Reports from two recently completed events, both headliners in the program making up ‘Lumina Winter of Festivals’, prove that winter is indeed not a disincentive to having a thoroughy enjoyable time in Tasmania during our cooler winter months.
The Festival of Voices (FOV2011) reports that it was 54% up on participants and ticket sales compared with last year even with the planned bonfire in Salamanca having to be cancelled, when July went decidedly ugly for a night or two. We took comfort that the rest of south east Australia joined us! NOT.
And reports from the Hobart Comedy festival included this little snippet from organiser Craig Wellington just posted to their Facebook members -
“The entire fortnight went off like a firework, culminating with The Big Finale last Saturday night. One of our guests, Denise Scott, flew direct from Hobart (after a visit to MONA) to Sydney to attend the 2011 Helpmann Awards where she picked up the gong for Best Comedy Performer for her show ‘Denise Scott Regrets’. We know how to pick ‘em!”
Anyone who attended the Comedy Festival certainly knows that the line up and the quality of mirth this year did not disappoint.
Participants in this year's Festival of Voices