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RESET is an amazing program of events celebrating live entertainment returning to the Gympie region.
Karl S Williams is coming to town as part of RESET Gympie
On Saturday 21 August at 7pm, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and poet, Karl S Williams is performing at The Pavilion.
Karl’s songs are a distillation of life, love and the human condition. Delivered with powerful conviction that takes your breath away, his performances are frequently referred to as a visceral and spiritual experience.
Karl says he is currently working on a new album and hopes to be able to mix his new songs in with his classic old delta blues and hillbilly tunes.
"I’ll be bringing my guitar (named Ida Belle), my banjo (named Bettie Mae) and playing some piano songs too.
“I love to finish with a spiritual song which involves some crowd participation. It’s a nice way to bring everyone together and keep that music alive.
“Last time I played in the Gympie region was late last year when I was on the Festival of Small Halls tour at Rainbow Beach.
“This will be my first time playing in Gympie itself and I am really looking forward to it," he said.
Also performing on the night are the truly authentic, naturally charismatic, transpacific troubadours, known as Those Folk.
The performance by Karl S Williams is part of Gympie Regional Council’s RESET program, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
For more information on the other events or to book, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/RESET
Spring is here and if you’re like me you’re chomping at the bit to get outside and get amongst the action. Whether its getting into your garden, meeting up with friends, or seeing a live show, you can do all of that and more this September in the Gympie region.
One community event that is taking place is the Valley Bees Open Day at the Pavilion, this Saturday from 9am. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at beekeeping but don’t know where to start, this event gives you the chance to watch demonstrations, ask questions and network with others in the community.
If you can’t make it to the open day, the Valley Bees run information sessions and demonstrations at Landcare on the first Saturday of each month, and at Honey Bee Resort Kandanga on the third Saturday of the month.
Council’s arts and culture program RESET Gympie kicked off last month, and September’s line up of events has something for everyone.
On Saturday, 4 September from 6pm, Creative Arts Gympie region is opening their new creative space and gallery at 39 Monkland Street. This free event is a great opportunity to get together and celebrate an exciting new space dedicated to creatives in the Gympie region.
There are two great shows taking place at the Pavilion during RESET Gympie.
The lads from OKA will be performing on Friday, 10 September from 7pm to 9.30pm. This show combines an exciting blend of music that draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature Australian earth sound.
On Saturday, 25 September from 7.30pm, Briefs Factory International will be presenting their amazing show Dirty Laundry. If you’re looking for a fun night of disco dancing, a little bit of circus and great comedy, this one is for you.
Finally, Story Vessels - ‘Boundaries’ Lines - Between - Apart will be on display at the Gympie Regional Gallery from Thursday, 9 September to Saturday, 2 October. This amazing exhibition explores the concept of how society’s perception of ‘boundaries’ has shifted since COVID-19.
Check out the entire RESET Gympie program by visiting www.gympie.qld.gov.au/RESET
Mayor Glen Hartwig