Heard It In The Alice

Heard It In The Alice, By Greg Tingle - 30th May 2015

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Welcome to our second installment of ‘Heard It In The Alice’.

Alice Springs, as you will soon find out, events and activities in the region continue to ramp up, as we head towards the biggest event in The Alice this coming July – The 2015 Alice Springs Show.
From the heart of town in Todd Mall, to the other side of The Gap, towards the MacDonald Ranges, it’s time to hear all about it Alice Springs style.

AFL at Traeger Park – Port Power (Adelaide) VS Melbourne Demons
Alice Springs welcomes back the AFL to Traeger Park. So far, so good, and the only aggressive action is on the oval, where it should be. We understand that the AFL and its fans where pretty much put on notice that any more trouble that followed this style of footy would not be tolerated any longer. Many believed it was the last chance for the AFL and its supporters to show that can respect The Alice, and to enjoy their sport, but not to trash our town. Thank you to all for a successful AFL campaign in The Alice.

Red Desert Dust Up boxing at Olsh Marion Centre
Great to see a top notch professional boxing card return to the region. Well done to all involved it’s its success. Full results next week. More information here:

Neil Murray brining Thunder and Rain to Totem Theatre 13rd June
Acclaimed Australian performing artist Neil Murray to perform. To find out why many in and around the industry feel he is one of Australia’s best ever you must attend this very special happening.
Time: 7pm. Tickets from $30.

45th Top Half Festival – 5 to 8 June
Glen Helen Homestead
Featuring: Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Fanny Lumsden is one of those personalities for whom the phrase ‘born entertainer’ was created. Boundless energy, a warm and endearing funny stage personal and a stellar voice are what made her set so appealing. He band of country/folk players The Thrillseekers played a critical role in presenting Lumsden’s songs, making her the real deal and bound for bigger things (The Drum Media). Day tickets from $45. Weekend tickets from $70

Lens Flair – 24 Hour Film Festival – 12th June
Challenge to filmmakers… put your skills to the test by shooting, editing and delivering a 5-minute masterpiece in just 24 hours. Workshops start on Sat May 23. Enter now for your shot at prizes, fame and glory! Part of the awesome Alice Desert Festival, presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia

Vinnies CEO SleepOut, Alice Springs – 18 June
Vinnie’s annual tradition of the CEO SleepOut continues. Help raise awareness, understanding and funds for homelessness. Many of the regions CEOs of business will be taking part. Why not you? Join us in the cold night air at Blatherskite Part and do your bit. Yes, we signed up too! Check out the website as well as the promo posters in and around Todd Mall. Too cold for you? Then make an online donation to help support this wonderful cause.

Miss V8 Supercar – Gap View Hotel: 25 June
The hunt is on for Miss V8 Supercars Alice Springs! The winner of the Alice Springs heat will get an all-expenses paid trip to the Gold Coast V8s, for the finals & a chance to win from a $20000 prize pool. Contact the Gap View at kpearson@gapviewhotel.com.au or head to the Miss V8 Supercar site to enter.

2015 Alice Springs Show
It’s never too early to start spreading the news of a ripper event coming up in The Alice. It’s the annual Alice Springs Show, and this year’s event promises to be one of the greatest ever. It’s the 56th show in fact and show dates are Friday 3rd July and Saturday 4th July. Every man and his dog, cow, pig and camel will be there, and you should be there. A little birdie told us that Rural Weekly folks will be there with bells on too. See you at Blatherskite Park punters.

Mad Max: Fury Road at Alice Springs Cinema
Todd at Alice Springs Cinema tells us that George Miller’s Max Mad: Fury Road is tipped to be one of this years most popular movies, in any class, at his cinema, or any other for that matter. As Max Max would say, ‘It’s a lovely day” to go to the movies at Alice Springs Cinema. Tempted to watch movies on your computer? … take our advice – be very careful with your data usage. Online movie watching has been known to blow many an internet data allowance thru the roof. See you at the movies then.

360 ALLSTARS return to Araluen Arthouse Cinema – 16 June
360 ALLSTARS returns to the Araluen Arts Centre after a sell out season in 2013! This is a phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation. Boasting a stellar cast, including world champion athletes, world class dancers and world renowned musicians, the production connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus!

A performance like no other, 360 ALLSTARS reinvents the traditional circus by presenting contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus art forms. Replace acrobats with break dancers, substitute a basketball freestyler in place of a juggler, swap the unicyclist for a BMX flatlander, and exchange the hoop act for a Roue Cyr artist, and you get an exhilarating circus performance like nothing you have seen before! And with live music from award-winning master musicians and "ringmasters", Gene Peterson and Sam Perry, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.

Featuring artists from UK, Europe, America, Australia & NZ, the performance is a spectacular, colourful and audibly exciting expression of a generation that has reinvented public performance.
Fusing amazing physical skills with the extraordinary artistry that emerges from urban culture, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!
· Tuesday 16 June, 7.30pm
· Adult $39.00
· Concession $35.00
· Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre $32.00
To book tickets, call the Araluen Box Office on 8951 1122.


The circus is coming to town (for real) – Great Loritz Circus
Line up, line up – the greatest show on earth (or at least one of the greatest shows in the entire Northern Territory). The famed Great Loritz Circus will be showing at Blatherskite Park (off Len Kittle Drive) from 29 May to 14 June. Offerings include Russian Swing, Trampoline, Dare Devil Cage Riders and more. Tickets from just $18 to $90 (for a Family Pass). Telephone 0439 247 287 w: www.loritzcircus.com

Folks, how did we do? Don’t forget this is also your column and you are also our eyes and ears in the region. Got something too good to just keep for yourself? Why not send it to us. Send to greg@mediamanint.com Anonymous submissions are also accepted, if you insist.


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