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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

De­cem­ber 31

Time: 6.30pm–mid­night

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

5437 5000.

TWI­LIGHT MAR­KETS

De­cem­ber 30

Jan­uary 2, 13 and 20

Time: 5–9pm

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

Jan­uary 17

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

Jan­uary 19

Time: 10am

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.

Event sub­mis­sions in­cluded at dis­cre­tion of the Life&Style Week­end ed­i­to­rial team.

PHOTO: VICKI WOOD

Fes­ti­val-go­ers get into the groove at last year’s Wood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val.

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