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A Woman's Work... is never done!!23 Jan 2024
Visit the Historical Society in Faulkner Street to see this photographic exhibition which follows working women from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Through two World Wars when women took over the jobs vacated by men eg. in factories, as fire fighters, in the post office and on the land. Also including tradition "women's work" at home, in the office and as nurses and teachers.
Places we call home - Thomas Bedford30 Jan 2024
10am - 2pm A solo exhibition by local emerging artist - Thomas Bedford The combined works are an expression of how Tom sees and feels about today's Society. The works are abstract in nature and are designed to be impactful, to provoke a feeling or thought unique to each viewer. The paintings are a comment on struggles that the farmers and other landholders are facing when attempting to hold on to their land In the face of ongoing national development. However, the particular sites he has painted hold cultural significance to the Indigenous people, who used to use this land for ceremonial and other purposes, But were forced out due to increasing industrialization and growing primary Industries. The exhibition's purpose is to continue awareness of Indigenous land rights issues and simultaneously raise money that will go to the Indigenous people of this land in Armidale. 25% of the proceeds will go to the Anaiwan and Kamilaroi people who are the traditional owners of the country th
From Sketch to Print Workshop5 Feb 2024
10.30am - 3.30pm Join Black Gully Printmaker Rhonda Ellem for a one day a week, 6-week course which begins with colour theory and observational drawing, and leaves you with a varied edition of prints. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. You’ll be guided through all the steps. Time | 10.30am – 3.30pm Venue | Packsaddle Studio & Museum of Printing (located at the rear of NERAM), week 2 will be at the UNE Zoological Museum Cost | $221 – $244 Book: www.neram.com.au/event/from-sketch
The Wynne Prize 20239 Feb 2024
10am - 4pm New England Regional Art Museum is delighted to host The Wynne Prize 2023 exhibition which is touring from the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the first time since it began over 125 years ago, giving our local community the chance to see the best of Australian contemporary landscape painting and sculpture. To book into free opening night go to: www.neram.com.au/event/opening-night-9th-february/ This is a ticketed event after the opening. The Wynne Prize regional tours are proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative. Image: Winner Wynne Prize 2023, Zaachariaha Fielding Inma, acrylic on linen, 306.2 x 198.5 cm © the artist, image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jenni Carter
2024 Armidale & New England Show1 Mar 2024
The Armidale & New England Show, formerly the Armidale & New England Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association, is the longest-running community-organized event in Armidale, with the first Show being held in 1876. ​ The annual Show is a great chance to celebrate our local community and showcase the diverse range of skills and talents of our district, from Stud Beef Cattle and Sheep to Jams, Preserves and Honey, Woodwork, Handicrafts, and even Home Brewing! The 2024 Armidale Show will be held on March 1st and 2nd at the Armidale Showgrounds. Visit our website https://www.armidaleshow.org.au/
Sip & Paint by numbers Mini Style2 Mar 2024
11am - 5pm Are you wanting to have a go at some fun painting but don't know where to go??? Not sure about freestyle painting??? Well look no further, GFA is bringing the fun back with an old time favourite...Paint by Numbers MINI STYLE. Come and enjoy a delightful experience of painting your own mini artwork - by Paint Like Frida | Australian owned Paint by Numbers Kits! "Painting made as easy as counting to 3. Artist quality. Designed with quality in mind. The kit includes high-quality canvas, vibrant, non-toxic acrylic paint". Escape the madness for a day and immerse yourself in the world of painting by yourself or come with a group of friends/family. Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary beverage and nibbles to get your inner artist groove on. No prior experience is required. All materials to complete an artwork is included, including a 20x25cm stretched canvas, numbered paint pots, 3 timber paint brushes for you to keep. https://getframedarmidalegallery.square.si
Clean Up Australia Day in Armidale3 Mar 2024
9am - 12noon Clean up the Armidale Creeklands and stay for a BBQ! Armidale Regional Council invites you to help clean up the Creeklands flowing through the heart of our beautiful city. Slap on a hat, bring your water bottle and morning tea. Then please join us for a sausage sizzle at the end for lunch! Register here https://register.cleanup.org.au/register/curtis-park ... or just turn up :-)
Music on a Market Sunday extra Concert - PLC Year 11 Music3 Mar 2024
12.30pm - 1pm PLC Year 11 students in extra “Market” Sunday Concert There is an extra concert in the Music on a Market Sunday series on 3 March. PLC’s year 11 music class were scheduled to strut their stuff later in the month but had to pull out for logistical reasons so we’ve scheduled an extra concert in the series (though not on a market Sunday) and they will be performing on Sunday 3 March at 12:30pm in the Uniting Church. The performers include some of Armidale’s best young musicians and this is a great opportunity to hear the up-coming generation of performers, in a range of solo and ensemble pieces. Admission to the concert is free, though donations are encouraged. While there are no CoVid restrictions social distancing is always a good idea.
Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress4 Mar 2024
10am - 12pm International Women's Day Event A free event for women of Armidale and surrounds. Including a panel discussion, lunch and access to health checks and local service providers. Registrations and morning tea from 10am. Key note address by The Hon Jodie Harrison MP at 10.30am. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/international-womens-day-armidale-event-tickets-836912697407
Ladies in Livestock - Digital Marketing4 Mar 2024
10am - 2pm Join Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and THE Rural Woman in a digital marketing session for rural businesses. All levels of digital experience are welcome. Whether you have zero online presence or are well developed in your digital platform, there will be something for everyone. This workshop will cater to rural business, whether you are a stud, sell directly to consumers or sell to feedlots, processors etc., or have multiple enterprises. Join us and help to promote our Australian agriculture. Morning tea and lunch provided. More information and registration; https://tix.yt/vPR
Ladies in Livestock - Digital Marketing5 Mar 2024
10am - 2pm Join Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and THE Rural Woman in a digital marketing session for rural businesses. All levels of digital experience are welcome. Whether you have zero online presence or are well developed in your digital platform, there will be something for everyone. This workshop will cater to rural business, whether you are a stud, sell directly to consumers or sell to feedlots, processors etc., or have multiple enterprises. Join us and help to promote our Australian agriculture. Morning tea and lunch provided. More information and registration: https://tix.yt/wPR
NEV2030 Forum 'The Solar Revolution'6 Mar 2024
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Armidale Bowling Club Australian researchers were among the first to realise the potential of solar power. Over 15 years rooftop solar has emerged as a leader in the Australian energy industry. Approximately 30% of homes now fitted with solar panels. Large scale solar farms, rising agrivoltaics industry and batteries are contributing to our future renewable energy needs as we seek to reduce emissions and electrify our nation. A panel of experts will answer your questions. Panel: Ed Campbell, Director of Business Development Meralli Solar - Topic: Large scale solar Prof. David Lamb - Deputy CEO and Chief Scientist - Food Agility CRC - Topic: Agrivoltaics Peter Kemp - New England Solar Power - Topic: Rooftop Solar and Battery Installation Everyone welcome! A donation of $5.00 by online ticket or at the door is requested. Registration: Purchase a ticket at www.trybooking.com/COWWL or RSVP to newenglandvisions2030@gmail.com
Ladies in Livestock - Digital Marketing7 Mar 2024
10am - 2pm Join Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and THE Rural Woman in a digital marketing session for rural businesses. All levels of digital experience are welcome. Whether you have zero online presence or are well developed in your digital platform, there will be something for everyone. This workshop will cater to rural business, whether you are a stud, sell directly to consumers or sell to feedlots, processors etc., or have multiple enterprises. Join us and help to promote our Australian agriculture. Morning tea and lunch provided. More information and registration; https://tix.yt/xPR
Emma Pask with Bill Risby7 Mar 2024
7pm - 9pm Discovered by jazz legend James Morrison at the age of 16, Emma Pask has become one of Australia's favourite voices in Jazz. This concert is sure to delight as Emma, accompanied by Bill Risby, interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and, of course, some raucous blues. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/CNSVO
International Women's Day Breakfast8 Mar 2024
7.30am - 9am Join us for a delightful morning celebrating women's achievements at our International Women's Day Breakfast! We have a panel of inspiring women lined up to engage in a Q&A discussion, led by Rachael Parsons, Art Museum Director of the New England Regional Art Museum. These women hail from different industries and have collectively spent decades going against the grain, following their instinct, and disrupting traditional work structures and social bias. We encourage you to join us and join in on the discussion on forging women's economic and social empowerment and advocating for a more inclusive workplace and society. A delicious menu featuring brioche, croissants, french toast and frittata has been crafted by Enora and Nathan who own and operate the Cafe Patisserie here in Armidale. Coffee, as always, will be served. However you identify, this is a gender inclusive event and everyone is invited. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/international-womens-day-
Digital Solutions8 Mar 2024
10am - 2pm Join Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and THE Rural Woman in a digital marketing session for rural businesses. All levels of digital experience are welcome. Whether you have zero online presence or are well developed in your digital platform, there will be something for everyone. This workshop will cater to rural business, whether you are a stud, sell directly to consumers or sell to feedlots, processors etc., or have multiple enterprises. Join us and help to promote our Australian agriculture. Morning tea and lunch provided. More information and registration; https://tix.yt/NQR
Culture Fest 20249 Mar 2024
5.30pm - 9.30pm With over 58 nationalities that call Armidale home, the University of New England is excited to be partnering with Armidale Regional Council for Culture Fest 2024! Culture Fest features the international student cohort from UNE and will showcase the rich diversity of cultures that are in our region through food, music and dance. Best bit... ITS FREE! This event in in partnership with UNE and Armidale Regional Council. We are committed to our sustainability goals and encourage all to bring reusable plates and cutlery to enjoy the night's food.
