RAINED OFF: Afloat event organisers Ainsley Gatley, Pamela Fisher and Shelley Pisani put on a brave face after the event had to be called off due to bad weather. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
RAINED OFF: Afloat event organisers Ainsley Gatley, Pamela Fisher and Shelley Pisani put on a brave face after the event had to be called off due to bad weather. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Afloat hopes weather will stay dry for Baffle Creek event

AFLOAT Bundaberg, the community arts recovery project that was originally set up after the 2010/11 floods, is finally set to go ahead.

Organisers Ainsley Gatley said the event would start off at Baffle Creek on Saturday.

And she said they were hoping for fine weather because the event would be held at the Baffle Creek sport and recreation grounds and there was no alternative venue.

So far the weather has not been kind to Afloat Bundaberg.

It was originally scheduled for May 2013, but Ms Gatley said after the floods had hit Bundaberg last year the organisers knew it could not go ahead.

It was rescheduled for last Saturday, but had to be called off again when it started to rain about an hour before the start.

"We can see the irony in it," Ms Gatley said.

Organisers have been offered the Moncrieff Theatre and Afloat Bundaberg will go ahead there on Tuesday, July 8 from 6-9pm.

"We're not going to risk an outdoor venue again," Ms Gatley said.

The event consists of a compilation of interviews with community groups and people who have been part of the flood recovery.

Ms Gatley said that would be broken up by local performers who might have a flood related song or performance.



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