As a university city – the University of Tasmania has two campuses here – learning is at the heart of Launceston culture. A stroll across the languid North Esk River along the newly upgraded Levee Cycle Path brings you to the Inveresk Precinct, where students explore fine arts, architecture, performance and furniture design. For the artistically inclined, the UTAS Summer Arts School is definitely worth a look – short courses across a wide range of topics are open to all-comers.Launceston Pop-Up Boutique Den showcases handmade products from Tasmania and mainland Australia and runs regular arts and crafts workshops.
Our City has a rich food and wine culture, and a developing appreciation of beer and whisky. Masterclasses often feature at festivals, events and the more progressive restaurants and bars, and a great way to extend your own knowledge – make sure you check which events are on during your stay.
Film aficionados will appreciate the masterclasses run in conjunction with BOFA, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival. Or if performing and participatory arts inspire, then be sure to examine the schedule of workshops run by Junction Arts Festival – Spring is a fantastic time to visit our City.