Ipswich Showplace Markets at the Ipswich Showgrounds. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Showplace Markets at the Ipswich Showgrounds. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

What's on this weekend

Breakfast for Men

  • Saturday 7.30am
  • Laidley Uniting Church Hall

Join guest speaker Brian Vickery, a retired mine worker and now active in the Lockyer Valley.

Breakfast is still only $5, RSVP on 5465 1411 or 0407 623 014.


Tell Me on a Sunday

  • Saturday 7.30pm
  • Ipswich Civic Centre

Lauren Lee Innis-Youren (Christine in 2014's hugely successful production of The Phantom of the Opera) returns to the Ipswich Civic Centre in the rarely performed musical masterpiece by genius Andrew Lloyd-Webber: Tell Me On a Sunday.

Tickets from Ipswich Civic Centre


Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • Queensland Raceway

See all the V8 Supercars race action this weekend at the famous 'Paperclip' track.

Will defending champion Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom be able to retain his crown, or will perennial favourites Craig Lowndes and James Courtney take the honours?

Full program of support events.


Fun night with the 'Desperadoes'

  • Saturday
  • George Hogg Performance Venue East Ipswich

The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale is proud to present 'Desperadoes', a fun-filled theatre-restaurant experience on Saturday at the George Hogg Performance Venue, 122 Chermside Road, East Ipswich.

'Desperadoes' is a wise-cracking Western full of wild characters, great laughs, and wonderful songs presented to you by the talented members of the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale.

Come along and enjoy a great 2 course meal in air-conditioned comfort. A range of beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks are available for sale at fantastic prices! Book online at www.ipswichorpheuschorale.org.au/box-office.


Create with Clay

  • Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Ipswich Art Gallery

Children visiting Ipswich Art Gallery can enjoy a hands-on experience with clay when a new activity opens today.

Create with Clay offers children a chance to get their hands dirty while modelling and manipulating clay to make animal-shaped creations.

Workshops are between 10am and 4pm, with the children's clay creations able to be dried in the sun - no kiln required - once complete.

Entry to the Art Gallery is free


Ipswich Showplace Markets

  • Sunday 6am - 11.30am
  • Ipswich Showgrounds

The Ipswich Showplace Markets are at the Ipswich Showgrounds, and are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.

Entry is by coin donation, all proceeds go to the Ipswich Show Society to assist with maintaining and upgrading the showgrounds.


Tabeel Lutheran Home Staff Reunion

  • Saturday 11am - 3pm
  • Laidley Lutheran Church Hall

Calling all former staff members of Tabeel Lutheran Home in Laidley, why not head out to Laidley and meet up with other former and current staff members.

Call Debbie on 54651133 or debbie.elliot@lccqld.org.au for more information.


Sacred Heart School and Parish Fete

  • Sunday 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Cothill Road Booval

Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair, including all the big activities, rides a genuine side show alley, as well as market stalls, plus traditional favourite fete foods, homemade cakes and sweets, hamburgers, sausages, snow cones, popcorn, fairy floss, hot dogs, enjoy the Dunk Tank - your chance to dunk a teacher or possibly even the principal, plus a guest appearance by Agro.


Charity Golf Day

  • Sunday 9am - 5pm
  • Hatton Vale Golf Club, Fairway Drive, Hatton Vale

Attention golfers, why not help a worthy cause while enjoying your favourite game.

The day is a four-person Ambrose, with a 10am shotgun start.

Proceeds from the day benefit the volunteer Hatton Vale Summerholm Rural Fire Brigade.


Selected Photographs by Anna Carey

  • Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Ipswich Art Gallery

Growing up on the Gold Coast sparked Anna Carey's interest and fascination with mid-twentieth century architecture.

Her work overlaps both photography and sculpture as she meticulously creates small architectural models of buildings and then photographs them to create an illusion of space.

The exhibition is free.

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