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Anything is possible at Anywhere
The eighteen day totally unique Anywhere Festival is back for 2021, with a variety of imaginative performances, anywhere and everywhere … except in a theatre! Patrons will discover performances upstairs and downstairs, indoors and outdoors, rooftops, cafes, parks and heritage homes.
Anything is possible at Anywhere - Image: Anywhere Festival FB
The Anywhere Festival will once again take temporary possession of the conventional and the extraordinary … to showcase an intimate discovery of places and performances. No other festival connects audiences, locations and shows with local nooks and crannies, in quite the same way.
On the Sunshine Coast and Noosa, we are fortunate to be spoilt for choice with the diversity of theatre and music being showcased at the Anywhere Festival 2021.
In alphabetical order - 'F' to 'K' - here is the nitty gritty as to what is happening, when it's happening and the essential ticket links -
🎭 FOUR ELEMENTS, Toukie Wood Friday 14 May, Saturday 15 May, Friday 21 May and Saturday 22 May Genre: Immersive, Live Art, Spoken Word and Storytelling Rating: G Duration: 80 minutes Venues: Palmwoods, Cooroibah and Witta (please see below for exact venues)
Ticket Cost: $35
Engage on a journey of music and storytelling with Four Elements ... Image: Toukie Wood > www.anywhere.is
How well do you understand the earth that holds us? Look around … the four elements that surround us, that shape our past, our present and our futures. 'Terra' supports; 'Aqua' calms'; 'Aer' nurtures and 'Ignis' fuels us.
To these four elements, time is meaningless. They are eternal, wild and beautiful with a mind of their own, they are the bringers of life and death.
Through music, storytelling and art in Four Elements, audiences can engage and journey together, on a discovery of nature, heritage and wonder.
🎭 JE SUIS TOI (I AM YOU), Veronica Wain
Saturday 8 May @ 2.45pm to 3.30pm
Genre: Dance/Physical Theatre, Theatre
Duration: 45 minutes
Venue: Mill Place Precinct (Lower Mill Site), Cnr Mary River Road and Marara Street, Cooroy, QLD 4563
Ticket Cost: $20 Tickets may be pre-purchased online here
How do we find unity within our difference?
Presented by Sunshine Troupe Inc three performers with disabilities bring their journey of self and 'other' to life in this new contemporary work.
Accompanied by emerging composer and cellist, Imogen Ferninando, Tim Orton, Mitchell Runcie and Allycia Staples share their unique way of being in the world in their quest to find unity.
The Sawmill Interpretation Site incorporates diverse, locally sourced timber, fashioned into a pattern of the mountains, which form a guard of honour around Cooroy, making for the perfect backdrop for this theatre presentation.
🎭 KARL S. WILLIAMS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDREA KIRWIN
Thursday 13 May, Friday 14 May and Saturday 15 May
Genre: Immersive, Music, Spoken Word and Storytelling
Duration: 100 minutes
Venue: The MET, First Avenue and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Ticket Cost: $25 Tickets on sale here soon!
Presented by Red Chair, Karl S. Williams emerged from the cane country of Northern New South Wales, steeped in swamp water and primitive music. Karl's songs are a distillation of life, love and the human condition; a kind of folk, soul and blues, but not as audiences would expect it. With a powerful voice that can soar, moan and ache with the best of them, Karl writes timeless music, rooted in tradition but also conversant with the present.
Australian-Fijian artist/producer, Andrea Kirwin - Image: Andrea Kirwin FB
Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian artist/producer based on the Sunshine Coast. With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a penchant for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily building a national following since the release of her first album in 2013.
This year, 2021, the Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council are once again continuing their generous support of the Anywhere Festival, ensuring that artists have the opportunity to present independently, without the financial risks. For 2021, the Anywhere Festival is showcasing a superb boutique selection of shows, with the hope that this unique festival will be able to return in 2022 with its usual full program for the Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions.
Bookmark your 'must-do' events, make sure to pre-purchase your tickets in advance and then wait excitedly for the fabulous Sunshine Coast Anywhere Festival to rise again, to intoxicate its audiences with magic and wonder. Anything is possible at Anywhere!