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Live at the Centre: World of Fun Program for the Winter Holidays

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Bollywood moves and Thai foods to enjoy
As the temperatures drop and being active is pleasant and inviting, the Centre in Beaudesert has organised a fun-filled programme for children and their families.

There is a wonderful selection of activities to choose from. They are very varied, mostly free and low-cost cultural activities and experiences originating from China, India, Japan and Thailand.

As part of the hands-on arts stations, children will be guided to create a beautiful Chinese birdcage, a hanging mobile, paper fans, lanterns, or a simple shadow puppet. They can also try their hand at the ancient art of calligraphy. There is no need to book to participate in these free activities.

The ancient practices of Tai Chi and Yoga will offer a chance for children, parents and caregivers to improve mobility, posture, strength, balance and mental alertness through control of breath and movement. Whilst these activities are suitable for children aged seven years and over, those under 10 years of age must be supervised by an adult. These activities are free to attend but places are limited, so bookings are essential to secure places in these popular sessions with a qualified instructor.

Learning Yoga
Learning Yoga

Learn to dance like a Bollywood star in no time, as an instructor shows how easy it is to move those hips and extend the arms while swaying to the rhythm of some fabulous music. Suitable for children aged seven and over and bookings are essential.

Bollywood dancing
Bollywood dancing

Show your children the craft of origami and papercutting during workshops run by a Japanese artist that involve tearing and cutting handmade paper to create impressive pieces of art. These sessions are suitable for children aged eight and over, with those under 10 years of age required to be supervised by an adult.

Budding chefs will have the chance to learn new skills in the kitchen with the bonus of take-home recipes sure to impress the whole family. Kitchen Kapers workshops will teach kids, aged 8 and over ,how to cook some delicious Thai style meals, which they can enjoy eating on the day.

Circa is returning to the Scenic Rim this year to present its popular Super Circus School workshops focusing on the elements of strength, coordination and balance through acrobatic and acrobalance techniques. This popular activity for children aged six and over runs for five hours with parents and caregivers invited to attend a short demonstration at the end of the day.

Clowning around
Clowning around

As always, the World of Fun program would not be complete without Kids Flicks, where youngsters and the young-at-heart can enjoy a movie for only $5, which includes a drink and snack. Films screening at The Centre in Beaudesert and the Boonah Cultural Centre this July include The Little Vampire (PG), Monster Family (PG), Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (G), A Wrinkle in Time (PG) and Peter Rabbit (PG).

Pick up a copy of the World of Fun booklet from any of Council's Cultural Centres, Customer Contact Centres, Libraries or download online from

For a view of the full program and the very reasonable prices for some of the classes (though a lot are free), go to World of Fun

The Centre Beaudesert
P: (07) 5540 5050 F: (07) 5540 5103
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Why? Interesting and varied cultural activities
When: Throughout the month of July.
Phone: 07 5540 5103
Where: Various Locations around the Scenic Rim.
Cost: Some workshops are free, others have a charge.
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