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2018 Artentwine Sculpture Biennial

Tasmanian vineyards and carefully crafted outdoor sculptures created by talented Australian and International artists can all be found in the Tamar Valley for the month of October and November in 2018. You, your friends and family will be able to witness and admire the artwork by our Artentwine finalists placed in five boutique vineyards. Participating Vineyards: Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Tasmania, Iron pot Bay Vineyard, Moore's Hill and Tamar Ridge Tasmania. Artentwine brought to you by West Tamar Arts Group are very excited to provide even more reason to visit the scenic Tamar Valley. This special event only happens every two years! Tickets are available for pre-purchase now for the following events occurring during the exhibition. Artentwine Awards Night Breakfast with the judges Dinner conversations at Rosevears Gallery Wineries progressive dinner Pinot Noir Masterclass Lunch with Sam and Julieanne Petuna Seafood people's choice award and long dinner

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A Collection of Northern Artists

Come and view our wonderful Art Exhibition from A collection of Northern Tasmanian Artists. The Exhibition Artists are: Yvonne Correlje, Luke Harvey, Carol Barnett, Carlton Cox, Mary-Ann Orchard, Paul Becker, Sharon Davidson, Muriel Sluce, Alison Cooper-White, Joyce de Ruyter and Pieter Zaadstra.

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A decade undressed: A burlesque anniversary

It's been a decade since the first tassel landed in Tasmania. Or at least in the Miss Kitty's Meow stage. To celebrate ten years of burlesque, we're bringing together your favourite artists as they show off a decade of disrobing. Catch live performances from: Grace Cherry Scarlett Jezebel Lucy Sky Diamond Shaan Valentine with host Zeb Direen and stage kitten Monya Lisa Want more??? What's better than burlesque and a live band? So we are bringing you the smooth jazz styling of Tassie's own Bootleg Gin Sluggers to set you some tunes for your favourite artists Take this one night only opportunity to dust off your best fashion, lace up your dancing shoes and celebrate the night with us!

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A Decade Undressed: A Burlesque Anniversary

The smooth jazz styling of Tassie's own Bootleg Gin Sluggers will accompany your favourite artists as they show off a decade of disrobing. Take this one night only opportunity to dust off your best fashion, lace up your dancing shoes and celebrate the night with us! Featuring performances from: Grace Cherry Scarlett Jezbel Lucy Sky Diamond Lady Lola and Shaan Valentine VIP tickets include entry to the show, backstage pass, signed poster and meet & greet with the artists.

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A Taste of the Huon

‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart. This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the 'Apple Isle', cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival. Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied. This Festival is one of the most popular regional events in Tasmania. The Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania are now being recognized as one of Tasmania’s leading tourist destinations. Tasmania’s renowned Huon Trail winds through this region and as such it has become synonymous with fine food and wines which can be found in the abundant cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms that are scattered amongst the rolling hills and along the stunning Huon River.

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ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service

Every year, residents and visitors alike stand side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph and are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march of returned veterans and community groups to the site. The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways. Come and join this important commemoration on Australia's calendar.

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Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk

Australia Day starts at 8.30am on the Bellerive Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast while entertained by some of Tasmania's finest musicians. From 10:30am the Clarence City Band will light up the stage before the Clarence Australia Day Ambassador begins the formal proceedings. The Mayor of Clarence will then preside over a Citizenship Ceremony and the Clarence Australia Day Awards.

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Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront. This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend. The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!

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Barnbougle Polo

On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo. Attracting Australia's best Polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.

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Bill Bailey – Earl Of Whimsy

Following his 2016 sell-out tour 'Larks in Transit', the UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to Australia with his new comedy and music extravaganza 'Earl of Whimsy'. The show will see Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-longs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers. But there’s a distinctly historical feel to this show. With its tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present, of ancient Viking battles, of Shakespeare’s contribution to comedy, and Bill’s own ancestry, this is both a mockery and a celebration of national identity. Here’s a recent round-up of how Bill is described: "a martial arts master in mufti", "the Jedi Knight of juxtaposition" or even "our foremost comedy rock goblin" or is he, as Bill describes himself in his own words, an "Earl of Whimsy"? Whatever his title, this might be his cleverest, daftest, most eccentric show yet. "Scales the peaks of sublime silliness…this is a foray into Bailey’s magpie mind…a delightful place to spend time.” - Lumino Magazine.

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