Where Song Began
Adventurous classical concert’s regional tour
A concert performed throughout regional Tasmania will tell the story of the evolution of song, drawing on the creatures that started it all: birds. Presented by two of Australia's most adventurous classical musicians, Simone Slattery on violin and Anthony Albrecht on cello, the story of song will also feature landscape photography and videography, poetry, and art. See it at Swansea on Wednesday, January 16, St Helens on January 17, Scottsdale on January 18, Deloraine on January 19, and a special performance in the Tarkine Wilderness on January 22. More information and tickets at wheresongbegan.com.
Breathe in, breathe out
Beach-side yoga festival
Sunset meditation by the beach, paddleboard yoga, call-and-response chanting: it’s all about relaxation at the Love Dance and Yoga Festival this weekend. Running from January 11 – 13, practitioners from throughout Northern Tasmania will descend on the seaside town, with events held at the beach, the Village Green, and the Bridport School Hall. But it’s not about looking ‘perfect’ or showing off your bendy body – organiser Jen Barron said it’s all about how the techniques make you feel. “Maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s homesickness, maybe it’s an emotional issue – you can work it all out on the yoga mat,” she said. Costs are $20 per event or full festival passes $170 online through Eventbrite and $225 at the festival.
Beats in the bush
Two/4 music festival at Springfield private property
From Saturday, January 12 to Monday, January 14 at Sledge Track, Springfield, will be Two/4, a boutique electronic music festival with a little something for everyone. From house and disco to techno and breakbeat, attendees are advised to pack their dancing shoes. Tickets $75 – $85, through Ticketbooth.
Watch Sixteen Legs at atmospheric Marakoopa Cafe
Watching a film about Tasmanian cave spiders in close proximity to the cave where the spiders live is either the best or worst idea you’ve ever heard, depending on your love of the slightly creepy. Filmed over four years, the award-winning movie captures the lives of the dinner plate-sized arachnids who have outlasted the dinosaurs. Sixteen Legs is showing on Sunday, January 13 at 2.30pm, with food and drinks also for sale.
Wine, cheese and acoustic grooves
Summer Sessions at Sharmans
Sharmans Wines have a chilled out Saturday afternoon planned for you, with Two Steps playing an acoustic set from 12-3pm, and the venue staying open until 6pm. The chef from One on the Slide will be serving a menu of goodies, and they will also be serving their Tasmanian cheese platters.
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