Community Diary

Community Diary  is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.

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Go to TELL US WHAT’S ON  and complete the form with the details of your upcoming event.

The Idea of North

Date: December 12, 2019

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm The Idea of North is and will be. Present at St. David’s Cathedral.

That time of year is upon us once again, that so easily becomes all about how much you can do, make, buy, and wrap. But what if we were all just…present?

This year, as our gift to you, we are presenting you with a very special guest artist at each and every show around Australia. In Hobart, we will be joined by the effervescent vocal stylings of the Southern Gospel Choir. They will fill you with the irrepressible, uncontainable joy that is gospel music, and who knows – we just may be able to convince them to sing with us, too.

West Hobart Community Carols

Date: December 13, 2019

Join us for carols where we’ll celebrate the festive season with our West Hobart community. Friday Dec 13th Bring a picnic to West Hobart Park  from 6pm or choose something delicious from our food trucks.

It will be a wonderful night with lots of fun, singing and a very special guest or two…

Allegri Ensemble: In Dulci Jubilo

Date: December 14, 2019

Allegri Ensemble: In Dulci Jubilo

In Dulci Jubilo
Saturday 14th December, 8:00pm
All Saints Church, South Hobart

Allegri Ensemble Chamber Choir, directed by Jonathan Wallis
with Baroque Ensemble led by Julia Fredersdorff

Allegri Ensemble presents In Dulci Jubilo in the intimate setting of All Saints Church in South Hobart. This hour-long program presents beautiful Christmas music from the past 500 years in poignant juxtapositions of ancient and modern. The backbone of the concert features two Christmas cantatas by Dieterich Buxtehude (In Dulci Jubilo and Das Neugeborne Kindelein) and a delightful chorale setting (Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morgenstern) by Buxtehude’s comteporary Christian Geist. These will be accompanied by a Baroque ensemble led by Van Dieman’s Band violinist and founder, Julia Fredersdorff. Around these pieces, we present two seasonal motets by William Byrd (Beata Viscera, Hodie Christus Natus Est) and a variety of carols, old and new. Some of these will be familiar (Gabriel’s Message and The Cherry Tree Carol, for instance) and others will soon be much better-known. A highlight is a beautiful setting by Thomas Hewitt Jones of the 15th century poem Lullay My Liking, commissioned by the BBC Music Magazine in 2014. The concert includes a complementary festive supper after the performance.

Tickets at $40 and $30 (concession) are available from the Theatre Royal Box Office, ph (03) 6146 3300, or at the door from 7:30pm, when student rush tickets at $10 will also be available.

Carols at John Turnbull

Date: December 14, 2019

Carols at John Turnbull – 14th December 2019

Family entertainment starts at 4pm with the carols beginning at 6pm.
We are excited to announce this years carols are on again! We will continue to be family and community focused to bring you an enjoyable evening at John Turnbull Park.

Please save the date and share it with your friends and family to make this a festive evening for all.

Carols on the Mountain

Date: December 14, 2019

31st Annual Carols on the Mountain is a Fern Tree Christmas event, with a community singalong to live musical accompaniment featuring special guest singers Allison Farrow and Andrew Short, as well as Christmas readings by local guests.

Saturday 14th Dec, 7.30pm. FREE ENTRY Fern Tree ParkFern Tree

The congregation of St Raphaels Anglican Church will be selling mince pies and hot drinks at the event.
Please carpool / walk / cycle / bus, as car parking will be limited.

New Norfolk Christmas Parade & Rotary Christmas Fair

Date: December 14, 2019

New Norfolk Christmas Parade & Rotary Christmas Fair

Santa returns to New Norfolk on December 14!

His little helpers are busy putting together an even bigger and better parade and fair to celebrate the Christmas season.

New Norfolk’s Rotary Christmas Fair will run from 10am – 3pm, featuring market stalls and free activities for kids.

The parade will run from 12 noon – 1pm.

Christian Reformed Church of Kingston Family Carols

Date: December 14, 2019


Family Carols event followed by a free food market
Hosted by Christian Reformed Church of Kingston, 17 Denison street, Kingston.
Friday 13th December at 7pm and Saturday 14th at 5pm
Fun for the whole family, with puppets, lots of carols and yummy food. It is becoming a yearly tradition for many families.

Bellerive Carols by the Beach

Date: December 14, 2019

Bellerive Carols by the Beach

Come bring a picnic & enjoy “Carols by the Beach”
Free Event for All Ages
BBQ and hot drinks available
Saturday 14th December, 5pm-7pm @ Bellerive Beach Park
(cnr Derwent St & Queen St)

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Handel’s MESSIAH

Date: December 18, 2019


Argyle Orchestra & Choir present Handel’s MESSIAH

Wednesday 18th December 2019
7pm St Davids Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania

tickets available from / BGJEF
$30 / $25 (con/ student)

Info 0478526489 / 0411128244

A Celtic Christmas

Date: December 20, 2019

A Taste of Ireland brings their seasonal production, A Celtic Christmas to ​Tasmania for the very first time. After sell-out shows in NSW last year, followed by a record-breaking tour with their flagship production early this year, the stage is set for the new Irish music and dance production to hit audiences across Australia.

Witness the very best World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition as they tell the story of two star crossed lovers. Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to carols under the mistletoe.

Expertly choreographed and produced by the Pace Entertainment team including Brent Pace (​Gaelforce Dance & ​Rhythms of Ireland Lead Soloist and National Record Holder), Ceili Moore (World Champion and Lord of the Dance Lead Soloist), Jack Kearney (World Dance Drama Champion) and Jonty Moore (Current World Champion), A Celtic Christmas is built on the very best performers Australia has to offer.

The show features ballads and tunes from across the Irish counties and provinces. The performance fuses contemporary and heartfelt airs to tell a romantic tale as old as time. Dazzling feet meet moments of Irish wit in this unforgettable night of storytelling and entertainment

Hobart, Launceston & Devonport on December 20, 21 & 22.