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The Centenary weekly rundown


[ 18 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]


– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)

– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)


– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm


– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm

– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2013


[ 19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]

The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).

But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.

Morris Cars take over Canberra


[ 19 April 2013 to 22 April 2013. ]

There’s more than one centenary to celebrate this year, with the Morris 100 Canberra Celebration and Tour set to mark 100 years since the first Morris car left the factory In Oxford, England.

This weekend, anyone with an interest in cars built by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, can celebrate not only the Centenary of Canberra [...]

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Old Timey Music Revue returns to the Polo

By 17 April 2013

[ 19 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a magnificent shindig:

Way back in the year 2012, the Polish Club played host to a night of old-fashioned shuckin’, jivin’, hootin’, hollerin’ and other apostrophed verbs: The Old Timey Music Revue.

It’s now time to be nostalgic for the last time we were nostalgic, and to do it all over again with [...]

Showing the public the Stars


[ 19 April 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Mt Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite all of us to attend their public observing night.

Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks [...]

April at The Phoenix

By 1 April 2013

[ 1 April 2013 to 30 April 2013. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
The Burley Griffin
Magic Rob Universe
Briony Wills

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Ten Volt Shock (Germany)

Saturday 6th 9:30pm
Pat Capocci
The Fuelers

Monday 8th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
Moon Landing
Kid of Harith

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Tye and Damien’s “The Moving Image” Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Machina Genova
Mark My [...]

Young photographers showcased in Belconnen


[ 5 April 2013 to 19 April 2013. ]

Challenges – An exhibition by young photographers across Canberra in celebration of National Youth Week will be on display in Belconnen Community Centre from the 5th of April.

This exhibition showcases photos of young people illustrating challenges of everyday life, such as: dressing up your pet dog without getting bitten; eating a hamburger without making a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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