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
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
The Longord Show is a superb day out for all the family. From sideshows to sheep,silky chickens to showbags, there?s something for everyone. 8.30am Poultry and Pigeon Judging commences 8.30am Show Jumping Commences 8.45am Official Opening Kennel Section 9.00am Sheep Judging commences 9.00am Kennel Show commences 12pm Judging of Country Show Boy/Girl 1.00pm Junior Sheep Handlers Final Judging 2.00pm Interbreed … 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
Welcome to Farm Gate Festival ? a premiere food and farming event in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania. A selection of farmers and producers are opening their gates for the weekend, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017, giving you the chance to get onto the farm, meet the people who grow and make your food, and hear their stories. There … Read More