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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition: Conversation 2 20 Jan 2017
At the Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday-Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. Conversation 2: Animal Dreaming (Brian Irving) - Exhibiting alongside with Brian is Tyler Stackman. Tyler’s exhibition is a collection of 10 pieces. Tyler is a young Dunghutti man from Walcha who completed his HSC last year. Animal Dreaming is a body of work comprising native Australian animals. In his works, Tyler skillfully combines traditional dots with the fine technique of cross hatching. He paints the animals in cross hatchings creating a structured and stylized appearance of native animals. He then expertly adds dots in the background in concentric patterns. Tyler also adds other traditional designs such as handprints to indicate traditional Aboriginal men’s role in hunting native animals. Conversation 2: Animal Dreaming is Tyler’s first exhibition.
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition: Conversation 1 20 Jan 2017
At the Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday-Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. Conversation 1: Bundjalung Dreaming (Brian Irving) - Brian’s exhibition is the first of a series of Conversation exhibitions. Brian is a well-known artist from Guyra. He started painting at a young age and slowly developed his style as he got older. In 2001 Brian had his first major success in winning the Inverell Art Prize. That win fuelled his desire to compete around NSW. He is a four-time finalist in the Country Energy Art Prize and three times finalist in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize. In 2005 he won the Nambucca Valley Art and Craft Show major prize and in 2007 the Brush with Verse competition in Tenterfield. Brian was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Koori Art by Tony Windsor.
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition: Saying it with Roses 20 Jan 2017
At the Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday-Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. Saying it with Roses (Ron Green) - Tyler is the son of Ron Green, a professional photographer from Walcha. Ron’s photographic exhibition will also be opened on the same evening. Ron started this passion 12 years ago when he was offered a camera by a friend. He taught himself how to use the camera and later decided that he wanted to further develop his skills. He then enrolled in TAFE to learn how to take photos and develop them. His passion grew and his family and friends encouraged him to take part in competitions. Ron’s works are often seen in different shows in the New England region such as in Walcha, Gunnedah and Armidale. Ron is an award winning photographer having won several prizes including the Armidale Portraiture Competition, Walcha Landscape Photographic Competition.
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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibition: Elders' Handiwork 20 Jan 2017
At the Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday-Friday), 10.00am-2.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 3606. Elders' Handiwork - The local elders, once again, show their handwork in this fourth exhibition. Noelene Brietkopf, a local elder of Kamilaroi descent, has been making toy teddy bears for over 30 years. Seven of her works will be on display along with other elders’ dolls.
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"CLOTH: From seeds to bloom" Exhibition 11 Feb 2017
At the New England Regional Art Museum, 106-114 Kentucky Street. TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5255. Cloth: From seeds to bloom - drawing inspiration from the Australian bush. Discover the work of textile artist and designer Julie Paterson whose stunning fabrics are a riot of colour, floral forms and patterns. For the past twenty years Julie has been one of the country’s leading textile designers, working from her studio in Blackheath and achieving commercial success with designs that are highly prized and sought after. Her short batch productions are quickly snatched up by avid collectors, interior designers and commercial clients. Cloth: from seeds to bloom is an Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition, developed and first presented by Sturt Gallery, Mittagong as Cloth Fabric: 20 years in the making.
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The Great War in Broad Outlines 6 Mar 2017
A travelling exhibition presented by The Armidale Folk Museum and the Armidale and District Historical Society. The First World War and the role of the New England Soldiers in France and Belgium At the Armidale Folk Museum, corner of Rusden and Faulkner St Armidale 6th - 27th March 2017 Time: 1pm-4pm daily “The Great War in Broad Outlines” is an exhibition by the Belgian Department of Foreign Affairs, generously supported by the Australian Department for Veterans’ Affairs.
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UNE Graduation - Sciences, Health, Medicine Awards 31 Mar 2017
At Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/grad/
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Guyra Youth Week Event 31 Mar 2017
Bubble Soccer, Wipeout, Nerf War, Colour Capture the Flag, Skate comp, give-a-ways, food and more. All followed by a movie in the evening - Tomorrow when the war began. Please be aware this movie is rated M.
