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Stockland Recycled Sculpture Project

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 6, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What happens when used materials are converted into works of art? Now is your chance to turn your recycling idea into a work of art.
Why not get your school or organisation to join in the fun creating their own sculpture to exhibit at Stocklands Bundaberg from 6th – 15th October as part of this year’s Crush Festival.

Location

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Address:
115-119 Takalvan Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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Text As Art

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 6, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 7, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 8, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 9, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 11, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 12, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 15, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

A fringe WriteFest event, Text as Art is a curated ephemeral outdoor exhibition that celebrates the written word.  Read MoreRead More

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Hinkler Mural Launch – with Tim Phibs

In by Wendy Zunker


  • October 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tim Phibs is one the most respected and renowned names in Australian Graffiti/Street Art. You will find his work all over the world. Learn a little bit more about him by visiting his website below. Hinkler Central has brought Tim Phibs to Bundaberg to create a mural on one of the largest walls in the Read More

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Address:
16 Maryborough Street, BUNDABERG, 4670

Author Talk with Aleesah Darlison

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 6, 2017
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

This fascinating and humorous talk is presented by internationally published, award-winning children’s author Aleesah Darlison. Aleesah provides a fascinating insight into her childhood growing up in the country surrounded by books and animals. Aleesah talks about her path to publication and how the little things in her life – both good and bad – have Read More

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Address:
49 Woondooma Street, BUNDABERG, Queensland, Australia

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Dambali Fashions Exhibition and Fashion Forum

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Free Ticket free event  

  • October 6, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dambali is a Gooreng Gooreng word meaning ‘tracks’. It signifies moving forward and represents Julie’s passion for fostering and moving Indigenous fashion and textile design to greater levels.

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Address:
188 Bourbong Street, BUNDABERG, Queensland, 470, Australia

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Orpheus Singers Concert

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers for a special night as they perform a concert at Christ Church Anglican Church. $10 entry at the door. End time estimate only.    Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
59 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Editor-Writer Interviews

In by Shelley Pisani

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  • October 7, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Submissions are now closed, thank you. About this opportunity Rachael Donovan, commissioning editor from Harlequin, will be attending WriteFest on Saturday October 7th and conducting editor/writer interviews. This is an exciting opportunity for mid-level and established fiction writers to have their work read by a professional editor. Interviews are by submission process only. Submissions have been Read More

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

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Keynote Address: The Power of Story

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
WriteFest Keynote & Panel Session $30.00 (AUD)  
WriteFest Keynote & Panel Session - Student up to 17 years of age $25.00 (AUD)  

  • October 7, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stories humanise. Stories provide a voice to the voiceless. Stories are a means of bearing witness. Stories cross cultural boundaries and can empower the traumatised and excluded. Writing and telling our stories are a means of exploring self-understanding. Keynote by Arnold Zable Join acclaimed Australian writer, novelist and human rights advocate Arnold Zable for this Read More

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: The Inside Scoop – Introduction to Writing for Children

In by Shelley Pisani

Event Phone: (07) 4153 1218

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

with Aleesah Darlison Do you dream of becoming a published children’s author? Have you written a story manuscript you think might be ready to take to the next step? Do you need advice about the submission process, publishers, contracts and agents? Attend this session to have all your questions answered. Join Aleesah Darlison, internationally published, Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Transmedia Storytelling

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

with Cindi Drennan Explore techniques of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats… and discover the ways that different formats can shift the perspective and experience of a story. Cindi Drennan is a digital media artist, creative director and founder of illuminart, and brings a mulit-disciplinary approach to the writing Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Writing from the Heart – Memoir

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 7, 2017
    1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

with Helena Pastor A memoir without a heart doesn’t work. If you ‘hold back’ when writing memoir, your story will lack emotional truth which will lead to problems with focus and structure. In this workshop Helena Pastor shares valuable lessons, tips and tricks for writing about the beauty, pain and emotional truths of one’s life with Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Page Turners – Building Suspense through Structure and Secret Keeping

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

with Edwina Shaw Whether you’re a plotter or a pantster, finding the right structure to hang your story from is the key to writing that keeps readers turning pages. In this workshop with author and teacher of creative writing and yoga, Edwina Shaw, learn how to identify and arrange your plot elements for greatest impact, Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

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Book Signing – Arnold Zable & Rachel Bailey

In by Wendy Zunker

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Free Ticket free event  

  • October 7, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come along to Hinkler Central and meet visiting WriteFest authors Arnold Zable and Rachel Bailey. Bring along your copy of their book – or grab one from the event on the day for signing. NO EFTPOS available.  Cash purchases of books only. [x_button shape=”rounded” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”https://www.crushfestivalqld.com.au/meet-writefest-presenters/” title=”Authors” target=”blank” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Find out more about Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
16 Maryborough Street, BUNDABERG, 4670, Australia

