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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Newcastle

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada. More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour. This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Presented by World Expeditions. For more details visit the website.

Start Date:
09/05/2019 View more details

Battle Cup Challenge

Battle Cup Challenge is the ultimate competitive knock-out assault obstacle gauntlet to test your strength, speed, and agility. There will be three race categories to choose from. Beginner - the Battlers, intermediate - the Warriors and advanced - the Commanders. Everyone gets to test the gauntlet in Round One, however, the second round is when it gets serious - one false move, and you’re out! And your team will join the body count. There will only be one triumphant team per category. Will your team be the Battle Cup Champions?

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Eddie Izzard Wunderbar World Comedy Tour: Newcastle

Eddie Izzard is about to make the world laugh again with his new world comedy tour 'Wunderbar'. Five years after his last comedy tour 'Force Majeure' made comedy history—having played 45 countries including all 50 US States and in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever—Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally bizarre view of life, love, history and his 'theory of the universe'. 'Wunderbar' first came to life at La Nouvelle Seine, a floating theatre in Paris on the Seine where Eddie began to improvise his new show in French. He then hopped from country to country and continued developing the show, improvising in Berlin in German. Now after more development in English, Eddie is ready to share 'Wunderbar' with the world, but will make sure the language fits the country! See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
08/03/2019 View more details

John Denver Celebration Concert: Newcastle

The John Denver Estate and Metropolis Touring present The John Denver Celebration Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs and Videos. Timeless masterpieces including 'Take Me Home Country Roads', 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Annie’s Song', 'Thank God I’m A Country Boy' and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances. Hear John Denver’s voice and watch him perform on video screens while being backed live by members of his touring band! The John Denver Celebration Concert promises to be a night of heart-warming nostalgia. A must-see for John Denver fans! John Denver’s audio and guitar parts are heard via the PA and John sings lead vocals on almost all of the songs. There are some songs where Jim Curry will sing lead vocals also. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
18/12/2018 View more details

Live at the Foreshore

This will make you 'feel like dancing!'', they're back at their picturesque ocean-side home with the festival's biggest lineup yet. Following a brief year off, our day-long party in the sun returns bigger and better than ever with a huge selection of talent. It's the perfect place to chill on a camping chair or spread out on a picnic rug as one huge stage plays host to hit after hit-maker and surprise guests. Full live performances by: Leo Sayer - Kate Ceberano - Marcia Hines Playing only the hits: Shannon Noll - 1927 - Thirsty Merc - Pseudo Echo - Wendy Matthews - The Badloves - Eurogliders - MiSex - Dale Ryder - DV8

Start Date:
16/03/2019 View more details

Monique Clare Duo in Newcastle

Monique Clare is bringing her innovative, warming folk songs for voice and cello to the Royal Exchange this December, in collaboration with her drummer, Caleb Colledge. Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is a powerhouse in the contemporary folk scene. She draws on tradition while boldly marching towards the forefront of innovation. She’s played mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world diving into folklore treasure troves. Described as “pure joy” to watch, she delivers a live set that’s more or less a one-woman variety show. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year she broke out as a solo artist, released and toured her debut EP, and is now touring internationally as part of The Maes through 2018. She’s a skilled and versatile multi-genre cellist, having worked for bluegrass legend Darol Anger, Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel and Australian pop legend Kate Miller-Heidke.

Start Date:
20/12/2018 View more details

New Year's Eve – All That Glitter Party

Babylon will host a fabulous party over two levels with live music by The Dew Cats. Come and sparkle your way into 2019. Tickets include a four-hour package (Includes ample food, craft beer, wine and spirits) from 8:30pm to 12:30am with canapés and booze flowing. Get in around 5pm and get out by 2am! Secure your place to Newcastle's most decadent New Years Eve party by purchasing your ticket online.

Start Date:
31/12/2018 View more details

Newcastle Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Newcastle! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars! Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website.

Start Date:
12/01/2019 View more details

Newcastle Pride Festival

The 2019 Newcastle Pride Festival is Newcastle’s second Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Pride Festival. Thursday, 22 August: Serving in Silence exhibition – Local History Lounge, Newcastle Library. This exhibition showcases the history of LGBTIQ military service in Australia since World War II via photographs, objects, documents and life stories. Friday, 23 August Launch event: Twisted Cabaret – Newcastle City Hall. An night of twisted camp carry-on in one of Newcastle’s most unique and prestigious venues. Saturday, 24 August: Pride Fair Day - Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. A community family Fair Day with music, market stalls, community information stalls, food stalls, youth workshops, children’s activities, Doggywood parade, drag shows and other entertainment. Saturday evening, 24 August: Heaven and Hell Dance Party Dance party featuring DJ Victoria Anthony | DJ Mason Andrews and entertainment. There will also be a Return to the 80’s Dance party featuring DJ’s and drag shows from Pipers. Sunday, 25 August: Short ‘n Curlies Matinée and High Tea Enjoy a Sunday afternoon matinée of Short Queer Films hosted by comical movie reviewers David and Margaret, while enjoying a high tea and a glass of bubbly.

