Spring into September at the Riverside Precinct
Published on 06 September 2019
This month’s Riverside Alive program is bringing a range of great activities to Rockhampton’s stunning Riverside Precinct, including fossil finds, moonlight movies, and Spontaneous Shakespeare!
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said that the September Riverside Alive program offers something for everyone to get out and enjoy in our spectacular spring weather.
“Once again, Council’s Advance Rockhampton team has delivered an incredible line-up of free, family friendly events for residents and visitors to enjoy on the Riverside,” said Mayor Strelow.
“This month we’ll see the return of some great performances as well as the ever-popular Moonlight Movies.
“We’ll also see some really exciting new additions to the program, including a chance to travel back in time and discover the secrets of Rockhampton’s prehistoric past with Capricorn Caves’ Fossil Fossicking workshop.”
Capricorn Caves Education Coordinator Jordan Wheeler said participants in the fossicking workshop will be part of a real-life scientific process sorting fossils from Capricorn Caves for research at the Queensland Museum.
“The workshops are designed to show how palaeontologists work to sift through fine particles of earth to uncover age-old secrets of ancient of our world,” said Mr Wheeler.
“Some of the local fossils date back 50,000 years, and significant fossil finds will be housed at the Queensland Museum and could be attributed to the person who uncovers them in the sorting process.
“Participants will also learn about ancient marine life, mega-fauna, bats and hundreds of other extinct creatures that once called Capricorn Caves and Rockhampton home.”
As well as giving a glimpse back in our Region’s past, this month’s Riverside Alive program offers an unmissable opportunity for budding actors and fans of the Bard to join local performers in a Spontaneous Shakespeare production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Organiser and key performer Jodie van de Wetering said Spontaneous Shakespeare invites people to turn up, grab a script and play a leading role in one of the acts, starring alongside experienced actors.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a love story and comedy about how people tend to fall in love with those who appear beautiful to them,” said Ms van de Wetering.
“The Spontaneous Shakespeare performance will be impromptu, so anything could happen!”
Whether you head along for the music, food, markets, entertainment or all of the above, the September Riverside Alive program will have something for everyone.
For more event information about the Riverside Alive program click here or visit Council’s facebook page