Abundant activities promise a not so silent night

COMMUNITY groups across the northern suburbs are leaping at the chance to provide entertainment at this year’s Glenorchy Carols – A Not So Silent Night on Saturday 9 December.

This year is shaping up to be an action-packed event with everyone’s favourite carols to be accompanied by a wide array of activities and even an appearance by Santa.

Activities for the kids (and kids at heart) will include YMCA’s Bubble Ball Soccer and a variety of craft activities in the Holiday Village.

Patrons can transform themselves from a regular caroller to a living artwork with mask-making, share their holiday spirit by making a card or join the lantern and music making parade.

Other activities include hitting a few balls with the Glenorchy Cricket Club and riding crazy bicycles.

Sing along with school and community choirs, including the Combined School Choir of more than 100 voices from local schools, dance with rock choir Group Noise and Tasmanian band The Bootleg Gin Sluggers.

Young singers’ choir ThylaSing and Tasmanian Song Company will also be making an appearance, along with Glenorchy City Concert Brass.

Free shuttle buses will leave from the Glenorchy and Hobart’s city centres to transport patrons to and from the event.

There are still opportunities to get involved in Glenorchy Carols by volunteering as part of the Vollywood team.

For more information on volunteering opportunities, contact the Moonah Arts Centre on 6216 6312.

You can book your free Glenorchy Carols ticket, as well as a spot on the free ‘Not So Silent’ bus to and from the event online at www.moonahartscentre.org.au/glenorchy-carols.

Glenorchy Carols – A Not So Silent Night will be held on Saturday 9 December from 6pm-10pm at Tolosa Park.

Caption: Singers from Group Noise, Children’s Choir and ThylaSing, from left, Gabby Hill, Hannah Powell, Amanda Bamford, Naarah Barnes, Belinda Graudins, Lisa Roberts Scott, Katherine Hewitt and Woody Spencer Wood.