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Thoroughbred Night Racing Under Lights

The Tasmanian Turf Club at the Sky Racing Centre is home to Tasmania's most prestigious horse race the Sky Racing Launceston Cup and home to Thoroughbred Night Racing under Lights. Experience the excitement of thoroughbred night racing under lights. Their complex offers an exciting, up-close personal entertainment experience like no other. The Tasmanian Turf Club is committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence and making sure you have a night to remember. They also have some day meetings. The Sky Racing Racing Centre is located approximately three kilometres from the heart of Launceston and is easily accessed by bus or taxi. Entry to the course is AUD7 and AUD4 for pensioners. Patrons dining in Silks Restaurant located in the Members Reserve do not pay a gate entry fee. They also have dining facilities in their Cafe. Fees are subject to change over the Sky Racing Launceston Cup and Carnival. Please phone the club for bookings.

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Thundamentals - ‘I Love Songs’ Album Tour

Following the release of lead single ‘I Miss You’, Thundamentals have announced their new album 'I Love Songs' will drop on September 21st, while offering us yet another track from the album, ‘All I See Is Music’. Pre-order the album from here and receive both ‘I Miss You’ and ‘All I See Is Music’ as instant gratifications tracks. In more news, the hip-hop heavyweights have announced they will be taking their new album on the road for their I love songs Tour. The tour kicks off at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday November 10th wrapping up at Fremantle Arts in Fremantle on Saturday 8th December. They will be performing at The Goods Shed, Hobart whilst in Tasmania. Fans of the group will be familiar with their frequent political commentary, but amongst an increasingly turbulent society, Thundamentals have decided to focus their album on what's been lost amongst the chaos: Love. As a result, I Love Songs is an intensely personal listen, focusing on love in its varying forms, and showing Thundamentals' undeniable writing ability in a more intimate light.

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Toby Ziegler: Your shadow Rising

Toby Ziegler uses painting, sculpture and video work to interrogate the role of the artist in an era of image-saturation, and to meditate on themes of origins, trauma, and transformation through fire.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel about pirates. Come meet Long John Silver and his talking parrot. Fun and adventure for all the family. Kids dressed up as pirates welcome.

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TSO Brava!

Karina Canellakis is a dynamic young conductor going places. Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, she has been praised for her emotionally charged performances and interpretive depth. Making her debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, she conducts a variety of works, including one of the peaks of the Romantic repertoire, Mendelssohn’s spirited Italian Symphony. Another highlight is Elena Kats-Chernin’s freshly minted Piano Concerto No 3. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Kats-Chernin’s most inspired and trusted interpreter, performs the stunning solo part.

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TSO Handel’s Messiah

Messiah returns in 2018. Handel’s immortal oratorio has got it all – beautiful solos, stirring choruses and majestic orchestral writing. A staple of the Christmas season, Messiah offers hope, comfort and joy. Appearing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the first time is Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn. Book early for this seasonal favourite!

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TSO Opera in Concert - Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

The masked ball, the balcony scene, the marriage bed, the family crypt…Gounod’s affectionate adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama retains all of the key episodes and cloaks them in the most radiant music. Internationally acclaimed artists Adriana Kučerová and tenor Pavol Breslik play the star-crossed lovers and are joined by a cast of outstanding Australian singers. Maestro Marko Letonja is intimately acquainted with this most beautiful of operas having conducted Roméo et Juliette in major opera houses in Europe as well as the Arena di Verona. Don’t miss the gala opera event of 2018!

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TSO The Nutcracker

As we head into the Christmas season, the TSO performs the suite from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, a compilation of choice bits from the full-length ballet, including the “Arabian Dance”, “Chinese Dance”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Flowers”. Binding them together is a narrative thread presented by Christopher Lawrence. In addition to music from The Nutcracker, the concert includes bubbly, Christmas themed works as well as popular singalong numbers! Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

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TSO Viva Violin! Hobart

Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing. Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.

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TSO Viva Violin! Launceston

Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing. Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.

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