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Investigating Colour4 Feb 2020
Investigating Colour is a 10 week acrylic painting course that gives both a crucial introduction to the world of art and a wonderful way in which to enhance the work of seasoned artists. Eve Kennedy teaches the skills of using colour to describe and enhance moods, emotions, settings and seasons in our work. This course explains how we perceive colour and the powerful messages that colour communicates. Investigating the intricacies of how to use colour results in richer visual impressions. All artists benefit from studying colour. TIME: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Tuesdays VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery
Spring Awakening Musical19 Feb 2020
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what is one of the most evocative scores written this century, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. Presented by Little Fish Entertainment; Director & Producer Sarah Watson; Choreographer Melissa Killen; Musical Director Liz Ryan; Technical Design Anthony Carlon; Costume Design Elitia Parry Running time approximately 2 hours. Contains coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for 15+. Viewer's discretion advised. Refunds not available. COST: $40 (adult), $32 (under 18, UNE student, pensioner) - available from www.littlefishentertainment.com (50¢ booking fee applies) For more information, visit www.littlefishentertainment.com.
112th Annual Guyra Show21 Feb 2020
Get along to one of the best country shows around. Friday night the Australian Army Band Newcastle will provide a wide array of music to entertain all ages. On Saturday there is plenty of FREE children's entertainment, such as Troppo Bob's amazing, mystifying and really funny comedy magic show, the young farmers' challenge, lolly cannon, lamb chase for all ages, and the Rooftop Express Wild West Show at 7.00pm, followed by fireworks. VENUE: Showground, 27 Marne Street, Guyra. TIME: 6.00am (gates open). COST: $10 (adult), $3 (pensioner/under 16), $20 (family). $30 (membership - includes family entry both days). For more information, phone 02 6779 2132.
International Mother Language Day21 Feb 2020
The local Bangladeshi Student Association is standing together for 10-15 minutes in memory of language martyrs around the world. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multi-lingual education , but also to develop fully awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue. Anyone who wishes to can stand with the students and are very welcome to do so. VENUE: Front lawn, Booloominbah, University of New England. TIME: 12.00pm
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars22 Feb 2020
This summer join us for a FREE family friendly evening under the stars! Pack a picnic, gather your friends and enjoy an incredible open-air screening of real-life remake of Aladdin at Civic Park Armidale! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of exciting entertainment including; local musicians, touring talent, circus workshops and kids activities before the movie screens at sundown. 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.au/newcastlepermanent www.facebook.com/events/385384642357763/
Armidale Art Gallery Exhibition Opening22 Feb 2020
VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy Street Mall (upstairs - adjacent Carr's NewsXpress). TIME: 6.00pm. "Textures" - Tess Cullen (mosaics and paintings), Susan Griffin (paintings) and Ros Brady (woodwork). For more information, phone 02 6772 9993.
Armidale Art Gallery Exhibition Opening23 Feb 2020
VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy Street Mall (upstairs - adjacent Carr's NewsXpress). TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-1.00pm (Saturday. "Textures" - Tess Cullen (mosaics and paintings), Susan Griffin (paintings) and Ros Brady (woodwork). For more information, phone 02 6772 9993.
The Grim Brothers @ Tatts23 Feb 2020
VENUE: Tattersalls Hotel, 174 Beardy Street Mall. TIME: 12.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 2247.
Music on a Market Sunday - Delightful Duets and Elegant Trios23 Feb 2020
Delightful Vocal Duets and Elegant Trios in February Market Sunday Concert A smorgasbord of voices singing delightful duets and elegant trios features in the Music on a Market Sunday Concert on 23 February at 12:30pm in the Uniting Church. Leanne Roobol, Inge Southcott and Greg McPhan will be singing music by Mozart, Purcell, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Monteverdi accompanied by Robyn Bradley on the piano. This is a great opportunity to hear some of Armidale’s most accomplished singers combining in some exquisite and varied songs. Admission to the concert is free, though donations are encouraged. Tea and sausages will be available at the Uniting Church before the concert.
