What’s On Hobart

Scroll down to see our list of current events, and what’s coming up.

 

What’s on at the moment:

Treasure Island in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Start date: January 4, 2022

End date: January 23, 2022

Heave-ho and haul away! We’re all sailing off to Treasure Island this summer.

Swing aboard the good ship Hispaniola and be swept along on a swashbuckling adventure of madness, mayhem and merriment.

What will happen when Jemma Hawkins and a band of bumbling pirates set sail to find the fabulous treasure of Captain Flint?

Come to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and find out.

This crisp adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic has something for everyone: catchy songs, crazy characters and lots and lots of laughs.

Yo-ho-ho it’s a barrel of fun!

Where:

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Public Performances:

Tuesday 4th January – Sunday 23rd January

(Note: No performances on Mondays.)​

Show times:

Tues – Fri 11am

Sat 2pm & 5pm

Sun at 2pm

Tickets:

Children $15

Concession $22

Adults $30

Book Tixs   https://www.theatreroyal.com.au/shows/treasure-island

A Midsummers Much Ado about Lovers Friends and Fools

Start date: January 8, 2022

End date: January 24, 2022

A Midsummers Much Ado about Lovers Friends and Fools

Thu Jan 14

Fri jan 15

Sat Jan 16

Sun Jan 17

Thu Jan 21

Fri Jan 22

Sat Jan 23

Sun Jan 24

No door Sales show times 7pm-9pm

Tickets are only available online via www.hamleyproductions.com.au with ‘couples’ and ‘four friends’ deals available until sold out.

Summer Holidays

Start date: December 16, 2021

End date: February 9, 2022

Summer Holidays 16 Dec 2021
(Thu)
9 Feb 2022
(Wed)

 

What’s coming up:

Treasure Island in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Start date: January 4, 2022

End date: January 23, 2022

Heave-ho and haul away! We’re all sailing off to Treasure Island this summer.

Swing aboard the good ship Hispaniola and be swept along on a swashbuckling adventure of madness, mayhem and merriment.

What will happen when Jemma Hawkins and a band of bumbling pirates set sail to find the fabulous treasure of Captain Flint?

Come to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and find out.

This crisp adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic has something for everyone: catchy songs, crazy characters and lots and lots of laughs.

Yo-ho-ho it’s a barrel of fun!

Where:

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Public Performances:

Tuesday 4th January – Sunday 23rd January

(Note: No performances on Mondays.)​

Show times:

Tues – Fri 11am

Sat 2pm & 5pm

Sun at 2pm

Tickets:

Children $15

Concession $22

Adults $30

Book Tixs   https://www.theatreroyal.com.au/shows/treasure-island

A Midsummers Much Ado about Lovers Friends and Fools

Start date: January 8, 2022

End date: January 24, 2022

A Midsummers Much Ado about Lovers Friends and Fools

Thu Jan 14

Fri jan 15

Sat Jan 16

Sun Jan 17

Thu Jan 21

Fri Jan 22

Sat Jan 23

Sun Jan 24

No door Sales show times 7pm-9pm

Tickets are only available online via www.hamleyproductions.com.au with ‘couples’ and ‘four friends’ deals available until sold out.

Fairytale Theatre Holiday Workshops for kids

Start date: January 18, 2022

End date: January 27, 2022

Jan Fairytale Theatre Holiday Workshops for kids

FILM A FAIRYTALE IN A DAY WITH THESE AWESOME SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS!
Kids from 6 to 12 years will love these fun school holiday workshops in a single day! They will have a crazy time rehearsing, staging and filming a classic version of a traditional fairytale! With age appropriate scripts, music and costumes kids will be learning some of basic performance skills, making friends and building confidence. Every child will have a role to play and the best part is that family and friends get a copy of the recording at the end of the day!

BOOK AT: https://www.trybooking.com/BVSUC

PLEASE NOTE WORKSHOP TIME CHANGE. SESSIONS ARE NOW 9AM TO 3PM.

Tue 18 Jan: Alice in Wonderland
Wed 19 Jan: Oliver Twist
Thu 20 Jan: Cinderella
Mon 24 Jan: Jack and the Beanstalk
Tue 25 Jan: Aladdin
Thu 27 Oct: Alice in Wonderland

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Duration: One action-packed day of theatre and fun
Time: 9am to 3pm (doors open 8:45am, collection available till 3:20pm)
Performance: No face to face performance. You will receive a download link at the end of the day to see the film!
Age range: 6-12 years
Cost: $95

WHERE WE ARE LOCATED:
Exitleft Hobart CBD studio, 46 Murray Street (near Hadley’s Hotel)
Visit our website to see our full range of programs: https://www.exitleft.com.au

Pirates of Pirates Bay Festival, Teralina/Eaglehawk Neck, 28-30th January 2022

Start date: January 28, 2022

End date: January 30, 2022

 

Bicentenary of the piracy that gave Pirates Bay its name.

