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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights 3 May 2023

Volunteers Needed for gallery and library facilities

Somerset Regional Council is encouraging people who have an interest in local history and or art to consider volunteering.

Published: 4th May 2023


Volunteers Needed for gallery and library facilities

Somerset Regional Council is encouraging people who have an interest in local history and or art to consider volunteering.

Council has volunteer opportunities available at various sites throughout the region.  There are positions available at The Condensery – Somerset Regional Art Gallery in Toogoolawah and Somerset Library branches in Esk, Lowood, Toogoolawah and Kilcoy.

Volunteers at Somerset Libraries will work on projects that increase the accessibility of Somersets archival records and enable the public to find historic information about the Somerset region, places and events. Volunteer projects may include the arranging, transcribing, indexing and digitising of both public and private records.

For more information download a volunteer application pack from or phone Council on 5424 4000.


Farmers Set for Big Night Out

Somerset farmers are invited to catch up with mates, enjoy a two-course meal and take a night away from the farm to enjoy the annual Farmers Big Night Out.

Organised by Somerset Regional Council, the popular annual event will be held at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk on Thursday, 22 June.

The event will include guest speaker Shane Webcke – a passionate farm safety advocate.

The evening will start at 5pm and wrap up about 9.30pm.

Bookings to this free event are essential and can be made at or by phoning 5424 4000. 


The Kransky Sisters are coming back to Esk

The Kransky Sisters are returning to their hometown in Esk for a special performance of their sell out show, Assorted Nuts, on Friday, 16 June at the Somerset Civic Centre.

Bringing stories of their misfit adventures paired with famous songs gleaned from their old wireless at home, these three eccentric sisters are set to serve up a real treat.
With their peculiar spin on popular songs played on an eclectic mix of instruments including musical saw, tuba, old reed keyboard, and kitchen pots, these oddball Queensland Sisters will leave you wanting more.
Tickets available at

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm


Rock band returning to Somerset Civic Centre

The Award-winning Celtic-rock big band, Murphy’s Pigs, are returning to the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk on Saturday, 3 June.

It is set to be an evening of song, dance and mirth as the most famous band you’ve never heard of, and their award-winning dancers, drag you headfirst on a journey like no other.

Joined by special guest, singing sensation, Ella Roberts, the evening will feature a barbecue at 5.30pm as well as treats, tea and coffee by Somerset community groups to raise much needed funds.

Tickets are limited and are available online only via: 


Engaging Social Media Creative Workshop on in June

Learn how to build your social media audience and grow your profile with visual artist and cultural practitioner, Alex Stalling, at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk on Saturday, 10 June.

In this free workshop, you will discover how to reach and build audiences, select the right platform, grow your following and much more in this free, hands-on session.

All community groups, creatives, artsworkers, creative businesses and organisations are encouraged to attend.

The workshops will go from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch.

Registrations are essential for this free workshop via

As part of the annual Somerset Arts Networking program of events, these workshops are made possible by support from the Regional Arts Development Fund in collaboration with Flying Arts Alliance Inc. 


Become a community champion – suicide prevention workshops

Become a community champion and learn to recognise when someone could be at risk of harming themselves by attending a free three-hour workshop.

Organised by Somerset Regional Council, a workshop on suicide prevention is being held at Kilcoy on Wednesday, 17 May. The workshop will start at 5.45pm.

This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government, Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Package under Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy.

To find out more or register phone Council on 5424 4000.


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