OUR TOP FIVE PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND
1. COOK REIMAGINED
East Coast Encounter re-envisages James Cook and his crew’s encounter with Aboriginal people in 1770 through the work of Australian indigenous and non-indigenous artists and writers. Cook’s 1770 voyage has become central to narratives of Australian history and precipitated European colonisation of the country. It’s now showing at Pinnacles Gallery. For more information, visit whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au
2. SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Looking for something to keep the kids busy these school holidays? How about these great activities happening this week:
• Learn new art skills in workshops lead by local
artists at Pinnacles Gallery. Participants create artwork while learning creative techniques in a range of genres. Workshops are running every weekday until Friday, September 30, from 10.30am to 12pm. Bookings are encouraged, call 4727 9011 to reserve your space or visit whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au for more information. • It’s science meets LEGO in the all new LEGO
Water Play Workshops exclusive to this school holidays at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. The workshops are designed to encourage young enthusiasts to think outside the square when building with LEGO and see just how fun LEGO and water can be! The workshops are suitable for ages 5-12 years, places are strictly limited and bookings can be made at qtix.com.au. Cost: $12 or $5 for MyMuseum members.
3. MARKET AT STRAND PARK
Central Saturdays Market is moving to a new home for a special once-off event this weekend. This week, come down to Strand Park from 8am to 1pm to check out the huge range of stalls with fresh produce, quality handmade products and great food. It’s a great, relaxing way to kick off your weekend!