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...
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...