What’s On Hobart

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

 

What’s on at the moment:

‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado about Lovers, Friends & Fools SOLD OUT

Start date: January 8, 2021

End date: January 24, 2021

With the continuation of capacity restrictions on indoor theatre venues still in place in Tasmania, theatre producers Katharine & Chris Hamley are getting excited about entertaining audiences outdoors this summer and giving their cast the opportunity to perform live once more.

With socially distanced seating and limited capacity, patrons will be able to enjoy a drink and decadent shared food board at the venue, Pooley Wines, in Richmond’s Coal Valley as they soak in the countryside views as the backdrop to the Hamley Productions’ ensemble in their fourth rendition of their ‘Midsummer’s Much Ado’ productions.

Titled, ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado about Lovers, Friends & Fools’, the show is a ‘mash-up’ compilation featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s most well-known shows. This year’s production includes scenes from Hamlet, Love’s Labours’ Lost, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The cast of four take on up to six characters each in the various scenes, performed in and around the cellar door and wine barrels of Pooley Wines.

Performers Chris Hamley, Clare Pearson, Jeremy Pyefinch and Rosemary Cann are thrilled to get back into performance mode after the complete shutdown of the performing arts industry this year.

Chris Hamley, who runs Hamley Productions with his wife, Katharine, is also directing the show and has arranged and adapted Shakespeare’s works to appeal to a wide range of audiences. “We often have people come to the show who haven’t seen any Shakespeare since they were at high school and have loved getting reacquainted with the mix of comedies and tragedies we’ve collated together for this production.”

“Shakespeare is perhaps the most highly adaptable genre that can be set in any context, in any venue and still be as relevant and fun today as it’s ever been,” says Hamley.

Producer and co-company founder, Katharine Hamley, says “it’s just so great that theatre is able to continue despite the tough capacity restrictions still in place in indoor theatre venues. The show will be a much needed ‘fix’ for theatre lovers in Tasmania and having people come out to see the show will really help support the local arts industry return in Tassie.”

Fri Jan 8      SOLD OUT                Thu Jan 14     SOLD OUT       Thu Jan 21 SOLD OUT

Sat Jan 9     SOLD OUT                  Fri jan 15     SOLD OUT           Fri Jan 22 SOLD OUT

Sun Jan 10   SOLD OUT               Sat Jan 16      SOLD OUT         Sat Jan 23 SOLD OUT

Sun Jan 17    SOLD OUT         Sun Jan 24  SOLD OUT

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.

The Sorell Community Market

Start date: January 3, 2021

End date: January 31, 2021

The Sorell Community Market is on every Sunday in January, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the RSL site, Cole St in Sorell.

Everyone is welcome . Many stallholders with a big variety of goods from Preserves, flowers, sweets, books, clothes (new and used), cakes, honey, eggs, bric a brac, woodwork,  vegan cheese and much much more .

If you are looking to have a stall please ring Pip on 0401 584 257.

Street Eats Franko

Start date: January 8, 2021

End date: April 24, 2021

Hobart’s  street food night market!   Franklin Square Hobart

Every Friday | 4.00pm – 9.00pm    27 Nov  2020 – 24 Apr 2021

 

What’s coming up:

TMAG’s January School Holiday Program

Start date: January 18, 2021

End date: January 22, 2021

TMAG’s dedicated January school holiday program  runs over 5 days next week from 18 – 22 Jan.

Visitors will be able to create artworks for the museum’s new children’s gallery opening in Autumn, enjoy story sessions, make and send postcards  inspired by their favourite object from around the world, learn about the tradition of muttonbirding and much more.

 

to find out more go to https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/events

‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado about Lovers, Friends & Fools SOLD OUT

Start date: January 8, 2021

End date: January 24, 2021

With the continuation of capacity restrictions on indoor theatre venues still in place in Tasmania, theatre producers Katharine & Chris Hamley are getting excited about entertaining audiences outdoors this summer and giving their cast the opportunity to perform live once more.

With socially distanced seating and limited capacity, patrons will be able to enjoy a drink and decadent shared food board at the venue, Pooley Wines, in Richmond’s Coal Valley as they soak in the countryside views as the backdrop to the Hamley Productions’ ensemble in their fourth rendition of their ‘Midsummer’s Much Ado’ productions.