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Armidale Golf Club presents "The Flower and the Fiddle" and Dinner 1 Apr 2017
Featuring a Concert by G O L D H E I S T and Full Buffet Dinner "With intelligent lyrics and beautiful melodies Goldheist will quickly steal your heart and make you love her unique blend of country and pop music..." - The Raven Project GOLDHEIST, the musical enterprise of Armidale's own Hester Fraser, presents a modern twist on the Australiana balladeer. With strong ties to community and her rural heritage, her songs tell stories of love, life and adventure, painting vibrant pictures of the Australian bush, current affairs and events, not to mention a few broken hearts. Songs such as "Dust" (her song for drought relief) and "Far Away From Here" have resonated strongly with her regional fanbase, and none so much as New England, where her childhood connection runs deep and true. Joined for this special concert by fellow Armidale musicians with Jess Stocker on percussion, and Jess Wright on violin https://www.armidalegolf.com.au/goldheist
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UNE 12 Hours in the Piney 1 Apr 2017
The UNE 12 Hours In The Piney is a multi-lap mountain bike race held on a 13 km track in the Armidale State Forest (Piney). Race briefing will be at 9:30am and must be attended by all participants. The race will commence at 10:00am. The last lap must be started prior to the 12 hour mark. http://www.12hoursinthepiney.com.au/
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NERAMble 2017 - Art in the Garden 1 Apr 2017
The Friends of NERAM are presenting the 11th NERAMBle open garden fundraising event on the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April in the stunning gardens of ‘Myola’ at Black Mountain (near Guyra). This gorgeous property was recently featured in New England Lifestyle magazine and will be complemented with artworks and sculptures by local artists whose work will be for sale, with the funds raised going to support New England Regional Art Museum. The garden will feature stalls selling jewellery, garden books and cards, plants, Autumn Harvest produce and many other garden related attractions. Raffles, teas and lunches will be on sale. Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm Location: ‘Myola’, 278 Toms Gully Rd, Black Mountain Cost: - Adults $10.00 - Members Friends of NERAM $8.00 - Under 18 free http://www.neram.com.au/neramble-2017/
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Carnivale Armidale 1 Apr 2017
Multicultural Celebration and Dance At the Armidale Town Hall, Rusden st, between Faulkner and Dangar st Saturday 1st of April 5pm to 9pm Come along and celebrate the wonderful cultural diversity of Armidale! Enjoy tastings of global cuisines and a variety of local food stalls, browse market stalls, experience and participate in cultural dances and enjoy a variety of local and cultural musical performances. For more information contact Northern Settlement Services on 6771 3975
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Goldheist at the Golf Club 1 Apr 2017
At the Golf Club, Golf Links Road. Time: 6.30pm. Cost: $75pp (concert + dinner = fundraiser) - bookings essential, limited tickets. For more information, phone 02 6772 5837. The Flower and the Fiddle with special guests Jess Stocker (percussion) and Jess Wright (violin). With intelligent lyrics and beautiful melodies Goldheist will quickly steal your heart and make you love her unique blend of country and pop music.
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Acclaimed Dance Party Band, Intensive Series is coming to Armidale featuring Bombs Away and special guests 1 Apr 2017
At the New England Hotel Cost: $25 (pre order at OZTIX or buy at the door) Time: 9pm - 2:30am Autumn is here! Bring in the relief from the heat and celebrate with one of the biggest electronic dance music parties ever to hit Armidale. Acclaimed electronic dance music brand “Intensive” is coming to Armidale and bringing with them ARIA Award nominated band, Bombs Away. Organisers of the successful “Intensive Series” events, say the this one will feature some of Australia’s biggest DJ’s and finest electronic dons, including Bombs Away and Sonic Boom, DJ Brazza, Josh Hart and Jimmy Laing all smashing out from the decks to delight your senses. Promising to go off with one hell of a bang, the Intensive Series party has a powerful artillery of names and will also feature hip hop favourites Kozdahavoc and after party DJ sets to cap off live performances.
