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The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 1 - 4 May 2019 Hobart Tasmania
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
The Australian Ceramics Triennale is Australia's premier national gathering bringing ceramic artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice.

This is the first time in its 45 year history that the Triennale will be held in Tasmania.
For the first four days of May 2019, Hobart's waterfront arts precinct will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners who will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place. A host of extra-curricular activities including film screenings, philosophy cafe, performative acts, fire sculptures and food events will draw upon and mingle with Tasmania's vibrant art and food culture.

A key feature of the Tasmanian Triennale is the engagement with the community through exhibitions, demonstrations and market style sales. Satellite events around the state both before and after the conference including workshops, master classes, kiln firings, studio visits and exhibitions will allow for ongoing dialogues and the expansion of skills and ideas whilst providing opportunity for further exploration of Tasmania's stunning natural environment.

7-day Photography Tour: Tasmania
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Tue 30th Jul 2019
Get off-grid on this 7-day photography tour in Tasmania.
Led by professional photographer Alfonso Calero, you will travel from the north, east and south of the Apple Isle to photograph some of Tasmania's most beautiful sites. With Alfonso as your photo tutor, driver and tour guide, you will wake early for sunrises and edit your photos over breakfast. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in photography and capture all of the beauty that Tasmania has to offer.
We will learn:
-Master Composition
-Landscape Photography
-Seascape Photography
-Waterfall Photography
-Advanced Editing Techniques

See the booking link for a detailed itinerary.
Endemic Earth: Contemporary Ceramics Inspired by Tasmanian Botanicals
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
Coinciding with the Australian Ceramics Triennale taking place in Hobart in May 2019, this exhibition showcases the work of 22 contemporary Australian ceramicists. Work in this exhibition has been inspired by Tasmania's unique vegetation, either in form or function.
Artists include: Andrew Halford, Cathy Franzi, Chrystie Longworth, Claire Johnson, Gretel Corrie, Hana Vasak (Dasa ceramics), Julie Pennington, Katarina Wells, Kate Wischusen, Keiko Matsui, Kerryn Levy, Luca Lettieri, Luke Ryan, Ulrica Trulsson, Milly Dent, Penelope Duke, Philippa Taylor, Phoebe Kretschmer, Rose Jensen-Holm, Sarah Rayner, Susan Simonini, Tara Burke, Timna Taylor, Tracey Murray.
Opening 10am- 4pm, Monday- Saturday. CLOSED Sunday
Agfest
Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
A great way to spend a day, this event needs to be experienced, with everything for the farm and the home from machinery to jewellery.
Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia.
Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 60,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days.
Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and livestock.
There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors.
TSO Brahms Violin Concerto
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Like his idol Beethoven, Brahms wrote only one Violin Concerto and, like Beethoven’s, it’s a work of enduring appeal. Warm and affectionate, it traverses an astonishing emotional range, drawing upon the instrument’s full palette of colours. Treasured by the world’s leading violinists, it is performed in this concert by Stefan Jackiw, here making his much anticipated debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Brahms’ ‘gypsy’ idiom comes to the fore in the dazzling finale of the concerto. Kodály likewise turned to folk music in his Dances of Galánta, brilliant orchestrations of music from the Galanta region of present-day Slovakia. Czech composer Dvořák pays homage to the wind music traditions of his native Bohemia in his sunlit Serenade for Winds while also casting a nod in the direction of the much loved wind serenades of Mozart.
Theatre: "SEND"
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Invisible Practice, supported by Moonah Arts Centre, presents a preview performance of new work in development, SEND.
SEND has been described as disorientating, fascinating and frightening, and delightfully disturbing.
The works has been created collaboratively by Glen Murray with visual artist Nicole Robson and features lighting design by Jason James.
Funds raised from this preview performance will contribute to the Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency. This was awarded to Invisible Practice to engage in a collaborative professional development in South Africa.
The residency will be a collaboration between South African dance artist Georgina Thomson, Nicole Robson and Glen Murray, and will take place in South Africa later this year.
Audience Advice: SEND contains adult content and some coarse language. Parental guidance recommended.
Visit trybooking for further information on this event.
TSO Brahms Violin Concerto: Burnie
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Like his idol Beethoven, Brahms wrote only one Violin Concerto and, like Beethoven’s, it’s a work of enduring appeal. Warm and affectionate, it traverses an astonishing emotional range, drawing upon the instrument’s full palette of colours. Treasured by the world’s leading violinists, it is performed in this concert by Stefan Jackiw, here making his much-anticipated debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Brahms’ ‘gypsy’ idiom comes to the fore in the dazzling finale of the concerto. Kodály likewise turned to folk music in his Dances of Galánta, brilliant orchestrations of music from the Galanta region of present-day Slovakia. Czech composer Dvořák pays homage to the wind music traditions of his native Bohemia in his sunlit Serenade for Winds while also casting a nod in the direction of the much-loved wind serenades of Mozart.
Tasmanian Fungi Exhibition
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Located in our beautiful and historic Gothic-style and Heritage listed church in Waratah. Experience an exhibition of stunning work by Photographers and visual Artists who have found inspiration for creativity from their Fungi finds in the fascinating Tasmanian forest.
The exhibition includes Myxocete - Slime Moulds.
Works include Photography, glass sculptures & works in other mediums.
Some works will be for sale.
Come and check out this beautiful exhibition and while there experience a step back in time in our beautiful old church - our Gallery of stories.
Hobart Twilight Market Sandy Bay
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Eats, drinks, design, music! Tasmania is renowned for its quality produce, and that’s what you’ll find at this market; a diverse range of food and locally-crafted small batch drinks alongside a myriad of design stalls. Add in live music from local talent and the scene is set for a wonderful Friday night! Engage with passionate stallholders, who’ll share their story with you. The market is dog and family friendly.
October - March (Friday's)
Markets operate from 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm Long Beach Sandy Bay on the first and third Friday of each month.
April - September (Sunday's) Long Beach selected Sunday's
Markets operate from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Special pop-up markets are announced via Facebook and Instagram.
Le Tour de Flinders
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Le Tour de Flinders is a cycling event started by Lions Club member Gordon Rorison to promote the Lions International Sight First Campaign and assist locals with fitness.
It is a fun bike ride rather than a race and people of all levels of fitness are encouraged to participate in riding as far as they are able, following a circuit around the island.
The ride passes through Lady Barron, Lackrana, Memana and Whitemark, before concluding back at Lady Barron, and is then followed by a healthy, celebratory BBQ.
Weindorfers of Cradle Mtn Celebrations at Wilmot
Date Sun 5th May 2019
A celebration of the achievements of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in gaining recognition of Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area.
An annual memorial service for Gustav Weindorfer on the anniversary of his death in 1932, believed to be the longest running memorial of any contemporary Australian.
"Kindred - A Cradle Mountain Love Story" author KATE LEGGE is the VIP guest speaker along with other speakers of note.
The renowned CRESCENDO CHOIR will perform songs specially written about Gustav, Kate and Cradle Mountain.
A historical slideshow of Cradle Mountain with commentary and discussion will be run twice during the event.
Original vintage cars and motorcycles relevant to Cradle Mountain will be on display as well as historical photos and artefacts, artisan stalls, displays and information.
Path to Everest - Hobart
Date Wed 8th May 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing.
In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers.
Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration.
Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo.
Path to Everest - Launceston
Date Wed 8th May 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing.
In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers.
Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration.
Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo.
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival - Launceston
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival, held in both Launceston (16-19 May) and Hobart (10-12 May 2019) brings great stories and people together.

The curators have searched the world for stories that intrigue, inspire and invite conversation.
BOFA is about ideas and change, screening films that question today ’s world and how we, its citizens, choose to live in it.
BOFA is about community. A Day on the Kingsway and the inspiring Action Sessions bring the community together to eat, drink, talk and enjoy.

BOFA is about personal challenge. We’ve gathered stories of the ways we test ourselves in life, in love and in the wild.
BOFA is serious about having fun. Join us at the Village Cinemas, in the heart of Hobart AND Launceston. The red carpet will be laid out, partake in parties every night and movies screened in comfortable theatres with the highest quality projection.

Exhibition: "Mirrored City" by Jasper Maxwell
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Video artworks that navigate familiar places, with a twist. Look closely at Jasper Maxwell's artworks and you'll recognise parts of places, snips of buildings and trees that you've seen around Hobart. This young artist invites you to look at his city with new eyes.
Entry to the exhibition is free. Join the artist for the opening night on Thurs 9 May, at 6pm. The exhibition runs from 10 May -until 1 Jun. MAC is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm, and is closed on public holidays.
Exhibition: "The Lost World" by Adrian Bradbury
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Adrian Bradbury's exhibition "The Lost World" is inspired by The Lost World Track on kunanyi.
Searching for the fading track markers amongst the colourful lichen that colonises the boulders of The Lost World Track, kunanyi can be a confusing and disorienting experience. Here on the walking tracks of kunanyi, nature and the human-made overlap and intertwine and gaining a sense of what is natural, and what is artefactual becomes confusing and conflicting.
The exhibition opens Thurs 9 May, 6pm, and runs 10 May - 1 Jun, free entry. Moonah Arts Centre is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm, closed public holidays.
Exhibition: "Woomera" by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
"Woomera" is an exhibition by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff at Moonah Arts Centre (MAC).
Situated on the lands of the Kokatha people in remote South Australia, the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) is the largest and most technologically advanced weapons testing range in the world.
The exhibition Woomera exposes us to this contentious and highly confidential place, drawing attention to its dramatic, irreconcilable tensions; the cultural importance and stunning environments of this Country, and the violent, destructive activities that continue to be carried out upon it in the name of ‘progress’ and empire.
A special thanks to Kokatha elder Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine and Gordon Franklin for contributing their stories to this project.
Woomera opens Thurs 9 May at 6 pm and runs 10 May - 1 Jun. Entry is free.
MAC is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 11 am – 3 pm, closed public holidays.
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival - Hobart
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival brings great stories and people together in Hobart (10-12 May 2019) followed by Launceston (16-19 May 2019). The curators have searched the world for stories that intrigue, inspire and invite conversation.
BOFA is about ideas and change, screening films that question today ’s world and how we, its citizens, choose to live in it.
BOFA is about community. A Day on the Kingsway and the inspiring Action Sessions bring the community together to eat, drink, talk and enjoy.

