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February 2021

Alice Upcy­cle Art Prize – entries now open

Tue February 16 @ 8:00 am - Thu May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is excit­ed to announce the inau­gur­al Alice Upcy­cle Art Prize! This addi­tion to the Alice Springs arts cal­en­dar is an ini­tia­tive from Council’s Cli­mate Action Plan that cel­e­brates artis­tic inno­va­tion whilst pro­mot­ing envi­ron­men­tal awareness. As a sculp­tur­al exhi­bi­tion and art prize, the pro­gram will show­case the cre­ativ­i­ty and sculp­tur­al art­works of Cen­tral Aus­tralian artists, work­ing with recy­cled and repur­posed mate­ri­als at a time where reduc­ing, reusing and recy­cling is more impor­tant than ever before. The exhi­bi­tion venue…

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March 2021

Groundswell: Recent movements within art and territory

Sat March 6 @ 10:00 am - Mon April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A Spark NT exhibition curated by Carmen Ansaldo Presented by Artback NT Official Opening: 10:00am, Saturday 6 March Join SPARK NT Curator Carmen Ansaldo in conversation with artists Kelly-Lee Hickey and Mel Robson, Apmereke-artweye of Mparntwe and senior Central Australian Custodaian, Elaine Kngwarraye Peckham, and Jimmy Cocking, Alice Springs Councillor, Director of the Arid Lands Environment Centre and prominent environmental voice and advocate in the Central Australian region. Sun Cyanotype workshop with Kelly-Lee Hickey Sunday 7 March, 10.00am at Central Craft Bookings…

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Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager: 30 Years in the Territory

Fri March 26 - Mon June 14
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Developed by Charles Darwin University Art Gallery Opening Friday 26 March Exhibition until Monday 14 June Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager: 30 Years in the Territory is a survey exhibition of paintings and prints by prominent Alice Springs-based artist Wayne Eager. Featuring 78 works from public and private collections around Australia, including the Charles Darwin University Art Collection and the Araluen Art Collection, the exhibition charts Eager’s career since he first arrived in the Northern Territory in 1990. Early observations…

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April 2021

Pop-Up Gallery: Life in the Centre

Thu April 8 @ 5:30 pm - Thu June 17 @ 2:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This Pop-up exhibition, initiated by the Alice Springs Town Council (ASTC) and developed by the Araluen Arts Centre concentrates on artworks owned by the ASTC within the Araluen Art Collection. This exhibition will focus on Central Australia. The artworks featured in this exhibition provide insights into the capacity of artists in their response to the Centre. Be it of country or the characters the Centre is renowned for, they all contribute to Life in the Centre. Artists include... Albert Namatjira…

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Shifting Currents I J9 Stanton

Fri April 9 @ 6:00 pm - Sat April 24 @ 2:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In 2018 over a 5 day and night period I watched my mother struggle for breath, holding her hand, as she took a peaceful journey to the other side of existence. Her last minutes where breath seemed to gently diminish until it had ceased was a profound experience for me. After breath, we are no longer. “Shifting Currents" is an attempt to come to terms with the knowledge of our doom filled trajectory. It is referring to the affects of…

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Metal Fabrication Techniques – 5 weeks with Samantha Doak

Mon April 19 @ 6:30 pm - Mon May 17 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course will instruct participatns on the use of techniques and materials to manufacture, form and function non-ferrous metals. From small sculptural objects through to wearable precious objects. This course is intended for those who have no or very little experience in the craft of fine art metal fabrication, that is the use of non-ferrous metals. Demonstration of techniques and discussions of technical components will be presented during the sessions. Historic and contemporary fine art metal examples will be introduced.…

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Red Hot Arts 2021 Annual General Meeting

Wed April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for Red Hot Arts Central Australia will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021. All members and interested persons are invited to attend. Location:          67 Bath Street Alice Springs NT Time:                  6.00 pm Wednesday 21st April RSVP:                  By COB 16th April 2021 to Jasmin Peers, Office Manager E: admin@redhotarts.com.au Red Hot Arts Central Australia remains committed…

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Latin Nights – Every Wednesday at Jump Inn

Wed April 21 @ 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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Introduction to Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Wed April 21 @ 6:30 pm - Wed May 19 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course is intended for those people who have little or no experience in ceramic production and the craft of clay working. You will be introduced to the full range of hand-building techniques as well as technical aspects of this craft through discussions. Historic and contemporary examples of fine ceramic art will be introduced throughout the sessions. The main aim is for you to be able to create and appreciate expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. You should be proficient at…

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OSCARS WEEK!

