Holiday activities abound at Council facilities

Holiday activities abound at Council facilities

Films, activities with leading Australian indigenous artists and theatre productions top the list of school holiday and youth week activities on offer across the Fraser Coast.

Mayor George Seymour said Council was proud to provide school holiday and Youth Week activities.

“These events are a wonderful opportunity for youths to come together,” he said.

“While they provide activities and entertainment, they are an opportunity for youths to mix, to get to meet people from outside of their normal social circles, to exchange ideas.

“And they are an opportunity for Council to hear from Fraser Coast Youths.”

Four Australian Artists will lead the Superpowered on Tour program from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) at Gatakers Creative Space, The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and the Story Bank in Maryborough.

The program includes fun and engaging interactive projects for kids, developed by First Nations Australian artists.

The artists: Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi people), Vincent Namatjira (Western Aranda people) and Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara people) are leading Indigenous Australian artists who use their voice and their art to empower Aboriginal people and create inspirational imagery for all children.

Superpowered on Tour, activities occur daily until Sunday, 9 April at Gatakers Creative Space, 311 Kent Street, Maryborough.

Superpowered on Tour events will be held at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery until April 16 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

No bookings required.

The Superpowered Kids on Tour activities at The Story Bank in Maryborough occur daily and are included in the admission fee.

The Story Bank will be a hive of activity with craft activities and lawn games.

School Holidays Craft Activities run from 9.30am to 2pm daily until April 16. Whether it’s making Easter bunnies or colouring in, there’s something for kids of all ages.

Lawn games, such as noughts and crosses, Jenga and connect four will be held daily between 9.30am and 2pm in the Pocket Park at the Story Bank.

The craft activities and lawn games are included in The Story Bank admission fee.

On April 6 the award-winning National Theatre production of the Life of Pi, performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London’s West End, will be screened at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough.

The April 6 screening will be held from 7pm to 9.30pm.

In addition to winning Best New Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards, the UK’s premier theatre awards, Life of Pi also received the awards for Best Actor, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design and, in an historic first for the Olivier Awards, the seven performers who play Richard Parker, the puppet tiger, were collectively awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The production is presented by Simon Friend Entertainment.

For bookings for to the Brolga website.

Activities for the littlies include Story Time at The Story Bank on April 4.

Story Time is included in The Story Bank admission fee. Sessions will be held at from 10.45am and noon and focus on Superheroes – so participants are encouraged to come in their favourite superhero outfit.

Story Time in The Story Bank on April 6 will have an Easter Theme. From noon youngsters from 2 to 12 years olds can listen to some wonderful, whimsical stories read by Fay and create some fantastic Easter crafts. 

Story Time is included in The Story Bank admission fee.

The iconic Australian film Storm Boy will be screened at 4pm on April 5 at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

The film is free but registration essential as space is limited.

For more information go to the Our Fraser Coast website

“The number of Youth Week events have been expanded to cover Howard and Bauple this year and two new events have been introduced to Maryborough – Borough Beats and Day in the Park, which will both be held in ANZAC park,” Cr Seymour said.

“With eight diverse events held between April 11 and 15, 2023 there will be something for all young people aged 12 to 25 to engage with.”

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is collaborating with local youth groups, services and agencies to host a jam-packed week of free fun activities for 2023 Youth Week, April 11 to 15.

Youth Week events:

  • Laser Skirmish – Howard Skate Park                                                 Tuesday 11 April from 10am – 2pm
  • DJ Pool Party – Maryborough Aquatic Centre                             Tuesday 11 April from noon – 4pm
  • Youth Fest – SkateSide Pialba                                                        Wednesday 12 April from 10am – 2pm
  • Laser Skirmish – Bauple Rec Ground                                              Thursday 13 April from 10am – 2pm
  • DJ Pool Party – Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre                                    Thursday 13 April from noon – 4pm
  • HBRG Youth Forum – Hervey Bay Regional Gallery                      Thursday 13 April from 4pm – 5pm
  • Borough Beats – Anzac Park, Maryborough                                     Friday 14 April from 4pm – 7pm
  • Day in the Park – Anzac Park, Maryborough                              Saturday 15 April from 10am – 2pm

No RSVP required, just come along and enjoy the fun!

Event information is available on Council’s website .

Article and photo submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council. 

Photo caption –

Visitor at ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2022 / Photograph: Katie Bennett © QAGOMAXX


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