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Journeys : June July 2009
In Tasmania today Happenings From June through to August Theatre Royal, Hobart There are plenty of shows coming to the Theatre Royal that will chase away the winter blues. Make the most of the cooler months – rug up in your best winter finery and head for a great night out at the Theatre Royal. 10-11 June Be quick to catch The Falling Room and the Flying Room presented by Tasmania’s highly respected Terrapin Puppet Theatre. 26-29 August Circus Oz comes to town with their high-altitude acrobatics and highenergy performance. 28-30 July Thursday’s Child, based on the book by much-loved author Sonya Hartnett, will intrigue and delight. 31 July Acclaimed pianist David Helfgott plays one memorable classical concert. (See this page for details of how to win a very special prize including a private encore with David after the Launceston performance.) 12-13 June Laughing keeps you warm – come along to the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. For bookings, call 6233 2299 or visit www.theatreroyal.com.au 13 June and 11 July 2009 Devonport Farmers Market Devonport Showgrounds Fresh farm produce, plants, homemade fare and local hand-made crafts from Devonport’s popular monthly Saturday market. 17 June Paddy Pallin Banff Mountain Film Festival Earl Arts Centre, Launceston. A film festival full of exhilarating, inspiring, and thought-provoking mountain adventure films. http://www.paddybanff.com.au 19-28 June Antarctic Midwinter Festival, Hobart The festival celebrates the historical and living links between Tasmania and 46 June / July 09 Antarctica. A ten-day program of exhibitions, tours, social events, lectures and displays encourages the wider community to discover the fascinating world of science and exploration in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. www.antarctic-tasmania.info. 3-7 July Cooperative Fibres Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre. This retrospective and progressive fibrebased exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Spindle Tree in Salamanca Place with a display of works in fibre by past and present members. 12 July Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe Latrobe’s wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. www.chocolatewinterfest.com.au 18 July A Mendelssohn Celebration St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, 8pm Hobart Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of great Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn with a program of his works. A highlight will be the beautiful Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64, played by virtuoso violinist Peter Tanfield. Peter Tanfield will conduct the remainder of the program, including Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony and the Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture. Tickets are available from the TSO box office. 7-22 August Barbecue The Playhouse Theatre, Hobart Truck driver Colin Cooper has come into money and moved his family into a posh neighbourhood. What better way to meet the new neighbours than to throw a good old-fashioned backyard Aussie barbecue? But can new money get along with old money? Can singlets and thongs get along with Armani and Versace? Who doesn’t enjoy a good old-fashioned Aussie barbecue? You’ll love this one, written and directed by Daryl Peebles. WIN Hobart Repertory Theatre Society is pleased to offer RACT readers the chance to win three double passes to see the show at 8pm on Saturday 8 August 2009. To enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Barbecue, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271 Hobart 7000. Entries close on 6 July. Sunday 2 August, 2pm David Helfgott Princess Theatre, Launceston Andrew McKinnon proudly presents the remarkable David Helfgott. The wonderful movie Shine celebrated David’s inspiring early life, and set Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush on the road to stardom. David’s solo recital includes music by Rachmaninov, Chopin and Liszt – it will be a remarkable, moving and unforgettable experience. “He magically turns the piano into an orchestra with a variety of sound colours. He plays the piano right from the depth of his feeling and his fingers enable him to accomplish sheer miracles.” Bonn music reviewer “I am reluctant to use the word genius, but I would certainly make an exception with David Helfgott. He is certainly one of the most exceptional pianists and musicians I have ever had the good fortune to know.” Peter Feuchtwanger WIN A once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a private encore by David Helfgott – and a night at Country Club Tasmania. This great prize includes a night’s accommodation for two people at Country Club Tasmania – tickets for two to the David Helfgott performance on 2 August – and a private champagne encore with David, on-stage after the show. Our friends at Federal have made this a very special package by offering a night’s accommodation for two at Country Club Tasmania (choose either 1 or 2 August, depending on availability.) To enter, tell us in 25 words why you’d like to meet David Helfgott. Please post your entry to David Helfgott, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271, Hobart 7001. Entries close 6 July.
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