In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Lazenby Hall.
Events in Armidale
No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale.
Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Big Chill Festival, The Bach Festival, The New England Garden Festival, Armidale International Film Festival and Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival. Other great annual events include New England Sings, The Armidale Cup, Guyra Trout Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, Vintage Truck, Machinery and Heavy Horse Show and the NEGS Equestrian events. The calendar is full with premier sport events including the TAS Rugby Carnivals, Tour de Rocks and the 12hr Mountain Bike Enduro.
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Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale's grooviest venues. Tell Tale Hearts features Vince Redal (guitars/vocals), Steve Jackson (guitars/vocals), Mick Houlahan (bass/vocals) and Steve Harris (drums/assorted rhythmic shapes). With both original and new songs, Tell Tale Hearts renovates the power in pop, realigns the Alt in rock and rewires the blues in groove, to give listeners a night of wide-skied sound and deep-valleyed song. Music washes away the dust of everyday life - Art Blakey
Come along for a great night of good company and foot tapping music.
Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of Backgammon and coffee. For all ages and stages. Lapsed players and complete beginners welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one from the bookshop. Feel free to approach any players you see and ask to join. For more information, visit armidale-backgammon-fanciers.mailchimpsites.com.
Armidale author, Bridget Van der Eyk, is celebrating the release of her second contemporary romance book 3000 Words with a book signing event at the Armidale War Memorial Library. Copies will be available for purchase on the day for $25 (cash and EFTPOS payments available), or you are welcome to bring your own copy. Paperback copies of 10 Dates (the first book in the series) will also be available for purchase.
Ticket also available at the door. Sunny, serious and silly songs for a hot Australian Christmas performed by the Armidale Choral Society with Conductor Inge Southcott and Accompanist Sheila Guymer, and guest artists Sharon Davidge (flute) and David Rowe (oboe) Afternoon tea available by generous donation after the concert.
Become a child again and experience the Christmas spirit by visiting our display and Santa. Window viewing - from 10 December; Visit Santa - Price includes lolly bag - photograph with Santa may be taken with own camera - no videos) 11.00am-2.00pm (16 December); 11.00am-2.00pm (17 December); 2.00-4.00pm (18 December); time not confirmed (20-22 December); 11.00am-2.00pm (23 December)
A monthly open-air market that offers fresh seasonal produce, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, coffee and other food products from growers and producers around the New England and Coffs Coast regions. Celebrate our community and the unique offerings of this wonderful region! BYO bags and re-useables.
Come and be merry with our FREE Christmas-themed Family Funday Sunday! This fun-filled day kicks off the silly season with a FREE photobooth, FREE playground, FREE face painting as well as FREE gifts and lollies for the kiddies! Plus, plenty of games and Christmassy activities, including a Candy Cane Toss Competition and visit from Santa Claus himself!
Borromini and Bernini: The Challenge for Perfection is the story of an architectural revolution carried out by a solitary genius who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by taking up a personal challenge against convention and prejudice, by having the humility to learn from the past in order to invent the future, and the courage to pursue an idea by paying the price to the full.