Ipswich in Spring 2021

Ipswich in Spring 2021

Your guide for entertainment, events and activities



Message from Ipswich Mayor, Teresa Harding

Our wonderful civic space, Tulmur Place in the Nicholas Street Precinct, has been the go-to location for families since it officially opened late last year, including showing State of Origin matches and the Tokyo Olympics on the big screen. It will continue to be a popular location over Spring then Summer as the temperatures warm up. For action of another kind: Marvel stage shows (three times daily with Spider-Man and Iron Man characters), and Nerf Battle Zone events (free daily) will feature there during the September school holidays. The new CBD libraries will host Geckoes Wildlife and the Dino Dig events in the holidays, while there’s a wide array of shows at the Ipswich Civic Centre and Studio 188 across the months of Spring. The Ipswich Film Festival for Youth is back for 2021, with competition open through to 17 September. The theme this year is: Choose Your Own Adventure. So, with so much to do in Ipswich this spring, which adventure will you choose? As activities, programs and events may cancel or move subsequent to publication of this brochure, no responsibility is accepted for accuracy of content. This publication is copyright. Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (C’wlth), no part of it may in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, micro copying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior written permissions. If you wish to disseminate or share this information and or images please contact Ipswich City Council for permission.

Spring in Ipswich is the most beautiful time of the year. There’s is no time more pretty than when the Jacaranda trees bloom and the landscape is splashed with swathes of purple flowers. Jacarandas have found a home in Ipswich and each year put on a spectacular display from October through to November. There’s plenty of spots to catch the annual display right around the city. Our amazing SPARK Festival helped keep us warm during the long and cold winter nights, but now there’s a hint of warmth in the air, and the days are getting longer, there’s plenty of events happening across the region to welcome warmer weather. The Ipswich Art Gallery hosts LightPlay from 2 August to 31 October, where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space, featuring overhead projectors and illuminated light boxes. Come and see the Children’s Gallery transform into a constantly evolving light scape before your eyes. Front Cover Image: Taken in private gardens of Newtown home If you have any feedback regarding the Spring Guide, please email council@ipswich.qld.gov.au or visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au Disclaimer: Published by Ipswich City Council © 2021 At time of printing all information is current and correct. Every care has been taken to ensure the information in this brochure is correct at the time of publication. Ipswich City Council accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes leading to such information being incorrect.



If you’re yet to visit the Ipswich Children’s Library, you’re missing out! Located on the ground floor of council’s new administration building in the heart of the revitalised Nicholas Street Precinct, the purpose-built facility is a library experience unlike any other in Australia. The Ipswich Children’s Library features the latest in library thinking and design, with a focus on interactivity and engagement as young people learn, play, and explore. Specially designed for children from birth through to age 12, the library holds more than 35,000 items, as well as innovative technology and digital experiences. Two life-sized dinosaurs call the library home with young explorers able to feed the resident plesiosaurs through an interactive pneumatic system and watch the ‘food’ zip around the pipes.

Augmented reality brings hand drawings to life, where children can colour in a fish or prehistoric creature, scan it and see it appear and move against an ocean backdrop. Looking into the Magic Mirror, children will glimpse butterflies swarm around and, if they stand still enough, land on them. For children in the early learning years, there is a specially designed multi-touch interactive table with various games and experiences. All these experiences complement a wide, carefully curated collection of books, magazines, DVDs and digital resources just for kids.

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Geckoes Wildlife Show 29 September at Tulmur Place Stage 30 September at Springfield Central Library 10.00 am and 1.00 pm Be mesmerised by some amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls, and lizards. More information at Ipswichlibraries.com.au

Geckoes Wildlife Encounter 29 September at The Bubble, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich 30 September at Springfield Central Library 11.00 am, 11.30 am, 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm Be introduced to some really wild guests by experienced wildlife educators and conservationists. More information at Ipswichlibraries.com.au

Life Long Ago Prehistoric Adventure 23 September Children’s Library Courtyard, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm Uncover fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the past: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and more. More information at Ipswichlibraries.com.au

LightPlay Open until 31 October at Ipswich Art Gallery

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them! For booking information visit Ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au

AT STUDIO 188 Studio 188 is Ipswich’s intimate performing arts development and live music venue right in the heart of the Ipswich CBD.

