Cre­ative new look for the Childers fes­ti­val

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

POP­U­LAR: The Childers Fes­ti­val – the only event to close the Bruce Hwy.

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