Thomas Warr as Ali Hakim, Courtney Monsma as Ado Annie and Hayden Bech as Will Parker in the upcoming Tweed Heads production of Oklahoma.
Thomas Warr as Ali Hakim, Courtney Monsma as Ado Annie and Hayden Bech as Will Parker in the upcoming Tweed Heads production of Oklahoma. Contributed

Five things to do this weekend

SHORT of things to do this weekend? Check out the Tweed Daily News' guide to making the most of it. 


THIS weekend sees the start of Tweed Theatre Company's latest production Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma". With shows on Saturday 20th September at 8pm and Sunday 21st at 2pm. There are eight performances in all over three weekends. Grab some friends, BYO your drinks and snacks and come enjoy a wonderful musical performance with cabaret seating.  For further showtimes and ticket prices visit or phone 1800 674414. Tweed Theatre Company Inc. is committed to providing quality entertainment to the people of Tweed/Gold Coast and to fostering theatrical talent in the community with new members always welcome. Tweed Theatre Company Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Organization.


CHILLINGHAM Voices and the Chillingham Primary School Choir present "From Little Things" concert - 2pm Sunday 21 September at the Chillingham Hall, Numinbah Road, Chillingham. Entry is by gold coin donation.  Refreshments will be available at interval.  Program includes some of the favourites from the Chillingham Voices "Taking Off" concert plus a selection of songs by the school choir. Choirs will combine to sing a number of other songs. Chillingham Voices leave for their tour of Tasmania just after this concert.


EXPERIENCE a wondrous display of 50 sculptures built by artists from Australia and abroad as we celebrate the annual Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach. The free exhibition started last weekend and is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky. Over 10 days, visitors can experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery and participate in childrens' workshops. Swell Sculpture Festival inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit. For further information contact Swell Sculpture Festival on 07 55256392 or visit


GOLD Coast Folk Music Festival presents two days of folk, bluegrass, blues and roots music. Bands include Wes Carr (Australian Idol), John Schumann (Redgum), Round Mountain Girls, HAt Fitz and Cara, The Company, Quatro, Out of Abingdon, Owl VAlley Bluegrass, Balyana, plus comedy act Coolgrass and circus performances by Louise Moriaty. With food, markets, bar and three stages of nonstop music in a rural hinterland setting this is an event not to be missed. The Music Festival will be held at Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang QLD on Saturday and Sunday commencing at 12pm and please note there are no ATM facilities on site. For further information visit


A VISIT to the Margaret Olley Art Centre is a must for any lovers of art so head down this weekend to the Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Mistral Rd Murwillumbah to take in the recreation of Margaret Olley's home studio were jugs, vases, teapots, furnishings, fabric and flowers are arranged with exceptional skill. Combined, they transcend their functionality and individual decorative form. Fleeting moments become poignant mediations of the everyday - humble celebrations of humanity. Whilst at the Gallery take in some other exhibitions including Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen and also The Mullumbimby Kid - Edwin Wilson in The Macnaughton Focus Gallery. The views offered by the Gallery are purely breathtaking and can be enjoyed with a coffee or pot of tea at the Gallery Café. The Gallery's opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and for further information visit

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