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/      ...
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)...
Thank You Jude Pippen Long Table Dinner 6pm 16 October

Thank You Jude Pippen Long Table Dinner 6pm 16 October

The Long Table Dinner 16th October will be a farewell to Jude Pippen after 3 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Old Ambo. She leaves to spend more time with family and to play the ukulele. With the Ukalelians she works in respite centres and nursing homes already and strums along with Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters. ‘2018 is going to be all singing, all dancing’ she says… Bring a plate, a story and a song to share from 6pm. The singer songwriter Jane Pepper will help us to get into the celebratory mood (she might have some of her CDs in her bag as well)!       http://pepperjane.com.au/ Kindly remember to rsvp to Ludmila -...