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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 November 2012

By 29 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. ]

The year might be drawing to a close but there’s still much to be done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

On the Surface of Things by Richard Pashley. Book Launch

By 28 November 2012

[ 29 November 2012 at 4:00 pm; ]

This just in:

Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia, will this week launch a popular science book at UNSW Canberra that doesn’t explain the great mysteries of the universe, but instead tackles in easy-to-understand terms the science behind the objects and phenomena we encounter in everyday life.

From understanding why detergents work better on [...]

Canberra EV Festival Sat 1 Dec

By 28 November 2012

[ 30 November 2012 to 1 December 2012. ]

Friday 30 November 2012
Public Film Screening – Revenge of the Electric Car
A public screening of the hit film “Revenge of the Electric Car” at the big screen in Civic. This event is proudly supported by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA).

Time: 7.30mm to 10.00pm
Cost: Free (donations welcome to help cover the cost of the screening).
Venue: [...]

Young Cherry Festival!

By 26 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. ]

For those not of a Corinbank bent we have word of the National Cherry Festival at Young this weekend:

The town of Young in NSW will this weekend host the 2012 National Cherry Festival. For three days, 30 November – 2 December, the 63rd National Cherry Festival will offer a highly colourful program of [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 November 2012

By 22 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2012 to 25 November 2012. ]

Once again hive mind we seek out your wisdom.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Primavera 2012 at the Tuggeranong Festival

By 21 November 2012

[ 24 November 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

This looks like fun!

Renewable energy day

By 20 November 2012

[ 21 November 2012; ]

Renewable Energy Day is tomorrow and there’s quite a lot to do around town including tours of the Woodlawn bio-reactor and the local wind farm.

Worth a look.

Save the Sarawak Rivers. Canberra information night

By 19 November 2012

[ 26 November 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

This just in:

The Malaysian state of Sarawak is about to be transformed by a major programme of dam construction which will displace tens of thousands of people and destroy hundreds of square kilometres of forests and farmlands.

Come and hear directly from Sarawak campaigners about the grim situation they face and the Australian company, Hydro [...]

Centre of Gravity Series launch and public lecture

By 19 November 2012

[ 21 November 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] On November 21, The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) will launch its new policy paper series: The Centre of Gravity (COG) Series. The Series will launch with a public lecture by Rory Medcalf, of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Rory is author of the first paper in the Series, Pivoting the Map of Asia: An Indo-Pacific [...]

Kitten of the Year 2012, the original Burlesque pagent.

By 19 November 2012

[ 24 November 2012 at 7:00 pm; 25 November 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] With the rise in popularity of Burlesque into the mainstream, Kitten of the Year aims to educate the Kittens and audiences alike about the performers of old from Burlesque’s heyday.

Now in its fourth year, Kitten of the Year 2012, welcomes back Holly J’aDoll, Lauren La Rouge, The Darling Sisters, and Jorian Gardner as judges, [...]

Rule of Law, Democracy, and the Ombudsman

By 19 November 2012

[ 22 November 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] The origins and development of the ombudsman institution are outlined and the significance of the ombudsman is addressed from the perspective of two parameters, democracy and rule of law, that form and shape both the context in which the institution  functions and its ability to serve citizens effectively. The contribution of the ombudsman institution to [...]

Bicycle Bootleg Jazz Breakfast at the Co-op

By 16 November 2012

[ 25 November 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

This in from facebook:

Please ride your bike down to the Co-op from 9am on the morning of Sunday the 25th of November and enjoy an organic breakfast! You will help us raise much needed funds for a *pedal powered cinema* and be serenaded by live Jazz musicians while you eat.

Your breakfast will be cooked to [...]

The Phoenix turns 19 with The Fuellers!

By 16 November 2012

[ 22 November 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook has the exciting news that The Fuellers are going to be unleashing the Big Man Power Tools at The Phoenix for that august establishment’s nineteenth birthday.

Just gonna have a quiet one this year. A few beers, Get the Fuelers to play 3 sets, a few foolish games like the Wheel of Fate with [...]

November Canberra Poetry Slam

By 16 November 2012

[ 30 November 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

This just in:

Not going to Corinbank until Saturday?

well we want you! Come along to the last front Slam for 2012!

The theme is “Undecided between Blues or Valhalla.”

The night opens with the open mic at 7:30 followed by the slam at 8
Join the slam and compete for cash prizes!

The features will be Steve Smart & Kim [...]

Skateboarding “Filmer Session” Saturday – anyone can attend

By 15 November 2012

[ 17 November 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

The first of our “Filmer Sessions” will run this Saturday in the ACT at Gungahlin Skatepark from 2pm – 5pm.

Our filmer sessions are an initiative to help inspire up and coming skaters and filmers to get behind and in front of the lens. The filmer has free range to film lines with any interested [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 November 2012

By 15 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 November 2012 to 18 November 2012. ]

Has there ever been a better time to be in Canberra?

With the weekend upon us what’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Alan Ayckbourn’s Improbable Fiction coming up at Theatre 3

By 15 November 2012

[ 23 November 2012 to 8 December 2012. ]

Canberra Rep’s latest outing opens next week:

Alan Ayckbourn’s Farce


Let your imagination run riot!

