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August 2020

35th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition – Open until October 6th 2020

Tue August 11 - Tue October 6

The 35th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to gain valuable exposure in the New York art scene and receive valuable awards. The 2020 competition awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition to cash prizes, other awards include participation in a group exhibition in New York, international exposure, participation in an art fair and promotional opportunities. The 2020 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is now accepting submissions…

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Hermannsburg and Paint – Neridah Stockley

Sat August 15 @ 8:00 am - Sun November 8 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Artist floortalk: Saturday 15 August, 10.30am The 2019 recipient of the Arts NT Creative-in-Residence at the Araluen Arts Centre, Neridah Stockley, a nationally recognised multi-disciplinary artist who has been based in Alice Springs for 19 years, presents a unique body of work in response to Hermannsburg. Hermannsburg is a locally and internationally recognised chapter of inland Australia history; site of Lutheran Mission activity coupled with the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painting made famous by Albert Namatjira. It is a unique cross-cultural heritage site characterised by…

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EOI Workshop Tutors Central Craft

Mon August 24 @ 8:00 am - Wed September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Are you a practicing artist and tutor interested in holding workshops at Central Craft? We're seeking expressions of interest from tutors for our workshop program. There's keen interest in ceramics, jewellery and textiles, but we'd love to hear from you if you're passionate about your craft. Send your proposal form to directors@centralcraft.org.au

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Creative Arts Recovery Quick Response Grants – open 31 August

Mon August 31 @ 8:00 am - Wed September 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Alice Springs Town Council Cre­ative Arts Recov­ery Quick Response Grants aim to pro­vide finan­cial assis­tance to arts organ­i­sa­tions, groups and indi­vid­u­als across all arts forms, who have been impact­ed by can­cel­la­tions and lost oppor­tu­ni­ties due to COVID-19, to adapt their work and prac­tice, deliv­er works, cre­ate new works, devel­op their skills, or sup­port the Alice Springs arts com­mu­ni­ty. Once fund­ing has been expend­ed, the grants pro­gram will close, and no fur­ther appli­ca­tions will be funded. Assess­ment Criteria All appli­ca­tions will be…

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Spring Cleaning Opening Hours @ your Library & new Print & Pickup service!

Mon August 31 @ 10:00 am - Fri October 9 @ 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Spring Cleaning @ the Library

It’s Spring Cleaning time @ your Library! The Alice Springs Public Library wishes to continue delivering excellent customer service and support to its patrons and so is altering opening hours to enable staff to conduct weekday Spring Cleaning. Starting Monday 31 August, the Library’s revised weekday opening times are: Mon-Fri | 10am – 1pm & 3pm-6pm (closed 1pm-3pm for Spring Clean­ing). Sat-Sun | 10am-1pm These times will remain in place until otherwise advised. No changes to weekend hours – the Library is still open 10am – 1pm every Saturday…

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September 2020

GUTS Dance Public Dance Classes

Tue September 1 - Thu December 31
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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guts public dance program GUTS public class program is designed to give people a chance to connect to different styles of dance, their bodies and each other in a safe, fun environment. Classes will run weekly and we will update the website with teachers if and when they change. COST - $15 per class OR $100 for a 10 class pass (valid for 6 months). Please pay when attending classes. NTG SPORTS VOUCHERS - can be used to pay for…

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Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost

Tue September 1 - Sat October 31

Immediate, medium, and long-term funding for individuals and organisations. The Recovery Boost is a one-off targeted investment provided by the Australian Government. The funding recognises that the creative industries are central to thriving and healthy communities across regional, rural and remote Australia and that arts and culture activities are vital in the recovery and renewal process. The Recovery Boost grant program will be implemented in three stages moving from Relief to Recovery and Renewal. RAF Relief Relief grants are designed…

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Nominations Open – NT Performing Arts Awards

Tue September 1 @ 8:00 am - Mon October 19 @ 5:00 pm

2020 has been a hell of a year and the performing arts have been hit hard but in the Northern Territory we’re still celebrating our creative people and the work they do. As a huge acknowledgment and nod to the many people who bring the NT performing arts scene alive, the Awards are peer driven with you nominating the people who make a difference. The sector is vast, think; creatives, performers and designers, to behind the scenes; writers, producers, production…

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Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project

Tue September 1 @ 8:00 am - Thu December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Pop-up Art Sale – J Taylor, 1 Wallis street
East Side, NT 0870 Australia
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Red Hot Arts Central Australia has been commissioned to deliver Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project, as part of the Northern Territory Government’s CBD Revitalisation Program. Revitalise Alice will see artwork applied to building facades around the Alice Springs CBD in 2020. These will primarily be a combination of roller shutters and window wraps (ie. sticker decals). The artwork must include a connection to the Territory – this could be represented through colour palette, unique flora and fauna, multicultural aspects…

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Unbroken Land 2020 Virtual Delivery

