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March 2021

Community Benefit Fund – Minor Community Grants

Tue March 2 - 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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May 2021

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

Sat May 8 @ 10:00 am - Mon June 28 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Official Opening: 10:30am, Saturday 8 May Exhibition until Sunday 27 June “The art makes us think of our culture in another way and what we want people to know. It’s good for everyone to have a place like this it helps us be part of both worlds” - Dulcie Sharpe Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is a thriving creative hub that has nurtured the emergence of an entirely new form of art-making. The artists create contemporary soft sculptures…

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Advocate Art Award 2021 Call for entries

Mon May 17 @ 8:00 am - Fri July 16 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Central Australian Art Society 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 no pre-selection process, the Advocate Art Award…

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Band / Musician Call Out

Tue May 18 - Wed June 30

Local and interstate bands and musicians of all music genres – looking to have a gig in Mparntwe/Alice Springs?   Get in touch: bookings@theblackwreath.com   We’re a local community-run music venue keen to get more live music happening in town. Send us a little description about who you are / links to your music and when you might like to have a gig. Maybe we can figure something out…   Love, The Black Wreath x

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Ceramic Workshops are on again!  

Wed May 26 @ 6:30 pm - Thu June 24 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Introduction to Ceramics - 5 weeks with Paul Hayes Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm 26 May 2, 9, 16 & 23 June 2021 Continuing Ceramics - 5 weeks with Paul Hayes Thursdays 6.30pm-8.30pm 27 May 3, 10, 17 & 24 June 2021 Daytime Ceramics - 5 weeks with Paul Hayes Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm 27th May 3, 10, 17 & 24 June 2021

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June 2021

Administration and Grant writing JOB

Tue June 8 @ 8:00 am - Wed June 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Heritage Alice Springs Inc. seeks an experience administration and grant writing person with events experience. 14 hours a week flexible working arrangement with an office at The Residency in Alice Springs CBD. Immediate start with training provided. Heritage Alice Springs Inc. is a volunteer-based association established with the aim of protecting and promoting the unique natural and cultural heritage of Alice Springs and the Central Australian region. Our website has been set up as a hub for informing, directing, and…

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Gallery Assistant – Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Wed June 9 @ 8:00 am - Wed June 30 @ 11:30 pm

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Exciting opportunity in a unique social enterprise Full-time permanent position Generous leave entitlements ABOUT US Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council is a leading community service organisation that provides a range of programs to women, children and their families.  Our work spans across 350,000 square kilometres of Central Australia and is critical to building and maintaining a better future for all Anangu communities within the region.…

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Partnerships and Development Officer

Fri June 11 @ 8:00 am - Mon June 28 @ 9:00 am
Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Arts Centre, 29 Wilkinson St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Position Description Partnerships and Development Officer The role of the Partnerships and Development Officer is to recruit new artists for Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre. The Partnerships and Development Officer will establish collaborations with town-based organisations interested in offering a creative activity to their Aboriginal clients. Once potential new artists are engaged, the Partnerships and Development Officer will plan and deliver an arts program to the newly recruited members. Duties for the role include relationship building with town-based organisations, project planning,…

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Papulankutja Art Centre Studio Coordinator

Wed June 16 @ 8:00 am - Fri June 25 @ 5:00 pm

Art Centre Studio Coordinator There isn’t a more exciting and rewarding job in the world than working for art centres. There isn't a job like it. One moment one is working with galleries negotiating prestigious opportunities or discussing pricing or marketing. The next moment you are getting your hands dirty mixing paint and supporting artists in their studio. Art centres operate as a studio for local artists, but also as a hub endeavoring to foster local Aboriginal culture and bring…

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Papulankutja Art Centre Manager

Wed June 16 @ 8:00 am - Fri June 25 @ 5:00 pm

There isn’t a more exciting and rewarding job in the world than working for art centres.  One moment one is working with galleries negotiating prestigious opportunities or discussing pricing or marketing. The next moment you are getting your hands dirty mixing paint and supporting artists in their studio. Art centres operate as a studio for local artists, but also as a hub endeavoring to foster local Aboriginal culture and bring the community together. Working to an Aboriginal board in community…

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Project Officer – Australian Ceramics Triennale

