North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh said the new Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program and guidelines would be launched at the expo .
North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh said the new Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program and guidelines would be launched at the expo . Shirley Way

A Country Practice actress to visit Mundubbera

BELOVED Australian actress Penny Cook most famous for playing Vicki the vet in the TV series A Country Practice will be visiting Mundubbera.

She will be a keynote speaker at the Arts and Cultural Expo on Saturday, October 31 at Mundubbera Community Hall.

Having graduated from NIDA in 1978, Penny Cook made her television break in The Restless Years.

Her career has seen her appear in some of Australia's most successful television programs, including E-Street, GP and The Flying Doctors.

Penny's Television experience also includes presenting for several years on The Great Outdoors, a Good News Week panellist, appearances on Good Morning Australia and Tonight Live and a guest presenter at The Logies. Penny is also spokeswoman for several prominent Australian charities.

Given her wide range of experience in television, film and theatre, Penny is well-versed in the importance of arts and culture and the role it plays in our lives.

The actor will touch on this and other topics, including how her craft has seen her through challenging times, during her keynote speech at the inaugural Arts and Cultural Expo, Saturday, October 31 at Mundubbera Community Hall.

The Expo will showcase some of the arts and cultural opportunities and services available in the North Burnett, as well as featuring a range of free workshops, information stalls and entertainment.

North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh said the new Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program and guidelines would be launched at the Expo.

"The North Burnett has delivered a very successful regional arts program for several years which has helped local artists develop their skill, explore new opportunities and make a viable business from their craft," he said.

"The new RADF guidelines make it even easier for emerging and inspiring artists to access funding for professional development, arts, cultural and community projects."

Many of the North Burnett artists who have benefited from RADF will be showcasing and selling their work at the Expo, as well as offering mini workshops for the community to come and try a variety of visual and performing arts.  

The North Burnett Regional Council is holding the inaugural Arts and Cultural Expo on Saturday, 31st October 2015 at the Mundubbera Community Hall from 10am - 5pm.

 



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