Creative Cuts June 2021

Music PlusLast Thursday each month

Music Plus says farewell to Sue and Lu, our mandolin and guitar duo, as they journey round Australia for the third time, but welcome all our usual players and singers from our amazing three towns.

We’ve heard youngsters with their teachers’ support, older fellows with their poetry, and musicians mixing instruments you rarely heard together. We thank you for your support and hope you will rejoin us after the break to enjoy another night out with music and the arts.

If you would like to be included in the programme for September, October or November please contact Pam:  0427 180 649 or email:

Songlines Workshops and Tours 

To complement the ‘Songlines – Lines of Connecting, Dreaming and Remembering’ exhibition, Gympie Gallery is hosting a number of inspiring workshops with First Nations artists.

Join indigenous elders in a guided tour of the Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg on June 12 and read stories of strong women past and present, and learn what life was like for Indigenous people living under ‘The Act’.

Enjoy a lunchtime talk with Fiona Foley on June 16, and explore deep questions about Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, with reference to leading historians. Bookings essential: or call 5481 0733.

Date change for choir

Coolabay Choir has changed the day for choir meetings, and reverted to Wednesdays at 3-4pm in the Cooloola Cove Vets’ Hall , just past the shops.

Numbers have increased and the new voices are sounding very good. They look forward to welcoming more new members who would find pleasure from singing , especially for good health. Go and join the merry ‘band’! Sounds like Robin Hood eh? Just turn up and you’ll be made to feel most welcome.

Contact Pam Graham  tel: 0427180649 or email:

Family Trees 

Join in for a fun crafty morning at Gympie Library, 10am – 11am, Friday July 2, in creating a visual family tree that you will be able to take home and display. Bring records of names of at least three generations of your family.

Our local history officer will be on hand to assist with your family trees and give advice on searching for birth, death and marriage records, and utilising our free library access to Ancestry to assist with your family tree building.

Optional: Please bring copies (not originals) of any small family photos to decorate your tree.

Cookbook Author Talk

Alyce Alexandra is the best-selling author of nine cookbooks for slow cookers and thermo cookers. Her talk will take place through Zoom via the Gympie Library – Friday June 25, 10-11am.

Alyce is passionate about every avenue of food, from seedling to stomach. Her mission is to get people cooking, more often and from scratch, by showing how easy, achievable and rewarding home cooking can be.

Her unpretentious, work-every-time recipes have made her a much-loved figure that people know and trust in the kitchen. She lives, gardens, writes, cooks and eats in Victoria, Australia.

Author Talk: Maya Lindell

Listen to Maya Linnell at the Gympie Library – 1-2pm, Monday June 28. A country girl, Maya read her way through her family’s bookshelves before discovering a never-ending supply of novels at the local library.

She found her feet in journalism, working at a rural newspaper before segueing into public relations and now fiction writing and blogging for Romance Writers Australia.

Wildflower Ridge was her debut novel and gathers inspiration from the small communities she has always lived in and loved.

Since then, Maya has written the bestselling Bottlebrush Creek and her third novel, Magpie’s Bend, will be published in June 2021.

Join an art group

Be at the Rainbow Beach Library, first and third Friday of each month at 10am for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session explores different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. RSVP: 5486 3705

Visit Tin Can Bay Library, Tuesdays from 10am-noon to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes, and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece, participate in a mini-workshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. RSVP: 5486 4355

Live music at the RB Market

As well as artisans galore creating so many things, from bags, pottery, clothes, gems, jewellery, artworks and more – you’ll often find musicians performing for the crowd.

It’s a perfect time to have a chat with the locals, sit back and enjoy one of Brooke’s cuppas, or sausages sizzled by the Lions, whilst you listen to some homegrown tunes.

Browse the many stalls – they are growing every month, thanks to the Community Centre volunteers. Best of all, fingers crossed Martine is there with her delicious fare. Hands off her divine vanilla slice! The second Saturday of every month, from 7am at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre.

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