What’s On Hobart

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

 

What’s on at the moment:

Mamma Mia

Start date: January 17, 2020

End date: February 1, 2020

A MOTHER. A DAUGHTER. THREE POSSIBLE DADS. AND A TRIP DOWN THE AISLE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Following their sensational and award-winning productions of WICKED and MARY POPPINS, The Show Company Tasmania returns in January 2020 for the Tasmanian Premiere of MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! weaves the hugely popular music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus around the story of young bride-to-be Sophie who, on the eve of her wedding, brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago to discover the identity of her father!

Featuring 22 of the songs that brought ABBA international stardom, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people in more than 50 countries since it made its West End debut in 1999.

Now it’s Tasmania’s turn. You can be the first to experience the thrill, excitement and outrageous fun of MAMMA MIA! on the Theatre Royal stage with dazzling costumes and sets, a brilliant live orchestra and an outstanding local cast.

Dig out your dancing shoes and relive all the hits like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper, Knowing Me, Knowing You, SOS, The Winner Takes It All, Voulez-Vous and Money, Money, Money.

Say “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” to MAMMA MIA!

 

https://tickets.theatreroyal.com.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx

Trial by Jury

Start date: January 10, 2020

End date: February 2, 2020

Trial by Jury – January 2020

The Society is very excited to announce the cast for its forthcoming season of Trial by Jury in January 2020.

The soloists are –
The Plaintiff: Louise Stubs,
The Defendant: Duncan Kelly,
The Judge: Kieran Slicer,
The Counsel: Yvonne Kerklaan,
The Usher: Tony Johnston,
The Foreman of the Jury: Stephen Newham,
Bridesmaids: Georgia Bentley and Caitlin Underhayes.

Ladies of the ensemble: Alison Badenach, Anne Clarke, Judi Forsyth, Mary Hebbink, Eraine Johnston, Helen Lindsay, Lana Mack, Lois Newham and Anne Reed.

Gentlemen of the Jury: Chris Beadle, Rob Billing, Michael Calvert, Mike Casey, Peter Doe, Denis Hawkey, Nigel Kidd, John Snell and Michael Topfer.

Congratulations to our cast and crew! It will be a fabulous show at The Supreme Court of Tasmania in Salamanca Place. Directed by Tony Sprent and musical direction by Hans Kooij with assistance from Margaret Gibbs.

Season runs from Friday January 10 to Saturday February 1. Shows at 6pm and 7pm every Friday and Saturday evening.

Tickets are now available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=577818&

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular

Start date: January 10, 2020

End date: February 2, 2020

TOUR DETAILS

Hobart

Date     Thursday 9th January – Sunday 2nd February 2020 Location:             Hobart Regatta Grounds

Tickets:                      www.ticketmaster.com.au  or phone direct – 0413 880 044

 www.sesamestreetcircus.com.au

 

Social Media Pages:

 

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What’s coming up:

Change the heart Service

Date: January 24, 2020

In January 2020, Aunty Jean Phillips, one of the most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, is calling all Australian Christians to come together in prayer in the lead up to January 26 through the #ChangeTheHeart prayer services. This is the fifth year these prayer services have been run nationally and they are supported by Common Grace www.commongrace.org.au, a growing movement of over 45,000 Australian Christians passionate about Jesus and Justice. These services are a beautiful opportunity for us to stand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sisters and brothers, while learning more about the true history of Australia.

Our local service is on Friday 24 January – 5.30pm at St David’s Anglican Cathedral – 23 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS.

Please come and join in and support Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Common Grace, and pray for our nation.

More details here

Red Hot Summer Tour

Date: January 25, 2020

Red Hot Summer Tour

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Tasmania

Saturday 25 January 2020 10:00am – 8:00pm

Hunters and Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, Boom Crash Opera.

The Red Hot Summer Tour celebrates 10 years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 and in true style, organisers have put together an incredible all Australian line-up for a massive four-month series of dates. In an incredible coup for music-fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters and Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.

Promoter Duane McDonald launched the Red Hot Summer Tour in 2011 with a line-up of three artists on the bill and six shows throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Fast forward a decade, and the Red Hot Summer Tour is one of the hottest tickets on the summer music calendar. In 2020, the Red Hot Summer Tour will visit Queensland, both the metro centre and the Tropical North, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania, fully realising Duane’s original dream of ensuring the music loving public around the country had access to top quality festivals.

“The past 10 years have gone so fast and we have been so proud to see the Red Hot Summer Tour continue to grow each year,” says Duane. “The support we have received from audiences has been phenomenal. To everyone who has attended a Red Hot Summer Tour show over the last decade—thank you. You are the reason we do what we do, and will continue to bring you the best quality music experience, every year. We can’t wait to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Red Hot Rock with music fans around the country.”

The Red Hot Summer Tour is always a sell-out series and the 10 Years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 will create Australian music history. Don’t miss these very special shows.

 

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Sandy Bay Regatta

Date: January 26, 2020

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

 

Now in its 172nd  year – fun, affordable family entertainment on the water and on land continues to be the focus of our community-run regatta.

 

The 2020  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.

Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic

Date: January 26, 2020

ANNUAL MOUNT LYELL STRAHAN PICNIC

BACK FOR ITS 122 ND YEAR
Sunday 26 th January, 2020
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 crowd between
500-1000 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.
2020 PICNIC WELCOMES ‘WEST COAST MTB’ TO EVENT
The newly formed ‘West Coast MTB Club’, formed in response to the growing
interest in mountain biking in the area, will also hold a stall at the 122 nd Mount Lyell
Picnic. Members of the MTB club will be there to promote their sport and meet with
members of the public. The West Coast MTB group will run, in conjunction with
Active Strahan, a ‘family bike activity’ on Monday 27 th January at Strahan. Residents
and visitors to the area can meet with the MTB club at the Picnic on Sunday ahead
of the ‘family bike activity’ on Monday.
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 Sunday 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.
25-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 122 nd 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 122 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.

Peninsula Feast

Date: January 27, 2020

Tasman Council, in conjunction with the Lions Club of Tasman, hold a Peninsula Feast every year during the Australia Day long weekend in January.

In previous years there has been many food stalls and vans, children’s entertainment include jumping castle and sporting activities, a live band and much more.

2020  will see the Peninsula Feast bigger than ever.

A FREE family event including;

Fishing Competition
Crab Racing
Pleasure Boat Racing
Facing Paintning
Biathlon and Bay Swim
Kayaking
Claytons Race (Homemade Vessel)
Gumboot Throwing
Pot Pulling
Nail Driving
Lions Club Wheel and MUCH more
Peninsula Feast

To be held at the Nubeena Recreation Ground (21 Clarke Street, Nubeena), showcasing local produce. Enjoy a family fun night with live music. Event opens at 4:30pm and closes at 10:00pm. There will be a jumping castle, Rotary Train, Activity Tent and MUCH more.

For more information please contact Tasman Council on 6250 9200.
This is a DOG FREE event!

If you are interested in holding a stall at the Peninsula Feast please contact the Tasman  Council.

Free Entry
Address: 21 Clarke Street, Nubeena 7184
Price: Free
Date: Monday Jan 27th, 2020 4:30pm to 11.30pm

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Date: January 31, 2020

EVENT NAME: BUSHFIRE RELIEF FUNDRAISER
EVENT LOCATION: BLACKMANS BAY COMMUNITY HALL BLACKMANS BAY
DATE OF EVENT: FRI, 31 JANUARY 2020
START & FINISH TIMES: 5.00 PM – 8.00 PM
EVENT DISCRIPTION: RAISE MONEY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS FOR THEIR BUSHFIRE DISASTER RELIEF & RECOVERY EFFORT 2020
COST: CHARGE FOR FOOD ONLY (AS ADVERTISED)

CONTACT: YANGCHEN DOLKAR
ORGANISATION NAME: TIBETAN COMMUNITY OF TASMANIA INC.

Mamma Mia

Start date: January 17, 2020

End date: February 1, 2020

A MOTHER. A DAUGHTER. THREE POSSIBLE DADS. AND A TRIP DOWN THE AISLE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Following their sensational and award-winning productions of WICKED and MARY POPPINS, The Show Company Tasmania returns in January 2020 for the Tasmanian Premiere of MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! weaves the hugely popular music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus around the story of young bride-to-be Sophie who, on the eve of her wedding, brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago to discover the identity of her father!

Featuring 22 of the songs that brought ABBA international stardom, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people in more than 50 countries since it made its West End debut in 1999.

Now it’s Tasmania’s turn. You can be the first to experience the thrill, excitement and outrageous fun of MAMMA MIA! on the Theatre Royal stage with dazzling costumes and sets, a brilliant live orchestra and an outstanding local cast.

Dig out your dancing shoes and relive all the hits like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper, Knowing Me, Knowing You, SOS, The Winner Takes It All, Voulez-Vous and Money, Money, Money.

Say “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” to MAMMA MIA!

 

https://tickets.theatreroyal.com.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx

Trial by Jury

Start date: January 10, 2020

End date: February 2, 2020

Trial by Jury – January 2020

The Society is very excited to announce the cast for its forthcoming season of Trial by Jury in January 2020.

The soloists are –
The Plaintiff: Louise Stubs,
The Defendant: Duncan Kelly,
The Judge: Kieran Slicer,
The Counsel: Yvonne Kerklaan,
The Usher: Tony Johnston,
The Foreman of the Jury: Stephen Newham,
Bridesmaids: Georgia Bentley and Caitlin Underhayes.

Ladies of the ensemble: Alison Badenach, Anne Clarke, Judi Forsyth, Mary Hebbink, Eraine Johnston, Helen Lindsay, Lana Mack, Lois Newham and Anne Reed.

Gentlemen of the Jury: Chris Beadle, Rob Billing, Michael Calvert, Mike Casey, Peter Doe, Denis Hawkey, Nigel Kidd, John Snell and Michael Topfer.

Congratulations to our cast and crew! It will be a fabulous show at The Supreme Court of Tasmania in Salamanca Place. Directed by Tony Sprent and musical direction by Hans Kooij with assistance from Margaret Gibbs.

Season runs from Friday January 10 to Saturday February 1. Shows at 6pm and 7pm every Friday and Saturday evening.

Tickets are now available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=577818&

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular

Start date: January 10, 2020

End date: February 2, 2020

TOUR DETAILS

Hobart

Date     Thursday 9th January – Sunday 2nd February 2020 Location:             Hobart Regatta Grounds

Tickets:                      www.ticketmaster.com.au  or phone direct – 0413 880 044

 www.sesamestreetcircus.com.au

 

Social Media Pages:

 

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/sesamestreetcircusspectacular/

 

Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/sesamestreetcircusspectacular/

Hobart Regatta

Start date: February 8, 2020

End date: February 9, 2020

The 2020 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.