BOFA is about personal challenge. We’ve gathered stories of the ways we test ourselves in life, in love and in the wild.
BOFA is serious about having fun. Join us at the Village Cinemas, in the heart of Hobart AND Launceston. The red carpet will be laid out, partake in parties every night and movies screened in comfortable theatres with the highest quality projection.

TSO Britten Violin Concerto
Date Sat 11th May 2019
If ever there was a piece of music ripe for discovery, it’s the Violin Concerto by Benjamin Britten. Emma McGrath, a soloist in this concert, says ‘I cannot recall a concerto as emotional as this.’ Written in the late 1930s, Britten’s Violin Concerto seems to capture the anxiety and melancholy of a world on the brink of collapse. It is robust and passionate, haunting, bittersweet and very, very beautiful.
Few composers were as naturally gifted as Felix Mendelssohn. His overture to Victor Hugo’s play Ruy Blas was dashed off in a matter of days. Mendelssohn devoted rather more time to the Scottish Symphony, which was written in the wake of an extended tour of Scotland, a country whose wild and untamed landscapes captivated and thrilled him.
NICHE Makers Market - Mother's Day
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Niche Tasmanian Market Bazaar is a super premium creative event held three times a year in Launceston.
Mother's Day Niche market has loads of fresh ideas to make your Mother's Day.

Bring your mum, your sister, your friend and your children along to the Albert Hall Launceston for everything to make any mum smile.
Niche ranges from bespoke clothes and jewellery to artwork, soaps, food and flowers and any other must-have local design wares.
Niche supports Tasmania's St Giles Society children's disability services.

Mothers Day Breakfast and Lunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate Mothers day with those you love most at the Tailrace Centre. There's something for everyone and don't forget about Kids Paradise to keep the kids entertained.
Choose from our delicious Breakfast Menu starting from 8 am, our delicious Lunch menu starting at 12 pm and Dinner menu starting at 5 pm.
Mother's Day High Tea at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Wondering what to do this Mother's Day?
If you're not already being served breakfast in bed or you're still wondering what to get your mum you might just want to dine at Hotel Grand Chancellor.
Get a taste of luxury this mother’s day, with a glass of sparkling on arrival for mum’s and a flower on the table, you’re sure to be treated to an afternoon of indulgence. Set to impress in our 4.5-star hotel this will be a day you'll remember.
To top off our event, all ticket holder goes in the draw to win a double pass to ''We Will Rock You'' at Princess Theatre
$42.50 per adult includes our lavish high tea, espresso coffee and tea.
$21.00 per child (up to 14years) includes our exciting children's high tea & a glass of orange juice
Free! All children up to the age of 5 yrs will be welcomed into the restaurant
*We do not provide specials or extra food for children under 5.
Bookings are essential
Call the Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar on 63343434.
Power Chords Attached The Song Company & The Omnific
Date Tue 14th May 2019
The Song Company presents the sounds of Perotin and metal band The Omnific in collaboration with featuring
Matthew Fackrell , Toby Peterson-Stewart , Susannah Lawergren , Ethan Taylor , Koen van Stade , Mark Donnelly , Antony Pitts
A collaboration across genres with a uniting interest in the deep resonances of vocal cords, struck strings, and powerful harmonies. A cluster of rising stars from Melbourne, The Omnific has already made a name for their unique rhythmic interplay and wordless metallic fantasias. The Omnific’s two five-string bass guitarists’ classic duo Kismet and other works are interleaved with multi-voice chanting and improvisation from the male voices of The Song Company in music from Magister Pérotin’s masterpiece Viderunt omnes and its late 12th-century inspirations, echoed by a high soprano in his most haunting of songs, Beata viscera.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Fri 17th May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Launceston for 1 huge night.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
Dad's Army
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler? The classic BBC television comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington on sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters and phrases: "Stupid boy" (Pike), "Don't panic, don’t panic" (Jonesey), "Doomed, we’re all doomed" (Fraser) and "May I be excused" (Godfrey). They are all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his self-effacing deputy, Sergeant Wilson.
TSO Beethoven Rediscovered
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Hard to believe, but Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was received coolly at its première in 1806. Almost immediately Beethoven reworked it as a piano concerto. Thus, the work performed by Howard Shelley in this concert is every bit as authentic as Beethoven’s other piano concertos, but not as well known. Oddly enough, audiences in Beethoven’s day probably knew the Violin Concerto better as a piano concerto, as the original languished in obscurity until well after the composer’s death.
When asked to name the greatest living composer, Beethoven replied without hesitation: Cherubini. The overture to Cherubini’s opera Médée sets the scene for the high drama of the ancient Greek tale of Medea and Jason. Likewise dramatic is Schubert’s youthful Fourth Symphony, which is in the same key as Beethoven’s Fifth – C minor – and bears the imprint of the rich symphonic tradition of Haydn and Mozart.
George Town Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Join the community of George Town for the 2019 Biggest Morning Tea.

Only $5.00 per person for two hours of morning tea, social engagement, games and guest speakers - 2019 Australian Hero of the Year, Vicki Purnell will be in attendance to talk about the volunteer work she does.
At 11.00am, Peter Parkes, local resident, will undergo a shave, but... only if we can raise $1,000.

TSO Beethoven Rediscovered: Launceston
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Hard to believe, but Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was received coolly at its première in 1806. Almost immediately Beethoven reworked it as a piano concerto. Thus, the work performed by Howard Shelley in this concert is every bit as authentic as Beethoven’s other piano concertos, but not as well known. Oddly enough, audiences in Beethoven’s day probably knew the Violin Concerto better as a piano concerto, as the original languished in obscurity until well after the composer’s death.
When asked to name the greatest living composer, Beethoven replied without hesitation: Cherubini. The overture to Cherubini’s opera Médée sets the scene for the high drama of the ancient Greek tale of Medea and Jason. Likewise dramatic is Schubert’s youthful Fourth Symphony, which is in the same key as Beethoven’s Fifth – C minor – and bears the imprint of the rich symphonic tradition of Haydn and Mozart.
AFL - North Melbourne vs GWS GIANTS
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
North Melbourne take on the GWS Giants live at Blundstone Arena.
Kids go free! Kids under 15 receive FREE general admission tickets to North’s game against the GIANTS. Terms and conditions apply.
AFL - North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans
Date Sat 18th May 2019
North Melbourne take on the Sydney Swans live at Blundstone Arena in a Saturday night AFL blockbuster.
Featuring live pre-game entertainment, a fireworks show and plenty of activities for the kids, this match is a perfect night out for all ages
Pint of Science (Hobart)
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
Pint of Science is a three-day festival bringing the latest in scientific research to pubs across Australia (and the world!).
In 2019 the festival will run on May 20, 21 and 22.
Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.
Urzila Carlson – Loser
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?
"Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music
"Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age
Presented by Live Nation.
Australian Musical Theatre Festival
Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Get your jazz-hands ready! The first annual Australian Musical Theatre Festival will be held in Launceston, Tasmania from 23-26 May, 2019. Bringing together musical theatre lovers, makers and professionals from around the country, the Australian Musical Theatre Festival is an opportunity to connect with, and learn from top musical theatre professionals and celebrate everything that is great about musical theatre.
Urzila Carlson – Loser
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?
"Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music
"Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age
Presented by Live Nation.
TSO Maximus Musicus
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Allow us to explain. Maximus is a very cute mouse whose itinerant life takes a turn for the better when he hides out in a concert hall. He soon discovers that his new digs have their very own sound system – a live symphony orchestra! Come on Maxi’s journey of discovery as he gets to know the instruments of the orchestra and the terrific music that they play, including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ravel’s Bolero. More than a concert, Maximus Musicus includes storytelling and big-screen projections.
Luke Kidgell – The Tambourine Tour
Date Sat 25th May 2019
What are the top three travel essentials for any holiday? Passport, Phone and a Tambourine, If you thought anything else, you’re incorrect and this probably isn’t the show for you.
Luke Kidgell has travelled the world this year with nothing but a tambourine by his side. From the Statue of Liberty to the Big Buddha in Thailand, Luke and the Tambourine have witnessed some of the greatest wonders of mankind on their travels and now the Tambourine is going down under.
The Big Buddha showed Luke the path to enlightenment, and Luke showed him the first 30 seconds of Jets ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ on the tambourine because it’s always important to share culture.
After a sell-out national tour in 2018 and with over 400,000 fans, a national radio show, a popular comedy Podcast ‘Memoirs of a white guy’ and the ability to play over 2 songs on the tambourine, Luke is one of the biggest comedy entertainers in the country with natural percussive talent.
AFL: Round 10 Hawthorn v Port Adelaide
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Sir Douglas Nicholls Round
Both Hawthorn and Port Adelaide have proud histories of engaging Aboriginal communities across Australia.

At Hawthorn, the work we do with indigenous Australians is one of the centrepieces of our community program, so it is with great pride that we bring the Sir Douglas Nicholls round to Tasmania. Join us in showing your appreciation for the contribution that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to our great national game.

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Hobart
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.
Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Senior Moments
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Return Fire Productions is thrilled to announce this hugely popular comedy sensation will be touring the nation from February to theatres in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Canberra, and regionally to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Newcastle, Wollongong, Caloundra, Port Macquarie and more. Tickets on sale now!
Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
It’s a seriously silly show for otherwise sensible seniors. Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) joins master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report), Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly), with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.
Senior Moments is a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic senior moments, scenes and songs, with hilarious sketches and wonderfully witty songs performed by some legendary show business seniors, coming to a theatre near you.
Senior Moments:...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Hobart Twilight Market Brooke Street Pier
Date Fri 31st May 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019
Eats, drinks, design, music! Tasmania is renowned for its quality produce, and that’s what you’ll find at this market; a diverse range of food and locally-crafted small batch drinks alongside a myriad of design stalls. Add in live music from local talent and the scene is set for a wonderful Friday night! Engage with passionate stallholders, who’ll share their story with you. The market is dog and family friendly.
Last Friday's of each month 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Brooke Street Pier!
Special pop-up markets are announced via Facebook and Instagram.
Senior Moments
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
A comedy revue about ‘old’ people – and the young people they have to deal with.
John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation.
Senior Moments is a comedy revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better.
Gold Logie winner John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules), Play School icon Benita Collings, master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) with former Channel 9 Midday maestro Geoff Harvey on piano, all combine to deliver a somewhat silly show for otherwise sensible seniors.
Senior Moments: A seriously funny revue for slightly old people. (That’s you. Be honest.)
Hurry, book now before you forget!
Lilium Bulb Sale
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Our 2019 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June.
Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants.
Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in short supply.
Best bulbs always sell quickly – be early!
The emphasis is on easily-grown, garden lilies although there are also rare species liliums for the collector and many different Lilium Hybrids. This includes many of the great new Tasmanian-bred hybrids.
Asiatics, Martagons, Trumpet/Aurelians, Orientals, OTs and more – all at reasonable prices.
Most of our experienced growers have their own tables and are available to give personal advice on their lilies.
Our 2018 Lilium Bulb Sale was again, very successful. These events just keep on getting better every year. Buyers travel from far and wide to attend this event.
Thanks to all those who supported us and good luck with your lilies!
Tasmanian Running Festival
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The 2018 Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the Launceston 10k, a 5k, and the popular kids 2k.
This year’s race will start and finish on Cameron St in Launceston. The iconic, City Park, city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live stage entertainment and more, on the Saturday.
The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019
A MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

BY FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER

Sixteen year old Connor is angry. People and things he once liked now just annoy him. Even his best mate. Then, the outburst. Connor is isolated in the forest for a week by himself to calm down. But his anger has travelled with him. Then a girl called Lotte walks into the woods. And she is angry too.

Winner of the 2014 AWGIE award for Best Theatre for Young People, Kruckemeyer’s whip-smart, sweet and funny tale about two offbeat kids at war with the world will resonate with teenagers and anyone who has ever been one.
Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier - EPIC
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
Presented by The Theatre Royal, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier.
Two epic albums, make one epic concert!
EPIC, the concert event of 2019 celebrates the new alongside the much loved; launching Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier’s tenth album, The Words Of Men & pairing it with 1993’s ARIA Award Winning, Gold-selling record, Bitch Epic.
The Words Of Men is one of the most creative bursts in Conway & Zygier’s renowned 27-year collaboration. Traversing a wide range of themes against the backdrop of the strange circumstances we find ourselves in as the 21st century progresses, this album is a stunning addition to their already outstanding back catalogue.
After interval, Conway and Zygier will perform Bitch Epic, (which included the radio hits Alive and Brilliant and Today I Am A Daisy) in its entirety to celebrate 25 years since its release.
Dark Mofo
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Dark Mofo, Mona's winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.
Dark Mofo 2019 runs 14-23 June across Hobart, with a prelude weekend from 7-9 June on the wild island state of Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city, including the historic Odeon Theatre, and the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Federation Concert Hall.
It is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.
Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.
Exhibition: "Body As An Archive: tracking the transgender experience in Tasmania"
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 29th Jun 2020
"Body As An Archive: tracking the transgender experience in Tasmania" by Dexter Rosengrave.
Opening Thurs 6 Jun, 6pm
Exhibition runs 7 Jun - 29 Jun
Free entry.
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm, closed public holidays.
Exhibition: "Mining the Subconscious" by Janet Bush
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Janet Bush's exhibition "Mining the Subconscious" explores ideas of order and chaos – in nature, systems, the mind and through all layers of society.
The subconscious is a vast reservoir of feelings, thoughts, ideas, experiences and imagery.
With an intuitive approach and using the basic drawing materials of pen and paper, Janet Bush dives into the subconscious. Her drawings are an attempt to uncover what is forgotten or suppressed.
The exhibition opens at Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) Thurs 6 Jun, 6 pm, and runs 7 Jun - 29 Jun. Entry is free.

MAC is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 11 am – 3 pm, closed public holidays.

Apia Good Times Tour 2019
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its 7th anniversary with seven of Oz music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
2019’s Apia Good Times artists have a huge array of hits to draw from including 'Ginger Man', 'A Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Harley & Rose', 'Chained to the Wheel', 'Bedroom Eyes', 'Pash', 'Never Let Me Go', 'The Real Thing', 'Wings of an Eagle', 'Eagle Rock', 'Come Said the Boy', 'I Hate the Music' and 'Love Is In The Air', to name a few. Each of them will perform their hits and favourite songs culminating in an extraordinary finale with all seven sharing the stage.
"Yes it was nostalgic, but it’s fair to say the room was humming for nearly three hours." - Newcastle Heral
"It was an absolute pleasure to be around these musicians and these classic tunes tonight, dare I say better than good times.
See Eventfinda for more information.
Exhibition: "Starry Night" by Joey Garcia
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
"Starry Night" is an assemblage of stars taken from the Australian flag and reworked into a galaxy of unknown constellations. It imagines an Australia free from colonial rule and liberated under the night sky.
Joey Gracia’s "Starry Night" is exhibited in the Avago window gallery. The Avago can be viewed from Albert Road at all hours.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 6 Jun at 6pm and runs from 7 June until 29 June, entry is free.
Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Join us at the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival. An annual event held on the June long weekend celebrating the arts. The festival includes the Bay of Fires Art Prize, an arts market, film arts, and an exciting program of events from White Sands to St Helens. See the event website for details, and download the program.
Held on the June Long Weekend Annually.
Apia Good Times Tour 2019 - Launceston
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its 7th anniversary with seven of Oz music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
2019’s Apia Good Times artists have a huge array of hits to draw from including 'Ginger Man', 'A Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Harley & Rose', 'Chained to the Wheel', 'Bedroom Eyes', 'Pash', 'Never Let Me Go', 'The Real Thing', 'Wings of an Eagle', 'Eagle Rock', 'Come Said the Boy', 'I Hate the Music' and 'Love Is In The Air', to name a few. Each of them will perform their hits and favourite songs culminating in an extraordinary finale with all seven sharing the stage.
"Yes it was nostalgic, but it’s fair to say the room was humming for nearly three hours." - Newcastle Heral
"It was an absolute pleasure to be around these musicians and these classic tunes tonight, dare I say better than good times.
See Eventfinda for more information.
The Celtic Tenors – The Irish Songbook Tour
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick-witted banter, you have The Celtic Tenors.
The charismatic globe-trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland and are returning to Australia in May & June 2019. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun.
Three unique solo voices, but when called upon—one tenor sound! While each of The Celtic Tenors has been influenced by the musical traditions from their own individual parts of Ireland, Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate genres.
The Celtic Tenors will also perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, You Raise Me Up and many more favourites.
With a polished international reputation and over a million album sales...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Simon Denny: Mine
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 13th Apr 2020
Journey underground as Mona plays mineshaft in this new exhibition, revolving around mining, data collection, and augmented reality. The artist's biggest show yet.
Opening Saturday 8 June, 10amâ€׆pm
Mona
Continues Sunday 9 June 2019–Monday 13 April 2020
Wednesday–Monday, 10amâ€׃pm
Mona
$28 / $25 museum entry
Free for Tasmanians and under 18s
The Celtic Tenors – The Irish Songbook Tour Launceston
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick-witted banter, you have The Celtic Tenors.
The charismatic globe-trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland and are returning to Australia in May & June 2019. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun.
Three unique solo voices, but when called upon—one tenor sound! While each of The Celtic Tenors have been influenced by the musical traditions from their own individual parts of Ireland, Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate genres.
The Celtic Tenors will also perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, You Raise Me Up and many more favourites.
With a polished international reputation and over a million album sales...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Theatre: "Gruesome Playground Injuries"
Date Thu 13th Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The Tasmanian Theatre Company presents "Gruesome Playground Injuries" at Moonah Arts Centre.
Doug and Kayleen measure their lives by incidents, accidents, scars and stitches. Gruesome Playground Injuries tallies thirty years of these experiences: from ice skating disasters to flirting at funerals; romance in the school nurse’s office to conversing with the comatose; all through a prism of memory that explores the question – why do we hurt ourselves to gain someone else’s love? Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Rajiv Joseph has become well-known for taking on sweeping moral issues with a unique and piercing humour.
Gruesome Playground Injuries has garnered critical acclaim internationally and Rajiv Joseph has been described by the New York Times as ‘an artist of original talent’.
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Britain’s biggest selling comedian Michael McIntyre has sold out his Australian tour in record time and due to popular demand is adding a show in Hobart.
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to audiences across the world including Australia after a sell-out tour in 2016. In the UK, Michael has sold more than 1.5 million tickets, including a record-breaking 28 performances at London’s 16,000 capacity 02 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue in 2015, alongside musical talents Prince, Take That and One Direction.
Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai and he holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway.
“The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious.” - The Telegraph.
Nick Offerman – All Rise Tour
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Award-winning US comedian, actor and writer Nick Offerman is returning down under this June for the first time since 2016 with his brand new live show, 'All Rise'.
All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst urging you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please!
"My aim in this undertaking is to encourage my fellow Homo Sapiens to aim higher in life than the channels of consumerism would have us imagine," said Offerman.
"It’s a proper revival suggesting the existence of a higher power in the land than commerce, one that will cause you to pop, lock and rejoice! Come on down and hear the good news that will make you go jingle-jangle in your juice box."
Offerman is an accomplished entertainer known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). His role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation earned him a Television Critics Association Award in the US for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
See Eventfinda for more information.
Michael McIntyre
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Britain’s biggest comedian, Michael McIntyre, is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour and this time he is going global! Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to audiences across the world including Australia after a sell-out tour in 2016.
1984 - WITH KERRY O'BRIEN & TOM BAKER
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
A new stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel. featuring renowned TV presenter, Kerry O'Brien, live on stage, as The Narrator and legendary 4th Doctor Who, Tom Baker, as the recorded Voice of Big Brother.
Carmina Burana
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Concert Performance
This noteworthy arrangement of the popular cantata Carmina Burana, written in 1956 by Carl Orff’s student Wilhelm Killmayer, was authorised by Orff himself as suitable for chamber performances of this large scale work.

