What really happens at a Long Table Dinner…

What really happens at a Long Table Dinner…

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 -...
THE URBAN PUPPET PROJECT

THE URBAN PUPPET PROJECT

YOUNG people from around the Sunshine Coast have started at gather in Nambour for an exciting new enterprise, The Urban Puppet Project. The Urban Puppet Project is the brainchild of local actor, Mary Eggleston. Mary has been facilitating acting workshops in Australia and Europe for nearly 20 years and is now tutoring drama students at the University of the Sunshine Coast. “As much as I love being on stage and in front of the camera myself, I find collaboration with young minds so invigorating and inspiring,” she said. “The Urban Puppet Project is a natural evolution for me in term of what I would like to create with the young people attending my S.O.D.A workshops. “The long term goal is to create our own kids show.” Mary has combined forces with local puppeteer, Rebecca Dostal to kick-start this new project. These two women have an enormous amount of combined experience and passion to initiate not only a Nambour based puppet troupe but to develop an online kids show. “It would be an amazing thing to help build and create together,” she said. “The show could be fortnightly at this stage, which leaves us a week to write, rehearse, film and upload.” They intend to launch this community inspired show to the wider public in the coming months. “We are currently on the hunt for a videographer to join our team, so if you are looking for a project to get your teeth into please get in touch,” Mary said. “It’s important to me to grow this program organically with a team of passionate individuals who are inspired by telling...