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posted 27 Jul 2017, 16:31 by Julia Gosling

Group art show 'OVERLOAD' will be interviewed on MVFM on Friday 28 at 2.30pm.

Tune in for more!

Do you have Original Music, Song, Poetry or Prose?

posted 22 Mar 2017, 20:00 by Mira Morningbird

Would you like to perform your piece at Originals Only Night at Deloraine's Little Theatre on April 22nd?

Originals' Only Night is a presentation of by the Deloraine Dramatic Society and is the 19th event of this kind. Performers share their original works on the Little Theatre’s stage for an entertaining evening of instrumental works, bands, poetry, and song.

As a performer there is nothing quite like the feedback from on-stage, testing your work with a live audience.

As a member of the audience you experience the treat of an evening where you’ll more than likely be moved by the skill, sound and courage of new artists presenting their original work.

Originals Only Night
Deloraine’s Little Theatre
7pm, 22nd April 2017
Entry $8 at the door.

Supper available during the evening.

Coordinator: Suz Haywood, 0409 695 200

It's Live !

The East Pointers

posted 27 Feb 2017, 19:25 by Mira Morningbird

Tasmania has been a huge source of inspiration for Juno-nominated Canadian trad trio, The East Pointers.  See below for tour dates throughout Tasmania (including Mountain Mumma in Sheffield and Chudleigh Hall).

The East Pointers

Many of the tunes on the trio’s Juno-nominated debut record, Secret Victory, were written on back verandas under Tasmania’s skies on their first visit to the island in early 2015, and it’s that album that has helped them to win over thousands of fans, and a stack of awards in the twelve months since.

When they returned to the Cygnet Folk Festival in 2016 – when most of Tasmania was on fire with devastating bushfires - they were paired up with Liz Stringer for the first annual Festival of Small Halls touring show, and inspiration struck again.

‘We wrote ’82 Fires’ with our good friend Liz Stringer while we were on tour in Tasmania last year,’ says Koady Chaisson, who plays banjo, sings and step-dances in the band.

‘The title came out of a conversation we had with a gentleman outside of a gig in Penguin who told us that there were, at the time, eighty-two fires burning out of control in Tasmania. We wrote the song as if ‘82 Fires’ referred to both a legend and an ocurrance that people knew would come back around some day.’

‘We’re so excited to be coming back to our favourite place in Australia,’ Chaisson continues, speaking from the last snow-bound date on a short US tour.

‘We’re hoping that we can find time to climb Mt Wellington again and we’re really looking forward to sharing the bill with Emma Anglesey, too – she sounds amazing.’

‘I went to the show last time they toured Tassie with Liz Stringer.’ says Emma Angelsey.

‘Everyone was captivated by the way the band make traditional music seem incredibly cool.’

01-Mar | Franklin Palais (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6.30PM, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

02-Mar | Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

03-Mar | Chudleigh Hall (TAS)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

04-Mar | Mountain Mumma (TAS)
Show 7:30PM, Dinner+Show $55, Show only $26

05-Mar | Dunalley Hall & Reserves (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 5:30PM, Show 6:00PM $20+BF

Courtney Wild
0438 370 597

Chris Matthews Live

posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:22 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 22 Feb 2017, 20:23 ]

Chris Matthews will be playing a series of shows around Tasmania during March.

Chris Matthews looking to the right with a corrugated iron background

Taking the best of folk, bluegrass, rock ‘n roll, country and roots, and wrapping it all up with some incredible musicianship and stage presence, Chris Matthews continues his never-ending tour of Australia in 2016/17 after wrapping up a mammoth run to promote his 3rd album “Ten Tales From Ghost Gum”.

Marakoopa Café is delighted to be hosting a performance on Saturday, March 4th with doors opening at 6pm.

Wine, beer, cider, coffee, hotdogs, soup, pies and other refreshments will be available. Please bring a rug and blanket to wrap up in as the sun sets. Please no BYO drink or food (they aren’t licensed for BYO alcohol and their café sales are how they make their living).

Tickets are available by calling us on 6363 5033 or via Eventbrite.  From Eventbrite, the tickets are $16.67.

