'Ants in the Deep End' Finders Keepers Free Community Program

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  • Location: Anytime Anywhere in Noosa, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland


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Roving artists, dancers, actors, storytellers and one of the world's greatest sand sculptors will celebrate Noosa's free spirit, with a surprise of spontaneous events in Finders Keepers, thrilling you daily with creative performances in different places.

For the ten days of The Noosa Longweekend festival, the public spaces of Noosa will be the stage for this gotcha-while-you weren't-looking free entertainment and surprising performances.

Ants in the Deep End

A Noosa specific physical theatre performance. Using Noosa as the places for inspiration, and working with people from Noosa on this project before the Festival, four of Australia's leading performance artists, Brian Lucas, Avril Huddy, Vanessa Mafe and Jondi Keane, have created a range of site specific and Noosa flavoured performance-shorts - incorporating dance, physical theatre and visual arts.

Ants in the Deep End Fri 4 - Tues 8 Anytime Anywhere

Sandy Stories

Master storyteller and local, Gail Robinson, will reveal the secrets of Dennis Massoud's magical beach sculptures. View the sculptures and be enchanted by the stories of the sea and the sand. Listen to tales of moonlight pathways, mermaids, sea creatures, shipwrecks combined with the odd local legend or two. Suitable for all ages. Find the sculptures, keep the stories, or simply pass the secrets on.

Sandy Stories*
Sat 5 and 12 Main Beach in front of Netanya
Sun 6 and 13 Sunshine Beach in front of SLS Club
Wed 9  Peregian Beach in front of SLS Club
* 12.00pm-4.00pm - Sand sculpture in the making.
* 2.30pm-3.30pm - Children's storytelling.

The Brides of Frank

Oozing glamour, parody, schmooze and side-splitting dysfunction, The Brides of Frank are a dynamic troupe of artists, dancers and actors who create satirical comedy performances, strongly influenced by popular culture and music. This wacky ensemble is: Caroline Dunphy, Lisa O'Neill, Emma Pursey, Leah Shelton and Neridah Waters.

Descending on Cooroy, Tewantin, Noosa Junction, Gympie Terrace, Hastings Street, the beaches and foreshores - morning, noon or night - anywhere, anytime. Find these festival treasures and just keep the experience.

The Brides of Frank Wed 9-Sun 13 Anytime Anywhere

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Email: info@noosalongweekend.com

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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