May is madness in the Scenic Rim. There is just so much going on you’ll need to stay for the whole month to enjoy it all.
1. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Tuesday May 1, Boonah Cultural Centre
See some of the best acts from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival live in Boonah. Every year Festival organisers choose a selection of the best acts to go on the road.
It’s a hilarious night of entertainment but be warned, the language and subject matter can be ‘colourful’.
Buy tickets online www.liveatthecentre.com.au or from The Cultural Centre box office.
2. Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival
May 4 to 7, Tamborine Mountain
A popular rockabilly and Kustom car show, featuring live entertainment, art, a rockabilly ball, dance workshops, movies and a hot rod carnival.
More information www.garterbeltsandgasoline.com.au
3. The Drumley Walk
May 4- 7 – Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain and Southport
The Drumley Walk is a series of easy walks to honour Aboriginal Elders of yesteryear, for their resilience and courage to keep living on their traditional lands.
Beaudesert – May 5, 4km and 17km walks available
Tamborine Mountain – May 6, 5km walk
Southport – May 7, 7km walk
The Drumley Walk follows in the footsteps of Billy Drumley, who regularly walked from Beaudesert to Southport to visit his younger sister Jenny Graham and her large family, during the 1930s & 1940s.
The event also remembers other local leaders such as Bungaree, Sandy, King Coolum and his son, Joe Culham, Bilin Bilin – King of the Logan and Pimpama, Bullumm (John Allen), Jenny Graham, Warri, Nelli and others whose stories form an integral part of today’s community.
More information at www.thedrumleywalk.com
4. Studios of the Scenic Rim
May 4 to June 3, various locations
Studios of the Scenic Rim is a month-long event which gives visitors the chance to step inside the workspaces of the region’s leading artists and see how they work.
Each weekend from May 3 to June 4, artists in communities across the Scenic Rim will open their studio doors and offer a unique insight into the creative process.
The Studios trail features photographers, textile artists, painters, sculptors, mask-makers, bookbinders and many more creatives.
No studio is more than 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast and some are much closer. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.
Go to www.liveatthecentre.com.au for full details of the open studios and click here to find out more about the participating artists. (more…)