The Sculpture Trail is held at Art Farm Birchs Bay. Opening hours - everyday, dawn to dusk. Currently, the Trail exhibits approximately 12 permanent sculptures acquired by the Farm; a sculpture is acquired annually from the current exhibition. Each year, from Easter to mid-July, visitors can view the current sculpture exhibition throughout the landscape as well as a new small sculpture exhibition in the Old Distillery Gallery situated at the lower entrance. The Trail leads visitors through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D’Entreacastaux Channel and down into a picturesque orchards and vegie gardens. Allow one-hour for the walk, wearing suitable footwear for bush tracks. The track is steep and uneven in parts and is not suited to prams. Dogs on leads welcome.
Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!
See in the new year at Devonport's family friendly New Year's Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry. It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.
Presented by the Victorian State Ballet. Snow White brings to the stage a full-length ballet spectacular of this most traditional fairy tale so loved by young and old! Featuring the superb artistry and highly skilled ballet technique of the Victorian State Ballet, Director Michelle Sierra will bring her enchanting take on the Disney masterpiece with a ballet so moving you won’t want to miss! Featuring the evil Queen, seven dwarfs and all the famous characters that we love and know from this world renowned classic tale!
Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
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!
Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities. In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the little ones and the not so young! SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear and vintage cars. Kids versus Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long! Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.
Steven Osborne in Recital, Launceston
Phenomenally talented pianist Steven Osborne performs music by Debussy and Prokofiev, vastly different composers who approached the piano in entirely different ways. For Debussy, the piano was a sensuous instrument; dreamy, colourful and picturesque. For Prokofiev, it was a colossus to be tamed; powerful, intense and percussive. What is common to both is tremendous virtuosity. Steven Osborne – appearing in recital, without orchestra – is sure to dazzle in this, his only Tasmanian appearance.
Submerge surf and yoga day retreat.
Submerge surf and yoga is a soulful, nourishing day out. You will experience the relax yet active vibe of one of Hobart's most popular beaches, Park beach, Dodges Ferry. Your full day package includes an early morning yoga session, to ready you for two hours in the surf, with local Coastrider Surf Academy surf coach Claire Boost. The afternoon consists of gentle, restorative yoga with Internationally accredited Iyengar Yoga teacher Gabe Gartrell. The day includes all surf and yoga equipment. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is served to you by aliCart food truck chef Richard Sansom. AliCart is known for it's freshness and nutritional food, made with love, to energise your day.
Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDS (Over The Top Dance Syndrome). After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance. ‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time Barry nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie Woogie’ midlife crisis. ‘Fleet of foot Damian Callinan has found that self-improvement and comedy can make strangely effective bedfellows. You'll leave with a spring in your step.’ Herald Sun *Performed at the Theatre Royal Backspace
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 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!
Tamar Valley Writers' Festival
Set in one of Tasmania’s most beautiful landscapes from which it takes its name, the biennial Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival is an exciting and thought-provoking literary and cultural event. Since the inaugural festival in 2014, (previously known as the Festival of Golden Words), it has quickly gained a reputation for attracting high profile writers and presenters from across Australia. This year is no exception; from September 14 - 16, 2018, the Festival program will be packed with some of our nation's most inspiring and entertaining authors and commentators, including Julian Burnside AO QC, barrister, human rights and refugee advocate; Christine Milne, former leader of the Australian Greens and internationally acclaimed parent educator and author, Steve Biddulph AM. More exciting additions will be revealed soon! Join us for live interviews, workshops, panel discussions, our special schools’ program and fabulous social events, including a gala dinner at one of the Tamar Valley’s acclaimed wineries. Spring is a wonderful time to visit Northern Tasmania and the Tamar Valley and there are many good reasons to extend your stay in September, including the quirky and fabulous Junction Arts Festival; the Artentwine Sculpture Biennial 2018 and the Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival.