April 17: Unmasked brightens up the rise


Ipswich school students showcase their amazing artistic skills, painting 1.5m-high masks representing the theme ‘Waterways and the fate of the Sea’.

WHEN: Thursday 12 April to Sunday 22 April

WHERE: St Paul’s Anglican Church gardens, 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Ipswich Art Awards

More than 200 works will be on display at this major regional art exhibition. Categories include photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. All art will be available for purchase.

WHEN: Thursday 12 April to Sunday 22 April, 10am to 4pm

WHERE: St Paul’s Anglican Church, 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Ipswich Genealogical Society Info Session

Visit Brigg House to find answers to your family history questions. Access records of local families, cemeteries, schools and churches that are unlikely to be found online. Meet experienced researchers on hand to assist you. Refreshments included.

WHEN: Tuesday 17 April, 10am to noon

WHERE: Brigg House, Cooneana Heritage Centre, 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum

COST: $5 per person

Raconteurs in the Basement

Join local raconteurs for an evening of simple pleasures, a rattling good yarn and a glass of wine in the cosy ambience of Goleby’s Basement. Whether it’s juicy gossip, a spine-chilling tale or a swashbuckling romance, the power of a good story is universal.

WHEN: Tuesday 17 April, 6.30pm to 8pm

WHERE: Goleby’s Basement, West Street, Ipswich

COST: $10 per person

Story Time

Share in the fun of stories, rhymes songs and games to build important language and reading readiness skills. Everyone is welcome.


  • 8.30am – 10.30am at Ipswich Health Plaza, 21 Bell Street, Ipswich
  • 11am – 11.30am at Bunnings Springfield Central, Southern Cross Circuit & Main Street, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Learn Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This single course will take you through learning the basics of Microsoft Excel. Understand how to create spreadsheets, charts, filtering and automatic calculations.

Basic computer skills are required.

WHEN: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

APPetite to Learn - Walloon

A feast of handy apps

Apply yourself to a new menu of iPad and iPhone know-how.

Visit the Mobile Library and explore apps for:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • eBooks and audiobooks
  • News and weather
  • Emergency alerts
  • Music and drawing
  • Brain teasers

iPads provided or BYO iPhone.

Adults and teens 13+ years.

WHEN: 2 – 3pm

WHERE: Mobile Library Stop, Queen Street, Walloon

COST: Free


This selection of new works by award winning local artist Margaret Klumpp uses splashes of vibrant colours and a simple mixture of styles, strokes and textures, leaving all imagination to the theatre of the mind.

WHEN: Until Monday 30 April, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: ARTtime Supplies, 203 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free


Live Life Get Active is suitable for adults of all ages, body shapes and fitness levels and has a ‘go at your own pace’ philosophy to exercise. The boxing class goes for 45 minutes.

Find out what other exercise you can do for free or low cost around Ipswich – Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 9.15am

WHERE: Soverign Park, Sovereign Drive, Deebing Heights

COST: Free

Climbing Web

Reach new heights and explore a hand crocheted climbing tunnel created by Evelyn Roth. Complete with music and spinning disco lights, kids can climb, tumble, dive and spin while safely suspended off the ground.

WHEN: 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’arcy Doyle Place‚ Ipswich

COST: Free

Learn tribal bellydance

Take an hour out of your busy week and give tribal bellydance a try. Classes are for women 15 and above. Tribal bellydance helps strengthen your core and is great fun. More info on 0409 414 151.

WHEN: 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Masonic Centre, 82A Nicholas Street, Ipswich

COST: $15 per class

Seniors walking group

Find more activites for seniors at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: Every Tuesday at 4.30pm

WHERE: Limestone Park (meet at entry opposite Central School), 42A Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Free

Social cooking group

Do you love to cook? Want to learn new recipes? Have fun cooking with friends at Gailes Community House’s weekly social cooking group. More info on 3879 3004.

WHEN: 9.30am-12.30pm every Tuesday

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $5

Paper Craft Group

Try your hand at card making and scrapbooking. Make beautiful greeting cards and gifts. Learn techniques for stamping, embossing and die-cutting. Materials supplied. No experience necessary. More info on 3879 3004.

WHEN: 12pm-2pm every Tuesday

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $4

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions.

This exhibition is presented to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

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