Shark & Fox (CAN/AUS) Concert at Boobooks10 Mar 2024
6pm - 10pm Shark & Fox | Emily-Rose Sarkova (AUS) & Jaron Freeman-Fox (CAN) This irresistible Canadian-Australian collaboration shape-shifts between folk traditions, occasionally to the point that the instruments themselves transform; a fiddle to viol d’amore or fretless guitar, an accordion to modular synthesiser, all driven by their infectious clatter, thunder and swish of a drum that serves as both a trampoline for the imagination, as well morse code from the brain to the body. Jaron's projects have garnered multiple Canadian music awards, whilst Emily-Rose has been an ARIA and Art Music Award finalist. Both have traversed the globe to learn from musical masters, and imbue their compositions and performances with great depth whilst indulging their penchant for mischief. See more here: https://www.musicbyemilyrose.c.om.au/sharkandfox
ArtsNational Lecture: The Importance of Being Oscar: The Life and Works of Oscar Wilde14 Mar 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNNXQ (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. The Importance of Being Oscar : The Life and Works of Oscar Wilde - Susannah Fullerton (OAM) (AUS) “Somehow or other I’ll be famous, and if not famous, I’ll be notorious” declared the young Oscar Wilde: he proved to be both! He translated his genius into stories, plays, poems and a novel and gained a place amongst the great Victorian writers. This lecture includes dramatic readings that bring to life Wilde’s extraordinary life story, his fall from fame and the creation of his great works of literature. Susannah Fullerton is a leading authority on 19th & 20th century writers and is passionate about literature. She teache
National Seniors Armidale Branch meeting15 Mar 2024
10am - 12pm National Seniors Armidale Branch meets at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10 am on the third Friday of each month. We have Guest Speakers at every meeting talking about a range of topics. Cost of admission is $6 per person which includes morning tea. National Seniors members, and visitors welcome. Bookings are essential for catering and seating purposes and should be done no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. If you are interested in coming to our meetings please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
New England Lapidary & Fossicking Club 33rd Annual Gem & Craft Show16 Mar 2024
Free entry to the Public Armidale Showground, Dumaresq Street Armidale March 16th 2024 - Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and March 17th 2024 - Sunday 9 am – 3 pm Come and see spectacular Gems, Opals, Rocks, Crystals, Jewellery, Crafts, Gifts and much more. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! BBQ Breakfast/Lunch and Light refreshments available. Raffle tickets on sale at the Show. 1st: $450 New England Zircon and Uralla Gold Earrings 2nd: $250 Rolled Gold/CR Sapphire Bracelet 3rd: $150 Topaz Silver Pendant Stall holders welcome. Contact details: Michael or Kerry Tasik Mobile 0407 308 620 Ph: (02) 6778 5122 (a.h) nelfc@hotmail.com
Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening16 Mar 2024
6pm - 8:30pm Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening Hillgrove Rural Hall, 76 Brackin St, Hillgrove 2350 A series of short- to feature-length documentaries showcasing sustainable living practices in Australia, including tiny houses, self-sufficiency gardens and living simply with a smaller, kinder footprint on our planet. Program 6:00 PM Vegetarian supper (please bring a plate to share) 7:00 PM Film/s 8:00 PM Coffee/Tea for those wishing to stay and chat
Life Drawing with a Comedian at NERAM16 Mar 2024
7pm - 9.30pm A night of artistic hilarity with “Life Drawing with a Comedian”! This show is the perfect fusion of traditional life drawing and the comedic brilliance of live performance. The comedian/model, will guide you through drawing exercises with a side of humour, striking various poses, this event promises laughter and creativity in equal measure. All skill levels are welcome – whether you’re a Picasso in the making or just love doodling, this is for you. Gather your friends and come along for a night of laughter! Don’t worry if you can’t draw – this show/class is all about having a laugh! Cost: $35 – $45 Book here: www.neram.com.au/event/life-drawing-with-a-comedian/ Your ticket includes an arrival drink to loosen up your drawing skills. Cash bar available (eftpos accepted). Buy an early bird ticket before 25th February and get a discount!
Community Field Day at Blackbird Flat20 Mar 2024
10am - 2pm The Lower Creek community and surrounding Macleay Valley communities are invited to a Field day and Recovery event at Blackbird Flat. Guest speaker is Warren Davies 'The Unbreakable Farmer'. Backtrack Paws Up Working dog demo and a delicious barbecue lunch provided. Information from Armidale Regional Council recovery program, Kempsey Council Weeds Officer, Local Land Services, New England Weeds Authority, NSW Health, Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, Healthwise, Rural Support at New England Family Support, Farmgate Peer Support and SES.
Baggy Blues Dinner20 Mar 2024
6pm - 10pm Meet current & former Australian & NSW cricket stars including Steve Rixon, Chartlotte Anneveld, Gavin Robertson, Jason Krejza, Dan Smith, Trevor Chappell, Belinda Robertson as well as current members of the NSW Blues & Breakers
Baggy Blues Free Junior Coaching Clinic21 Mar 2024
5pm - 9pm Baggy Blues Coaching Clinic/T20 game @ The Armidale Sports Ground. 5pm-6pm - free junior coaching clinic! 6pm-9pm - T20 Match featuring NSW cricketers.
Music on a Market Sunday - Baroque and Romantic Organ24 Mar 2024
12.30pm - 1pm Baroque and Romantic Organ Music in Market Sunday Concert The Music on a Market Sunday concert on 24 March at 12:30pm in the Uniting Church will feature music by Dietrich Buxtehude and Joseph Rheinberger performed by Lena Schmalz. Buxtehude is the composer that the young J S Bach walked almost 400 kilometres to hear and learn from. It is due to his admiration for the older composer and the transcriptions he made of his music that much of Buxtehude’s music survives. Rheinberger was a 19th century composer and organist, born in Liechtenstein but mainly working in Munich. A significant contributor to romantic organ music he was also the teacher of Richard Strauss, Engelbert Humperdinck and Wilhelm Furtwangler. This is a great opportunity to hear one of Armidale’s leading organists play some fascinating repertoire. Admission to the concert is free, though donations are encouraged. Tea and Sausages will be available at the church before the concert.
Slow Stitch Workshop - Amanda Donohue24 Mar 2024
1.30pm - 4.30pm This workshop is a great way to find out about different hand embroidery and embellishment techniques. Learn about different methods including Japanese sashiko and boro, plus other traditional embroidery stitches. Participants will create a small decorative item (fish, bird, star, heart) from felt or other fabrics such as cotton and linen. A variety of fabrics, lace, buttons and threads will be available for you to chose from, and all necessary equipment will be provided. If you have any particular fabric you want to use, or if you have your own needlework kit, please feel free to bring it along. No experience is needed, beginners are welcome. NB This workshop will focus on hand stitching but a sewing machine will be available for sewing up sides. https://getframedarmidalegallery.square.site/workshops
Labyrinth walk fundraiser for UN Women's Trek for Rights25 Mar 2024
6.30pm - 7.30pm The regular full-moon labyrinth walk will be an opportunity to hear about the UN Women's Trek for Rights that one of our group is undertaking in May. We usually walk the labyrinth in a meditative way and then have a sharing circle in the centre, so this month we will hear a little about the Trek and the 2024 focus of UN Women Australia. If you would like to support the Trek, you can find out more at the donation page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joy-bowles
Gwyn Ashton-mojosoul tour 2024 Guyra27 Mar 2024
7pm - 9.30pm UK based South Australian Music Hall of Fame inductee, singer-songwriter Gwyn Ashton is returning to Australia in February/March to promote his latest album 'Mojo Soul.' As one of Europe and Australia's hardest working musicians, Ashton takes his audience on a mesmerising musical journey, from haunting lap slide instrumentals and acoustic ballads, to gut bucket National steel guitar bottleneck slide-driven blues and beyond. Ashton is on the top of the list of the new wave of modern blues rock artists. While in Australia, Ashton will be performing his one man show for the very first time at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame in Guyra on Wednesday the 27th of March at 7PM. Make a night of it, food and drinks will be available at the show. More info by calling the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame on 0423478656
Armidale Autumn Festival6 Apr 2024
Armidale’s annual Autumn Festival celebration is returning on Saturday 6 April 2023, transforming the city’s centre into a hub of entertainment and community pride. Join the community for the much-loved Armidale Autumn Festival parade as we see in the magic that is the changing of the season and the Autumn splendor that Armidale is known and celebrated. Highlights Breakfast with the Band at 7am in Civic Park Mass Pipe Bands at 11am in the Armidale Mall Food trucks, market stalls from 11am in Civic Park Street Parade at 12.30pm in the Armidale CBD Amusement rides from 12pm in Curtis Park Live entertainment from 1.30pm And much more...we look forward to seeing you there!
Armidale Youth Futures Dinner6 Apr 2024
06.30pm - 10.30pm The Annual AYF Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held at the Armidale Bowling Club.This is our major fundraising event for the year, with supporters from every Christian church in Armidale. Tickets can be purchased at try booking, or at Koorong Bookshop in Rusden Street (Cash Only) Each year Armidale Youth Futures holds an Annual Fundraising Dinner to support the teaching of Christian Special Religious Education (SRE), all the Armidale public Primary Schools and Armidale Secondary College. There will be opportunity to bid on charity auction items – offer the winning bid and you’ll not only take away a great item, but you’ll also be financially supporting AYF as well! It’s a win-win! 😁️ The evening’s auction has been wonderfully supported by generous donors, both individuals and businesses alike. So let’s honor their kindness by bidding generously on the night! Further information will be available closer to the date.
