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July 2021

Our voices together bouncing off the walls: Lucreccia Quintanilla

Fri July 16 @ 12:00 pm - Sat August 7 @ 2:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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EXHIBITION 16 July - 7 August ARTIST TALK 11am, Saturday 17 July Me talking to my child Ruben shortly after arriving at Banff, Canada for a residency a couple of months back. I wrote it down on a piece of paper thinking it was very poetic of me and it may just be a great thought to begin working with: “When I was a child I believed stars were tiny windows into light. Like a mantle, the night was pierced…

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Wanted! Creative & Experienced Project Managers

Thu July 22 - Fri August 20

Shout out to Northern Territory project managers. Come work with the italk Studios team! Do you love working with creative people? Are you passionate about storytelling? Does working in a team to produce educational and inspirational resources sound like something you’d like to do? Download the Position Description HERE To Apply Please email us a current CV and no more than one page telling us more about you and why you think you’re a good fit with our team. EOI’s…

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Exhibition: Fenced by Anne Davies

Fri July 23 @ 10:00 am - Sun August 8 @ 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Join us in celebrating the culmination of Anne’s multimedia project inspired by the laneways of Old Eastside. The exhibition features photographic fence panels, a projection, poetry and 100 handmade books. Exhibiting 16 July – 8 August

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Alice Springs Street Art Festival 2021

Fri July 23 @ 5:00 pm - Sun August 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Alice Springs Street Art Festival is back on and ready to make its mark for 2021! The festival will see seven of Australia’s top street artists team up with local creatives to paint six new murals on walls across the CBD.

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Ngalimpa (Together) – Collaborations from Indulkana

Wed July 28 @ 8:00 am - Sat August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace and Iwantja Arts present 'Ngalimpa (Together) - Collaborations from Indulkana'  The exhibition is made up of collaborative paintings, and the installation of props and a short film, 'Just Another Day in Indulkana.' Exhibition runs from 16 July to 7 August  

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NTWF Writing Residency

Thu July 29 @ 8:00 am - Sun August 8 @ 11:30 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The NT Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce a brand new NTWF Writing Residency, made possible through the generous support of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. This exciting opportunity offers two writers currently residing in Mparntwe | Alice Springs a two week stipend ($750 p/w) to enable them to devote themselves to working on a writing project of their choice, along with a free pass to all events at NTWF 2021. Designed to allow writers to make use of the…

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Advocate Art Award 2021

Fri July 30 - Sun August 15
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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portrait of a face

Presented by the Central Australian Art Society Official Opening: 6:00pm, Friday 30 July Exhibition until Sunday 15 August The Advocate Art Award returns for 2021. Coordinated and presented by the Central Australian Art Society (CAAS), a volunteer-run organisation in Alice Springs that has supported art and artists since 1963, the Advocate Art Award is their gala annual event, offering a number of significant prizes thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses, including the major non-acquisitive Chapman & Bailey Excellence Prize of $2500. With…

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Community Benefit Fund – Minor Community Grants

Sat July 31 - Wed October 13

Minor community grants aims to improve the capacity of not-for-profit organisations to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities to Territorians. Eligible organisations can apply for amounts up to $15,000. Current Priorities: Priority 1 Applications from grass roots organisations that have limited ability to source funding from other sources. Priority 2 Applications that will provide an ongoing community benefit beyond the period of the grant funding. Application Information: Applications for funding can be lodged all year round. Applications will be assessed…

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August 2021

Art Centre Manager, Papulankutja Artists

Wed August 4 @ 8:00 am - Mon August 30 @ 5:00 pm

About Papulankutja Artists: Papulankutja Artists is an Aboriginal owned and directed corporation that represents artists from Papulankutja (Blackstone) and Mantamaru (Jameson) communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia. We are proud of our strong links to artists past and present, our culture and our country. We are committed to achieving positive economic, social and cultural outcomes for Yarnangu. We value the authenticity of our artwork and that we operate as an ethically conscious, sustainable business. Papulankutja Artists is an energetic,…

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Administration Officer, Desart

