Now in its fifth year in Cairns, the Bloom Inspiring Wellness Festival will showcase the best in healthy living and share the secrets to transforming your life and mindset on Saturday, October 7. With an incredible line up of speakers including The Divine Company founder Therese Kerr, author Don Chisholm, Breathe Project founders Kat and Bodhi and more, Bloom Inspiring Wellness creator, Cairns businesswoman and preventative health advocate, Emma Lodge is looking forward to sharing the health and wellness advice from some of the greatest minds in the country. There will also be exhibitors, health food, meditation and more. For tickets, visit bit.ly/BloomCairns2017. JUTE Theatre’s latest production to hit the stage is
The stage play features a twisted tale of two hapless characters, Jabba played by Doug Robins and Poker played by Natalie Taylor, suspended in a rotting dystopian landscape. This witty play will seduce viewers into a collapsing world where they can witness the final showdown between truth and delusion. On show until October 10. Visit: jute.com.au for tickets. Going Out brings together works by Aboriginal women artists based in North Queensland. The exhibition is an insight into the rich plant-gathering practices of Indigenous peoples and depicts the various types of native flora they have collected for centuries. “Going out” is a term used by Indigenous peoples to suggest going out fishing, gathering, collecting, hunting or taking much needed time out of their everyday lives to reconnect with Country. It is during these outings that Indigenous people draw on the resources of the land. The subtropical landscape of North Queensland produces an abundance of native food, plants and flowers that once formed the staple diet for Indigenous groups. Native plants and flowers were also used for their medicinal properties, to cure and to heal, and specific plants and roots continue to be used for special hunting purposes. The works include paintings, prints, basketry, textiles, and ceramics, and convey each artist’s personal response to the flora of their country. Artists include Cathy Snow, Heather Koowootha, Delissa Walker, Edna Ambrym, Delvine Richards, Evelyn McGreen, Rhonda Brim and Sandra Jerry.