What's On, 19 April - 19 June 2014


Major Eventss

National Trust Heritage Festival - Journey's
Thursday, 22 May - Monday, 26 May, Inveresk Precinct

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 03 6344 7824, email franklin@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrust.org.au
National Trust Heritage Festival - Journey's

A Journey of Welcome
Friday, 23 May, from 11am to 12pm

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
A Journey of Welcome

Classic Cars at Clarendon
Sunday, 25 May, from 10am to 2pm, Clarendon Homestead

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
Classic Cars at Clarendon

Hawk Walk to Aurora
Saturday, 7 June, City Park

Contact Events Officer, ph 6323 3000, email events@launceston.tas.gov.au
Hawk Walk to Aurora

AFL - Hawthorn v West Coast
Saturday, 7 June, from 1:40pm, Aurora Stadium

Contact Aurora Stadium, ph ., email ., Web www.afl.com.au
AFL - Hawthorn v West Coast


Festivalss

Agfest
Thursday, 1 May - Saturday, 3 May, Quercus Rural Youth Park, Oaks Road, Carrick 7291

Contact Judy McLean, ph 03 6334 0262

National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Festival
Thursday, 1 May - Saturday, 31 May, Multiple Venues - Northern Tasmania, Northern Tasmania 7310

Contact National Trust, ph 03 6344 6233


Sporting Eventss

Targa Tasmania
Tuesday, 6 May - Sunday, 11 May, Multiple Venues - Statewide

Contact Mark Perry, ph 03 6221 8888

Valor Mixed Martial Arts
Saturday, 14 June, Albert Hall

Contact Phillip McNally, ph 0409 235 843, email phil.valor@outlook.com, Web www.valorfight.com
Valor Mixed Martial Arts

B&E Launceston Ten
Sunday, 15 June, Northern Outlet Launceston, Launceston 7250

Contact Events South-Rob Gillard, ph 0447 006 044


Art or Craft Exhibitionss

Guan Di Temple - QVMAG Royal Park
Every day, Royal Park, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Guan Di Temple This temple holds the contents of a number of Chinese temples from north-eastern Tasmanian mining towns. As these temples closed their contents were kept, and eventually donated to the people of Launceston. It is still a working temple, and is a unique window on Chinese religious practice in Tasmania in the 1880s. The significant collection includes decorated plaques, incense burners and other ceremonial items.

Connections to Place - QVMAG Royal Park
Every day, Royal Park, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Connections to Place Tasmania's unique plants, wildlife and dramatic landscapes exert powerful influences on the development of forms, motifs and imagery applied to object-based design. Each artist in this exhibition presents a personal response to elements of Tasmania's past and present. Some artists deal with its turbulent histories and periods of civil protest; others reflect on the persecution of minority groups. Some express personal memories of place, others interpret the unique beauty of the landscape while others comment on the continuing impacts on the natural environment of introduced species and lament the irretrievable loss of this island's unique endemic species.

Portraits of You, Portraits of Me - QVMAG Royal Park
Every day, Royal Park, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Portraits of You, Portraits of Me The ArtSparks! Family Art Space has been designed to engage children through observation and interactive interpretation of artworks and participation in creative art. The space features the Portraits of You, Portraits of Me exhibition. Young budding artists can enjoy activity stations with drawing materials and other activities for creative play and art-making. Children are encouraged to dress up and draw each other or use mirrors to draw self-portraits.


Community Eventss

My Closet Market
Saturday, 17 May, from 12pm to 3pm, St Ailbe's Hall

Contact Naomi Pugh, ph 0498 363 926, email myclosetmarket1@yahoo.com.au, Web www.facebook.com
A community clothing market for Men and Womens pre-loved and new fashion

RSPCA Million Paws Walk
Sunday, 18 May, Round House Pavilion, Inveresk 7248

Contact Rebecca Reedman , ph 0409 114 466, email reedman@rspcatas.org.au


Educational Eventss

The Convict Stain: Vice, Virtue & John West - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7248

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
The Convict Stain: Vice, Virtue & John West Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania, was first colonised by Europeans in 1803. It began as a penal colony, however by 1853 the transportation of convicts had ended. This change was championed by the Australasian League, led by Launceston’s Reverend John West. The ideas of this movement led to Australian self-government and changed the way Tasmanians saw themselves and their history. This is the story of how, from small beginnings in Launceston, a movement grew that was to change Australia.

