CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH COUNCIL’S CRACKING CHRISTMAS EVENTS

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH COUNCIL’S CRACKING CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Scenic Rim Regional Council is getting into the spirit of the festive season with two cracking Christmas events early next month.

Christmas will come early at Boonah Cultural Centre with a singalong led by acclaimed cabaret artist and theatre actress, Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band on Friday 4December.

Featuring a beautifully designed set and stunning costumes, the concert offers the audience an opportunity to singalong to favourite Christmas carols and songs with Nadia Sunde, who has delighted Scenic Rim music lovers for years with her warmth and wit.

The four members of her Yuletide Band are all highly acclaimed musicians in their own right – Michael Fix on guitar, John Reeves on piano and accordion, Andrew Shaw on bass and Kym Ambrose on percussion.

Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band have been perennial favourites with audiences at Brisbane’s City Hall and now it’s Scenic Rim’s turn to enjoy their musical magic.

Showtime is 11am on Friday 4 December with ticket prices just $16 or $12.50 per person for groups of 10 or more.

After nine months of Council’s Arts Dinners online, the first Arts Dinner live since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will be cause for celebration.

To be held at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre on Tamborine Mountain from 6pm on Tuesday 8 December, the evening features a review of the unprecedented year that was 2020 and a preview of arts programming for 2021.

Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland to deliver an exciting series of the newly-named Arts Dinners Live and Online, which will continue a more than 10-year tradition of encouraging skills development, networking and workshops.

The community is invited to join the celebration of the South West Queensland Cultural Champions and Regional Arts Development Fund in the free December Arts Dinner, which also features great food and entertainment by two of Tamborine Mountain’s best-loved bands, The Inadequates and the Haystack Mountain Hermits.

As numbers are limited, registration is essential.

For tickets for A Christmas Song and to register for the December Arts Dinner, visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au

Join in the celebration of BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House weekend in December

Join in the celebration of BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House weekend in December

It’s a year since BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects) became the new co-lessee of the Stationmaster House at 100 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert. Members would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating the occasion on Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 December. Their Christmas Makers’ Market will also be launched where Christmas gifts galore will be available to buy.

BADCAP, long-time organisers of Arts in the Olives festival and two major sculpture symposia, were more recently invited to manage the workshops and market stalls at Arts Ablaze at Kooralbyn.

With their new home at 100 Brisbane Street, they were invisaging more workshops, art exhibitions, artists-in-residencies, arts demonstrations … more often. Covid-19 halted many plans but now with restrictions easing, BADCAP would like to invite everyone to celebrate on the first weekend in December. Their members, who all have artistic passion are also pretty creative themselves, will have their individual skills on show.

Along with a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday and Sunday (such as Raku firing, candle making, Softie Sew-In, making Christmas decorations) there are two major workshops – Playing with Mono Prints with Sandra Pearce (Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.30pm $60) and Twined Basket with Therese Flynn-Clarke (Sunday 6th 9am-12pm $60). Both workshops require bookings.

The Christmas Makers’ Market proved very successful last year so it’s back with items for sale in time for Christmas. There will be paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewellery, basketry, string bags, retro clothing, along with Christmas gift wrapping to beautify any unique gifts purchased.

No-one will want to miss Alaine’s delicious Fruit Delights which will be available to purchase from midday on the Saturday nor the free drumming circle from 5.30pm to 7.00pm later in the day. Sunday sees Rotary serving up their delicious breakfasts with an essential coffee cart alongside.

More details of all the events and workshop bookings can be obtained on the BADCAP website: badcap.org

cheers,

Desley Agnoletto

BADCAP Media

Botanic Gardens Hosts School Group

Botanic Gardens Hosts School Group



The volunteers at Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens recently hosted a group of Year Five students from the Silkwood School at Nerang.

The students were split into three groups for a tour of the Gardens and quickly demonstrated a love for the natural environment.

They were eager to listen and learn as Gardens Curator Brian Davison took each group in turn on a tour. The other two groups explored the rainforest walk and Sooty Owl’s Creekside Trail as they waited their turn.