This staple piece of the classical repertoire, with its famous, dramatic and often used opening and closing chorus “O Fortuna”, is based on a collection of poems, written by Bavarian monks between the 11th and 13th century.

While the poetry seems mostly bawdy, irreverent, and satirical in nature, it provides a glimpse into the true medieval mind.

It seems that pleasures and woes of modern life have not changed much since, strongly suggesting that we shall always be at the whim of that eternal turning wheel: “O Fortuna, life’s only constant is change!”
With nearly 90 people on stage, including some of Tasmania's finest singers and musicians, this not-to-be-missed concert promises to depict all the naughty, tender and raucous sounds and scenes of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, which not only has delighted audiences around the world for nearly 85 years but continues to do so.

Festival of Voices
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Established in 2005, Festival of Voices has earned its reputation as Australia’s pre-eminent choral music festival. Festival of Voices is where singers from all over the world gather in Tasmania to perform, teach, learn, listen and connect, and where audiences are encouraged to participate and find their voices.
The festival moves from a rousing community chorus of thousands to the pin-drop-quiet of exquisite concert performances. In-between there is laughter, meaningful conversations, music, workshops, unique experiences and always a song to be sung.
Treasure Island
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
A swashbuckling adventure for all ages, Treasure Island is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s prayers; a racy, pacy, swashbuckling classic! A stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the centre of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.
TSO Rococo Variations
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Call it creative recycling, but composers have always engaged with music from earlier times. This concert offers affectionate tributes from one composer to another and from one era to another. In his Variations on a Rococo Theme – which is a cello concerto in all but name – Tchaikovsky summons the sound world of Mozart, a composer whose music he loved. Ravel’s jewel-like Le Tombeau de Couperin honours the music of the French Baroque. Added to that, Ravel dedicated each movement to a dear friend who had fallen in the Great War, bringing a further degree of poignancy.
Brahms was in awe of his artistic heritage and revered the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and others. His Serenade No 1, which has the agreeable charm of a serenade and the grand sweep of a symphony, is a superbly crafted work in which Brahms declares, however modestly, that he too is worthy of a place among the greats.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Grab a mate, grab a date, grab a ticket to the Roadshow!
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.
For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. There’s a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone!
Cinderella
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Presented by the Victorian State Ballet.
A full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale story, featuring internationally recognised artists in a stunning display of outstanding classical ballet skill.
The world’s most loved story is retold through excellent staging, superb classical ballet technique and mesmerising choreography which honour the story we all know and love. An inspiring, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family.
The Victorian State Ballet’s Cinderella features a superb cast of leading classical ballet artists. The choreography is rich with virtue, sensibility, grace, intrigue and outstanding skill, matching the hauntingly beautiful traditional musical score by Prokofiev. Victorian State Ballet’s Cinderella endeavours to immerse the audience amidst the fairytale classic in a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring.
Don’t miss out on stunning solos and pas de deux from the stunning leading couple and they're very moving and ultimate happily ever after final scene. This is a classical ballet at its finest. Come and experience this amazing and unique production!
L’amante Anglaise Hobart
Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019 to Wed 3rd Jul 2019
By Marguerite Duras
A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… all except the head. Based upon an actual event, L’amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.
This modern classic psychological thriller from a celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story.
Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray – 2015 Green Room winner, Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until a catastrophe occurs. Over the course of the drama, they effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion.
Performed exquisitely and directed by Laurence Strangio, L’amante Anglaise is a rare and unmissable work of theatre.
Director: Laurence Strangio
Performers: Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray
TSO Rodgers & Hammerstein
Date Thu 4th Jul 2019
Broadway royalty of the 1940s and 50s, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein turned out one hit show after another: Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The Great American Songbook would be much the poorer without their tuneful, stirring and heart-rending contributions (and where would Liverpool Football Club be without ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’?). Savour a night of luxuriously orchestrated Rodgers and Hammerstein songs sung by artists with sterling West End pedigrees. Oh what a beautiful evening? You bet!
Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Christmas in July returns this year o Saturday 6 or 27 July 2019.
Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following.

We will be offering winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit.
Some of these Christmas treats include: handcrafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas cocktails
Make sure you leave lots of room for the Christmas in July buffet!
Clinton Hutton will play all the favourite covers in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from Santa for the kiddies might just be the perfect way to finish off the evening.

TSO Rodgers & Hammerstein: Launceston
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Broadway royalty of the 1940s and 50s, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein turned out one hit show after another: Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The Great American Songbook would be much the poorer without their tuneful, stirring and heart-rending contributions (and where would Liverpool Football Club be without ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’?). Savour a night of luxuriously orchestrated Rodgers and Hammerstein songs sung by artists with sterling West End pedigrees. Oh what a beautiful evening? You bet!
Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Cliff Richard and The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the rock ‘n roll sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows.
The group dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, placing 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s (35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard & The Shadows).
Performing all the classic hits including Do You Wanna Dance, Singing The Blues, Move It, Lucky Lips, Summer Holiday, Bachelor Boy, The Young Ones, Living Doll and Congratulations.
Also including legendary instrumentals from The Shadows including Apache, Wonderful Land, FBI, Atlantis, Sleep Walk and many more with a mix of Cliff Richard solo hits including Devil Woman, Wired For Sound, We Don’t Talk Anymore, Some People and Dreamin’. This is a tribute concert not to be missed.
AFL - North Melbourne vs St Kilda
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
North Melbourne take on the St Kilda LIVE at Blundstone Arena.
Kids go FREE! Kids under 15 receive FREE general admission tickets to North’s game against the GIANTS. Terms and conditions apply.
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Willie Smith's Apple Shed is the hottest hut in the Huon Valley: craft ciders, locally sourced lunches, and plenty of space to sit, chat and roll in the hay. They've partnered up with other like-minded locals to throw a mid-winter festival to celebrate the region's apple-picking history.
At its core is a focus on wassailing: the ages-old tradition of scaring nasties out of cider apple trees, from orchard to orchard, in order to bring on a stellar autumn yield.
Now, things may seem a little strange at first: kings, queens, processions, giving gifts to the trees, shouting, banging, fire, candlelight, and so forth, but what else would you expect? And if none of that bobs your Geeveston fanny, that's okay too - there'll be cider, feasting and folk music in abundance.
Hadley's Art Prize
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers AUD100000 to the winning entry.
The exhibition will host the finalists artwork and a number of exhibition related events.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson Live On Stage
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
Come and spend an evening with two of the world's best climbers live on stage in their first Australian tour
This is an opportunity to see Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson up close and personal sharing stories of their journey that spanned years to achieve what many thoughts was impossible, the world’s hardest rock climb: the Dawn Wall.
This is a rare opportunity to see Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on stage together - not just two of the world’s best climbers, but two of the world’s best athletes and inspirational speakers.

Tommy and Kevin have experience speaking on the world’s greatest stages including TEDx and will be bringing that same experience to you!
Bringing you the world’s top climbers deserves the best venues and full experience.

At the Tommy and Kevin Live with The Dawn Wall events, you can expect premium venues such as the State Theatre, Brisbane Concert Hall, Canberra Theatre Centre, Perth Concert Hall and others.

Get there early to be a part of the Climbing Expo at each event with adventure experiences, travel, and gear store pop-ups.
Then hear Tommy and Kevin share their inspiring...
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Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson Live on Stage - Hobart
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
Come and spend an evening with two of the world's best climbers live on stage in their first Australian tour.
This is an opportunity to see TOMMY CALDWELL and KEVIN JORGESON up close and personal sharing stories of their journey that spanned years to achieve what many thought was impossible, the world’s hardest rock climb: the Dawn Wall.
This is a rare opportunity to see Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on stage together - not just two of the world’s best climbers, but two of the world’s best athletes and inspirational speakers.

