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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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AFL 2018 - North Melbourne v West Coast Eagles

There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 19, North Melbourne meets West Coast Eagles at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Hobart. The game starts at 1.10pm. Organise your tickets and arrange a fun weekend in Hobart with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek or by purchasing tickets at one of three retail locations: Theatre Royal - 29 Campbell Street Hobart Bellerive Oval / Blundstone Arena - 15 Derwent Street, Bellerive CD Centre, Shop 32 Meadow Mews, Kings Meadows

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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 Antarctic Festival 2018

Four days of fascinating Antarctic experiences in Australia's gateway to the Southern Ocean. Tour the Antarctic research ships Aurora Australis and Investigator. Explore open days at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and the CSIRO Marine Science Laboratories. Meet the expeditioners of the Australian Antarctic Division and listen to real-life accounts of what it's like to live and work in Antarctica. Attend the Antarctic Film Festival. Hear presentations by the leading scientists in the field and plan your tourism adventure to the frozen continent. One hour from Melbourne and two hours from Sydney, this is as close as you can get to Antarctica without actually going there!

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Australian Rally Championship Rd 4: Subaru Rally Tasmania

Here’s your chance to witness the best rally drivers in Australia battle it out in the Subaru Rally Tasmania in July. Be there to soak up the return of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship to Tasmania, as drivers and co-drivers take to the picturesque roads of Launceston and its surrounds – excitement is guaranteed. There will be plenty of places to witness the action, including on Friday, 27 July, with a Super Special Stage in the heart of Launceston’s bustling city centre from late afternoon. Following Friday night’s electrifying action, teams will head out to the surrounding forests to put their skills to the test across both Saturday, 28 July and Sunday, 29 July. Head to the Service Park located at York Park in Invermay to check out the teams working on the cars and grab autographs and photographs with the competitors when they aren’t out on stage. For more information about the event and to download spectator guides, head to www.rally.com.au or follow the CAMS Australian Rally Championship social media channels.

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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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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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