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Blooming Church 2020 Feb 7-9 St David’s Cathedral
Blooming Church 2020 – St David’s 52nd Community Floral Festival
Blooming Church 2020 heralds the Cathedral’s 52nd Community Floral Festival!
Each February, St David’s blooms and fills with the most exquisite fragrances that only flowers can give, as it plays host to an extraordinary array of floral exhibits, botanical art, music and community creativity.
This year Blooming Church is spreading its wings to take floral beauty out into the Hobart CBD and beyond, with the launch of Blooming Windows.
Open to the public from:
Friday 7 February, 11am – 5pm
Saturday 8 February, 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9 February, 11:30am – 2pm.
Entry $3, children free
The festival will be opened by Mr Mervyn Gordon OAM and Mrs Norma Gordon OAM at 6pm, Friday 7 February. Tickets for the Festival Opening event are $15, available from trybooking.com/BHQRM or the Cathedral Office.
Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to explore the Cathedral, a magnificent heritage building. The Bell Tower will be open on Saturday for tours and self-guided tours of the beautiful stained-glass windows – each depicting an incredible story – can be taken throughout the festival.
Refreshments will be available in the Cloisters on Friday and Saturday.
The Cathedral Craft & Gift Shop will be open throughout the festival.
Plant and produce stalls will be in the grounds of the Cathedral.
On exhibition will be botanical art, including work from Botaniko.
The Embroiderer’s Guild will showcase a display of fine needlework.
Treasures from the Cathedral archives will also be on display.
Presented at the finale of the Blooming Church festival will be a concert on Sunday 9 February at 2pm. Tickets $15, available at the door.
More details P: (03) 6234 4900 W: saintdavids.org.au or find us on Facebook.
BRUNY ISLAND Last Stop before Home Day
SUNDAY 9th February
Bruny Island Quarantine Station 10 am to 2 pm
It is on again at Tasmania’s historic Quarantine Station!
Come along and join in the fun on our beautiful state reserve. Bring your friends and family and perhaps a picnic lunch.
How to get there: We are located at 816 Killora Road, North Bruny. Take the
ferry from Kettering and turn left towards Barnes Bay, North Bruny. We are
20 minutes drive from the ferry terminal.
A Night of Holy Ghost Fire at the Derwent Entertainment Centre Feb 11th with International speaker Rodney Howard-Browne there will also be some additional prayer meetings & meetings around the main event (sessions with Matty Russell) with the details (times etc.) available on the Night of Fire website.
Tickets are free but those attending will need to book through Ticket Master so that their seat is reserved as seats are currently being booked out by people all over Australia and we would hate for anyone to miss out on this life changing evening.
There are many areas that help is needed in for an event of this scale (before, during and after), so we would like to ask whether you or any of your church family can help us?
Anyone interested can complete the volunteer application form on the website and one of the team members will be in contact with you/them with more details etc.
There will be a Volunteer Evening for all those that are local and willing to put their hand up to be part of this great event, at 6:30pm Wednesday the 15th January 2020 at our Central Campus.
Please let us know by return email if you are able to attend this night. Alternatively, if there is anyone that would like to sew into this event, please contact our offices on (03) 6234 7635; firstname.lastname@example.org or our website (www.rivercitycc.com.au) for bank details (Ref: Night of Fire)
The link to the website is www.nightoffire.org
The 2020 Hobart Theatre Summer School production
Be More Chill
Directed by Mikaela Campbell
6 – 15 February 2020
The Old Nick Company in conjunction with Origin Theatrical presents the Tasmanian Premiere of the hit new Broadway musical BE MORE CHILL.
The show with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz is based on the novel of the same name written by Ned Vizzini.
BE MORE CHILL is the new musical sensation that’s about to invade your brain… in the best way. An unprecedented international phenomenon, this original and hilarious show exploded onto the musical theatre scene and electrified audiences during its runs off- and on Broadway.
Featuring a Tony Award®-nominated score bursting with addictive earworms, BE MORE CHILL is a mind-bendingly fun hit about the competing voices in all of our heads.
It’s just your atypical love story – a guy (he wants to fit in), a girl (she wants to be noticed), and the supercomputer inside the guy’s head that tells him what to do (it wants to take over the world!).
According to The New Yorker, “If you fed ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Mean Girls’ to the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ plant, you’d get BE MORE CHILL.” In other words, it’s both a relatable tale about how far we’ll go for a little validation… and an otherworldly delight about a loveable geek and his very invasive (im)plant.
Performance Dates and Times:
- Thursday 6 February 7:30pm
- Friday 7 February 7:30pm
- Saturday 8 February 7:30pm
- Wednesday 12 February 7:30pm
- Thursday 13 February 7:30pm
- Friday 14 February 7:30pm
- Saturday 15 February 2pm
- Saturday 15 February 7:30pm
Approximately 2 and a half hours including interval
St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania, Scottish dancing and stalls. Feb 16 2020 10am-4pm
We adore our home in Kempton Tasmania and every year, to celebrate our town, they holds it’s very own Festival.
With the sheep racing taking centre stage, we also just want to make sure you explore the whole great town of Kempton.
Kempton is situated on the Midland Highway to Launceston just 35 mins from Hobart.
It is now by-passed, but certainly not to be passed by.Kempton was originally known as ‘Green Ponds’ or ‘Green Water Holes’from the pools of water left by the course of the Green Ponds Rivulet during summer months. At the base of Constitution Hill, it was a natural stopping place on the early track between Hobart Town and Launceston.
The first known land grant in the area was to Anthony Fenn Kemp, a former military officer. A highly tempestuous character, Kemp had been deeply involved with the ‘Rum Rebellion’ of 1808 but escaped prosecution.
Arriving in Van Diemen’s Land in 1816, Kemp was granted 700 acres at Green Ponds, which he named Mount Vernon after George Washington’shomestead in America.
On his Mount Vernon estate, Kemp bred first class sheep and helped pioneer the Tasmanian wool industry. In the late 1840s, the township of Green Ponds began to be referred to as ‘Kempton’ (or ‘Kemp Town’), and one of Kemp’s eleven children, George Anthony Kemp, became the first Warden of the Green Ponds municipality in 1861.
Today Kempton is bypassed by the Midland Highway, but the township still retains its village atmosphere.
In the 1890s Kempton was known for its annual agricultural show, which today takes the form of the Kempton Festival. Prizes are no longer awarded for the best chook or pumpkin, but new innovations such as the very popular sheep racing event are continuing a venerable tradition.
Shakespeare in the Gardens 2020 – As You Like It
The RTBG will come alive in one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Dukes and their daughters, comely maidens, a shepherd and a clown play out their courtly games in the rustic beauty of the Forest of Arden.
“As You Like It” –Jan 31 – Feb 28 2020 is a play about love at first sight, and we like it. Rosalind is banished from her uncle’s court, disguises herself as a man and hides out in the Forest of Arden. There with her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, love runs riot but all the mismatches, cross dressing and fighting all turns out ok in the end – just as we like it!
This show is suitable for all who love the poetry and prose of Shakespeare and have ever fallen in love.
The West Moonah Community House and Rotary Tasmania present the 2020 Wellness Expo
PW1 Saturday 29 th February between 10am and 3pm.
IT’S FREE ENTRY
Over 100 stalls focused on health and wellness for all you need to know from birth to death…
yes there will even be DIY coffins.
The Wellness Expo will have free hearing checks, blood pressure checks, one on one contact with service providers, and demonstrations.
Learn different ideas on keeping fit, energetic and preventative measures for a healthy outcome.
Lots of activities for the kids – and food available.
Check out the Flying Doctors Flight Simulator.
FRE ENTRY,February 29 at Princes Wharf from 10am to 3pm
See more online at taswellnessexpo.com
Sponsored by Hobart City Council, Prompt Care, TM
Management Group and Scanlon Richardson Financial Group.
Keeping Up Appearances
Directed by Shauna-Lee Ward, written by Roy Clarke
28 February – 21 March 2020
“You have reached the personal mobile of Hyacinth Bucket. She herself speaking…”
Hyacinth’s long suffering neighbour Emmet is directing a play for the local amateur dramatic company, and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to keep Hyacinth out. When Hyacinth hears that the part of Lady Melvern is yet to be cast, she is determined that nothing will stop her from getting the role! Meanwhile, much to Hyacinth’s dismay, the cast mainly consists of her family members whom she would rather disassociate herself from. Is it a disaster in the making?
Performance Dates and Times:
- Friday 28 February 7:30 pm
- Saturday 29 February 7:30 pm
- Wednesday 4 March 7:30 pm
- Thursday 5 March 7:30 pm
- Friday 6 March 7:30 pm
- Saturday 7 March 7:30 pm
- Sunday 8 March 3:30 pm
- Wednesday 11 March 7:30 pm
- Thursday 12 March 7:30 pm
- Friday 13 March 7:30 pm
- Saturday 14 March 7:30 pm
- Sunday 15 March 3:30 pm
- Wednesday 18 March 7:30 pm
- Thursday 19 March 7:30 pm
- Friday 20 March 7:30 pm
- Saturday 21 March 2:00 pm
- Saturday 21 March 7:30 pm
Approximately 2 hours including interval
Tasmanian Women’s Bible Conference
Women of Southern Tasmania, you are invited to TWBC 2020!
Come along to hear 3 Bible talks on ‘Living out the Gospel Together’ from speakers Di Warren & Christine Jolly. We will also spend time singing and praying together and enjoying community over some delicious morning tea and lunch.
When: 9am-3:30pm Saturday 28th March 2020
Where: Wellspring Anglican Church, Sandy Bay
COST: $40 early bird (by 7th March); $50 regular price (by 21st March)
Morning tea and lunch will be provided
More information and register here: https://twbcsouth.com/