Creative Regions has launched its 2020 program with exciting new event Red Dirt that is sure to have all of the senses activated.
Creative Regions artistic director Di Wills said the 2020 program would produce some of the best performances to date and capture the heart and soul of the Bundaberg Region sharing it with audiences throughout the year.
Di said it was exciting to launch the new program on Friday evening and add Red Dirt to the region's event calendar.
“Red Dirt will be one of our really exciting events,” she said.
“It will be us and the community celebrating that we are the food bowl of Australia.
“That will be a one-day event filled with theatre and story telling along with the best food people have ever eaten – because it will all be from here!
“We believe in home-grown talent and home-grown food.”
New program to bring the community together
Chairman Michael Dart launched the Creative Regions 2020 program with new arts programs for the Bundaberg Region and said it would benefit the entire Bundaberg Region.
“It’s building on the previous initiatives such as Crush that brings communities together through arts and delivers economic benefits to artists and out city,” Michael said.
Di said the Creative Regions program would kick off in the New Year for the 12th consecutive year in the Bundaberg Region.
“We’ll be having a pop-up venue telling the rich stories of people of our land,” Di said.
“The pop-up choir will be returning, and we will have community engaged works with a goal to employ over 50 artists for the year and reach over 5000 audience members and participants.
“All our work is about helping the community thrive through creativity,” she said.
“That’s our bottom line, whether it be through storytelling, dance, music, theatre or circus!”
Congratulations for years of achievement
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was great to attend the Creative Regions opening for the 2020 activities and congratulated them for the amazing work they had accomplished over the years.
“Our arts and culture are so important to the spirit of the community of Bundaberg,” he said.
“We have to constantly keep feeding it to make it grow and thrive into the future.
“We have some magnificent opportunities here and its great that Creative Regions can bring those together, and it shows it will only get bigger and bigger into the future.”
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