Early in 2021, while Eaglehawk Neck History Group members were studying a map of Tasmania dating from 1824 they were intrigued to see beneath the name, Pirates Bay, the words: ‘Schooner taken, 30th Jan. 1822’.

‘Seeing the detailed reference to the act of piracy and realising that the bicentennial of this event was coming up within the next twelve months, we decided to look into it further.’  – EHNHG member Ruth Moon.

What the Group discovered is a fascinating story, involving some of the best known convict and free settlers’ names of Van Diemen’s Land: George Meredith, one of the earliest colonists in the Swansea area, had chartered the schooner, called Seaflower, from Anthony Fenn Kemp and Richard Barker. Then there are the pirates, at least six men, including Matthew Travers and Robert Greenhill.

‘Travers and Greenhill were sent to Macquarie Harbour when they were captured. It was a horrible place, but they might have done well to stay there. They escaped, however, with the wrong man: Alexander Pearce, the cannibal convict. Needless to say, they didn’t survive.’  – Ruth Moon.

A third pirate was William Walker, otherwise known as Will Swallow.

‘Swallow got a little further with Seaflower than Travers and Greenhill, but he was eventually captured. This didn’t stop him though. He later did make it all the way back to England!’  – Ruth Moon.

Swallow was one of several convicts being transported to Macquarie Harbour aboard Cyprus when they seized the ship, putting those who hadn’t supported them ashore in Recherche Bay. Then they sailed to New Zealand, the Pacific, and onwards… Eventually captured in England, Swallow told the story of his adventures, claiming to have visited Japan – a country then closed to foreigners. His story was never believed, until just a few years ago, when Nick Russell, an English teacher in Japan, discovered an illustrated account of their visit. It included a painting of a man thought to be Will Swallow himself.

‘We couldn’t believe that these men were the very same pirates Pirates Bay was named after.’  – Ruth Moon.

Realising that the bicentenary of the original piracy was fast approaching, the Group shared their story with the Eaglehawk Neck community, who jumped into action, organising a schooner’s worth of events to commemorate the occasion. These became ‘The Pirates of Pirates Bay Festival’, which will be on in January 2022. The events include:

  • History Talk on the facts of the piracy and the world in which they occurred, presented by James Parker, Dianne Snowden, Malcolm Ward and Craig Brown. This will be held in conjunction with the Festival Opening by Tasman Mayor, Kelly Spaulding (with a small interlude for Devonshire Tea in between). The Opening will also include the presentation of Australia Day awards and a Citizenship Ceremony. Friday 28th January 2022, from 2-4 pm.

‘We want to celebrate our community and welcome new members, but we don’t want to ignore Indigenous history. Tasmanian Aboriginal people have such a profound connection to this place – Eaglehawk Neck, which they knew as teralina. We want to Acknowledge that and invite them to be part of these events as they are an important part of our story. An Aboriginal Elder will Welcome us to Country.’ – Tasman Mayor Kelly Spaulding.

  • A brand new theatrical performanceThe Pirates, the Unknown Cannibals and the Man Who Changed His Feathers, by the Tasman and Forestier Arts Association Two performances: Friday 28th Jan. 2022, at 7.30 pm and  2 pm on Saturday 29th Jan.

‘The play is going to be great entertainment for all ages, with sea shanties, convict songs and even a polka bringing the historical events and larger-than-life characters to life’ – Producer, James Parker.

  • Windeward Bound, the magnificent two masted brigantine,  will be sailing into and anchoring in Pirates Bay, to represent the ‘Seaflower’ on the 29th and 30th of January. Details of the opportunities available to the public to join the ship for the 3 day voyage each way from Hobart will be announced soon.
  • Pirate Ball and Supper at the Lufra Hotel. Saturday 29th Jan. from 7.30.

‘We’re really hoping people will dress up in their piratical best for this – there will be a prize for the best costume and a lucky door prize too. Barrelhouse are going to be playing and Sidewalk Tango will put on a mini dance performance – all great fun and value at $40 per head, with welcome drinks and a delicious supper.’ – organiser, Heather Henri.

  • Pirates Sunday Market and Fun Day at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall, 10 – 2.30 on Sunday 30th Jan.

