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what’s on
Woodford Folk Festival
Woodford Folk Festival is more than just a series of concerts; it’s a
community that comes together at Woodfordia, about 80km north
of Brisbane, for a week then it disappears for another year. From 27
December to 1 January 2000 performers, 2600 volunteers and about
120,000 visitors converge on the 200-hectare site in the Sunshine Coast
hinterland. What makes this festival different is that it’s as much about
as it is about watching and listening…for example, you can make
a mask, create a Bollywood costume and take part in the parade, learn
the art of handwriting or join the people’s orchestra.
This year comedian Anthony Ackroyd will set the festival mood with
breakfast laughter sessions early in the week and highlights to follow
include the Lantern Parade, the Fire Ceremony and New Year’s Eve
celebrated in the tradition of Scottish Hogmanay. No wonder it’s the
volunteer spots at this festival that are the real hot tickets in demand!
Woodford Folk Festival from 27 December to 1 January.
Tickets during festival $113 online or $133 at the gate.
Australia Day
Playing a country mayor shouldn’t be much of a stretch for actor Paul
Bishop (pictured below). After all, he’s been a councillor in Redlands,
south of Brisbane, for 18 months, representing the community that’s
been his home for 10 years. But Mayor Brian Harrigan in Queensland
Theatre Company’s production of
Australia Day
is not a role that Bishop
aspires to in real life. In the play Mayor Harrigan is more interested in
scheming for his political party pre-selection and
sledging the local Greens than taking ownership
of the community’s Australia Day celebrations.
But can a committee of bumbling bureaucrats
pull it off in spite of him?
According to Bishop, the audience won’t
be surprised by much of what they see on
stage as they are likely to recognise familiar
characters and personalities, no matter where
they are from...and they may not know whether
to cringe or laugh out loud at the satire.
Bishop is confident it will be
the latter and critics have
already called the play,
by Sydney’s Jonathan
Biggins, a “hoot”.
Australia Day,
Playhouse, QPAC
from 27 January until
16 February. To book
call 1800 355 528.
When What
Every Sunday
Free live music
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Tuesday 10
Muse (Birds of
Tokyo supporting)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
Thursday 12
Marc Anthony
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Friday 13
Alicia Keyes
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 14
Lord Mayor’s
Christmas Carols
Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens
from 5pm (7.15pm)
Saturday 14
Jack Johnson
Concert Hall, QPAC
Tuesday 17
Bon Jovi
Suncorp Stadium
Saturday 22
Big Bash
20/20 cricket
The Gabba
Monday 23
The Wiggles
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sunday 29
Tennis Tournament
Qld Tennis Centre, Tennyson
Tuesday 31
New Year’s Eve Kookaburra River Queens,
Brisbane River
Wednesday 8
Rocky Horror Show Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Thursday 9
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Friday 10
Music By The Sea
Sandgate Town Hall
Sunday 12
Celtic Woman
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Friday 17
Aust v Eng One
Day International
The Gabba
Sunday 19
Big Day Out
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Wednesday 22
We Are Scientists The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Thursday 23
An evening with
David Sedaris
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Friday 24
Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens
Monday 27
Australia Day,
QTC Production
Playhouse, QPAC
Friday 31
St Jerome’s
Laneway Festival
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Sunday 2
Day on the Green
(You Am I, Hunters
& Collectors)
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton
Saturday 8
Dr Who Symphonic
Spectacular, QSO
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 11
The National
Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens
Wednesday 12
CX Summer
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Thursday 13
World Theatre
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Thursday 20
Suncorp Stadium
Friday 21
Dolly Parton
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 22
(Green Day)
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Monday 24
The Mountaintop,
QTC production
Playhouse, QPAC
Tuesday 25
Brisbane Comedy
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Wednesday 26
Bruce Springsteen Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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