Niche Market Bazaar and Penny Royal Designer Market
St Giles’ Niche Market Bazaar celebrates it’s 10-year anniversary this Friday and Saturday at the Albert Hall in Launceston – in its 10 years of fundraising, Niche has raised over $200,000 for St Giles. Over 64 stalls, featuring Tasmanian-made products, will be showcasing their wares at the market, 2-7pm Friday, and 8am-3pm on Saturday. On Sunday, the place to buy Tasmanian-made Christmas gifts will be Penny Royal, with Designer Market, Christmas festivities, live music, and a suspected drop-in by the man in a big red suit from 2pm. Entry is $10 per person and includes unlimited access to the Convict Barefoot Sensation.
Pure and Obscura
Foodie heaven at festival
On Saturday, December 8, the Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory at Sassafras will host their Pure & Obscure Festival, a day that celebrates boundary pushing, niche Tasmanian products. Sample exceptional and unique wines, beers, ciders, spirits and foods, while chatting directly to the producers to learn about how things are made. Cocktails and picnic hampers available, $20 entry fee including live music and tastings, 11am to 5pm.
Tinder murderer vengeance
Interactive horror experience
Held at a secret Launceston location, this immersive live horror story plunges participants into the midst of a gruesome chase, where a Tinder murderer sets his hapless victims running for their lives, then hunts them like fleeing deer. But not everything is as it seems. The spirits of his victims remain, trapped in the dark aura of a lake … sessions Saturday, December 8, at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm, tickets and more information at www.facebook.com/events/226279521437245/.
East Coast melodies
St Helens’ Carols on the Foreshore
Christmas spirit is about to hit the East Coast. The St Helens Carols on the Foreshore will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 7pm. Launceston’s Choir of High Hopes will perform at the event. Organisers ask those attending to bring a chair, rug, nibbles, and their children for a great night on the beautiful foreshore. If the weather is bad, the event will move into Portland Memorial Hall.
Carols and cake for Christmas
Franklin House fundraiser
Christmas will come early to Franklin House on Sunday for the annual Carols and Cake event. Now in its 13th year, the event will feature carols performed by the Tamar Valley Voices as well as fruit mince pies and Christmas cake prepared by some of the house’s volunteers. If raining, the event will be moved to the St James Anglican Church across the road. The event will be held from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets are $10 and bookings are essential – call 6344 7824.
Escape the humdrum life
Mona Foma meditation
On Monday, December 10, from 6pm – 8pm at Hillwood Road Meditation Centre, will be a Humming Workshop with Ben Landau. Why would you want to sit in a room and hum for two hours? The novel meditation form aims to foster relaxation and bonding, by taking participants out of their busy lives. The workshop is being held ahead of his 24-hour humming event in January, called Retreat, which will run as performance art as part of Mona Foma. Free, with more details through Eventbrite.
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