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Virtual Hope for the Jogini Girls Dinner

Date: September 18, 2021

Virtual Hope for the Jogini Girls Dinner

For over 2,000 years, vulnerable girls in India have been dedicated to a deity in a ‘marriage like’ ceremony and are trapped in horrific ritualised, systemic abuse.

Our team prevent dedications of these girls and empower entrapped women to find freedom through health care, advocacy and support. The work has advanced remarkably, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

We would love you to join our interactive live-streamed virtual dinners, this year from the comfort of your own home with your guests in keeping with local lockdown restrictions. Hear encouraging stories of transformation, and how our COVID response is bringing hope to vulnerable communities, including video footage and interviews with staff.

Register today at

All details and resources will be provided prior to the event. An opportunity to partner with this significant work will be presented on the night.

E: 1 800 949 774

Date: Saturday 18th September

Time: 7.30pm (AEST)

Venue: Your lounge room

Hobart’s 32nd Annual Charity Art Show

Start date: September 17, 2021

End date: September 19, 2021

This weekend, hundreds of artists and art lovers will converge on Wrest Point for the Rotary Club of Hobart’s 32nd Annual Charity Art Show at Wrest Point on September 17-19.

The event has become a fixture in the diaries of many artists from Hobart and wider Tasmania and this year even features works from interstate exhibitors.

The show raises valuable funds for Rotary’s charitable projects locally, nationally and internationally. 100% of funds raised go towards these projects. The event’s financial success relies on the generous support of numerous Hobart businesses providing cash sponsorship, in-kind support, and raffle and auction prizes.

Held in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point, this year’s show features 359 exhibited works from over 125 individual artists. All works are available for purchase by the general public.

Artists pay an entry fee to exhibit, and the Rotary Club of Hobart receives a commission on all works sold.

The event will be formally opened at a cocktail party on Friday evening (17 September). This has been wonderfully supported and is now sold out. Glover Prize winner Sebastian Galloway will be in attendance and giving a talk to the lucky audience about his journey as a Tasmanian-based artist.

Cocktail event attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an auction to bid on major items, including works from prominent artists Joan Humble and Michael Weitnauer, and tour & accommodation packages.

The show itself is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 September) from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.

Funds are also raised over the weekend via 2 separate raffles and a silent auction. Entry to these is available to anyone attending the show over the weekend.

Aside from providing an invaluable marketplace for artists to be able to sell their works which otherwise may not be available to them, generous prizes are this year available across the numerous categories, as well as an Emerging Artist award to a final year student studying at the UTAS School of Fine Arts, and the inaugural City of Hobart Prize, to be awarded to the work that best encapsulates part of the Greater Hobart area. The expansion of these prizes from what has been offered previously has been made possible with the support of a number of local, state and federal politicians.

David Berechree, President of the Rotary Club of Hobart, said the Club is pleased to once again put on the show.  “We know the creative arts provide a focus for many people and the Rotary Charity Art Show provides an outlet for many artists to present their works to the general public, particularly those who do not have established opportunities to exhibit.  Over the years, we have seen artists “discovered” at our show go onto having very successful careers.”

The co-chair of Hobart Rotary’s Art Show Committee, Scott Knuckey, said the event reaching its 32nd consecutive year despite COVID restrictions is testament to the hard work of Rotarians, particularly prior year Chair Alicia Pelham, and also the resilience of the Tasmanian arts community at large. “It has been fantastic to see the level of support from artists and sponsors this year. Particularly as we have implemented a number of new systems that should help make running the show more efficient in future years”.

2021 Puzzle Challenge / Charity Fund Raiser

Date: September 25, 2021


Our 2021 Puzzle Challenge is on. We will be puzzling 1000 piece puzzles in pairs looking for the Tasmanian state champion to send to the Nation puzzle competition in Melbourne.
This year our charity is Epilepsy Tasmania, we are raising funds and awareness about Epilepsy in Tasmania.
All competitor spaces are now full, but we will be open for the public to come watch and cheer on the teams.
We will have a sausage sizzle, second hand puzzles for sale as well as other items and a raffle with some great prizes, with all funds raised going to Epilepsy Tasmania.
The challenge is on Sat Sep 25 from 11am to 2pm at the Richmond Primary School hall on Commercial Rd Richmond.

