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There are exciting times ahead for Ten Days on the Island!

The office is starting to buzz as we build our Festival team and busy ourselves with planning and preparation for March next year.

We are doing plenty of driving too as the team starts to work on what will be presented where! We are so thankful to DJ Motors who have provided us with a Kia Sportage for this year’s Festival vehicle. Look out for it in a town near you soon – you won’t miss it!

The team is well progressed in the creation of the Festival 2017 program and we are excited as to how it is developing. We aren’t in a position to make any announcements quite yet, but I must say we are enjoying the process as we lock down the details and think about the amazing experiences we will be bringing to Tasmanians in their own ‘backyards’!

We are also pleased to announce a new Director joining our Board this month, well known to our North-West friends and someone who has an enormous amount to bring to Ten Days on the Island. Wynyard-based Stephanie Jaensch has had a distinguished career in marketing, tourism and community development in WA and Tasmania and will be a valued addition to our Board.

Also joining the team is our new Director of Marketing and Communications, Adrian Smith. Adrian has worked with diverse brands across the state including TasWater, Hazell Bros and Chickenfeed and has had a long association with theatre and contemporary music in Tasmania.

- Jane Haley, CEO

Your Support means the world to us!

Thank you for your support of Ten Days on the Island. Whether it’s buying a ticket for an event during the Festival or liking our Facebook page, you are making a valued contribution!

Presenting a state-wide festival requires a great deal of passion, commitment and resources. Since the end of the Festival 2015 we have been exploring and preparing for Festival 2017, which is just a short nine and a half months away. We are planning a Festival that will span the length and breadth of the state and a program of the best theatre, dance, music and visual arts from around Tasmania, Australia and the world!

As the end of the financial year approaches we invite you to help us bring Ten Days on the Island Festival 2017 to all Tasmanians and visitors to our state through a tax deductible gift - you not only make a difference for art but to your tax return too!

Our giving program is called ‘Islanders’ and we invite you to make a tax deductible donation and join a growing list of supporters who, like you, love the arts and love Ten Days on the Island and the events that we present across Tasmania.

We hope you will join us. Click here to donate.


Winter will be warmed by the sounds of voices

Between 30 June and 17 July, cities of Tasmania will be transformed into singing communities – engaging and uniting locals and visitors through music and performance. Combining choirs, cabaret stars, singer-songwriters, visual artists, contemporary musicians, world music and other forms of experimental performance, pushing the boundaries of what the voice is capable of producing.

The lineup includes an exceptional array of musical talent: Meow Meow, David Hobson & Colin Lane, Tripod, The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, Lady Sings it Better, Maude Davey, Sven Ratzke (NL/DE), Carlotta, Tina C (UK), Paul Capsis, Jamie MacDowell & Tom Thum, Paul Grabowsky & Vince Jones, Ngaiire, Abbe May, Modern Māori Quartet (NZ), Deborah Conway and many more.

And this year, Festival of Voices is presenting a brand new opening event in Launceston called Winterlight. Launceston will be filled with singing as a procession, finishing at Inveresk, takes to the streets, culminating with free showcase concert.

There are more than 100 different events, including workshops and short courses - check out the full program and invite some light into the darkness of Tasmania's winter this year!


Babel - A work in Progress Showing

[in]visible practice, Ten Days on the Island and Festival of Voices present the work-in-progress showings of a compelling new performance, Babel. The work will evoke contemplation and conversation about language and what it is to be human.

Babel is a site-specific, durational sound work to be performed live in 33 unique languages.

[in]visible practice Artistic Director Glen Murray, composer Heath Brown and sound and lighting designer Jason James are working with members of the community for whom English is not their first language to create a sonic illustration of the complexity of the human spirit. It will be a cacophonous, melodic, energetic, challenging, yet tender, experience for audiences and performers alike.

Babel, the oneness of diversity is amplified.

The Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre
Thu, 30 June 6pm
Fri, 1 July 6pm
Sat, 2 July 6pm

Get your tickets here!


Stompin presents Panorama in Launceston

Following a stunning season at the Spring Bay Mill in Triabunna, Stompin presents a studio showing of their 2016 Major Work, Panorama in Launceston tomorrow night.

Panorama uses dance, story and sound to present a sensitive examination of our environmental history.

Reflect on loss, industry, wilderness and community through the memories of those who shaped our history and the voices that will create our future.

See sections of the work performed by the Stompin dancers as well as stories, vision and imagery from the spectacular site specific performance.

Stompin Studio
Dicky White’s Lane
The Quadrant Mall, Launceston
Sat, 4 June
Tickets: $10 Adults $5 Children (under 12 years) on the door


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