There’s always plenty to see, do and experience in Ipswich and the surrounding areas, so whether you’re into music, theatre, crafts, artisan products or food and drink, you’re sure to find something here to delight and excite!

What’s on in the Swich

Springtime Sunday Sessions at Imbibis Craft Distillery

Sunday 30th October 2022

12:00 – 5:00pm

Sunday 27th November 2022

12:00 – 5:00pm

Chill out on the last Sunday afternoon of the month in Ipswich at Imbibis Craft Distillery. Live music by Ig and Char, sip on a gin, tonic, local wine, or craft beer. Food by the talented Baked by Brooke. Sweet or savoury and 100 percent guaranteed delicious.

50 Years On! Queen Bohemian Rhapsody – Ipswich Civic Centre

 4 November 2022

8:00-10:00pm

 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 off 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.

Sounds of Africa featuring David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus

5 November 2022

7:30-10:00pm

Cambrian Centre

Take a journey with the Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir as they 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.

Songs That Won the War

Sunday 6th November 2022

1:30 – 5:00pm

Songs That Won the War will showcase the best-loved songs and music of the Second World War in a special show. The songs that entertainers like Vera Lynn, Glen Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and more made popular provided a much-needed boost to the morale of those left behind throughout the darkest days of World War II.

Book now at the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre or call for this one-day event held at the historical Old Courthouse reliving precious memories and hearing wonderful old songs. All tickets AUD20p per person which includes a Devonshire Tea at intermission.

The show was specially written by Clive Render, and it has been held every year since 2011 on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day.

Walloon My Local Market

Sunday 6th November 2022

8:00 – 11:00am

Sunday 4th December 2022

8:00 – 11:00am

A wonderful morning in conjunction with ‘My Local Market’ Walloon to display your pride and joy and enjoy the company of fellow car enthusiasts with trophies handed out and Cardi Gras Merchandise for sale. Proceeds from the event go to Streetheart.

Honky Tonk Angels Starring Brooke McMullen – Ipswich Civic Centre

 11 November 2022

7.30-10pm

 Ipswich Civic Centre

A love letter of songs through the decades, celebrating the women of country music.

 19 November – 3 December 2022

Featuring hits from the 50’s – 90’s this brand-new show is sure to get you reminiscing and strolling down memory lane. An unforgettable night of hits.

After huge success with ‘’The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show” and “The Songs Of Dolly Parton”, Brooke McMullen is proud to now honour artists such as Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain plus many more.

Featuring the fantastic backing band ‘’The Smokin Crawdads’’ whose members have graced the stage with the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Adam Harvey, Graeme Connors, Slim Dusty, Normie Rowe, Wendy Mathews, James Blundell, Trisha Yearwood, Joe Camilleri and many many more.

Get ready for a night of good old country fun!

Carols with Candlelight

 18 Nov – 19 Nov

 St Mary’s Church 1 Elizabeth Street Woodend

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 this is an unallocated seating event.

Breaker Morant

 Ipswich Little Theatre

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.

Watercress Creek Farm Open Day

 20 November 2022

8:00-3:00pm

 Watercress Creek Olives and Limes

This is a unique event as it is the Farm Experience. Perfect for Christmas Parties, family days out or stock up on party supplies. A selection of Wine and Cheeses to complement the range of products on sale at the Farm Gate Shop.

This is ideal for a Picnic away from suburbia.

Dancing Through Life by The Cambrian Show Choir

 25 November 2022

7:30-10:00pm

Cambrian Centre

Get your dancing shoes on and meet us on the dance floor as the Cambrian Show Choir go Dancing Through Life!

Featuring guest appearances by the Cambrian Youth Choir, this footloose and fancy-free concert celebrates popular dance music from the last fifty years (or so). With songs about dancing, or ones we all know the moves for, we’ll get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as we boogie (and sing) the night away.

Tom Curtain’s Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us Tour

Friday 02nd December 2022

6:00 – 8:30pm

The Peak Pub

Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain has again hit the road as part of his ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’ Tour with his award-winning Outback Show Katherine Outback Experience.

The show is entertaining, engaging, interactive and family-friendly, and consists of:

1 hour Katherine Outback Experience Show of horse training and working dog demonstrations including plenty of hand-on fun for the kids!

1.5 hours of live music by Tom Curtain, Chris Matthews and special guests

Tom loves meeting people from and travelling around rural Australia and is passionate about bringing his show to towns and communities that are often overlooked on the entertainment trail.

Aussie Reborn Baby Doll Convention

 4 December 2022

9:00am – 3:00pm

 Ipswich Turf Club

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.

Annual Christmas Charity Luncheon

7 December 2022

CSI Club Services Ipswich

Join Club Services Ipswich for a two-course meal for their annual Christmas Charity Luncheon. Includes a visit from Santa, Christmas games, guest speaker, entertainment, raffles and more. All money raised on the day goes to DVAC (Domestic Violence Action Centre).

Marina Prior & David Hobson – The 2 of Us

 9 December 2022

8:00-10:00pm

 Ipswich Civic Centre

Presented by Entertainment Consulting

After three back-to-back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode. Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2-hour spectacular show.

Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Evita, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David. “We’ve met so many wonderful people and made new friends along the way and we privileged to be able to do this and do not, for once take it for granted’, says Marina & David.

Hear the classics, their recorded favourites with a hint of humour thrown in! Definitely a show not to be missed!

Charmaine Wilson The Australian Medium – Ipswich Civic Centre

 24 February 2023

7:30-9:30pm

 Ipswich Civic Centre

Charmaine Wilson is a world-renowned Australian medium, who has been consistently recognised for her skill and compassion since awakening to her gift in 1999.

She was the winner of Channel Seven’s inaugural season of The One and was also honoured as Queensland Psychic of the Year in 2008 and Australian Psychic of the Year for 2005. Charmaine tours extensively around the country and runs workshops all year long.

She has lived through a lot of heartache in her life, including the death of her brother and her four-year-old daughter, both to tragic accidents. Her mother passed in late 2006. These deaths have made her a most compassionate and understanding reader, especially in relating to how her clients may be feeling.

Charmaine has been dedicated to giving accurate information about the spirit world to her clients since she began her work in 2002. She has toured extensively around Australia and works on radio stations throughout regional Australia.

This is a 16+ only event and there are no babes in arms as this will disturb the performance.

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