Monday, May 2nd, 2011
The spirits of the communities in the Lockyer Valley are set to rise this weekend as they celebrate the launch of a very special financial year calendar photographed and designed by Brisbane photographer and mother of 5, Tanya Love.

Brisbane, Qld, 2/05/2011
– It may no longer be front page news, but life is still far from normal in the Lockyer Valley. Media are invited to attend the launch of The Constellations Project at the Armstrong family Roadside Stall, Grantham.

The calendar chronicles the lives of the people of Grantham during the weeks since the wall of water hit the town on 10th January, and includes the volunteers who have assisted in the recovery process. The end product is a financial year calendar that is aimed not only at raising much needed funds for the community, but is also providing a boost in morale and a piece of collectible memorabilia to commemorate the event.

In support of the event, musician Kate Cook will perform her moving new single, "Survive" publicly for the very first time.

The launch of the completed calendar on Saturday 7th May at Grantham, will be celebrated at an event titled "Breakfast With The Stars".

The artwork in the 14 month calendar is based upon the theme of Persian Proverb of “Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars” hence the theme chosen for the launch, with the stars being the flood affected residents of the Lockyer Valley.

“I am so excited to at last be able to launch the project in an official capacity,” says project facilitator Tanya Love. “The morning will be one designed to bring smiles to the faces of those attending and to be shared not only by those featured in the calendar but by the entire community.”

Country music star Kate Cook, who hails from flood affected Lowood, says of the project: "I’m so proud to be a part of The Constellations Project, together we can make a difference to the lives of the people of the Lockyer Valley.”

Her exclusive performance at the event of her brand new single will be extremely moving for the community. "I wrote 'Survive' as a tribute to the heroism and the Australian spirit that shone through in such times of despair," Kate says.

With the first stock of the calendar due to arrive just in time for the launch, they will be available for sale on the day in a bid to reach the fundraising goal of $400,000.

The “Breakfast With The Stars” launch event for The Constellations Project flood appeal calendar will be held on Saturday 7th May at the Armstrong family Roadside Stall, directly across the road from Marnell Fuels on Gatton-Helidon Road, Grantham.

As well as Kate Cook’s performance, the event will feature a number of fun activities for kids, hot breakfast and presentations to the town of limited edition prints, calendars, and more, with many local businesses contributing generously to make it a wonderful morning. All media and public are invited to attend the event.


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The Constellations Project

The Constellations Project is a 14 month Financial Year Calendar (2011/2012) featuring imagery of the recovery process in the Lockyer Valley following the January 2011 floods. It retails for $30 with all proceeds going to the flood affected families of the Lockyer Valley via the Grantham Flood Support Fund and the Hope On The Hill Association, and is available from
Tanya Love
P: 0458006740


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