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Armidale Markets in the Mall25 Sep 2022
PCYC Markets are held in the Beardy Street Mall on the last Sunday of every month. There are always plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, home grown flowers, coffee, cakes and pastries and delicious brunch and lunch option and of course, many stalls selling beautiful handmade products that make for a great present! There is local entertainment some months that perform to entertain the crowd and is a great day out. So bring the family along and enjoy your Sunday. https://fb.me/e/1zpUOqHgM
Term 4 2022 | Studio Art Group14 Oct 2022
A weekly, self-directed, painting and drawing group for experienced artists. Meeting once a week in Packsaddle Studio (located at the rear of the NERAM building) this is an opportunity to come work alongside other experienced artists, network, learn and be inspired. This class does not have a regular tutor but each week, the session finishes with a group critique to review the day’s efforts to give and receive feedback. Excitingly starting in 2022, each term will include a talk, workshop or demonstration from a visiting artist. Dates | Thursday 13 October 2022 – Thursday 15 December 2022 (10 weeks) Time | 10am – 3pm Venue | Packsaddle Studio, located at the back of NERAM. External access only. Cost | $174 Materials | BYO Min 10/Max 19 For more information please email foh@neram.com.au
Music in the Mall5 Nov 2022
10am Groove to the sounds of local musical talent on Saturdays in the Armidale Mall with ‘Musicians of Armidale’ commencing morning sessions from this weekend Saturday 5 November on the mall stage. “We are excited about this opportunity to invite local musicians to perform in the Mall. There will be a variety of solo and duo acts playing for two hours and people are welcome to come down to the Mall and bring a chair to relax and enjoy the different styles of music,” said Mark Cooper “The MOA also has their own website featuring local musicians with information on their style of music and contact details as well as membership and event information, so please check it out, “ said Mark https://musiciansofarmidale.wordpress.com/ If you are an event organiser, music promoter or performer and would like to promote your event in the Armidale region please submit your event to the council’s events calendar. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/events#ALL Your event will also appear
Artist's Choice Exhibition16 Nov 2022
10:00AM - 3:00PM An exhibition of original hand made linocuts, collagraphs, dry point etchings and more featuring local and interstate artists in the New England Contemporary Print Gallery in the Armidale mall. Open 10-3 Wednesday to Saturday, market Sundays and by appointment. Our image is by Rhonda Ellem, Merops ornatus (divide the head, decorate the body) monoprint, 2022
Exhibition at NERAM: Debbie Taylor Worley19 Nov 2022
Visit the newly opened exhibition From Whence We Came at NERAM until 29 January 2023. Debbie Taylor Worley investigates the colonial frontier and the relationships formed between her ancestors, both wadjin (white women) and yinarr (Gamilaraay women) delineated by their relationships to the land and water. Working across textiles, ceramics, and photography, Taylor Worley juxtaposes colonial and indigenous histories, celebrating the enduring strength of all women in her family. Though once disempowered, they live today as conveyers of both colonist and Aboriginal pasts. https://www.neram.com.au/event/artist-talk-debbie-taylor-worley/
80th Anniversary of sinking of HMAS Armidale 1 Dec 2022
2:00PM The Armidale RSL Sub Branch will be conducting a service commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale at Central Park. Also acknowledged will be the passing away of the last survivor this year and the awarding of the VC to Teddy Sheean.
Christmas in the Mall1 Dec 2022
5:00PM to 9:00PM Armidale's favourite Christmas celebrations will be held in Beardy Street Mall on Thursday 1st December. Festivities will commence from 5pm with Santa and his Elves making a special appearance at the festive fun event. Beardy Street Mall will be transformed into a street of market stalls, food vans, live entertainment and kids activities. This year we have a special surprise.... Santa is bringing his real live Reindeer!!!!!
