Creative new look for the Childers festival
NEW ways to keep the annual Childers Festival fresh, inviting and relevant is the aim of the Bundaberg Regional Council Events team which is all ready exploring options for this year’s event.
A council spokesman said last year’s success was due to the creative input from the Friends of the Festival.
“An historic coach tour and the Isis Mill and Canefire experience were extremely popular events last year stemming from suggestions from the group and this year a new musical, RaW, will be developed,” the spokesman said.
“The musical RaW will be based on a play Red Soil, White Sugar which focussed on the Childers Sugar Strike of 1911. The play was performed by local amateur players in October 2011.
“Tony Carey, local theatrical group Pilotlight Productions, has gained permission to produce the work as a musical with performances scheduled at the festival in July.”
The cast will be announced later this month.
POPULAR: The Childers Festival – the only event to close the Bruce Hwy.