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It's All a Matter of Scale18 Jun 2022
10am - 4.00pm 2022 Annual Miniatures Arts Exhibition hosted at the Armidale Art Gallery. The art of the miniature is many hundreds of years old. In the Western world the earliest examples can be found in the illuminated capital letters of church manuscripts. Today there is tremendous interest in the art form throughout the world and it encompasses many different mediums and subjects. The definition for this Society for a 2-dimensional work is that the perimeter of the actual art work must not exceed 40cm and “the spirit of miniaturisation” must be maintained. A three dimensional work must not exceed 15cm in any direction, and the front cover of a miniature book must have a perimeter of no more than 40cm. If you're interested please contact us armidaleartgallery@gmail.com or 0423 520 073
Les Misérables24 Jun 2022
Event time: 7.30pm ADMS presents Les Misérables, an epic musical about passion, destruction, revenge, poverty and hope, all set against the French revolution. A story of redemption and survival with some of the most well-known, memorable and loved songs in musical history, including “I Dreamed A Dream”, “On My Own”, “Do You Hear The People Sing?” and “One Day More Director: Michael Cornford Musical Director: Kees Grenyer Assistant Director: Will Smidt TAS Hoskins Theatre Armidale Tickets available at: https://www.adms.org.au/ and Carr's NewsXpress
2022 Gymnastics Country Championships5 Jul 2022
Armidale City Gymnastics club is thrilled to host the 2022 Country Championships. From the 5-10 July, the NSW country community will come together over 5 days to compete across 7 diverse gymsports found within gymnastics including: Acrobatic Gymnastics; FreeG; Men;s Gymnastics; Rhythmic Gymnastics; TeamGym, Trampoline Gymnastics and Women's Gymnastics. https://www.gymnasticsnsw.org.au/2022-country-championships
Truth & Lies6 Jul 2022
Opening night 6pm 6 July 2022 Open Thurs-Sun 11am - 4pm An exhibition of original engravings, etchings, linoprints, photographic collage, letterpress, stereotype and more in Armidale's newest art gallery. Seven artists including Aussie icon Leunig explore notions of falsehood, misrepresentation, myth, conspiracy theory, stereotype, downright lies and the search for truth. Are we willingly duped by historians, politicians and commentators? Come along to Truth & Lies and decide for yourself. https://www.facebook.com/necprintgallery
ADFAS Lecture7 Jul 2022
VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start. 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 0408 472 284, or email adfasarmidale@outlook.com. Professor Alastair Blanshard, inaugural Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland will deliver this lecture. Not all myths are created equal. The Greeks and Romans told hundreds of stories about the life and loves of Gods and heroes. Many of these stories have been forgotten. However, a number have captured our imagination and provided inspirations to generations of artists. This lecture examines these influential myths and why they have proven to be so important to artists from Botticelli to Picasso.
Great Australian Comedy Tour9 Jul 2022
VENUE: City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 8.00-10.00pm. COST: $20pp - available at www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=872346& (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 5666. Join Ryan Gallagher (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, 20-1, The Footy Show) and Australian comedy royalty Chris Wainhouse (Comic Choice Award Melbourne Comedy Festival), plus a host of special guests from all around Australia for one night of laughs! This is an 18+ event.
Coffee and chat car display10 Jul 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/
Armidale Farmers Market in Beardy Street Mall10 Jul 2022
9am - 1pm Join us in the Mall on Sunday 10th July 2022 for Armidale Farmers’ Market. Grab a coffee, a bite to eat and catch up with friends. Support local and stock the fridge with some wonderful local produce. For more information see: https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
Armidale Regional Ratepayers'/Residents Association General Meeting11 Jul 2022
We hold our ARRA monthly General Meeting on the second Monday following the Armidale Regional Council Meeting 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.