Chess in the Mall3 Dec 2022
10am - 12pm Chess in the Mall is a relaxed morning of Chess and coffee held in the Beardy Street Mall outside the Boobooks Bookshop. Boards are also set up inside Boobooks. Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of chess. 10am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. All welcome! https://www.armidalechessclub.org/chessinmall
NEAS Summer Show 20223 Dec 2022
Members Prize and Exhibition 10am - 4pm The annual Summer Show runs through December to mid- January and comprises of members current work and is always a delight to the senses. Our artists come from across the New England region with a diversity of how that is expressed. Paintings, watercolours, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and crafts all come together to create an amazing show of talent. Armidale Art Gallery Central Mall Armidale
Music in the Mall3 Dec 2022
10am Groove to the sounds of local musical talent on Saturdays in the Armidale Mall with ‘Musicians of Armidale’ commencing morning sessions from this weekend Saturday 5 November on the mall stage. “We are excited about this opportunity to invite local musicians to perform in the Mall. There will be a variety of solo and duo acts playing for two hours and people are welcome to come down to the Mall and bring a chair to relax and enjoy the different styles of music,” said Mark Cooper “The MOA also has their own website featuring local musicians with information on their style of music and contact details as well as membership and event information, so please check it out, “ said Mark https://musiciansofarmidale.wordpress.com/ If you are an event organiser, music promoter or performer and would like to promote your event in the Armidale region please submit your event to the council’s events calendar. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/events#ALL Your event will also appear
Kamarra Open Garden3 Dec 2022
10 - 4pm each day Open garden at Kamarra, 307 Kellys Plains Rd. Devonshire Teas, Lunches, Plant Stall, Book Stall and Raffle. All proceeds to AGHS Heritage Rose Garden at Saumarez Homestead Adults 10 (cash preferred) U18 free
Summer Show Exhibition3 Dec 2022
The annual Summer Show at the Armidale Art Gallery comprises of 60 local artists current artwork and is always a delight to the senses. Artists included in the show are: Agnes Knapic, Andrea Gledhill, Andrian Pollard, Bao Wang, Barbara Lahnam, Cherry Stewart, Chris Wilford, Eric Gibson, Eve Kennedy Jackson, Evelyn Owen, Fred Bullen, Jackie Reid, James White, Jane O'Sullivan, Janna Hayes, Jeni Mackenzie, Judy Wilford, Kay Nash, Kristen Devine, Laura Stodart, Lilian Wissink, Linda Neil, Lorraine Kelleher, Maggie Cairns, Maria Hitchcock, Meghan Cornish, Michael Hull, Natalie Rudnicki, Noeline Davis, Norene Stodart, Pamela Robison, Pauline Charley, Phoebe Hillard, Robyn Markey, Rochelle Slade, Sandra Gully, Sarah Hill, Sarah Gasparre, Shirley Tier, Shirley Cooke, Steve Webster, Stewart MacDonald, Sue Burgess, Sue Baker, Sue Fisher, Susan Griffin, Terry Cooke, Tess Cullen,Thomas Bedford, Therese Fitzergerald & Wendy Phillips.
Vivace Festival 3 Dec 2022
Find yourself dancing with your heart and not your feet when you join us for a beautiful Saturday evening at the Pavilion in the Armidale Show Ground, on December 3rd, 2022. With national band Cigány Weaver headlining, you'll be swept away with the summer breeze in a dazzling fusion of Jazz, classical and folk music. Thriving, dynamic, and fiery, Cigány know how to weave a night you won't forget! Enchanting you with vibrant and unique tunes, some of the New Englands most incredible local artists will be supporting acts. With Creators and Makers from the New England Region present with stalls and goodies, you might as well get your Christmas shopping finished (or started), while you try some of the local Ezidi cuisine. Food trucks, music, dancing and markets, you need to cancel any plans you had and bring your friends and family along, because Vivace is a one day festival! We are proudly sponsored by some of the incredible businesses in the Armidale Community, including the bea
Errol Russell Sinfonia In Concert3 Dec 2022
5:30PM to 7:00PM Join the Errol Russell Sinfonia as they champion some of the greatest works for strings in their December 3rd Concert. This vibrant chamber orchestra is made up of music teachers from the New England Conservatorium of Music, specially invited elite pre-tertiary and tertiary students and professional musicians from around the region. Working in collaboration with one of Australia’s most respected musicians Max McBride and ERS conductor Robert Jackson they will be performing: Bach Double Violin Concerto (Eliza Scott & David Tan violin) Mendelssohn Sinfonia No.10 Vaughan-Williams Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Beethoven Romance (Madison Sim violin) TICKET PRICES $30 Adult $20 Concession $10 Child BOOKINGS www.trybooking.com/CEDAM VENUE New England Conservatorium of Music Auditorium Corner of Mossman and Faulkner Streets Armidale NSW 2350 Please contact the Conservatorium Office on 6788 2135 should you require disability access
