Learn Discover Connect
quarterly magazine about
activities and resources.
These include author
talks, lectures, displays,
workshops and holiday
activities. The magazine
library services, learning
partner events, a range
of book reviews and
information about databases and websites.
The magazine features details on CityLibraries
range of regular programs including the new
Indigenous (Murri) Book Club, the Loud Lounge,
Baby Rhyme Time and iRead Book.
This edition features reviews on books about
Mary McKillop, the newlywed royal couple, a
cracking story on the Mafia, sci-fi, sustainable
living and more.
Learn Discover Connect’s June/August edition is
out now, and is available at your local branch. You
can also view online at www.townsville.qld.gov.au
and sign up for news by email.
Learn Discover Connect:
» Author Dr Mary Casolin launches and discusses
her new book, Blossoms of Snow.
» LegoRama, for all those legomaniacs!
» CityLibraries celebrates (or mourns!) the end of
the Harry Potter phenomenon with a Harry
» NAIDOC Week celebrations.
» Pizza and Paint Night.
issue no. 12 >> june–august 2011
australian Festival oF Chamber musiC
» Celebrate children’s book week with the annual
Children’s Book Week Character Parade.
» Publisher Stephen Greenwood talks about how
to get your work published, from the point of
view of both writers and publishers.
» Celebrate the Australian Festival of Chamber
Music’s 21st birthday with Artistic Director, Piers
Lane, who will bring a delightful insight into the
highways and byways of chamber music.
>> perc tucker regional gallery
2011 xstrata children’s exhibition
until 10 july
Centered on the work of nationally acclaimed
ceramicist, Jenny Orchard, and including work by
five local artists, Zookini is the 2011 Xstrata
Children’s Exhibition at Perc Tucker Regional
One of the local artists involved, Robert
Crispe, has developed a projection room that
transports visitors to an underwater landscape
where they discover Creatures of the Deep.
Children are encouraged to interact during the
projection with the shadows they create.
Crispe is an art student and co-founder of the
Renew Townsville creative space Cereal Box, and
says his intention “as an emerging new media
artist is to investigate and re-conceptualise the
visual dialogue one has when relating to space.”
Families can discover Creatures of the Deep
and a host of other artworks and free activities
at Zookini until 10 July.
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June,
Now in its thirteenth hilarious year,
the roadshow is set to explode at
the Townsville Civic Theatre with
guest comedians Greg Fleet, Sammy
J, Dave Thornton and Joel Creasey,
to name a few.
Tuesday 28 and
Wednesday 29 June, 7.30pm
Thursday 30 June, 11am and 7.30pm
An uplifting new Australian musical
about life, love, family and silicon.
Meet four women; add a fumbling
boyfriend, a well-meaning husband
and a bra-fitter who’s seen it all.
>> pinnacles gallery
until 12 june
This exhibition, originally conceived by the
gallery with Gail Mabo, is a self-titled exhibition
by the local Murris in Ink print group (including
Susan Nampitjin Peters, James Billy, Gail Mabo,
Aicey Zaro, Shirley Yumala Collins, Ian Kaddy
and Donna Ives). It has grown to also include
significant works from the City of Townsville Art
Collection. Artists of
national acclaim featuring
in the show include Billy
Missi, Dennis Nona, Brian
Robinson, Ken Thaiday
and Alick Tipoti.
Emeret lu also
of Eddie Mabo.
Ian Kaddy, Malo,
50 x 75 cm
Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm
Two icons of Australian theatre, Nancye Hayes and
Reg Livermore take to the stage in the world premiere
tour of Turns - a reflection on identity, family, show
business... and completely losing your marbles!
Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 July,
Rainbows End is a snapshot of
Australian life set against the
Queen’s visit in the 1950’s as
experienced by three generations of
Koori women. This tender, funny play
celebrates the transformative power
of learning and the women’s fierce
RIVERWAY ARTS CENTRE
Loop the Loop
Tuesday 26 July, 7.30pm
The gloves are off and it’s time to fight as two
musicians attempt to out-play each other in a musical
battle-off like no other. From Tibetan throat singing
to musical instruments made of vegetables, be
prepared to be impressed!
townsville city council city update >> June/July 2011 11
Townsville City Council has commenced
development on the low-impact boardwalk at
Rowes Bay as part of its ‘master plan’ to develop
an Environmental Education and Learnscape
The vision for Rowes Bay Wetlands has come to
fruition thanks to the Together Townsville
partnership between council and Origin Energy.
The agreement with Origin Energy will help fund
the low-impact boardwalk, interpretive signage
and outdoor education deck.
The 75ha Rowes Bay Wetlands reserve is one of
the best examples of Townsville’s ecologically
functioning freshwater/marine based wetlands
adjacent to an urban setting, and is easily
accessible to visitors. The features of the wetlands
play an important role in providing a habitat for
Council’s long-term aim is for this facility to act
as a central hub for coastal environmental
education in the region, as well as give the
community a ‘hands-on’ experience in learning
about biodiversity, water and energy.
The Rowes Bay Wetlands is open to the public.
For further information visit council’s website or
phone Integrated Sustainability Services on
1300 878 001.
Origin Energy Plant Manager, Laurie Korn, and Integrated
Sustainability Services Executive Manager, Greg Bruce,
inspect the site at Rowes Bay
together townsville is council’s incoming
sponsorship program that engages the corporate and
community sector to sponsor council initiatives that
benefit our city. Initiatives sponsored under the
program range from community events to
infrastructure projects. To find out more about the
program visit council’s website.
Support the program that supports our city!
Townsville City Council
PO Box 1268
Townsville QLD 4810
1300 878 001 from 8am to 5pm
103 Walker Street, Townsville City
86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central
Operating hours 8.30am – 5pm
Monday to Friday
>> 9am Tuesday 28 June
>> 9am Tuesday 26 July
Standing Committee Meetings
>> Infrastructure Committee
9am Tuesday 14 June
9am Tuesday 12 July
>> Commercial Business Committee
11am Tuesday 14 June
11am Tuesday 12 July
>> Planning and Economic Development Committee
9am Wednesday 15 June
9am Wednesday 13 July
>> Lifestyle and Community Development Committee
9am Thursday 16 June
9am Thursday 14 July
>> Community Safety and Health Committee
11am Thursday 16 June
11am Thursday 14 July
>> Environment and Sustainability Committee
1pm Thursday 16 June
1pm Thursday 14 July
>> Corporate Governance Committee
9.30am Tuesday 21 June
9.30am Tuesday 19 July
townsville city council and department of communities presents the
sports awards 2011 >>
last chance to nominate >>
Nominations are now open for
sporting achievements for the period
from 1 January 2010 to 31 December
>> Queensland and Australian
>> Junior Sportsperson of the Year
>> Senior Sportsperson of the Year
>> Veteran Sportsperson of the Year
>> Sports Volunteer of the Year
>> Sports Team Awards including
Team of the Year
>> NQ Green and Gold
how to nominate >>
Nomination forms are available from
www.townsville.qld.gov.au or by
phoning council’s Customer Service
Centre on 1300 878 001.
closing date >>
Monday, 27 June 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Townsville RSL Stadium
willows on wheels
la luna arts production
ufo movies under the stars
and much, much more...
your guide to the
winter holiday progr am
super savings on activities,
e vents, entertainment and food
For more information contact
Townsville City Council >>
1300 878 001
12 townsville city council city update >> JUNE/JULY 2011