Tue September 1 @ 12:00 pm - Thu December 31 @ 6:00 pm

Incite Arts Announces: Unbroken Land 2020 - Virtual Launch in June Stories about water. Water is life! Incite Arts are very excited to announce the re-visioning of Unbroken Land 2020. We will now see the event and community participation program presented virtually. The first of the water themed productions is scheduled to be released online on the 10th of June via our website and Facebook. Further productions will be presented episodically until December. Virtual presentation offers us unique opportunities to…

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Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award Entries Open

Fri September 4 - Fri October 23
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award recognises and celebrates the achievements and contributions that senior Territorians have made within our community. Now in its 21st year, the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award continues to foster excellence and creativity in the art of portraiture by artists who are residents of the Northern Territory. Entries for this year's award are now open. Click here for more information. Entries close Friday 23 October 2020,…

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Desert Mob 2020

Fri September 4 @ 8:00 am - Sun October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Art Centre and Desart In 2020, Desert Mob celebrates 30 years! Over that time, Desert Mob has fostered and charted the incredible rise of Aboriginal art from the desert to its current eminent position as one of the most important art movements and forms of cultural expression in the world. Since its inception in 1991, Desert Mob has become an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from Desart-member art centres from the desert…

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Visitor Experience Officers (2 positions available)

Thu September 10 @ 12:00 am - Mon September 28 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Central Australia, 4 Memorial Avenue
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Job Title: Visitor Experience Officers (2 positions available) Location: Museum of Central Australia & Megafauna Central, Alice Springs Terms: Casual Package: $35 per hour inclusive of loadings, plus 9.5% superannuation Responsible to: Central Australia Manager Closing date: Monday, 28 September 2020 Job Title:  Visitor Experience Officers (2 positions available) Location:  Museum of Central Australia & Megafauna Central, Alice Springs Terms:   Casual Package:  $35 per hour inclusive of loadings, plus 9.5% superannuation Responsible to:  Central Australia Manager Closing date:  Monday, 28 September 2020 The Museum and Art…

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Carbiene McDonald Tjangala: ‘Petermann Ranges’

Sat September 12 - Sat October 3
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace & Papunya Tjupi present   Carbiene McDonald Tjangala Petermann Ranges Solo exhibition of new work 12 September - 3 October   click to view works This is the next chapter of the Carbiene McDonald Tjangala as artist on fire story. Carbiene has always drawn in the sand but has only recently painted on canvas. Since he discovered a passion for paint in 2018 he has continued to develop his visual language, informed by four significant sites of his…

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Art Shed Art Show

Fri September 18 @ 6:30 pm - Sun September 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Art Shed, 10 Crispe St
Alice Springs`, NT 0870 Australia
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Exhibition of artwork by members of CAAS and friends

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Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022

Tue September 22 @ 4:00 pm - Mon December 14 @ 11:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The Triennale Committee is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from artists, educators, researchers, curators, writers, individuals, and organisations to be part of the program under the following daily themes: ARCHETYPE: Traditions and Origins. ALCHEMY: Transformation and Experimentation. ANARCHY: Breaking Rules and Collapsing Territories. Come and be part of an engaging and challenging program of discussions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and events, as we celebrate and interrogate the field of contemporary ceramics in all its diversity! If you'd like to get involved…

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Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 - Sun October 4

Desert Festival is set to return this September to celebrate the best of local arts and desert culture in Alice Springs/Mparntwe. Over ten balmy days and nights, our vibrant desert community will gather for the twentieth year of Desert Festival and relish in all things music, theatre, film and art, created right here in our own backyard. The festival will open in conjunction with the Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets on Thursday September 24 and conclude with celebrations for…

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2020 September Night Market

Thu September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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Water Safety Awareness Week: Baby Rhyme Time @ Home with Boof

Fri September 25 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

Join Boof the Barramundi the Water Safety Mascot for Water Safety Week with Alice Springs Library @ Home! TWO ONLINE SESSIONS: 1. Story Reading @ Home- Wednesday 23rd September from 10.15 am Story Reading, Singing and dancing plus all things Water Safety! 2. Baby Rhyme Time with Boof - Friday 25th September from 10.15 am Songs, dancing and rhymes with Boof and Booka! Join us from the comfort of your home for these two exclusive online only events at: www.facebook.com/ASPLibrary…

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I Spy…

Fri September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on September 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Duprada Dance Company & the Australian Dance Academy's annual Jazz Collective Performance of 'I Spy...' An adventurous tale of pirates following the SS Duprada and its sailors who have found a bottle drifting on the ocean. Inside the bottle they have discovered a mysterious treasure map. Follow the journey of the sailors as they sail the seas in search of the missing treasure. They will encounter many things such as sea creatures, islanders and maybe even pirates! But will they get the treasure in the end?…

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Pop-Up Studio Art

Sun September 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pop-up Art Sale – J Taylor, 1 Wallis street
East Side, NT 0870 Australia
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Jennifer Taylor Pop-up studio sale sunday september 27 9 - 5 1 wallis st paintings, small sculptures, drawings, from tiny to large take home some treasures, and help an artist stay afloat in the time of COVID! cash and carry portion of proceeds to Arid Lands Environment Centre