Wed August 4 @ 8:00 am - Fri August 13 @ 5:00 pm

About Desart: Desart is the peak arts body for Central Australian Aboriginal Arts and Crafts centres and we have over 35 members. Member art centres are community-based enterprises, owned and governed by Aboriginal people. They provide economic, social and cultural benefits. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal art centres, which provide autonomy, sustained growth and stability for Central Australian Aboriginal Communities. Desart has an office in Alice Springs and conducts an extensive program of activities across the region. About the…

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Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye… Amengkwerne Softball by Margaret Palmer and Vicki Crowley

Fri August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2021

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye... Amengkwerne Softball

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye… Amengkwerne Softball, an exhibition by former team players and artists Margaret Palmer and Vicki Crowley, celebrating the story of the Amengkwerne (Amoonguna) softball teams. The exhibition, comprising quirky and evocative papier mâché figures made by Palmer and Crowley, recreates and conjures up the skill, happiness, humour and power of those legendary softball teams - the women and girls of Amoonguna who have played the game since the 1960s. Margaret and Vicki began making the sculptures together in 2016. Together…

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Rod Moss – All My Fat Country

Fri August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2021

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Rod Moss All My Fat Country

The Araluen Arts Centre presents All My Fat Country, an exhibition of large scale graphite drawings by nationally recognised and renowned artist and award winning author, Rod Moss. Official Opening: Fri July 9, 6pm Artist Floor Talk: Sat July 10, 10:30am Exhibition: July 10 to August 22

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2021 desertSMART Ecofair

Fri August 6 @ 4:00 pm - Sun August 8 @ 6:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Ecofair, central Australia's premier science and sustainability festival, is back for 2021! The Ecofair brings together a line-up of national and local thinkers and leaders to help spark action toward a healthy, thriving future in the desert. This jam-packed three-day festival features talks, workshops, outdoor cinema, plant sale, garden tour and much more! A discussion about the exciting future of renewable energy and panel exploring the impacts of climate change on health and housing are two festival highlights. Events…

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Brush and Lens

Fri August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Open daily 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 7th August to Saturday 4th September 2021
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An Exhibition by BARBARA STUART Outback Milky Way Photographs and Paintings in watercolour and oils

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Street Art Festival Mural Reveal Tour

Sun August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Edging to the end of the Alice Springs Street Art Festival 2021, join us for our final event, the Mural Reveal Tour!

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Letters To Paul Morrissey

Mon August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Letters to Paul Morrissey

Screening at Araluen's Arthouse Cinema on 9 August, 7pm. Directed by Armand Rovira Starring Joe Dallesandro (EEUU), Almar G. Sato, Xavi Saez, Maria Fajula, Agnes Llobet, Andrea Carballo, Saida Benzal, Esteve Torres, Joan Carles Suau Drugs, vampirism, existential crises and melodies of another time mark the lives of several characters: a sex symbol of the underground cinema, two cursed lovers, a man seeking his salvation, an unsuccessful actress and a Japanese with a mysterious illness. Five stories, apparently not related…

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Bindi Enterprises/Batchelor Institute – Digital Arts Program

Tue August 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, happening 8 times

Bindi Enterprises and Batchelor Institute are excited to present the newest training opportunity for people living with disability in the central desert. Classes will introduce members of the community to art-making platforms available at their fingertips, provide opportunities for exhibition and professional development, and help digital artists expand their repertoire of skills and take their creative practice to new heights. All the while acknowledging and embracing difference and the many ways people learn. The first course Intro to Digital Devices for…

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Meet n Greet

Tue August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Black Wreath, 2 Smith Street
Ciccone, NT 0870 Australia
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MusicNT is throwing a little shindig at The Black Wreath and we'd love to see you there and hear what's happening in your world of music! Whether you're a Central Australian musician, venue operator, music lover or just interested and looking to be involved with the Alice Springs/Mparntwe music scene, come and catch up with MusicNT and discover what your music office has in store for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP on the…

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Latin Nights – Every Wednesday at Jump Inn

Wed August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The Jump Inn, 4 Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia
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Do you like... dancing? talking? making new friends? We've got just the thing for you: Latin Night at Jump Inn, every Wednesday!! 6PM - 7PM: Spanish Speaking Practice No experience required. Come and practice your Spanish speaking in a laid back environment with others keen to have a go... and if you're a native speaker, come and have a laugh at the beginners! 7PM - 7:45PM: Free Dance Lesson (Will focus on Salsa the first month). Every week there will…

