Friday, 31 July 2015

Queensland Music Festival presents COOPER & HAMMOND: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Flying Tour 7pm Friday 31 July 2015

Queensland Music Festival presents

Flying Tour  
7pm Friday 31 July 2015

Whatever the punch line might be, there’s nothing funny about the combined talent of the virtuosic passengers – violinist, Ian Cooper, and pianist, Ambre Hammond – two of the finest classical musicians Australia has to offer. Between the two of them, they have performed across the entire globe to audiences in their thousands and now Queensland Music Festival is bringing them to you.

Violinist, Ian Cooper and pianist, Ambre Hammond will fly across North Queensland and Cape York, painting a musical landscape that encompasses not only classical but a vivacious blend of gypsy and jazz. The itinerary is as eclectic as their collective styles, fulfilling QMF’s pledge to provide regional and remote communities with access to world-class talent.

Starting in Mount Isa, these incredible artists will visit Aurukun, Hope Vale, Atherton, Innisfail, Charters Towers, Gladstone, and for the very first time, Palm Island.

  • Ambre Hammond, piano
  • Ian Cooper, violin
For more information on the 2015 Queensland Music Festival visit 
Known as “The People’s Pianist” and one of Australia’s most passionate and hard-working musicians, Ambre Hammond earned her diplomas in music at the age of 12 becoming the youngest person in the world to do so and has since performed both solo and with Orchestras throughout Australia, England, Italy, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Belarus, East Timor, Thailand, North and South America, New Zealand, French Polynesia and China. Ambre has collaborated with legendary Hollywood film writer and composer Lalo Schifrin, travelled to New York to record the music of outstanding American composer Patrick Zimmerli at the legendary Studio’s of Rudy Van Gelder, working with Producer Don Sickler and Van Gelder himself, and collaborated with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, renowned Indian slide guitarist who won a Grammy Award for his album with Ry Cooder.
Following her passion to bring classical music to the people, Ambre founded ‘GIRL PIANO TRUCK’ which presents concerts in remote communities worldwide in places such as schools, orphanages and mental asylums. Ambre launched the project in 2013 and travelled to remote parts of India, Thailand, East Timor and Belarus. The project will soon be made into a documentary for International release with filming throughout outback Australia, The Philippines and Africa.

Ian Cooper is Australia’s most exciting virtuoso violinist. He is a regular attraction at concert venues and festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Japan and New Zealand, and his dynamic and humorous show draws on many musical styles from The Classics, Jazz, Gypsy, Latin, Irish, the Blues and even a touch of Cowboy music.
Cooper’s performance of his Ned Kelly inspired composition Tin Symphony was premiered live at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Born into a family of classical musicians Ian began playing the violin at the age of four. He was his mother’s first pupil. His live television d├ębut was at age 5 where he performed The Three Grenadiers by Schumann on Channel 7 Australia, and he began competing in Eisteddfods soon after. Ian began his world travels at age six and wowed audiences as a child star in the U.S.A. and Canada, and in following years in Britain, Europe and Japan on their NHK TV network. At age 12 he performed with the Vienna Boys Choir in their home town.

Ian was awarded a scholarship to the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music at age eight and continued his training there for the next ten years. During this time Ian also studied the drums and played in numerous high-school bands, who he did yet more European tours with.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through: Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund; and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Tablelands Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture.  

