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April 2020

GUTS Dance Public Dance Classes

Wed April 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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Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project

Mon April 27 @ 8:00 am - Thu December 31 @ 5:00 pm

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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June 2020

Unbroken Land 2020 Virtual Delivery

Wed June 10 @ 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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July 2020

Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost

Wed July 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

Fri July 10 @ 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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11.2.one

Thu July 16 @ 11:00 am - Sat August 8 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2020

Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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11.2. one is back for 2020! Join us for free live music in the mall Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturdays, 11am – 1pm starting 9 July until 1 August. Support local, grab some lunch and enjoy in the sun while listening to an array of Alice Springs talent.

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NGAMURRU: New works by Katjarra Butler

Fri July 17 - Sat August 8
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace & Tjarlirli Art present NGAMURRU New works by Katjarra Butler 17 July - August 8 View catalogue with essay by Katjarra's grandson, Winston Green View exhibition here

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Public Comment on draft ASTC Public Art Masterplan

Mon July 27 @ 8:00 am - Thu August 13 @ 5:00 pm

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is seek­ing com­mu­ni­ty feed­back on its draft Pub­lic Art Mas­ter­plan 2020 – 2030. A pub­lic art mas­ter­plan is being devel­oped by Coun­cil to define a vision, prin­ci­ples and frame­work to guide Council’s approach to pub­lic art. It builds on exist­ing pub­lic art prac­tices and poli­cies and will help Coun­cil to sup­port the devel­op­ment of a rel­e­vant, diverse and excit­ing col­lec­tion of pub­lic art in Alice Springs that is recog­nised as being of a high stan­dard with­in Aus­tralia and…

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Art Classes at CDU

Mon July 27 @ 8:00 am - Fri September 25 @ 5:00 pm

Term 3 in Certificate 4 begins 27th July for 9 weeks. For fulltime  or part time study of the certificate please call Course Co0ordinator Suzi Lyon to discuss the possibilities that suit your needs. Workshops in ceramics, printmaking and painting are being offered this term. Times are: Day class Ceramics-9am-12pm Tuesdays beginning 28th August Evening classes Textile printing-5.15 pm to 8.15pm Tuesdays 28th Aug Painting 5.15pm-8.15pm Wednesdays 29th August All classes are $170 plus materials and run for 9 weeks.…

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NT Create and Release Grant

Fri July 31 @ 8:00 am - Fri August 21 @ 11:30 pm
Music NT Create and Release

To celebrate Northern Territory artists and creators in 2020, Spotify Australia & New Zealand has announced a $10,000 contribution to MusicNT. The Create & Release Grant will be awarded by MusicNT to NT artists (at $2,000AUD each) to put towards recording, promoting or distributing upcoming music. Applications for the grant program open July 31, 2020, and close at midnight ACST on August 21, 2020. Anyone wanting to apply for the grant program is encouraged to contact their local MusicNT office for…

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August 2020

Free Ableton Live Workshops with Darcy Davis Live & Online

Thu August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2020

67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Free

In this free workshop series Darcy breaks down the fundamentals of beat-making with Ableton Live to get you on your feet over 3 workshops, starting from the basics and advancing into more deeper production concepts. Please note: Participants are required to have their own laptop, headphones and the ability to download the free trial of Ableton Live. You can check if your device has the system requirements for the trial through this link https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ See below for details of what…

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Space Between

Thu August 6 @ 6:00 pm - Fri September 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of new work by Ilse Pickle. You can learn a lot from a camel. Especially about space. Camels can teach you to increase the moments of consciousness you experience per second, so you can see in slow motion. Then you can see the space between here and there, now, and then, closeness and remoteness. The space between you and a large animal, the space between the desert and town, the space between you and your loved ones. The space…

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desertSMART EcoFair

Fri August 7 @ 4:00 pm - Sun August 9 @ 2:30 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The EcoFair is back for 2020! Join us over three days showcasing local innovation, stimulating ideas and action in the fields of science and sustainability in central Australia. See the full program of events: www.ecofair.org.au Enjoy talks, films, mini-markets, garden workshops, music, kids entertainment, a science tour and more! Hear from leaders and innovators driving local and national science and sustainability Learn about local climate solutions, the emerging hemp industry, bush medicine, arid zone gardening and renewable energy Connect with…

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Travels on a Distant Star by Suzi Lyon

Fri August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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OPENING 6pm, Friday 7 August EXHIBITION 5—23 August We are 'survivors of immeasurable events', 'small wet miracles'. So writes poet and astronomer, Rebecca Elson. And so we travel, immeasurably distant, immeasurably mysterious. But there is a sensation that holds like iron, that we are the stars. So in this I am, my own brief minuscule miracle of magical gritty self, this is how I can be, of the stars, of this distant star. This work is made within this sensation,…

