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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
Inspire Us Photography Awards2 Sep 2019
This is your opportunity to show your creativity and potentially win $500 by communicating through photography how we can avoid, reduce, reuse or recycle our waste. Photos and their descriptions will be judged according to how well they meet our theme about inspiring others to do better for our world. For more information and inspiration, visit the website https://www.nirw.org.au/Photocomp/ An exhibition of images will be held in Armidale during National Recycling Week (9th to 17th November), when a People's Choice winner will also be selected. https://www.nirw.org.au/Photocomp/
Georgian Glass; Colonial Style @ Saumarez Homestead7 Oct 2019
Georgian Glass c. 1700 - 1840 This exhibition celebrates stylistic changes in glassware and it uses in Colonial Australia, along with the skill and refinement of Georgian glass creations. This exhibition is a must see for appreciators of rare glass items from this era VENUE; Saumarez Homestead, 230 Saumarez Rd. TIME; Weekends 10am-5pm or by appointment. COST; Adults - $10 Child/Concession - $8 or Family -$25. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/georgian-glass-colonial-style/
Gallery 126 Exhibition12 Oct 2019
Exhibition - Ends of the Earth (New England to Iceland) Christine Pratt - The paintings and drawings for this exhibition have been developed over three years after two trips to Iceland. The Icelandic landscape is deeply impressive; it is stripped bare of vegetation, with the land and rock forms created through enormous power and cathartic activity. The colours are also reduced to strong darks and lights, so the palette is limited. Frank Howard - Australia has a great history of landscape painting - a continuing search for what Australia is. In following the great Australian tradition of landscape painting, Frank tries to interpret the idea of the New England landscape and ski3es in its various forms (farm land, gorge country, forest etc.) balancing space and shape in harmony. VENUE: Gallery 126, 126 Jessie Street. TIME: 8.30am-5.30pm (Tuesday-Friday), 9.00am-1.00pm (Saturday). For more information, phone 02 6771 1859.
Kick-On for Women21 Oct 2019
Kick-On for Women is an introductory program to football (soccer) designed specifically for women, to fit into their busy lives whilst juggling their commitments of family, work and friends. Who's It For: – FEMALE 16 YEARS & OVER – NON-ACTIVE OR LESS ACTIVE & TIME-POOR FEMALES – FEMALES WHO ARE NEW TO FOOTBALL, TEAM SPORT – FEMALES SEEKING SOCIAL FITNESS ENVIRONMENT The Sessions: – 45-MINUTE SESSIONS – WEEKLY FOR 8 WEEKS – DELIVERED BY ACCREDITED FACILITATORS – 25-MINUTES OF FUN SKILL-BASED GAMES & 20 MINUTES OF SMALL-SIDED GAMES The Cost: – $50 PER PARTICIPANTS, PER TERM (8 WEEK PROGRAM) – ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER ACCEPTED (16-18 YEARS) Commencing Monday 21st Oct 2019, from 6:30pm - 7:15pm for 8 weeks at Rologas Sporting Fields. To find out more information and register visit kickonforwomen.com.au or email kickonforwomen@northernnswfootball.com.au
Social Evening @ Wollomombi25 Oct 2019
VENUE: Wollomombi General Store, 110 Wollomombi Village Road, Wollomombi. TIME: from 5.30pm. Raffles start at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a meal and a night of country hospitality. For more information, phone 02 6778 1336.
