for the vulnerable members of our communities.”

Donations Can be made on this link.

With much regards
Tenzin Choegyal – Festival Director