Cast of Shrek, the Musical EL
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Shrek the Musical – Review

After many months of hard work and dedication, GTM Music Studios’ musical theatre group performed Shrek the musical as their end of year finale. In Act One, Shrek is found by Donkey. They go on a quest to find Princess Fiona in order to get Shrek’s swamp back from the […]

Some of the gifts available at The Makers’ Market
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Uniquely local gifts at the Makers’ Market

Beaudesert’s Makers’ Market is back, with unique locally made gifts by artisans from around the Scenic Rim. The market is open from 10am to 3pm daily from 2 to 22 December for a range of gifts from earrings through to homewares made by local potters, wood turners and blacksmiths. In […]

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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 […]