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Ten days on our island
Tasmania’s biennial state-wide celebration of the arts is about to unveil a bold new format. Ten Days on the Island begins on March 8, and will now be run across three weekends instead of 10 consecutive days. Festival Chairman, Saul Eslake, told The Advocate this “experimental” new format would appeal to audiences adding: “What we’re trying to do is encourage more Tasmanians to move around to go and see things in different parts of the state, because some things won’t be on in every place.” Ten Days on the Island is very much focused on bringing the arts to regional Tasmania. The first weekend will kick-off in the north-west, before moving to the north-east, and concluding in Hobart on March 30. This year will be the festival’s tenth outing and events include a mix of quirky music shows, theatre performances, story-telling and film. It is described as ‘a wild and welcoming carnival of creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home’.
14 February 2019, Edition 202