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Hobart Happenings

by James Marten16 June
Hobart Happenings June 2021

Get the lowdown on what’s happening in the Hobart community in June.

by James Marten16 June
Hobart Happenings May 2021

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has recently opened an exciting new gallery space for children. Stephanie Williams had a chat with Andy Baird, Deputy Director, Engagement, to get the lowdown on the project.

by The Hobart Magazine16 June
Hobart Happenings April 2021

Bird watching not quite your thing? Maybe it’s time to go rock spot­ting. Started in 2017, TasRocks is a state-wide game that allows people to hide-and-seek painted rocks in their local communities and has grown to be a social media phenomenon across the country. To participate, paint your rocks (no glass or ceramics) however you like, but keep the local wildlife in mind, so no string or pipe-clean­ers, and hide them for others to find. How do you know you’ve found a Tas Rocks’ rock? Look on the underside of the rock for the group’s Facebook details. If you’re keen to participate, you’ll want to jump onto their Face­book page, Tas Rocks Group, to get the full low-down on how to decorate, drop, search and share your rock-hunt­ing adventures.

by The Hobart Magazine16 June
Hobart Happenings March 2021
by Zilla Gordon10 February
Life’s a Ball: How Tassie Pioneered LGBTQI+ Rights

‘We’re reclaiming a space that was full of hatred, a place of oppression’:how drag queen bingo is delighting Hobart audiences.

by Zilla Gordon1 December
Distillers Diversify to Conquer Covid

The green fairy has left bohemian Paris and come to Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine1 December
Hobart Happenings Dec 20/Jan 21

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in December and January.

by Hobart Magazine15 November
Hobart Happenings November 2020

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in November.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings September 2020

Find out the latest community news and ideas from around Hobart in September.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings August 2020

You might remember back in September last year we featured two local Glenorchy cricketers, Shaun and Zac. They had faced a bit of adversity and through it all managed to put together a cracking cricket team packed with international players.

by Hobart Magazine1 January
Hobart Happenings July/August 2018

Hobart’s oldest public place, Franklin Square is getting a tech update with the provision of free public wifi coming in September. According to Ald. Anna Reynolds who has pushed the initiative, it promises to be faster than other free public wifi around town. Get ready for some cool live streaming events!

by Hobart Magazine1 November
Hobart Happenings November/December 2018

Fringe at the adge of the world – get along to the Fringe at the Edge of the World, a small, action-packed new fringe festival for Tasmania put together by Fringe veteran Gillian English.

by Hobart Magazine1 January
Hobart Happenings January/February 2019

Get your cans out – Perth comedian, Sean Conway is bringing his Canned Comedy concept to Hobart and teaming up with Tasmanian comedian Andrew Greeley for the first Fringe at the End of the World Festival. Their show Rabble Rousers, on January 4, will just cost patrons a can of food which will help support Foodbank Tasmania.

by Hobart Magazine1 March
Hobart Happenings March/April 2019

Lest We Forget – Anzac Day is coming up on 25 April and there are a host of services and marches on all over Hobart.

by Hobart Magazine1 May
Hobart Happenings May/June 2019

Hobart singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman (you might remember reading about him in our first issue) has formed an eight-piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones to record his third album, The Great Tasmanian Escape.

by Hobart Magazine1 July
Hobart Happenings July/August 2019

Homelessness in Hobart – it’s not ok that an estimated 750 people sleep rough here each night, with many more in insecure housing situations or under mortgage stress.

by Hobart Magazine1 September
Hobart Happenings September/October 2019

A new short film is tackling the Tasmanian homelessness and housing affordability crisis. Tabernacle, produced entirely in Tasmania and by Tasmanians, is a satirical drama that examines class anxiety, social responsibility, and human responses to being confronted by this topic that has been at the forefront of Hobart’s consciousness for several years now.

by Hobart Magazine1 December
Hobart Happenings December 2019

Made to fit – When you think of dance companies, do you picture young kids in leotards looking for a future on the stage?

by Hobart Magazine1 March
Hobart Happenings March 2020

Do you know someone who might benefit from getting in the water? The Inclusive Swimming Tasmania pathway program of Swimming Tasmania and Special Olympics Australia, supports learn to swim teachers, clubs and centres in delivering swimming programs designed for people with a disability.

by Hobart Magazine1 February
Hobart Happenings February 2020

Try Dragon Boating – Over the gym, or bored of your usual walk/run route? Dragon boating is a fantastic way to maintain fitness and make new mates.