Ipswich Unearthed Ipswich Unearthed shines the spotlight on young, emerging talent from the Ipswich region and allows opportunity for the next up-and-coming artists to grace the stage in a laid-back and supportive environment. What you’re guaranteed as an Unearthed performer: ■ A paid performance opportunity on the Studio 188 stage ■ A free Music Industry 101 Workshop in the lead up to the performance, where you’ll learn about the music industry and how to promote the Unearthed show and individual projects.

Expressions of Interest are always open – we’re currently preparing future line-ups. Contact Kaysei via info@studio188.com.au.

Trivia 24 September, 22 October and 10 December

Hosted by Ipswich local, Matt Simpson, and featuring over 2 hours of trivia questions, this is the perfect night to have out with friends and put your thinking caps on. Trivia teams are made up of up to 6 people. PRIZES TO BE WON! Book now at Studio188.com.au/whats-on


Studio188.com.au (07) 3810 6100


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Life is full of choices, which way will you go?



FATHER’S DAY Looking to spoil the dad in your life? Here’s a few gift ideas he will love.

INDULGE IN BEER AND BURGERS Tackle an epic burger and wash it down with a craft beer on tap at the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery , Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen or the PA Hotel which has 72 craft beers on tap. The Pumpyard will also feature live music and meat smokers set up in the laneway on Father’s Day.


The V8 Race Experience at Queensland Raceway has a special offer for dads. Use code V8Save to get 6 drive laps and 3 hot laps in a Supercar Mustang for $499, a saving of $69. Call 1800 722 348 to redeem. Or get dad a ticket to see the Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank Raceway on 9 October – there’s a two-for-one offer for dad’s day.


Spoil dad with a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight . See the sun come up over the rolling hills and valleys of the Ipswich and Scenic Rim regions then enjoy a hot breakfast at Fourthchild Café .

EXPLORE SOME HAUNTED BUILDINGS Book dad in for an unforgettable experience hearing tales from beyond the grave at some of Ipswich’s most haunted places. There are a few spine tingling tours to choose from, either a paranormal or lantern tour at Woodlands of Marburg or a haunted history tour with Ghost Tours Australia in the Ipswich CBD or cemetery.

BOOK AN EPIC PICNIC The Soul Nook Collective is holding a Family Picnic Day on Sunday 5 September from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm with Firing Line Gourmet Chilli’s doing a live cooking demo. There will be food trucks selling pizza and crepes, live music and kids entertainment. And you can order dad an all-star picnic platter with burgers, onion rings, chips and beer at The Workshops Rail Museum . The museum is also holding a full day blacksmithing workshop the day before Father’s Day (bookings essential).

STEAK DINNER OR PADDOCK TO PLATE AT AWARD WINNING VENUES Dad will love trying the delicious menu at the hatted restaurant Homage at luxury country retreat Spicers Hidden Vale or the steaks at the award-winning Bakehouse Steakhouse .

See more Father’s Day ideas at Discoveripswich.com.au/dadsday2021


There has been a marked improvement in parking on a local street near a busy Ipswich high school after the introduction of 44 designated parking bays. The parking bays were installed on Vogel Road at Brassall near Ipswich State high School. Community concerns were raised earlier this year about some motorists visiting the school parking too close to residential driveways, impacting residents coming and going from their homes. Ipswich City Council’s traffic engineers investigated the situation to see if a solution could be found. An on-site investigation confirmed the issue, which was particularly prominent

during peak school pick-up and drop-off times. To alleviate the problem, Ipswich City Council marked parking bays along Vogel Road between Leahy Street and the rear entrance to Ipswich State High School. This is a simple and cost-effective solution which has delivered important access and safety improvements for local residents and motorists. The outcome is an example of what can be achieved when council and the community work together to achieve positive outcomes.

