Hand Heart Pocket Gala 2016 wrap-up

2017 Hand Heart Pocket Gala

The Hand Heart Pocket Gala was held in 2016 at Customs House. Patrons enjoyed an evening of discussion, and world-class music from local and international opera stars. Music Director Norma Marschke presented well-loved classics, featuring Hungarian Dances (piano duo), a brass octet (Gabrieli), and our own celebrated gala chorus. 

Dementia panel discussion

The panel discussed dementia from researcher, survivor and advocate perspectives.


  • Professor Pankaj Sah, Director of the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Professor Jürgen Götz, Foundation Chair of Dementia Research
  • Victoria Beedle, CEO of Alzheimer's Australia (Qld)
  • Christine Bryden, dementia advocate and survivor

The panel was chaired by Lexi Hamilton-Smith. 

Event Photographs

Photographs from the evening can be viewed in a QBI Facebook album.


QBI would like to thank the evening's sponsors, without whom the evening would not have been possible:

Last updated:
7 August 2017