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Quilters and Patchworkers of New England's Annual Quilt Show 1 Apr 2017
QPNE will hold its annual Quilt show in Legacy Hall on 1st and 2nd of April 2017 . Many quilting and embroidery techniques will be on display. This year we are displaying our President's Challenge ,the 1920sFarmer's Wife Quilts . Even though the same patterns have been used the quilts will be all very different from each other as different colours and arrangements of blocks. Morning and afternoon teas as well as lunches are available.
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Armidale Birdwatching Group 2 Apr 2017
At the New England National Park, Waterfall Way. TIME: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street - DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS put clock BACK one hour). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262.
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Rosemary Leitch AYO Garden Party 2 Apr 2017
A morning of beautiful music from the Armidale Youth Orchestras in the magnificent gardens of Chevy Chase. Ticket includes lunch by Jazzamatazz and one free drink. Cash bar will be available on the day At Chevy Chase 643 Dangarsleigh Road Time: 10.30am Cost: Adults $45 / Pensioners $30 / Child $20 Tickets available from http://www.trybooking.com/OZFC
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Grigoryan Brothers 6 Apr 2017
At the Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, Douglas Street (enter via Chapel Street). Time: 7.30-9.00pm. Cost: $42.50 (adult), $37.50 (senior), $27.50 (child). For more information and bookings, phone 02 6776 5878 or visit http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=254433&hs=wordpress.as.edu.au. Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world. http://wordpress.as.edu.au/hoskins/
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TAS Rugby Carnival 7 Apr 2017
Save these dates! All enquiries for this event should be directed to the TASRC Administrator on 0428 765 836 or tasrc@as.edu.au. The Armidale School Rugby Carnival is the largest Under 12s rugby carnival held in Australia. Each year this event attracts over 1000 young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters, who make the journey to Armidale. Visitors come from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and many coastal and inland centres in between. Armidale’s beautiful autumn colours provide the backdrop to the event, which utilises The Armidale School’s outstanding ovals and facilities. In 2017 the TASRC will be held over the weekend of 8 & 9 April. This is a wonderful opportunity for players aged 11 or 12, to experience a regional tour including five games, played over two days. Over the weekend, teams play five competitive games, pooled against teams
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UNE Graduation - Law, UNE Business Awards 7 Apr 2017
At Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/grad/.
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Armidale Youth Week 7 Apr 2017
Armidale Youth Week Events - Major Event on April 7 with Bubble Soccer, Wipeout Zone, Food and more. All ending with a Movie at Dusk. Tomorrow when the War Began in the movie, please note this movie is rated M and not suitable for younger children.
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UNE Graduation - Arts; Humanities; Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Scienc Awards 8 Apr 2017
At Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/grad/
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Deb Webber (Psychic/Medium) at the SerVies 8 Apr 2017
At the Ex-services Memorial Club, 137 Dumaresq Street. Time: 6.30pm (doors open), 7.00pm (event starts). Cost: $55 (adult), $45 (pensioner). For more information, phone or text 0427 699 611 or 07 5442 5174. Deb Webber will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous readings – connecting those chosen with loved ones in spirit. Sometimes they are cheeky, sometimes sad, sometimes humorous but are always inspiring for those chosen and for those who witness the extraordinary detail that Deb can bring through from spirit. Witness Deb's extraordinary ability to connect with deceased loved ones, have your spiritual questions answered and enjoy a meditation.
