2017 Horizon Festival hosts a myriad of Hinterland events

Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O'Keefe help you connect to Mary Cairncross Park with their Headphone Concerts

Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe help you connect to Mary Cairncross Park with their Headphone Concerts

In over 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast Horizon Festival connects, disrupts and delights through arts, culture and creativity and delivers more than 200 events.

There’s Akmal at Palmview, African Drumming and Dance at Palmwoods, slam poetry or learn to weave, paint or try journaling.

From Beerwah to Kenilworth, you’ll find an event for you. It is more likely you’ll find several – here’s a selection which includes a long lunch and black tie affair, but make sure you visit the website and find out what’s on over the entire Coast.

Young eco-documentary films

Youth from around the Sunshine Coast have created two-minute documentaries to share their favourite aspect of Sunshine Coast biodiversity. This award night showcases entries and highlights the fresh creative outputs of youth from around the Sunshine Coast.

Held on Saturday August 26, this is a free ticketed event, from 5pm – 6pm at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny.

The Living Book Club

Enjoy a long table lunch hosted by descendant Ethel Burgess and custodian Ron Gillinder, where they will share their stories of State heritage-listed Bankfoot House, the oldest surviving building in the Glasshouse Mountains.

In Living Book style, Ethel and Ron will bring memories, recount experiences and take us back to the days when the Cobb and Co coach would call in to Bankfoot House on its way to Gympie.

This is a very special opportunity to gain personal insight into the Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families who lived in Bankfoot House since it was established in 1868.

It is on Sept 2, from 12-2pm at Bankfoot House, Glasshouse Mountains.

Rust & Lace exhibition

Rust & Lace is an exhibition of wall-hanging assemblages by local artist Nathalie Bastier. Pieces of rusted metal are combined and contrasted with delicate lace to create artworks of social commentary, humour, balance and renewed beauty.

From 10am – 5pm, August 12- September 16 (closed Monday) at Art on Cairncross.

Chamber Music Gala at Flame Hill

Experience a sensational chamber music gala on Saturday August 26, with a stellar cast of six-acclaimed international chamber music artists. Set in the beautiful grounds of Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, this is an exclusive Hinterland event produced by Cello Dreaming.

Unparalleled in artistic quality and vision, ‘Musical Landscapes’ gives visitors and music-loving audiences an opportunity to experience the world’s finest classical music artists in action.

Enjoy uplifting music under the stars by Beethoven, Schubert and Piazzolla, artfully programmed with Australian composers Elena Kats Chernin, Robert Davidson, Ross Edwards and Lachlan Skipworth.

This event celebrates the premiere of Glasshouse Mountains by Gordon Kerry, a voice and piano trio setting of poems by David Malouf.

With 5.30pm canapés and wine for a 7pm concert, this is a ticketed black-tie event and bookings are essential, with packages available: www.eventbrite.com.au search for ‘Chamber Music Gala’

‘Dangerous Song’ headphone concerts

Dangerous Song‘ presents six free headphone concerts in Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Saturday August 26 at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and Sunday September 2 at 9am, 10am and 11am.

The music combines human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals. Linsey Pollak uses breath, lip pressure and fingering to play real animal calls, while Lizzie O’Keefe weaves her voice in and out of this musical landscape of animal sounds.

These 30-minute performances evoke an emotional connection and response to the sometimes “hard to swallow” facts about the current Sixth Extinction Crisis, inspiring understanding, love and hopefully action.

It’s a song for the planet – an inter-species choral work, and they’re singing for their lives! If their calls don’t affect you then nothing will. Booking is essential! You can find more information in the program and on the Horizon website: www.horizonfestival.com.au