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Australia—Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)


For information on our events please see our Facebook group

The branch meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm. The location is level 2 of the TLC Building, 16 Peel St South Brisbane.
New Members welcome! Please email for more information.  
July 26

The ACFS (Brisbane) organises an annual July 26 celebration to mark the anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba by a group of revolutionaries in 1953, which marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

From Australia to Cuba with Love

In 2022, between January 1st and April 15th, the Brisbane Branch coordinated a national campaign 'From Australia to Cuba with Love' where over 60 participants collectively cycled, ran, walked, danced and swam the return distance between Australia and Cuba (around 29,000 km). We raised awareness of the US blockade of Cuba and over $27,000 for vital medical projects in Cuba.

Labour Day

We maintain a presence at the annual Labour Day celebrations in Brisbane; come and march with the ACFS contingent, and at the showgrounds visit our information stall.
Poetry in Motion

For more than 19 years we have held an annual cultural event featuring readings of poetry from Cuban and Australian poets. Dubbed Poetry in Motion they have been very well received, with considerable interest from members and supporters. The events have also featured musical performances and video screenings. They now coincide with our July 26 celebration
Cuba Brillante

In 2002 the ACFS organised a highly successful photographic exhibition Cuba Brillante. It was opened on July 26 by Dick Williams, the state secretary of the Electrical Trades Union, before a packed crowd in the Cambridge Academy. Photographs were by Karen Simmonds, Lachlan Hurse, Dita Petersen, Julie Webb-Pullman and Adam Creed.
Brisbane 'Capablanca In Memoriam' Chess Competition

In October 2004 the Brisbane branch hosted its inaugural 'Capablanca In Memoriam' social chess competition. The  winner was Stewart Holt and the runner-up was Jon Jonovski
In 2005 we held the second social chess tournament, in conjunction with Cafe Checocho. For a second year Stewart Holt won and Jon Jonovski was runner up. We have had a long recess, but if you are interested please contact us