Knitters Guild NSW meetup13 Jul 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Armidale Chess Club13 Jul 2022
Chess is a Way of Life! Welcome to the Armidale Chess Club the home of people who love playing chess. Whether you are a serious player, up and coming grandmaster or just someone who loves playing chess socially we are the club for you. 7pm every Wednesday at the Armidale District Baptist Church Hall (corner of Rusden & Jessie Streets). For more information call Andrew Coburn (0408 401 534) or visit www.armidalechessclub.org
National Seniors Armidale Branch Meeting15 Jul 2022
10 am to 12 noon 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 meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
Italy Comes to Oak Tree19 Jul 2022
11am for 11.30am Start Join us for an authentic Italian feast Enjoy a fun filled day of traditional Food, Music and Entertainment Tickets: Limited seating available, please pre-purchase tickets Cost: $25 per person RSVP & Ticket collection by Friday 1st July to Lisa Williamson on 0427 057 182 for catering purposes
Armidale Chess Club20 Jul 2022
Chess is a Way of Life! Welcome to the Armidale Chess Club the home of people who love playing chess. Whether you are a serious player, up and coming grandmaster or just someone who loves playing chess socially we are the club for you. 7pm every Wednesday at the Armidale District Baptist Church Hall (corner of Rusden & Jessie Streets). For more information call Andrew Coburn (0408 401 534) or visit www.armidalechessclub.org
Christmas in July23 Jul 2022
Come and celebrate a beautiful winter night in Hillgrove with Christmas in July. When/where: July 23 at the Hillgrove Hall. 5pm. What to expect: Live music And dancing. yes that's right we have a full band coming to play for our entertainment. Lucky door prizes for all ticket holders and games for the kids. Light dinner provided. We are doing a proper baked dinner as part of your ticket. Extra info: byo drinks and bring a plate to share for supper. The hall has all new heaters so it will be nice and warm. Tickets:$10+bf or $15 on the door. Kids free https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillgroves-christmas-in-july
From Our Collections27 Jul 2022
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm A selection of photographs has been taken from two previous exhibitions 'Pastimes in Past Times' and 'All About Armidale'. There are some fascinating insights into the early days of our city and the lives of its inhabitants. Nostalgia!
Knitters Guild NSW meetup27 Jul 2022
Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Agmentation Sprint and Pitch Innovation Challenge28 Jul 2022
5.30pm - 7.00pm Agmentation 2022 is an opportunity to come together for an intensive problem-solving sprint and pitch! Teams will solve problems that matter to agricultural producers and rural communities. 2022 Theme: Climate Adaptive Agriculture Agmentation brings together diverse talent from high schools, UNE students and researchers, startups and businesses, producers, innovators and technologists to combine their ideas and scope a solution. Problem statements will set the scene and working in teams you will have the chance to pitch a solution at the end of the day. Thursday 28th July 5.30pm-7pm at NOVA: A great kick-off gathering with a briefing on problem statements and how Agmentation will run! To get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agmentation-2022-tickets-361207059037
Armidale Garden Club meeting28 Jul 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
Agmentation Sprint and Pitch Innovation Challenge29 Jul 2022
7.00am - 5.30pm Agmentation 2022 is an opportunity to come together for an intensive problem-solving sprint and pitch! Teams will solve problems that matter to agricultural producers and rural communities. 2022 Theme: Climate Adaptive Agriculture Agmentation brings together diverse talent from high schools, UNE students and researchers, startups and businesses, producers, innovators and technologists to combine their ideas and scope a solution. Problem statements will set the scene and working in teams you will have the chance to pitch a solution at the end of the day. Friday 29th July 7am – 5.30pm at UNE SMART Farm Innovation Centre To get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agmentation-2022-tickets-361207059037
Christmas In July29 Jul 2022