Start Date:
22/08/2019 View more details

Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. Previous guests include Tim Flannery, Stan Grant, Charlotte Wood, David Marr and Hugh Mackay. The Festival is held in the Civic cultural precinct, which includes Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle Museum. It is close to the city's bars, cafes and restaurants. Guest writers praise the friendly audiences and dedicated team of volunteers. The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2018.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

NewRun - Newcastle's Festival of Running

As one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new personal best or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this festival of health and fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

Start Date:
07/04/2019 View more details

Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with AUD150,000 in cash and prizes. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective state qualifying events and the national final.   It involves more than 60 of Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and culminates in a large scale National Final for 24 clubs where one club will be crowned Australian Champions.

Start Date:
16/02/2019 View more details

Port to Port MTB

Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Port to Port MTB is a four day mountain bike stage race in NSW. It’s full of epic trails through forests, wine country, hinterland, coastline and mountain bike parks and all washed down with excellent local wine, craft beer and tasty bites. Discover The Hunter Valley and Newcastle’s awesome trails and single track with new terrain and scenery every day. Choose to ride all four days or just the weekend stages. Go hard or cruise along and enjoy the ride, with the right amount of challenge for weekend warriors and experienced riders. Hosted in the spectacular Newcastle region – there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ride on and off the bike. What are you waiting for? Grab your family, grab your mates and let the good times roll! Register today on the website.

Start Date:
23/05/2019 View more details

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Newcastle

By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano. Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.

Start Date:
12/03/2019 View more details

Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon

The 25th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Offering Olympic/Standard, Sprint and Corporate/Enticer distance triathlons, the event has a course to suit all levels of fitness, from novice to elite. They look forward to seeing you in Newcastle. Strict race limits apply! Enter soon so you don't miss out.

Start Date:
24/02/2019 View more details

Surfest Newcastle Australia

Surfest Newcastle Australia is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in-and-out of the water for both locals and visitors. The 2019 festival will see 11 different surfing events with more than 800 competitors taking place in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas. In addition, there will be the Sacred Tree Markets at Stockton and the Drop Festival at King Edward Park. Entry to all events is free.

Start Date:
02/02/2019 View more details

The Empire Strips Back

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed tour of the United States, The Empire Strips Back team returns home to sneak in their largest Australian tour yet—including a return to Brisbane and Adelaide! For the many that missed out on previous tours be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more! So get your tickets now and come along to celebrate everything Star Wars. "The best episode of Star Wars I’ve ever seen..." - Nathan Fillion "The Empire Strips Back has been packing out Australian theatres since 2011...and is poised to take on the United States." - The Guardian "Fun, high energy, and not at all what I could've ever expected." - SYFY "The attention to detail in the costuming is astounding, the enthusiasm and energy of the dancers unparalleled in this galaxy or any other." - LA Weekly

Start Date:
09/02/2019 View more details

The Newcastle Flame

Newcastle Flame is a brand new event for those passionate about the art of storytelling. Join them for an intimate evening of adventure, replete with tales of life changing excitement from a tantalising variety of storytellers. If true stories are your game, then attend the Newcastle Flame! You’ll hear thing to make you think, you’ll hear things you wont believe.

Start Date:
10/11/2018 View more details

The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental in the renaissance of the thriving creative scene in Newcastle. The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place for those who place value on beautifully designed, well made, locally produced handmade goods with a strong emphasis on ethical production and sustainability. Meet the makers, discover a curated line-up of the best local and Australian design, sample delicious gourmet artisan food and take in the festival atmosphere of this bustling event. Visitors can shop eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop some more!

Start Date:
03/03/2018 View more details

This is Not Art

This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a national emerging arts festival with a focus on independent, emerging and experimental arts practices. Celebrating Newcastle as a creative city, the festival takes place annually over the Labour Day long weekend (September/October). Since 1998 thousands of people have gathered in Newcastle's CBD each year to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators. The festival is made up of approximately 150-190 free events, ranging from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate. Most events are free and many invite audience participation. A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year co-presenters include the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival, with Special Guest We Don't Dance, a Newcastle based music and collaborative arts collective.

Start Date:
03/10/2019 View more details

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle

The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) will be returning to Newcastle on 24-26 June 2016. More information and updates to be announced in May 2016. Make sure you stay in the loop by visiting their Facebook page for updates, special offers and exclusive competitions! For more information, please visit the website.

Start Date:
21/06/2019 View more details