Noosa Longweekend 2006 FREE Public Activities


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FULL Noosa Longweekend 2006 Program Information available: www.noosalongweekend.com

Day 1 - Friday 16 June 2006
6.00pm-8.00pm QANTAS Opening Celebration on the Beach. Join the fun and excitement of the opening concert and fireworks spectacular. Featuring MC Jo-Beth Taylor, Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal Dance Group, Evie Pikley, Flamenco Fire, FourPlay and music by The Blue Moons. Noosa Main Beach, Hastings St. Free to the public.

Day 2 - Saturday 17 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk #1 The Gubbi Gubbi were the traditional owners of the land around Noosa. Walk with elder Dr Eve Fesl and learn about their customs and food.
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music - something for every palate, while sipping your favourite 'sundowner' Festival Theatre. Noosa Woods. Free entry. Drinks available for purchase.
7.30pm Opening 'Elegance & Perversity' exhibition extraordinary and daring photographic art by imaginative Dutch photographer/ film maker, Erwin Olaf. Exhibition open June 18-25, 10am-4pm daily. Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican St, Tewantin. Free to public.

Day 3 - Sunday 18 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk #2 Tewantin was the bustling early hub for the timber industry, and Cobb and Co gateway to the Gympie goldfields. George Pearce will guide you, finishing at Parkyn's Hut. Meet at the old river baths, next to Noosa Harbour Town. Free event
3.00pm Opening of Ken Done exhibition - 'Art for Life' a joyous celebration of what it means to be Australian. Cooper Beachside Gallery, Hastings St. Free to the public. Exhibition open June 17-25, 9.30am - 5pm.

Day 4 - Monday 19 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk # 3 A disused coal mine site; the reclaimed land at Hays Inlet; Hacks farm; the original river mouth, groins and the bar. Local historian and author Emma Freeman will guide this fascinating and charming stroll around Hastings Street.
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music - something for every palate, while sipping your favourite sundowner. Festival Theatre. Free entry, drinks available for purchase.

Day 5 - Tuesday 20 June
1.00pm Heritage Walk # 4 Mill Point. For 20 years to 1892, Mill Point boasted a 'state-of-the-art' timber mill. A tramway brought logs to the mill on Lake Cootharaba, then floated to Tewantin. Learn more of this fascinating history in a 5km walk with Dr Sean Ulm. Meet at the Elanda Point Parks and Wildlife Service office. Free event
5.00pm-6.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music while sipping your favourite 'sundowner'. Festival Theatre, Noosa Woods. Free entry, drinks for purchase

Day 6 - Wednesday 21 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk # 5 Pomona's rich built heritage includes the Majestic Theatre, Masonic Lodge, former council chambers, Pomona Hotel and Pomona Courthouse. Meet at the Shire Museum, Factory St, and allow two hours for a fascinating insight into the villages history. Free
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music while sipping your favourite 'sundowner'. Festival Theatre, Noosa Woods. Free entry, drinks for purchase.

Day 7 - Thursday 22 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk # 6 The Noosa River, an icon of the Shire, was important for timber transport. Its beauty and abundant fish made it a favourite for holidaying Gympie gold miners. Meet at the tennis courts then trace its history with Anne-Marie Fewtrell and Louise Jorgensen. Free event
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music, while sipping your favourite 'sundowner'. Festival Theatre, Noosa Woods, Free entry, drinks available for purchase.

Day 8 - Friday 23 June
2.00pm Heritage Walk # 7 Cooran, in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Noosa Hinterland, was once a thriving railway town. Its original community hall survives. Local identity and tree-hugger Phil Moran will bring yesteryear to life in a gentle two-hour stroll. Free event.
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music while sipping your favourite 'sundowner' Festival Theatre. Free entry, drinks available for purchase.

Day 9 - Saturday 24 June
1.00pm Heritage Walk # 8 Cooroy's main street townscape is unchanged since World War 1. Interesting public buildings remain, with the Shire's lone surviving butter factory in the main street. A leisurely 3km stroll with Dr Ruth Kerr. Free event.
5.00pm Music @ the Sunset Bar A magic hour of live music while sipping your favourite 'sundowner' Festival Theatre. Free entry, drinks available for purchase.

