ANNUAL WORKSHOP 2019: RECORDERS IN ARCADIA
Happy Arcadia by Konstantin Makovsky
WORKSHOP FRI-SUN 12-14 JULY 2019
The North Queensland Recorder Society usually holds an annual weekend workshop to develop the recorder playing and ensemble skills of both members and visitors. For 2019, it will again be a special residential one at the Arcadia Village Motel and Hotel on beautiful Magnetic Island. Accommodation is in the motel; the function room is in the neighbouring hotel.
View from the Arcadia Village Motel looking towards Geoffrey Bay
Workshop Leader: Ruth Wilkinson
We are delighted to have the hugely popular Ruth Wilkinson from Melbourne as our lead tutor. This is her fifth time with us and she is well-known to Armidale participants and music students at the University of Melbourne. Ruth's specialty is baroque music and gives many such concerts playing recorder or viola da gamba.
The main programme is on Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 July 2019. There is an informal get-together on the evening of Friday 12 July 2019.
Expression of Interest
Please show your interest by filling out this form. This will enable us to keep you up-to-date with plans and to warn you of the early-bird deadline for registration.
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You will need to make your own bookings at the Arcadia Village Motel either by phone 07 4778 5418 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should book by contacting them directly by phone or email rather than through their website or other agencies such as booking.com. Currently (7 May) the motel is fully booked, but some participants with family rooms may be looking for others to share.
The Hotel offers breakfast for $15, lunch for $16 and dinner for $24 (main course) or $29 (main course and dessert). See attached for details.
The Arcadia Village Motel/Hotel is less than 2km from the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal at Nelly Bay. Ferries run regularly from the Sealink Terminal in Townsville to Nelly Bay and connecting buses run from the Ferry Terminal to Horseshoe Bay via Arcadia. Visit the Sealink website for the ferry timetable. Here is a pdf of the bus timetable.
Contact Details and Information
Ian 0411 602 737
Janet 0417 787 220