Ten Days on the Island offers first taste of new programming approach

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Ten Days on the Island offers first taste of new programming approach

Jess Love of  La Soriée. Photo via Instagram. 

In a new direction for the biennial festival, as previously announced, Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island has announced an exclusive season for the internationally renowned Spiegeltent, which will take up residence on the Hobart waterfront from 6-23 March 2014.

The presence of the Spiegeltent on the forecourt of PW1, featuring acts including La Soriée and Cantina, marks the start of a flexible program in the months between festivals, featuring a range of cultural events.

Ten Days Executive Director and Producer Marcus Barker said that Tasmanian audiences are in for a treat with the festival’s evolution from a biennial event to one that offered a range of cultural experiences all year round, and hopes that the international collaboration with the Spiegeltent will further enrich the state’s creative culture.

‘Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed velvet, each Spiegeltent has its own personality, delivering an incredible experience supported by an array of world class acts,’ he said.

‘Hobart’s Spiegeltent will host over 30 acts, including local, national and international singers, bands, comedians, children’s entertainers, cabaret, circus and burlesque artists.’

The full Spiegeltent program will be inserted into the Mercury on 11 December. Tickets go on sale at 10am that day via tendays.org.au.


Aleczander Bryan Gamboa is a Melbourne writer.


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