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Tanks Round Cinema - Her Sound, Her Story

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 12 September, 2018

Enjoy Tanks Round Cinema Her Sound, Her Story on Wednesday, November 28 at Tanks Arts Centre. Film buffs will enjoy Tanks Round Cinema. Tanks Arts Centre and End Credits Film Club present a bold cinema series on the edge in the cool comfort of climate-con...

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Posted in Local Area & Events at 23 August, 2018

Catch the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase on Friday 26 October at Tanks Arts Centre. The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour is back to delight crowds and dazzle audiences. For the sixth year in a row, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will bring the f...

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The Superjesus - 20 Years of Sumo

The Superjesus Official
Posted in Local Area & Events at 11 August, 2018

Catch The Superjesus - 20 Years of Sumo on Saturday 17 November at Tanks Arts Centre. Following the re-release of their platinum selling album Sumo (1998), The Superjesus are itching to celebrate, hitting the road with a massive national tour and the expe...

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Go on a Well-Deserved Holiday in Cairns

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 10 July, 2018

Get rid of stress and go on a well-deserved break. Head over to Cairns and experience the sun-drenched beaches, lush natural surroundings, rainforest, World-Heritage sites and so much more. Pack your bags and enjoy a holiday to remember. Our accommodation...

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Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Posted in Local Area & Events at 19 June, 2018

If you were lucky enough to catch this juggernaut ensemble as part of Cairns Festival in 2016 then you already know this is an orchestra with a difference. Formed in 2003 and touring with over 20 members, Melbourne Ska Orchestra (MSO) contains some of Aus...

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Kasey Chambers - Campfire Tour

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 09 June, 2018

Join Kasey Chambers by the "Campfire" for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired one of Australia's most revered performers. Be part of this intimate acoustic experience enjoying songs new and old t...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Posted in Local Area & Events at 25 May, 2018

Catch The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show on Tuesday 31 July at Tanks Arts Centre. One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. Jou...

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Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues Ravid Kahalani
Posted in Local Area & Events at 11 May, 2018

Yemen Blues' original sound and world-renowned live performances have invented a new language in contemporary music, provoking joy wherever they play. Catch Yemen Blues on June 9 at Tanks Arts Centre. With musicians hailing from New York City, Uruguay and...

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Cosmic Psychos

Cosmic Psychos
Posted in Local Area & Events at 26 April, 2018

Catch Cosmic Psychos on Friday 01 June at Tanks Arts Centre. Formed in Victoria 1983, the Psychos had the likes of Seattle grunge legends Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and The Melvins all singing their praises in the 2013 documentary about the band, Blokes You Can...

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Dan Sultan - Killer Solo Tour

Dan Sultan
Posted in Local Area & Events at 11 April, 2018

Don't miss the Dan Sultan Killer Solo Tour on Saturday 02 June at Tanks Arts Centre. Leaving his incredible band at home, the Killer Solo Tour will see the Melbourne musician strip things back to basics just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar. This intimate...

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GBROC-Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge and OC6 National Changeover Titles

Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge
Posted in Local Area & Events at 25 March, 2018

The GBROC (Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge) is Australia's longest distance outrigger race (45 km), starting at Yorkeys Knob and ending at Port Douglas. In 2018, the National OC6 (6 person outrigger canoe) Changeover Titles will run in conjunction with...

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Flickerfest 2018

Flickerfest
Posted in Local Area & Events at 10 March, 2018

Catch Flickerfest 2018 on Saturday 12 May. FlickerFest, celebrating 27 years of bringing you the Best of Australian shorts! 'Now That's a Short Film'. Flickerfest is considered in international circles as the leading Australian competitive short film fest...

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Women in Song 2018

Tanks Womens Week
Posted in Local Area & Events at 20 February, 2018

As part of Tanks' 17th annual International Women's Day series Clairy Browne, Rochelle Pitt and Sue Ray will help us celebrate the achievements of women through music and song. In 2018 we welcome the divine and whip-smart Clairy Browne. With a deep affect...

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The Vampires

The Vampires
Posted in Local Area & Events at 09 February, 2018

Catch The Vampires on Friday 23 March at Tanks Arts Centre. The Sydney based world-roots-jazz quartet have developed a style all their own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world. They will be joined by bassist Alex Boneham for...

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The 78-Storey Treehouse

The 78 Storey Treehouse
Posted in Local Area & Events at 30 January, 2018

Andy and Terry's treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it's now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre. Speaking of movies, our friends...

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2018

Ocean Film Festival Australia 2018
Posted in Local Area & Events at 13 January, 2018

Designed to mesmerise and enthrall, the Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface. The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, sail...

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Operation Ouch Live!

