Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

8; Things to Do This Weekend

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

8; Things to Do This Weekend

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1. Christmas Fair

SUNDAY 6AM - NOON

IPSWICH SHOWPLACE MARKETS

THE countdown to Christmas is on, so head down to the Ipswich Showplace Markets on Sunday to find the special gift you have been looking for. Enjoy market stalls, raffles, rock and roll dancers, vocalist Clint Gee, face painting for the kids, as well as bread, cakes and slices, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Best of all, the first 100 children through the gates receive a free can of soft drink or an ice-cream. Look for a special appearance by Santa at 10am.

2. Marburg Christmas Carnival

SATURDAY 5PM - 8PM

MARBURG SHOWGROUNDS

THE annual Marburg Christmas Carnival is this Saturday evening. Head out to the Marburg Showgrounds for rides, entertainment, the famous Marburg Ham Wheel, and a visit from Santa.

3. The Final Test

SATURDAY 8PM

IPSWICH LITTLE THEATRE

PETER and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage. Or so Peter believes.

They each have their own interests - he loves listening to the cricket on the radio, she likes to travel.

But all is not well, as Peter discovers one afternoon when he's dozing in his deckchair and listening to the final Test of the series.

His wife announces that she has sold the house from under him and she's moving to the coast with her lover.

When the new owners move in later that day they discover they have more than they bargained for: an elderly, cricket-loving squatter who refuses to move out of their garden.

The Final Test is a touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket, and the dangerous lure of a beachside retreat, and is rated G, for all ages.

4. Tapescape

DAILY FROM 10AM

IPSWICH ART GALLERY

ENJOY the fruits of American architect and artist Eric Lennartson's work in Tapescape, a playground made from 56 kilometres of adhesive packing tape.

Suitable for all ages, children to adult, Tapescape is a tactile experience for young and old, an interactive art installation that challenges visitors to view the built world in a whole new way. …

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