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...
The Travelling Wunderkammer: Gallery 1, 25 August to 6 October

The Travelling Wunderkammer: Gallery 1, 25 August to 6 October

The Travelling Wunderkammer Wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects and antiques.   This Travelling Wunderkammer is a collaboration of interdisciplinary artists in puppetry, animatronics, virtual reality, sculpture, prop building, performance art, fine art and fibre art to recreate a menagerie of mythological creatures gathered from the four corners of the globe. See for yourself real Faeries and Dragons, monsters and aliens. See if you can wake the slumbering Yeti or uncover the spells hidden deep in the magic Grimorum Necromorum. Be enthralled by the the Großmutter Meerjungfrau, but cover your ears as she wails the song of the Siren calling for her lost babies.   Engage with the kinetic sculptures on display, for it is through our relationship to the hidden and mystical that we can enter the world of lost artifacts, and mythical creatures. Connect to magic and the darker side of the magical realm!  Date: Saturday 25 August to Saturday 6 October Venue: Gallery 1, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: Free...
Sunday Folk on 16 September at The Black Box Theatre

Sunday Folk on 16 September at The Black Box Theatre

Karen Law and Family, hosts of Sunday Folk, will be releasing their brand new CD. Lyrical folk songs, played on multiple guitars, a bit of didge and trumpet, and their trademark family harmonies. Plus support by Maleny Troubadour Tommy Leonard. Click on the link below to reserve your place at this long-awaited show. Date: 2pm Sunday 16 August Venue: Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Costs: Adult $15, Concession $12, Child $5, Good for 4 (adults) $50, Good for 10 (adults) $120...
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...