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Activities and Events
We have many activities both in town and within a short drive.
Mountain Treks
Steam Train Rides
Horse Riding Tours
Swimming
Forest Walks
Skateboarding
Tennis
Rowing
Wildlife Encounters
Cave Adventures
Squash
Quad Bike Adventures
Topiary Tours
Lawn Bowls
Golf
Scenic Drives
CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES and EVENTS
June 1 - August 31

Image Competition 2019
Sheffield Inc is looking for a truly inspirational image to feature in the 2019 Sheffield Murals book.
Original works of art may be paintings, photos, carvings, curios, jewelry. etc

Theme: Kentish Inspirations
To Enter: Email a digital copy of your work, including your name and contact details to SheffieldMurals@gmail.com. Multiple entries permitted. One image per email.
Entries Close: Midnight, 31 August, 2018.
Exhibition: All entries will be on display for one night only at the Sheffield Town Hall, 11 October, 6pm - 7.45pm
Judging & Prize: Visitors to the exhibition will vote for their favourite. $100 awarded to the winning image.
Acknowledgement: The creator of the winning ‘royalty-free’ image will be credited in the mural book.
Sheffield Inc - PO Box 184, Sheffield Tas 7306
Email: SheffieldMurals@gmail.com

June 2 - July 21

InspireFest 2018 - Working Art Space, 2 Albert Street, Sheffield

2018 theme "Our Wonderful World"

Inspire Fest is an art competition for artists with a disability. The works of art are the interpretation of reality or fantasy. The artwork in different mediums, painting, sculpture, photograph etc is judged by a qualified Art judge. The public is encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork and there are prizes for the works which receive the most votes. So come down and view this fabulous art display. The Awards presentations will be on July 22nd at 2pm

June- Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

June 2 - 3

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. www.sheffieldsteam.com.au

June - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

June 20

Kentish RSL - RSL Club Manin Street, Sheffield

For further information call the RSL's super friendly staff on 64911393

June 23

‘Winter feast" - Sheffield Working Art Space - Albert St Sheffield.
Starting at 5.30pm.

Bring a plate of food to share and byo drinks.
Dress up if you like, or wear a hat, mask, whatever you feel comfortable with.

There will be music and dancing’

 
July - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

July - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

July 7 - 8

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. www.sheffieldsteam.com.au

July 28

Luke Plumb and The Circuit - Mountain Mumma - Sheffield

Comprising of a twin frontline from Plumb’s searing mandolin and Eamon McNelis’ sinuous trumpet, driving twin acoustic guitars from Kate Burke and Jem Dunlop and locked together by Shannon Birchall’s double bass and Rory McDougal’s drums, this is a band made for live performances.

August - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

August 12
Chocolate Winterfest - Latrobe 10.30am - 4pm

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.

Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration. Find more details at: www.chocolatewinterfest.com.au

August 17 - 26
Old Time Music Hall - Sheffield Town Hall. High Street, Sheffield
‘Baby It's Cold Outside’
Each year the Kentish Lions Club hold a music hall to raise funds for charity. Contact: kentishlionsclub@gmail.com
Contact Jo Treloar 0418 179059 for bookings and information.
Website: kentish.tas.lions.org.au
September 15

Claude Road Markets Claude Road Hall 9am - 3pm
There will be lots of food and fun. A great opportunity for shopping or just a nice time with friends and good food. Featuring bric-a-brac, plants, craft and fabulous food at very reasonable prices, this country market will be a hive of activity.
Contact Kim Johnson on kim_l_Johnson@hotmail.com or phone: 6491 1853

WALKS AROUND TOWN - All Year
Sheffield 'Town Of Murals'
Delightful murals are painted on the side walls of most of the buildings throughout the town. Experience history told through art, as you wander through the outdoor art gallery. In 1986 the first mural commissioned was of Gustav Weindorfer, a passionate mountaineer, naturalist and conservationist.

Many murals embellish the buildings of the town, such as The Hardest Years (left) painted directly onto the Sheffield Bible Chapel.
www.SheffieldMurals.com

Working Art Space and Gallery
Albert Street, Sheffield
Open 10 - 4, Fri - Mon

Kentish Visitor Information Centre
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield
Phone 03 6491 1036
Email:
kvic@kentish.tas.gov.au
The Working Art Space is open to the public with regular exhibitions and you may enjoy watching the different artists perfect their craft on site.