Armidale Youth Orchestras Autumn Garden Party7 Apr 2024
10.30am - 12.30pm Enjoy morning tea and a stroll through the magnificent gardens of Chevy Chase, followed by a morning of music presented by the Armidale Youth Orchestras. Morning tea is provided at 10:30am. https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1184062?
DigiMarCon At Home 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference11 Apr 2024
9.30am - 3.30pm DigiMarCon At Home 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. – Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers and build your professional network.
TAS Rugby Carnival (TASRC)13 Apr 2024
8am - 2.30pm Rugby Carnival for U12s (15 a side), Girls U14s/U16s (7 a side) hosted by The Armidale School. For more information contact Rachael Edmonds at redmonds@as.edu.au
Autumn Piano School17 Apr 2024
9am - 5pm If you love the piano, Autumn Piano School is for you! Piano+ and the New England Conservatorium of Music invite you to the inaugural Autumn Piano School. From young beginner to tertiary level, pianists of all ages are invited to participate in lessons and masterclasses with some of Australia's most outstanding pianists and music educators. A specialist piano Pedagogy Course includes lectures and workshops with lots of practical tips and techniques to enhance your own studio teaching. Plus, three public recitals will be presented by some of our master performer-teachers. Enrol now: pianoplus.com.au
ArtsNational Lecture: Elizabeth Taylor’s Greatest Love Affair – With Jewels18 Apr 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNNYC (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. Elizabeth Taylor’s Greatest Love Affair – With Jewels - Adrian Dickens (AUS) Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has long been associated with jewels – diamonds in particular, and her legendary jewellery collection was said to be worth over $200 million at the star’s death. Find out the fascinating stories behind the breathtaking collection that rivalled Cleopatra’s, the star who wore them and the man who bought most of them – Richard Burton. Adrian Dickens trained in the UK before emigrating to Australia and becoming a fixture on the Australian jewellery scene for the last 27 years. He has his own unique personal jewel
Konstantin Shamray in Recital18 Apr 2024
7.30pm - 8.45pm An exhilarating performer with faultless technique and fearless command of the piano, Russian Australian pianist Konstantin Shamray enjoys performing on an international level with the world’s leading orchestras and concert presenters. In 2008 Konstantin won First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, the first and only competitor to date to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes. Konstantin has toured extensively throughout Australia and has recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum. He has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Konstantin is interested in music education, he holds a position of Lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. https://www.pianoplus.com.au/event/konstantin-shamray-
National Seniors Armidale Branch meeting19 Apr 2024
10am - 12pm National Seniors Armidale Branch meets at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10 am on the third Friday of each month. We have Guest Speakers at every meeting talking about a range of topics. Cost of admission is $6 per person which includes morning tea. National Seniors members, and visitors welcome. Bookings are essential for catering and seating purposes and should be done no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. If you are interested in coming to our April meeting please call Eileen on 0419 497 313.
Bernadette Harvey In Recital19 Apr 2024
7.30pm - 8.45pm An acclaimed international performer and teacher, she was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 by then Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, for her contribution to Australian Music. Dr Harvey has won many accolades since her first medal in a Sydney Eisteddfod at the age of two and a half, including the ABC ‘Young Performer of the Year’ in 1987. Her playing has been described by one reviewer as: “Gifted with a rare physical control of the instrument and intellectual and interpretative qualities to match…dispatched with a Horowitz-like virtuosity…blisteringly virtuosic…It drew me to the edge of my seat.” (Neville Cohn, West Australian​). https://www.pianoplus.com.au/event/bernadette-harvey-in-recital/
Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening20 Apr 2024
6pm - 8:30pm Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening Hillgrove Rural Hall, 76 Brackin St, Hillgrove 2350 A series of short- to feature-length documentaries showcasing sustainable living practices in Australia, including tiny houses, self-sufficiency gardens and living simply with a smaller, kinder footprint on our planet. Program 6:00 PM Vegetarian supper (please bring a plate to share) 7:00 PM Film/s 8:00 PM Coffee/Tea for those wishing to stay and chat
Neeman Piano Duo - Artistry for Twenty Fingers20 Apr 2024
7.30pm - 9.35pm The Neeman Piano Duo has been widely acclaimed for impeccable musicianship and unique onstage chemistry in performances across America, Australia, and Asia. Their wide-ranging repertoire encompasses classical masterpieces and duets by the composers of today, as well as original arrangements of popular tunes and Broadway hits. As a husband-and-wife duo, they have performed with orchestras including the National Capital Orchestra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra. Their recital of 18th- and 19th-century music on period instruments was named one of the "Top Five Concerts of the Year" by The Canberra Times. The 2024 concert schedule includes concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, recital series at The Great in Sydney, Live at Toorak (Melbourne), among others. This event is present by Piano+ in partnership with the New England Conservatorium of Music https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1176249?
