Get set to Colour the Street in Nambour
  • Monday 29 August 2016
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Horizon festival of arts and culture will hit the streets of Nambour with Colour the Street on Saturday, September 3 from 4pm-8.30pm.

Colour the Street is a free community event celebrating all things creative and colourful including the lighting up of the iconic Howard Street cane train tracks.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski invited the community to come along and join this urban block party.

“Colour the Street will feature an exciting range of performances and activities the whole community can enjoy,” Cr Baberowski said.

“There will be a great line up of live music, Indigenous performers, slam poetry, spoken word, street theatre, projections and dance.

“There’s also children’s playshops, a circus playground, hula hoop workshops, a cane train lantern, roving Steam Punk performers, lantern parade, laser light show, fire spectacular and a visual arts exhibition in the Old Ambulance Station.”

The street will be transformed with incredible 3D chalk art by local artist Brian Tisdall and visiting national 3D pavement specialists. The community will also have its chance to chalk the street and the kids can enjoy chalk art workshops.

Check out The Pod Lounge and The Art of Storytelling, with a fresh line-up of slam poetry, words, art and music by local songstress Andrea Kirwin.

To feed the body as well as the mind, an array of delicious cuisine will be available through food stalls and the Tramway Bar is on track to quench thirsty party goers.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson thanked local businesses for their support of Horizon festival.

“Our fantastic local Nambour businesses are embracing the artistic vibe and will be transforming their shop windows in to galleries by displaying works by local artists to create a street long gallery,” Cr Rogerson said.

The Long Gallery will stretch along Howard and Currie streets in a 10 day community exhibition showcasing local artists.

“Make sure you take a walk and check out the talent on display and the works available for purchase.”

When the street party comes to a close, the fun won’t stop there.

Head to the Old Ambulance Station’s Black Box Theatre at 8.30pm for Alice, Dorothy & Wendy -a theatrical, cinematic and musical adaptation of local author Nycole Prowse’s award winning poetry by coast musical composer Mark Ferris.

Alice, Dorothy & Wendy draws upon the literary worlds of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan to re-imagine the journeys of these three female protagonists.

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Additional 610 bus services will be running on the night. Check the Horizon festival website for more information and the full program of events.

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Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Major sponsors of Horizon include University of the Sunshine Coast and SunCentral, Maroochydore - The Bright City, as well as media partners Tidal Magazine, Sunshine Coast Daily, MixFM and SeaFM.

The Long Gallery:

Shop                                                   Artist

Vo’ia Design                                        Greg Adams                                      

Fitzpatrick Optometrists                      Paula Higgins                                     

Vinnies                                                June McCotter, Rhonda Pullen and Oliver Dread aka DREADS

Epic Assist                                          deShan                       

Lea’s Men’s Hairstylist                        Lea Van Dijk and Jenny McElhinney  

The Haircutting Bar                             Alice Trow

Absolute Vision                                   Mieke De Deyne and Cheri Heaton

The French Touch                              Deann Cumner

Aussie Blue Koala Cottage                 Chrissy Tickell & family-Tubular Bell & Chime Co

                                                            Kahren Wentworth and the team at Liquid Crystal Australia

                                                            Ian Cardwell at Shed Four     

The Laundry Room                             Polaroid pin-up activity

Backbeat Records                              Lana Ritchie   

Level Up Lounge                                 Rosie Doolan and Eiliya Hutsby

Howard Street Hair Studio                  Cathryn Cogill

Busy at work                                       TBA

Drop Shop                                           Brian Tisdall   

Next Level Promotions                       Brian Tisdall

The Time Machine                              TBA

Endeavour Op Shop                           TBA

Jungles Hair Design                            Mieke Salna   

Helping Children Smile Op Shop        TBA

Sunshine Coast Radiology                 Rob McDonald

First National Carolans                       Denise Daffara and Zoe Martin

Roar Nutrition                                      Victoria Fitzpatrick

O’ My Giddy Aunt                               Ruby Saffron

Deli on Howard                                   TBA

ReMax                                                 Burnside School

Brown Sugar                                       TBA


Street parking is available in the Nambour CBD precinct, however please be aware of road closures for the event.

Road and car park closure:

The following road and car park closures will be in place for this event:


Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street, between Sydney and William streets

12 noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016

Car park

Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street (2P) – Council car park

12 noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016