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Theme Weeks at World Expo '88
Every day was a special day at World Expo '88 - and with only 185 of them - each one was a lifetime's experience - never to be repeated again....
As well as entertainment brought to the Expo during the various Australian and international National Day and Corporate Day Ceremonies, each week at the Exposition site had it's own special theme - reflecting a different look at the Exposition's overall theme of 'Leisure in the Age of Technology', where signage at the principal gates of the Expo; the leading maestro clown (on stilts) with stated theme week placard, and bandwagon of acrobats and performers in the Day Parade; and entertainment at the Expo's leading live arts venues, from the River Stage to the Piazza and Amphitheatre, announced to all the Expo Theme Week.
Here they are!
Information collated here is sourced from "World Expo '88 - The Official Souvenir Program" (1988), Australian Consolidated Press.
April 30 - May 6 Opening Celebrations - the Gala Opening of Expo '88
May 7 - May 13 Flights of Fantasy - kites, balloons, hang gliders
May 14 - May 20 Splash Down - Rowing, aquatics, wind surfing, boat races
May 21 - May 27 Fuel for Thought - Fuel, fire and energy resources
May 28- June 3 Planet Earth - Nature, and the natural wonders of the world
June 4 - June 10 Home Grown - to join with the Queensland Day Celebrations
June 11 - June 17 Communications - art, music, languages
June 18 - June 24 True Blue - Coinciding with Australia Day
June 25 - July 2 International Children - For and by children
July 3 - July 8 Sport Sciences - Coinciding with U.S.A. National Day
July 9 - July 16 Come Dancin' - ballroom to ballet, coinciding with the Int'l Ballroom Dancing Championships
July 17 - July 23 Heritage - Folk traditions
July 24 - July 31 Travel and Recreation - Leisure and Technology
August 1- August 7 Music, Music, Music - Brass bands, Youth Orchestra, Rock'n'roll
August 7 - August 12 Hand Made - manual arts and crafts
August 13 - August 19 Country and Western - Coinciding with the annual R.N.A. Brisbane Exhibition ' The Ekka'
August 20 - August 26 Get Physical - Exercise
August 27 - September 2 Rock'n'roll - everything rock'n'roll
September 3- September 9 Spring Fashions - celebrating the start of Brisbane's (southern hemisphere) Spring Season
September 10 - September 16 Travel 2000 - Technology and the future
September 17- September 23 Small Treasures - 'it's not size that counts'
September 24 - October 2 Circus and All That Jazz - last School Holidays at Expo; Chinese Circus Troupes; Monterey
October 3 - October 7 Young at Heart - Senior Citizens
October 8 - October 14 Health and Fitness - Shape up for Summer, and the IFBB Mr Universe Championships
October 15 - October 21 International - the Spirit of Expositions
October 22 - October 30 Carnival - Concluding the World's Biggest Celebration!