Off the main stage

Many of this year's Mona Foma events were local in origin or involved protests on a topical issues.

Mona’s Festival of Music and Arts (Mona Foma) has established its presence in Launceston since 2019, and in nipaluna/Hobart and surrounds since 2008.  In 2023 the ‘hub’ venue for the Launceston Old TAFE Sessions was the reUNION district, Old TAFE buildings and courtyard, which hosted food, three stages, a ‘sonic’ library and many ‘classrooms’ to explore.

Promoted as a free all-ages event, the afternoon session of ‘Fantastic Futures’ included an array of solo artists and group presentations. After 7pm the stages offered live music.

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Lesley Graham has been active in dance and dance education for over 30 years. She is a regular reviewer for ArtsHub and Dance Australia, a curriculum consultant, and represents Ausdance National on the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE).