Fringe Festival

Celebrate the 2023 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival Fringe with a unique day out in New Norfolk on Saturday 14 October.  Enjoy multiple concerts, exhibitions, interesting shops, great coffee and food.  Also enjoy the unique opportunity to hear how two major heritage buildings, the Nurses Quarters and Ladies cottage are being lovingly transformed.

$75 Day Pass: Two concerts, plus tour and refreshments at Ladies Cottage and Nurses Quarters to finish.

$35 Single Entry: Per concert, see below.



Concert 1: Sequenza

11am at Studio 9B, 9 Burnett Street

This will be the first performance in a most beautifully and lovingly restored Georgian church. Let Sequenza and New Norfolk’s own Motet Choir transport you back in time with music from the 17th century. David Malone guitar & lute, Matt Goddard percussion, Brett Rutherford viola de gamba, Quin Thomson voice.

Image credit: Michelle Dracoulis


Exhibition at Barracks Gallery

11-4pm at The Barracks Gallery, The Avenue

Derwent Valley Arts is a community-based, volunteer-run organisation established to enhance Tasmania’s Derwent Valley as a place to live by promoting the arts in our region.

Image credit: Michelle Dracoulis


Derwent Valley Concert Band

12pm at The New Norfolk Market, Crn of Burnett and High Streets

The New Norfolk Market is held every Saturday in High Street, New Norfolk between 8am and 2pm; showcasing a huge variety of local producers, fabulous foodies, creatives, artisans and makers. Mix this with a performance by the Derwent Valley Concert Band.

Image credit: Derwent Valley Concert Band


Lunchtime piano

12-2pm at The artHouse, 47a High Street

Enjoy a solo piano performance over coffee or lunch at the artHouse – cafe, creative retail, exhibition and event space.


Exhibition by Milly Yencken

12-4pm at Haus of Vovo, 24 Burnett St

Exhibition featuring Milly Yencken. Haus of Vovo is an independent gallery space curated by artist Tricky Walsh, created to support other artists with a focus on immersive or installation-based practices.

Photo Credit: Rémi Chauvin. Image courtesy of the artist


Concert 2: Tasmanian String Quartet

2:30pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 6 Bathurst Street

Our second concert will feature Fire Music by Jabra Latham and Clarinet Quintet K581 by Mozart, experience this exquisite music in St Matthew’s Anglican Church. Featuring Jennifer Owen & Lucy Carrig (violin), Doug Coghill (viola), Jonathan Bekes (cello), Andrew Seymour (clarinet).

Image credit: Tasmanian String Quartet


Jazz in the gardens at the Ladies Cottage and Nurses Home.

4-6pm at Ladies Cottage and Nurses Home, Willow Court

Entrepreneurial sisters Betul and Dephne (Siisters) invite you to enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious nibbles while learning about their ambitious plans to transform the historic Ladies Cottage and Nurses Home into a vibrant hospitality and cultural precinct.

Image credit: Siisters

Entry via day pass only, tours start at 4:30pm