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    Ability to Create exhibition

    Date: May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

    Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    The Ability to Create exhibition will return this May, celebrating the talents of people with disability. The theme is “Free to Be”. A diverse range of art will be on display at the City of Hobart’s Waterside Pavilion. The event began in 2013 when the City was approached with the idea by artist Freddy Lee-Mount, whose striking ‘Expressions in Fabric’ designs reflect his love of the natural environment. Please follow and like us:

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    Circus Oz Rock Bang

    Date: July 25, 2019 - July 27, 2019

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

    ROCK BANG is an original, hilarious rock’n’roll circus extravaganza, co-created by Circus Oz with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte. Part rock concert, part side-splitting comedy and smashed together with acrobatic punk anarchy, ROCK BANG is a sensory feast of heart stopping stunts, physical ridiculousness, soaring guitars, thumping drums and contagious tunes. Utterly dysfunctional siblings, Otto & Astrid, attempt to tell their fantastical life story of being orphaned as kids and growing up in artist filled squats to become the darlings of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Distracted and inspired by the extraordinary bendy feats of the Circus Oz acrobats, Otto & Astrid quickly descend into squabbling, throwing rehearsed circus routines and songs into spectacular chaos. ROCK BANG is a riotous, hard-rocking Circus Oz explosion detonated by Otto & Astrid. Director: Rob Tannion Writers, lyrics and music: Otto & Astrid Rot Musical Direction & Dramaturge: Casey Bennetto Creative Consultant: Nicci Wilks Set Adaptator: Anna Tregloan Costume Designer: Laurel Frank Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre Shadow Puppetry Designer: Lynne Kent Please follow and like us:

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    Sydney Dance Company Bonachela/Nankivell/Lane

    Date: August 15, 2019 - August 18, 2019

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm

    Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from three remarkable Australian choreographic talents, Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane. Each has carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement and taking audiences on unforgettable journeys. Now, for the first time, these three incredible works will share the one stage. Witness five virtuosic dancers in the world premiere of Bonachela’s Cinco set to a dramatic string quartet. Soar beyond the clouds in Nankivell’s new work Neon Aether and immerse yourself in a post-human world of primal seduction and belonging in Lane’s 2017 New Breed smash hit WOOF. Don’t miss this exhilarating evening of dance in its limited Australian season. Please follow and like us:

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    TOP DOG FILM FESTIVAL HOBART

    Date: August 17, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Hobart. Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed. Meet 4-legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter. The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions. This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe. Get tickets before they sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it. Please arrive early for best seats. One show only in Hobart. Sorry, no refunds. The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages Please follow and like us:

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    Much Ado About Nothing

    Date: August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2019

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    By William Shakespeare, Director James Evans Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love and loathing of each other. However, Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves. But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all? Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises and bumbling cops. Or is it? Please follow and like us:

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    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

    Date: September 2, 2019 - September 4, 2019

    Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures. Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine. Director: Ross Balbuziente Designer: Josh McIntosh Sound Designer: Guy Webster Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright Illustration: Quentin Blake Please follow and like us:

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    JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL

    Date: September 4, 2019 - September 8, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Now in its ninth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists. Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award-winning wines. Junction’s Little Devil features children’s shows and award-winning cabaret. Please follow and like us:

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    BLOOMING TASMANIA FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL 2019

    Date: September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019

    2019 is the 4th Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival!!! Our Festival highlights and promotes the very best Tasmania has to offer in garden tourism, horticulture, floristry, landscape design and related businesses. Set in and around the iconic Albert Hall and City Park of Launceston the event has 60+ exhibitors and displays plus a speaker program of local and nationally acclaimed gardening experts covering a wide spectrum of gardening/horticultural related industries and topics. With most of our exhibitors inside the Albert Hall plus the speakers’ program upstairs, numerous displays, exhibitors & food stalls outside in the City Park plus musical performances and children’s activities in the Conservatory there truly is something for everyone. Held over the weekend closest to the spring equinox in September each year with 2019 aiming to be our best event so far! Visitors can gain knowledge, buy plants, enjoy floral art displays, plan open garden related holidays, get those challenging gardening questions answered, try fresh produce and have the whole family entertained. SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2019 Please follow and like us:

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    Picasso and His Dog

    Date: September 26, 2019 - September 27, 2019

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    For anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork. Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists). Written and Directed by: Sarah Kriegler Picasso: Ben Grant Puppeteer/Michelle: Tamara Rewse Puppeteer/Francoise: Jacob Williams or Hamish Fletcher Designer: Jonothan Oxlade with Yvette Turnball Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke Sound Design and Composition: Jethro Woodward & Ben T.D. Producer: Erin Milne, Bureau of Works Please follow and like us:

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    Swan Lake

    Date: September 28, 2019

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Hobart with Swan Lake… the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. Artistic Director: Gediminas Taranda Please follow and like us:

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    Bangarra Dance Theatre 30th Anniversary Season

    Date: October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    A celebration of contemporary dance, story and culture. Join Bangarra as the company celebrates its landmark 30th Anniversary Season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre. As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling. Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. At the helm is award-winning artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page. Together, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it. Artistic Director: Stephen Page Please follow and like us:

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    The Sapphires

    Date: October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award-winning musical play that inspired the film is coming to Hobart for the first time. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams. Producer: Christine Harris & HIT Productions Playwright and Director: Tony Briggs Associate Director: Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljiba Kaardn) Musical Director: Nathaniel Andrew Set and Lighting Designer: Mark Howett Choreographer: Leonard Mickelo Cast Includes: Mindy Kwanten, Matilda Brown, Lorinda Merrypor and Mike Smith Please follow and like us:

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