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Any Bronies amongst our readers?

By 22 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 10:00 am; 23 March 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Ryan K Lindsay, the author of a My Little Pony will be appearing at impact comics this Saturday for a launch party.

Canberra father and school teacher Ryan K Lindsay leads a secret double life.
He writes comic books!
Better yet, he’s written an official My Little Pony comic book! Even better than that, the comic is about [...]

Want another festival? Check out the Holi Mela

By 22 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 11:00 am; ] Because March in Canberra is a barren wasteland without a billion festivals to go to, the Holi Mela – Festival of Friendship has come to save us.

The Gillard Government has funded 43 projects under the Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants program through the 2012-13 Budget. The program provides opportunities for Australians from all backgrounds [...]

NFSA meets Folkie

By 21 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

If you’re attending Folkie this year you may like to attend to some screenings from the National Film and Sound Archive.

A special film-screening with live musical accompaniment, the 13th awarding of the National Folk Recording Award, more versions, hopefully, of Canberra’s Calling to You, and a retrospective by the iconic Canberra songsmith, Fred Smith, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 March 2013


[ 22 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.

Where are you going this weekend?

25th Canberra Model Railway Expo this weekend


[ 23 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

Do you like model trains?

If you do then I can assume one of two things about you:
1. You are my Grandad who reads this site daily despite living in Queeensland where none of the stories we put up here have any value. (Hi Grandad.)
2. You should head over to the 25th annual Canberra Model Railway [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival kicks off with a bang

By 19 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.

While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:

This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Bout 1 Brindabelters Vs Red Bellied Black Hearts

By 19 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) is thrilled to be taking to the track again to roll out our 2013 home season. The first two teams to face off will be the Red Bellied Black Hearts and the Brindabelters. Both teams will be ready to skate their hearts out to dominate the first bout of the [...]

The Village Festival descends on Canberra


[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.

From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]

BMA offers nostalgia showcase!

By 6 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013 to 6 April 2013. ]

This in from BMA Bossman Allan Sko:

A very good day to you, my dear John.

I hope this missive finds you in excellent spirits.

The purpose of this email is to personally invite your good self to the BMA Magazine At Street Level Exhibition launch. We have a proud 21 year history of murdering trees and pedaling [...]

Ollman’s Canberra coming to New Acton


[ 14 March 2013 to 12 April 2013. ]

Martyo has been sending us amazing photographs for some time now.

He’s just sent in the exciting news he’s putting on an exhibition:

Ollman’s Canberra

Martin left traditional film photography 20 years ago – moved out of photo-
journalism into computing and the internet and never looked back. Then, a year ago, he submerged himself in the digital [...]

Examine ‘Time’ at Belconnen Community Centre

By 28 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 March 2013 to 28 March 2013. ]

The Belconnen Community Centre has just sent us a press release about “Time” a new exhibition on display from the 18th until the 28th of March.

The Belconnen Community Centre Gallery is open from 9–5 on week days throughout the exhibition period.
This exhibition’s theme of time is most appropriate as Belconnen Artists’ Network’s contribution to the [...]

Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

By 28 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

In May 1912, the entrant 29 won the Federal Capital City Design Competition. This was of course Walter Burley Griffin, you’ve probably heard of him.

Design 29: Creating a Capital has collected a whole bunch of maps, paintings, and documents from the famous competition, including some pieces that have apparently not been displayed since the original [...]

March at the Phoenix

By 27 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ] This just in:


Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
Grandmaster Monk
No Hausfrau

Monday 4th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Bodies
Buck et Al.
Hayley Shone

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Cannery Row
Josh Veneris

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Bored Nothing

Monday 11th
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Bent Hent
The Bus Vipers
Vintage Vulva
Miss Terry

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Your Favourite Fictional Fascist Trivia

Thursday 14th [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival wants to tell you a story

By 25 February 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

Canberra Comedy Festival has just announced it’s line up of storytellers for their show “Tell Me a Story.”

Based on New York’s phenomenally successful “The Moth” and “This Runaway Life”, Tell Me A Story is a unique show where six Canberrans each share a true story from their lives on the theme of “The Show Must [...]

Behind the Lines, political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy

By 20 February 2013

[ 20 February 2013 to 31 October 2013. ]

This looks like a good use of a Sunday Morning:

As the saying goes, a year is a long time in politics!

Behind the Lines 2012 looks back on the highs and lows of the political year through the eyes of Australia’s best cartoonists. Their observations of the personalities, parties and political power-plays are insightful, amusing [...]

Parties at the Shops through March

By 18 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

Facebook has word on a program of parties planned at local shops around Canberra in March for the centenary:

On 12 March 2013, Parties at the Shops events will be held all over Canberra to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Come and party with your neighbours!
We’re pretty sure that Canberra must be the only city in [...]

Spiegel Garden program is out

By 11 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.

The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.

Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!

The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]

Kastom, the art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery

By 7 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 February 2013 to 16 June 2013. ]

The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:

Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]

Your zines wanted for the Canberra Zine Emporium!

By 24 January 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 11:00 am; ]

This just in:

Hey hey RiotACT Folks….

Trusting this wee message is finding you well for a Thursday!

As the deadline for the stall call for the CanberraZine Emporium is fast approaching – 8th Feb – we’re reaching out to local Canberra business/organisations and asking extremely nicely (with sugar on top) to assist us in spreading the [...]

But Once in a History at Parliament House. The Canberra origin story…

By 10 January 2013

[ 14 January 2013 to 3 April 2013. ] The Centenary team are letting people know about the foundation treasures of the city which are going on display at Parliament House:

Centenary of Canberra History and Heritage Advisor Dr David Headon today unveiled some of the treasures related to Canberra’s 1913 foundation stones and naming ceremonies.

Dr Headon acquired the items on loan from the [...]

A comedy festival for Canberra

By 24 December 2012

[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] A little christmas cheer for you with the news Canberra is getting a comedy festival next year:

The festival will run from 19th March – 23rd March 2013, opening with an All-Star Comedy Gala on the 19th of March, featuring short sets of all the festival’s best comedians plus a special international headliner in critically acclaimed [...]

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 [...]

Glebe Park to be “The Village” for the Centenary

By 7 August 2012

[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

The Centenary of Canberra is looking for artists to be part of their transformation of Glebe Park over the Canberra Day weekend next year.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from local artists to participate in The Village, an old-style travelling carnival set to transform Glebe Park from 21-24 March as part of Centenary of [...]

You Are Here locks in for 2013


[ 14 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.

And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.

Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]

Toulouse-Lautrec the summer blockbuster for 2012-13


[ 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. ]

The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.

‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]

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