SICK of the city clubs and pubs? Want good food, good music and an escape from boisterous crowds and drunken yobbos?
A new community entertainment and eating venue, the Lion’s Den Cafe, has opened in the heart of Brisbane.
The cafe, which officially opened its doors on December 1, is Brisbane’s only combined Christian live entertainment venue and cafe.
Will Kellar from St Edward the Confessor parish, Daisy Hill has had a key part in the new venture and his band Soul Purpose will be a regular feature at the cafe.
Will, who is the bass guitar player in the band, and many other dedicated people have spent the past few months converting a church hall into a multi-purpose venue to house the Lion’s Den.
It now contains a cappuccino machine, restaurant-style ovens and stoves and an industrial dishwasher – all the necessary items to provide great food and coffee.
New sound equipment and a PA system have also been installed to cater for a wide range of Christian live acts and rock bands.
Soul Purpose and Atoned, a Baptist band from Brisbane’s north-east, in addition to The Agents, a band that includes the pastor from the City Gate Baptist Church, will all be features in coming months at the Lion’s Den.
Soul Purpose’s music is rock based and the six-piece band includes an interesting array of instruments including bass, drums, guitar, flute, keyboards, cello and brass.
In the band’s four-year history, they have produced two CDs and four of their songs have been nominated in the Queensland Recording Association’s Sunni Awards.
The Lion’s Den Cafe will also be available for group function hire and activities such as CD launches, dance and drama events, meetings, workshops, church services and corporate functions.
The cafe is located on the ground floor of Wesley House, 140 Ann St, next to Albert St Uniting Church. It is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 9am-10pm, and live bands will play on Friday and Saturday nights, when there will be a later closing time.
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