Tommy and Kevin have experience speaking on the world’s greatest stages including TEDx and will be bringing that same experience to you!
Then hear Tommy and Kevin share their inspiring personal stories and insights. Relive the critically acclaimed film THE DAWN WALL on the big screen with Tommy and Kevin providing added commentary.

Then a rare chance for a hosted Q&A with Tommy and Kevin that will take you behind the scenes and into their minds.
There will be opportunities to meet and greet, book signings and more at what will be the climbing event of the year in your capital city! Don’t miss out!

Boys in the Band - Jukebox Revolution
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Every Record Tells A Story!
Elvis, Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe, Queen, Jackson 5, Beatles, ACDC, John Farnham… and many more!
Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts, internationally acclaimed Boys in the Band is proud to present their brand new show “Jukebox Revolution…every record tells a story!” celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.
Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.
Boys in the Band have performed among star-studded company such as Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pseudo Echo, entertaining audiences across the globe. Highlight concert performances including Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mandela Theatre Johannesburg, The Star Gold Coast, Arts Centre Melbourne and festivals such as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Sydney Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series.

Get ready to join the revolution!
Presented by SMA Productions

Em Rusciano – The Rage and Rainbows Tour
Date Wed 24th Jul 2019
Stand-up comedian, singer, writer and broadcaster Em Rusciano is making an unprecedented Australian theatre tour this July and August! With a phenomenal career trajectory that has launched her from finalist and audience favourite in a hugely popular national talent show to hosting brekky radio and selling out shows around Australia, the glitter cyclone embodied by Em Rusciano continues to take no prisoners and tell no lies. The Rage and Rainbows Tour will see Em leave a trail of sequins, singalongs and sore bellies from Hobart to Perth and everywhere in between.

Last year has been huge for Em—she had a baby, turned 40, left a high profile job and had a combined 45 minutes sleep. There's been next-level rage. There's also been love. There's been day drinking and breastfeeding…no, not at the same time.

With her The Rage and Rainbows Tour, Em is finally giving voice to that gnawing rage we all try to hide. She's unleashing the rage, dunking it in white wine, rolling it in glitter, and giving it an eight-piece back-up band and four costume changes. She's also going to tell you what you...

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Devonport Jazz Festival
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Tasmania's only winter Jazz Festival!
Held on the last weekend in July, Devonport Jazz returns in 2018 with a program full to the brim of jazz.
The festival features award-winning a Cappella sextet Skety, direct from the Czech Republic. Described as the future of a Capella groups, Skety are a fresh and contemporary spin on traditional jazz vocals.
Other Highlights include quirky Melbourne duo Lily and King, Sydney Crooner Gregg Arthur with his smooth vocal style reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, and the ultimate 1930s party band The Furbelows.
Devonport Jazz is pleased to welcome The Hobart Jazz Quartet to the festival, led by 2017 Australian Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Ted Vining and playing the music of John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Devonport Jazz will also feature community events such as Street Eats and the Providore Place Sunday Market where food and artisan products will be the main course with a side of jazz performance.
Why not make a weekend of it and explore the food,wine and scenery that the region is famed for. There is more than meets the eye in Devonport, and Devonport Jazz is a great excuse to visit.
Visit their website for more information.
Circus Oz Rock Bang
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
A Circus Rock Operator.
Rock Bang is an original, hilarious rock'n'roll circus extravaganza, co-created by Circus Oz with Otto and Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte.
Part rock concert, part side-splitting comedy and smashed together with acrobatic punk anarchy, ROCK BANG is a sensory feast of heart-stopping stunts, physical ridiculousness, soaring guitars, thumping drums and contagious tunes.
Utterly dysfunctional siblings, Otto and Astrid, attempt to tell their fantastical life story of being orphaned as kids and growing up in artist filled squats to become the darlings of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Distracted and inspired by the extraordinary bendy feats of the Circus Oz acrobats, Otto & Astrid quickly descend into squabbling, throwing rehearsed circus routines and songs into spectacular chaos.
ROCK BANG is a riotous, hard-rocking Circus Oz explosion detonated by Otto and Astrid.
TASTROFEST - Tasmania's Astronomy Festival
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
2019- Moon Landing Special. Tasmania's premier Astronomy festival is the largest of its kind in the country.

Held on the first weekend of August each year, it is the kick-off event for what is more like National Science ‘Month’ than a week.

The festival is designed to give all ages and levels of interest something to experience when it comes to our night sky.

We spend 50% of our lives under the stars and this three day event is situated perfectly in Ulverstone to capture a great view of the night sky and potential auroras.
Beginner and advanced lectures and workshops on how to use different telescopes, classes in taking aurora photos and special international guests are all fixtures of this festival.

Come and view our astrophotography and aurora gallery, experience Virtual Reality, pose with working droids and dress up in cosplay to really get involved.

See stunning Hubble images, live feed from ISS, night sky viewing and so much more.

There is even a dedicated schools program aimed at teaching our students what to look for at the night.

Schools can send an EOI at anytime for when the program is released. The main program is generally released May/June.

TSO Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019
‘Andrew Seymour showed why he’s one of the best in the business with his meltingly beautiful performance of movements from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.’
Mozart had a special fondness for the clarinet and in his Clarinet Concerto, which was written in the last few months of his life, he produced a work of profound and transcendent beauty. The instrument sings across all of its registers, from the rich and shadowy depths to the bright and sunny heights. This most beloved of all clarinet concertos are performed in this concert by Andrew Seymour, TSO Principal Clarinet, an artist noted for his nuanced and sensitive musicianship.
Music with a French flavour makes up the remainder of the concert, including Honegger’s evocative Pastorale d’été and Bizet’s joyous Symphony in C.
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Wed 4th Sep 2019
Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures.
Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award-nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Australian Karate Federation National Championships
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
The Australian Karate Federation National Championships is an annual national karate competition featuring national and international calibre competitors from around Australia.
The event includes kata or forms and kumite or sparring events. More than 500 competitors in junior, senior, male and female and team events are expected to attend.
TSO Mozart Clarinet Concerto: Launceston
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
‘Andrew Seymour showed why he’s one of the best in the business with his meltingly beautiful performance of movements from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.’
Mozart had a special fondness for the clarinet and in his Clarinet Concerto, which was written in the last few months of his life, he produced a work of profound and transcendent beauty. The instrument sings across all of its registers, from the rich and shadowy depths to the bright and sunny heights. This most beloved of all clarinet concertos is performed in this concert by Andrew Seymour, TSO Principal Clarinet, an artist noted for his nuanced and sensitive musicianship.
Music with a French flavour makes up the remainder of the concert, including Honegger’s evocative Pastorale d’été and Bizet’s joyous Symphony in C.
Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport
Date Sun 4th Aug 2019
Forged on the back of the fishing industry and known as the cradle of Tasmania's salmon and trout farming sector, Bridport, scenic "village by the sea", is just minutes from the State's premier wine district at Pipers Brook. Naturally we celebrate the combination of seafood and wine excellence.
A series of eclectic events in the village and on the water pay homage to Bridport's maritime and seafood heritage in association with the premium beverages of the hinterland.
Celebrating the arrival of new season's Tassie scallops and the bounty that will ensue.
NICHE Makers Market - Starry Night Niche
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019
A snuggly Winter's outing, where music and friends come together for Tasmania's favourite artisan market, Niche.
Yummy winter knits, wraps, scarves and quilts alongside some of our finest jewellers and artists.
"Starry Night Niche" is on Friday, August 9, 2:00pm-7: 00 pm at the Albert Hall, corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston.
NICHE is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises regularly attracting more than 3000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually.
TSO Nordic Spirit
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019
Many decades have passed since the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra performed Sibelius’ sublime Fifth Symphony. Conducting this remarkable work is TSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Designate, Eivind Aadland. While working on the Fifth, Sibelius likened the task to assembling the pieces of a giant mosaic. Multi-hued and radiant, the Fifth is a grand work of art – perfect in its details and enthralling it its overall sweep.
Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, who made such a strong impression performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016, returns as soloist in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, the composer’s only minor-key piano concerto and a work of high drama and heartfelt lyricism.
*Commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra through the philanthropic support of the TSO Commissioning Circle.
Crusty Demons: Rise of the Demons World Tour - Devonport
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019 to Sat 26th Oct 2019
The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019! They are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demon OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set for one hell of a show. This tour is not something you’re going to want to miss.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.
It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter.

Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.
Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

Tasmanian Whisky Week
Date Mon 12th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August, with industry events held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.
Throughout the week distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today.
Tickets will be available from May so be sure to book early as there are limited tickets to each event. Tas Whisky Week promises to be a feast of memorable Tasmanian whisky events that will stay with you long after the final dram.
TSO Bravissima!
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019
Come on a journey from darkness to light – from the sombre tones of Haydn’s Symphony No 49 (which, unusually, remains in a minor key throughout) to Mozart’s luminous Symphony No 39, among the last and greatest of all of his symphonies. Along the way, experience some of the most ravishing opera arias of the period, including Donna Elvira’s ‘Mi tradì’ from Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi’s ‘Come scoglio’ from Così fan tutte. Nicole Car, fresh from successes in the world’s leading opera houses, makes her eagerly anticipated return to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Appearing with the TSO for the first time is conductor Bertrand de Billy, principal guest conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie and an opera conductor of distinction.
Sydney Dance Company - 50th Anniversary Triple Bill
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane
Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from three remarkable Australian choreographic talents, Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane.
Each has carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement and taking audiences on unforgettable journeys. Now, for the first time, these three incredible works will share one stage.
Witness five virtuosic dancers in the world premiere of Bonachela’s Cinco set to a dramatic string quartet. Soar beyond the clouds in Nankivell’s new work Neon Aether and immerse yourself in a post-human world of primal seduction and belonging in Lane’s 2017 New Breed smash hit WOOF.
Don’t miss this exhilarating evening of dance in its limited Australian season.
Cinco
Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Neon Aether
Choreographer: Gabrielle Nankivell
WOOF
Choreographer: Melanie Lane
Composer: Clark
Top Dog Film Festival 2019 - Launceston
Date Fri 16th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening for one night only in Launceston.
Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From the husky dogs of Alaska to the working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed to be strong. Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter.
The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled will delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.
This carefully curated program of short canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent films makers around the globe.
Get your tickets before they all sell out—you’d be barking mad to miss it. One session only in Launceston. Seating is not allocated. Arrive early for the best seats. Sorry, no refunds.
The Top Dog Film Festival...
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Top Dog Film Festival Hobart
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Hobart.
Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed. Meet 4-legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter.
The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.
This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe.
Get tickets before they sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it. Please arrive early for best seats.
One show only in Hobart.
Sorry, no refunds.
The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages
Top Dog Film Festival 2019
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening for one night only in Hobart.
Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From the husky dogs of Alaska to the working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed to be strong. Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter.
The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled will delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.
This carefully curated program of short canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent films makers around the globe.
Get your tickets before they all sell out—you’d be barking mad to miss it. One session only in Hobart. Seating is not allocated. Arrive early for the best seats. Sorry, no refunds.
The Top Dog Film Festival...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Flinders Flicks
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019
Now in its 5th year, Flinders Flicks is emerging as one of the most popular events on the Flinders Island calendar.
This year the Festival will include an art exhibition and a series of creative art workshops, culminating into the gala event – the showing and judging of local films at The Flinders Flicks Film Festival on Friday 23rd August at the Furneaux Arts & Entertainment Centre. It’s a free community event the whole island attends!
The concept is simple; The festival is open to everyone from the first time filmmaker to the seasoned professional. All films must be under 3 minutes long and include titles and credits and can be any genre. Films must include the 'Flinders Flicks Icon' and the interpretation is entirely up to the filmmaker. This years icon is WATER.
A panel of judges will choose the "Best Festival Film", "Best Use of the Icon Award" & the "Judges Encouragement Award " the audience will play the important role of the critic to select the "Peoples Choice Award" with prizes being awarded to these films.
TSO Colours of the Saxophone
Date Sun 25th Aug 2019
‘I have never heard saxophone playing so seductive and alluring.’ The Herald, Scotland
No one can accentuate the various colours of the saxophone like Amy Dickson. This multi award-winning performer is renowned for her silky and delectable tone. In this concert, she brings her artistry to Matthew Hindson’s dazzling new Saxophone Concerto.
Colours of a different kind swirl about in Ravel’s ballet score Mother Goose (Ma mère l’oye), which evokes the charming world of children’s fairy tales. Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb and the most magical of fairy gardens all come to life in Ravel’s miraculous score. Although he lived in Vienna for the last ten years of his life, Mozart had a special affinity with Prague, and the citizens of Prague loved him in return. His Prague Symphony is by turns joyous, majestic and reflective. Classic Mozart, in other words.
*Commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra through the philanthropic support of the TSO Commissioning Circle.
Bell Shakspeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
By William Shakespeare, Director James Evans.
Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.
Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love and loathing of each other.
However, Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.
But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises and bumbling cops. Or is it?
TSO Runaway Bunny
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019
For generations, The Runaway Bunny has touched and delighted young children (and, if truth be told, brought many a tear to the eyes of adult storytellers). This children’s classic – which has remained in print for more than 70 years – is read aloud in this concert and given a live orchestral soundtrack. Tissues available on request. Other music includes orchestral favourites on animal themes. Now that’s something to crow about!
Junction Arts Festival
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Now in its ninth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists.
Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award-winning wines. Junction's Little Devil features children’s shows and award-winning cabaret.
Great Eastern Wine Weekend
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Position yourself by the coast this 6-8 September for a Great Eastern Wine Weekend rumoured to be the greatest yet. Celebrating the region’s finest food and wine, the weekend will feature your favourite signature events, plus new bespoke events including long brunches, private vineyard tours, vertical tastings, yoga and a cooking class honouring springs arrival in the tradition of pagan Ostara Festival.
The Great Eastern Wine and Dine Dinner will be held at Freycinet Lodge Saturday 7 September 2019.
TSO The Fairy's Kiss
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
Celebrated English musician Anthony Marwood wears two hats in this concert – as soloist and director. Renowned for his warm and expressive tone, he performs Mozart’s youthful Second Violin Concerto. Stravinsky’s ballet score Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) consists of reworkings of original music by Tchaikovsky, a composer whose music Stravinsky adored. In a further twist, the version performed in this concert is an arrangement for solo violin and strings by Australian composer James Ledger. It is not difficult to understand why the Serenade for Strings is one of Dvořák’s most loved works. Heartfelt and tuneful, it flows with gentle and unaffected ease.
TSO The Fairy's Kiss: Launceston
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Celebrated English musician Anthony Marwood wears two hats in this concert – as soloist and director. Renowned for his warm and expressive tone, he performs Mozart’s youthful Second Violin Concerto. Stravinsky’s ballet score Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) consists of reworkings of original music by Tchaikovsky, a composer whose music Stravinsky adored. In a further twist, the version performed in this concert is an arrangement for solo violin and strings by Australian composer James Ledger. It is not difficult to understand why the Serenade for Strings is one of Dvořák’s most loved works. Heartfelt and tuneful, it flows with gentle and unaffected ease.
Australian Conference for Neurodevelomental Disorders
Date Thu 19th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
The Australian Conference for Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ACND2019) will be held from September 19th – 21st 2019. The conference will take place at the Launceston Conference Centre located at Door Of Hope in Launceston, Tasmania. This is an opportunity to create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary community that is networked globally delivering applications of research to develop excellence in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
With over 400 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to expand your networks and join the rich dialogue between a mix of professionals from a wide range of disciplines, those experiencing Neurodevelopmental Disorders and researchers, established and upcoming.
Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival 2019
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
2019 is the 4th Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival!!!
Our Festival highlights and promotes the very best Tasmania has to offer in garden tourism, horticulture, floristry, landscape design and related businesses. Set in and around the iconic Albert Hall and City Park of Launceston the event has 60+ exhibitors and displays plus a speaker program of local and nationally acclaimed gardening experts covering a wide spectrum of gardening/horticultural related industries and topics.
With most of our exhibitors inside the Albert Hall plus the speakers' program upstairs, numerous displays, exhibitors & food stalls outside in the City Park plus musical performances and children’s activities in the Conservatory there truly is something for everyone.
Held over the weekend closest to the spring equinox in September each year with 2019 aiming to be our best event so far! Visitors can gain knowledge, buy plants, enjoy floral art displays, plan open garden related holidays, get those challenging gardening questions answered, try fresh produce and have the whole family entertained.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2019
TSO Hymn of Praise
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!’ Mendelssohn’s inspirational Symphony No 2, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), is a monumental work for orchestra, choir and vocal soloists. Written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg, it was premièred in St Thomas’ Leipzig in 1840, the same church where JS Bach spent the crowning years of his career. Rich in orchestral, choral and cultural traditions – Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 was another influence – Mendelssohn’s great, celebratory symphony is a grand and enthralling experience.
It’s hard to overestimate the influence of Weber’s Romantic opera Der Freischütz (in our own time, it inspired Tom Waits’ music-theatre work The Black Rider). A morality tale loaded with eerie Gothic touches and heavy doses of the supernatural, Der Freischütz mixes simple and charming melodies with dazzling and imaginative orchestration. This concert showcases some of the highlights.
Picasso and His Dog
Date Thu 26th Sep 2019 to Fri 27th Sep 2019
For anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.
Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.
Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).
Swan Lake
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019
An Imperial Russian Ballet Company Production.
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Hobart with Swan Lake, the most loved classical ballet of them all.
This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.
Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness, in the end, conquer evil and betrayal.
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.
Artistic Director: Gediminas Taranda
Pinktober Tasmania
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
October is Pinktober is breast cancer awareness month.

Each October the Volunteer committee for the National Breast Cancer Foundation hosts a series of events held across Pinktober to highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness.



For a full list of what's on, please visit the website or Facebook page.

