Northern Midlands

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
  
 
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Events for the months of May, June 2017
 
A Sporting History Exhibition
Thursday, 19 January 2017
to Wednesday, 31 May 2017
A sporting History of the Avoca District… a walk down memory lane. Explore the pictorial history of the past sporting heroes of the Avoca and Rossarden District. See the inventions first created at Bona Vista and the Avoca Racing Track that were copied and then used all around Australia and then the world. Recall the Avoca Roo Shoot that sparked bitter public debate in the 1960s. On display: original trophies, uniforms and memorabilia. Come and enjoy the Avoca Spring Festival and see this amazing exhibition.

LOCATION:
Avoca Museum & Information Centre

Campbell Town Show Tasmania
Friday, 2 June 2017
to Saturday, 3 June 2017

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tasmania’s ‘Paddock to People Show’. A vibrant celebration of all things rural.

Come and visit the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest continually running Agricultural Show. The Campbell Town Show has always been the venue for country and town people to meet together. We have sheep, horse, working dog, wood chopping events, games and animal nurseries for the kids AND our first sausage dog race in 2017! We have the annual fashion parade & cocktail party and so much more.

Campbell Town is in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania which is about a 50 minute drive from Launceston (67km) and about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Hobart (120km). Visit our website www.campbelltownshow.com.au for further information.


LOCATION:
Campbell Town Showgrounds, 21 Glenelg Street, Campbell Town TAS
WEB:
http://www.campbelltownshow.com.au/
Campbell Town Show

Campbell Town Show Cocktail Party
Friday, 2 June 2017
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
You are invited to join us in the LA Burbury Pavilion at the Campbell Town Showgrounds on Friday 2nd June at 6:30pm for drinks and canapes whilst enjoying some acoustic music to catch up with friends after a day at the Campbell Town Show.

Ticket prices TBC and all enquiries to Sophie Weeding on 0409 036 877 or sophieweeding@outlook.com


LOCATION:
Campbell Town Showgrounds, 21 Glenelg Street, Campbell Town TAS
CONTACT NAME:
Sophie Weeding   
PHONE:
0409036877
EMAIL:
sophieweeding@outlook.com
Wine Glasses

Campbell Town Show Sausage Dog Race
Saturday, 3 June 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
For every dog that’s large and bountiful there is one small, with such sheer grit and determination, and the tiniest little legs they look like a sausage-worm but don’t be fooled at all, it’s time for all the dachshunds to come together, and that place will be the Campbell Town Showgrounds on the morning of Saturday, June 3rd 2017!

We will be hosting our first ever wiener dash and fashion parade for sausage dogs of all shapes and sizes across Tasmania and interstate for those partial to an adventure (and there’s only so few who aren’t when it comes to the sausage dog).

If your sausage doesn’t feel like a dash and is more partial to a strut then you are welcome to enter them in the Fashion Parade only or vice versa. Spectators are also most welcome!

Register your dog for the race & fashion parade here https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/campbell-town-running-of-the-wieners


LOCATION:
Campbell Town Showgrounds, 21 Glenelg Street, Campbell Town TAS
CONTACT NAME:
Sophie Weeding   
PHONE:
0409036877
EMAIL:
sophieweeding@outlook.com
dog and jockey

Avoca Market
Saturday, 10 June 2017 Country market with bric-a-brac, craft etc. Held indoor and outdoor, at the Avoca Museum & Information Centre.

LOCATION:
Boucher Park

Epping Forest Market
Saturday, 10 June 2017
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Browse stalls for local produce, homemade cakes, books, jewellery, plants, bric-a-brac. Epping Forest Hall. 8am - 2pm.

LOCATION:
Epping Forest Hall

Dark MOFO Crossing
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
to Sunday, 18 June 2017

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CROSSING is a multimedia lighting installation and performance event taking place along a 200km stretch of historic highway through the Tasmanian midlands during Dark Mofo 2017. Six roadside churches between Launceston and Hobart will be progressively illuminated over six days, by lighting artist Matt Adey and with musical performances led by composer Miles Brown.

Organiser David Patman, of the Unconscious Collective, describes the event as ‘a post-secular pilgrimage’.

“The crossing of the land in pilgrimage is found in almost all spiritual traditions, whether as a journey of spiritual significance, or as an opportunity for reflection and enlightenment. We’re interested in the paths a contemporary seeker might follow in an increasingly secular society, where are their sacred sites and rituals, and what is the role of the church – particularly in rural communities.

We see churches as places of reflection and getting in touch with the sacred side of life, whatever your spiritual belief. They can be a sort of meeting place, or crossing point between the everyday world and something that transcends our individual experience. Places that maybe are becoming increasingly rare”.

Matthew Adey’s lighting design is inspired by Victorian Gothic literature, and will highlight the neo-gothic features characteristic of Tasmania’s 19th century church architecture. Performances by Miles Brown will feature vintage electronic instrument the ‘Theremin’, accompanied on church organ by Melbourne musician JP Shilo.

There will also be multimedia installations by artists Matt Warren and Gail Priest, with a specially commissioned work triggered by the audience’s breath, by artist Dylan Sheridan running for five nights in Launceston from 14-18 June.

The project will be launched in Launceston at Pilgrim Church on Tuesday 13 June with an exclusive performance featuring renowned Berlin-based musical duo Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Piciotto.

Four of the venues are in the Heritage Highway region, with two located in the Northern Midlands.

Dates and locations for the event are:

13 – 18 June, Pilgrim Uniting Church, 34 Paterson St, Launceston

14 June, Cleveland Union Chapel, 12787 Midland Hwy, Cleveland

15 June, Ross Uniting church, 54 Church Street, Ross

16 June, St Peter’s Anglican Church, Oatlands

17 June, St Mary’s Anglican Church, Kempton

18 June, Scots-Memorial Uniting Church, 29 Bathurst St, Hobart

Lighting and installations for all churches will be open from 5.30pm – 9pm.
Performances will commence at 7pm.
Hot drinks and refreshments will be available.
Image credit: Ron Rainbow


LOCATION:
Launceston, Cleveland, Ross, Oatlands, Kempton, Hobart
WEB:
http://darkmofo.net.au/program/
Ron Rainbow

Epping Forest Market
Saturday, 24 June 2017
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Browse stalls for local produce, homemade cakes, books, jewellery, plants, bric-a-brac. Epping Forest Hall. 8am - 2pm.

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