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HINTON: Treasures of Australian art 16 Feb 2018
Discover one of the great art collections in the country... The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history. Today it is one of the most significant collections of Australian art in regional New South Wales and the permanent exhibition HINTON: Treasures of Australian art provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a selection of these great artworks that belong to the community of Armidale. Discover paintings by leading Australian artists including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Margaret Preston, Elioth Gruner, Nora Heysen, Norma Lindsay and many, many others. Open 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays) Entry by donation or by purchasing souvenir booklet/list of works ($5.00) New England Regional Art Museum 106-114 Kentucky St Armidale Tel: 02 6772 5255 #howardhinton #neramuseum http://www.neram.com.au
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Bingo @ the Armidale Golf Club every Friday13 Apr 2018
Armidale Golf Club runs Bingo every Friday from 11am. We have a short break for lunch and wrap things up around 1.30pm. Everybody is welcome. Lots of great prizes to be won, a happy environment and an outlook over golf course which has to be seen to be believed. www.armidalegolf.com.au
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Myall Creek and Beyond exhibition8 Jun 2018
A group of contemporary indigenous artists respond to the Myall Creek Massacre and its aftermath in this new exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale. On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838, a group of 11 convicts and ex-convict stockmen, led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region. Although there were many other massacres of indigenous people, this one had special significance because it was the only time when white men were arrested, charged and hanged for the massacre of Aborigines, following a police investigation. The exhibition features the work of Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, David Leha, Carole MacGregor, Laurie Nilsen and Judy Watson. Curated by Bianca Beetson. New England Regional Art Museum 106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday http://www.neram.com.au/myall-creek-and-beyond/
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Eclectic - Photography Exhibition7 Jul 2018
Eclectic is an exhibition of photography showcasing the talents of 20 local photographers, highlighting their individual styles, skills and subject preferences. Many are published in the recently launched book New England High Country – Forty Photographers and several regularly exhibit their work in our region. http://www.armidaleartgallery.com/whats-on.html
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Agriculture 201823 Jul 2018
Meetings International is prestigiously organising International conference on Agriculture & Horticulture, mainly focusing on the theme “Current trends in Agriculture & Horticulture” with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants and budding students around the world to share their research findings with the global experts. International conference on Agriculture & Horticulture will be held in Toronto, Canada on July 23-24, 2018. https://www.meetingsint.com/agri-aqua-conferences/agriculture-horticulture
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Finger Pickin' Good at the Welder's Dog this Thursday 26th July26 Jul 2018
The fabulous Finger Pickin' Good will be performing at the Welder's Dog this Thursday, kicking off at 7.30pm. Finger Pickin' Good brings that ol' time country and bluegrass sound directly to you via some old rusty train tracks. This three piece stringband is sure to get your feet tappin' and dancin' shoes a itchin'. The band features Liam Kelleher on vocals and banjo, Arlene Fletcher on vocals and double bass, and Ben "Billy" Radcliff on guitar. A great night guaranteed!
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Pitch Independent: Small Press and Independent Publishing Symposium 3 Aug 2018
Join some of Australia’s leading publishers and editors for a symposium focused on the important role of small presses and independent publishing in Australian literary culture. Everyone is welcome to the free symposium, which is part of Pitch Independent and proudly supported by UNE, NEWC, and Small Press Network. Participants include Michael Webster of Small Press Network (SPN), Rachel Bin Salleh of Magabala Books, Alan Edwards of The School Magazine and John Knight of Pitt Street Poetry A3 Lecture Theatre, UNE Arts Building, 9am to 12.30pm. No bookings required. Contact: John C. Ryan - Postdoctoral Research Fellow: jryan63@une.edu.au or (02) 6773 1817 www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/pitch-independent-small-press-and-independent-publishing-symposium
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Pitch Independent: Poetry Pitch Session3 Aug 2018
Book publishers will be looking for proposals for collections (or anthologies), magazines for individual poems (but can be more than one poem of course - you can pitch a suite of poems). Oorala Lecture Theatre, UNE, Building E22. 2pm-5pm. Some sessions will be conducted by Skype. These sessions are for those who wish to pitch poetry only. The session is part of Pitch Independent and is proudly supported by UNE, New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) and Small Press Network. Participants must book for this session by visiting: www.newc.org.au/pitch-independent.html Contact: John C. Ryan - Postdoctoral Research Fellow: jryan63@une.edu.au or (02) 6773 1817 http://www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/pitch-independent-poetry-pitch-session
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Pitch Independent: Book Launch and Display3 Aug 2018
