Hobart Happenings November/December 2018
by Hobart Magazine
FRINGE AT THE END 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. Local perfomers can test a festival show without having to go to the mainland and interstate performers can experience the Tasmanian arts scene first hand. Get along to the Polish Club from 3-6 January. www.fringeattheedgeoftheworld.com.au
South Hobart welcomed Belle’s Burgers to the neighbourhood recently in the site previously occupied by Honey Brown, even selling out on the first Sunday night. And not to be outdone, Bellerive has welcomed A Wine Bar In Bellerive to the fold, serving interesting local wines by the glass, 150 wines by the bottle and ten cheeses from Tuesday to Saturday night.
THROW OPEN THE DOORS
Open House Hobart will return on 10-11 November, taking you behind the scenes in some of our city’s most loved or most mysterious buildings. The Treasury and Finance complex is this year’s star attraction, providing a rare opportunity to see inside the historic buildings before an expression of interest process occurs for the repurposing of them. Among the highlights this year are the Hedberg creative industries and performing arts project, the Rox Apartments, Parliament Square, Kangaroo Bluff Historic Site, the Esmond Dorney-designed Jarvis House, the Government House produce garden, and 65 Murray Street tenancies including Archier and Bett Gallery. www.openhousehobart.org
LAUDER & HOWARD ANTIQUES AND FINE ART
After four decades in WA Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art has opened its doors in Campbell Street. Dealing in rare antiques and fine art, Leslie Lauder and Mark Howard have brought their business and love of all things beautiful to Hobart. Ottoman Empire is their brand within a brand, focusing on Turkish and Persian rugs, cushions and textiles, many antique and handmade.
HOBART’S FIRST FASHION WEEK
Kicking off its first year, Hobart Fashion Week will run from 20-25 November at various venues around the city. Event Director, Nikola Colls says, “the festival will become a standout not only for its showcase of design, but for our ability to connect various communities into the world of fashion and art, with an emphasis on place and ideas.” Pass the champagne darling!