Looking for a great night out, a fun day out for the family or some cool Christmas markets? Look no further than our very own backyard for a whole range of awesome things to do.

Music and Theatre

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Ipswich Civic Centre

Starring Internationally Renowned Thomas Crane and Bohemian Rhapsody Touring Australia!

Following a hugely successful 2019/20 sell-out tour, Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody are returning with a Brand New show in 2022 combining Queens ‘Greatest Hits’ and a few of the most popular songs on their albums.

The hit movie QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody exposed this fantastic band to a much wider audience making QUEEN more popular than ever. Without a doubt, Queen is amongst the greatest rock bands of the twentieth century and Freddie Mercury is hailed by many as the most charismatic and flamboyant performer in contemporary rock.

Queen is amongst the greatest rock bands of the 20th century and Freddie Mercury is hailed by many as the most charismatic and flamboyant performer in contemporary rock.

Now, fresh of the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie, comes an all new Queen tribute show from well-known Australian Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane. Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody will perform all the great hits like We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Friday 4 November 2022

Sounds of Africa

Cambrian Centre, 10 South Station Road Booval Qld 4304

Take a journey with the Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir as we explore Sounds of Africa, featuring David Fanshawe’s ground-breaking choral work African Sanctus.

This internationally acclaimed work is at once celebratory and visionary, expressing unity between peoples, their faiths and above all, their music. Juxtaposing tribal and western traditions, African Sanctus is an unorthodox setting of the Latin Mass over (and amongst) traditional African music recorded by the composer on his now legendary journeys (1969-73) up the River Nile, the Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.

Complementing Fanshawe’s work, we will also turn our gaze to the south, with a selection of traditional South African songs in stunning choral arrangements. Its evocative music paired with engaging visuals promise to make this concert a true musical odyssey.

5 November 2022 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Best of the Bee Gees

The Best of the Bee Gees Show brings a massive catalogue and original Bee Gees drummer, Colin “Smiley” Petersen, for a concert packed with mega-hits and first-hand stories.

Colin was the first non-Gibb official band member and shares screen time in the latest biopic, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, which was nominated for 6 Emmy Awards. He was essential to the Bee Gees sound, driving the evolution of the super group on stage and in the studio over 4 albums and #1 singles including Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, New York Mining Disaster, I Started A Joke, Words, Gotta Get A Message To You, World and many more.

The Best of the Bee Gees Show has brought global audiences hustling to their feet for more than two decades and the line-up includes Evan Webster (Barry Gibb), Russell Davey (Robin Gibb) and Greg Wain (Maurice Gibb).

It would be a Tragedy to miss this ultimate tribute celebrating a quintessential set list of soaring, three-part harmonies and timeless classics – Massachusetts, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Grease, Jive Talkin’, Spicks & Specks, Words, To Love Somebody, I Started a Joke, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, You Should Be Dancing, Lonely Days and others.

Saturday 12th November 2022 at 20:00 – 22:00

Christmas at the Movies

Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir

Cambrian Centre, 10 South Station Road Booval Qld 4304

We all love watching those iconic movies that come around at Christmas time. Think Home Alone (and its sequels), Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, The Polar Express, and Christmas with the Kranks, to name just a few.

There are lots more movies that also feature the Christmas season as part of the plot and have some special songs that give the movie its sparkle.

Come join Coro Concorde as we reel in the Christmas season with a selection of songs that will have you excited about hauling out the holly, putting up the stockings, and decking the halls, because after the last few years of limited celebration, “We Need a Little Christmas” — Hollywood Style

16 November 2022 9:30 to 11:30 am

Breaker Morant

Ipswich Little Theatre, 15 Burley Griffin Drive Ipswich

During the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, three Australian ‘irregular’ soldiers are tried by a British military court for the murder of 12 prisoners and a German missionary. The accused are Lieutenants Harry Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton. Morant, an English-born adventurer who has spent years in Australia, maintains he was following the unwritten orders from Lord Kitchener of “kill all prisoners”.

