Inspiration and entertainment continues as Horizon Festival launches July program

Horizon Festival 2020

has another incredible month of inspiration, entertainment and creativity for us all, with the July program unveiled today, plus a sneak peak of two special August events.

The July line-up features the next breathtaking Open Air concert by Katie Noonan and Louise King filmed on Chambers Island, a magical augmented reality adventure activity for children with A Forest in My Pocket, the second spoken word competition heat with The Bunker, an immersive soundscape series exploring environments across the Sunshine Coast, the next two Homegrown local artist commissions, plus we Rewind to another 2019 festival highlight, Elements.

Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the festival had undergone a remarkable transformation this year to deliver such a high-calibre series of online events and content.

“The July program offers something for all ages and interests, from augmented reality for children, to spoken word, music and digital art, but it’s not just about consuming the art, there are opportunities to get involved with participatory activities and artwork too” Cr Baberowski said.

Horizon Festival Artistic Director Lynne Bradley said the programming continued to celebrate our fabulously talented local artists and stunning Sunshine Coast locations.

“One of the great gifts of moving the festival online this year is that we’ve been able to showcase the Sunshine Coast region, and our extraordinary artists, to the world,” Dr Bradley said.

“The July program is another carefully curated suite of stunning events which will both delight and challenge our audiences, and encourage them to engage with the arts!”


A FOREST IN MY POCKET: From today, Wednesday, July 1

A Forest in My Pocket is a magical, augmented reality adventure for children created by illustrator and animator Helena Papageorgiou and narrated by Mischa Long. Kids and families will be led on a trail of discovery to find magic in their homes and little worlds in their backyards. Print-at-home images come to life via augmented reality using the EyeJack app. Simply download the series of three images, place them around the house and have the EyeJack app ready to guide your children through this exciting adventure.

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