Birds of Prey Workshop26 Oct 2019
Join leading national expert and author of Birds of Prey in Australia, Steve Debus, for a fascinating discussion on birds of prey on the Northern Tablelands. This workshop is part of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Birds of Prey Project to halt the decline of local populations, particularly the Little Eagle, Square Tailed Kite and the White-Bellied Sea Eagle. RSVP by Friday 25 October The workshop will include a field trip to the nearby Imbota Reserve with populations of a variety of raptors. Supplied: Morning tea and light lunch on site, and Birds of Prey guide book What to bring: Water, binoculars chair and sun protection Saturday 26 October 9:00am – 3:00pm Meet at the Local Land Services Office, 126-130 Taylor Street, Armidale Euan Belson - Land Services Officer E: euan.belson@lls.nsw.gov.au T: (02) 6770 2016 M: 0408 623 839 More information and locations
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical31 Oct 2019
PLC Armidale Production of Matilda the Musical Time: Thursday 7pm / Friday 7pm / Saturday 1pm & 7pm Venue: UNE Arts Theatre Cost: $35 adults / Children & Concession $25.00 Tickets on sale from 12th August www.trybooking.com/BDHEZ
Culture Fest 20191 Nov 2019
UNE International host a weekend-long multicultural festival celebrating our rich cultural diversity in partnership with BUPA Australia and Armidale Regional Council Date: Fri 1st Nov - Sun 3rd Nov 2019 Civic & Curtis Park, Armidale & Booloominbah lawns Further information follow the link. Everyone in our community welcome! Contact: Alexandra Cook acook34@une.edu.au 6773 2933 https://www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/culture-fest-2019
Gondwana Rainforests Birthday - Tagalong Tours2 Nov 2019
The tour passes through six National Parks, four of which are inscribed in the World Heritage list as part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Camping overnight in the old forestry camp of Daisy Plains Huts, visitors will experiece the steep descent into Youdales Hut in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and visit the rarely seen Hoppys Lookout and Mary's View - two of the best, but least visited lookouts in northern NSW. BOOKINGS; Armidale National Park and Wildlife Office Phone; (02) 6776 0000 Email; npws.northerninlandbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au $300 per vehicle Minimum of 4 vehicles and maxium of 6 vehicles. Payment is required at the time of booking. If a tour is canceled a full refund will be provided
The Big Camp Out Armidale 20192 Nov 2019
WHERE- Rugby League Park WHO- All dads, kids and father-figures in Armidale and surrounds. TICKETS- www.eventbrite.com.au/e/big-camp-out-armidale-nsw-tickets-75110829513 WEBSITE- www.thefatheringproject.org/event/the-big-camp-out-2 FACEBOOK- www.facebook.com/events/486256991957359/ The Fathering Project is inviting all dads and kids of Armidale and surrounds to camp under the stars at Rugby League Park this November. The Project is all about recognising the important role that dads, and father-figures have to play in the in lives of their children. The Big Camp Out is just one opportunity for fathers and kids to enjoy quality one-on-one time. The Camp will run overnight and feature heaps of fun activities, inflatable equipment and fun, art and crafts, indigenous arts and crafts, blind fold sports, camp cooking and plenty more! john.everett@thefatheringproject.org www.eventbrite.com.au/e/big-camp-out-armidale-nsw-tickets-75110829513
Armidale Dance Group2 Nov 2019
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street. TIME: 7.30-10.30pm. COST: $9pp. A "plate" for supper appreciated. For more information, phone Phil on 0402 971 798 or email philamel@live.com.au.
Social Evening @ Wollomombi8 Nov 2019
VENUE: Wollomombi General Store, 110 Wollomombi Village Road, Wollomombi. TIME: from 5.30pm. Raffles start at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a meal and a night of country hospitality. For more information, phone 02 6778 1336.
