21 Forster St


May 26 – 4 June 2022
Once Only
Opening Hours
8:00pm - 9:30pm
253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
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About this event

A patch of land. A stretch of sky. Bricks, beams; an open door. What makes a house a home? How can a space hold the stories of so many and do those echoes remain once they are gone?

21 Forster St is a new multidisciplinary theatre work from award-winning company Steps & Holes. Traversing different time periods from the 1860s to the present day, this is the true story of a unique heritage home in Bungendore. With a rich history of occupants that includes artists, war veterans, and multiple generations of cockatoos, the piece peels back layers of history to uncover the secrets within. Why do objects go missing in this house? Is there really a bone-room under the ancient mulberry tree? And can a young woman who said goodbye to her father under the stained glass windows surrender this space that changed everything?

Combining original music by John Shortis OAM, text by novelist Inga Simpson and stunning design by an award-winning creative team, this locally inspired story explores our universal relationships to the places we call home.


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Terms & Conditions – Caroloke Competition

  • Entry is free.
  • Only one entry per person whether you are an individual or in a group.
  • Categories are: Primary School, High School, Adults – Individual, Duet or Group.
  • There will be amazing prizes from local businesses for the winner in each category.
  • Your performance must be a Christmas Carol that is no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Your performance must not contain any explicit language.
  • Please note, this is not a religious event.
  • Entrants must also not be professional singers. If you are a professional singer, please contact the events team on 0481 007 012 to book your performance.
  • Registrations close Friday 8th July 2022 at midday.


  • All entries can be dropped off at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday 8th July 2022 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • You can only enter once in each category. i.e. 1 x Christmas Cake & 1 x Gingerbread House in your age group.
  • Cakes and gingerbread houses must not exceed 30cm in height, width and length.
  • All care will be taken while on display but we will not be responsible for any damages.
  • Cakes & gingerbread houses will be judged on decoration only.
  • All entries will be judged on Friday evening 8th July 2022 and winners will be announced at midday on the main stage on Saturday 9th July 2022.
  • All entries will be on display at the event in the building behind the Grand Stand.
  • A photo will be taken of the winners and their creations for promotional material.
  • Collection of yours entry can be done from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 9th July unless previously organised with the QPRC events team.

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