Festival 2018 Townsville

Festival 2018 seemed to come to us from nowhere and in retrospect we’re still not sure whether that was because we weren’t paying attention or because it was poorly publicised. In any case, it was a week of concerts, dance performances and public art in Queen’s Gardens and Strand Park, complementing the Townsville segment of the Commonwealth Games.

The concerts – some free, some not; some in the Spiegeltent, some in the open air – included The Idea of North (last here in 2006), the Grigoryan brothers, Archie Roach, local youth dance and circus groups, Townsville Guitar Orchestra and many more.

The Queens Gardens site was decorated with hundreds of hanging stars, very pretty at night, but the street art at Strand Park made better photos:

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Wildlife Carers’ open day

North Queensland Wildlife Care Inc. are having an Open Day in Aitkenvale on Saturday 29 September.

  • Meet their dedicated and experienced carers
  • Find out more about our local native wildlife
  • Learn first aid for injured wildlife
  • Learn about what it takes to care for injured or orphaned wildlife through to release

All proceeds for the day go towards feeding and rehabilitating wildlife.

I don’t know the group, although I suspect some of its members have ended up caring for injured animals we have rescued from time to time, but this sounds like an interesting and worthwhile event. For more information, visit their website http://www.nqwildlife.org.au/ or download a flyer (pdf).