Black Gully Festival9 Nov 2019
The Black Gully Festival is a free community event held every year at Black Gully (behind NERAM) and celebrates community, music and biodiversity. Starting around 10am chill out with market stalls, art, food, drink, dance, nature and of course live local music. https://www.facebook.com/blackgully/
Rotary Car Boot Sale10 Nov 2019
This event is a Rotary Club of Armidale North fundraiser in conjunction with the Armidale Showground Trust. If you have something to sell, please come along. This could be the opportunity you are seeking to off-load surplus ‘stuff’ households tend to accumulate these days. We look forward to hearing from you. Food and drinks for sale will be provided by Armidale North Rotary. VENUE: Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 9.00am-1.00pm. For more information or to register as a seller ($20 a space), phone 0418 690 014 or 0407 005 910 or email lbruce3@bigpond.com or jdurey@ bigpond.net.au.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Charity Golf Day15 Nov 2019
Join us for a fun afternoon of Golf, raising vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The Armidale Support Group is hosting a 4 person ambrose golf day at the Armidale Golf Course. 1.30pm for a 2pm shotgun start. Teams of 4 players, $200 per team. Ticket includes green fees and BBQ. We will also be having raffles and games with amazing prizes donated by local businesses. Date: Friday 15 November 2019 at 1:30pm Location: Armidale Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Armidale, NSW 2350 Bookings: www.trybooking.com/bfori Enquiries: Rachel Swanson 0409 099 677
Walcha Golden Gate Rodeo15 Nov 2019
VENUE: Showground, Derby Street North, Walcha. TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $20 (adult), $5 (5-15 years), free (under 5 years), $50 (family - 2+2). For more information, phone Harry King on 0428 772 050. Come and enjoy the thrills and spills, experience the braun, bravery and true cowboy action - Bucking Bull, Saddle Bronc, Bare-back Bronc and Barrel Races. Canteen and bar available. Entertainment after the Rodeo.
Black Hawk Dogs Day Out to Celebrate Backtrack16 Nov 2019
We are extremely excited to announce that Black Hawk is inviting the people of Armidale and their furry friends to The Black Hawk Dog’s Day Out on Saturday 16th November at Curtis Park between 8am and 1pm to celebrate the outstanding work of the BackTrack Programme. This FREE fun day out is for the whole family to enjoy time with their dogs, while learning the latest in nutrition and dog health, while providing a chance for the whole community to come together to show their support for the BackTrack program and the benefits they provide to young people in need. The Black Hawk Dog’s Day Out will feature free, family-friendly activities including face painting, design your own dog collar, pat-a-pup and a jumping castle! There will also be complimentary coffee, gelato, soft drinks and a BBQ lunch*, plus the BackTrack young people will be putting on a dog show to demonstrate the hard work they’ve put into training their pups Dogs must be vaccinated and on leads to attend this event.
Armidale Dance Group16 Nov 2019
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street. TIME: 7.30-10.30pm. COST: $9pp. A "plate" for supper appreciated. For more information, phone Phil on 0402 971 798 or email philamel@live.com.au.
Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture 201919 Nov 2019
Teaching Indigenous Australia – Understanding our past and unlocking our future Presented by Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Indigenous Australians Date: Tue 19th Nov 2019 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: Arts Theatre (A1), UNE The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP as he explores the role education plays in shaping Indigenous Australia. He asks how education helps us understand our nation’s past and what role it will play in delivering a voice and Constitutional Recognition. He explores how education can help continue to close the gap, empower communities and provide greater opportunities for future Australians.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase21 Nov 2019
The tickets sell like hot cakes each year and it’s back again! The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival right to your doorstep in Armidale. Expertly curated and lovingly presented the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics alongside some of the freshest emerging talents in the comedy scene, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! This year’s line up is bigger than ever! VENUE: Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, Barney Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 7.30-10.30pm. COST: $32.50pp - available at https://portal.as.edu.au/hoskins/event/sydney-comedy-festival-showcase-2019/&. For more information, phone 02 6776 5800.
Social Evening @ Wollomombi22 Nov 2019
VENUE: Wollomombi General Store, 110 Wollomombi Village Road, Wollomombi. TIME: from 5.30pm. Raffles start at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a meal and a night of country hospitality. For more information, phone 02 6778 1336.
Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee - Live23 Nov 2019
Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness. Show is suitable for ages 7+ VENUE: Lazenby Hall, University of New England (parking in northern carpark). TIME: 8.00pm. COST: $64.90 (adult), $59.90 (concession). - available at trybooking.com/book/event?embed?embed&eid=539382.