The tours took the students through the Japanese and perennial gardens and through the camellias where they were shown a variety from which tea is made. They listened to an explanation of leaf sizes, from one that is as long as an adult human arm to another which is so small it cannot be seen with the naked eye. They learned how insects are vital as pollinators in a garden.

They were also shown a bulging bottle tree and told that pineapples are a part of the bromeliad species of plants.

Mr Davison said the students demonstrated sound knowledge of nature and remained highly attentive throughout the 20-minute tour.

Wanda Williams, a teacher with the Silkwood School who organised the excursion, said the school emphasises the importance of nature in its day-to-day teaching.

“We truly appreciated the time and effort taken by the Botanic Gardens volunteers in providing an exciting educational experience for our students,” she said.  

Join in the celebration of BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House weekend in December

BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House Weekend

Join in the celebration of BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House weekend in December.

It’s a year since BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects) became the new co-lessee of the Stationmaster House at 100 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert. Members would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating the occasion on Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 December. Their Christmas Makers’ Market will also be launched where Christmas gifts galore will be available to buy.

BADCAP, long-time organisers of Arts in the Olives festival and two major sculpture symposia, were more recently invited to manage the workshops and market stalls at Arts Ablaze at Kooralbyn.

With their new home at 100 Brisbane Street, they were invisaging more workshops, art exhibitions, artists-in-residencies, arts demonstrations … more often. Covid-19 halted many plans but now with restrictions easing, BADCAP would like to invite everyone to celebrate on the first weekend in December. Their members, who all have artistic passion are also pretty creative themselves, will have their individual skills on show.

Along with a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday and Sunday (such as Raku firing, candle making, Softie Sew-In, making Christmas decorations) there are two major workshops – Playing with Mono Prints with Sandra Pearce (Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.30pm $60) and Twined Basket with Therese Flynn-Clarke (Sunday 6th 9am-12pm $60). Both workshops require bookings.

The Christmas Makers’ Market proved very successful last year so it’s back with items for sale in time for Christmas. There will be paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewellery, basketry, string bags, retro clothing, along with Christmas gift wrapping to beautify any unique gifts purchased.

No-one will want to miss Alaine’s delicious Fruit Delights which will be available to purchase from midday on the Saturday nor the free drumming circle from 5.30pm to 7.00pm later in the day. Sunday sees Rotary serving up their delicious breakfasts with an essential coffee cart alongside.

More details of all the events and workshop bookings can be obtained on the BADCAP website: badcap.org

Cheers,

Desley Agnoletto
BADCAP Media

QUEENSLAND BALLET COMES TO TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FOR SENIORS WEEK

QUEENSLAND BALLET COMES TO TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FOR SENIORS WEEK

Scenic Rim Regional Council is delighted to partner once again with Queensland Ballet in 2020 to deliver Queensland Ballet Celebration of Seniors on Friday 13 November; this time at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Main Street, North Tamborine.

The aim of this initiative is to help raise community awareness about dance and to enrich lives through ballet. Each component will offer participants the chance to connect with Queensland Ballet, a vibrant creative company which seeks to enrich the lives of all people. These workshops are free.

The Seniors Week Celebration will be structured according to the following guidelines:

Activities are drop-in. Participants are only expected to register for the activity/ies that suit them. There is no expectation that participants will register for the entire day.

‘Senior’ means any person who identifies as an active older adult and all classes will be led by Queensland Ballet’s highly skilled Teaching Artists with a maximum capacity for each session being set at 25 participants.

There are two sessions. Participants can book for either one or both. The AM session 9:00am – 10:00am is Ballet for Seniors then a Ballet for Seniors Repertoire Class from 10.30am to 11.30am with a morning tea break in-between.

The PM session 12:00pm – 1:00pm is Jazz for Seniors then a Seniors Stretch and Strengthen at 1.30pm to 2.30pm with an afternoon tea break from 1.00pm to 1.30pm.

Comfortable clothes and shoes are to be worn but it is important to note that no dance experience is necessary.

Queensland Ballet workshops have been extremely popular in the past, so it is recommended to register early. Go to liveatthecentre.com or phone 5540 5050 between 10am and 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays.