Long Table Dinner:  6.00pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 16 March

Long Table Dinner: 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 16 March

To our March Long Table Dinner we look forward to meeting Sunshine Coast artist Heather Lee Murphy. Heather will talk about her art and her latest exhibition, Every Woman Beautiful , which is currently in Gallery One of the Old Ambo.  Our Long Table Dinners are open to everyone and are all about sharing. Essential to share is a plate and a sense of humour. Drinks and story telling are optional!   If your are thinking of coming to the Long Table Dinner on March 16 at 6.00pm please RSVP to ludmila@edgeware.com.au or message 0434 357...
To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 February 2019

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 February 2019

The last Old Ambo Long Table Dinner had not only the usual one to one conversation exchanges over the great food we shared, but a number of announcements and entertaining contributions are shared across the long table.   Surrounded by the colours of the Loud and Clear exhibition (on the walls of the Old  Ambo for a whole month and introduced to us by John) people shared their various creations Matt presented his mum’s cook book. Matt’s enthusiasm was appreciated by Robyn, the author and by a number of us who purchased some copies. Glenda, the beautiful host of the evening gifted us with her great singing and Jenny added to it with quite a bit of involvement from the audience. Judith presenting her brooches.  Come and join us on the 16th of every month, you might have a song, a brooch, a painting, a book or something altogether different to share as well. If not, just come and add some JOY. Remember to rsvp to Ludmila -...
Growing a Wisdom Ecology: Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Thursday 11 April 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Growing a Wisdom Ecology: Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Thursday 11 April 6.00pm – 8.00pm

GROWING A WISDOM ECOLOGY There is joke by Groucho Marx that goes like this - ‘time wounds all heels’. If you go into the meaning of that you have an example of wisdom. What it is saying is that persons, and societies for that matter, who follow their ruthless self-interests without any concern for other living things or the natural world eventually lose their way in the world. They may of course be materially successful for a time, especially for a small minority of people, but in due course the chickens of ignorance will come home to roost and we will more often experience the kind of chaotic societies that we are now developing.   Peter Wertheim’s talk will reflect on the wisdom of our actions. This talk and event is sponsored by ComLink. About Peter Wertheim Peter was formerly a lecturer in political and social philosophy at the University of Queensland in the 1960s and 1970s. He later went on to study cross-cultural and spiritual traditions. Approaching ninety years of age, his reflections on the world are both entertaining and enlightening. About Comlink ComLink is a for purpose (not-for-profit) organisation which provides transport and care services across Queensland. Its staff and volunteers are united by a shared vision, Leading the Care Revolution. Join us for this lively talk and ensuing discussion. Date: Thursday 11 April, 5.30pm for 6.00-7.00pm talk, 7.00-8.00pm mingle and drinks Venue: Main Gallery Space, and Black Box Theatre, the Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: No cost, this is a free event, however registration is required for catering considerations. Cash bar. Register: Click http://bit.do/eKkjy...
Pecha Kucha Night: Thursday 13 December, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

Pecha Kucha Night: Thursday 13 December, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT This Sunshine Coast Pecha Kucha Night on Thursday 13 December is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and sponsored by the Old Ambo. The theme of this particular Pecha Kucha Night is ‘The Wonder of Being, Creating and Celebrating. ‘ Pecha Kucha Nights enable the showcasing and promotion of a great range of projects, initiatives and creative talent and help connect people across the region. Presenters are required to prepare 20 Powerpoint slides that share and celebrate the theme. Each slide is projected for exactly 20 sec and so the talk is for 6 minutes and 40 seconds - no more, no less. Entry to the night is free for presenters but otherwise $15.00 and $10.00 for members of concession holders.  Important Links Presenters should contact Sue Davis of SCCA before Tuesday 11 December.  Email: suedavis565@gmail.com The Creative Alliance (Pecha Kucha Night Host) Web: http://creativealliance.org.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCCAlliance/ Pecha Kucha (Global website to view PKN presentations) Web: https://www.pechakucha.org Tickets https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/PKN27wonder Place: The Old Ambo, 80 Howard St, Nambour 4560 Date: Thursday 13 December Time: 5.30 for 6.00 pm start Tickets: $15.00 / $10.00...
Visit the Old Ambo as part of the Sunshine Coast Open House Program: 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 20 October

Visit the Old Ambo as part of the Sunshine Coast Open House Program: 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 20 October

WE TRUELY ARE AN OLD AMBULANCE STATION!   Whilst the history of an ambulance station serving Nambour and surrounds from 80 Howard Street starts in 1922, the existing building was opened in August 1958 by the then premier of Queensland, Sir Francis Nicklin. If you’ve a friend who hasn’t visited the Old Ambo, the Sunshine Coast Open House Day on Saturday 20th October is a great opportunity to bring them. We’ll be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm to show visitors to the Old Ambo the transformation today to a hub for creative industries and social enterprise.  And whilst you are visiting be inspired by our current feature exhibition ‘Considered Design and Resourceful Living,’ presented as part of this year’s Sunshine Coast Open House...
Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

CONSIDERED DESIGN AND RESOURCEFUL LIVING  Throughout October and in conjunction with the 2018 Sunshine Coast Open House program visitors to the Old Ambo can explore, be inspired and get informed at the Considered Design and Resourceful Living Exhibition. Free to the public the exhibition encompasses artwork, talks and workshops.  SEE: Conceptual designs — Living Futures, Nambour Contributing local artists including: Susan Schmidt - “Seaburbia”, Arcylic and Oil paintings John Waldron - “Significance”, 3D printed buildings and digital images Thom Stuart and Pam Walpole - Sunshine Coast Open House 2017 and 2018 artworks Solar horizons — Sunshine Coast Solar Farm images, live data, interactive energy exhibits Installation - The Room That Breathes, Plant Life Balance Tales of Relocatable Homes: a visual diary by Jo Case PRESENTATIONS: (free, but please book) Exploring Renewables + Energy Efficiency + Energy Storage; Wednesday 24 October 5.00pm to 7.00pm,  Book here Rethinking Housing - when bigger isn’t better; Thursday 25 October 6.00pm to 8.15pm, Book here Considered Design Talk Series (5 presentations); Saturday 27 October 10.00am to 3.00pm, Book...