5 NAFA Events to Make You Think

Learn all about the sky above with Astronomical 2, 5 - 20 July 2019 IMAGE: Mathew Currie

One of Arts’ great attributes is its ability to make you think! Sometimes you’ll even learn something without being aware of it.

If you’d like to come out the side of NAFA a little more learned and worldy, these five shows are well worth a look:

Astronomical 2: 5 20 July
Join groundbreaking astronomer Galileo Galilei as he learns about the incredible discoveries of Edmund Hubble, Brian Schmidt and Jocelyn Bell. This interactive dinner theatre experience will expand your appreciation of our marvellous universe as you laugh, learn and look through a telescope ‘bigger than the average man’!

Discover Astronomical 2 on Fridays and Saturdays until 20 July at the Barra Fun Park. Tickets are $50/adult and $20/child (including a buffet dinner). Book your place here.


The 2019 Flood; Record Your Story: 7 – 28 July
Be part of Townsville’s official recorded history and share your funny, heartwarming, or heartbreaking story from this year’s floods. Some stories captured in these interviews will be compiled into a collection of short stories by local writers. No doubt the project will unearth many new perspectives from this historic event.

To record your flood story, book an interview now.

Silent Reading Hour: 13 July
When was the last time you carved out an hour just to read? It’s one of life’s great pleasures, so book some time in and keep yourself accountable by joining the Silent Reading Hour. You can take your own book or pluck one from the shelves in the Wonderland Spigeltent, then sit back and get lost in the pages for an hour without interruption.

Crack a spine at Silent Reading Hour at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, Strand Park from 10am. Entry is free, but bookings are essential.

Our Women’s Voices Panel Discussion: 17 July
Join authors Clementine Ford, Jane Caro and Brodie Lancaster for what promises to be a thought-provoking, passion-stirring chat about feminism, online presence, podcasting and toxic masculinity.

Raise your voice at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, Strand Park from 6pm. Entry is free, but bookings are essential.

Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture featuring Bri Lee: 18 July
Join author Bri Lee as she discusses how her memoir, Eggshell Skull, and her advocacy challenged the criminal justice system. Bri Lee’s talk is sure to inspire writers and storytellers to pick up their pens and write for what they believe in, in order to make the world a better place.

The Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture will be held at JCU’s Medical Lecture Theatre from 7pm. Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.

Get your brain working with more great events – check out the full Northern Fringe Festival Program here.

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