Thinking about a long weekend escape to Noosa this year and looking for things to do in between relaxing at the beach and your luxury seaview apartment?
With over 250 artists and special guests, NOOSA alive! spans two weekends in July for 10 days and nights of spectacular culture and entertainment. Performances in dance, music, literature, food, cabaret, theatre, Festival of Thought, visual arts and film – plus a selection of free family events
Five Noteworthy Events This Year
It’s hard to choose only five with so many fantastic events to choose from, however, here’s our pick of not-to-miss-events!
1. Queensland Ballet
Including the world premiere of a new contemporary work choreographed by Rani Luther, and excerpts from classical ballet, including divertissements from Don Quixote. Performed by Queensland Ballet’s Jette Parker Young Artists and Company Artists.
The program will include an ‘In Conversation’ and Q&A session with Artistic Director Li Cunxin, giving audiences an insight into the inner workings of the Queensland Ballet Company
2. Groove Sessions
A one and only Queensland premiere performance from Australia’s multi-ARIA award-winning contemporary vocal group The Idea of North, guaranteed to be simply spellbinding!
3. Asian Infusions XO
In association with Embassy XO, Chef James Wu entwines modern and traditional Asian cooking techniques, while still staying true to traditional Asian flavours. The NOOSA alive! menu revolves around locally sourced seasonal products from sustainable growers, highlighting the amazing products the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
4. Festival of Thought: Peter Greste
As foreign correspondent who has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous and troubled places, Peter Greste is not a stranger to sketchy situations. But it was he himself who become news when he was incarcerated on terrorism charges in Egypt in 2013.
Peter was tried, convicted, and spent 400 days in prison, before his eventual release. He believes his ordeal symbolises how front-line journalism and free speech is under threat in an age of terrorism.
He talks to the ABC’s Paul Barclay about his work as a journalist around the world and his book The First Casualty – a memoir from the front lines of the global war on journalism.
5. Marjorie Prime
NOOSA alive! in association with Ensemble Theatre Sydney proudly present the QUEENSLAND PREMIERE of Marjorie Prime!In this Pulitzer Prize nominated drama, Jordan Harrison questions whether technology could provide a welcome relief to loneliness — or is it actually a dangerous window into the past?
So check the calendar and join us at Seahaven for a long weekend (or the whole 10 days!) Book your Noosa Alive escape now from $240 per night (2 night min).
Visit seahavennoosa.com.au or phone 1800 072031.
Photo credit to Noosa Alive!