KIDS, TEENS AND FAMILIES
Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Noosa Hospital
MAJOR MINORS - Major fun for kids, teens and families
FREE EVENTS - School holidays have never been so much fun. Major Minors is a program of arts based events and activities for young people and their families to enjoy in Noosa.
Sand Sculpting Workshops
World champion sand sculptor, Dennis Massoud shows you how to create your own sand sculptures. All ages
Monday 7 July 9.00am-11.00am Free Main Beach in front of Netanya
Thursday 10 July 9.00am-11.00am Free Sunshine Beach in front of SLS Club
Earth Art Workshops
Design and build works of art from found and recycled items to create a gallery within the environment. For 12 years and under.
Tuesday 8 1.00pm-4.00pm Free Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Thursday 10 1.00pm-4.00pm Free Noosa Library
Sunday 13 1.00pm-4.00pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
Islamic Art Workshops
Learn about Islamic art, craft and culture with Muslim women artists. Experience henna tattooing and particpate in 1001 Arabian nights collage making, paper mosaics and screenprinting. All ages.
Saturday 12 10.00am-1.15pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
View amazing sculptures and hear enchanting stories.
See page 6 of the programme for details.
46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes
Internationally acclaimed Circa present this family-friendly circus spectacle of acrobatic skills, thrills and pandemonium. See page 7 of the programme for more details.
Tuesday 8 12.00pm $20 The J
Noosa Scrubs - cyberdrama workshops with Sue Davis
A week-long workshop for 14-18 year olds to create a hospital-based cyberdrama - the new ground breaking way of performance making. Create dramatic episodes, then upload your video clips and content daily to You Tube.
If you're experienced or have interests in drama, film making, music or digital and multimedia technology - this workshop is for you. In partnership with Central Queensland University.
Monday 7-Fri 11 9.00am-1.00pm $75 Central Queensland University Noosaville Campus
Toddlers & Carers Dance workshop with Kym Stevens
A fun and active workshop for carers of any generation to work closely with their toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and take away lots of ideas for further play at home.
Monday 7 9.00am-10.00am $15/couple Fierce Studios Noosaville
Harem on Holiday - bellydance workshop with Maya
Mums and Daughters, Grandmas and Granddaughters, or Aunts and Nieces - shimmy those shoulders and shake those hips - an exotic holiday experience for all ages. Bring a hip scarf if you have one.
Monday 7 10.30am-12.00pm $15/couple Fierce Studios Noosaville
Blokes Movin' - a physical play workshop with Brian Lucas
Dads and Sons, Uncles and Nephews, Lads and Carers - a chance to move and dance like no one's watching, and to play energetically in a non-competitive environment.
Monday 7 1.30pm-3.00pm $15/couple Fierce Studios Noosaville
Move Over Hugh Jackman - musical theatre workshop with Dale Pengelly
For budding performers 12-18 years - your cue to learn musical theatre skills - singing, dancing, drama and putting them altogether.
Friday 4 10.00am-12.00pm $10 Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Friday 11 10.00am-12.00pm $10 Fierce Studios Noosaville
Cabaret Cafe - singing workshop with Sandro Colarelli
Today's cabaret is an exciting performance medium. Participants will be introduced to the style and techniques of creating cabaret culminating in a shared performance. For 13-18 year olds.
Thursday 10 1.00pm-4.00pm $10 Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Who Done It? - crime writing workshop with Cynthia Tait
There is mystery and a trail of clues to follow to lead you to create a short story about strange things from past times in local history. Budding authors 12-18 years - sharpen your clue solving and creative writing skills.
Tuesday 8 10.00am-12.00pm $10 Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Thursday 10 10.00am-12.00pm $10 Noosa Library
Sound Playground with Hubbub
Play and improvise with a fun collection of mobile musical instruments made to be hit! You can't play a wrong note on this funky interactive percussion installation. All ages.
Saturday 5 10.00am-4.00pm Free Main Beach
Sunday 6 10.00am-4.00pm Free Ed Webb Park, Sunshine Beach
Saturday 12 10.00am-4.00pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
Instrument Making Workshops with Hubbub's Steve Langton
Learn how to tune soft-drink bottles or poly-pipe to make your own Airbell or Harmonic Flute, with a short playing time at end of each session. Half hourly workshops throughout the day. All ages.
Friday 11 10.00am-4.00pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
Indigenous Dance and Storytelling
Learn more of local history as you hear Indigenous stories and learn dances from the local Gubbi Gubbi tribe.
Friday 11 11.00am-12.30pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
Dance films especially for 3-12 year olds and their families - kids get to dance along with the films - more details see page 25 of the programme.
Wednesday 9 10.00am-11.00am Free The J
A short outdoor performance by Circa's youth performance troupe demonstrating what's possible - with lots of practice.
Sunday 6 1.00pm Free Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Sunday 13 1.00pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
Meet New Friends… and Stand on Them!
Let Circa introduce you to the joys and challenges of circus. Acro-balance, hoola hoops, juggling, stiltwalking - you'll be surprised at what you can do! For 7-15 year olds.
Sunday 6 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm Free Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
Sunday 13 10.00am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm Free Lions Park Gympie Terrace
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
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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