Plenty on across Townsville during November

Date published: 3 November 2023

Get amped for an action-packed November with activities, workshops, exhibitions and more on for free in Townsville this month.

Get involved in one of the free Get Connected: One to One Sessions at Citylibraries Flinders Street each Friday between 3 November and 22 December 2023 to learn more about technology and sit down with a tech expert. Two sessions are available, with one starting at 9:30am and another starting at 10:45 am. Bookings are essential and can be made on the What’s On Townsville website or by calling Citylibraries Flinders Street on 4727 8310.

Join best-selling Australian author Fleur McDonald to celebrate her latest novel Voices in the Dark at Citylibraries Riverway from 6pm this Friday. Bookings are required, to find out more call Citylibraries Riverway on 4727 8310.

Friday will be an evening of art exhibition launches across Townsville City, starting at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts from 6pm for Asia Pacific Video and A Sense of Place by Ann Vardanega. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery will present the launch of Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT from 6:45pm. Join QAGOMA’s Assistant Director, Learning and Public Engagement Simon Wright for a floor talk at 10:30am on Saturday 4 November 2023 at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Enjoy a stunning comedy cabaret from Jenny Wynter for her show By Request at Townsville Civic Theatre as part of Morning Melodies from 11am on Saturday, followed by an evening performance at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online from TicketShop online or by visiting the box office at Townsville Civic Theatre.

On Saturday, Citylibraries Flinders Street will host its First Nations Book Club and Family History Club, providing assistance with First Nations family history researching using resources from the Norman Tindale and Margaret Lawrie collections. Bookings are not required, sessions run from 9am to midday.

Townsville’s newest residents will be warmly welcomed into the community at Saturday’s Welcoming Babies Ceremony. The ceremony is at full capacity, and new or expecting parents can register to be on the waitlist for the next ceremony taking place in March 2024.

Plan, prepare and act ahead of the wet season at Get Ready Townsville on Sunday. The free event at Jezzine Barracks will run from 9am to midday with exhibitors, presentations, demonstrations, and prizes to be won.

On Thursday 9 November 2023, map out the pathway for your dream career and walk away with the tools and knowledge to get started in a free 30-minute career chat with a qualified Mas National Career Advisor at Citylibraries Riverway.

Enjoy Music in the Library with Melaleuca Strings Quartet at Citylibraries Riverway from 10am to midday on Sunday 12 November 2023.

Learn from Gugu Badhun artist Allison Hoolihan in her Weaving Medallions workshop for teens at 6pm on Thursday 16 November 2023, and for adults from 10am to midday on Saturday 18 November 2023. Bookings are essential, with tickets priced at $25 for adults or $17 for Friends of the Gallery. The teen workshop is free. To book, visit the What’s On Townsville website.

Attend the launch of Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns) at Pinnacles Gallery, bringing together some of the finest examples of Zendah Kes (Torres Strait Islands) artist Alick Tipoti’s unique and intricate linocut printmaking practice, sculptural works, contemporary masks and films. The launch starts at 6pm on Friday 24 November 2023 at Pinnacles Gallery.

The spring-themed Mayor’s Christmas Appeal Gala Cocktail Party will raise funds to help people experiencing financial hardship during the Christmas period due to domestic and family violence from 6pm on 30 November 2023. For more information and tickets, head to the TicketShop website.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said there was no shortage of things to do during the month of November.

“As always, Townsville is delivering a series of fantastic events, workshops and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Cr Greaney said.

“As a Council it’s important for us to maintain our commitment to growing Townsville into a vibrant city, which is why we’re bringing events, exhibitions, and workshops to our libraries, galleries and theatres for residents and visitors to the city to make the most of.”

For more information about events in Townsville, visit the What’s On Townsville website.