Celebrate the Art of Storytelling

Friday 23 June - Sunday 2 July 2017

in Maryborough, birthplace of Mary Poppins Author PL Travers

Maryborough is a town steeped in history. Our heritage streetscapes and original wharf precinct practically hum with the stories that they hold! We pride ourselves as artisans of storytelling – sharing our stories through art and finding imaginative and creative ways to keep them alive. They connect us to our place and inspire us to dream of our future.

This year’s Festival presents a 10 day program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement.

Our artists share their stories through exhibitions and public art installations. Walk the streets and search the rooftops for some very special new surprises as part of the Maryborough Story Trails experience.

Check out the events and activities below or find out more on the Mary Poppins Festival website.


 

Mary Poppins Festival Activities and Events

Poppin Street Party

Fri 29 Jun - 5:30PM

Maryborough CBD, Maryborough City Hall

Maryborough's City Heart comes to life in a Mary Poppins' themed street party. Why not get into the spirit and come dressed in your favourite heritage costume? More Info »

Mary Poppins Happy Ever After

Fri 29 Jun - 7:00PM

Brolga Theatre

This panto musical production will delight audiences young and 'not so young' with the return of Mary Poppins. More Info »

Mary Poppins Happy Ever After

Sat 30 Jun - 1:00PM

Brolga Theatre

This panto musical production will delight audiences young and 'not so young' with the return of Mary Poppins. More Info »

A Story Teller's Guide

Sat 30 Jun - 5:00PM

Bond Store

Come with a storyteller on a Story Teller’s guided tour of the borough on the Mary. More Info »

Mary Poppins Happy Ever After

Sat 30 Jun - 7:00PM

Brolga Theatre

This panto musical production will delight audiences young and 'not so young' with the return of Mary Poppins. More Info »

Solar Printmaking Workshop with Belinda Sinclair

Sun 1 Jul - 9:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Learn the basics of solar plate printmaking. More Info »

Sunday Riverside with Seanic Sounds

Sun 1 Jul - 3:00PM

Brolga Theatre

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon by the river and relish the free live music, lawn games, licensed bar and food stalls. More Info »

Emporium of Apparatus Concerning Mechatronic Variants

Mon 2 to Tue 31 Jul

Gatakers Artspace

Wonderful whimsical interactive sculptures. More Info »

Fable: In the company of storytellers

Mon 2 to Tue 31 Jul

Gatakers Artspace

Bringing together artists to connect. More Info »

A Story Teller's Guide

Mon 2 Jul - 5:00PM

Bond Store

Come with a storyteller on a Story Teller’s guided tour of the borough on the Mary. More Info »

Kids Morning In - Hervey Bay

Tue 3 Jul - 9:00AM

Hervey Bay Library

Join us for craft, puzzles, glitter tattoos and more! For under 5's - big brothers & sisters welcome More Info »

Crafty Conductors

Tue 3 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Create your train. More Info »

Kids Morning In - Maryborough

Wed 4 Jul - 9:00AM

Maryborough Library

Join us for craft, puzzles, glitter tattoos and more! For under 5's - big brothers & sisters welcome More Info »

Crafty Conductors

Wed 4 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Create your train. More Info »

Mural Trail Official Opening

Wed 4 Jul - 10:00AM

Maryborough City Hall

Celebrate this wonderful addition to the Heritage City's art and streetscape. More Info »

A Story Teller's Guide

Wed 4 Jul - 5:00PM

Bond Store

Come with a storyteller on a Story Teller’s guided tour of the borough on the Mary. More Info »

Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake

Wed 4 Jul - 7:30PM

Brolga Theatre

Young maiden Odette and her friends are victims of a terrible spell that turns them into swans by day, and only at night do they return to human form. To break the spell, the beautiful Odette must find eternal love. More Info »

Solar Printmaking Workshop with Belinda Sinclair

Thu 5 Jul - 9:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Learn the basics of solar plate printmaking. More Info »