Duval Dam Buster Trail Run4 Dec 2022
VENUE: Recreation Area, Dumaresq Dam, Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road, 12km west from Armidale). TIME: 6.00am-3.00pm. For more information, visit www.duvaldambuster.com.au/about. The Duval Dam Buster Trail Run (DDB) consists of five trail running events within the Mt Duval and Dumaresq Dam areas. The event is for passionate trail running locals and interested community members. The event will be hosted by Armidale Athletics Club Inc. Mt Duval is a large forested mountain on the New England Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, and is located in the New England region of NSW. With an elevation of 1,400 metres above sea level, Mt Duval is one of the largest peaks in the area, dominating the Armidale skyline. There will be five distances: a 3km family/kids fun run/walk, an 8km, a 15km, a 30km event and a 50km ultra-marathon.
Armidale Birdwatchers4 Dec 2022
VENUE: Blue Hole (Oxley Wild Rivers National Park), Castledoyle Road (approximately 18km south-east from Armidale). TIME: 7.45am for 8.00am departure (depart Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street). Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. Until further notice. COVID-19 safety measures will apply. The scheduled visit may be changed or cancelled if conditions on the day are likely to affect the excursion. For more information and register to join group, phone Shirley on 0458 260 937 or email shrlycook@gmail.com
Heart Strings Christmas Concerts4 Dec 2022
2:00PM and 3:30PM Featuring Heart Strings Armidale's outstanding violin and cello students 'Nurturing Excellence' Auditorium, C.B. Newling Building cnr. Faulkner & Mossman Streets heart-strings.com.au
Rehearsals - Armidale Choral Society6 Dec 2022
7.30AM - 9:00AM Tuesdays Rehearsals: 6 and 13 December for a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria and some Bach Chorales on 23 April. Rehearsals will restart in late January.The Society welcomes new singers. The Choir is a non-auditioned community choir that rehearses weekly. Scores are provided. Membership is $10 and the hire of the score is $10. For more information please ring Inge Southcott on 0431479008 or email the Choral Society at armidalechoralsociety@gmail.com
PLC Armidale Carols in the Cathedral6 Dec 2022
6:00PM - 7:30PM PLC Armidale are delighted to announce the return of their Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. All are welcome to attend this Christian service when more than 600 people come together in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Joseph to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. ✨ A retiring offering will be made at the conclusion of the service with all proceeds going to the Allowah Children’s Hospital, which has been supporting kids with complex disabilities for nearly 70 years.
UNE Graduation - Science, Agriculture, Business and Law Awards8 Dec 2022
VENUE: Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to www.une.edu.au/grad/. UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.
UNE Graduation - Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education Awards9 Dec 2022
VENUE: Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to www.une.edu.au/grad/. UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.
Backgammon at Boobooks10 Dec 2022
Friendly games of backgammon at Boobooks or outside in the mall, 10am–12 noon. Kids and learners welcome. All equipment provided. Find us on Facebook https://armidale-backgammon-fanciers.mailchimpsites.com/
Music in the Mall10 Dec 2022
10am Groove to the sounds of local musical talent on Saturdays in the Armidale Mall with ‘Musicians of Armidale’ commencing morning sessions from this weekend Saturday 5 November on the mall stage. “We are excited about this opportunity to invite local musicians to perform in the Mall. There will be a variety of solo and duo acts playing for two hours and people are welcome to come down to the Mall and bring a chair to relax and enjoy the different styles of music,” said Mark Cooper “The MOA also has their own website featuring local musicians with information on their style of music and contact details as well as membership and event information, so please check it out, “ said Mark https://musiciansofarmidale.wordpress.com/ If you are an event organiser, music promoter or performer and would like to promote your event in the Armidale region please submit your event to the council’s events calendar. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/events#ALL Your event will also appear
UNE Graduation - Medicine and Health Awards10 Dec 2022
VENUE: Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah", University of New England. TIME: ceremony 10.30am sharp. For further information, phone 02 6773 3333 or go to www.une.edu.au/grad/. UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.