ANZAC Dawn Service25 Apr 2024
5.30am - 12pm Join us in Central Park for this year's Dawn Service, as we gather in the darkness before dawn to honor and remember our fallen soldiers. Our service will begin in Central Park at 5.30am, and following that our ANZAC day march from 10am.
ArtsNational Lecture: The Scent Bottle: Jewels In the Glass Crown9 May 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Memorial Hall, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNNZP (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. The Scent Bottle: Jewels In the Glass Crown - Andy McConnell (UK) Despite their mini sizes, the design attention lavished on scent bottles has seen them ranked amongst the most prestigious and expensive items. Small glass flasks for scents and oils have been made for over 3,500 years. This lecture will trace the stylistic and technological advances that have marked the history of glassmaking and the scent bottle from the days of the Ancients and Rome to the present day. Andy McConnell, BBC’s Antiques Roadshow glass specialist has dealt in antiques since adolescence. He writes regularly for publications including The Times and
Australian Guitar Quartet9 May 2024
7pm - 8:30pm Bach to Bozza and Beyond Enjoy a kaleidoscopic program spanning 300 years, taking you on a captivating journey from Bach to Bossa and beyond with four of Australia’s leading guitarists as your tour guide. This concert promises to be an unforgettable experience with something for everyone. Be transported by these four master instrumentalists – their remarkable musicianship and virtuosic playing will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime! ARTISTS Vladimir Gorbach Guitar Leonard Grigoryan Guitar Slava Grigoryan Guitar Andrew Blanch Guitar https://www.trybooking.com/CNSVS
UNE Autumn Graduation - Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law10 May 2024
On Friday 10 May at 3pm (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Autumn Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Autumn Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Autumn Graduation - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education11 May 2024
On Saturday 11 May at 10:30 am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Autumn Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE). Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Autumn Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Autumn Graduation - Faculty of Medicine and Health11 May 2024
On Saturday 11 May at 3pm (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Autumn Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Autumn Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
National Seniors Armidale Branch meeting17 May 2024
10am - 12pm National Seniors Armidale Branch meets at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10 am on the third Friday of each month. We have Guest Speakers at every meeting talking about a range of topics. Cost of admission is $6 per person which includes morning tea. National Seniors members, and visitors welcome. Bookings are essential for catering and seating purposes and should be done no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. If you are interested in coming to our May meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
Armidale Central Rotary Club Book Fair18 May 2024
9am - 5pm Annual Rotary Book Fair. 60,000 books for sale in a great venue! See Club Facebook page for more!
Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening18 May 2024
6pm - 8:30pm Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening Hillgrove Rural Hall, 76 Brackin St, Hillgrove 2350 A series of short- to feature-length documentaries showcasing sustainable living practices in Australia, including tiny houses, self-sufficiency gardens and living simply with a smaller, kinder footprint on our planet. Program 6:00 PM Vegetarian supper (please bring a plate to share) 7:00 PM Film/s 8:00 PM Coffee/Tea for those wishing to stay and chat
ArtsNational Lecture: Joy Hester: Love, Loss and Redemption13 Jun 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNNZV (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. Joy Hester: Love, Loss and Redemption - Kendrah Morgan (AUS) From the late 1930s to the end of the 1950s Joy Hester forged a body of work that was distinctly her own, groundbreaking in its conception and assertions. Working almost exclusively with ink and gouache on paper she broke with convention and used drawing as a tool to grasp the essence of being human. She portrayed life in all its complexity, tackling subjects that were highly provocative during her lifetime: love, sex, birth, and death. Kendrah Morgan is Senior Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has worked in the commercial gallery sector
Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening15 Jun 2024
6pm - 8:30pm Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening Hillgrove Rural Hall, 76 Brackin St, Hillgrove 2350 A series of short- to feature-length documentaries showcasing sustainable living practices in Australia, including tiny houses, self-sufficiency gardens and living simply with a smaller, kinder footprint on our planet. Program 6:00 PM Vegetarian supper (please bring a plate to share) 7:00 PM Film/s 8:00 PM Coffee/Tea for those wishing to stay and chat
National Seniors Armidale Branch meeting21 Jun 2024
10am - 12pm National Seniors Armidale Branch meets at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10 am on the third Friday of each month. We have Guest Speakers at every meeting talking about a range of topics. Cost of admission is $6 per person which includes morning tea. National Seniors members, and visitors welcome. Bookings are essential for catering and seating purposes and should be done no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. If you are interested in coming to our June meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
NERAM Nights - Paco Lara Duo Flamenco Show21 Jun 2024
7pm - 9pm Embodying the unmistakable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect impressive articulation with musical elegance and imagination. Interpretations of themes from his latest album Duende and his famous Andalusian Guitar show, including some of the greatest guitar classics of all time will be performed by Lara with the characteristic and unmistakable sound (“toque”) of Jerez (Spain). You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of his guitar, with guest Spanish flamenco dancer Deya Miranda Giner. Drinks – Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from our bar. (CASH and EFTPOS available) Price: $47 – $52 Ticket sales close May 19 so book early Book here: www.neram.com.au/event/neram-nights-paco-lara-duo-flamenco-show/