Operation Ouch
Posted in Local Area & Events at 28 December, 2017

Bring your family along and enjoy Operation Ouch Live! Learn about science in a fun way. Don't miss Operation Ouch Live! coming this January 17 at Cairns Convention Centre. Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, th...

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Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr
Posted in Local Area & Events at 06 December, 2017

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distill everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Car...

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Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!

Anh Do 2018
Posted in Local Area & Events at 23 November, 2017

BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW!! Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show. Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vi...

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Jimmy Barnes "Working Class Man" Tour

Jimmy Barnes Official
Posted in Local Area & Events at 10 November, 2017

Catch Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man Tour at Tanks Arts Centre from Tuesday 22 May - Wednesday 23 May. This spellbinding and searingly honest theatrical production sees Jimmy using his yarns and his music to reveal the truth behind Australia's greatest ro...

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John Eaton - Locus Pocus

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 22 October, 2017

Enjoy John Eaton - Locus Pocus from Friday 08 December - Tuesday 30 January at Tanks Arts Centre. The publication described work achieved through the use of tach (stain) and chance. Coincidentally or not, these imagined landscapes were created at the time...

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No Stone Unturned - Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club Inc. Exhibition & Demonstration

No Stone Unturned
Posted in Local Area & Events at 12 October, 2017

Enjoy No Stone Unturned - Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club Inc. Exhibition Demonstration from Tuesday 05 December - Monday 22 January at Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. Lapidary is the craft of collecting, cutting, and polishing of precious, semi-precious...

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Ali's Wedding

Unseen Cinema Alis Wedding
Posted in Local Area & Events at 22 September, 2017

The comedy is based on the true stories of Osamah Sami, an Iraqi-Australian Muslim who deceives his parents into thinking he is studying medicine while struggling with the choice between an arranged marriage and a love match. Sami, who stars as himself, c...

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Garrett Kato and Leanne Tennant

Garrett Kato Leanne Tennant
Posted in Local Area & Events at 04 September, 2017

Garrett Kato and Leanne Tennant Co-Headline for a special performance. Leanne Tennant is the recent winner and multiple nominee of a Qld Music Award for her track Gentle Annie. Her live performances are receiving praise from the Courier Mail, themusic.com...

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Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017

Josh Pyke
Posted in Local Area & Events at 22 August, 2017

Enjoy Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017 on Saturday 02 December at Tanks Arts Centre. Throughout his career Josh has received four ARIA Awards and has had nine songs in triple j's Hottest 100. Known for selling out tours, Josh's a...

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Kasey Chambers Dragonfly Tour

Kasey Chambers
Posted in Local Area & Events at 12 August, 2017

Catch Kasey Chambers Dragonfly Tour on Friday 03 November at Tanks Arts Centre. The Dragonfly tour and her 5th No.1 album have been widely heralded by fans and music critics in Australian and the USA, as her "best ever". Next up the Dragonfly Tour heads t...

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Were Going On A Bear Hunt
Posted in Local Area & Events at 29 July, 2017

Catch We're Going on a Bear Hunt from Tuesday 12 September - Wednesday 13 September at Tanks Arts Centre. WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT is the wonderful story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling bear - they have to march through long s...

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Radical Reels Tour 2017

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 24 June, 2017

A high velocity collection of adrenaline packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Raging river descents, never-before-broken snow spines, trippy mountain-bike missions, and mind-melting wingsuit stunts are packed into a 110-minute program. High...

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An Evening with Tex, Don and Charlie

An Evening With Tex Don And Charlie
Posted in Local Area & Events at 23 May, 2017

Enjoy An Evening with Tex, Don and Charlie on Friday 15 September at Tanks Arts Centre. Stopping in at the Tanks for an intimate night of story-telling, the band will play songs from their rare, special recordings, including the trio's spectacular 1993 de...

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A Night of Stars

A Night Of Stars
Posted in Local Area & Events at 25 April, 2017

Catch A Night of Stars on Thursday 06 July at Tanks Arts Centre. The feature work of the evening will be the Australian premiere for the Seagull Nebula by award winning composer Michael Csanyi-Wlls. The work depicts an imaginary journey through space to t...

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula
Posted in Local Area & Events at 12 April, 2017

From Friday 21 July - Saturday 22 July, catch Dracula by Bram Stoker at Tanks Arts Centre. The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake stir. Another bloody classic. When young Lawyer Jonathan...

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Blue Love

Blue Love
Posted in Local Area & Events at 22 February, 2017

Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music, and film, all of which deal with the concept of love. Award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker presents BLUE LOVE. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn an...

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An Evening with Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer
Posted in Local Area & Events at 26 January, 2017

Enjoy An Evening with Amanda Palmer on Saturday 11 March at Tanks Arts Centre. Following a tumultuous period of change including the birth of her son, the tragic deaths of close friends, a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign and the release of her memoir...

