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!

  • Sisongke

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:45 AM
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    Sisongke is a joyous, dynamic community choir singing all kinds of world songs. They believe that choral singing builds communities and gives people a sense of belonging.

  • Slow Clothing Show

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:25 PM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    An absolute highlight of every festival, celebrating sustainable clothing.

    It’s about reclaiming, recycling, upcycling, repurposing, value adding and creating garments which delight and inspire the wearer. The parade will  feature unusual instruments and stunning outfits interacting with the delightful sculptures of Scott Fletcher from the Recovery Shop at the Glenorchy Tip.

  • Junk Jewellery with Maree

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 01:00 PM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Make beautiful jewellery from junk with Maree.  Get inspired and create something to take home.

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

  • Bike Auction

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 01:25 PM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    A top hit at the festival every year, the bike auction brings you the chance to take home awesome bikes cooked up by the chefs at the Hobart Bike Kitchen. Also Sunday 1.30

  • The Sketches

    Sustainable Living event

    An energetic hybrid of impromptu theatrics, "speak-singing" in an Australian accent, and cheeky on-stage repartee complete the live show and signal the arrival of The Sketches.

  • Dave Elliston Trio

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 02:30 PM
    • Prince's Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront

    David Elliston and friends play sea shanties and folk songs ranging from upbeat to acoustic.

  • Ryan and Emily

    Sustainable Living event
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 03:20 PM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Ryan and Emily have been playing together in numerous formats for 4 years. As a duo they combine fiddle, bouzouki, guitar and stomp box to blend folk with contemporary, traditional with original.

  • Clothes swap and repair

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

    Slacks, dresses, scarves, shoes, jewellery, baby clothes, hats… 

    If you can wear it, BUT DON’T – you should bring it along to the Festival Clothes Swap to trade it for something that you can’t wait to go out on the town in.

    Bring your pre-loved clothing and accessories and swap them for someone else’s unwanted treasure. Please ensure that all items are in good repair and clean! Happening all weekend.

    Australia is the second largest consumer of textiles, on the planet, behind the US. Synthetic fibres are petroleum based, and have now passed natural fibres as the dominant fibres going into landfill. As a planet we consume 80 billion items of clothing each year and while we kid ourselves about "recycling" our clothes, the reality is that there is way too much out there to be effectively re-used and about 80% of donated clothing ends up in landfill.

    We are inspired to keep existing clothing in circulation through repair, re-imagining, reconstructing and a bit of creativity and fun.  Our repair kitchen will have sewing machines, fabric scraps and yarn plus skilled people to assist you in mending your clothes! Onsite throughout the Festival Clothes Swap on Sunday.

     

     

  • Zach Henderson

    Sustainable Living event
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront

    Zac Henderson is a Tasmanian based singer songwriter. Known for captivating lyrics, intricate guitar work and energetic and fun performances.

  • Story Slam

    Sustainable Living event
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    • Princes Wharf 1 Forecourt

    True, personal stories from your community on the theme of An Awesome Journey.  Come aboard the bus and loose yourself.

     

    What is a storySLAM? Ten talented tellers relate a true tale based around the theme "An awesome journey". This can be funny, sad, serious, hilarious, but it has to be true, told in 4-8 minutes, without notes and have a beginning, middle and end. It is a competition and there are prizes (as well as glory) to be won.

    Sounds like fun? Well come and join us on the bus in the forecourt to hear the tales. Or have you got a story to tell? Are you a fan of podcasts like The Moth and Story Club? Well here is your opportunity to tell your tale, you can still register at http://www.slt.org.au/festival_slam