Teddy Bear's Picnic


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A 10 day festival of arts, culture, food and fashion in one of the world's most enviable destinations
 
The Noosa Longweekend, a 10-day festival of theatre, art, food, music, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognized as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.
 
Day 10 - Sunday June 24
 
9.00am Islam Forum: Us and Them - The Media and Islam. Did we get it wrong? Peter Manning has written his conclusions. Joined by Shakira Hussein and Anna Broinowski, in conversation with Peter Thompson. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
9.30am Teddy Bear's Picnic. A magical morning for teddies and kids. Children's author Matt Dray shares stories of Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear and his best friends Trevor and Bumble. Presented by Noosa Hospital. (Gympie Terrace Lions Park - near Yacht Club, Noosaville) Free
 
10.30am Sushi Making for Kids. A hands-on class for you and your junior sushi master plus a light lunch and lots of goodies. Suitable for kids 7-12. Wasabi, Sunshine Beach. Bookings at Wasabi 5449 2443. $50 per child
 
11.30am Australia's Energy Future. The HOT topics: hydrocarbons, nuclear or renewables? Richard Neville, who has challenged conventional thinking for 40 years, will debate with Dr Chris Riedy, Jennifer Marohasy and Dr John Harries. Presented by Seahaven Noosa Resort. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
12.30pm Talking with David Williamson. Join Talking Heads host Peter Thompson in a candid conversation with one of 'Australia's National Living Treasures', David Williamson, over lunch at Peregian Springs Golf Club. Includes two courses and one glass of wine. $85
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Kin Kin. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet in car park opposite School of Arts at the Main Street roundabout in Kin Kin. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
2.00pm They're Playing Our Song. Neil Simon's hilarious, romantic musical, directed by Ian Mackellar with a fabulous cast of favourites. Presented by Noosa Arts Theatre. (NAT, Weyba Rd) $31/$28conc/ $23child
 
3.00pm Kate Miller-Heidke. Fall for Kate's witty, quirky charm and her incredible, classically honed voice. Her fresh and edgy folk/pop and captivating stage presence has her back by popular demand. (The J, Noosa Drive) $35
 
4.30pm Riverside Opera. What finer way to conclude your festival than with your favourite opera and a sunset drink by the river. Presented by Opera Australia and Australia Post. (Ricky's river bar and restaurant, Quamby Place) Includes cocktail style food, with accompanying wines. $65
 
7.30pm Reel Mad Final. See the top film picks of the Reel Mad competition and cheer the 2007 winners. Celebrate the end of madness and the Noosa Longweekend. (The J, Noosa Drive) $25
 
For full information and ticketing please refer to the Noosa Long Weekend Website www.noosalongweekend.com
 
Other Noosa Longweekend  Events:
 
Day 1 - Friday June 15
 
11.00am Moby Dick - Preview. Legendary John Bell brings to stage a masterful, spell-binding solo performance in the classic adventure of mad Captain Ahab's vengeful quest for the White Whale. Presented by Bell Shakespeare and Australia Post. (The J, Noosa Drive). $35
 
5.00pm Floating Land - Opening. Noosa Regional Gallery's Floating Land Sculptural Exhibition. International and guest artists will be in residence creating works that explore 'Light in Nature'. Their sculptures will be exhibited in Noosa Heads Lions Park and sites in Noosa 16-24 June. (Opening - Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin). Free
 
7.30pm Piers Lane, piano & Simon Oswell, viola. Brilliant soloists with flourishing international careers, together in concert. Featuring Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Berlioz. Presented by Noosa Music Society. (Good Shepherd Lutheran Hall, Noosaville). $35/$26conc/$9child
 
8.00pm Moby Dick-Opening. Legendary John Bell brings to stage a masterful solo performance in the classic adventure of mad Captain Ahab's vengeful quest for the White Whale. Presented by Bell Shakespeare and Australia Post. (The J, Noosa Parade). Includes post-performance reception. $75
 
Day 2 - Saturday June 16
 
9.30am Shelley Gare. Why does celebrity matter more than substance? High profile columnist and editor, Shelley Gare tackles the dilemma head on, as she did in her controversial book "Triumph of the Airheads". (The J, Noosa Drive) $25
 