Cary Bennett Trio @ Dobson's23 Feb 2020
The trio features the musical artistry of James Brinkhoff on piano, Wendy Griffiths on double bass and Cary Bennett on vocals and percussion, performing classic popular songs from the 1930s through to the 1970s, tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr and others. So come along and have a marvellous afternoon of music, fabulous food and desirous drinks. VENUE: Speakeasy, Dobson's Distillery, 298 Kentucky Road, Kentucky (south from Armidale along New England Highway). TIME: 12.30-3.30pm. For more information, email carybennettmusic@gmail.com. Lunch bookings, please phone 02 6778 7473.
Toppers on Toast23 Feb 2020
It was February last year, Valentines’ Day eve, that we lost most of our vintage to the Tingha Plateau bushfire. Thankfully, all was not lost! Come and taste our newest release as we raise a TOAST to celebrate the generosity and support of our amazing locals. Join us in the premiere release tasting of the only wine made from the 2019 vintage! This wonderfully fragrant and textural white wine is created from grapes whisked away from ‘The Hill’ the morning before the fire took hold. To accompany the premiere of our 2019 vintage, we will have some delicious meals to accompany our wines so be sure to not eat lunch beforehand. The event is limited to 100 visitors due to our venue licence limits. VENUE: Toppers Mountain Vineyard, 13420n Guyra Road, Tingha. TIME: 1.00pm. COST: $15pp - register at toppers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/My-Vine-Club-sign-in-form.pdf. For more information, phone Jan on 0431 762 910 or Mark on 0411 880 580.
CommUNE: An Armidale Block Party23 Feb 2020
A new “block party” is being held at UNE on Sunday, February 23 to bring the University’s staff and student community together with the wider Armidale community. Date: Sunday 23rd February, 2020 Time: From 3-7pm, kicking off with an official welcome at 3:30pm Venue: Booloominbah Drive, University of New England CommUNE, a brand new event, will bring together Armidale community, new and returning students, and staff. The evening will feature food, family-friendly activities and entertainment. Guests can arrive from 3pm onwards, with the festivities kicking off at 3:30pm with a welcome address from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation), Professor Jonathan Powles and a Welcome to Country UNE Elder in Residence, Uncle Colin Ahoy. https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/get-started/orientation/commune-an-armidale-block-party
Jazz @ McCrossin's25 Feb 2020
VENUE: McCrossin's Mill, Salisbury Street, Uralla. TIME: 7.00-9.30pm. COST: $25pp - at door. Mike Nock, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Swartz and Hamish Stuart will be performing. Come along for a fabulous evening of music. For more information, phone 02 6778 3022.
Australian Haydn Ensemble27 Feb 2020
VENUE: Town Hall, 127 Rusden Street TIME: 7.00pm. COST: $45 (adult), $40 (concession), $10 (student), $30 (under 30) - available at https://australianhaydn.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F6F00000ycfJ0UAI (includes glass of wine at interval). For more information, phone Alicia on 0439 943 828. Viennese String Quartets Haydn String Quartet in C major Emperor/Kaiser Op. 76 No. 3 Mozart String Quartet in B flat K. 458 The Hunt Haydn string Quartets in D minor Fifths Op. 76 No. 2
Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog27 Feb 2020
Hi-Lo Beanpickers - Making is debut at the Dog, the Hi-Lo Beanpickers, Ade Norman (banjo, ukulele and vocals) and Graeme Bourke (guitar, vocals and yodels), perform a wide variety of old-time standards, bluegrass favourites and even some depression-era foot tappers! Catchy and bittersweet songs of lovers, losers, murderers and hobos. Don't go hungry! Music washes away the dust of everyday life - Art Blakey VENUE: Welders Dog, cnr Marsh and Rusden Streets. TIME: 7.30pm. COST: free. Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale's grooviest venues. For more information, phone 0421 600 849.
