Launceston’s attractive civic square will again play host to the successful Junction Arts Festival, which is also known as the JAF, this August.
The city centre will become a multi arts venue that emphasises audience participation and engages with the local community. The idea is for artists and audiences to playfully interact with the landscape of the city.
There will be theatre, music, dance, film, installations and visual arts presentations by local, national and international artists. Most of the installations and performances will be free to the public.
Back by popular demand, The Junc Room will again feature in civic square, hosting a line up of hot young bands in styles from surf pop, to mariachi, to blues and big band.
There will also be a selection of cabaret, circus and variety performances, all in the big top circus tent in the square.
This is open day and night and is also a great place to enjoy amazing local food and wine, coffee and hot chocolate.
Other works will appear in public spaces around the CBD, including street corners, buses, shop windows, rooftops, cars and city parks.
A line up of international guests is expected and the public participatory events are sure to make this event a memorable one.
The JAF is a great reason to visit Launceston, which is Australia’s third-oldest city, boasting many beautiful old buildings along with a relaxed and safe atmosphere.
A trip into the nearby Tamar Valley will only enhance your Tasmanian holiday, with its relaxed scenery and over 20 cellar doors open for wine tastings. It is also renowned for its delicious, fresh local produce.
During your stay, you won’t want to miss catching up with some of Tasmania’s incredible wildlife. See a Tasmanian devil, wallaby, wombat, or echidna in nearby national parks and forest reserves.
This year’s Junction Arts Festival is on in Launceston from Wednesday August 24 through to Sunday August 28 2011.
Performance, display, workshops and artscape