Gladstone Performing Arts Centre Celebrates Ten Years With Performing Arts Conference

Gladstone Performing Arts Centre Celebrates Ten Years With Performing Arts Conference

The conference, called Theatre and Tunes, will be held in Agnes Water on the 3rd and 4th of June.

The Gladstone Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) has held a place in Gladstone’s creative and musical scene since 2012, following the discontinuation of the Gladstone Light Opera Society (GLOS), which had been operational since 1972.

GPAC recently hosted a 50 year celebration of music in Gladstone with a ‘Soiree’ at ARTMatters on Pitt Street. Among the people invited were the remaining members of GLOS, and the event featured special performances from GPAC’s choir, Company of Voices, and other local groups including string quintet ‘Simply 5’ and Funky Avenue.

Kerry Birt, the Event Coordinator of GPAC, said that the upcoming Conference in June will provide a great opportunity for adult performers.

“This initiative is to support adult performers who have little or no opportunity to attend workshops that would give them an opportunity to improve their technique and provide them with information and skills,” said Kerry.

“The conference will cover topics such as dancing, singing, acting, stage presence, stage makeup, and building confidence and skills for delegates.”

The convenors of the workshops will feature six performing arts professionals, including: Lyn Carr, Chelsea Elvery, Clare Evans, Peta Pitt, Robyn Addison and Niki Whitaker.

As well as this workshop, GPAC also hosts a variety of events that are available to people in the region. Recently, they have established Gladstone’s own version of a ‘Pub Choir’, called BARSING. They also have a GPAC Youth Academy, available to primary and secondary students with a passion for singing and acting.

For anyone with an interest in performing, GPAC hosts weekly meetings on Monday evenings from 7pm at Shed 19 on Dalrymple Drive.

“Come along for a sing. We would love to welcome you.”