Wed June 16 @ 4:00 pm - Fri July 16 @ 5:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Wed, 16 Jun 2021 Central Craft is seeking a dynamic and motivated Project Officer to manage the planning and implementation of Apmere Mparntwe: The Australian Ceramics Triennale in July 2022. Central Craft is hosting this key industry event and requires a part-time Project Officer to work closely with the Director and Administration Assistant to ensure its successful delivery. For further details: Job Description With Selection Criteria CLOSING FRIDAY 16 JULY

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Sat June 19 @ 10:00 am - Thu July 29 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means we will be hosting workshops celebrating all things textiles. While the Beanie Hub will be humming from 25-28 June our own studio will be brimming with beanie enthusiasts getting into the 22 workshops offered over 9 days. The Central Craft 2021 Beanie Festival Workshop Program is on sale now, don't miss out! BOOK NOW

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2021 Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Sat June 19 @ 10:00 am - Tue June 29 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year we have 9 days of workshops with tutors from across Australia facilitating our wonderful program for another year of sewing, dyeing, weaving, felting, and more. Don't miss out on your place at the table BOOK NOW! Saturday 19th June Eco Printing  Workshop with Julie Millerick 10am - 2pm Tuesday 22nd June Eco Printing 1 with Julie Millerick 10-2pm Wednesday 23rd June  Felt Hat Creation with Margy Alexander 10am…

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Portrait Drawing Workshop

Wed June 23
CAAS Art Shed, 10 Cripse Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Learn the fundamentals of Portrait Drawing with  Portrait Artist Brett Belot including: •      Anatomy of the face and skull •      Proportions and measurements •      Using a grid system to draw your portrait •      How to draw the features of the face •      Tonal values and creating a three dimensional effect Wednesday 23rd June 9am - 3pm $140 (all materials and workbook supplied) To book - contact Dugald Beattie on 0409174719 or email caas@iinet.net.au

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Latin Nights – Every Wednesday at Jump Inn

Wed June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Life Drawing

Wed June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

CAAS Art Shed, 10 Cripse Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Central Australian Art Society runs life drawing sessions weekly on a Wednesday night all year round. These are open to non members. There are beginning and experienced artists. There is no teaching but participants share their ideas and enthusiasm. Sessions can have anything from 4 – 10 people. CAAS supplies easels and boards and paper can be bought at cost price. If you’re interested, contact Pam 0432 747 019 for more information. Take a look here: http://caasinc.org./life-drawing/ ALSO on…

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Yarning Myths and Legends: The 25th Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Fri June 25 - Sun July 18
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Alice Springs Beanie Festival Official Opening: 6:00pm, Friday 25 June Beanie Central: Friday 25 June - Monday 28 June Exhibition until Sunday 18 July The Alice Springs Beanie Festival, celebrating its 25th festival in 2021, is the stuff of legend. So it’s fitting that the year’s theme is Yarning Myths and Legends. Mythology and folklore are woven into our history, memory and culture, and they’ll be woven into the thousands of beanies, exhibition, workshops and events of the 25th Beanie Festival across the…

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Opening Gala – The 25th Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Fri June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Beanie Festival Opening Gala kicks off at 6pm on Friday 25 June with the announcement of competition winners. There will be beanies for sale, live music and you can pick up many delicious treats from the community food stalls or a drink from the Araluen bar. The Alice Springs Beanie Festival, celebrating its 25th festival in 2021, is the stuff of legend. So it’s fitting that the year’s theme is Yarning Myths and Legends. Mythology and folklore are woven…

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Live on The Rooftop: ‘DISNEY DIVAS’

Fri June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Epilogue Lounge, 1/58 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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We're BACK! After a fabulously full house for our first show, On The Wing Theatre Co.'s pop-up cabaret is back with another dose of musical fun, live on The Rooftop, Alice Springs. Our theme for the night: DISNEY DIVAS. We guarantee you'll have 'Hakuna Matata' (it means no worries) at this fabulously fun and FREE night out. Just kick back with a cocktail and 'Let It Go' on a Friday night, while we serenade you with some Disney classics! Dinner…

