What's On, 24 August - 24 October 2014


Festivalss

Junction Arts Festival
Wednesday, 10 September - Sunday, 14 September, Civic Square

Web www.junctionartsfestival.com.au


Sporting Eventss

Launceston Park Run
On Saturdays, from 9am, Inveresk Precinct

Contact email launcestonhelpers@parkrun.com, Web http://www.parkrun.com.au
What is Launceston parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where is it? It's run in Inveresk Precinct, Launceston, Tasmania. See website below for more details.

Tour of Tasmania Cycling event
Sunday, 28 September - Sunday, 5 October

Web http://nationalroadseries.subaru.com.au
The Launceston Stage will be held on the 4th October, 2014

Clifford Craig Run for Your Heart
Sunday, 5 October, Aurora Stadium

Contact email enquiries@cliffordcraig.org.au , Web http://cliffordcraig.org.au
‘Run for your Heart’ is in its 7th year and will be yet another fantastic day raising much needed funds for cardiac research, promoting heart health and leading an active lifestyle. The first Sunday in October marks the beginning on day light saving and the perfect time dust off the winter woollies and get active. So come along bring your friends, family and kids and ‘Run for your Heart’

Run for a Wish
Saturday, 18 October, from 9am to 12pm, Aurora Stadium

Contact Suzanne Atkins, ph 0417 252 187, email smatkins@netspace.net.au, Web http://runforawish.com.au
Run For A Wish is an exciting Fun Run/Walk in Launceston, which aims to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Australia, while encouraging participation from all members of the community.


Theatre/Musical Performancess

Fusion 2014
Monday, 8 September, Earl Arts Centre

Web www.ableaustralia.org.au
Fusion 2014 is a gathering of clients from Able Australia, Alzheimers Tas, St Michaels, Brooks High School and streets alive talents providing a free concert. The concert comprises of Theatrical pieces, bands, comedians, poets dancing to name just a few. It is a "harmony day of talents" for all to enjoy.

Festival of Dance
Friday, 26 September, Princess Theatre

Contact email launcestonfestivalofdance@gmail.com
This year is our 24th year of competition. Our Festival commenced in 1991 with 300 entries. This year we are anticipating over 2000 entries, covering a broad range of Solos, Duos/Trios and Group disciplines.

"Spamalot"
Wednesday, 22 October, Princess Theatre

Web http://www.launcestonmusicalsociety.org.au
Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It is a highly successful Broadway and London East End show with extensive tours through both the US and England. Spamalot is the winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical. LMS is the first theatre company to perform Spamalot in Launceston

The Vicar of Dibley
Friday, 24 October, Earl Arts Centre

Web http://theatrenorth.com.au
Starring British TV Actress Sue Hodge (Mimi in ‘Allo ‘Allo), everyone's favourite vicar is coming to Tassie! All of your favourite characters from the hugely popular TV series - Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and of course Geraldine, will be onstage to create an evening of laughs. The arrival of a new vicar shakes up the parish counsel of a sleepy English village - the vicar is female, gorgeously so, and with a decidedly irreverent attitude to religion! Dibley and its odd-ball inhabitants aren’t yet ready for 20th century progress - or the wind of change that is Geraldine.


Agricultural Showss

Launceston Show
Thursday, 9 October - Saturday, 11 October, Inveresk Showgrounds

Contact ph 03 6331 6044


Community Eventss

Active Blokes 2014
1 September - 20 October, on Mondays, from 6pm to 7pm

Contact ph 03 6324 4027, Web www.activelaunceston.com.au
Active Blokes is designed for males who would like to get active and don’t know where to start. Active Blokes allows participants to try a range of fun activities and find out what best suits their needs in a non-intimidating group environment. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Father's Day BBQ
Sunday, 7 September, from 12pm to 2:30pm, Franklin House

Contact ph 03 6344 7824, email franklin@nationaltrusttas.org.au
Join us for a BBQ in the beautiful grounds and Franklin house

Tas Outdoor Boat & Caravan Show
Friday, 12 September - Sunday, 14 September, Silverdome

Web http://tasoutdoorshow.org.au
Tasmania's premier event for all caravanning, boating and outdoor activities.

Step UP! For Down Syndrome
Sunday, 12 October, Royal Park

Contact Debbie Kearns, Web www.downsyndrometasmania.org.au
Step UP! for Down syndrome is a walk in which anyone can participate without special training. The walk itself is a short, fun and friendly gathering of people whom all have the common interest to raise awareness in the community of the positive role that people with Down syndrome can play within society.

Garden Party
Saturday, 18 October, from 10am to 3pm, Franklin House

Contact ph 03 6344 7824, email franklin@nationaltrusttas.org.au
To celebrate Senior’s week we invite you to a garden party in the beautiful grounds of Franklin House. You don’t have to be a senior to take advantage of wandering through the ornate gardens, Victorian kitchen garden and smelling the roses. Relax, chat and be tempted by delicious cakes and slices.


Events for Childrens

Playgroup Tasmania - Teddy Bear's Picnic
Wednesday, 22 October, from 10:30am to 2:30pm, City Park

Contact ph 03 6331 6599
Bring your teddy and a picnic blanket and join us for 3 hours of FREE fun and entertainment. official opening will be at 10:30am (due to no wet weather facilities available at the park this event will be cancelled if raining.)


Educational Eventss

Southern Skies: Astronomy in Tasmania - QVMAG
To Monday, 8 September, 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.


Fund Raising Eventss

Pregnancy Loss Australia - Walk
Saturday, 6 September, Heritage Forest

Contact Siam Walters, ph ., email sian@pregnancylossaustralia.org.au
Pregnancy Loss Australia - Walk

Big Red Walk
Sunday, 14 September, Royal Park

Contact Sarah Challenor, ph 6348 7533, email sarah.challenor@kidney.org.au
Big Red Walk


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

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