John Farnham and his iconic voice are slated to headline The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine at the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Over 10 days, close to 300,000 people will attend more than 77 events taking place including a floral street procession. The 70th program launch was officially unveiled last week by Cr Geoff McDonald with some very special people in attendance.
Toowoomba City Cr Geoff Mc Donald said, “What makes Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers so special is that there is so much to experience – if you love emerging music, we have that. If you are a gardener, we have plenty! I f you are a foodie, then prepare for flavour overload. If you love a low and slow BBQ with a beer to match, that’s easy! If you are here for gardening tips and tricks, then take a seat. If wine is your thing, then choose a colour! If you want to learn the history of our classic pubs, take in a steam train ride, experience a Tombstone Tour, be wowed by an amazing teapot exhibition or be surrounded by hanging flower baskets, then we also have all that!”
“For our next round of exciting exhibitions, it’s all about power, power, power… and we’ve got a massive line-up of exhibitions from renowned artists to match!” said Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Director, Craig Donarski with the upcoming unveiling of three exhibitions from renowned contemporary artists.
Starstuck tells the story of Australian cinema through the faces of its film actors – both famous and forgotten – from the early 20th century through to today and will be complemented by a program of events, including behind-the-scenes tours, industry insights, films and art making.
Made possible through an unprecedented partnership between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra, the touring exhibition will bring Australia’s filmmaking history to life.
“While all eyes are on the moving image that emerges from a film set, stills photographers create a range of both formal and candid shots, capturing both the actors at work and the characters they are playing.” says Jennifer Coombes, NFSA curator.
The Powerhouse museum is hosting an exhibition on the much loved medieval style galactic fantasy franchise Star Wars.The story that has captivated generations of fans and now they’ll have the chance to discover the forces that shape them and the Star Wars character they most identify with in STAR WARS TM Identities.
Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked their vast private archive exploring the very beginning of their history to the Stones’ superstardom of today.