9.00am Unintended Consequences. Griffith Review Editor, Julieanne Schultz commissioned articles revealing certain events with interesting and unintended repercussions. Join Julieanne and host Peter Thompson and contributors Christine Wallace, Michael Wesley and Margaret Simons.  (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
12.00pm Reel Mad Film Panel. This panel discussion with industry professionals gives tips and tricks on how to turn your ideas into films.  Ideal for those entering the Reel Mad 24 hour Film Competition. (The J. Noosa Drive) $15
 
12.00pm Clive James: Flying Home. Enjoy lunch with one of Australia's finest literary exports, discussing 'The Dilemma of the Australian Expatriate' with ABC anchor-man Kerry O'Brien. Presented by Tingirana Noosa.  (Noosa Springs, Links Drive) Includes four courses and accompanying wines. $120
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk: Gubbi Gubbi, The Spit. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at left hand side of road at the Spit at the end of Hastings Street. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
2.00pm Adam Saks: Cutting-Edge Couture - Join the renowned scissor - savvy designer and watch him create his classic cuts on guest celebrities. (Ed Hardy Store, Hastings Street) Free
 
2.30pm Vintage Tastes. An exploration of the fine art of cheese and wine - with a little jazz on the side. Includes five amazing cheeses from around the world matched with Australian wines. Presented by  Jones the Grocer, Black Pearl Epicure and Fosters Group (HUMiD, Weyba Rd) Includes five cheeses and matched wine tastings $60
 
3.00pm Artcast: a series of artistic conversations: Artist in residence, Warren Salter shares insights into his works and technique. (The Cooper Gallery, Hastings St.) Places limited call ahead Ph: 5474 5422. Free
 
3.30pm Lincoln Hall.  Dead Lucky: Life after death on Mt Everest. Hear the amazing survival story first hand from one of Australia's most accomplished mountaineers. Lincoln Hall recounts his dramatic near death experience with Caroline Baum.(The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
6.00pm Slow Fashion & Pure Fabrication - Official Opening.  Art gets gorgeous! Two stunning exhibitions presented by Noosa Regional Gallery; Slow Fashion and Pure Fabrication, on showing from 15 June - 8 July. (NRG, Pelican Street, Tewantin). Free
 
7.30pm Moby Dick. Legendary John Bell brings to stage a masterful, spell-binding solo performance in the thrilling classic adventure of mad Captain Ahab's vengeful quest for the White Whale. Presented by Bell Shakespeare + Australia Post. (The J. Noosa Drive) $45/$40conc
 
7.30pm Caroline O'Connor in concert @ berardo's. A sumptuous experience; the charismatic, vocal talent of the multi award-winning, musical star and the exquisite cuisine of berardo's, restaurant, Hasting St.  Presented by Macquarie. Four courses and accompanying wines. $185
 
9.00pm Festival Club Free Music - featuring Brisbane based artist Emma Dean along with her guitarist performing some great original songs that posses elements of jazz, soul and pop.The social hub of the Noosa Longweekend, where artists and audiences share the spirit and enjoy live and original music nightly - for free. (The J foyer, Noosa Drive) Free
   
Day 3 - Sunday June 17
 
6.15am Sean Dooley.  Take a bird-walk in Noosa's National Park with comedian and author of The Big Twitch, a quirky book about birdwatching, followed by bird-talk over breakfast at 8.00am with Sean & Caroline Baum. (Ma Mensa, Hastings St) $45 walk & breakfast
 
9.00am Back from the Brink demonstrates how Australia's landscape can be saved from environmental catastrophe by 'Natural Sequence Farming'. Join the author and farmer Peter Andrews, in a fertile discussion with Peter Thompson. (The J, Noosa Drive)  $30
 
10.00am Eumundi Food Fest. Showcasing the great variety, quality and innovation of Sunshine Coast food and wine. (1st Ave, Eumundi) Free
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk: Tewantin. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks. Meet at the old swimming baths site next to Noosa Harbour Town, Tewantin. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
1.00pm Peregian Originals. Bring a rug, a picnic, the kids and kick back for an afternoon of great original music in the park between the Peregian surf-club and the beach. Free
 
1.30pm Moby Dick. Legendary John Bell brings to stage a masterful, spell-binding solo performance in the classic adventure of mad Captain Ahab's vengeful quest for the White Whale. Presented by Bell Shakespeare & Australia Post. (The J, Noosa Drive) $45/$40conc
 
2.00pm Slow Fashion - Fashion Parade.  The stunning collections of sensual and wearable garments by QUT Fashion Design Honours graduates Paula Dunlop, Dani Klein and Carla O'Donnell. (Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican St. Tewantin) Free
 