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Narrabri Gas Project EIS Workshop 9 Apr 2017
This event is part of the Narrabri Gas Project EIS Workshop Tour across North West NSW. The clock is ticking - 22nd May is the deadline to have a formal say on the introduction of Coal Seam Gas into our region. It’s critical that voices from the local regions are heard loud and clear. The Santos EIS application is over 7,000 pages. These workshops will run through the priority points and help you write the most powerful submission possible. Refreshments provided! https://www.facebook.com/events/1481798045172347/
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The Loveys Grand Afternoon Tea Concert 9 Apr 2017
Time:2:30 – 3.30pm Sunday 9 April 2017 At the St Kilda Hotel Entertainment Centre 102 Rusden St Armidale Doors, open 2:00pm for cold drinks, tea and coffee. Tickets: $15 full / $12 concession on sale at Black Dot Music or at the door. Concert also includes cameo performances by The Wild Women of Armidale and The Misspent Ukes. For further information contact Cathy Welsford on 0417 657 411 or email: cathywelsford@bigpond.com https://www.ukeloveys.com.au
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ADFAS Lecture: "Inspiration from the Land" 20 Apr 2017
At the Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Dr Dianne FIRTH, BLA, PhD Dianne is a landscape architect, academic and artist. Although educated as a landscape architect Dianne had early training with textiles at Newcastle Technical College and Glasgow Art School. She discovered quilting after seeing a collection of Amish quilts at the National Gallery of Victoria in the early 1980s and undertaking a masterclass with American art quilter Nancy Crow. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her textile art. In this presentation Firth provides an overview of contemporary quilt making in Australia, traces the development of the art quilt movement, and shows how inspiration from the land and patterns of nature inform both her and other Australian quilters’ art making. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
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Armidale and New England 2017 Third All Breeds Championship and Companion Cat Show 22 Apr 2017
On Saturday, 22 April 2017, the Armidale and New England Cat Club will be hosting its Third Championship and Companion Cat Show! Many of the best cats, kittens, companion adults and kittens will participate in this cat show. Main Pavilion Armidale Showground entry off Dumaresq Street Armidale. ADMISSION: Family: $5.00 Adult/concession: $2.00 http://www.armidalecatclub.com.au
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Armidale Dog Training Club Show 22 Apr 2017
At the Armidale Tourist Park, 39 Waterfall Way (enter from Cookes Road). TIME: 9.00am-3.30pm. COST: $2. Dogs, stalls, raffles, canteen and free jumping castle For more information, phone 0473 161 786.
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Met Opera: "Rusalka" 22 Apr 2017
At Belgrave Twin Cinema, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 11.15am (Saturday), 2.45pm (Sunday). COST: $29 (adult), $25 (concession), $17 (3-14 years). For more information, phone 02 6772 2856. Cast, dates and details are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances - please check for updates. Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák's fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph, Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman's new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human Price who captures Rusalka's heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka's rival, the foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite; Rusalka's father, and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous
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UNE ANZAC Day Ceremony 2017 25 Apr 2017
The community is most welcome to attend the University of New England’s ANZAC Service to be held in the UNE Memorial Rose Garden on Tuesday 25th April 2017 commencing at 8.00am and concluding between 8.30am & 8.45am. It’s the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning across our nation. Enquiries: Francesca Stahlut Protocol Officer-Events Office of Advancement and Engagement UNE Phone: 02 6773 5049 Email: fstahlu2@une.edu.au
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Markets in the Mall 30 Apr 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
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Armidale and District Poultry Club Young Bird Show 30 Apr 2017
The Armidale Poultry Club has been in operation for many years, providing poultry fanciers from the Armidale region in Northern New South Wales with a number of events throughout the year where they can exhibit and sell their birds. We will also be staging a Young Bird Show, designed to provide all poultry fanciers with the opportunity to exhibit this seasons young. There will be many awards and prizes on the day. http://www.armidalepoultryclub.com/
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UNE Graduation - Education Awards 1 May 2017
At Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to http://www.une.edu.au/grad/.
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Farmers' Market & Car Boot Sale 2 May 2017
At Curtis Park, adjacent Armidale Visitor Information Centre carpark (behind Hungry Jacks). TIME: 8.00am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from local producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted. For more information or book stall, contact 0476 539 204 or email armidalefarmersmarket@gmail.com.
