Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

WHAT'S ON // 20 Jan - 2 Feb

21-25 Jan: Mooloolaba Cinema in the Sand
Enjoy family friendly movies on Mooloolaba beach at sunset- grab a delicious take away from one of the local cafes or restaurants and enjoy at the film. Gold coin collection prior to the screening.

23 Jan: Storytime in the Park
Bring the family along for fun stories, songs and games at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. While you're there, don't forget to check out the Storywalk!

23 Jan: Artist Talk with Abdul Abdullah
Join artist Abdul Abdullah in the space of his group exhibition Violent Salt, co curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson. Abdul Abdullah is an artist from Perth, currently based in Sydney, who works across painting, photography, video, installation and performance. As a self described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ in society. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalised minority groups and he is particularly interested in the experience of young Muslims in the contemporary multicultural Australian context, as well as connecting with creative communities throughout the Asia Pacific.

24 Jan: Resist Exhibition Opening by The Bloom Collective
The Bloom Collective is a group of multi-disciplinary artists aged 14-25 from the Sunshine Coast region. The Bloom Collective was established to showcase local young talent and provide a space for expression and activism for and by young people. RESIST is the official launch exhibition for The Bloom Collective taking place January 24 ahead of Invasion Day. Hosted at The Old Ambo Station, Nambour, Resist will feature a broad variety of works from local young people responding to the theme of Resistance and what it means to them. The exhibition will showcase visual art, photography, poetry, writing, pottery, film, live music and pop-up shops from local creators. 

25 Jan: The Countdown at Your Mates Brewhouse
On Saturday January the 25th Your Mates are holding the countdown of all countdowns, a celebration of good Australian beer and good Australian music. Join them as they count down the GABS Hottest 100 plus the Triple J Hottest 100 in one action packed day! 

25 Jan: Mill Street Markets Nambour
Bring you family and friends along for a relaxing afternoon on the grounds of The Wellness Mill, Nambour - featuring local African musician and dancer- Samoko Grooves along with a variety of food trucks and entertainment such as jumping castle and facepainting. 

26 Jan: Gubbi Gubbi Day at Alley Cat 
On the 26th of January Alley Cat are launching their first ever Gubbi Gubbi Day. They would like to celebrate and acknowledge the traditional land owners with a BIG JUICY SUNDAY SESH. Dear Doonan, Flooded Gum and Luke Anthony will be joining them for an afternoon filled with sweet sweet tunes, beers, cocktails and tacos!

28 Jan: GOD Jammit - Open Mic Night
A night for the local creatives of the Sunshine Coast to share & collaborate with their talents, to network and come together as artists/musicians/writers etc. This wonderful night held at Foxy On Coolum is welcome to all, whether you would like to share or just listen, enjoy & meet some lovely new faces.

29 Jan: Enviroforum - Solving Nature's Conservation Problems
Land & Sea are diving straight into the big issues this month as they kick off the first Enviroforum event for 2020. As Australia experiences one of it's largest natural disasters in history, Land & Sea are privileged to welcome World- renowned Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, Dr. Hugh Possingham to their next “Science Meets Beer” event. In the face of possible runaway climate change there's never been a more important time to join the conversation. So come along, learn and drink great beers with like minded people. Be sure to get in early for happy our from 4-6pm and $1 wings all night! The Land & Sea Brewery locally sourced food & drinks menu will be available throughout the evening so it's a guaranteed tasty time.

29 Jan: Good Chats at The Pocket Espresso
The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance are holding a new monthly meet-up for the Coast’s young creatives, with the first one kicking off Wed 29th Jan, 7am at The Pocket Espresso Bar. Artists, arts workers, writers, graphic designers, musicians – this is a space for you to meet other like-minded creatives, build community and have good chats. See you there!

29 Jan: Chef's Long Table
Grab your friends or family for a 3-course culinary journey celebrating local produce, cracking craft beers & friendship! Chef’s Long Table dining experiences offer each chef in our kitchen the opportunity to showcase a menu that is representative of their knowledge & passion for the food being served. In this first installation, connect with the local community & indulge in a bespoke menu exploring ‘Local Australian Flavours’, hosted & curated by Head Chef Paul Flynn.

30 Jan: The Design Series - Program Launch
Join The MET in celebrating the launch of The Design Series program for 2020! Designed as an opportunity to kick-start and unveil The Design Series year long program. Special guests are The Sunshine Coast Design Strategy Team, Sarah Chalkley, Chris Hodgson and Erin Johnston who will present the newly released Sunshine Coast Design book. There will be a sumptuous grazing table to enjoy, complimentary arrival drink and local performers to set the tone for what will be a quality and unique event series throughout 2020.

1 Feb: The Dreggs at Solbar
After a cracking 2019, The Dreggs are proud to announce their Postcards Australian Tour. Starting 2020 off with a bang, The Dreggs are jumping back on the road to play a number of shows around Australia. Don't miss them at Solbar with special guest, Jack Botts.