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Abstract Australia

Fri August 7 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 30 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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A joint exhibition between local artists Kim Donald and Jillian Singleton at June Marriott Gallery. This exhibition celebrates a love of the Australian landscape and the ways in which artists are influenced and inspired by one another's work. The paintings showcase extraordinary scenery from around the country, with a special emphasis on the Outback. Opening: 6pm, Friday 7th August 2020 Exhibition: 7th – 30th  August 2020 June Marriott Gallery *** Kim Donald currently lives and works in Alice Springs, N.T. Kim is a country…

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Swan Lake

Sat August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 8, 2020

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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On a lake filled with tears, the princess of white swans weeps. For she and her maidens have been cursed. Only at night does the curse weaken, revealing their original human forms. The Sorcerer, Baron Von Rothbart always lurks near, for he knows that the curse will break with the vow of true love. When a handsome prince enters the forest, avoiding the prospect of an arranged marriage, he is surprised when the beautiful white swan transforms before him. As…

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au Plein Air

Sun August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Drawing and painting outdoors 2pm Sunday 9th August at Honeymoon Gap

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Deerskin

Mon August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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France | French with English subtitles | 2019 Directed by Quentin Dupieux Starring Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy "Deerskin is funny, weird and original; it features two charismatic stars, and it does everything it needs to do in only 77 minutes." - San Francisco Chronicle In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on…

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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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painting of a grey tent

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre 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 local landscape, early pioneer architecture, working histories,…

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Gathering Ground Workshop Series: Walking, Talking & Writing with Place

Sat August 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walking and writing have a long history together. Join Kelly-Lee Hickey for a leisurely stroll along the winding path of walking and writing practice, encountering the theories and thinkers who have shaped the way we read, write and walk in the world, from the vantage point of your own back yard. Each workshop will include an introduction to the theoretical concepts behind each weeks theme, a short walking practice undertaken in each participants local area or backyard, practical writing exercises,…

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Sorry We Missed You

Mon August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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UK | France | Belgium | 2019 Directed by Ken Loach Starring Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone  "In their domestic gut-punch of a story, they've exposed our new feudalism in a way that feels honest and blisteringly human." Los Angeles Time Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed…

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Artist talk with Ilse Pickle – Space Between

Thu August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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For Ilse, literally and metaphorically, 2020 marks a decade of journeys into the 'interior', with camels as a life line. Ilse is a cameleer and ecologist for Australian Desert Expeditions, walking in Wangkangurru Yarluyandi country / the Simpson Desert annually. During a global pandemic, where a physical journey hasn’t been possible, she navigates her way through memory, dreams, and retraces old expedition journals to return to the space between. Join Ilse as she speaks of her experiences walking Wangkangurru Yarluyandi…

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True Romance

Mon August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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USA | France | 1993 Directed by Director: Tony Scott Written by Quentin Tarantino Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt "Quentin Tarantino's dirty, funny and unpredictably violent genius powers True Romance, directed by Tony Scott." Empire Magazine Clarence meets, beds, falls in love with, and the next day marries Alabama, who has been a call girl for exactly 4 days. Attempting to retrieve a bag of her belongings from her pimp, they accidentally end up with a suitcase full of the…

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2020 August Night Market

Thu August 27 @ 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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1000 x 1000 Crisis Cash for Artists

Mon August 31

"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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La Belle Époque

Mon August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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France | Belgium | French with English subtitles | 2019 Directed by Nicolas Bedos Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier  "Everything clicks here, all the time" - Hollywood Reporter A senior technophobe and his wife are married by law but very little binds them together in romance. The wife is openly unfaithful and obvious with her mockery of her husband. After they split, the husband takes the opportunity to go back in time by using the latest technology for the experience, but…

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September 2020

Desert Mob 2020

Fri September 11 @ 5:00 pm - Mon October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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people in gallery looking at aboriginal paintings and pots

Celebrating 30 Years Presented by Araluen Arts 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 regions and communities of…

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The Copyright Agency – Create Grants

Mon September 14

CREATE GRANTS The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition. Projects should span up to twelve months. Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors. These grants will support projects that start after…

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Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 - Sun October 4

Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Festival shares the stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region. Featuring a vibrant program born out of the desert landscape, it celebrates the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia. More information to come! #desfest

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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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October 2020

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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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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Urzila Carlson: Token African

Sun November 29 @ 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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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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