WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
December 27 - January 1
Time: See www.woodfordfolkfestival.com Where: 87 Woodrow Rd, Woodford.
WELCOME the new year with concerts, dances, street theatre, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental program featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late-night cabarets, parades, a spectacular fire event and more.
PELICAN WATERS NEW YEAR’S EVE
Where: Pelican Waters Golf Club
NOTHING planned yet for New Year’s Eve?
Meet your family and friends at Pelican Waters Golf Club. There will be live music, streamers and the usual fun countdown activities with three large TV screens. No huge door price, no limited numbers where you can be turned away on the night because the venue is booked out and no set menu. There will be an a la carte menu on the night with a variety of entree, mains and desserts to cover most tastes. There will also be a kids’ menu and activity packs available to keep the children busy until midnight. You don’t have to be a member of the club to enjoy the night as everyone is welcome.To book, phone the club on
January 2, 13 and 20
Where: Bulcock Beach
SUMMER is here, which means longer days and balmy nights. Why not make the most of the festive season and explore the Twilight
Markets, a family-friendly market featuring more than 150 stalls, including street food, gourmet sweets, handmade artisan crafts, fashion, jewellery, live music and street performers.
THE GABORI SISTERS: GATHERING BY THE SEA
January 3-11 (closed Monday, January 9) Time: 10am–3pm daily
Where: Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy IN COLLABORATION with Queensland Art Gallery: Gallery of Modern Art, Gabori sisters Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda explore the important relationship the Kaiadilt people of the Gulf of Carpentaria have with the sea. Young visitors can go on a journey to the artists’ homeland of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. The program invites children to discover the creatures that inhabit the waters around Bentinck Island through making, drawing and multimedia activities. Children can discover the Kayardild language and their own Kaiadilt totem animal, reflect on their knowledge of the sea in a drawing activity, create a sea creature collage, and make a digital humpy. Participants can also listen to the Gabori sisters share stories from Bentinck Island in a video interview.
MISTER MAKER AND THE SHAPES
Time: 11am and 1.30pm
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre MISTER Maker and The Shapes is a brilliant, fun, fast-paced and interactive show everyone will enjoy these summer school holidays. Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures. There will be a big make to take part in, super songs and dances to join in and, of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes. Buy your tickets online via credit card for $32.54 per ticket, or in person at the box office with cash for $31.90 per ticket. Children under 12 months on the knee are free.
THE LISTIES 6D
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre AUSTRALIA’S most sought-after children’s comedians are on the road with their award-winning show 6D – twice as good as 3D. It’s a sketch comedy show about the movies. Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nanas, toilet paper guns and an actual movie made at every performance on a helmet-mounted GoPro. Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are The Listies. They aim to make their entire audience, adults included, laugh from start to finish. Visit www.thelakekawanacentre.com.au for tickets.
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Festival-goers get into the groove at last year’s Woodford Folk Festival.