by Hobart Magazine1 April
Hobart Happenings April 2020

Dr Meg MeKeown is medical director for Moreton Group Medical Services (MGMS) and has recently returned from a stint in Antarctica (you might remember she was our Local Lady in December).

by Hobart Magazine5 May
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Escape To The Country
Pet the animals, walk in the wilderness, pick your own berries and enjoy colonial accommodation... Farmstays and day tours are popping up across the state, providing a fun weekend away for visitors and Hobartians keen to get their gumboots dirty. Here are four farms to visit this Spring.
Exploring The World’s Widest Canyon – Capertee Valley
The Blue Mountains and surrounding areas suffered greatly during recent bushfires but slowly the National Parks in New South Wales are reopening, with some ready to welcome visitors back.
Talk Sexy To Me …
If I asked you to think of a food item that makes you sexy, healthy, attractive, youthful and energetic I can almost guarantee that you didn’t think of gelatin.
Madame Saisons: Corona Cuisine – Surviving Lockdown
The vacant stare in front of the open fridge or cupboard has afflicted us all on occasion. No matter how much food we have in store, there seems like nothing to eat. When you’re hungry and lacking cooking inspo, the ‘hangries’ can easily take hold.
Hannah Moloney
Meet the Tasmanian designing a better life for us all. Hannah Moloney of Good Life Permaculture is a leading landscape designer and educator in South Hobart (you may have noticed her bright pink and green house up on the hill). She’s spent 15 years designing and managing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming and community development. She believes in ‘radical hope’ and facing the climate crisis in a proactive and positive way.
Australia’s Online Beauty Queen – Kate Morris
Kate Morris had an idea to sell cosmetics online at a time when it wasn’t done. She borrowed $12,000 from her boyfriend’s parents and set up an online store, Adore Beauty in the garage. Twenty years later, the business is thriving, enjoying annual revenue around $100m. Kate recently sold a chunk of the business to private equity investors, Quadrant.
What’s With The Weather?
Even though Tasmania is known for its mild summers, it doesn’t take much to get sunburnt. Tasmania experiences extreme ultraviolet (UV) levels, but contrary to popular belief this isn’t due to the hole in the ozone layer, which is actually south of the continent.While higher UV levels often occur at the same time as higher temperatures, the two are not linked. Instead, UV levels are determined by the angle of the sun in the sky: the higher the sun, the higher the UV. In December and January, the position of the sun over Tasmania gives the state a UV index of 11 or more on most days, which is classified as “extreme” on the UV index. Tasmania’s lack of humidity and generally clear skies contribute to the stinging feeling of the sun. UV can reflect off buildings and water, making it possible to get a higher dose of UV from these reflected rays, even in the shade.
Transport Trackers – Your New Timewaster
It was almost 2am and US singer Halsey had just finished her set and was being whisked off stage at Falls Festival and into her waiting Tesla.
Cascades Female Factory Reopens
On a site where only the outside walls remain, how do you help visitors contextualise what happened inside those walls? At the Cascades Female Factory site in South Hobart, actor Karissa Lane, together with director Craig Lane-Irons and writer Finegan Kruckemeyer have created The Proud & The Punished, a 45-minute monologue to share the horrifying, heart-warming and sad stories of the women and babies, who went through the site from 1828 until 1856. At any given time there were between 700 and 1200 prisoners.
Day Of Impact 1967
Devastating bushfires on mainland Australia strikes vivid memories to those of us who lived through the 1967 bushfires in Southern Tasmania when 62 lives and 1293 homes were lost.
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Thank you to Luke Brokensha for mobilising his friends and local residents recently to host two rubbish clean ups along the Hobart Rivulet after heavy rains.
The warm weather returns...hello summer.
Need a laugh? Check out @theinspiredunemployed feed on Instagram.
Moto Vecchia Cafe in Bellerive and Czegs Cafe in Richmond have joined the Clarence City Council dementia program, creating dementia-friendly spaces for all patrons.
It’s hard to believe it’s not standard practice to have a working phone in every aged care room - shared phones make private conversations impossible and increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Tacks on the tracks. Mountain bikers beware of tacks being left on certain tracks on the mountain.
Just when you think your cousins are alright. NZ Opposition Leader Judith Collins took aim at Tassie during her recent (unsuccessful) campaign, calling us Australia’s “poor cousin.” She also seems worried about us nabbing tech businesses, “It’s a lovely part of the world but do you necessarily want to go there with your high- tech business? Possibly not,” she said. We beg to differ!