Other Tassie dates are as follows:

Republic Bar, Hobart
Wednesday, 1st March at 8pm

Tall Timbers, Smithton
Friday, 3rd March at 8pm

For more information on Chris, visit his website: Chris Matthews Music

Christmas Eve Community Picnic

posted 19 Dec 2016, 19:46 by Mira Morningbird

Have yourself a local little Christmas

Come down to the Train Park in Deloraine for the annual Christmas Eve picnic.  Starting from 4.30pm, there will be live music from 'Mista Ken', games, and Santa will be arriving at 5pm!

Attendees are encouraged to shop locally and buy a gift for a special someone that Santa will hand out when he arrives in the park.

Participating shops in Deloraine will wrap the gift you purchase, put a label on with the name and age of the recipient, these will be picked up by the organisers on Christmas eve and given to Santa to distribute.  Although primarily aimed at the kids, adults can also be bought for!  Santa will happily give out all the gifts.

Have yourself a Local Little Christmas.

Proudly sponsored by Seppenfelts, Gosling Giftware, Fixxed Framing and The Alpaca Shoppe.

Deloraine House - Free info session by NICHE

posted 28 Nov 2016, 18:47 by Mira Morningbird

NICHE logo - two people shaking hands coloured in red, organge, yellow, green, blue and purple

Free info session by NICHE (National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education)

Presented by Daniel Witthaus Founder and Author

Date: Friday 2nd December
Time: 11am -1pm
Location: Deloraine House

Booking essential for catering purposes Ph: 6362 2678

Learn practical strategies to improve everyday practice when working in your community. Get the latest research information to inform your practice. Learn of support options for LGBTI in your area and much more. Ideal for anyone working in the community, health sectors, education, sports and community groups.

Everyone welcome.

Deloraine House Art Workshops in the school holidays!

posted 21 Sep 2016, 19:44 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 21 Sep 2016, 19:44 ]

Self Discovery Expressive Art Workshops written over coloured crayons

Expressive Art Workshops

Deloraine House are running 4 individual art workshops over the school holidays. All ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces available - please call Deloraine House on 6362 2678.

Cost is $8 per person, per workshop.

Clay sculpting workshop

26th September 10:30am - 1:30pm

Mandala of self art workshop (Drawing and Painting)

29th September 10:30am - 1:30pm

Velvet textile bag making workshop

5th October 1pm - 4pm

Wom/Mandala art workshop

7th October 10:30am -1:30pm

All art equipment and morning/afternoon tea is supplied.

Please see attached flyer (below) for more details.

An invitation to meet our Governor

posted 21 Sep 2016, 19:23 by Mira Morningbird   [ updated 21 Sep 2016, 19:25 ]

You're invited to meet with Her Excellency, Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania.

She will be attending two Meander Valley events (details below) to talk to residents impacted by the June floods about their stories of resilience and recovery.

Please share this opportunity with your family, friends and neighbours who may have been flood-affected.

Event 1: Chudleigh

Date: Monday 26 September
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Location: Chudleigh Memorial Hall, Sorell Street, Chudleigh
Refreshments provided.

Event 2: Westbury

Date: Monday 26 September
Time: 12.45-3.30pm
Location: Westbury Town Hall Supper Room, Lyall Street, Westbury
Refreshments provided

Please RSVP by 23 September to 6393 5300 or

Peter Shurley in Concert - Westbury

posted 7 Sep 2016, 20:24 by Mira Morningbird

Peter Shurley will be playing in September in Westbury.

Date: 17 September 2016
Time: Breakfast event at 8am, Family concert at 7pm
Location: Westbury Baptist Church

RSVP by 10 September by contacting Mary on 0408 335 618.

There is no cover charge for these events, an offering will be taken to offset expenses.

Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival 2016

posted 1 Sep 2016, 19:51 by Julia Gosling

Tasmania is my Garden

Blooming Tasmania logo - a collection of flowers that make up a map of Tasmania

Blooming Tasmania welcomes you to our first major Tasmanian Flower & Garden Festival which aims to promote the very best Tasmania has to offer in garden tourism, horticulture, floristry, landscape design & related businesses.

The two week Blooming Tasmania Art & Garden Festival commences on Friday 16th September with an Art Exhibition at The Village, 20 Melbourne Street, TRIABUNNA plus Open Garden & Art Trails across Tasmania.

The major event is the Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival to be held in the magnificent heritage building of the Albert Hall, set in historic Launceston City Park.

There is a variety of events planned.  For full details, please see the program below.

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