There is always something going on in Hobart. At the moment it is the Festival of Voices, an eighteen day programme of singing, story telling, workshops and entertainment.

Tonight was the “Big Sing and bonfire”, a free friendly family affair. People from all generations stood around the bonfire and watched the singers on the stage. Kids on shoulders, or in buggies, family dogs on leads. Everyone was welcome.


The Aboriginal Women’s Choir were enchanting in costumes made from bright traditional designs. They sang a memorable version of “Waltzing Matilda” in their native language.


A Maori Quartet lead the crowd in singing the Beatle’s “Let it Be. A male a cappella group sang Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Images of singers were projected on to the ten storey high “Salamanca Silo” buildings.


Light projections played on the old warehouses of Salamanca Place. The rain, highlighted in the spot lights, didn’t dampen the atmosphere.