What’s On Hobart

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

 

What’s on at the moment:

Festival of Voices 2022

Start date: June 29, 2022

End date: July 10, 2022

Festival of Voices (FoV) is Tasmania’s original marquee winter event. It is Australia’s premiere celebration of the voice. It started in 2004 in response to a brief of how to activate Hobart in the middle of winter. It was decided that it would be a good idea to light a bonfire in the middle of the city and have a sing along. The idea caught on, and today FoV attracts audiences of 30,000 people over a two-week period in July.

The iconic image of the festival is thousands of people singing around a bonfire. This is always a highlight and reflects the core aim of the festival to bring people together, not just as observers but as participants as well.

The reach and reputation of Festival of Voices has grown far and wide. It has become known internationally as a special meeting place for singers to come and sing, share and hang out with each other. The educational component of FoV is also significant. It has become a winter school for people who want to learn new repertoires, sing better or just revel in the joy of group singing.

The free Big Sing Bonfire event in Salamanca attracts up to 5,000 people.

Tasmania Sings features around 400 young performers coming together as one. The Finale Concert is where all the workshop participants get to showcase their voices in a major spine tingling concert featuring over 400 performers.

Between these major choral events are performances by cabaret artists, actors, jazz and contemporary singers from around Australia and overseas. The festival hub – Voicebox – is a sassy pop-up cabaret style venue within Hobart’s City Hall. Other spaces are also activated: churches, museums, small venues, large venues and curious places.

By day there are the dozens of pop-up choir performances in and around the streets and public spaces of Hobart and surrounds. Many of these are performed by visiting choirs who come to the festival just so they can sing.

This participatory nature of FoV is what makes the festival unique and what draws thousands of people out of their homes in the middle of winter to celebrate the power of the voice with songs, stories, laughter and puffer jackets!

Festival of Voices is a joyful time to be in Tasmania.

 

More at https://festivalofvoices.com/

Bicheno Beams

Start date: July 1, 2022

End date: July 31, 2022

The East Coast’s mid-winter laser show is back for one spectacular month!

A family-friendly celebration of light, Bicheno Beams returns this Winter. Two different light shows will be presented on alternate nights, so stay longer and enjoy two entirely unique and awe-inspiring laser light shows!

Check out the video for a taste of Bicheno’s unique charm – and of course the wonder of Beams. See you in July!

More at https://bichenobeams.com/

 

What’s coming up:

Movie Night The Hundred-Foot Journey

Date: July 9, 2022

Movie Night

Join us for a fun and uplifting movie night, watching “The Hundred-Foot Journey” starring Helen Mirren.
A great movie for all foodies!
An Indian family move to France and set up a restaurant directly opposite a well-established French haute cuisine restaurant. Intense rivalry breaks out between the restauranteurs.
This is a real winter ‘feel-good’ movie, rated PG.
Supper will be provided prior to the screening and a short update about the work in India will be presented after the movie.
Saturday 9 July 6:30pm

TICKETS: ADULTS $15 / FAMILY $30 / YOUTH $10

St John’s Presbyterian Church
188 Macquarie Street, HOBART TAS
Register at: https://www.trybooking.com/CAGHW

Festival of Voices 2022

Start date: June 29, 2022

End date: July 10, 2022

Festival of Voices (FoV) is Tasmania’s original marquee winter event. It is Australia’s premiere celebration of the voice. It started in 2004 in response to a brief of how to activate Hobart in the middle of winter. It was decided that it would be a good idea to light a bonfire in the middle of the city and have a sing along. The idea caught on, and today FoV attracts audiences of 30,000 people over a two-week period in July.

The iconic image of the festival is thousands of people singing around a bonfire. This is always a highlight and reflects the core aim of the festival to bring people together, not just as observers but as participants as well.

The reach and reputation of Festival of Voices has grown far and wide. It has become known internationally as a special meeting place for singers to come and sing, share and hang out with each other. The educational component of FoV is also significant. It has become a winter school for people who want to learn new repertoires, sing better or just revel in the joy of group singing.

The free Big Sing Bonfire event in Salamanca attracts up to 5,000 people.

Tasmania Sings features around 400 young performers coming together as one. The Finale Concert is where all the workshop participants get to showcase their voices in a major spine tingling concert featuring over 400 performers.

Between these major choral events are performances by cabaret artists, actors, jazz and contemporary singers from around Australia and overseas. The festival hub – Voicebox – is a sassy pop-up cabaret style venue within Hobart’s City Hall. Other spaces are also activated: churches, museums, small venues, large venues and curious places.

By day there are the dozens of pop-up choir performances in and around the streets and public spaces of Hobart and surrounds. Many of these are performed by visiting choirs who come to the festival just so they can sing.

This participatory nature of FoV is what makes the festival unique and what draws thousands of people out of their homes in the middle of winter to celebrate the power of the voice with songs, stories, laughter and puffer jackets!

Festival of Voices is a joyful time to be in Tasmania.

 

More at https://festivalofvoices.com/

Winter School Holidays

Start date: July 9, 2022

End date: July 24, 2022

Winter Break for Schools 9 July – 24 July
Winter Break for Colleges 9 July – 24 July

 

Term 3

Schools  25 July – 30 September
Colleges  25 July – 30September


Spring Break  1 October – 16 October

Term 4

Schools  17 October – 22 December
Colleges  17 October – Check with your college for student finish date

Bicheno Beams

Start date: July 1, 2022

End date: July 31, 2022

The East Coast’s mid-winter laser show is back for one spectacular month!

A family-friendly celebration of light, Bicheno Beams returns this Winter. Two different light shows will be presented on alternate nights, so stay longer and enjoy two entirely unique and awe-inspiring laser light shows!

Check out the video for a taste of Bicheno’s unique charm – and of course the wonder of Beams. See you in July!

More at https://bichenobeams.com/

Tolosa Half

Date: August 7, 2022

This is by far our most popular course in the Series! This is an authentic mountain half-marathon that offers incredible diversity and is challenging. Runners in both events will leave the edge of suburbia, before the open woodland gradually morphs into a denser and greener mixed forest. From towering eucalypts to the lichen-ridden dolerite, the Tolosa Half has it all.  Runners will need to navigate some technical rocky terrain, but overall, it’s a course that flows very well.

The Sport (9.8km) sees runners turn around at the Old Hobartians Track while the Enduro (21.1km) runners will keep going for more jaw-dropping views and intricate hand-made wooden bridges, to The Springs, which are approximately the halfway point. Then it’s a beautifully flowing descent along the purpose-built North-South track.

 

for more check https://kunanyitrailseries.com.au/tolosa-half/

Waterworks 10

Date: October 9, 2022

Set amongst the peaceful parklands of Waterworks Reserve, these courses offer a mix of tracks and trails. We’re also exploring an amended route to remove the roads. The smooth and speedy single-track loops around the upper and lower reservoirs provide a scenic water foreground while kunanyi/Mount Wellington looms in the distance. Both courses then see runners make the obligatory climb up the steps of Gentle Annie Falls, which is sure to get the heart pounding! The 5km runners soon turn around while those taking on the 10km will head up and down the moderate slopes of the historic Pipeline Track, offering a fresh vantage point of the mountain over Turnip Fields. Then it’s a downward descent on fire trails and a final sprint around the historic reservoirs that have been providing Hobart’s water supplies since the 1800s.

 

More at https://kunanyitrailseries.com.au/waterworks-10/