February | This month at Flipside

February | This month at Flipside

16 February, 2024

It wasn’t the start to the year that we’d hoped for. Fire broke out at the Brisbane Circus Centre on 23 January.

It was heartbreaking inspecting the damage after the fire – but it’s been extremely heartening seeing how our trainers, staff, friends, and community have rallied to our aid.

I want to thank our team for moving so quickly to get programs back up and running, first at Northshore, and then at Brisbane Powerhouse. I also want to thank Northshore Brisbane and Brisbane Powerhouse who have supported us and provided space – as well as Circa and Vulcana who have provided gear – to help Flipside keep running. 

I also want to thank everyone who has supported Flipside’s Fire Appeal. The response has been overwhelming. We still need your support, and any help at this time is greatly appreciated. The Fire Appeal will help us purchase equipment we need right now to keep running programs and provide financial support in the short-term to help us keep operating while the Brisbane Circus Centre is repaired. 

It looks like the building has not sustained structural damage but the smoke and heat damage is extensive and most of our gear has been lost. With some damage still being assessed we don’t have a clear indication of when we’ll be able to return to our home – this should become clearer in the coming days. In the meantime repair and clean up works have begun.

Thank you again to our board, staff, friends, partners, and our community for all your support and help so far. We have a tough period ahead of us, but with our community’s help we will get back up on our feet.

Robert Kronk
CEO / Artistic Director

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