Weekend arts and theatre

Emerging artists can show off their skills

THE BUNDYBUSK will offer an opportunity for Fraser Coast artists to show off their skills.

The Bundybusk will be held on October 2 from 10am to noon, with presentations to be made at 1pm, at Bundaberg's CBD pavilion.

It will include music, poetry, mime, aerobatics, juggling, magic tricks, singing, acting, comedy, drawing and painting.

There will be $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Book a site by calling 4130 4175.

Limited space is available so get in quick. There will be two age groups, including under 17 and 18 to 25 years.

Get ready to rock and roll in the park

THE HERVEY Bay Council for the Arts will present Country/Rock and Roll in the Park on September 19. The day will be held at Scarness Park unless it rains. The alternative venue will be the Beach House Hotel.

The event will be held from 10am to 3.30pm. There will be a sausage sizzle and those wishing to attend must bring their own chairs.

Five local bands plus several guest artists will perform.

Xavier students wow family and friends

FRESH from their recent music tour and Maryborough Eisteddfod success, music students from Xavier Catholic College staged a musical showcase for family and friends in the Xavier Performing Arts Centre.

The stage band, under the direction of Jessica Burke, performed pieces from their diverse repertoire, wowing the audience with their talent.

The evening also provided students from the drum-line, saxophone ensemble, Year 10 and 11 music classes and various soloists with the opportunity to perform.

Notable performances included a drum kit solo from Tom Randall, Flute duet from Caitlin Brennan and Lauren Ries and vocal performances from Jesse Donnelly, Rebecca McLachlan and Rhianna Sinclair.

Audiences were also entertained by a repeat performance of the musical item Walk Like a Man from the College musical Razzamatazz.

Limited spots at drawing workshop

A WORKSHOP in advanced drawing will be held on November 27 and 28 in Hervey Bay.

It is for those who have previously completed Drawing for Beginners, as well as for other more experienced participants.

There will be further exploration of techniques and processes.

The workshop will be held over two days and the maximum number of participants is 15.

To find out more call 4123 3754.

Festival to light up community

BUNDABERG'S Lighthouse Festival is right on track with entertainment fully booked and the local committee working hard to ensure the success of the event on October 30.

The festival will now coincide with Bundaberg Regional Council's Crush Festival and with the Villa 2 Port Bundaberg Yacht Classic – which will give the event a true international flavour.

Committee chairperson Kay Tuck said the format would be action packed.

“While the initial Lighthouse Festival had to be rescheduled, the new committee has brought the event back like Lazarus from the dead with entertainment on the main stage booked solid from 9am to 5pm,” she said.

The children's entertainment will be provided by the same operator that thrilled the young ones at the Innes Park Australia Day Festival.

Among the many other highlights of the festival will be a cook off between the mayors of Bundaberg Regional Council and North Burnett Regional Council.

The wide array of other features includes a variety of musical performers including African drumming, a showcase of local cuisine and an art show.

A bit dramatic? Go to Z-Pac open day

ANYONE with even the slightest interest in amateur dramatics is invited to get along to Z-Pac Theatre in Hervey Bay on Sunday, October 3, for its open day.

While unveiling some of the secrets behind the top shows at the Zephyr Street theatre, there will also be entertainment throughout the day from 9.30am to 4pm.

Donations of crafts, plants and treasures can be left at the theatre on Friday, October 1.

If you can help in any way contact Bronwyn on 4124 0936.

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