How Queensland stacks up
Queenslanders may regard themselves as different - and others often see them that way. But is this really the case?
With a unique ability to make numbers 'sexy', statistician, commentator and author Professor John Croucher compares Queensland with the rest of Australia and the world - through statistics! John is one of our country's most prominent and prolific statisticians. With Doctorates in both Statistics and History, he has been awarded for making his academic research accessible to the community at large. The 15 books he has written cover a wide range of topics, including gambling, sport, humour, fraud, statistics, mathematics and management.
He is also well known for his media work including "Number Crunch" for the Good Weekend magazine. For eight years he was a TV presenter on rugby league matches, providing predictions and other statistical information.
With Queenslanders under the microscope - looking at incomes, wealth, ethnic origins, religion, sporting interests and sexual attitudes, John Croucher will put a colourful statistical spin to how "banana benders" stack up.
With audience competitions and prizes, this is set to be a most memorable Festival lunch.
JOHN CROUCHER 'SEXY NUMBERS'
Saturday 12 12.00pm $70 Alegria Restaurant & Bar
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Includes two course lunch.
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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