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Rathdowney to host Festival of Small Halls

Rathdowney Memorial Hall will see Canadian folk musician Shane Pendergast amongst the line up at the Festival of Small Halls on 29 September 2023. Pendergast will perform alongside indie folk songwriter Monique Clare (Australia) and local rising country music artist Annabelle Johnson. Shane Pendergast has folk music in his blood.  […]

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Music, Dance and Art on show for Arts Open Day

GTM Music Studios will join with Loyalty Dance Co to present the biggest Arts Open Day Beaudesert has seen. Both studios will open their doors on 1 July to give visitors of all ages and experience the chance to try out musical instruments, dance programs and fine arts. Kylie Moss […]

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The ultimate farm gate is here!

Imagine a glorious winter Farmers’ Market combined with the ultimate Farm Gate experience. Got it? Now – mark your diary for Saturday 1 July, because that’s when this combination will happen! And then, add music and a world famous Tractor Pulling Competition! It is the Scenic Rim celebrated in one […]

A mural at Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain. Photo by Mark Paddick
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Public art in focus

The topic of ‘placemaking’ will be on the table for discussion at the 2 August Arts Dinner at The Centre in Beaudesert.  Set against the backdrop of the Life in Focus exhibition, which includes the Scenic Rim Story Marker Trails project, the event will explore how public art connects people […]

Alannah O’Leary receives a signed copy of Jarjum Gurema from Jamal Fogarty at the book launch in September 2021.
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Jarjum Gurema wins State Wide Recognition

Queensland Reconciliation Week has ended on a high note for Scenic Rim Regional Council with a Yugambeh language project receiving statewide recognition at an awards presentation in Cairns. Council’s libraries were Highly Commended in the Community category of the Queensland Reconciliation Awards for the Jarjum Gurema Indigenous language children’s storybook […]

Proud parents John and Robin Powell with their son, award-winning poet Nicholas Powell
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Poet son returns

On his first visit back to Beaudesert since before the global pandemic, award-winning poet Nicholas Powell has spoken of the influence this place has had on his work. Nick, whose proud parents are locals John and Robin Powell, launched his new book of contemporary poetry, Trap Landscape, in Brisbane and […]

Beaudesert's Street Food Festival is on 26 June. Photo: Supplied
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Street Food Festival will be better than ever

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week bites into a second decade of celebrations with over 125 events at 42 locations from 25 June to 3 July. The program includes an incredible line up of long lunches, flavour filled dinners, farm gates, degustations, culinary celebrations, food walks, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, […]

Michael Goebel checks out work at the Boonah Show. Photo: Supplied.
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Local artists are prize winners!

Members of a local art group have hit a winning streak with their recent successes at the Boonah Show – and are now busily preparing exhibits for the next local show at Canungra on August 20.   It’s a welcome change of pace for the Beaudesert U3A art group who […]