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Ipswich’s reputation as a thriving defence industry hub has been further enhanced after the first sod was turned on the site that will become the base of operations for Saab Australia in Queensland. Saab Australia was awarded a $337 million contract with the Department of Defence last year to deliver cutting-edge deployable lifesaving health equipment. Ipswich City Council is committed to working with international manufacturers to create jobs and support the Ipswich community. The City of Ipswich has a deep connection to the Australian Defence Forces, from the thousands of livelihoods provided to the opportunities to serve alongside fellow community members. Council welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s partnership with Saab to support the city’s defence personnel with cutting edge technology. Initiatives to lead Queensland’s advanced manufacturing sector keep locals employed at home in Ipswich.

Saab’s newest facility at Bundamba will deliver 150 new jobs during the construction phase, with 15 people employed at the facility once it is up and running. This will increase to 40 during on-site medical training and operational testing phases. The company joins the ranks of national and international manufacturers in Ipswich, including Rheinmetall, Boeing, TAE Aerospace, Viatris and Maxitrans. The purpose-built facility will include specialist medical technician facilities, outdoor exercise space to enable the Australian Defence Force operational medical teams to gain familiarisation with equipment. The building is expected to become operational by mid-2022. maintenance workshops, training and storage facilities, as well as

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A bold plan aimed at proactively managing the city’s waste and recycling challenges for the decade ahead has been adopted by Ipswich City Council, moving towards national best practice while acknowledging the city’s unique situation. The Resource Recovery Strategy and its associated Implementation Plan, will see new initiatives like a trial of food organics and garden organic (FOGO) waste collection with a view to citywide implementation, and a greater emphasis on separating recycling out of ‘red top’ bins. The city’s waste and resource recovery management present both massive challenges and opportunities for our growing city. The current council has sought to address many years of inaction to effectively manage the city’s burgeoning waste management issues and plans to bring in modern and forward-looking practices to Ipswich. It is about taking innovative steps to cut waste, improve resource recovery and drive the circular economy to deliver

better outcomes for the city and its residents towards 2031. The strategy has four pillars that will be actioned over the next 10 years: ■ Expand the core collection service to include a food organics garden organics (FOGO) bin for all eligible Ipswich residents. Optimise the city’s co-mingled recycling service including re-introduction of glass to the yellow-lid recycling bin. Provide for a suitable kerbside collection service where household waste demands are satisfied, and valuable resources are recovered. ■ ■ Have fit-for-purpose waste and resource recovery infrastructure that meets the needs of a growing city. Feedback from the Ipswich community during public consultation through Shapeyouripswich.com.au was very positive with 75 per cent of contributions either strongly agreeing or agreeing that the strategy was right for Ipswich. ■

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VENTURE into the great outdoors! With over 6,000ha of open parks and conservation areas it’s no wonder Ipswich is starting to become the home of so many outdoor recreation and endurance events. Take part in a season of challenge with cycling, mountain biking and trail running events to suit the whole family.

EPIC Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 September

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL 24 HOUR AND 150 CHALLENGE RIDE Friday 27 – Saturday 28 August Esk Station, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Esk An epic rail trail endurance gravel cycling event. Choose a 24hr ride or 150km distance.

​Hidden Vale Adventure Park EPIC has something for everyone, from the novice riders through to the professionals of each discipline. The event also includes trail running distances and a free family fun ride. TUFFKIDZ TRIATHLON Sunday 14 November Ipswich State High School Open to school aged kids, participants can be a TUFFKID for a day.


To register for an event visit Ipswichfestivals.com.au

IN THE WATER Ipswich City Council is proud to host a series of free water safety programs this spring to support children and adults to be safe in and around the water. Book at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/seal

Royal Life Saving Water Safety Lessons and Family Fun Day Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 September

Orion Lagoon, Springfield Central For children aged 6 months – 5 years Supported by Royal Life Saving Queensland Kids Alive Do the Five Monday 27 – Thursday 30 September Bundamba Swim Centre, Bundamba For children aged 6 months – 5 years Supported by Just Sports ‘n’ Fitness SEAL Water Safety and Swim Lessons Commencing Monday 4 October Rosewood Swim Centre, Rosewood Four week program for children aged 6 months – 5 years Supported by Just Sports ‘n’ Fitness

Adult Learn to Swim Lessons Monday 22 – Friday 26 November Orion Lagoon, Springfield Central Five day program for adults aged 18+ years Supported by Royal Life Saving Queensland


