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Welcome to NOOSA alive!, a 10 day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums – in one of Australia’s most enviable destinations: Noosa Heads, Queensland.

Founded by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restauranteur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley.

NOOSA alive! respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians, the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi peoples, as the original storytellers, artists and performers of the country where we work, live and play.

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