Anywhere Festival

Anywhere Festival

  • When: 9 - 26 May 2019
  • Where: Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
  • Price: Various
  • Website: www.anywhere.is

Anywhere Festival has almost 500 performances ... anywhere but a theatre ... with circus, comedy, theatre, dance, music, magic, poetry and much more in backyards, businesses, cafes, book stores, boxing rings, swimming pools. Performances happening around the Noosa region include:

Kick Back Sundays: The Captain’s Daughter, Peregian Beach, Sunday 12, 19 and 26 May, 5pm, free entry. Share stories of the odd and amazing experiences from the festival. Join festival producers and mingle with the artists.

Dangerous Song: Private residence, Peregian Beach, Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm, $20. Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe combine human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals.

Design Nation Live: Bark Architect’s Studio, 431 Sunrise Road, Tinbeerwah, Saturday 25 May, 2pm, $40. Tim Ross tells surprising stories of the “invisible icons” of Australian design.

Man About the House: Balgownie House, Peregian Springs, Friday 24 May, 7pm; Lake Weyba House, Weyba Downs, Sunday 26 May, 2pm | $58.50/$65. With Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst.

Not for Profit by Local Upstarts Inc: CQ University Noosa, Level 1, 90 Goodchap St Noosaville (lower building), Thursday 9, 16, 23 May, 6pm, $24. You’ve never been to a committee meeting like this - but you might just recognise yourself!

Parenting Fails from Comedy Lounge: Private Residence Weyba Downs, Friday 10 May, 7pm; Saturday 11 May, 2pm and 7pm, 18+, $25. Stand-up comics doing dummy spits.

Remembering Shakespeare with the InsideOut Theatre Company: Private Residence Doonan, Saturday 11 and 18 May, 7pm; Sunday 12 and 19 May, noon, $25/$20. As dementia advances, Tabitha finds in Shakespeare’s texts, the inspiration and desire to remember snapshots from her past.

The Secret Garden: An Australian Outback Story:  Veggie Village Community Garden, 4 Rufous Street, Peregian Beach, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May, 5pm; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, 2.30pm, $20/$15 (kids under 12). A timeless and classic story, The Secret Garden - with a twist, set in the Australian outback in 1923.

Spooners for Crooners by Planet Clare: Berkelouw Books, 8 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Friday 17 May, 2pm and 6.30pm; The Beer Garden, Country Life Hotel, 69 Main Street, Kin Kin, Saturday 25 May, 2pm. 
A 2hr musical experience inspired by Karen Carpenter’s coos over her Superstar, who ‘Told me you loved me baby’ and Patsy Cline’s brave ‘Walks after midnight’.

Storyplace, The story of the Noosa Everglades: All day, Saturday 18 May, Chartered Cruise adult $120, child 4-14 $85, family (2+2) $375; self-guided 4WD tour $30. The story of the Noosa Everglades shared by elders, poets, musicians and other community keepers of knowledge. Chartered cruise along the pristine waters of the Noosa Everglades, or self-drive.

The Tempest - Shakespeare on the Lake: The Amphitheatre, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald Drive, Cooroy, Saturday 11, 18 and Sunday 12, 19 May, 2.30pm, $30/$25. Expect a setting most serene as Little Seed Theatre Company performs in an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the majestic Lake Macdonald.

Urban Twitters: Dis.connect.ed: Streets of Noosa Junction, meet at Noosa Junction Plaza entrance, Friday 17 May, 7pm, $15. D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective presents a series of 2-minute Twitter performances, with stories of connection and disconnection motivated by the performers' experiences.

See the full program here.

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