ArtsNational Lecture: The Architecture of Mughal India: Palaces, Mosques, Gardens and Masuoleums11 Jul 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNNZX (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. The Architecture of Mughal India: Palaces, Mosques, Gardens and Masuoleums - Dr John Stevens (UK) Before the British arrived in India, the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Mughal Emperors. The stunning buildings and gardens they constructed have left an indelible stamp on India’s architectural and cultural landscape. Mughal architecture and the colourful personalities involved in their construction fused elements from Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural traditions, and gave rise to some of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the world. Dr John Stevens is a Research Associate at SOAS, Univer
National Seniors Armidale Branch meeting19 Jul 2024
10am - 12pm National Seniors Armidale Branch meets at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10 am on the third Friday of each month. We have Guest Speakers at every meeting talking about a range of topics. Cost of admission is $6 per person which includes morning tea. National Seniors members, and visitors welcome. Bookings are essential for catering and seating purposes and should be done no later than the Wednesday before the meeting. If you are interested in coming to our July meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening20 Jul 2024
6pm - 8:30pm Hillgrove Short Film and Supper Evening Hillgrove Rural Hall, 76 Brackin St, Hillgrove 2350 A series of short- to feature-length documentaries showcasing sustainable living practices in Australia, including tiny houses, self-sufficiency gardens and living simply with a smaller, kinder footprint on our planet. Program 6:00 PM Vegetarian supper (please bring a plate to share) 7:00 PM Film/s 8:00 PM Coffee/Tea for those wishing to stay and chat
ArtsNational Lecture: What Have the Huguenots Ever Done for Us? Mass Migration and the Arts In Britain8 Aug 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNOFM (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. What Have the Huguenots Ever Done for Us? Mass Migration and the Arts In Britain - Vivienne Lawes (UK) The mass migration of the French Protestant Huguenots in the 16th and 17th centuries impacted the arts, the military and finance sectors of the countries to which they fled after suffering Catholic persecution in their homeland. It is estimated that upwards of 50,000 Huguenots settled in the British Isles alone and this lecture looks at how the artistic works of the Huguenots changed material culture and became integrated into British national identity. Vivienne Lawes is an art historian, art market analyst and curator/writer who combines a hands-on career in the art business wit
DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition14 Aug 2024
9am Aug 14 - 5pm Aug 15 DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. – Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network.
Opera Australia presents La Bohème15 Aug 2024
7pm - 10:30pm Book tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/CNSYF On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever. Experience the original bohemian love story. When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter. For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can't come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer–but right now they'd settle for something warm to eat. Some emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express. The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss. Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit
Opera Australia: La Boheme by Puccini15 Aug 2024
7pm - 9.30pm La Boheme has always captured the soaring spirit of young love and this new production breaths fresh life into one of the world's favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/CNSYF
UNE Winter Graduation - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education23 Aug 2024
On Friday 23 August at 10:30am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Winter Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Winter Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 23 August to Saturday 24 August 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Winter Graduation - Faculty of Medicine and Health23 Aug 2024
On Friday 23 August at 3pm (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Winter Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Winter Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 23 August to Saturday 24 August 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Winter Graduation - Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law24 Aug 2024
On Saturday 24 August at 10:30am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Winter Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Winter Graduation ceremonies will be held from Friday 23 August to Saturday 24 August 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
Goldner String Quartet3 Sep 2024
3 Sept 7:30pm - 15 Sept 7pm The Goldner String Quartet has longstanding recognition, not only as Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world. Join us for their final concert season as they bring their 30-year Goldner String Quartet journey to a close. ARTISTS Dene Olding Violin Dimity Hall Violin Irina Morozova Viola Julian Smiles Cello PROGRAM MOZART Quartet No.4 in C major, K 157 SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 BEETHOVEN Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No.2 Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/CNSVU
ArtsNational Lecture: Breeches, Bonnets and Bags12 Sep 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNOFS (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. Breeches, Bonnets and Bags - Rosalind Whyte (UK) This lecture follows the different fashions as revealed in paintings, looking at dress and accessories, and some of the more ridiculous styles of fashion from the 16th century to the 19th century. In times when Sumptuary Laws prescribed what could be worn according to social status in society, fashion was much less of a personal choice and more a reflection of social standing. This lecture explores the wildest extremes of fashion through the ages. Rosalind Whyte holds master’s degrees from Goldsmith’s College and Birkbeck College. She is an experienced guide at major UK g
