[ 30 August 2012; 6:00 pm; ] This just in:
Please join us for the launch of ‘The Rise of the Fifth Estate: Social Media and
Blogging in Australian Politics’ by Greg Jericho.
The book will be launched by Senator Scott Ludlam.
Thursday August 30
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday August 29
Telephone 6295 6723 or
‘The Rise of the Fifth Estate’ is the first book to examine the [...]
[ 31 August 2012; 7:30 pm; ]
Friday the 31st sees Canberra’s longest running poetry slam, The Canberra Poetry Slam host Slam or scrambled, the August edition.
Featuring Canberra’s CJ Bowerbird, a no-holds barred open mike, the slam itself and a return to cash prizes, the night promises to be chockfull of entertainment
Hosted by J C Inman and the Flying V, the [...]
[ 25 August 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]
All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their latest exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today opened Sydney Long The Spirit of the Land, the first major gallery retrospective of this important Australian artist. Sydney Long is Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artist and created a highly distinctive style which often depicted the Australian landscape as haunting and mysterious, [...]
[ 20 August 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
Hosted by the Canadian High Commission, a reception will commence from 6pm with the film screening at 7pm.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011, Classification TBC)
Dir: Philippe Falardeau, Canada, 94mins
Set in Montreal, Monsieur Lazhar is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world well before their time, and the inspirational [...]
[ 28 August 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] If you’re of a charitable disposition Chief Minister Gallagher is throwing a party in Civic Square to welcome home Canberra’s Olympic Athletes.
“Like all Canberrans, I am extremely proud of our Olympians efforts in London, they represented themselves, their teams and their country with great distinction on the world’s stage,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am really [...]
[ 15 August 2012; 12:30 pm; ]
This in from the CSIRO:
Join Prof Colin Pask for a lunchtime talk.
Colin Pask will take you into a place that can be frightening and bring you back a little wiser.
He introduces the main ideas of mathematics, and using examples, painlessly demonstrates how they are
expressed in symbols while helping you to overcome the fear of maths.
[ 30 August 2012; 8:30 pm; ]
This just in and looking like fun:
On 30th August, 8.30pm Amnesty International is holding a public screening of Go Back to Where you Came From in conjunction with SBS at the ANU Food Co-op. Thousands of Australians will join the discussion around Go Back To Where You Came From at community events being held across [...]
[ 18 August 2012; 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. ]
Ever since seeing the Riot Act’s article on Game of Foams: Kingslayer, tens of you have no doubt be keen to find out how it went.
We had 40+ attendees/fighters and even interested members of the public who came to check it all out. We’d played quite a few different games thru the day, including [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 19 August 2012. ] Wee Jasper Naturally is on 17-19 August 2012. A great chance to see what this beautiful village has to offer, above and below ground.
[ 15 August 2012; 7:30 pm; ]
We hear that madness and badness returns to The Phoenix this Wednesday for the best free night in town:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! launches into August The Month of Mystery.
With two microphones, a stage, an audience, judges, The Score Adder, Shakespeare, Prizes and your choice of beer, cider, spirits or water and cordial or water without cordial. This is [...]
[ 18 August 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
On Saturday 18 August, Arc cinema will host the inaugural live performance of Aurora Passage, by American sound designer and composer Douglas Quin. The performance is a multimedia composition combining piano, live narration, Antarctic soundscape recordings and archival imagery based on the 1912-13 diaries of Bert Lincoln, an Able-Bodied (A.B.) Seaman on the SY [...]
[ 9 August 2012; 7:00 pm; ]
Five years after Rolf de Heer’s last feature, Dr. Plonk launched Arc with its Australian premiere, the director returns to introduce his new film, The King is Dead! (MA15+).
Rolf de Heer will be in conversation after the screening at Arc Cinema tonight (7pm Thursday 9 August). The Canberra premiere season runs until 16 August. [...]
[ 25 August 2012; 12:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
This just in:
The John Curtin School of Medical Research will open its doors to the public from 12noon – 4pm on Saturday 25 August as part of ANU Open Day.
The School continues a 60 year tradition of excellence in fields of medical research.