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Arcadia Winds 4 May 2017
Arcadia Winds was formed in 2013 by five like-minded young musicians from around Australia, who shared a love of playing together and a passion for chamber music. Graduates of the Australian National Academy of Music, they have played together in various combinations for years as members of the Australian Youth Orchestra. Each is an outstanding soloist in their own right. In its short history, Arcadia Winds (formerly the Arcadia Quintet) has won competitions and performed in leading venues and festivals, including the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (2015) and the Four Winds Festival (2014 and 2016). 7 pm, Thursday 4 May 2017 Armidale Town Hall, 127 Rusden Street Program: Carl Nielsen: Quintet for Winds Op. 43 György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet Other works TBC https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=252780
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PLC Armidale Celebration Ball 6 May 2017
A community Black Tie occasion (for past, present and prospective families) celebrating Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC) Armidale 130th milestone year. For event details, please contact Director of Development, PLC Armidale, on 6770 1700 or development@plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au
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Armidale Birdwatching Group 7 May 2017
At the Gwydir Park TSR, Bundarra Road. TIME: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262. If you are fortunate enough to find any Regents or Swifties in May (or any other time), please contact Beth Williams on 02 6772 4454 or myself, having recorded precise details of the sighting - date, time, exact location and any observable behaviour if possible. Habitat observations (tree species, flowering etc.) are also very useful.
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Armidale Caged Bird Club Show 7 May 2017
Armidale's caged bird society has been holding shows for decades, but this weekend’s event will be held in the Trades Pavilion in the city’s showground. With more than 300 birds expected. We’ll have canaries, finches, budgerigars, parrots and … what we call the miscellaneous. That can include love birds, quails and doves. With exhibitors travelling from across the state, the judges will have their work cut out for them.
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ADFAS Lecture: "Bhutan – the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon" 18 May 2017
At the Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Zara FLEMING (NADFAS) Zara is an independent art consultant, researcher, cataloguer and exhibition curator with specialist knowledge of Buddhist art. Initially based at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with responsibility for the Tibetan and Nepalese collections. The lecture is a general introduction to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known by its inhabitants as Druk Yul or land of the Thunder Dragon. This is a reference to the Drukpa tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism that permeates every aspect of Bhutanese life. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
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Met Opera: "La Traviata" 20 May 2017
At the Belgrave Twin Cinema, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 11.15am (Saturday), 2.45pm (Sunday). COST: $29 (adult), $25 (concession), $17 (3-14 years). For more information, phone 02 6772 2856. Cast, dates and details are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances - please check for updates. Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Meet roles as Giorgio Germont. Alfredo's disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music director Nicola Luisotti. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti; Production: Willy Decker; Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont). Approximate running time 2 hours 54 minutes including intermission.
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New England Cattle and Yard Dog Championships 26 May 2017
At Show Ring, Armidale Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. Come along and watch the best of New England’s Cattle dogs and Yard Dogs defend their titles. A great day for the whole family. For more information, please email Stacey Lee at staceylee_87@hotmail.com
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Markets in the Mall 28 May 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
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Armidale and District Poultry Club Purebred Auction 3 Jun 2017
It's the little-known world of purebred poultry breeding, where exotic fowls such as Rhode Island reds, langshans and sebright bantams strut around like prize thoroughbreds. Chook fanciers from across the region will wing it to Armidale Showgrounds for the Armidale Poultry Club's popular purebred auction. Poultry enthusiasts came from all walks of life and a pair of the birds could sell for up to $400. About 200 pens are expected at this weekend's auction, the majority young birds. The proceeds from a number of pens will be donated to Armidale Can Assist, while a raffle will be held. The auction starts at 10.30am with a dedicated viewing time from 9am.
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Armidale Birdwatching Group 4 Jun 2017
At Dumaresq Dam, Booroolong Road. TIME: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262.
