The Grenadiers, New Australian Folk, Debut EP Launch – Black Box Theatre, Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

The Grenadiers, New Australian Folk, Debut EP Launch – Black Box Theatre, Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

The Grenadiers – Missy Jones & Elly Barrett – are a new Australian folk duo who are proud to be launching their debut EP, When Everyone’s Asleep. They will be joined by old musical friends and mentors Steve Cook, Jem Dunlop and Robyn Foley for an intimate evening of song, tune and harmony. Missy grew up in Nambour, so she is particularly excited to be kicking off the launch tour in her home town. Elly and Missy are children of the folk world, following their adopted music around the Australian folk circuit. They appear together by festival fireside or bar with ethereal songs – folksongs from the old traditions and fresh observations on the nature of the world, resonating with improvised harmonies, and sung a cappella or accompanied with guitar and fiddles. Though only officially formed a year ago, The Grenadiers have already supported the likes of Martyn Wyndham-Read, John Broomhall and Martin Pearson. Earlier this year they had the opportunity to go to the UK & Ireland, where they performed on the prestigious Open Stage at Orkney Folk Festival and at Matt Molloy’s own pub in Westport, Ireland. They recorded their debut EP When Everyone’s Asleep while in Sheffield, and have now come home to present it to you. 7.30pm, Saturday 2 December, Black Box Theatre $10/$7 at the Black Box Theatre door or from www.eventbrite.com.au https://www.facebook.com/thegrenadiersmusic/ https://thegrenadiers.wordpress.com/      ...
Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

SPIRAL PRESENTS: Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole and We Could Be Pharaohs What do you get if you cross Cleopatra, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland with a few belly dancers, Moses and Banjo Patterson thrown in? A whole lot of laughs, fun and pure entertainment. See Spiral’s dancers, actors and stars showcasing their original, wacky, unusual and entertaining performances throughout November. Each performance is as different as it is unique and a spectacle to behold. See what eveyone is talking about. Come and laugh out loud and applaud the cast’s acheivements and triumphs. Banjo’s Love Ball - 11.30am, Monday’s November 13 and 20 Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole - Tuesday’s November 14 and 21 We Could Be Pharaohs - Friday’s November 17 and 24 Bookings are essential. Seats are very limited. Please contact Sprial on 5476 2711. Cost per performance is $10. Note: Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking. Visa/MasterCard payments can be paid for at the time of booking. A small fee applies. All performances at the Black Box Theatre in the Old Ambo....
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...