Titled, ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado about Lovers, Friends & Fools’, the show is a ‘mash-up’ compilation featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s most well-known shows. This year’s production includes scenes from Hamlet, Love’s Labours’ Lost, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The cast of four take on up to six characters each in the various scenes, performed in and around the cellar door and wine barrels of Pooley Wines.

Performers Chris Hamley, Clare Pearson, Jeremy Pyefinch and Rosemary Cann are thrilled to get back into performance mode after the complete shutdown of the performing arts industry this year.

Chris Hamley, who runs Hamley Productions with his wife, Katharine, is also directing the show and has arranged and adapted Shakespeare’s works to appeal to a wide range of audiences. “We often have people come to the show who haven’t seen any Shakespeare since they were at high school and have loved getting reacquainted with the mix of comedies and tragedies we’ve collated together for this production.”

“Shakespeare is perhaps the most highly adaptable genre that can be set in any context, in any venue and still be as relevant and fun today as it’s ever been,” says Hamley.

Producer and co-company founder, Katharine Hamley, says “it’s just so great that theatre is able to continue despite the tough capacity restrictions still in place in indoor theatre venues. The show will be a much needed ‘fix’ for theatre lovers in Tasmania and having people come out to see the show will really help support the local arts industry return in Tassie.”

Fri Jan 8      SOLD OUT                Thu Jan 14     SOLD OUT       Thu Jan 21 SOLD OUT

Sat Jan 9     SOLD OUT                  Fri jan 15     SOLD OUT           Fri Jan 22 SOLD OUT

Sun Jan 10   SOLD OUT               Sat Jan 16      SOLD OUT         Sat Jan 23 SOLD OUT

Sun Jan 17    SOLD OUT         Sun Jan 24  SOLD OUT

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.

Sandy Bay Regatta

Date: January 26, 2021

One of the World’s longest running Regattas will once again be held on the banks of the Derwent river on Tuesday   26th January 2020 at Long Beach, Sandy Bay.

 

Now in its 173rd  year – fun, affordable family entertainment on the water and on land continues to be the focus of our community-run regatta.

 

The 2021  Regatta will feature activities on-water like, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania free learn to sail classes, dragon boats, wind surfers, kayaks, Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club’s Nipper beach activities, the popular (and loud) power boat display; plus this year we’ve added beach water polo!

 

On-field activities include the City of Hobart Citizenship Ceremony, our early morning Bootcamp in the Park and Teams Tug of War competition, our family-focussed City of Hobart Kids’ Corner, 10th Scouts & Life Be In It Obstacle Course (ninja rope bridge, horizontal bungy, activity tent and much more!), a wide variety of fresh food outlets, the famous (and messy) Pie Eating Competition, plus plenty of other activities all day – including a wide range of free live entertainment.

 

One of the longest running traditions of our Regatta is the Junior Regatta Girl competition, in age groups for under 4, under 7, under 10, under 12, under 15, plus 18 and under.   Also, our popular Best Dressed Aussie competition is back for boys and girls (various age groups).  There are a range of fantastic prizes to be won, so dress up and join in the fun!

 

Like the Facebook page for the latest updates and/or visit www.sandybayregatta.com.au for more information and the latest program of events.

Concert: The Romantic Organ

Date: January 26, 2021

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Hobart Organ Society is proud to present…

The Romantic Organ: including the music of music of Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Stanford, Brahms and Widor.

Played by Rod Thomson at St David’s Cathedral, Tuesday 26th January 2021.

Doors open at 4:30 for 5 pm commencement.

 

Please arrive early to facilitate covid-safe sign-in protocols.

Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic

Date: January 26, 2021

ANNUAL MOUNT LYELL STRAHAN PICNIC

BACK FOR ITS 123 rd YEAR
Tuesday 26 th January, 2021
West Strahan Beach
Commencing 10am

ORGANISERS of the 122 nd annual Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic (Australia Day,
Sunday January 26, 2020) are finalising preparations for the annual Australia Day
Picnic at West Strahan Beach.
The annual Mount Lyell Picnic was first held in 1897 as a fun day out for workers of
the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Co, their partners and families. Picnic-goers
would travel on the Abt Railway in empty ore carts from Queenstown through to
Strahan for the much-anticipated annual day out.
TODAY the Mount Lyell Picnic is still welcomed with as much gusto as it was over
120 years ago. The full day event at West Strahan Beach attracts a covid maximum crowd of 1000 people as Picnic-goers participate in traditional and novelty Picnic activities.

“People are drawn to the Mount Lyell Picnic for the traditional program on offer”, said
Leigh Styles, secretary of the Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic Committee Inc. “Our
program offers something for everything, although we certainly focus on the
enjoyment and participation of children”, said Styles.

Activities on offer at the January 26 event include:

 Children’s bicycle race
 Treasure hunts
 Three leg race
 Sack race
 Wheelbarrow race
 Horseshoe throw
 Egg and Spoon Race
 Hammer the nail
 Stepping the chain

 Tug of war
 Footraces for all ages
 TasPort’s Mens Picnic Gift
 TasPort’s Womens Picnic Gift
 Over 50’s foot race

Picnic-goers also enjoy free face painting, free use of the teapot carnival ride, free
access to a giant inflatable slide; and a generous supply of fruit, drinks, fairy floss
and sweets with thanks to grants provided by the Granville Harbour Windfarm and
Tassal.

PICNIC TRAIN PROVIDES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
With a 122-year history, many people have fond memories of riding the ‘Picnic Train’
to West Strahan for the event. The Picnic Train was a special service operated by
the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Co. with ore carts emptied out and instead filled
to the brim with picnic-goers. Trains left Queenstown Station at 45-minute intervals
and continued throughout the day to bring the residents of Queenstown to Strahan
for the event.
In conjunction with the West Coast Wilderness Railway, the Mount Lyell Strahan
Picnic Committee Inc. is pleased to offer a discounted Picnic Train for West Coast
residents and visitors to the area. A special Picnic Train departs Queenstown at
7:30am on Tuesday 26 th January and brings passengers to Strahan (with a
complimentary shuttle service from Regatta Point Station to the Picnic grounds at
West Strahan) at the discounted price of $35.00 per person (no child price, no
concession price). An optional return coach is available for an additional $5.00 per
person, departing Strahan at 4:30pm, to return passengers to Queenstown after the
Picnic.
26-YEAR-OLD MURAL GETS A FACE LIFT AHEAD OF PICNIC DAY
Visitors to West Strahan Beach would be familiar with the 40ft long ‘Picnic Train’
mural adorning the Picnic Shed building at West Strahan Beach. The mural was
originally commissioned by the Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic Committee Inc and
completed by local artists Della Crocker and Cath McDermott. While the mural has
withstood the conditions at West Strahan Beach well, it was time for a freshen up
ahead of the 123rd event.

PICNIC COMMITTEEE MEMBER Robert Fee volunteered his time to patch the
holes in the mural and to repair cracks in the board. Local Strahan artist Maggie
Johnson volunteered her time, skills and supplies to repaint patched areas and to
freshen up the mural. The mural is now looking as vibrant as it did when unveiled in
the 1990s.
AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED
Many Tasmanian’s will have some connection with the West Coast of Tasmania,
whether it be through the mining, Hydro, fishing, forestry or tourism industries that
have been part of the rich history of this area. As such, many Tasmanians have
participated in the annual Mount Lyell Picnic.
“It’s so pleasing to see the different generations participating in the Mount Lyell
Strahan Picnic” said Leigh Styles. “With a 123 year history, it’s great to see
grandparents, parents and children all participating and enjoying the day out”.
The Mount Lyell Picnic is completely free of charge, except for lunch that is available
for sale from the Strahan CWA and the Queenstown Lions Club. “The Picnic is one
of the busiest days for both the Strahan CWA and the Queenstown Lions Club, who
then invest their proceeds back into the West Coast community”, said Leigh Styles.
In keeping with the Picnic tradition, Picnic-goers are welcome to bring their picnic
blankets, camp chairs and a packed picnic lunch to the grounds and enjoy the day.

