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Bunker down...the northern Tasmanian way

Our guide on VIRTUALLY everything to do this weekend!

Life as we know it may be a bit of a distant memory but as the experiences in our region that we know and love shift to a virtual or online version, we may just be in for the most unexpected of treats.

If you had asked us three weeks ago whether we would be writing a piece around a virtual entertainment edit we'd have probably had a giggle and told you to take a reality check. But as a brand new world reigns supreme and we bunker down to keep ourselves and our families safe, weekend entertainment has taken on a whole new spin. The bonus...there's no need to get out of your trackies and in some instance's permission is granted to pour yourself a glass of Tassie vino! With what to do from the comfort of home on our minds, we've crafted a list that will leave you and the family pondering when you may get to take a break.

Friday April 3rd

Connect with Clover Hill

Connect with Clover Hill is the free segment of the Clover Hill Virtual Cellar Door, broadcasted LIVE on Facebook and Instagram each Friday evening from 5:30-6pm. Join Ian White, wine educator and Clover Hill cellar door manager, as he takes you on a relaxed tasting experience with masterclasses, entertainment and education.

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The Splendid Gin Cocktail Class hosted by Vintage Tasmania

This Friday during #staying home The Splendid Gin cocktail class will be live on Facebook from 6:30-7:00pm. The two recipes are listed via the following links so gather your ingredients together for an at-home cyber cocktail class.

Blueberry, lime and mint Splendid Gin & Tonic - recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts

A classic martini - Difford's Guide have the best cocktail recipes around.

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Saturday April 4th

Isolation Beer Festival

The Independent Brewers Association of Tasmania is calling on all beer drinking Tasmanians to get behind their local breweries during these tough times and support Tasmanian Independent Beer, in isolation, responsibly, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. 22 Tasmanian Independent breweries, all small local businesses, will be part of Isolation Beer Festival advising how to get hold of their beer along with online tastings, tours and “meet the brewer” sessions, all from the comfort of your own home.

Hosted by: Boekamp Bier, Ocho Beer, Kick Snare Brewing, Ironhouse Tasmania, Spotty Dog Brewers, Buttons Brewing, Fox Friday Craft Brewery, Miners Gold Brewery, T-Bone Brewing Co., Big Red Brewing, Morrison Brewery, Shambles Brewery, Van Dieman Brewing, Seven Sheds Brewery Meadery and Hop Garden, Independent Brewers Association - Tasmania, MOO BREW, Captain Blighs and Hobart Brewing Co.

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The House of Shoes

The House of Shoes will showcase all of their new season arrivals including shoes and accessories at a very special Facebook Live event this Saturday at 9:00am.

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Sunday April 5th

The Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania Virtual Run

Whilst the running club has pressed pause on their season they will be holding a virtual run each week over the distance of the programmed race. There will be no entry fees, handicaps or prize money. This is simply aimed at keeping club members, friends and potential members motivated and connected with each other in this uncertain time. If you would like to participate this Sunday head out and run 7km, anywhere at anytime and simply record your time on a watch or any fitness app.

Click here to find out more about the PCCCT virtual run

Isolation Beer Festival

The Independent Brewers Association of Tasmania is calling on all beer drinking Tasmanians to get behind their local breweries during these tough times and support Tasmanian Independent Beer, in isolation, responsibly, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. 22 Tasmanian Independent breweries, all small local businesses, will be part of Isolation Beer Festival advising how to get hold of their beer along with online tastings, tours and “meet the brewer” sessions, all from the comfort of your own home. Hosted by: Boekamp Bier, Ocho Beer, Kick Snare Brewing, Ironhouse Tasmania, Spotty Dog Brewers, Buttons Brewing, Fox Friday Craft Brewery, Miners Gold Brewery, T-Bone Brewing Co., Big Red Brewing, Morrison Brewery, Shambles Brewery, Van Dieman Brewing, Seven Sheds Brewery Meadery and Hop Garden, Independent Brewers Association - Tasmania, MOO BREW, Captain Blighs and Hobart Brewing Co.Click here for more info on the Isolation Beer Festival - Tasmania

Ongoing

Design Tasmania

New online features and programs have been developed as the gallery continues to support design culture in Tasmania and beyond. Exhibitions Online presents current shows Glass Utopia and kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, as well as highlights from exhibitions past. While the physical gallery is temporarily closed, there is a 24/7 online presence.

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Whilst the physical museum may be currently closed you can absorb the works of Tasmanian students featured within this year's ArtRage Exhibition.

Click here to access the virtual tour as provided by Curator Ashley

The Royal Oak Launceston

In support of live entertainers doing it tough, and providing entertainment at a time when we need it more than ever, The Royal Oak are streaming a live set from a local artist every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 8pm. Featured artists for this weekend are listed n the image below.

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Healthy George Town

From healthy family dance, healthy armchairs, healthy parks to healthy minds these popular sessions are now live via social media and available to enjoy any time.

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Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre

From Easter competitions, colouring pages and even an aqua quiz, little fish out of water are sure to be kept entertained.

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