Regional Participation

Bringing together people from all backgrounds and cultures through local initiatives and events, and linking new residents with information, programs and services in the area.

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What is it?

An opportunity for people from many cultures to come together in a safe environment at the local library. It’s a space where people can learn, meet people from all around the world and hear someone share their culture. The Culture Cafe also offers people from non-English backgrounds the chance to develop language skills in a friendly and informal local space.

Who is it for?

Everyone is welcome.

When does it run?

First Wednesday in February, April, June, August, October and December from 9:30 – 11:30AM.

(To see what country or culture is presenting, please see our events page.)

Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone Regional Library, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone
 

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

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What is it?

A place to support new residents of Gladstone and Rockhampton to meet new friends, build supportive connections, and find out more about the services and facilities available within the region and feel welcomed in their community. Coffee and tea are provided.

Who is it for?

All local and new residents within the Gladstone area.

When does it run?

Every 4th Thursday of every month, from 10.30am–12.00pm.

Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

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What is it?

The Flourish Festival celebrates community and culture through arts. It includes a cultural fashion parade, dances and performances, art and craft workshops, art exhibitions, photography competitions, and international food.

We hold Flourish Festivals in Gladstone and Biloela and partner with local individuals and groups to create a festival that is designed by and for our community. It’s a chance to embrace other cultures, take part in new experiences, and build connections with other local people.

Who is it for?

Everyone in the Gladstone and Biloela areas is invited to come along. We also welcome individuals and local community groups to get involved in planning and being part of the event.

When does it run?

Gladstone: 28 May 2022

Biloela: 26 March 2022

*Flourish in Central Queensland dates for 2023 to be announced.

Cost

Free

Location

Gladstone and Biloela regions and Emerald in 2023

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If festivals are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to do our festivals where necessary.

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CQ Linked supports migrant communities to learn more abut the social service sector across Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela and Emerald. More information coming soon! 

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