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6th April 2018 to 29th April 2018

Exhibition - 'Reef to Rainforest' by Susan Hollamby

Award winning artist Susan Hollamby elicits the inner character of her subjects, drawing the viewer to contemplate the potential stories and emotions the artist holds close to her heart. Hollamby believes every being has a story and strives to unearth these narratives with her work. An exceptionally technically accomplished artist, Hollamby has been featured in numerous international galleries, won many first prize awards and has been accepted for a wide assortment of prestigious displays including the Archibald and Percival Portrait Prize. Most recently Sue received the winning prize in the Painting 2D section of the second Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards along with the Peoples Choice award for the same exhibition.

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24th March 2018 to 2nd September 2018

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing. Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island) this exhibition celebrates the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) and explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms. The 12 striking masks are created by contemporary Torres Strait artists – Andrew Passi, Eddie Nona, Vincent Babia, Kapua Gutchen Senior, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti, Milton Savage and Seriat Young. A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia.

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10th March 2018 to 14th May 2018

A Ticket to Paradise?

A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents, are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise?. This touring exhibition, from the National Archives of Australia, examines the rich diversity of Australian immigrants and the government’s ambitious plans after World War II to encourage mass migration. The exhibition reveals the human aspect of migration, with recordings of new and archival personal stories. These stories give an insight into the rich, complex and very different experiences of the migrants and refugees who have settled here. The exhibition also examines promotional campaigns which presented a Utopian view of Australia as a welcoming country full of opportunity. A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.

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20th April 2018 to 22nd April 2018

Palm Island Deadly Didge n Dance Festival

Be a part of the world record breaking Deadly Didge n Dance Festival on Palm Island. Celebrate the many cultures of Palm Island at this three day, two night music festival. Featuring a star studded line up and special performances of didgeridoo and dance as well as song, storytelling, poetry, markets and more. The Deadly Didge n Dance Festival is a part of the Palm Island Centenary 2018 events and is a family friendly, not-for profit event

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21st April 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Gold Coast Titans

Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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22nd April 2018

Multi Sport Sprint Series 2018 - Pallarenda

Join Outer Limits for a fun, but yet challenging multi sport adventure in Pallarenda, Townsville. This event combines kayaking, mountain biking and trail running into a fast multi sport event. You can either do it solo or in a team or two or three. You can even chose to do the Duathlon option and avoid the kayaking if water isn't your thing. Entries are limited so make sure you register soon. Registration opens January 1 2018.

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25th April 2018

Anzac Day Charters Towers

Anzac Day is the day to remember every Australian who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. A National Day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated annually by both countries on 25 April to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Anzac Day commemorative services will be held in Hervey Range, Pentland, Greenvale, Ravenswood and Sellheim, with a Dawn Service at the Charters Towers War Cemetery and morning service at the Cenotaph, observe the Anzac Parade as it makes its way along Gill Street from City Hall to the Cenotaph.

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27th April 2018 to 29th April 2018

Townsville MTB Festival

Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Townsville Enterprise Limited, the Queensland State Government, Townsville City Council and Townsville Rockwheelers are pleased to present the second annual Townsville MTB Festival. The 2018 edition of the event will feature 2018 MTBA, Marathon National Championships, North Queensland, Schools MTB Cup, and evening GLOW Ride. Whether you want to take on the full Marathon National Championships or explore the trails of Douglas by night, this event has something for everyone.

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27th April 2018

An Evening with Jimeoin and Guests

Burdekin Special School P & C presents An Evening with Jimeoin and Guests starring Jimeoin, Courtney Ammenhauser and Attori. From the ridiculous to the hilarious… come and see Jimeoin’s new show at the Burdekin Memorial Hall in support of the Burdekin Special School, as he takes you into the brain of one of the world’s best stand up comedians and masters of observational humour. Following Jimeoin will be performances by Courtney Ammenhauser and Attori. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. An Evening with Jimeoin and Friends is raising money towards a bus for the kids at the Burdekin School. Please note: This is an 18 plus event.

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27th April 2018 to 6th May 2018

10 Days in the Towers

The 10 Days in The Towers Festival brings the historic North Queensland town of Charters Towers to life in a very unique way. Staged during April each year, 10 Days in The Towers is a celebration of many things. To the fore is the sound of country music which can be heard daily in the town's many hotel bars and on the streets of the central business district as the popular buskers entertain shoppers and passers-by. But the 10 Days in The Towers is not only a country music festival - it is so much more than that. Locals and visitors also enjoy line dancing, bush poetry, talent quests, street procession, busking competition, ghost tales and historic tours during the period of the festival which includes the Country Music Festival.

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