What's On, 22 October - 22 December 2014

Business Excellence Awards
Saturday, 25 October, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Contact ph 03 6331 9364, email info@lcc.asn.au, Web http://www.lcc.asn.au


Festivalss

Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
Thursday, 6 November - Sunday, 9 November, Inveresk Precinct

Web www.bofa.com.au
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (known as BOFA) sprang from the desire to use fresh, innovative screen based stories to “inspire people to make changes personally, locally or globally” – hence the name ‘breath of fresh air’. We use the power of films to shake things up and get people to look at issues differently


Sporting Eventss

Launceston Park Run
To 29 November, 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.

Launceston Cataract Challenge
Saturday, 1 November - Sunday, 2 November, from 7am to 2pm, Cataract Gorge Reserve

Contact Cade Smith, ph 0408 997 003, email http://www.launcestoncataractchallenge.com.au/contact, Web http://www.launcestoncataractchallenge.com.au
The Challenge is a multi-sport event which promotes the benefits of active living in the community. The Cataract Gorge’s close proximity to the city makes it the perfect stage for the event. Its breathtaking natural beauty and challenging terrain provide a unique and exciting arena for competitors.

BMX Tasmania State Titles
Saturday, 15 November - Sunday, 16 November

Web http://www.bmxaustralia.com.au

Valor Mixed Martial Arts
Saturday, 22 November, Albert Hall

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

Sally's Ride Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge
Sunday, 7 December, Royal Park

Web http://www.sallysride.com.au

Stan Siejka Cycling Classic
Sunday, 7 December, Launceston CBD


Art or Craft Exhibitionss

Launceston Gem & Mineral Show
Saturday, 15 November - Sunday, 16 November, Elphin Sports Centre

Contact email gem@au.pe, Web www.gemshow.au.pe


Theatre/Musical Performancess

"Spamalot"
Wednesday, 22 October - Saturday, 25 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 - Saturday, 15 November, 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.


Community Eventss

Walk for Prems
Sunday, 26 October, Royal Park

Contact ph 1300 697 736, Web http://www.lifeslittletreasures.org.au
Each year thousands of babies are born premature or sick. With your help, Life’s Little Treasures Foundation can support these families along their journey.

Tasmanian Craft Fair
Friday, 31 October - Sunday, 2 November, Multiple Venues - Deloraine, Deloraine 7304

Contact Karina Johnson, ph 03 6393 1831

ReMade Fashion Show
Saturday, 15 November, St Ailbe's Hall

Web http://streetsalive.com.au
Showcasing wearable art and objects by Tasmanian designers and artists featuring recycled materials... Brought to you by Streets Alive under Interweave Arts...

My Closet Market
Saturday, 15 November, 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

Carols and Cake
Saturday, 13 December, from 2pm to 4pm, Franklin House

Contact ph 03 6344 7824, email franklin@nationaltrusttas.org.au
Please join us in song and celebration in the gardens of Franklin House. The choir will lead the traditional carols, which you are welcome to join in, followed by home- made mince pies, Christmas cake and tea.

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, 14 December, City Park

Christmas Parade and Children's Carnivale
Saturday, 29 November, Civic Square


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.)

Launceston Advent Pageant
Friday, 28 November, Prince's Square

Contact Andrew Beeston, Web www.fusion.org.au
Each Year, Fusion in conjunction with local schools, businesses, churches, community groups and the people of Launceston, put on the annual Christmas Advent Pageant. It held on the last Friday of November in Princes Square. There will be over 6 schools represented, putting on Christmas performances, songs, dances and followed by a kids festival for all those who have participated. This is a free event and put together by local volunteers. The event also includes a parade though the Launceston City lead by Mayor Albert Van Zetten


Film Presentationss

Mobile Movies (M2) Competition and Movie Screening
Friday, 7 November, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk

Web www.lec.org.au
A public screening of finalists Movies created on mobile filming devices (phones, tablets only) selected during an online competition. Films are made raw and with minimal editing to address a theme promoting sustainabilty in the Tasmanian community and how it enhances Tasmania as a tourism destination.


Fund Raising Eventss

Girls Day Out
Saturday, 25 October, Albert Hall

Web http://www.girlsdayoutlaunceston.com
With fashion shows, Q&A forums, cooking demonstrations, live music and more than 80 exhibitors, Girls Day Out will be an extravaganza and shopping opportunity not to be missed! Participate, shop, dance, learn, interact & sample. Then kick back and relax with a wine, quality fine food and indulge in our lounge areas and soak up the atmosphere between shows.


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