NEW PLANS: Philia and Frank Portelli from the Blue Mountains at the Stroll and Swing during Jumpers and Jazz 2019.
NEW PLANS: Philia and Frank Portelli from the Blue Mountains at the Stroll and Swing during Jumpers and Jazz 2019.

Your 2020 Jumpers and Jazz celebrations sorted

WE"RE almost halfway through July, and as Warwick residents start to don their very best jumpers, one can't help but notice TJ Byrnes is missing his, as are the Palmerin St rees.

If you're feeling Jumpers and Jazz FOMO, you're not alone.

Fortunately, our region has banded together to do their best to ensure the sax and spinning spirit lives on.

Here are the top ways to celebrate Jumpers and Jazz this year:

 

BUY LOCAL: Warwick Showgirl Jessica Carey has been a longtime advocate of supporting Warwick fresh produce.
BUY LOCAL: Warwick Showgirl Jessica Carey has been a longtime advocate of supporting Warwick fresh produce.

 

ATTEND THE COUNTRY HARVEST MARKET

The Warwick and Rodeo Society was just ramping up to bring the brand new Food and Wine Feastival to the region when the pandemic first struck.

Luckily, that's not deterred the organisation from bringing local produce to us, or filling the gap of the sorely missed Celebration of Local Flavours.

This weekend will signal the first Country Harvest Market, showcasing the goods of farmers right from our backyard.

Alternatively, why not take a road trip to visit these producers, using the Southern Downs Food Map, launched at last year's Jumpers and Jazz.

 

Clare Cotton displaying her
Clare Cotton displaying her "tree of love and hope", designed to lift community spirits throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

 

TAKE PART IN TREES OF LOVE AND HOPE

AS PART of its #SupportSmall campaign, the Warwick Chamber of Commerce will run "Messages of Love and Hope", a competition designed to encourage residents to boost the local economy.

But the idea wouldn't have occurred without resident Clare Cotton's simple desire to keep a tree jumper tradition going in her own backyard this July.

Ms Cotton is encouraging members of the community to decorate or "dress up" a tree in their yard.

In Killarney, Sonya Carr was also rallying behind a similar movement, vowing to the keep the crafty event alive for her young granddaughter.

So if you have some wool, a tree, a fence or boundless imagination why not join in the fun?

 

SOUP NIGHT: Anne and Dorothy Driver enjoy their soup at the 2019 event.
SOUP NIGHT: Anne and Dorothy Driver enjoy their soup at the 2019 event.

 

GRAB A POTTER'S MUG

WINTER just isn't the same without the annual Jumpers and Jazz Soup Night but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a warm beverage or two with a handcrafted mug.

The Warwick Potter's Association still has work available on their website to purchase.

They will also be participating in CBART later this year so keep an eye out for possible future events.

 

FAVOURITE CELEBRATION: The Warwick Spinners and Weavers, including members Helen Kerr and Carole Brandon will host a pop up.
FAVOURITE CELEBRATION: The Warwick Spinners and Weavers, including members Helen Kerr and Carole Brandon will host a pop up.

 

CHECK OUT POP UPS

OUR favourite spinners and weavers haven't let a lack of knitting needles around town stop their from showing off their wares.

As of next week, The Warwick Spinners & Weavers Group Inc will have a pop-up shop in Palmerin St.

The 107 Palmerin St store (beside the old Mussels building) will be open from July 22-25 for anyone wanting to browse their handmade winter woollies.

 

Loretta Grayson and Karina Devine can't contain their joy as their showcase the travelling exhibition. .
Loretta Grayson and Karina Devine can't contain their joy as their showcase the travelling exhibition. .

 

EXPLORE CRAFTIVISIM

WHILE the Yarntopians will be noticeably absent from the Warwick Art Gallery this July, that doesn't matter you can't get your dose of crafty creations.

Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms is a new and immersive exhibition featuring craft-based materialities with a political intent.

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said it was a travelling show she'd been waiting three years to bring to the Rose City.

The exhibition runs from July 2 - August 29.

For more information head to the Warwick Art Gallery website.


Mustangs youngsters claim third place at Kirk Reynoldson Cup

Premium Content Mustangs youngsters claim third place at Kirk Reynoldson Cup

A team of Murgon Mustangs travelled to Wandoan, walking away with 3rd place and a...

Latest Monto street art a stunning tribute to hotel publican

Premium Content Latest Monto street art a stunning tribute to hotel publican

TWO more works have joined Monto’s ever-growing art trail, with a historical wall...

The tragic link between two fatal Burnett car crashes

Premium Content The tragic link between two fatal Burnett car crashes

Burnett police have revealed a tragic link between two fatal crashes that occured...