Beanie competition being held ahead of August show

WITH the 19th annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival about to get underway in June, Queensland Theatre Company's Head Full of Love is hitting the road, touring with a special exhibition of beanies from the festival.

Head Full of Love, to be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre in August, will be accompanied at each stop across the country by a specially curated selection of previous entries from the annual festival.

In conjunction with the show, the Pilbeam Theatre is also holding a beanie competition. Entrants are encouraged to create their own beanie to have a chance to win two free tickets to the show. Entries close on July 31. More information and patterns can be found at www.seeitlive.com.au/Get_Involved

Rockhampton beanie lovers and theatregoers alike can see the exhibition at the "For Lease" exhibition space, Kern Arcade, East Street, from August 6 to August 28, when they will be on display at the Pilbeam Theatre for the performance. The "For Lease" exhibition space is cooperative project between Rockhampton Regional Council and Coopers.

Head Full of Love centres around an unlikely friendship forged between two women, Tilly Napuljari and Nessa Tavistock. Tilly is running out of time to finish her new creation and enter it for judging. Nessa, a Sydneysider, has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke.

With time and talk, they realise that despite their differences in language, surroundings and upbringing, they are not so different after all. In making their beanie together, Tilly and Nessa's stories become entwined and made into a thing of beauty - row by row, colour by colour, yarn by yarn.

Head Full of Love is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council and is part of the 2015 See it Live Theatre Season.

Head Full of Love will be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre on August 28 at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now from the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office, Dial'n'Charge 4927 4111 and at seeitlive.com.au

Patron advice: Contains health themes, references to suicide and some moderate language. Recommended for ages 15+



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