Replay >> Sporting Life in Tasmania - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7248

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Replay >> Sporting Life in Tasmania This exhibition explores the historical background of many sports in Tasmania and introduces some of the characters and events contributing to the growth of each sport. The exhibition uses individual stories and pictorial evidence of Tasmania’s sporting heritage to rediscover the human side of sport and its effect on communities and the qualities of citizenship.

Transforming the Island - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7248

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Transforming the Island This is the story of how the railways shaped Tasmania, changing the way we live and work. It recounts the important role played by the Railway Workshops at Inveresk, which formed the largest integrated engineering workshop site in the State. The exhibition features many items, large and small, from the QVMAG's extensive railway collection.

Heritage Trail - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7248

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov
Discover the QVMAG Inveresk site through the Heritage Trail which is a series of interpretation panels showing the buildings, previous uses and the experiences of the men who worked there. Thirty-seven interpretation points around the site will lead you to smaller exhibits including the Signal Box, the Weighbridge, the Railway Institute, the Compressor and Switch Rooms and the Signwriters Shop.

Southern Skies: Astronomy in Tasmania - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston 7248

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Southern Skies: Astronomy in Tasmania Situated in the QVMAG Planetarium foyer, the exhibition presents the story of Tasmanian astronomy, and feature many telescopes and other pieces of equipment (some quite unusual) that have been used for research in the State. The QVMAG has a fine collection of Tasmanian astronomical equipment from historical telescopes to detectors of cosmic rays, and even a rocket, which will be on display in the exhbition.

Gorgeous Walks & Talks
Wednesday, 7 May, from 12pm to 2pm, Cataract Gorge Reserve

Contact Basin Cottage, ph 03 6333 0715 or 0457 784 420, email basin.cottage@launceston.tas.gov.au
McGrath Foundation Fundraiser Luncheon. Join our guides for a sit down light lunch to be seated at 12 o’clock on a long table to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. The colour of the day is PINK and bring your friends. Guest Speaker: Marianne Smith - Clinical Nurse Consultant - McGrath Breast Care Nurse. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - NUMBERS LIMITED TO 24


Food & Wine Eventss

A Conversation with Josef Chromy
Saturday, 24 May, from 6:30pm to 11pm, Josef Chromy Winery

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
A Conversation with Josef Chromy


Fund Raising Eventss

Musical Journey back in time
Saturday, 24 May, from 8pm to 10pm, St Ailbe's Hall

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
Musical Journey back in time


Marketss

Launceston Esk Market@Inveresk
On Sundays, from 9am to 2pm, Round House Pavilion, Inveresk 7248

Contact Launceston Show Society, ph 03 6331 6044, email royalltonshow@bigpond.com or royalltonshow@bigpond.com, Web http://launcestonshowground.com.au
Over 80 undercover stalls of bric-a-brac, books, antiques, crafts, wooden garden furniture and much more...

Harvest Launceston – Tasmania’s community farmers’ market
On Saturdays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, Launceston CBD

Contact Tracey Tasker, ph 0417 352 780, email info@harvestmarket.org.au, Web www.harvestmarket.org.au
Harvest Launceston – Tasmania’s community farmers’ market

The Blacksmith Shop - QVMAG
Every day, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk

Contact QVMAG, ph 03 6323 3777, email ., Web www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
The Blacksmith Shop consists of a series of buildings built between 1909 and 1937. Blacksmiths and other tradesmen worked in this area, shaping heated metal with either hand tools of a variety of mechanical hammers. The items that were produced included tools, hooks and springs. Here amidst the array of forges, hammers, furnaces and the earthen floor, it becomes possible to comprehend the raw energy and forces of the Industrial Revolution. A walkway guides you through this unique experience with the voices of workers and sounds of machinery. The Blacksmith Shop remained in operation until the site closed in July 1994.

Lilydale Village Market (seasonal)
Every day

Contact Dee Alford, ph 03 6395 1561, email lilydalevillagemarket@gmail.com, Web www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com.au
Lilydale Village Market


Public Lecturess

Waves of Immigration
Friday, 23 May, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, University of Tasmania Newnham Campus

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
Waves of Immigration

Battling Bass Strait - the debate
Friday, 23 May, from 8pm to 9:30pm, Australian Maritime College

Contact Hilary Keeley, ph 6344 6233, email events@nationaltrusttas.org.au, Web www.nationaltrusttas.org.au
Battling Bass Strait - the debate