1 April - Scenic Rim Regional Council will be collecting and showcasing stories from across the region throughout April and encourage all locals to get involved.
Scenic Rim Regional Council will be collecting and showcasing stories from across the region throughout April and encourage all locals to get involved.
Council will be hosting a range of workshops at The Beauy Hub for locals to share their stories to contribute to Council’s Scenic Rim Story Trails project.
Mayor Greg Christensen said community support was vital in recording and acknowledging the region's valuable stories.
"Throughout the month of April, Council will be hosting various workshops in the new Beauy Hub for locals to reminisce on times gone by and record their stories," he said.
"Our region has such a rich culture and narrative, which is why Council has been working with businesses, community groups, museums and locals to capture more than 800 stories connected to the region and we want to hear from you too.
"From Scenic Rim's youth to the young at heart, we're asking you to share your experiences and memories to help build our Scenic Rim Story Trails for both locals and visitors to enjoy.
"And while you're at The Beauy Hub sharing your past, you can also get a glimpse into our region's bright future with displays on the Beaudesert town centre revitalisation project."
Two Contemporary Story collection workshops will encourage locals aged 12-25 to share their stories. Workshops will be held 10:00am to 2:00pm on Tuesday 6 April and Tuesday 13 April.
Two additional workshops will be gathering stories for a 1900-2000 collection, focusing on the development of our region, from the war years and significant events, to the people who shaped and transformed our region. Workshops will be held 10:00am to 2:00pm on Tuesday 20 April and Wednesday 28 April.
"Vacant Beaudesert shopfronts will also come alive throughout April, showcasing the War Stories and Our Towns exhibition panels from the 2015 program," Mayor Christensen said.
"The panels feature stories from diggers, women in war, ANZACs and more, so make sure you explore these displays when you pop in for the workshops."
The War Stories and Our Towns panels will be displayed in Beaudesert at:
- 1 Telemon Street
- 6 William Street
- 95 Brisbane Street
- 20 William Street
Workshop attendees can drop-in without registering for the event. All workshops will operate in-line with Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions. Council thanks you for following all directions from Council Officers. All visitors will be required to give their name and contact details for contact training and abide by social distancing requirements.
More information about Beaudesert town centre revitalisation and The Beauy Hub program of activities can be found at www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/vatv.