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Culture on the horizon

The team behind the 10-day Horizon Festival provide an update on the upcoming event.

After months of planning, some of the incredible events happening at this year’s Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast have just been revealed.

There are heaps of events and activities for families, hands-on workshops, art on the beach, laughs and more.

The full program will be released in July, but here’s a sneak peek of what you will find at this year’s event.

  • Become a puppeteer and help bring to life a giant four-metre-tall illuminated puppet with String Symphony. Hand-woven, using more than one kilometre of rope, the puppet is controlled by audience members working together to create a joyful and mesmerising performance.
  • Adding a touch of art to our stunning beaches, Manning Daly Art will create patterns in the landscape. Large-scale artworks will be inscribed on the sand by performers, revealing patterns and markings through co-ordinated movement and interaction.
  • For those wanting to try their hand
    at something new, you can learn ceramic hand building with potter Bree-anne Jeffrey and Syndicate Creative, or join Lara Stone and learn natural dyeing techniques for fabric using a range of products from native plants to rust.
  • The kids are covered with Josephine Wants to Dance. Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, the performance is a delightfully funny tale about the importance of believing in yourself and following your dreams.
  • If you’re looking for a laugh, comedian Arj Barker will have you in stitches with his new show We Need To Talk.

Head over to the website to explore these events and more, and stay tuned for the full program launch in July.

The Horizon Festival runs from August 24 to September 2. Find out more at


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