Naomi Clasohm plays Edith Cavell in Facing the Silence. Picture: Andrew Clasohm
Naomi Clasohm plays Edith Cavell in Facing the Silence. Picture: Andrew Clasohm

10 Things To Do to keep the family happy

1. VALENTINES’ DATE NIGHT

WHERE: Outdoor Dining Precinct and Event Cinemas Kawana

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 5.30-7.30pm

COST: $10

INFO: Search www.eventbrite.com.au for shopping nanny date night tickets

CHILD-FREE dining and movies are on offer for Valentine’s Day. Book your child in to see Moana with the qualified shopping nannies and enjoy a child-free dinner or movie. Plus, each booking will receive a $10 Dining Gift Card to use on the night, to spend in the Outdoor Dining Precinct. Children must be aged 5 or older. Bookings are essential. Parents must remain on-site at all times while their child is in the care of the shopping nannies.

2. QSEC HORSE HOME SHOW

WHERE: Queensland State Equestrian Centre, cnr Tuckeroo Drive and Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 8.30am-6pm

COST: $20 online or $25 at the door

INFO: For more information and to book your ticket, visit https://www.qsec.com.au/Events/QSEC-Horse-Home-Show

HORSE enthusiasts are invited to saddle-up for the highly anticipated return of southeast Queensland’s largest horse trade show. Whether you’re a seasoned rider, a trainer or just wanting to horse around, everyone is encouraged along for a fun-filled day. This event offers locals the opportunity to browse the latest equestrian products and access expert advice from Australia’s best equine professionals.

3. AN AFTERNOON AT THE PROMS

WHERE: The Events Centre, Minchinton St, Caloundra

WHEN: Sunday, February 16, at 2pm

COST: Tickets $85, $79 concession, $75 child (2-12 years)

INFO: www.theeventscentre.com.au/product/an-afternoon-at-the-proms-a-musical-spectacular/

THIS stunning spectacular salutes the renowned BBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall, including favourites Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Radetzky March and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory. Join Australia’s acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper with opera stars, prima ballerinas, pipe band and The Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Afternoon At The Proms Spectacular. Enjoy selections from romantic movie themes and musicals including Singin’ In The Rain, South Pacific, Dr Zhivago and beautiful Mario Lanza love songs. With their tribute to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the orchestra is joined by The City of Brisbane Pipe Band performing Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral and Scotland The Brave among others. Be thrilled by Can Can dancers and the ballet performance of Johann Strauss’ Tales of the Vienna Woods.

4. PETE KELLY’S INTERSTATE SWING BAND

WHERE: Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach

WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 1.30pm

COST: $20 jazz club members, $25 non-members, $22.50 seniors

INFO: Book at www.sunshinecoastjazzclub.net.au/bookings. For further information, contact Richard on 0427 782960 or Julie 0412 789957

THE Sunshine Coast Jazz Club welcomes back Pete Kelly’s Interstate Swing Band. The Interstate Swing Band is a 10-piece band of musicians and singers living in the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast area who specialise in swing, as well as the music of artists such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Members of the band are drawn from a pool of outstanding musicians that varies from time to time. The band is led by pianist/arranger Pete Kelly, who has worked in the past for various international artists such as Petula Clarke and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He was also a member of the big band that played for the Las Vegas Ratpack musical that ran at the Savoy Theatre in The Strand in London’s West End for four years. Josh Linnett, an upcoming artist and a winner of the Original Composition Section of the Youth n Jazz Bursary last November, will make a cameo appearance.

5. A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO ABBA

WHERE: Whispers Cocktail Bar and Lounge, Bulcock St, Caloundra

WHEN: Sunday, February 16. Doors open at 6pm for the 7pm show

COST: Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $20 plus $1.50 booking fee, or at the door for $25

INFO: Book at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/B0CAF

THE Jazz Sessions in collaboration with Whispers Cocktail Bar and Lounge presents Dutch jazz vocal sensation Judith Nijland, who is touring Australia with her arrangements of jazz standards and ABBA tunes. Nijland dared to think outside the box and with her band, she reinvented the vast repertoire of the Swedish group. Together, they tackled a large number of famous and more obscure songs. The songs remain intact, but jazz takes over. The audience will be swayed back and forth between recognition and surprise, and ABBA will never sound quite the same again.

6. SOUND FEAST

WHERE: The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction

WHEN: Wednesday, February 19, 6pm

COST: Free

INFO: See the Sound Feast Facebook page

SOUND Feast is a free concert featuring awesome bands and performers. It’s family-friendly and no booking is required. The venue has comfortable seating, a dancefloor and full bar. February’s line-up is The Lyrical, Alisha Todd, JC and The Tree, plus Rob Longstaff.

7. RETRO REPLAYS

WHERE: Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, Noosaville

WHEN: February 20, 21 and 22 at 7.30pm, and matinees on February 15 and 16 at 2pm

COST: Tickets are adult $30, concession $25, member/group $22, Under 18s $20

THE three one-act plays for Retro Replays include Travellers Through the Night, written by Nancy Cato and directed by Sue Sewell. This was the winner of the inaugural competition in 1978: who is the stranger that drops into the roadhouse where Marg works as a waitress? The Eulogy iswritten by John Cundill and directed by Liza Park: a son decides to show his dying mother a draft of his intended eulogy for her funeral. When she hears what he wants to say, she decides it’s time for a few home truths. Here’s the Thing is written by Debra Chalmers and directed by Jenni McCaul: sisters Amanda and Carolyn didn’t expect to have much more than blinding headaches on the morning after their big night out on the town. But finding a naked young man passed out on their couch makes them ask the question – what the hell did we do last night?

8. EDITH CAVELL: FACING THE SILENCE

WHERE: The Lind Theatre, Mitchell St, Nambour

WHEN: February 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.30pm, and matinees on February 22 and 23 at 2pm

COST: Tickets are adult (ages 16-plus) $25, members $20, concession $23, children $18, group bookings (10 or more) $20

INFO: Inquiries to 1300 732 764

SET in 1915, this is a true story of Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell, who was captured by the Germans and accused of treason while running a teaching hospital in Brussels. She has faced 60 days of near-solitary confinement, interrogation and now a trial. Yet, Edith (performed by Naomi Clasohm) is facing another trial: alone with the only person who knows who Edith Cavell really is – herself.

9. BROADWAY AT ITS BEST

WHERE: Kawana Community Hall in Nanyima St, Buddina

WHEN: Sunday, February 23, at 2pm

COST: $15. Tickets are available at the door and include afternoon tea. Raffle prizes will be offered. Tickets can be prepurchased by phoning or texting 0417 649 686

INFO: www.sccb.org.au

THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band presents Broadway At Its Best — an afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of music director Ken Chadwick. This concert is supporting the Maroochy Men’s Shed and Rotary, with all proceeds going to local charities.

10. VARIETY CONCERT

WHERE: CCTC Theatre at 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2pm and 7pm

COST: Adults $30, concession $27, groups/members/FOC $25

INFO: Book on 0490 329 912

THIS year is the 50th anniversary of the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company. The first concert to celebrate the milestone is a variety concert. The program will feature Amber Trio (Anne Bowyer, Pam Handley and Beryl Meyers), Sarah Sullivan, Colin Butcher, Tracey Stoddart and duo-pianists Dominic Retschlag and Neil Booth, who will also host the event.



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