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Mercan Dede Secret Trio featuring Whirling Dervish (Turkish)

Mercan Dede
Posted in Local Area & Events at 12 January, 2017

Rightly recognised as one of the world's most creative yet modest artists, Montreal based Mercan Dede continues to impress audiences with the explosive energy he perpetuates on stage. When Dede takes the stage as part of the Secret Trio, he hovers at the...

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016
Posted in Local Area & Events at 28 December, 2016

Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screening at the Centre of Contemporary Arts for a limited time only. The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling m...

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 15 December, 2016

This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of...

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Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa
Posted in Local Area & Events at 22 November, 2016

Playing for a strictly limited time from 22nd June until 2nd July 2017 this one of a kind show is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it! The Greatest Show! 100% African! 100% Fun! Cirque Africa is coming to Cairns for the first time ever. Produced and...

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The Living End

The Living End
Posted in Local Area & Events at 09 November, 2016

Catch The Living End on Thursday 23 March at Tanks Arts Centre. 2016 will be a year to remember for these longstanding rock kings. Headlining festivals around the country and scoring nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Australian Live Act at the ARIA...

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Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones
Posted in Local Area & Events at 27 October, 2016

On Thursday 13 April, catch Rickie Lee Jones at Tanks Arts Centre. With 15 critically acclaimed albums to her name, Jones continues to fearlessly experiment with her sound in what can only be described as a mixed bag, recording in musical styles including...

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RUFUS Full Bloom Tour

Rufus
Posted in Local Area & Events at 14 October, 2016

Catch RUFUS Full Bloom Tour from Thursday 23 February - Friday 24 February at Tanks Arts Centre. This world class live show will be part of their last Australian shows before the band take time off to write new music so don't miss out as this will sell ou...

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Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen

Paul Kelly And Charlie Owen
Posted in Local Area & Events at 28 September, 2016

Kelly and Owen decided on the album collaboration while traveling to a friend's funeral last year and discussing the songs they had played at other such occasions. ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Kelly is a name synonymous with Australia. Luminary giants...

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Women of Austranesia

Womenofaustranesia
Posted in Local Area & Events at 10 September, 2016

On Saturday the 3rd of December, the Women of Austranesia take the stage and show their heritage in the most beautiful way. Save the date and enjoy the music of Women of Austranesia at Tanks Arts Centre. These passionate vocalists and musicians have unite...

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Bernard Fanning

Bernard Fanning
Posted in Local Area & Events at 28 August, 2016

With his solo career now tipping the 10-year mark, Bernard Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia's finest songwriters and lyricists. Fanning will be showcasing new songs from 'Civil Dusk' for the first time in a live arena, alongsid...

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Nattali Rize

Nattali Rize
Posted in Local Area & Events at 11 August, 2016

Catch Nattali Rize in Cairns headlining their first show in the region at The Tanks! Nattali is known for her high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performances. Her new international band is a Jamaican / Global Mash up of raw energy and vibe...

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The Laughing Samoans: Island Time!

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Posted in Local Area & Events at 26 July, 2016

".. the funniest show since they were last in town." The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea'i has been touring the world for more than a decade now performing their unique and hilarious brand of humour. Don't miss the latest off...

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Radical Reels Tour

Radical Reels Tour
Posted in Local Area & Events at 09 July, 2016

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper - the Banff Mountain Film Festival's RADICAL REELS Tour is coming back to Australia! Lovers of heights are in for a treat this year with a Canadian duo pushing the boundaries of paraglider distance travel in the film Rocky...

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Emma Louise

Emma Louise
Posted in Local Area & Events at 28 June, 2016

On September 17, catch Emma Louise at Tanks Arts Centre. A stunning debut EP, Full Hearts and Empty Rooms (2011), announced Emma Louise on the national stage as a rare kind of talent, one who creates songs with a resonance far beyond the instant sugar hit...

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Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival V1
Posted in Local Area & Events at 17 June, 2016

On Sunday the 16th of October, laugh out loud and enjoy Sydney Comedy Festival. See the most hilarious up and coming and established comedians. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging tale...

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Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival

Cairns Amateurs
Posted in Local Area & Events at 25 May, 2016

The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year. The 2016 Carnival features: Cairns Central Ladies Fashion High Tea Reef Hotel C...

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Paradise is Singing

Paradise Is Singing
Posted in Local Area & Events at 13 May, 2016

A reworking of the successful Latitudes commissioned to celebrate JUTE's 10th anniversary, three interlaced stories about Cairns which have been described as a "kaleidoscopic fusion of laughter and tears, frustration and celebration". This play brings to...

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