NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY
Theatre Royal - tarkara nipaluna
Created by award-winning palawa and Walpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, takara nipaluna is a powerful tour teaching participants about palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) history and the city of nipaluna/Hobart. Nunami’s tour gives voice to the palawa perspective and continued presence within the modern city, exposing the layers of history beneath the asphalt. The walk follows the route taken in 1832 by members of the Aboriginal resistance, retracing their steps as they progressed to the old Government House to negotiate an end to the Black War.
Mona Foma is iconic Mona’s summer festival of art, music and other stuff held across two weekends in February – Launceston 17-19 February and nipaluna/Hobart 24-26 February. It is an eclectic showcase of bands, performance, art, food and booze. This year’s festival program includes a film noir opera, book club of sonic librarians, group exhibitions of artists envisioning ‘blackened utopias’, existential threats and the general idea of apocalypses…and headline act Bon Iver playing in the south.
Drive Car Hire
Leading the way in sustainable touring, one year on since launching their first Tesla Model 3 electric cars, Drive Car Hire have added to their fleet welcoming Tesla Model Y vehicles to the
range. This provides further options for travellers wishing to reduce their emissions while travelling around Tasmania
Princes Wharf No.1
Princes Wharf No.1 (PW1) is Tasmania’s premier unique, multi-purpose function and event venue. Located on the scenic waterfront in the heart of the historic Salamanca Precinct, PW1 is just a five-minute walk from central Hobart, major hotels, restaurants and activities. This landmark venue can host events for 100 to 1,500 delegates, with spectacular views of the Derwent River and kunanyi / Mt Wellington. The venue is fully heated and equipped with a large commercial kitchen. It can be divided into smaller or distinct sections to meet the scale of all corporate events, including trade shows with 200 booths, conference dinners for 1,300, cocktail events for up to 4,000 and plenary / theatrette sessions. With level internal venue access for event bump-in / out, including semi-trailer, forklift, multiple car and truck access, PW1 is operated by a local, knowledgeable, helpful and flexible venue management team.
Overlooking the stunning Derwent River in Hobart, Blundstone Arena Function Centre offers a unique range of modern and flexible function facilities and first-class corporate hospitality packages. With panoramic views, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and an exceptional culinary experience, Blundstone Arena Function Centre is a popular choice for offsite events.
From the intimate setting of the Chairman’s Room to the impressive Century Room, there are a variety of function areas that can cater for groups between 15–400 people. As the home of cricket in Tasmania, the team at Blundstone can also facilitate speakers from within the state’s line up for event organisers seeking to enhance their programs with inspirational and motivational presentations from Tassie’s cricket elite.
Locally sourced, seasonally driven and cooked on fire, Flint Kitchen is owned and operated by renowned Tasmanian Chef Scott Heffernan. With or without power, in palaces or paddocks, Scott and his team deliver menus of fresh Tasmanian seasonal produce for guests and delegates to enjoy in some of the state’s most interesting off site venues.