‘There will be a great variety of stalls, with art, craft and delicious food for sale, a Pirates Bay history display and live music. Michelle Pears will be leading children on an imaginary Pirates’ Treasure Hunt and a spectacular ‘pirate’s parrot’ will visit from Rosedale. The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania will have some beautifully restored wooden boats on display. We’re also going to be announcing the winners of awards for best costumes, boats, and a pirate/convict -themed home/letterbox/garden decorating competition.

‘We’re hoping people will start getting their piratical decorations up throughout January, to get us into the mood for some piracy, but if anyone is unsure where to start, the Dunalley Neighbourhood House will be offering some tips for little and grown-up kids at a Make your own pirate workshop (10am – noon on January 25th).  Or they could also get inspiration from a film: The Pirates of Penzance, which the Eaglehawk Neck Film Society will be screening for members on January 22nd 7 pm, at the Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall.  Membership can be purchased on the night ($10 for 3 months).

‘There’s also going to be a pirate appearing on Eaglehawk Bay pretty soon, so keep your eyes open! Don’t worry too much though – we’re expecting a contingent of boats to arrive to keep him company over the big weekend. They should make sure he doesn’t create any mayhem or get away.’ – organiser, Heather Henri.

  • ‘Finally, to help everyone wind down, or just keep going perhaps, the Lufra Hotel will be hosting a          Pirates Happy Hour, on Sunday 30th Jan. from 4pm. There will be rum cocktails, of course, and live music.’ – organiser, Heather Henri.

Summer Holidays

Start date: December 16, 2021

End date: February 9, 2022

Summer Holidays 16 Dec 2021
(Thu)
9 Feb 2022
(Wed)

Life@Work Conference

Date: February 19, 2022

Life@Work Conference

The Life@Work Conference is City Bible Forum’s annual conference to encourage Christians in the workplace. Since 2013, the conference has been equipping and empowering Christians from around Australia, and the world, for their life and witness in the workplace. Join us for the next Life@Work Conference on Saturday February 19, 2022, “Flourishing in the Furnace: How God uses the daily grind to shape and refine us”

The conference is fully online, so you can watch it at home, or join a local watch party.
Speakers include Michael Jensen, Andrew Laird, Nathan Grills & Amy Brown

Date: Saturday February 19th
Website: citybibleforum.org/lifeatworkconference
Contact: Aaron or Wilbur at hobart@citybibleforum.org

Human Nature Coming to Tasmania 3rd time lucky 2022

Start date: April 20, 2022

End date: April 24, 2022

Australia’s homegrown heroes and ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Human Nature continue their regional tour
of Australia with sold out dates across the country. Due to an unprecedented request from fans, Human
Nature announce Tasmanian dates in April  2022.

Full tour schedule and ticketing details please go to www.humannaturelive.com.au. Dates and details below.
The AAA regional tour has been playing to sell-out crowds since April, bringing together 30 years of
performances for a never-before-seen intimate, bespoke concert tour of the Australian heartland.
Toby Allen commented “We’ve had such a great time visiting regional Australia this year and seeing our fans
in their own home towns. We’ve never performed like this, stripped back, along with some old school Human
Nature thrown in. It’s been great to get back on stage in front of audiences and to towns we haven’t toured
to in over 15 years.”
Get ready for a night of the best songs ever written, including their original hits, Motown classics and more –
all performed with vocals upfront in an acoustic mode. Fans will know all the words to their big hits including
“Telling Everybody”, “Wishes”, When You Say You Love Me”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, “Will You Love Me
Tomorrow” and many more.
Human Nature will perform stripped back but the audience will be dancing on their feet as they take a journey
through their extraordinary career as one of Australia’s most loved and globally successful bands of all time.
Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers, Andrew and Mike Tierney will each share their favourite stories from
the road and the recording studio as they delve into 30 years of history and friendship.
Human Nature are one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories and exports. The foursome have sold
more than 2.5 million albums, earned 27 platinum awards, 18 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide. In
2019 each member of Human Nature were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), as well as
being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. They dominated the Las Vegas strip for over a decade with their
critically acclaimed residency at the prestigious The Venetian Resort, performing over 2000 shows.
Human Nature marked 30 years as a band. 2021 has seen them return to Australia and embark on the first
regional tour of Australia in over 15 years. In June 2021 they released their new single Broken Humans,
featuring Guy Sebastian – taken from the new EP ‘Good Good Life’, out now

 

Human Nature Tasmanian Tour 2022

Wed 20 April   Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS originally 20 Aug 2021

Thurs 21 April  Paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport TAS originally 18 Aug 2021

Fri 22   April      Burnie Town Hall, Burnie TAS originally 17 Aug 2021

Sat 23  April      Princess Theatre, Launceston TAS originally 21 Aug 2021

Tixs at https://humannaturelive.com/