Day 10 - Sunday 25 June
10.00am Teddy Bear's Picnic A magical adventure of storytelling, music and fun for little Longweekenders and their parents. Bring Teddy along! Special guests are children's writer Wendy Alice Wearing, Jude Mayall showing how to paint like Aboriginal people do, and didgeridoo player Chris Adnam. Festival Theatre, Noosa Woods. Free event
2.00pm Heritage Walk # 9 Kin Kin, nestling among picturesque hills, was a timber and dairying centre. An historic hotel and original timber mill still operate today. Find its charm with local mango farmer John News. Free event


FULL Noosa Longweekend 2006 Program Information available: www.noosalongweekend.com
Tickets are available to buy from 9:00am Wednesday 26 April, 2006. For more information on how to book please visit www.noosalongweekend.com

10 fantastic days of drama film dance world music literary events art gourmet

adventures and envirowalks in one stunning location…

Now in its fifth year running, the Noosa Longweekend this year comprises 61 events and 99 performances over ten fantastic days of drama, film, music, literature, art, food and heritage walks from 16 to 25 June. Program and tickets are available from 26 April.

JUNE 2006  SO MUCH FOR THE NOOSA COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES AT NOOSA LONGWEEKEND
 
Now in its fifth year running, the Noosa Longweekend this year comprises 61 events and 99 performances over ten fantastic days of drama, film, music, literature, art, food and heritage walks from 16 to 25 June.
 
There will again be a host of free entertainment for the Noosa community and visitors during the Noosa Longweekend. Free community events include:
 
• Opening concert and fireworks on Main Beach, Friday, 16 June, 6-8pm;
• My Country Indigenous Art Exhibition, 16-18 June, Noosa Blue Resort;
• Music @ The Sunset Bar, Festival Theatre, Noosa Woods, 5-6pm most afternoons;
• Ken Done Exhibition, 17-25 June, Cooper Beachside Gallery, Hastings Street;
• Elegance and Perversity photographic exhibition, 17-25 June, Noosa Regional Gallery;
• Heritage Walks, early afternoon, 17-25 June;
• Teddy Bears Picnic, 10-11.30am on 25 June, Noosa Woods.
 
"The Noosa Longweekend enjoys wonderful local and family support for the special free community events put on as part of the broader program of drama, music, art, literature, environment, cinema, forum and food," said Rowland Hill, President of the Noosa Longweekend.
 
"We want as many locals and visitors to enjoy these events as possible and get out and about around Noosa," said Rowland.
 
"In addition to the free events, this year's average ticket prices are less than half the average for last year's event, making performances accessible to as many people as possible.
 
"The Noosa community will be happy to know we are staging our Opening celebration on the beach, the Heritage Walks and our Teddy Bears' Picnic, so popular with Noosa families."
 
The Noosa Longweekend kicks off at 6pm on Friday, 16 June with the not-to-be-missed fabulous free Qantas Opening Ceremony on Main Beach with MC Jo Beth Taylor from Zinc FM. Performances include the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal Dance Group; singer song-writer Evie Pikley; music, dance and song with vibrant Flamenco Fire and the eclectic music of the outstanding electric string quartet, FourPlay. The kids will be WOW'd by the fireworks display and the family can dance on the beach to some fabulous rock'n'roll by the Sydney band, the Blue Moons. A great way to kick of the 10 days of the festival.
 
A special part of the Noosa Longweekend experience and free for anyone who likes to walk and wants to learn more about Noosa's environment and history, the Heritage walks from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June provide commentary and guidance from locals. The whole family can enjoy guided heritage walks in the surrounding villages including Noosa, Tewantin, Pomona, Cooran, Cooroy, and Kin Kin.
 
On Sunday, 25 June from 10am in Noosa Woods, kids will again love the very popular Teddy Bears Picnic (bring your teddy along), featuring master storytellers under decorated trees.

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