3.00pm Artcast: a series of artistic conversations: Artists in residence, Rex Backhuas-Smith and Judith Laws share insights into their works and technique. (The Cooper Gallery, Hastings St.) Places limited call ahead Ph: 5474 5422. Free
 
4.30pm Clive James: The Story of a Book. One of Australia's finest literary exports is the star attraction, discussing his latest book, 'Cultural Amnesia and How it Grew' with ABC's Kerry O'Brien. (The J, Noosa Drive) $45
 
4.30pm Gucci Mamas: Lisa Blundell & Michelle Hamer, aka "Cate Kendall" present their hilarious new novel that pokes fun at posh mums of the private school world. Enjoy dinks and nibbles with the girls. Poolside at Ebb Bar (Noosa Blue Resort, Noosa Drive)  $40
 
6.00pm Festival Club Free Music - featuring Barleyshakes duo. Kristin and Alan Kelly use fiddle, guitar, vocals and bodhran combine to create high energy and haunting timeless Irish music.  The social hub of the Noosa Longweekend, where artists and audiences share the spirit and enjoy live and original music nightly - for free. (The J foyer, Noosa Drive) Free
 
6.30pm La Festa. A celebration of Italian passion. Indulge in flamboyant food, wine and music with performances by Alfonso and guest artists. (Da Rinaldi, Duke St, Sunshine Beach). Three courses and 1 glass of wine.  $75
 
7.30pm Caroline O'Connor in concert @ berardo's. A sumptuous experience; the charismatic, vocal talent of a multi award-winning, musical star and the exquisite cuisine of berardo's, Hastings St. Four courses and accompanying wines. $185
 
Day 4 - Monday June 18
 
9.00am Kate Legge: From Fact to Fiction. This multi-award winning journalist's first novel covers themes of global warming, euthanasia, dementia, IVF, the multi-award journalist's first novel traces shifting connections between people from youth to old age. Join Kate in conversation with Caroline Baum. (The J, Noosa Drive)  $30
 
9.30am Peter Goldsworthy: Blood Sweat & Ink. All that his pen touches - poetry, novels, theatre and opera - turn to gold. Talking to Dianne Simmonds about the common literary thread at Rococo, Hasting St. $40 with breakfast.
 
11.30am Insiders. Insights into current political development with ABC's "Insiders" host Barrie Cassidy, and guests Matt Price and George Megalogenis. (The J, Noosa Drive) $35
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Hastings Street. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet in Lions Carpark opposite Halse Lodge. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
4.30pm A Taste of Queensland. Sirromet wines with wine make Adam Chapman at Roberto's Trattoria, Weyba Road. Includes wine and food tasting. $25
 
6.00pm Like Water For Chocolate. It's a feast for the senses - a themed, SlowFood experience created by award winning chef, Matt Golinski. Presented by Slow Food Convivia. (The J, Noosa Drive) Three courses and 1 glass of wine. $70
 
6.00pm Clubland. Australian drama/comedy with Brenda Blethyn as a bawdy divorcee, performing in pubs, dreaming of stardom. Cherie Nowland's stylish direction has bestowed critical and commercial success. (AMC Cinema, Noosa Junction)  Inc post-film discussion. $20
 
6.30pm & 7.30pm Savour Sunshine. A progressive feast of flavours from the creative culinary talents of Squid Ink, Wasabi, and Alegria's renowned chefs. (Duke Street, Sunshine Beach) Three courses and one glass of wine. $100.  2 sitting.
 
7.30pm Caroline O'Connor in concert @ berado's. A sumptuous experience; the charismatic, vocal talent of a multi award-winning musical star and the exquisite cuisine of berado's, Hasting St. Four courses + accompanying wines. $185
 
Day 5 - Tuesday June 19
 
9.00am Noosa World Heritage prospects-Enviro Forum. Discover how World Heritage recognition and protection can benefit greater Noosa and Cooloola areas with Dr Michael Gloster. (The J, Noosa Drive) $15
 
9.00am George Megalogenis: The Longest Decade. A non-partisan analysis of the Keating-Howard era and the forces that shape Australia today. Join the author for breakfast at Parc Food (Quamby Place) $40
 
11.30am BookClub. High profile wordsmiths, Janette Turner Hospital, Peter Goldsworthy and Diana Simmonds talk books-their favourites and what makes a good book club selection. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Mill Point. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at the Qld Parks & Wildlife services office at Elanda Point. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
4.30pm Golden Moments. Screening a selection of well-crafted, uplifting and thought provoking films from the 2006 Heart of Gold Film Festival. Rated M. (The J, Noosa Drive) Free
 