ANT-MAN (PG) Action, Sci-Fi from the studio that brought you THE AVENGERS

ANT-MAN (PG) 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi | 2015 (UK)
 Thursday, Jul 16    6:30PM
 Friday, Jul 17 6:30PM
 Saturday, Jul 18 1:30PM; 8:40PM
 Sunday, Jul 19     1:40PM
  Wednesday, Jul 22    10:15AM  8:40PM
  Thursday, Jul 23    6:30PM
  Saturday, Jul 25    1:30PM
  Sunday, Jul 26    1:30PM
  Wednesday, Jul 29    10:15AM
  Thursday, Jul 30    6:40PM
  Saturday, Aug 1    1:40PM
  Sunday, Aug 2    1:40PM 
   Thursday, Jul 16    8:40PM
   Friday, Jul 17 8:45PM
  Saturday, Jul 18 6:30PM
  Sunday, Jul 19     3:50PM
  Wednesday, Jul 22    6:30PM
  Friday, Jul 24     6:30PM
  Saturday, Jul 25    6:30PM
  Wednesday, Jul 29    6:30PM
  Friday, Jul 31     6:40PM
  Saturday, Aug 1    6:40PM
  Wednesday, Aug 5    6:40PM 
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
The latest in the Marvel universe...
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Edgar Wright (screenplay), Joe Cornish (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll

Snow White & the 7 Cool Dudes 2pm Sat 8 August 2015

 Snow White & the 7 Cool Dudes  
   Fun LIVE show for children 3-10yrs
  2pm Saturday 8 August 2015
Presented by The World Theatre and Jally Entertainment

Poor Snow White, she is growing more beautiful every day and the ‘Wicked’ Queen has become very jealous of her. On Snow Whites 16th Birthday the Wicked Queen has promised her a day off, from the house hold chores – but it could be just a cruel trick.

Will the ‘wicked’ Queen send her away to live alone, forever… or will Snow White’s friends come to her rescue.

In this very “inter-active” production, children will enjoy lots of role-play as they are invited onto the stage to become a variety of characters, including
THE COOL DUDES… That love to rap.

The audience will also become a part of the play as they participate in the action involving the ‘Wicked’ Queen plus some popular songs.

This modern adaptation of an old favourite includes – The very clever “magic” Mirror, The Hunter, The Seven Cool Dudes and their Personal Trainer plus of course the lovely Snow White and one nasty old Wicked Queen.

Ed Pack available
DATE/TIME:  2pm Sat 8 August   
DURATION:  50mins (no interval) plus ‘meet and greet.
TICKETS:  ALL just $10 (2 yrs+) 

An interactive, educational performance for children.

Alignment with formal curriculum content, Education Queensland 
ideas and themes applicable to the year levels 
preschool to year 6

Friday, 17 July 2015

Lifestyle Weight Management Seminar 11:00am Friday, July 17

Lifestyle Weight Management Seminar
Finally, a Fun, Effective Weight Management Program with No Dieting!

Friday, July 17  at 11:00am - 12:30pm

Are you ready to lose weight? Whether it's 2kgs or 32kgs...
The session introduces behaviour changing techniques, coupled with easy visualisation exercises to get you eating less...for the rest of your life!

Unlike "diets" where you restrict calories (sometimes severely) until you achieve a goal and are then "off" the diet, this session is designed to have you eating less right away, but not through a demanding system.
Although we don't count calories, we lessen consumption of foods through assertive behaviour.

In essence, you consume fewer calories, but without a strict calorie restrictive system.

The session lasts approx 90 minutes and you will leave with a CD and worknotes as part of the program

Matt Hale – Comedy Hypnotist [LIVE] on stage

Matt Hale – Comedy Hypnotist [LIVE] on stage
7:30pm Friday 17 July

Tickets Adult $29.50; Student/Conc/group 10+$25

Buy early for a great Friday night out!
Grab a group of 10+ friends - and save!

Winner of 3 national comedy awards, Matthew Hale is
a professional stage hypnotist based in Australia.
Having hypnotised people around the world from
London to Vegas (where even Mike Tyson told him ‘You are AMAZING!’),

Combining the fun of total audience participation with the incredible abilities of the mind, Matthew turns the traditional hypnosis show on its head, highlighting the talents and creativity of the volunteers for big laughs instead of embarrassing them. No two shows are
ever the same!

Expect to see hypnotised volunteers transported into bizarre car journeys, talking alien and unleashing talents they never knew they had.

In addition to his live shows, Matthew trains stage hypnotists in the USA, has released his own range of hypnosis CDs, and conducts group seminars on a variety of subjects including memory, stressbusting, motivation, weight management, and smoking cessation.

