May 12: Great Houses of Ipswich

Great Houses of Ipswich

The National Trust, through its Ipswich Branch and in partnership with the owners of three Great Houses, is very proud to help open the doors to just a few of the outstanding heritage residences.

On 12 May 2018 three privately owned heritage homes will open to the public.

WHEN: 10am – 4pm

WHERE: Rhossilli at 4 Glebe Road, Newtown,

Dougleen at 67 Thorn Street, Ipswich

Brighton Cottage at 51 Waghorn Street Ipswich

COST: Free entry to National Trust members and students and $5 per person per property for other visitors. Children and students are free. There are no bookings.

Marburg Show

Head out to Marburg and enjoy a country show.

WHEN: 8am – 8pm

WHERE: Marburg Showgrounds

COST: Adults $15 Pensioners $12. Children under 11 Free.

MusiQue Concert of Country Rock

Country Rock came into its own in the 1970s, with such American bands as the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles leading the way. Emmylou Harris was crowned the “Queen of country-rock” and female artists like Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton helped to establish the genre as a household favourite which has endured to this day.

MusiQue Concert for Country Rock is bringing this style of music to Ipswich. Queensland singers and musicians will deliver a fabulous show for lovers of country rock.

WHEN: 8pm – 10.30pm

WHERE:  Studio 188

COST: Free

P!nk and Lady Gaga Tribute Show

Raise your glass and marry the night when the P!nk and Lady Gaga Tribute Show comes to the Frank McGreevy Function Centre. More info on 3288 3916.

WHEN: 6.30pm-11.30pm

WHERE: 112 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna

COST: $10

A Private Collection

Belonging to an astute private collector, this uniquely personal collection of Australian art was assembled over a 60 year period. The collection gathers together over 130 works and has a particular focus on Queensland artists. Artist featured include William Bustard, Robert Campbell, Julian Ashton, Lionel Lindsay and Charles Lancaster.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

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

COST: Free

Learn 3D: Design and Print

This three week course will teach you the basics in 3D design using an online tool, Tinkercad. Start to create your own unique design, explore similar designs online and mix them into your own. Prepare your 3D desgined object for printing and have a chance to design in Virtual Reality using Google Blocks.

Basic computer skills are required.

Email address is required for these sessions.

WHEN: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, Training Room, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Queensland Drag Racing Championships

The Queensland Drag Racing Championships brings racers from across the state to compete for the prestigious QDRC Trophy and Track Champion status at Willowbank Raceway, delivering high-octane action for racers and spectators. More info here.

WHEN: Racing from 9.30am

WHERE: Willowbank Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank

COST: Adults $35, concession $25, children under 13 free


Join an epic adventure and create your own mythical dragon. All materials supplied. learn how to crochet in the round seamlessly, invisible decrease, sew pieces together and add armature wire. This is a two-day course starting May 12 and finishing May 19. Bookings essential. Book here.

WHEN: 9.30am-1pm, day two May 19, 9.30am-1pm

WHERE: Shop 2, West Street (off Brisbane Street), Ipswich

COST: $125 (covers both days of two-day workshop)

Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay

Car enthusiasts will get their pride and joy out of the garage for this one day celebration of motorsport. This is a family friendly event which will include a range of activities such as burnout competitions, off street racing, cruising sessions and drifting sessions, among others.

WHEN: Gates open 6am, sessions from 8am

WHERE: Queensland Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank

COST: Depends if you want to spectate or take part, more info here


parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. All ages and abilities can go along and run the 5km course. Please register before your first run. Bring a printed copy of your barcode so you can get your time. You are also welcome to grab a coffee in a local cafe with the parkrunners afterwards.

Check out other ways to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 7am

WHERE: Catherine Morgan Park, Renehan Place, Augustine Heights

Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park, Cnr Lion Street and Salisbury Road

White Rock Conservation Park, School Road, Redbank Plains

COST: Free

West End Juniors Car Wash Fundraiser

The West End Juniors are raising funds with a Car Wash. Get your car washed by a player or committee member.

WHEN: 9am – 2pm

WHERE: Caltex Servo, Hunter Street, Brassall

COST: $10

Peak Organics Market

Peak Organics is a small organic farm situated in rural Queensland. Currently they sell direct to the public from their farm gate.

WHEN: 9am – 2pm

WHERE: Ivory’s Rock Conferences and Event, 310 Mount Flinders Road, Peak Crossing.

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

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

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