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Sam Cole From North Hobart

by Stephanie Williams
Sam Cole From North Hobart

When you get along to The Taste of Tasmania this year you’ll be enjoying the fun and sweet sounds Sam Cole has curated in the entertainment program.

What do you love about the suburb you live in?

Live music every night of the week, just a five minute walk from home.

What’s the best thing about Hobart?

Most things you want/need are less than a big city daily commute away.

And the worst?

No international flights.

Tell us a little about your work?

I work in the Arts which means I do many things and get to work with many different people in different scenarios, all with a different set of rules and outcomes. As a job title I work in entertainment programming for festivals/events/venues and production management for festivals/events/ contemporary dance. I’m currently working as the Entertainment Programmer for The Taste of Tasmania which has been a pretty special journey. I have had the privilege to work with hundreds of Tasmanian performers to put together this year’s program of Tassie music, circus, dance, short film, storytelling and a heap more from all over the state, even King Island.

Where’s your favourite eatery?

As a proud fondue pot collector, I like to finish an evening at Fondrus in North Hobart once a month.

Drink of choice and where do you head for it?

I like good Tasmanian Cider at quite a few great hangouts in Tassie and increasingly interstate. Oddfellows, Lone Star Ranch, Tommy McHugos, St Johns, Republic Bar, Pablos Cocktails & Dreams, The Whaler, The Winston in Tassie, Brunswick St Cider House in Melbourne and Sappho Books in Sydney.

Guilty pleasure?

I like to go see Comedy at the Polish Club in New Town and play the Mr Cash-a-lot 25c ticket games in
the members room.

What do you never leave home without?

A Sharpie.

When there’s nothing to do, I . . .

There’s always something to do!

Favourite Hobart secret?

Fern Chutney, a Tasmanian band from the golden days of Hobart.

What do you love doing outside work?

Definitely cooking new things for people.

Quote to live by?

“From little things bigs things grow.” ■

The Taste of Tasmania is on from 28 December SHOP 1, 106 – 108 CHARLES ST, LAUNCESTON, 7250 until 3 January.

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