Savoyards Musical Theatre Company Brisbane, is producing the Queensland premiere of the Broadway hit, "Nice Work If You Can Get It".
It's 1927 - the Gatsby era and Prohibition rules. Alcohol is illegal. But when three bootleggers hide 400 cases of gin in the basement of the New York mansion of a witless playboy, all hell breaks loose. Prohibition was never this much fun. The new Broadway musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It", is Gershwin music, tap dancing, hilarious antics and gorgeous costumes, all set against a beautiful Art Deco set - there was never more gold satin and blue velvet on a stage.
Set in New York in 1927, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion.
But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.
WHEN: 24 September – 8 October, 2016
WHERE: Iona Performing Arts Centre
85 North Road, Lindum Q 4178
BOOKINGS: savoyards.com.au or 3893 4321
The RE/MAX Advantage Illuminations Festival, Wynnum is on again year so pencil Saturday 18th June 2016 into your diary. The parade of light and lanterns will run from the park at Manly and end at the Wynnum wading pool and a sea of floating illuminated globes. It’s a beautiful site to see. There will be a wide range of food avaliable, activities and stalls to entertain, the festival ending with a fireworks display.
3:00 – 8:00 Twilight Markets & Amusement Rides
Browse the markets and pick up some wonderful arts & crafts!
A great variety of food will be available for purchase to tempt all taste buds
Amusement rides tickets are $5 per ticket or buy 5 for $20
5:30 – 7:00 Stiltwalkers & Fire Twirlers (roving entertainment)
7:30 Fireworks – sponsored by Cr. Peter Cumming’s Wynnum Manly Ward SIF Grant & Joan Pease MP, Member for Lytton,
8:00 Event end
After Party – Sports Bar @ Waterloo Bay Hotel
5:30 – 8:00 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon on Display
Main Stage sponsored by Waterloo Bay Hotel - MC Ranger Stacey
3:00 – 8:00 Musical entertainment
5:00 Official Welcome by Cr. Ryan Murphy representing the Lord Mayor
Wading Pool – sponsored by Magic Fencing
5:30 – 7:30 Wading Pool Lantern Display with illuminated SUPs by BrisSUP
5:00 Lantern Parade assembly
6:00 Lantern Parade departs Wading Pool to walk to Bandstand Park
On Tuesday 24 May at 9am the new Wynnum Library will open in Florence Street. This is a long awaited project which I am happy to see completed.
The Wynnum Library provides great services for all ages with story book time for babies and toddlers, craft, computer lessons for all ages.
Over 200,000 people visited the old library last financial year.
The Library will also have space for community groups to use and people to hire. It will have a new state of the art borrowing system as well as upgraded computers and iPads for use in the library by visitors.
There will be an official Community Library Open Day on Saturday 28 May from 9am to 2.00pm in the grounds of the library and the parklands of the Community Centre, adjacent to the library.
Open Day events will include:-
9am Cheese making workshop;
9.30am Children's drop in Makerspace craft until 1.30pm;
9.30am First 5 Forever children's story time;
9.30am and 11.15am Live performance by children's band, the Fabulous Lemon Drops;
10am Live performances by Chris Tamwoy, 2016 Australia's Got Talent Top 5 finalist,
10am Fandom Haven activities;
10.45am Tinker Table until 12.30pm;
10.50am Wynnum State high School Symphony Orchestra,
11.15am Gardening workshop with ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane;
12.30pm Queensland Services Heritage Brass band,
12noon Local poets and writers;
12noon Giant Games;
12.30pm Local history talk with Wynnum's history librarian, Kate Harbison
12.30pm Children's film-making workshop;
12.30pm Children's cartooning workshop with Mark Guthrie, Walt Disney animator and illustrator for DMag, K-Zone and Mania.
COMPETITION EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
Have you got the creative talent to help create a winning design to showcase Wynnum's seaside theme, welcoming visitors to Wynnum Central Station.
Prize winner receives $500 cash and winning entry displayed on mural at Wynnum Central Train Station.
Final artwork will also include logos of financial supporters, Wynnum Central and CCIQ Brisbane Bayside logos and winning design name and/or logo.
All works and concepts must be the original, unaided work of the entrant and be created specifically for this competition.
Artists can make as many submissions to the competition as they like.
Don’t want to travel into the city on New Year’s Eve the Manly Harbour Chamber is hosting Fireworks one show at 9pm and one at midnight. Find a place early and enjoy welcoming in the new year at home.
On Saturday 21 Wynnum was visited by Mr Bill Shorten the leader of the Federal opposition for a public forum and to support our local Labor candidate Lara Fraser Hardy. A broad range of questions were put to Mr Shorten on subjects ranging from school bullying, tax with a strong opposition to an increased GST, loss of Australian flagged shipping and mariners and the persecuted Muslim Rohingya people of Burma. The audience asked a series of questions with Mr Shorten answering them in detail demonstrating intimate knowledge of Labor policy and public concerns.
It was a great opportunity to meet and find out a bit more about our local Labor candidate. Ms Fraser Hardy is a solicitor in industrial and employment law and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She lives in Manly West and has two children, one starting at a local state school next year. Laura will be door-knocking and attending local community functions in an effort to speak to as many locals as possible, you can also contact Laura via Facebook www.facebook.com/LauraFraserHardyforBonner
Local suburbs and the date the materials need to be left out by are as follows:-
Wynnum 9 November 2015
Lota 9 November 2015
Wynnum West 16 November 2015
Manly 16 November 2015
Manly West 16 November 2015
When putting out items for collection remember:
- to keep the piles tidy on the kerb so the footpath or roadway is kept clear
- Council will not collect piles larger than two cubic metres (equal to a small box trailer load), doors must be removed from refrigerators and cupboards, do not leave sharp or dangerous objects, items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people and items must be secured if severe weather is expected.
The Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party is a free, family friendly and alcohol free community event.
Rides and amusements from 11.00 am
Harbourside Eat Street from 12 midday
On water entertainment from 12 midday
Radio controlled model yacht racing
Stand up paddle board demonstration and racing
Manly Dragon Boats
School Band Stage (Stratton Tce) from 1.00 pm
Tingalpa State School, Manly West State School, Wondall Road State School, Wynnum
West State School, Wynnum State School, Brisbane Bayside State College, Moreton Bay
Boys College, Manly State School, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Cleveland State High
School, Wynnum State High School
Brews and Beats fully licenced and controlled entertainment precinct in The Manly Hotel
carpark 2 pm to 8pm
Wynnum Herald Main Stage and roving street performers entertainment from 3.00 pm
Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk to officially open the event at 3.30pm
Phoenix Fire Tribe, Downundertribal Belly Dances, Bollycise - Bollywood Dances,
Counterfeit Umbrellas, Quest for the Best winners, Cleveland State High Performance
Band, Kelleher’s Dance School, Heather Robinson, Steven and Jai, Wondall State
School Dancers, Fusion Trio, Zoi Ollerenshaw, Mitch King, Leah Lever,
Ella Macrokanis, Indigo Macrokanis, Phoenix Macrokanis
Costume Judging best child and adult costume 4 pm to 6 pm
Spooky Street Parade at 6.00 pm
Movies in the Park from 7.00 pm
Fireworks from 9.00 pm
This Saturday if you have a local business or are looking at starting one the Bayside Business Expo is for you.
There are workshops and displays to find out more about local businesses, how to start your own business and tips for those in business.
The Expo runs from 10am to 4pm October 17 in the Wynnum Municipal Hall, Cnr Cedar St & Bay Tce.
Register your interest to attend, which costs a gold coin donation.