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Hold Me Up

Hold Me Up

Celebrating women’s stories at Cascades Female Factory 

Sun 30 June – 1.00 pm
Cascades Female Factory, South Hobart

Join us for a moving afternoon of women’s stories in song, in the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory. Once housing thousands of female convicts, the site is now preserved to share this history and its women’s stories.

Tasha Zappala and Nourish Women’s Choir will perform songs that examine women’s journey from their history to today.

Experience the power of women’s voices in this picturesque setting with songs of love, loss, hope, and freedom. Don’t miss this unforgettable afternoon celebrating the resilience and creativity of women throughout the ages.

Please note that this is an outdoor event, so we recommend you rug up in warm clothes ready for a Tassie winter afternoon! You are welcome to bring along a chair, and light refreshments will be available for purchase onsite.

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General admission – $15

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.


1hr 30mins



Getting to the venue:
  • Cascades Female Factory is located at 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart 7004, approximately 10 minutes drive from Hobart’s CBD.
  • If travelling on foot, follow the walking track along the Hobart Rivulet. The Rivulet track is 2.7km long and travels from the Hobart CBD directly to the Cascades Female Factory.
  • If travelling by bus, metro bus numbers 446, 447, 448 and 449 depart from stop D2, Franklin Square, Hobart. Disembark at stop 13, just past St Johns Hospital, then walk down Apsley Street.
  • On street parking is available in Degraves and Syme Streets.  Accessible parking is available on Syme Street.


Wheelchair Accessible

  • The History and Interpretation Centre is fully accessible, including the welcome space, exhibition, multi-purpose space (for education activities) and gift shop.
  • There is also an accessible bathroom located on site.
  • Visitors with sensory sensitivities are invited to contact the venue to arrange an alternative entry point.

Guide Dog/registered assistance animals welcome

Tasha Zappala

Tasha Zappala is a singer-songwriter and researcher based in nipaluna, lutruwita/Tasmania. Originally from thul garrie waja/gurrumbilbarra, North Queensland, Tasha has toured extensively within Australia and internationally, as a solo performer and within a number of multi-disciplinary projects. When not serenading, she spends her time in the southern woods making billypots of beans, drinking tea and capturing field recordings.

Nourish Women’s Choir

Nourish Womens Choir is a vibrant women's choir of around 25 - 35 women ranging in age and experience. The choir director Betsy Hanson has been singing, leading choirs and performing for many years both in Tasmania and Northern NSW. Her approach is to ensure that the group is uplifted, rejuvenated, encouraged and for each person to go home with a sore belly from laughing, as well as a nice big head from creating beautiful music! We do perform and have a blast whenever we do!

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