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Sustainable Couture

Sun June 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Australian Aviation Museum, 6 Memorial Ave
Gillen, NT 0870 Australia
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Sustainable Couture is a unique fashion event with a wonderful environmental twist. The exclusive 2021 collection ‘One World – Many Threads’ by 14 designers of one-off designs will be unveiled on the catwalk at the Central Australian Aviation Museum on Sunday 27 June, as part of the Beanie Festival, and are going to be very hot property. The marketplace, selling the designrs' work opens at 1100am, the catwalk parade begins at 1230pm, and marketplace sales continue till 4pm. This popular…

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Sustainable Couture Pop Up Shop

Mon June 28 @ 10:00 am - Sun July 4 @ 2:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sustainable Couture is a unique fashion event with a wonderful environmental twist. The 2021 Pop-Up Shop, featuring funky and stylish eco fashion and accessories by 14 local and guest interstate designers, will be held at The Residency in Parsons Street Alice Springs, from Monday 28 June till Sunday 4 July 2021.

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Artists’ Benevolent Fund – Grants available

Wed June 30

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience. The Fund may receive requests from: Artists whose studios and/or entire bodies of work have been destroyed (e.g. as the result of fire, flood, storm, earthquake) Artists who have suffered a major injury in their studio Artists suffering…

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1000 x 1000 Crisis Cash for Artists

Wed June 30

"The hard time is now" A group of Champion Companies in the performing arts led by Theatre Network Australia and facilitated by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund has been actively fundraising to provide emergency financial relief to artists in need. Our goal is for 1000 donors to each contribute $1000, allowing us to support 1000 artists! If you are interested in donating please click here If you are an eligible artist, you may submit a request for…

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Arts NT – Professional Development Grants

Wed June 30

The Professional Development fund prioritises access to development opportunities for professional artists and arts workers. Professional development grants are available for artists and arts workers to access and participate in professional development activities. Professional development opportunities may include participation and showcasing at specialist workshops, arts industry forums or national markets and showcasing events. Up to $2000 in funding is available. Applications are open all year. CLICK HERE FORE MORE INFORMATION

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July 2021

2021 Territory Day – Alice Springs community celebration event

Thu July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come down for a FREE, fun family evening and celebrate Territory Day. Musical entertainment, free kids activities, food stalls and a huge fireworks display!

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Alice Springs Cinema – Girls Night Out:

Fri July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Welcome to our next GNO screening the all new film BLACK WIDOW! This is a dress up event, so we want to see your best Marvel Character Cosplay costume! You have over 100 characters to choose from, we want the best! Our GNO package is now an OPTIONAL add on to your ticket and gets you... *A choice of Cider, Beer or Large soft drink *Entry in the draw for some fantastic door prizes *A wristband to gain discounts at…

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2021 Phoney Film Fes­ti­val

Thu July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Phoney Film Fes­ti­val screen­ing and awards night will be held at the Alice Springs Cin­e­ma, on Thurs­day 15 July. The judg­ing pan­el com­pris­es pro­fes­sion­als in the film indus­try who will deter­mine the top three short films. The com­mu­ni­ty can vote in the Peo­ple’s Choice Award for their favourite film – to be award­ed to the film receiv­ing the major­i­ty of votes from those attend­ing the screen­ing night. Prizes will be award­ed on the night. Build­ing young people’s skill-sets in a cre­ative medi­um will…

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Rest in Presence – Exploring the heart of moving togther

Fri July 23 @ 6:30 pm - Sat July 24 @ 5:00 pm

Rest In Presence Exploring the heART of moving together With Kate-Marie and special guests 23rd & 24th July Alice Springs, Honeymoon gap “In the Soul Motion Practice we learn how dance empowers and informs an unshakable presence that we can carry forward in all our meetings and greetings on and off the dance floor” Vincent Arjuna Marti (Founder of Soul Motion) During these times of rapid and complex change, it has become harder and harder to find time to listen…

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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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August 2021

Carmen

Tue August 3 - Wed August 4
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Opera Australia and Araluen Arts Centre Sung in French with English surtitles Performed with a live chamber orchestra Directed by Matthew Barclay 7:30pm, Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 August Carmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget. In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is fierce.…

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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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NT Writers Festival 2021

Thu August 26 @ 5:00 pm - Sun August 29 @ 9:00 pm

The NT Writers Festival returns to Alice Springs in 2021 for a 4-day program shaped by place and celebrating Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity through a series of unique immersive experiences. For programming updates and announcements, subscribe to our free e-Bulletin on the NTWC website or follow us on Facebook.

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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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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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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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