It In The Alice, By Greg Tingle - 30th May 2015
to our second installment of Heard It In The
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, its
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.
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 its
its success. Full results next week. More information
Neil Murray brining Thunder and Rain to Totem Theatre
Acclaimed Australian performing artist Neil Murray
to perform. To find out why many in and around the
industry feel he is one of Australias 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
Lumsdens 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
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
Vinnies 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or head
to the Miss V8 Supercar site to enter.
2015 Alice Springs Show
Its never too early to start spreading the news
of a ripper event coming up in The Alice. Its
the annual Alice Springs Show, and this years
event promises to be one of the greatest ever. Its
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
Mad Max: Fury Road at Alice Springs Cinema
Todd at Alice Springs Cinema tells us that George
Millers 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, Its 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
360 ALLSTARS return to Araluen Arthouse Cinema
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!
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.
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
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
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