2018 Cultural Calendar

The Townsville Fashion Festival is back in 2018, with events running from 18-26 May. IMAGE: Marion Heath

With 2017 all done and dusted, it’s time to look forward at what is already shaping up to be an incredibly jam-packed year of arts and culture events across Townsville. Here is a small selection you should pencil in now:

January
31 Jan – 10 Feb: We Will Rock You @ Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

March
2-10: Nunsense @ NQOMT Hall, Pimlico
20: Neil Diamond @ 1300 SMILES Stadium
24: Barrier Reef Orchestra‘s English Landscapes @ Riverway Arts Centre
25: Barrier Reef Orchestra concert @ St James Cathedral
TBC: Bloody Murder @ PIMPAC

April
4-15: Festival 2018 (part of the official Commonwealth Games program) @ venues across Townsville
27 Apr – 15 Jul: Percival Portrait Painting Prize Exhibition @ Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Barbara Cheshire with Loma Thompson, the subject of her 2016 Percival Portrait ‘I Remember’. IMAGE: Supplied

May
2: Angus and Julia Stone @ Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
5 May – 15 Jul: Percival Portrait Photographic Prize Exhibition @ Pinnacles Gallery
6: Groovin the Moo @ Murray Sporting Complex
18-26: Townsville Fashion Festival
19-20: Carnivale of Curiosity
23-26: Seussical @ Riverway Arts Centre
25: Jimmy Barnes @ Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
31 May – 2 Jun: Popstars @ Riverway Arts Centre

June
2-3: MagnetiCon Pop Culture Convention @ Townsville Stadium
7-10: Palm Creek Folk Festival
TBC: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest @ PIMPAC

July
27 Jul – 4 Aug: Australian Festival of Chamber Music
27 Jul – 12 Aug: Pop Up North Queensland Festival
27 Jul – 16 Sep: North Queensland Ceramic Awards Exhibition @ Pinnacles Gallery
29: Queens Gardens Concert presented by Townsville City Council and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music

The cast of Pimlico Presents 2017. IMAGE: Supplied

August
4-5: Australian Italian Festival @ TYTO Precinct
10-11: Pimlico Presents @ Civic Theatre
17-19: Townsville Cultural Festival
17 Aug – 23 Sep: Compact Prints International Print Exhibition @ Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
22 Aug – 1 Sep: Les Miserables @ Civic Theatre

October:
6-7: Glendi Festival @ Riverway
11-20: Strictly Ballroom @ Civic Theatre
25-27: The Cathedral School’s production (to be announced Feb 2018)
27: Barrier Reef Orchestra‘s Horses @ Civic Theatre
TBC: The 39 Steps @ PIMPAC

November/ December
TBC: In The Spirit of Murder @ PIMPAC

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