Festival entertainment

What festival would be complete without some great home-grown music acts.  We've got a fantastic line up of eclectic artists from folksy/gypsy to choral music and even some roving theatre!

  • Paper Art with Maree

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Join Maree to make your own beautiful paper from scraps.

    Maree Baker works at the Environment Protection Authority and is an avid crafter.

  • Bright Sparks

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Prince's Wharf # 1

    Get colouring in, learn about safety and have the chance to win a prize!

    TasNetworks will be hosting a colouring competition based around the characters from the  Bright Sparks education program, which aims to teach kids about the dangers associated with electricity and encourages safe and responsible practice. A prize will be awarded to the most creative entry at the end of each day.

  • MONA Kids

    Sustainable Living event

    MONA will showcase curated learning opportunities in the Kids Activity Area with special guests Theatre of the Roaming Trees.

    Activities will focus on our 4 learning pathways: creative arts, culinary arts, science and sustainability:

    • People powered bike-blended smoothies: delicious, pleasurable food that’s good for you and for the planet!
    • Crafting seed bombs to take home, gift or exchange: literally reseeding the earth with our dreams, hopes and edible greens!
    • 101 things that carrots can do: A range of activities from designing super-hero carrot-capes, to microscopy and print-making – all using our namesake and favourite vegetable!
    • Make your own newspaper origami pots and plant some giant sunflowers.
    • Plus lots more surprises and fun learning opportunities at our stall.

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    Loosen Up cater to all levels and offers a broad range of yoga styles to suit all individuals.

  • Imagination Playground

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Let your imagination soar with the City of Hobart Imagination playground at the Festival all weekend.

    What amazing structures can you build using the giant blue blocks? Have fun creating and playing, your imagination knows no limits!

  • Reuse Flower Spiral

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Explore this beautiful installation of paper flowers made from repurposed paper waste depicting our vision for a creative, sustainable future.

    This is a collaborative project, with materials available for you to add to the field over the festival weekend.  Presented by artist Bec Williams, Resource Work Cooperative and Sustainable Living Tasmania with support from NRM South.

  • Design showcase

    Sustainable Living event

    Tasmanian artists showcase a variety of responses to sustainability through sculpture, video, drawing and weaving. Purchase a work at this unique exhibition in the entrance of PW1.

    Christl Berg, Mike Fitzgerald, Keven Francis, Jan Hogan, Klaaske, Christiane Knight, Annalise Rees, Margaret Vandenberg, Bec Williams, The Friends’ School Kindergarten, The Hutchins School and more.

    Image: Charts of Aggregation, sumi ink, seaweed ink, seaweed, saltwater, watercolour pencil on Rives BFK, Jan Hogan

  • Hobart Old Time String Band

    Sustainable Living event

    They aint too serious 'bout 'emselves but bein' the biggest Hillbilly band this side o' the Mountain.

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    They’ll be dressed down and tuned up for some toe-tappin' tunes from Hillbillies around the world.

  • Circus Workshops

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Join Christian from Social Circus Tasmania between 11-2pm on Saturday to try your hand at juggling, diablo, hula hooping and more.

  • Poetry SLAM

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Live and local poetry from your community.  Come aboard the bus and loose yourself.

    In conjunction with this years festival theme, the Future Could be Awesome, the poetrySLAM will be an opportunity for people to listen and share some powerful words. We invite all people to participate in the bus sessions, giving main focus to ideas of our future! Poetry slam will be running on Saturday from 11-2. Contact kimberley@slt.org.au to guarantee your poem is heard!!

  • 'Rapping Rocks'

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM – November 13, 2016
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront
    Come and learn an old art of knotless netting, and 'Rap a Rock' while your there.  Rocks and fibres supplied. 
    Workshops running at 11am and 2pm both Saturday and Sunday.