From live shows, dancing performances and classic films, there is plenty happening at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre to keep you entertained in February.
STORM BOY FILM FUNDRAISER
When: Friday, 8 February, 6pm
St John's Lutheran Primary School invites you to a special premiere screening of Storm Boy.
Storm Boy has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather.
When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father.
He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
Light refreshments from 6pm for a 6.30pm screening. Proceeds support St John's Lutheran Primary School – Year 6 Canberra Trip.
A TASTE OF CHINA 2019
When: Friday, 15 February, 6.15 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with A Taste of China on Friday, 15 February at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre from 6.15pm.
Indulge in traditional Chinese nibbles, your choice of a Chinese beer or Bundy Juice and experience lion dancing by Bundaberg’s PCYC and a short performance by artists direct from Nanning, China. Stay on for the free movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (M) at 7.15pm.
What a great way to see in the Year of the Pig at only $15 per person. Details:http://www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au/theatre/taste-china-2019
TOPOLOGY / QUEENSLAND AT HOME
When: Saturday, 23 February, 7 pm
Topology’s Bundy Turtles at Home is a series of workshops that will culminate in a public performance of original music and songs composed by the local community as the “score” to a short film.
The film will be produced for screening on 23 February 2019 at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
Topology will work in collaboration with Bundaberg Sinfonietta and the MEC to run this unique, specially tailored multi-discipline arts program.
This program will empower, educate and inspire the community to create, perform and record music, arts and storytelling in reflection and celebration of their community.
It also provides a valuable opportunity for a community to come together to celebrate their sense of place. Details:http://www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au/theatre/topology-queensland-home
ROMEO & JULIET
When: Sunday, 24 February at 2pm
Moncrieff Cinema Society presents Romeo & Juliet (1996).
Baz Luhrmann adapts this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach.
In this much-loved, hip 1990s version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan.
Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.
When: Sunday, 24 February at 4.30pm
Moncrieff Cinema Society presents Moulin Rouge (2001).
Christian, a young wannabe Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colourfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge.
The poet-innocent finds himself plunged into a passionate but ultimately tragic love affair with Satine, the club's highest paid star and the city's most famous courtesan.
Their romance is played out against the infamous club – a meeting place of high life and low, where slumming aristocrats and the fashionably rich mingled with workers, artists, Bohemians, actresses and courtesans.