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ADFAS Lecture: "Designing at World Famous Flower Shows" 8 Jun 2017
At the Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Jim FOGARTY (Australian Lecturer) Jim Fogarty is an AILA registered Landscape Architect and gardening designer based in Melbourne. Jim is passionate about raising the profile of Australian garden design both in Australia, and overseas. In this lecture Jim will give a behind the scenes look at the preparation and execution of presenting Australian Gardens at world famous garden shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Philadelphia Flower Show, Singapore Garden Festival & the Gardening World Cup Japan, amongst others. This presentation will provide an insight into a garden designer’s life of working with sponsors and utilising elements of garden design to maximise media coverage at garden shows. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
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Met Opera: "Idomeneo" 17 Jun 2017
At the Belgrave Twin Cinema, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 11.15am (Saturday), 2.45pm (Sunday). COST: $29 (adult), $25 (concession), $17 (3-14 years). For more information, phone 02 6772 2856. Cast, dates and details are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances - please check for updates. James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace. Conductor: James Levine; Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia) Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace). Approximate running time 4 hours 18 minutes including intermission.
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Markets in the Mall 25 Jun 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au.
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Walcha Kennel Club Show 1 Jul 2017
At the Armidale Tourist Park, 39 Waterfall Way (enter from Cookes Road). TIME: 9.00am-3.30pm. COST: $2. Dogs, stalls, raffles, canteen and free jumping castle For more information, phone 0457 315 932.
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ADFAS Lecture: "Wine, Women and Song? Dutch Genre Painting by Vermeer and his Contemporaries" 13 Jul 2017
At Memorial Hall, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Dr Sophie OOSTERWIJK was born in Gouda (Netherlands) and studied English at Leiden and Medieval Studies at York before obtaining two doctorates in Art History (Leicester) and English Literature (Leiden). She taught Art History at the universities of Leicester, Manchester and St Andrews, and returned to the Netherlands in 2011 to work on the Medieval Memoria Online (MeMO) project at Utrecht University. On the surface, seventeenth-century society in the Dutch Republic might strike modern viewers as staunchly Calvinistic, especially in portraits of merchants and dignitaries with their wives, all in stern black outfits and stiff white collars. Nonetheless, there was clearly another side to society, as genre paintings can reveal to us. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
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Met Opera: "Eugene Onegin" 15 Jul 2017
At the Belgrave Twin Cinema, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 11.15am (Saturday), 2.45pm (Sunday). COST: $29 (adult), $25 (concession), $17 (3-14 years). For more information, phone 02 6772 2856. Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's staging, which opened the Met's 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga and Stefan Kocán as Prince Gremin. Conductor: Robin Ticciati; Production: Deborah Warner; Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Stefan Kocán (Gremin). Approximate running time 3 hours 57 minutes including intermission.
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Armidale and District Poultry Club Show 23 Jul 2017
The Armidale Poultry Club has been in operation for many years, providing poultry fanciers from the Armidale region in Northern New South Wales with a number of events throughout the year where they can exhibit and sell their birds. Members of the club are regular exhibitors at the major poultry shows that are held in Australia each year, earning many major awards at these events. We will also be staging a Poultry Show, designed to provide all poultry fanciers with a wealth of information about exhibiting poultry. http://www.armidalepoultryclub.com/
Markets in the Mall
Markets in the Mall 30 Jul 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
International Film Festival 2017
The 14th Armidale International Film Festival 5 Aug 2017
The 14th Armidale International Film Festival will be held at the Belgrave Twin Cinema 4-6 August 2017. Come in from the cold, put your feet up and enjoy a feast of international films! Audiences will be captivated by highly acclaimed films from Western and Eastern Europe, the Pacific, Asia, South America and the Middle East. All films will be subtitled. One weekend, 14 films. A window on the world! http://blog.une.edu.au/aiff/
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Met Opera: "Der Rosenkavalier" 5 Aug 2017
At the Belgrave Twin Cinema, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 11.15am (Saturday), 2.45pm (Sunday). COST: $29 (adult), $25 (concession), $17 (3-14 years). For more information, phone 02 6772 2856. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marshallin, opposite Elina Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissbӧck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Teatro Regio di Torino. German maestro Sebastian Weigle conducts. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle; Production: Robert Carsen; Cast: Renée Fleming (Marshallin), Elina Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (a Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissbӧck (Baron Ochs). Approximate running time 4 hours 47 minutes including intermission.
