Out of the Box Theatre for Hire!

Out of the Box Theatre for Hire!

The Old Ambo’s Black Box Theatre is an unusual yet ideal venue for launches, meetings, networking and training programs. Local and visiting theatre performers have long appreciated the flexibility of its stage and seating, the quality of its sound and lighting systems and the comfort of its air conditioning. With the ability to seat between 80 and 100 people, the Black Box Theatre will make the difference to your next performance. Find our more information about the Black Box Theatre here Bookings and enquires to...
Near Future: Learning and Applications from Best Practice European Innovation, Talk & Drinks, Wednesday 7 March 6.00pm -8.00pm

Near Future: Learning and Applications from Best Practice European Innovation, Talk & Drinks, Wednesday 7 March 6.00pm -8.00pm

Disruption and Drinks Occasional talks (and drinks) on creative social entrepreneurship Near Future: Beyond Co-working and Incubation. What We Can Learn and Apply from Best Practice in European Innovation Near Future: What We Can Learn and Apply from Best Practice in European Innovation is the first in an occassional talks and drinks series hosted by the Old Ambo. In this the first talk of the series for 2018, Michael Doneman, Chair of the Board of SCAIP Inc, the managing body of the Old Ambulance Station, offers insights and commentary drawn from his recent tour of Europe, bringing focus in particular to two projects: transforma bxl in Brussels and the Valletta Design Cluster in Malta. From the point of view of his role at the Old Ambo, and also his membership of the #SCRIPT (Advancing Regional Innovation Program) consortium, Michael is passionately engaged with the role of innovative processes for the development of creative businesses, aligned with urban and community development and social enterprise. His talk touches on best practice emerging ‘beyond co-working and incubator’ spaces, informing the continuing growth of the Old Ambulance Station as a social enterprise and informing the innovation ecology of the Sunshine Coast. Date: Wednesday 7 March, 5.30 for 6.00-7.00 lecture, 7.00-8.00 drinks and networking Venue: Main Gallery Space, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: No cost, this a free event, however registration is required for catering considerations.  Register: Click  to register through Eventbrite...
The Grenadiers, New Australian Folk, Debut EP Launch – Black Box Theatre, Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

The Grenadiers, New Australian Folk, Debut EP Launch – Black Box Theatre, Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

The Grenadiers – Missy Jones & Elly Barrett – are a new Australian folk duo who are proud to be launching their debut EP, When Everyone’s Asleep. They will be joined by old musical friends and mentors Steve Cook, Jem Dunlop and Robyn Foley for an intimate evening of song, tune and harmony. Missy grew up in Nambour, so she is particularly excited to be kicking off the launch tour in her home town. Elly and Missy are children of the folk world, following their adopted music around the Australian folk circuit. They appear together by festival fireside or bar with ethereal songs – folksongs from the old traditions and fresh observations on the nature of the world, resonating with improvised harmonies, and sung a cappella or accompanied with guitar and fiddles. Though only officially formed a year ago, The Grenadiers have already supported the likes of Martyn Wyndham-Read, John Broomhall and Martin Pearson. Earlier this year they had the opportunity to go to the UK & Ireland, where they performed on the prestigious Open Stage at Orkney Folk Festival and at Matt Molloy’s own pub in Westport, Ireland. They recorded their debut EP When Everyone’s Asleep while in Sheffield, and have now come home to present it to you. 7.30pm, Saturday 2 December, Black Box Theatre $10/$7 at the Black Box Theatre door or from www.eventbrite.com.au https://www.facebook.com/thegrenadiersmusic/ https://thegrenadiers.wordpress.com/      ...
The Old Ambo And The Regional Innovation Program

The Old Ambo And The Regional Innovation Program

We are pleased to announce that the Old Ambulance Station is represented on the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program Steering Committee. We were part of the (ultimately successful) bid led by Sunshine Coast Regional Council for Advance Queensland co-funding of the program, which will provide $1M to regional development over the next three years. Importantly, this locates the Old Ambo in a central position with relation to the ‘five key priority areas’ of our region: Smart Cities; Food and Agribusiness; Health and Wellbeing; Sustainability and Environment; and Creatives Industries. We are now senior partners in an economic development network which includes more than 20 stakeholders, including Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils, Regional Development Australia (as government collaborators), the SC Innovation Centre, SunCentral, Innovate Noosa (itself a consortium of Noosa region enterprises) and Telstra, among others. We anticipate – and we’ll work hard to achieve – professional opportunities for our members and stakeholders through this exciting new network, either directly, under the Program umbrella (which will support cross-sector projects) or by leveraging our position in the network to source (or earn!) new opportunities and new revenue. Our development of the Old Ambo as a social enterprise is critical to this, and it’s very important that our members and stakeholders understand what’s happening so they (we) can take advantage of opportunities as they arise – please get in touch if you’d like to learn more, and if possible attend our ‘Catching Up On Ourselves’ evening on 6th October at 5pm. A core idea for this growth in our vision and operations is contained in the idea of ‘grunge entrepreneurship’, our own...
Regional Arts Plan Interactive Forum – Black Box Theatre, 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Tuesday 3rd October

Regional Arts Plan Interactive Forum – Black Box Theatre, 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Tuesday 3rd October

This is an exciting time for arts on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with CQ University, is rolling out an engagement program to understand the needs of the regions arts sector. This conversation will inform the development of the region’s first Arts Plan. The Sunshine Coast council is creating something unique and rather special - A 20 year Arts Plan for Our region. This really is something that does not happen everywhere. For something like this to be a success it requires input from as many local people as possible!  If we work together what can we create that includes people from every area and strengthens the Arts where we live? Council have engaged a board of specialist practitioners to help them shape policies and visions. The Cultural Development team has also pulled together a small group of artists who have strong networks to consult with their peers. We are very pleased to let you know we are part of the ‘Arts Ambassadors’ team! We invite YOU to an interactive forum at Black Box Nambour, on Tuesday 3rd October from 2.30pm to 5pm, which is open to all artists. You can register on: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Arts-and-Culture/Arts-Plan to take part in the engagement program and be kept up to date with future opportunities in the arts on the Sunshine Coast.   Contact: Florence Teillet  0403 288 287 (with Glen Shepard & Delany Delaney)...