KATE FITZPATRICK 'Boganville: A time less glamorous'

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  • Location: berardo's restaurant & bar, Noosa Heads, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland


Boganville: A time less glamorous

Passionate, intelligent, witty and seductive, Kate Fitzpatrick has appeared in 80 plays and 25 films both here and overseas and is a friend to some of Australia's most prominent people in the arts, media and business.

Generous-natured and a born raconteur, with interests in painting, writing, design, cricket, gardens and the law, Kate is author of three books, an essayist and has been a print media contributor for 30 years.

Over lunch with Peter Thompson, Kate takes us to a less-glamorous year she spent with her mother, brother and son in "Boganville - somewhere in the outer burbs of the Gold Coast".

No car, knowing no-one, feeding birds, watching plants grow and haunting Harbour Town for fun, she befriends a small group of neighbourhood boys "who in the end were as sad to see me go as I was to leave them". This episode became an essay for the Griffith Review. It's the basis of a yet-to-be-completed novel.

There's an appealing complexity to Kate Fitzpatrick. Patrick White called her "quixotic", the same quicksilver quality that led Kerry Packer to describe her life as time spent "just drifting around, interrupted by little bits of work."

KATE FITZPATRICK 'Boganville: A time less glamorous'
Saturday 5 12.00pm $90 berardo's restaurant & bar
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Includes three course lunch with a glass of wine on arrival.

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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berardo's restaurant & bar, Noosa Heads, Not Assigned

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