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Armidale Birdwatching Group 6 Aug 2017
At Mt Yarrowyck Nature Reserve, Thunderbolts Way. TIME: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262.
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NECOM Presents SIPC Winner Andrey Gugnin 6 Aug 2017
Andrey Gugnin, the winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition will be performing at the New England Conservatorium, CB Newling Building (Old Teachers' College) in Armidale on Sunday 6 August. 90 min program PLUS Interval: Johann Sebastian Bach: Adagio in G Major BWV 968 Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 in D Major D.850 Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No.1 Op.12 Leonid Desyatnikov: "Reminiscences of the Theatre" Michael Kieran Harvey: 48 Fugues for Frank Zappa No.6: G-Spot Tornado (2009) Igor Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka Performing in Armidale: 3 pm, Sunday 6 August At NECOM - CB Newling Building (Old Teachers' College), Cnr Mossman & Faulkner Streets, Armidale Contact Details: NECOM - Kate Thomas, 6788 2137, marketing@necom.org.au https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=252872
ADFAS Lecture It’s Not Just Tchaikovsky
ADFAS Lecture: "It’s Not Just Tchaikovsky" 17 Aug 2017
Mr Nigel BATES (Independent Lecturer) Nigel is a Percussionist, Lecturer and Presenter who has worked as a performer for over thirty-five years in and out of London’s Royal Opera House, including seventeen years as Principal Percussion with the Orchestra. In the course of over 6000 performances, broadcasts and recordings he has worked with many of the leading figures in the classical music industry and brings his experience, observations and reflections (both as a player and as a manager) on the unique world of the performing arts and artists. The lecture is primarily an exploration of the music chosen by ballet choreographers through the years, proving that the right piece with the right moves and the right designs can create modern masterpieces and timeless classics. We transition through the grandness of Imperial Russia with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty into the current modern repertoire of international ballet companies. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
Markets in the Mall
Markets in the Mall 27 Aug 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
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ACO Collective 31 Aug 2017
New England Conservatorium in association with Australian Chamber Orchestra present this stunning 17-piece string ensemble performance. Combining musicians of the ACO with Australia’s most talented young professional musicians at the outset of their careers, creating a combined ensemble with a fresh, energetic performance style. This concert features internationally acclaimed Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto as ACO Collective Artistic Director and guest artist British clarinettist Matthew Hunt. MOZART: Divertimento in D major, K.136 BRAHMS: Clarinet Q’tet arr Stgs w Clarinet BARTOK: Divertimento for Strings Sz113 Performing in Armidale: 7 pm, Thursday 31 August 2017 At the Armidale Town Hall – 127 Rusden St https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=252849
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Armidale Birdwatching Group 3 Sep 2017
At Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve, . TIME: 8.00am (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262.
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New England Ladies Kennel Club 8 Sep 2017
At the Armidale Tourist Park, 39 Waterfall Way (enter from Cookes Road). TIME: 9.00am-3.30pm. COST: $2. Dogs, stalls, raffles, canteen and free jumping castle For more information, phone 0428 383 304.
ADFAS Lecture The Cuisine of Art and the Art of Cuisine
ADFAS Lecture: "The Cuisine of Art and the Art of Cuisine" 14 Sep 2017
At the Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Ms Ghislaine HOWARD (NADFAS Lecturer) Ghislaine Howard is a painter of powerful and expressive means whose works chart and interpret shared human experience. Named as a Woman of the Year for her contribution to art and society, she has published and exhibited widely and has work in many collections including the Royal Collection. This lecture will be a feast for the eyes and tickle the taste buds, an inspiration for your cooking- and looking. It will feature the art, anecdotes and recipes of artists who loved their food. We will discuss Toulouse Lautrec, famous in his day for his truly fabulous meals and infamous cookbook, Renoir who introduced Paris to the pleasures of Provencal peasant cooking as well as Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and many others. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
Markets in the Mall
Markets in the Mall 24 Sep 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
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Guyra Spring TroutFest 29 Sep 2017
The TroutFest will coincide with the opening of the Trout season and combine fishing events with a market day in the main street (Bradley Street, Guyra) with stallholders from the New England region, antique car displays, train rides, music and entertainment, and a Guyra foodies tasting event. Shops will be open and have fishing displays. Tours of local fishing enterprises and maps to fishing spots and other attractions will be available at the Visitor’s Information Centre. Great prizes are up for grabs for the fishing competition so bring the kids, grandkids and all your friends. For more information and accommodation enquiries, phone 02 6775 5735.
