Fridays @ Bankfoot House 2021

Fridays @ Bankfoot House (F@BH) are a series of workshops, talks and events held in the Mary Grigor Centre on the first Friday of every month. Enquires phone 5420 8600.

  • International Women's Day

    Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 as Bankfoot House present stories of the women of Bankfoot House. Guest speaker Dr Amy Clarke; Senior Lecturer in History at University Sunshine Coast will deliver talks exploring the International Women’s day theme for 2021; #Choose to Challenge. Guided tours of the house will be available and guests can view the exhibition in the Mary Grigor Centre.

    Location Date and Time Registration
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct

    Friday 5 March, 10.00 – 11.30am
    Register

    Morning tea will be served. Free event. Limited spaces. Registration essential.


  • Cooking up a storm: Jams and preserves

    Take part in a hands-on workshop and learn how to make Jams and Preserves with Martin Duncan aka The Sunshine Coast Foodie. A selection of objects from the Bankfoot House collection will be on display such as early Fowler’s Preserving ware and an assortment of family recipes. Guided tours of the house will be available. 

    Location Date and Time Registration 
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct

    Friday 9 April, 10.00am – 12.30pm 
    Register

    Morning tea will be served. Free event. Limited spaces. Registration essential.

  • The Drama Merchant presents - Little Women

    Celebrate Mother’s Day at Bankfoot House as The Drama Merchant returns with The Radioplay Hours production of the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott - Little Women. The Radio Play Hour is a retro audio adventure that transports audiences back to a time when radio was the heart of family life. A fun interactive performance with audience participation. 

    Location Date Time Registration
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct
    Friday 7 May Performances at
    11.00am and 1.00pm
    Purchase tickets

    Do not miss out, two shows only!

  • Cobb and Co Museum - Heritage trades

    Join the team from Cobb and Co Museum Toowoomba as they lead a conversation on Heritage Trades and how they were necessary to keep coaching alive. Artisan Andrew MacDonald will present a hands-on demonstration on creating stick furniture in colonial times. Guided tours of the house will be available. 

    Location Date and Time Registration 
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct

    Friday 4 June, 10.00am – 11.30pm 
    Register

    Morning tea will be served. Free event. Limited spaces. Registration essential.

  • First Nations School Holiday Program

    The Cultural Heritage Services team are proud to collaborate with Sunshine Coast Libraries and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery to celebrate NAIDOC week 2021 with the First Nations School Holiday Program. A free, fun, hands-on and educational day where children will learn stories of local First Nations groups. Join a Boomerang and clap stick making workshop, learn First Nations dances as well as other games and activities. Food vans and refreshments available on site or pack a picnic lunch.

    Location Date and Time Registration 
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct

    Friday 2 July, 10.00am – 2.00pm 
    Register

    Free event. Limited spaces. Registration essential.

  • William Smith Burgess Bill Spikes - Curators floor talk

    Imagine keeping your bills for 50 years! William Smith Burgess did and what a legacy he has left.  Let Curators; Carita Robinson and Gabriella McLay share with you the stories they discovered about William Smith, Bankfoot House and the local region when the undertook research on the Bill Spikes. A special guided tour of Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct focused on the life of William Smith Burgess will follow.

    Location Date and Time Registration 
    Bankfoot House
    Heritage Precinct

    Friday 6 August, 10.00am – 11.30am 
    Register

    Morning tea will be served. Free event. Limited spaces. Registration essential.