Join Our First Virtual Long Table Dinner – The Venue? Your Place, 6.00pm Thursday 16 April

Join Our First Virtual Long Table Dinner – The Venue? Your Place, 6.00pm Thursday 16 April

You’re invited to our 53rd Long Table Dinner, but this dinner thanks to COVID-19, will be rather special because it will be held at your place! Yes, we want you to participate in our first VIRTUAL (thank you Zoom!) Long Table Dinner. You’ll still be required to prepare a favourite dish, but this time you will eat it all by yourself or with those you are confined to share your house with and invited! Like all Long Table Dinners, you’ll also need a sense of humour and to expect the unexpected!To join in our VLTD at 6.00pm (AEST) Thursday 16 April it is important that you RSVP to Ludmila Doneman before 10th April, ie Good Friday. Those attending will be emailed an invitation with all that you’ll need to know (including how to use Zoom -don’t worry it’s real easy!) and the link. We’ve some surprise dinner guests already booked for a seat at your table! Date: 6.00pm, Thursday 16 AprilVenue: The Dinner Table at Your Place!  RSVP: Ludmila...

COVID-19:Temporary Closure of the Old Ambo Exhibition Galleries

Dear Friends of the Old Ambulance Station,  We are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of you, your family and your friends as the current situation in Australia is unfolding in regard to COVID-19.  Like so many of our arts industry colleagues across the state and the country, the Old Ambo has taken the unenviable step of closing our exhibition gallery and suspending our exhibitions and gallery events until further notice. This will be effective immediately and includes upcoming exhibition openings, Long Table Dinners (the 16th of each month) and the exhibitions Me & Leonard & An Old Piano (artist Jo Williams) and Portrait Artist Trapped Inside A Plumber, Breaks Out After 30 Years (artist Terry Gillam).  These are very peculiar times as we all navigate our way through this together. While our day to day lives are being impacted upon – please remember the power of the arts. Read, watch movies, play music, dance, share stories (and don’t forget to exercise!). Also think about those artists who will be dramatically affected by this situation. So many will be doing it tough in the coming months, so please assist where you can so that we can all bounce back to keep our culture alive. Meantime we will maintain our vigilance and will communicate any additional changes, requests or information that we believe will assist during this period of uncertainty. Michael DonemanBoard PresidentThe Old Ambulance...
Meet the Candidates at our Long Table Dinner, Sunday 16th February

Meet the Candidates at our Long Table Dinner, Sunday 16th February

MEET THE CANDIDATES for Division 10 and role of Mayor for March’s Sunshine Coast Council elections at our Long Table Dinner, at 6.00pm on Sunday 16th February. At this Long Table Dinner will be Matthew Filippi, David Law, Sue Etheridge and Keith Campbell (Division 10 candidates) and Michael Burgess and Chris Thompson (Mayoral candidates). With our divisional and mayoral candidates at February’s Long Table Dinner there will be many surprises. Not least, the response to the question we’ve asked; “When you are elected, what value will you bring to the social and cultural life of our community? What will we notice?” This is a Long Table Dinner not to be missed! Just bring a plate and a sense of humour!  If you are thinking of coming to our Long Table Dinner on 16 February please RSVP to Ludmila Doneman or message 0434 357 862. Date: 6.00pm, Sunday 16th February Venue: The Old Ambulance...
Resist Exhibition, 24 January to 15 February, Old Ambo Galleries

Resist Exhibition, 24 January to 15 February, Old Ambo Galleries

RESIST is an exhibition by the Bloom Collective, a group of multi-disciplinary artists aged 14-25 years from the Sunshine Coast region. It features a broad variety of works that respond to the theme of Resistance and what it means to them. The exhibition showcases visual art, photography, poetry, writing, pottery, film, live music and pop-up shops from local creators.  The Bloom Collective is passionate about activism through art. It represents a wide range of topics and issues that are relevant to young people and endeavours to create safe spaces and places for young people to practice, connect and grow their art forms.  The official launch of the RESIST exhibition is from 5.00pm, Friday 24 January poignantly just before Invasion or Australia Day on 26 January. Musicians performing during the evening include; Big Whoops, Chakra Efendi, Old Home, Zebra FinchJakob Lydford and Brock Ravest. Dates: 24 January to 15 February Opening Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Official Opening: 5.00pm till late, Friday 24 January; $5 entry and cash bar Partners: Proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants...
Sunday Folk, featuring Fred Smith, 2.00pm, Sunday 8 March, Black Box Theatre

Sunday Folk, featuring Fred Smith, 2.00pm, Sunday 8 March, Black Box Theatre

Fred Smith brings his solo show to Sunday Folk to promote his brand new album Domestic. Before Fred plays there will be a Songwriters’ Circle featuring Rob Longstaff (Maleny), Carla Thursday (Ipswich) and host Karen Law (Nambour). Tickets:  $18 or $14 (concession) in advance or $20 and $15 (concession) on the door if still available.  Bookings:https://www.trybooking.com/BHVAG This Sunday Folk will be a true songwriters delight - don’t miss this...