4.30pm A Taste of Queensland. Whisky Gully Wines. Taste and learn from winemaker John Arlidge. (Ottoman Bistro, Gympie Tce. Noosaville) $25 wine and finger food
 
4.45pm Floating Lands: Firings by the Lake. Lake Cootharaba will light up as kilns are fired to create ceramic sculptures. Join Rowley Drysdale, Susan Coburn, Ellen Appleby and other artists at sunset (approx 4.45pm). Boreen Point foreshore. Presented by Noosa Regional Gallery. Free
 
6.30pm A Taste of Asia. Treat your tastebuds to a fragrant and delicate array of contemporary South-East Asian dishes in superb Stella style. (Stella, Duke St, Sunshine Beach) Three courses and 1 glass of wine. $80
 
7.00pm Velvet Tongue. A banquet of contemporary spoken word with pop-culture satirist, Frances White; World Cup Poetry Champion, Mz Emilie Zoe Baker; pop-poetry cabaret sister sensation, Maiden Speech and performance poet, Ghostboy. (The J, Noosa Drive) $25
 
9.00pm Festival Club Free Music - featuring prolific singer songwriter Jay Bishoff. Jay is a driving force behind the local music scene famous for his involvement in Peregian Originals, King of the Song, along with even larger concerts held locally, namely Cat Empire, John Butler, the Church and more. Jay sings of love on a street corner, hitchhiking, Ned Kelly and is unsurpassed in guitar and vocal mastery. The social hub of the Noosa Longweekend where artists, visitors and locals share the spirit and enjoy live and original music nightly. (The J foyer, Noosa Drive) Free
 
Day 6 - Wednesday June 20
 
8.00am Enviro walks: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Explore Noosa's World Heritage credentials with passionate conservationist, Michael Gloster. Meet at Noosa National Park entrance, Park Rd, Noosa Heads. Easy graded walk. 1.5 hours. Free
 
12.00pm Janette Turner-Hospital: Orpheus Lost. A powerful novel, re-imaging an ancient myth to modern, terrorist-ridden times. Lunch with an award-winning writer at one of Noosa's premier restaurants. River House, Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Two courses and one glass of wine. $75
 
12.30pm Piggy in the Middle. Take your place for pork, pinot, and pleasure at the Longweekend's longest table between Noosa's finest river restaurants: Ricky's river bar and restaurant and Parc Food.  (Quamby Place) Two courses and glass of wine per course. $60
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Pomona. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at Noosa Shire museum, 29 Factory Street, Pomona. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
3.00pm Artcast: a series of artistic conversations. Artist in residence, Greg Adams shares insights into his works and technique. (The Cooper Gallery, Hasting St) Free
 
4.30pm A Taste of Queensland. Robert Channon. Taste and learn from winemaker Robert Channon. (River Edge, Gympie Tce) Includes wine and food tastings. $25
 
5.00pm Taking-off: Play reading. A hilarious new work by New Zealand's top playwright, Roger Hall, about four mature women, suddenly alone, outside of their comfort zones. Directed by Mary-Ann Vale. (The J, Noosa Drive) $20
 
6.30pm Festa Cucina at Pilu. 'Best Italian Restaurant in Queensland' chef Phil Scott creates an indulgent feast with sensual Italian flavours. (Pilu, GympieTce)  Three courses and matching wines - one per course. Popular-book early! $85
 
7.30pm They're Playing Our Song. Neil Simon's hilarious, romantic musical, directed by Ian Mackellar with a fabulous cast of favourites. Presented by Noosa Arts Theatre. (NAT, Weyba Rd) Including supper & drinks. $36
 
8.00pm Cotton, Keays & Morris. A unique Oz rock act, representing the cornerstone of 60's and 70's Australian music. With 40 charting records ranging from early garage punk to progressive rock and beautiful ballads. (The J, Noosa Drive) $35
 
8.30pm The Beer experience. Need a brush up on your beer basics? Take a refresher course with Matilda Bay Brewery's brew master. Learn about fermentation, brewing methods, ingredients and take the taste test. (Zachary's, Hastings Street) $35
 