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Ride The Night Train – Constantina Bush

Wed August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Constantina Bush

Presented by Artback NT and Araluen Arts Centre Jump on this unforgettable ride with Constantina Bush, a woman of the world, whose style is second-to-none. This lady has seen it all! Constantina’s stories are without compare and she tempts you to join her for one night. Supporting this icon is Darwin’s hottest soul band, Eduardo and The Night Train. Experience the newest Top End contemporary funk around and groove along to some old favourites. So get on board with Constantina, one of…

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Impermanence

Sat August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Sydney Dance Company A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation. Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in…

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Ceramics wheel-throwing classes with Anne Mosey

Sun August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 5, 2021

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Learn to throw bowls and mugs. Some ceramics experience preferable. Anne Mosey worked as a production potter in Sydney after training at East Sydney Tech College in 1976.

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Basket Weaving with Robyn Lawry

Sun August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Create a small basket using yarn. Learn to start a basket and join in yarn different ways to finish basket.

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Dating Amber

Mon August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Dating Amber

Screening at Araluen Arthouse Cinema on 16 August, 7pm Directed by David Freyne Starring Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Sharon Horgan, Barry Ward, Simone Kirby Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being. Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about…

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Seniors Come and Try Craft Workshops

Thu August 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Seniors Month 2021. You will have the opportunity to try up to four craft workshops in areas such as felting, lacemaking, pottery, lapidary, watercolours and dyeing run by experienced craftspeople. A catered lunch will also be provided giving you the opportunity to socialise with the other participants , tutors and staff, find out more about the crafts, using the space, joining or starting a group and other ways to become involved. Wear comfortable clothes and flat closed in shoes. Thursday…

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Gordon Koang LIVE at Olive Pink

Fri August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Music in Exile, Watch This Space & 8CCC Community Radio are proud to announce that GORDON KOANG is bringing his band to Central Australia for the first time to celebrate his acclaimed album, UNITY. With previous tour plans cancelled due to Covid restrictions, Gordon and his band are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to perform this album for you, our audience! This concert is held in the unique setting of the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, located on land developed as a reserve for arid region flora by Miss Olive…

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Sound of Metal

Mon August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sound of Metal

Screening at Araluen Arthouse Cinema on 23 August, 7pm Directed by Darius Marder Starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff WINNER OF THE BEST EDITING AND BEST SOUND AT THE 2021 ACADEMY AWARDS Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to…

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NT Writers Festival 2021

Thu August 26 @ 8:00 am - Sun August 29 @ 10:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In 2021 NT Writers Festival returns to Mparntwe, Alice Springs. Featuring four days of books, words, performance and more, the program will reflect an inclusive Australian narrative, and celebrate the communities, languages and environment of this spectacular region and its people. The Festival takes place in the unique arid-lands of the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens from August 26-29. It is an unforgettable experience for readers and writers alike, and for those interested in ideas, culture, stories and language.

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Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

Thu August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Town Council’s Night Markets are held along the Todd Mall from 5pm-9pm and feature a diversity of food vendors, stalls with gifts and goods galore – PLUS free entertainment! For further information, or to participate in Council’s Night Markets, visit https://alicesprings.nt.gov.au/about-alice-springs/council-events/night-markets

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BJORN AGAIN Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Fri August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Music Group ‘If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again’ Q Magazine UK Dust off those platform shoes, flares and sequinned jumpsuits and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life when the World’s Number One ABBA show BJORN AGAIN comes to town on their MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN! 2020 Australian Tour. Internationally acclaimed Bjorn Again will play all of ABBA’s biggest hits and more in an action-packed, highly-entertaining night of ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. You…

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Cuttings

Sat August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Cuttings

Written by Jo Dutton with Jody Kropp Directed by Maude Davey Premiering during the NT Writers Festival, Cuttings relates to it's theme anpernirrentye - everything is connected. Relationships are core. But what happens when there is fracture? Flaws. Friction. Cuttings presents us with the everyday traumas that each of us know and carry. Performed by a stellar local cast: Armani Francois, Jody Kopp, Dan Murphy, Bert O'Loughlin, Mary-Agnes O'Loughlin and Sophie Wallace.

