Woopsy, From Denmark with Love – 22nd and 24th November

Woopsy, From Denmark with Love – 22nd and 24th November

Woopsy is the story of a boy who is forced on a journey, all alone, coming to a new country where everything looks like something he knows, but where everything at the same time looks like something else, and where his life must be learned anew. A one-person performance, Woopsy is a monologue about some of the problems we suddenly face when life changes. Even though life can be difficult, it can end well when you have had a mother who is a belly dancer and a father who can swing dishes .. Torkild Lindebjerg from Teatertt (www.teatertt.dk) is a Danish director, writer, actor, and teacher who started his career in collaboration with the influential Odin Teatret in Denmark and has peformed and taught across Europe, South East Asia and Australia. These days he collaborates with Brian Joyce from the University of Newcastle and that brings him to Australia – and Queensland – and the Old Ambo! JOIN US for this 35 minute performance  in the Black Box Theatre, in the Old Ambo, followed by Q&A, suitable for all ages! • Wednesday 22 November, 11am performance - $10 per person • Friday 24 November, 2.30pm to 4.00pm - In-House Workshop with Torkild focusing on non-verbal performance $15 p/p • Friday 24 November, 5pm performance - $15 ticket per person Packages available: Wednesday performance AND Friday workshop $20 p/p Friday performance AND Friday workshop $25 p/p For further information contact Ludmila on 0434 357 862 or ludmila@edgeware.com.au...
The Old Ambo And The Regional Innovation Program

The Old Ambo And The Regional Innovation Program

We are pleased to announce that the Old Ambulance Station is represented on the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program Steering Committee. We were part of the (ultimately successful) bid led by Sunshine Coast Regional Council for Advance Queensland co-funding of the program, which will provide $1M to regional development over the next three years. Importantly, this locates the Old Ambo in a central position with relation to the ‘five key priority areas’ of our region: Smart Cities; Food and Agribusiness; Health and Wellbeing; Sustainability and Environment; and Creatives Industries. We are now senior partners in an economic development network which includes more than 20 stakeholders, including Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils, Regional Development Australia (as government collaborators), the SC Innovation Centre, SunCentral, Innovate Noosa (itself a consortium of Noosa region enterprises) and Telstra, among others. We anticipate – and we’ll work hard to achieve – professional opportunities for our members and stakeholders through this exciting new network, either directly, under the Program umbrella (which will support cross-sector projects) or by leveraging our position in the network to source (or earn!) new opportunities and new revenue. Our development of the Old Ambo as a social enterprise is critical to this, and it’s very important that our members and stakeholders understand what’s happening so they (we) can take advantage of opportunities as they arise – please get in touch if you’d like to learn more, and if possible attend our ‘Catching Up On Ourselves’ evening on 6th October at 5pm. A core idea for this growth in our vision and operations is contained in the idea of ‘grunge entrepreneurship’, our own...
Regional Arts Plan Interactive Forum – Black Box Theatre, 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Tuesday 3rd October

Regional Arts Plan Interactive Forum – Black Box Theatre, 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Tuesday 3rd October

This is an exciting time for arts on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with CQ University, is rolling out an engagement program to understand the needs of the regions arts sector. This conversation will inform the development of the region’s first Arts Plan. The Sunshine Coast council is creating something unique and rather special - A 20 year Arts Plan for Our region. This really is something that does not happen everywhere. For something like this to be a success it requires input from as many local people as possible!  If we work together what can we create that includes people from every area and strengthens the Arts where we live? Council have engaged a board of specialist practitioners to help them shape policies and visions. The Cultural Development team has also pulled together a small group of artists who have strong networks to consult with their peers. We are very pleased to let you know we are part of the ‘Arts Ambassadors’ team! We invite YOU to an interactive forum at Black Box Nambour, on Tuesday 3rd October from 2.30pm to 5pm, which is open to all artists. You can register on: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Arts-and-Culture/Arts-Plan to take part in the engagement program and be kept up to date with future opportunities in the arts on the Sunshine Coast.   Contact: Florence Teillet  0403 288 287 (with Glen Shepard & Delany Delaney)...