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Targa North West

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.

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Targa Tasmania

It's the thrill of exotic fast cars competing under the toughest conditions. Over six days of Targa Tasmania, the world's best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island's toughest roads. They travel more than 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) to challenge the best in their category. Each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes. It's your chance to get close to the best from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lotus, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Toyota. You name it and you can see it at Targa Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Youth Orchestra - Program 2 2018: Scheherazade and Other Tales

Join them for their TYO Program 2 concert including the beautiful and powerful Scheherazade. Their TYO Wind Quintet will also make it's debut! Tasmanian Youth Orchestra TYO Wind Quintet Greg Stephens, Guest Conductor BALAKIREV Overture on Three Russian Folk Songs MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Seating is general admission. Online sales close at 11am on the concert day. Door sales are cash only however tickets are also available online.

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Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION….IT’S BOFA 2018! The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) film festival will feature thirty amazing films – 30 unforgettable stories to make you laugh, cry and think. Stories from celebrated international film-makers, about the world we live in and the people in it. Enjoy the high quality projection in the armchair comfort of the Launceston Village Cinema and delight in the varied dining and wining options within Launceston CBD. This year’s must see comes from Director Ruben Ostlund. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes ‘The Square’ is the most talked-about film of the season, a laugh-out-loud comedy for the modern age and a merciless satire of modern art, hypocrisy and fragile male ego. Rolling Stone said “Altogether wonderful – will knock the wind out of you” and from Time Magazine “Outlandishly funny and biting”. DON’T MISS IT....ONLY AT BOFA 2018.

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Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival 2018

After the resounding success of the inaugural festival in 2017, the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival is set to return for a second year, bringing some of the world’s finest musicians to the state’s north for a romantic spring weekend of fine food, wine and captivating musical performances. Set among the exquisite halls, churches and barns of historic Evandale, before moving through glorious countryside to the World Heritage listed Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in nearby Longford, the boutique festival will kick off on Friday, 26 October 2018 continuing through to Sunday, 28 October, with limited tickets still available. The extraordinary talent making the journey to perform at the festival includes Helpmann Award winning harpsichord virtuoso Erin Helyard and the Tinalley String Quartet, regarded by many as the finest of their generation. Among a selection of festival highlights, festival attendees will be treated to Bach in the Barns, a musical tour featuring the works of Bach, performed in three atmospheric barns by three leading performers – Emma McGrath on violin, Umberto Clerici on cello and Erin Helyard on harpsichord. To view the talented line up and purchase tickets for the 2018 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival visit their website.

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Tasmanian Craft Fair 2018

The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors. Every year since 1981, TCF visitors have been treated to fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food, entertainment and children's fun activities as well as working craft displays. Travel between the various TCF venues in free buses and enoy the picturesque northern Tasmanian town of Deloraine. Enjoy delicious food and great Tasmanian wine whilst being entertained by local artists.

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Tasmanian Running Festival

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.

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Tasmanian Whisky Week

The 2018 Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th 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. 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.

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Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport

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.

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The Beginning of Nature

AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE Weaving together music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. Grace and strength combine in this work to create an evocative depiction of the complex symphony of rhythms in nature that will leave audiences entranced. Portrayed by the nine stellar dancers of ADT, this extraordinary work explores life cycles and themes of metamorphosis and transformation within nature. Performed with two vocalists live on stage, the spellbinding score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to ADT. At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will delight and inspire. ‘breathtaking in its elegance.’ BROADWAY WORLD

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