The sixth production for Rep’s 2012 80th Birthday season is Alan Ayckbourn’s Farce Improbable Fiction.

Opening on 23 November the production continues until 8 December at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

Directed by Corille Fraser this very funny play is both [...]

The Waterlow Killings, a conversation at Paperchain with Pamela Burton and Christine Wallace

By 12 November 2012

[ 19 November 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain

Paperchain Bookstore and Melbourne University Publishing invite you to hear:

Pamela Burton author of The Waterlow Killings: A Portrait Of A Family Tragedy, in conversation with author and journalist Christine Wallace.

Monday November 19
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Sunday November 18
Telephone 6295 6723 or

Anthony Waterlow left his decrepit room [...]

Attack of the Flat Track Women – CRDL Grand Final

By 12 November 2012

[ 17 November 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

They live among us disguised as mums, scientists, students, hairdressers and public servants. They appear to be normal loving wives and girlfriends, daughters and sisters. And yet, the females of the species have undergone a creeping transformation. They have discovered a lust for speed; they have grown larger and stronger; they have become giants of [...]

Spoil signing off in a blaze of rock glory

By 9 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 November 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Spoil have been rocking around Canberra for a long, long time.

So we’re sad to hear they’re hanging up the guitar leads.

But rather pleased to see they’re going out in some style rocking the ANU Bar with Tonk and Escape Syndrome.

Roller Derby – Varsity Derby League Presents Spring Breaks!

By 8 November 2012

[ 10 November 2012 at 5:00 pm; ] The ever growing sport of Roller Derby returns this week with Varsity Derby League putting on their 2nd bout of the year. The bout will see the Cheerbleeders take on the PHDemons as the Bleeders try to defend their hold on the winners trophy. Don your red and gold for the Bleeders or your purple and black [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 November 2012

By 8 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The year may be coming to a close but Canberra is a feverish hive of activity.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

The Tiger & Me w/ Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens @ The Polo Tonight

By 8 November 2012

[ 8 November 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Tonight! The Canberra Musicians Club presents
The Tiger & Me (Melbourne) + Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens (The Inner North/Belconnen)

If you like your folk music to have some pop, or your pop music to have some folk, then tonight’s show is well up your alley. Both of these bands had people queuing out the doors [...]

Kids book launch with Robyn Goodwin @ Paperchain

By 8 November 2012

[ 17 November 2012 at 11:00 am; ] This just in:

Paperchain Kids: Meet the Author, Book Launch and Reading

Miss Black the River Cat and Christmas Capers by Robyn Goodwin.

The books will be launched by Alex Rae, Editor of the Braidwood Times.

Saturday November 17
10.45 for 11.00am

RSVP Friday November 16
Telephone 6295 6723 or

Miss Black the River [...]

Tease & Tearaways presents… The Rock ‘n’ Roll Edition

By 8 November 2012

[ 16 November 2012 at 8:00 pm; ] Tease And Tearaways is Canberra’s hottest new bands and burlesque night featuring local and interstate bands and the city’s sexiest burlesque trio, ‘The Velvet Vixens’.

On 16 November at the Hellenic Club in the City, Tease and Tearaways will be holding their debut show … The Rock ‘n’ Roll Edition (featuring The Lazys, Johnny Roadkill, Renegade [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! Back where it belongs

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s best night of free entertainment returns to the Phoenix:

In November we provide you with a stage, an audience, five judges, The Score Adder, two microphones, and two minutes on stage, for prizes, FIRST PRIZES from Impact Comics, The Games Capital, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, and from underneath the back office desk.

And of course we provide [...]

Writing for TV – From Home & Away to Underbelly and Beyond with Felicity Packard

By 5 November 2012

[ 14 November 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from the Belconnen Arts Centre and no doubt of keen interest to some of you:

This public seminar introduces participants to the realities of writing drama for television in Australia. Felicity will discuss how story departments, networks and independent producers operate and the role of the writer in a variety of TV drama modes [...]

4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane

By 5 November 2012

[ 15 November 2012 to 21 November 2012. ] “They will love me for that which will destroy me.”

Jimbo the Great Fundraising Dinner

By 5 November 2012

[ 10 November 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Hi all,

This Saturday evening, a few of us are hosting an event to raise money for the family of Jim Kroezen (AKA Jimbo the Great).

The death of Jimbo in September was a huge loss to his family and the community in general. Jimbo was publican at the Wood Duck Inn at Hall and he [...]

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt at the War Memorial

By 2 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2012 to 31 July 2013. ]

An intriguing exhibition up on the War Memorial website:

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 November 2012

By 1 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 November 2012 to 4 November 2012. ]

We meet again Hive Mind to deliberate on a weekend looming.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.

Joe Abercrombie coming to Canberra

By 1 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

I’ll be the first to admit that most post-tolkien fantasy has been unmitigated crap.

There are however some notable exceptions for mine best embodied in Richard Morgan, George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Joe Abercrombie. (yes, yes Robert Jordan would have made the list but he never finished the damn story. OK already, I’m aware [...]

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