Mega Toy Raffle 10 Dec 2022
12:00PM to 4.30PM Armidale City Bowling Club's annual Mega Christmas Toy Raffle returns Saturday 10th December. Tickets $1 each with nearly $5000 worth of Toys up for grabs in over 100 prizes to be won! Kids activities and mire in store for the family. Tickets on sale 12pm Draw from 2pm
Coffee and chat car display11 Dec 2022
The Coffee and Chat morning will take place at Civic Park, opposite the markets on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 9am. It is good that at last we can display our cars and enjoy a get together. https://csccnnsw.com.au/upcoming-events/
Festive Flicks at Bool16 Dec 2022
‘Festive Flicks at Bool’ Free family Christmas movie event held on the lawns of Booloominbah - hosted by the University of New England Friday 16th December Gates open at 6pm ‘Elf’ showing from 8pm Entertainment from Fergus James Food trucks, stalls, activities and more Bring the family and a picnic blanket! Follow UNE social media for more information
Music in the Mall17 Dec 2022
10am Groove to the sounds of local musical talent on Saturdays in the Armidale Mall with ‘Musicians of Armidale’ commencing morning sessions from this weekend Saturday 5 November on the mall stage. “We are excited about this opportunity to invite local musicians to perform in the Mall. There will be a variety of solo and duo acts playing for two hours and people are welcome to come down to the Mall and bring a chair to relax and enjoy the different styles of music,” said Mark Cooper “The MOA also has their own website featuring local musicians with information on their style of music and contact details as well as membership and event information, so please check it out, “ said Mark https://musiciansofarmidale.wordpress.com/ If you are an event organiser, music promoter or performer and would like to promote your event in the Armidale region please submit your event to the council’s events calendar. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/events#ALL Your event will also appear
Armidale Markets in the Mall18 Dec 2022
PCYC Markets are held in the Beardy Street Mall on the last Sunday of every month. There are always plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, home grown flowers, coffee, cakes and pastries and delicious brunch and lunch option and of course, many stalls selling beautiful handmade products that make for a great present! There is local entertainment some months that perform to entertain the crowd and is a great day out. So bring the family along and enjoy your Sunday. https://fb.me/e/1zpUOqHgM
Music on a Market Sunday - Japanese Piano18 Dec 2022
Japanese Piano Music in Market Sunday Concert The last Music on a Market Sunday Concert of the year is on 18 December at 12:30pm in the Uniting Church. It features Japanese piano music played by Kees Grenyer. Kees is an up and coming Armidale pianist and teacher and earlier this year was musical director of the ADMS production of Les Miserables. He will also be musical director of next year’s production of Into the Woods. This is a great opportunity to hear him as a soloist playing some not so well known repertoire. Admission to the concert is free, though donations are encouraged. While there are no CoVid restrictions the audience is asked to consider CoVidSafe practices and social distancing. Tea and sausages will be available at the concert before the concert.
