UNITED:Participants of Tweed Fusion at the launch at Tumbulgum's House of Gabriel.
UNITED:Participants of Tweed Fusion at the launch at Tumbulgum's House of Gabriel. Liana Turner

Fusion of Tweed artistic talent, food and beauty

THE Tweed has a lot to offer its many visitors each year but sorting through the countless options can be a big task.

Tweed Fusion, which launched at Tumbulgum’s House of Gabriel on Thursday, aims to address that issue.

Project director Anne Duke has high hopes for the event, which has expanded from a one-weekend event to a 10-day affair for its third year running.

Ms Duke said involving the Tweed’s villages would add a vibrant element to Tweed Fusion.

“We’re really pleased to involve Tyalgum this year with Hearts Aflame Productions,” Ms Duke said.

She said Tweed Fusion would showcase the region’s artistic talent, natural beauty and local food.

“Tourism groups in the Tweed are working together to make something really special,” she said.

Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell hoped the event would encourage visitors from neighbouring regions like the Gold Coast to discover different reasons to return time and time again.

“There are all these different elements ... working together,” Mr Tatchell said.

“We’re giving them more ways of seeing the Tweed. It’s giving them something new to come back for and that’s important.”

Its program includes a jazz evening at The Lake in Cabarita, an afternoon of music followed by high tea at Tumbulgum, the Tyalgum Dance Spectacular, an intimate dinner from local produce and pop-up musical performances across the Tweed Valley.

There will also be an evening of food at Hastings Point and a Tweed Tasting Tour with Foodie Fest organiser Kerrie Turner.



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