Do not miss Scenic Rim Council's free online arts dinner next week

MENTOR: Goat Track Theatre Company's Artistic Director Andrew Wright with Richard Branson.
MENTOR: Goat Track Theatre Company's Artistic Director Andrew Wright with Richard Branson.

BEING mentored in South Africa by billionaire businessman Richard Branson has given Goat Track Theatre Company's Artistic Director Andrew Wright an appreciation of the value of investing in young people through mentoring programs.

Mentoring: What it is and how to get involved will be the topic on the table at Scenic Rim Council's free online arts dinner on Tuesday May 26, livestreamed from The Centre Beaudesert from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

A feature of the cultural calendar for the past 13 years, council's arts dinners were currently being enjoyed as online get-togethers, while social distancing measures continued in response to COVID-19, thanks to a partnership with The South West Queensland Regional Arts Service Network and Arts Front.

Next week's dinner will be co-hosted by Council's Cultural Services Coordinator Bronwyn Davies and Michelle Blair of the South West Queensland Regional Arts Service Network.

A live cooking demonstration by a local chef using local produce will provide the 'entrée' to the evening's entertainment and panel discussion.

Anyone with a love of the arts or good food is welcome to join in the event and after registering at thecentre@scenicrim.qld.gov.au participants will receive a recipe and links to source locally grown produce so they can cook along at home.

Guest panelists for the mentoring discussion will be:

  • Goat Track Theatre Company Artistic Director Andrew Wright, a teacher, writer, director, actor and winner of two Queensland Australia Business Arts Arts Foundation Awards
  • Central Queensland University Associate Lecturer of Music and Theatre Technology, Patty Preece
  • Songwriter, musician, music teacher and multimedia project workshop facilitator, Melania Jack
  • Brisbane Multicultural Art Centre Program Manager Ant McKenna
  • Mununjali woman Kim Walmsley who, for the past 19 years has worked as painter and mentor to local communities in the Toowoomba area, and
  • Queensland Museum Product Development Manager Wendy Green of the Lost Trades Fair Queensland.

The evening's entertainment will be provided by local dance group Mununjuali Ngari and, back by popular demand after their Arts Ablaze appearances last year, the award-winning Ironing Maidens duo, Patty Preece and Melania Jack. Kim Williams will join the creative line-up as a featured artist.

For more information visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au