Wed­nes­day, 11

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - STRESS LESS DAY LUNCH

Spe­cial guest Dr Karl Kruszel­nicki will be the spe­cial guest speaker at the an­nual Worklink Stress Less Luncheon on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11, at the Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. The event co­in­cides with Queens­land Men­tal Health Aware­ness Week and the aim of the luncheon is to raise aware­ness, re­duce stigma and ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity that peo­ple with a men­tal ill­ness can be ac­tive con­trib­u­tors to the work­force. Tick­ets from www.try­book­ing.com In a re­mark­able choral event for Cairns, the Vi­enna Boys’ Choir, the Cairns Gond­wana In­dige­nous Chil­dren’s Choir and the Syd­ney Chil­dren’s Choir will be joined by the Cairns Songfest Choir to present Songs of My Coun­try on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. The con­cert fea­tures both Aus­tralian and Aus­trian works, in­clud­ing the world pre­miere of a work by Owen El­s­ley and col­lab­o­ra­tor Gudju Gudju based on a Dream­ing story of the Yid­inji na­tion in the Cairns re­gion for the com­bined en­sem­bles. Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. Tick­ets from www.tick­etlink.com.au Pan­danus Gallery will launch a food in­spired ex­hi­bi­tion of Abo­rig­i­nal art to co­in­cide with Reef Feast at Palm Cove. The Bush Tucker ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing paint­ings from around Aus­tralia opens on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, and runs un­til Novem­ber 10 at Pan­danus Gallery, Pep­pers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove. Pic­tured is Bush Ba­nana Dream­ing. The ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether the work of artists from a di­verse range of re­mote in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties il­lus­trat­ing the food they hunt and gather on their tra­di­tional lands. Cape York born fash­ion de­signer, Shaun Ed­wards of Wild Barra will present his fourth sea­son col­lec­tion of men’s and women’s gar­ments at a fash­ion pa­rade on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8. The event, be­ing held from 4pm at Tanks Arts Cen­tre, is a show­case Wild Barra’s lat­est range of swimwear for men and women, shirts, pants, dresses and tops styled for a trop­i­cal sum­mer. The fash­ion pa­rade is free en­try and part of the Trop­i­cal Pride Fes­ti­val pro­gram.

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