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 1927, 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...
To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Tuesday 16 October

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Tuesday 16 October

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 -...
An Evening of Deeper Conversations, The Black Box Theatre, 6.30pm 11 October

An Evening of Deeper Conversations, The Black Box Theatre, 6.30pm 11 October

AN EVENING OF DEEPER CONVERSATIONS Tired of small talk, superficial chitchat and artificial infotainment? Want to meet real people in the real world in real time to talk about real stuff that matters? Join a unique new pop-up event for a fun, memorable and meaningful evening of inspiring and stimulating conversations with depth. No need to prepare - we’ll provide a series of thought-provoking questions (and a few handy tips and techniques) and you take it from there. The evening will be facilitated by former journalist, ABC Radio “cyberscribe” and therapist Yvette Nielsen. Cash bar opens at 6.30pm with light canapes provided (you might like to dine beforehand at a local cafe down the street). Official event kicks off at 7pm and runs till 9pm, with doors closing at 9.30pm. Save the date and tell your friends - you’ll not want to miss out on this extraordinary night! Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 11 October Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station Nambour Cost: Pre-booked tickets: $25 (limited tickets at the door: $30) Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/YECZ Contact: Yvette Nielsen     m: 0417718683    e:...
‘Dance? I’m too old for that!’ 6.00pm to 7.30pm Black Box Theatre, Thursday 25 October

‘Dance? I’m too old for that!’ 6.00pm to 7.30pm Black Box Theatre, Thursday 25 October

‘DANCE? I’M TOO OLD FOR THAT!’ Challenging and changing perceptions and expectations An open invitation to arts, arts and health and general community to come along for an evening of discovery to see, hear about and even experience how dance is possible for everyone including older people with a range of physical abilities and conditions. Be captivated and inspired by In A Different Space, a short film that celebrates and showcases Sunshine Coast seniors aged 60-101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them. Hear from Gail Hewton, the film maker and local community dance practitioner who will speak briefly about her practice, the benefits of dance for older people including sharing a couple of anecdotes from her practice of how dance has transformed the lives of participants. Gail will also share some of the findings from her recent Arts Queensland funded UK study tour investigating dance for older people and her vision moving forward. Gail will also get you dancing to experience a little of her work. Engage in a Q & A with Gail Hewton, Director of RIPE Dance “In A Different Space is one of the most inspirational dance films I’ve seen in a long time. It combines beauty, humour, serenity and cheekiness in equal measure. Anyone who feels themselves growing older should watch this film.” Anna Leatherdale, Producer, People Dancing (UK) “Oh! It’s stunning…full of humanity… full of grace in every sense, And the stories in each piece reflect stories we can all relate to in different ways. A delight, and a triumph! Will be watching this many times.” Daphne Cushnie, UK Neuro-physiotherapist and Dance for Parkinson’s...
Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

YES, YOU CAN DANCE! Seniors of the Sunshine Coast are invited to come along for a social morning to see, hear about and experience the joy of dance for older people. Be captivated and inspired by In A Different Space, a short film that celebrates and showcases Sunshine Coast seniors, aged 60-101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them. Hear from Gail Hewton, the film maker and local teacher of dance for older people who will speak briefly about the benefits of dance for older people and share some amazing stories of how dance has transformed the lives of many of her community participants. Seated or standing, prepare to put your best foot forward, kick your heels up and enjoy yourself as Gail leads you through a variety of dance styles and flavours to a broad range of familiar music, we’ll even make some new dance together – it’s about possibilities not limitations with an emphasis on what you can do not what you can’t, all in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Morning Tea will be provided. “In A Different Space is one of the most inspirational dance films I’ve seen in a long time. It combines beauty, humour, serenity and cheekiness in equal measure. Anyone who feels themselves growing older should watch this film.” Anna Leatherdale, Producer, People Dancing (UK) When: 10.00am-11.30am Thursday 25 October 2018 Venue: Gallery Space, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: A gold coin donation please Enquiries: Gail Hewton 0411 720 391 ripedance@gmail.com RSVP: Please rsvp by Monday 22 Oct to Ludmila – message to 0434 357 862 Image Credit:...