2020 Community Open Day28 Feb 2020
BE INSPIRED – the countdown to TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games is on! OLYMPICS UNLEASHED IS COMING TO OUR REGION – Friday 28 February. So, time to get excited! The Olympics Unleashed Program presented by OPTUS is coming to ARMIDALE featuring 9 time Olympic medallist and media personality, LIESEL JONES (Swimming) and bronze medallist Holly Lincoln-Smith (Water Polo). The event will be hosted at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Armidale and partnered by the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) on Friday 28 February from 5pm, with a presentation, athlete meet & greet, and activities. BBQ & drinks will be available for purchase. Please share this information with your students, athletes, coaches, parents, supporters, family, friends and community generally, as EVERYONE is invited! To register go to: https://www.plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au/events/upcoming-events Phone PLC Armidale on 6770 1700 or contact me on development@plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au for more details.
WoodFire R.F.S. Disco28 Feb 2020
Boogie Time! Prizes to be won - prize for best dancer. $5 Corona, $5 cocktail. VENUE: Imperial Hotel, 103 Faulkner Street. TIME: 6.00pm (dinner), 8.00pm (disco). COST: disco $5 donation. For more information, phone 02 6772 2405.
The Quick & The Dead Pre-Album Launch!29 Feb 2020
The Quick and the Dead band is giving all it's supporters in Armidale a pre-release look at their debut album 'Dirt Roads', being released March/April 2020. With support act Sons of Autumn, followed by the girls performing their fan favourites as well as never-before heard originals with the added bonus of some unique covers thrown in there as well, this is one you don't want to miss! Where: Imperial Hotel Armidale Doors Open: 8:30 PM Sons of Autumn: 9:00 PM The Quick and the Dead: 10:00 PM Please note that this is an 18+ event. https://thequickandthedeadpre-albumlaunch.floktu.com/
Armidale Community Farmers Market 1 Mar 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
What a Relief! It's Damian Callinan3 Mar 2020
Don't miss award-winning comedian Damian Callinan as he presents an outstanding night of captivating comedy. Damian will shine a light on the local landscape with his trademark warmth and humour, lifting his show to a level beyond a man and a microphone. Exceptional entertainment! Venue: Wollomombi Hall Commences 6pm Free dinner and show This is a BYO event. Please RSVP for catering Ayden Wear 0429 061 441 or ayden.wear.ent@gmail.com
What a Relief! It's Damian Callinan5 Mar 2020
Don't miss award-winning comedian Damian Callinan as he presents an outstanding night of captivating comedy. Damian will shine a light on the local landscape with his trademark warmth and humour, lifting his show to a level beyond a man and a microphone. Exceptional entertainment! Venue: Ben Lomond Hall Commences 6pm Free dinner and show This is a BYO event. Please RSVP for catering Ayden Wear 0429 061 441 or ayden.wear.ent@gmail.com
ADFAS Lecture: Under the Open Sky: Newlyn and the Lamorna Artists 1880-19405 Mar 2020
This lecture gives an overview of art in Cornwall from the late 19th century to the start of the Second World War that was created in and around the remote villages of Newlyn and Lamorna in west Cornwall and the port of Falmouth. It begins with the Social Realism of artists such as Walter Langley and Frank Bramley who captured the harshness of life for families in the fishing community of Newlyn. This lecture then looks at the fame that artists such as Stanhope Forbes achieved both at home and abroad in the 1880s and 90s with his depiction of village life and his fascination with capturing low light levels. VENUE: Memorial Hall, The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street. TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOI (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.
2020 Armidale & New England Show6 Mar 2020
Now in its 145th year, the Armidale Show is one of Australia's oldest and most important country shows. Whether you come for the fairground rides, the flower displays or the thrill of the Livestock competitions, there's something for everyone. Friday night features the 2020 Grand Opening and the sashing of the 2020 Armidale & New England Showgirl at 6 PM with a Rodeo afterwards Saturday night sees fireworks, a Young Farmers Challenge, Ute Show barrel-races and the Demolition Derby For further information please see our website, www.armidaleshow.org.au or email at armidaleshowsociety@outlook.com or call us on 0413 872 214.