Residents now have access to a “flood” of new information after Ipswich City Council released a webpage to improve the availability of information to the community in preparation for and during flooding events. The webpage brings together a range of flood-related information including technical reports, emergency management and planning contexts, and historical links. It comes as the largest floodplain management study ever undertaken in Ipswich, the Ipswich Integrated Catchment Plan, is being prepared for official endorsement by council. There is no better time to prepare for flood season than now. In Ipswich we are no stranger to floods, and this is one way we can prepare as a community for future flooding. This new portal is also part of council’s ongoing commitment to creating greater resilience for future floods

within our community, while also improving transparency of information. It brings all available information together, making it easy and simple for our community to access the resources they need all in one place. For the first time, a selection of endorsed council flood technical reports has also been made available for Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry regarding access to flood information and floodplain management by local governments. For more information visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au and search ‘floods’ or visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/ initiatives/environment/ waterways/floods download via the webpage. The webpage is aligned with recommendations from the

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Estampa – Without Borders

Friday 1 October at 8.00 pm Tickets $27.00ea Table of 4 $25.00ea Estampa is a World/Folk/Jazz quartet. Evoking visions of Parisian laneways, South American sensuality, and the unbridled joy of European folk-music, Estampa delivers an energetic, internationally-inspired performance. Combining a unique blend of violin, voice, piano accordion, guitar, banjo and double bass, this group of fiery musicians is sure to appeal to a diverse and eager-to-dance audience.


Saturday 9 October at 11.00 am Tickets $20.00ea TenorUS brings together two of Queensland’s beloved Tenor voices, former Ten Tenor Roger Davy and Musical Theatre star Adam Bartlett. “Why book ten when all you need is us?”


Friday 22 October at 8.00 pm Tickets $25.00ea | Groups 4+ $20.00ea They’ll bring heart wrenching Irish ballads, hilarious stories, and their brand of thumping contemporary Irish trad is delivered with phenomenal energy – it’s all about the fun and dancing!

ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell

Arj Barker Comes Clean Friday 12 November at 8.00 pm Tickets $55.00ea | Groups 4 $50.00ea Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it. Tuesday 9 November at 7.30 pm Adults $35.00ea | Student/Concession $30.00ea | Child (3–15 years) $25.00ea Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown their human masters and assumed control of the farm. Led by the charismatic porker Napoleon and fuelled by enthusiastic camaraderie, a prosperous future free from the self-serving greed of humans is theirs for the taking.

Ipswichciviccentre.com.au (07) 3810 6100


After 10 long years, Australia’s most prestigious supercross championship is returning to Ipswich

Australia’s best Supercross riders will go head-to-head Insane Freestyle Motocross stunts ! Incredible fireworks display Family fun for everyone!



IPSWICH AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS Nominations open September It’s time to show thanks to our local heroes and those inspiring individuals who go above with the honour of an Australia Day Award. You can even recognise your favourite event! Nominate them at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/ausdayawards Sunday 26 September 8.00 am – 4.00 pm Dispose of domestic BBQ gas bottles, marine distress flares and household chemicals for free at the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre. Standard disposal fees apply for other waste items. For a complete list of accepted items visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au/waste CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMPETITION Entries open November Dig out the Christmas lights and decorations. It’s time to get ready for the City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition! Entry is free. For more information visit Ipswichfestivals.com.au

School holiday activities

Marvel Stage Shows Monday 20 – Friday 24 September Daily stage shows at 11.00 am, 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm IRON MAN: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE AVENGERS-IN-TRAINING UNITE! Iron Man is busy training the next group of Avenger’s. Memorise origin stories, stances, mottos and weaponry of their super-hero heroes. Will you make the grade? SPIDER-MAN: APPRECIATION DAY Peter Parker will stop by for ‘Spider-Man Appreciation Day’ to take photos, listen to stories, chant cheers and share facts! When Spidey does arrive, his spidey sense kicks in and Spider-Man must leave before Peter Parker can take a snap of the super-hero and his number one fan.

NERF Battle Zone Monday 27 September – Friday 1 October Daily between 10.00 am – 1.00 pm Test your skills with challenges in distance, accuracy and speed in the NERF battle zone!