ADFAS Lecture An Ideal Partnership Luytens and Jekyll
ADFAS Lecture: "An Ideal Partnership: Luytens and Jekyll" 19 Oct 2017
At UNE Arts A1 Theatre. TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Mr James BOLTON (NASFAS) James Bolton is a garden designer and historian who set up his garden design business in 1992 following time spent with the Direction des Parcs et Jardins in Paris and two years as head gardener at the Old Rectory, Farnborough. Since then, he has been involved with a specialist perennial plant nursery and designed gardens throughout England, in the US and Portugal. The last two decades of the nineteenth century reverberated with the row amongst gardeners and architects. At a stroke, the problem was solved by the partnership between Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens, so that a house by Lutyens with a garden by Jekyll became an Edwardian ideal. Their partnership thrived in the brash, new-moneyed Edwardian era, but the First World War ended that golden afternoon. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
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PLC Armidale Celebratory Long Lunch 21 Oct 2017
A very special celebratory event in PLC Armidale's 130th year, with past, present and prospective families coming together on PLC Old Girls' Weekend for a long lunch, which will be along the beautiful iconic main drive of College on Saturday 21 October. For more details, please contact Shona Eichorn, Director of Development at PLC Armidale on 6770 1700 or development@plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au
Markets in the Mall
Markets in the Mall 29 Oct 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au
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Armidale Caged Bird Club Sale 11 Nov 2017
Armidale's caged bird society has been holding shows for decades, but this weekend’s sale event will be the first time. It will be held in the Trades Pavilion in the city’s showground. We’ll have canaries, finches, budgerigars, parrots and … what we call the miscellaneous. That can include love birds, quails and doves. Doors will open at 9am to the public.
New England Antique Machinery and Heavy Horse Field Days
New England Antique Machinery & Heavy Horse Field Days 11 Nov 2017
At the Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. Time: 9.00am-4.00pm (Saturday), 9.00am-2.00pm (Sunday). Refreshments available. For more information, phone Bronwyn on 0408 658 594.
ADFAS Lecture Art Deco Architecture in Australia protecting and promoting architectural and design heritage
ADFAS Lecture: "Art Deco Architecture in Australia: protecting and promoting architectural and design heritage" 23 Nov 2017
At the Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25, $130 (annual subscription for 10 lectures). For more information phone 02 6772 6441, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com. Dr Roy LUMBY B Arch., M Arch., PhD, RAIA, M.ICOMOS (Australian Lecturer) Roy Lumby is Senior Heritage Specialist with the firm Tanner, Kibble, Denton Architects in Sydney. In this presentation Roy examines the background of the Art Deco style in Europe and America and its subsequent influence on architecture in Australia. It will explore the architectural context against which it emerged and its resurgence in the 1960s. The presentation will also consider the ways in which Art Deco architecture has been celebrated, promoted and protected in this country, with specific reference to New South Wales. http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/new-south-wales-act/armidale
Markets in the Mall
Markets in the Mall 26 Nov 2017
At The Mall, Beardy Street. TIME: 8.30am-1.00pm. Purchase fresh products from producers and possibly find the article that you have always wanted! For more information or to book stall, phone Garry on 0418 249 912 or Demian on 0417 203 009 or email markets@armidaleamrotary.org.au.