Bangarra Dance Theatre - 30th Anniversary Season
Date Thu 3rd Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
A celebration of contemporary dance, story and culture.
Join Bangarra as the company celebrates its landmark 30th Anniversary Season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre.
As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling.
Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. At the helm is award-winning artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page. Together, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.
Artistic Director: Stephen Page
The Sapphires
Date Thu 10th Oct 2019 to Sat 12th Oct 2019
The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award-winning musical play that inspired the film is coming to Hobart for the first time.
Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
TSO Rhapsody in Blue
Date Fri 11th Oct 2019
An instant classic, Rhapsody in Blue never fails to excite. Full of memorable tunes and brilliant orchestral effects – starting with the irresistibly sleek upward slide on the clarinet – Rhapsody in Blue pulsates with brassiness, energy and Jazz Age glamour. Bernstein’s On the Town likewise swings with big city vitality.
For a taste of the Old World, the concert concludes with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the most energetic of the composer’s nine symphonies. Kazuki Yamada, who has been described by the London Telegraph as ‘a star in the making’, returns to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as conductor.
2019 MS 24-Hour Mega Swim
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The MS Mega Swim event is coming to Hobart!
The Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for 24 hours to raise money in support for people living with multiple sclerosis. Overall, we have 16 events across the 4 states from February to October 2019, attracting 3,000 individuals participating across VIC, NSW, ACT & TAS with many more attending to support friends and families.
People of all ages and abilities can take part in the MS 24-Hour Mega Swim with each team creating a roster to suit each swimmer. Some swim for 10 minutes, others for 4 hours! The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a competition with points awarded to each team; 1 point for every $10 raised (banked funds) and 1 point for every 500m swum.
Create a team and register today!
Sheffield Tasmania Medieval Festival 2019
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The Sheffield Tasmania Medieval festival showcases some of the best jousting and sword combat you will see in a family-friendly environment at budget prices. See armoured knights engaging in full contact sword combat, archery display and working trebuchet. Other activities include birds of prey-raptors, belly dancers, face painting, pony rides, jumping castle and children’s games, snake display on Sunday, best-dressed Male-Female: Boys and Girls competitions both days.
Facilities on site include a small bar, merchant’s and interactive lane, assorted hot and cold foods. Like us on Facebook Tasmania Medieval Festival. The Sheffield Tasmania Medieval festival 2019 is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.Sea Fm 107-7 and 7AD FM 98.9 and The Kentish Council and we thank them all.
TSO Pandemonium
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019
More Lewis Carroll than Mary Shelley, Frankenstein!! mixes orchestral music with nonsense verse on a wide variety of themes, from Superman to James Bond, Dracula to Batman and Robin (Shelley’s Frankenstein is referenced only incidentally). Delivered in a half-sung, half-spoken manner, the children’s rhymes will be performed in this concert by the composer himself, HK Gruber, who has subtitled his work ‘A pan-demonium for chansonnier and orchestra’. A touch of cabaret comes to the concert hall.
Like Frankenstein’s monster, the figures created by Prometheus in Beethoven’s ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus come to life and acquire the ability to think, move and feel. Composed by a youthful Beethoven (it was written between the first two symphonies), Prometheus is among the liveliest and most colourful of all of his works. Likewise vibrant is Rimsky-Korsakov’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, which evokes a spectacle akin to Tolkien’s frightening Mordor.
Possum Magic
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.
Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and Hush longs to see herself again.
One problem: Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers… this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food… people food.
Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.
Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.
Cherry Blossom Celebration
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
The Cherry Blossom Celebration is the biggest day of the year on the calendar for Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, located at Romaine, near Burnie.
Celebrating the flowering of the Japanese Cherry Blossoms with Japanese inspired displays; bonsai, traditional tea ceremonies and Aikido martial arts.


Other local food and beverage vendors will be on site for the day, along with our hard working volunteers in the tea room providing delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, coffee and tea.

My Fair Lady
Date Fri 25th Oct 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Presented by Bijou Creative
The most beloved musical of all time, My Fair Lady returns to the Theatre Royal stage for the first time in 20 years.
A masterful retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is the tale of Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and the arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins. Higgins accepts a challenge to raise Eliza’s status in society, but as he teaches her how to act like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.
An endearing tale that will charm you with its warmth and vivid characters, an unforgettable score including: Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live and Get Me to the Church on Time.
From the team that brought you Chicago in 2017, and showcasing a stellar Tasmanian cast, this is theatre not to be missed!
Director: Karen Kluss
Musical Director: Tamika Crosbie
Book and Lyrics by: Alan Jay Lerner
Music by: Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “PYGMALION”
Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart.
Seafarers' Festival
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
The Seafarers’ Festival is an action packed family day with a focus on nauticulture including music, activities, competitions, maritime information, science and a selection of fine food.
With over 30 stalls around the site you’ll find maritime and historic information intermingling with hands on activities and a great stage program of music, dance and theatre.
Dress up for the Costume Competition and be in the running to win excellent prizes. There’s the popular treasure hunt, have-a-go activities, visiting vessels and plenty to witness unfolding on the water.
Tasmanian Craft Fair 2019
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Mon 4th Nov 2019
The largest working craft fair in Australia invites you to ask "Which craft if your craft?' Held over 4 days from 1 November to 4 November, 2019 in the town of Deloraine, Tasmania, the Tasmanian Craft Fair includes all types of art and craft - from woodcraft to food craft, Beer craft to Guitar craft, Wine craft to art craft and international craft to Tasmanian Craft.
Attracting over 20,000 patrons, free shuttle buses are provided to reach the 260 exhibitors located over 8 venues.
Now in its 39th year the Tasmanian Craft Fair offers working displays, demonstrations, food, entertainment and childrens activities .
The craft fair celebrates individual creativity and effort with all work for sale being created by, designed by and/or made by the exhibitor.
Fat Pig Farm Afloat
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Yukon Tours and Fat Pig Farm are happy to invite you on board for these special events. Fat Pig Farm Afloat combines the delicious artisan produce of southern Tasmania with the dramatic beauty of the Huon Valley.
Aboard Yukon, your cruise on the majestic Huon River is accompanied by a seasonal picnic lunch with matching beverages.
Yukon’s crew and the team from Fat Pig Farm present a superb experience in picturesque surrounds. The natural environment provides both the view and the menu for your afternoon on board.


During the cruise, you can chat all things food and farm with Fat Pig Farm’s staff or give Yukon’s crew a hand hoist the square sail or even taking a turn at the tiller.

TSO Nina Stemme Returns
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Following her triumphant and award-winning performance with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016, Nina Stemme returns to Hobart for another night of Wagnerian splendour. Appearing with her is fellow Swede John Lundgren, acclaimed for his Wagner interpretations at the Bayreuth Festival, Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Marko Letonja, conductor of the 2016 concert, is the third star in the evening’s firmament.
This all-Wagner gala delivers emotion-filled and epic scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, including Wotan’s Farewell (Die Walküre) and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene (Götterdämmerung), as well as the Ring’s most stirring orchestral episodes, such as the Ride of the Valkyries and Siegfried’s Funeral Music. The concert also includes highlights from The Flying Dutchman.
Book early for the concert opera event of 2019!
Sung in German with surtitles.
Orchestra will include musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music.
TSO Swansong
Date Fri 8th Nov 2019
Doyenne of Australian cellists, Sue-Ellen Paulsen appears as soloist in golden-hued works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky in these, her farewell solo performances with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Fittingly, her swansong with the TSO includes one of the most ravishing of all cello pieces, Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Swan’.
Music by Schumann frames the concert. The Manfred Overture roils with Romantic fervour while the Second Symphony, which is in the bright key of C major, blazes with hearty, life-affirming glory. Celebratory finales hardly come more joyous than this! On the podium is Marko Letonja, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Conductor Laureate.
TSO Swansong: Launceston
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019
Doyenne of Australian cellists, Sue-Ellen Paulsen appears as soloist in golden-hued works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky in these, her farewell solo performances with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Fittingly, her swansong with the TSO includes one of the most ravishing of all cello pieces, Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Swan’.
Music by Schumann frames the concert. The Manfred Overture roils with Romantic fervour while the Second Symphony, which is in the bright key of C major, blazes with hearty, life-affirming glory. Celebratory finales hardly come more joyous than this! On the podium is Marko Letonja, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Conductor Laureate.
Effervescence Tasmania
Date Fri 15th Nov 2019 to Sun 17th Nov 2019
The "Effervescence Tasmania" Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world-class sparkling wines emanating from the island state of Tasmania.
Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Hobart 10th November and Launceston from 15-17 November 2019.
The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2018 attracted over 1600 wine enthusiasts over five days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.
NW NICHE Tasmanian Makers' Market
Date Sat 16th Nov 2019
After a huge success, the past three years, Tasmania’s favourite artisan market, Niche Market Bazaar, will be returning to the North West Coast on Saturday, November 16, 2019!
Touch and feel the quality of our makers' work and enjoy the company of friends.
A great morning out, for a fabulous cause – Burnie’s Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Date Sat 16th Nov 2019
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Hobart!
Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!
So, call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!
Wuss in Boots
Date Wed 20th Nov 2019 to Sat 23rd Nov 2019
Wuss in Boots – he isn’t very brave and he isn’t very clever. He’s simply a wuss, but a wuss with a difference. When the chips are down – he just starts eating the other stuff on his plate.
Wuss in Boots is the latest hit in a long line of fractured fairy stories presented annually to delighted audiences by the Bawdy Panto team.
In fact, it is the 17th annual bawdy romp through fairyland with hilarious results.
Regardless of the storyline, should you be lucky enough to get one, Wuss in Boots is a night of mirth and madness featuring outrageous gags, beautiful dancers, desecrated songs and the inevitable blokes in drag.
The cast includes a veritable ‘who’s who’ from the local media and theatre world including John X, Peter Gee, Danielle ‘Scooby’ Lipscombe, Andrew Casey, Cassie Xintavelonis, Adrian Smith and the occasional cameo appearance from our more ‘senior’ personalities like Richard Moore and Daryl Peebles.
So don’t you be a wuss. Boot scoot to the Theatre Royal and scoop up your tickets today! Or, alternatively, stay in your slippers and purchase online.
Exhibition: "Hobiennale 2019"
Date Fri 22nd Nov 2019 to Sat 14th Dec 2019
Opening Thurs 21 Nov, 6pm
Exhibition runs 22 Nov - 14 Dec

Constance ARI presents HB19, bringing together artist-run initiatives from across Australia and New Zealand.

