Dou­glas The­atre Arts Group re­ceives Block­ade writ­ing grant

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

DOU­GLAS The­atre Arts Group has re­ceived a grant in the lat­est round of the Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund.

The group will re­ceive over $4500 so that play­wright Jack Hey­wood can com­plete a script telling sto­ries of the Dain- tree Block­ade, one of the sem­i­nal oc­ca­sions in the growth of the en­vi­ron­men­tal move­ment in Aus­tralia.

The block­ade oc­cured 30 years ago when groups op­posed the build­ing of a road into the Daintree.

The Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund is a part­ner­ship be­tween the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment and re­gional coun­cils, with the lat­est round of grants sup­port­ing 11 projects across the Cairns re­gion.

The Bloom­field Block­ade is ap­proach­ing its 30th an­niver­sary at the end of Novem­ber and var­i­ous or­gan­is­ers in the dis­trict are work­ing on plans for a re­union in­volv­ing orig­i­nal par­tic­i­pants in the cam­paign.

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