9.30pm Festival Club Free Music - featuring an exciting new local duo. Rebecca Wright is a young talented gentle soulful singer who crosses genres from country to pop, and teamed with veteran Irish musician Alan Kelly, this duo combine mandolin, cello, guitars, vocals and percussion to create a fresh and original sound.
The social hub of the Noosa Longweekend where artists, visitors and locals share the spirit and enjoy live and original music nightly. (The J foyer, Noosa Drive)  Free
 
Day 07 - Thursday June 21
 
8.00am Enviro walk: Sands of Time. Explore Noosa's World Heritage credentials with passionate conservationist, Michael Gloster. Great Sandy National Park. Own 4WD required. Allow 3 hours. Moderately steep walk. Meet at Noosa River vehicle ferry, Moorindil Street, Tewantin. $10 for car ferry
 
11.00am Small Change Press - Launch. Qld independent publisher of poetry, spoken word and lyrics, Small Change Press will be launching its first titles.  Includes readings from featured artists - Julie Beveridge, Graham Nunn and Rob Morris and David Stavanger. (The J foyer) Free
 
12.30pm Two Experts, Two Views. Former diplomat Alison Broinowski and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute, Michael Wesley, in a lively post-lunch discussion about Australian culture and its place and influence in Asia. ( Alegria, Duke St. Sunshine Beach) Two course and a glass of wine. $75
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Gympie Terrace. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at viewing platform behind tennis courts on Gympie Terrace. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
2.00pm Taking Off: Play readings. A hilarious new work by New Zealand's top playwright, Roger Hall, about four mature women, suddenly alone, outside of their comfort zones. Directed by Mary-Ann Vale. (The J, Noosa Drive) $20
 
4.30pm A Taste of Queensland: Barrambah Wines. Taste and learn Master of Wine: Peter Scudamore-Smith. (Pilu, Gympie Tce) Includes wine and finger food. $25
 
5.00pm Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2007. Six operatic finalists compete for the $15,000 award. Join the judges and vote in the People's choice award. (Good Shepherd Lutheran Hall, Noosaville) $30/$25
 
7.00pm Young Guns. Film-makers discuss how documentaries can help save the world. Film gurus Cathy Henkel and Toni Powell lead a discussion with intrepid documentary makers Olivia Rousset, Anna Broinowski, Josh Moore and Rachael Lucas. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
6.15pm & 7.15pm The Fish Flop. Season, Bistro C, and berado's bistro dish up fresh seafood in a progressive promenade along Noosa's boardwalk. (Start at Season, Hasting Street) Includes three courses and three glasses of wine. (Two sittings) $100
 
7.30pm They're Playing Our Song. Neil Simon's hilarious, romantic musical, directed by Ian Mackellar with a fabulous cast of favourites. Presented by Noosa Arts Theatre. (NAT, Weyba Rd)  $31/$28conc/$23 child
 
8.30pm The Facts on Cocktails. Can't tell your caprioskas from your caipirinhas? A crash course with Fluid Mobile Bartenders introduces you to the five classic cocktails, and the latest trends. (Zachary's, Hastings Street)  $45 including tastes
 
9.00pm Festival Club Free Music - featuring new local and all female duo. The highly talented and theatrical Kitten is brought to new harmonious heights with the piano, bass and vocal accompaniment of Mel Smith. Don't miss this first time concert! The social hub of the Noosa Longweekend where artists, visitors and locals share the spirit and enjoy live and original music nightly. (The J foyer, Noosa Drive) Free
 
Day 8 - Friday June 22
 
9.30am Tariq Ali: Axis of Hope. One of the worlds most erudite international commentators talks to Peter Thompson about South American politics - challenging the Washington consensus. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
11.00am Opera Appreciation Workshop: The Astonished Heart.  Lead by Victoria Watson, Opera educator for Opera Australia, voice teacher and soprano. Come ready to just listen or have a sing! (The J, Noosa Drive) $25
 
12.30pm Meet Mr Mombassa. The creative genius behind 'Mambo's' iconic images talks with SMH art critic John McDonald over lunch at berado's restaurant, Hasting Street. Three courses and one glass of wine. $75
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Cooran. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at carpark near Cooran Recreational Club, Bridge Street. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
2.30pm Sustainable Design - 2007 Glossies Awards. Form and Function, the two 'f-words' of architectural debate are the themes for 2007's 'Glossies' awards and forum with NZ's David Trubridge. Noosa's first 'climate-neutral' event. Presented by Living Smart Noosa. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30/$25 conc
 
3.00pm Artcast: a series of artistic conversations. Landscape artist in residence, Todd Whisson shares insights into his works and technique. (The Cooper Gallery, Hasting Street)  Free
 