The Sorell Community Market

Start date: January 3, 2021

End date: January 31, 2021

The Sorell Community Market is on every Sunday in January, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the RSL site, Cole St in Sorell.

Everyone is welcome . Many stallholders with a big variety of goods from Preserves, flowers, sweets, books, clothes (new and used), cakes, honey, eggs, bric a brac, woodwork,  vegan cheese and much much more .

If you are looking to have a stall please ring Pip on 0401 584 257.

Shopping Party to start Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Date: February 6, 2021

Shopping Party

Saturday 6th February
2:00pm to 4:00pm
C3 Convention Centre
FREE event – but tickets must be booked through www.trybooking.com/BNRRQ

We are kicking off Ovarian Cancer Awareness with a little event for everyone to enjoy.

We are holding one giant Shopping event with plenty on offer. We know people love seeing Party Plan products and want to purchase, but don’t like having to hold a party?

Well… we have you have you covered!

We are hosting a giant shopping event where you get to see all your favourite party plan products in one room. You will be able to
– see your favourites
– try new products
– make your order(s)

Due to COVID restrictions in play, numbers will be limited and you will need to register for your ticket with no door sales available.

To be involved or ask any questions, please phone Chairperson Katrina Driessen on 0418 495 293.
www.shegynaetas.org.au

Hobart Regatta

Start date: February 6, 2021

End date: February 7, 2021

The 2021 Royal Hobart Regatta will be two days of continuous activity on the Derwent River, Queens Domain and the skies above.

An action-packed program is in store for you, with a stage on the foreshore for all two days – featuring a large screen projecting live feeds from the water action.

Kids and Family day on Saturday and Peoples Day  Sunday

All of our main water events – sailing, rowing, Trans Derwent Swimmers and jet skis will put on a great show, with some exciting milestone feature events – including the Denis Mounie Trophy for the feature rowing eights race.

And of course our regatta ground rides bring some new excitement as well as the old favourites.

Disabled Surfers Invitational Hands on Day Event

Date: February 13, 2021

Disabled Surfers Association of Australia with the support of
Westpac Foundation & the Foundation for Rural & Regional
Renewal will be holding an Invitational Hands on Day Event for
the Tasmanian Disability Community.
Would you like to put some “ Smiles on Dials”?
If you are keen to volunteer & help out with a multitude of tasks including
water people, admin, helping out as meeters / greeters etc.
Volunteers Required: A Level 1 Training program for volunteers will be
held at:
Clifton Beach SLSC, Saturday February 13 th at 8am.
Registration: Contact Shaned Gaffney. E. shanedomond@bigond.com
Ph. 0418 146 973
Participants: DSA still has a few registrations left for the Tasmanian Disability
Community to attend this event.
Clifton Beach SLSC, Saturday February 13 th at 10am for sign on for Participants.
Registration: Contact Daffy Chisholm. E. dsaasec@gmail.com
Ph. 0458 690 455
General information please contact Ian Brettingham.
E. ianbrettingham@gmail.com
Ph. 0419 599 851

The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare in the Gardens

Start date: January 29, 2021

End date: February 26, 2021

 

Popular Director Tai Gardner is returning to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens to direct Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”.

The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s first comedy, and definitely one of his funniest. The comedy is fast and furious, the plot gets wilder and wilder as the play moves to its climax.

Pandemonium ensues when two sets of twins, separated in a shipwreck when babies, meet up twenty-five years later in the town of Ephesus. Mistaken identities create farcical confusion in one of Shakespeare’s most hysterical comedies – The Comedy of Errors.

This is the 23rd Shakespeare in the Gardens for Directions Theatre opening on Friday 29th January 2020 and plays Tuesday to Friday at 7.00PM until 26 February. EXCEPT there is no show Friday 19th Feb.

Finish time approx 9:45pm

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy! BYO Alcohol allowed.

COVID regs apply and are applied

 

Fri 29 Jan 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Tue 2 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Wed 3 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Thu 4 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Fri 5 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Tue 9 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Wed 10 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Thu 18 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm 
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 7:00pm–9:45pm