Riding the wave of its first successful live programming since re-opening, HOTA has announced that their popular ‘Fireside’ program will continue in August and September.
From August 21 to September 12, audiences can expect a line-up of incredible artists and great food as the intimate events continue in the cosy comfort of HOTA’s Lakeside Room. HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke, said the events to-date, which have featured a mix of well-known names, unique experiences and the best in homegrown arts, have been well received by audiences,
“Over the last month, our ‘Fireside’ program featured 16 events, 90 artists, 1000 (socially distanced) people, a whole heap of hand sanitiser and some much-needed good times,” Gehrke said.
“It was a real privilege to welcome back artists and audiences, and the extension of ‘Fireside’ enables us to keep giving extraordinary experiences to our community. With another exceptional line-up of artists, there’s no doubt this will be another sellout success.”
Cult cabaret favourites, Club Briefs, will cause some glorious chaos in an entertaining 18+ evening on Friday 21 August, followed by rock legend Russell Morris, who will perform his greatest hits on Saturday 22 August. During a weekend of the classics from Saturday 29 August to Sunday 30 August, Queensland Ballet and Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present their incredible artists up-close in the intimate setting of HOTA’s Lakeside Room, with some enchanting and unforgettable performances.
Cinema aficionados can get their fix, with two events on Friday 11 September and Saturday 12 September, as ‘The History of Animation’ unfolds alongside a concert by master percussionist Ben Walsh, and string virtuoso, Shenzo Gregorio; and The Honey Sliders with their ‘party-rock dirty country’ sounds will perform songs from the revolutionary film, ‘Easy Rider’.
Those wanting to get creative can enjoy workshops with a twist in HOTA’s ‘Larger than Life Drawing’ session (Sunday 6 September) and Storyfest’s ‘Write In The Moment’ workshop (Saturday 22 August), where real life prompt cards starring ‘unusual characters living in strange moments’ provide inspiration for writers.
Gold Coast artists will battle it out in front of a live audience to create the best artwork in an hour in ‘Fireside’s Art Battle’ (Friday 4 September), and those wanting to show off their literary prowess can enjoy an afternoon of Book Trivia on Saturday 12 September.
Many of the events will include eats in the ticket price, with either a high tea pre-show or supper to finish off the night’s entertainment.
For more information about HOTA, ‘Fireside’ or to purchase tickets, visit their website: www.hota.com.au/fireside
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