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Take My Hand

Take My Hand

2 July 2023 | 2:00PM | $15  |  2:00PM  |  Cascades Female Factory

Experience the power of women’s voices

Joining together in harmony in the haunting surrounds of the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory, Hannah May and Nourish Women’s choir will sing women’s stories throughout history and today.

Experience the power of women’s voices in this picturesque setting with songs of love, loss, hope and freedom. This is a journey through history alongside the women who are creating the stories of today.

NOTE: This is an outdoor event, you are welcome to bring along a chair, and we recommend you rug up.

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General Admission – $15

*A Booking Fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% Basket Fee which will be calculated at check-out.


1hr 30min


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 Symbol / Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Supported by

Hannah May

Hannah May is a celebrated Tasmanian singer-songwriter and pianist. Over the years Hannah’s soulful style has been compared to Carole King, Norah Jones and Missy Higgins, and she writes across styles from folk, to indie pop, and jazz. She has worked with and performed alongside internationally acclaimed artists including Clare Bowditch, Blur’s Damon Albarn, Ian Moss, Wes Carr, The Audreys, Daniel Champagne, Bobby Flynn, and Monique Brumby. Performance highlights have included performing at Sydney Opera House, touring the USA with the Southern Gospel Choir, performing at Melbourne’s Paris Cat Jazz Club and performing at local festivals including Falls Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and at MONA.
Her songs have been featured regularly on radio with her album 'The Little Things' in the works with singles co-produced by Rob Long and Monique Brumby- Sigh/Ring The Bell/Little Flower - available on all major music platforms. Her songs receive regular success through songwriting competitions over the years and she continues to build her craft through attending workshops with other songwriters from around the world.
As a well-regarded contemporary singing teacher, coach and mentor for singer/songwriters in Hobart (HM Voice Studio) Hannah May is passionate about supporting up and coming songwriters, motivating them with new songwriting tools and sharing processes. She also loves to build connections with songwriters and musicians for collaborations, recording, producing and building up a supportive community in which songwriters can thrive and feel inspired to create, share and perform.

Nourish Women's Choir

Nourish Women's Choir is a vibrant womens 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!

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