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Up-Coming Events at Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Event:
There is an experience waiting for everyone here
Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains, was first established in 1868 by William and Mary Grigor. Cobb & Co coaches travelling between Brisbane and the Gympie goldfields used the property as a lunch stop and staging post. The house was named after Mary Grigor's village in Scotland.

Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
The heritage home, Bankfoot House - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB


Independent travellers used Bankfoot House as an overnight stop, paying one shilling for dinner, one shilling for a bed and one shilling to feed and stable their horse. Bankfoot house had its own dairy herd and was also the Post Office.

Following the end of the coach service, Bankfoot House continued as an accommodation house for visitors who came to climb the Glasshouse Mountains.

Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council


This property stayed in the same family for three generations. The Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families occupied the house for more than 130 years. The last resident of Bankfoot House was Jack Ferris, who died in 2002 at the age of 101. The Caloundra City Council (as it was then known) bought the house and contents from the Ferris family in 2004 with a commitment to establishing the property as a House Museum.

Today visitors can take tours of the heritage-listed house, experience 'The Shed' restoration project, put on a headset for an award-winning virtual reality experience or enjoy a picnic in the scenic grounds.

🏡 SHARED HISTORY SEMINAR 'FRONTIER WAR AND IMAGINING LIFE BEFORE INVASION'
Wednesday 29 September, 10.00am to 12.00noon
Tickets from $20 may be purchased online here


Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Make sure to book for this fascinating look into our historical past - Image: Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc. FB


The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc (SCRGI) is hosting a shared history seminar 'Frontier War and Imagining Life before Invasion' with guest speaker Ray Kerkhove PhD and Virtual Songlines' Brett Leavy.

Guests will learn about the times of the greatest hostility and conflict between Aboriginal groups and European invaders (settlers). For the Sunshine Coast region, this conflict ran from the 1830s to the 1870s, with the worst incidents in the 1840s to 1860s, concurrent with the advancing tide of settlement of the district. Make sure to book for this fascinating look into our historical past!

🧁 SCONETIME AT BANKFOOT HOUSE
Thursday 30 September, 10.00am to 11.30am
Tickets ONLY $8, includes tea and scones, may be purchased online here


Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
A fabulous morning of tea and freshly baked scones - Image: Bankfoot House FB


Join the Sunshine Coast Foodie aka Martin Duncan, for a fabulous morning of tea, coffee and freshly baked scones, served in true Bankfoot style, with butter and golden syrup.

Make sure you book your seat early for a social morning of fun, great food and a chit-chat. Guests will meet a local producer and enjoy some live entertainment put on by local musician, Luke Anthony.

Free guided tours of the heritage-listed property will also be available.

🎄 FESTIVE SEASON SCONETIME AT BANKFOOT HOUSE
Thursday 9 December, 10.00am to 11.30am
Tickets ONLY $8, includes tea and scones, may be purchased online here


Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Join in over the festive season for a morning of Christmas cheer! Image: tobeykmiller to Pixabay License


Visitors are invited to join in over the festive season for a morning of Christmas cheer with Martin Duncan, at Bankfoot House.

Enjoy the friendly ambience, music and scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones, homemade jam and dollops of delicious local cream. Luke Anthony will be providing the fabulous musical entertainment.

Free guided tours of the heritage-listed property will also be available.

🏡 FRIDAYS AT BANKFOOT HOUSE
On the first Friday of every month


FREE Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk
Friday 1 October, 10.00am to 11.30am
Bookings essential, please register your interest here


Join Sunshine Coast Council's Art Collection Curator, Nina Shadforth as she shares some highlights from the collection and leads a conversation about art on the Sunshine Coast.

Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Two fabulous events in one day - Image: Bankfoot House FB


Plein Air Workshop with Libby Derham
Friday 1 October, 11.00am to 3.00pm
Tickets $75 all materials are included. With limited space availability please book your tickets online here


Why not extend your stay at Bankfoot House on Friday 1 October, with a Plein Air painting hands-on workshop by Libby Derham. Sounds like a perfect day out to me.

Photography at Bankfoot House
Friday 5 November, 10.00am to 11.30am
Registration essential - please register your interest here


Join local photographer Barry Alsop as he shares his photos of Bankfoot House. Learn tips and tricks to capture the best photos with your own camera or phone.

📖 THE YARN SPINNER
Saturday 2 October and Sunday 3 October, 11.00am to 12.00noon
General Admission Tickets $15
Please book your tickets online here for Saturday 2 October and online here for Sunday 3 October


Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Follow the Swagman on his storytelling adventures - Image: Bankfoot House FB


Bankfoot House provides the picturesque backdrop for The Drama Merchant to showcase The Yarn Spinner. The Yarn Spinner is about a depression-era survivor who, on New Years Day in 1930, decided to walk from Victoria to Queensland and back, during the days of the Australian Great Depression.

The Australian bushman is famous for telling a tale, captivating his audiences, young and old, with amusing stories of life in the bush. Follow the Swagman on his storytelling adventures.

📻 THE RADIOPLAY HOUR: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Run time 60minutes)
Friday 3 December, 5.30pm to 7.00pm
General Admission Tickets Single $30pp; Group of 8 or more $25pp
Please follow this link to book your tickets online


Up-coming events, Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains, William and Mary Grigor, Cobb & Co coaches, heritage home, Shared History Seminar, Frontier War, Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc, Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Festive Season Sconetime at Bankfoot House, Luke Anthony entertainment, Fridays at Bankfoot House, Free Art on the Sunshine Coast Talk, Plein Art workshop with Libby Derham, Photography at Bankfoot House, Barry Alsop, local photographer, The Yarn Spinner, The Drama Merchant, Swagman, The Radioplay House: Miracle on 34th Street, Motet Octet, Christmas carols, live music, free guided tours, food vans, refreshments, experience for everyone
Join in the fun and sing-along at Miracle on 34th Street - Image: www.thedramamerchant.com.au


Based on the 1947 Christmas film classic, the Drama Merchant is presenting the family classic 'Miracle on 34th Street'. Join in the fun to help create sound effects and sing along with the Motet Octet, as they bring to life Christmas carols from days gone by.
Guests are assured of a Christmas story that is light, charming and delightfully funny.
Live music from 5.30pm, radio drama from 6.00pm
Free guided tours of Bankfoot House will be available between 4.00pm and 5.30pm.
Food vans and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

There is an experience waiting for everyone at Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct. Make sure to bookmark the dates and organise your tickets well in advance as these events are going to be sold out in a jiffy.

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Why? To enjoy everything from live theatre to Christmas Sconetime and everything in-between
When: Various dates between September and December, please see article for specific dates
Phone: (07) 5420-8600
Where: Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Region, QLD
Cost: FREE to low cost
Your Comment
Didn’t realise what an awesome program is presented.. thanks Elaine
by Barry (score: 3|2478) 67 days ago
If I lived closer, I'd definitely be booking a ticket for The Yarn Spinner - it sounds like a brilliant story!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3763) 68 days ago
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