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Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Hobart

The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival. The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity. Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world. See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events on offer around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.

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Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Launceston

The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival. The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity. Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world. See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.

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The Great Huon Valley Festival

The Great Huon Valley Festival will put the best of Tasmania's majestic Huon Valley on show over two days. The entertainment includes local legends, The Wolfe Brothers along with a variety of supporting acts who will be pumping out good vibes with their infectious feelgood repertoires from genres including rock, funk, soul, folk, jazz, pop, RnB and more! The festival’s Fun House will provide the laughs with a line-up of comedians to leave you in stitches. Another unique highlight will be the huge variety of activities taking place on the water, including boat parades, tall ship cruises, jet boat rides, paddle boats and kayaks for hire. There is also something for the maritime and history buffs with pop-up exhibitions and talks running over the course of the festival. To wrap it all up, you can sample local ciders, wines and gourmet food trucks or admire local art and craftsmanship. The festival will take over the quaint heritage town of Franklin, Tasmania between November the 10th and 11th, 2018, with overnight camping available. This all ages, family friendly event has something for everyone to enjoy.

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The Heritage Burnie Ten 2018

Australia’s premier 10km road race provides an opportunity to participate with the nation’s elite, attracting thousands of competitors. It includes a 5km race and the Paraquad Tasmanian Elite Wheelchair 10km Road Race.

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The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour

To celebrate their third studio album 'Lo La Ru' (out now via Ivy League Records), Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December. The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional cities across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition. 2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date, releasing 'Lo La Ru' in June, emabarking on a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!nk on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand! "Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks." - The Music "Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded." - Sydney Morning Herald "The Rubens Have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. the result? a well-constructed album, proving they truly can... See Eventfinda for more information.

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The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour

To celebrate their third studio album 'Lo La Ru' (out now via Ivy League Records), Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December. The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional cities across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition. 2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date, releasing 'Lo La Ru' in June, emabarking on a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!nk on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand! "Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks." - The Music "Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded." - Sydney Morning Herald "The Rubens Have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. the result? a well-constructed album, proving they truly can... See Eventfinda for more information.

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The Ship That Never Was - 25th Anniversary Performance

Australia's longest running play is turning 25! On 5th January 2019, 'The Ship That Never Was' will be performing it's 25th anniversary performance at the Strahan Primary School, where it began it's long run on Tasmania's west coast. Written and directed by Tasmanian playwright, Richard Davey, the play tells the story of 10 convict shipwrights, from the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement on Sarah Island, who stole the last ship built at the settlement and made their escape to Chile. This fun, interactive, family entertainment is not to be missed! Come and join our celebrations on 5th January 2019!

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The Sound of Music

The hills are alive once more! Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, the world’s favourite musical comes to the Princess Theatre in November 2018 with a dazzling new production from Encore Theatre Company, the team that brought you Wicked, Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera. One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish new staging tells the true story of Maria and the world-famous von Trapp singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on screen and stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long Farewell, and of course, The Sound of Music.

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The Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania celebrates Tasmanian food, beverages, creative talent and our relaxed and family-friendly lifestyle. Free to enter, the festival is held on Hobart's stunning waterfront, and showcases more than 70 specialty stallholders from all around the state, including local restaurateurs, regional and boutique producers. A highlight is the Kids in the Park area on Parliament House Lawns, where free daily programs of sporting activities, art and craft, cooking classes, performances, and a nightly Twilight Cinema keep children of all ages busy. An eclectic, Tasmanian-focused entertainment program includes the best of Tasmanian music, while the program also features free cooking demonstrations and ticketed Food Tours and Tasting Table sessions.

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The Unconformity

Over three days walk the landscape, meet the people. Feel your perceptions being challenged. And, find something of yourself, within a cultural frontier that exists on the edge, in wild western Tasmania. The Unconformity is a biennial three-day festival of contemporary arts and cultural activities held in the industrial mining community of Queenstown — one of Tasmania's most provocative locations. Inspired by a rare geological feature and the non-conforming nature of its nearby community, The Unconformity is one of Australia's most exciting site-specific contemporary art festivals. Experience this community's unmatched sense of place and unique creative vision on 19 to 21 October 2018.

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