Melinda Schneider: A Farewell to Doris24 Nov 2019
Following the recent passing of the legendary Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love, backed by the wonderful Young At Heart Orchestra. A nostalgic concert celebration of a remarkable life. Time: 2:00pm Venue: Armidale City Bowling Club 92-96 Dumaresq Street, Armidale, NSW 2350
New England Ensemble24 Nov 2019
VENUE: Town Hall, 157 Rusden Street. TIME: 3.00pm. COST: $45 (adult), $35 (concession), $25 (student) - available at www.trybooking.com/ZQSN. For more information, phone 02 6788 2135.
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars 30 Nov 2019
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and it’s returning to Armidale! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the holiday classic, Home Alone, screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join us for a FREE evening under the stars! Don’t miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting www.newcastlepermanent.com.au/cinema or join our Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/944064889292916/
Social Evening @ Wollomombi6 Dec 2019
VENUE: Wollomombi General Store, 110 Wollomombi Village Road, Wollomombi. TIME: from 5.30pm. Raffles start at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy a meal and a night of country hospitality. For more information, phone 02 6778 1336.
Armidale Dance Group7 Dec 2019
VENUE: Legacy House, 89 Faulkner Street. TIME: 7.30-10.30pm. COST: $9pp. A "plate" for supper appreciated. For more information, phone Phil on 0402 971 798 or email philamel@live.com.au.
Rotary Car Boot Sale8 Dec 2019
This event is a Rotary Club of Armidale North fundraiser in conjunction with the Armidale Showground Trust. If you have something to sell, please come along. This could be the opportunity you are seeking to off-load surplus ‘stuff’ households tend to accumulate these days. We look forward to hearing from you. Food and drinks for sale will be provided by Armidale North Rotary. VENUE: Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 9.00am-1.00pm. For more information or to register as a seller ($20 a space), phone 0418 690 014 or 0407 005 910 or email lbruce3@bigpond.com or jdurey@ bigpond.net.au.
A Summer Soirée15 Dec 2019
Erroll Russell Sinfonia of New England: A Summer Soirée In their third annual concert, the Errol Russell Sinfonia of New England will present a program of string classics including: Marcello Oboe Concerto in D Minor; Hindemith Trauermusik; Mozart Divertimento in B Flat Major; Vaughan Williams Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"; Palmer Ruritarian Dances. Special guest, Gwyn Roberts, and soloists James McKay and Sophia Mackson. VENUE: Auditorium, Armidale Teachers' College, cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets TIME: 4pm. COST: $25 (adult), $15 (concession/student), $5 (under 12 years) - available at www.trybooking.com/BFXCK. For more information contact events@necom.org.au or phone 02 67688 2135.
Rotary Car Boot Sale12 Jan 2020
This event is a Rotary Club of Armidale North fundraiser in conjunction with the Armidale Showground Trust. If you have something to sell, please come along. This could be the opportunity you are seeking to off-load surplus ‘stuff’ households tend to accumulate these days. We look forward to hearing from you. Food and drinks for sale will be provided by Armidale North Rotary. VENUE: Showground, 5 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 9.00am-1.00pm. For more information or to register as a seller ($20 a space), phone 0418 690 014 or 0407 005 910 or email lbruce3@bigpond.com or jdurey@ bigpond.net.au.
Armidale Central Rotary Club Book Fair16 May 2020
Armidale Central Rotary Club will be holding its Annual Book Fair from Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020. With books from every genre, both fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, board games and magazines there's sure to be a bargain for everyone. There will be a Rare and Special Books section during the first three days which has proven to be very popular. Bring the family, bring your friends, and don't forget to bring your bags! Payment via Eftpos and Cash. http://www.armidalecentralrotary.org.au/projects/book-fair.aspx
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Announcing Opera Australia's 2020 Regional Tour Performance: CARMEN NECOM is proud to present Opera Australia’s newest touring production of Bizet's much-loved masterpiece for a once-only performance in Armidale on Thursday 13 August 2020. Sung in English, this new production is designed to entertain people of all ages and features a chamber orchestra and a stunning set, costumes, and lighting. Save the date in your diaries! VENUE: Lazenby Hall, University of New England. TIME: tba. COST: tba - tickets will go on sale in December 2019. For more information, phone 02 6788 2136.