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Territory Day Rescheduled – Alice Springs Community Celebration

Sun August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are excited to share that 2021 Territory Day - Alice Springs celebrations are locked in for August 29th! Here are the details: Where: Anzac Oval, Wills Terrace Time: 5pm - 8:30pm Entertainment: Experience the high-energy grooves of the world-inspired Afrobeat explosion King Marong and the Tamala Express followed by a Welcome to Country at 6pm by Arrernte elder Kumalie (Rosalie) Riley. Headlined by Aussie favourite band Busby Marou, Alice Springs' Colin Lillie Music will also take to the stage…

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September 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sat September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Bell Shakespeare By William Shakespeare Director Peter Evans "Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition." - Australian Stage Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem. Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just…

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Martupura Tjukurrpa – Important Business

Thu September 9 @ 6:00 pm - Thu September 23 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrating 50 years of Western Desert painting 9th September – 23rd September 2021 Papunya Tula Artists are excited to announce this September will see the return of our Annual Pintupi Show! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Western Desert Art Movement, and on the eve of the Company’s 50th birthday in 2022, the Papunya Tula Artists Board of Directors, Shareholders and Artists are delighted to welcome everyone back for our favourite night of the year. After an interrupted 2020…

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Bush Bands Bash

Sun September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bush Bands gives specially selected Indigenous musicians from remote communities across Central Australia an opportunity to hone their music and performance skills, gain industry knowledge and put it all into practice at a spectacular showcase concert in front of thousands. Join us to celebrate Indigenous music from across the Territory and more! This is a family-friendly event and is strictly drug and alcohol free.  

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Volunteering at Bush Bands

Sun September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Do you want to be a part of helping the 2021 Bush Bands Bash run smoothly and safely? This year's Bush Bands Bash is just around the corner on Sunday the 12th of September! We are looking for generous volunteers to offer their time in exchange for free entry and a Bush Bands t-shirt! If this sounds like you please go to www.musicnt.com.au and sign up to volunteer on the Bush Bands program page! See you there!

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Olive Pink Opera

Thu September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until September 18, 2021

Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Olive Pink Opera, produced by the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, is the showcase event of the Desert Song Festival. It will be performed under the stars in the garden that Olive Pink created. Come and experience the magic of this ground-breaking event that will be a first for opera in Australia, a first for Alice Springs and a first for the Desert Song Festival. The Opera explores and celebrates the last decade (1965-1975) of Olive's extraordinary life. Composed by…

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The Ultimate Eagles Experience

Sat September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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50th Anniversary - The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a tribute show that delivers a captivating live concert celebrating the unforgettable country/rock sound of the Eagles. Performing all the classic Eagles hits including ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Take It To The Limits’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and the legendary ‘Hotel California’, amongst many more with a mix of solo hits from members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glenn Frey. Get set to be entertained as the signature…

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October 2021

Film Screening Night One – Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving-image (FRAIM)

Tue October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big 4 Caravan Park, 25 Palm Pl
Ross, NT 0870 Australia
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The Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving-image (FRAIM) returns for its second year in 2021. FRAIM will take place from October 4 to 7 2021. Hosted by Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) over four days, FRAIM is a celebration of the outstanding achievements of Indigenous screen practitioners working in remote areas through Australia. Nightly screenings under-the-stars will be open to the public on the 5th and 6th of October.  A program of videos in-competition will be screened at a grassed outdoor…

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Film Screening Night Two – Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving-image (FRAIM)

Wed October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big 4 Caravan Park, 25 Palm Pl
Ross, NT 0870 Australia
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The Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving-image (FRAIM) returns for its second year in 2021. FRAIM will take place from October 4 to 7 2021. Hosted by Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) over four days, FRAIM is a celebration of the outstanding achievements of Indigenous screen practitioners working in remote areas through Australia. Nightly screenings under-the-stars will be open to the public on the 5th and 6th of October. A program of videos in-competition will be screened at a grassed outdoor…

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