Thu April 22 @ 12:00 pm - Sun May 2 @ 3:00 pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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We can't wait to bring you all the nominated films from the 2021 Oscars. Here are the films! - Judas & The Black Messiah (MA+) - Collective (MA+) - Minari (PG) - Nomadland (M) - The Father (M) - Promising Young Women (MA+) - Another Round (M) $14 tickets - Members prices still applies $10 tickets for non-members who are brought in as a plus-one! See what it's like to be a member for a week! One guest per member.…

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Daytime Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Thu April 22 @ 2:00 pm - Thu May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course is intended for those people who have  little or no experience in ceramic production and the craft of clay working. You will be introduced to the full range of hand-building techniques as well as technical aspects of this craft through discussions. A historic and contemporary example of fine ceramic art will be introduced throughout the sessions. The main aim is for you to be able to create and appreciate expressive, beautiful three dimensional clay forms. You should be proficient at the end of…

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The Things We MADE Next

Thu April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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How can designers orient their practice towards care and community? Can they democratise their approach and practice interconnectedness? We are very excited to share our new project The Things We MADE Next, at RAFT Artspace with a central Australian audience! We have a stellar line up of objects designed by some of Australia’s most engaged and accomplished designers; Alison Page, Su san Cohn, Damien Wright, Ella Cutler and Tessa Zettel, each responding to one of our Dispatches from the Future. More details at our website or in person 20th…

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Continuing Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Thu April 22 @ 6:30 pm - Thu May 20 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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A session for people interested in CONTINUING Ceramic practice based on an individual pursuit within the vast area of clay making. Instruction will be given as far as possible on each individual's creative process taking into consideration the constraints of the ceramic studio. Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm 22nd, 29th April and 6th, 13th, 20th May 2021 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL $210

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Bookmaking Workshops – 5 weeks with Anne Davies

Thu April 22 @ 6:30 pm - Thu May 20 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Each workshop would introduce a new technique for example: * The accordion fold * Blizzards * One-sheet books * Japanese stab binding * Soft covers, envelopes and other enclosures Each workshop will be accompanied by notes and references for further exploration. Open to anyone, no skills needed. Thursday 22nd April – Thursday 20th May 6.30-8.30pm BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL $150

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Jon Stevens: The Noiseworks and INXS Collection Tour 2021

Fri April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Premier Artists In 2018 a co-founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss surprised Jon by entering the band room after not seeing each other in 15 years to say, “That was an awesome gig Jon, but you really need to do more INXS songs”. Jon was on The Best of Jon Stevens Tour reflecting on his 40-year career, performing songs from Noiseworks, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Dead Daisies and his solo collection with just a couple of INXS classics. This reunion with his old friend…

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Live on The Rooftop: ‘Almost Broadway’

Fri April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Epilogue Lounge, 1/58 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Introducing pop-up cabaret! Presented by On The Wing Theatre Co., in partnership with Epilogue's 'The Rooftop', it's a night of musical revelry not to be missed! The theme: 'Almost Broadway'. ...Because Alice Springs is almost Broadway - right?! Enjoy a meal & a drink on The Rooftop whilst our local feature performers take on tunes from musicals across the decades. Want to have a sing?? Our open mic segment offers the chance for newer performers to try material, and have…

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Paint the Night by Moonlight

Sat April 24 @ 6:30 pm - Sun April 25 @ 6:30 pm
Earth Sanctuary, 4005 Colonel Rose Dr
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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2 TICKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE (FULL MOON or HALF MOON) Join The Artist Expedition Society at The Earth Sanctuary for a unique art and astronomy camping experience. This evening experience combines The Earth Sanctuary’s award winning night sky tour with The Artist Expedition Society’s Painting With Light workshop in one of the best night sky viewing areas in the world, on the night of the Full Moon. Paint the night by moonlight, learn about the stars, and camp out in a…

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Katie Harder – ‘SING IT OUT’ – Single release Celebration

Sun April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Katie Harder and her band 'The Artful Dodgers' invite you to a picnic gig on the grass at White Gums to celebrate the release of Katie's latest single 'Sing It Out'. Supported by the sultry tunes of Jessie K and Jessie May. Sponsored by 8CCC radio 102.1FM Start Time: 5pm. Gate Opens: 4.30pm Tickets: $20 Entry at the door. Families $40. Eftpos available. Kids under 14 free. BYO drinks (including alcohol), picnic, chair or picnic rug and enjoy a lovely…

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Wide Open Space Festival

Fri April 30 - Sun May 2
Ross River Resort, 7829 Ross Highway
Hale, NT 0872 Australia
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After much anticipation, Wide Open Space reveals its 2021 music line-up and it’s a banger. The multi-day festival is excited to announce Australian powerhouse rapper and indigenous hip-hop pioneer, BRIGGS, will be heading to the heartland of Central Australia alongside energetic electro-pop three-piece, HAIKU HANDS. Joining them is genre-bending, world-touring electronic wonderchild Opiuo, future funk band 30/70, and soulful tech/house mystic UOne in live mode with guitarist Western. Along with a full menu of NT and interstate acts from across…