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Crush Carnivale

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Adult $15.00 (AUD)  
Child (4 to 17) $10.00 (AUD)  
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) $45.00 (AUD)  

  • Crush Carnivale
    October 7, 2017
    3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roll up!  Roll up!  Experience the sights and sounds of the Crush Festival’s newest event Crush Carnivale, with internationally renowned Moving Pictures, Circa Crush, 31 Acts in 30 Minutes by Circa, Pub Rock Choir and so much more. Moving Pictures  The classic Moving Pictures line up of Alex Smith, Andy Thompson, Charlie Cole, Ian Lees, Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
University Drive, Bundaberg, 4670, Australia

Description:
University Drive, just past CQUniversity and the touch footy fields. Please BYO seating - either chairs or blankets to this event.

Workshop: Talking Heads – Writing Dialogue that Sings

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Edwina Shaw Join author and teacher of creative writing and yoga, Edwina Shaw, for an innovative hands-on workshop where you’ll learn insider tricks for making your dialogue sing. Using a unique combination of yoga techniques and writing exercises, Edwina will lead you through a series of activities, including visualisations, interactive exercises and role plays Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Anatomy of a Novel – The French Perfumer

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Amanda Hampson Have you ever wondered how a novel set in the past is written? How much research is needed? How historic elements are used to underpin fiction? Join Amanda Hampson for a fascinating journey through the writing of ‘The French Perfumer’, set in 1950s France, as she unravels these mysteries and more, offering Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Transmedia Storytelling

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Cindi Drennan Explore techniques of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats… and discover the ways that different formats can shift the perspective and experience of a story. Cindi Drennan is a digital media artist, creative director and founder of illuminart, and brings a mulit-disciplinary approach to the writing Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Workshop: Storytelling through Song

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
Workshop fee $40.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Helena Pastor In this workshop, Helena Pastor will cover the basic elements of storytelling through song. Emerging songwriters will learn techniques for crafting lyrics from real or imagined events and experiences to create songs that engage and inspire listeners. We will aim to write a complete song as a group, and participants are invited Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Masterclass: Creating Rounded Characters

In by Shelley Pisani

Event Phone: (07) 4153 1218

Price Qty
Masterclass fee $90.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

with Rachel Bailey This interactive masterclass with Rachel Bailey focuses on the creation of complex and original characters by looking at three areas: their past, and how that backstory is brought forward into the story; their future, both their projected future such as their goals and dreams, as well as the actual future of how Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

Masterclass: The Art of Story

In by Shelley Pisani

Event Phone: (07) 4153 1218

Price Qty
Workshop fee $90.00 (AUD)  

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

with Arnold Zable You have a story to tell, or ideas for stories, taken from your own life or elsewhere. The leading question, for established and emerging writers alike is: what is the best way to tell and structure the story? As fiction or non-fiction? Novel or memoir; short story or feature? The borderline between Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

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Panel: Writing in the Regions

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 8, 2017
    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Writing in the Regions is a panel session featuring Bundaberg-region emerging and established writers. This event will be held at lunchtime on Sunday October 8th at the conclusion of the WriteFest program.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

Address:
University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.

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Book Signing – Aleesah Darlison and Amanda Hampson

In by Wendy Zunker


  • October 8, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come along to Hinkler Central and meet visiting WriteFest authors Aleesah Darlison and Amanda Hampson. Bring along your copy of their book – or grab one from the event on the day for signing. NO EFTPOS available.  Cash purchases of books only. [x_button shape=”rounded” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”https://www.crushfestivalqld.com.au/meet-writefest-presenters/” target=”blank” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Learn more about all of Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
16 Maryborough Street, BUNDABERG, 4670, Australia

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Crush Film Workshop

In by Wendy Zunker

Price Qty
Crush Film Workshop - Adult 18+ $50.00 (AUD)  
Students $25.00 (AUD)  

  • October 9, 2017 - October 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to make a movie or promotional video for your club or how to shoot and direct a film and edit your footage. End up with a final product to promote your business. This intensive 3 hr workshop with Associate Media will show you the tricks to the trade in filming and editing your Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4153 1218

Venue Website:

Address:
Shop 2, 67 Perry Street, BUNDABERG NORTH, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
This is where the fun happens!

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Grey Nomads Vs The World – Tuesday Show

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
All Tickets $25.00 (AUD)  

  • October 10, 2017
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rob’s hosting a karaoke competition at the campgrounds at their latest stop on their Grey Nomad travels. Completely unaware that his wife is grossly unhappy with this, he continues to charm fellow campers being the life of the party. His wife Maude copes by drinking and hoping for new neighbours who she can talk to. Read More

Location

Venue:  

Address:
University Drive, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
Just past CQUniversity and the Touch Football fields.  

