Tip Toe Through the Tulips!

07/09/11 Category: Blog, Events, News Posted by:

It’s that time of year again in Bowral, Tulip Time! The International Cricket Hall of Fame will be joining the celebrations on September 24th when the whole precinct will be a hive of activity.

The highlight for Tulip Time this year is our exclusive exhibition by one of Australia’s most famous caricaturists, Tony Rafty OAM. Rafty started his career of sports caricaturing at the London Olympics in 1948 then went on to sketch every significant athlete that competed at Olympic or Commonwealth Games until 2004. In 1948 Rafty accompanied ‘The Invincibles’ to England where his friendship with players from both teams allowed him unique access to the players and the resulting sketches are an insight into their characters. His cricket collection spans Walter Hammond in 1936 to Mitchell Johnson in 2007 and of course Sir Donald Bradman. The cricket collection is a rare and remarkable collection of works from one of Australia’s artistic legends.

Also on the 24th, Bradman Oval will be overrun with kids attending Cricket Clinics; around the oval will be a display of beautiful classic cars of various types and vintages (they will later line up to be part of the Tulip Time Parade) and of course The International Cricket Hall of Fame and Stumps Café will be jumping as usual.

During Tulip Time the International Cricket Hall of Fame will be offering a special deal on admission, present your Tulip Time Program and receive 50% off the second full price admission when  you buy one full price adult admission ticket.

Click here to book the kids into a cricket clinic.


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