AMF Choral Weekend6 Mar 2020
The 2020 Armidale Music Foundation Choral Weekend will be held again at NEGS 6th-8th March. This workshop is for all singers from around the state and beyond. This year, the piece will be Saint-Saens' Messe de Requiem, conducted by Paul Holley. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a rarely heard work with one of Australia's leading choral directors, and sing in a large choir with full symphony orchestra. Rehearsals start after registration on the evening of the 6th of March and workshop ends with a performance in the afternoon of the 8th. Registration can be made at www.trybooking.com/BALVW https://www.amfchoral.org.au
Karaoke @ the Bowlo6 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Peter Vandersteen @ the Bowlo7 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
International Women's Day10 Mar 2020
Long-term partners WFI and NSW Farmers are hosting a special free International Women's Day morning tea. Members of the public, NSW Farmers members, WFI clients and their friends and families are invited to attend the presentation from special guest, Kemi Nekvapil. Kemi Nekvapil will give a two-hour presentation on the importance of Resilience, Wellbeing and Self-Care - The Three Pillars of Personal Power. VENUE: Echidna Gully, 331 Chinaman's Gully Road, Argyle (east from Armidale on Waterfall Way). TIME: 9.00am-12.30pm. "Celebrating Women in Ag" (Guest Speaker: Kemi Nekvapil) and morning tea. Register at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/celebrating-women-in-ag-international-womens-day-tickets-92292943679
Young Regional Leaders Think Tank 202011 Mar 2020
The Young Regional Leaders Think Tank is a collaborative and immersive experience focused on the unique and sometimes tricky facets of creating leaders for our future considering the current economic, political and environmental climate. A gathering of like-minded people in a practical, down to earth environment, with a critical thinking, open to challenge learning style, that brings together the young and the young at heart who know change is needed to create a better future together. The think Tank provides you with tools to analyse, grow and even transform your leadership skills so we can work together – young leaders and mentors - FOR A BETTER FUTURE! https://changeplay.com.au/thinktank-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1rc-GDtwLPUu47ZJfsIA8pO7O4TTWIr2mhSjgPCCfw51uxNl9n8KMKoQ0
Peter Raymond @ the Bowlo13 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Doug Savage @ the Bowlo14 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Armidale Community Farmers Market 15 Mar 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Favourite Shorts20 Mar 2020
Moved readings of new short plays about life, relationships, bureaucracy and more. A separate program each week. NOTE: some plays contain strong language. VENUE: Memorial Hall, The Armidale School, enter from Chapel Street. TIME: 8.00pm. COST: $15pp - available at www.try booking.com/595532. For more information, phone 02 6772 5889.
Little ripper Band @ the Bowlo20 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Scott Munday @ the Bowlo21 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Favourite Shorts27 Mar 2020
Moved readings of new short plays about life, relationships, bureaucracy and more. A separate program each week. NOTE: some plays contain strong language. VENUE: Memorial Hall, The Armidale School, enter from Chapel Street. TIME: 8.00pm. COST: $15pp - available at www.try booking.com/595532. For more information, phone 02 6772 5889.
Wize Guyz @ the Bowlo27 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Armidale Art Prize 202028 Mar 2020
An exhibition that showcases a diverse cross-section of regional art and a highlight of the Armidale art scene. The Armidale Art Prize, which began in 2009, has three categories: Painting, Works on Paper and Sculpture/ Craft Art. Well over 100 works will be on show from over 70 artists. Each categories has a first prize and a second prize and this year we have introduced the David Davies Impressionist Landscape award for a painting or a work on paper. These will be announced on Opening Night, Saturday 28 March at 6pm. A People’s Choice award will be open for the exhibition period, so that all who attend the exhibition can have there say. These prizes are made possible due to the generous support of our sponsors from within the Armidale Community. http://www.armidaleartgallery.com/whats-on.html
Armidale Art Gallery Exhibition Opening28 Mar 2020
VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy Street Mall (upstairs - adjacent Carr's NewsXpress). TIME: 6.00pm. The Armidale Art Prize. For more information, phone 02 6772 9993.
Phil McKnight @ the Bowlo28 Mar 2020
VENUE: Lounge, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-11.59pm. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Armidale Art Gallery Exhibition Opening30 Mar 2020
VENUE: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy Street Mall (upstairs - adjacent Carr's NewsXpress). TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday), 10.00am-1.00pm (Saturday). . The Armidale Art Prize. For more information, phone 02 6772 9993.