4.00pm-6.00pm Reel Mad Registration. Make a film in 24 mad hours. Each team will get a kit with a secret list. Five things from the list must be included in the film. Five things from the list must be included in the film. Make your film on Friday, submit it on Satruday, and watch the finlasits on Sunday. Pick up your kit at The J, Noosa Drive.  $50/team
 
5.30pm Play @ Parc. Linsey Pollack with his 20 piece band, Kkarimba creates marimba madness. Come and jam in the park on these magical marimbas. Picnic packs will be available from Parc Food.  (Quamby Place) Free Music
 
6.00pm Six Chef's Gala Dinner. A six-course degustation menu, presented by six of Noosa's finest chefs. Accompanied by best-loved arias from Opera Australia artists and special guest, flautist Jane Rutter. Presented by Australia Post. (Sheraton Noosa Resort, Hastings Street) $195
 
7.30pm They're Playing Our Song. Neil Simon's hilarious, romantic musical, directed by Ian Mackellar with a fabulous cast of favourites. Presented by Noosa Arts Theatre. (NAT, Weyba Rd)  $31/$28conc/ $23
 
8.00pm Monsieur Camembert: World music. Fusing the wild rhythms of Eastern Europe with tango and Latin, swing, jazz and klezmer. One of the most successful world music bands in Australia- they are intoxicating. (The J, Noosa Drive) $35
 
Day 9 - Saturday June 23
 
9.00am Tariq Ali: Fundamentalism. Drawing on his book "The Clash of Fundamentalism: Crusades, Jihads & Modernity". Join Peter Thompson in conversation with this urbane, witty, highly intelligent broadcaster, author and film-maker. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
10.30am Sushi Making for Kids. A hands-on class for you and your junior sushi master plus a light lunch and lots of goodies. Suitable for kids 7-12. Wasabi, Sunshine Beach. Bookings at Wasabi 5449 2443. $50 per child
 
12.00pm Opera Appreciation: Opera's Magnetic Power. Lead by Victoria Watson, Opera educator for Opera Australia, voice teacher and soprano. Explore the gifts of the great opera composers and learn how they get our skin and our hearts to yearn. (The J, Noosa Drive) $25
 
12.30pm Jenny Kee: A Big Life. Share lunch with this bold and colourful, internationally acclaimed designer, artist and conservationist. (Alegria, Duke Street, Sunshine Beach) Two courses and one glass of wine. $75
 
12.30pm Family Fun. A selection of popular kids' and PG rated family films from the 2006 Heart of Gold International Film Festival. Great fun for the whole family! (The J, Noosa Drive) Free
 
1.00pm Heritage Walk - Cooroy. Learn more about Noosa's history in a series of daily guided walks.  Meet at the front of Cooroy Butter Factory, in Maple Street. Phone 5474 0334 for more information. Free
 
2.00pm Dog Trumpet: BBQ @ Park. Crack a coldie, grab a snag and kick back to Aussie legends Reg Mombassa and Pete O'Doherty in their band Dog Trumpet, for a BBQ in classic Mambo fashion. (Parc Food, Quamby Place) Includes barbeque and two drinks. $35
 
2.30pm David Williamson Film Double. Two awarded classics penned by David Williamson; the timeless satire, Don's Party and Travelling North winning Leo McKern AFI best actor. Discussion with Noosa's own 'Living Treasure' David Williamson, between films. (The J, Noosa Drive) $30
 
7.30pm They're Playing Our Song. Neil Simon's hilarious, romantic musical, directed by Ian Mackellar with a fabulous cast of favourites. Presented by Noosa Arts Theatre. (NAT, Weyba Rd) $31/$28conc/$23 child
 
8.00pm Jane Rutter. Australia's first lady of flute in a new concert: 'Paris'.  Delicious French music from 'La Belle Époque', interwoven with poems and anecdotes. With a very special guest - ABC's Julia Lester. (The J, Noosa Drive)  $40
 
9.30pm Festival Club Music - featuring Mark Moroney and Tim Finnigan. The awesome talents of Mark Moroney on finger style guitar and vocals are perfectly embellished by the Tim Finnigan's gorgeous upright bass. Jazz, soul, folk, roots and blues all come to mind when going on this particular magical musical journey. (The J Foyer) Free
 
 
 
For full information and ticketing please refer to the Noosa Long Weekend Website www.noosalongweekend.com
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