Free entry.

Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm, closed public holidays.
Farmgate Festival
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses.

Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more.

Drive together with friends to make a great day awesome. Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms.

2019 MTBA National Championships , Gravity Enduro
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Maydena Bike Park are pleased to present the 2019 Gravity Enduro National Championships.
The first National level event to be held at Maydena, this event will attract the best Gravity riders from across the country in what promises to be an exciting weekend of racing.
Stitch with Helen for Christmas
Date Sun 24th Nov 2019
A day of stitching indulgence - join many like-minded quilters and stitchers to share in a gathering of friendship, skill building, sharing and joy.
WHAT: Stitch with Helen for Christmas
WHEN: 24th November 2019, 10am - 4pm
WHERE: Newtown Bay Rowing Centre (easy parking and lift access if required)
Join Helen and the girls for this annual Christmas Gathering.
A day full of treats and surprises!
This gathering books out quickly so don't miss out, BOOK NOW!
Included on the day will be:
- 2 new patterns from Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses (international designer, tutor, author and stitcher)
- 1 full kit (the second kit will be available for purchase)
- morning, lunch, and afternoon tea
NICHE Christmas Market - "Niche-Mas"
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
Niche-Mas has become a sparkling Launceston Christmas tradition.

Niche is a market in the European style, where the very best of Tasmania's makers help you solve all your Christmas shopping dilemmas.
Niche is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises, regularly attracting more than 5000 shoppers, where 20% of all takings go directly to children with developmental delays and disability who use St Giles services in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie.

Circular Head Agricultural Show
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
The Circular Head Show, held in Stanley provides the community with the district's major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show.
The Circular Head Agricultural Society would like to thank the judges, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who help to create this event each year.
Please note that the Circular Head Show is a smoke free event, providing a great day of entertainment for the whole family.
39th FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019.

An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world.

TSO Brass in St David's 2
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
TSO Brass will once more fill the neo-Gothic vaults of St David’s Cathedral. Launched in 2018, these concerts have already won a strong following.
Be sure to catch the varied and brilliant sounds of the Brass of the TSO in the most ideal space imaginable.
The Very Best of CROON LIVE
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
Presented by Andrew Colrain, Colin Dean and John X
Those larrikin lads in the black and white tuxedos with the ever-receding hairlines have a new show just for you.
Andrew Colrain, Colin Dean and John X are CROON!
Their long-awaited return to Hobart’s Theatre Royal is finally here. As Tasmania’s very own taste of Vegas, CROON brings back the swinging good times, classic groove and high jinx that is synonymous with their irreverent style and so true to the big band era.
Once again accompanied by the glamorous Croonette Dancers and backed by the incomparable Matthew Ives and his Big Band, CROON will perform some of their unique renditions of all-time classics from the greats including Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more.
A show filled with fun, laughter and toe-tapping music that is a must for all lovers of good old traditional family entertainment. With only three performances, bookings are a must!
Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge feat Sally's Ride
Date Sun 1st Dec 2019
The Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge is an event is for everyone with rides for both experienced and recreational cyclists.
This event consists of 5 rides ranging in lengths from 10km to 160km starting in Launceston and travelling through the stunning Tamar Valley.
The 10km ride gives less experienced riders, families and children an off-road option featuring the cycle paths around Launceston.
Started in 2002, when 'Sally' Fletcher rode solo around Tasmania raising funds for mental health in Tasmania. In 2009 the Rotary Club of Central Launceston expanded the event, donating their time and skills, raising funds and awareness for youth resilience & well-being.
TSO Rach 2
Date Fri 6th Dec 2019
Settle in for a night of plush harmonies, heart-on-the-sleeve melodies and luxuriant orchestral sonorities with two of the most beloved works in the repertoire – Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
Ukrainian-Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk is intimately acquainted with the music of Rachmaninov, having performed the complete concertos with leading orchestras around the world. Powerful, full-bodied and nuanced, his playing is perfectly suited to the intricate demands of Rachmaninov’s cherished work. Equally treasured is Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, with its tender melodies, brilliant flourishes and stirring climaxes.
Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
Date Sun 8th Dec 2019
The Stan Siejka cycling classic bike race is Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia.
Having thousands of spectators and being run by a local committee of dedicated enthusiasts, makes this a locally supported and developed event not to miss.
The city streets are closed so spectators can view these events close up with the infamous "Wall" climb up Lawrence Street and Peanut roundabout as the riders circumnavigate the beautiful City Park.
Turn up and watch some of Australia's best cyclists in action chasing the big prize. Most hotels and restaurants on the circuit are open, so you can sit back and enjoy a drink or a meal.
Juniors from noon followed by Veterans, Masters, Elite Women and Elite Men .
This Australia's most unique and best street criterium!
The Nutcracker
Date Sat 21st Dec 2019
Presented by Melbourne City Ballet
It was the night before Christmas...
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Clara falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life.
Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, who magically is turned into a Prince after Clara saves his life.
Clara and her Nutcracker’s adventure is the world’s most famous ballet by Marius Petipa with this special adaption created by Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo to Tchaikovsky’s famous score.
Expect a joyous explosion of colour as Melbourne City Ballet brings to life this audience favourite just in time for Christmas.
Artistic Director: Michael Pappalardo
Burnie Lilium Show
Date Sat 4th Jan 2020 to Sun 5th Jan 2020
The 2020 Burnie Lilium Show will be held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.
Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 4th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 5th January.
This is the earlier of our two annual shows and features Asiatic and Trumpet/Aurelian Lilium Hybrids along with a range of early Species Liliums. Always a blaze of colour and interest!
This is our 30th annual show at this excellent venue and they just get better every year.
Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists. In 2020 we have added a "Men Only" section and look forward to some unusually creative entries.
There is always a well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected Lilium seed.
Demonstrations are always available on a range of Lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing.
Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge.
Our mild climate and fertile soils ensure that Liliums grow about as well here as anywhere on earth!
Latrobe Lilium Show
Date Sat 25th Jan 2020 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
The 2020 Latrobe Lilium Show will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall.
Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 26th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 27th January.
Latrobe Lilium Show is the later of our two annual shows and features large and impressive Oriental Lilium Hybrids, along with a range of later Hybrid and Species Liliums. An amazing feast of colour and perfume!
This will be our 6th annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show.
A well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected Lilium seed.
Demonstrations are always available on a range of Lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing, and floral art with lilies. Morning and Afternoon Teas, as well as Light Lunches, are available at a modest cost.
Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge.
Festival of King Island
Date Fri 31st Jan 2020 to Sat 1st Feb 2020
Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island's picturesque harbour the Festival of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/country/rock talent such as Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, The Getaway Plan, Benny Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Laura Hill, Spindrift Saga, The Saxons, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia's friendliest bunch of folks.
Add into the mix the island's great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of the festival weekend.
If that doesn't convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival. There is also a raft race full of un-seaworthy vessels that rarely make it back to dry land, as well as a pie-eating competition not for the faint-hearted nor weak-stomached.
Its all great fun, family-friendly, casual and relaxed.
Targa North West
Date Sat 15th Feb 2020 to Sun 16th Feb 2020
Targa North West promises plenty of excitement for competitors.
The opening round of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, Targa North West is doubled in days and length to ensure the event is worthy of Championship status.
The new revised event will see 170 kilometres of competitive distance, over 11 stages with many of these, being more than 20 kilometres long.
This event is designed to give competitors a taste of Targa Tasmania. It’s a stepping-stone to bigger things. It has a great local feel where all competitors are based in the one location and is a great weekend for the whole family.
2020 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
Date Sat 21st Mar 2020 to Sun 22nd Mar 2020
Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals and fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase.

Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale.

Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning.

Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend.

Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free.

9am - 4pm both days.

ECHO Festival - East Coast Harvest Odyssey
Date Fri 3rd Apr 2020 to Sun 5th Apr 2020
ECHO - East Coast Harvest Odyssey is a celebration of harvest through history - a festival of the senses.
Set by the banks of the idyllic Swan River alongside the Gala Mill in the rural hamlet of Cranbrook on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast.
Showcasing fine local wines and produce, the Chef’s Native Bounty feast offers guests delights of local shellfish, wallaby, lamb and bush foods, cooked on the open coals.
In the old Gala Mill, expert vignerons and distillers will guide us through a showcase of fine Tasmanian wines and craft spirits.
Enjoy some fireside storytelling, live music, grape-stomping and more!
Kids in the Park
Date Sun 12th Apr 2020
Enjoy Easter Sunday afternoon with the kids in your life at Burnie Park at this free family event.
There’s fun for children of all ages.

Meet the Easter Bunny and the princesses, try the giant downhill slide or hunt for Easter eggs. Enjoy a jam tart and the madness at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or join the charge at Battle Castle to free the damsel in distress.
Fairies are invited to wear their best costumes and wings and join in the fairy dance lessons, play the magical harp, listen to fairy tales or make a new wand with the Fairy Queen.
Meet some real bunnies or join the circus skills workshop with Slipstream Circus. You may be happy for your children to run off some chocolate fueled energy while you relax at the sound shell with a coffee to the tunes of Kitty Martini and the Tom Collins Trio.
This is a sensational way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon for people with children.