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Destination Blues Steam Train

15/07/2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Destination Blues What do you get when you put some of Brisbane’s hottest live acts on board a heritage locomotive, along with 300 die-hard music lovers? You get Destination Blues – a unique concert experience that blends steam train travel with seriously soulful music. The journey begins at Brisbane’s Roma Street Station where guests board a classic QR heritage train bound for the Glasshouse Mountains region. Throughout the train trip, musicians perform on board – moving from carriage to carriage – as guests sit back and enjoy the passing scenery. There’s the option to purchase drinks and snacks on board too. On arrival at Beerwah, passengers disembark and stroll through the quaint town which is dotted with ‘steam-punk’ style artworks. The final stop is a performance venue where some of Brisbane’s best contemporary blues artists serve up a further feast of music. A generous buffet dinner is included in the ticket. Homeward bound, there’s more live music to enjoy – set to the clickety-clack rhythm of the railway track.   The next run to from Brisbane to Beerwah is on Sat 15th July 2017. Come and join us in Beerwah to welcome the people and then enjoy the night. 4pm to 7.30 pm. It is a lot of fun! Read more at www.destinationblues.com.au


Diversity of Land & Spirit by Judith Laws and Rex Backhaus-Smith

08/07/2017 10am - 5pm

Rex Backhaus-Smith and Judith Laws are leading Queensland artists and while both are greatly influenced by the landscape, they convey their visions in individually unique ways. Recent travels, including along the Don Quixote trail, have been further inspirations for their new exhibition “Diversity of Land & Spirit”. This is a visually stunning and vibrant collection of paintings, certain to bring joy.


Knitfest – Yarn and Fibre Festival

08/07/2017 9am - 5pm

Arts, Crafts, Yarn and Yarnbombing. Sound like your thing? This year’s Knitfest is set to explode with another year of fun, colour and all things yarny in a fun filled weekend of workshops, demonstrations, Trade Stalls, displays, music and good food at this free community event on July 8th and 9th. We will be yarnbombing and decorating the main street of Maleny which will come alive with yarnbombing, decorated Tree Cosy competitions, workshops, Guest Speakers, Kids Club, music, Friendship Bridge, competitions and craft markets. It is a magical event for families and a time for young and old to discover new skills, talents and creativity with the use of yarns including knitting, crochet, basket weaving, spinning and weaving, felting and lots more. The town will literally be wrapped in art, as 7′ high sculptures made from fibre decorate our street! Our yarnbombed Mystic bus travels up and down the Festival Precinct. We want to expose the many Fibre artists, arts and crafts groups, knitting for causes groups, artisan groups and craft suppliers in this fun filled family weekend. The theme for this year is “Under the Sea”. For more details, go to www.knitfest.com.au


Maleny Singers present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

17/06/2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Maleny Singers, bDifferent Dance Academy, and Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra are deep in rehearsal for their show in June. The story, on one level. Is for children, with a dragon, an evil queen, and a Prince who rescues a lovely maiden. On another level, it is a morality play, with an ‘everyman’ comic birdcatcher, and a priesthood with Masonic principles of wisdom and forgiveness. Throughout, the music is late Mozart – light, delightful, and moving. It is the second-most performed opera worldwide, and fans will hear why. Director Margaret Taylor has judiciously abbreviated the text, and the Singers’ favourite soloists and chorus are rehearsing with dedication and humour. There will be lively dancers, colourful costumes, and our tuneful orchestra to add to your enjoyment. Performance dates are as follows: Saturday June 17th, at 6:30 pm; Sunday June 18th at 2pm; Saturday June 24th at 4pm; and Sunday June 25th at 2pm at the Maleny community Centre. Tickets can be booked on https://www.trybooking.com/280878 or by visiting the Maleny Visitor Centre


Maleny Arts and Crafts Group May Fair

28/04/2017 Fri - Sun 9am - 4pm, Mon 9am - 3pm

The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group will hold its annual May Fair at the Maleny Community Centre from Friday 28th April until Monday 1st May. There will be a great range of unique, handcrafted homewares, fashion items and gifts available for sale all made by our talented members. The fair will open at 9am each day. Entry is free and EFTPOS is available. For more information please visit our Facebook or Instagram page or visit http://www.malenyartsandcrafts.blogspot.com.au


Kings Beach heritage signs launch

03/05/2017 10:45am - 11:45am

Sunshine Coast Council cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of the Kings Beach heritage interpretive signage. Lions Park picnic tables, opposite 7 Ormonde Terrace, Kings Beach Come along and view the life-size Picture Sunshine Coast images showcasing classic Kings Beach scenes from the 1920s to the 1950s. The signage commemorates the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast and celebrates our region’s history. Light refreshments provided.


Heritage Discovery Weekend

06/05/2017 9am - 5pm

Over 12 local museums and heritage places open their doors over this special weekend to celebrate the heritage of the Sunshine Coast.


Imperfect Beauty by Rowley Drysdale

08/04/2017 10am to 5pm

Art on Cairncross presents Imperfect Beauty, wood fired ceramics by Rowley Drysdale. Rowley Drysdale has been a professional artist for over 25 years with a particular passion for wood-fired ceramics. His new exhibition “Imperfect Beauty” explores the idea that perfection does not embody beauty, in fact it is the imperfections in things which add to their individuality and allure. From small vessels to intriguing mixed media wall hangings, these works show that beauty is often unexpected, but always inspiring.