Jul 29, 2022 Celebrate Winter in the New England Region with our traditional Yulefest festivities at The Armidale Golf Club. Indulge and get into the festive Christmas in July spirit with a delectable dining experience in the decorated Restaurant with vistas overlooking the city of Armidale. Our chefs will prepare a special menu for Yulefest inspired festive items and special treats to delight and surprise your senses and complimented by a glass of sparkling wine on arrival! Cost • $59.00 per Adult’s • $25.00 per Children Bookings 6772 5837
Pinchgut Opera29 Jul 2022
Armidale Teachers' College, New England Conservatorium of Music A spectacular masterpiece of sonic grandeur, Monteverdi's Vespers blends the grand traditions of Venetian sacred music with the new world of the baroque: opulent choruses, dramatic solo arias and duets, and some of the most ambitious instrumental music the world has ever heard. Vespers is a musical experience like no other - a dazzling array of textures and sonorities that will amaze and delight. Artists: Erin Helyard (Conductor and keyboards) Cantillation Orchestra of the Antipodes
A Yarn @ Boobooks with Melissa Lucashenko31 Jul 2022
Jul 31 2022 At the end of July, on market Sunday, 31st July at 11:00am, we are thrilled to have Melissa Lucashenko come for a visit here at Boobooks. Melissa recently featured as an author in the ABC's Documentary: "Books that Made Us" with her Miles Franklin Award winning book: Too Much Lip. She is Bundjalung novelist from Brisbane. and a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction writing and a founding member of human rights group Sisters Inside. For more information: https://boobooks.net.au/pages/5102-Happenings
Music on a Market Sunday - EphenStephen31 Jul 2022
July 31 The Music on a Market Sunday Concert on 31 July at 12:30pm in the Armidale Uniting Church features brilliant guitar duo EphenStephen. Steve Tafra and Steve Thorneycroft have played together for over 25 years, have released two CDs and have an eclectic repertoire ranging from the baroque to contemporary popular music, often in arrangements they have created. In this concert the focus will be on English music. Admission to the concert is free, though donations are encouraged. While there are no formal CoVid restrictions in force the audience is encouraged to practice social distancing. Tewa and sausages will be available at the Uniting Church before the concert.
Armidale Birdwatchers7 Aug 2022
VENUE: Gwydir Park Road TSR, Yarrowyck (approximately 46km west 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
Opera New England - La Traviata7 Aug 2022
Come along for the screening of Opera New England's celebrated productions sung in English. All proceeds to the Armidale Playhouse. VENUE: Playhouse, 309 Beardy Street. TIME: 2.00-6.00pm. COST: $20pp (includes drink from the bar - tickets available at www.trybooking.com/BYRVU - 50₵ booking fee applies).
Knitters Guild NSW meetup10 Aug 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
ADFAS Lecture: "Flappers, Speedos & the New Look:…"11 Aug 2022
VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. 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 0408 472 284, or email adfasarmidale@outlook.com. Flappers, Speedos & the New Look: fashion in Australia in the 1920s, 30s and 40s - Claudia Chan Shaw In the 1920s there was no Australian style in women’s dress. In 1921 David Jones advertised modestly priced reproductions and adaptations of Paris fashions. Almost overnight, the depression brought a serious tone to society and the carefree age of the flapper was over. As Australia entered WW2, the traditional role of women shifted, with many joining the Land Army. Women were taught to ‘Make Do and Mend’. By 1947, Christian Dior’s New Look had restored femininity to the fashion industry worldwide.
Coffee and chat car display14 Aug 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/
National Seniors Armidale Branch Meeting19 Aug 2022
10 am to 12 noon 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 meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
Knitters Guild NSW meetup24 Aug 2022
Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Armidale Garden Club meeting25 Aug 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
UNE Graduation - Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education Awards26 Aug 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 - Medicine and Health Awards26 Aug 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 - Science, Agriculture, Business and Law Awards27 Aug 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.
