Just one of the many colourful creations on display at the Beanie Exihibition.
Just one of the many colourful creations on display at the Beanie Exihibition. Shannon Newley

10 things to do at J&J festival

Heating up at Hot Pots

WARWICK Potters Club will once again launch its annual Hot Pots exhibition tonight. The exhibition will run over the weekend, so check it out.

When: official opening tonight 6pm

Where: 63 Horsman Rd

Cost: $10 with homemade soup


Get your art on

LINEN Chest Promenade Wearable Art Collection by Robyn Esdaile started yesterday and will run at Jacqui’s Cafe Function Room today and tomorrow, so be sure to pop in and look at the beautiful textiles on offer.

When: Today and tomorrow from 9am to 4pm

Where: Jacqui’s Cafe Function Room, Albion St

Cost: Free


Beanie bonanza

IF you believe the notion you lose the majority of heat from your head, you’ll find the Warwick Art Gallery is a toasty paradise with its textile-icious beanie exhibition.

So use your noggin and go there.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm

Where: Warwick Art Gallery

Cost: Free


Cri in the swing

EVEN the Cri is jazzing it up for our quirky winter festival with some live music courtesy of the Fassifern Trio. Playing mainstream style of jazz, the band offers a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations. Rod on tenor saxophone has played with many “greats”. Kristina is an accomplished jazz and contemporary vocalist, who has performed throughout Australia and abroad singing with a variety of ensembles.

When: Tonight from 5.30pm to 9pm

Where: Criterion Hotel, Palmerin St

Cost: Free, food and drink available


Music nights

HOW about a decent feed at the Horse and Jockey accompanied by some jazzy live music? What do you get when you mix two psychiatrists with a bunch of mad musicians? The Freud Squad, which is playing tonight. Tomorrow Blue Poppy promise a wealth of musical talent, which is fun, exciting and incredibly spontaneous.

When: Tonight and tomorrow from 6pm -10pm

Where: The Horse and Jockey Hotel

Cost: Free entry with meal


Party in the street

HEAD to Palmerin St tomorrow for the ultimate street party. As the festival reaches boiling point, Warwick’s main street will come alive with textiles, music and buzz.

When: Tomorrow from 10am

Where: Palmerin St, Warwick

Cost: Free


Official tour

WHILE it’s fun to peruse the tree jumpers at your own pace, don’t miss the exclusive curator’s tour of the tree jumpers to get inside information and a glimpse of the passion that goes into creating Jumpers & Jazz.

When: Tomorrow 11am (one hour)

Where: meet at Art Gallery’

Cost: Free


Wine and dine to music

PERFORMING throughout Australia and overseas, Ingrid James is one of Queensland’s most award-winning and leading jazz vocalists.

Described as a “fearless and gifted jazz singer for whom the songs are there to be teased, flirted with and milked for all their improvisational potential” by the Sydney Morning Herald. And you can see him and his quartet at the Palace Hotel on Saturday night over dinner.

Bookings preferred 07 46618118

When: Tomorrow night 7-11.30pm

Where: Palace Hotel

Cost: $45 incl meal and entertainment


Wake up with jazz

WAKE up then go straight to breakfast at Bryson’s Place for the Jumpers and Jazz Long Breakfast with live jazz – possibly the best start to a Sunday you can have.

When: From 8am on Sunday

Where: Bryson’s Place, Palmerin St

Cost: $18.50


The finale

PICNIC in the Park crashes the quirky winter festival to a crescendo with an action-packed day of stalls, crafts and a program of live music.

Bring your chair and enjoy some food or wine from the stalls.

When: Sunday 9am to 3pm

Where: Leslie Park

Cost: Free

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