Join us on Open Day to see displays & demonstrations set up in [...]
[ 14 August 2012 to 25 August 2012. ]
This just in:
Canberra theatre director Kerrie Roberts is bringing one of Terry Pratchett’s finest creations, Wyrd Sisters, to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) stage for a two-week season from Tuesday 14 August.
Wyrd Sisters, adapted by playwright Stephen Briggs, “twists Macbeth, with the witches as the good guys,” says Roberts.
Our witches, the clever spinster, the earthy [...]
[ 22 August 2012; ] Where other cities have writer’s festivals it seems we’re having a reader’s one.
“I am excited to announce that tickets for the Canberra Readers’ Festival, which will be held on Saturday 22 September 2012 at The Playhouse, can now be purchased online through Canberra Ticketing or in person at the box office at the Canberra Theatre [...]
[ 10 August 2012; 8:00 pm; ]
Friday night 10 August, White Eagle Polish Club, Turner
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band is back from its hard-eating, moderate-partying and tabasco-swilling tour of Queensland; it seeks once again to make Canberra fans dance around the Polish club in a jovial fashion. The Canberra Musicians Club was nice enough to facilitate this.
Hence, the [...]
[ 6 August 2012 to 12 August 2012. ] Engineering Week 2012 has something for everyone including a free public forum and exhibition on how to make your home more sustainable. 6 – 12 August Further information www.makeitso.org.au/australian-engineering-week/Canberra
[ 6 August 2012; 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] At 3:31pm Monday, the NASA/CSIRO Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre (aka Tidbinbilla Tracking Station) will play a pivotal role in the most important space mission going right now. The Mars Science Laboratory (nicknamed Curiosity) will land on Mars after a 7-minute crazy ride to slow it from a relative velocity of 12,844 km/hr. And all transmissions from [...]
[ 30 August 2012; 7:30 pm; ] Songs about love, loss, trains and opiates featuring Liam McKahey on vocals (ex ‘Cousteau’).
This is the live debut for the Bodies, 7.30pm 30 August 2012 at the Front, Lyneham shops. BE THERE
[ 31 August 2012; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ]
I’ve had this in which may be of interest to some of you:
On August 31, 2012 rallies and peaceful protests will be held in over 70 locations worldwide to protest the September 1st start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull as seen in the Academy-award winning documentary The Cove. I am helping organise [...]
[ 6 August 2012 to 11 August 2012. ] Come along to the ANU Film Group from August 6 to 11 for the 2012 Diversity Week Film Festival, a week-long celebration of diversity in film that’s open to everyone and (in the spirit of economic diversity) absolutely free!
From an Indian-set adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s quintessentially British novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” (Trishna) to a [...]
[ 16 August 2012; 8:00 pm; ]
This in from Yvonne:
Limb is an extension of the body. LIMB is a concert that will open your mind.
Percussionist Yvonne Lam (and drummer with Canberra experimental rock band Mornings) has programmed a concert of new music from some of Australia’s most exciting composers.
The concert aims to free ‘classical’ contemporary music from its conservatism. [...]
[ 16 August 2012 to 20 December 2012. ]
This in from New Acton and sounding very interesting:
Local Feats is a retrospective of local feature films made in Canberra between 1971 and 2010.
Starting 1971, screened from an old 16mm projector, we will travel through the years each fortnight with the director and one of his/her short films. After a talk and the screenings, the [...]
[ 11 August 2012; ] Do you like disturbing gender roles? The ANU Anime Society has announced that we’re playing host to Australia’s big Anime bash:
For immediate release
ANU Anime Society hosts Anime.AU.12 convention.
The ANU Anime Society will be hosting Anime.AU.12; an anime, manga and gaming convention in the Manning Clarke Centre at the Australian National University on Saturday between [...]
[ 9 August 2012; 5:45 pm; ] John Fouclher was far and away the best poetry teacher I ever had in my education.
Paperchain have sent details of his latest book launch:
Please join us for the launch of ‘The Sunset Assumption’ by John Foulcher.
The book will be launched by Susan Hampton.
Thursday August 9
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday August 8
Telephone 6295 6723 or
John Foulcher’s [...]