Wedding Showcase 28 Aug 2022
Aug 28, 2022 Welcome to One Fine Day – Armidale stylish & creative wedding event! It’s the perfect platform for creative couples looking for inspiring, unique vendors for their big day. Most of all, it’s a fun way to spend Sunday with your friends, family or wedding party. Experience visual delights, all within the stunning vibe of The Armidale Golf Club C. Meet with a curated selection of the region’s most sought-after wedding suppliers, makers and providers. All visitors receive a complimentary drink on arrival from am 10am to 2pm, . * Wedding Cakes * Dresses * Florist * Formal Ware * Wines *Music * Classic Car Hire* Photos * Hair and Makeup * Stationery * Catering * Celebrant
The Robertson Brothers @ the Servies3 Sep 2022
VENUE: Armidale Memorial Ex-services Club, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.00pm (doors open), 7.30pm (doors open), 8.00pm (show). COST: $51.50 – includes booking fee – available at www.stickytickets.com.au. For more information, phone 02 6776 0800. The Robertson Brothers – 60’s Variety Show Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show. Expect to be entertained by Classic Hits from the 60’s.
Armidale Birdwatchers4 Sep 2022
VENUE: Saumarez Ponds, off Mundays Road, Invergowrie (approximately 14km west 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
Opera New England - Susannah4 Sep 2022
Come along for the screening of Opera New England's celebrated productions sung in English. All proceeds to the Armidale Playhouse. VENUE: Playhouse, 309 Beardy Street. TIME: 2.00-6.00pm. COST: $20pp (includes drink from the bar Tickets available at www.trybooking.com/BYRVU - 50₵ booking fee applies).
ADFAS Lecture: "The Tale of Two cities: Moscow and St Petersburg" 8 Sep 2022
VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. 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 0408 472 284, or email adfasarmidale@outlook.com. This lecture will be delivered by Kenneth Park, Curator of Collections and Philanthropy Associate at Wesley College Melbourne. The story of Russia is inextricably linked to two contrasting cities – Moscow and St Petersburg. The Russian capital, Moscow is the historic seat of power with its impressive and world-famous landmarks like St Basil’s, the Kremlin and Red Square. St Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great as an artfully planned statement city of style and sophistication and as a doorway to the West.
Coffee and chat car display11 Sep 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/
Knitters Guild NSW meetup14 Sep 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
National Seniors Armidale Branch Meeting16 Sep 2022
10 am to 12 noon 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 meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
Armidale Garden Club meeting22 Sep 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
Disco Revolution23 Sep 2022
Disco Revolution’s seven-piece band is set to reignite the flame for passionate disco and dance loves of all ages. Slip on your flares, step into your platforms and get ready to enjoy all the disco classics that have become anthems in their own right. Favourites from Tina turner, Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Hot Chocolate, The Village People and many more to keep you on the dance floor. Dine & Discover NSW vouchers may be used. Come and experience a night like no other! VENUE: Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.30-10.30pm. COST: $35 (at door), $30 (presale - available at https://events.humanitix.com/disco-revolution/tickets - $2.19 booking fee applies). For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.
Dirty Dicks @ the Servies24 Sep 2022
VENUE: Ex-services Memorial Club, 137 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 6.45pm (doors open), 7.00pm (show). COST: $60pp (includes brilliant stage show and 3-course dinner) – bookings essential. For more information, phone 02 6776 0800. Dirty Dicks 50th anniversary Stage Show Come and enjoy a brilliant night of Medieval mirth and merriment featuring a spectacular ALL NEW 50th Anniversary stage show with side-splitting comedy, witty and wacky songs, madcap parlour games and hilarious audience involvement PLUS a most magnificent 3 course sumptuous feast; hearty homemade vegetable soup with crusty bread, plate served prime roast beef with jus, roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables, & sticky date pudding with tasty sauce.