Armidale Garden Club meeting22 Dec 2022
VENUE: Meetings are held at the Uniting Church Youth Club Hall, off Rusden St, behind the Uniting Church. The Armidale Garden Club is a meeting place for both those new to gardening and more experienced gardeners who happily share their knowledge. Meetings include guest speakers who talk on a wide variety of garden-related topics, a question and answer spot for advice on garden problems, the monthly display table where club members show flowers, fruit and vegetables from their gardens and a trading table where members bring plants from their gardens for sale; a cheap way to obtain plants you know are suited to our area. The Armidale Garden Club meets on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, commencing at 7:30 pm during daylight saving time and at 7pm in the winter. For more info, please call 0412589414; otherwise just come along! https://armidalegardenclub.weebly.com
Big Childcare Summer Holiday Care3 Jan 2023
If you’re working over the school holidays or want to treat your child to some extra fun, be assured that the Holiday Care we offer is the best service going around. We line up an amazing variety of excursions and incursions to choose from, engineered to make the holidays fun and memorable! We are located at Ben Venue Public School and will be open 7am - 6pm from the 3rd of January to the 27th of January. You can book online now at http://bigholidaycare.com
Chess in the Mall7 Jan 2023
10am - 12pm Chess in the Mall is a relaxed morning of Chess and coffee held in the Beardy Street Mall outside the Boobooks Bookshop. Boards are also set up inside Boobooks. Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of chess. 10am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. All welcome! https://www.armidalechessclub.org/chessinmall
2023 National Rugby Camp8 Jan 2023
The largest residential rugby camp in Australia is on again in Armidale. We have a 2-day camp for our younger campers (8-10), and a 4-day camp for our older campers (11-16), with the choice of living in or living out. Girls and boys participate together for ages 8-13. We are proud to offer a specific Camp for girls for ages 14-16. All options are open to boys and girls and all rugby experience levels welcome. The Camp is grateful for the many local businesses who proudly support us each year. Register at https://nationalrugbycamps.com.au
Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival11 Jan 2023
10.00am-8.00pm. VENUE: Rotary Park, New England Highway (87 Malpas Street), Guyra. Thirty-five stallholders including food, live music at lunch and dinner, rail trike in operation daily (10.00am-3.00pm approximately), bus tours around Guyra (including Costa Tomato Farm). Car Show & Shine - from 21 January; Antique Machinery Rally - 21-22 January; Model Train Exhibition - Presbyterian Hall, Malpas Street (opposite Rotary Park) - 21-22 January. For more information, phone Steve on 0404 485 585.
Chess in the Mall4 Feb 2023
10am - 12pm Chess in the Mall is a relaxed morning of Chess and coffee held in the Beardy Street Mall outside the Boobooks Bookshop. Boards are also set up inside Boobooks. Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of chess. 10am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. All welcome! https://www.armidalechessclub.org/chessinmall
Chess in the Mall4 Mar 2023
10am - 12pm Chess in the Mall is a relaxed morning of Chess and coffee held in the Beardy Street Mall outside the Boobooks Bookshop. Boards are also set up inside Boobooks. Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of chess. 10am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. All welcome! https://www.armidalechessclub.org/chessinmall
Armidale Regional Ratepayer's/Resident's General Meeting6 Mar 2023
We hold our ARRA General meetings two weeks after the monthly Armidale Regional Council meeting, on Monday evenings at 5.30pm in the upstairs room of the Armidale Bowling Club. Visitors / guests are very welcome. We aim to seek, establish and maintain constructive dialogue with Armidale Regional Council with the objective of delivering optimal outcomes of policy and administration for the ratepayers and residents of our local government area. We monitor what is happening in each month's Armidale Regional Council meeting and how it may impact on the ratepayers and residents of this region. If we believe we need to present a point of view or consideration, on any matter, we communicate with our elected councillors and/or the staff of the Armidale Regional Council. Please contact arra2350@gmail.com if you would like further membership information. We'll look forward to seeing you! www.facebook.com/arrainc2350 Meeting dates are: 6 March, 3 April, 8 May, 5 June, 10 July,
NEGS Autumn Fair1 Apr 2023
9:00AM - 3:00PM The NEGS Autumn Fair is a fantastic market for local and travelling visitors. The Fair displays the incredible spirit of NEGS students and the NEGS community. There will be a range of gourmet food stalls, live music, a shopping Emporium, and so much more!
Chess in the Mall1 Apr 2023
10am - 12pm Chess in the Mall is a relaxed morning of Chess and coffee held in the Beardy Street Mall outside the Boobooks Bookshop. Boards are also set up inside Boobooks. Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of chess. 10am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. All welcome! https://www.armidalechessclub.org/chessinmall
Tour De Rocks 20 Apr 2023
Tour De Rocks is an annual event , riding mountain bikes form Armidale to South West Rocks , raising much need funds for Cancer research prevention and a Cure This will be our 10th year and promises to be a fun filled event camping along the way over 2 nights and finishing on the headland at South West Rocks .