Last day for Strand Stable

Townsville Bulletin - - Christmas Lights Trail -

GET down to The Strand to­day for your last chance to see the an­nual Stable on the Strand fes­tiv­i­ties.

It has been a record year for the event, with lo­cals and tourists flock­ing to see the story of Christ­mas brought to life and en­joy the food, en­ter­tain­ment and warm trop­i­cal weather only Townsville can of­fer.

Catch the skate­board­ing com­pe­ti­tion and demon­stra­tion by the Eter­nal skate crew from 1pm to­day at the first skate event to be held on the beach in Townsville. Com­pe­ti­tion reg­is­tra­tion is open from 11am.

If re­clin­ing un­der the stars to some eclec­tic jazz sounds is more your style, you’ll love the 3JCM per­for­mance on the main stage from 6pm.

Com­prised of uni friends Catherine Stephens, Jeremy Hawker, Matthew El­win, Julie Bow­den and Con Ha­gia­glou, 3JCM formed just for the Stable on the Strand per­for­mance.

If you want a break from Christ­mas carols, this is the band for you, with The Free­loader, Scar­bor­ough Fair and John But­ler Trio’s Oceans on the band’s set list.

Pop­u­lar high-en­ergy cul­tural dancers and mu­si­cians Is­land Breeze will per­form at 6.45 and 7.30pm. The Poly­ne­sian dance troupe has wowed the crowds at Stable on the Strand for five years, be­com­ing as much a part of the tra­di­tion as the na­tiv­ity story it­self.

In ad­di­tion Strand Park has clowns, singers, per­for­mances, bub­ble blow­ing, face paint­ing, kids’ crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties — some­thing for ev­ery­one right through the evening.

Townsville Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy duty me­te­o­rol­o­gist Doug Fraser said a brief shower was pos­si­ble to­day, but ex­pect mostly fine weather for the last day of Stable on the Strand 2006.

WISE MEN . . . Andrew Sholl, Gra­ham Cheetham and Ge­off Cheetham.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.