Knitters Guild NSW meetup28 Sep 2022
Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Armidale Spring Games1 Oct 2022
2022 sees the inaugural year for the Armidale Spring Games. Created by the Armidale Regional Council and supported by the Australian Government National Bushfire Recovery Fund, The Games is a festival of sport that brings together participants from across Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales for a weekend of social sport. With three different sporting competitions contested, the Spring Games embraces the value of sport through all ages and will see participants from three different age groups compete in some exciting competitions over the October long weekend. For more information visit www.armidalespringgames.com.au
Armidale Birdwatchers2 Oct 2022
VENUE: Malpas Dam, off New England Highway, Black Mountain (approximately 32km north-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. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS 2.00AM, put clock FORWARD one hour. 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
Walk and Talk - Guy Fawkes River National Park8 Oct 2022
VENUE: Chaelundi Campground, Guy Fawkes River National Park, off Ebor/Grafton Road. TIME: 10.00am-12.00pm. Celebrate 50 years of Guy Fawkes River National Park. Walk with the local Ranger from Chaelundi campground out to Lucifers Thumb lookout via Chaelundi Falls. Bring drinking water, hat, suitable clothing, footwear and sunscreen. For more information and/or make booking, phone 02 6739 0700.
Campfire Yarns - Guy Fawkes River National Park8 Oct 2022
VENUE: Chaelundi Campground, Guy Fawkes River National Park, off Ebor/Grafton Road. TIME: 7.00-8.00pm. Celebrate 50 years of Guy Fawkes River National Park. Relax by the campfire, listening to stories of years gone by, culture and the protection of this stunning park to mark this special occasion. Bring a camping chair and a cup to be filled with tea, coffee or milo. For more information and/or make booking, phone 02 6739 0700.
Coffee and chat car display9 Oct 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/
Knitters Guild NSW meetup12 Oct 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Turner - The Explorer - Robert and Catherine Ketton13 Oct 2022
VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=829087 (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information 0408 472 284, or email adfasarmidale@outlook.com. Turner - The Explorer - Robert and Catherine Ketton J M W Turner lived at a time of great social and scientific change. More than anyone else he recorded, in thousands of works of art, the transition of Britain from a rural to an industrial society. He was a fascinating character – secretive, driven, alternately penny-pinching and generous, chaotic in his private life and fiercely patriotic. He is rightly regarded as one of the world’s greatest 19th century painters. His likeness appears on the 20 pound note – a tribute that would have appealed to his vanity, but contradicted his need for anonym
Alexander Gadjiev14 Oct 2022
Venue: Armidale Teachers' College Presented by New England Conservatorium of Music and Musica Viva Armidale Alexander Gadjiev is the First Prize winner of the prestigious and internationally renowned Sydney International Piano Competition. Awarded by an international jury, Gadjiev stole the show in the 2021 competition, receiving half of all the prizes available to the finalists - a first for any competitor in the competition's 44 year history. Acclaimed by SBS as "one of the most promising pianists of the moment" following his win, the New England Conservatorium is very proud to present Gadjiev to Armidale audiences. Program: R Gan - Earth Preserving Chant Chopin - Prelude in C# minor Op 45, Barcarolle in F# major Op 60, Polonaise Fantasie in Ab major Op 61 Schumann - Fantasie Op 17 World premiere of a new Australian composition
Homestead Series 1 - Emu Creek15 Oct 2022
Venue: Emu Creek Homestead, Old Brookmount Road, Walcha NECOM's Heritage Homestead Series offers a rare chance to immerse yourself in a magical combination of fine chamber music and local history. The series opens with an outdoor concert in the beautiful gardens of Emu Creek, just outside Walcha. The program will feature a vibrant selection of twentieth- century masterpieces. Artists: Eliza Scott (violin Louisa Sindel-Marshall (clarinet and saxophone) Paul Marshall (clarinet) Warwick Dunham (keyboard) More information: NECOM 6788 2135
National Seniors Armidale Branch Meeting21 Oct 2022
10 am to 12 noon 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 meeting please call Bob on 0409 270 634.
