Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Up Front -


SATUR­DAY AND SUN­DAY, 10AM-4PM Al­though many of the tours are booked out, there are still 35 in­ter­est­ing build­ings and pri­vate homes to look through in this an­nual open-day event. If you’ve ever won­dered what’s be­hind the fa­cades of the Real Ten­nis Club and The Sepul­chre, both on Davey St, or the An­gle­sea Bar­racks, this is your chance. Also open is the new flag­ship Lady Gowrie site on Mac­quarie St, clev­erly housed within the skin of an old in­dus­trial build­ing; the Bi­den­copes Build­ing on Mur­ray St (pic­tured) and St Ge­orge’s Angli­can Church at Bat­tery Point. For the full pro­gram, visit open­house­ho­


The Tas­ma­nian eco Film Fes­ti­val plays at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around Ho­bart. The

Gate­way Bug screens to­day. See face­book. com/Tas­ma­ni­anE­coFilmFest for times.


HO­BART CENO­TAPH, 10.30AM Pay your re­spects to the he­roes who fought in World War I and re­flect on their hard­ships at this year’s com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice, mark­ing 99 years since the date the guns fell silent in 1918, of­fi­cially end­ing hos­til­i­ties in the Great War. Eleven am on the 11th day of the 11th month marks the time. Check with lo­cal RSL sub-branches for de­tails or visit­mem­brance-day


86 MUR­RAY ST, HO­BART 6PM-MID­NIGHT This in­au­gu­ral event of­fers live sem­i­nars, film, per­for­mance and mu­si­cal in­ter­ludes cel­e­brat­ing our fail­ures in a bid to re­lease the anx­i­ety of ex­pec­ta­tion and make our­selves feel good. Set in the sub­ter­ranean Cin­ema One, pro­ceed­ings reach a pin­na­cle at 8pm when an en­tire fes­ti­val will be per­formed in 47 min­utes. It fea­tures Io­cal and in­ter­na­tional cre­atives. It is an 18-plus event. $10 pre­sale and $15 on the door. Go to and search for the Fes­ti­val of Fail­ures.


PONTVILLE RE­CRE­ATION GROUNDS, PONTVILLE, 8AM-4PM This ru­ral life­style show of­fers a full day of en­ter­tain­ment for the fam­ily. Brian Fish re­turns with his bul­locks to demon­strate the power and skill of a bul­lock team, there’s a range of live­stock and an­i­mal classes to ap­pre­ci­ate, or head to the Hall of In­dus­tries for the art and craft dis­plays. A must-see is the an­i­mal nurs­ery by the Jor­dan River Learn­ing Fed­er­a­tion. Ticket prices are adults $10, chil­dren (aged 6-16) $5, fam­ily pass $25. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit brighton­


COLLINS ST, 5.30PM Join au­thors Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano in the store as they dis­cuss their book The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gib­son’s

Can­cer Con, on the so­cial me­dia guru who built a global busi­ness based on her false claim that she cured her ter­mi­nal brain can­cer with a healthy diet. The au­thors are award-win­ning jour­nal­ists, so ex­pect in­sights and in­ves­ti­ga­tions into how the lie was per­pet­u­ated.


FROM THURS­DAY TO NEXT SUN­DAY, VAR­I­OUS TIMES AND LO­CA­TIONS This four-day fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of Tas­ma­nian sparkling wine. It starts with a din­ner with wine com­mu­ni­ca­tor Tyson Stelzer on Thurs­day, 6.30pm, at Stillwater Restau­rant in Launce­s­ton, for $285 a head. On Satur­day, it’s the grand tast­ing on the lawns of Josef Chromy Wines. There will also be a win­ery tour, a Bruny Is­land cheese mas­ter­class, a Huon salmon caviar talk and a pro­duce lunch. The event fin­ishes with a tour of the vine­yards of the Tamar Val­ley on Sun­day. For the full pro­gram, go to ef­fer­ves­cenc­etas­ma­

NEXT SATUR­DAY WIL­LIE SMITH’S CIDER FIFTH BIRTH­DAY WIL­LIE SMITH AP­PLE SHED, GROVE, 10AM-9PM Wil­lie Smith’s or­ganic cider is turn­ing five. Head along to the ap­ple shed for $5 ciders all day and a line-up of fab­u­lous lo­cal live acts in­clud­ing Ville Kar­vo­nen, The Strag­glers and Cygnet Jazz Col­lec­tive. Kick back and en­joy, with the kitchen open un­til 8pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, see willie­ BICHENO FOOD AND WINE FES­TI­VAL

LI­ONS PARK, BICHENO, 10.30AM-6PM The best of the East Coast culi­nary and wine scene comes to­gether for a day of feast­ing and im­bib­ing. From the Bay of Fires Cheese, Tom­bolo Fr­eycinet and The Pon­der­ing Frog to Iron­house Brewery, Gille­spie’s Gin­ger Beer and Craigie Knowe Vine­yard, it’s a foodie ex­trav­a­ganza set to mu­sic by lo­cal bands. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bichenofes­ti­


RANELAGH SHOWGROUND, RANELAGH 8AM-4.30PM Cheer on the wood-chop­pers or watch the parad­ing sheep and al­pacas at the 71st edi­tion of this Huon Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety event. Along with show stan­dards, such as show­bags and food vans, ex­pect a horticultural dis­play, school ex­hi­bi­tion and dis­play of home in­dus­tries. There will be plenty on of­fer for fans of farm­yard an­i­mals with tro­phies up for grabs in a va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories for the best on show. Buy tick­ets at the gate: adults $10, child $5, fam­ily $25. For a sched­ule of the week­end’s events, visit huon­


HANDMARK GALLERY, SALA­MANCA, UN­TIL MON­DAY, NOVEM­BER 27 This multi-medium show dis­plays the work of more than 40 Tas­ma­nian artists at a price point that makes them more ac­ces­si­ble to art lovers. Whether you al­ready in­vest in lo­cal art or are a novice col­lec­tor, these new works are all priced un­der $3000. For sale are paint­ings, works on pa­per and sculp­tures. This work by Alyce Bai­ley (pic­tured) and other pop­u­lar artists are on of­fer. Make the most of the Col­lect Art Pur­chase Scheme, an ini­tia­tive by Arts Tas­ma­nia which al­lows works to be pur­chased with in­ter­est-free loans. See col­ for more de­tails. For more in­for­ma­tion on the ex­hi­bi­tion, visit

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