Many exhibitions and classes are held at the art space and can vary from paper making or painting using a palette knives, sponges, card board, fingers, whatever! Expect to see many different styles of art from Japanese Ink painting to hand crafted silver jewelry.
Eason Chan Mural

The participation of Eason Chan (陳奕迅) the Cantonese Pop singer attracts many tourists to visit the mural he painted in 2007. The Mural is located in Mural Park.

For more information on Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery visit:
SheffieldMurals.com
Pakho Chau Mural

The Colours of Life mural painted by the famous cantopop singer,
Pakho Chau, stands proud in Mural Park, Sheffield.
Pakho and his entourage made an expeditious visit to the town
in May 2017 and left us with a wonderful memory.

Merchandise now for sale ay our online shop:
SheffieldMurals.com.au
Tasmazia International Mural Fest
“Many Hats” by Gren Freeman is the 2018 winning mural.

Every Easter, nine artists engage in a paint-off inspired by a single poem. The competitors have six and a half days to complete their artwork on boards set up in Mural Park. The paintings remain on display for a further twelve months until the next competition.

Shop all the mural merchandise here.
Sheffield Mural Art Walk Sheffield has over 48 murals depicting the history of town and local region. Murals are spread throughout the town and Mural Walk Maps are free of charge and may be obtained from most businesses. The Mural Art Book is also available and can be purchased from most shops or the Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Cres, Sheffield 9am - 4pm daily.

Story of the Sheffield Murals Audio Tour (60 - 90 minute self-guided walking tour) The story begins with why the first mural was commissioned and how a rural town in economic decline was transformed into a thriving outdoor art gallery! The audio tours are excellent and entertaining - 'not to be missed'.

Local characters share their vision, tell their stories and fill us in on the history of Sheffield. Interviews with the artists, local identities and the instigators of the mural development are captured on the audio tour. Be entertained as you walk and take home a meaningful personal experience of the Kentish region.

The audio tours may be hired from: Kentish Visitor Information Centre at
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield. Phone 03 6491 1036.

NATURE WALKS & PICNIC AREAS
Sykes Sanctuary is 40 acres of bushland with abundant birdlife, walking tracks and memorials to Norman Sykes. He was an eccentric conservationist who gave up city life to live in a small shack, close to nature. He bequeathed his property to the Railton community with the instruction that it be conserved as a bird and fauna sanctuary.

Access to Syke's Sanctuary is off the B14 at Railton.
Warrawee Forest Reserve has a five kilometre walk with access to barbeque facilities, tables and three ponds stocked with trout. Platypus can sometimes be viewed on tours conducted early in the morning or at dusk with the Latrobe Landcare Group. Tours should be pre-booked a day or two before arriving at the reserve.
Cradle Mountain National Park
The months of December - April are recommended to walkers inexperienced in Tasmanian conditions. However, walkers are warned that rapidly changing weather conditions can occur at any time of the year. These can include howling winds, sleet, snow, relentless rain and blazing sun. It is recommended that you obtain the latest weather forecast before setting out.
Mount Roland Conservation Area & Regional Reserve
The reserve consists of 7600 hectares surrounding the range. The walk takes in the plains and plateau leading to the summit of the peak. There are two tracks to the summit which provide spectacular 360 degree views to Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff. Mount Roland stands at 1234 metres above sea level. More at www.mtroland.com.au
Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve is located on Railton Road, Latrobe.

Renowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids, some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species . Moreover, some of the orchids are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area.

The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and starts from the carpark off Railton Road. The reserve does not have any public facilities and there are no entry fees to pay.
O'Neil's Creek Picnic Reserve O'Neil's Creek originates from rain water from the watersheds off the western face of Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. O'Neil's Creek is host to the iridescent dragonfly, frogs, yabbies, freshwater crayfish and platypus. O'Neil's Creek Nature Trail is approximately 700 metres to O'Neil's Road and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. You will find White Gum eucalypts, Blackwood trees, Browntop Stringybarks, Myrtle trees, Sassafras trees, tree ferns and Dogwood trees.
Lake Barrington Nature Reserve is a picturesque setting next to the spectacular Lake Barrington.

Lake Barrington is ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. Picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets are available within the reserve.

A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events.
Cradle Country Adventures - Kimberley
Cradle Mountain Canyons - Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain Helicopters - Cradle Mountain
Murrays Day Out - Tasmania
Sheffield Golf Club INC - Sheffield
Tasafari - Moina
Tasmanian Helicopters - Latrobe
 
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