Goldner String Quartet15 Sep 2024
3pm - 5pm The Goldner String Quartet has longstanding recognition, not only as Australia's pre-eminent string quartet but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world. Join us for their final concert season as they bring the 30-year Goldner String Quartet journey to a close. Program: Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven Tickets: www.trybooking.com/CNSVU
ArtsNational Lecture: Matisse: Simple Beauty17 Oct 2024
6pm - 7:30pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNOGB (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. Matisse: Simple Beauty - Paul Chapman (UK) Matisse is regarded as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century. During WWI he moved from Paris to the South of France, where his work became more figurative and traditional. He was heralded as an upholder of the French Classical tradition and in later age he had a second flourish as an avant-garde artist. Paul Chapman is an art historian and a National Gallery trained guide with many years of experience working in education. His book examines the subject of cultural
Woolshed Series Concert 1 - Mirani20 Oct 2024
3pm - 5.30pm New England Conservatorium of Music's Woolshed Series presents spectacular springtime concerts in three iconic woolsheds to celebrate the new England's unique identity and rich cultural heritage, past and present. Join us in our 20th anniversary year for this unforgettable series which showcases both our regional's wealth of musical talent and the impressive pastoral heritage of the new England. Tickets will be available on trybooking
New England Sings!27 Oct 2024
11am - 5pm New England Sings! is New England Conservatorium's (NECOM's) nationally acclaimed, award-winning choral showcase bringing together over 900 students from across the New England region, accompanied by an 80-piece orchestra. In 2024 we will premiere two new Australian choral works commissioned especially for the 20th anniversary of NECOM. In the lead up to the event, participating schools are supported with free choral workshops delivered by NECOM with remote schools receiving travel assistance to attend the final rehearsals and performance. Tickets: will be available on trybooking
The New England Garden Festival1 Nov 2024
9am - 2pm The New England Garden Festival encompasses the New England region and celebrates the love of gardening and the wonderful gardens that have been created in this cool climate. It is an inclusive Festival of all ages and all nationalities. Activities will include iGardens for the community to visit and be inspired with ideas, competition winning gardens, workshops and demonstrations at the Armidale racecourse. We do hope you will come!
Woolshed Series Concert 2 - Deeargee3 Nov 2024
3pm - 5.30pm New England Conservatorium of Music's Woolshed Series presents spectacular springtime concerts in three iconic woolsheds to celebrate the new England's unique identity and rich cultural heritage, past and present. Join us in our 20th anniversary year for this unforgettable series which showcases both our regional's wealth of musical talent and the impressive pastoral heritage of the new England. Tickets will be available on trybooking
Woolshed Series Concert 3 - Cressbrook10 Nov 2024
3pm - 5.30pm New England Conservatorium of Music's Woolshed Series presents spectacular springtime concerts in three iconic woolsheds to celebrate the new England's unique identity and rich cultural heritage, past and present. Join us in our 20th anniversary year for this unforgettable series which showcases both our regional's wealth of musical talent and the impressive pastoral heritage of the new England. Tickets will be available on trybooking
ArtsNational Lecture: Building a Collection14 Nov 2024
5:30pm - 7pm VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 5.30pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $150 (annual subscription for 10 lectures) - available from www.trybooking.com/CNOGH (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 0460 649 700, or email artsnationalarmidale@gmail.com. Building a Collection - Leigh Capel (AUS) This lecture will explain the processes of acquiring art, building a collection and navigating the art world. Find out the basic principles to consider as well as what types of art or situations to avoid. There will be insights into condition and restoration and how it affects value, and ways to detect fakes and forgeries. Cycles and changing tastes over time will also be covered. Leigh Capel has been working in the art and antique industry as a valuer and specialist since 2013 and then involved with supplying art and furniture to the Australian film and television industry.
UNE Summer Graduation - Faculty of Medicine and Health5 Dec 2024
On Thursday 5 December at 10:30am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Summer Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Awards. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Summer Graduation ceremonies will be held from Thursday 5 December to Saturday 7 December 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Summer Graduation - Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law6 Dec 2024
On Friday 6 December at 10:30am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Summer Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law Awards. Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Summer Graduation ceremonies will be held from Thursday 5 December to Saturday 7 December 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.
UNE Summer Graduation - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education7 Dec 2024
On Saturday 7 December at 10:30am (AEDT), the University of New England will be hosting the Autumn Graduation (conferral of awards) for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE). Graduation Ceremonies can be viewed live via UNE Facebook and UNE YouTube on the day of the event, as well the Your Graduation Ceremony webpage. Summer Graduation ceremonies will be held from Thursday 5 December to Saturday 7 December 2024 on the lawns of Booloominbah. For those travelling to Armidale for the occasion, UNE has created a Town with Gown guide to accommodation, hospitality venues and attractions focused on the Armidale region.