Daylight Saving Time Starts

Date: October 3, 2021

3 Oct 2021 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 3:00:00 AM local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 4 Oct 2021 than the day before.

There will be more light in the evening.

Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party

Date: October 8, 2021

Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party

Plumb, Meyers, McNamara & Pribac

Friday 8th October 2021
7:15 for 7:30-11:30pm
St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, New Town
(off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)

Dancers and listeners alike are in for a treat as mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (from Shooglenifty), Klezmer and experimental fiddler and accordionist Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara and Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac on double bass, take to the stage once more to celebrate the inspiring, emotional and exciting music of the Klezmer and Balfolk traditions.

Klezmer and pan-European music from a powerhouse quartet:
World renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage.
With their energetic and joyfully unrestrained music, Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have delighted audiences from some of Europe’s liveliest bars and music festivals to the wettest, coldest and darkest street corners.
Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac underpins it all on bass.

Caller David Wanless will lead dancers through dances from these two vibrant worlds of European dancing.

Lively, fun Klezmer and French dances

$19 / $17 (conc)/ $16 (mem) / $10 (f/t student)
Limited door sales.

Dress fancy – it’s a party!  Will your outfit be:
1. Classy,
2. Flamboyant,
3. Whimsical,
4. Outrageous, or
5. Zany?
Of course it’s not essential to dress up, but it adds to the fun, so be creative.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required but you’re welcome to bring either.
All ages welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper.

Entry conditions:

Hobart Writers Festival

Start date: October 8, 2021

End date: October 10, 2021

Hobart Writers Festival returns to Hadley’s Orient Hotel and Parliament Gardens
on 8 th – 10 th October.
Hobart’s biennial literary festival returns in 2021. This year all the session ideas have been
artist-led, resulting in a festival showcasing artistic freedom in contrast to the restrictions
of 2020 and 2021. The festival includes a diverse collection of writers exploring
Tasmanian history, culture, stories and writing.
TasWriters; Director Cassandra Wunsch said:
“Recently we have had to change the way we live. We're still not out of the woods, even
here in Tasmania, and the disruption to our lives has caused economic, physical and
mental pain to many people. There is no festival theme this year, no constraints, no
limitations. Just the writers, the stories and the community. Join us in supporting
Tasmanian stories and storytellers at this year’s festival.”
Affordable ticket prices aim to make the festival accessible to as many people in the
Tasmania community as possible. There will be two days of free activities in Parliament
Gardens for children and the young at heart.
Tickets for the paid sessions range from $8 – $30.
Cassandra Wunsch said: “TasWriters’ mission is to encourage, support and promote
Tasmanian writers and stories. Our vision is of a cultural landscape where storytellers are
encouraged and acknowledged as powerful drivers of community.”
TasWriters is partnering with Hadley’s Orient Hotel, The Hobart Book Shop, Forty South
Publishing, Youth Ark, the Tasmanian Maritime Museum, the Society of Children’s
Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) and Hobart City Council.
The Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award will be announced at the opening
Program and tickets are available via TasWriters Festival website:

Blessing of the Animals

Date: October 10, 2021

Scots Church

29 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Sunday 10 October 2021: 10 am
Please come along with your fur, feather,
fin family members for the Blessing of the Animals

Morning Tea to follow

(Please ensure pets are on lead or feeling reassured

by being in a crate or similar)


Allegri Ensemble: Lay a Garland

Date: October 16, 2021

Allegri Ensemble: Lay a Garland

Join Allegri Ensemble at St Mary’s Cathedral at 3 pm on Saturday 16 October for a bouquet of Renaissance and Romantic part songs which celebrate the joy of singing together. Featuring works by Pearsall, Gibbons, Isaac, Bruch, Elgar, Josquin and Debussy.

Saturday 16 October 2021, 3 pm (door sales from 2:30 pm)
St Mary’s Cathedral, 180 Harrington St, Hobart
Tickets: $32; $25 (concession) from