Lake Red­brook to host fes­ti­val events

Isis Town and Country - - Finda -

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.

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