New England Sings!23 Oct 2022
Venue: Lazenby Hall, University of New England 11:00am and 2:30pm Presented by New England Conservatorium of Music, New England Sings! is our nationally acclaimed, award-winning choral showcase bringing together over 800 students from across the New England region, accompanied by an 80 piece orchestra. In 2022 we will premiere two new Australian choral works commissioned especially for this year's event by Justine Clarke (primary choral) and Luke Byrne (secondary choral). Artists: Paul Jarman - Primary School Choir Conductor Mark O'Leary - Secondary School Choir Conductor Armidale Youth Orchestra and friends Armidale Pipe Band More information: 6788 2135
Knitters Guild NSW meetup26 Oct 2022
Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Armidale Garden Club meeting27 Oct 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
Homestead Series 2 - Mirani30 Oct 2022
Venue: Mirani Homestead, Mirani Road, Walcha Presented by New England Conservatorium in the spirit of an 1800's parlour concert, this event will feature music of the Classical and early Romantic eras with works by Mozart, Walckiers and Hoffmeister. Established in 1927 by AS "Poss" and Nancy Nivison, Mirani - a short drive north of Walcha - continues as a private home today, still owned by the Nivison family. Artists: Eliza Scott (violin) James McKay (flutes) Robert van Gend (viola) Charlotte Low (cello) More information: NECOM 6788 2135
12 Hours in the Piney5 Nov 2022
VENUE: Mountain Bike Trails, SportUNE, University of New England. TIME: 9.00am-9.00pm. For more information, phone Peter on 0409 292 310 or visit 12hoursinthepiney.com.au/. The format will be a simple 12 hour race for solo, pairs or teams around the EXTENDED SportUNE trails! Almost half the trail will be brand new DirtArt constructed single track and the grass sections are gone! We will also have the Adaptive and Dirtmasters categories. The last lap must be started before 7.45pm. Free camping Friday and Saturday, limited coffee and meals available, prizes will consist of goods and products and will be distributed across many divisions and riders.
Open Gardens @ Stonehenge Station & Blairmore5 Nov 2022
An initiative of the Guyra Campdraft Club. Proceeds contributing to the restoration of the Guyra Showground ring surface, to ensure safety for livestock and competitors. Morning, afternoon teas and lunch available; raffles and plant stall; floral arranging demonstrations both days; stonewall demonstrations with model stonemasons both days. VENUE: Stonehenge Station and Blairmore, New England Highway (80km north from Armidale and 13km south from Glen Innes - well signed on day). TIME: 10.00am-5.00pm. COST: $30 (both gardens - tickets at both gardens on day, includes brochure containing garden information and demonstration times). For more information, phone Donna Davidson on 0427 792 748.
Armidale Birdwatchers6 Nov 2022
VENUE: Yina Nature Reserve, off Waterfall Way (approximately 13km 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
Wagner’s ‘Ring’, Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and Peter Jackson’s Film9 Nov 2022
VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm sharp. 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 0408 472 284, or email adfasarmidale@outlook.com. Heath Lees - For many years, fans of JRR Tolkien’s, book Lord of the Rings, swept aside any suggestion that it was based on Richard Wagner’s four-opera Ring cycle. Tolkien himself scoffed at the idea. Yet, in the wake of Peter Jackson’s blockbuster, more and more people saw Lord of the Rings as a profoundly Wagnerian blend of epic myth and powerful music. This talk, incorporating video clips and recorded excerpts, will explore the fascinating links that connect Richard Wagner, the original Lord of the Ring, with Tolkien’s book, Peter Jackson’s films and Howard Shore’s Oscar winning soundtrack scores.
Knitters Guild NSW meetup9 Nov 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
Coffee and chat car display13 Nov 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/
A Day in the Garden13 Nov 2022
Nov 13 Supporting the Armidale Women's Shelter - All proceeds go directly to the Shelter At "Balmoral", 303 Grafton Rd, ARMIDALE Attractions include: Market stalls, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Food, Coffee and many more For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/707131653821997/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22 mechanism%22%3A%22left_rail%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22 mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_ca
Armidale Garden Club meeting24 Nov 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
Knitters Guild NSW meetup30 Nov 2022
Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
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
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.
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.
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/
Knitters Guild NSW meetup14 Dec 2022
Jul 13 2022 Drop into the Armidale City Bowling Club from 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to talk about knitting and crochet. Look for us in the restaurant area. https://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/
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