The Arts at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2014
Katherine Lamont | 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 â€˜Garden Cityâ€™ 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.
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 Campbellâ€™s High School Disco.
There is an opportunity for visitors to join in the fun at Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park asÂ free family friendly entertainment isÂ provided amongst the picturesque gardens.
Features of the show includeÂ 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 willÂ showcase up to 60 artistsâ€™Â works, includingÂ the winner of the prestigious Fred Gardiner Award and the runner-up Nancy Culliford Award for the ten year running floral design competition.
Toowoombaâ€™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.
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.
What: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Where: The Toowoomba Region
When: 19 to 28 September 2014
How Much: free and paid activities
Empire Theatre. Feature Image providedÂ by Empire Theatre.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and Empire Theatre. Body copyÂ images by author Katherine Lamont.