Dog parks and recreation

Dog owners are set to get a big win this financial year, with a new off-the-leash dog park in Devonport receiving the green light.

The new park would be located near the Splash Aquatic Centre, providing a place free from traffic and distractions where owners can take their dogs to exercise, play and maybe even meet some other furry friends. It will feature plenty of seating, shade and water areas. There will even be an agility play ground for the dogs to try out.

This park seems to be the answer a lot of local dog owners have been asking for, with current options for off-the-leash areas being minimal. Now owners can let their four legged friend run and play in safety. The development is set to take place during the 2015-16 financial period, with planning already underway.

Keagan Belbin

Light the Night Devonport 2015


The Leukemia Foundation Light the Night event was held on September 11 to help raise money and awareness for families affected by blood cancers.  The event in Devonport was a walk hosted in conjunction with the Devonport Rotary Club with additional support by TT-Line.

The night started at the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club on the Bluff.  Participants walked along Victoria Parade with lanterns to light their way and ended the walk at Roundhouse Park. This was a good chance for the community to rally behind such a valuable cause. Representatives from Tasmania’s Thylacine 501st Garrison came dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers , which helped to make this a fun family event. The Rotary Club of Devonport hosted a barbecue and their volunteers provided exemplary support for the night.

Additional Light the Night events are scheduled all across Australia and further information can be found here:

Jakob Barrett

Inn-Dulgence Café


A corner stone of the living city, Inn-Dulgence Café has been one of the strongest supporters of Rising Phoenix Studios. Historically speaking, an indulgence was a divine gift – and we can certainly attest that the coffee there is divinity in a cup. Inn-Dulgence’s reputation is well deserved: superb menu offerings and a warm, welcoming service that brings customers and businesses back time and time again.

Owner/Manager Leeanne Sefton, well known in our fair community, deserves our thanks and praise. For coffee, business mentoring, meeting spaces and friendship all freely given in support of the young people of Devonport, our heartfelt thanks go to Leeanne and her staff.


Inn-Dulgence Café
Shop 3/7 Best St
TAS 7310
(03) 6423 5848
0408 594 352

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour

Premiering on October 17th at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre is the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase. The Showcase travels across Australia to share the hilarity and wonders of some of the best comedians. Featured performers for the tour include Mike Goldstein from the USA, Tien Tran, Becky Lucas, and Ray Badran.

For more information, visit their Facebook page at or the DECC page

Jakob Barrett

The Devonport Farmers’ Market

The Devonport Farmers’ Market, which can be located at the Devonport Showgrounds off Gunn Street, opens every second and fourth Saturday of each month from 8:30am to 12pm offers a wide variety of fresh products from local farmers and handcrafted wares at cheap prices. The market itself offers a fun and friendly atmosphere with plenty to do and find. The Farmers’ Market is a necessity for the local merchants as it offers a way to support local farmers without having to shop at large supermarkets.

If you’re interested in having your own stall and selling your own wares at the market, you can contact Brian Chandler at 0419 885 473 or via email at

Jakob Barrett

Sex With Strangers (September 22nd)

sex with strangers

Premiering on the 22nd of September at the Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre is the show Sex with Strangers, starring Tottie Goldsmith (Grease, Rocky Horror Show) and Samuel Johnson (The Secret Life of Us). Sex with Strangers, a mature themed show, focuses upon two writers: one a published author trying to better her writing through a new novel and the other, a blog writer looking to legitimize his writing. When the pair meets in the midst of a snowstorm their chemistry sparks and leads the audience on a dark rollercoaster ride.

First staged in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre in 2011, Sex with Strangers has received positive reviews for its writing and atmosphere. It offers unique observations about first impressions and relationships in the modern age while addressing gender and generational differences. Mostly, it addresses the realistic and unrealistic issues of intimacy through the eyes of two powerful and complex characters.

For more information:

For bookings:

Jakob Barrett

Flak (October 7th)

Flak is a very special performance created by Michael Veitch. It is a collection of very personal and very revealing stories from 2nd World War veteran pilots whom Michael interviewed. Described as a passion project this performance is set to be unforgettable.

More than fifty RAAF airmen including fighter aces, bombers, navigators and many more were interviewed from across Australia. The result is a varied collection of enlightening, enthralling, and often unheard stories.

The event is to be held at the Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre on Wednesday the 7th of October at 7:00 pm. For ticketing details or more information visit:

Keagan Belbin

Turkish Delight Review

A new restaurant, Turkish Delight, has opened up on Rooke Street in Devonport quite recently and has gained a quick reputation for excellent food and service. The restaurant serves Döner kebabs, a Turkish dish where meat is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. They also serve a variety of other meals such as a choice variety of pizzas, which I hear are sublime. Customers can eat either in-store or takeaway and the staff seems friendly and always willing greet you with a smile.

I have seen some very interesting meals I intend on trying each time I go back. I heartily recommend visiting Turkish Delight at your earliest convenience to get yourself some delicious food.

28 Rooke Street Devonport

Jakob Barrett