Free events and free 3 hour parking @nicholasstprecinct Nicholasst.com.au

Ipswich’s very own 50s styled Retro Diner on Brisbane Street at Top of Town is looking a treat after a façade upgrade. The themed restaurant is one of 11 CBD businesses undergoing a facelift as part of council’s $137,000 Pilot Façade Improvement Program. Council made matched contributions of up to $15,000 available to each participating business. The pilot Façade Improvement Program has helped encourage and support business and building owners to invest in Ipswich Central. It has been an enormous success with many diverse local CBD businesses choosing to partner with council to improve their facades and the shared streetscape. FACELIFT HAS RETRO DINER LOOKING ITS BEST

more visitors and customers into Ipswich Central. The Retro Diner upgrades celebrate a commitment to character, quirk, and the history of our beautiful heritage buildings. The enthusiastic take-up of the pilot program by small business has been encouraging and represents another step towards revitalising the area after the challenges of recent years. It dovetails with the broader Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment. The Nicholas Street Precinct was the important and necessary first step needed to kick-start the Ipswich Central revitalisation. Protecting and investing in the heritage and culture of Ipswich Central is a key factor to revitalise the precinct.

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These revitalised shopfronts not only provide a welcome boost to local businesses but will help draw



FOGO is the renamed 240L green waste bin service, where you can put all your food scraps and garden waste. The organic material is collected fortnightly and turned into compost at a local facility. It is then used to improve soil quality and for other agricultural purposes – closing the loop on organic waste in Ipswich.

Already have this bin? Thanks for helping to reduce the rate of landfill in Ipswich.

Order yours today Ipswich.qld.gov.au/FOGO or call council on (07) 3810 6666.


it will play as part of Ipswich’s sporting landscape.

The home of AFL in Ipswich has received its formal name, following an Ipswich City Council decision to gazette the previously labelled northern sports fields as Springfield Central Stadium. Like its older, rectangular cousin, known as both Lang Park and Suncorp Stadium the fields will now be known by both its gazetted name, Springfield Central Stadium, and Brighton Homes Arena, as revealed when the first sod was turned in May this year. The name reflects its geographic location in the community, as well as its significance as an elite-level training and community facility. Springfield Central Stadium gives the under-construction facility a specific location on GPS systems, as well as a name befitting of the important role

Council has contributed $20 million to this project, and will own the facility once complete, as an investment in high standard community sports facilities for the whole city. In addition to several hundred jobs during construction, securing the Lions will bring significant opportunities for small businesses in Ipswich to do business with Queensland’s largest sports club, and an icon of our sporting landscape. The facility is due to be complete in time to host AFLW competition matches, and AFL men’s pre-season matches from late 2022.

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Walks and Talks p 4-5 Enjoy guided walking tours or join in discussions that reminisce on Ipswich’s past. Open Days and Nights p 6 Explore historical buildings and artefacts of yesteryear. WHAT’S ON

Exhibitions p 9 See historical Ipswich buildings in miniature and learn about ‘Foreigners’. Rhapsody of Road and Rail p 10 Explore steam engine displays, re-enactments and music of the past, or ride a vintage train. Torchlight and RAAF Aviation Heritage Tours p 11 Tour a historical museum by night or go behind the scenes of aviation history and restorations. Workshops p 12-13 Join in hands-on heritage themed workshops.

Woodcrafting and Blacksmithing p 7 See how historical crafts and trades work.

Quilt and Craft Displays p 8 Witness the art and skill of quilting and explore the history of Australian Quilts.

Social Events p 14 Celebrate all things heritage at a fun social event. Pop Up Performances, Haunted Tours and Moonshine Theatre p 15

Heritage Buildings Bus Tour p 16

Join a guided bus tour of the most iconic historical sites and landmarks across the City of Ipswich.

Vintage Postcard Series Six vintage postcards have been created featuring historical images from Picture Ipswich. Available for free from the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, Ipswich Art Gallery and Ipswich Libraries, from 27 August, while stocks last.

Enjoy a pop-up performance across the city or immerse yourself in a haunted tour or movie at Woodlands of Marburg.

