News

Brazilian feet treat gets 'em in

Toot the Magical Clown jumps for joy at Woodford Folk Festival.
Toot the Magical Clown jumps for joy at Woodford Folk Festival. Vicki Wood

THERE was plenty of dancing on day three of Woodford Folk Festival.

The Brazilian samba dance workshop, with the vivacious beauties from Sambaliscious, was just one of many fun classes on offer at the festival.

Sambaliscious director Mishel Finlayson, who has lived and trained in Rio de Janeiro, said samba was her passion.

"This group of girls, all Australian, had no background in dance when I started with them and now they're teaching others," she said.

"The actual name is samba no pe, which means samba of feet."

The Sambaliscious girls were not the only ones dancing.

Curious crowd members moved in time to the beat and a generous crowd filled the Alter Native area of The Dreaming Festival.

Sunny skies and warm conditions meant the festival was a popular attraction and young and old enjoyed everything on offer from roving entertainers, yummy food and loads of entertainment.

The children's festival was again a popular venue for families to relax, with children entertained in the Stardust Theatre by The Great Big Story Book, various workshops and Toot the Magical Clown.

There's plenty to come with Xavier Rudd on stage in the amphitheatre tonight, all the fun of New Year's Eve and the farewell ceremony, formerly known as the fire event, on Sunday.

For ticket prices and details visit www.woodfordfolkfestival.com.

Topics:  woodford folk festival


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Traveller blogs her love for the Whitsundays

TRAVEL: Anne Mayer loved spending time in the Whitsundays and enjoying the beauty.

A german traveller has blogged her visit to the Whitsundays

PCYC throws open it doors

May Thompson, Bodie Thomas, Willow Thompson and Kindy Gym coach Jacqueline White at the PCYC on Saturday.

THE Whitsunday PCYC in Jubilee Pocket was crawling with kids.

Teachers inspire students

EDUCATION: St Catherine's Catholic College has three campuses in Proserpine.

St Catherine's has dedicated teachers helping students

Local Partners

'Cash or Cruise' winner has big choice to make

IT'S not every day you get a chance to win $5000 in cash or the trip of a lifetime.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!