August 2018 What’s On in Tasmania

The Australian Antarctic Festival Photography Competition – 2nd to 19th August 2018

International photographic competition showing the best photography of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.  See these remarkable images at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) throughout August.

Chocolate Winterfest – Sunday 12th August 2018

Latrobe comes alive with this wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience. Latrobe is on the central northern coast of Tasmania, just 8 km south-east of Devonport on the Bass Highway.

Tasmanian Whisky Week – 13th to 19th August 2018

The 2018 Tasmanian Whisky Week features industry events held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.  Throughout the week distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today.

Hadley’s Art Prize – 21st July to 25th August 2018

Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers $100,000 to the winning entry. Dating back to 1834, Hadley’s Orient Hotel has a rich and fascinating history interwoven with art, particularly landscape art.  The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart seeks to contribute to the Tasmanian and Australian art scene, generating interest in cultural tourism and promoting the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.

We Will Rock You – Theatre Royal, Hobart – 10th to 18th August 2018

Built in 1834,  Australia’s oldest theatre – Theatre Royal –  brings you We Will Rock You, an awe-inspiring musical based on the songs of Queen and a book by Ben Elton. Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.

At last, it’s Tasmania’s turn – We Will Rock You reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances.

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