He's appeared in media as diverse as the UK's tabloids, BBC, ABC, Today Tonight and has been included in the National Film and Sound Archive and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

Matthew's shows are fast paced, funny and full of your guests. Both audience and volunteers will have an amazing experience that they will remember for a long time,(and the ones that didn't volunteer will probably leave thinking about doing so next time!).

BUY TICKETS from The World Theatre Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-1.30pm P 07 4787 4344 | at Candy Bar during movie screenings | online anytime

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Help Quit Smoking Seminar: 6:30PM Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

Help Quit Smoking Seminar:
6:30PM Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

Specifically designed for large groups, Matthew uses a session that combines relaxation and visualisation that anyone can easily experience.

Combining this with anchoring positive feelings to the benefits of non-smoking is extremely powerful.

Please only attend if you have a strong desire to personally quit and become a healthy happy nonsmoker.

Please do not smoke for 4 hours before the session starts.

Please think about the 3 main reasons you would like to be a non-smoker.

Tickets on sale now $99 per person. 
The session will last 90 minutes and you will leave with a CD and worknotes to help you remain a non-smoker.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

FREE Foyer Recital with AMY NEVILLE Sun 2.30pm 19 July

Sun 2.30pm Join us for fine music
with afternoon tea from Henry’s Cafe

FREE tickets available now - limited seats.

19 July – Amy Neville, singer songwriter
6 September -  Mixed Bag
5 November -  State High Musos

Charters Towers is fortunate to have many talented musicians, and they are the star attractions in a series of FREE recitals in the Peter Black Foyer at The World Theatre.

Musicians will perform for 30-40 minutes, either as a solo or in combination with others. Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon of culture.

Introducing AMY NEVILLE:
Miss Amy Neville last performed at a World Theatre Foyer Recital almost a year ago, and it will be very exciting to see how her talent has developed, and discover new material.

Amy decided when she was 6 that she wanted to learn the guitar so she had singing and guitar lessons for a few years but has taught herself alot in the last couple of years.

Starting off singing at school fetes and assemblies, Amy went on to compete at a couple of local Country Music Festivals, Battle of the Bands and Eisteddfods, sung in school choirs, with the BTC Stage Band, the BTC Specialist Vocal Group and also in the school band "Red Comment".

Amy loves all types of music and there are very few days she isn't playing her guitar and singing. Amy has written some songs, and hopes to write many more in the coming years.

Foyer Recitals: a World Theatre initiative in association with Friends of the Theatre.

Saturday, 11 July 2015


NEW • ENTOURAGE  [MA15+]  104 min  |  Comedy
  Thursday, Jul 23    6:40PM
  Friday, Jul 24      6:40PM
  Saturday, Jul 25    1:40PM;    6:40PM
  Sunday, Jul 26    1:40PM
  Wednesday    10:30AM;     6:40PM

 Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.

Director/Writer: Doug Ellin
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara

Sunday, 5 July 2015

ARGUS By Dead Puppet Society

Sunday, July 26 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tickets $15 | Group 10+ $12 | Family 2A3C $50

Buy now

Four performers, eight hands, and one tiny creature on the littlest of big adventures.
Charters Towers Regional Council and Metro Arts
By Dead Puppet Society
at The World Theatre
 "It's sweet and hilarious regardless of your age." Australian Stage

Step into this whimsical wonderland where tabletops grow grass and water bottles become the depths of the ocean.

Making use of nothing but household objects and the performers' hands, Argus is a puppet show about a tiny creature who finds himself sent on an unexpected adventure. In a timeless world of colour and whimsy he journeys over vast terrain trying to find a home in a world where he just doesn't fit in.

This quietly touching show, full of playfulness, joy and laughter will expand the imaginations of adults and children alike.

New ERA is an Initiative of Metro Arts. New ERA is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. New ERA is made possible by the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Developed with Brisbane Powerhouse. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Funding support for this project has been provided by The Jim Henson Foundation.