First Languages Story Development

The First Languages Story Development Project in Mackay is well under way, with stage one of the project scheduled to take place in the first week of May. This component will see the Mackay based original project drivers, First 5 Forever Project Supervisor Carly Sinclair and Coordinator Library Operations Katie Holmes working with emerging Mackay based film maker Brenden Hayles to record the ‘story behind the story’ of the MEYLLN Paint the town REad Project. Filming dates are set for the 9th and 16th of May.

First Nations dance & culture

Djuki Mala dancers – Indigenous dance workshops and performance
With the support of CQ RASN the Djuki Mala dancers will now be conducting a second workshop whilst in Mackay to enable forty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Sarina State High School to work alongside the dancers to learn one traditional and one contemporary dance during the session. The workshop will be hosted in the Lenny Denny Space on Wednesday 22 May. With support from the MECC and Friends of the MECC, the students will also be able to attend the performance the following day.
CQ RASN has been closely working with the MECC Community Engagement team to develop this fantastic opportunity.

Livingstone Shire Council has also supported CQ RASN to offer 10 tickets to the Yeppoon Djuki Mala performance on Friday, the 24th of May to young Woorabinda Dancers who will also get to attend a workshop the following day with Djuki Mala in Yeppoon.