The Road Ahead : June July 2008
JUN/JLY 08 39 SUBMIT YOUR EVENT AND PHOTOS TO: THE ROAD AHEAD, PO BOX 4, SPRINGWOOD, QLD 4127. FAX TO 3257 1863 OR EMAIL BELINDA.PETERS@RACQ.COM.AU. PUBLICATION CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. THREE TO FOUR MONTHS NOTICE REQUIRED. Getting there Townsville is located 1356 km north of Brisbane and 350 km south of Cairns. To plan your trip to the festival, visit racq.com/tripplanner. To book accommodation in Townsville, visit racq.com/accommodation. SOUND OF MUSIC Australian Festival of Chamber Music July 3-12, Townsville STORY BELINDA PETERS T here’s no denying that winter in Townsville, with it’s average maximum of 25°C, feels wonderful. Well, the annual Australian Festival of Chamber Music, which rolls into town each July, is doing its best to make sure it sounds wonderful too. Now in its 18th year, the festival has cemented itself as a major event on the music calendar, gaining international acclaim as the largest chamber music festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The 10-day program features 24 concerts, with 38 world-class artists performing 60 compositions, along with 35 emerging artists. The festival aims to celebrate the master works of chamber music, while also embracing performance, prose and dance. A highlight of the festival will be the world premiere of new Australian work Remember Me, in collaboration with Townsville- based contemporary dance company dancenorth, which incorporates music, dance, ? lm and theatre. Other highlights include Concert Conversations, a series of ? ve music and talk mornings hosted by Artistic Director Piers Lane, and the Sunset Series of early evening concerts. For food lovers, there is the Chefs in the North culinary event on July 3 where ? ve chefs from around Australia team with ? ve of Townsville’s best chefs to prepare a six-course degustation menu celebrating Australian produce, with musical interludes provided by the Goldner String Quartet. For more information, visit www.afcm.com.au. Avoid a roadside holiday Upgrade to Ultra Care for the ultimate in roadside assistance EXTENDED TOWING TAXI ACCOMODATION LOCKSMITH RENTAL VEHICLE LEGAL ADVICE FUEL EXTRAS RACQ Ultra Care provides real peace of mind, with a long list of added bene? ts that you can call on after a breakdown. For more information call 13 1905 (24 hours), visit racq.com/ultracare or visit your local RACQ branch. Some limits and conditions apply.
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