Art, Word & Music

Preview concert: Werner Ruecker, Fiona Horbach, Sue Flower and Lucien Lowe

Preview concert: Werner Ruecker, Fiona Horbach, Sue Flower and Lucien Lowe

Just a taste they said.. of a concert to be staged on Sunday. WOW!

The Cooloola Coast has so much musical talent and we are doing our best to give everyone a chance to shine.

Sue Flower invited two of her friends, Werner Ruecker from Melbourne and Fiona Horbach from Sydney, to holiday here and also to play in a concert she arranged.

“Strings Attached” was a wonderful idea and enjoyed by nearly one hundred people.

Music Plus Night was a lovely way to to give us a taste and all for $2 a head.

Everyone appreciated the opportunity to hear such variety and mixed genres, as well as a high standard of performance from these and all the other musicians.

It was a terrible night and we commend our audience (a full house) for venturing out in such filthy weather.

Of all the songs heard that evening the last one was really well done. The Queensland version of Waltzing Matilda played by Sue, Fiona, Lucien, Werner, Pam and the singing led by Jo Templeman. A memorable evening.

The TCB Writers Group

To celebrate our first 12 months, we have made a few changes to make our future meetings more viable. As from June we will be meeting on the first and third Wednesday of the month, at 9.30am, at the Marina Bar and Grill Café, 2 Emperor St TCB.

After a brief meeting and discussion we invite our writer friends to stay for coffee and conversation. New friends are more than welcome, please call Raewyn 0412 995512 if you have any questions.

New Youth section at Mary Valley Art Festival

When the local art competition outgrew its space at the Mary Valley Show, the bold decision was made to break away from the annual agricultural exhibition and create a new art festival in Imbil.

That was 15 years ago and with Bendigo Bank’s Gympie branch returning as the major sponsor, as well as an expanded Youth section with $2000 in prizes, the Mary Valley Art Festival hasn’t looked back.

Founder and then show secretary Jan Watt is justifiably proud of the festival and describes it as a grassroots incubator for all levels of art ability.

“Some of our artists started with us, and have gone on to develop their own careers, with some returning as judges over the 15 years,” Ms Watt said.

It is pulled together by a hardworking team of volunteers who do everything from marketing to hanging and database entry, as well as cooking for the awards evening.

With prize money which hits $6300 in total for the festival this year, make sure you get your entry in by June 15:

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