The New England Writer's Centre, the University of New England and Readers' Companion Bookshop invite you to a launch of two new books, Forest Family & Making the Familiar Fresh, by local writers, as well as a display of books by visiting publishers. Readers' Companion Bookshop, Beardy Street Mall, Armidale. 6pm-7.30pm. Light refreshments provided. No bookings required and everyone welcome. The session is part of Pitch Independent and is proudly supported by UNE, New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) and Small Press Network. Contact: John C. Ryan - Postdoctoral Research Fellow: jryan63@une.edu.au or (02) 6773 1817 www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/pitch-independent-book-launch-and-display
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Mike McClellan in Concert3 Aug 2018
VENUE: Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.15 for 8.00-11.00pm. COST: $29pp - available from Club or http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mike-mcclellan-in-concert-tickets-46096095663 ($2.68 booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group4 Aug 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Pitch Independent: Fiction and Non-fiction Pitch Session4 Aug 2018
Pitch sessions for: • fiction • non-fiction • children's literature • illustration Plus extra poetry magazine pitch slots (for Meanjin and The School Magazine only) These sessions are principally for: • writers of: o adult fiction and non-fiction o children’s literature o young adult literature • illustrators of publications for children or adults TOPS Room, Armidale Bowling Club. 9am-4pm. Participants must book for this session by visiting www.newc.org.au/pitch-independent.html and navigating to the relevant registration page. The session is part of Pitch Independent and is proudly supported by UNE, New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) and Small Press Network. Contact: John C. Ryan - Postdoctoral Research Fellow: jryan63@une.edu.au or (02) 6773 1817 http://www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/pitch-independent-fiction-and-non-fiction-pitch-session
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Armidale Birdwatching Group5 Aug 2018
Venue: Environmental Education Centre, Thalgarrah (off Rockvale 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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Armidale Jam Circle5 Aug 2018
It's not about how well your play or sing, only that you come along and join in. If your jam is bluegrass, skiffle, old timey, folky or slightly country, you’re invited. Two Goats Café & Baa. First and third Sunday of the month, 1.30pm to about 3pm. Visit www.facebook.com/ArmidaleMusicJam to find out more.
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NECOM - Madame Butterfly7 Aug 2018
Venue: Lazenby Hall, University of New England (take Clarkes Road, turn into Ring Road, north, turn into the northern carpark, walk through shops and courtyard) Time: 7.30pm Cost: $30-80 (+ 30c booking fee) - available from https://www.trybooking.com/book/search For more information, phone Kate Thomas on 02 6788 2137 U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope? Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale.
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PLC Presents Raising Amazing Girls with Dannielle Miller8 Aug 2018
Dannielle Miller is Australia's leading provider of empowering workshops for girls and parents. Author of five books, including The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls and also regularly writes for leading Australian print and online publications. Dannielle has been named the NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and was one of four finalists this year for the NSW Premier's Women of the Year Award. Venue: PLC Armidale Astra Arts Centre Cost: $5.00pp including a light supper Tickets: www.trybooking//WLRH
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group17 Aug 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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AYO 50th Birthday Bash19 Aug 2018
Special celebration of AYO's 50th birthday - with performances from all the ensembles Armidale Youth String Orchestra, AYO Sinfonia, AYO Symphonic Winds and the Armidale Youth Orchestra. The highlight is the world premiere performance of specially commissioned work by Paul Marshall - "Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky" Come and support youth music making in Armidale and join in the celebrations! Time: 3pm Venue: Lazenby Hall, UNE Cost: Family $35 / Adults $15 / Students $10 / Child $5
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Armidale Dance Group1 Sep 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group2 Sep 2018
Venue: Gwydir Park Road TSR, off New England Highway (north) 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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SLA Sustainable House Tour8 Sep 2018
Visit Armidale houses that show examples of sustainability in design, materials, construction or energy use. Houses are being selected for this bi-annual weekend tour organised by Sustainable Living Armidale Inc. Previous tours have included interesting new and old houses, some quite small, and some renovations. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people interested in living more sustainably to see actual examples in our community, and talk to the homeowners about the details of their houses. For more information, check out the SLA website: http://www.slarmidale.org
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group21 Sep 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Banquet - A Musical Feast
Banquet; a musical feast starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes21 Sep 2018
