The Turn of the Screw,  26-27 October, The Black Box Theatre

The Turn of the Screw, 26-27 October, The Black Box Theatre

THE TURN OF THE SCREW Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James and presented by Firelight Theatre. A group gathers around a fire to share ghost stories, and a man steps up to tell the tale of his sister’s governess…. It is 1872, and a young woman accepts her first appointment as governess to two orphaned children. Her joy at finding herself in charge at an English country manor, however, quickly turns to growing unease. The children’s previous governess and her lover both died untimely deaths, and it seems their spirits are restless. From beyond the graves they reach out, and the young woman must find the courage to keep the children safe from their malicious clutches, even when others question her sanity. Has she got what it takes?  Join us for this tale of power, seduction and horror. What will YOU see? Cast: Ebony Hamacek and Jackson O’Sullivan Dates: Friday October 26, 7.30pm and Saturday October 27, 2pm and 7.30pm Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Cost: Adult $30, Concession $25, Children 14 & under $20 Tickets:  www.firelighttheatre.com.au;  https://www.trybooking.com/YCYI  or at the door...
A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO WORLD WAR is a new musical that tells the astonishing true story of a group of women who go to the frontline in World War 1 and through their adventures find freedom, power and passion. Experience an unforgettable night of live music, tears and laughter. A Girl’s Guide to World War stars musical theatre legend Susie French as Dr Lilian Cooper, Australia’s first female surgeon and features the award winning all girl band Vix and the Slick Chix.  Dates: Thursday 22nd November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 23rd November performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 24th November, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm; Thursday 29th November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 30th November, performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 1 December, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm Running Time: 2.5 hours Tickets: General admission $42; Concession $36  Bookings: Eventbrite or call Geoff 07 5445 8441 Venue: The Black Box Theatre Parking: All day parking is available on William Street and also available in the open-air car park on the corner of Sydney and Howard Streets....
Free launch event 6.00pm Saturday 25 August to the Greatest Shows on Earth!

Free launch event 6.00pm Saturday 25 August to the Greatest Shows on Earth!

  Roll Up! Roll Up! To the Greatest Shows on Earth! Free launch event this 6.00pm Saturday 25 August. The Old Ambulance Station presents as part of Horizon Festival the Greatest Shows On Earth. Marvel at the Transdimensional and Travelling Wunderkammer Exhibitions.  Date: From 6.00pm Saturday 25 August Venue:The Old Ambulance Station Nambour Cost:Free entry, plus cash bar and...
Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Wednesday 25 July 6.00pm-8.00pm

Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? Talk, Mingle & Drinks, Wednesday 25 July 6.00pm-8.00pm

Entrepreneurial Personas: What role do I play in the entrepreneurial ecosystems? (Disruption and Drinks: Occassional talks, mingle and drinks on creative social entrepreneurship) Entrepreneurial Personas brings a human-centred approach to understanding the diversity of entrepreneurs found in entrepreneurial ecosystems, like the Sunshine Coast. This talk by Drs Retha de Villiers Scheepers and Erica Mealy from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), provides an overview of the 14 entrepreneurial personas that emerged from a SCC-USC collaborative research grant. A shared understanding of entrepreneurial personas can help: Entrepreneurs work out where they fit into the overall ecosystem and how their motives and behaviour differ, and how they contribute. Supporters of entrepreneurial activity, like the Old Ambo, co-working spaces and support agencies to design programs for specific groups. Better communication with entrepreneurial sub-groups. Our Presenters: Dr Retha de Villiers Scheepers teaches entrepreneurship and innovation management at the USC at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She volunteers in the Sunshine Coast start-up community as a Startup Weekend organiser and #SiliconCoast facilitator creating opportunities for entrepreneurial students to extend their network and to share and grow their start-ups and meet like-minded individuals. Retha’s main research interests are related to the entrepreneurial experience within startups and existing organisations.  Dr Erica Mealy is a lecturer in Information and Communications Technology in the USC School of Business.  As an accomplished software engineer with 14 years industrial experience Erica has a passion for sharing her drive for making and coding to inspire the next generation of innovators and professionals.  She has been writing code for over 20 years and has experience in areas as diverse as sports analysis, train control, safety critical...
Artificial Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum: 5.00-7.00pm July 11

Artificial Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum: 5.00-7.00pm July 11

Artifical Intelligence – Future Business Benefits Forum Are we in a new AI bubble or will deep learning (DL) deliver on all its promises? Due mainly to deep learning, the past decade has seen incredible, exciting and somewhat unexpected progress in AI. Recently, the debate about the best approach for achieving real AI seems to be reignited as some DL systems fail to live up to the original hype. A growing number of AI researchers think we should take a fresh look at both symbolic and connectionist architectures, and even explore more hybrid solutions. In a non confronting and easy to digest manner, this two hour panel, Q&A and mingle session will discuss the current nature and practical aspects of AI. It will de-bunk the myths and recommend how businesses can embrace AI, both now and in to the future. The forum will also suggest what tips can be provided when looking at service providers to support a business’s AI needs. Our panel will consist of three informed and influential thinkers, writers and speakers on AI. Dr Natalie Rens is the Artificial Intelligence Specialist for the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, where she works on strategies to advance AI capability in Queensland. She is the organiser of Brisbane.AI, a meetup with over 2,000 members. Recently, Natalie also founded her own company, Spaceport AI, with the goal of developing technologies that will enable humans to live in space.  Natalie holds a Bachelor in Biomedical Science (honours), Master in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, and a PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on the use of machine learning and computational models to...