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Come to Daddy

Mon September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Canada, Ireland, New Zealand | 2019 Directed by Ant Timpson Starring  Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson Rated MA15+ "Darkly funny and enjoyably unpredictable. And sometimes plain old weird." Thrillist Norval Greenwood, a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn't seen in 30 years. He quickly discovers that not only is dad a disapproving jerk, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now,…

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Preschool Storytime @ Home with the Library

Wed September 30 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

Just like our regular sessions but online and in the comfort of your home. Join us on Wednesdays at 10.15 am! About: For 2 – 5 year olds. Learn­ing can be as sim­ple as one book. Preschool Sto­ry­time is a fun and inter­ac­tive ses­sion using books, rhymes, songs and play to stim­u­late lit­er­a­cy development. Simply follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary to read along! You can also discover our library of previous sessions of Preschool Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time on our Facebook…

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October 2020

Baby Rhyme Time @ Home with the Library

Fri October 2 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

Just like our regular sessions but online and in the comfort of your home. About: For 0 – 2 year olds. Songs, rhymes, sto­ries and play are a won­der­ful way to devel­op a love of lan­guage. This inter­active ses­sion is designed to sup­port pre-lit­er­a­cy edu­ca­tion in a fun and social way. Join us on Fridays at 10.15 am! Simply follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary (www.facebook.com/ASPLibrary) to sing along! Want to read along? You can view and download our digital edition…

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Flickerfest 2020

Fri October 2 @ 7:00 pm - Sat October 3 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man standing and woman sitting on car in 50s greaser clothing

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre 29th International Short Film Festival - Electrifying Short Films! Celebrating 29 years, FLiCKERFEST is Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from 3,500 entries. FLiCKERFEST screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2020, with selected highlights touring Australia on a national tour from January through to May. FLiCKERFEST remains…

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Preschool Storytime @ Home with the Library

Wed October 7 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

Just like our regular sessions but online and in the comfort of your home. Join us on Wednesdays at 10.15 am! About: For 2 – 5 year olds. Learn­ing can be as sim­ple as one book. Preschool Sto­ry­time is a fun and inter­ac­tive ses­sion using books, rhymes, songs and play to stim­u­late lit­er­a­cy development. Simply follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary to read along! You can also discover our library of previous sessions of Preschool Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time on our Facebook…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020

Thu October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3 hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world.  Sharing over two and a half hours of the most exhilarating short films from explorers, mountain bikers, skiers, paddlers and climbers from around the globe. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.…

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Baby Rhyme Time @ Home with the Library

Fri October 9 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

Just like our regular sessions but online and in the comfort of your home. Join us on Fridays at 10.15 am! About: For 0 – 2 year olds. Songs, rhymes, sto­ries and play are a won­der­ful way to devel­op a love of lan­guage. This inter­active ses­sion is designed to sup­port pre-lit­er­a­cy edu­ca­tion in a fun and social way. Simply follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary (www.facebook.com/ASPLibrary) to sing along! Want to read along? You can view and download our digital edition…

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ONLINE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE MASTERCLASSES WITH DESCENDANTS OF ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Tue October 13 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Arts Centre, 29 Wilkinson St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Throughout 2020 acclaimed artists from Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre will offer 7 hands on watercolour masterclasses and Q and A for all artists and art lovers. Join painters & descendants of iconic artist Albert Namatjira and experience, absorb and practice their approach. By the end of the masterclass you will have your own work on paper in watercolour. Proudly Aboriginal owned and directed, Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre was established in 2004 as a place for Western Aranda artists to come…

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2020 October Night Market

Thu October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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November 2020

2020 November Night Market

Thu November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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New York New Work: Marina Strocchi

November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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painting of new york buildings

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time in the United States and most notably an extended stay in Brooklyn where she undertook a studio practice for three months through the Arts NT Fellowship program. Renowned for working from surrounding natural environments, her home and still life, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Strocchi was faced with the built environment on an incredible scale. The sheer mass and density of life and hope, the walls of repetitive windows, which sometimes reflect and sometimes recede, …

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Alice Springs Quilting Club 2020 Exhibition

Fri November 27 @ 6:00 pm - Sat December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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colourful triangle and square patterned quilt

Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club The Alice Springs Quilting Club 2020 Exhibition brings together the outstanding examples of quilting practice by both amateur and professional quilters from across Alice Springs. Reflecting creativity and craftsmanship, hand and machine approaches, the traditional and experimental, the Alice Springs Quilting Club Exhibition is also a space for the exchange of ideas and skills between Quilting Club members and those interested in the art of quilting. Mesmerising with its colour, pattern, abstraction, story telling and social commentary,…

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December 2020

Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival 2020

Fri December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Town Council’s Christmas Carnival permeates the Red Centre with festive fun and Christmas cheer!

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March 2021

Urzila Carlson: Token African

March 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Live Nation As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention?! & Netflix’s Comedians of the World 2019 MICF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR HIGHEST TICKET-SELLER MELBOURNE, AU (November 14, 2019) – South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is a Token African. She’s also a multi award-winning comedian, the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s highest ticket-seller, and a household name across two continents. And she’s not finished yet. Carlson is hitting the road again in 2020 with her brand new stand up…

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