The Little Mermaid31 Mar 2020
Armidale Secondary College proudly presents its first musical. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. VENUE: Arts Theatre, University of New England. TIME: 7.00pm. COST: $20 (adult), $15 (student/concession), $60 (family - 2 adults + 2 children/1 concession) - available at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=603570 (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 1266.
The Little Mermaid1 Apr 2020
Armidale Secondary College proudly presents its first musical. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. VENUE: Arts Theatre, University of New England. TIME: 7.00pm. COST: $20 (adult), $15 (student/concession), $60 (family - 2 adults + 2 children/1 concession) - available at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=603570 (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 1266.
Arcadia Winds2 Apr 2020
Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers (2016/17), Arcadia Winds are making a great career for themselves. Since their ‘graduation’ from this innovative musical leadership program at the end of 2017, this superb group of musicians have released their eponymous debut EP, launched their own Australian composition prize, and are developing a unique online portal for Australian wind music. This vivacious program finds them in their element: Percy Grainger’s delicious Walking Tune and Júlio Medaglia’s exuberant South American-flavoured suite bookend two classics of the genre in Taffanel’s G minor Quintet and Barber’s beautiful, evocative Summer Music. Program: GRAINGER Walking Tune BARBER Summer Music BACH Trio Sonata for Organ, No.6 in G, BWV 530 TAFFANEL Wind Quintet MEDAGLIA Suite Belle Epoque en Sud-America NECOM - Kate Reynolds, 6788 2137, marketing@necom.org.au https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=579833&
New England Festival Cycling Criterium5 Apr 2020
Now in its sixteenth year, the New England Festival Criterium is the premier city circuit cycling criterium race in Northern NSW. Each year we are lucky enough to attract a high class field of participants with a great mix of juniors, local and regional athletes competing in what is considered a fast and exciting circuit. Armidale Cycling Club warmly welcomes all competitors, spectators, friends and family to Armidale, and thank you for your support and participation. It is rare to be able to see such a high class field in the convenience of a circuit in the middle of town, so we trust you will enjoy some exciting racing. https://www.armidalecyclingclub.org/nefc/
Armidale Community Farmers Market 5 Apr 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
ADFAS Lecture: A New Black Identity: the Harlem...15 Apr 2020
A New Black Identity: The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s (Matthew Laing) - The lecture discusses the emergence of the artistic and cultural movement in uptown New York that came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. A seminal moment in the development of a post-slavery black identity in the United States, Harlem was the interwar crossroads for the greatest creative and intellectual minds in black society. The movement touched upon all areas of African American culture, from the fashions, music and dances of the cotton Club and jazz halls to intellectual and religious discourses in black schools, churches and homes. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOJ (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.
Armidale Community Farmers Market 19 Apr 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Armidale Community Farmers Market 3 May 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
10th New England Bach Festival7 May 2020
A four day festival in Armidale NSW dedicated to JS Bach, his family and friends from 7 to 10 May. 10 concerts including the Sydney Consort, David Drury, Thoroughbass, Peasant Canata, EphenStephen, Armidale Organ Crawl, Austral Harmony, Camerata Antica, Edge of Sky, Festival Evensong. On Thursday 7 May 2020 at 7:30pm Location Armidale Uniting Church 114 Rusden Street, Armidale, NSW 2350 Tickets available from www.trybooking.com (search for nebf) or Regional Australia Bank www.facebook.com/NewEnglandBachFestival/
ADFAS Lecture: the Sculptures of the Parthenon or How Lord Elgin...14 May 2020
The Sculptures of the Parthenon or How Lord Elgin Gained and Lost His Marbles (Alan Read) - In the two centuries since they were removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, the meaning and significance of the Elgin marbles has changed dramatically. From architectural decoration to disputed cultural objects this lecture looks at the response to them over their time in Britain, from the original controversy over their purchase to the current debate surrounding the restitution of the marbles to the new acropolis Museum in Athens. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOL (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.
