For 10 fabulous days in July, NOOSA alive! is transforming local venues and spaces into stages for the world’s best, showcasing a dazzling array of experience and cultural discoveries for audiences. From Friday 19 July – Sunday 28 July, get ready for 10 days of energy and excitement, as NOOSA alive! again delivers an unmissable event; the very best of arts and culture, set up close and personal in one of Australia’s very best destinations.
NOOSA alive! 2019 Producer Tim Loydell says this year’s program will have arts lovers spoilt for choice.
”We’re thrilled to be offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to savour a diverse offering of music, theatre, dance, art, film, literature and even culinary experiences at this year’s festival,” Tim says.
“We’re excited to deliver a veritable smorgasbord of local, national and international talent, with a really broad spectrum of arts experiences. It’s a program that has something for everyone, and it’s a privilege to bring such talent to the region,” he says.
TTickets are now on sale for the first wave of performances including:
MODERN MĀORI QUARTET – THAT’S US! | Friday 19 July: Inspired by New Zealand’s show-bands of the 60’s and 70’s, MMQ merge soul classics with the Māori tradition of storytelling in this heartwarming and humorous evening for all music and entertainment lovers.
KERRY O’BRIEN - IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNIE GAFFNEY | Saturday 20 July: Join one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists (Kerry has six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism) over a special two-course plated luncheon from View by Matt Golinski.
TIM FREEDMAN – LIVE AND INTIMATE | Saturday 20 July: Lead singer and songwriter of The Whitlams, Tim Freedman takes to the stage for a special solo performance sharing his songs of well-crafted charming cynicism – a wonderful mix of caustic wit and delicate piano.
YOUR WRITING LIFE - WORKSHOP | Sunday 21 July: An interactive sleeves-rolled-up workshop to hone your writing skills, sharpen your interest and set you on a pathway to practise and improvement. You’ll come away energised and inspired!
FROM STORIES TO MARKET - DISCUSSION PANEL & BOOK LAUNCH | Sunday 21 July: A sensational panel of publishing and writing experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing today’s writers, readers and publishers, followed by the launch of Shelley Davidow’s High Infidelity - a ‘fab forties’ romantic comedy about mid-life, infidelity and finding happily-ever after.
MICHAELA BURGER - A MIGRANT'S SON | Sunday 21 July: Award-winning cabaret star Michaela Burger and her riveting true story, A Migrant's Son appearing for the first time in Queensland before she tours London. This special show will be performed with Noosa's own amazing community choir, Noosa Chorale.
SLOW FOOD WITH FILM - CHOCOLAT | Monday 22 July: Chefs Aden Moriarty from Noosa Springs, Matt Golinski from Peppers and Lisa Mahar from Makepeace Island will provide a three-course feast for the senses while you sit back and enjoy Chocolat, a most delicious comic fable and a celebration of difference.
GANZ A CAPELLA - HOME IS CALLING | Thursday 25 July: Direct from Berlin, the classical six-piece vocal group GANZ A Capella are touring their incredible talents across the world this July, showcasing their inspiring dedication to the power of voice.
THE UMBILICAL BROTHERS - SPEEDMOUSE | Friday 26 July: Australia's own comedy royalty, The Umbilical Brothers (pictured), are bringing their multi award-winning show SPEEDMOUSE to the J Theatre for one night only.
QUEENSLAND BALLET | Saturday 27 July: Returning to NOOSA alive! for two special performances produced specifically for the festival - witness the mastery of Queensland Ballet alive, including a Q&A session.
Book now for these shows at noosaalive.com.au. Further events will also be announced in the weeks ahead.
“The festival vision this year is really focused on individual performances and how each one contributes to the vivid tapestry of the festival. We’re thrilled to be showcasing this diverse line-up, featuring international flavours, established and emerging Australian icons and the very best of our own local arts, culture and culinary experiences in Noosa’s signature intimate venues and settings,” Tim says.
NOOSA alive! President Andrew Squires adds, “2019 represents an exciting line-up and festival flavour, the first step in our plans for a rejuvenation and re-framing of the festival experience that continues to deliver the brilliant quality NOOSA alive! is known for”.
NOOSA alive! 2019 builds on the wonderful legacy established by its founding members including current patrons, David and Kristen Williamson who, for over 15 years, have brought the best of the performance world to Noosa – for all to enjoy.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in these world-class performances – in one of the world’s most desirable locations.