Awesome Things to Do This May
a monthly round-up so you can plan ahead
Welcome to another month in beautiful Toowoomba!
Pulled from our constantly updated events calendar as well as some of our personal recommendations, we hope this list will encourage you to put some plans in place and support local events and businesses – and stop missing out!
lost trades fair
This annual festival of all things handmade brings together craftspeople from around the country, showcasing their skills in leatherwork, coopery, blacksmithing, millinery and more. The stallholders offer live demonstrations of their skills, and offer their wares to sell. It’s an inspiring weekend that will have you coming home via Bunnings.
USQ’s third year theatre students put on an annual Shakespeare play, and this year is Macbeth. Revisit (or learn!) the chilling classic; the production relates this age old tale to today’s political climate – where wealth and narcissism reign supreme, and bold-faced lies resound as alternative truths. Is Shakespeare’s play a chilling premonition of today, or has the battle for power always been drenched in corruption and death? Think about it…
There are six days to choose from, and the tickets are choose what you pay. The quality is always fantastic, and makes a great evening out.
This free one day event is all about promoting regional action on LGBTQI+ issues. Benjamin Law is the keynote, alongside Daniel Witthaus, Rebekah Robertson, Georgie Stone, Nevo Zisin and local identities. At the end of the day stay on for complimentary drinks and canapés at the networking function.
essential self-care weekend retreat
Bringing aromatherapy into the modern world, this weekend offers a chance to take time-out so you can connect-in. Learn how to use essential oils for health, healing, inspiration and relaxation. Embrace the art of mindfulness, and eliminate toxins from your environment. Kim Morrison is digging into all this and more.
You know we love Hampton here at TFG HQ. The Hampton Festival is an annual celebration of local food production and regional artisanship. Learn new skills and gain hands-on experience – from peaceful yoga with a healthy breakfast, to chocolate making, camp oven cooking and silk painting, there is something for everyone.
‘deathgate’ exhibition by dan elborne (and the launch of the goods shed)
Comprising 1.3 million handmade ceramic pieces and made over three and a half years, Deathgate presents an object for each detainee of the Auschwitz network of concentration camps. The exhibition will have its debut showing at Toowoomba’s newest venue, The Goods Shed – a restored railway goods station originally built over 120 years ago.
come and hang out with us!
We’re into our second month of CreativeMornings/Toowoomba, after a sold out launch. We’d love to see you there on Friday, 17 May, so make sure you join the CreativeMornings newsletter to receive your registration link. Tickets will go live on Monday 13th at 11am.