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Join enthusiastic historians from Lost Ipswich exploring the historic buildings of The Top of Town, the Ipswich CBD and Nicholas Street. IPSWICH WALKING TOURS

DATES Friday 27 August – Sunday 5 September TIME 8.00 am – 10.00 am VENUE Brisbane Street x 2 Tours COST Free Bookings essential DATES Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September TIMES 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm sessions VENUE Ipswich General Cemetery Warwick Road, Ipswich COST Concession/students $35 Adults $40 Children 0-12 $30 Family (2a+2c or 1a+3c) $115

Join our living dead... on a delightful walking tour in the second oldest cemetery in Queensland. Be transported back in time to meet famous and infamous characters who built the foundations of what Ipswich is today. LIVING HISTORY TOURS AT IPSWICH CEMETERY


A rare opportunity to see inside this iconic Ipswich building, formerly abuzz with weaving machines, looms and hundreds of employees. The now empty building was used as a Woollen Mill for over 100 years. DATE Saturday 28 August TIME 9.00 am – 3.00 pm VENUE Woollen Mills The Terrace, North Ipswich COST FREE to enter Woolen Mills Guided tours hourly from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm EXPLORE THE FORMER WOOLLEN MILLS


Join Lost Ipswich and reminisce about the Department stores and corner stores of Ipswich’s past. Discussion will be accompanied by an audio- visual presentation. DATES AND TOPICS Saturday 28 August Department Stores Thursday 2 September Corner Stores TIME 10.30 am – 12.30 pm VENUE Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

A walking tour of the Ipswich General Cemetery with cemetery historian, Tracey Olivieri and professional historian, Chris Dawson - authors of ‘In Heavenly Garb: The Headstones of Ipswich General Cemetery’. DATE Saturday 4 September TIMES 10.30 am and 2.30 pm VENUE Ipswich General Cemetery Warwick Road, Ipswich COST Gold coin donation at tour Bookings essential

43 The Terrace, North Ipswich COST Free Bookings essential

$5 per person $15 per family Bookings essential





Discover the stories of Ipswich people in the service and support of the Australian military, in peace and war. DATE Sunday 29 August TIME 9.00 am – 3.00 pm VENUE Ipswich RSL Sub Branch Soldiers’ Memorial Hall Museum, 63 Nicholas Street, Ipswich COST Free Bookings essential demonstrations, participate in craft activities and games or join a Heritage Bus Tour of historic Blackstone. DATE Sunday 29 August TIME 9.00 am – 2.00 pm VENUE Cooneana Heritage Centre 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum COST Adult $7.50 Children 3-12 years $5.00 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $25.00 UNCOVER OUR MILITARY HISTORY Step back in time at Ipswich Historical Society’s Family Fun Day. Explore historical buildings and artefacts, watch

Keen photographers will have a chance to capture shots of skilled Blacksmiths at work. They will also light their forges for some flaming good photos. DATES Monday 30 August Tuesday 31 August Wednesday 1 September TIME 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm VENUE Cooneana Heritage Centre 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum

COST $6.00


Visit the Ipswich Genealogical Society to learn what resources are available for family history research.

DATES AND TIMES Sunday 29 August 9.00 am – 2.00 pm Monday 30 August – Wednesday 1 September 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm VENUE

Brigg House, Cooneana Heritage Centre 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum COST Free


Enjoy demonstrations of woodturning and woodworking displays. Woodcrafts will also be on display and available for sale. IPSWICH WOODCRAFTS CLUB OPEN DAY

DATE Saturday 28 August TIME 9.00 am – 3.00 pm VENUE Ipswich Woodcrafts Club 29 Swan St, Brassall COST Free DATE Monday 30 August Tuesday 31 August Wednesday 1 September TIME 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm VENUE Cooneana Heritage Centre 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum COST Free


Witness the lost art of blacksmithing and see demonstrations from professional and artisan blacksmiths and knife- makers. There will also be a small makers market and hands-on displays.



See magnificent quilts, lace making, tatting and other handcrafts on display in Queensland’s oldest Anglican Church. You can also enjoy pipe organ music as well as craft and book stalls.

DATES AND TIMES Thursday 2 September - Saturday 4 September 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Sunday 5 September 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm VENUE St Pauls Anglican Church 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich COST $5 per person



This exhibition highlights Australia’s rich quilting heritage and the technical skill and dedication of its quilt-makers. See over 20 patchwork quilts showcasing more than 125 years of Australian quilts from the 1820s to the 1950s.

