John Glover and Prize John Glover was a successful British painter and contemporary of Turner and John Constable. Glover painted in the picturesque style advocated by Claude Lorraine, taking the Grand Tour of Europe and wandering the moors and mountains of Britain in search of inspiration. Glover immigrated to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) to join his children, arriving on 18 … Read More
Festivale 2019, one of Tasmania’s premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. Festivale is an annual event, attracting around 25000 patrons, and is held on the first weekend of … Read More
On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo. Attracting Australia’s best polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional ‘car boot spaces’ are available on the day. … Read More
November is the peak of the rose flowering season in Tasmania, and over two glorious days, Longford Blooms‘ Open Garden weekend showcases some of Longford’s most beautiful private gardens, from small cottage gardens to grandly landscaped designs. Spend the weekend in the historic town of Longford, Tasmania, and experience more than 10 wonderful gardens open this weekend for you to … Read More
After the resounding success of the inaugural festival in 2017, the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival is set to return for a second year, bringing some of the world?s finest musicians to the state?s north for a romantic spring weekend of fine food, wine and captivating musical performances. Set among the exquisite halls, churches and barns of historic Evandale, before moving … Read More
Longford will once again host the 2018 Jazz Festival in a variety of venues, from Friday the 14th until Sunday the 16th of September.
For my birthday in November last year, Richard procured two little black lambs, ‘Dolly’ a ewe and ‘Stormy’ a wether. Dolly and Stormy settled in beautifully with the chooks in the orchard, however Delphine (the cat) wasn’t quite as enamoured of the new big lumpy things on her patch, and skirted around the edges of the (mini) paddock, staring at … Read More