Sunday, 21 June 2015

Jumpers and Jazz - a quirky country festival

Jumpers and Jazz in July in Warwick, QLD is a country celebration of winter featuring exceptional art and craft exhibitions, vibrant street celebrations, an outstanding live Jazz program all wrapped up in a beautiful (and chilly) country location with old fashioned hospitality. This year's quirky winter festival happens 16-26 July. A platform for the arts and a celebration of all that is wonderful about winter, the Festival’s success is due to the community embracing the chill and the opportunity to be inspired by vibrant music and art.

 FABRICation sculpture featuring the Woollow Tree

Tree Jumper exhibition. The CBD is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with 100+ trees dressed in charming textile artworks.

Jazz Performances, Entertainment and meal options

FREE Town Crier walking tours of historic Warwick


Associated exhibitions:

Thread is my Connection with Other Worlds: an exhibition by Dorothy Haig. Venue Warwick Art Gallery Garden, 49 Albion Street, Warwick.

Creative Hands exhibition: A static display of beautiful handcrafted items by UK textile artist Helen Newton. Venue: Cafe Jacqui's, 8 Albion Street, Warwick.

Warwick Spinners and Weavers @ Art on King - pop up craft shop featuring a selection of handmade textiles including spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and crochet. Venue: Art on King, 41 King Street, Warwick.

Living with Lace Exhibition: Household items, children's clothing, christening, debutant and wedding items created between 1870 and 1960. Also featuring a beautiful court gown worn by the wife of Dr Deane Butcher when she was presented at court for Queen Victoria in 1880. Venue: Pringle Cottage Museum, 79-83 Dragon Street, Warwick.

Ewe-Neique Designs Helen Stumkat pop up craft shop featuring handmade one off garments and wall hangings, spinning and weaving demonstrations and apparel. Venue: 92 Grafton Street, Warwick

Jazz Events:

Jumpers and Jazz Concert featuring classic jazz with Emma Pask and John Morrison Trio (17 July) - Venue Warwick Town Hall. $45 per person Ph: 07 4661 9073
'Live' lunch time Jazz - First weekend (17 & 18 July) and Second weekend (24 & 25 July) - Venue will be Joie de Vivre - The Joy of Life Restaurant and Coffee. Ph: 0409 054 939
Jazz at the Gallery – Saturday July 18 – Browse tuneful markets and marvel at the talents of local artisans whilst you sip on hot ‘Chocolate and Coffee Heaven’ and relax to live jazz.
Creole Inspired Banquet and Jazz - Saturday 18 July. Time: 6.00pm. Venue: Belle Vue Cafe, Palmerin Street, Warwick. $65 per person. Bookings phone 07 4661 1100.
Pot pie and appe pie night with live jazz from Tin Can Alley - Sunday 19 July. Time: 6.00pm. Venue: Belle Vue Cafe, Palmerin Street, Warwick. $35 per person. Bookings phone 07 4661 1100
Poet's Breakfast - Sunday 19 July. Well-known local poet, Jack Drake will present his poetry in his own unique style and will share some entertaining stories. Includes a quality hot buffet breakfast. Time 8.15am - 10.30am. Venue: Warwick Golf Course. Tickets: $40 per person. More information phone: 0408 15 4478.
Dinner with live jazz - Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26. Time: 6.00pm. Venue: Belle Vue Cafe, Palmerin Street, Warwick. Tickets: $39per person. Bookings phone 07 4661 1110.
Saturday Stroll ‘n’ Swing – Saturday July 25 – A street festival bursting with vivid colour, alive with jazz and full of local flavour with the Regional Harvest Market.
Jumpers and Jazz Race Day - Saturday July 25 - Come watch the racing action and live performance by PANGEA. Time: 11.00am - 6.00pm. Venue Allman Park Racecourse, Victoria Street, Warwick. Tickets $10 per person.
Picnic in the Park - Sunday July 26 – Leslie Park . Savour exceptional wine while enjoying uninterrupted views of the jazz stage and entertainment lineup.
For more information, see the website

Here's a link to the 2015 program in pdf .

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