DATES Saturday 28 August – Sunday 31 October TIMES 10.00 am – 5.00 pm VENUE

Ipswich Art Gallery d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas Street Ipswich COST Free




See a slide show of ‘foreigners’ made by former Ipswich Railway Workshop employees. These finely crafted objects were illicitly made using the railway’s resources and were smuggled out by workers DATES


Come and see some of Ipswich’s iconic heritage buildings in miniature, hand built by the team at Ipswich Mini Crafters. The exhibition is accompanied by historical photographs from the Picture Ipswich Collection. DATES Saturday 28 August – Sunday 17 October TIME

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September TIME 9.30 am – 4.00 pm VENUE

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST Included with Museum Entry: Concession $12.50 Adult $14.50

Open 7 days a week from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm VENUE

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST Included with Museum Entry: Concession $12.50 Adult $14.50

Children 3-5 $11.50 Children 0-3 Free Family (2 adults and 2 children) $44.50

Children 3-5 $11.50 Children 0-3 Free Family (2 adults and 2 children) $44.50



Turn back the clock at Swanbank Station with the largest gathering of steam and diesel road vehicles that Queensland has seen in the last 30 years. Experience how life was in the Queensland from 1900s-1960s with re-enactments, music, performances, vintage vehicle displays, train rides and more.

DATES AND TIMES Jazz and Traction Friday 3 September 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm Jazz and Traction Festival which includes short shuttle operation of the Iconic Sunlander carriages. Steam and Diesel Fest Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 8.00 am – 4.00 pm VENUE TL Cooney Av. Bundamba (For Train Passengers) and 110 Swanbank Coal Road, Swanbank (Road Access to Steam and Diesel Fest) COST Steam and Diesel Fest only $5 per person Friday Night Sunlander Short Shuttle (Swanbank Only) $12 per person in addition to site entry Saturday and Sunday Vintage or Retro Trains from Racecourse to Swanbank and Return (includes entry to and two and half hours explore time at Steam and Diesel Fest) Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Child $18 All stagecoach trips are subject to a separate fee



Stories of past workers, anecdotes and history will be brought to life under the cover of darkness in The Workshop Rail Museum’s unique 45 minute guided torchlight tours. Pre-book a wine and cheese platter for two and enjoy it after the tour.

DATES Friday 27 August and Friday 3 September TIMES 6.00 pm, 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm VENUE

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST $15 per person


Enjoy a guided tour of the heritage centre displays and learn about military aviation history. PLUS a behind the scenes tour of the Restoration section is included (exclusive for Galvanized visitors).

DATES Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 2 September TIME Open 9.00 am – 3.00 pm daily VENUE RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Southern Amberley Road, Amberley COST FREE Bookings essential





Learn how to care for and preserve your family’s treasured historical items with a

Re-imagine the Victorian period and create a futuristic piece of wearable art using reclaimed materials, under the expert instruction of artisan Anita Baills. DATES Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August TIME 9.00 am – 4.00 pm VENUE

professional conservator. DATES, TIMES AND VENUES Saturday 28 August 10.00 am – 12.00 pm 1 Nicholas Street Level 1 Event Space, Ipswich Monday 30 August 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Rosewood Library 15 Railway Street, Rosewood COST Free Bookings essential

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST $210 per person


Use blueprints from Picture Ipswich and the Queensland State Archives to recreate historic buildings on a secure Minecraft server. For children 8-12 years. DATE Tuesday 31 August TIME 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm VENUE Ipswich Children’s Library Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich COST Free Bookings essential MINECRAFT BLUEPRINT BUILDS

Learn how to make a piece of wet felt using wool and discover the fascinating results you will get from introducing differing fibres. Presented by Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich. DATES Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 August TIME 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm VENUE Cooneana Heritage Centre 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum COST $30 including materials

