Introducing Beginners’ Call: Aruga’s AAA pass to Brisbane Festival

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As proud publicists for Brisbane Festival for more than five years, Aruga is privileged to experience Queensland’s most anticipated event from the inside. This year, we invite audiences to do the same!


Conceived by Aruga and curated by Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina, the Beginners’ Call podcast takes audiences backstage and behind-the-scenes of Queensland’s largest and much-loved celebration of arts and culture.

Hosted by Aruga Co-Founder Adam Brunes, Beginners’ Call shares the stories of writers and directors, reveals the inspiration that drives creators and producers, and explores the breadth and diversity of the 2022 Brisbane Festival program.

Podcast guests span homegrown heroes, Australian icons and international VIPs including Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina, Mammalian Diving Reflex Creative Producer Virginia Antonipillai, Blak Social founder Alethea Beetson, Olivier Award nominee David Morton, and playwrights Andrea James and Anna Yen.

“Arts and culture is in Aruga’s DNA and the Brisbane Festival team is like family,” Adam said.

“Each year, we are privileged to meet the makers and shakers who fuel Brisbane Festival and we are constantly awed and inspired by their work.

“These in-depth interviews take audiences deep into the hearts, minds and rehearsal rooms of Australia’s culture shapers and provide unprecedented access to Queensland’s premier international arts festival.”

Beginners’ Call is available here and streams on all leading Podcast platforms.

Brisbane Festival returns to fill the city with three weeks of wonder, delight and celebration from 2 – 24 September 2022. For information and tickets, visit

Beginners’ Call records on Turrbal and Yugerra country in Meanjin, Brisbane. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples play in our creative, artistic and celebration spaces and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.


Curator Louise Bezzina

Host Adam Brunes 

Producer Gilberto Castillo (The Podcast Boss)