BRAG Up Late

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 11, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At Brag Up Late, explore the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery by night. Step inside for SNAP chats – short, snappy tours with local artists and gallery staff focussing on the latest exhibitions. Hear about the Western Desert with Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes. There’s an opportunity to meet artist Adrienne Williams and Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
1 Barolin Street, BUNDABERG, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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Wheelbarrow Market – MidWeek Crush

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 11, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Wheelbarrow Market is a quirky twilight event that transforms the Bundaberg CBD into a cluster of activity and creativity.  Artists and makers will decorate wheelbarrows and fill them with handmade wares to entice you.  Meet the artists, photographers, designers, crafters, jewellers, florist and collectors from across our region as you stroll amongst the colourful Read More

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The Generator Tours & Exhibition

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 11, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join The Generator team as they give you a personal tour of their space.  Come see the transformation of the old sorting area upstairs of the post office into the regions first co-working and innovation space. The fit-out of the floor was staged, styled and completed by a local interior designer with the assistance of Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
157B Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, 4670, Australia

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The Great Gelato Groove – MidWeek Crush

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 11, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the Crush favourites –  the Great Gelato Groove –  is a celebration of writing, music and gelato.  This is the fourth year of the Gelato Groove which is a collaboration between two different community based groups – writers and musicians – enjoying a fun and relaxed evening.  Smooth Velvet will once again lead Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
Earl's Court, 176 Bourbong Street, BUNDABERG, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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CBD StoryWalk – MidWeek Crush

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 11, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Glimpse Bundaberg’s rich history via the CBD StoryWalk – a local history walking trail encompassing some of the CBD most iconic locations. Look out for the temporary QR Code signage at CBD sites such as Christ Church, the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, the School of Arts, Buss Park, plus many others, then use your smart phone Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
157B Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, 4670, Australia

Gallery & Studio Trail – visiting Childers

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 12, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In studios, lounge rooms and outdoors, artists are busy creating! These special bus tours will take you direct to where art is being made our region. Childers tour includes stops at the Firehouse Potters, Glass Art Studio and the Childers Visual Art Group.  Lunch will be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounds of Vintner’s Secret Winery. Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
1 Barolin Street, BUNDABERG, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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Grey Nomads Vs The World – Thursday Show

In by Shelley Pisani

Price Qty
All Tickets $25.00 (AUD)  

  • October 12, 2017
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rob’s hosting a karaoke competition at the campgrounds at their latest stop on their Grey Nomad travels. Completely unaware that his wife is grossly unhappy with this, he continues to charm fellow campers being the life of the party. His wife Maude copes by drinking and hoping for new neighbours who she can talk to. Read More

Location

Venue:  

Address:
University Drive, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
Just past CQUniversity and the Touch Football fields.  

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Travelling Film Festival

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
    12:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Travelling Film Festival is the year-round tour of the Sydney Film Festival. Started by David Stratton in 1974, it is Australia’s longest running travelling film festival, showcasing Australian and International features, documentaries and short films across the country and has been coming to Bundaberg since 2000. Like the Sydney Film Festival, TFF Bundaberg aims Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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Gallery & Studio Tour – visiting Bundaberg & Bargara

In by Shelley Pisani

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  • October 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In studios, lounge rooms and outdoors, artists are busy creating! These special bus tours will take you direct to where art is being made our region. Bundaberg tour visits Cross Gallery,  Jan DeMattia,  New Vintage, Kathy Valks, Paul Perry, Hazzard Gallery and BRAG.  Lunch will be shared at Creative Regions HQ and will include an Read More

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (07) 4153 1218

Venue Website:

Address:
Shop 2, 67 Perry Street, BUNDABERG NORTH, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Description:
This is where the fun happens!

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Kids Crush Day

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 14, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The power of creative exploration will be unleashed at Kids Crush Day 2017, a family-friendly festival of making, creativity and resourcefulness. Celebrating the awesome possibilities of STEAM (the exciting combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), children and families can participate in a wide range of creative experiences and hands on activities that combine Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
26 Ashfield Road, KALKIE, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 14, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Voted the World’s Best Distillery Event in 2016, Australia’s biggest rum and food festival is back! The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival will be held on the grounds of the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Featuring rum-inspired delicious food, rum, rum cocktails, the best in local music and the latest Bundaberg Rum releases. For more information follow Read More

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Venue:  

Address:
Whittred Street, Bundaberg East, Queensland, 4670, Australia

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Sandsculptures & Beach BBQ – Elliott Heads

In by Shelley Pisani


  • October 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After the success of last year’s inaugural Sandsculptures and Beach BBQ event at Mon Repos we will be hosting this event once again to celebrate the end of the Crush Festival but this time at a new location – Elliott Heads.  The event is aimed at families to come down to the beach and spend Read More

Location

Venue:  

Address:
Lihs Street, Elliott Heads, Queensland, 4670, Australia