Crafty Conductors

Thu 5 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Create your train. More Info »

Kids' Party Confidential - Sean Murphy

Thu 5 Jul - 10:00AM

Kids' Party Confidential is a hilarious guide to how children can create their own excitement without screen-time. More Info »

Clay Characters Workshop with Clairy Lawrence

Thu 5 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Make your favourite storybook character. More Info »

Voices in the Dark: A Night of ABC Radio

Thu 5 Jul - 6:00PM

Bond Store

Sit, relax and just listen as ABC Wide Bay presents a selection of radio stories. More Info »

Hamlet - NT Live

Thu 5 Jul - 6:30PM

Brolga Theatre

Join Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and an all-star cast for an extraordinary cinema event. Hamlet tells the story of a son who is forced to avenge his father's death but rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. More Info »

Creative Writing Workshop with Justin D'Ath (Ages 7-11)

Fri 6 Jul - 10:00AM

Bond Store

Learn the art of storytelling at a very special workshop by visiting author Justin D'Ath. More Info »

Crafty Conductors

Fri 6 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Create your train. More Info »

Crafty Conductors - Hervey Bay

Fri 6 Jul - 10:00AM

Fraser Coast Cultural Centre, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard train then showcase your masterpiece at the Mary Poppins Festival Grand Parade. More Info »

Ruby Red Shoes goes to London - With Kate Knapp

Fri 6 Jul - 10:30AM

Customs Residence

Join visiting guest author Kate Knapp for a special reading of 'Ruby Red Shoes goes to London' followed by a meet and greet. More Info »

Creative Writing Workshop with Justin D'Ath (Ages 12+)

Fri 6 Jul - 1:00PM

Bond Store

Learn the art of storytelling at a very special workshop by visiting author Justin D'Ath. More Info »

Artist Story: David Usher

Fri 6 Jul - 5:00PM

Gatakers Artspace

Join visiting artist David Usher as he explains the stories and inspiration behind his work. More Info »

The Magic Banyan Tree

Fri 6 Jul - 5:00PM

Queens Park

A whimsical and beautiful live show for the whole family, performed in gorgeous Queens Park. More Info »

Exhibition Opening

Fri 6 Jul - 6:00PM

Gatakers Artspace

Meet the artists and discover the inspiration behind their artworks More Info »

Heritage City Quilt & Craft Extravaganza

Sat 7 Jul - 9:00AM

Maryborough City Hall

Hands on demonstrations, cafe, raffles, show and tell, patchwork stalls, garage sale and quality handmade items. More Info »

Mary Poppins Singalong Cruise

Sat 7 Jul - 10:00AM

Mary River Parklands

A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sing along the Mary! More Info »

Mary Poppins Festival - Music in the Courtyard

Sat 7 Jul - 10:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Gatakers courtyard and galleries will be filled music, art and workshops. More Info »

Ruby Red Shoes goes to London - With Kate Knapp

Sat 7 Jul - 10:30AM

Customs Residence

Join visiting guest author Kate Knapp for a special reading of 'Ruby Red Shoes goes to London' followed by a meet and greet. More Info »

Magic of the Written Word with Justin D'Ath

Sat 7 Jul - 11:00AM

Bond Store

Learn the art of storytelling at a very special presentation by visiting author Justin D'Ath. More Info »

Book Binding Workshop with Zela Bissett

Sat 7 Jul - 11:00AM

Gatakers Artspace

Learn the craft of calligraphy and book binding. More Info »

Magic of the Written Word with Justin D'Ath

Sat 7 Jul - 1:30PM

Bond Store

Learn the art of storytelling at a very special presentation by visiting author Justin D'Ath. More Info »

Artist Story: David Usher

Sat 7 Jul - 2:00PM

Gatakers Artspace

Join visiting artist David Usher as he explains the stories and inspiration behind his work. More Info »


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