However, the killing of the German Missionary may push the Germans to side with the Boers. The trial thus becomes a trial of politics, and not a trial of truth.

Rated: PG Adult themes.

Saturday 19 November – Saturday 3 December 2022

‘Carols with Candlelight’

St Marys Church, 1 Elizabeth Street, Woodend QLD 4305

Christmas is such a magical time of year when we all share special moments with family and friends. To ease us into the festive season the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale and the Ipswich Catholic Community present ‘Carols with Candlelight’ in the magnificent St Mary’s Church. Come along and enjoy this fantastic musical event with performances from the Chorale and guest soloists. This is an event not to be missed. Please note that there is no allocated seating for this event.

Adults (18 Years and over) $35, Concession $30, Children (5 years and over) $10 and Children under 5 years are FREE

19 November 2022 2pm to 6pm

Craft and Collectables

The Aussie Reborn Baby Doll Convention

Ipswich Turf Club, 219 Brisbane Road Bundamba

The Aussie Reborn Baby Doll Convention brings together reborn and silicone artists, parents and collectors to view, display and sell hundreds of realistic baby dolls, accessories and supplies.

This interactive event will offer games, a baby competition and an amazing raffle, proudly raising much needed funds for Mater Little Miracle Babies.

The event highlights the best of the best with opportunities to purchase authentic and high-quality reborn baby dolls, silicone babies, clothing, accessories and supplies.

Sunday 04th December 2022 at 09:00 – 15:00

Food

Jamie’s Ministry of Food, 116 Brisbane Street Ipswich

Do you have a budding chef at home who wants to do something fun during the school holidays? You’re in luck, join in the Jamie’s Ministry of Food School Holiday Program.

The program teaches participants, aged 12 and over, to cook Jamie’s nutritious and delicious recipes. The course provides basic food education, shopping and money-saving tips to make beautiful, nutritious, quick meals from scratch. Participants will learn how to bake, grill, sauté, boil and roast using fresh, quality ingredients while gaining confidence in the kitchen. It’s a fun and entertaining way to learn lots of Jamie’s hints, tips and shortcuts and most importantly, cooking skills for a happier, healthier life.

Each day has up to 12 participants and is completely hands on, allowing participants to see, smell, feel and taste everything that is cooked. They will also share Jamie’s hints, tips and shortcuts. Recipes, ingredients and lunch are included.

Get your tastebuds ready, roll up your sleeves and have some fun this school holiday!

Monday 19 to 23rDecember 2022  10:00 – 11:30am

Markets

Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street Precinct Ipswich

The Handmade Expo monthly markets are a favourite among the Ipswich community with over 100 stalls each month, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Weather dependent

Saturday 12th November 2022 9:00am – 1:00pm

Saturday 10th December 2022 9:00am – 1:00pm

Creative @ Heart markets

Postman’s Ridge Pioneers Memorial Hall, 199 Murphy’s Creek Rd, Postman’s Ridge QLD 4352

Creative @ Heart markets is a local community market, focused on our talented local makers and crafters.

Under the banner of the Withcott and District Progress Assn and held at Postman’s Ridge Hall, the market uses funds raised to help the local community. We are very excited for our first Market this November and plan to have this 3 times a year in March, July and November each year.

Local community organisations will provide catering and we have coffee on hand too. Come and see the dozens of stalls both outdoors in our lovely grounds featuring our new jubilee gardens, as well as indoor our hall which will be chock full of delights.

There’s something for everyone at Creative @ Heart Markets.

12 November 2022 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cahill Park Community Market

64 Buaraba Street Gatton

Just a short drive up the Warrego to Gatton!

Discover a true country market with over 5 eclectic stalls that will truly surprise you! Tie dye, hemp oil products, handmade and preloved wares along with excellent food and live music make the Cahill Park Community Market the place to be!

Sunday 27 November 2022 9am to 2pm


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