If you were looking at timing your motor homing holiday with one of Tasmania’s many festivals there is perhaps no festival better suited then the biennial Ten Days on the Island festival. An autumnal event this year’s takes place between March 25 and April 3.
Ten Days on the Island is a unique arts and performance festival that takes place across the entire state so wherever you find yourself in your motor home there is sure to be something fascinating going on nearby.
If your in the north of the state be sure to stop in one of the Dance Halls located all over the north including St Helens, Launceston and Burnie, don’t miss out on the “Dance Marathon” taking place in Launceston’s St. Albies Hall on 1st and 2nd. The north of the state will also play host to a range of concerts from a variety of groups including En Chordais from Greece, Færd from Denmark and the New Zealand String Quartet.
If you and your motor home happen to find yourselves in the North West of the state be sure to check out “In Teers” a series of installations along the Tamar Estuary and Esk River System. You may even be able to spot them while your driving along. If you’re in Devonport, Sheffield, Penguin or Deloraine why not share a secret with Tawdry Heartburn or check out the historical and geographical history of Devonport with the photographical exhibition “Tales from Suburbia”.
A definite highlight for the south of Tasmania is “Power Plant” a light and sound installation at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Tasmania. Be sure to park your motor home near by and give yourself a good hour one evening to check out this spectacular sight. At the Theatre Royal be sure to check out the Australian premier of “Animal Farm” based on the George Orwell novel. Or head over to the Backspace Theatre and check out “Poxed” written by Tasmanian Stella Kent and directed by Jillian Kelley. “Poxed” deals with the fascinating life of Lady Mary Montague.
For family fun all around the state be sure to check out “Far Flung Flicks” a mobile cinema traveling the state showing successful local animations and shorts.
You could take one of two approaches with Ten Days on the Island and your holiday, either drop in to whatever events are on in the areas you are in or if your really keen to soak up this great experience why not plan your holiday around the festival and see it all.
Ten Days on the Island finishes on April 3 and will next be held in Autumn 2013. For more information please visit: http://tendaysontheisland.com