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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 18, 2019

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The Arts at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2014

The Arts at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2014

| On 18, Aug 2014

The 2014 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is expected to be a vibrant and delightful celebration for locals and visitors.

Known as the ‘Garden City’ of Australia, Toowoomba will offer something for everyone with breathtaking gardens and colourful flowerbeds, local food and produce, rich black soil farms and spectacular country grounds, ready to be explored.

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The arts will be a key category at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with a variety of exceptional performances including live music, dance and visual arts.

The Heritage Bank Live Concert Series at Upper Queens Park will include star performances by Melbourne ensemble Saskwatch, Something for Kate, Australian rock legends Icehouse and hits from the 70s and 80s by Tim Campbell’s High School Disco.

There is an opportunity for visitors to join in the fun at Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park as free family friendly entertainment is provided amongst the picturesque gardens.

Features of the show include belly-dancing lessons and entertainment provided by performers dressed in Alice in Wonderland costumes. Also not to be missed is the Spring is in the Air exhibition which will showcase up to 60 artists’ works, including the winner of the prestigious Fred Gardiner Award and the runner-up Nancy Culliford Award for the ten year running floral design competition.

Toowoomba’s much loved Empire Theatre is also opening its doors to the public with 45-minute tours running throughout the carnival. Inside the magnificent heritage listed building, visitors will be able to examine the beautiful art deco architecture and gain an insight into how the successful theatre is run.

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While the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers offers something for everyone, the activities centered around visual and performing arts will be more spectacular than ever this year.

The Details:

What: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Where: The Toowoomba Region

When: 19 to 28 September 2014

How Much: free and paid activities

Website: http://www.tcof.com.au

Empire Theatre. Feature Image provided by Empire Theatre.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and Empire Theatre. Body copy images by author Katherine Lamont.