Long Table Dinner with guest theatre maker Anna Loren, 6.00pm Wednesday 16 September

Long Table Dinner with guest theatre maker Anna Loren, 6.00pm Wednesday 16 September

At this Long Table Dinner in our gallery we’ll be surrounded by Me & Leonard & An Old Piano, an exhibition by artist Jo Williams, the result of years of her organic affair with music and a couple of old pianos.  We’ll also met theatre maker, Anna Loren. Anna has her creative studio at the Old Ambo and was a finalist in the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020 – 2021. Anna will share with us her craft and the writing of her play Comfort which recently had its first public reading.  Diners will also get to see and hear about the latest addition to the gallery - a small gift shop.  Our COVID Safe Plan requires that in addition to the dish you will bring to share (and served by us) you bring your own plate, glass and cutlery. Yes, a picnic in the Old Ambo! We’ll set the tables, chairs, tablecloth and serving utensils. As numbers are limited, registration is required via FREE ticket from As numbers are limited, registration is required via FREE ticket from http://bit.ly/sepdinner And as always, expect the unexpected!  Date: 6.00pm, Wednesday 16th September Venue: The Old Ambo Gallery Cost: Free but ticket registration required Tickets: http://bit.ly/sepdinner Enquires: Ludmila 0434 357 862 or...
Long Table Dinner with guest Maldives Artworks creator Roland Nancarrow, 6.00pm Sunday 16 August

Long Table Dinner with guest Maldives Artworks creator Roland Nancarrow, 6.00pm Sunday 16 August

The Long Table Dinner returns to the Old Ambo. After a COVID inspired virtual platform, our Long Table Dinner returns to the Ambo at last! At this Long Table Dinner in our gallery we’ll be surrounded by Maldives Artworks, a stunning exhibition of vibrant watercolours, acrylics on canvas and hand painted sculptural wall works. Our special guest, exhibiting artist Roland Nancarrow will talk to us about his time in the Maldives and the inspiration for his work. Local creatives Rose Hill and Herb Fenn will also add to the dinner by sharing the book they have created during the COVID lockdown.  Our COVID Safe Plan requires that in addition to the dish you will bring to share (and served by us) you bring your own plate, glass and cutlery. Yes, a picnic in the Old Ambo! We’ll set the tables, chairs, tablecloth and serving utensils. As numbers are limited, registration is required via FREE ticket from Eventbrite Long Table Dinner. And as always, expect the unexpected!  Date: 6.00pm, Sunday 16th August Venue: The Old Ambo Gallery Cost: Free but ticket registration required Tickets: Eventbrite Long Table Dinner Enquires: Ludmila 0434 357 862 or...
Join Our Special Guests At July’s Virtual Long Table Dinner, At Your Place, 6.00pm Thursday 16 July

Join Our Special Guests At July’s Virtual Long Table Dinner, At Your Place, 6.00pm Thursday 16 July

Joining the virtual dinner table for July’s dinner will be our very special guests: Patricia Hovey and Jo Burden from the Brisbane Combined Union Choir; Michael Conrad, founder of the CAVU Distillery and musician Andrea Kirwin. Like all Long Table Dinners, you’ll enjoy the company, the humour and the unexpected! Patricia Hovey, the president of the Brisbane Combined Union Choir and its members will contribute to the opening of the VLTD with a very special song ‘Solidarity Forever.’ A member of the choir Jo Burden (all the way from Malta) will be the first speaker of the night, sharing her thoughts on zooming, singing across the ocean, writing and walking the streets of Valetta.  Michael Conrad is the founder of the CAVU Distillery, tucked away behind the Big Pineapple. Michael will share his story of building a home for Sunshine and Sons Original Vodka and Dry Gin Distillery and how he dealt with launching it into the market place of 2020. CAVU is an aeronautical term for Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited. ‘Taking each day as it comes’ is for Michael a way to live. Some of you remember our first contributing musician to our April VLTD, Andrea Kirwin (or Andrea Viti K).  Andrea has worked and achieved a lot over the three months since she sang and created a song about our VLTD. Her PATREON website is literally bursting! Andrea has collaborated with many including the AMBO’s very own Robbie Murray and serenaded on a sunset/full moon yacht cruise with Saltwater Eco Tours. This time we will hear her song ‘We will Overcome.’ While it was palpable at the last VLTD how much people would love to meet...
Join Our Special Guests At June’s Virtual Long Table Dinner, At Your Place, 6.00pm Tuesday 16 June

Join Our Special Guests At June’s Virtual Long Table Dinner, At Your Place, 6.00pm Tuesday 16 June

Joining the virtual dinner table for June’s dinner will be our very special guests, Kari, Claire Carpenter and Jesper Christiansen. Like all Long Table Dinners, you’ll enjoy the company, the humour and the unexpected! Kari is a maker - with clay, fabric, wood and silver - and she’s a unique, very talented celebrant. But at our dinner she will contribute as a musician!  Award-winning social entrepreneur Claire Carpenter, CEO and founder of The Melting Pot – one of the world’s first coworking spaces – in 2005 in her adopted home city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Claire’s expertise is in personal, organisational and community development. She is an ideas and action oriented person and will present thejourney of bringing this European ‘first’ to life and keeping it alive in this industry’s current battle due to Covid19. After creating and developing his various hats in many countries, Jesper  Christiansen entered the Solution Focused (SF) world more than a decade ago – a world of simple, fast acting approaches to complex challenges. Jesper is happy to share a little family-corona-story “Taking our own SF medicine”. We’re looking forward to seeing you again and to welcoming your friends, your neighbours and any interstate and overseas fly-ins – please do share this invitation.To join in our VLTD at 6.00pm (AEST) Tuesday 16 June it is important that you RSVP to Ludmila Doneman before Sunday 14th June.  Those attending will be emailed an invitation with all that you’ll need to know plus the Zoom link. If you are not experienced with Zoom let us know now and we will ‘walk’ you through it ahead of the meeting – it’s easy!Date: 6.00pm, Tuesday 16 JuneVenue: The Dinner Table at Your Place! RSVP: Ludmila...
Join Our Virtual Long Table Dinner – The Venue? Your Place, 6.00pm Saturday 16 May

Join Our Virtual Long Table Dinner – The Venue? Your Place, 6.00pm Saturday 16 May

Our first VLTD worked a treat. For our second VLTD on Saturday 16 May we will keep a similar format of check-ins, song, play and mini talks while you are enjoying a favourite meal with fellow VLTD Zoomers at YOUR dining table. A special guest at this VLTD will be Nambour artist Sandy Doble. First Wave is Sandy’s first major body of work and will be the subject of the Old Ambo’s first virtual gallery exhibition currently being prepared for online viewing in June. First Wave describes the experience of an artist during COVID-19 lockdown isolated in an empty gallery. Exit Now a featured drawing from the exhibition is shown above. 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) Saturday 16 May it is important that you RSVP to Ludmila Doneman before 13th May. Those attending will be emailed an invitation with all that you’ll need to know and the Zoom link. Date: 6.00pm, Saturday 16 MayVenue: The Dinner Table at Your Place!  RSVP: Ludmila...
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...