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Model Citizens

THE THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS A CIRCUS OZ PRODUCTION Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breath-taking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspectives, scale and concepts of normality. Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist and is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today’s ‘model kit’ society.

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Mystery Walls: Extraordinary Art from Private Collections

"Mystery Walls" is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of significant artworks and items loaned from private collections, to support this year’s 80th anniversary of StGiles (Tasmanian children's disability service). Works and pieces from the collections of high-profile philanthropists Janet Holmes A’Court and prominent Tasmanians John and Robyn Hawkins form part of the exhibition. A 10th century Viking sword is among the rare items on loan, while works by Jeffrey Smart, Danie Mellor, Rosalie Gascoigne, Barbara Weir, Tracy Moffat, Madeleine Winch, Richard Larter, Geoff Dyson, Robert Dickerson, Michael McWilliams, Bill Henson, Katy Woodroffe and Philip Wolfhagen also form part of the StGiles Mystery Walls project.

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Offbeat

Leave your own trail at Offbeat, the music experience set to charge your senses through a medley of food trucks, colourful street performers, live bands playing original tracks, an eclectic mix of artisan craft stalls, all nestled within one unique space in St Helens, Tasmania, with a vibe that's off the wall. Plan to make a night of it for the whole family...it will be well worth venturing off the beaten track.

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Party in the Paddock

Tassie’s biggest little festival is back after a ridiculously massive fifth birthday celebration in 2017! With a growing reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in Australian music to the little island; the sixth edition of Party in the Paddock is set to take it up another notch. This year the festival has officially landed their first international headliner and added a whole other night to the festival but there’s still more surprises to come. With it’s biggest line-up to date, from all corners of the country, we can’t wait to see this ecstatic party army back together again!

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Picnic at Ross Post Vintage Car Club

A very special Tasmanian Motoring Event. Classic cars and motor bikes from veteran to 1990. Bring along a picnic, participate with your vehicle or be a spectator and enjoy the atmosphere and colour.

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Rektango

Rektango is a free live music event held every Friday evening in the Courtyard (weather pending). Kick-started by Tania Bosak in 2000, Rektango has become a Hobart Institution. This family friendly is the perfect way to finish the week: a chat with friends, great music and a good dance! Bands rotate weekly and span many genres, including funk, reggae, soul, blues, rock and much much more!

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Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

THE THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS A SHAKE & STIR THEATRE CO AND QPAC PRODUCTION Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family. On a good day, George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. Wanting to put an end to her constant nagging, George creates a special medicine, greater than any medicine in the history of the world. What he doesn’t expect is that this medicine may actually work – just not in the way he thinks…

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race that is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world. The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart. Each year thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties as they charge through Sydney Heads before turning south, knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties. Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through. Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics that has been thrilling Australian's since 1945, and the first to welcome the brave and weary competitors as they return to dry land at the Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock, December 27th - 31st.

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Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s most vibrant and loved outdoor markets. It's a new adventure every Saturday. The Salamanca Market is located at historic Salamanca Place, next to the Hobart waterfront and with over 300 stallholders it’s an experience that’s hard to beat. The Salamanca Market operates every Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, except for Christmas Day or Anzac Day when the market is held on Sunday. There is no entry fee, making it free to enjoy. Tasmanian producers and designers make Salamanca Market memorable and unique. Tasmania's biggest selection of locally made products can be explored every Saturday including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, bespoke jewellery, organic produce, artworks, bath and body care, ceramics and leather goods, handcrafted cheeses, breads, wines and spirits, and delicious hot foods. Salamanca Market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction and has won many awards for excellence. In 2016 and 2017 the market was a winner in the Major Festivals and Events category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards and a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards. It is proudly owned and operated by the City of Hobart.

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Scottish Ceilidh

Come along to enjoy high energy dance music from master accordionist Iain MacLeod. The callers on the night will be Sarah Lewis and Fiona Henwood. There will be exciting and accessible dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required but you’re welcome to bring either. All ages welcome. Dress: casual Please bring some supper to share. Ceilidh ("kaylee") dancing is the Scottish equivalent of Australian bush dancing — vigorous and fun. If you’re not smiling, you’re not dancing!

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