Join in the August ‘Chasing our Past at Home’ online event, exploring Ipswich’s beautiful heritage homes, with heritage architect Daniel Keenan. DATE Tuesday 31 August TIME 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm VENUE Online via Zoom COST Free Bookings essential CHASING OUR PAST AT HOME: IPSWICH’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE Be inspired by images from the Picture Ipswich collection and learn how to make your own collagraph print block with local creative Madison Smith. For children aged 8-12 years. DATE Saturday 4 September TIME 10.30 am – 12.30 pm VENUE Springfield Central Library Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive, Springfield Central COST Free Bookings essential PRINT PRESS REPEAT

Ipswich Libraries’ Picture Ipswich collection has a brand-new website. Come and take a visual journey through the Picture Ipswich collection and share your memories on the new website. REDISCOVER THE PICTURE IPSWICH COLLECTION DATES, TIMES AND VENUES Wednesday 1 September – Thursday 2 September 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Ipswich Central Library Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich Friday 3 September 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Rosewood Library 15 Railway Street, Rosewood COST Free Bookings essential Learn the skills and art of the heritage blacksmithing trade, in a taster or full day workshop. DATES AND TIMES Saturday 4 September 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm (Taster Workshops) Sunday 5 September 9.00 am – 4.00 pm (One Day Workshop) VENUE HERITAGE BLACKSMITHING

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST $110 Taster Workshop $220 One Day Workshop




BIKES, BEARDS AND BBQ Celebrate the 50 th Anniversary of the

The fourth St. Paul’s Proms will include a rich mixture of light and classical, sacred and secular music, featuring the historic St. Paul’s Pipe Organ, West Moreton Anglican College Chorale, along with the Proms Orchestra and Choir. DATE Saturday 28 August TIME 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm VENUE St. Paul’s Anglican Church 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich COST Adults $30 Concession $20 Family (2+A2C) $90 CANCELLED

Dance and explore your way through the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Prohibition Party. Pre-book a wine and cheese platter for two to enjoy at the party. DATE Saturday 4 September TIME 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm VENUE The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich COST Annual Pass Holders $18 Advance Purchase Tickets $21 At the door $25 (EFTPOSonly)

Historical Motorcycle Club of Queensland with a day of all things bikes, beards and BBQ. DATE Sunday 5 September TIME 10.00 am – 3.00 pm VENUE Tulmur Place Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich COST Free



THE HAUNTED MANSION LANTERN TOUR Join local ghost guide Jack Sim on a lantern-light walking tour through Woodlands of Marburg. Learn about its haunted and dark history, its ghosts and spirits. DATE Friday 27 August TIME From 9.00 pm VENUE Woodlands of Marburg 174 Seminary Road, Marburg COST $75 per person (includes supper)


Presented by the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich, a visual feast of contemporary fashion and comedy will pop up across the Galvanized program. COST Free Included with venue entry

Enjoy the magic of the theatre with Woodlands of Marburg’s ‘indoor cinema under the stars’ at the old Rum Distillery. DATE Saturday 28 August TIME 8.00 pm VENUE Woodlands of Marburg 174 Seminary Road, Marburg COST $10 per person



Explore the heritage of Ipswich by bus, with stops at some of Ipswich’s most iconic landmarks including travelling past heritage homes and mansions. Includes Devonshire Tea and lunch. HERITAGE BUILDINGS BUS TOUR

DATES Saturday 28 August and Saturday 4 September TIME 9.15 am – 2.00 pm MEETING POINT Queens Park, Nerima Gardens main gates (off Merle Finimore Ave, Ipswich). COST Adults $59.00 | Concession $55.00 | Children $50.00





RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artisans of Ipswich Inc. St Pauls Anglican Church Proms Orchestra and Choir The Workshops Rail Museum West Moreton Anglican College Chorale Woodlands of Marburg

Lost Ipswich Nicholas

Ipswich Genealogical Society Ipswich Historical Society Ipswich Libraries Ipswich Mini Crafters Ipswich Orpheus Chorale Ipswich RSL Sub Branch Ipswich Visitors Information Centre Ipswich Wood Crafts Club

22 nd Light Horse Infantry

Street Precinct Picture Ipswich Proms Orchestra and Choir

A’ Company, 15 th Battalion Amberley Brass Band Brass Roots Cooneana Heritage Centre Heritage Bus Association Historical Motor Cycle Club of Queensland Ipswich Art Gallery

Queensland Metal Artisans Collective Queensland Museum Network Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Association

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