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Robert in Crisis

Fri April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Artback NT and Araluen Arts Centre  Robert has it pretty sweet. Kids, wife, house in the ‘burbs’, the whole shebang! Until he receives a bombshell from the missus. After a wild night with his best mate, his life is further torn apart and he enters into another world, an outsider looking in, with no responsibilities and nothing else to lose. Winner of the Darwin Fringe Festival Best Performance Award 2019, Robert in Crisis is a darkly comic study of ‘good…

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May 2021

New Orleans Street Party

Sat May 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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The Alice World Chamber Orchestra Indian Inspirations

Sun May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Alice World Chamber Orchestra Held in Witchetty's Artspace @ Araluen Arts Centre In its 2nd Academy, the Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra is exploring Modal improvisation, drawing on both Indian and Western modes, but without adhering rigidly to the traditions of either. Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra is inviting Alice Springs’ Indian community players to join this 3-day workshop leading to a concert on Sunday May 2nd with traditional and contemporary works. The Academy will be fascilitated by Dr John…

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Dark Skies Festival

Thu May 6 @ 6:00 pm - Fri May 14 @ 10:30 pm
Earth Sanctuary, 4005 Colonel Rose Dr
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$25

Central Australia's Dark Skies Festival The darkest skies, the brightest stars. A celebration of light, sound, and darkness. Central Australia's Dark Skies Festival takes place at Earth Sanctuary, Alice Springs from May 6th - 14th 2021. Join us to explore the universe in a fusion of art, science, and culture! Wander through a network of red sand pathways at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre Discover breathtaking projection art underneath some of the darkest skies in the world Join seasoned astronomers…

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Big Day Out in Harmony

Sat May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alice Springs Town Council lawns, Alice Springs Town Council, Todd Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Big Day Out in Har­mo­ny 2021 Join Alice Springs Town Coun­cil and Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia to cel­e­brate our diverse community! Enjoy cul­tur­al food, dance, kids activ­i­ties and more! Sat­ur­day 8 May 12noon — 4.30pm on the Coun­cil Lawns.

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Mother’s Day Classic

Sun May 9 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

MDC – Alice Springs 2021, Sunday May 9. St Philip’s College Oval 7.30am – 10.30am. (Had to offer a window in case participants need to nominate a start time if we are number restricted by COVID-19.) Course – A lap of the oval to start, out St Philip’s side gate, left onto the path towards The Telegraph Station. (All pram and wheelchair friendly.) The path will be marked for a 2, 4 & 8 km run or walk, a final…

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Gunda

Mon May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | Norway | 2020 | Rated G Directed by Victor Kossakovsky "Few films capture the intense, sticky bond between a mother and her offspring so simply and wrenchingly, without remark, or convey the knowledge that we carnivores are devouring souls with every bite of bacon." AARP Movies for Grownups Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic Aquarela, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in Gunda, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with…

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NOTICE Central Australian Territory Craft Inc SGM & AGM 2021

Tue May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for Central Australian Territory Craft Incorporated, including Special General Meeting, to be held on Tuesday 11th of May 2021. Members are invited to attend. Location: Central Craft Studio 61 Larapinta Drive, Araluen Time: 5:30pm RSVP: Friday 30th April 2021 As a member-based organisation, Central Craft aims to: build the visibility of contemporary craft and design from the Northern Territory. exhibit high quality craft and design to local, regional, and international audiences. engage…

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Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

Thu May 13 @ 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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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2021

Thu May 13 @ 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 is the most prestigious international film competition and annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every October in Banff, Canada. Approximately 375 films are entered into the film festival annually, and the top 80 films are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the week-long festival in Canada.…

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The Man in the Hat

Mon May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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UK | 2019 | Rated PG (Warning: Mild themes and sexual references) Directed by John-Paul Davidson, Stephen Warbeck Starring Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Sasha Hails  "Superb… funny, charming & wonderful" – Stephen Fry An astonishing feat of contemporary film-making that has just benefited from a successful UK theatrical release, The Man in the Hat is a beautifully framed odyssey of music, story-telling and silent comedy traversing the breath-taking landscapes of France. The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a…

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June 2021

Four Day Workshop – Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping with Christine Stewart

Fri June 4 @ 9:30 am - Mon June 7 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The journey of Glass Fusing begins with two basic firing schedules. The first is a ‘Full Fuse’ and second a ‘Dimensional or Tack Fuse’ … these are the base firings where learning begins for all Fused and Slumped Glass Projects. Both these firings will be fully covered in the duration of the workshop. Fri 4th, Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Mon 7th June 9.30am-4:00pm BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL $580

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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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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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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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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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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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