Lake Redbrook to host festival events
REFLECTING the sky like a mirror, the picturesque Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat will once again host Queensland’s emerging opera artists.
They are set to perform at the tranquil hideaway retreat from 3pm Saturday, July 30, during celebrations of the Childers Festival.
Nestled among the sugar cane, Lake Redbrook is located 10km north of the historic town of Childers.
The warm and inviting owners, Gary and Sharyn Walters, have urged locals to book before the event.
“It was a great event last year and we had plenty of positive feedback,” they said.
“It’s an honour to be asked to once again host the event.”
Great supporters of the Childers Multicultural Festival, the pair are looking forward to hosting Queensland Opera and their fantastic artists.
The retreat caters for families and budgets, the lush green fields surrounding the lake, creates a perfect backdrop.
A special community musical event will occur in the week leading up to the Childers Festival.
From Wednesday through to Friday, July 29, the world-renowned musician and instrument inventor, Colin Offord, will coordinate three days of workshops offering community members an opportunity to get involved in building a “one of a kind” earth harp.
What is an earth harp? Colin describes it as environmental sound installation. He says, “the earth harp is a great community music project because it lets people of different skill levels, ages and backgrounds work and make music together”.
Colin’s earth harps are built from the immediate environment with simple materials. Most of the building of the earth harp will take place on Wednesday so, if you are keen to see what goes into the construction of a new instrument, come along.