When the enthusiastic audience shouted for more at the Baroque Nightclub in Katoomba's heritage-listed Carrington Hotel, Maleny Ukulele's Tom Richter issued an open invitation to the packed venue for them to venture north to see the group at the forthcoming Sunshine...read more
Local girl Zarah Smolders (ten) is passionate about saving our oceans from plastic. Recently she channelled that passion into creating an artwork for the Hatchery Crusaders Challenge run by the Queensland Museum as a part of World Science Week 2019. Entrants were...read more
PROFILE OF A POET Grew up in a leafy Brisbane suburb By a sleepy Brisbane River; That eventually would burst its’ banks Cause the populace to shiver. My childhood was idyllic Blithe – with not a care; Concerts. Picnics, bushwalking, Loving family – always there. But I...read more
This month, our artist profile is focussing on an entire group of young painters. Graduating Year 6 students of Montville Primary School worked with local professional artist, Judith Sinnamon, to create a rainforest mural to gift to their school and student community....read more
Disillusioned with working in high-end fashion in Sydney, Rebecca Dostal decided to put her creative talents to better use, bringing wonderment and joy to thousands with her colourful and intriguing puppets. By Judy Fredriksen Convention is not a doctrine that...read more
There’s not much that can’t be said about singer-songwriter Col Finley. After notching up 25 years of writing, recording and performing, Col recently released his sixth album, The Collective, a celebration of songs written over his illustrious career. This is only a...read more
By Gay LiddingtonLara Cooper paints in all mediums, with a unique vision for artistic storytelling. As a result her work is unique, fresh and meaningful, both in subject and technique. Almost 12 years ago, Lara began painting under the tutelage of renowned watercolour...read more
By Gay LiddingtonOn November 29, 5.45pm for 6.30pm, Outspoken will host a conversation with the outstanding and universally respected journalist Kerry O’Brien, talking about his self-titled memoir. In this intimate groundbreaking account, told with wit and insight,...read more
By Gay Liddington The Ryan Giles Band are a four-piece explosion of funk, soul, reggae and hip hop, based on the Sunshine Coast. Groove-heavy beats, infectious melodies, together with intelligent, positive and conscious songcraft make it impossible for anyone to stand...read more
By Gay LiddingtonThe astonishing new musical A Girl's Guide to World War comes to the Sunshine Coast this November. Based on true events, it follows the adventures of ‘lady doctors’ during World War 1. The show promises an unforgettable night of music, tears and...read more
Visions of dancing in the romantic city of Paris, in some of the world’s most treasured ballets, is a whimsical dream for most young girls that take that first ballet class. For Forest Glen’s Kadelle Smith, this dream could become a reality. Writer Rebecca Mugridge...read more
By Gay Liddington Brooke Smith, together with her father Gregg Nowell, currently has paintings on display at the Reflection Gallery, Montville Uniting Church. Brooke’s sister, Haylee Freudigmann, is also involved with framed presentations of some of her writings. The...read more
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