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Toowoomba's Place for Creativity

Our goal is for every child to read, write and create with confidence

Welcome to
The Lighthouse Toowoomba

The Lighthouse Toowoomba supports our vibrant community's existing organisations who work with children in crisis, by offering FREE wildly inventive literacy-based workshops. 

 

Located in the CBD, it is a place for creativity with a dedicated youth writers centre for children; workshop spaces for creative pursuits for adults; a gift shop for those little things that you can't find elsewhere; and an experiential art gallery with regularly changing immersive exhibitions; as well as the One-Way Library where we accept donations of loved and adored children's books to re-home! 

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Yalari ‘Pay It Forward’*

Artshow and Community Creatives
AGE:
All Ages
DATE:
9 July 2024
12:00 am
TIME:

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Workshop*

FREE for high school students
AGE:
13 - 17 years old
DATE:
4 July 2024
6:00 am
TIME:
Register

Eat My Dust Exhibition*

by illustrator Lucia Mascuillo - until Sat 29 June
AGE:
All Ages
DATE:
8 June 2024
12:00 am
TIME:
Register

Regular events include:

  • Twinkles Book Club Friday 9:30am to 10:30am (during the school term) 

  • Write Friday - Queensland Writers Centre - Mondays 9:00am to 2:30pm  

  • HELLO Club - literacy homework club - Mondays 3:30pm to 5:00pm (during the school term)

  • School visits are always welcome, especially whilst there is an exhibition in The Write Gallery! 

Did you know The Lighthouse Toowoomba is supported by

a registered charity - The Child Writes Fund!

Your tax deductible gift means we can continue to give children in our community free wildly inventive literacy based workshops to inspire and ignite their imaginations.  We also make up bundles of books to give to children who may not have books at home, and support an outreach program ensuring we certainly do reach the most vulnerable children in the Toowoomba region.

From our governance perspective, the company’s objective, as outlined in our constitution, is to pursue the following charitable purpose:

(a) To promote literature and the visual arts as the eloquent link to creative storytelling, to incorporate the arts of Indigenous persons and the cultural heritage belonging to the rich tapestry of communities within the Toowoomba region. These undertakings are aligned with community cultural activities (such as art exhibitions, music concerts, festivals) and creative workshops;

(b) To specifically promote children’s literature and the visual arts by engaging children as creators of storytelling in purposeful programs such as “Child Writes – Create a Children’s Picture Book” program, with the distribution of books in print and digital editions to locations where children are in crisis.

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