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
Armidale Community Farmers Market 17 May 2020
Come along on the first and third Sunday of the month to Curtis Park for fresh, local produce, meat, cheese and fish. Pop down for a coffee, a spot of brunch and for a catch up with friends while browsing the market stalls.
Compassion By Lior and Nigel Westlake 23 May 2020
Compassion is a symphony of songs that unites the soulful power of Lior's voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Nigel Westlake's orchestral style. Performed by an octet comprising some of Australia’s best ensemble musicians, this unique collaboration celebrates the liberating power of compassion that can bring people together across the divides of race and fear. Poetic, beautiful and rewarding. https://www.trybooking.com/BGZTL On Saturday 23 May 2020 at 7:00pm Location: Lazenby Hall, University of New England, Armidale
ADFAS Lecture: Renaissance Italian Villas and Gardens, and their Afterlives7 Jun 2020
Andrea Palladio, the Italian architect whose constructions inspired a new building culture in England and North America, theorised that beauty results from the form and correspondence of the whole. since antiquity Italian villas and their gardens have been designed harmoniously, making valuable agricultural and economic contributions. They also provided spaces for intellectual reflection, architectural innovation, aesthetic appreciation - and relaxation in some of the most picturesque locations imaginable! In this talk we examine the Renaissance rediscovery of classical texts on villas and their impact on gardens. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAON (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com
ADFAS Lecture: Dress Detective: Miss Fisher's Wardrobe Revealed9 Jul 2020
The phenomenal success of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries has a great deal to do with the aesthetics of the TV show - 1920s Melbourne and a glamourous protagonist. This lecture looks at dress in the 1920s, the designers who were influencing style and developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes. It is also a look behind the scenes, creating Phyrne Fisher's world and the flapper style so synonymous with the decade. it was a period that began to embrace sportswear, leisurewear, shortened hems as well as the outrageous parties. It also looks at menswear of the period and changes that were beginning to take place. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOP (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.c
MAMMA MIA! - The Musical10 Jul 2020
Armidale Drama and Musical Society ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for all theatre lovers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Venue: TAS Hoskins Centre Tickets available (from April 2020) www.adms.org.au Director Neil Horton Music Director ; Elizabeth Smidt Choreographer: Lindy Hardman Producer: Marney Tilley
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.
ADFAS Lecture13 Aug 2020
A highly topical lecture, given the current arguments about the multi-billion pound restoration planned for Westminster! The Houses of Parliament is one of the most famous and staggering buildings in the world. It rises serenely from the Thames at Westminster, on a site which has been the centre of power and government in England from the earliest times. It is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and a spectacular feat of civil engineering: but from the beginning, its design and construction were a battleground for architect, Charles Barry. This lecture tells the story of how Charles Barry created the most famous building in Britain. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/... (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Bizet’s Carmen Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. She’s enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. Captivating Don José with her sensual Habanera, he abandons everything to pursue her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. 7:30pm 13 August 2020 Lazenby Hall, UNE A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and local children’s chorus to perform the world’s most popular opera. Hear the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. https://www.trybo
Goldmund Quartet3 Sep 2020
For their debut Australian tour, the Goldmunds offer some of the great masterpieces of the string quartet canon: Haydn and Schubert, set alongside a brand-new work, written for this tour by rising Australian composer Elizabeth Younan. The young guns show their credentials in heartland repertoire which demonstrates the fresh interpretations, irresistible energy and distinctive, characterful playing that brought them such early success – and equally celebrate the music of our own time. Armidale Town - 127 Rusden St ARMIDALE https://www.trybooking.com/BGZTP
ADFAS Lecture11 Nov 2020
Art and Fashion: The enduring relationship between artists and fashion designers from the 20th Century (Alison Kubler) - Historically art and fashion found themselves philosophically opposed. There traditionally existed a hierarchy of high and low art and fashion. Art aspires to a cultural longevity that fashion by its very nature seems designed to negate. So how did art and fashion reconcile in the new millennium, and how are art and fashion collaborations shifting the paradigm? VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAPI (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.