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2TM's Top Ten Things to do in Tamworth

Updated: Sep 10, 2019



NUMBER 1

Tamworth Running Festival

The Peel Valley Lions Tamworth Running Festival is on this Sunday 4 August. Get your entries in before Thursday. Come and get that great fun run achievement feeling.

There's the Bob Jane T'Mart 4km community walk. Tamworth Shopping World 5km. Sampson's Car Repairs 10km. PRD Nationwide Half Marathon and the Happy Smiles Dash for Cash.

Michelle Bridges prizes will be up for grabs for 5k runners as well.

Bib pick-up at Tamworth Shopping World Saturday 3rd between 10 and 1pm. Make this where you start your change towards a healthy life. If you think you can't - you can. You've got this!

Sunday 4th August // 8am // Tamworth No.1 Oval


NUMBER 2

Tamworth Antique and Collectibles Fair

Dealers will be selling a broad range of antiques and collectables including early colonial furniture, some gorgeous jewellery, china, silver and other types of collectibles.

Admission is just $8 for adults and children are free if accompanied by an adult.

For any enquiries please call 0438 450 860.

Come along for your chance to purchase a piece of history!

Saturday August 3rd // 8am -2pm // Tamworth Town Hall


NUMBER 3

The Boy from Attunga

From the plains to the stage, from the tractor to the piano – this show celebrates Bill Gleeson’s theatrical life!


Bill Gleeson grew up playing by ear on the family’s Beale pianola and one special song, Vilia, started it all! In 1959 he heard the song sung on stage by Marj. Cousens - he was hooked and so began his deep association with Tamworth Musical Society, Tamworth Dramatic Society and indeed the world of music and theatre from Sydney to London and back home to Tamworth.

The Boy from Attunga! celebrates Bill’s 60 year involvement on the Tamworth stage, his careers with Qantas as Steward and ABC New England North West as announcer, and the many people that influenced his life both on and off the stage.

A life member and patron of both Tamworth Musical Society and Tamworth Dramatic Society, and the recipient of an O.A.M., Bill’s philosophy has always been to forget the past and never look back – except maybe on this occasion as we celebrate the life of The Boy From Attunga!

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th // 7.30pm and 2pm // Capitol Theatre


NUMBER 4

Catherine Britt 20 Years in the Biz

Catherine Britt from Newcastle to Nashville, the Australian country singer/songwriter has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist.

From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana, Catherine has done it all!

Come along and listen to her and Tamworth's Aleyce Simmonds at the Royal Theatre in Quirindi Saturday August 3rd. Get your tickets here!

Saturday 3rd August // 7.30pm // Quirindi Royal Theatre


NUMBER 5

Calrossy presents Grease

Come along and see the Calrossy Anglican School students present Grease, a story we all know and love!

Watch as Sandy meets Danny and the joys of high school in this arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical.

Four shows only, so get your tickets now on Qkr! or at the reception at Calrossy.

Original book, music and words written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Saturday 3rd August // 7:30pm // Peter Smart Hall, Calrossy Anglican School, Brisbane Street


NUMBER 6

Tamworth Thunderbolts Semi Finals

Get down and support your Div 1 men's team in their home game semi final against the Sutherland Sharks!

Game from 6pm!

Saturday 3rd August // 6pm // Tamworth Sports Dome


NUMBER 7

Cloverleaf Cruisers Barrel Racing

Check out all the action with the Cloverleaf Cruisers Barrel Racing this Saturday August 3rd at the Australian Equine Livestock Events Centre.

For more information head to www.aelec.com.au

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th // 9am // AELEC


NUMBER 8

Tony Park – Author Talk

Join author Tony Park as he talks about his latest novel Ghosts of the Past. This book is based on a true story, spanning two centuries, set in Africa. Fans of action-packed thrillers will be delighted.

Saturday 3rd August // 2pm // Tamworth City Library


NUMBER 9

Tamworth Craft Shed Markets

Come along and check out lots of different stalls and craft shed will be open fantastic opportunity to come grab some bargains from handmade artisans.

Laura M Designs will have a range gifts to purchase in the lead up to Father's Day as well.

Now with EFTPOS.

Saturday 3rd August // 8am // Tamworth Craft Shed


NUMBER 10

Friends Winter Concert

Gain performance experience in a friendly and encouraging environment

These concerts provide students undertaking AMEB or HSC exams an opportunity to perform a selection of their program. This is a great opportunity for students to overcome performance nerves in front of their peers before sitting their exams.

Participating students are entitled to one free 30-minute rehearsal with a Conservatorium accompanist. It is highly recommended that all exam students take advantage of this opportunity.

This is always a wonderful afternoon of music, so please bring your family and friends along to enjoy.

Sunday 4th // 1:30pm - 5pm // Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music



Honourable mention:

Tamworth Paintball Monthly Club Day

Sunday 8am Betts Lane

For more info call 676 030 70

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