Internationally renowned bass baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes returns in a highly anticipated performance. Joined by a lyric coloratura tenor, Henry Choo, rising star mezzo soprano Ruth Strutt and celebrated soprano Peta Blyth and introducing much acclaimed pianist, Rhodri Clarke in a thrilling evening of superb music. Venue: Armidale Town Hall Time: 7.30pm Tickets: Tickets $70 adult and $66 concession - bookings essential www.TryBooking.com
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Armidale Dance Group6 Oct 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group7 Oct 2018
Venue: Gara TSR, Castledoyle 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 DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS - put clock FORWARD one hour For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 02 6772 7262
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Armidale Dance Group19 Oct 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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PACKSADDLE SELLING EXHIBITION19 Oct 2018
An annual selling exhibition of prints and paintings held at NERAM over two weeks. Don't miss opening night - Friday 19th of October. Christopher Hodges, Director of Utopia Gallery is our guest speaker. New England Regional Art Museum 106-144 Kentucky Street, Armidale Further information NERAM website www.neram.com.au
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UNE Graduation - The Professions Awards26 Oct 2018
At the 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/current-students/graduation/your-graduation
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Black Mountain School & Community Reunion27 Oct 2018
A school & community reunion is being held on Saturday 27th October. A lunch and afternoon tea will be held at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club along with fun activities for all to enjoy. A Facebook page Black Mountain Friends has been created. Please visit the page to register your name and contact information. or email Alison - alisonjoy7@gmail.com Tim - timothysnell65@hotmail.com We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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UNE Graduation - Arts & Sciences Awards27 Oct 2018
At the 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/current-students/graduation/your-graduation
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Annual PLC Armidale Old Girls' Reunion Weekend28 Oct 2018
Each year the PLC Armidale Old Girls' Union and the college hosts a weekend for past students and staff. The weekend includes college tours, a high tea hosted by the P&F and dinners organised by each reunion group organiser. It is a wonderful opportunity for the ‘Old Girls’ of PLC Armidale to catch up, reminisce about their experiences and re-connect with the college. People come from all over Australia and internationally to attend. http://www.plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au/community/alumni/old-girls-union
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Armidale’s best Christmas Lights1 Nov 2018
Think you've got the best Christmas Lights in town? Professionals Armidale Real Estate are proud to be hosting 'The Armidale Christmas Light Competition'. Contact Professionals Armidale on (02) 6772 4549 to place your details on the register. A map will be provided to the public to help them find your Christmas light display. Prizes will be awarded for the best house and the most money raised for nominated charities.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group3 Nov 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group4 Nov 2018
Venue: Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve, Bagot Road, Guyra 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
Goldner Quartet
Goldner Quartet8 Nov 2018
Venue: Town Hall, 127 Rusden Street. Time: 7.00pm. Cost: $$45 (adult), $35 (pensioner), $25 (full-time student) - available from https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=336156 (30¢ booking fee applies to each ticket). NECOM will assist in making a booking (credit card only) by phoning 02 6788 2137 or in person at office (Level 1, Old Teachers' College, cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets (cash, cheque, credit card). For more information, phone 02 6788 2137. Approaching their 25th anniversary in 2020, Australia’s premier string quartet remain in demand internationally as performers and recording artists. With no changes to their line-up since their inception in 1995, the Goldners bring unmatched musical intuition to every phrase. It’s this closeness that makes them so appealing to watch in performance – every motion and every glance appears in the music as well.
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group16 Nov 2018
Venue: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street Time: 7.30-10.30pm Cost: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
Bjorn Again
Bjorn Again @ the SerVies17 Nov 2018
VENUE: Auditorium, Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.30 for 8.00pm. COST: $43 - available from Club reception. For more information, phone 02 6776 0800. World famous ABBA super-troupers Bjorn Again perform all the biggest and best ABBA hits and in a highly-entertaining, fully-produced show featuring all the authentic ABBA costumes, boots and makeup. And yes – we can guarantee plenty of blue eye-shadow. Combing theatrical antics and a healthy dose of parody, the show sends audiences into a sing-along, dance-along frenzy
Dancing ball
Armidale Dance Group1 Dec 2018
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street TIME: 7.30-10.30pm COST: $9pp A "plate" for supper appreciated For more information, phone Hazel on 02 6775 2543 or email hcharles@bigpond.com
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Armidale Birdwatching Group2 Dec 2018
Venue: 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