A celebration of storytelling will be the focus for a Moncrieff Entertainment Centre event held during the Crush Festival.
A celebration of storytelling will be the focus for a Moncrieff Entertainment Centre event held during the Crush Festival.

Crush Festival to celebrate seven years of arts and culture

A CELEBRATION of storytelling will be the focus for a Moncrieff Entertainment Centre event held during the Crush Festival.

The 2015 Crush Festival will recognise seven years of showcasing high quality arts and culture in the Bundaberg region with a new focus on sound.

In addition to offering artistic experiences in the form of digital work, street art, film, theatre, circus, exhibitions and ceramics, the Crush Festival will this year premiere a sound sensation, with the production of "Voices Listening in the Dark".

Bundaberg Regional Council recreation and venues spokeswoman Lynne Forgan described the production being held at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Saturday, October 3, as a "celebration of story-telling".

"This concept offers a new and unique experience for festival-goers, with participants being given the opportunity to listen to a range of stories in a darkened theatre," Cr Forgan said.

"Stories will be presented by program creator and manger of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bronte Morris, along with Radio National presenter Miyuki Jokiranta and ABC Wide Bay producer Brad Marsellos," Cr Forgan said.

Council community services spokeswoman Judy Peters said the initiative was an exciting addition to the Crush Festival agenda.

"The Crush Festival offers a fantastic range of arts opportunities.  It's all about welcoming innovative ideas and celebrating the wealth of talent that regional Queensland has to offer," Cr Peters said.

"The Crush Festival has grown to attract more than 23,000 people to its month-long program, which complements a curated program covering 10 days of projects from October 2-11."

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre's Bronte Morris said she was excited to be offering a new dimension to the Crush Festival:

 "I am looking forward to recreating a love of listening, reminiscent of the days when radio was king," she said.

Tickets to "Voices Listening in the Dark" are $20.  To book, contact the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre or visit their website @ www.moncrieff-bundbaerg.com.au



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