Free arts dinners home delivered

Article image - Free arts dinners home delivered Arts Dinners – Home Delivered commenced this week hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Scenic Rim Regional Council’s popular Arts Dinners are now being home delivered, with a series of free monthly online events commencing on Tuesday 28 April.

A feature of the cultural calendar for the past 13 years, Council’s Arts Dinners will be enjoyed in coming months, as online get-togethers while social distancing measures continue in response to COVID-19, thanks to a partnership with The South West Queensland Regional Arts Service Network and Arts Front.

Council’s regular Arts Dinners are as much about providing food for thought for the creative community as an opportunity to gather over dinner.

They have helped to build key networks in the arts in the region, as well as develop ideas and shape the Scenic Rim cultural landscape which contributes to Australia’s $111.7 billion creative industry.

To cater for the changed Arts Dinner format, the evenings now begin at 6.30pm with an online at-home cooking segment by Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassador, Kate Raymont, livestreamed from the kitchen of The Centre Beaudesert.

After registering for the Arts Dinner, participants receive a recipe and links to source locally grown produce so they can cook along with Kate in their own kitchen.

The cooking segment is followed by live performances and then a panel discussion based on the evening’s theme. New ways of working in the arts was the first topic for discussion in the new Arts Dinner format which, in coming months will include mentoring in the arts sector and cultural tourism.

Each of the free Arts Dinners - Home Delivery events can be joined in live online or viewed later on YouTube and will include captioning and Auslan interpreters. For further information visit